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On this day.....September 19

Fun and historical facts for September 19th

Jim Clerkin
September 19, 2017 - 9:41 am
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SEPTEMBER 19

 

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL IT PROFESSIONALS DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL BUTTERSCOTCH PUDDING DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • JAMES LIPTON (1926, 91)
  • ADAM WEST (1928-2017)
  • BILL MEDLEY (1940, 77)
  • MAMA CASS ELLIOT (1941-1974)
  • JEREMY IRONS (1948, 69)
  • TWIGGY (LESLIE LAWSON) (1949, 68)
  • JOAN LUNDEN (1950, 67)
  • NILE ROGERS (1952, 65)
  • LITA FORD (1958, 59)
  • CHERI OTERI (1962, 55)
  • TRISHA YEARWOOD (1964, 53)
  • SOLEDAD O’BRIEN (1966, 51)
  • JIMMY FALLON (1974, 43)

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1778, THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS PASSES THE FIRST US BUDGET
  • IN 1796, GEORGE WASHINGTON MAKES HIS FAREWELL ADDRESS AS PRESIDENT
  • IN 1849, THE FIRST LAUNDROMAT OPENS IN OAKLAND, CA
  • IN 1876, THE FIRST “CARPET SWEEPER” IS PATENTED
  • IN 1881, PRESIDENT JAMES GARFIELD DIES OF A GUNSHOT WOUND AT 49
  • IN 1893, NEW ZEALAND BECOMES THE FIRST COUNTRY TO LET ALL WOMEN VOTE
  • IN 1941, THE GERMAN ARMY CONQUERS KIEV IN WWII
  • IN 1941, GERMANY REQUIRES JEWS IN ALL OCCUPIED TERRITORIES TO WEAR A YELLOW STAR OF DAVID FOR IDENTIFICATION
  • IN 1945, KIM IL-SUNG ARRIVES IN KOREA AFTER 26 YEARS IN EXILE IN RUSSIA AND CHINA
  • IN 1945, 17 YEAR OLD SHIRLEY TEMPLE MARRIES JOHN AGAR (24)
  • IN 1947, JACKIE ROBINSON IS NAMED BASEBALL’S ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
  • IN 1950, THE UN REJECTS CHINA’S APPLICATION TO JOIN
  • IN 1951, “SEARCH FOR TOMORROW” DEBUTS ON CBS
  • IN 1952, GEORGE REEVES’ “SUPERMAN” DEBUTS IN SYNDICATION
  • IN 1952, THE US BARS CHARLIE CHAPLIN FROM RE-ENTERING THE US
  • IN 1955, JUAN PERON RESIGNS AS ARGENTINE PRESIDENT AND FLEES
  • IN 1957, THE US EXPLODES THE FIRST UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR TEST IN NEVADA
  • IN 1959, NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV IS DENIED ACCESS TO DISNEYLAND
  • IN 1960, “THE TWIST” BY CHUBBY CHECKER HIT’S #1 ON THE SINGLES CHART
  • IN 1970, “THE MARY TYLER MOORE” SHOW DEBUTS ON CBS
  • IN 1973, MLB REJECTS THE SAN DIEGO PADRES’ ATTEMPT TO MOVE TO WASH DC
  • IN 1974, ABOUT 5,000 PEOPLE DIE WHEN HURRICANE FIFI HITS HONDURAS
  • IN 1975, “FAWLTY TOWERS” DEBUTS ON THE BBC
  • IN 1979, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND CROSBY, STILLS & NASH HEADLINE THE “NO NUKES” CONCERT IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1980, BEST PICTURE WINNER “ORDINARY PEOPLE” OPENS
  • IN 1981, SIMON & GARFUNKEL REUNITE FOR A CENTRAL PARK CONCERT
  • IN 1981, “CHARIOTS OF FIRE” WINS THE 6TH TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL
  • IN 1982, STREETCARS STOP RUNNING DOWN MARKET ST. IN SAN FRANCISCO AFTER 122 YEARS OF SERVICE
  • IN 1986, MICHAEL JACKSON’S “CAPTAIN EO” OPENS
  • IN 1986, HEALTH OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE THE USE OF AZT TO TREAT AIDS PATIENTS
  • IN 1987, “THE PRINCESS BRIDE” WINS THE 12TH TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL
  • IN 1988, GREG LOUGANIS HITS HIS HEAD ON A DIVING BOARD WHILE COMPETING
  • IN 1988, BON JOVI RELEASES THEIR 4TH ALBUM “NEW JERSEY”
  • IN 1989, “DOOGIE HOWSER, MD” DEBUTS ON ABC
  • IN 1989, JANET JACKSON RELEASES “RHYTHM NATION 1814”
  • IN 1990, MARTIN SCORSESE RELEASES “GOODFELLAS”
  • IN 1994, “ER” DEBUTS ON NBC
  • IN 1995, THE WASHINGTON POST AND NEW YORK TIMES PUBLISH THE UNABOMBER’S MANIFESTO
  • IN 1995, ORVILLE REDENBACHER DROWNS IN A BATHTUB AT 88
  • IN 1998, “LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL” WINS THE 23RD TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL
  • IN 1998, JOHN STAMOS MARRIES REBECCA ROMIJN
  • IN 2009, “PRECIOUS” WINS THE 34TH TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL
  • IN 2011, ASHTON KUTCHER REPLACES CHARLIE SHEEN ON “TWO AND A HALF MEN”
  • IN 2016, ANGELINA JOLIE FILES FOR DIVORCE FROM BRAD PITT
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