Wednesday, August 31, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY AUGUST 31

THE HISTORY OF AUGUST 31
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Outside Day and National Trail Mix Day
1865  The federal government estimated the Civil War cost $8 billion – one million wounded or killed
1887  A patent was issued to Thomas Edison for the motion picture camera
1924  Comedian Buddy Hackett was born
1928  Actor James Coburn was born
1942  The Bethesda Naval Hospital was dedicated by FDR
1949  Actor Richard Gere was born – “Pretty Woman”
1955  The first sun powered automobile was demonstrated in Chicago by William Cobb
1961  A concrete wall replaced barbed wire fence between East and West Germany – the Berlin Wall
1964  California officially became the most populated state
1972  Comedian Chris Tucker was born
1988  A five day blackout of downtown Seattle began
1990  East and West Germany signed a treaty harmonizing the political and legal system
1994  A ceasefire was declared by the Irish Republican Army after 25 years of bloodshed
1997  Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris
1998  “Titanic” became the first movie in North America to gross $600 million
2004  Wildfires in the state of Alaska during July and August destroyed over 5 million acres of land
2006  Summer (June through August) ended with an average temperature of 74.5 degrees – only 1936 was slightly hotter
2008  “The Dark Night” became the second movie to top $500 million at the domestic box office – “Titanic” still #1 at $600 million
SPORTS HISTORY on AUGUST 31
2005  Jeremy Hermida of Florida makes his MLB debut – came in as a pinch hitter and hit a grand slam – in the same game Albert Pujols got his 100th RBI – 4th in MLB history to do so in first 5 years
2004  Cleveland beats NYY 22-0 – had 22 hits
2003  Alex Rodriguez hits his 40th HR – 2nd player in MLB history with four straight 40 HR seasons – Babe Ruth
1998  Oakland’s Rickey Henderson scores his 2,000th run – only 6th player in MLB history to do so – Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Pete Rose, and Willie Mays
1996  Marlins score 5 runs in the 1st inning vs. Reds – lose 22-8
1993  Orioles Mike Mussina strikes out 6 straight Angels
1990  Dennis Eckersley gets his 40th save of the season – only one of three to ever do it twice – Dan Quisenberry and Jeff Reardon
1982  NY Mets lose their 15th game in a row – will win tomorrow
1974  NYY Get 25 hits in a 18-6 win over Chicago
1968  NY Mets pitcher Jim McAndrew loses his NL record tying 5th shutout loss of the season – ends season with a 4-7 record and a 2.28 ERA
1959  Sandy Koufax sets NL record with 18 strikeouts – also sets MLB record with 31 over 2 consecutive starts
1954  Indians win their 18th game of the month
1950  Gil Hodges its 4 HRs in a Brooklyn 19-3 win
1917  Babe Ruth wins his 20th game of the year
#1 SONGS on AUGUST 31
1960  It’s Now or Never – Elvis Presley
1963  My Boyfriend’s Back – The Angels
1964  Where Did Our Love Go – The Supremes
1965  Help – The Beatles
1966  Sunshine Superman - Donovan
1967  Ode to Billie Joe – Bobbie Gentry
1968  People Got to Be Free – The Rascals
1969  Honky Tonk Woman – The Rolling Stones
1970  War – Edwin Starr
1971  Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey – Paul & Linda McCartney
1972  Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) – Looking Glass
1973  Brother Louie - Stories
1974  Having My Baby – Paul Anka with Odia Coates
1975  Rhinestone Cowboy – Glen Campbell
1976  You Should Be Dancing – The Bee Gees
1977  Best of My Love – The Emotions
1979  My Sharona – The Knack
1980  Upside Down – Diana Ross
1981  Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1982  Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band
1983  Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – The Eurythmics
1984  What’s Love Got to Do With It – Tina Turner
1985  The Power of Love – Huey Lewis & the News
1987  La Bamba – Los Lobos
1989  Cold Hearted – Paula Abdul
1991  Every Thing I Do – Bryan Adams
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1995  You Are Not Alone – Michael Jackson
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY AUGUST 30

THE HISTORY OF AUGUST 30
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Roasted Marshmallow Day
