October 19 in Pop Culture History

19October 19 in Pop Culture History

1512 – Martin Luther earned a doctorate of theology.

1798 – Chief Justice John Jay was sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.

1957 – #1 Hit October 19, 1957 – October 25, 1957: The Everly BrothersWake Up Little Susie

1974 – #1 Hit October 19, 1974 – October 25, 1974: Billy PrestonNothing from Nothing

1982 – St. Elsewhere premiered on NBC

1985 – #1 Hit October 19, 1985 – October 25, 1985: a-haTake On Me

1987 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 22% (508 points), named Black Monday.

1999 – The Lion King (East End Musical) Opened on October 19, 1999

2003 – Mother Teresa was beatified (step before sainthood) by Pope John Paul II.

2004 – The Biggest Loser premiered on NBC.

2009 – Memphis (Broadway Musical) Opened on October 19, 2009 and Closed: August 5, 2012

2009 – (fictional) A giant solar flare destroyed the planet Earth in the 2009 film, Knowing.

2012 – Built in 1952, Big Tex, a 52-foot statue and icon in Dallas was destroyed by fire in the 2012 State Fair of Texas.

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