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 July 12th, the 193rd day of the year.
1862- The Medal of Honor is created.
1960- The Etch-A-Sketch is first produced.
1962- The Rolling Stones make their first public performance.
1979- The Chicago White Sox hold their infamous “Disco Demolition Night” at Comiskey Park.
Today in gaming history saw the release of Final Fantasy in Canada (1990), FlatOut (2005), Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock (2005)
Today in Pro Wrestling history, in 1986 Bruno Sammartino makes his final appearance in Madison Square Garden in a Tag Team cage match. Bruno sold out the Garden well over 200 times and was its biggest attraction for decades. In 1998 WCW held their annual Bash at the Beach in San Diego, and it featured a main event that pitted “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan and Dennis Rodman against Diamond Dallas Page and Karl Malone (sigh). And a Happy Birthday to WWE’s Sami Zayn, who turns 33 today! And also celebrating a Birthday today in the current WWE Universal Champion, The Beast Brock Lesnar.
Today in Bleeding Cool history, in 2011 Taiwan built a village for artists, and it was interesting.
Today’s Birthdays include Henry David Thoreau writer/historian (1917), Donald E. Westlake writer (1933), Christine McVie musician (1943), Ben Burtt sound designer (1948), Richard Simmons fitness guru (1948), Brian Grazer producer (1951), Lee Byung-hun actor (1970), Michelle Rodriguez actress (1978)
The great Lon Chaney Jr. passed away today in 1973.
Happy National Pecan Pie Day!
Today in Disney history, in 1961 the first draft of a screenplay for a new film titled Mary Poppins. And in 1989 Star Tours opened in Tokyo Disneyland, the second of the ride to open. The first was in Disneyland in 1987.
Enjoy your Wednesday everyone!
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