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January 11


Jan 11
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the United StatesNational Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the United StatesHuman Trafficking: The Crime of Slavery

1922
First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient (1922)Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs

1935
Amelia Earhart is the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California Amelia Earhart is the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California (1935)Amelia Earhart: Life and Disappearance
Amelia Earhart

1971
Release: Release of Janis Joplin album PearlRelease of Janis Joplin album Pearl (1971)Top 10 Posthumous Albums

1997
Birthday of Cody Simpson Birthday of Cody Simpson (1997)Interview with Cody Simpson

2001
AOL and Timer Warner MergerAOL and Time Warner merged to form AOL Time Warner (2001).Top 10 Disastrous Mergers

2005
Release: Release date of Resident Evil 4Release date of Resident Evil 4, originally an exclusive for the Nintendo Gamecube. Then later being ported to the PS2, PC, Wii, iOS, XBox 360, PS3 and PC again. (Did we miss any?) The game is considered one of the best 3rd Person Shooters of All Time.Top 10 Gamecube Games

2013
Release: Theatrical release of 'A Haunted House'.Theatrical release of 'A Haunted House'. This horror comedy film is a parody of the Paranormal Activity franchise and the found footage genre.Top 10 Found Footage Films

2013
Release: Theatrical release of Gangster SquadRelease of the crime film Gangster Squad. It is the story of LAPD Detectives who are attempting to keep Los Angeles free of gangsters during the 1940s and 50s.Top 10 Movies Impacted By Real-Life Events
Top 10 Sean Penn Performances

February 11


Feb 11
1847
Birthday of Thomas EdisonBirthday of Thomas Edison (1847)Top 10 Greatest Inventions of All Time

1926
Birthday of Leslie NielsenBirthday of Leslie Nielsen (1926)Top 10 Canadian Comedians
Top 10 Movie Idiots

1929
Mussolini's Fascist Italy and the Vatican sign the Lateran TreatyFascist Italy and the Vatican sign the Lateran Treaty [Mussolini] (1929)Benito Mussolini: Biography of Fascist Italy's Dictator

1936
Birthday of Burt ReynoldsBirthday of Burt Reynolds (1936)Top 10 Alternate Casting Choices in Film
Top 10 Celebrity Mustaches

1956
Birthday of Bad Brains' H.R.Bad Brains' singer H.R. is bornTop 10 Punk Bands

1969
Birthday of Jennifer AnistonBirthday of Jennifer Aniston (1969)Jennifer Aniston Biography (UPDATE)
How I Met Your Mother vs. Friends
Jennifer Aniston Bio: From Friends to Wanderlust

1973
Birthday of Varg VikernesBirthday of Varg Vikernes (1973)Top 10 Controversial Figures in Rock History

1977
Birthday of Linkin Parks Mike ShinodaLinkin Park rapper and rhythm guitarist Mike Shinoda is bornTop 10 Greatest Linkin Park Songs
The History of Linkin Park

1981
Birthday of Kelly RowlandBirthday of Kelly Rowland (1981)Top 10 Destiny’s Child Songs

1984
Birthday of Aubrey O'Day of Danity KaneDanity Kane's Aubrey O'Day is bornTop 10 Reality Talent Show Acts

1986
Release: Ferris Bueller's Day OffThe film Ferris Bueller's Day Off is released (1986)Top 10 Trends of the 1980s

1988
Release: Debbie Gibson's Foolish Beat is releasedDebbie Gibson's Foolish Beat is released (1988).Top 10 Billboard Records

1990
Mike Tyson fights Buster DouglasMike Tyson fights Buster Douglas (1990)Top 10 Sports Upsets

1990
Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster PrisonNelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner (1990)Biography of Nelson Mandela: End of Apartheid
Top 10 Inspiring Political Prisoners

1991
Birthday of Never Shout Never's Christofer IngleBirthday of Christofer Ingle [Never Shout Never] (1991)Meet Never Shout Never a.k.a. Christofer Drew Ingle

