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September 20th History

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September 20th In Pop Culture History

1498 (Earthquake & Tsunami) Nankaido, Japan

1960 - The Flintstones debuted on ABC

1969 - #1 Hit September 20, 1969 - October 17, 1969: The Archies - Sugar, Sugar

1973 - An estimated 90 million people watched 'The Battle of the Sexes.' Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in a televised tennis match at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas.

1975 - #1 Hit September 20, 1975 - September 26, 1975: David Bowie - Fame

1977 - The Fonz jumped a shark on Happy Days, forever immortalizing the phrase "jumping the shark" as a metaphor for when something has passed its peak.


1979 - Buck Rogers in the 25th Century premiered on NBC

1984 - The Cosby Show premiered on NBC

1984 - Who's The Boss debuted on ABC.

1986 - #1 Hit September 20, 1986 - October 10, 1986: Huey Lewis and the News - Stuck with You

1989 - East End Show - Miss Saigon (Musical) September 20, 1989

1990 - The Flash premiered on CBS

1993 - Vicki Van Meter took off from Maine, landing in San Diego three days later, becoming the youngest female pilot to fly across the U.S.

1998 - The Iron Man Rested - Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr. sat out a game, ending his consecutive MLB game playing streak. Cal "Irom Man' Ripken played 2,632 consecutive games over 16 seasons.

1999- Law & Order: SVU debuted on NBC

2006 - Top Gear co-host Richard Hammond was seriously injured after crashing a car at 280 mph

2009 - Barack Obama appeared on five Sunday news/talk shows on the same day: CBS's Face the Nation, ABC's This Week, CNN's State of the Union with John King, NBC/MSNBC's Meet The Press and on Univision.

September 20, 2013 - The Apple iPhone 4S, iPhone 5C and iPHone 5S were released.

2014 - #1 Hit September 20, 2014 - November 28, 2014: Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass

September 20, 2468 Birthday (fictional) Malcom Reynolds, Firefly, TV

September 20th
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Sophia Loren (1934)
Jon Bernthal (1977)
Dr. Joyce Brothers (1928)
Asia Argento (1975)
Kristen Johnson (1967)
Jay Ward (1920)
Anne Meara (1929)
The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight, and always falls over on its right side when  intoxicated.
(Your Tax dollars at work)

 



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