September 21 in Pop Culture History

21September 21 in Pop Culture History

1776 – Nathan Hale was captured by the British and accused of spying.

1897 – The New York Sun published it’s editorial – Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.

1937 – J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit was published

1938 – Great Hurricane of 1938, New England Coast

1948 – Texaco Star Theater with Milton ‘Uncle Miltie’ Berle premieres on NBC.

1957 – Perry Mason, starring Raymond Burr premiered on CBS.

1959 – #1 Hit September 21, 1959 – October 4, 1959: Santo & JohnnySleep Walk

1963 – #1 Hit September 21, 1963 – October 11, 1963: Bobby VintonBlue Velvet

1968 – #1 Hit September 21, 1968 – September 27, 1968: Jeannie C. RileyHarper Valley P.T.A.

1969 – Steve O’Neal of the New York Jets kicked the first 98-yard punt against the Denver Broncos.

1970 – The first game of NFL Monday Night Football was played between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets. Cleveland won 31-21.

1974 – #1 Hit September 21, 1974 – September 27, 1974: Barry WhiteCan’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe

1985 – #1 Hit September 21, 1985 – October 11, 1985: Dire StraitsMoney for Nothing

1991 – #1 Hit September 21, 1991 – October 4, 1991: Color Me BaddI Adore Mi Amor

1996 – John F. Kennedy, Jr. married Carolyn Bessette.

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