Archive for March 23rd, 2013

"THE MASTER BLASTER" IS DEAD AT 92

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   Josef Edwin "Joe" Weider
(November 29, 1920 – March 23, 2013)

Los Angeles (AP) – Joe Weider, a legendary figure in bodybuilding who
helped popularize the sport worldwide and played a key role in introducing
a charismatic young weightlifter named Arnold Schwarznenegger to the
world died Saturday.

Weider’s publicist, Charlotte Parker, told The Associated Press that the
bodybuilder, publisher and promoter died of heart failure at his home in
Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley.


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A young Arnold Schwarznenegger (left) and Joe Weider

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DECENCY RALLY ON THIS DAY IN 1969

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Jackie Gleason arrives at the Orange Bowl in Miami

The Rally for Decency held in the Orange Bowl in Miami attracted over 35,000 
people, including Jackie Gleason (above) and the Lettermen. The rally was in 
support of a teenage crusade for decency in entertainment. The event was
organized after Jim Morrison, the lead singer of The Doors, was charged with
indecent exposure during a concert in Miami held on March 1. 

Julie James, a member of the Rally For Decency crusade said…”this is not
a protest rally, we’re not against something, we’re for something, talks on
God and sex”. Teenage speakers gave three minute talks on God, parents,
patriotism, sexuality and brotherhood. The rally, which appeared to have an
even amount of teenagers and adults in attendance, was later commended
by then President Richard Nixon. 

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Jim Morrison leaving a Miami courtroom

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NEWS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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Sandy Kozel

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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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