Today, September 28th, in NYC History:
Posted: Sep 28, 2012 | 1:35 AM
1871: Dr. Livingstone, I presume? Henry Stanley, from the New York Herald, finds Dr. David Livingstone in deepest Africa.
1901: Ed Sullivan, whose immensely popular long-running variety show (1948-1971) entertained millions of Americans and made careers in an era when pretty much everyone in the country was watching his show live at the same time. Elvis and the Beatles were introduced to America on his show, as were black entertainers, especially the Supremes, and Jim Henson and the Muppets. Sullivan died in 1974.
1901: Ed Sullivan's boss William Paley born; he led CBS for over 50 years. He died in 1990.
1919: The Giants beat Philadelphia 6-1 in 51 minutes, the fastest game in baseball history.
1949: The Yankee's slugger Joe DiMaggio wins the American League batting title with a .353 average.
1964: Comedian, Entertainer and Film Star Harpo Marx dies.
1976: World Heavyweight Champion Muhammed Ali is still "The Greatest" as he wins a unanimous 15-round decision over Ken Norton at Yankee Stadium.
1990: Larry O'Brien dies. He was Chairman of the Democratic National Committee when his office in the Watergate was broken into by burglars with ties to the Bay of Pigs Fiasco, the CIA, and Richard Nixon's CREEP (Committee to Re-elect the President). Considering that Nixon later won by a landslide, what did O'Brien have on Nixon? Or what was Nixon afraid of? That is a mystery. All that we know about Watergate is that the President was connected to it and that he lied about knowing about it. Larry O'Brien was also an adviser to President Kennedy, Postmaster General for President Johnson, and NBA Commissioner 1975-1984. An interesting life.
1991: Jazz trumpet great Miles Davis dies. Unteachable and confident of his genius, he dropped out of Julliard.
2003: Elia Kazan, film director, dies.