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FINAL EPISODE OF SERIES ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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The Fugitive
aired for four seasons on ABC, and a total of 120 51-minute episodes
were produced. The first three seasons were filmed in black and white; the final
season was in color.

In 2002, The Fugitive was ranked No. 36 on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of
All
Time
. TV Guide named the one-armed man #5 in their 2013 list of The 60
Nastiest Villains of All Time.

The finale was watched by 72 percent of American TV households — a record that
still stands.

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David Janssen (left) as Dr. Richard Kimble finally catches up with
the ”one-armed man”

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Ross Simpson

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SINGER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

Called The King of Pop, Michael Jackson became the most successful
singer in American history for releasing award-winning hits like "Billie
Jean" and "Beat It." His 1982 album “Thriller” became the best-selling
album in history, winning thirteen Grammy Awards. He had thirteen #1 
songs on the Billboard charts.

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FINAL CONCERT ON THIS DAY IN 1966

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Although they made an unannounced live appearance in January 1969 on
the rooftop of the Apple building, The Beatles’ final live concert took place
at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.

The Park’s capacity was 42,500, but only 25,000 tickets were sold, leaving
large sections of unsold seats. Loyal fans paid between $4.50 and $6.50 for
tickets, and The Beatles’ fee was around $90,000. The MC of the concert
was ‘Emperor’ Gene Nelson (below) of KYA Oldies Radio 1260 AM.

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Gene Nelson

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John Lennon

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