It's the date that brought us Hulk Hogan, Joe Rogan, Izzy Asper, Alex Haley and Andrew Allan. Glenn Miller's Orchestra recorded their next hit 'Elmer's Tune,' Tony Bennett's 'I left My Heart in San Francisco' was released, John Lennon apologized for saying The Beatles were more popular than Jesus, Edmonton got a new radio station, and WCBS aired TV's first baseball game in color. Ending their lives Aug. 11th were Clara Peller, the 'Where's the Beef?' lady; funny guys Bill Rafferty and Phil Harris, TV talk host Mike Douglas, and Canadian radio tycoon Charles Allard. ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
Aug. 10th gave us singer Bobby Hatfield, actors Noah Beery Jr. and Angie Harmon, and guitar manufacturer Leo Fender. Lisa Marie Presley married Nicholas Cage (Nick filed for divorce 4 months later), Manhattan Transfer debuted a summer variety series on CBS-TV, Candid Camera began its run on ABC, Alan Sherman released his novelty smash, 'Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh,' and Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested for drug possession in Sweden. Obits include pioneering radio sportscaster Ted Husing, producer David L Wolper, and singers Kenny Baker and Billy Grammer. Details of these, and scores more Aug. 10th milestones, INSIDE.
It's the date of birth of Melanie Griffith, Gillian Anderson, Anna Kendrick, David Steinberg and Charles Farrell. The US exploded a second Atomic Bomb in Japan, Johnny Horton recorded his smash hit 'North to Alaska,' Sonny & Cher were #1 with 'I Got You Babe,' Queen performed live for the last time, and William Shatner's wife was found dead in their home's swimming pool. Other obits for the date include Gregory Hines, Jerry Garcia, Bernie Mac, and Canadian voiceover artist Henry Ramer. ALL the milestones for August 9th INSIDE.
This date gave us Connie Stevens, Dustin Hoffman, Keith Carradine, Webb Pierce and Deborah Norville. Johnny Cash started work on his first Columbia Records LP, the Kingsmen released their one-hit wonder 'Louie Louie', David Crosby was released from prison, and the South African Broadcasting Corporation banned all Beatles records. Obits for August 8th include the CBC's Lamont Tilden, Chicago anchor Fahey Flynn, actresses Barbara Bel Geddes and Patricia Neal, and actor Richard Deacon. ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
Birthdays include Charlize Theron, Stan Freberg, Garrison Keillor, David Duchovny and B.J. Thomas. 16-year old Paul Anka made his TV debut on American Bandstand, both Paul Simon and Garth Brooks gave free concerts in New York's Central Park, Toronto's Crew Cuts topped the pop charts, and Bunny Berigan recorded his classic 'I Can't Get Started.' Obits this date include Ottawa-born newsman Peter Jennings, Homer of Homer and Jethro, singer Esther Phillips and harmonica virtuoso Larry Adler. ALL the milestones for August 7th INSIDE.
It's the date of birth for Lucille Ball, Robert Mitchum, Leo Carillo and Louella Parsons. The first broadcast of a tennis match was heard on KDKA Radio, the Dinah Shore Show debuted on NBC Blue radio, Procul Harum played a concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orch., Rod Stewart made his TV debut in Britain, MOJO RADIO for men debuted on Vancouver's AM 730, and Victoria's Nelly Furtado had her first #1 hit. Taking their final bow on Aug. 6th were Alexander Graham Bell, TV newsman Harry Reasoner, Chicago sportscaster Jack Brickhouse, and musicians Marvin Hamlisch and Larry Adler. All the milestones for this day INSIDE.
ON THIS DAY in 1914 actor David Brian was born in New York City. Besides a spotty big screen career he starred in radio & TV versions of...
This date gave us the great Louis Armstrong, actors Billy Bob Thornton and Richard Belzer, and morning TV producer Michael Gelman. General Electric's pioneer radio station signed on in Schenectady N.Y. with 100,000 watts, the series 'Crime Doctor' debuted on CBS radio, the Everly Brothers performed on TV's Ed Sullivan Show, John Lennon began work on his final album, and Prince's 'Purple Rain' began a 24 week reign atop the pop charts. Obits included BCTV anchorman Robert Malcolm, music's Eddie Condon and Lee Hazlewood, media tycoon Sir Roy Thomson, and funnyman/singer Frank Fontaine. ALL the milestones for Aug. 4th INSIDE.
It was the date of birth of Tony Bennett, domestic diva Martha Stewart, Canadians Brent Butt and Mike Holmes, 'Today's early news anchor Frank Blair, actor Martin Sheen and bandleader Ray Bloch. Paul McCartney formed a new band Wings, the late Patsy Cline was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, early radio's 1st drama series debuted on WGY Schenectady, Garth Brooks performed in New York's Central Park for HBO, and ABC-TV debuted 'Prime Time Live.' Fading to black this date were KGO's Ron Lyons, sportscaster Skip Caray, singer Bobby Hebb, actress/producer Ida Lupino, and edgy comedian Lenny Bruce. All the August 3rd milestones INSIDE.
It's the birthday of actors Carroll O'Connor, Gary Merrill, Myrna Loy and Mary Louise Parker. TV stations in Victoria, Ottawa and three other Ontario cities were rebranded A Channel, Robert Zimmerman changed his name to Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin made her TV debut on American Bandstand, and a Hollywood funeral was held for Mama Cass Elliott. Departing this vale of tears on Aug. 2nd were funny people Jack Kirkwood and Totie Fields, pupeteer Shari Lewis, singer Jimmy Jones, and telephone invewntor Alexander Graham Bell. Details and ALL the date's milestones INSIDE.