On This Day
World Suicide Prevention Day
1846 The Sewing Machine is patented by Elias Howe
1939 Canada enters World War 2 by declaring war on Germany.
1955 Gunsmoke makes in TV debut on CBS
1962 The Monster Mash by Bobby “Boris” Pickett is banned from BBC radio
1966 In 12 rounds Muhammad Ali knocks out Karl Mildenberger
1966 Revolver an album by The Beatles goes #1 on the charts
1974 Guinea-Bissau become an independent country separates from Portugal
1977 Captain Caveman & The Teen Angels premieres on ABC Saturday Morning Cartoons.
1991 Nirvana release the single Smells Like Teen Spirit.
1998 The Red Violin premiers at the Toronto International Film Festival directed by François Girard Starring Carlo Cecchi, & Samuel L. Jackson.
1999 Fight Club premiers at the Venice Film Festival
1932 Bo Goldman screenwriter One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
1941 Gunpei Yokoi inventor of the Game Boy
1963 Randy Johnson Baseball pitcher 1 x World Series Champion
1966 Joe Nieuwendyk NHL hockey player 3 x Stanley Cup Champion
1968 Big Daddy Kane Rapper
1968 Guy Ritchie Director, Snatch
1974 Ben Wallace NBA player
1982 Misty Copeland ballet dancer