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

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