Back In the Day-The iPad Revealed
January 27th brought us the Globetrotters, the death of a giant, and Mattel lost their lawsuit against Aqua.
1927 – The HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS played their first game in Hinckley, Illinois.
1958 – LITTLE RICHARD quit his music career to enroll at Oakwood Bible College in Huntsville, Alabama.
–He made the decision after his plane caught fire while he was on tour. He promised God he’d study the Bible if he didn’t go down in flames.
1967 – Astronauts GUS GRISSOM, ED WHITE and ROGER CHAFFEE died on the Cape Kennedy launch pad when their Apollo command module became engulfed in fire.
1968 – OTIS REDDING’S “Dock of the Bay” was released, six weeks after Otis and four members of his band were killed when their plane went down .
1973 – HENRY KISSINGER and the very sexy LE DUC THO of North Vietnam signed the Vietnam Peace Treaty.
1977 - THE VATICAN reaffirmed that the Roman Catholic Church continue to ban female priests.
1993 – The great ANDRE THE GIANT died of a heart attack at the age of 46.
1998 - In the midst of the MONICA LEWINSKY scandal, First Lady HILLARY CLINTON appeared on NBC’s “Today” show, charging that the allegations against her husband were the work of a “VAST RIGHT-WING CONSPIRACY”
2003 – MATTEL lost its copyright infringement lawsuit against the band AQUA for their completely obnoxious song “Barbie Girl”.
–The Supreme Court ruled that the song is a parody and a social commentary, and is thus protected by the First Amendment.
2005 – Mentally unstable rapper HOUSTON locked himself in a London bathroom and GOUGED OUT HIS LEFT EYE in an attempt to rid himself of the Devil.
2010 – “Catcher in the Rye” author J.D. SALINGER died three weeks after his 91st birthday. Mark David Chapman had it with him when he killed John Lennon.
2010 – ZELDA RUBINSTEIN . . . the short lady from “Poltergeist” . . . died of natural causes. She was 76.
2010 – STEVE JOBS unveiled the iPAD at a press conference in San Francisco.