September 29

Scott Winters, Realtor

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1789 – A regular army was established by the U.S. War Department with a strength of several hundred men.

1916 – John D. Rockefeller became the first billionaire.

1930 – Lowell Thomas made his debut on CBS Radio. He was in the radio business for the next 46 years.

1950 – Bell Laboratories introduced the first telephone answering machine.

1953 – The television show “Make Room for Daddy” debuted on ABC.

1960 – The TV show “My Three Sons” premiered on ABC.

1963 – TV’s “My Favorite Martian” premiered on CBS.

1966 – The Chevrolet Camaro — originally named Panther — was introduced.

1978 – Pope John Paul I was found dead in his Vatican apartment just over a month after becoming pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.

1982 – Seven people died in Chicago, IL, after taking capsules of Extra-Strength Tylenol that had been laced with cyanide. The company recalled 264,000 bottles. This led to the use of safety seals on most consumer products.

1985 – The TV show “MacGyver” debuted on ABC.

1986 – The TV show “Designing Women” debuted.

1988 – The Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-26) blasted off from Cape Canaveral, in Florida, marking America’s return to manned space flight following the Challenger disaster.

1989 – Zsa Zsa Gabor was convicted of battery for slapping a Beverly Hills police officer who had pulled over her Rolls Royce for expired license plates. (Gabor served three days in jail.)

1992 – Magic Johnson announced that he was returning to professional basketball. The comeback ended in November, 1993.

1994 – The Pointer Sisters received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1995 – The O.J. Simpson trial was sent to the jury.

1996 – The Nintendo 64 gaming system debuted.

2000 –  The movie “Remember the Titans” premiered in theaters.

2001 – New York mayor Rudy Giuliani opened the first “Saturday Night Live” episode after the 9-11 attacks. Paul Simon, a longtime friend of SNL producer Lorne Michaels, sings “The Boxer.”

2008 – Following the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, the Dow-Jones Industrial Average fell 777.68 points — the largest single day point loss in its history.

2013 – The TV series “Breaking Bad” aired it’s last episode.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Jerry Lee Lewis – 83 years old (1935) – Musician

Ian McShane – 76 years old (1942) – Actor (TV’s “Lovejoy”, “Deadwood”, “Game of Thrones”)

Patricia Hodge – 72 years old (1946) – Actress (“Betrayal”)

Mark Farner – 70 years old (1948) – Singer, guitarist (Grand Funk Railroad)

Bryant Gumbel – 70 years old (1948) – TV host (TV’s “The Today Show”, “The Early Show”, “Real Sports”)

Andrew Dice Clay – 61 years old (1957) – Actor, comedian (“The Adventures of Ford Fairlane”, “Blue Jasmine”, TV’s “Crime Story”, “Making the Grade”, “Dice: Undisputed”)

Jill Whelan – 52 years old (1966) – Actress (Played Vicki Stubing on TV’s “The Love Boat”)

Erika Eleniak – 49 years old (1969) – Actress (“Bordello of Blood”, “The Beverly Hillbillies”, “Under Siege”, TV’s “Baywatch”)

Emily Lloyd – 48 years old (1970) – Actress (“Wish You Were Here”)

 

TODAY IS:

Biscotti Day

Save Your Photos Day

World Heart Day

 

For additional information check out websites like: www.on-this-day.comwww.born-today.com, www.famousbirthdays.com, and www.daysoftheyear.com.

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