September 20 in Pop Culture History

20September 20 in Pop Culture History
1498 (Earthquake & Tsunami) Nankaido, Japan
1960 – The Flintstones debuted on ABC
1969 – #1 Hit September 20, 1969 – October 17, 1969: The ArchiesSugar, Sugar
1973 – An estimated 90 million people watched ‘The Battle of the Sexes.’ Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in a televised tennis match at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas.
1975 – #1 Hit September 20, 1975 – September 26, 1975: David BowieFame
1977 – The Fonz jumped a shark on Happy Days, forever immortalizing the phrase “jumping the shark” as a metaphor for when something has passed its peak.

1979 – Buck Rogers in the 25th Century premiered on NBC
1984 – The Cosby Show premiered on NBC
1984 – Who’s The Boss debuted on ABC.
1986 – #1 Hit September 20, 1986 – October 10, 1986: Huey Lewis and the NewsStuck with You
1989 – Miss Saigon (East End Musical) Opened on September 20, 1989 and Closed: October 30, 1999
1990 – The Flash premiered on CBS
1993 – Vicki Van Meter took off from Maine, landing in San Diego three days later, becoming the youngest female pilot to fly across the U.S.
1998 – The Iron Man Rested – Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr. sat out a game, ending his consecutive MLB game playing streak. Cal “Irom Man’ Ripken played 2,632 consecutive games over 16 seasons.
1999- Law & Order: SVU debuted on NBC
2006 – Top Gear co-host Richard Hammond was seriously injured after crashing a car at 280 mph
2009 – Barack Obama appeared on five Sunday news/talk shows on the same day: CBS’s Face the Nation, ABC’s This Week, CNN’s State of the Union with John King, NBC/MSNBC’s Meet The Press and on Univision.
2014 – #1 Hit September 20, 2014 – November 28, 2014: Meghan TrainorAll About That Bass

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