1992
Birthday of Taylor Lautner Birthday of Taylor Lautner (1992)Life After Twilight: What Will Happen To Its Stars?
The Rocket Summer: Taylor Lautner and Nick Jonas, Famous Fans

2000
Release: The Tigger MovieThe film The Tigger Movie is released (2000)Top 10 Best Spin-Off Movies

2005
Release: HitchThe film Hitch is releasedTop 10 Quirky Movie Pick-up Lines

2007
The TV series Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! airs its first episodeThe TV series Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! airs its first episode (2007)Top 10 Sketch Comedy Shows

2011
Hosni Mubarak resignsEgyptian Revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests (2011)Arab Spring: Protests in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and More

2011
Release: Just Go with ItThe film Just Go with It is released (2011)Top 10 Worst Adam Sandler Movies

2011
The Cleveland Cavaliers snap their record 26 game losing streakThe Cleveland Cavaliers snap their record 26 game losing streak (2011)Top 10 Losing Streaks in Sports

2012
Death of Whitney HoustonDeath of Whitney Houston (2012)Top 10 Female Vocalists
Top 10 Decade Defining Musical Acts: 1980s

March 11


Mar 11
1955
Death of Alexander FlemingDeath of Alexander Fleming (1955)Top 10 Greatest Inventions of All Time

1977
Release: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is releasedThe Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is released (1977).Top 10 Classic Disney Animated Characters

1981
Russell Lissack of Bloc Party is bornRussell Lissack, guitarist of Bloc Party, is bornInterview with Bloc Party

1983
Release: Release of Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2Release of Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2 (1983)Top 10 Protest Songs

1984
Release: Nausicaa of the Valley of the WindThe film Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind is released (1984)Top 10 Anime Movies

1993
The Simpsons' episode Last Exit to Springfield first airsThe Simpsons' episode Last Exit to Springfield first airs (1993)Top 10 Simpsons Episodes

1997
Release: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones album, Let's Face It, is releasedThe Mighty Mighty Bosstones album, 'Let's Face It', is released. It features the song, 'The Impression That I Get.'Top 10 Ska Bands

2011
Release: Black DeathThe film Black Death is released (2011)Top 10 Sean Bean Deaths

2011
Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami take placeTohoku Earthquake and Tsunami take place (2011).Top 10 Craziest Events Caught on Live TV
Top 10 Moments That Made The World Stand Still

2011
Tohoku Earthquake triggers tsunamiAn earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes near Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people and triggering the second largest nuclear accident in history (2011)Top 10 Political Lies of All Time
Top 10 Infamous Natural Disasters of the Last 100 Years

April 11


Apr 11
National Cheese Fondue Day National Cheese Fondue Day How To Make Cheese Fondue

1890
Death of Joseph Merrick, also known as The Elephant ManDeath of Joseph Merrick, also known as The Elephant Man (1890).Top 10 Disfigured Movie Characters
Another Top 10 Most Shocking Music Myths

1960
Birthday of Jeremy ClarksonBirthday of Jeremy Clarkson (1960)Top 10 Top Gear Moments

1970
Apollo 13 is launched Apollo 13 is launched (1970)Space Race: 20th Century Timeline and Firsts
Another Top 10 Craziest Events Caught on Camera

1976
The Apple I is created The Apple I is created (1976)Apple History: the Home Computer to the iPod, iPhone and iPad

1987
Birthday of Lights Birthday of Lights (1987)Interview with LIGHTS: Songwriting and Goals
LIGHTS Discusses Her Personal Life, Charity
LIGHTS Discusses Fashion, Video Games
Interview With LIGHTS

1988
Release: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son is releasedSeventh Son of a Seventh Son is released (1988).Top 10 Iron Maiden Songs
The History of Iron Maiden

