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Today in History
September 20 1946 -
The first Cannes film festival, the first great international cultural event of the post-war period, begins on this date. AMong the selections that year were:
BRIEF ENCOUNTER directed by David LEAN
CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA directed by Gabriel PASCAL
GASLIGHT directed by George CUKOR
LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE directed by Jean COCTEAU
ROMA CITTA APERTA directed by Roberto ROSSELLINI
THE LOST WEEK-END directed by Billy WILDER
September 20 1970 -
A jury in Miami, Florida finds vocalist Jim Morrison guilty of profanity and indecent exposure for whipping out his mojo at a Doors concert in Coconut Grove the previous year.
Oh you naughty Mr. Mojo Rising ...
September 20, 1973 -
A Beechcraft D-18 charter plane crashes into a tree near Natchitoches, Louisiana, killing singer/songwriter Jim Croce, his lead guitarist, and the entire flight crew.
I guess if he could have put time in a bottle, the first real thing he would have done would be chartering a different plane.
September 20, 1973 -
On the same day, in their so-called 'Battle of the Sexes,' tennis star Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3, at the Houston Astrodome .
In recent years, a persistent urban legend has arisen, particularly on the Internet, that the rules were modified for the match so that Riggs had only one serve for King's two, and that King was allowed to hit into the doubles court area. This is false: the match was played under the normal rules of tennis.
September 20, 1975 -
David Bowie's "Fame," single goes #1 for 2 weeks
Is it any wonder you are too cool to fool
September 20 1984 -
Claire and Cliff Huxtable move into their award winning show 'Cosby Show' on NBC-TV on this date.
The Cosby Show is one of only three American programs that have been #1 in the Nielsen Ratings for five consecutive seasons, along with All in the Family and American Idol.
September 20, 1988 -
Greg Louganis wins the gold medal in springboard diving at the Summer Olympics in Seoul, one day after he struck and injured his head on the board in the preliminary round.
His comeback earned him the title of ABC's Wide World of Sports "Athlete of the Year" for 1988.
And so it goes