September 27 in Pop Culture History

September 27th History, Trivia and Fun Facts

September 27th History Highlights

  • 1888 – The first letter from Jack The Ripper was recieved by London’s Central New Agency.
  • 1903 – The Wreck of the Old 97, a real life American rail disaster that became the subject of a popular dirge.
  • 1962 – Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring was published.
  • 1964 – The Warren Report, regarding the assaination of JFK was released.
  • September 27, 1981 Birthday (fictional) Scott Pilgrim. VS’d the world in comic books and film
  • September 27, **** Birthday (fictional) Iris West Allen, DC Comics
  • If you were born on September 27th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… January 4th (same year)

Traditional September 27th Information

September 27th is…

Chocolate Milk Day
Corned Beef Hash Day
Crush a Can Day
Saint Vincent De Paul Feast Day

September 27th Birthday Quotes

“There is only one secret. To love what you are doing.”
– Jayne Meadows

“It is in the interest of tyrants to reduce the people to ignorance and vice. For they cannot live in any country where virtue and knowledge prevail.”
– Samuel Adams

“Garlick maketh a man wynke, drynke, and stynke.”
– Thomas Nash

“I always felt a love for music, but I never got my nerve up enough to try a musical instrument in school.”
– Don Cornelius

“I will say, as a woman when you put a mustache on, you find out a lot of things about yourself.”
– Carrie Brownstein

September 27th Birthdays

1722 – Samuel Adams, American philosopher, and politician, 4th Governor of Massachusetts (died in 1803)
1840 – Thomas Nast, German-American cartoonist (died in 1902)
1885 – Harry Blackstone, Sr., American magician (died in 1965)
1917 – Carl Ballantine, American magician, and actor (died in 2009)
1919 – Jayne Meadows, American actress (died in 2015)
1933 – Greg Morris, American actor (died in 1996)
1934 – Wilford Brimley, American actor (died in 2020)
1936 – Don Cornelius, American television host (Soul Train) (died in 2012)
1947 – Meat Loaf, American singer-songwriter
1951 – Jim Shooter, American comic book author, editor and illustrator
1958 – Shaun Cassidy, American actor
1972 – Gwyneth Paltrow, American actress
1974 – Carrie Brownstein, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
1982 – Lil Wayne, American rapper
1984 – Avril Lavigne, Canadian singer-songwriter

September 27th History

1290 (Earthquake) Chihli, China

1540 – Pope Paul III approved the charter for the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).

1650 (Volcano Eruption) Kolumbo

1903 – Wreck of the Old 97, traveling from Monroe, Virginia, to Spencer, North Carolina, the train derailed at Stillhouse Trestle near Danville, Virginia.

1905 – Albert Einstein’s paper “Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?”, introducing the equation E=mc² was published.

1908 – Model T #0001 came out of Henry Ford’s car factory today.

1912 – W C Handy published The Memphis Blues, the first Blues Song

1937- The first Santa Claus training school opened in Albion, New York.

1954 – The Tonight Show began broadcasting coast to coast on NBC

1963 – Lee Harvey Oswald visited the Cuban Consulate in Mexico. More on him later.

1964 – The Warren Commission Report was given to President Johnson today, and the general public on September 27. It concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, settling the issue. (it was not really settled)

September 27, **** Birthday (fictional) Iris West Allen, DC Comics

1975 – #1 Hit September 27, 1975 – October 10, 1975: John Denver – I’m Sorry / Calypso

September 27, 1981 Birthday (fictional) Scott Pilgrim. VS the World in comic books and film

September 27, 1994 (fiction) Quinn Mallory and his companions slid into the time vortex, Sliders, TV

1998 Google launched its li’l Search Engine.

1998 – Mark McGwire hit his record-setting 69th and 70th home runs in the last game of the (regular) season.

2006 – East End Show – Wicked (Musical) September 27, 2006

2008 – #1 Hit September 27, 2008 – October 17, 2008: Pink – So What

2009 – The Cleveland Show premiered on FOX

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

“Okay, you guys got yourselves a ship. We’ll be ready when you are. Docking Bay 94.” – Han Solo #moviequotes

If the statue of a horse in a park has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes

A group of Cars is called a Fleet.

Modern Peanut Butter was invented as a source of protein for people with no teeth.

There is a sound effect called the ‘Wilhelm Scream’ that has been used in over 200 movies and TV shows since 1951, including “Star Wars”.

The phrase ‘upside-down’ has three different directions in it.

‘Grease’ may be the word, but it’s never said even once in the entire film.

We cry when we are happy because hypothalamus in our brain can’t tell the difference between being happy or sad

The Capital of Liberia is Monrovia

Abraham Lincoln is in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

The best student film of all-time? That would be Schindler’s List, which Steven Spielberg turned-in to finally graduate from California State University, Long Beach in 2002, after dropping out in 1969.

“Remember who you are” – Mufasa #moviequotes

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