January 5 in Pop Culture History

05January 5 in Pop Culture History

1889 – The word hamburger first appeared in print in the Walla Walla Union, a Walla Walla, Washington, newspaper.

1905 – The National Association of Audubon Society incorporated.

1914 – The Ford Motor Company announced an eight-hour workday and that it would pay a “living wage” of at least $5 for a day’s labor.

1933 – San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge construction began

1945 – Pepe LePew debuted in Warner Brother’s Odor-able Kitty

1949 – President Harry S Truman labeled his administration the “Fair Deal”

1957 – Dodgers’ Jackie Robinson retired rather than be traded to New York Giants

1971 – Former boxing heavyweight champion “Sonny” Liston’s (36) corpse found (he probably died Dec 30, 1970)

1975 – The Wiz (Broaway Musical) Opened on January 5, 1975 and Closed: January 28, 1979

1991 – #1 Hit January 5, 1991 – January 18, 1991: MadonnaJustify My Love

1998 – Vandals decapitated Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid

1970 – All My Children premiered on ABC

1980 – #1 Hit January 5, 1980 – January 18, 1980: KC and the Sunshine BandPlease Don’t Go

1991 – Blossom debuted on NBC

1995 – Daytime soap opera All My Children celebrated its 25th anniversary.

2008 – #1 Hit January 5, 2008 – March 14, 2008: Flo Rida featuring T-PainLow

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