The landscape of Philadelphia is comprised of dozens of diverse neighborhoods - from the sports arenas in South Philadelphia to the busy Bypass in the Northeast to the scenic sidewalks of Chestnut Hill - but it is the bustling landscape of Center City that stands tall in the iconic Philadelphia skyline. In fact, prior to 1854, the entire city [...]
Earlier this month hundreds of locals walked the red carpet, chatted with Philly Happening TV, and partied the night away at the 2015 Philly Happening List Red Carpet Bash in honor of our Happening List winners, finalists, and nominees. Check out PHTV with Lauren Rooney https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iN_hA35ar4 Here's a photo recap of the Bash. Enjoy!
Did you know that Philadelphia is home to one of the country's most dangerous schools? ABC's Diane Swayer recently visited Strawberry Mansion High School to show the world the struggles the students of Philadelphia face everyday, and that many of our local educators are doing their best to offer students a brighter tomorrow. Nightline aired [...]
March 20, 1934 Olympic gold medalist Mildred "Babe" Didrikson pitched one inning of exhibition baseball for the Philadelphia Athletics on this day in 1934. Babe was named the 10th Greatest North American Athlete of the 20th Century by ESPN, and the 9th Greatest Athlete of the 20th Century by the Associated Press.
January 31, 1975 The biggest fire in Philadelphia history happened on this day in history, at the Monsanto chemical docks of the Delaware River in Marcus Hook. The Corinthos, a 754 foot oil tanker vessel with capacity for 400,000 barrels of crude oil, quietly sat docked at its moorings at Marcus Hook filled with approximately 300,000 [...]
January 9, 1976 “Yo Adrian” … that’s right on this day in 1976 Sylvester Stallone began filming the classic rags to riches tale of Rocky Balboa. The Oscar winning film, ROCKY, was filmed in Philadelphia in a mere 28 days on a $1 million dollar budget, written by Stallone himself and directed by John Avildsen. [...]
Camac Street, PhiladelphiaJanuary 6-8, 1996 The great blizzard of 1996 nearly paralyzed the city of Philadelphia for days, followed by a second major storm on January 12, 1996. A grand total of 30.7 inches fell in Philadelphia, the most snow fall in any city along the storms path. It was the city’s all-time greatest snowstorm. Majority [...]
Philadelphia’s own Bradley CooperJanuary 5, 1975 Although not terribly historic to Philadelphia compared to our past history notes, (but we’re sure many ladies will agree) that Philly Happened on this day in 1975 when actor, Bradley Cooper. Bradley Cooper is the studly actor most known for his roles in Wedding Crashers, The Hangover, Limitless, The A-Team [...]
January 4, 1900 James Bond circa 1974Although possibly one of fictions greatest stars, James Bond is most certainly not fictional, or at least his namesake isn’t. On January 4, 1900 a precious baby boy was born in Philadelphia named lovingly by his parent’s as James Bond. Bond worked as a ornithologist at the Academy of [...]