September 22 in Pop Culture History

22September 22 in Pop Culture History

1776 – Nathan Hale was hanged by the British as a spy for the colonies during the Revolutionary War. In fairness to the British, this war hero was spying on them.

1789 – The U.S. Post Office was established by congress.

1911 – Pitcher Cy Young beat Pittsburgh 1-0 for his final career victory – number 511.

1920 – A Chicago Grand Jury convened to investigate charges that 8 White Sox players conspired to fix the 1919 World Series. They did.

1938 – Hellzapoppin (Broadway Review) Opened on September 22, 1938 and Closed: December 17, 1941

1964 – Fiddler on the Roof (Broadway Musical) Opened on September 22, 1964 and Closed: July 2, 1972

1964 – The Man from U.N.C.L.E. premiered on NBC.

1973 – #1 Hit September 22, 1973 – September 28, 1973: Helen ReddyDelta Dawn

1982 – Tales of the Gold Monkey premiered on ABC

1984 – #1 Hit September 22, 1984 – September 28, 1984: John WaiteMissing You

1985 – Farm Aid wast first broadcast, on TNN and in syndication

1986 – ALF debuted on NBC

1987 – Full House premiered on ABC

1989 – ABC debuted TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Friday) from 8:00pm to 10:00pm, a new programming block for Friday Nights with four shows (Full House, Family Matters, Perfect Strangers, and Just the Ten of Us)

1994 – Friends premiered on NBC

2002 – Oceanic Flight 815 crashed on a mysterious island, beginning the six-season series of LOST.

2004 – Lost premiered on ABC

2009 – The Good Wife premiered on CBS

2011 – CERN scientists announced their discovery of neutrinos breaking the speed of light. There were reasonably sure that the experiment would not cause a black hole that would suck up the entire planet. So far, so good.

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