November 14 in Pop Culture History

14November 14

1851 – Moby-Dick by Herman Melville was published.

1889 – New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began her attempt to duplicate the literary journey of Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg by traveling around world in less than 80 days. She succeeded, finishing the trip in January in 72 days and 6 hours.

1922 – The BBC (The British Broadcasting Company ) officially began its daily domestic radio service broadcasting with the 6:00pm news, read by announcer Arthur Burrows.

1956 – Love Me Tender, starring Elvis Presley was released in US theaters.

1960 – #1 Hit November 14, 1960 – November 20, 1960: Ray CharlesGeorgia on My Mind

1960 – OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries), was formed by Iraq, Kuwait, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.

1967 – The patent for “Ruby Laser Systems” was issued to Theodore Maiman (Patent #3,353,115). His first ruby laser was tested in 1960.

1968 – National Turn in Your Draft Card Day featured the burning of draft cards on US college campuses.

1972 – The Dow Jones closed at over 1000 for the first time, at 1,003.16.

1979 – US President Jimmy Carter issued Executive order 12170, which froze all Iranian assets in the United States, in response to the hostage crisis.

1986 – FCC issued a Notice Of Apparent Liability to WYSP in Philadelphia for broadcasting The Howard Stern Show, with material that the FCC believe contained “indecent” material.

1991 – Michael Jackson’s Black Or White video was aired on FOX (and MTV, BET, VH1) right after an episode of The Simpsons.

1992 – #1 Hit November 14, 1992 – November 27, 1992: The HeightsHow Do You Talk To An Angel

1994 – First trains for the general public ran in Channel Tunnel (Chunnel) under the English Channel.

1996 – Chicago (Broadway Musical) Opened on November 14, 1996 (revival)

1998 – #1 Hit November 14, 1998 – November 27, 1998: Lauryn HillDoo Wop (That Thing)

2008 – The first G-20 economic summit convened in Washington, DC.

2009 – #1 Hit November 14, 2009 – November 27, 2009: Jason DeruloWhatcha Say

2015 – #1 Hit November 14, 2015 – January 22, 2016 : AdeleHello

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