Archive for January 4th, 2012

SEA ADVENTURE DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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Lloyd Bridges

Sea Hunt was a syndicated television adventure series that premiered on
Saturday, January 4, 1958 and ran till September 3, 1961. It starred Lloyd
Bridges as ex-Navy frogman Mike Nelson. The series served as a spring
board for some of Hollywood’s most famous actors, including Leonard
Nimoy, Robert Conrad, Bruce Dern, Larry Hagman, and Jack Nicholson
who appeared in the last episode of the series (below). Bridges’ own sons,
Beau and Jeff also appeared on the show.

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LIFE MAGAZINE COVERS ON THIS DAY

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1937

life jan 4 1943
1943

jan 4 1954
1954

life jan 4 1963
1963

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THE STATE OF THE UNION ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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GUITAR COMPANY SOLD ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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LeoFender1981 

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, manufacture of the famous
line of Fender solid-body electric guitars and amplifiers, was founded
in 1946 by Leo Fender in Fullerton, California. On January 4, 1965,
Leo Fender sold his companies to the Columbia Broadcasting System
(CBS) for $13 million. This was reportedly almost two million more than
they had been paid for The New York Yankees the previous year.

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A Fender Stratocaster with amp

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VERIETY SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1928

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Will Rogers

The Dodge Victory Hour, one of radio’s first variety shows, debuted on
NBC on Wednesday, January 4, 1928. The show starred Will Rogers
broadcasting from his home in Beverly Hills, Paul Whitman and his
orchestra from New York, Fred Stone in Chicago and Al Jolson who
was in New Orleans. It was a 47-station coast-to-coast program
sponsored by Dodge’s new Victory Six automobile. The show
reached an estimated audience of 35 million, the largest since
Charles Lindbergh’s return in 1927. The premiere was produced
at a cost of $67,600.

 

 

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Paul Whitman

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Al Jolson

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