Today is Wednesday, January 13th. It’s National Clean Off Your Desk Day, National Gluten-Free Day, National Rubber Ducky Day and National Sticker Day
There are 11 days until the River Radio Ever After Bridal Fair Experience
There are 20 days until Groundhog Day
There are 32 days until Valentine’s Day
There are 66 days until Spring
Today is the day that…
— in 1930, the Mickey Mouse comic strip first appeared
— in 1942, Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies
— in 1957, the world’s first Frisbee was developed
— in 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scores 73 points in the Philadelphia Warriors’ 135-117 win over the Chicago Packers; at the time, it was the most points scored in an NBA regulation game
— also in 1962, Chubby Checker’s song “The Twist” hits #1 for the second time, two years after first reaching the number one spot
— in 1967, The Rolling Stones appear again on “The Ed Sullivan Show”
— in 1968, Johnny Cash performed a concert at Folsom Prison that was later turned into an album
— also in 1968, Dr. K.C. Pollack of the University of Florida audio laboratory reports that tests have determined rock and roll concerts cause noise damage in teenagers’ ears.
— in 1970, John Lennon and Yoko Ono have their hair cut and donate it to a charity auction.
— in 1979, The YMCA files a lawsuit against Village People for their hit single “Y.M.C.A.,” claiming the song is defaming to the organization. The suit is not only dropped, but the Y.M.C.A. adopts the song as their nonofficial commercial jingle.
— also in 1979, soul singer Donny Hathaway dies at the age 33 after jumping from the balcony of his 15th floor room at the Essex House hotel in New York City.
— in 1982, an Air Florida Boeing 737 jet crashes into Washington, D.C.’s 14th Street Bridge shortly after takeoff, then plunges into the Potomac River; 78 people, including 4 motorists, are killed.
— in 1983, The American Medical Assocation urges a ban on boxing, citing Muhammad Ali’s deteriorating condition
— in 1984, The BBC bans the Frankie Goes to Hollywood song “Relax” due to sexual content. The controversy generates tremendous interest in the song, which reaches #1 in the UK the following week.
— in 1986, Ozzy Osbourne is taken to court by the parents of John McCollum, a teenager who shot himself while listening to Ozzy’s song “Suicide Solution.” The court later throws the case out.
— in 1992, Jeffrey Dahmer plead guilty but insane to the murders of 15 young men and boys
— in 1998, NBC agreed to pay almost $13 million for each episode of the TV show E.R.
It was the highest amount ever paid for a TV show.
— also in 1998, The NFL completed a $9.2 billion deal with to keep “Monday Night Football” on ABC and Sunday night games on ESPN.
— in 1999, Michael Jordan announced his second retirement from the NBA. He would “unretire” again in 2001
— in 2000, Bill Gates stepped aside as chief executive of Microsoft
— in 2001, TV Guide issued a set of commemorative Elvis Presley covers.
— in 2002, President George W. Bush fainted after choking on a pretzel
— in 2005, Major League Baseball adopted a tougher steroid-testing program that suspended first-time offenders for 10 days and randomly tested players year-round.
— in 2010, Soul singer Teddy Pendergrass died at the age of 59 following recovery from colon cancer surgery
— in 2012, 32 people died and over 4,200 needed to be rescued after the passenger cruise ship Costa Concordia sank off the coast of Italy
— in 2016, three winning tickets split a record $1.5B Powerball jackpot
— in 2018, an early-morning ballistic missile alert is erroneously sent to residents in Hawaii. The alert is revoked after a tense 38 minutes.
— and in 2020, Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow are fired for their roles in a sign-stealing scandal
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