Friday, September 30, 2011

THE HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER 30

THE HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER 30
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Mulled Cider Day
1630  John Billington was executed for murder – the first person in the American colonies to be executed
1777  The US Congress fled to York, Pa. as the British advanced
1841  The stapler was patented by Samuel Slocum
1861  William Wrigley was born – founder of Wrigley Chewing Gum Co.
1898  The city of New York was established with 5 boroughs
1924  Author Truman Capote was born – “In Cold Blood”
1931  Actress Angie Dickinson was born – “Police Woman”
1935  Singer Johnny Mathis was born
1938  The Munich Agreement forced Czechoslovakia to give territory to Nazi Germany – British PM Neville Chamberlain said “I believe it is peace for our time”
1946  22 Nazi’s were found guilty of war crimes at Nuremburg
1946  The British liner Queen Mary claimed the record for fastest trans Atlantic crossing – 3 days, 15 hours, 48 minutes
1949  The Berlin Airlift ended after 277,000 flights and 2.3 million tons of food were delivered
1950  Radio’s “Grand Ole Opry” was broadcast on TV for the first time
1951  “The Red Skelton Show” premiered on TV – ended 1971
1954  The first atomic powered vessel was commissioned – the Nautilus
1955  Actor James Dean died in a car accident in California at age 24
1960  “The Flintstones” premiered on TV – first prime time animated show
1968  The first Boeing 747 rolled off the assembly line
1982  “Cheers” premiered on NBC
1992  Ling Ling, the giant Panda from China, died at the Washington National Zoo
1999  Donald Trump proposed himself for President in an article in the Wall Street Journal
2002  West coast ports closed down in retaliation for work slowdown – they moved over $300 billion of cargo each year
2004  President Bush and John Kerry held their first debate
SPORTS HISTORY ON SEPTEMBER 30
2009  Ricky Nolasco of Florida strikes out 9 consecutive batters
2008  White Sox win 1-0 in playoff game with Twins to win AL central
2006  Chicago and Colorado each use 10 pitchers in the game – tie MLB record
2001  Todd Helton of Colorado hits his 100th extra base hit of the season – 1st player in MLB history to have 100 extra base hits in back to back seasons –
2001 he had 54 doubles and 49 HRs, in 2000 59 doubles and 42 HRs
2000  Oakland beats Texas 23-2 – 14 players score runs – MLB record
2000  Seattle beats Angels 21-9 – Alex Rodriguez had 7 RBI
1997  NYY beat Indians 8-6 in 1st game of the playoffs – Tim Raines, Derek Jeter, and Paul O’Neill hit consecutive HRs
1995  Indians Albert Belle hits his 17th HR of the month – ties Babe Ruth’s record for the month
1993  George Brett gets his 3,000th hit
1989  Nolan Ryan strikes out his 300th batter – 6th 300 strikeout season
1984  Angels Mike Witt throws a perfect game on 97 pitches
1980  Rickey Henderson steals his 97th base – MLB record – Ty Cobb had 96 in 1915 – ends with 100 for the year
1978  Dennis Eckersley wins his 20th game of the season
1972  Roberto Clemente gets his 3,000th hit – final regular season hit
1947  1st televised World Series – Yankees beat Dodgers 5-3
1934  Dizzy Dean wins his 30th game of the year
1934  Babe Ruth’s last game as a NYY – goes 0-3 – Lou Gehrig wins the triple crown - .363 average, 49 HRs, and 165 RBI
1927  Babe Ruth hit his 60th HR – was first player ever to hit 30, 40, 50, and 60 today
# 1 SONGS ON SEPTEMBER 30
1961  Take Good Care of My Baby – Bobby Vee
1964  Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
1965  Hang on Snoopy – The McCoys
1966  Cherish – The Association
1967  The Letter – The Box Tops
1968  Hey Jude –The Beatles
1970  Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross
1971  Maggie May – Rod Stewart
1972  Don’t Get Hooked on Me – Mac Davis
1973  Half Breed - Cher
1974  I Honestly Love You – Olivia Newton-John
1976  Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
1978  Kiss You All Over - Exile
1980  Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
1981  Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1982  Jack and Diane – John Cougar
1983  Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
1984  Let’s Go Crazy - Prince
1985  Money for Nothing – Dire Straights
1987  Didn’t We Almost Have It All – Whitney Houston
1988  Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio

