Sunday, July 31, 2011

TODAY'S HISTORY JULY 31

THE HISTORY OF JULY 31
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Raspberry Cake Day and National Cotton Candy Day
1790  The first patent in the U.S. was granted – a method of manufacturing potash was given to Samuel Hopkins
1875  The 17th President Andrew Jackson died at age 66
1919  Sportscaster Curt Gowdy was born
1928  MGM released the first talking movie – “White Shadow on the South Seas” – the MGM lion roared for the 1st time
1932  The George Washington quarter went into circulation – commemorated Washington’s birth 200 years ago
1945  Musician Gary Lewis was born – Gary Lewis & the Playboys
1962  Actor Wesley Snipes was born
1965  J.K. Rowling was born – Harry Potter author
1968  The Beatles record “Hey Jude”
1971  Apollo astronaut David Scott took a drive on the Moon in the land rover
1988  The last Playboy Club in the country closed in Michigan
1991  The U.S. and the Soviet Union signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty in Moscow
1991  The U.S Senate voted to allow women to fly combat air missions
1995  Walt Disney Co. acquired Capital-Cities-ABC for $19 billion – the deal also included ESPN
1998  Nicholas Cage received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
2000  The Republican National Convention opened in Philadelphia – George Bush’s name was put in nomination
2001  The U.S. House of Representatives voted 265-102 to criminalize all human cloning
2008  Exxon-Mobil reported a 2nd quarter profit of $11.68 billion – short of Wall Street expectations
SPORTS HISTORY on JULY 31
2005  Bengi and Jose Melina each hit a HR off Randy Johnson
2005  Ryne Sandberg and Wade Boggs inducted into the Hall of Fame
2004  Ichuro Suzuki gets his 50th hit of the month – 1st player since Joe Medwick (1936) to have two 50 hits months in the same season – 1st player since Pete Rose to have three 50 hit months in a career
2004  The Red Sox trade Nomar Garciaparra to the Cubs
1999  Barry Bonds hits a HR in his first two at bats for the second day in a row
1998  Chicago’s Albert Belle hits his 16th HR of the month – MLB record for July
1998  Losing by 9 runs to Oakland in the 8th, Cleveland sends outfielder Mark 
Whiten in to pitch – gave up a double, hit by a pitch, and 2 walks, but struck out 3 batters – only player in MLB history with at least one inning pitched to get every out with a strike
1997  Oakland trades Mark McGwire to St. Louis
1997  Red Sox trade for Jason Vatriek and Derek Lowe
1994  Giants Matt Williams hits his 40th HR of the year – NL mark for HRs through July – MLB record is 41 (Ruth in 1928 and Jimmie Foxx in 1932)
1994  Steve Carlton, Leo Durocher, and Phil Rizzuto inducted into the Hall of Fame
1988  Jose Canseco becomes the first player to have 30 or more HRs in his first three seasons in the league
1987  Eddie Murray hits his 300th HR – ends with 504
1983  Brooks Robinson, Juan Marichal, and Walter Alston are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1981  50 days after the strike began, MLB players and owners reach an agreement
1978  Pete Rose ties Willie Keeler’s 81 year old record of hitting in 44 consecutive games
1972  Chicago’s Dick Allen hits 2 inside the park HRs in the game – 1st since 1950 and only the 7th in MLB history
#1 SONGS on JULY 31
1960  I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee
1964  A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
1965  (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
1967  Light My Fire – The Doors
1969  In the Year 2525 – Zager & Evans
1970  (They Long to Be) Close to You – The Carpenters
1971  You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor
1972  Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
1973  The Morning After – Maureen McGovern
1975  One of These Nights – The Eagles
1977  I Just Want to Be Your Everything – Andy Gibb
1978  Miss You – The Rolling Stones
1979  Bad Girls – Donna Summer
1980  Magic – Olivia Newton-John
1981  Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
1982  Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
1983  Every Breathe You Take – The Police
1984  When Doves Cry – Prince
1990  Vision of Love – Mariah Carey
1992  Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-a-Lot
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio
1999  Genie in a Bottle – Christina Aguilera

