Today is Friday, March 27th. It’s National Cleavage Day, Viagra Day, International Scribble Day, National Joe Day, National Spanish Paella Day, Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day and World Theatre Day
There are 16 days until Easter
There are 59 days until Memorial Day
Today is the day that…
— in 1855, Physician and geologist Abraham Gesner patents kerosene
— in 1866, the urinal was invented
— in 1884, the first long distance phone call was made between Boston and New York
— in 1915, Typhoid Mary [Mary Mallon] is arrested and returned to quarantine on North Brother Island, New York after spending five years evading health authorities and causing several further outbreaks of typhoid
— in 1958, the first stereo albums go on sale in the US
— in 1965, The Supremes’ “Stop! In The Name Of Love” hits #1 in the US, making them the first act with four consecutive #1 singles on the Hot 100.
— also in 1965, Jeff Beck officially joins The Yardbirds as a replacement for Eric Clapton
— in 1973, The Godfather won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Marlon Brando turns down the Oscar for best actor in support of Native Americans.
— in 1979, Eric Clapton married Patti Harrison (the ex wife of George). Patti applied for a divorce in 1988.
— in 1980, Mount St. Helens in Washington State becomes suddenly active after 123 years
— in 1981, Ozzy Osbourne’s debut solo album “Blizzard of Ozz” is released in the United States
— in 1986, Sammy Hagar makes his first appearance as Van Halen’s lead singer when the group begins their tour in Louisiana.
— in 1987, U2 play a Beatles-style rooftop concert in Los Angeles to film their video for “Where The Streets Have No Name.” Thousands of onlookers gather and police order the band to stop playing.
— in 1992, Bruce Springsteen announces the release of two albums on the same day: “Human Touch” & “Lucky Town”
— in 1995, “Forrest Gump” wins Best Picture at the 67th Academy Awards. Tom Hanks wins Best Actor for the title role.
— in 1998, The FDA approved the sale of the erectile dysfunction drug, Viagra
— in 2002, legendary comedian Milton Berle died at age 93
— in 2002, comedian Dudley Moore, best known for his role in “Arthur”, died at age 67
— in 2005, The pilot episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” aired on ABC-TV
— in 2006, Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion is designated as a National Historic Landmark
— and in 2007, NFL owners voted to make instant replay a permanent officiating tool.
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