This Weekend In History…

Royal Wedding

July 23, 1986

Prince Andrew marries Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson, the Duchess of York, at London’s Westminster Abbey. They would divorce 10 years later.

Martin and Lewis Last Performance

July 24, 1956

The legendary comedy duo of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis perform at the Copacabana, NY together for the last time as a team.

Roseanne Grabs Crotch and Spits after Screeching the National Anthem

July 25, 1990

Comedienne Roseanne Barr delivers a screeching rendition of the U.S. National Anthem at a Padres baseball game. When she finished, she grabbed her crotch and spit on the ground amid a stadium of booing fans. She claimed later that the crotch grab was intended to poke fun a ballplayer’s bad habits and wasn’t intended to disrespect the anthem.