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05/06/19 10:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Victory Day observances were begun in the Soviet Union, marking its victory years earlier over Nazi Germany.

British comedy troupe Monty Python was formed with Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.

Kim Fields Freeman,  best known to American television watchers for her role as Tootie in the “Facts of Life” series, was born in Los Angeles, California.

Actress Lana Turner, known as the first Hollywood “scream queen” for her role in “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” married for the eighth time, this time to Ronald Dante.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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09/05/17 4:30pm

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50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Comedian Jerry Lewis held his Second Annual Muscular Dystrophy Telethon over Labor Day weekend in 1967.

Surveyor 5, one of a series of unmanned missions meant to test the moon’s surface for a manned flight that would come in July 1969, was launched and made a soft landing on the moon despite a helium leak.

Tennis legend Billie Jean King beat Britain Ann Jones to win the 81st National Tennis Championship.

Debra Dene Barnes of Kansas was crowned the 40th Miss America.

Jim Morrison of The Doors defied CBS censors when he sang the original words to “Light My Fire” — “Girl, we couldn’t get much higher” instead of the version censors wanted — “Girl, we couldn’t get much better.”

And on Shelter Island . . .

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