Saturday, June 26, 2010

On this day in 1963, President Kennedy visited west Berlin, declaring “Ich bin ein Berliner”… Around the same time, a young Bill Clinton started using the foreign phrase “Botta-bing, botta-boom.”

On this day in 1876, Sitting Bull won the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and then went to Canada… If it happened more recently, instead of Canada, he’d probably go to Disneyworld.

This day in 1974 marked Liz Taylor’s 5th divorce… Some say that Liz’s lawyer was one of the few to offer divorces in six packs.

Friday, June 25, 2010

On this day in 1993, Lyle Lovett and Julia Roberts were married… Some say that the producer’s of That’s Incredible considered a 2-hour special for the ceremony.

On this day in 1961, Iraq announced that Kuwait was a part of Iraq. Kuwait disagreed… This may sound familiar to Quebec separatists.

On this day in 1630, the fork was introduced to American dining by Governor Winthrop… Suddenly, spaghetti wasn’t “finger food” anymore.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

On this day in 1986, Raquel Welch won a $10.8 million verdict against MGM for firing her from Cannery Row… Usually, when Raquel Welch’s figure was disclosed, it had nothing to do with money.

On this day in 1947, Peter Weller was born. He played RobocopWhen Robocop’s doctor gave him a prescription, he filled it at Radio Shack.

On this day in 1967, Pope Paul VI endorsed celibacy for priests… If that changed, just what kind of entertainment would be appropriate for a priest’s bachelor party?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

On this day in 1945, singer Anne Murray was born. She still looks and sounds great… Although some say without makeup she bears a striking resemblance to hockey great Brett Hull.

On this day in 1988, Price Is Right model Janice Pennington was knocked out by a TV camera… Fortunately, her hair spray prevented a concussion.

On this day in 1893, Lizzie Borden was found innocent. Her lawyer didn’t chant “If it does not fit, you must acquit”… This was almost a century before rapping.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

On this day in 1967, Paul McCartney admitted on TV that he took LSD… Keith Richards offered to go on the same show, but producers felt his admission wasn’t newsworthy.

On this day in 1902, band leader Guy Lombardo was born. He popularized the New Year’s Eve classic “Auld Lang Syne”… A major concern about playing horn in his band was getting confetti caught in your spit valve.

Friday, June 18, 2010

On this day in 1942, Paul McCartney was born. One of his major life accomplishments is that he wrote a symphony… One of Ringo’s major life accomplishments is that he went to a symphony… Paul’s biggest fear today is that Yoko will sing “Happy Birthday” to him.

On this day in 1812, the US declared war on Britain… And from force of habit, France surrendered.

On this day in 1928, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic… Someone’s officially politically incorrect if they assume she was a stewardess.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

On this day in 1898, Britain leased Hong Kong for 99 years… That didn’t include furniture.

On this day in 1944, a record litter of 23 puppies was born to a foxhound in Ambler, Pennsylvania… They say that it was the first time that a mother dog chose to bottle feed.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

On this day in 1948, Milton Berle’s Texaco Star Theater was first broadcast… Some say that was the golden age of television… When the only commercials that mentioned absorbency were for paper towels.

On this day in 1933, Joan Rivers was born… At the height of her jewelry business, she moved more rhinestones than the chorus line at Caesar’s Palace.

Monday, June 7, 2010

On this day in 1955, Eisenhower became the 1st US President to appear on colour TV… If we saw President Clinton in black & white, it would be tough to tell the lipstick from the BBQ sauce.

On this day in 1940, Tom Jones was born… As his female fans aged, they were less likely to throw their underwear at him… In case they felt a cold draft.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

On this day in 1844, The Factory Act in Britain restricted children workers between the ages of 8 and 13 to 6 ½ hours of labour… Today parents try to restrict kids to 6 ½ hours of television.

On this day in 1933, the 1st drive-in movie theatre opened in Camden, New Jersey… They say people on horseback clipped the speakers to the horse’s blinders.