Category Archives: Do You Remember?

Do You Remember: the Last Old-Fashioned Presidential Campaign

What do you know of the Presidential race between Harry S. Truman and Thomas E. Dewey, one one where Truman came from behind to beat the anointed “next President,” Dewey? Do you realize it was really a four-party race? “Dewey … Continue reading

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Do You Remember When? America Entered the Space Race…

There was a time when we Americans clung to our TV sets to watch our first astronauts accomplish what we thought no man could. I recall standing in my yard and staring up into the October (1957) sky to look … Continue reading

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Do You Remember? The First of the Late Night TV Talk Shows

With all the changes in the late night TV talk show hosts in U. S. of late, I thought it might be fun to take a look at the original late night host: Stephen Valentine Allen (“Steverino”). Born to vaudeville … Continue reading

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Do You Remember? The Fertile Ground of “Heartache” and An Artificial Heart Implant

In 1969, 47-year-old Haskell Karp received an artificial heart after Dr. Denton Cooley of the Texas Heart Institute in Houston determined Karp’s damaged heart could no longer pump the life saving blood through Karp’s veins. For 64 hours, this mechanical … Continue reading

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Do You Remember When? A Pin-Up Became a Princess…

In the 1940s and 1950s, there was no one “hotter” that Rita Hayworth. With a reserved striptease in the film¬†Gilda,¬†Hayworth became every man’s fantasy. Who could believe in today’s age of near nudity upon every screen that a simple slow … Continue reading

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Do You Remember? The Day the Music Died…the Death of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper

I have started a new series on this blog, one designed to have a look back at events that marked our world in popular culture and in literature. Today, I begin with the “Day the Music Died.” Do you recall … Continue reading

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