Chicago Tavern owner Billy Sianis, owner of The Billy Goat Tavern, buys seat for his goat for Game 4 of World Series
He was escorted out of the game, and that was when he cast The Curse Of The Goat on the Cubs. Apparently it’s worked, they haven’t been back to the World Series since.
Actually in 2003, they were close. Until this happened:
U.S. president John F. Kennedy advised American families to build or buy bomb shelters to protect them in the event of a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union.
Those were scary times!
LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is first declared illegal in state of California
Dang hippies. Other states soon followed!
Big day for Garth!
Garth Brooks went to number one with Friends in Low Places!
This was also the day he joined the Grand Ole Opry! Also that same day – Alan Jackson made his first ever appearance on the show!
Elizabeth Taylor married Larry Fortensky at Michael Jackson’s estate near Los Angeles.
It was Taylor’s eighth marriage and Fortensky’s third. They – of course – later divorced.
Happy 18th anniversary to Tim McGraw & Faith Hill!
They were married in Louisiana.
and then lastly…
John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil, who was the first African American coach in Major League Baseball, died at 94. The long time Kansas City Monarch sure left his stamp on KC sports.
Ever since he passed away, various different people who serve their community get to sit in the Buck O’Neil Legacy seat at Kaufman Stadium! It rewards people who are charitable to the city of Kansas City, like Buck was!