Checking in with a few tidbits of note from Zeptember 10ths gone by…
– In 1955, “Gunsmoke” made its TV debut . . . If you’re channel-surfing and it pops-up, would you watch an episode or two? I do that now and again. Might even stop on “Gilligan’s Island” or “I Dream of Genie” if it’s deep into happy hour.
– In 1988, Van Halen’s “When It’s Love“ hit #5 on the singles chart , also that year Robert Palmer’s “Simply Irresistible“ peaked at #2, and Guns ‘N Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine“ hit #1. The Home of Rock-N-Roll was crankin’ ’em out for you!
– In 1989, Deion Sanders made sports history! On September 6th, 1989, Deion hit a home run for the New York Yankees. Four days later, on this day (September 10th, 1989) he ran a punt back 68 yards to score a touchdown for the Atlanta Falcons, making him the only person to ever hit a home run and score a touchdown in the same week.
– In 1990, Will Smith made his TV debut on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air“.
– In 2010, the fourth “Resident Evil” movie, “Resident Evil: Afterlife“ hit theaters. It made $300 million worldwide. The sixth and final movie was the most successful movie in the franchise. “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” earned $312 million in 2017.
And Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is 70.