September 16 in Pop Culture History

16September 16 in Pop Culture History

1620 – The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England with 102 Pilgrims.

1630 – The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston.

1908 – William C. Durant. founded General Motors.

1953 – 20th Century-Fox released The Robe, using its new wide-screen stereophonic film process.

1964 – Shindig (a pop music show) premiered on ABC.

1972 – #1 Hit September 16, 1972 – September 22, 1972: Three Dog NightBlack and White

1972 – The Bob Newhart Show debuted on CBS

1974 – President Ford announced conditional amnesty for Vietnam War deserters and draft evaders.

1977 – Marc Bolan (of T. Rex fame) died in an auto crash

1984 – E/R premiered on CBS

1989 – #1 Hit September 16, 1989 – September 22, 1989: Gloria EstefanDon’t Wanna Lose You

1992 – FCC voted to allow competition for local phone service.

1996- The jackpot wedge appeared for the first time on Wheel Of Fortune

2000 – #1 Hit September 16, 2000 – October 13, 2000: MadonnaMusic

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