September 14 in Pop Culture History

September 14th Fun Facts, Trivia and History

September 14th History Highlights

  • 1752 – The British Empire adopted the Gregorian (modern) calendar, skipping eleven days (the previous day was September 2).
  • 1901 – US President William McKinley died after being shot on September 6 by anarchist Leon Czolgosz.
  • 1969 – September 14 was the First Draft Lottery date for the US Selective Service.
  • 1975 – Elizabeth Ann Seton became the first native-born American to be canonized as a Catholic saint.
  • 1994 – The Major League Baseball season was canceled because of a players’ strike.
  • 2000 – Microsoft released Windows Me. Support for Windows Me ended on July 11, 2006.
  • If you were born on September 14th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… December 22nd (prior year)

September 14th is…

Crab Fest Day
Cream Filled Donut Day
Hug Your Hound Day
Live Creative Day
Sober Day

September 14th Birthday Quotes

“Failure is never quite so frightening as regret.”
– Sam Neill

“I will continue wearing the white hat and black mask until I ride up into the big ranch in the sky.”
– Clayton Moore

“For my hustlers, here’s some motivation: He who has begun is half done.”
– Nas

September 14th Birthdays

1879 – Margaret Sanger, American nurse, and activist, founder of Planned Parenthood (died in 1966)
1902 – Alice Tully, American soprano and philanthropist (died in 1993)
1914 – Clayton Moore, American actor, The Lone Ranger (died in 1999)
1936 – Walter Koenig, American actor
1944 – Joey Heatherton, American actress, and dancer
1947 – Sam Neill, Northern Irish-New Zealand actor
1973 – Nas, American rapper
1983 – Amy Winehouse, English singer-songwriter (died in 2011) #27club

September 14th History

1752 – Yesterday was September 2nd, in Great Britain and the American Colonies, but with the switchover from the Julian to Gregorian calendar, it became September 14 in all of western civilization.

1814 – Francis Scott Key wrote The Star-Spangled Banner which later became the United State’s national anthem.

1868 – Tom Morris, at Prestwick’s 8th hole, was credited with Golf’s 1st recorded hole-in-one.

1901 – The first bodybuilding contest was held in Royal Albert Hall, London.

1940 – Congress passed the Selective Service Act, providing for the first peacetime draft in United States’ history. Unofficially, they were prepping for joining WW II.

1957 – #1 Hit September 14, 1957 – September 27, 1957: Paul Anka – Diana

1965 – My Mother The Car debuted on NBC. It was the first universally panned “bad” TV show.

1975 – Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton (1774-1821) was canonized by Pope Paul VI. The first American saint, she founded the U.S. branch of the Sisters of Charity in 1809.

1974 – #1 Hit September 14, 1974 – September 20, 1974: Eric Clapton – I Shot the Sheriff

1977 – A tube top-clad woman named Yolanda Bowsley was called into Contestant’s Row on The Price is Right, and while running down her breast popped out of her shirt.

1978 – Mork and Mindy premiered on ABC

1981- Entertainment Tonight debuted.

1984 – Bette Midler & Dan Aykroyd hosted the first VMAs (Video Music Awards) on MTV. Younger visitors may be interested to know that at one time, MTV was a 24-hour music video channel.s

1985 – The Golden Girls premiered on NBC

1985 – The Care Bears premiered, in syndication

1987 – Cal Ripken’s streak of playing MLB Baseball for 8,243 consecutive innings (over 900 games) ended. The record still stands today.

1991 – #1 Hit September 14, 1991 – September 20, 1991: Paula Abdul – The Promise of a New Day

1994 – MLB Acting commissioner Bud Selig announced the cancellation of the
1994 baseball season on the 34th day of a strike by players. Some say Baseball still hasn’t recovered from this lost season.

September 14, 2000 – Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (ME) was released.

2006 – East End Show – The 39 Steps (Play) September 14, 2006

2013 – #1 Hit September 14, 2013 – September 27, 2013: Katy Perry – Roar

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

“Let’s be careful out there” – Sgt. Esterhaus (Hill Street Blues)

Muddy Waters – Real Name: McKinley Morganfield

Frito-Lay’s Frito Bandito was voiced by Mel Blanc.

Darth Vader only has 12 minutes of screen time in the original “Star Wars”.

There are 86,400 seconds in a day.

Just because you did nothing wrong doesn’t mean you did the right thing.

The word “set” has more definitions than any other word in the English language.

“Most people with low self-esteem have earned it.” – George Carlin

Have you ever looked at someone and thought, “zombie chum”? #zombieapocalypse

I finally understand why my company keeps making crazy safety restrictions…

You can go anywhere you want if you look serious and carry a clipboard.

White and blue are generally seen as cold colors, but in space, they are the hottest.

In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

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