A website looked at what TV shows, movies and video games each state illegally downloaded over the course of 40 days.“Game of Thrones” was the most popular downloaded show in the country and in 15 states including Pennsylvania, Ohio and Arizona.Other popular downloaded shows include “Californication,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “Fargo.””Watch Dogs” was the most illegally downloaded game in the country.
The teenage coming-of-age comedy flick Fast Times at Ridgemont High opened in theaters!
The engagement of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger was announced!
1991 - Brooks & Dunn‘s debut album, Brand New Man, was released!
Here’s my favorite song off that album:
John Michael Montgomery earned a number one with Be My Baby Tonight!
South Park debuted on Comedy Central.
Here was the very first episode ever:
(WARNING: ADULT LANGUAGE!)
and then lastly…
Seven people were killed and more than 40 were injured when a stage on which Sugarland was to perform collapsed in high winds at the Indiana State Fair.
So, so incredibly sad…
Sure, everyone would love to have a swimming pool in their own backyard. How about your very own $2.2 million dollar water park?! Check out how this Texas man converted his backyard into one! Read the article here!
The guitar Lee Brice is holding on the cover of his new album, I Don’t’ Dance, is much more than just a prop. It’s the actual 1948 Gibson J-45 guitar his wife, Sara, gave him as a wedding present before they tied the knot last year.
Lee tells ABC News Radio, “My buddy in South Carolina, he’s got a bunch of old guitars like that, and I just fell in love with one that looked just like that, and he found me one, for [Sara to give me], out in California, and it’s just amazing.”
The guitar’s long life can be seen in the scratches on the finish, but its age also gives the instrument a much richer tone.
“The older it gets, the dryer that wood gets, and the more it resonates, the more it vibrates,” Lee explains. “So, it actually sounds better and better the older it gets.”
Lee’s also playing that vintage guitar in the video for “I Don’t Dance.” His album of the same name comes out September 9.
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Dr. Joseph Lister earned the wrath of his peers in the medical profession when he applied carbolic acid to a wounded leg to prevent infection. It was the first use of a disinfectant during surgery.
Of course, when the leg healed in a short time, people came to realize he wasn’t just an old quack, and so, to apologize, they named a mouthwash after him.
Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. was killed with his co-pilot when their Navy plane exploded over England.
Joseph was the oldest son of Joseph and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, and of course, the older brother of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedyand Teddy Kennedy.
He was was supposed to be President. After he was killed in action, that expectation fell heavily on JFK, who would then become the 35th President of the United States
Mickey Mantle set a Major League Baseball record when he hit home runs from both the left and right sides of the plate in the same game.
Gotta love The Mick!
IBM released its first PC!
The IBM model 5150 had a price tag of $1,565.
Patty Loveless picked up her first number one hit Timber, I’m Falling in Love!
John Michael Montgomery’s country version of the pop hit I Swear was certified gold.
Notice how I said country version? Remember this one from All-4-One?!
Woodstock ‘94 opened in Saugerties, New York
It ran three days – August 12, 13 and 14th, as the opening day was on the 25th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. Oh, and it rained all weekend:
This led to one of the greatest mud fights ever!
and then lastly,
14 years ago!
Lonestar went to number one with What About Now
Such a great song!
The beloved actor and comedian, Robin Williams, has been found dead of apparent suicide by asphyxiation. He was 63.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, loved ones, and his millions of fans, of which, we at B104.7 are included.
Read the full story, along with words from his wife, Susan Schneider, and the official press release here.
Alcatraz received federal prisoners for the first time!
The big prison on The Rock in San Francisco Bay,housed some of the baddest dudes America for nearly 100 years.
Could you imagine being stuck there with the likes of Al Capone?
Or Whitey Bulger?
or Clint Eastwood?
Atleast Sean Connery & Nicholas Cage would save you!
The first Major League Baseball game to be televised in color was broadcast!
The Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the Boston Braves, 8-1.
The Dodgers loved this so much, they actually made their move out to Hollywood in 1957!
In Bloomington, Minnesota, the Mall of America opened!
Coming in at over 2.5 million square feet, with over 500 stores, the Mall Of America is the largest shopping mall in the United States! I visited in 1996 - glorious place!
and then lastly…
Blake Shelton earned his first number one hit with Austin!
Austin remained at the top of the charts for five weeks!
The mullet, meanwhile, remained on top for a lot longer! (Thankfully it’s no longer there!)
NASCAR star Tony Stewart hit and killed a 20-year-old driver during a dirt track race in Canandaigua, New York on Saturday.
The two drivers were involved in a collision.. Suddenly, Kevin Ward Jr got out of his car and approached Stewart’s vehicle as the racers were warned to slow down on their next lap.
Stewart didn’t see Ward because there was a car in front of him and hit Ward sending him flying 50-feet. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.
Police are investigating the incident but say it’s not a criminal investigation. They have already interviewed Stewart and said he appeared to be very upset over what happened.
Stewart pulled out of yesterday’s (Sunday) NASCAR Sprint Cup race due to the fatal accident… and Regan Smith raced in his place.
Yesterday, Tony Stewart sayid “there aren’t words” to describe his sadness over the accident that killed Kevin Ward Jr.In a statement released by a spokesman, Stewart says “my thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and everyone affected by this tragedy.”
Jason Aldean says it’s about time everyone move on from his family drama.
It’s been almost two years since the country singer was spotted with another woman while still married .
After posting a snapshot of his now girlfriend, Brittany Kerr, on Instagram Sunday, Aldean’s followers posted some nasty comments.
The father of two, who filed for divorce from wife Jessica Ussery in 2013, came to Kerr’s defense with a second Instagram of the words, “You know my name, not my story. You’ve heard what I’ve done, not what I’ve been through.”
And Aldean posted an update on his life:
“So sick of people judging me and @brittanylkerr over things they know nothing about. I have made mistakes but I am a better person because of it, and wouldn’t change a thing.
“I’m happier than I have ever been, so thank u to all the people who support us. We are happy and life goes on. It’s time to move on people. #aldeanarmy #oldnews #timetomoveon.”
Do you think fans need to move on? Or do you think Jason deserves the flack for cheating on his wife?
When you watch this video…keep in mind that this is NOT a video game. This really happened.
A 71 year old Arkansas driver lost control of his car…accelerated through an intersection…and then went airborne over a wall. On the other side of that wall? Two police helicopters.
First responders pried the man from his car and he was treated at a local hospital. No word yet on how much damage was done to the choppers.