Thursday, September 29, 2011


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
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
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

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