Tuesday, October 25, 2011

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 25

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 25
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Greasy Foods Day
1621  The Governor of Plymouth Colony disallowed sports on Christmas Day
1870  Postcards were first used in the United States
1881  Artist Pablo Picasso was born
1888  Richard Byrd was born – first person to the North Pole
1917  The Communists under Lenin seized power in Russia
1941  Singer Helen Reddy was born – “I am Woman”
1945  The Japanese surrendered Taiwan to General Chiang Kai-Shek
1954  President Eisenhower conducted the first live televised Cabinet meeting
1955  The microwave oven for home use was first sold – price $1,295 – first commercial one debut in 1947
1957  Mob boss Albert Anastasia was killed in a NYC barbershop
1960  The first electronic wristwatch went on sale – Accutron by Bulova
1962  Ambassador Stevens demanded at the Un that the USSR answer about missiles in Cuba – “I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over”
1971  Roy Disney dedicated Disney World
1971  The UN admitted China and expelled Taiwan
1983  The US invaded Grenada to protect American students with 1,800 US military personnel
1986  Michael Sergio parachuted into Shea Stadium during game 6 of the World Series
1990  The NY Daily News went on strike – would last until March, 1991
1993  Actor Vincent Price died at age 82
1995  Tennis player Bobby Riggs died at age 77 – played Billie Jean King in “The Battle of the Sexes”
SPORTS HISTORY ON OCTOBER 25
2009  NYY win their 40th AL pennant as Andy Pettitte gets his 16th postseason win – a record
2005  Chicago beats Houston 7-5 in 14 innings – longest World Series game – 5 hours, 41 minutes
2003  Florida wins their 2nd World Series – the only time in the last 11 years when they had a winning record they won the Series
1990  Evander Holyfield KOs Buster Douglas in 3 to win the heavyweight title
1987  Minnesota wins their 1st World Series title
1986  Bill Buckner allows a slow ground ball to go threw his legs and NY Mets win 6-5 to tie the World Series 3-3
1985  Karl Malone makes his NBA debut with Utah – averaged 25.0 points and 10.1 rebounds in his 19 year career
1978  Gaylord Perry is the 1st to win Cy Young awards in both leagues
1964  Vikings Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in the wrong direction for a safety    1870  Pimlico Race track opens in Baltimore – 1st stakes race is won by a horse named Preakness – currently the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown
# 1 SONGS ON OCTOBER 25
1960  Save the Best for Last – The Drifters
1961  Runaround Sue – Dion
1962  Monster Mash – Bobby Picket & the Crypt Kickers
1963  Sugar Shack – Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs
1964  Baby Love – The Supremes
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
1972  My Ding-a-Ling – Chuck Berry
1973  Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight & the Pips
1974  Then Came You – Dionne Warwick & the Spinners
1975  Bad Blood – Neil Sedaka
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  Who Can It Be now – Men at Work
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
1998  One Week – Bare Naked Ladies
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

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