September 30 in Pop Culture History

September 30th History, Trivia and Fun Facts

September 30th History Highlights

  • 1452 – Johann Gutenberg published his first edition of The Bible.
    It was completed by 1456.
  • 1641 – America’s first “Annual fair” was held in New Netherlands (Now New Jersey/New York area).
  • 1927 – Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run of the season, a record that stood until 1961.
  • If you were born on September 30th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… January 7th (same year)

September 30th is…

Chewing Gum Day
Hot Mulled Cider Day

September 30th Birthday Quotes

“Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.”
– Truman Capote

“Sometimes people come into your life for a season and other times for a lifetime.”
– Fran Drescher

“I don’t want to see the zipper in the back of the monster suit. Like everybody else who goes to the movies, I want to believe the monster is real.”
– Eric Stoltz

“You can’t stop the aging process. There’s only so much oil you can put on your body. I’ve always just tried to go with my age.”
– Angie Dickinson

“My whole life has been about changing negatives into positives.”
– Fran Drescher

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”
– Truman Capote

September 30th Birthdays

1832 – Ann Jarvis, American activist, co-founded Mother’s Day (died in 1905)
1861 – William Wrigley, Jr., American businessman, founded Wrigley Company (died in 1932)
1882 – Hans Geiger, German physicist, and academic (died in 1945)
1921 – Deborah Kerr, Scottish-English actress (died in 2007)
1924 – Truman Capote, American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter (died in 1984)
1931 – Angie Dickinson, American actress
1935 – Johnny Mathis, American singer
1942 – Frankie Lymon, American singer-songwriter (died in 1968)
1947 – Marc Bolan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (died in 1977)
1957 – Fran Drescher, American comedic actress
1961 – Eric Stoltz, American actor,
1971 – Jenna Elfman, American actress
1975 – Jay Asher, American author
1975 – Marion Cotillard, French-American actress
1982 – Lacey Chabert, American actress

September 30th History

587 (Earthquake) Antioch (now Turkey)

1452 – Johann Guttenberg’s Bible was published.

September 30, 1659 (fiction) Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked, Robinson Crusoe, Book

1888 – “Jack the Ripper” killed two women, Liz Stride & Kate Eddowes.

1911 – The first movie stuntman was hired as a stand-in for The Military Scout.

1946 – 22 Nazi leaders were found guilty of war crimes at the Nuremberg Trials.

1947 – The first World Series game was watched by an estimated 3.9 million people, television’s first mass audience event.

1949 – The Berlin Airlift came to an end.

1951 – The Red Skelton Show debuted on NBC.

1954 – The Nautilus, the first atomic-powered submarine, was commissioned by the US Navy.

1960- The Flintstones debuted on ABC during primetime.

1961 – The bill for Boston Tea Party (December 16, 1773) was paid by Mayor Snyder of Portland who wrote a check (to ‘Great Britain’) for $196, the total cost of all tea lost, but with no interest. This factoid has been seen on several online websites, but we have been unable to verify it.

1965 – Thunderbirds premiered on ITV, in the UK.

1975 – The Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier title fight from the Philippines (“Thrilla in Manila”) was sent via satellite to the U. S. and shown on HBO

1978 – #1 Hit September 30, 1978 – October 27, 1978: Exile – Kiss You All Over

1982 – Cheers premiered on NBC

1984 – Murder She Wrote debuted on CBS

1985 – MacGyver debuted on ABC

1995 – #1 Hit September 30, 1995 – November 24, 1995: Mariah Carey – Fantasy

September 30, 2003- Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 was released

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

The biggest film of 1929: The Broadway Melody (Musical) earned ~ $2,800,000

The penny will always be going down in value because of inflation, but the copper it’s made out of will always be going up in value, also because of inflation.

Since nobody can see you anyway, they should have windows in the bathrooms on airplanes. Someone had to say it.

It’s crazy to think that in the near future a driverless car will have to make an ethical decision on whether to kill the passenger in a crash or swerve and kill the mother and her two children walking on the sidewalk.

The Capital of Lebanon is Beirut

In 1967 The Monkees sold more records than The Beatles and Rolling Stones combined.

The size of an animal is directly related to how it perceives time, which explains why small bugs can react quickly because everything seems to move in slow motion.

“De plane! De plane!” – Tattoo (Fantasy Island) #TVQuotes

“Tell ’em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.” – Knute Rockne (Pat O’Brien) in Knute Rockne, All American, 1940

“Gadzooks” dates as far back as the late 1600s as a shortening of “by God’s hooks,” a reference to the nails on Christ’s cross.

“Atuk” – an unfinished film said to be cursed due to the untimely deaths of its four lead actors. These actors were John Belushi, Sam Kinison, John Candy, and Chris Farley.

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