1997
Release: AnacondaThe film Anaconda is released (1997)Top 10 Least Scary Horror Movies
Top 10 Horror Movie Animals
Top 10 Worst Movie Accents

1997
Release: Grosse Pointe BlankThe film Grosse Pointe Blank is released (1997)Top 10 Obscene Movie Insults (EXPLICIT)

2001
Release: Joe DirtThe film Joe Dirt is released (2001)Top 10 Movie Hillbillies

2011
Release: Make Some Noise by Beastie BoysMake Some Noise by Beastie Boys (2011)Top 10 Celebrities in Music Videos

2012
Release: Premiere of The AvengersHollywood premiere of The Avengers (2012)Top 10 The Avengers Movie Trivia
Superhero Origins: The Avengers

2012
Release: The AvengersThe film The Avengers is released (2012)Top 10 Movie Crossovers

2012
Release: Theatrical release of The AvengersThe film The Avengers is released (2012)Top 10 Comedic Moments In Action Films

May 11


May 11
Twilight Zone DayTwilight Zone DayThe History of The Twilight Zone

1904
Birthday of Salvador DaliBirthday of Salvador Dali (1904)Top Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Primer
Top 10 Celebrity Mustaches

1981
Death of Bob MarleyDeath of Bob Marley (1981)The Life and Career of Bob Marley
Top 10 Memorable Grammy Snubs

1982
Birthday of Cory Monteith Birthday of Cory Monteith (1982)Gleeks, Get Your Glee Facts and History Lesson

1984
Release: The NaturalThe film The Natural is released (1984)Top 10 Inspirational Sports Movies

1987
Release: Girls Girls Girls is releasedGirls Girls Girls is released (1987)Another Top 10 Sexiest Music Videos

1996
The TV show Captain Planet and the Planeteers airs its last episodeThe TV show Captain Planet and the Planeteers airs its last episode (1996)Top 10 Greatest Cartoon Show Theme Songs

1997
Deep Blue defeats world chess champion Garry KasparovThe IBM computer 'Deep Blue' defeated world chess champion Garry Kasparov in a six-game match. (Kasparov: 1, Deep Blue: 2, drawn: 3) (1997)The History of IBM: the Personal Computer to Watson

2001
Release: Ginger SnapsThe film Ginger Snaps is released (2001)Top 10 Werewolf Movies (REDUX)

2007
Release: Release of 28 Weeks LaterRelease of 28 Weeks Later (2007)Top 10 On-Foot Movie Chases

2012
Release: Dark ShadowsThe film Dark Shadows is released (2012)Top 10 Worst Movies Based on a TV Series
Top 10 Johnny Depp Performances
The Eccentric Career of Johnny Depp

2014
Mother's Day (2014)Mother's Day (2014).Mother's Day Workout: Get Fit with Mom

June 11


Jun 11
1864
Birthday of Richard StraussBirthday of Richard Strauss (1864)Top 10 Iconic Pieces of Classical Music

1913
Birthday of Vince LombardiBirthday of Vince Lombardi (1913)Green Bay Packers - Greatest Sports Franchises
Top 10 Coaches: Old vs. New

1943
Birthday of Henry HillBirthday of Henry Hill, the American gangster depicted in the movie GoodFellas (1943)Top 10 Movie Portrayals of Real Life Gangsters
Top 10 Movie Portrayals of Real Life Bad Guys

1945
Birthday of Adrienne BarbeauBirthday of Adrienne Barbeau (1945)Top 10 Scream Queens

1955
Death of Pierre LeveghDeath of Pierre Levegh (1955)Top 10 Crazy Moments in Sports

1956
Birthday of Joe Montana Birthday of Joe Montana (1956)San Francisco 49ers - Greatest Sports Franchises

1962
June 1963 Alcatraz escape attempt by Frank Morris and John and Clarence AnglinThe June 1962 Alcatraz escape attempt by American criminals Clarence Anglin, John Anglin and Frank Morris from Alcatraz was one of the most intricate escapes ever devised (1962)Top 10 Famous Disappearances
Top 10 Alcatraz Trivia

