January 14 in History

January 14 in Pop Culture History

January 14th is…
Caesarean Section Day
Dress Up Your Pet Day
Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
Kite Day
Organize Your Home Day
Ratification Day

1690 – The Clarinet was invented in Nurnberg, Germany

1794 – Elizabeth Hog Bennett became the first woman in the US to successfully give birth to a child by Cesarean section. Her husband, Dr. Jesse Bennett, operated.

1878 – U.S. Supreme Court rules that race separation on trains was unconstitutional

1914 – Henry Ford opened his assembly-line Model-T factory

1950 – #1 Hit January 14, 1950 – February 10, 1950: The Andrews Sisters – I Can Dream, Can’t I

1952 – NBC’s Today Show debuted.

1954 – NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio married actress Marilyn Monroe.

1954 – The Hudson Motor Car Company merged with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.

1956 – #1 Hit January 14, 1956 – February 17, 1956: Dean Martin – Memories Are Made Of This

1972 – NBC’s Sanford and Son debuted.

1973 – Miami’s Perfect Season – The Miami Dolphins complete the first undefeated season by winning Superbowl VII. They won 14–0 in the regular season and won all three post-season games, including Super Bowl VII against the Washington Redskins, to finish 17–0.

1973 – Over 1 billion viewers saw Elvis Presley’s Aloha From Hawaii Special. Since it was on the same day as Superbowl VII, it was shown later (April 3, 1973) in the US

1978 – #1 Hit January 14, 1978 – February 3, 1978: Player – Baby Come Back

1978 – Fantasy Island premiered on CBS

1981 – FCC ended limitation on TV commercials.

1989 – #1 Hit January 14, 1989 – January 20, 1989: Bobby Brown – My Prerogative

1999 – Fosse (Broadway Dance Musical) Opened on January 14, 1999 and Closed: August 25, 2001

2000 – My Dog Skip debuted in theaters.

2005 – Coach Carter & Elektra debuted in theaters.

2006 – #1 Hit January 14, 2006 – January 20, 2006: D4L – Laffy Taffy

2011 – The Green Hornet debuted in theaters.