Friday, September 16, 2011


Today is National Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Day
1630  The village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston
1908  General Motors was founded by William Durant
1914  TV host Alan Funt was born – “Candid Camera”
1920  A bomb struck Wall Street killing 33 – it was planted by an anarchist
1924  Actress Lauren Bacall was born
1925  Jazz musician B.B. King was born
1927  Actor Peter Falk was born – “Columbo”
1945  Japan surrendered Hong Kong to the British
1956  Magician David Copperfield was born
1965  “The Dean Martin Show” premiered on NBC
1968  Richard Nixon appeared on “Laugh In” – “Sock It to Me?”
1968  “The Andy Griffith Show” was seen for the last time – first seen 1960
1971  SNL comedian Amy Poehler was born
1972  “The Bob Newhart Show” premiered on CBS – ended 1978
1974  President Ford announced a conditional amnesty for many Vietnam War deserters
1976  The Episcopal Church approved the ordination of women priests and bishops
1984  “Miami Vice” debut on TV
1998  Meryl Streep received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
2004  Hurricane Ivan did $14.2 billion in damages as it hit Alabama and Florida – blamed for 115 deaths
2007  59th Emmy Awards – “The Soprano’s” and “30 Rock” were winners
2007  Las Vegas police arrested OJ Simpson – said he and armed accomplices broke into a hotel room to retrieve stolen memorabilia of his
2009  Rapper Jay-Z broke Elvis Presley’s record as the solo artist with the most #1 record – he now has 11
2008  Derek Jeter gets his 1,270th hit at Yankee Stadium – passes Lou Gehrig
2007  Jim Thome gets his 500th HR
2007  Bengals beat Browns 51-45 as Carson Palmer throws 6 TDs and Derek Anderson 5 – Cleveland had 554 total yards and Cincinnati had 531
1999  Rookie Carlos Beltran gets his 100th RBI – 1st rookie since 1987 to do so – Mark McGwire
1998  Ken Griffey Jr. steals his 20th base of the year – 3rd player in MLB history to have 50 HRs and 20 steals – Willie Mays and Brady Anderson
1997  Curt Schilling gets his 300th strikeout of the season – 1st NL pitcher since 1986 to do so
1996  Paul Molitor gets his 3,000th hit – ends with 3,319
1996  Lance Johnson of Mets gets his 20th triple of the season – his 6th year in a row with double digits – had 117 in 14 seasons
1993  Dave Winfield gets his 3,000th hit – 19th to do so – ends with 3,110  
1988  Reds Tom Browning pitches a perfect game vs. Dodgers
1987  Bob Boone of the Angels catches in his record 1,919th game
1979  Willie Wilson of KC hits his 5th inside the park HR of the season
1975  Pirates beat Cubs 22-0 – Rennie Stennett is the 3rd player to go 7 for 7 in MLB history
1965  Red Sox Dave Morehead no hits Cleveland
1960  Warren Spahn no hits Philadelphia – it is his 20th win of the season and his 11th 20 win season – will do it two more times before retiring with 363 wins
1948  Joe DiMaggio hits his 300th HR – ends with 361
1960  The Twist – Chubby Checker
1961  Take Good Care of My Baby – Bobby Vee
1963  Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton
1964  The House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
1965  Help – The Beatles
1966  You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes
1967  Ode to Billie Joe – Bobbie Gentry
1968  Harper Valley PTA – Jeannie C. Riley
1970  Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross
1972  Black and White – Three Dog Night
1974  Can’t Get Enough of Your Love – Barry White
1975  Fame – David Bowie
1976  Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
1977  I Just Want to be Your Everything – Andy Gibb
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  Maniac – Michael Sembello
1985  Money for Nothing – Dire Straights
1986  Stuck With You – Huey Lewis & the News
1988  Sweet Child of Mine – Guns & Roses
1989  Don’t Want to Lose You – Gloria Estefan
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

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