On This Day..... September 28

SEPTEMBER 28TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL DRINK BEER DAY
  • TODAY IS NORTH CAROLINA APPRECIATION DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL STRAWBERRY CREAM PIE DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • CONFUCIUS (551-479 BC)
  • ED SULLIVAN (1901-1974)
  • PETER FINCH (1916-1977)
  • BRIGITTE BARDOT (1934, 84)
  • BEN E. KING (1938-2015)
  • JANEANE GARAFOLO (1964, 54)
  • MIRA SORVINO (1967, 51)
  • NAOMI WATTS (1968, 50)
  • HILARY DUFF (1987, 31)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1542, JUAN RODRIGUEZ CABRILLO LANDS IN SAN DIEGO AND CLAIMS IT FOR SPAIN
  • IN 1701, DIVORCE IS LEGALIZED IN MARYLAND
  • IN 1785, 16 YEAR OLD NAPOLEON BONAPARTE GRADUATES 42ND IN A 51 PERSON CLASS AT THE MILITARY ACADEMY OF PARIS
  • IN 1787, CONGRESS SENDS THE CONSTITUTION TO THE STATES FOR APPROVAL
  • IN 1887, THE YELLOW RIVER IN CHINA FLOODS KILLING SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 900,000 AND 2 MILLION PEOPLE
  • IN 1891, HERMAN MELVILLE DIES AT 72
  • IN 1895, LOUIS PASTEUR DIES AT 72
  • IN 1918, BRITISH PRIVATE HENRY TANDEY ENCOUNTER A WOUNDED GERMAN SOLDIER DURING WORLD WAR I AND DECLINES TO SHOOT AND KILL HIM AS GERMANY WAS ALREADY RETREATING. THAT GERMAN SOLDIER WAS ADOLF HITLER
  • IN 1920, THE CHICAGO BLACK SOX ARE INDICTED FOR ACCEPTING BRIBES TO THROW THE WORLD SERIES
  • IN 1922, JAMES CAGNEY MARRIES FRANCES VERNON
  • IN 1930, LOU GEHRIG MAKES HIS FIRST ERROR AFTER 885 GAMES WITHOUT ONE
  • IN 1941, TED WILLIAMS ENDS THE REGULAR BASEBALL SEASON BATTING .406
  • IN 1945, JOAN CRAWFORD’S “MILDRED PIERCE” OPENS
  • IN 1949, “MY FRIEND IRMA” OPENS, THE FIRST OF 12 MOVIES MADE BY DEAN MARTIN AND JERRY LEWIS
  • IN 1951, ROBERT WISE RELEASES “THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL”
  • IN 1956, CBS CANCELS “THE JOHNNY CARSON SHOW”, HIS SHORT LIVED VARIETY SHOW
  • IN 1956, ELVIS PRESLEY PASSES 10 MILLION RECORDS SOLD
  • IN 1957, JIMMY F. RODGERS HITS #1 WITH “HONEYCOMB”
  • IN 1960, CONNIE FRANCIS HITS #1 WITH “MY HEART HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN”
  • IN 1960, ABC PICKS UP THE RECENTLY CANCELLED “QUEEN FOR A DAY”
  • IN 1960, TED WILLIAMS HIT HIS 521ST AND FINAL HOME RUN
  • IN 1961, NBC PREMIERES “HAZEL”
  • IN 1963, THE BEACH BOYS PEAK AT #15 WITH “LITTLE DEUCE COUPE”
  • IN 1963, NBC AIRS THE FINAL EPISODE OF “THE SHARI LEWIS SHOW”
  • IN 1964, HARPO MARX DIES AT 75
  • IN 1968, THE BEATLES HIT #1 WITH “HEY JUDE”
  • IN 1968, JANIS JOPLIN LEAVES “BIG BROTHER AND HOLDING CO” TO PURSUE A SOLO CAREER
