The “Shot Heard ‘Round the World”, one of the greatest moments in Major League Baseball history, occurs when the New York Giants’ Bobby Thomson hits a game winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning off of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca, to win the National League pennant after being down 14 games.
If you listen closely, you might hear the anouncer say “the Giants win the pennant” (just maybe).
Great Britain becomes the world’s 3rd nuclear power.
Frank Robinson becomes baseball’s first black manager with Cleveland Indians.
East and West Germany united and merged into Germany once again.
Barack Obama marries Michelle Robinson.
O.J. Simpson Acquited
The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 for the US financial system is signed by President Bush.
Congressman David Obey (D-WI)
Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
Lyndsey Buchkingham (Fleetwood Mac)
Dave Winfield – Baseball Hall of Famer
Dennis Eckersly – Baseball Hall of Famer
Al Sharpton – Civil Rights Activists
Clive Owen – actor. His breakout film Croupier is below (trailer).
Gwen Stefani – singer
Neve Campbell – actress
Indie Arie – singer
Sean Scott Williams – actor