Pop Culture Madness!

September 28th History

Click for the September Date

September 28th In Pop Culture History

1850 - Flogging (whipping) in the Navy and Merchant Marines was abolished by the US.

1889 - The first General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defined the length of a 'meter' ('metre') as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy of platinum with ten percent iridium, measured at the melting point of ice. Since 1983, it has been defined as "the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second," about 39.370 inches.

1920 - Eight Chicago White Sox players were indicted for fixing the 1919 World Series in the "Black Sox scandal."

1941 - Ted Williams finished the MLB baseball season with a .406 average.

1951 - The science-fiction classic film, The Day the Earth Stood Still, was released.

1955 - First MLB World Series color TV was broadcast on NBC. Yankees beat the Dodgers.

1957 - #1 Hit September 28, 1957 - October 4, 1957: The Crickets - That'll Be The Day

1963 - Tennessee Tuxedo cartoon debuted on CBS.

1967 - Walter Washington became the first mayor of the District of Columbia (DC).

1968 - #1 Hit September 28, 1968 - November 29, 1968: The Beatles - Hey Jude

1974 - #1 Hit September 28, 1974 - October 4, 1974: Andy Kim - Rock Me Gently

1980 - Carl Sagan's 13 part Cosmos premiered on PBS.

September 28, 19** Birthday (fictional) Lex Luthor, DC Comics

1984 - Miami Vice premiered on NBC

1987 - Star Tek: The Next Generation premiered, in syndication

2006 - The City Council of Reykjavik and neighboring municipalities agreed to turn off all the city lights in the capital area for half an hour, while a renowned astronomer talked about the stars and the constellations on national radio.

2013 - #1 Hit September 28, 2013 - October 11, 2013: Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball

September 28th Celebrity Birthdays

Today's Celebrity Quote:

Hilary Duff (1987)
Esmee Denters (1988)
Gwyneth Paltrow (1972)
Ben E. King (1938)
Melody Thornton (1984)
Ed Sullivan (1901)
Janeane Garofalo (1964)
Nikki McKibbon (1978)
Naomi Watts (1968)
Mira Sorvino (1967)
Bam Margera (1979)
Brigitte Bardot (1934)
"I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is never half full, it's always half empty. And cracked.
And I just cut my lip on it."
- Janeane Garofalo

Pop Culture News

PopCultureMadness.com is the center of the Pop Culture Madness network - your complete trivia and entertainment news resource.
Our motto: "All The Pop Culture News That Fits, We Print!"

The websites of the PCM Network add more information every day. Well, semi-regularly. If you don't see a link for what you're looking for, then it's your responsibility to write something up, and send it in.
Everything else © copyright 1999-2019 Pop Culture Madness, unless stated otherwise.

By the way, PCM does NOT allow frequent Pop up ads, Pop under ads, or sneaky spyware. Nor do we link to sites that have excessive Pop-ups, spyware or inappropriate (all ages) material. If you find one, please let us know and they are toast!

pop, as in 'popular' :(adjective) Pertaining to the common people, or the people as a whole as distinguished from any particular class.
Having characteristics attributed to the common people and intended for or suited to ordinary people.

culture:(noun) That which is excellent in the arts.
A particular stage of civilization. The behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group.

madness: (noun) The state of being mad. insanity, senseless folly, intense excitement or enthusiasm.

Privacy Statement/Contact

TL;DR - Privacy Statement: We will not sell, give or share any personal information, including e-mail addresses, of any of our visitors to anyone outside of Pop Culture Madness. com or our affiliated network sites. We do not accept any stealth or spyware advertisers or third party sponsors of such programs. Pop Culture Madness. com and affiliated sites do not send spam, offer get-rich-quick schemes, offer or suggest "enhancement" devices or medications via e-mail.

For purposes of Review, we often (usually) get samples, press access and other 'inside information.'
Take that into account when you read a positive (or negative) Review, on PCM or anywhere on the internet.

PCM does use third-party advertising companies, such as google, to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies,
click here.