Thursday, September 29, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY SEPTEMBER 29

THE HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER 29
WORLD EVENTS
1789  Congress established a regular US Army that was several thousand strong
1829  Scotland Yard was founded in London
1858  Rudolf Diesel was born – invented the diesel engine
1907  Singer/actor/baseball team owner Gene Autry was born
1907  Construction began on the Washington National Cathedral (see 1990)
1911  Walter Brookins set a US record by flying 192 miles making only 2 stops
1935  Singer Jerry lee Lewis was born – “Great Balls of Fire”
1938  The Munich Agreement was signed – appeased Hitler by giving him Sudetenland
1939  Germany and the Soviet Union reached an agreement on the division of Poland
1943  Hitler’s book “Mein Kampf” was published in the US
1953  “Make Room for Daddy” with Danny Thomas premiered on TV
1954  The movie “A Star is Born” with Judy Garland and James Mason premiered
1957  Comedian Andrew “Dice” Clay was born
1960  “My Three Sons” premiered on TV – ran until 1972
1963  “My Favorite Martian” premiered on CBS
1982  Cyanide laced Tylenol capsules killed the first of 7 people – the person or persons responsible have never been found
1983  “A Chorus Line” with 3,389 shows became the longest running show on Broadway
1988  The space Shuttle Discovery lifted off from Florida – the first mission since the Challenger disaster
1989  Zsa Zsa Gabor was convicted of battery for slapping a policeman – received 3 days in jail
1990  The Washington National Cathedral was completed after 83 years
1994  The first round of jury selection was completed in the OJ Simpson trial – potential 304 jurors
1995  OJ Simpson trial was sent to the jury
2005  John Roberts became the 17th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
2009  Toyota recalled over 3.8 million vehicles
SPORTS HISTORY ON SEPTEMBER 29
2002  Marlins record is 79-83, 23 games behind – won World Series last year
2001  Oakland’s Miguel Tejada hits for the cycle including a grand slam
2000  U.S. basketball team wins gold at the Olympics
1999  Doug Glanville of Philadelphia gets his 200th hit of the season – 1st Phillie since 1979 to do so – Pete Rose
1991  Rickey Henderson goes 5 for 5 – hit safely in each of the first 5 innings –
leaves game in the 7th
1987  NYY Don Mattingly hits his MLB record 6th grand slam of the season
1986  Cubs Greg Maddux beats brother Mike of the Phillies 8-3 – both rookies – Greg ends career with 355 wins, Mike with 39
1985  Warren Moon of Houston is sacked NFL record 12 times by the Cowboys
1983  A’s Mike Warren pitches a no hitter vs. White Sox – the rookie will win only 9 games in his career
1979  Astros JR Richard strikes out his 313th – NL record for a right hander
1974  Lou Brock steals his 118th base of the season
1965  Bob Gibson hits a grand slam off of Gaylord Perry to beat Giants 8-6
1965  409 fans see Red Sox beat Cleveland at Fenway Park
1963  Stan Musial’s last game – he gets his 3,630th hit
1962  Cleveland and California strikeout a combined 40 times in a double header
1954  Willie Mays makes his famous over the shoulder catch of Vic Wertz’ drive
1927  Babe Ruth hits his 59th HR – his 60th tomorrow
1920  Babe Ruth hits then record 54th HR
# 1 SONGS ON SEPTEMBER 29
1961  Take Good Care of My Baby – Bobby Vee
1962  Sherry – The Four Seasons
1964  Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
1965  Hang on Snoopy – The McCoys
1966  Cherish – The Association
1967  The Letter – The Box Tops
1968  Hey Jude –The Beatles
1970  Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross
1971  Maggie May – Rod Stewart
1972  Don’t Get Hooked on Me – Mac Davis
1973  We’re an American Band – Grand Funk
1974  I Honestly Love You – Olivia Newton-John
1976  Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
1978  Kiss You All Over - Exile
1979  My Sharona – The Knack
1980  Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
1981  Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1982  Jack and Diane – John Cougar
1983  Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
1984  Let’s Go Crazy - Prince
1985  Money for Nothing – Dire Straights
1987  Didn’t We Almost Have It All – Whitney Houston
1988  Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

