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September 29th Trivia

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September 29th In Pop Culture History

480 BC - Battle of Salamis: The Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I. This was a few weeks after the famous Battle of Thermopylae (with King Leonidas and the 300 Spartans).

1829 -Scotland Yard went on patrol for the first time.

1938 - The Treaty of Munich was signed by Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Daladier & Chamberlain. Contray to some overly optimistic high hopes, it did not prevent World War II.

1957 - Kyshtym Disaster at Plutonium Production Plant, USSR

1958 - #1 Hit September 29, 1958 - November 9, 1958: Tommy Edwards - It's All in the Game

1960 - My Three Sons debuted on ABC.

1963 - The Judy Garland Show debuted on CBS

1963 - Rolling Stones 1st tour, opening for Bo Diddley and The Everly Brothers.

1966 - The Chevrolet Camaro was introduced.

1969 - Love American Style premiered on ABC.

1973 - #1 Hit September 29, 1973 - October 5, 1973: Grand Funk - We're an American Band

1975 - Singer Jackie Wilson had a heart attack on stage, resulting in a 9-year coma. (He died in 1984)


1979 - Gold hit $400/ounce for the first time.

1982 - Cheers premiered on NBC.

1984 - #1 Hit September 29, 1984 - October 12, 1984: Prince and The Revolution - Let's Go Crazy

1985 - The first of seven cyanide-laced Tylenol victims died. This event is what made manufacturers begin using tamper-proof packaging.

1988- The space shuttle Discovery was launched- the first since the Challenger disaster.

1989 - Zsa Zsa Gabor was convicted of slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills. The assault occured on June 14, 1989.

1990 - #1 Hit September 29, 1990 - October 5, 1990: Nelson - (Can't Live Without Your) Love And Affection

1990 - Millie's Book, written by 1st Lady Barbara Bush, about the president's dog, a best-selling non-fiction book, was released.

1992 - Magic Johnson came out of retirement to play for the Los Angeles Lakers after retiring less than a year earlier. He retired again in 1996.

1994 - The 304 jurors and alternate jurors were chosen for O.J. Simpson's murder trial.

1996 - Nintendo 64 video game system debuted in America. It came aout in Japan a few months earlier.

2001- Yu-Gi-Oh! premiered on Kid's WB

2007 - #1 Hit September 29, 2007 - November 9, 2007: Kanye West - Stronger

2008 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss by that time in history.

2012 - #1 Hit September 29, 2012 - November 30, 2012: Maroon 5 - One More Night

September 29th
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Mike Post (1944)
Jerry Lee Lewis (1935)
Andrew Dice Clay (1957)
Bryant Gumbel (1948)
Gene Autry (1907)
Madeline Kahn (1942)
Lech Walesa (1943)
Stanley Kramer (1913)
Greer Garson (1904)
Trevor Howard (1913)
When the moon is directly over you, you weigh less

 



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