September 30 in Pop Culture History

30September 30 in Pop Culture History

587 (Earthquake) Atioch (now Turkey)

1452 – Johann Guttenberg’s Bible was published.

1659 – Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked.

1888 – “Jack the Ripper” killed two women, Liz Stride & Kate Eddowes.

1911 – The first movie stuntman was hired as a stand-in for ‘The Military Scout’.

1946 – 22 Nazi leaders were found guilty of war crimes at the Nuremberg Trials.

1947 – The first World Series game was watched by an estimated 3.9 million people, television’s first mass audience event.

1949 – The Berlin Airlift came to an end.

1951 – The Red Skelton Show debuted on NBC.

1954 – The Nautilus, the first atomic-powered submarine, was commissioned by the US Navy.

1960- The Flintstones debuted on ABC during primetime.

1961 – The bill for Boston Tea Party (December 16, 1773) was paid by Mayor Snyder of Portland who wrote a check (to ‘Great Britain’) for $196, the total cost of all tea lost, but with no interest. This factoid has been seen on several online websites, but we have been unable to verify it.

1965 – Thunderbirds premiered on ITV, in the UK.

1975 – The Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier title fight from the Philippines (“Thrilla in Manila”) was sent via satellite to the U. S. and shown on HBO

1978 – #1 Hit September 30, 1978 – October 27, 1978: ExileKiss You All Over

1982 – Cheers premiered on NBC

1984 – Murder She Wrote debuted on CBS

1985 – MacGyver debuted on ABC

1995 – #1 Hit September 30, 1995 – November 24, 1995: Mariah CareyFantasy

1997 – Microsoft released Internet Explorer 4.0.

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