THE HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER 28

THE HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER 28
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Strawberry Cream Pie Day
1542  Spanish explores arrived at a Pacific coast port they named San Miguel – they were in current day San Diego
1781  9,000 Americans and 7,800 French troops encircled Yorktown, Va. In what was to be the last major battle of the American Revolution
1891  Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick, died at age 72
1901  TV host Ed Sullivan was born
1909  Cartoonist Al Capp was born – “Li’l Abner”
1924  Two US Army planes ended an around the world flight – Seattle to Seattle – they made 57 stops and it took 175 days
1928  Alexander Fleming accidentally discovered penicillin
1934  Actress Brigitte Bardot was born
1959  The US satellite, Explorer VI, took the first video pictures of the earth
1961  “Dr. Kildare” premiered on TV
1961  “Hazel” premiered on NBC
1972  Japan and communist China agree to re-establish diplomatic relations
1978  The Israeli Knesset agreed to the Camp David Accords
1978  Pope John Paul I died after only 33 days as Pope
1987  Actress Hillary Duff was born
1991  Jazz great Miles Davis died at age 65
1994  900 people died when an Estonian ferry capsized in the Baltic Sea
1994  Clinton and Yeltsin signed an agreement to speed destruction of American and Russian nuclear weapons
1996  Arafat and Rabin sign an accord that transfers control of the West Bank
1997  Newsman David Brinkley retired after 54 years in broadcasting
2008  Three Chinese astronauts return to Earth after completing the countries first ever space walk
2009  Iran successfully tested a long range missile with the ability to hit US bases in the region and Israel
SPORTS HISTORY ON SEPTEMBER 28
2008  Mike Mussina wins his 20th game of the  year – his only 20 win season among his 270 career wins
2006  Rookie Jim Loney of Dodgers has 9 RBI in the game
2003  Drew Henson gets his 1st and only MLB hit – quit to play football
2001  Alex Rodriguez hits his 50th HR – 20th in MLB history to do so
2000  Baltimore gets 23 hits and 23 runs to beat Toronto 23-1
2000  NY Mets end Greg Maddux’s streak of 39 1/3rd scoreless innings
1993  Dennis Martinez wins his 100th NL game – 7th pitcher in history to win 100 in
each league
1988  Orel Hershiser pitches 10 shutout innings – now has 59 consecutive scoreless innings – started August 30 – MLB record
1982  Minnesota pitcher Terry Felton plays in his last MLB game – record is 0-13 and career 0-16
1974  Nolan Ryan gets his 3rd career no hitter – ends with 7 of them
1972  Steve Carlton gets his 300th strikeout of the season – record 27-10 with a 1.91 ERA – will win Cy Young
1960  Ted Williams hits his final HR #521 – hit his 1st 4/23/1939
1941  Ted Williams ends the season with a .406 average
1940  Michigan’s Tom Harmon runs for TDs of 72, 86, and 94 yards
# 1 SONGS ON SEPTEMBER 28
1961  Take Good Care of My Baby – Bobby Vee
1962  Sherry – The Four Seasons
1963  Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton
1964  Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
1965  Hang on Snoopy – The McCoys
1966  Cherish – The Association
1967  The Letter – The Box Tops
1968  Hey Jude –The Beatles
1969  Sugar Sugar – The Archies
1970  Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross
1971  Maggie May – Rod Stewart
1972  Don’t Get Hooked on Me – Mac Davis
1973  We’re an American Band – Grand Funk
1974  Rock Me Gently – Andy Kim
1975  I’m Sorry – John Denver
1976  Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
1977  Star Wars Theme - Meco
1978  Kiss You All Over - Exile
1979  My Sharona – The Knack
1980  Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
1981  Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1982  Jack and Diane – John Cougar
1983  Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
1984  Let’s Go Crazy - Prince
1985  Money for Nothing – Dire Straights
1987  Didn’t We Almost Have It All – Whitney Houston
1988  Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1993  Dream Lover – Mariah Carey
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY SEPTEMBER 27

