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Vanessa Williams Resigns Miss America Today, July 23, 1984 Vanessa Williams resigns as Miss America after posing in Penthouse Magazine. She was in the Juanuary 1985 issue.
Tags: Vanessa  Williams  Corn  Flakes  Penthouse  Magazine  NAACP  first  African-American  Miss  America  American  singer,  actress,  producer  and  former  fashion  model   
Added: 23rd July 2015
Views: 928
Posted By: Old Fart
Vanessa Williams Corn Flakes This was never distributed after she posed nude in Penthouse.
Tags: Vanessa  Williams  Corn  Flakes  Penthouse  Magazine  NAACP  first  African-American  Miss  America  American  singer,  actress,  producer  and  former  fashion  model   
Added: 23rd July 2015
Views: 576
Posted By: Old Fart
Howard Cosell-Alvin Garrett Incident Love him or hate him, Howard Cosell was pretty much the personification of ABC's Monday Night Football from its inception in 1970 through the 1983 season. During the first Monday night game of the 1983 NFL season between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys, Howard Cosell made the following comment about diminutive Washington wide receiver Alvin Garrett: "That little monkey sure gets loose, doesn't he?" Immediately Cosell came under fire from a black minister, the Reverend Joseph Lowery of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Lowery called the remark racist and demanded Cosell apologize or be fired. Cosell was stunned by the allegation. He said the term 'little monkey' was a term of endearment--which he often used to describe his own grandchildren. Indeed, anyone who fairly examined Cosell's body of work knew he had supported black athletes time and time again in truly divisive racial disputes. Jesse Jackson and Muhammad Ali both publicly supported Cosell. Garrett himself said he knew that Cosell meant no harm. Someone even found a clip from a preseason football telecast from 1972 in which Cosell referred to Mike Adamle--a small Caucasian player--as "a little monkey." Nevertheless, Cosell's tenure with Monday night football ended without much fanfare at the end of the 1983 season. He covered the boxing tournament at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and not much else afterward. When Cosell was not assigned to work ABC's coverage of the 1985 World Series, it was obvious that ABC had quietly put the aging Cosell--its iconic broadcaster--out to pasture.
Tags: Howard  Cosell  Alvin  Garrett  racism  incident 
Added: 11th July 2015
Views: 789
Posted By: Lava1964
Luke and Laura General Hospital Captain of Her Heart Tags: Luke  and  Laura  General  Hospital  Captain  of  Her  Heart  Double  Luke  Spencer  Laura  Webber  Anthony  Geary    Genie  Francis  Ice  Princess    Port  Charles 
Added: 25th June 2015
Views: 710
Posted By: Cathy
 Pete Rose ties Stan Musial June 10,1981 Pete Rose ties Stan Musial's NL record of 3,630 hits.
Tags:   Pete  Rose  ties  Stan  Musial  MLB  Major  League  Baseball   
Added: 10th June 2015
Views: 574
Posted By: Old Fart
Crispy Critter Commercial Failed relaunch of the cereal. The cereal made by Post Cereal was popular from 1963 until 1969.
Added: 9th June 2015
Views: 594
Posted By: pfc
CNN Launches The Cable News Network was launched at 5:00 p.m. EST on Sunday June 1, 1980. After an introduction by Ted Turner, the husband and wife team of David Walker and Lois Hart anchored the first newscast.
Tags: CNN  Cable  News  Network  June  1,  1980  Ted  Turner  David  Walker  and  Lois  Hart  anchored  first  newscast 
Added: 1st June 2015
Views: 675
Posted By: Steve
Jif Peanut Butter Commercial - Judith Barsi This Jif peanut butter commercial from 1987 featured child actress Judith Barsi. About a year later she was dead--killed by her mentally disturbed father. (A few months ago I posted Barsi's tragic story on the website.)
Tags: Judith  Barsi  peanut  butter  commercial 
Added: 29th May 2015
Views: 786
Posted By: Lava1964
Forgotten Sitcom - Phyl and Mikhy If you remember this short-lived CBS citcom you have a great memory and ought to report to the nearest trivia contest. Phyl and Mikhy was about two athletes (one American and one Soviet). The Soviet, Mikhail Orlov, was a decathlete who defected to the Unites States to marry Phyllis Wilson, a star athlete from Pacific Western University. The show starred Murphy Cross as Phyllis (Phyl) and Rick Lohman as Mikhail (Mikhy). Jack Dodson played the head of the school's alumni association. Michael Pataki played a blundering Soviet consulate official assigned to get Mikhy back to the USSR. It was a typical fish-out-of-water sitcom that played upon Cold War politics and the defector's comical adjustment to life in western society. Only six episodes of Phyl and Mikhy aired, beginning on May 26, 1980 and ending on June 30. The fact that the United States had announced its boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics probably made this show even more far-fetched than it already was.
Tags: CBS  sitcom  Phyl  and  Mikhy 
Added: 28th May 2015
Views: 734
Posted By: Lava1964

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