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 April 2, the 92nd day of the year:
1902- The first movie theater in America opens in Los Angeles, called The Electric Theatre.
1968- 2001 A Space Odyssey opens in Washington D.C.
1978- Dallas premieres on CBS.
Today in gaming history we had the release of Final Fantasy III in Japan (1994), LEGO Star Wars (2005), Tetris for the iPad (2010). In other words, not much. I do love Tetris though!
Today in Pro Wrestling history, again, FOUR more Wrestlemanias took place. Wrestlemania 5 featured the Mega Powers exploding, as Macho Man Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan squared off in the main event. Wrestlemania 11 is largely forgettable, with the Bam Bam Bigelow/Lawrence Taylor main event. Wrestlemania 16 (or 2000), had a main event Fatal Four Way match for the WWE Championship with a McMahon in every corner. Finally, Wrestlemania 22 saw Shawn Michaels wrestle Vince McMahon, Edge spear Mick Foley through a flaming table, and in the main event John Cena defended the WWE Championship against Triple H.
Today in Bleeding Cool history, Jeffery Whitelaw talked to Chris Roberson and Mike Allred about the cancelation of iZombie. I loved this book and was so sad to see it end.
Today’s Birthdays include Hans Christian Anderson author/poet (1805), Sir Alec Guinness actor (1914), Marvin Gaye musician (1939), Barry “Dr.Demento”Hansen radio host (1941), Leon Russell musician (1942), Emmylou Harris musician (1947), Clark Gregg actor (1962)
Today we shall end with some Leon Russell.
Enjoy Wrestlemania 33 tonight everyone!
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