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RADIO SHOW BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1934

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Lux Radio Theatre was a radio show that ran on CBS from 1934–1955. Every
week they broadcast an hour-long adaptation of a popular film or
Broadway
play
, often starring members of the original cast.

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Left to Right: Cecil B. DeMille, unidentified actor, Gary Cooper, and
Helen Mack rehearsing "The Virginian" for a 1939 episode of Lux
Radio Theater.

With Jane Wyman.Publicity photo for Lux
Jane Wyman and Jimmy Stewart in the Lux Radio Theater
adaptation of the 1947 film “Magic Town”.

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Cary Grant and Greer Garson during a 1942 Lux Radio Theatre
broadcast of “Bedtime Story”.   
 
      
     


May 31, 1943

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1907

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Orvon Grover "Gene" Autry
(September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998)


Actor and singer Gene Autry is known as The Singing Cowboy for his
appearances in ninety-three movies and ninety-one TV productions. The
roles as honest American heros earned him a reputation as one of country
music’s most prominent figures. Before fame he did work on his father’s
ranch and worked as a railroad telegrapher. He also performed as a singer
and a guitarist at local dances. Gene Autry owned the Anaheim Angels
baseball team for over thirty years.


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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

today in history

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ROSS SIMPSON

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John Lennon (left) and Paul McCartney were introduced to each
other on this day in 1957.
 

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The first All-Star baseball game was held in Chicago on this day
in 1933. The American League beat the National League 4-2.

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The Biafran War erupted on this day in 1967. The war
lasted two-and-a-half years. About 600,000 people died.

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Frida Kahlo de Rivera (Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón)
(July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954).
 

Mexican painter Frida Kahlo was associated with Surrealism and Magic Realism
and is best known for her 55 self-portraits. She was inspired by the indigenous
Mexican culture and Mexican mythology. Her childhood home, Casa Azul, was transformed into a Mexico City museum and tourist attraction after her death.

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Trailblazing athlete Althea Gibson became the first African-American player to win the Wimbledon women’s singles tennis title on this day
in 1957.

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Roy Rogers (Leonard Franklin Slye)
(November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998)

Known as the "King of the Cowboys", Roy Rogers 
appeared in over 100 films and numerous radio
and television episodes of The Roy Rogers Show
.

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RADIO SERIES AIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1940

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Quiz Kids was a radio and TV series of the 1940s and 1950’s created by
Chicago public relations and advertising man Louis G. Cowan, and
originally sponsored by
Alka-Seltzer. The series was first broadcast
on
NBC from Chicago, June 28, 1940, airing as a summer replacement
show for Alec Templeton Time. It continued on radio for the next 13
years. On television, the show was seen on NBC and
CBS from July
6, 1949 to July 5, 1953, with Joe Kelly as quizmaster, and again from
January 12 to September 27, 1956, with
Clifton Fadiman as host.

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Quizmaster Joe Kelly.

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FIRST HEARD ON THIS DAY IN 1933

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The Kraft Program
debuted June 26, 1933, as a musical-variety program
featuring orchestra leader
Paul Whiteman sponsored by Kraft Food
products. During its first year the show went through a series of name
changes, including Kraft Musical Revue, until it finally settled on
Kraft
Music Hall
in 1934. Whiteman remained the host until December 6, 1935
when
Ford Bond became the announcer. Bing Crosby took over as the 
master of ceremonies January 2, 1936. He hosted the show until May 9,
1946.

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Al Jolson (Asa Yoelson)
(May 26, 1886 – October 23, 1950)

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