Welcome to This Day in Pop Culture History, a daily look at important events, birthdays, and other oddities in pop culture! History is important, and we aim to educate here at Bleeding Cool, so without further ado, here are some things that have happened on March 4:
1789- The US Constitution goes in effect after being ratified the previous June.
1933- Franklin Delano Roosevelt is inaugurated as the 32nd President of the United States. Vowing to drag the country out of the Depression, in his Address, he says “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”.
1922- Nosferatu premieres in Germany.
1936- The Hindenburg makes its inaugural flight.
1966- In an interview, John Lennon says The Beatles are “more popular than Jesus”. This leads to a burning of Beatles merchandise and radio stations banning their music.
Today in gaming, we have had some pretty big releases, including NBA Jam (1994), Conker’s Bad Fur Day (2001), Fatal Frame (2002), the Tomb Raider reboot (2013), and South Park: The Stick Of Truth (2014). Also today saw the release of the Playstation 2 in Japan. Maddie Ricchiuto, that is quite a few big releases, what sticks out to you?
The PS2 was arguably the best gaming console we’ve ever had. The first MMO console ports were for the PS2. That sounds insane right? I still use mine to this day, since backwards compatibility is no longer a high priority and for good reason. Fatal Frame, thats a game I haven’t thought of in a while. Good memories though. And the Tomb Raider reboot by Crystal Dynamics in 2013 was just what the franchise needed. We’d had enough of the old Lara and the Jolie movies. It was the right time to move the character forward.
Today’s Birthdays include Antonio Vivaldi composer (1678), Garrett Morgan scientist/inventor (1877), Phil Davis cartoonist (1906), Catherine O’Hara actress (1954), Patricia Heaton actress (1958), Dav Pilkey author (1966), Landon Donovan athlete (1982)
The other was John Candy in 1994. Lets close out today laughing while watching one of my favorite scenes of his from Stripes.
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