Saturday, October 1, 2011

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 1

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 1
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National World Vegetarian Day and National Homemade Cookies Day
1867  Karl Marx’ “Das Kapital” was published
1888  National Geographic Magazine was first published
1890  Yosemite National Park was established
1890  Congress crated the Weather Bureau
1907  The Plaza Hotel opened in NYC on 5th and
59th Street
1908  Henry Ford introduced the Model T – cost $850
1920  Actor Walter Matthau was born – “The Odd Couple”
1924  The 39th US President Jimmy Carter was born
1924  Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist was born
1929  Demolition of the Waldorf-Astoria began to make way for the Empire State Building
1935  Actress Julie Andrews was born – “Mary Poppins”
1940  The Pennsylvania Turnpike opened – pioneer toll thruway
1949  The People’s Republic of China was proclaimed by Mao Tse-tung
1955  “The Honeymooners” premiered on TV
1957  The motto “In God We Trust” began appearing on US currency
1958  NASA was inaugurated
1958  American Express launched its first credit card
1962  Barbra Streisand signed her first recording deal
1962  Johnny Carson hosted his first “Tonight Show” – succeeded Jack Paar
1962  “The Lucy Show” premiered on TV
1971  Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida opened
1980  Robert Redford became the first male to appear alone on the cover of “Ladies Home Journal” – the only male in 97 years to do so
1984  Gary Trudeau’s “Doonesbury” comic strip resumed after a 2 year absence
2007  The Dow Jones recorded an all-time high of 14,087.54
SPORTS HISTORY ON OCTOBER 1
2006  Joe Mauer of Minnesota wins the AL batting title – first catcher to ever do so – hit .347
2004  Ichiro Suzuki gets 3 hits – has MLB record 259 hits, breaking 84 year old record – ends season with 262
2000  A’s clinch AL West Title – won 18 of their last 22 games to do so
2000  Shane Halter of Detroit plays all nine positions and goes 4 for 5 – 4th MLB player to play all 9
1999  Kevin McHale is enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame
1995  Orioles have 5 straight shutout wins to end the season
1991  Wade Boggs of Boston gets his 40th double of the season – 7th straight
season he has done so – only 2nd in MLB history to do so
1978  Cincinnati beats Atlanta in 14 innings 10-8 – Braves pitchers issue NL record 16 walks
1977  Brazilian soccer player Pele retires
1975  Ali beat Frazier in the “Thrila from Manila
1961  Roger Maris hits his 61st HR to pass Babe Ruth
1960  Billy Williams of the Cubs hits his 1st HR – ends with 426
1933  Babe Ruth made his last pitching appearance – won and hit a HR
1922  Roger Hornsby wins the Triple Crown - .401 average, 42 HRs, 152 RBI – was a career .358 hitter in 23 seasons
1903  1st World Series – Pittsburgh Pirates beat Boston Americans – Cy Young gets the loss
# 1 SONGS ON OCTOBER 1
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  Half Breed - Cher
1974  I Honestly Love You – Olivia Newton-John
1975  Fame – David Bowie
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
1986  Stuck With You – Huey Lewis & the News
1987  Didn’t We Almost Have It All – Whitney Houston
1988  Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
1989  Miss You Much – Janet Jackson
1991  Good Vibrations – Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1993  Dreamlover – Mariah Carey
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio

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