1956: Ricky Morton of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express was born in Nashville, TN.
1964: The WWWF at MSG had Bruno Sammartino over Waldo Von Erich via count out in the main event and an undercard featuring Gorilla Monsoon and Bill Watts wrestling to a draw, Arnold Skaaland beating Captain Lou Albano and Freddie Blassie drawing with Bobo Brazil.
1981: Bob Backlund beat Don Muraco in a Texas Deathmatch on the WWF’s show at Madison Square Garden. Curt Hennig, long before he was Mr. Perfect, wrestled (and lost to) Mr. Fuji on the undercard.
1987: 19,745 fans crammed into Madison Square Garden to see WWF Champion Hulk Hogan go to a double count out with One Man Gang and Randy Savage pin The Honky Tonk Man in the main event.
1990: The WWF delivered a lacklustre Madison Square Garden event headlined by Utimate Warrior and the Legion of Doom beating Demolition. Most of the card made its way to Coliseum Home Video release Supertape III. The event was notable for being Dustin Rhodes’ MSG debut, Sgt. Slaughter’s return to the venue after six years away and for being the final time Demolition Ax and Ronnie Garvin wrestled in the building.
1996: WCW sent a contingent of talent to Japan for NJPW’s Korakuen Hall show. Amongst those in action were Arn Anderson, Lex Luger, Dean Malenko, Sting and Hugh Morrus. WCW wrestlers lost in all of the top three matches. Shiro Koshinaka beat Sting, Kensuke Sasaki defeated Ric Flair and Shinya Hashimoto bested Steven Regal in the main event.
1998: Nick Dinsmore, the future Eugene in WWE, wrestled as a jobber on WCW Nitro, losing to Wrath. Elsewhere on the episode DDP dropped Alex Wright, Kidman upended Disco Inferno and Stevie Ray and The Giant drew with Wolfpak duo Kevin Nash and Lex Luger in the main event.
2000: Highlighting what a mess the company had become, WCW headlined a house show in Oklahoma with a United States title clash between Lance Storm and General Rection (Hugh Morrus). Why that match headlined despite the presence of The Great Muta, Goldberg, Lex Luger, Booker T and Scott Steiner on the undercard is a mystery.
2002: Ted Petty, better known as Rocco Rock from the Public Enemy, passed away from heart failure.
2003: Goldberg was finally given a long overdue win over Triple H to capture the World Heavyweight Championship in the main event of WWE Unforgiven. It was at least a month too late. There was some nonsense on the undercard as Jonathan Coachman and Al Snow teamed up to defeat Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross. Shane McMahon also wrestled, putting over Kane in a last man standing match. WWE was not good in 2003.
2003: FWA presented Hotwired from Broxbourne Civic Hall. The card was headlined by Paul Travell and Scott Parker downing Alex Shane and Ulf Herman in a barbed wire baseball bat match to retain the FWA Tag Team Titles.
2004: The Undertaker beat old Ministry Of Darkness pals Viscera and Gangrel in a handicap match on SmackDown. Mae Young and The Fabulous Moolah were also wheeled out of the Attitude Era storage cupboard, beating Dawn Marie and Torrie Wilson in a “School Girls” tag match.
2008: Carlito and Primo (yes, he really has been with WWE for a decade) defeated Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder (them too) in the main event of SmackDown to win the World Tag Team Titles.
2009: Chavo Guerrero did a humiliating job to non-wrestling comedian Cedric the Entertainer on Raw. In the main event Chris Jericho, Randy Orton and The Big Show defeated John Cena, Mark Henry and MVP.
2010: WWE’s SmackDown taping featured Kane over Chris Masters, tag champions Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre defeating David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd, Chavo Guerrero beating Kaval, The Big Show squashing Curt Hawkins and Vance Archer, CM Punk dropping Luke Gallows and MVP beating Dolph Ziggler via count out.
2014: There were three title changes at WWE Night Of Champions. Goldust and Stardust beat The Usos in the opener to win the tag titles, The Miz dropped Dolph Ziggler to win the IC belt and AJ Lee upended Paige and Nikki Bella in a three-way to capture the Divas title. In the main event, John Cena beat Brock Lesnar via a lame DQ.
2014: Shinsuke Nakamura beat Bad Luck Fale in the main event of NJPW Destruction In Kobe to capture the IWGP Intercontinental Championship. There was another title change on the undercard as Ryusuke Taguchi toppled KUSHIDA to capture the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship.
2015: Following his defeat to United States Champion John Cena in the main event of Raw, Seth Rollins was attacked by a returning ‘Demon’ Kane, who emerged from a hole in the ring and dragged him away. As JBL quite correctly stated, it was a “strange night”.