Archive for November 5th, 2014

NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DATE IN 1966

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"Last Train to Clarksville" is the debut single by The Monkees, released
August 16, 1966. It reached the top position on the Billboard Hot 100
eight weeks after their TV series debuted.

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FIRST TV WESTERN FOR ADULTS!

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Hugh O’Brian as Wyatt Earp

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp was the first western television series 
written for adults, premiering on ABC four days before Gunsmoke on
September 6, 1955 and aired until June 27, 1961.

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1911

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Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and Trigger

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Roy Rogers (Leonard Franklin Slye) (November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998)


Rogers was one of the most popular Western stars of his era. Known as the
"King of the Cowboys", he appeared in over 100 films and numerous radio
and television episodes of The Roy Rogers Show.

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FORMER TRAIL BLAZER IS 62 TODAY

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Helix High School photo

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William Theodore "Bill" Walton III, born in La Mesa, California.

Former basketball center Bill Walton won a NBA championship with the
Portland Trail Blazers’ (1977) and the Boston Celtics (1987) after leading
UCLA to back-to-back 30-0 seasons and two straight NCAA Championships
in 1972 and 1973.  

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THE NEWS ON THIS DAY

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Sandy Kozel

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