Sunday, November 27, 2011


Today is National Bavarian Cream Pie Day
1582  William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway
1817  US soldiers attack a Florida Indian settlement starting what will become the Seminole War
1870  John Mack was born – developer of what eventually would become the Mack Truck Co.
1871  The trial of the KKK began in Columbia, SC
1889  Curtis Brady received the first permit to drive a car through Central Park in NYC
1910  The Pennsylvania Railroad began service at Penn Station in NYC
1934  Gangster “Baby Face” Nelson was shot by FBI agents
1940  Martial arts master/actor Bruce Lee was born
1941  Singer Eddie Rabbit was born
1942  Rock musician Jimi Hendrix was born
1951  The first rocket to intercept an airplane was fired in New Mexico
1951  A cease fire and demarcation zone agreement was signed in Korea
1953  Playwright Eugene O’Neill died at age 65
1954  Convicted Soviet spy Alger Hiss was freed from prison after 44 months
1957  Caroline Kennedy was born – daughter of John and Jackie Kennedy
1964  Actress Robin Givens was born – married to Mike Tyson for a while
1970  Pope John Paul VI was wounded by a dagger wielding man while visiting the Philippines
1973  The US Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President following the resignation of disgraced VP Spiro Agnew
1978  San Francisco Mayor George Mosconi and Supervisor Harvey Milk were gunned down by in City Hall by Supervisor Dan White
1997  The Dow closed below 3,000 for the first time since 1985
2000  Al Gore filed a legal challenge to the Florida vote certification – would eventually be heard by the Supreme Court
1985  Vince Coleman wins NL Rookie of the Year - .267 average, 170 hits, 110 stolen bases
1980  Dave Williams of the Chicago Bears becomes the 1st player in NFL history to return a kickoff for a TD in overtime
1974  Bowie Kuhn suspends George Steinbrenner for 2 years for illegal contributions to Richard Nixon
1966  Highest scoring NFL game – Redskins beat Giants 72-41
1963  Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record by making 18 field goals in a row
1961  Gordie Howe is the 1st to play in 1,000 NHL games
1960  Gordie Howe is the 1st to score 1,000 points in the NHL
1960  Johnny Unitas throws for 356 yards and 3 TDs, but also throws 5 interceptions as the Colts lose to 49ers 30-22
1956  Don Newcombe of Brooklyn Dodgers wins Cy Young – 27-7, 3.06 ERA
1953  Al Rosen of Cleveland wins AL MVP - .336 average, 43 HRs, 145 RBI
1947  Joe DiMaggio (.315 average, 20 HRs, 97 RBI) beats Ted Williams (.343 average, 32 HRs, 114 RBI) by one vote to win AL MVP
1941  Joe DiMaggio (.357 average, 30 HRs, 125 RBI) beats Ted Williams (.406 average, 37 HRs, 120 RBI) to win AL MVP – it is the year DiMaggio hit 56 in straight games                                                       
1960  Are You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis Presley
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
1967  Daydream Believer – The Monkees
1968  Love Child – Diana Ross & the Supremes
1969  Come Together – The Beatles
1970  I Think I Love You – The Partridge Family
1971  Theme from “Shaft” – Isaac Hayes
1972  Papa Was a Rolling Stone – The Temptations
1973  Top of the World – The Carpenters
1974  Whatever Gets You Through the Night – John Lennon
1975  Fly, Robin, Fly – Silver Connection
1976  Tonight’s the Night – Rod Stewart
1978  You Don’t Bring Me Flowers – Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond
1979  No More Tears – Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer
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  Separate Lives – Phil Collins & Jennifer Warnes
1986  You Give Love a Bad Name – Bob Jovi
1987  I’ve Had the Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
1990  I’m Your Baby Tonight – Whitney Houston
1992  I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
1993  I’d Do Anything for Love – Meat Loaf
1994  On Bended Knee – Boyz II Men
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

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