On This Day: September 10th, 2018



  • -Trivia: Do you know how much the first TV diner sold for? (98 cents)


  • Bartolomeo Campagnoli, Italian violinist/composer/conductor (1751)
  • Al "Fuzzy" St John, American actor (Lash of the West) (1893-d. 1963)
  • Hilde Hildebrand [Emma Minna Hildebrand], German actress (1897-d. 1976)
  • Mary Oliver, American poet
  • Arnold Palmer (1929 - 2016)
  • Roger Maris (1934 - 1985)
  • Colin Firth (57 Years Old)
  • Rin Tin Tin, German shepherd dog (1918-d. 1932)
  • Akio Yashiro, composer
  • Bill O'Reilly, American TV host and commentator (69)
  • David Lowery, American musician (58)
  • Ryan Phillippe, American actor (44)


  • 1776 George Washington asks for a spy volunteer, Nathan Hale, volunteers
  • 1846 Elias Howe takes out a US patent for a lockstich sewing machine
  •  1924 Leopold and Loeb found guilty of the murder of Robert Franks in Chicago in the "the crime of the centuryā€¯
  • 1926 Germany joins League of Nations
  • 1932 Dodgers' Johnny Frederick hits record 6th pinch-hit HR of the season
  • 1937 Cleveland (Los Angeles) Rams plays their 1st NFL game, lose 28-0
  • 1945 Mike the Headless Chicken is decapitated in Fruita, Colorado; he survives for another 18 months before choking to death.
  • 1953 Swanson sells its 1st "TV dinner"
  • 1955 "Gunsmoke" premieres on CBS TV
  • 1961 Mickey Mantle becomes 7th to hit HR # 400
  • 1964 Rod Steward records his 1st single "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"
  • 1961 Baseball player Ted Williams marries model Lee Howard (divorced 1967)
  • 1966 Actor John Lithgow (20) weds Jean Taynton
  • 1966 Beatles' "Revolver," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks in the UK
  • 1966 Muhammad Ali TKOs Karl Mildenberger in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1966 Neal Diamond's 1st chart song (Cherry Cherry)
  • 1969 US performs nuclear test at Grand Valley Colorado
  • 1972 American long distance runner Frank Shorter scores a famous win in the men's marathon in 2:12:19.8 at the Munich Olympics
  • 1973 Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton
  • 1974 Controversial TV drama "Born Innocent" premieres on US NBC tv, starring Linda Blair as an abused teen in a juvenile detention home
  • 1977 Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by Guillotine in France
  •  1978 "Timbuktu!" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 243 performances
  • 1984 Sean O'Keefe (11) is youngest to cycle across US (24 days)
  • 1988 Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson (Minnesota), 22, crowned 62nd Miss America 1989
  • 1990 Ellis Island reopens as a museum
  • 1990 Hard Rock Cafe opens in Las Vegas Nevada
  • 1991 Senate Committee begins hearings on Clarence Thomas' nomination
  • 1991 Rock band Nirvana release their single "Smells like Teen Spirit"
  • 1992 Lucy in Peanuts comics raises her Pyschiatric Help from 5 cents to 47 cents
  • 1993 Actress Loretta Young (80) weds costume designer Jean Louis (85)
  • 1995 47th Emmy Awards: NYPD Blue, ER, Fraiser & Candice Bergen win
  • 1998 15th MTV Video Music Awards: Madonna & Will Smith win
  • 1999 "Fight Club" film based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, directed by David Fincher and starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt premieres at the Venice Film Festival
  • 2000 The musical Cats closes on Broadway
  • 2004 "Crash" directed by Paul Haggis and starring Don Cheadle and Sandra Bullock premieres at the Toronto Film Festival (Best Picture 2006)
  • 2008 The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in the history of mankind is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2017 74th Venice Film Festival: "The Shape of Water" directed by Guillermo del Toro wins the Golden Lion

-Producer Lightning


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