1645  American Indians and Dutch made a peace treaty at New Amsterdam (NYC)
1780  Benedict Arnold secretly promised to surrender the fort at West Point to the British
1893  Louisiana Governor Huey P. Long was born – “Kingfish”
1901  Hubert Booth patented the vacuum cleaner
1930  Legendary investor Warren Buffett was born
1935  FDR signed the Revenue Act – was a wealth tax on inheritance, gifts, and higher income individuals
1941  The siege of Leningrad by the Nazis began
1945  General MacArthur set up the Allied occupation headquarters in Tokyo
1945  Hong Kong was liberated from Japan
1960  A partial blockade of West Germany by Eat Germany was imposed
1963  Actor Michael Chiklis was born – “The Shield”
1967  The U.S. Senate confirmed Thurgood Marshall as the first black Supreme Court justice
1972  Actress Cameron Diaz was born
1979  The first recorded occurrence of a comet hitting the sun – the energy was equal to 1 million hydrogen bombs
1983  Guion Buford became the 1st black astronaut on the 8th space shuttle
1992  “Murphy Brown” won three Emmys including best comedy series
1993  “The Late Show with David Letterman” premiered on CBS
2001  The Japanese stock market, Nikkei, fell to a 17 year low
2003  Charles Bronson, actor in over 60 movies, died
2003  Harley-Davidson celebrated its 100th birthday with a parade of 10,000 motorcycles
2004  The Republican Convention opened in NYC – would nominate Bush/Cheney
2005  24 hours after Katrina hit New Orleans, 80% of the area was flooded and over 20,000 people were in the Superdome
SPORTS HISTORY on AUGUST 30
2006  Pittsburgh beats Chicago 10-9 in 11 innings – each team had 20 hits – no HRs
2006  Red Sox Curt Schilling gets his 3,000th strikeout – ends with 3,116
2004  Houston’s Jeff Bagwell steals a base – 11th player in MLB history with 400 HRs and 200 steals
1998  Sammy Sosa hits his 54th HR and Mark McGwire hits his 55th
1998  Roger Clemens beats the Twins 6-0 – has 29 inning scoreless streak going
1998  Philadelphia’s Curt Schilling throws his 13th complete game of the season –
benefited by a triple play
1997  Red Sox Nomar Garciaparra does not get a hit – ending AL rookie record at 30 consecutive games
1988  Phillies Kent Tekulve becomes the second pitcher in MLB history to appear in 1,000 games – Hoyt Wilhelm
1987  Twins Kirby Puckett is 6 for 6 in the game (ties AL record) – went 4 for 5 yesterday – ties MLB record 10 in 2 games
1984  Boston’s Jim Rice grounds into his 33rd double play of the season – MLB record – will end with 36
1974  Texas’ Dave Nelson steals 2nd, 3rd, and home in the 1st inning – only 3rd time in MLB history it is done in the 1st inning
1969  Senators Frank Howard steals a base – his first in 3 years – ends career with 8
1969  Angels catcher Jose Azcue ties AL record with 3 consecutive passed balls
1964  Milwaukee and San Francisco combine to use MLB record 15 pinch hitters in a double header
1905  Ty Cobb makes his debut – got a hit – will make 4,189 of them
#1 SONGS on AUGUST 30
1960  It’s Now or Never – Elvis Presley
1964  Where Did Our Love Go – The Supremes
1965  Help – The Beatles
1966  Sunshine Superman - Donovan
1967  Ode to Billie Joe – Bobbie Gentry
1968  People Got to Be Free – The Rascals
1969  Honky Tonk Woman – The Rolling Stones
1972  Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) – Looking Glass
1973  Brother Love - Stories
1974  Having My Baby – Paul Anka with Odia Coates
1975  Get Down Tonight – KC & the Sunshine Band
1976  You Should Be Dancing – The Bee Gees
1979  My Sharona – The Knack
1980  Sailing – Christopher Cross
1981  Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1982  Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
1983  Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – The Eurythmics
1984  What’s Love Got to Do With It – Tina Turner
1985  The Power of Love – Huey Lewis & the News
1987  La Bamba – Los Lobos
1991  Every Thing I Do – Bryan Adams
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1995  You Are Not Alone – Michael Jackson
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio

TODAY IN HISTORY AUGUST 29

THE HISTORY OF AUGUST 29
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Chop Suey Day and National Lemon Juice Day
1786  Shay’s Rebellion began in Springfield, Ma. – protested the seizure of property for the non—payment of debt
1893  The “clasp locker” was patented by Whitcomb Judson – a clumsy forerunner to the zipper
1936  Senator/Presidential candidate John McCain was born
1938  Actor Elliot Gould was born – “M*A*S*H”
1938  News anchor Peter Jennings was born
1941  TV host Robin Leach was born – “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”
1945  General MacArthur was named Supreme Commander of Allied forces in Japan
1949  A nuclear device was first used at the University of Chicago to treat patients
1957  Senator Strom Thurmond (SC) set a filibuster record in the Senate speaking
24 hours and 18 minutes in opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1957
1958  The Air Force Academy was opened in Colorado Springs, Colorado
1967  The final episode of “The Fugitive” aired – 120 episodes aired from 1963
1973  Judge John Sirica ordered the President to turn over the Watergate tapes – Nixon refused and appealed the decision
1995  At the OJ Simpson trial recordings of Detective Mark Furman using racial comments were played
2002  Eminem won 4 awards at the MTV Video Music Awards
2004  India tested a nuclear capable missile – had a range of 1,560 miles
2005 One of the deadliest hurricanes in U.S. made landfall in the gulf coast states of Louisiana and Mississippi
2008  On his birthday, John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his running mate for President
2009  Michael Jackson’s death was ruled a homicide caused by drugs
SPORTS HISTORY on AUGUST 29
2006  Barry Bonds hits 2 HRs – now has 69 multiple HR games – Babe Ruth had 72
2004  Albert Pujols gets his 100th RBI of the season – only 4th player in MLB history to do so in his first 4 years – Simmons, DiMaggio, and Ted Williams
2002  Cubs Mark Bellhorn hits a HR from both sides of the plate in the same inning – 1st NL player to do so in the same inning – Carlos Baerga did it also
2000  Angels Darin Erstad gets his 200th hit of the season – fastest to get there in 65 years
1998  Florida Marlins lose their 89th game of the season – MLB record for a defending World Series champion
1996  Ramon Martinez of the Dodgers beats brother Pedro of Montreal 2-1
1993  Royals George Brett steals a base – 3rd player in MLB history with 3,000 hits, 300 HRs, and 200 steals – Mays and Aaron
1987  Nolan Ryan gets his 200th strikeout of the season – MLB record 11th time
1979  Eddie Murray of the Orioles gets 7 RBI in a 7-4 win – hit 3 consecutive HRs – 2 right handed and 1 left handed
1978  NYY get 5 intentional walks in a game vs. Angels                   
1977  Lou Brock steals his 893rd base – passes Ty Cobb
1977  Cleveland shortstop Duane Kuiper hits a HR – when he retires in 1985 it will be his only HR in 3,379 at bats
1972  San Francisco’s Jim Barr retires the first 20 batters he faced – retired the last 21 he faced in his previous outing – the 41 retired is a MLB record that would last 37 years
1967  Bert Campaneris of KC gets 3 triples in a game – they lose to Cleveland
1965  White Sox shortstop Ron Hansen handles 28 chances in a double header vs. Red Sox – MLB record
#1 SONGS on AUGUST 29
1960  It’s Now or Never – Elvis Presley
1964  Where Did Our Love Go – The Supremes
1965  I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher
1966  Sunshine Superman - Donovan
1967  Ode to Billie Joe – Bobbie Gentry
1968  People Got to Be Free – The Rascals
1969  Honky Tonk Woman – The Rolling Stones
1971  Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey – Paul & Linda McCarthy
1972  Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) – Looking Glass
1973  Brother Love - Stories
1974  Having My Baby – Paul Anka with Odia Coates
1975  Get Down Tonight – KC & the Sunshine Band
1976  You Should Be Dancing – The Bee Gees
1979  My Sharona – The Knack
1980  Sailing – Christopher Cross
1981  Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1982  Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
1983  Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – The Eurythmics
1984  What’s Love Got to Do With It – Tina Turner
1985  The Power of Love – Huey Lewis & the News
1987  La Bamba – Los Lobos
1991  Every Thing I Do – Bryan Adams
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1995  You Are Not Alone – Michael Jackson
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio

Saturday, August 27, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY AUGUST 28

THE HISTORY OF AUGUST 28
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Cherry Turnover Day
1609  Delaware Bay was discovered by Henry Hudson
1837  John Lea and William Perrins began making “Worcester Sauce”
1922  The first radio commercial aired on WEAF in NYC – cost $100 for 10 minutes
1938  The School of Speech at Northwestern University gave an honorary degree to Charlie McCarthy, Edgar Bergen’s wooden dummy
1963  Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial
1965  Singer Shania Twin was born
1968  Police and anti-war protesters clashed at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago
1968  Hubert Humphrey was nominated for President by the Democrats
1969  Actor Jason Priestley was born – “90210”
1981  John Hinckley pleaded innocent in the shooting of President Reagan – acquitted in 1982 by reason of insanity
1982  Country singer LeAnn Rimes was born
1983  Joseph Kreckman set a record of shooting 2,215 clay pigeons in an hour
1987  Actor/director John Huston died – “Maltese Falcon”
1990  Iraq declared Kuwait its 19th province
1995  Chase Manhattan and Chemical Bank announced a $10 billion merger
1996  A divorce decree was issued to Prince Charles and Princess Diana ending their 15 year marriage
2004  George Brunstad became the oldest person to swim the English Channel – he was 70 years old and it took him 15 hours and 59 minutes
2005  Katrina was upgraded to a category 5 hurricane – Mayor Nagin ordered the evacuation of all of New Orleans
2008  Barack Obama accepted the nomination for President of the Democrat Party
SPORTS HISTORY on AUGUST 28
2003  Dodgers Eric Gagne sets MLB record with his 44th straight save of the season
2002  LA Dodgers Odalis Perez beats the Diamondbacks 1-0 – only run of the game was his HR
2001  Ichiro Suzuki gets his 200th hit of the season – only 3rd AL rookie to hit 200 since 1964
2001  Alex Rodriguez becomes the 9th player in MLB history to hit 40 HRs in 4 consecutive seasons
1996  Vinny Castilla of Colorado gets his 100th RBI of the season – team now has 4 players
players with 100 or more – ties MLB record
1992  Brewers beat Toronto 22-2 – had AL record 31 hits – most hits in a game in 91 years – 26 of them were singles
1990  Ryne Sandberg of Cubs hits his 30th HR of the year – first second baseman to have back to back 30 HR seasons in MLB history
1987  Mike Schmidt hits his 522nd HR – passes Ted Williams and Willie McCovey
1977  Nolan Ryan strikes out his 300th batter for the 5th time in his career
1977  Steve Garvey of Dodgers has 5 extra base hits, scores 5 times, and has 5 RBI in the game
1970  Juan Marichal gets his 200th win – ends with 243
1967  Johnny Bench makes his MLB debut – goes 0 for 3
1951  Pirates ends Giants 16 game win streak
#1 SONGS on AUGUST 28
1960  It’s Now or Never – Elvis Presley
1963  My Boyfriend’s Back – The Angels
1964  Where Did Our Love Go – The Supremes
1965  I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher
1966  Sunshine Superman - Donovan
1967  Ode to Billie Joe – Bobbie Gentry
1968  People Got to Be Free – The Rascals
1969  Honky Tonk Woman – The Rolling Stones
1970  War – Edwin Starr
1971  How Can You Mend a Broken Heart – The Bee Gees
1972  Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) – Looking Glass
1973  Brother Love - Stories
1974  Having My Baby – Paul Anka with Odia Coates
1975  Get Down Tonight – KC & the Sunshine Band
1976  Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Elton John & Kiki Dee
1977  Best of My Love – The Emotions
1979  My Sharona – The Knack
1980  Sailing – Christopher Cross
1981  Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1982  Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
1983  Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – The Eurythmics
1984  What’s Love Got to Do With It – Tina Turner
1985  The Power of Love – Huey Lewis & the News
1987  La Bamba – Los Lobos
1991  Every Thing I Do – Bryan Adams
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1995  You Are Not Alone – Michael Jackson
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio
1999  Genie in a Bottle – Christina Aguilera

TODAY IN HISTORY AUGUST 27

