Archive for January 22nd, 2015

RADIO SERIES DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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Fort Laramie was a radio Western series that aired Sunday afternoons at 5:30pm
(ET) on CBS from January 22 to October 28, 1956. The 41 episodes starred
Raymond Burr as Lee Quince, captain of the cavalry. One year later, Burr
became a television star as Perry Mason.

 

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1931

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Samuel "Sam" Cooke (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964)

Sam Cooke grew up singing gospel music with his siblings. One of
his first big gigs was lead singer for The Soul Stirrers in 1950. He
was shot and killed at a Motel in Los Angeles at the age of 33.

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FIRST IN THE WEST ON THIS DAY IN 1947

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KTLA , channel 5 in Los Angeles, California was the first commercially
licensed television station in the western United States, having begun 
operations on January 22, 1947.

The station is owned by the Tribune Broadcasting subsidiary of Tribune
Media
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RACE CAR DRIVER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

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Jeffrey Michael "Jeff" Gordon will be 44 years old on August 4.

 

(FOX) – The four-time NASCAR champ announced today that 2015 will be his
last season as a full-time driver. In fact, it could be the last year he drives at
all, but he’s not ready to say he’ll never race again,

Gordon said "[There’s] always the possibility I’ll compete in selected events,
although I currently have no plans to do that”. 

The 43-year-old won four races in 2014 and finished the season in sixth
place. Teammates and competitors took to Twitter to voice their respect
for Gordon.

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RECAPING THE NEWS ON THIS DAY

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The sketch comedy show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In ran for 140 episodes
from January 22, 1968, to March 12, 1973, on the NBC television network. In
2002, Laugh-In was ranked #42 on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All
Time
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