On This Date: April 9


In Pop Culture:
1865 - the Civil War ended

2003 - Iraqis celebrated the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime by beheading a statue of him

2009 - Hulk Hogan was in a Tampa court where he asked a judge to ban Linda Hogan's 19 year-old boyfriend from driving his cars and boats. The Hulkster said he was worried he could be held liable if Charlie Hill injured himself or someone else in an accident.

In Music:
1966 - The Righteous Brothers started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You're My Soul And Inspiration', a No.15 hit in the UK.

1988 -Billy Ocean started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car', a No.3 hit in the UK.

2000 -NSYNC started a seven week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'No Strings Attached' the Boybands first US No.1.

In Sports:
1941 - The PGA established the Golf Hall of Fame.

1945 - National Football League officials decreed that it was mandatory for football players to wear socks in all league games.

1959 - The Boston Celtics won the first of eight consecutive NBA championships.

1965 - The Houston Astrodome held its first baseball game.

1987 - Wayne Gretzky passed Jean Beliveau as the all-time hockey playoff scoring leader.

2002 - Saku Koivu returned to the Montreal Canadiens after a seven-month battle with cancer. The win against the New Jersey Devils clinched Montreal's first postseason position since the 1997-98 season.

Birthdays:
Leighton Meester (28)

Jenna Jameson (40)

fashion designer Marc Jacobs (51)

Dennis Quaid (60)

Hugh Hefner (88)


Article Added: 2014-04-09



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