This Day in Pop Culture for April 28

1995: National Superhero Day

The origin of National Superhero Day is somewhat of a legend although it is agreed upon that the first was held on this day in 1995 when a few employees from Marvel Comics interviewed a group of children and asked them what superpowers they would like to have. Today though, people (and comic book publishers) celebrate real people who go above and beyond to take care of others including police, firefighters, doctors, teachers and more. (Image: Pixabay)

1973: A 741-Week Chart Run at the Top

Pink Floyd released the band’s eighth studio album, The Dark Side of the Moon, on March 1, 1973. About three weeks later, the album began its record-breaking 741-week chart run at the top and it continued to chart a total of 900 weeks. It is considered to be a “concept album” which explored many different themes including conflict, greed, time, death and even mental illness. The album was promoted with two singles: “Money” and “Us and Them.” The band sold over 45 million copies of the album becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time worldwide.


Movies Released

  • Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
  • Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (2023)
  • Bridesmaids (2011)
  • Buck and the Preacher (1972)
  • Casino Royale (1967)
  • How to Be a Latin Lover (2017)
  • Peter Pan & Wendy (2023)
  • RV (2006)
  • The Circle (2017)
  • United 93 (2006)

TV Series Debuts

  • Cable Girls (2017)
  • Dear White People (2017)
  • Under the Banner of Heaven (2022)

Famous Birthdays

  • 1926: Harper Lee (author)
  • 1930 Carolyn Jones (actress)
  • 1941 Ann Margret (actress)
  • 1950: Jay Leno (comedian)
  • 1974: Penelope Cruz (actress)
    1981: Jessica Alba (actress)

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