Saturday, July 30, 2011

TODAY'S HISTORY JULY 30

THE HISTORY OF JULY 30
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Cheesecake Day
1729  The city of Baltimore was founded
1844  The New York Yacht club was formed
1863  The founder of Ford Motors, Henry Ford, was born
1931  A long distance flying record was recorded – NYC to Istanbul, Turkey in 49 hours and 20 minutes
1941  Singer/songwriter Paul Anka was born
1947  Arnold Schwarzenegger was born
1952  The 4.4 mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge near Annapolis, Maryland officially opened
1954  Elvis Presley made his first professional appearance at the Overton Park Shell concert in Memphis
1956  Actress Delta Burke was born – “Designing Women”
1956  The phrase “In God We Trust” was adopted as the U.S. motto
1963  Actress Lisa Kudrow was born – “Friends”
1965  President Johnson signed the Medicare bill into law – effective next year
1971  Apollo 15 landed on the Moon – David Scott and James Irwin used the first lunar rover to explore the surface
1974  Hilary Swank was born – “Million Dollar Baby”
1974  President Nixon released the Watergate tapes to the House Judiciary Committee – within 10 days he resigned
1975  Former Teamster head Jimmy Hoffa disappeared from the parking lot of a suburban Detroit restaurant – remains never found
1990  General Motors first Saturn rolled off the assembly line in Tennessee
2002  A 1933 Double Gold Eagle coin sold at auction for $6.6 million
2003  The last Volkswagen Beatle rolled off the production line
SPORTS HISTORY on JULY 30
2006  Mets Carlos Beltran hits his 3rd grand slam this month to tie MLB record – Mets have a total of 6 this month to also tie MLB record
2004  Mike Tyson KO’d in the 4th by British fighter Danny Williams
2002  Lisa Leslie becomes the first woman to slam dunk in a professional basketball game
2000  Tom Glavine gets his 200th win – ends with 305
1998  Alex Rodriguez steals his 30th base – becomes the 6th 30 base 30 HR player in AL history
1995  Mike Schmidt inducted into the Hall of Fame – 3 time MVP
1994  Detroit catcher Chad Kreuter ties MLB record with 3 sacrifice flies in a game – 9th in MLB history
1990  Jack Clark hits his 300th HR – ends with 340
1988  Reds pitcher John Franco gets his 13th save for the month – MLB record
1978  Montreal beats Atlanta 19-10 on 28 hits and NL record 8 HRs
1969  Hank Aaron hits his 537th HR to move pass Mickey Mantle
1969  Jimmy Wynn and Denis Menke of Houston both hit grand slams in the 9th inning of a game vs. the Mets – 1st time this century in the NL that 2 grand slams were hit in the same inning
1960  Phillies pitcher Art Mahaffey picks off the first batter to get a hit off of him – does it again on the next hitter to reach base – also picked off the 1st runner to reach in the next game
1959  Willie McCovey makes his MLB debut – goes 4 for 4
1948  Red Sox get their 25th win of the month
1917  Ty Cobb, Bobby Veach, and Ossie Vitt follow each other in the batting order – all three go 5 for 5
#1 SONGS on JULY 30
1960  I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee
1962  Roses Are Red – Bobby Vinton
1964  A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
1965  (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
1967  Light My Fire – The Doors
1968  Hello, I Love You – The Doors
1969  In the Year 2525 – Zager & Evans
1970  (They Long to Be) Close to You – The Carpenters
1971  You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor
1972  Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
1973  The Morning After – Maureen McGovern
1974  Annie’s Song – John Denver
1975  One of These Nights – The Eagles
1977  I Just Want to Be Your Everything – Andy Gibb
1978  Miss You – The Rolling Stones
1979  Bad Girls – Donna Summer
1980  Magic – Olivia Newton-John
1981  Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
1982  Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
1983  Every Breathe You Take – The Police
1984  When Doves Cry – Prince
1985  Shout – Tears for Fears
1990  Vision of Love – Mariah Carey
1991  (Everything I Do) I Do It for You – Bryan Adams
1992  Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-a-Lot
1994  I Swear – All-4-One
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio
1999  Genie in a Bottle – Christina Aguilera

