September 20 in History

September 20 in History

September 20th is…
National Care for Kids Day
National Fried Rice Day
Pepperoni Pizza Day
(Rum) Punch Day
Queso Day
National String Cheese Day

1498 (Earthquake & Tsunami) Nankaido, Japan

1960 – The Flintstones debuted on ABC

 #1 Hit September 20, 1969 – October 17, 1969: The Archies – Sugar, 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.

#1 Hit September 20, 1975 – September 26, 1975: David Bowie – Fame

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.

#1 Hit September 20, 1986 – October 10, 1986: Huey Lewis and the News – Stuck with You

1989 – Miss Saigon (East End Musical) Opened on September 20, 1989, and closed on 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 Univision.

#1 Hit September 20, 2014 – November 28, 2014: Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass