Sunday, March 28, 2010

On this day in 1973, because of Hollywood’s abuse of native Americans, Marlon Brando refused an Oscar Award… Some thought that in his later years, Mr. Brando looked like he’d never refused an Oscar Meyer’s.

On this day in 1995, Lyle Lovett and Julia Roberts announced that they were separating after 21 months of marriage…Hollywood marriage time is very similar to “dog years.”

On this day in 1974, a streaker ran onto the set of The Tonight Show starring Johnny CarsonAnd for a moment, the audience stopped staring at Doc Severinsen’s jacket.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

On this day in 1914, the 1st blood transfusion was performed… As medical fees increased, doctors asking for blood became quite common.

On this day in 1970, singing virtuoso Mariah Carey was born… Even as a toddler she could scream higher than the smoke detector.

On this day in 1998, the US FDA approved the prescription drug Viagra, the first pill for male impotence. The user is advised that if he experiences the effect of the drug for more than 4 hours, he should tell his doctor… While most many gentlemen would be tempted to tell everyone.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

On this day in 1980, the Exxon Valdez spilled over 12 million gallons of oil near Alaska… Inspiring the bumper sticker “Friends don’t let friends drink and captain a 12 million gallon oil tanker.”

On this day in 1874, Harry Houdini was born. He was a master of escape… They say he could even get out of buying Amway products from his friends.

On this day in 1973, Lou Reed was bitten on his backside by a fan during a concert in Buffalo, NY… Some artists wouldn’t recognize fan response if it bit them on the ass…

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

On this day in 1963, The Beach Boys released Surfin' U.S.A It’s speculated that if they’d been from Wyoming instead of California, the song may have been titled Bowlin’ U.S.A.

On this day in 1983, President Reagan urged support for the Star Wars defense system against Soviet attack… More recently it was rumoured that Governor Schwarzenegger asked for weekend off to take Maria to a Star Trek convention.

On this day in 1994, Howard Stern formally announced his Libertarian run for New York governor… Stern’s campaign was unique because any potential scandals had already been exploited on his radio show.

Monday, March 22, 2010

On this day in 1903, Niagara Falls ran dry, due to a drought… Most likely the majority of couples honeymooning there didn’t notice.

On this day in 1948, Andrew Lloyd Weber was born… It’s rumoured that Madonna breast-fed her baby on the set of Weber’s Evita… On the set of Truth Or Dare, it was her dancers.

On this day in 1923, the famous mime artist Marcel Marceau was born… There’s some speculation that he was influenced as a child when he heard that kids should be seen and not heard.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

On this day in 1963, the prison Alcatraz was closed… Those unfamiliar with the facility should just imagine a Motel 6 carved in rock, with a really tough check-out policy.

Today folks of Riverside, IA celebrate the fact that they live in the “future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk” according to Star Trek lore… Folks of Riverside, IA may have too much time on their hands.

On this day in 1806, the Lewis and Clark expedition turned back after charting the west… A sad percentage of American students think Lewis and Clark refers to a TV show about Superman and his girlfriend.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

On this day in 1939, Brian Mulroney was born… Some say he changed the way Canadians thought… With him in office, some thought “Gee, maybe Trudeau wasn’t so bad after all.”

On this day in 1945, basketball coach Pat Riley was born. It was tough to say which designer his suits were from… But his hair seemed to be by Exxon.

On this day in 1969, John Lennon married Yoko Ono… Some Beatles fans thought that John was ready for a new prescription of his granny glasses.

Friday, March 19, 2010

On this day 1791, equal rights were granted for French and English speaking settlers in Canada. Some still think Quebec should separate… Some believe that would shorten the drive from Ontario to the Maritimes.

On this day in 1848, Wyatt Earp was born. He’s famous for bringing law and order to Tombstone, Arizona… If he were alive today, he’d probably be an NHL referee.

On this day in 1955, Bruce Willis was born… While he was married to Demi Moore, they were both so busy that apparently some months he only saw her undressed on magazine covers.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

On this day in 1965, a Soviet cosmonaut became the 1st man to walk in space… He also discovered that sleeping in zero gravity meant if you drooled, it floated around the cabin.

On this day in 1850, American Express began operation… Before that, people were leaving home without it and they didn’t even know it.

