Sunday, October 2, 2011

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 2

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 2
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Fried Scallops Day
1656  The Connecticut colony passed a law against Quakers
1833  The NY Anti-Slavery Society was organized
1866  J. Osterhoudt patented a can with a key opener
1871  Mormon leader Brigham Young was arrested for polygamy
1890  Comedian Groucho Marx was born
1895  Comedian Bud Abbott was born – “Abbott & Costello”
1909  Orville Wright set an altitude record by flying at 1,600 feet
1910  The first 2 plane collision occurred in Milan, Italy
1919  President Wilson suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed
1937  Warner Brothers released “Love Is in the Air” – it was the screen debut for 26 year old Ronald Reagan
1941  Six Parisian Synagogues were set on fire
1942  The Queen Mary sliced the cruiser Curacao in half killing 338 people
1949  The USSR recognized the People’s Republic of China
1950  The comic strip “Peanuts” first appeared in newspapers
1955  “Alfred Hitchcock” premiered on TV
1959  Rod Sterling’s “Twilight Zone” premiered on TV – ran for 5 years
1961  “Ben Casey” premiered on TV
1967  Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black Supreme Court Justice
1970  TV actress and host Kelly Ripa was born
1985  Rock Hudson died of AIDS at age 59
1990  The US Senate voted 90-9 to confirm Davis Souter as Supreme Court Justice
1991  Apple Computer and IBM signed a contract to create an alliance in computers and software
1994  Harriet Nelson died at age 85 – “Harriet and Nelson”
2002  The first death by the Maryland sniper took place – on the next day five additional people were killed in the Washington, DC area
SPORTS HISTORY FOR OCTOBER 2
2001  Randy Johnson gets his 200th career win – this season he is 21-6, 2.49 ERA, 372 strikeouts
2001  Sammy Sosa hits his 60th HR – 3rd time in his career – 1st MLB player to do so
1999  Bernie Williams gets a walk – has 200 hits, 100 runs, 100 RBI, and 100 walks for the season – 1st player since Stan Musial in 1953 to do so
1995  In one game playoff, Seattle’s Randy Johnson strikes out 12 and gives up 3 hits to beat the Angels 9-1
1995  Sparky Anderson resigns from Detroit after 17 years
1990  Bob Welch of A’s wins his 27th game – 27-6, 2.95 ERA
1985  Dwight Gooden wins his 24th game – 24-4, 1.53 ERA
1985  Detroit’s Darrell Evans hits his 40th HR – had 41 for Atlanta in 1973 – 1st player to hit 40 in both leagues in a season
1983  Packers beat Tampa Bay 55-14 – benefit from a 90 yard punt return for a TD, 35 yard fumble return for a TD, and a 27 yard interception for a TD
1978  Bucky Dent of NYY hits 3 run HR to beat the Red Sox in a one game playoff
1974  Hank Aaron hits his last NL HR – his 733rd
1969  Pete Rose wins his 2nd straight batting title - .348
1965  Sandy Koufax beats Braves 2-1 – record is 26-8, 2.04 ERA, 382 strikeouts
1960  Baltimore beats Bears 42-7 – Johnny Unitas throws 4 TDs and Zeke Bratkowski throws 7 interceptions
1936  NYY score 18 runs to beat Giants 18-4 – World Series record that will last until 1993
1921  Babe Ruth hits his 59th HR of the season and his 171st RBI
1916  Grover Cleveland Alexander wins his 33rd game of the season – 1.55 ERA
# 1 SONGS ON OCTOBER 2
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
1975  Fame – David Bowie
1976  Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
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
1989  Miss You Much – Janet Jackson
1991  Good Vibrations – Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch
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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