Tuesday, December 22, 1981

Happy # 73 Steve Garvey


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We say happy birthday to Steve Garvey, who was born in Tampa, Florida, on this day in 1948.

Steve broke with the LA Dodgers in 1969 but did not get a lot of playing time until 1973.   It was great after that!

He had a great career:   .294 batting average, 2,599 hits, 272 HR & 1,308 RBI.    Garvey was the 1974 NL MVP and came in second in the 1978 vote.

Garvey was traded to San Diego and played for the Padres in the 1984 World Series.  He hit a walk off HR to beat Chicago in game 4 of the NLCS.

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Friday, December 18, 1981

We remember Ty Cobb (1886-1961)



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Ty Cobb was born on this day in 1886.  He died in 1961. 

His career was all about consistency,  

Cobb played his first game in 1905 and set all kinds of records along the way:   .366 career batting average, 1,937 RBI, an unbelievable .433 on base average and 4,189 hits!

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Thursday, December 10, 1981

December 10, 1967: We remember the day that Otis Redding was killed in Madison, Wisconsin

Otis Redding was killed in a plane crash in Wisconsin on this day in 1967.

I remember this event quite well.  We had heard on the radio that Otis Redding would play in Madison.  His sudden death was quite a shock for many of us.

Otis Redding recorded "Dock of the Bay" a few days before his death.  It became a #1 song the following spring. 

What a talented performer!   You can get his music HERE.   

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Monday, December 07, 1981

We remember Pearl Harbor!

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Most of us read about it.   My parents remember listening to the news on the radio. 

Today, we remember Pearl Harbor and everyone who fought in World War 2!

Good movie about "Pearl Harbor"?   My favorite is "Tora, tora, tora", a very serious film with very good dialogue.








Sunday, November 29, 1981

November 1981 and still talking about Natalie Wood's death


How did Natalie Wood die or drown?   Was she killed or what?

It's a great mystery but some people are still looking for clues.


Will they re-open the case?   Can they re-open case?   We will follow the story.

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Wednesday, November 25, 1981

A 2016 Thanksgiving chat with Frank Burke

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A 2016 Thanksgiving chat with Frank Burke 11/23 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts:

Guest: Frank Burke, author, businessman and contributor to American Thinker, joins me for a look at Thanksgiving.......the great American holiday.........

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Wednesday, September 02, 1981

We remember Hugo Montenegro (1925-81)

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Hugo Montenegro was born in New York on this day in 1925.   He spent some time in the US Navy and then started writing and arranging music in the 1950’s.     We remember him for all of those Western film themes, such as “The good the bad and the ugly”.

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Thursday, January 15, 1981

1981: Bob Gibson elected to Hall of Fame

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In 1981, Bob Gibson was the only player elected to the Hall of Fame.   

As a young man in Omaha, Gibson excelled at baseball and basketball in high school.   He played college basketball at Creighton University and had a brief stint with the Harlem Globetrotters.   


In 1957, he signed with the Cardinals, and made his big-league debut in 1959.


His 17 years with St. Louis were awesome:  251 victories, 255 complete games, 3,117 strikeouts, 56 shutouts, and an ERA of 2.91.        
His 1968 season may have been the greatest modern pitching performance:   22-9, 13 shutouts, 28 complete games and an unbelievable 1.12 ERA!  And he won game 7 in the 1964 & 1967 World Series!

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Monday, January 12, 1981

1981: "Dynasty" made its debut on US TV


"Dynasty" started this week in 1981 with oil tycoon Blake Carrington (John Forsythe) marrying his former secretary Krystle.      

Add to all of this his first wife Alexis and it was perfectly intriguing television, or sort of an evening "soap opera".   It became a huge popular show on ABC and lasted for most of the decade.

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