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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1957

  The Space Review: Sputnik remembered: The first race to space (part 1)  (page 2)
    
   

The Soviet Union inaugurated the “Space Age” with its launch
of Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite. The spacecraft,
named Sputnik after the Russian word for “satellite,” was
launched at 10:29 p.m. Moscow time from the Tyuratam launch
base in the Kazakh Republic.

Sputnik had a diameter of 22 inches and weighed 184 pounds
and circled Earth once every hour and 36 minutes. Traveling 
its elliptical orbit had an  at 18,000 miles an hour. It transmitted
radio signals back to Earth strong enough to be picked up by
amateur radio operators. Those in the United States with access
to such equipment tuned in and listened in awe as the beeping
Soviet spacecraft passed over America several times a day.

In January 1958, Sputnik’s orbit deteriorated, as expected, and
the spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere.

    
    
   

  

How Sputnik 1 launched the space age - Cosmos Magazine

Chronicle Covers: When Soviets' Sputnik started the space race -  SFChronicle.com

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FAMOUS SINGING COWBOY BORN ON THIS DAY

Gene Autry, "The Singing Cowboy" of the 1940s-50s. | Old western movies, Movie stars, Western movie

Gene Autry - October 2, 1998 - Obituary - Tributes.com
Orvon Grover “Gene” Autry
(September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998)

 

Actor and singer Gene Autry was known as The Singing
Cowboy for his appearances in ninety-three movies and
ninety-one TV productions. His roles as honest American
hero’s earned him a reputation as one of country music’s
most prominent figures.

He did work on his father’s ranch and worked as a railroad
telegrapher. He performed as a singer and a guitarist at
local dances. He owned the Anaheim Angels baseball team
for over thirty years.

 

AUTRY, GENE - Back in the Saddle Again - Amazon.com Music

Gene Autry Comics #38 DELL Apr 1950 cgc 6.5 off-wh/Wht Pgs Photocover Front/Rear

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REMEMBER THIS RADIO/TELEVISION SERIES

Amazon.com: Dangerous Assignment: Brian Donlevy, Herbert Butterfield, Bill Karn, Robert Ryf, Adrian Gendot, Al C. Ward

 

Dangerous Assignment was an NBC radio drama starring Brian Donlevy
broadcast in the US 1949–1953, a syndicated television series
distributed in from 1951–52 (also starring Brian Donlevy), and an
Australian radio series broadcast from 1954-56 as remakes of the
original American  radio scripts.

 

 

  Amazon.com: Dangerous Assignment: The Complete Television Collection: Brian Donlevy, Various: Movies & TV  

Brian DONLEVY : Biography and movies
Waldo Brian Donlevy (February 9, 1901 – April 6, 1972)

 

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GUINNESS RECORD HOLDER IS DEAD AT 88

  Young Regis Philbin | WNEW 1130 AM                                                          GUESS WHO | Young celebrities, Celebrity babies, Celebrity ...
    
At 86, Regis Philbin is still the life of the party
Regis Francis Xavier Philbin (August 25, 1931 – July 24, 2020) 
   

Often called “the hardest working man in show business”, Regis Philbin was 
known for hosting
talk and game shows since the 1960s. He holds the Guinness World Record for the most hours on US television. His trademarks include his excited manner, his wit, and his irreverent ad-libs. He died of natural causes.

Regis Philbin, television personality and host, dies at 88

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A PART OF LOCAL RADIO HISTORY

Washington State Historical Society > Collections > Search >
Lee Fixatall (above) was the host of an evening call-
in talk show in the late 1950’s on KVAN (910) radio
in Vancouver, Washington. (Washington State Historical Society)
            

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