TV SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1961

ABC’s Wide World of Sports is a sports anthology television series that
aired on the American Broadcasting Company from April 29, 1961 to
January 3, 1998, primarily on Saturday afternoons. Hosted by Jim McKay,
with a succession of co-hosts beginning in 1987, the title continued to be
used for general sports programs on the network until 2006. In 2007, Wide
World of Sports
was named by Time Magazine on its list of the 100 best
television programs of all-time.


Host Jim McKay (James Kenneth McManus)
(September 24, 1921 – June 7, 2008)

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Jerome Allen
"Jerry" Seinfeld is 62 today.

In the 1990s Seinfeld had to rent a hangar at Santa Monica Airport to
store his vehicle collection, which included forty-six Porsches.

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WILLIE NELSON IS 83 TODAY

 


Willie Hugh Nelson was born in Abbott, Texas.

After graduating from high school, in 1950, Willie Nelson joined the 
Air Force but was later discharged due to back problems. After his 
return, he attended Baylor University for two years but dropped out 
because he was succeeding in music. During this time, he worked
as a disc jockey at Texas radio stations while singing in Honky-tonks
And
moved to Vancouver, Washington, where he worked at country
radio station KVAN and wrote "Family Bible" and recorded the song
"Lumberjack" in 1956.

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GAME SHOW SCHEDULED TO RETURN

(TV Guide) – The ’70s game show "Match Game" is coming back, with
Alec Baldwin picking up the long, skinny microphone originally held by
Gene Rayburn as host. According to the report, the new "Match Game"
will air for 10 episodes this summer on Sundays at 10/9c on ABC as part
of a game show block that will also include "Celebrity Family Feud"and
"
The $100,000 Pyramid."

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Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III had his
58th birthday on April 3rd.

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James Douglas Muir
"Jay" Leno is 66 today.

Leno graduated from Emerson College with a Speech Therapy
degree and founded his own comedy club.

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