Video: 'James Dean Crash Recreated with Broderick Crawford Intro.'
(Friday, September 30, 1955, 5:15 p.m. PST) — Actor James Dean, 24, was killed today in a two-car collision near Cholame, California, while driving a small German speedster to a sports car racing competition.
(Saturday, September 30, 1995) — “Fantasy” by Mariah Carey peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for eight consecutive weeks (Sep. 30, Oct. 7/14/21/28, Nov. 4/11/18, 1995). It was Carey’s ninth of 18 number one hits on the chart (1990-2008).
(Thursday, September 29, 1955, 7:30 p.m. EDT) — A View from the Bridge, a one-act version of the Arthur Miller play (later turned it into a two-act play), opened tonight on Broadway at the Coronet Theatre (now the Eugene O’Neill Theatre) in New York.
Directed by Martin Ritt,t he production starred Van Heflin as Eddie and Eileen Heckart as Beatrice.
Video: 'Roberts confirmed as new chief justice, swearing-in'
(Thursday, September 29, 2005, 2:54 p.m. EDT) — Judge John G. Roberts Jr. became the 17th Chief Justice of the United States today, taking the oath of office during a brief but emotional White House ceremony just hours after the Senate, with its Democrats evenly divided, voted overwhelmingly to confirm him.
(Wednesday, September 29, 1965, 9:50-10:25 a.m. EDT) — U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965 today, creating the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.
During the signing ceremony, the president said the measure would create an American Film Institute (click here to watch video of the event).
Video: 'Franklins Tower-Grateful Dead/ Golden Gate Park 1975-09-28 Lindley Meadows'
(Sunday, September 28, 1975) — 40,000 people got to see Jefferson Starship and Jerry Garcia and Friends perform for free today at Golden Gate Park’s Lindley Meadows in San Francisco; “Jerry Garcia and Friends” ended up being the Grateful Dead, who had not performed together in more than a year.