Brooklyn Dodgers win World Series in seven games 60 years ago this afternoon (Oct 4 1955)

Video: '1955 World Series Highlights | Brooklyn Dodgers vs New York Yankees'

(Tuesday, October 4, 1955, mid-afternoon EDT) — The Brooklyn Dodgers won the 1955 World Series today, beating the New York Yankees 2-0 at Yankee Stadium (I) in Bronx, New York, in the seventh and deciding game.

It was the first of six World Series titles for the Dodgers (1955-1988) and the only World Series win while based in Brooklyn. Continue reading

‘The Real Thing, Part 2’ episode airs on ‘Family Ties’ 30 years ago this hour (Oct 3 1985)

Video: 'The Real Thing Pt. 2'

(Thursday, October 3, 1985, 8:30 p.m. EDT) — As Ellen prepares to leave town to marry her fiance Dennis, both she and Alex must decide whether or not they really care about each other on tonight’s episode of the NBC-TV sitcom Family Ties.

In 2009, TV Guide ranked this episode #76 among the “100 Greatest Episodes of All Time.”