January 14 in Pop Culture History

14January 14 in Pop Culture History

1690 – The Clarinet was invented in Nurnberg, Germany

1794 – Elizabeth Hog Bennett became the first woman in the US to successfully give birth to a child by a Cesarean section. Her husband, Dr. Jesse Bennett performed the operation.

1878 – U.S. Supreme Court rules that race separation on trains is unconstitutional

1914 – Henry Ford opened his assembly-line Model-T factory

1950 – #1 Hit January 14, 1950 – February 10, 1950: The Andrews SistersI Can Dream, Can’t I

1952 – NBC’s Today Show debuted.

1954 – NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio married actress Marilyn Monroe.

1954 – The Hudson Motor Car Company merged with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.

1956 – #1 Hit January 14, 1956 – February 17, 1956: Dean MartinMemories Are Made Of This

1967 – The Summer of Love took place, starting at San Francisco’s ‘The Human Be-In.’

1972 – NBC’s Sanford and Son debuted.

1973 – The Miami Dolphins complete the first undefeated season by winning Superbowl VII.

1973 – Elvis Presley’s Aloha From Hawaii Special, was seen by over 1 billion viewers. Since it was on the same day as Superbowl VII, it was shown later (April 3, 1973) in the US

1978 – #1 Hit January 14, 1978 – February 3, 1978: PlayerBaby Come Back

1978 – Fantasy Island premiered on CBS

1981 – FCC ended limitation on TV commercials.

1989 – #1 Hit January 14, 1989 – January 20, 1989: Bobby BrownMy Prerogative

1990 – The Simpsons premiered on Fox.

2000 – My Dog Skip debuted in theaters.

2005 – Coach Carter & Elektra debuted in theaters.

2006 – #1 Hit January 14, 2006 – January 20, 2006: D4LLaffy Taffy

2011 – The Green Hornet debuted in theaters.

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