Google is celebrating it's 'official' 19th birthday, despite the the fact that it has listed six other dates for it's start.
September 27, 1947 -
Delmer Daves stylish noir-thriller, Dark Passage, opened on this date.
The third of four films made by husband and wife Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. This is the first film in which Humphrey Bogart wore a full hairpiece.
September 27, 1954 -
Steve Allen sat down at his piano and the Tonight Show premiered on NBC on this date.
Simply called Tonight, the show was a blend of comedy, interview and musical performance that set the basic template for future late-night television.
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.
Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale claimed that the house was haunted by the ghost of a sea captain, who used to climb a ladder into her room for midnight trysts. She also claimed the house was haunted by the ghosts of a woman and her daughter, who were the original residents of the house. However, the first resident of the house was Mrs. F. Stanhope Phillips, the daughter of the first editor of the Detroit Free Press, and she had no children.
Zen moment of the day
Today in History:
September 27, 1854 -
The first great disaster involving an ocean liner in the Atlantic occurred when the steamship Arctic sank 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.
Today is the 112nd anniversary of the completion by Albert Einstein of his paper, Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?, introducing the equation E=MC2, on this date.
Before this, E equaled just about anything you wanted it to equal. Just think what the atomic bomb would have been like if E = apple cores or dolphin entrails.
September 27, 1938 -
RMS Queen Elizabeth was launched by Queen Elizabeth (after a couple of G & T's) at the John Brown and Company yard in Clydebank, Scotland.
She (the ship and not her majesty) was the largest passenger liner ever built and named to honor Queen Elizabeth, wife of King George VI of England and mother to Queen Elizabeth II.
September 27, 1940 -
Japan, Germany and Italy, signed the Tripartite Pact in Berlin on this date. The pact saw the formation of the World War II Axis powers, an opponent group against the Allies.
The Axis alliance bizarrely hoped to persuade the US against joining the Allies during the war, but failed. In 1940, Hungary was forced by Germany to became the fourth country to sign the Pact, allying themselves with the Axis powers.
September 27, 1951 -
Marvin Lee Aday, singer songwriter was born on this date.
Despite his famous moniker, Marvin doesn't like to eat meatloaf.
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, 2008 -
Chinese astronaut, Zhai Zhigang, aboard Shenzhou 7, became the first person from China to walk in space on this date.
Mr. Zhiagang would immediately return to his space craft when he realized that he could not get a good wi-fi connection in space.
And so it goes