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Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García de Estefan is
57 today

 

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TV SERIES DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1949

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William Gargan, Lloyd Nolan, Lee Tracy, and Mark Stevens played the title role in 
Martin Kane, Private Eye on live television, airing on the NBC Television Network
from 1 September 1949 until 17 June 1954. The TV series, as with radio, was also
sponsored by United States Tobacco Company,

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William Gargan                                          Lloyd Nolan

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Mark Stevens                                            Lee Tracy

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Van Morrison (George Ivan Morrison) is 69 years old today

Morrison is also know as “Van the Man” and “The Belfast Cowboy”

1970

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THE FIRST LABOR DAY MDA TELETHONE

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The first MDA Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon was held the weekend of
September 4 and 5, 1966 and was broadcast by a single station in New 
York (WNEW-TV). The telecast was such a success that the Association
selected Labor Day weekend for all future Telethons. 

Then, with help from broadcasting icons Sylvester “Pat” Weaver and
Robert M. Bennett, the Association created a “Love Network” of stations
that in 1971 facilitated the nation’s first networked Telethon.

Since 1966, the MDA Labor Day Telethon has had a variety of names,
including the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, “The” Telethon and Stars Across
America!.

The popular Labor Day weekend show has originated from New York, Las
Vegas and Hollywood. Now broadcast by more than 150 television stations,
the annual telecast has frequently included live remote segments.

On May 16, 2011, Jerry Lewis announced that he was retiring as host of the
annual MDA Labor Day Telethon.

 

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Ed McMahon (right) served as Telephone anchor for 40
years, starting in 1968



 

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Jerry with one of his special ”Kids”

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Ramblin’ Rod Anders (November 26, 1933 – May 11, 2002), born
Rodney Carl Andersen

Anders hosted local MDA telethon segments on KPTV 12 in Portland,
Oregon for 31 years.

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LAST HINDENBURG CREW MEMBER DIES AT 92

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Werner Franz, born in Frankfurt,Germany on May 22, 1922

BERLIN (AP) – Werner Franz, believed to be the last surviving
crew member of the German airship Hindenburg that crashed
77 years ago, died of heart failure  August 13 in his hometown
of Frankfurt, Germany. 

Franz was a 14-year-old cabin boy when the hydrogen-filled
Zeppelin caught fire and crashed in Lakehurst, New Jersey,
on May 6, 1937.

The sole living survivor of the Hindenburg crash is now Werner
Doehner, who was an 8 year old passenger traveling with his
family.

 

 

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                            Crew member Werner Franz

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