Archive for March 5th, 2012

FAMOUS SPEECH HEARD ON THIS DAY IN 1946

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Winston Churchill’s famous "Sinews of Peace" (popularly called the"Iron Curtain" speech) was delivered at Westminster College, in Fulton, Missouri.   

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ANDY GIBB WAS BORN 54 YEARS AGO TODAY

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             Andy Gibb
(March 5, 1958 ā€“ March 10, 1988)

Andy Gibb was an English singer and the youngest bother of the Bee
Gees: Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb.

While working on a new album in London, he entered a local hospital,
complaining of chest pains. He died five days after his 30th birthday
as a result of an inflammation of the heart muscle caused by a viral
infection.

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Andy Gibb (left) with his brothers during a recording session

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SOVIET DICTATOR DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1953

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Soviet Premier Joseph Stalinā€™s health had deteriorated towards the
end of World War II. The official cause of death was listed as a heart
attack. He was 74.

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March 16, 1953

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SIR REX WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1908

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  Sir Reginald Carey "Rex" Harrison
(5 March 1908 ā€“ 2 June 1990)

Rex Harrison was an English actor of stage and screen who an Academy Award
and two Tony Awards during his career. He made his stage debut in 1924 in the
production of Thirty Minutes in a Street. His film debut came in 1930 on The
Great Game. Harrison retired from films in the late 1970, but continued to
act on Broadway until his death from pancreatic cancer. He was knighted
by Queen Elizabeth ll in 1989.

 

 

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1964

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1967




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TALK SHOW TEST-RUN ON THIS DAY IN 1977

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The Dial-a-President radio program, featuring President Jimmy Carter (above)
and CBS news anchorman Walter Cronkite, aired for the first time. It was the
idea of both Cronkite and CBS, a test-run to see if a show of its nature could
be successful. Approximately 9 million calls flooded the CBS switchboard in
New York during the two-hour broadcast. Nerveless, the program never
aired again.

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Walter Cronkite

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