1969
Birthday of Peter DinklageBirthday of Peter Dinklage (1969)Top 10 Influential Little People

1969
Release: True GritThe film True Grit is released (1969)Top 10 Revenge Movies

1979
Death of John WayneDeath of John Wayne (1979)Top 10 Ultimate Decade Defining Actors
Top 10 Director-Actor Partnerships

1982
Release: E.T. the Extra-TerrestrialThe film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is released (1982)Top 10 Good Movie Aliens
Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies
Top 10 Movies of the 1980s
Top 10 Unlikely Movie Sequels
Top 10 Memorable Movie Insults

1982
Release: Rock the Casbah by The ClashRock the Casbah by The Clash (1982)Top 10 Happy-Sounding Songs That Are Actually Depressing

1983
Capcom was founded on this dayThe Video Game company that would go on to make some of the biggest names in video games like Street Fighter, Resident Evil, and Mega Man.Top 10 Capcom Games

1986
Birth of actor Shia LaBeouf.Birthday of Shia LaBeouf (1986)Top 10 Celebrity Falls from Grace
Top 10 Unintentionally Annoying Movie Characters

1986
Release: Theatrical release of Ferris Buellers Day Off.Theatrical release of Ferris Buellers Day Off. The comedy starring Matthew Brodrick about wagging school in order to have a day out with his friends.In Memory of Hollywood Director John Hughes
Top 10 4th Wall Breaks in Film

1993
Jurassic Park is releasedRelease of the film Jurassic Park. This steven Spielberg classic was based off the novel by Michael Crichton and provides a cautionary tale about amusement parks filled with cloned dinosaurs.Top 10 Dinosaur Movie Moments
Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies
Top 10 Practical Special Effects in Movies
Top 10 Scariest Scenes From Non-Horror Movies
Top 10 Movie Traitors
Top 10 Fictional Islands in Movies and TV

1999
Release: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged MeThe film Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is released (1999)Top 10 Quirky Movie Pick-up Lines
Top 10 Comedy Movie Clichés

2001
Death of Timothy McVeigh Death: Timothy McVeigh (2001)Top 10 Infamous Bombings

2001
Release: Release date of the Gameboy AdvanceRelease date of the Gameboy Advance, Nintendo's 32 Bit Handheld Console that dominated the handheld gaming market literally unopposed between 2001 to 2005Top 10 Gameboy Advance Games

2002
'American Idol' aired its first episode'American Idol' aired its first episode (2002)Top 10 Reality Shows

2002
Premiere of American IdolAmerican Idol premiered on this day in 2002Top 10 TV Shows That Lost Their Mojo

2004
Release: Napoleon DynamiteThe film Napoleon Dynamite is released (2004)Top 10 Overrated Movies
Top 10 Quirky Movie Pick-up Lines
Top 10 Unexpected Dance Scenes in Non-Dance Movies
Top 10 Sleeper Hits

2004
Release: The Chronicles of RiddickThe film The Chronicles of Riddick is released (2004)Top 10 Best Spin-Off Movies
Top 10 Vin Diesel Moments

2004
The TV series The Wild Thornberrys airs its last episodeThe TV series The Wild Thornberrys airs its last episode (2004)Top 10 Cartoon Dads from TV

2008
Release: The HappeningThe Happening is released (2008)Top 10 Least Scary Horror Movies

2010
Release: A Serbian FilmThe film A Serbian Film is released (2010)Top 10 Controversial Movies (EXPLICIT)

2013
Release: Goo Goo Dolls album Magnetic is releasedGoo Goo Dolls album, 'Magnetic,' is released (2013).Goo Goo Dolls Talk 'Magnetic'

July 11


Jul 11
1798
The United States Marine Corps is re-establishedThe United States Marine Corps is re-established; they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War (1798)Branches Of The U.S. Military

1893
The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto (1893)How to Grade and Value Pearls: The 5 S's

1914
Babe Ruth makes his MLB debutBabe Ruth plays in his first Major League Baseball game as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox (1914)Babe Ruth Biography: Boston Red Sox to NY Yankees

1959
Birthday of Richie Sambora Birthday of Richie Sambora (1959)The History of Bon Jovi

1974
Birthday of Lil' KimBirthday of Lil' Kim (1974).Top 10 Hip-Hop Feuds and Rivalries

1977
Martin Luther King Jr. is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom Martin Luther King Jr. is posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977)Martin Luther King Jr: Life and Death

1981
Release: High 'n' Dry is releasedHigh 'n' Dry is released (1981).Top 10 Def Leppard Songs

1989
Death of Laurence OlivierDeath of Laurence Olivier (1989)Top 10 Actors Recreated With Special Effects

1989
Lord Laurence OlivierDeath of Lord Laurence Olivier (1989)Top 10 Actors from the United Kingdom

1997
Release: ContactThe film Contact is released (1997)Top 10 Astronaut Movies

2003
Release: The League of Extraordinary GentlemenThe film The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is released (2003)Top 10 Worst Book-to-Film Adaptations

2007
Death of Lady Bird JohnsonDeath of Lady Bird Johnson, wife of President Lyndon Johnson.Top 10 Influential First Ladies of the United States

2007
Release: Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixThe film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is released (2007)Top 10 Harry Potter Characters
Top 10 Fictional Movie Schools
Top 10 Movie Wizards
Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises
Top 10 Secret Passages in Movies

August 11


Aug 11
1929
Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runsBabe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio (1929) Babe Ruth Biography: Boston Red Sox to NY Yankees

1934
Alcatraz Federal Prison receives its first prisonersAt 9:40 am in the morning of August 11th, 1934, the first batch of 137 prisoners arrived at Alcatraz.Top 10 Alcatraz Trivia

1950
Birthday of Steve Wozniak Birthday of Steve Wozniak (1950)The History of Apple and Steve Jobs: the Home Computer to the iPod, iPhone and iPad

1953
Birthday of Hulk HoganBirthday of Hulk Hogan (1953)Top 10 Hulk Hogan Moments
Top 10 Wrestlers
Top 10 Wrestling Catchphrases
Top 10 Celebrity Mustaches

1956
Death of Jackson Pollock Death: Jackson Pollock (1956)Top Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Primer

1962
Release: King Kong vs. GodzillaKing Kong vs. Godzilla is released (1962)Top 10 Movie Crossovers

1965
The Watts (Race) Riots begin in L.A.Race riots (the Watts riots) begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California (1965) History of the Civil Rights Movement

1969
The TV series Looney Tunes airs its last episodeThe TV series Looney Tunes airs its last episode (1969)Top 10 Greatest Cartoon Rivalries

1972
The last U.S. ground combat unit leaves South VietnamVietnam War: the last United States ground combat unit leaves South Vietnam (1972)Vietnam War: History and Key Dates

1976
Birthday of Ben Gibbard Birthday: Ben Gibbard [Death Cab for Cutie] (1976) Interview with Death Cab for Cutie
Death Cab for Cutie on Influences and Live Shows

1983
Birth of actor Chris Hemsworth.Birth of actor Chris Hemsworth. He is is an Australian actor best known for portraying Thor in the Marvel Studios films Thor and Marvel's The Avengers. (1983)Top 10 Decade Defining Actors: 2010s
Chris Pine Vs Chris Evans Vs Chris Hemsworth: Actor Showdown

1991
Death of J.D. McDuffieDeath of J.D. McDuffie (1991)Top 10 Losing Streaks in Sports

1991
Premiere of The Ren and Stimpy ShowPremiere of The Ren and Stimpy Show (1991)Top 10 Adult Cartoons

1991
Release: The TV series Rugrats airs its first episodeThe TV series Rugrats airs its first episode (1991)Top 10 TV Brats
Top 10 Cartoon Moms from TV