Friday, July 29, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY JULY 29

THE HISTORY OF JULY 29
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Lasagna Day
1883  Italian dictator Benito Mussolini was born
1914  1st  transcontinental phone call was made – NYC to San Francisco
1921  Hitler became President of the Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis)
1938  Newsman Peter Jennings was born
1945  The USS Indianapolis was hit by a Japanese sub – nearly 600 died
1953  Documentary film maker Ken Burns was born
1957  Jack Paar made his debut as host of the “Tonight Show”
1958  President Eisenhower signed a bill creating NASA – in 11 years Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon
1965  Queen Elizabeth attended the premier of the Beatles’ movie “Help”
1966  Country singer Martina McBride was born
1967  A fire on the USS Forrestal killed 134 off the coast of Vietnam – Lt. Cmdr. John McCain survived
1974  Singer Mama Cass Elliot died from an apparent heart attack
1981  Prince Charles and Lady Diana were married – an estimated 500 million viewers in 74 countries watched
1998  13 machinists in Ohio who had pooled their money won the $292 million Powerball jackpot
1998  The UAW ended a 54 day strike against General Motors
1998  OJ Simpson’s mansion was demolished to build a new home by the investment banker who bought the property
2004  John Kerry gave his acceptance speech at the Democrat’s National Convention in Boston – “I’m John Kerry, and I’m reporting for duty”
SPORTS HISTORY on JULY 29
2006  Tony Perez ties MLB record with 4 doubles in the game and is 5 for 5 as Tampa Bay beats the NYY 19-6
2003  Red Sox player Bill Mueller hits 2 grand slams in a 14-7 win – only player in MLB history to hit 2 in a game from each side of the plate – also hit another HR
1998  Tampa Bay pitcher Tony Saunders gets his 1st win after 16 straight without getting one
1996  Tommy Lasorda announces his retirement from the LA Dodgers as manager
1995  KC beats Detroit 5-4 on Jon Nunnall’s 16th inning HR – prior to the HR Kansas City had 21 hits – all of them singles
1991  Seattle gets 4 consecutive doubles in an inning and beats the Orioles 11-4
1990  Red Sox set AL record with 12 doubles in a game vs. Tigers (11 by Detroit in 1934)
1989  Oakland’s Rickey Henderson has 4 walks and 5 stolen bases in a loss to the Mariners – had no official at bats recorded
1988  Cubs pitcher Rick Sutcliffe steals home – 1st pitcher since 1984 and 1st Cub since 1919
1973  Wilbur Wood of Chicago wins his 20th game of the season
1969  Oakland’s Vida Blue gets his 1st MLB win – ends with 209
1965  Pirates and Philadelphia combine for a record 26 strikeouts in a game
1961  Giants beat Philadelphia 4-3 – Phillies will lose 23 straight before getting a win
1951  Willie Mays steals his 1st base – then gets picked off 2nd
#1 SONGS on JULY 29
1960  I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee
1962  Roses Are Red – Bobby Vinton
1964  A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
1965  (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
1966  Wild Thing – The Troggs
1967  Light My Fire – The Doors
1968  Hello, I Love You – The Doors
1969  In the Year 2525 – Zager & Evans
1970  (They Long to Be) Close to You – The Carpenters
1971  You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor
1972  Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
1973  The Morning After – Maureen McGovern
1974  Annie’s Song – John Denver
1975  One of These Nights – The Eagles
1976  Kiss and Say Goodbye – The Manhattans
1977  I Just Want to Be Your Everything – Andy Gibb
1978  Shadow Dancing – Andy Gibb
1979  Bad Girls – Donna Summer
1980  Magic – Olivia Newton-John
1981  Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
1982  Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
1983  Every Breathe You Take – The Police
1984  When Doves Cry – Prince
1985  Shout – Tears for Fears
1986  Glory of Love – Peter Cetera
1990  Vision of Love – Mariah Carey
1991  (Everything I Do) I Do It for You – Bryan Adams
1992  Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-a-Lot
1994  I Swear – All-4-One
1995  Waterfalls – TLC
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio
1998  The Boy is Mine – Brandy & Monica
1999  Genie in a Bottle – Christina Aguilera

