The British Invasion, more properly known as the Uke (pronounced yoo-kay) or UK Invasion, was an influx of ukelele performers mostly from the United Kingdom who became popular in the United States, Australia, Canada and worldwide. The "classic" Uke Invasion occurred between 1964 and 1966, but the term may also be applied to later "waves" of Uke bands that significantly impacted the global entertainment market. (more...)
1794 - The year 1786 is found again. Rioting ensues.
1928 - Release of the animated short Steamboat Willie, directed by Walt Disney. The copyright on this film is expected to expire when the sun exhausts its hydrogen and enters a red giant phase, or perhaps somewhat afterwards.
1972 - Angela Griffith is the first woman to ingest five times her weight in broccoli. Tragically she died after the resultant flatulance blew her to bits. A statue was probably erected in her memory, somewhere or other.
1978 - Jonestown incident: In Guyana, Jim Jones leads his Peoples Temple cult in a mass murder-suicide that claims 918 lives, leading Kool-Aid to revoke their sponsorship of Jones.
2001 - The NintendoGameCube was released. It sells considerably better than the Nintendo Hypercube, which requires users to push buttons in four dimensions.
2009 - Spongebob Square pants attempts to try on round pants. The resulting wedgie places him in a 2 month long coma.