The first network college football game to be broadcast in color was televised by CBS!
The game was between the University of California and the University of Pennsylvania. Cal won 35-0
Elizabeth Taylor, undergoing rehabilitation at the Betty Ford Clinic and overcoming a nagging weight problem, was voted as the world’s most beautiful woman in a Louis Harris poll released this day
Her seven husbands would have to agree!
Magic Johnson announced he was returning to professional basketball
The comeback ended the following November.
and then lastly…
video game system hit shelves! Nintendo 64
That first day, Nintendo sold 500,000 systems, with the Mario64 game selling as many.
Overall, it sold 32.93 units.
The first presidential debate between
Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy took place.
The debate, moderated by Howard K. Smith, reached more than 69 million people via TV and another 17 million on radio.
Kennedy, of course, ended up winning the election.
premiered on CBS! Gilligan’s Island
The show aired for the last time on September 4, 1967.
The Motion Picture Association of America announced the creation of a new rating,
NC-17. It replaced the X rating.
Remember this NC-17 gem??
And then lastly…
returned to Earth after being in space for 188 days. Shannon Lucid
She set a time record for a U.S. astronaut in space and in the world for time spent by a woman in space.
You go, girl!
In her quest to reach all 50 states, a self-proclaimed “
gypsy jet hiker” has hitchhiked through the skies – on a jet, on a plane, on the occasional B17 bomber — without spending a dime!
Basically, she just hangs out at one of about 14,000 general aviation airports across America, and meets people. After talking to people about her love of flying and traveling, she says that the people she talks to enjoys the conversation and allows her to come on their flights.
The only states she hasn’t visited yet are Utah, Hawaii, Oklahoma and
Her goal is to write a book about her experiences and she wants to get her pilot’s license.
Read more about her journey
Keith Urban has released the music video for his latest hit “Somewhere in My Car” and it’s almost NSFW.
According to a (Pew Research) study, more than sharing ideas about raising children, or religious beliefs, and even more than being equally as educated, women want a man with a steady job.
It`s not that every single woman out there is gold digging, either. The ratio of never married men to never married women is shrinking, and the amount of never married men with a job is even lower.
A new study analyzed the three BRANDS people Google most in each state. For most places, the top brand is a big company headquartered there, and the second is usually a food or alcohol. The third-most popular brands are all over the place, ranging from fast food to Playboy.
Leave it to TMZ to find out all the good stuff. They’re reporting that Jason Aldean has popped the question to Brittany Kerr. Find out all of the details that we know for now right
Fifty years ago
Roy Orbison had the number one song with Oh, Pretty Woman!
became the first woman to sit on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court. Sandra Day O’Connor
She was sworn in as the 102nd Justice.
announced he would form a new Ross Perot Independence Party that would field its own White House candidate and try to be the swing vote in Congressional races
He received 8% of the popular vote in the 1996 presidential election
Michael Jordan announced that he would return to the NBA as a player for the Washington Wizards.
He actually became the president of basketball operations for the team on January 19, 2000
and then lastly…
Atlanta Falcons quarterback
Michael Vick and three co-defendants were indicted by a Virginia grand jury for running a brutal dog fighting operation at Vick’s Virginia home.
He served 21 months in federal prison before returning to the NFL. He now plays for the New York Jets.
Love him or hate him, do you forgive him?!
A college in Connecticut ordered all fraternities on campus to become coed within three years.
Wesleyan University will now require Greek organizations with houses on campus to have both male and female members and to have each gender “well represented” in their organizational leadership.
The change comes less than a month after the college closed the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house after a woman attending a party there was seriously injured after falling from a third-floor window.
The Beatles were at number one with ! Hey Jude
It would stay at number one for nine weeks and it ended up being the Beatles’ biggest hit.
Happy birthday to
! 60 Minutes
60 Minutes is the longest-running news magazine on television. It originally started on Tuesday evenings, but it has been on Sundays since early 1972.
The United States, represented by
President Clinton, and the world’s other major nuclear powers signed a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
This treaty brought an end all testing and development of nuclear weapons.
Deana Carter‘s hit won Single and Song of the Year at the 31st Annual CMA Awards! Strawberry Wine
Also that year:
Entertainer of the year: Garth Brooks
Male vocalist of the year: George Strait
Female vocalist of the year: Trisha Yearwood
Duo of the year: Brooks & Dunn
Group of the year: Diamond Rio
…Talk about a killer lineup!!
and then lastly…
Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.
With peak winds of 180 MPH, this was the fourth-strongest hurricane ever recorded!