1928 – Steamboat Willie debuts in theaters. This of course goes down in history as the first onscreen appearance of Mickey Mouse.
1949 – Jackie Robinson wins the National League MVP
1963 – The modern touchtone phone is introduced by Bell
1983 – A Christmas Story is released in theaters. Initially only a modest success upon release, the film became a household favorite on video and TV broadcasts.
1985 – Elmo makes his debut on Sesame Street.
1993 – Vince McMahon, chairman of the then World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) is indicted on steroid distribution charges.
2005 – Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire is released in theaters