September 29 in Pop Culture History

29September 29 in Pop Culture History
480 BC – Battle of Salamis: The Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I. This was a few weeks after the famous Battle of Thermopylae (with King Leonidas and the 300 Spartans).
1829 -Scotland Yard went on patrol for the first time.
1938 – The Treaty of Munich was signed by Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Daladier & Chamberlain. Contrary to some overly optimistic high hopes, it did not prevent World War II.
1957 – Kyshtym Disaster at Plutonium Production Plant, USSR
1958 – #1 Hit September 29, 1958 – November 9, 1958: Tommy EdwardsIt’s All in the Game
1960 – My Three Sons debuted on ABC.
1963 – The Judy Garland Show debuted on CBS
1963 – Rolling Stones 1st tour, opening for Bo Diddley and The Everly Brothers.
1966 – The Chevrolet Camaro was introduced.
1969 – Love American Style premiered on ABC.
1973 – #1 Hit September 29, 1973 – October 5, 1973: Grand FunkWe’re an American Band
1975 – Singer Jackie Wilson had a heart attack on stage, resulting in a 9-year coma. (He died in 1984)

1979 – Gold hit $400/ounce for the first time.
1982 – Cheers premiered on NBC.
1984 – #1 Hit September 29, 1984 – October 12, 1984: Prince and The RevolutionLet’s Go Crazy
1985 – The first of seven cyanide-laced Tylenol victims died. This event is what made manufacturers begin using tamper-proof packaging.
1988- The space shuttle Discovery was launched- the first since the Challenger disaster.
1989 – Zsa Zsa Gabor was convicted of slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills. The assault occurred on June 14, 1989.
1990 – #1 Hit September 29, 1990 – October 5, 1990: Nelson (Can’t Live Without Your) Love And Affection
1990 – Millie’s Book, written by 1st Lady Barbara Bush, about the president’s dog, a best-selling non-fiction book, was released.
1992 – Magic Johnson came out of retirement to play for the Los Angeles Lakers after retiring less than a year earlier. He retired again in 1996.
1994 – The 304 jurors and alternate jurors were chosen for O.J. Simpson’s murder trial.
1996 – Nintendo 64 video game system debuted in America. It came about in Japan a few months earlier.
2001- Yu-Gi-Oh! premiered on Kid’s WB
2007 – #1 Hit September 29, 2007 – November 9, 2007: Kanye WestStronger
2008 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss by that time in history.
2012 – #1 Hit September 29, 2012 – November 30, 2012: Maroon 5One More Night

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