1993
Release: Searching for Bobby FischerThe film Searching for Bobby Fischer is released (1993)Top 10 Ben Kingsley Performances

1995
Release: Dangerous MindsThe film Dangerous Minds is released (1995)Top 10 Motivational Movies

2000
Release: The Replacements is releasedThe Replacements is released (2000)Top 10 Keanu Reeves Roles

2008
Release: So What by PinkSo What by Pink (2008)Top 10 Funniest Music Videos

2009
Release: Release of Party in the U.S.A. by Miley CyrusRelease of Party in the U.S.A. by Miley Cyrus (2009)Top 10 Most Hated Songs

September 11


Sep 11
National Hot Cross Bun DayNational Hot Cross Bun DayHow To Make Hot Cross Buns

1945
Birthday of Franz BeckenbauerBirthday of Franz Beckenbauer (1945).Top 10 Football Players
Top 10 Greatest Sports Nicknames

1961
First WWF Office opensThe first WWF, World Wildlife Fund or World Wide Fund for Nature, office opens in Morges, SwitzerlandThe History of the World Wildlife Fund

1967
The TV series The Carol Burnett Show airs its first episodeThe TV series The Carol Burnett Show airs its first episode (1967)Top 10 Sketch Comedy Shows

1971
Death of Nikita KhrushchevDeath of Nikita Khrushchev (1971)Top 10 Influential Communist Leaders

1977
Birthday of LudacrisBirthday of Ludacris (1977)Another Top 10 Sexiest Music Videos

1977
North American release of the Atari 2600.North American release of the Atari 2600. This is the console credited with popularizing home gaming.Top 10 Video Game Consoles

1987
Release: Jethro Tull Album Crest of Knave is releasedJethro Tull Album Crest of Knave is released (1987).Top 10 WTF Moments in Heavy Metal

1992
1992 Release: CandymanCandyman was released on this day in 1992Top 10 Avoidable Deaths in Movies

1992
Release: SneakersThe film Sneakers is released (1992)Top 10 Movie Hackers
Top 10 Ben Kingsley Performances

1998
Release: CubeThe film Cube is released (1998)Top 10 Torture Porn Movies

1998
Release: RoundersThe film Rounders is released (1998)Top 10 Gambling Movies

2001
September 11 AttacksSeptember 11 Attacks (2001).Top 10 Moments That Made The World Stand Still

2001
September 11th terrorist attacks Anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon (2001)September 11 2001 Tribute: Before and After 9/11
Top 10 Televised Events of All Time
Top 10 Crazy Conspiracy Theories
Top 10 Defining Moments of 2000s America
Top 10 Craziest Events Caught on Live TV
Visit to Ground Zero on 9/11 Anniversary
Top 10 Worst Humans of All Time

2001
Release: Takeover by Jay-ZTakeover by Jay-Z (2001)Top 10 Rap Diss Tracks

2007
Release: Graduation album by Kanye WestGraduation album by Kanye West (2007)Top 10 Kanye West Songs

2009
Release: Release of The Resistance Release of The Resistance (2009)Top 10 Muse Songs

2009
Release: Release of The SoloistRelease of The Soloist (2009)Top 10 Jamie Foxx Performances

2011
Death of Andy WhitfieldDeath of Andy Whitfield (2011)Top 10 TV Replacement Characters

2012
Benghazi AttackBenghazi attack: armed group attacked American Embassy in Libya (2012)Top 10 U.S. Political Scandals

2012
The Raveonettes' Observator is releasedThe Raveonettes' sixth album, Observator, is releasedInterview with The Raveonettes

October 11


Oct 11
1884
Birthday of Eleanor RooseveltBirthday of Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.Top 10 Influential First Ladies of the United States

