January 21, 1978

Today In History

Bee Gees' 'Saturday Night Fever' album goes #1 for 24 weeks

The Gibb brothers' 'Saturday Night Fever' soundtrack broke chart records that still stand today. Thirty-nine years ago, the Bee Gees became the kings of disco and made chart history in the process. At the height of bell-bottom and satin-shirt mania in 1978, the pop group's contributions to the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack turned the Brothers Gibb, Barry, Maurice and Robin into superstars.

Remember When

Memories of 1978 ? Where Were You ?
1955-1956 - University of San Francisco Dons basketball team is led by Bill Russell and KC Jones
The University of San Francisco Dons has one of college basketball’s historic basketball programs. After winning the NIT championship in 1949, the peak of the Dons’ success came in the mid-1950s. Led by Bill Russell and KC Jones, the Dons won back-to-back NCAA Championships in 1955 and 1956 and made it to the Final Four in 1957. The school remained a basketball powerhouse in the 1960s and 1970s, regularly appearing in the NCAA Tournament. NCAA violations in the 1970s and early 1980s, led to probations and the eventual suspension of the program. Though the program has been reinstated, it has never come close to duplicating the success of its golden era of yesteryear.
The Catch - Dwight Clark leads the 49ers to a victory against the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Championship Game
With only 51 seconds left on the clock, Dwight Clark’s miraculous game-winning catch on a pass from Joe Montana in the corner of the endzone gave the SF 49ers a 28-27 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in the 1981 NFC Championship Game. The reception that would forever be known as “The Catch” was Clark’s 2nd touchdown of the game and his 8th reception. The 49ers would go on to win their first of five Super Bowls, while the loss was the 2nd of three consecutive NFC Championship Game defeats for America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys.
Song of the Day
Simon & Garfunkel | I Am A Rock
The Night America Trembled 1957 - H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds
Explore America
Fort Jefferson is located in the Dry Tortugas Park in the Florida Keys

Classic Movie Scenes

TV Show of the Day
The Rolling Stones appear on The Mike Douglas Show in 1964
"Layla" performed live by Eric Clapton
Jackie Robinson - Kansas City Monarchs - 1945
In 1945, Jackie Robinson signed a contract to play for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro League for a salary of $400 per month. In his one and only season in the Negro Leagues, he batted .387 and appeared in the league’s All-Star Game. Later in that same year, Brooklyn Dodgers’ President and General Manager Branch Rickey, who had been scouting the Negro Leagues for talent, signed Robinson to a contract to play for the Dodgers’ International League affiliate in Montreal for the 1946 season. Of course, just one year after playing for Montreal, Jackie Robinson broke the Major League’s color barrier when he debuted for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.
Interview of the Day
Francis Ford Coppola interview on Charlie Rose | 1994
Dick Clark appears on the TV show This Is Your Life
American Bandstand with Dick Clark Philadelphia, PA 1956 American Bandstand announced that clean-cut 26 -year old Dick Clark will become the new host. Locally produced now, it will soon air it's first national show in 1957. The regulars on Bandstand, Kenny Rossi, Arlene Sullivan, Bunny Gibson, Eddie Kelly, Pat Molittieri, Carmen Jimenz, and Joyce Shafer are not paid actors or dancers. They are real kids from Philly, and if you watch every day, you can tell who is breaking up and who is making up.
Annie Oakley TV Western

American Scenes

Classic Baseball Images

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