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 May 5, the 124th day of the year:
1961- The first American travels to space.
1968- The Big Mac makes its debut.
1979- Peaches and Herb top the music charts with Reunited.
1997- Married With Children airs its final episode on Fox.
Today in gaming history saw the release of Mario Paint (1992), Hot Shots Golf (1998), and not much else. I played A TON of Hot Shots Golf back in the day, and I broke Mario Paint almost as soon as I got it.
Today in Pro Wrestling history, George Hackenschmidt, world Greco-Roman Wrestling champion, defeated Tom Jenkins, American heavyweight champion 2-0 in a best of three falls match to become the World Catch-as-Catch-Can Heavyweight Champion. This is the origin of the first recognized wrestling title in the US.
Today in Bleeding Cool history, in 2011 a Frank Miller Dark Knight Returns page sold for the crazy, stupid amount of $448,125. That was the largest amount ever paid for a page of artwork from an American comic book.
Today’s Brithdays include Karl Marx philosopher (1818), James Beard cook/author (1903), Stan Goldberg colorist/artist (1932), Lance Henriksen actor (1940), Michael Palin comedian/actor (1943), John Rhys-Davies actor (1944), Henry Cavill actor (1983), Adele musician (1988)
If you are out celebrating Cinco de Mayo, be safe!
Today in Disney history, in 1987 Disneyland introduced Disney Dollars. They had $1 bills with Mickey Mouse on them and on the $5 bill was Goofy.
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