Tuesday, November 22, 2011

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 22

THE HISTORY OF NOVEMBER 22
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Cashew Day
1906  The “SOS” distress signal was adopted internationally
1921  Comedian Rodney Dangerfield was born
1927  A patent for the snowmobile was granted to Carl Eliason
1930  Elijah Muhammad formed the Nation of Islam in Detroit
1932  A gas pump was patented that computed quantity and price delivered
1932  Actor Robert Vaughn was born – “The Man from UNCLE”
1934  “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” was first heard on the radio
1954  The Humane Society was formed
1955  RCA Victor purchased the rights from a record company for a Mississippi truck driver for $25,000 – Elvis Presley
1958  Actress Jamie Lee Curtis was born
1963  President John Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Texas Governor John Connally was seriously injured. It would later be determined with much skepticism that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin
1963  Authors C.C. Lewis and Aldous Huxley died
1963  The musical “Man of LaMancha” opened in NYC
1972  The US ended a 22 year old ban on travel to China
1980  Actress Mae West died at age 87
1984  Actress Scarlett Johansson was born
1985  38,648 immigrants were sworn in as US citizens – the largest single swearing in ceremony ever
1998  “60 Minutes” aired video of Dr. Jack Kevorkian giving lethal drugs to a terminally ill patient – he would serve 8 years in prison
2005  Ted Koppel hosted his last edition of ABC News’ “Nightline”
2005  American Music Award winners were: Will Smith, Gwen Stefani and The Black Eyed Peas
2005  Microsoft released its Xbox 360 game console
2005  Angela Merkel was elected Germany’s first female Chancellor
2009  Taylor Swift won five awards at the American Music Awards
SPORTS HISTORY ON NOVEMBER 22
1986  Wayne Gretzky becomes the 13th NHL player to score 500 goals
1986  Mike Tyson KOs Trevor Berbick to win the WBC title
1984  Alvin Dark of Seattle is AL Rookie of the Year - .284 average, 27 HRs, 116 RBI
1983  Ron Kittle of White Sox is AL Rookie of the Year - .254 average, 35 HRs, 100 RBI
1982  Steve Sax of LA Dodgers wins NL Rookie of the Year – 4th straight Dodger to win it - .282 average, 180 hits, 47 RBI, 49 stolen bases
1981  San Diego beats Oakland 55-21 as Dan Fouts throws 6 TDs – 5 of them to Kellen Winslow
1978  Lou Whitaker of Detroit is AL Rookie of the Year - .285 average, 138 hits, 58 RBI in 139 games
1978  NYY sign Tommy John – will be 52-26 over next 3 years
1972  Johnny Bench is NL MVP - .270 average, 40 HRs, 125 RBI
1968  Johnny Bench is NL Rookie of the Year - .275 average, 15 HRs, 82 RBI
1967  Rod Carew of Twins is AL Rookie of the Year - .292 average , 150 hits in 137 games
1961  Frank Robinson of Reds is NL MVP - .323 average, 37 HRs, 124 RBI – will win AL MVP in 1966
1957  Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP - .365 average, 34 HRs, 94 RBI, 146 walks
1954  Pittsburgh Pirates draft Roberto Clemente
1950  The lowest NBA score – Ft. Wayne (19) – Minneapolis (18)
1917  The NHL is officially formed in Montreal
# 1 SONGS ON NOVEMBER 22
1961  Big Bad John – Jimmy Dean
1962  Big Girls Don’t Cry – The Four Seasons
1964  Leader of the Pack – The Shangri-Las
1965  I Hear a Symphony – The Supremes
1966  You Keep Me Hangin’ On – The Supremes
1968  Hey Jude –The Beatles
1969  Wedding Bell Blues – The 5th Dimension
1970  I Think I Love You – The Partridge Family
1971  Theme from “Shaft” – Isaac Hayes
1972  I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
1974  Whatever Gets You Through the Night – John Lennon
1975  That’s the Way I Like It – KC & the Sunshine Band
1976  Tonight’s the Night – Rod Stewart
1980  Lady – Kenny Rogers
1981  Physical – Olivia Newton-John
1982  Truly – Lionel Richie
1983  All Night Long – Lionel Richie
1984  Wake Me Up Before We Go-Go – Wham!
1985  We Built This City – Starship
1987  I’ve Had the Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
1991  When a Man Loves a Woman – Michael Bolton
1992  I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
1993  I’d Do Anything for Love – Meat Loaf
1994  I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

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