Archive for March 1st, 2016

SHOWS DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1941

Duffy’s Tavern was a popular radio situation comedy which ran for a decade on
several networks (CBS, 1941–1942; NBC-Blue Network, 1942–1944; NBC, 1944–
1951), concluding with the December 28, 1951 broadcast. The program featured
celebrity guests visiting the tavern managed by Archie, portrayed by Ed Gardner,
the writer/actor who co-created the series.


From left: Ed Gardner (Archie) and guest star Cary
Grant during a visit to Duffy’s Tavern.

 

 

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SINGLE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

The song "School Days" (also known as "School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes
the Bell)") was  written and recorded by Chuck Berry, released by the
Chess record label as a single and released on the LP After School
Session
two months later. It is one of his best known songs and is
often considered a rock and roll anthem.

 
Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry turned 89 on October 18.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST NEWS

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MIKE GRACIA



Ronald William
"Ron" Howard is 62 today.

Howard studied film at the University of Southern California, but he 
dropped out before graduating.

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‘’THE MICK’’ ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT

On March 1, 1969, New York Yankees center fielder Mickey Mantle announced
his retirement from baseball. He was an idol to millions, known for his remarkable 
power and speed and his everyman personality. While he patrolled center field 
and batted clean-up between 1951 and 1968, the Yankees won 12 American
League pennants and seven World Series.

New York Daily News published this on March 2, 1969


Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995)

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