This week 53 years ago, former Vice President Richard Nixon was defeated in the race for governor of California; Ted Kennedy was first elected to the Senate from Massachusetts, Nelson Mandela began a prison sentence in South Africa; Eleanor Roosevelt, former first lady, died; "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" topped the box office and the following songs were the most popular in the U.S., according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
This week 46 years ago, Cate Blanchett was born, the Baltimore Colts moved to the AFC in the NFL, rom-com "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium" topped the box office, and the following songs were the most popular in the U.S., according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
The opening credits tell us that 10 years ago a tradition began, and we see brief clips of some of the past winners. Then we're told tonight a new dance era begins, before this year's "stars" are introduced. This year more than ever it's hard to defend the show's definition of "star." I have no idea who half these people are.
When he became the first black manager in the Major Leagues the 1975 as a player/manager with the Cleveland Indians, Orioles Hall of Famer Frank Robinson was shocked to see that the Indians still specified a player¿s race on their scouting reports.
Nationally renowned poet and essayist Dr. Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday, was scheduled to be one of three Beacon Award of Life award recipients in a luncheon prior to the Civil Rights Game between the Orioles and Houston Astros on Friday.