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05/20/19 12:00pm

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

“Midnight Cowboy,” starring Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight, was released to theaters and would capture the Best Picture Academy Award the following spring.

The Beatles released their “Get Back” single, which quickly rose to number one where it stayed for five successive weeks.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged their second “bed-in” for peace at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal.

“If”  won the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film at the 22nd Annual Cannes Film Festival.

The BBC ordered 13 episodes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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10/01/18 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

“Night of the Living Dead,” starring Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea and Karl Harding was pulling in movie audiences.

“Finian’s Rainbow,” directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Fred Astaire and Petula Clark, was released.

Jack Valenti, president of the Motion Picture Association of America, announced a rating system for films that would ban young children from seeing certain films or require that children be accompanied by adults to view others.

Led Zeppelin, which  originally performed as the New Yardbirds, performed together for the first time starting its United Kingdom tour in London.

The initial “Planet of the Apes” film starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell and Kim Hunter opened.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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02/06/18 2:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Three students died in the Orangeburg massacre at South Carolina State University where black students stood up to protest a whites-only policy at the areas’s only bowling alley.

The United States conducted a nuclear test at a Nevada site.

American actor Gary Coleman, best known for his role on the NBC series “Different Strokes,” was born in Zion, Illinois.

American figure skater Peggy Fleming won gold at the 1968 Grenoble, France, winter Olympics

“Planet of the Apes,” starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell and Kim Hunter, was released in New York City

And on Shelter Island . . .

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