September 15 in Pop Culture History

September 15 in Pop Culture History

1949 – The Lone Ranger premiered on ABC-TV, starring Clayton Moore.

1959 – Soviet Premier Khrushchev arrived in the U.S. for an unprecedented visit.

1962 – #1 Hit September 15, 1962 – October 19, 1962: The Four SeasonsSherry

1963 – A church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, killed four young black girls, 14-year-olds Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley and 11-year-old Denise McNair. After decades of delay, Robert Chambliss, Herman Cash, Thomas Blanton and Bobby Cherry were said to have been responsible for the crime.

1965 – The Big Valley debuts on ABC while Lost in Space debuted on CBS.

1965 – Lost in Space and Green Acres premiered on CBS.

1965 – Gidget and The Big Valley premiered on ABC

1965 – I Spy debuted on NBC

1971 – Columbo, starring Peter Falk, bebuted on NBC.

1980 – Shogun, a TV miniseries, starring Richard Chamberlain, began airing on NBC.

1981 – Pope John Paul II published his encyclical “Laborem exercens” criticizing both Marxism and Capitolism.

1982 – The first issue of USA Today, published by Gannett, hit the news stands and newspaper vending machines.

1984 – The Muppet Babies premiered on CBS.

1989 – NASA published a comprehensive report on house plants that are best for cleaning indoor air pollution.

1990 – #1 Hit September 15, 1990 – September 28, 1990: Wilson PhillipsRelease Me

1990 – The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) renamed itself The Family Channel

1990 – Captain Planet and the Planeteers debuted on TBS

2004 – The National Hockey League lockout began, cancelling the 2004-2005 season.

2007 – #1 Hit September 15, 2007 – September 28, 2007: Soulja BoyCrank That (Soulja Boy)

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