Thursday, July 28, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY JULY 28

THE HISTORY OF JULY 28
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Milk Chocolate Day
1896  The city of Miami was incorporated
1900  The hamburger was created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut
1914  Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia following the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand – within months countries across Europe had formed alliances and declared war
1929  Jackie Kennedy Onassis was born
1933  The first singing telegram was delivered
1943  FDR announced the end of coffee rationing
1943  NBA player/Senator Bill Bradley was born
1945  A U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 – fog was blamed for the accident
1945  The U.S. Senate ratified the UN Charter by a 89-2 vote
1948  Actress Sally Struthers was born – “All in the Family”
1951  Walt Disney released “Alice in Wonderland”
1965  President Johnson announced he was increasing the number of troops in Vietnam to 175,000
1973  Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett were married
1976  An earthquake in China killed over 240,000 people
1978  Gold closed over $200 an ounce for the first time
1998  Monica Lewinsky was granted immunity from prosecution to testify concerning her relationship with President Clinton
2000  Kathie Lee Gifford made her final appearance as co-host of “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee”
2004  Democrats named John Kerry their Presidential nominee – VP John Edwards proclaimed – “help is on the way”
2005  The Irish Republican Army formally ended its armed campaign following more than 30 years of violence
2006  Mel Gibson is arrested for driving drunk and goes on an anti-Semitic tirade
SPORTS HISTORY on JULY 28
2009  In his first start since the perfect game, Mark Buehrle sets down the first 17 batters he faced
2002  Ozzie Smith is inducted into the Hall of Fame
2001  Pittsburgh scores 7 runs with 2 outs in the 9th and nobody on to beat the Astros 9-8
1998  Sammy Sosa hits his second grand slam in 4 at bats – hit one yesterday
1996  Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th HR – ends with 335
1994  Texas Rangers’ Kenny Rogers pitches a perfect game – 1st lefthander in AL to do so
1993  NY Mets Anthony Young wins in relief – his first win after losing 27 in a row
1993  Phillies Darren Daulton hits a grand slam and a two run triple in a 14 -6 win
1991  Dennis Martinez pitches a perfect game vs. Dodgers – Alfredo Griffin goes hitless vs. Martinez and it is his 3rd time as an opponent in a perfect game (1988 and 1981)
1990  Cal Ripken gets an error – his 1st in 95 consecutive games – MLB record for shortstops
1990  Cubs Shawon Dunston gets 3 triples in the game – ties MLB record
1989  Cardinals Vince Coleman is caught stealing – had succeeded the previous 50 consecutive times – MLB record
1987  Angel Cordero Jr. becomes the 4th jockey to win 6,000 races
1985  Lou Brock and Hoyt Wilhelm are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1982  Phil Niekro gets his 250th win – ends with 318
1979  Red Sox execute their 3rd triple play of the season (5/10 and 7/23) – it is the 3rd triple play that Texas has hit into this season – a MLB record
1972  Steve Carlton gets his 10th straight win for last place Philadelphia
1970  Angels catcher Tom Eagan is charged with 5 passed balls (MLB record) all from different pitchers – also had an error
#1 SONGS on JULY 28
1960  I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee
1962  Roses Are Red – Bobby Vinton
1964  A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
1965  (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
1967  Light My Fire – The Doors
1969  In the Year 2525 – Zager & Evans
1970  (They Long to Be) Close to You – The Carpenters
1971  You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor
1972  Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
1973  Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Jim Croce
1976  Kiss and Say Goodbye – The Manhattans
1977  I Just Want to Be Your Everything – Andy Gibb
1979  Bad Girls – Donna Summer
1980  Magic – Olivia Newton-John
1981  Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
1982  Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
1983  Every Breathe You Take – The Police
1984  When Doves Cry – Prince
1985  Shout – Tears for Fears
1991  (Everything I Do) I Do It for You – Bryan Adams
1992  Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-a-Lot
1994  I Swear – All-4-One
1999  Genie in a Bottle – Christina Aguilera

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY JULY 27

THE HISTORY OF JULY 27
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Crème Brule Day and National Scotch Day
1789  President Washington established the Department of Foreign Affairs (The State Department)
1888  Philip Pratt demonstrated an electric tricycle to the public
1909  Orville Wright tested the Army’s first plane with Lt. Frank Lahm as a passenger – flight lasted a record 1 hour, 12 minutes, 40 seconds at a speed of 40 MPH
1922  TV pioneer Norman Lear was born – “All in the Family”
1940  Bugs Bunny made his debut in the movie “A Wild Hare”
1945  The U.S. Communist Party was formed
1953  An armistice ending the Korean War was signed by the UN, Korea, and China – a demilitarized zone and demarcation at the 38th parallel was established
1960  VP Richard Nixon was nominated for President at the Republican National Convention in Chicago
1964  President Johnson sent an extra 5,000 advisors to Vietnam
1974  The House Judiciary Committee charged President Nixon with the 1st of 3 articles of impeachment for obstruction of justice – the vote was 27-11
1976  John Lennon was granted a green card by the U.S.
1980  The deposed Shah of Iran died in Egypt
1984  Actor James Mason died at age 75
1990  Zsa Zsa Gabor began a 3 day jail sentence for slapping a cop in 1989
1993  IBM reported a $8.4 billion loss for the quarter
1995  The Korean War Veteran’s Memorial was dedicated in Washington by President Clinton
2002  A fighter jet crashed into spectators at an air show in the Ukraine killing 85 and injuring 100’s
2003  Bob Hope died in California – born 1903
2004  Barack Obama gave a keynote speech at the Democratic Convention
SPORTS HISTORY on JUNE 27
2009  Washington’s Josh Willingham hits 2 grand slams in the game – 13th time in MLB history
2005  Ryan Freel of the Reds steals 5 bases in the game
2004  Twins Corey Koskie is hit 3 times by White Sox pitchers – ties MLB record
2003  Braves Marcus Giles ties MLB record with 4 consecutive doubles
2003  Gary Carter and Eddie Murray are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1998  Sammy Sosa hits a grand slam – it is his first and 248th HR
1996  A bomb explodes at Atlanta’s Olympic Park killing one person
1992  Houston begins a 26 game road trip – Republican National Convention being held in Astrodome
1988  Tommy John commits 3 errors on one play vs. Brewers – MLB record
1985  Mets score 16 unearned runs in a 16-4 win over the Astros
1984  Pete Rose gets his 3,053rd single passing Ty Cobb’s MLB record
1983  Gaylord Perry gets his 3,500th strikeout – Nolan Ryan and Steve Carlton do the same this year                                                                      
1982  Rickey Henderson is caught stealing 3 times in the game – 1st player since 1916 to get caught 3 times – but he did manage to steal his 95th
1968  Denny McLain gets his 20th win of the season – record now 20-3 – ends season 31-6 with 1.96 ERA
1953  Dizzy Dean and Al Simmons are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1950  Stan Musial’s 30 game hitting streak comes to an end, but everybody else on the team got a hit
1946  Rudy York of the Red Sox hits two grand slams in the same game – had 10 RBI on the day
#1 SONGS on JULY 27
1960  I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee
1962  Roses Are Red – Bobby Vinton
1964  A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
1965  (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
1966  Wild Thing – The Troggs
1967  Light My Fire – The Doors
1969  In the Year 2525 – Zager & Evans
1970  (They Long to Be) Close to You – The Carpenters
1971  You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor
1972  Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
1973  Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Jim Croce
1974  Annie’s Song – John Denver
1975  The Hustle – Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony
1976  Kiss and Say Goodbye – The Manhattans
1977  I Just Want to Be Your Everything – Andy Gibb
1979  Bad Girls – Donna Summer
1980  Magic – Olivia Newton-John
1981  Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
1982  Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
1983  Every Breathe You Take – The Police
1984  When Doves Cry – Prince
1985  Every Time You Go Away – Paul Young
1991  (Everything I Do) I Do It for You – Bryan Adams
1992  Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-a-Lot
1994  I Swear – All-4-One
1995  Waterfalls – TLC
1999  Genie in a Bottle – Christina Aguilera

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY JULY 26

THE HISTORY OF JULY 26
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Coffee Milkshake Day
1775  The Continental Congress established a postal system for the colonies – Ben Franklin was 1st Postmaster General
1788  New York became the 11th state to ratify the Constitution
1881  Thomas Edison filed a patent for a facsimile telegraph
1895  Gracie Allen was born – comedian/wife of George Burns
1903  The 1st cross country automobile trip was completed in NYC – Horatio Jackson and his mechanic had left San Francisco 63 days earlier
1922  Actor Jason Robards was born
1928  Director Stanley Kubrick was born
1943  Mick Jagger was born
1945  Winston Churchill resigned as Prime Minister after his party had been defeated in the elections
1946  President Truman ordered the U.S. military forces to be desegregated
1947  President Truman signed the National Security Act – created the Defense Department, CIA, and FBI
1952  The first lady of Argentina, Evita Peron, died
1956  Egyptian Premier Gamal Abdul Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal
1964  Actress Sandra Bullock was born
1964  Jimmy Hoffa was convicted of fraud and conspiracy in the handling of union pension funds
1965  Actor Jeremy Piven was born – “Entourage”
2008  California is the first state to bar trans fat being used in restaurants and retailers
2009  India is the 6th country to launch a nuclear submarine
SPORTS HISTORY on JULY 26
2009  Ricky Henderson and Jim Rice are inducted into the Hall of Fame
2005  Greg Maddux gets his 3,000th strikeout – 13th in MLB history – ends with 3,371
2000  Philadelphia trades Curt Schilling to Arizona
1998  Trevor Hoffman tries to get MLB record 42nd straight save, but gives up a run in the 9th – he did win it in the 10th
1992  Nolan Ryan gets his 319th career win and strikes out his 100th batter for MLB record 23rd straight season
1991  Expos Mark Gardner pitches 9 no hit innings vs. Dodgers, but loses it in the 10th – Expos had only 2 hits themselves
1987  Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1987  Paul Molitor ties MLB record by stealing 2nd,3rd, and home in the 1st inning
1980  Baltimore’s Steve Stone wins his 14th straight game
1978  Johnny Bench hits his 300th HR – ends with 389
1970  Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs and has 7 RBI vs. Cardinals, Orlando Cepeda does the same in a game vs. the Cubs
1964  In a double header, the Mets and Braves use a total of 22 pitchers – a two team MLB record
1962  Warren Spahn sets a HR record by a pitcher with his 31st
1961  NYY John Blanchard ties MLB record by hitting his 3rd and 4th HRs in 4 at bats over 3 games
1957  Mickey Mantle gets his 200th HR – ends with 536
1948  Babe Ruth attends the NYC premier of “The Babe Ruth Story”
#1 SONGS on JULY 26
1960  I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee
1961  Tossin’ and Turnin’ – Bobby Lewis
1962  Roses Are Red – Bobby Vinton
1964  A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
1965  (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
1966  Wild Thing – The Troggs
1967  Light My Fire – The Doors
1969  In the Year 2525 – Zager & Evans
1970  (They Long to Be) Close to You – The Carpenters
1971  You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor
1972  Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
1973  Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Jim Croce
1974  Annie’s Song – John Denver
1975  The Hustle – Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony
1976  Kiss and Say Goodbye – The Manhattans
1977  I Just Want to Be Your Everything – Andy Gibb
1978  Shadow Dancing – Andy Gibb
1979  Bad Girls – Donna Summer
1980  It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me – Billy Joel
1981  Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
1982  Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
1983  Every Breathe You Take – The Police
1984  When Doves Cry – Prince
1985  Every Time You Go Away – Paul Young
1986  Sledge Hammer – Peter Gabriel
1988  Roll With It – Steve Winwood
1991  (Everything I Do) I Do It for You – Bryan Adams
1992  Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-a-Lot
1994  I Swear – All-4-One
1995  Waterfalls – TLC
1999  Genie in a Bottle – Christina Aguilera