September 29 in Pop Culture History

29September 29 in Pop Culture History

480 BC – Battle of Salamis: The Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I. This was a few weeks after the famous Battle of Thermopylae (with King Leonidas and the 300 Spartans).

1829 -Scotland Yard went on patrol for the first time.

1938 – The Treaty of Munich was signed by Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Daladier & Chamberlain. Contray to some overly optimistic high hopes, it did not prevent World War II.

1957 – Kyshtym Disaster at Plutonium Production Plant, USSR

1958 – #1 Hit September 29, 1958 – November 9, 1958: Tommy EdwardsIt’s All in the Game

1960 – My Three Sons debuted on ABC.

1963 – The Judy Garland Show debuted on CBS

1963 – Rolling Stones 1st tour, opening for Bo Diddley and The Everly Brothers.

1966 – The Chevrolet Camaro was introduced.

1969 – Love American Style premiered on ABC.

1973 – #1 Hit September 29, 1973 – October 5, 1973: Grand FunkWe’re an American Band

1975 – Singer Jackie Wilson had a heart attack on stage, resulting in a 9-year coma. (He died in 1984)

1979 – Gold hit $400/ounce for the first time.

1982 – Cheers premiered on NBC.

1984 – #1 Hit September 29, 1984 – October 12, 1984: Prince and The RevolutionLet’s Go Crazy

1985 – The first of seven cyanide-laced Tylenol victims died. This event is what made manufacturers begin using tamper-proof packaging.

1988- The space shuttle Discovery was launched- the first since the Challenger disaster.

1989 – Zsa Zsa Gabor was convicted of slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills. The assault occured on June 14, 1989.

1990 – #1 Hit September 29, 1990 – October 5, 1990: Nelson (Can’t Live Without Your) Love And Affection

1990 – Millie’s Book, written by 1st Lady Barbara Bush, about the president’s dog, a best-selling non-fiction book, was released.

1992 – Magic Johnson came out of retirement to play for the Los Angeles Lakers after retiring less than a year earlier. He retired again in 1996.

1994 – The 304 jurors and alternate jurors were chosen for O.J. Simpson’s murder trial.

1996 – Nintendo 64 video game system debuted in America. It came aout in Japan a few months earlier.

2001- Yu-Gi-Oh! premiered on Kid’s WB

2007 – #1 Hit September 29, 2007 – November 9, 2007: Kanye WestStronger

2008 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss by that time in history.

2012 – #1 Hit September 29, 2012 – November 30, 2012: Maroon 5One More Night

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