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 18, the 77th day of the year:
1892- Lord Stanley purchases a new silver challenge cup for the sport hockey, now known as the Stanley Cup.
1965- The Pillsbury Dough Boy is introduced.
1990- The largest art theft in history takes place, at The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, with thieves stealing art by Rembrandt, Manet, and Degas valued at over $500,000,000.
The case remains unsolved and the whereabouts or the art are unknown.
Today in gaming, Chocobo Racing came out in Japan (1999), Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 (2008), LEGO City Undercover (2013), Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes (2014). How did you feel paying for about an hour of gameplay back then Maddie Ricchiuto? Kinda feels like a bit of foreshadowing now doesn’t it?
Just a little bit of forshadowing. Chocobo Racing though was a great idea.
In your Pro Wrestling history on this day in 2006, NBC brought back Saturday Night’s Main Event for the first time since 1992. The show not only featured a drinking contest between Stone Cold Steve Austin and JBL, the main event saw Shane McMahon defeat Shawn Michaels after Vince McMahon had the bell rung early ala The Montreal Screwjob.
Today in Bleeding Cool History, in 2011 Dan DiDio stated that DC Comics needs to stop shipping books late (HAHAHAHAHAHA).
Today’s Birthdays include President Grover Cleveland (1837), George Plimpton writer (1927), John Updike writer (1932), Joy Fielding writer/actress (1945), Brad Dourif actor (1950), Rick “The Model” Martel professional wrestler (1956), Vanessa Williams actress/model/musician (1963), Jerry Cantrell musician (1966), Queen Latifah actress (1970)
Lets end with some Jerry Cantrell. While he will forever be tied to Alice In Chains, I enjoy his solo work just as much. Just an all around talented musician. Happy Birthday!
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