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First female and black astronaut candidates selected 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 16 1978)


Video: 'SYND 17 1 78 NASA CHOSE WOMEN ASTRONAUT'

(Monday, January 16, 1978, 1:00 p.m. EST) — Officials of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today named 35 new candidates to be astronauts in the space shuttle program, including Sally Ride, who became America’s first woman in space, and Guion Bluford, who became America’s first black astronaut in space. Continue reading First female and black astronaut candidates selected 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 16 1978)

Jimmy ‘The Greek’ Snyder fired for racial remarks 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 16 1988)


Video: 'Jimmy The Greek Ruins His Career'

(Saturday, January 16, 1988)Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder was dismissed by CBS Sports today, one day after the veteran commentator made derogatory racial comments about athletes. Continue reading Jimmy ‘The Greek’ Snyder fired for racial remarks 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 16 1988)

‘The One With the Embryos’ episode airs on ‘Friends’ 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 15 1998)


Video: 'Friends - Moving and Phoebe is pregnant'

(Monday, January 15, 1998, 8:00-8:30 p.m. EST) — Phoebe goes to the doctor to get her brother and sister-in-law’s embryos implanted in her uterus on tonight’s episode of the NBC sitcom television series Friends. Continue reading ‘The One With the Embryos’ episode airs on ‘Friends’ 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 15 1998)

King celebrates 39th birthday 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 15 1968)


Video: 'Eyes On The Prize - (Part 10) The Promised Land 1967–1968' (Jan. 15, 1968, at 18:02)

(Monday, January 15, 1968, 2:00 p.m. EST; during the African-American civil rights movement (1954–1968)) — Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., recruiting volunteers and raising money for the Poor People’s Campaign, took a few minutes today to celebrate his 39th (and as it turned out, his final) birthday today at a surprise party at Ebenezer Baptist’s old educational building in Atlanta. Continue reading King celebrates 39th birthday 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 15 1968)

‘The Treasure of the Sierra Madre’ released in Los Angeles 70 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 15 1948)


Video: 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre' trailer

(Thursday, January 15, 1948)The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, an American dramatic adventurous neo-western film about two financially desperate Americans who in the 1920s join an old-timer to prospect for gold, was released today in Los Angeles. Continue reading ‘The Treasure of the Sierra Madre’ released in Los Angeles 70 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 15 1948)

Serial killer Ted Bundy murders two FSU students 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 15 1978)


Video: 'Ted Bundy : Serial Killer Documentary' (Jan. 15, 1978, at 23:13)

(Sunday, January 15, 1978, at approximately 2:45-3:00 a.m. EST) — Serial killer Ted Bundy, having escaped from a jail in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on Dec. 30, 1977, entered Florida State University’s Chi Omega sorority house early this morning in Tallahassee, Florida, and brutally murdered two students: Margaret Bowman, 21, and Lisa Levy, 20. Continue reading Serial killer Ted Bundy murders two FSU students 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 15 1978)

Vanilla Fudge performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 14 1968)


Video: 'Vanilla Fudge - You Keep Me Hangin' On (Supremes) (ca. 1968) HD 0815007'

(Sunday, January 14, 1968, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — Vanilla Fudge performed “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” on tonight’s edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Continue reading Vanilla Fudge performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 14 1968)