September 15 in Pop Culture History

15September 15 in Pop Culture History

1949 – The Lone Ranger premiered on ABC-TV, starring Clayton Moore.

1959 – Soviet Premier Khrushchev arrived in the U.S. for an unprecedented visit.

1962 – #1 Hit September 15, 1962 – October 19, 1962: The Four SeasonsSherry

1963 – A church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, killed four young black girls. After decades of delay, Robert Chambliss, Herman Cash, Thomas Blanton and Bobby Cherry were said to have been responsible for the crime.

1965 – The Big Valley debuts on ABC while Lost in Space debuted on CBS.

1965 – Lost in Space and Green Acres premiered on CBS.

1965 – Gidget and The Big Valley premiered on ABC

1965 – I Spy debuted on NBC

1971 – Columbo, starring Peter Falk, bebuted on NBC.

1980 – Shogun, a TV miniseries, starring Richard Chamberlain, began airing on NBC.

1981 – Pope John Paul II published his encyclical “Laborem exercens” criticizing both Marxism and Capitolism.

1982 – The first issue of USA Today, published by Gannett, hit the news stands and newspaper vending machines.

1984 – The Muppet Babies premiered on CBS.

1989 – NASA published a comprehensive report on house plants that are best for cleaning indoor air pollution.

1990 – #1 Hit September 15, 1990 – September 28, 1990: Wilson PhillipsRelease Me

1990 – The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) renamed itself The Family Channel

1990 – Captain Planet and the Planeteers debuted on TBS

2004 – The National Hockey League lockout began, cancelling the 2004-2005 season.

2007 – #1 Hit September 15, 2007 – September 28, 2007: Soulja BoyCrank That (Soulja Boy)

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