July 13 in History

July 13 in Pop Culture History

July 13th is…
Barbershop Music Appreciation Day
Beans ‘N’ Franks Day
French Fry Day
Gruntled Workers Day
Nitrogen Ice Cream Day
International Rock Day

1787 – The Continental Congress enacted the Northwest Ordinance establishing governing rules for the Northwest Territory. It also established procedures for admitting new states and limited the expansion of slavery.

1923 – The Hollywood Sign was officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. It originally read “Hollywoodland,” but the four last letters are dropped after a renovation in 1949.

1951 – Arnold Schoenberg, the famous 20th-century composer, had triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13); he died on July 13th, 1951.

#1 Hit July 13, 1957 – August 30, 1957: Elvis Presley(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear

#1 Hit July 13, 1959 – August 9, 1959: Paul AnkaLonely Boy

#1 Hit July 13, 1974 – July 26, 1974: George McCraeRock Your Baby

1977 – New York City Blackout of 1977

1984 – The Last Starfighter and The Muppets Take Manhattan debuted in theaters.

#1 Hit July 13, 1985 – July 26, 1985: Duran DuranA View to a Kill

1985 – Live Aid was broadcast from both London and Philadelphia, on MTV and in syndication

1988 – It Takes Two was released in theaters.

1990 – Ghost, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane and The Jungle Book (reissue) were released in theaters.

1994 – Dr. Strangelove (re-issue) was released in theaters.

2001 – Legally Blonde and The Score were released in theaters.

2002 – Fox News Channel became the #1 cable TV news service of the US, beating long-time champ CNN

2012 – Ice Age: Continental Drift and Obama’s America debuted in theaters.

2013 – George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

2016 – The Infiltrator was released in theaters.