Archive for October 20th, 2011

DETECTIVE SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1930

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Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
began on coast-to-coast radio
from Monday October 20, 1930 until June 5, 1955. There were 574
broadcasts over the NBC, Mutual and ABC networks. The original
cast featured William Gillette as Holmes and Leigh Lovell as Dr.
Watson. The first sponsor was George Washington Coffee. The
announcer was Joseph Bell.

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William Gillette

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LANDMARK SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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The Twentieth Century was a half-hour documentary series televised by  
CBS. The premiere episode aired on Sunday October 20, 1957 and ran
until 1966. It was hosted and narrated by Walter Cronkite. It covered
historical events of the 20th century and consisted of newsreel footage
and interviews. The sponsor of the show was Prudential Insurance
Company of America.  

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SAMMY IN VIETNAM ~ 1972

Sammy Davis Jr. performs for members of the 1st Air Cavalry Division of the
U.S. Army in Vietnam during February of 1972.

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THE #1 SONG ON THIS DAY IN 1973

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BELA LUGOSI (OCT. 20, 1882 – AUG. 16,1956)

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Lugosi died of a heart attack and was reportedly buried wearing
one of his Dracula Cape costumes, per the request of his son
and fourth wife, in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA.

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