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 17, the 137th day of the year.
1970- Hank Aaron gets his 3,000 hit.
1973- Stevie Wonder releases hit single “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”
1975- NBC pays $5 million to air Gone With The Wind, a record at the time.
Today in gaming history saw the release of Unreal Tournament (2004), Resident Evil 4 for Windows (2007), and Fable III for Windows (2011)
Today in Pro Wrestling history, in 1963 Bruno Sammartino beat Buddy Rogers in just 55 seconds to capture the WWWF Championship. In what would become a run with the belt that will never be duplicated, Sammartino would hold onto the belt for 400 weeks, or about seven and a half years, from 1963 until January 1971. Sammartino would hold the title again later in the 70’s, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all-time. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.
Today in Bleeding Cool history in 2011 all kinds of stories were being read on BC, including Neil Gaiman talking Doctor Who, some interesting tidbits about the comic market, and DC doing some kind of relaunch in September of that year. Wonder how that went…
Today’s Birthdays include Dennis Hopper actor (1936), Gary Paulsen author (1939), Bill Paxton actor (1955), Sugar Ray Leonard athlete (1956), Bob Saget actor/comedian (1956), Dave Sim writer/illustrator (1956), Enya musician (1961), Craig Ferguson comedian/talk show host (1962), Trent Reznor musician (1965)
Today we remember the great Donna Summer (2012)
Let’s end with some Donna Summer.
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