Spiderman, Spiderman, Yes there Was a Live Action Spiderman Back In The Day
April 5th, Pocahontas got married, Helen Keller understood water, Peter Jennings announced he had cancer, and Charlton Heston died.
1614 – American Indian princess POCAHONTAS married colonist JOHN ROLFE in Virginia.
1887 – ANNE SULLIVAN made a breakthrough with her blind and deaf student, HELEN KELLER, by conveying the meaning of the word “water” to her.
1978 – “The Amazing Spider-Man” debuted on CBS.
Yes, a live-action “Spider-Man” series on TV in the ’70s. And while it looks cripplingly low-tech by today’s standards, if you were a comic book kid back then, it was one of the coolest things you’d EVER SEEN.
1984 – KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR became the all-time NBA regular season scoring leader when he broke WILT CHAMBERLAIN’S record of 31,421 career points.
1987 – The Fox Broadcasting Company made its primetime television debut by launching “Married. . . with Children” and the “Tracey Ullman Show,” which spawned “The Simpsons”.
1993 – In the NCAA basketball final, CHRIS WEBBER called for a timeout when Michigan had none remaining. A technical foul was assessed and Donald Williams hit the free throws to ice the victory for North Carolina.
1993 – A judge in Beverly Hills dropped assault and battery charges against rapper MARKY MARK WAHLBERG, after Marky reached an out-of-court settlement with the man he allegedly beat up.
1994 – KURT COBAIN committed suicide with a shotgun blast to the head. When his body was discovered three days later, his face wasn’t recognizable; he had to be identified by fingerprints.
1997 – THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. album “Life After Death”, released less than a month after his death, debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart.
2000 – ZIGGY MARLEY became the official spokesman for the HEMP BAR.
2005 – PETER JENNINGS told viewers of ABC NEWS that he had lung cancer. It was his final broadcast as anchor. He died four months later, on August 7th.
2008 – CHARLTON HESTON died quietly in his home at the age of 84. He won the Best Actor Oscar for 1959’s “Ben-Hur”. He also played Moses in 1956’s “The Ten Commandments” and in 1968, he fought apes in the original version of “Planet of the Apes”.