1957
Release: With His Hot and Blue GuitarWith His Hot and Blue Guitar (1957)Top 10 Johnny Cash Songs

1963
Death of Edith PiafDeath of Edith Piaf (1963)Top 10 Music Biopic Performances

1963
Release: From Russia with Love is releasedThe James Bond film From Russia with Love is released (1963)Top 10 Best Sean Connery Performances
Top 10 Spy Movies
Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises

1971
Release: Imagine by John Lennon is releasedImagine by John Lennon is released (1971).Top 10 Over-Covered Songs

1974
Birthday of Violinist Rachel Barton PineMusic video interview with one of the top young classical violinists of her generation, Rachel Barton PineViolinist Rachel Barton Pine From Mozart to Metallica

1975
Saturday Night Live airs its first episodeThe NBC sketch comedy/variety show Saturday Night Live debuts (1975)Top 10 Movie Continuations of TV Series
Top 10 Sketch Comedy Shows
Top 10 Saturday Night Live Characters
SNL Movie Retrospective

1975
The TV series Saturday Night Live airs its first episodeThe TV series Saturday Night Live airs its first episode (1975)Top 10 Saturday Night Live Cast Members of All Time

1976
Release: ABBA album, Arrival, is releasedABBA album, 'Arrival,' with the song, 'Dancing Queen,' is released (1976)Top 10 ABBA Songs
Top 10 Misheard Lyrics

1984
Theatrical release of Nineteen Eighty-Four.Theatrical release of Nineteen Eighty-Four. This British dystopian film was based on George Orwell's novel of the same name and showcased a bleak future.Top 10 Wrong Movie Predictions About the Future

1985
Release: Silver BulletThe film Silver Bullet is released (1985)Top 10 Werewolf Movies (REDUX)

1991
Release: Ernest Scared StupidThe film Ernest Scared Stupid is released (1991)Top 10 Movie Hillbillies

2002
Release: Knockaround GuysThe film Knockaround Guys is released (2002)Top 10 Vin Diesel Moments

2002
Release: The TransporterThe film The Transporter is released (2002)Top 10 Action Movies of the 2000s
Top 10 Badass Jason Statham Moments

2006
Premiere of 30 RockThe TV series 30 Rock airs its first episode (2006)Top 10 Best TV Sitcoms of the 2000s
Top 10 Comeback Performances

November 11


Nov 11
Veterans DayVeterans Day honoring people who have served in the Armed ForcesWhat is Veterans Day

1859
Birthday of Belle GunnessBirthday of Belle Gunness, a woman who killed an estimated 25-40 people (1859)Top 10 Most Evil Women in History

1918
World War I endsWorld War I ends (1918)Top 10 Armies of All Time

1943
Release: The Battle of RussiaThe Battle of Russia, the fifth film in the Why We Fight propaganda series, is released (1943)Top 10 War Propaganda Films

1962
Birthday of Demi MooreBirthday of Demi Moore, American actress, film producer, film director, former songwriter, and model. (1962)The Life and Career of Actress Demi Moore
Top 10 Celebrity Cougars

1970
Birthday of U-God of Wu-Tang ClanWu-Tang Clan member U-God is born (1970)Top 10 Wu-Tang Clan Songs
Top 10 Rap Groups and Crews

1974
Birthday of Leonardo DiCaprioBirthday of actor Leonardo DiCaprio (1974)Leonardo DiCaprio Biography (UPDATE)
Top 10 Ultimate Decade Defining Actors
Leonardo DiCaprio: From Child Actor To Hollywood Superstar
Top 10 Leonardo DiCaprio Performances
Top 10 Actors Who Haven't Won an Oscar
Top 10 Actors Who Always Die Onscreen

1987
The TV series The Transformers airs its last episodeThe TV series The Transformers airs its last episode (1987)Top 10 Decade Defining Shows of the 1980s
Top 10 Movie Continuations of TV Series
Top 10 Greatest Cartoon Rivalries
Top 10 Greatest Cartoon Show Theme Songs

