Thursday, October 27, 2011

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 27

THE HISTORY OF OCTOBER 27
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Potato Day
1787  The first of the Federalist Papers were published – called for the ratification of the Constitution
1858  RH Macy & Co. opened its first store on
6th Ave
in NYC
1858  The 26th President Teddy Roosevelt was born
1872  Etiquette author Emily Post was born
1878  The Manhattan Savings Bank in NYC was robbed of $3 million
1891  DB Downing received a patent for the street letter box – the mailbox
1904  The first subway in NYC was opened – subway and bus fare were 5 cents
1916  The first public reference to “jazz” appeared in Vanity
1925  Water skis were patented by Fred Waller
1940  Mafia head John Gotti was born
1941  The Chicago Tribune editorialized that there would be no was with Japan calling it “a military impossibility”
1947  “You Bet Your Life” with Groucho Marx premiered on ABC radio
1954  Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe were divorced – they were married on 1/14/1954
1963  Marla Maples was born – one of Donald Trump’s wives
1964  Sonny and Cher were married
1966  Matt Drudge was born – “The Drudge Report”
1982  China announced its population exceeded 1 billion people
1988  “ET” was released to home video – 14 million copies had been pre-sold
1994  The Justice Department announced that the prison population had hit 1 million for the first time
1997  The Dow Jones Average dropped 554 points – markets closed for the first time since the attempted assassination of President Reagan
2001  The California Institute of Technology received a $600 million gift from Gordon Moore, the c0-founder of Intel – the largest donation in history at the time
2004  NYC’s subway system marked its 100th year in service
SPORTS HISTORY ON OCTOBER 27
2006  St. Louis wins the World Series – had only won 83 regular season games
2004  Boston wins their first World Series in 86 years as they sweep St. Louis
2003  Red Sox announce that manager Grady Little’s contract will not be renewed
2002  Emmitt Smith breaks career rushing yardage record of Walter Payton
2002  Angels win World Series as they beat San Francisco in game 7 – their 1st title in their 42nd year
1999  NYY beat Atlanta to win their 25th World Series – Braves have lost 4 World Series this decade
1991  Minnesota wins World Series 1-0 in 10 innings – Jack Morris named MVP as he gave up 3 earned runs in 22 innings – 5 of the 7 games were decided by 1 run – both Minnesota and Atlanta were last in their division in 1990
1989  World Series resumes after a 10 day delay due to the earthquake in San Francisco  - Oakland beats Giants 13-7
1986  NY Mets beat Red Sox in game 7 of World Series
1985  Royals beat St. Louis 11-0 in game 7 of the World Series – Cardinals batted only .185 in the series – lowest ever for a 7 game series
1984  Reuben Mayes of Washington State runs for NCAA record 357 yards
1984  Hakeem Olajuwon makes his NBA debut – 26,946 points, NBA record 3,830 blocks, 21.8 average, 11.1 rebounds, and 3.1 blocks per game in his career
1956  Tommy Heinsohn makes his NBA debut – Rookie of the Year – 8 time champion
# 1 SONGS ON OCTOBER 27
1961  Runaround Sue – Dion
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  Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
1970  I’ll Be There – The Jackson 5
1971  Maggie May – Rod Stewart
1973  Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight & the Pips
1976  If You Leave Me Now – Chicago
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
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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