Sunday, October 23, 2011

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 23

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 23
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Boston Cream Pie Day
1775  The Continental Congress approved a resolution barring blacks from serving in the Army
1824  The first steam locomotive was introduced
1869  Football coach John Heisman was born -  “The Heisman Trophy”
1910  Blanche Scott became the first woman to fly solo in an airplane – she reached a height of 12 feet
1915  The first national horseshoe throwing championships were held in Iowa
1915  25,000 women marched in NYC demanding the right to vote
1925  TV host Johnny Carson was born
1929  The first transcontinental air service began between NYC and LA
1934  Jean Picard and his wife flew from Michigan to Ohio in a balloon which reached an altitude of 57,000 feet
1941  Walt Disney’s “Dumbo” was released
1950  Singer/actor Al Jolson died at age 64
1956  The first video recording on a magnetic tape was televised coast to coast – Jonathon Winters appeared on the telecast
1956  The Hungarian Revolution began – on November 4, the Soviets would enter and suppress it
1973  President Nixon agreed to turn over the Watergate tapes to Judge Sirica
1983  A suicide bomber killed 243 US personnel in Beirut – 58 French paratroopers were killed in a near simultaneous attack
1987  The US Senate rejected the Supreme Court nomination of Robert Bork
1989  Hungary declared its independence from Russia and an end to communist rule
1990  Iraq announced the release of 330 French hostages
1996  The civil trial of OJ Simpson began
2006  Ford Motors reported a $5.8 billion loss for the quarter
SPORTS HISTORY ON OCTOBER 23
1997  In game 5 of the World Series, rookie Livan Hernandez gets his 2nd win of the series – beats Indians 8-7
1995  St. Louis hires Tony LaRussa as manager
1993  Joe Carter became the 2nd player in MLB history to end a World Series with a HR as Toronto wins 8-6
1993  Mike Piazza wins NL Rookie of the Year – batted .318, 35 HRs, and 112 RBI
1988  NY Jets beat Miami 44-30 despite Dan Marino throwing for 521 yards – he had 3 TDs and 5 interceptions
1984  Rick Sutcliffe names NL Cy Young winner – 20-6, 3.64 ERA – was 16-1, 2.69 ERA with the Cubs after he had been traded by Cleveland
1979  Billy Martin of the NYY gets into a barroom brawl with Joseph Cooper – a marshmallow salesman
1977  Pittsburgh beats Houston 27-10 as both teams have 6 turnovers – Dan Pastorini of Houston had -14 net passing yards and threw 5 interceptions
1974  Chicago Cubs trade 16 year veteran Billy Williams to Oakland
1940  Soccer great Pele was born
1921  Green Bay plays there 1st football game ever
# 1 SONGS ON OCTOBER 23
1961  Runaround Sue – Dion
1962  Monster Mash – Bobby Picket & the Crypt Kickers
1963  Sugar Shack – Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs
1964  Do Wah Diddy Diddy – Manfred Mann
1965  Yesterday – The Beatles
1966  96 Tears - ? & the Mysterians
1967  To Sir, With Love - Lulu
1968  Hey Jude –The Beatles
1969  I Can’t Get Next to You – The Temptations
1970  I’ll Be There – The Jackson 5
1971  Maggie May – Rod Stewart
1973  Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight & the Pips
1974  Then Came You – Dionne Warwick & the Spinners
1976  If You Leave Me Now – Chicago
1977  You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone
1978  Hot Child In the City – Nick Glider
1980  Woman In Love – Barbra Streisand
1982  Jack and Diane – John Cougar
1983  Islands in the Stream – Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
1984  I Just Called to Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder
1985  Saving All My Love for You – Whitney Houston
1986  True Colors – Cyndi Lauper
1987  Bad – Michael Jackson
1988  Groovy Kind of Love – Phil Collins
1989  Miss You Much – Janet Jackson
1990  Black Cat – Janet Jackson
1991  Emotions – Mariah Carey
1992  End of the Road – Boyz II Men
1993  Dream Lover – Mariah Carey
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1995  Fantasy – Mariah Carey
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio       
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

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