Saturday, August 27, 2011


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
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)
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

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