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 4, the 94th day of the year:
1968- Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Tennessee.
1974- Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth on the all-time home runs list at 714.
1975- Microsoft is founded.
Today in gaming saw the release of Armored Core 3 in Japan (2002), Hellboy: Asylum Seeker (2004), and The Elder Scrolls Online (2014). Hey Maddie Ricchiuto, you play that last one at all?
Have I played it at all? Honestly, Jeremy. As if I’m not sitting here debating wether or not I should have ordered the Collector’s Edition of the Morrowind update as we speak. Elder Scrolls Online is perhaps not the best MMO, but it is pretty solid for a non-subscription MMO, and as a walking Elder Scrolls lore book, I freaking love it.
Today in Pro Wrestling history, Wrestlemania 9 took place in Las Vegas. One of the odder entries into the Mania pantheon, the Undertaker defeated Giant Gonzales, Razor Ramon handed Bob Backlund his first EVER televised loss via pinfall, and in the main event, Bret Hart lost the WWF Championship to Yokozuna. But the night was not over yet, as Hulk Hogan returned and for some reason defeated Yokozuna in 22 seconds to become the new champion, in the worst Wrestlemania finish of all-time.
Today in Bleeding Cool history, in 2014 Rich Johnston reported on the big DC Comics move to Burbank and the logistics of the staff moving.
Today’s Birthdays include Muddy Waters musician (1913), Joe Orlando publisher for DC Comics/artist/writer (1927), Maya Angelou poet/activist (1928), Anthony Perkins actor (1932), Dan Simmons author (1948), Hugo Weaving actor (1960), David Cross actor (1964), Robert Downey Jr. actor (1965), David Blaine magician (1973).
Sadly, we lost a couple of the greats in Comics history today. Please join me in paying respects to the legendary Carmine Infantino (2013) and Graham Ingels (1991). We also lost one of the greatest film critics of all-time, Roger Ebert in 2013.
So we shall end today with some Roger Ebert.
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