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RADIO SERIAL BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1937

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Terry
and the Pirates was a radio serial adapted from the comic strip of the
same name
created in 1934 by Milton Caniff. When the late afternoon series
began, it was heard three times a week, sponsored by  Dari-Rich, airing on
NBC Red Network from November 1, 1937 to June 1, 1938. It switched to
NBC Blue Network on September 26, 1938, continuing until March 22, 1939.

Absent from the airwaves for over two years, it returned shortly before the
Attack on Pearl Harbor, heard in the Midwestern United States on the
Chicago Tribune
s WGN. That series, sponsored by Libby’s, aired five
days a week from October 16, 1941 to May 29, 1942. Ratings began to
drop in the post-WWII period until the final episode on June 30, 1948.

The central character, Terry Lee, was portrayed at various times by Jackie
Kelk
, Cliff Carpenter, Owen Jordan, and Bill Fein. Terry’s buddy Pat Ryan
was played by Bud Collyer, Warner Anderson, Bob Griffin, and Larry
Alexander.

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Jackie Daly Kelk
(August 6, 1923 – September 5, 2002)

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COMIC STRIP DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1970

Doonesbury began as a continuation of Bull Tales, which appeared in the Yale
University
student newspaper, the Yale Daily News, from 1968 to 1970. It focused
on local campus events at Yale. It became a daily strip in twenty-eight newspapers
and was the first strip from Universal Press Syndicate. A Sunday strip began on
March 21, 1971. The strip became known for its social and political commentary
and is one of the longest running comic strips of all time.

Doonesbury is written and penciled by Garry Trudeau, then inked and lettered
by an assistant:Don Carlton then Todd Pound. Sunday strips are colored in by
George Corsillo.

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Garretson Beekman "Garry" Trudeau turned 68 in July.

 

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RADIO SERIES BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1943

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Land of the Lost
was a radio fantasy adventure, written and narrated by Isabel
Manning Hewson. It was broadcast Saturday mornings at 11:30 am on the ABC
Blue network until September 22, 1945. In 1944, it also was on ABC Tuesdays
at 7:00pm from July 4 until October 3. On October 14, 1945, the series moved
to Mutual, where it was heard until July 6, 1946 (Sundays at 3:30 until mid-
January and then Saturdays at 11:30am). Sponsored by Bosco, Land of the
Lost
aired on ABC from October 11, 1947 until the end of the run on July 3,
1948.

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Isabel Manning Hewson was a native of
Baltimore. MD.

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Sting (Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner) is 65 years old today.

As a youngster, Sting delivered milk early in the morning with his father. He
was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters
Hall of Fame.

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TV SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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Circus Boy is an action/adventure/drama series that aired in prime time on
NBC, and then on ABC, from 1956 to 1958. It was then rerun by NBC on
Saturday mornings, from 1958 to 1960. Micky Dolenz began his television
career in the series as the main character, young Corky who was adopted
by Joey the Clown (Noah Beery, Jr.), and the whole Burke and Walsh Circus
family. Dolenz was billed at the time as Mickey Braddock. He was later hired
for the role as the "drummer" in NBC’s sitcom The Monkees.

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George Michael "Micky" Dolenz, Jr. turned 71 in March.

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