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 20, the 110th day of the year:
1912- Fenway Park opens in Boston.
1920- The Grand Canyon is officially declared a National Park.
1926- A new process is announced by Western Electric and Warner Bros. that will add sound to film.
1974- Paul McCartney & Wings release Band on the Run.
Today in gaming history saw the release of Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom (1990), Hitman: Contracts (2004), Manhunt (2004).
Today in Pro Wrestling history, in 1998, one day after winning the World Heavyweight Championship against Sting, Randy “Macho Man” Savage drops the belt to “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan on Monday Nitro. That same night, Goldberg wins his first singles title after defeating Raven for the WCW United States Championship.
Today in Bleeding Cool history, in 2012 the first rumbling about Marvel and Fox sharing the rights to Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in films. As we now know, they do in fact share rights. In 2013, The Private Eye became the first huge digital comic released, and it was truly a game-changer.
Today’s Birthdays include George Takei actor (1937), Jessica Lange actress (1949), Luthor Vandross musician (1951), Andy Serkis actor/writer/director (1964), Crispin Glover actor (1964), Joey Lawrence actor (1976)
Also “The Father of Baseball” Henry Chadwick passed away today in 1908. His contributions to the game of baseball are the foundations of how we understand the game.
Let’s end the day with some Wings.
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