April in Pop Culture History

1896 – The first modern Olympic Games after a 1500 year ban

1906 – Publication of The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

1912 – RMS Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg

1925 – Publication of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

1930 – Twinkies were invented

1937 – First appearance of Daffy Duck

1939 – Publication of The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinback

1939 – First appearance of Namor the Sub-Mariner

1940 – First Appearance of Joker

1940 – First appearance of Robin

1940 – First appearance of Lex Luthor

1955 – The first McDonalds opened

1964 – First appearance of Daredevil

1970 – The Beatles break up

1977 – Premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man

1979 – Nickelodeon was launched

1979 – First appearance of Alpha Flight

1987 – First appearance of The Simpsons

1992 – First Appearance of Carnage

1994 – Kurt Cobain Died

1997 – Tiger Woods became the youngest golfer to win the Masters

2009 – Premiere of Parks and Recreation

2011 – Premiere of A Game of Thrones


13 Comments Add yours

  1. I look forward to to this feature every month! ☺

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  2. For Tyeth says:

    Hi Dave, great facts for April. Another little fact, if you look at Homer Simpson’s head you can see Matt Groening’s initials formed by the zig-zag line of his hair (the letter M) and the curls inside his ear form the letter G.

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    1. Green Onion says:

      Not sure who Dave is, but thanks. It’s pretty awesome all the things they hide in the Simpsons for sure

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      1. For Tyeth says:

        D’OH, Sorry Green Onion! I got another blogger mixed up with your identity (I was tired when I commented). I like all the predictions the Simpson writers inadvertently made. Anyway thanks for understanding.

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      2. Green Onion says:

        I totally understand, I’d be surprised if I hadnt done it myself at some point

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  3. This was fun – loved it. I’ve always loved the cover of the Great Gatsby. And how about those old-school Simpsons? They were so weird looking when the cartoon originated.

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    1. Green Onion says:

      Yeah, that Gatsby cover os pretty iconic, I love it too. And the Simpsons are definitely wierd looking, it’s crazy how much they adapted over time

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  4. Laura Beth says:

    The Great Gatsby is one of my all-time favorite books! We’ve been watching Parks & Rec and I love it. We’re in the middle of season six, and I’m sad that we’re getting toward the end.

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    1. Green Onion says:

      We just went through all of Parks and Rec last year. It was so good. The ending is wierd but that cast is amazing!


  5. Donna says:

    I could have done without The Great Gatsby.. I still have nightmares about the time they forced us to read it during my first year in uni!

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    1. Green Onion says:

      That is probably enough to ruin any book, haha.

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