Archive for October 28th, 2011

SHOW BROUGHT TO TV ON THIS DAY IN 1950

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The television version of The Jack Benny Show ran on CBS from Saturday October
28, 1950 to 1965. The opening and closing monologues were before a live audience
with half the episodes were live and the other half were filmed during the summer,
to allow Benny to continue doing his radio show. Benny would often sign off his
radio show with the line ”Well, good night, folks, I’ll see you on television”. The
TV show was sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes.

    

 

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1950 magazine ad

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RECORD RELEASED 54 YEARS AGO TODAY

 OH BOY HOLLY 

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The Picks, from left, Bob Lapham, John Pickering and Bob Pickering

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“Oh, Boy!" was originally performed by Buddy Holly’s band The Crickets. Holly sang the lead vocals and The Picks provided backing vocals. It was recorded
at Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico
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COMPUTER LEGEND BILL GATES IS 56 TODAY

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William Henry "Bill" Gates III was born in Seattle, Washington and is the former CEO  
and current Chairman and Chief Software Architect of Microsoft, the world’s largest 
software company he founded, at the age of 19, with Paul Allen. He is among the  
world’s wealthiest people and is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the
personal computer revolution.

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THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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Ed and Elvis

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SHE WAS THE FIRST FEMALE AMBASSADOR

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When President Truman appointed Iowa born Eugenie Moore Anderson
U.S. Ambassador to Denmark on October 28, 1949; she had the distinction
of becoming the first American woman so serve in the position. Later in 1962,
as minister to Bulgaria, she became the first woman to represent the United
States in a country allied with the Soviet Union.

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