Archive for October 20th, 2013

RADIO SHOW DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1930

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First episode

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William Hooker Gillette

Based on the popular characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
aired on coast-to-coast radio 
beginning Monday October 20, 1930 and ran until June 5, 1955. Over 
time, there were 574 broadcasts on the NBC, Mutual and ABC network 
stations.

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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COMEDIENNE RECEIVES TOP HUMOR AWARD

MARK TWAIN PRIZE BAN

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Carol Burnett, the 2013 Mark Twain Prize recipient

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Carol Burnett launched her namesake variety
show in the 1960s, one TV executive told her the genre was "a man’s game”,
but she proved him wrong with an 11-year run that averaged 30 million viewers
each week.

This evening, the trailblazing comedienne will receive the nation’s top humor
prize at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Top entertainers including
Julie Andrews, Tony Bennett, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will pay tribute to Burnett
as she receives the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

The 16th annual show will be taped and broadcast Sunday, Nov. 24 on most PBS 
stations.

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The series aired on CBS from September 11, 1967, to March 29, 1978

 

 

 

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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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"Big Girls Don’t Cry" was written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio. It
hit
number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 17, 1962,
and spent  five weeks in the top position. It also made it to
number one, for three weeks, on Billboard’s Rhythm and
Blues survey.


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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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      Tim Maguire

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HORROR VILLAIN BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1931

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              Béla Lugosi (Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó) 

                     (20 October 1882 – 16 August 1956)

 

The Hungarian actor was immortalized as Count Dracula in 
the original 1931 movie along with various other horror films.

 

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