September 19 in Pop Culture History

September 19 in Pop Culture History

1876 – Melville Bissell patented the first carpet sweeper.

1921 – The greatest rainfall recorded in United States history during 18 consecutive hours (measured at an unofficial weather-monitoring site) fell at Thrall, Williamson County, Texas, 36.40 inches fell from a Hurricane.

1928 – Mickey Mouse’s first screen appearance – Steamboat Willie at the Colony Theater NYC.

1934 – Bruno Haptmann was arrested for kidnapping Charles Lindbergh’s baby.

1952 – The Adventures of Superman premiered, in syndication

1960 – #1 Hit September 19, 1960 – September 25, 1960: Chubby CheckerThe Twist

1961 – Betty and Barney Hill claimed to be abducted by aliens in New Hampshire

1970 – #1 Hit September 19, 1970 – October 9, 1970: Diana RossAin’t No Mountain High Enough

1970 – The Mary Tyler Moore Show premiered on CBS.

1975 – The alligator was removed from the endangered species list in parts of Louisiana.

1976 – A UFO was reportedly seen over Tehran, Iran. Two F-4 Phantom II jets lost power during a chase.

1977 – The chairs on which Archie and Edith Bunker sat through 8 seasons of All in the Family were given to the Smithsonian Institution

1981 – Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel performed a reunion concert in New York’s Central Park.

1982 – Scott Fahlman is credited with originating the first ever smiley emoticon, which he thought would help people on a message board at Carnegie Mellon to distinguish serious posts from jokes. He proposed the use of and for this purpose, and the symbols caught on.

1983 – Kiss performed on MTV without make-up for the first time.

1983 – The nighttime (syndicated) edition of the NBC daytime game show Wheel of Fortune premiered

1983 – Welcome To Pooh Corner premiered on The Disney Channel

1984 – Highway To Heaven premiered on NBC

1986 – Captain EO with Michael Jackson premiered in Disney theme parks.

1987 – #1 Hit September 19, 1987 – September 25, 1987: Michael Jackson with Siedah GarrettI Just Can’t Stop Loving You

1994- ER made its debut on NBC

2005 – How I Met Your Mother premiered on CBS

2007 – Kitchen Nightmares premiered on FOX

2015 – #1 Hit September 19, 2015 – October 2, 2015: Justin BieberWhat Do You Mean?

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