On This Day September 30
1927 – Babe Ruth hits his 60th home run of the season off Tom Zachary of the Washington Senators. Ruth’s record for the most homers in a single season stands for 34 years until Roger Maris hits 61 in 1961.
1955 – Hollywood legend James Dean is killed in a car accident at the age of 24. At the time, Dean is speeding in his beloved “Little Bastard” — a silver Porsche 550 Spyder — to a car race in Salinas, California, when a vehicle driven by a 23-year-old college student veers into his path.
Own a Piece of This Day
Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me / Mac Davis
At his commercial peak in the mid-1970s, Mac Davis was one of America’s most popular entertainers, a “countrypolitan”-styled singer and actor who found considerable success in both fields. He also wrote music for artists like Glen Campbell, Bobby Goldsboro, Lou Rawls and Kenny Rogers & the First Edition
Milli Vanilli: Greatest Hits
Nearly a decade after Boney M called it quits, the man behind the band, Frank Farian, put together a musically similar duo that became more successful (and infamous) than anyone expected. This collection features the most popular tracks from Milli Vanilli, whose recordings are now out of print in the U.S. and yet in high demand. It features “Blame It on the Rain,” “Girl You Know It’s True,” “Baby Don’t Forget My Number” and more.
The Real James Dean
Author Peter L. Winkler brings us the first book of its kind: a rich collection spanning six decades of writing in which many of the people whose lives were touched by James Dean recall their indelible experiences with the Hollywood legend in their own words.
The creative team of Hanna-Barbera was the genius behind the first adult-targeted cartoon and longest-running series of its genre. The family shenanigans of Fred, Wilma, Barney, Betty and their kids were fresh and groundbreaking for the day — the notion of a “modern” cave society using dinosaurs, stone and wood in outrageously inventive ways.
Facing emergency heart surgery and his own mortality, Nobel Peace Prize-winning author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel reflects on his life. Emotions, images, faces and questions flash through his mind. His family before and during the unspeakable Event. The gifts of marriage and children and grandchildren that followed.