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 14th, the 134th day of the year.
1904- The first Olympics held in the US takes place.
1938- Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn, is released.
1973- Skylab, America’s first space station, is launched into orbit around the Earth.
1992- The largest Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton is seized from Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, as they claimed it was stolen from Federal land.
Today in gaming history saw the release of Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons (2001), Enter The Matrix (2003), Zen Pinball (2009)
Today in Pro Wrestling history, in 1995 the then-WWF presented the first ever In Your House pay per view. The In Your House ppv’s were designed to be a shorter, cheaper option than the big five ppv’s every year. The WWF made such a big deal out of this first one, they even gave away an actual house, the winner of which was an 11 year old boy from Nevada. He later sold the house six months later for $175,000. As for actual wrestling, Jerry Lawler defeated Bret Hart, and in the main event: Diesel defeated Psycho Sid to retain the WWF Championship.
Today in Bleeding Cool history, in 2012, we presented a selection of articles from the Bleeding Cool Magazine, please do give them a read.
Today’s Birthdays include Bobby Darin musician (1936), David Byrne musician (1952), Robert Zemeckis director/writer (1952), Tim Roth actor (1961), Cate Blanchett actress (1969), Sofia Coppola director/writer (1971), Dan Auerbach musician (1979), Amber Tamblyn actress (1983), Mark Zuckerberg co-founder of Facebook (1984), Zack Ryder professional wrestler (1985)
And a very special Happy Birthday to The Maker himself, George Lucas (1944)
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s out there! And a special one to my own mother who reads this column every day and points out all the things I don’t include.
Today in Disney History, in 2002 Disney Interactive announced a brand new video game. Kingdom Hearts.
We shall end today with Bobby Darin
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