Today is the day that we take a moment out of our busy lives to mourn the lost of a sock while we do the laundry.
(Please note, the fun you have with you sock is solely between you and your maker - no judgments.)
May 9,1958 -
Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Vertigo starring James Stewart and Kim Novak premiered in San Francisco on this date.
The word "vertigo" is only spoken once in the movie, towards the
beginning by Scottie to Midge. After that it is never uttered again.
May 9, 1964 -
The Beatles' I Wanna Hold Your Hand had been the number one album for over three and a half months straight.
Louis Armstrong's show tune Hello Dolly finally ended the record-breaking run on this day, knocking the Beatles out of first place in the music charts.
May 9, 1989 -
Great moments in Vice Presidential history:
May 9, 1992 -
Final episode of Golden Girls aired on NBC-TV on this date.
That must have been some after party.
Today in History:
May 9, 1671 -
File this under - Balls, said the queen ...: Adventurer and criminal, Colonel Thomas Blood attempted to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London on this date.
He and his accomplices were captured and the jewels rescued. Far from being punished, Blood was pardoned by the King himself and awarded a pension of £500 a year.
May 9, 1926 -
Explorers Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett made the first flight over the North Pole. Two teams of aviators competed to be the first to fly over the North Pole. American Navy Lt. Cmdr. Richard E. Byrd and pilot Floyd Bennett claimed victory when they circled the North Pole.
May 9, 1949 -
William Martin Joel, Grammy Award-winning rock vocalist/singer was born on this date.
I can still remember when one used to eagerly await a new Billy Joel album as much as a Bruce Springsteen album.
May 9, 1950 -
L. Ron Hubbard published the first edition of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health on this date.
But you didn't hear this from me.
May 9, 1978 -
The body of former Italian premier Aldo Moro was discovered in the back seat of a Renault on this date. He had been kidnapped 54 days prior by the Red Brigades, who demanded the release of their incarcerated comrades.
May 9, 1980 -
35 people were killed in Tampa, Florida when the Liberian cargo ship Summit Venture smashed into a supporting pier of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on this date.
Seven vehicles, including a Greyhound bus, topple into the water 150 feet below.
May 9, 1983 -
Pope John Paul II retracts the Catholic Church's condemnation of astronomer Galileo Galilei, issued in 1633 by Pope Urban VIII. The Church had convicted the scientist of heresy, sentenced him to house arrest, and forced him to recant central scientific truths.
And so it goes