On This Day..... October 5

OCTOBER 5TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL DO SOMETHING NICE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL APPLE BETTY DAY
  • TODAY IS RHODE ISLAND APPRECIATION DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • CHESTER A. ARTHUR (1829-1886)
  • RAY KROC (1902-1984)
  • LARRY FINE (1902-1975)
  • ALLEN LUDDEN (1917-1981)
  • STEVE MILLER (1943, 75)
  • JEFF CONAWAY (1950, 68)
  • BOB GELDOF (1951, 67)
  • KAREN ALLEN (1951, 67)
  • BERNIE MAC (1957-2008)
  • MARIO LEMIEUX (1965, 53)
  • KATE WINSLET (1975, 43)
  • JESSE EISENBERG (1983, 35)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1864, 60,000 PEOPLE DIE IN A CYCLONE THAT DESTROYS MOST OF CALCUTTA, INDIA
  • IN 1914, THE FIRST AIRPLANE EVER IS SHOT DOWN DURING BATTLE IN WORLD WAR I
  • IN 1924, LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE DEBUTS IN THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
  • IN 1932, THE DETRIOT FALCONS CHANGE THEIR NAME TO THE RED WINGS
  • IN 1945, “MEET THE PRESS” DEBUTS ON NBC RADIO
  • IN 1945, A SIX MONTH STRIKE BY SET DECORATORS COMES TO A HEAD IN HOLLYWOOD WITH A BLOODY RIOT AT THE GATES OF WARNER BROTHERS STUDIOS
  • IN 1945, 18 YEAR OLD JANET LEIGH MARRIES STANLEY REAMES
  • IN 1947, PRESIDENT TRUMAN MAKES THE FIRST TELEVISED PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
  • IN 1950, CELTICS COACH RED AUERBACH DRAWS NUMBERS OUT OF A HAT TO WIN BOB COUSY AFTER THE CHICAGO STAGS GO OUT OF BUSINESS
  • IN 1953, EARL WARREN IS SWORN IN AS CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT
  • IN 1953, THE FIRST NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IS HELD
  • IN 1956, CECIL B. DEMILLE RELEASES “THE TEN COMMANDMENTS”
  • IN 1961, BLAKE EDWARDS RELEASES “BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S”
  • IN 1962, THE BEATLES RELEASE THEIR FIRST SINGLE “LOVE ME DO”
  • IN 1962, THE FIRST JAMES BOND MOVIE, “DR. NO” OPENS
  • IN 1965, JOHNNY CASH IS ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTING TO CROSS INTO MEXICO WITH A SUITCASE FULL OF PRESCRIPTION PILLS
  • IN 1968, CHARLES BRONSON MARRIES JILL IRELAND
  • IN 1969, THE BBC DEBUTS “MONTY PYTHON’S FLYING CIRCUS”
  • IN 1970, PBS BEGINS BROADCASTING
  • IN 1973, ELTON JOHN RELEASES “GOODBYE, YELLOW BRICK ROAD”
  • IN 1974, OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN GOES TO #1 WITH  “I HONESTLY LOVE YOU” ON THE SINGLES CHART AND THE BEACH BOYS GO TO #1 WITH ‘ENDLESS SUMMER” ON THE ALBUM CHART
  • IN 1981, MICHELLE PFEIFFER MARRIES PETER HORTON
  • IN 1982, TYLONEL RECALLS 264,000 BOTTLES AMIDST A PANIC OVER STRYCNINE LACED PILLS AFTER SEVEN PEOPLE ARE KILLED BY AN ANONYMOUS KILLER
  • IN 1984, DR. KATHRYN SULLIVAN IS THE FIRST WOMAN TO WALK IN SPACE
  • IN 1989, JIM BAKKER IS CONVICTED OF FRAUD FOR BILKING HIS FOLLOWERS OF $158 MILLION DOLLARS FROM HIS “PTL CLUB”
  • IN 1990, A CINCINATTI JURY FINDS AN ART GALLERY NOT GUILTY OF OBSENITY AFTER IT DISPLAYS THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF ROBERT MAPPELTHORPE
  • IN 1990, “HENRY AND JUNE” IS RELEASED AND BECOMES THE FIRST AMERICAN FILM TO BE RATED NC-17
  • IN 1991, GUNS N ROSES GO TO #1 ON THE ALBUM CHART WITH “USE YOUR ILLUSION”
  • IN 1994, THE NBA SHORTENS THE 3 POINT LINE TO 22 FEET. MICHAEL JORDAN WOULD GO ON TO DOUBLE HIS OWN RECORD FOR THE MOST 3 POINTERS IN A SEASON
  • IN 1996, DEEP BLUE SOMETHING HITS #1 WITH “BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S”
  • IN 2000, STREET PROTESTERS WHO COME TO BE KNOWN AS “THE BULLDOZER REVOLUTION” CAUSE ENOUGH COMMOTION TO FORCE YUGOSLAVIAN DICTATOR SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC TO RESIGN
  • IN 2001, PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR TOM RIDGE RESIGNS TO BECOME THE FIRST SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY
  • IN 2001, BARRY BONDS HITS HOME RUNS 71 AND 72 TO PASS MARK MCGWIRE FOR THE SINGLE SEASON HOME RUN RECORD
  • IN 2003, TIMOTHY TREADWELL, BETTER KNOWN AS “GRIZZLY MAN”, IS KILLED AND EATEN BY A BEAR WHILE FILMING A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT HIS LIFE AMONG BEARS
  • IN 2003, BEYONCE AND SEAN PAUL HIT #1 WITH “BABY BOY” ON THE SINGLES CHART WHILE OUTKAST HITS #1 ON THE ALBUM CHART WITH “SPEAKERBOXXX”
  • IN 2004, SCOTTIE PIPPEN ANNOUNCES HE IS RETIRNING FROM BASKETBALL
  • IN 2004, RODNEY DANGERFIELD DIES AT 82
  • IN 2004, TIGER WOODS MARRIES ELIN NORDEGREN
  • IN 2005, STEPHANIE MEYER PUBLISHES THE FIRST OF HER “TWILIGHT” NOVELS
  • IN 2005, THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE BEGINS PLAY AFTER A TEN MONTH STRIKE
  • IN 2007, GEORGE CLOONEY RELEASES “MICHAEL CLAYTON”
  • IN 2007, REESE WITHERSPOON DIVORCES RYAN PHILLIPPE
  • IN 2008, PINK HITS #1 WITH “SO WHAT”
  • IN 2011, STEVE JOBS DIES OF CANCER AT 56
  • IN 2015, 12 NATIONS MEET IN ATLANTA TO FORM THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP
  • IN 2015, CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN SIGNS A “RIGHT TO DIE” BILL
  • IN 2017, THE NEW YORK TIMES PUBLISHES AN INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE BY HARVEY WEINSTEIN

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