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 16th, the 136th day of the year.
1929- The first Academy Awards are held in Hollywood.
1966- The Beach Boys album Pet Sounds is released.
1983- Michael Jackson moonwalks across the stage on Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever.
1986- Top Gun flies into theaters.
Today in gaming history saw the release of X-Men: The Official Game (2006), and not really much anything else. And that game was pretty bad.
Today in Pro Wrestling history, in 2004 WWE presented Judgement Day on PPV from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. John Cena continued his rise to prominence as United States Champion, but this show will always be remembered for the main event title match between JBL and Eddie Guerrero. A little bit into the match, Eddie took a chair shot to the head and bladed, but cut a little too deep. What followed was one of the bloodiest matches you will ever set eyes on, especially in the WWE. Blood was literally gushing from his head. JBL won by disqualification, and after the match was busted open himself. I won’t post the clip here, but its easy to find if you look or have a Network subscription.
Today in Bleeding Cool history, in 2011 Josh Hoopes was now running scams on other scam artist Rob Granito.
Today’s Birthdays include Henry Fonda actor (1905), Liberace entertainer (1919), Danny Trejo actor (1944), Pierce Brosnan actor (1953), Debra Winger actress (1955), Janet Jackson musician (1966), David Boreanaz actor (1969), Megan Fox actress (1986)
Today in Disney history, in 1928 the company actually applied for the trademark to use “Mickey Mouse” for use in feature films.
Today we end with Kenny Loggins. Happy Birthday Top Gun.
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