Archive for October 20th, 2015

CLASSIC FILM IS CELEBRATING 30 YEARS

           


Back to the Future
opened on July 3, 1985, on 1,200 screens in North America. It
spent 11 weeks at number one had the fourth-highest opening weekend of 1985
and was the top grossing film of the year.

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PROGRAM DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

The Twentieth Century was a documentary television program, sponsored by
the Prudential Insurance Company, which ran on the CBS network from 20
October 1957 until 4 January 1970. It was hosted by Walter Cronkite.


Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009)

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ACTOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1882


Bela Lugosi (Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó) 
(October 20, 1882-August 16, 1956) 



The HungarianAmerican actor is famous for portraying Count
Dracula
in the original 1931 film and for his roles in various
other horror films. He dropped out of school when he was
twelve years old, and began appearing in Shakespeare
plays.

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PHOTOGRAPH WILL SELL FOR COLD CASH

(Fox News) – A photo purportedly showing the iceberg that sank the Titanic is
expected to sell for over $15,000 when it is auctioned in the U.K. on Saturday.

Henry Aldridge & Son is auctioning the remarkable photo and a fascinating
document that accompanies it. The photograph was taken by the chief steward
of the liner Prinz Adalbert on the morning of April 15, 1912. The Titanic, which
struck an iceberg  at 11.40 p.m. ship’s time on April 14, sank just over two hours
later with the loss of more than 1,500 lives.

 


“Sinking of the Titanic” by Willy Stöwer, 1912.

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Tim maguire
Tim Maguire

Skynyrd's chartered Convair 240
The Convair 240 aircraft, registration N55VM, before the fatal crash 
in 1977.

 

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