On This Day
International Workers Day
1889 Aspirin is introduced by Bayer
1931 The Empire State Building opens in New York City
1941 Citizen Kane Premieres in New York Directed by Orson Welles Starring Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead, Erskine Sanford & Ruth Warrick
1941 Cheerios hits store shelves for the first time
1948 Citation jockeyed by Eddie Arcaro win the Kentucky Derby
1952 The film High Noon premiers Director Fred Zinnemann starring Gary Cooper.
1952 Mr. Potato Head is in Toy stores for the first time the first toy to have TV commercial
1967 Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu
1969 The western The Wild Bunch directed by Sam Peckinpah starring by William Holden & Ernest Borgnine premieres in Kansas City.
1991 Rickey Henderson breaks the MLB stolen base record with 939, he would end his career with 1,406
2003 Miss Elizabeth passes away from a drug overdose
1831 Emily Stowe was the first female physician in Canada, was denied entry into Toronto School of Medicine only years later to be granted special permission, She founded Canadian Women's Suffrage Association, & started the Ontario Medical College for Women. Awarded the Order Of Canada in 1988
1922 Alastair Gillespie Member of Parliament in Etobicoke, served in World War 2 With Canadian Air Army & Royal Canadian Navy. in 1996 was the chairman of the Board of Creemore Springs Brewery awarded the Order of Canada in 1998.
1949 Paul Teutul Sr. Orange County Chopper
1954 Ray Parker Jr. Musician
1961 Clint Malarchuk NHL Goaltender
1967 Tim McGraw musician
1968 D’arcy Wretzky musician The Smashing Pumpkins
1969 Wes Anderson film Director The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
1972 Julie Benz actress Dexter
1980 Jay Reatard musician in the bands The Retards & Lost souls who passed away in January 2010.
1991 Marcus Stroman pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays
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