1988
Release: Ernest Saves ChristmasThe film Ernest Saves Christmas is released (1988)Top 10 Movie Hillbillies

1994
Release: Interview with the VampireThe film Interview with the Vampire is released (1994)Top 10 Vampires in Movies and TV (REDUX)
Top 10 Movie Vampires

1995
The Spartan Cheerleader characters debut on Saturday Night LiveThe Spartan Cheerleaders characters debut on Saturday Night Live, performed by Will Ferrell and Cheri Oteri (1995)Top 10 Saturday Night Live Characters

2006
Release: Danity Kane's self-titled first album is releasedDanity Kane's self-titled first album is releasedTop 10 Reality Talent Show Acts

2007
The Family Guy episode Lois Kills Stewie first airsThe Family Guy episode Lois Kills Stewie first airs (2007)Top 10 Family Guy Episodes

2011
Release: Jack and JillThe film Jack and Jill is released (2011)Top 10 Worst Adam Sandler Movies
Top 10 Worst Comedy Movies
Top 10 Worst Movies of All Time

2012
INXS announce their breakupINXS announce their breakup during a concert at the newly opened Perth ArenaThe History of INXS

December 11


Dec 11
UNICEF is established The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is established (1946)The United Nations: History and Functions
All About UNICEF

1951
American baseball star Joe DiMaggio announced his retirement American baseball star Joe DiMaggio announced his retirement (1951)Joe DiMaggio Biography: Life and Career of Baseball's Yankee Clipper

1958
Birthday of Nikki SixxBirthday of Nikki Sixx, bassist for Motley Crue (1958)Top 10 Motley Crue Songs
Top 10 Hard Rock Bands of the 1980s
Top 10 Musicians Who Surprisingly Didn't Die From Drugs

1961
U.S. Army helicopters and troops arrived in SaigonVietnam War: 32 U.S. Army helicopters and 400 troops arrived in Saigon. This was the USA's first direct military support for South Vietnam's battle against the Vietcong (1961)Vietnam War: History and Key Dates

1962
Birthday of Demi MooreBirthday of Demi Moore (1962)Top 10 Celebrity Commercials from Before They Were Stars

1973
Birthday of Mos DefCountdown of the best Rappers and Hip Hop Artists Turned ActorsTop 10 Rappers and Hip Hop Artists Turned Actors

1980
The TV show Magnum, P.I. airs its first episodeThe TV series Magnum, P.I. airs its first episode (1980)Top 10 TV Detectives
Top 10 Live-Action TV Cars
Top 10 Ferraris from Movies and TV

1985
Release: The Jewel of the NileThe film The Jewel of the Nile is released (1985)Top 10 Movie Treasure Hunters

1987
Release: Wall StreetThe film Wall Street is released (1987)Top 10 Greatest Business Movie Speeches

1992
Release: A Few Good MenThe film A Few Good Men is released (1992)Top 10 Movie Comeback Lines
Top 10 Movie Rants
Top 10 Movie Lawyers
Top 10 Jack Nicholson Performances

1996
Birthday of Hailee SteinfeldBirthday of Hailee Steinfeld (1996)Top 10 Acting Debuts in Movies

2000
Release: Release of Warning by Green DayRelease of Warning by Green Day (2000)Top 10 Rip-off Songs

2001
The People's Republic of China joins the World Trade OrganizationThe history and rise of China as a global empire since 1911.The History and Rise of China

2008
Bernard Madoff is arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi schemeBernard Madoff is arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme (2008)Top 10 Scams
How To Avoid A Bernie Madoff Scam

2009
Release: InvictusThe film Invictus is released (2009)Top 10 Best Sports Movie Speeches

2009
Release: The Princess and the Frog is releasedThe Princess and the Frog is released (2009)Top 10 Disney Villain Songs

2011
Release: Release of The GreyRelease of The Grey (2011)Top 10 Unresolved Movie Cliffhangers