On this day 110 years ago, “Take me out to the Ball Game” was registered for a U.S. copyright. Written by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer, who had never attended a game prior to writing the song, the iconic chorus became the unofficial anthem of Major League Baseball across stadiums throughout North America. (1908)
Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd;
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
I don’t care if I never get back.
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don’t win, it’s a shame.
For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out,
At the old ball game.
MORE Good News on this Day:
- The first science fiction film was released, A Trip To The Moon (1902)
- Arthur Miller won a Pulitzer Prize for Death of a Salesman (1949)
- The Beatles recorded the new George Harrison song Something in 36 takes, with Billy Preston on piano (1969)
- Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in Wall (Part II) was banned in South Africa (1980) ...You know you’re making a difference, when your work is banned during apartheid.
- President Bill Clinton announced that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military (2000)
- The opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, under house arrest for years, was sworn in to Myanmar’s parliament (2012)
With both music and text by Sergei Prokofiev, this musical piece has for decades cultivated musical tastes in children, even those in the first years of school. Check out Peter and the Wolf on Amazon.com…
Happy 43rd Birthday to David Beckham, the star midfielder who became the first British soccer player to compete in 100 Champions League matches as well as the first to win league titles in four countries.
He led Manchester United to six Premier League titles before moving to Real Madrid and the Los Angeles Galaxy, and, finally, retirement. (1975)