The 8th edition of It Happened On…
It happened on October 5 1947…President Harry Truman makes the first ever televised presidential address from the White House. He asked Americans to cut back on their use of grain in order to help starving Europeans. Europe was recovering from World War II and suffering from famine. He asked farmers and distillers to reduce grain use and requested that the public voluntarily forgo meat on Tuesdays, eggs and poultry on Thursdays and save a slice of bread each day
Also on October 5 1991 Mark Wahlberg’s (aka Marky Mark) #1 hit “Good Vibrations” reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100. His acting career began in 1993 and took off after 1995’s The Basketball Diaries and, especially, 1997’s Boogie Nights.
Seventeen years after his breakthrough hit as a rapper, Wahlberg declined an opportunity to join the reunited Funky Bunch on a reunion tour. “Not a [expletive] chance…”
Couple things I’m glad for:
- I wasn’t alive in 1947. Voluntarily forgo meat?? Good luck!
- Mark Wahlberg began acting