September 19th History, Trivia and Fun Facts
September 19th History Highlights
September 19th is…
Butterscotch Pudding Day
International Talk Like a Pirate Day
September 19th Birthday Quotes
“If you hang around long enough, they think you’re good. It’s either my tenacity or my stupidity, I’m not sure which.”
“I think that anybody’s craft is fascinating. A taxi driver talking about taxi driving is going to be very, very interesting.”
“Art, well good art at least, takes you to a place you go during the experience of it, and then after you experience it you are different.”
“Always be natural. Putting on airs will make a giggle out of you. Be yourself and if you don’t know something say so.”
“We all have our time machines, don’t we. Those that take us back are memories… and those that carry us forward, are our dreams.”
September 19th Birthdays
1560 – Thomas Cavendish, English naval explorer, led the third expedition to circumnavigate the globe (died in 1592)
1824 – William Sellers, American engineer, inventor, and businessperson (died in 1905)
1921 – Billy Ward, American R&B singer-songwriter (died in 2002)
1926 – James Lipton, American actor, producer and tv host (died in 2020)
1927 – Rosemary Harris, English actress
1928 – Adam West, American actor, Batman (died in 2017)
1934 – Brian Epstein, English talent manager, The Beatles (died in 1967)
1940 – Paul Williams, American singer-songwriter and actor
1948 – Jeremy Irons, English actor
1949 – Twiggy, English model and actress
1952 – Nile Rodgers, American songwriter, and producer
1958 – Lita Ford, English-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1962 – Cheri Oteri, American comedic actress
1964 – Trisha Yearwood, American singer-songwriter
1974 – Jimmy Fallon, American comedian, and talk show host
September 19th History
876 – Melville Bissell patented the first carpet sweeper.
1921 – The greatest rainfall recorded in United States history during 18 consecutive hours (measured at an unofficial weather-monitoring site) fell at Thrall, Williamson County, Texas, 36.40 inches fell from a Hurricane.
1928 – Mickey Mouse’s first screen appearance – Steamboat Willie at the Colony Theater NYC.
1934 – Bruno Hauptmann was arrested for kidnapping Charles Lindbergh’s baby.
1952 – The Adventures of Superman premiered, in syndication
1960 – #1 Hit September 19, 1960 – September 25, 1960: Chubby Checker – The Twist
1961 – Betty and Barney Hill claimed to be abducted by aliens in New Hampshire
1970 – #1 Hit September 19, 1970 – October 9, 1970: Diana Ross – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
1970 – The Mary Tyler Moore Show premiered on CBS.
1975 – The alligator was removed from the endangered species list in parts of Louisiana.
1976 – A UFO was reportedly seen over Tehran, Iran. Two F-4 Phantom II jets lost power during a chase.
1977 – The chairs on which Archie and Edith Bunker sat through 8 seasons of All in the Family were given to the Smithsonian Institution
September 19, 1979 Birthday (fictional) Hermione Granger, Harry Potter
1981 – Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel performed a reunion concert in New York’s Central Park.
1983 – Kiss performed on MTV without make-up for the first time.
1983 – The nighttime (syndicated) edition of the NBC daytime game show Wheel of Fortune premiered
1983 – Welcome To Pooh Corner premiered on The Disney Channel
1984 – Highway To Heaven premiered on NBC
1986 – Captain EO with Michael Jackson premiered in Disney theme parks.
1987 – #1 Hit September 19, 1987 – September 25, 1987: Michael Jackson with Siedah Garrett – I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
1994- ER made its debut on NBC
2005 – How I Met Your Mother premiered on CBS
2007 – Kitchen Nightmares premiered on FOX
September 19, 2014 – The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were released.
2015 – #1 Hit September 19, 2015 – October 2, 2015: Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean?
#1 Hit September 19, 2020 – October 2, 2020: WAP – Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
“Everyone is ignorant, only on different subjects.” – Will Rogers
Tuna salad, pasta salad, ham salad, caesar salad… only one of these has lettuce. So what makes a ‘salad’ a ‘salad’?
Congratulate many performers with “Bravi!” as long as at least one of the performers is a male.
A banana is a berry.
The Garfield comic strip debuted on June 19, 1978.
We actually live about 80 milliseconds in the past because that’s how long it takes for our brains to process information.
American Pie’s apple pie was bought from Costco.
The alphabet song only has 26 characters. (80 characters in the extended remix “now I know my ABC’s…”)
I kind of hope that one day in the future our recorded history gets lost or distorted to the point that the events of the Lord of The Rings are somehow misinterpreted to have actually happened long ago.
The Capital of Lithuania is Vilnius
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