On this day in 1931, the 1st electric razor was made in the US… Some think of it as the grandfather of the Brazilian hot wax.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

On this day in 1985, US President Reagan agreed to a joint study with Canada on acid rain… George W Bush supposedly thinks there’s a Prince song about it.

On this day in 1917, America’s first bowling tournament for ladies began in St. Louis… They say the ladies were attracted to the sport because it required picking out a set of shoes.

On this day in 1756, St. Patrick's Day was celebrated in New York City for the first time… The image of leprechauns as unshaven little men in knee pants just reminded some single ladies of bad dates.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

On this day in 1926, Jerry Lewis was born… Some say in his early movies, his characters would be like a Jim Carrey with an oil slick in his hair.

On this day in 1802, the military academy at West Point was established… It’s rumoured that Britney Spears wanted to study there and major in “Marine biology.”

On this day in 1949, Erik Estrada was born. He played a motorcycle police officer on the 70s series ChipsHe was the only California Highway Patrol officer without helmet hair.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

On this day in 1879, Albert Einstein was born. He’s famous for pioneering the theory of relativity… And the Don King hairstyle.

On this day in 2003, Israel "Cachao" Lopez received the 2,219th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame…
At that point, the “Walk of Fame” was starting to look like a marathon.

On this day in 1999, Marilyn Manson injured his ankle during a show in Inglewood, CA…
They say even the devil shouldn’t wear Prada if he can’t walk in them.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

On this day in 1894, the 1st public striptease was performed in Paris… We now acknowledge this to be the forerunner to MTV.

On this day in 1939, Neil Sedaka was born. His hit Breaking Up Is Hard To Do hasn’t been covered lately… It doesn’t seem to apply to most celebrities in recent years.

On this day in 1961, 79-year-old Pablo Picasso married his 37-year-old model… That’s rather surprising until you convert 37 to “model years.”

Friday, March 12, 2010

On this day in 1946, Liza Minnelli was born… Show business is so much in her blood, she not only sings in the shower, she dances.

On this day in 1974, Wonder Woman debuted on ABC-TV. Her power appealed to many female viewers… While her costume appealed to most male viewers.

On this day in 1996, the album Unplugged was released by KISS... In the 70’s, many teenager’s parents envisioned unplugging KISS.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

On this day in 1990, Mohawks in Quebec set up a blockade to prevent the expansion of a golf course, claiming it would disturb their ancestral territory. They resisted police and held out till September… Most golfers agreed that was the toughest hazard they’d ever seen.

On this day in 1969, a volcano on the island of Sicily started an eruption which lasted until mid-July… Cher’s had marriages that didn’t last that long.

On this day in 1930, Babe Ruth signed a two-year contract with the New York Yankees for the sum of $80,000… Fortunately, he’d never know that wasn’t enough to buy his rookie card in 2007 when it sold for $200,000.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

On this day in 1936, Mickey Gilley was born. During the success of the movie Urban Cowboy, his bar helped popularize mechanical bulls… It’s been suggested that they resemble Al Gore line dancing.

On this day in 1562 in Naples, kissing in public was made punishable by death… More recently, many thought that Britney and Madonna’s MTV Video Awards kiss was to die for.

On this day in 1961, a Russian dog named Laika was launched into space aboard Sputnik 9… After that, being offered a car ride was just never the same.

Monday, March 8, 2010

On this day in 1910, the 1st pilot’s licenses were issued, to an Englishman and a French woman… They say the lady accused the Englishman of flying on the wrong side of the sky.

On this day in 1971, Muhammad Ali was defeated by Joe Frazier… In an unrelated event, George Foreman went 15 rounds at an all-you-can-eat rib night at Sizzler.

On this day in 1988, the writers of American soap operas went on strike… They say that some fans couldn’t tell the difference.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

On this day in 1971, 52-year-old Canadian PM Pierre Trudeau married 22-year-old Margaret Sinclair. Pierre’s perhaps best known for bringing home Canada’s constitution… While Margaret was best known for bringing home The Rolling Stones.

On this day in 1969, Chastity Bono was born. Years later her father, Sonny Bono would have to be strict when she started chasing boys… Fortunately, he’d already been through all that with Cher.

On this day in 1634, the 1st tavern opened in Boston. It was different than TV’s Cheers… Because in 17th century New England, many men wore wigs, not just the bartender played by Ted Danson.