September 14 in History
|September 14th is…
Cream Filled Donut Day
Eat a Hoagie Day
National Live Creative Day
National Parents Day Off
National Sober Day
National Virginia Day
1752 – Yesterday was September 2nd in Great Britain’s empire, including the American Colonies, but with the switchover from the Julian to Gregorian calendar, it became September 14 in all of western civilization.
1814 – Francis Scott Key wrote The Star Spangled Banner, which later became the United States national anthem.
1868 – Tom Morris, at Prestwick’s 8th hole, was credited with Golf’s 1st recorded hole-in-one.
1901 – Royal Albert Hall, London, held the first bodybuilding contest.
1940 – Congress passed the Selective Service Act, providing for the first peacetime draft in United States history. Unofficially, they were prepping for joining WW II.
#1 Hit September 14, 1957 – September 27, 1957: Paul Anka – Diana
1965 – My Mother The Car debuted on NBC. It was the first universally panned “bad” TV show.
1975 – Pope Paul VI canonized mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton (1774-1821). The first American saint, she founded the U.S. branch of the Sisters of Charity in 1809.
#1 Hit September 14, 1974 – September 20, 1974: Eric Clapton – I Shot the Sheriff
1977 – A tube-top-clad woman named Yolanda Bowsley was called into Contestant’s Row on The Price is Right, and while running down her breast popped out of her shirt.
1978 – Mork and Mindy premiered on ABC
1981- Entertainment Tonight debuted.
1984 – Bette Midler & Dan Aykroyd hosted the first VMAs (Video Music Awards) on MTV. Younger visitors may be interested to know that MTV was a 24-hour music video channel at one time.
1985 – The Golden Girls premiered on NBC
1985 – The Care Bears premiered in syndication
1987 – Cal Ripken’s streak of playing MLB Baseball for 8,243 consecutive innings (over 900 games) ended. The record still stands today.
1987 – The heaviest single issue of a newspaper was today’s (September 14, 1987) edition of the Sunday New York Times, which weighed more than 5.4kg (12lb) and contained 1,612 individual pages.
#1 Hit September 14, 1991 – September 20, 1991: Paula Abdul – The Promise of a New Day
1994 – MLB Acting commissioner Bud Selig announced the cancellation of the 1994 baseball season on the 34th day of a player strike. Some say Baseball still hasn’t recovered from this lost season.
2006 – The 39 Steps (East End Play) Opened on September 14, 2006, and closed on September 5, 2015
#1 Hit September 14, 2013 – September 27, 2013: Katy Perry – Roar