September 19 in History
|September 19th is…
Butterscotch Pudding Day
Meow Like a Pirate Day (wait, what?)
Talk Like a Pirate Day
1876 – Melville Bissell patented the first carpet sweeper.
1921 – The greatest rainfall recorded in United States history during 18 consecutive hours (measured at an unofficial weather-monitoring site) fell at Thrall, Williamson County, Texas; 36.40 inches fell from a Hurricane.
1928 – Mickey Mouse’s first screen appearance – Steamboat Willie at the Colony Theater NYC.
1934 – Bruno Hauptmann was arrested for kidnapping Charles Lindbergh’s baby.
1952 – The Adventures of Superman premiered in syndication
#1 Hit September 19, 1960 – September 25, 1960: Chubby Checker – The Twist
1961 – Betty and Barney Hill claimed to be abducted by aliens in New Hampshire
#1 Hit September 19, 1970 – October 9, 1970: Diana Ross – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
1970 – The Mary Tyler Moore Show premiered on CBS.
1975 – The alligator was removed from the endangered species list in parts of Louisiana.
1976 – A UFO was reportedly seen over Tehran, Iran. Two F-4 Phantom II jets lost power during a chase.
1977 – The chairs on which Archie and Edith Bunker sat through 8 seasons of All in the Family were given to the Smithsonian Institution
1981 – Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel performed a reunion concert in New York’s Central Park.
1982 – Scott Fahlman is credited with originating the first ever smiley emoticon, which he thought would help people on a message board at Carnegie Mellon to distinguish serious posts from jokes. He proposed the use of 🙂 and 🙁 for this purpose, and the symbols caught on.
1983 – Kiss performed on MTV without make-up for the first time.
1983 – The nighttime (syndicated) edition of the NBC daytime game show Wheel of Fortune premiered
1983 – Welcome To Pooh Corner premiered on The Disney Channel
1984 – Highway To Heaven premiered on NBC
1986 – Captain EO with Michael Jackson premiered in Disney theme parks.
#1 Hit September 19, 1987 – September 25, 1987: Michael Jackson with Siedah Garrett – I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
1994- ER made its debut on NBC
2005 – How I Met Your Mother premiered on CBS
2007 – Kitchen Nightmares premiered on FOX
#1 Hit September 19, 2015 – October 2, 2015: Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean?
#1 Hit September 19 – October 2: WAP – Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion