Welcome to This Day in Pop Culture History, our 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 happened on June 3rd, the 154th day of the year.
1888- “Casey at the Bat” is published. Here is James Earl Jones reading it.
1967- Aretha Franklin‘s hit “Respect” hits Number 1.
1988- Big opens in theaters.
Today in gaming history saw the release of Midnight Club II (2003), The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon (2003), LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (2008).
Our own Maddie Ricchiuto comments:
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind remains the series’ defining installment, despite it being fifteen years old. That said, Bloodmoon was definitely the weaker of the two installments. Werewolves? Okay, I guess. But not going to beat the Tribunal expansion with Sotha Sil and Almalexia. Who doesn’t want to meet literal gods, right?
Today in Pro Wrestling history, in 2004, TNA taped the inaugural episode of Impact. At the time, TNA mostly just did PPV’s, and then signed a one-year deal with Fox Sports Net to air on Friday afternoons. This episode would also debut some of the differnt things TNA experimented with to set themselves apart, like the six-sided ring, and time limits on matches. 10 minutes for non-title matches, 30 minutes for title matches. If a match did not finish in the time allotted, judges would decide on the winner.The main event saw AJ Styles defeat Chris Saban, Elix Skipper, and Michael Shane and earn a TNA X Division Title match.
Today in Bleeding Cool history, in 2014 Dave Sim penned a fantastic letter to people who pirated his Cerebus comic.
Today’s Birthdays include Tony Curtis actor (1925), Allen Ginsberg poet/author (1926), Chuck Barris game show host (1929), Larry McMurtry author (1936), Anderson Cooper journalist (1967), Rafael Nadal athlete (1986)
Get out and moving to celebrate National Trail Day!
Today in Disney history, in 1949 the Donald Duck short Winter Storage featuring Chip ‘n’ Dale premieres. And in 2011, the Disneyland version of Star Tours opens officially.
Everyone enjoy your Saturday everyone!
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