The Superman comic strip was first published in 1938.

The crowds went wild in Tokyo when the Beatles performed there in 1966.

In 1975, just 4 days after divorcing Sonny Bono, Cher married Gregg Allman. The couple separated ten days later.

Nine people are killed in a crowd crush during Pearl Jam’s set at the Roskilde Festival, Denmark in 2000. Pearl Jam’s song ‘Love Boat Captain’ references the tragedy: “Lost nine friends we’ll never know …

Chet Atkins passed away in 2001.

And ‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’ premiered on this day in 2014.

Today’s Birthdays:

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American swimmer Michael Phelps is 31 (1985)

Boxer Mike Tyson is 50 (1966)

Murray Cook, from the original Wiggles, turns 56 (1960)

And Law and Order’s Vincent Don-Offrio is 57 (1959)