October 25 in Pop Culture History

October 25 in Pop Culture History
1938 – Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounced swing music as “a degenerated musical system, turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people.”

1940 – Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. was named the first African American general in the United States Army.

1962 – Nelson Mandela was sentenced to five years in prison.

1964 – The Rolling Stones appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show.

1964 – NFL Blooper – Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jim Marshall picked up a fumble and accidentally ran 66 yards the wrong way, scoring a safety for the San Francisco 49ers. The Vikings later won the game 27–22 due in part to a fumble caused by Marshall.

1980 – #1 Hit October 25, 1980 – November 14, 1980: Barbra StreisandWoman in Love

1982 – Newhart premiered on CBS

1983 – Microsoft released Word, version 1

1986 – #1 Hit October 25, 1986 – November 7, 1986: Cyndi LauperTrue Colors

1993 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show made its television debut on FOX, featured a inter-cut live cast performance.

2008 – #1 Hit October 25, 2008 – December 12, 2008: Britney SpearsWomanizer

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