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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.

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04/01/19 12:00pm

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Haskell Karp received the first temporary artificial heart implanted by Dr. Denton Cooley at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, but succumbed four days later.

Massive anti-Vietnam War protests occurred in many United States cities.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Anthony Tucker, who was a forward for the New York Knicks, was born in Washington, D.C.

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02/18/19 12:00pm

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Ted Williams signed a five-year contract to manage the Washington Senators baseball team.

Mariner 6 was launched from Cape Canaveral for a Mars flyby to study that planet’s atmosphere.

Joanne Woodward won a Best Actress in a Drama Golden Globe Award for her performance in “Rachel, Rachel.”

LeeRoy Yarbrough, driving for Junior Johnson, eked out a victory in the final lap of the Daytona 500.

Barbara Jo Rubin became the first female rider to win a race against men at a nationally recognized competition astride Cohesian in Charles Town, West Virginia and she is to be celebrated this month for that victory 50 years later.

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01/29/18 8:00am

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50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley was born to Priscilla and Elvis Presley in Memphis, Tennessee.

Vince Lombardi resigned as coach of the Green Bay Packers but would go on to coach the Washington Redskins for three years.

New York Central Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad merged forming Penn Central Transportation.

Comedian Pauly Shore was born in California to Mitzi Shore, who founded The Comedy Store in West Hollywood, California and comedian Sammy Shore.

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