The Day in Pop Culture: Sept. 20

These are the pop culture milestones for September 20th
  1. 1934: The beautiful Sophia Loren was born. The iconic actress is 82.
  2. 1946: The first Cannes Film Festival was held. "The Lost Weekend" and "Brief Encounter " were among the films honored with the Palme d'Or.
  3. 1973: Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in their "Battle of the Sexes" at the Houston Astrodome. 30,000 people were in attendance and 50 million watched the match on TV.
  4. 1977: ABC aired the infamous 'jump the shark' episode of "Happy Days," in which Fonzie jumps over a shark & keeps his jacket dry!
    When a TV show does something desperate for ratings and viewers, it's referred to as 'jumping the shark."
  5. 1979: "Buck Rogers in The 25th Century" debuted on NBC. The series, based on Philip Francis Nowlan's space hero, ran for 2 seasons.
    The show's Terran starfighter was based on Ralph McQuarrie's concept art for "Battlestar Galactica's" Colonial Viper.
  6. 1984: "Who's The Boss?" premiered on ABC. The series, starring Tony Danza and Judith Light, ran for 8 seasons.
    The show spawned 2 short-lived spinoffs: "Charmed Lives" starring Fran Drescher and "Living Dolls" featuring a young Halle Berry.
  7. 1990: "The Flash" premiered on CBS. The first series about The Scarlet Speedster starred John Wesley Shipp as Barry Allen.
    Shipp has a recurring role on The CW's "The Flash" as Henry Allen, Barry Allen's father.