September 30

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1846 – Dr. William Morton performed a painless tooth extraction after administering ether to a patient.

1882 – Thomas Edison’s first commercial hydroelectric power plant began operating on the Fox River in Appleton, WI.

1907 – McKinley National Memorial, the final resting place of assassinated President William McKinley and his family, was dedicated in Canton, OH.

1927 – “Babe” Ruth became the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season. The record stood until 1961 when Roger Maris broke the record.

1935 – The Hoover Dam was dedicated.

1939 – NBC broadcast the first televised American football game between the Waynesburg Yellow Jackets and the Fordham Rams. Fordham won the game 34-7.

1947 – The World Series, featuring the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, was televised for the first time. Sponsors paid only $65,000 for the entire series between the two teams.

1950 – The Grand Ole Opry was televised for the very first time.

1951 – The TV Show “The Red Skelton Show” debuted on NBC.

1954 – The U.S. Navy commissioned the Nautilus submarine at Groton, CT. It was the first atomic-powered vessel. The submarine had been launched on January 21, 1954.

1960 – The cartoon “The Flintstones” became TV’s first prime-time animated series when it debuted on ABC.

1968 – The Boeing 747 was rolled out and shown to the public for the first time at the Boeing Everett Facility.

1972 – Roberto Clemente recorded the 3,000th and final hit of his career.

1975 – The Huges (later McDonnell Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache made its first flight. Eight years later, the first production model rolled out of the assembly line.

1976 – California enacted the Natural Death Act of California. The law was the first example of right-to-die legislation in the U.S.

1982 – The TV sitcom “Cheers”, starring Ted Danson, began an 11-year run on NBC.

1984 – The “Doonesbury” comic strip by Garry Trudeau returned. The comic had not been printed in nearly 20 months.

1988 – John Lennon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1991 – Liza Minnelli received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1993 – U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colin Powell, retired.

1994 – The Space Shuttle Endeavor took off on an 11-day mission. Part of the mission was to use a radar instrument to map remote areas of the Earth.

2001 – Actress Sharon Stone was admitted to a San Francisco-area hospital for treatment of a brain aneurysm. She made a full recovery.

2014 – Amazon filed for a patent for a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) configured to deliver items to customers. The patent was related to Amazon’s plan for their Prime Air service to use drones for delivery.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Angie Dickinson 1931 – Actress (“Rio Bravo”, “Dressed to Kill”, TV’s “Police Woman”)

Johnny Mathis 1935 – Singer

Len Cariou 1939 – Actor (“Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street”, TV’s “Blue Bloods”)

Marilyn McCoo 1943 – Singer, TV host (5th Dimension, TV’s “Solid Gold”)

Vondie Curtis-Hall 1950 – Actor (TV’s “ER”, “Chicago Hope”)

Victoria Tennant 1950 – Actress (TV’s “The Winds of War”, “War and Remembrance”)

John Finn 1952 – Actor (TV’s “Cold Case”)

Calvin Levels 1954 – Actor (“Adventures in Babysitting”, “Hellbound”, “The Atlanta Child Murders”)

Barry Williams 1954 – Actor (Played Greg on TV’s “The Brady Bunch”)

Fran Drescher 1957 – Actress (“This Is Spinal Tap”, “The Beautician and the Beast”, TV’s “The Nanny”, “Living With Fran”, “Happily Divorced”)

Debrah Farentino 1959 – Actress (TV’s “Capitol”, “Hooperman”, movie “Son of the Pink Panther”)

Crystal Bernard 1961 – Actress (TV’s “Happy Days”, “Wings”, “It’s a Living”)

Eric Stoltz 1961 – Actor (“Some Kind of Wonderful”, “Mask”, “The Glass Menagerie”)

Lisa Thornhill 1962 – Actress (“The Family Man, “Life, or Something Like It”, TV’s “Veronica Mars”, “18 Wheels of Justice”)

Monica Bellucci 1964 – Actress (“The Matrix Reloaded”, “The Matrix Revolutions”, “The Passion of the Christ”, “Irreversible”, “Spectre”)

Robby Takac 1964 – Musician (Goo Goo Dolls)

Tony Hale 1970 – Actor (TV’s “Veep”, “Arrested Development”)

Jenna Elfman 1971 – Actress (TV’s “Dharma and Greg”, “1600 Penn”)

Ashley Hamilton 1974 – Actor (“Beethoven’s 2nd”, “Lost in Africa”, “Off Key”, “Lost Angeles”, “Iron Man 3”, “Cats Dancing on Jupiter”, TV’s “Sunset Beach”)

Marion Cotillard 1975 – Actress “La Vie en Rose”, “Two Days, One Night”, “The Dark Knight Rises”, “Contagion”, “Midnight in Paris”, “Inception”, “Nine”, “Public Enemies”, “Rust and Bone”)

Mike Damus 1979 – Actor (TV’s “Teen Angel”, movie “Lost in Yonkers”)

Lacey Chabert 1982 – Actress (TV’s “Party of Five”)

Kieran Culkin 1982 – Actor (“Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World”, “Igby Goes Down”, “The Mighty”, “Father of the Bride”)

 

TODAY IS:

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Day

Hot Mulled Cider Day

International Podcast Day

International Translation Day

Mud Pack Day

Save Your Photos 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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