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August 15, 1965

Today In History

The Beatles play Shea Stadium

Remember When

Yankee Magazine Debuts in 1935
Robb and Trix Sagendorph founded Yankee Magazine in Dublin, New Hampshire, in 1935. Robb, a frustrated freelance writer believed that New England needed a magazine "for Yankee readers, by Yankee writers." The initial subscriber list totaled 614 names, of which 600 had been purchased from a fraudulent subscription agency that had simply picked names at random from the Boston telephone book. So it could be said that Yankee actually began with 14 subscribers. Fortunately, the couple was able to live off Trix's family money as the magazine developed. Trix was an accomplished artist, who contributed illustrations to the magazine and hundreds of Yankee covers, from the 1930s through the 1960s. In 1939 Sagendorph purchased the publishing rights to The Old Farmer's Almanac, and became its 11th editor since its first appearance in 1792. He immediately restored it to health, both financially and editorially. During World War II Robb Sagendorph continued to publish small editions of Yankee and to maintain the Yankee trademark. The scarcity of paper forced Yankee to trim its size to the unique 6 x 9-inch size for which the magazine became well known. In July 1945, Sagendorph published a slim, 10-page issue of Yankee with these opening words: "With this issue Yankee returns to the old stand. We are back because our faith in the simple, every day, honest things of life is as strong as ever." Soon, subscriptions reached 10,000. Circulation grew to more than 40,000 monthly during the late 1950s, but the principal money maker in those days still remained The Old Farmer's Almanac. For more information on Yankee Magazine – www.Yankeemagazine.com Image courtesy of Yankee Magazine
A vintage rare film of the Harlem Globetrotters Sweet Georgia Brown
THE HISTORY OF THE DALLAS COWBOYS | AMERICA’S TEAM
In early 1960 Clint Murchison, Jr., and Bedford Wynne were awarded an expansion franchise in to the NFL and on September 24th the Cowboys hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Cotton Bowl in their first official game. The Cowboys were winless in their inaugural season with a record of  0-11-1. The next season the Cowboys won their first ever game defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24. In 1966 President and GM Tex Schramm became heavily involved in the negotiations as the AFL and NFL agreed to a merger setting up a season ending Championship Game, later to be referred to as the Super Bowl. On October 24, 1971 the Cowboys played their first game in their state of the art stadium and defeated the New England Patriots 44-21. That year they returned to the Super Bowl for the second straight season and won their first championship defeating the Dolphins 24-3.
Song of the Day
Linda Ronstadt - "I Can't Help It If I'm Still In Love With You"
McCloud | starring Dennis Weaver
McCloud is a television police drama that aired on NBC from 1970-77. The series starred Dennis Weaver, and for six of its seven years on the air it aired as part of the NBC Mystery Movie wheel series that was produced for the network by Universal Television. The show was centered on Deputy Marshal Sam McCloud of Taos, New Mexico, who was on loan to the New York City Police Department as a special investigator.
Explore America
Monument Valley

Dick Clark

TV Show of the Day
Car 54 Where are you? Episode: Here we go again
The Life and Career of Jimi Hendrix
Bob Costas explains the 1972 Olympic Gold Medal Basketball Game - USA vs USSR
The 1972 USA Olympic Men's basketball team lost their very first Olympic Game since Olympic play began in 1936. It was the most controversial moment in Olympic history. In the final game against the Soviet Union and the US trailing, Doug Collins was fouled driving to the basket with three seconds left to play. He sank the first free throw to tie the game and made the second as an inadvertent horn blew. With the US in the lead by one point the Soviets quickly inbounded the ball and with one second to play and the ball at midcourt the referees stopped play again to discuss a bizarre complaint that the Soviets had called a time out before the second free throw. Once the timeout was disallowed, the Soviets were allowed another three seconds and the ball out of bounds again. They threw the ball in bounds and the horn sounded sending the USA team in to jubilation. The referees stopped the celebration and said the horn sounded inadvertently again and awarded the Soviets a third chance to inbound the ball. On the third time, the USA defender was illegally ordered by the referee to move back allowing the Soviets a clear pass down court. The pass to Aleksandr Belov was successful and with a fake he laid the ball in uncontested for a one point victory. At the end of the game one of the referees refused to sign the official scoring sheet in protest and the US team boycotted the medal ceremony and refused to accept their Silver Medal.
Interview of the Day
Groucho Marx is interviewed by Dick Cavett in 1969
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: Mini Biography

Classic Buttons

Classic Boston Sports Heroes

Babe Ruth - Red Sox 1914-1919

Babe Parilli - Boston Patriots

Dave Cowens

Bill Russell

Doug Flutie - The New England Patriots

Babe Ruth - Red Sox 1914-1919

Babe Parilli - Boston Patriots

Dave Cowens

Bill Russell

Doug Flutie - The New England Patriots

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