THE HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER 27
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Chocolate Milk Day and National Corned Beef Hash Day
1787  The Constitution was submitted to the states for ratification
1892  Book matches were patented by the Diamond Match Company
1896  Sam Ervin was born – Senator who headed the Watergate hearings
1910  The first test of a twin engine plane took place – France
1937  The first Santa Claus training school opened in NYC
1938  The ocean liner Queen Elizabeth was launched in Glasgow – was the longest passenger liner ever built at the time
1939  Warsaw, Poland surrendered to the Nazis after 19 days of resistance
1940  Germany, Italy and Japan became allies when they signed the Tripartite Pact
1942  Glenn Miller and his Orchestra performed together for the last time – Miller entered the Army
1954  “The Tonight Show” hosted by Steve Allen made its TV debut
1964  The Warren Commission’s findings were released – they determined that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of President Kennedy
1970  “The Original Amateur Hour” last aired – made its radio debut in 1935
1972  Actress Gwyneth Paltrow was born
1989  Sony Co. purchased Columbia for $3.4 billion
1995  The prosecution and defense presented their summations in the OJ Simpson trial
2004  NBC announced that Conan O’Brien would succeed Jay Leno as host of “The Tonight Show” in 2009
2008  Chinese astronaut, Zhai Zhigang, became the first person from China to walk in space
SPORTS HISTORY ON SEPTEMBER 27
2007  Ryan Howard strikes out for the 196th time this season – MLB record
2006  40 year old Moises Alou steals home for San Francisco
2001  Arizona’s Randy Johnson gets his 20th win and 366th strikeout
2000  Angels Darin Erstad sets a record with his 99th RBI as a leadoff hitter
1998  NYY win their 114th game of the season
1998  Mark McGwire hits his 70th HR of the season
1996  Barry Bonds is the 2nd player in MLB history to get 40 steals and 40 HRs in a season – Jose Canseco did it first, Rodriguez and Soriano will follow
1992  Seattle’s Randy Johnson strikes out 18 Texas Rangers
1987  Phil Niekro makes his final MLB appearance – 318 wins, 3,342 strikeouts. and a 3.35 ERA in 24 seasons
1983  Tim Raines becomes the 2nd player in MLB history to have 70 steals and 70 RBI in the same season – Ty Cobb
1973  Nolan Ryan gets his 383rd strikeout of the season – MLB record
1972  Padres Steve Arlin loses his 21st game of the year – lost 19 last year, but his ERA in 1972 was 3.60 and in 1971 it was 3.48
1968  Bob Gibson beats Houston 1-0 – ends season with a 1.12 ERA, 22-9 record, 28 complete games, 13 shutouts, and 268 strikeouts
1967  Philadelphia’s Jim Bunning ties a record with his 5th one run loss of the season – record is 17-15 with a 2.29 ERA – lowest of his career
1942  NY Giants beat the Redskins 14-7 without making a first down – Washington had 15 of them
1931  Lou Gehrig gets his 46th HR and Babe Ruth has 46 – Gehrig has 184 RBI and Ruth 163 – most productive teammates in history – they beat 31 game winner Lefty Grove 13-1
1930  Bobby Jones completes the 1st Grand Slam of Golf
1927  Babe Ruth hits his 57th HR and Lou Gehrig his 46th
1923  Lou Gehrig gets his 1st HR – ends with 493
# 1 SONGS ON SEPTEMBER 27
1961  Take Good Care of My Baby – Bobby Vee
1963  Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton
1964  Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
1965  Hang on Snoopy – The McCoys
1966  Cherish – The Association
1967  The Letter – The Box Tops
1968  Hey Jude – the Beatles
1970  Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross
1971  Maggie May – Rod Stewart
1972  Don’t Get Hooked on Me – Mac Davis
1973  We’re an American Band – Grand Funk
1974  Rock Me Gently – Andy Kim
1976  Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
1978  Kiss You All Over - Exile
1979  My Sharona – The Knack
1980  Upside Down – Diana Ross
1981  Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1982  Jack and Diane – John Cougar
1983  Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
1984  Let’s Go Crazy - Prince
1985  Money for Nothing – Dire Straights
1987  Didn’t We Almost Have It All – Whitney Houston
1988  Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio

