Archive for November 26th, 2011

SINGER ROBERT GOULET

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     Robert Gerard Goulet (November 26, 1933 – October 30, 2007)
 

Robert Goulet was a Canadian American singer/actor known for his portrayal
of Lancelot in the Broadway musical Camelot of 1960. In 1968, Goulet was also
in the Broadway musical production The Happy Time and won a Tony Award
as Best Actor in a Musical. His recording career with Columbia Records began
in 1962 and resulted in more than 40 best selling albums. Goulet died
at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, less than a month shy of his 74th
birthday, while awaiting a lung transplant.   

 

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THE CIVIL WAR FOOTBALL GAME OF 1983

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{Today’s Civil War game: Ducks beat the Beavers…49-21}

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THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW ON THIS DAY IN 1967

The Beatles’ "Hello Goodbye" was aired on The Ed Sullivan Show
on Sunday, November 26, 1967. It was not shown at the time in
the UK due to a musicians union ban on miming.

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REMEMBERING RAMBLIN’ ROD’S BIRTHDAY

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Ramblin’ Rod Anders  (November 26, 1933 – May 11, 2002)

Born Rodney Carl Andersen, Rod was the host of The Ramblin’ Rod Show, a 
children’s television program on Portland, Oregon’s KPTV Ch. 12, from 1964
until his retirement on August 8, 1997. He was well known for his message 
button-covered sweater (above). At the time of his death, Anders had
collected over 25,000 buttons which were given to him by adoring fans
and many guests of his TV show. He is missed by many.

Aired on KPTV, January 30, 1981

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DISASTER AT SEA ON THIS DAY IN 1943

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The Rohna was a seventeen year old British liner/troopship carrying 2,193
passengers including 1,988 U.S. troops and a crew of 198. It was part of a
convoy travelling east from Oran to the Far East via the Suez Canal. when
the convoy was attacked by about 30 German Heinkel 177 bombers. The
Rohna was hit by a HS 293 ‘glider bomb’ considered to be the world’s first
guided missile. The ship sank in less than 30 minutes taking 1,015 U.S.
troops and 102 crew members to a watery death.

The attack was the largest loss of U.S. troops at sea in a single incident. For 
reasons of national security, details of the tragedy were kept secret for many  
years and were not fully released until 1967 as a result of the Freedom of
Information Act.

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A Henschel HS 293 glide bomb

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