October 27 in Pop Culture History

October 27 in Pop Culture History
312 – Constantine the Great saw the Vision of the Cross. “In this sign, you shall conquer”

1275 – Amsterdam, in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, was founded.

1904 – The first underground New York City Subway line opened.

1955 – Rebel Without a Cause, starring James Dean was released. It premiered the night before, at the Astor Theater in New York.

1961 – NASA tested the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.

1964 – Ronald Reagan delivered his “A Time for Choosing” speech on behalf of Republican presidential candidate, Barry Goldwater.

1966 – It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown aired for the first time (on CBS)

1973 – #1 Hit October 27, 1973 – November 9, 1973: Gladys Knight & the PipsMidnight Train to Georgia

1990 – #1 Hit October 27, 1990 – November 2, 1990: Janet JacksonBlack Cat

1996 – Pop-Up Video premiered on VH1.

1997 – Stock markets around the world crashed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 554.26 points (7.18%) to 7,161.15.

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