Monday, September 26, 2011

THE HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER 26

THE HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER 26
WORLD EVENTS
1789  Thomas Jefferson became the first Secretary of State
1820  Frontiersman Daniel Boone was born
1888  Poet T.S. Elliot was born
1898  American composer George Gershwin was born
1902  Gangster Albert Anastasia was born
1908  An ad for the Edison Phonograph appeared in “The Saturday Evening Post”
1913  The first boats were raised in the locks of the Panama Canal
1914  The Federal Trade Commission was formed to regulate interstate commerce
1914  Fitness expert Jack LaLanne was born
1934  The liner Queen Mary was launched
1948  Singer Olivia Newton-John was born
1954  Ronald Reagan made his first appearance as the host of “General Electric Theater” – continued for 8 years
1957  The musical “West Side Story” opened on Broadway
1960  The first of 4 TV debates between Kennedy and Nixon took place – watched by estimated 80 million Americans – half of the population
1960  The longest speech in UN history – 4 hrs.29 minutes by Castro
1962  “The Beverly Hillbillies” premiered on CBS – ended 1971
1964  “Gilligan’s Island” premiered on CBS
1968  “Hawaii Five-O” premiered on ABC – ended 1980
1969  “The Brady Bunch” appeared for the first time on ABC – ended 1974
1973  The Concorde flew from Washington, DC to Paris in 3 hours and 33 minutes
cutting the time in half
1984  Britain and China initialed an agreement to return Hong Kong to the Chinese in 1997
1986  William Rehnquist became Supreme Justice of the Supreme Court
1987  “Star Trek: The Next Generation” premiered on TV
1994  Jury selection began in LA in the murder trial of OJ Simpson
SPORTS HISTORY ON SEPTEMBER 26
2001  Raul Gonzalez gets his 1st MLB hit – the only hit for the Reds in a 8-0 loss
1999  Mark McGwire gets his 60th HR of the season – he and Sammy Sosa become the only players to hit 60 HRs twice
1998  Curt Schilling gets his 300th strikeout of the season – his second consecutive season doing so – 5th in MLB history
1998  Dennis Eckersley plays in his final game, his 1,071st breaking Hoyt Wilhelm’s record for most appearances – had 197 wins, 390 saves, and a career
3.50 ERA over 24 seasons
1997  Atlanta’s Rafael Belliard hits a HR – last one he hit was May 5, 1987 – got two in his career in 2,524 plate appearances
1993  Mariners Randy Johnson gets his 300th strikeout of the season
1988  Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson is stripped of his gold medal in the 100M for failing a drug test
1984  Rookie Juan Samuel of Philadelphia steals his 72nd base – breaks Tim Raines rookie record
1983  St. Louis’ Bob Forsch pitches a no hitter – 2nd of his career – 25th pitcher to have 2 or more
1981  Nolan Ryan gets his 5th no hitter – 1st to do so – ends with 7
1979  Braves Phil Niekro gets his 20th win – beat brother Joe who also had 20
1971  Jim Palmer of the Orioles gets his 20th win – 3 other Orioles have 20 wins this season also
1971  Ernie Banks gets the last hit of his career – his 2,583rd
1962  Maury Wills becomes the first to steal 100 bases in a season – end with 104
1962  Chicago Cubs lose their 101st game of the season – 903 fans show up
1961  Roger Maris hits his 60th HR to tie Babe Ruth
#1 SONGS ON SEPTEMBER 26
1961  Take Good Care of My Baby – Bobby Vee
1963  Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton
1964  Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
1966  Cherish – The Association
1967  The Letter – The Box Tops
1968  Hey Jude – the Beatles
1970  Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross
1971  Maggie May – Rod Stewart
1972  Don’t Get Hooked on Me – Mac Davis
1974  Rock Me Gently – Andy Kim
1976  Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
1978  Kiss You All Over - Exile
1979  My Sharona – The Knack
1980  Upside Down – Diana Ross
1981  Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1983  Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
1984  Let’s Go Crazy - Prince
1985  Money for Nothing – Dire Straights
1987  Didn’t We Almost Have It All – Whitney Houston
1988  Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio
1998  I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith

