April 16 in Pop Culture History

April 16 in Pop Culture History

73 AD – Masada, a Jewish fortress, fell to the Romans after several months of siege.

1881 – In Dodge City, Kansas, gunslinger Bat Masterson fought his last gun battle. He paid an $8 fine and retired.

1908 – Natural Bridges National Monument was established in Utah.

1910 – The Boston Arena opened.

1912 – American aviator Harriet Quimby became the first female pilot to fly across the English Channel. She was also the first US licensed female pilot.

1940 – First televised baseball game on WGN-TV (White Sox vs Cubs, an exhibition game)

1943 – Albert Hoffmann accidentally discovered the psychedelic effects of Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)

1947 – The Texas City Disaster, ammonium nitrate explosion killed 571 people.

1947 – Bernard Baruch, in a speech given during the unveiling of his portrait in the South Carolina House of Representatives, coined the term ‘Cold War’to describe relations between the United States and the Soviet Union.

1962 – Walter Cronkite became the news anchor for the CBS network.

1977 – #1 Hit April 16, 1977 – April 22, 1977: David SoulDon’t Give Up on Us

1990 – ‘Doctor Death’, Jack Kevorkian, participated in his first assisted suicide. Janet Adkins was the patient, in Detroit, Michigan.

1995 – Governor George W. Bush named April 16 as Selena Day in Texas, after the singer was killed two weeks earlier.

2007 – Virginia Tech massacre: Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people and injured 17 before committing suicide.





Tags


Pop Culture News

  • ‘Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce’ Available Now!
    Netflix has released Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé, which presents an intimate look at her historic 2018 Coachella performance that paid homage to America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Interspersed with candid footage and interviews detailing the preparation and powerful intent behind her vision, Homecoming gives a peek into… Read more »
  • New Images Released For Season Five Of ‘Fear The Walking Dead’
    AMC released a series of new action-packed images from the highly-anticipated fifth season of “Fear the Walking Dead,” premiering Sunday, June 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Image gallery: Click to view slideshow. In “Fear the Walking Dead” Season 5, the group’s mission is clear: locate survivors and help make what’s left… Read more »
  • Final Trailer For ‘Dark Phoenix’ Revealed
    “When she loses control, bad things happen.” 20th Century Fox has released the final trailer for “DARK PHOENIX”. To honor the passion of X-Men superfans, some of the biggest X-Men fans around the world were selected to experience the final trailer first. The film stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer… Read more »
  • Happy Birthday Superman
    “Faster than speeding bullet.  More powerful than a locomotive.  Able to leap tall building in a single bound.  “Look up in the sky!”  “It’s a bird!”  “It’s a plane!”  It’s Superman!”  Yes, it’s superman strange visitor from another planet who came to earth with powers and abilities far beyond those… Read more »
  • A&E Network Partners with WWE® Studios to Produce Five Original Documentaries about Legendary WWE® Hall of Famers under the Celebrated ‘Biography’ Banner
    A&E Network is partnering with WWE Studios to produce five original two-hour documentaries under the award-winning “Biography” banner showcasing some of the most iconic WWE Superstars of all time, including “Macho Man” Randy Savage®, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Booker T®, Stone Cold Steve Austin® and Shawn Michaels®. Through these in-depth films helmed… Read more »
  • WrestleMania 35 Sets New Record
    WWE® announced tonight that WrestleMania 35 broke the record for MetLife Stadium’s highest-grossing entertainment event. WWE’s annual pop-culture extravaganza grossed $16.9 million, surpassing the venue’s previous record of $12.3 million set by WrestleMania 29 in 2013 as a sold-out crowd of 82,265 fans from all 50 states and 68 countries converged on MetLife Stadium. WrestleMania 35 was the… Read more »
  • Mike Myers to Executive Produce and Star in Netflix Comedy Series
    Mike Myers will be starring and executively producing a new Netflix Comedy Series that is currently in the works in which he will be playing multiple characters. The comedy series will consist of 6 original episodes from Myers and will include several characters. Myers says, “I love creating characters, and… Read more »
  • The Walt Disney Company Pledges $5 Million to Support Rebuilding of Notre-Dame Cathedral
    The Walt Disney Company today announced it is committing $5 million to aid in the reconstruction of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris following the devastating fire that severely damaged the historic landmark this week. “Notre-Dame is a beacon of hope and beauty that has defined the heart of Paris and the… Read more »
  • Disneynature’s ‘Penguins’ Continues the Enduring Legacy of Conservation at The Walt Disney Company
    Through breathtaking photography and compelling storytelling that is grounded in reality, Disneynature’s Penguins, opening in U.S. theaters today, transports audiences to Antarctica to go on a journey with Steve, an Adélie penguin who sets out to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. Despite punishing weather… Read more »
  • Didi Conn on Grease, Middletown and Enduring Friendship
    [Didi Conn with Adrian Zmed in the new play Middletown]Sometimes life imitates art. Just ask Didi Conn, whose recent stage reunion with old friends is giving us a  happy walk down memory lane and attracting new pals. Conn is best known as Frenchy the “beauty school drop-out” in Grease, the… Read more »
Loading...