July 23 in History

July 23 in Pop Culture History

July 23rd is…
Gorgeous Grandma Day
Mosquito Day
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day
Sprinkle Day
Vanilla Ice Cream Day
Yada Yada Yada Day

1829 – In the United States, William Austin Burt patented (#5581X) the typographer, an early typewriter.

1926 – Fox Film bought the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film.

1961 – The Sandinista National Liberation Front was founded in Nicaragua.

1962 – Telstar relayed the first publicly transmitted, live, trans-Atlantic television program featuring CBS’s Walter Cronkite, NBC’s Chet Huntley in New York, and the BBC’s Richard Dimbleby in Brussels.

1972 – The United States launched Landsat 1, the first Earth-resources satellite. The spacecraft was turned off on January 6, 1978, due to overheating.

#1 Hit July 23, 1977 – July 29, 1977: Barry ManilowLooks Like We Made It

1982 – The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Zapped!, The Challenge and The World According To Garp debuted in theaters.

1984 – Vanessa Williams became the first Miss America to resign when she surrendered her crown after (earlier) nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine.

1987 – La Bamba was released in theaters.

#1 Hit July 23, 1988 – July 29, 1988: Richard MarxHold On to the Nights

1995 – Comet Hale–Bopp was discovered and was visible to the naked eye on Earth in 1996.

1993 – Poetic Justice, Coneheads and Another Stakeout debuted in theaters.

1999 – Inspector Gadget, The Haunting and Drop Dead Gorgeous were released in theaters.

2004 – The Bourne Supremacy and Catwoman debuted in theaters.

2010 – Salt and Ramona and Beezus were released in theaters.

2011 – Friends with Benefits was released in theaters.

2012 – Earth had a near miss with a solar flare. Had it occurred a week earlier, it could’ve wiped out communication networks, GPS and electrical grids.


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