Sunday, September 25, 2011

THE HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER 25

THE HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER 25
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Crab Meat Newburg Day
1493  Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain on his 2nd voyage to the Western Hemisphere
1513  Spanish explorer Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Panama and proclaimed the Pacific Ocean for Spain
1639  The first printing press appeared in America
1789  Congress proposed a Bill of Rights – 10 of the 12 were rarified
1890  Congress established Yosemite National Park
1911  Ground breaking began on Fenway Park
1926  Henry Ford announced the 8 hour, 5 day work week
1929  Newswoman Barbara Walters was born
1944  Actor Michael Douglas was born
1952  Actor Christopher Reeve was born – “Superman”
1957  300 U.S. Army troops guarded nine black children as they entered Central High School on Little Rock, Arkansas
1961  Actress Heather Locklear was born
1968  Actor Will Smith was born – “Fresh Prince”
1969  Actress Catherine Zeta Jones was born – married to Michael Douglas
1979  The musical “Evita” opened in NYC – had 1,568 performances
1981  Sandra Day O’Connor was sworn in as the first female Supreme Court Justice
1983  35th Emmy Awards – “Hill Street Blues” and “Cheers” were winners
1986  Antonin Scalia was appointed Supreme Court Justice
1992  In Orlando, Florida, a judge granted 12 year old Gregory Kingsley a divorce from his parents
1996  Astronaut Shannon Lucid ended her 188 day stay in space – it was longer than any other American
2005  Don Adams died – Maxwell Smart in “Get Smart” TV series
2006  Bernie Ebbers began serving a 25 year prison sentence for his role on the $11 billion accounting fraud at WorldCom
SPORTS HISTORY ON SEPTEMBER 25
2003  Sammy Sosa becomes the 1st NL player to have 100 RBI in 9 straight seasons
2003  Carlos Delgado hits 4 HRs in the game – 15th to do so
2002  Michael Jordan announces he is returning to the NBA
2001  Chicago Cubs pitchers get their 1,250th strikeout of the year – MLB record
2000  Cleveland plays an odd double header – beat Chicago in the first one and lose to Minnesota in the second game – only 2nd time there was a 3 team double
header in MLB history (1951)
1998  NYY win their 112th game of the season – AL record
1996  Barry Bonds gets his 149th walk of the season – NL record
1992  Seattle and Texas use MLB record 54 players in a 16 inning game – Rangers strand 20 and strikeout 18 times
  1984  NY Mets Rusty Staub joins Ty Cobb as the only players to hit a HR in their teens and their forties
1965  Willie Mays becomes the oldest (34) to hit 50 HRs in a season – also the youngest to hit 50 ten years earlier
1965  Sandy Koufax gets his 24th win and 365th strikeout of the season – ERA 2.12
1962  Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in the 1st to win the heavyweight title
1941  The Brooklyn Dodgers win their 1st pennant in 21 years
1911 Groundbreaking begins on Fenway Park
#1 SONGS ON SEPTEMBER 25
1961  Take Good Care of My Baby – Bobby Vee
1963  Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton
1964  Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
1966  Cherish – The Association
1967  The Letter – The Box Tops
1968  Hey Jude – the Beatles
1969  Sugar Sugar – The Archies
1970  Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross
1971  Go Away Little Girl – Donny Osmond
1972  Don’t Get Hooked on Me – Mac Davis
1974  Rock Me Gently – Andy Kim
1975  I’m Sorry – John Denver
1976  Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
1977  Star War Theme – Meco
1978  Kiss You All Over - Exile
1979  My Sharona – The Knack
1980  Upside Down – Diana Ross
1981  Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1982  Hard to Say I’m Sorry - Chicago
1983  Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
1984  Let’s Go Crazy - Prince
1985  Money for Nothing – Dire Straights
1987  Didn’t We Almost Have It All – Whitney Houston
1988  Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1993  Dream Lover – Mariah Carey
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio
1998  I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith