Archive for September 18th, 2011

NEW TV SHOW ON THIS DAY IN 1963

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The Patty Duke Show
is a sitcom which ran on ABC-TV from September 18, 1963,
until May 4, 1966. The show was created as a vehicle for rising star Patty Duke. A
total of 104 episodes were produced, most written by Sidney Sheldon (below).

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Sidney Sheldon

 

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Patty Duke

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SHOWS SEASON DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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The Addams Family
is a 30-minute ABC television series, shot in black and white,
that aired for two seasons from September 18, 1964 to April 8, 1966. The show
was based on the characters in Charles Addams’ New Yorker panel cartoons
(below) which were first published in 1938.

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BROADCASTING SYSTEM WENT ON THE AIR THIS DAY IN 1927

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WOR radio’s transmitter room 

The beginning of the CBS radio network dates back toJanuary 21, 1927, with
the creation of the "United Independent Broadcasters" network in Chicago by
New York talent agent Arthur Judson. The young network was soon in need
of additional investors, and that’s when the Columbia Phonograph Company, manufacturers of Columbia Records, came to the rescue in April 1927; as
a result, the network was renamed "Columbia Phonographic Broadcasting
System". Columbia Phonographic went on the air on September 18, 1927,
with a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from flagship station
WOR in Newark, New Jersey, along with fifteen affiliates.   

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ACTRESS FRANCES BAY HAS DIED AT 92

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             (January 23, 1919 – September 15, 2011)

Frances Bay was a U.S.-based Canadian character actress, best-known
for playing quirky, elderly women on film and television. She began her
acting career in her mid-50s.

 

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MILITARY BRANCH FORMED ON THIS DAY IN 1947

                   

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of
the United Armed Forces. It was Initially part of the United States Army, the
USAF was formed as a separate branch of the military on September 18,
1947 under the National Security Act of 1947. It is the most recent branch
of the U.S. military to be formed, as well as the world’s most technologically
sophisticated air force.

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The Thunderbirds are the air demonstration squadron of the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

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