  • IN 1970, ANWAR SADAT BECOMES ACTING EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT
  • IN 1974, ANDY KIM HITS #1 WITH “ROCK ME GENTLY” ON THE SINGLES CHART WHILE BAD COMPANY’S SELF TITLED DEBUT HITS #1 ON THE ALBUM CHART
  • IN 1974, FIRST LADY BETTY FORD UNDERGOES A RADICAL MASTECTOMY
  • IN 1975, AN ARMED ROBBERY GONE WRONG TURNED INTO A SIX DAY STANDOFF IN WHICH NINE PEOPLE WERE HELD HOSTAGE IN A LONDON RESTAURANT, KNOWN AS “THE SPAGHETTI HOUSE SIEGE”
  • IN 1976, STEVIE WONDER RELEASES “SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE”
  • IN 1978, BLACK SABBATH RELEASES THEIR 8TH ALBUM “NEVER SAY DIE”, THE LAST TO FEATURE OZZY OSBOURNE BEFORE THE BAND FIRED HIM
  • IN 1978, POPE JOHN PAUL I DIES AFTER 33 DAYS AS POPE AT 65
  • IN 1980, PBS DEBUTS CARL SAGAN’S 13 PART SERIES “COSMOS”
  • IN 1981, OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN RELEASES “PHYSICAL”
  • IN 1982, THE FIRST PERSON DIES FROM CYANIDE LACED TYLENOL CAPSULES
  • IN 1985, PHIL COLLINS PEAKS AT #4 WITH “DON’T LOSE MY NUMBER”
  • IN 1987, “STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION” DEBUTS IN SYNDICATION
  • IN 1989, PHILLIPINE EX-PRESIDENT FERDINAND MARCOS DIES IN EXILE IN HAWAII AT 72
  • IN 1991, ABC DEBUTS “THE COMMISH”
  • IN 1991, MILES DAVIS DIES OF PNEUMONIA AT 65
  • IN 1991, R.E.M. PEAKS AT #10 WITH “SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE”
  • IN 1991, GARTH BROOKS HITS #1 ON THE ALBUM CHART WITH “ROPIN THE WIND”
  • IN 1991, GUNS N ROSES RELEASED THE DOUBLE ALBUM “USE YOUR ILLUSION 1 & 2”
  • IN 1994, PBS AIRS THE CONCLLUSION OF KEN BURNS’ “BASEBALL”
  • IN 1994, “CATS” BECOMES THE THIRD BROADWAY SHOW TO PASS 5,000 SHOWS
  • IN 1994, TIM BURTON RELEASES “ED WOOD”
  • IN 1995, YASSER ARAFAT AND YITZHAK RABIN SIGN AN ACCORD TO TRANSFER THE WEST BANK FROM ISRAEL TO THE P.L.O.
  • IN 1997, DAVID BRINKLEY RETIRES AT 74 AFTER 54 YEARS IN BROADCASTING
  • IN 1997, HILARY SWANK MARRIES CHAD LOWE
  • IN 2000, PIERRE TRUDEAU DIES OF PARKINSON'S AND PROSTATE CANCER AT 80
  • IN 2008, ELON MUSK’S SPACEX LAUNCHES ITS FIRST PRIVATE SPACE CRAFT, FALCON 1
  • IN 2009, DJ AM DIES OF A DRUG OVERDOSE AT 36
  • IN 2012, NIGERIA SUSPENDS PASSENGER FLIGHTS TO SAUDI ARABIA AFTER HUNDREDS OF NIGERIAN WOMEN ARE ARRESTED AND DEPORTED FOR TRAVELLING WITHOUT A MALE RELATIVE
  • IN 2013, BOKO HAREM ATTACKS AND KILLS 27 VILLAGERS IN NIGERIA
  • IN 2015, NASA ANNOUNCES THE DISCOVERY OF WATER ON MARS
  • IN 2016, SHIMON PERES DIES OF A STROKE AT 93
  • IN 2017, JULIA LOUIS DREYFUSS REVEALS SHE HAS BREAST CANCER
  • IN 2017, HUGH HEFNER DIES IN HIS SLEEP AT 91

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