Once again, I have traveled too far on the internet highway in search of things to present to you -
So remember, don't choke your colon, use Squatty Potty, (alright, I have to go rest for a bit until the feeling of intense immaturity goes away.)
September 27, 1947 -
Delmer Daves stylish noir-thriller, Dark Passage, opened on this date.
Humphrey Bogart's complete uncovered face is not seen clearly until 62 minutes into the movie, when his character finally removes his bandages and looks into a mirror. All previous scenes with the character are either shown from his point of view or have his face obscured with shadows or bandages.
September 27, 1951 -
Marvin Lee Aday, singer songwriter was born on this date.
September 27, 1964 -
The Beach Boys appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time on this date.
They performed the song I Get Around that evening. The song was released as a double A-side single in May 1964 with Don't Worry Baby. It is considered one of the best ever single releases along with Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever by The Beatles and Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog by Elvis Presley.
September 27, 1975 -
The documentary film by Albert and David Maysles, Grey Gardens, premiered in the New York Film Festival on this date.
The film was something of an accident, in the sense that the Maysles' came across Edith Bouvier Beale and Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale when involved in another project - a movie about (Jacqueline Kennedy's sister) Lee Radziwill's childhood. As part of research, the Maysles brothers were introduced to the Beales, and were captivated by their world. Deciding not to make the Radzwill film, they turned instead to the Beales. A year after first meeting the two women, began filming.
Today in History:
Today is the 106 year anniversary of the publication of Albert Einstein's paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?" in the Annalen der Physik, introducing the equation E=MC2.
Before this, E equaled just about anything you wanted it to equal. Just think what the atomic bomb would have been like if E = banana peels or dog turds.
September 27, 1854 -
The first great disaster involving an ocean liner in the Atlantic occurred when the steamship Arctic sinks in foggy weather after colliding with the iron bow of the Vesta on this date. When Captain Luce of the Arctic orders women and children into the lifeboats, the crewmen rebel and take the boats for themselves.
Of 435 on board, only 85 survive -- and none of them women or children. It is the first major ocean liner disaster in the Atlantic. The "Artic" disaster shattered high Victorian notions of how men were supposed to respond under duress.
September 27, 1959 -
Typhoon Vera, otherwise known as the Isewan Typhoon, killed 4,464 people on the Japanese island of Honshu and injured 40,000 more. 1.5 million were made homeless.
The severe storm conditions of Typhoon Vera caused the most of destruction and loss of life of any tropical cyclone in Japanese history.
September 27, 1964 -
The Warren Commission issued its final report on this date.
It's main conclusions was that President Kennedy had been assassinated and was probably dead.
September 27, 1972 -
Enema enthusiast, Gwyneth Paltrow, is celebrating her 40th birthday on this date.
She is probably not choking her colon. Huzzah!
And so it goes