Archive for March 24th, 2015

NEWS PROGRAM DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1980

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Nightline (or ABC News Nightline) is a weeknight late-evening news program,
broadcast by ABC. The program featured Ted Koppel (above) as its main
anchor from March 1980 until his retirement from the program in November
2005. It is now anchored, on an alternating basis by several hosts. In 2002,
Nightline was ranked 23rd on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time
and has
won three Peabody Awards, one in 2001, and two in 2002.

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Edward James Martin "Ted" Koppel turned 75 in February.

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‘’THE KING OF COOL’’, BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1930

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Terence Steven “Steve” McQueen
(March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980)

McQueen received an Academy Award nomination for his role
in The Sand Pebbles (1966). His other popular films include
Bullitt (1968), and The Great Escape (1963). In 1974, he
became the highest-paid movie star in the world. Steve
McQueen competed in weekend motorcycle races to help
support himself while studying for his acting career.

 

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From The Great Escape.

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McQueen in Bullitt.

Wanted: Dead or Alive ~ Original run on CBS-TV: September 6, 1958 –
March 29, 1961.

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1874

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Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz, later Ehrich Weiss or Harry Weiss)
                           (March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926)

The iconic magician and escape artist, Houdini is most remembered for
the difficult stunt of escaping from handcuffs that took a locksmith five
years to build. In his youth, he took a job as a trapeze artist under the
name Ehrich, the Prince of the Air, and was a successful cross-country
runner.



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