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09/23/19 10:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Willie Brandt became chancellor in Germany.

“Monty Python’s Flying Circus”  was among the most popular television programs at the time.

“Love American Style” debuted on ABC television.

Jackie DeShannon got a Gold Record for “Put A Little Love in Your Heart.”

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01/23/18 8:00am

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50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

U.S. gymnast Mary Lou Retton, who would take home a gold, two silver and two bronze medals from the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, was born in Fairmount, West Virginia.

“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” starring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef, was drawing in movie audiences.

“I Never Sang for My Father,” a play about a troubled relationship between a father and son, opened at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway and ran for 124 performances.

The Israeli submarine Dakar, with 69 sailors onboard, disappeared in the Mediterranean enroute from Scotland to Haifa.

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10/23/17 12:00pm

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50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

John McCain was shot down as a U.S. Navy pilot over Vietnam and would spend 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war with two years in solitary confinement.

Singer-songwriter Keith Urban was born in New Zealand.

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi crowned himself Emperor of Iran and ruled until he was overthrown in 1979.

The Soviet Venera 4 became the first probe to send data back to earth from Venus.

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02/22/17 4:30pm

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50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Franz Stangl, the former commandant of the Treblinka and Sobibór extermination camps, was arrested in São Paulo, Brazil.

The United States performed a nuclear test at a site in Nevada.

The movie version of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” starring Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore was released.

Frank Sinatra and producer Jimmy Bowen won Grammy Awards for “Strangers in the Night.”

Actor George Eads of CSI fame was born in Fort Worth, Texas.

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