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October 16th In Pop Culture History

On October 16, 1958 Patricia Bay Haroski an employee of State Farm Insurance Company registered Bossís Day with US Chamber of Commerce. Haroski chose the date because it was the date of her bossís birthday who was also her father.

1793 - Marie Antoinette, widow of Louis XVI, was guillotined at the height of the French Revolution. The phrase "Let them eat cake" is often attributed to Marie but there is no evidence she ever said it.

1814 - The Great Beer Flood. More than 323,000 gallons of beer burst out of the Meux and Company Brewery and poured into the streets of St. Giles, London, England.

1869 - The Cardiff Giant was "discovered" in Cardiff, New York.

1875 - Brigham Young University was founded in Provo, Utah.

1916 - In Brooklyn, New York, Margaret Sanger opened the first family planning clinic in the United States.

1921 - Frank Coughlin, the head coach of the Rock Island Independents, was fired in the middle of a game against the Chicago Cardinals. The Independents were leading the game 14-7 at the time. Coughlin is the only coach in NFL history to be fired in the middle of a game.

1944 - Wally Walrus debuted in The Beach Nut, a Walter Lantz's cartoon.

1968 - Tommie Smith and John Carlos were kicked off the US team for participating in the 1968 Olympics Black Power salute.

1976 - #1 Hit October 16, 1976 - October 22, 1976: Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots - Disco Duck (part 1)

1978 - Karol Wojtyla was elected Pope John Paul II, the first non-Italian pontiff since 1523.

October 16, 1980 Birthday (fictional) Tara Maclay, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, TV

1984 - Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

1995 - The Million Man March took place in Washington, DC. Between 400,000 and 850,000 people marched.

October 16, 1997 (fiction) The Robinson family departs from Earth aboard the Jupiter II space craft and becomes Lost In Space, TV

October 16th Celebrity Birthdays

Forgotten Birthday Excuse:

John Mayer (1977)
Angela Lansbury (1925)
Flea (1962)
Tim Robbins (1958)
Oscar Wilde (1854)
"How do you expect me to remember your birthday when you never look any older?"
Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

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