September 20 in Pop Culture History

20September 20 in Pop Culture History

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1960 – The Flintstones debuted on ABC

1969 – #1 Hit September 20, 1969 – October 17, 1969: The ArchiesSugar, Sugar

1973 – An estimated 90 million people watched ‘The Battle of the Sexes.’ Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in a televised tennis match at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas.

1975 – #1 Hit September 20, 1975 – September 26, 1975: David BowieFame

1977 – The Fonz jumped a shark on Happy Days, forever immortalizing the phrase “jumping the shark” as a metaphor for when something has passed its peak.

1979 – Buck Rogers in the 25th Century premiered on NBC

1984 – The Cosby Show premiered on NBC

1984 – Who’s The Boss debuted on ABC.

1986 – #1 Hit September 20, 1986 – October 10, 1986: Huey Lewis and the NewsStuck with You

1989 – Miss Saigon (East End Musical) Opened on September 20, 1989 and Closed: October 30, 1999

1990 – The Flash premiered on CBS

1993 – Vicki Van Meter took off from Maine, landing in San Diego three days later, becoming the youngest female pilot to fly across the U.S.

1998 – The Iron Man Rested – Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr. sat out a game, ending his consecutive MLB game playing streak. Cal “Irom Man’ Ripken played 2,632 consecutive games over 16 seasons.

1999- Law & Order: SVU debuted on NBC

2006 – Top Gear co-host Richard Hammond was seriously injured after crashing a car at 280 mph

2009 – Barack Obama appeared on five Sunday news/talk shows on the same day: CBS’s Face the Nation, ABC’s This Week, CNN’s State of the Union with John King, NBC/MSNBC’s Meet The Press and on Univision.

2014 – #1 Hit September 20, 2014 – November 28, 2014: Meghan TrainorAll About That Bass

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