THE HISTORY OF AUGUST 27
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Pots de Crème Day
1859  The first oil well was successfully drilled in Titusville, Pa.
1908  Lyndon B. Johnson was born – 36th President
1916  Actress Martha Raye was born
1939  Nazi Germany demanded the Polish corridor
1941  Bernie Ebbers was born – disgraced head of WorldCom
1942  Cuba declared war on Germany, Japan, and Italy
1945  American troops landed in Japan after the surrender of the Japanese government during WWII
1952  Paul Ruebens was born – “Pee Wee” Herman
1955  “The Guinness Book of World Records” was first published
1961  “Francis the Talking Mule” was a guest on the popular TV show  “What’s My Line”
1964  Gracie Allen, comedian of Burns and Allen”, died at age 62
1984  President Reagan announced that the first civilian to go into space would be a teacher, Christa McAuliffe, - she would die in the “Challenger” explosion on January 28,1986
1990  The U.S. ordered the expulsion of 36 Iraqi diplomats due to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait
1992  Federal troops were ordered to Florida for emergency relief due to Hurricane Andrew
2001  Work began on the future site of the WWII memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC
2006  The TV show “24” won the Emmy for Best Dramatic Series, and Kiefer Sutherland won as best actor
2007  Atlanta QB Michael Vick pleads guilty to dog fighting charges in a Virginia court
SPORTS HISTORY on AUGUST 27
2005  Dodgers 2nd baseman Jeff Kent is the first player at his position to hit 300 HRs – ends with 377
2005  Atlanta Braves win their 11th consecutive division championship
2000  Angels Tim Salmon hits his 30th HR – 4th Angel player with 30 or more – AL record for the season
1997  Cleveland’s Matt Williams ties MLB record with 6 RBI in the 4th inning
1995  Tiger Woods wins the 95th U.S. Amateur Golf Championship
1988  Tommy Lasorda wins his 1,000th game as manager
1986  Nolan Ryan wins his 250th game – ends with 324
1982  Rickey Henderson steals his 119th base of the season breaking Lou Brock’s record – will end the day at 122 and the season at 130
1977  Texas hitters Toby Harrah and Bump Wills hit back to back inside the park HRs on consecutive pitches
1975  Craig Kusick is hit by a pitch 3 times in a game – ties MLB record
1963  Willie Mays, Orlando Cepeda, and Felipe Alou hit consecutive HRs in the 3rd inning
1955  Red Sox trail Tigers 3-0 with 2 outs in the 9th – Ted Williams hit a grand slam as Boston wins 4-3
1938  In the first game of a double header, Joe DiMaggio hits 3 triples, in the 2nd game the NYY no hit Detroit
1935  In the first game of a double header, NYY and Chicago combine to leave 30 runners on base (ties MLB record), in the second game Lou Gehrig gets a walk in each of his 5 at bats (ties AL record)
#1 SONGS on AUGUST 27
1960  It’s Now or Never – Elvis Presley
1963  My Boyfriend’s Back – The Angels
1965  I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher
1966  Summer in the City – The Lovin’ Spoonful
1967  Ode to Billie Joe – Bobbie Gentry
1968  People Got to Be Free – The Rascals
1969  Honky Tonk Woman – The Rolling Stones
1970  War – Edwin Starr
1971  How Can You Mend a Broken Heart – The Bee Gees
1972  Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) – Looking Glass
1973  Brother Love - Stories
1974  Having My Baby – Paul Anka with Odia Coates
1975  Get Down Tonight – KC & the Sunshine Band
1976  Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Elton John & Kiki Dee
1979  My Sharona – The Knack
1980  Sailing – Christopher Cross
1981  Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1982  Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
1983  Every Breathe You Take – The Police
1984  What’s Love Got to Do With It – Tina Turner
1985  The Power of Love – Huey Lewis & the News
1987  La Bamba – Los Lobos
1991  Every Thing I Do – Bryan Adams
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1995  You Are Not Alone – Michael Jackson
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio
1999  Genie in a Bottle – Christina Aguilera

Friday, August 26, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY AUGUST 26

THE HISTORY OF AUGUST 26
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Cherry Popsicle Day
55 BC – Britain was invaded by Julius Caesar
1498  Michelangelo was consigned to create the “Pieta”
1843  Charles Thurber patented a typewriter
1857  The National Teacher’s Association was organized in Philadelphia
1907  Houdini escaped from chains underwater in less than a minute
1920  The 19th Amendment went into effect – granted women the right to vote
1921  Ban Bradlee was born – Editor of the Washington Post during Watergate
1929  The first U.S. roller coaster was built
1935  Geraldine Ferraro was born – 1st female VP Candidate
1946  “Animal Farm” by George Orwell was first published
1957  The first Ford Edsel rolled off the assembly line, by the end of 1958 Ford announced the end of production after a $350 million loss
1957  The Soviet Union announced it had successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile
1964  Lyndon Johnson was nominated for President at the Democrat National Convention
1972  The historic and tragic Summer Olympics open in Munich, Germany
1973  August 26 is declared Women’s equality day by Presidential proclamation – commemorating the 19th Amendment
1974  Charles Lindbergh died at age 72 – 1st to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean
1980  Actor Macaulay Culkin was born – “Home Alone”
1986  Ted Knight, actor on Mary Tyler Moore Show, died
1987  The U.S. stock market began a two month decline of 41%
1996  The Democrat Party nominated President Clinton for a second term
SPORTS HISTORY on AUGUST 26
2004  Ichiro Suzuki gets his 200th hit of the season – 1st player in MLB history to hit 200 in his first four seasons
2001  Sammy Sosa hits his 50th HR – he, Mark McGwire, and Babe Ruth are the only players to have four 50 HR seasons
1999  Randy Johnson gets his 300th strikeout of the season
1996  Curt Schilling has 7 consecutive strikeouts in a 1-0 loss to the Giants
1995  Greg Maddux of Braves wins his 16th consecutive road game
1991  Bret Saberhagen no hits the White Sox
1987  Paul Molitor’s 39 game hit streak ended – he was on deck when Rick Manning got the game winning hit
1985  Orioles Eddie Murray has 9 RBI in a game vs. the Angels  
1980  Padres beat NY Mets 8-6 – 10 intentional walks issued in the game
1972  Ron Santo of the Cubs gets his 2,000th hit – ends with 2,254
1971  NY Giants announce they are moving to New Jersey
1955  1st color telecast of a tennis match – Davis Cup on NBC
1947  Don Blankhead becomes the first black pitcher in MLB
#1 SONGS on AUGUST 26
1960  It’s Now or Never – Elvis Presley
1962  Sheila – Tommy Roe
1963  My Boyfriend’s Back – The Angels
1965  I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher
1966  Summer in the City – The Lovin’ Spoonful
1967  Ode to Billie Joe – Bobbie Gentry
1968  People Got to Be Free – The Rascals
1969  Honky Tonk Woman – The Rolling Stones
1970  War – Edwin Starr
1971  How Can You Mend a Broken Heart – The Bee Gees
1972  Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) – Looking Glass
1973  Brother Love - Stories
1974  Having My Baby – Paul Anka with Odia Coates
1975  Get Down Tonight – KC & the Sunshine Band
1976  Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Elton John & Kiki Dee
1977  Best of My Love – The Emotions
1979  My Sharona – The Knack
1980  Sailing – Christopher Cross
1981  Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1982  Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
1983  Every Breathe You Take – The Police
1984  What’s Love Got to Do With It – Tina Turner
1985  The Power of Love – Huey Lewis & the News
1986  Higher Love – Steve Winwood
1987  La Bamba – Los Lobos
1988  Monkey – George Michael
1989  Right Here Waiting – Richard Marx
1990  If Wishes Came True – Sweet Sensation
1991  Every Thing I Do – Bryan Adams
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1993  Can’t Help Falling In Love – UB40
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1995  Kiss From a Rose - Seal
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio
1997  Mo Money Mo Problems – The Notorious B.I.G.
1998  The Boy Is Mine – Brandy & Monica
1999  Genie in a Bottle – Christina Aguilera