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First woman to officially run Boston Marathon attacked during event 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 19 1967)


Video: 'Kathrine Switzer: First Woman to Enter the Boston Marathon | MAKERS.com'

(Wednesday, April 19, 1967, race started at noon EST)Kathrine Switzer today became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry by registering without mentioning her gender.

During her run, race official Jock Semple attempted to stop Switzer and grab her official bib. However, he was shoved to the ground by Switzer’s boyfriend Tom Miller, a 235-pound ex-All American football player and nationally ranked hammer thrower who was running with her, and she completed the race (by her own estimate in 4 hours and 20 minutes). Continue reading First woman to officially run Boston Marathon attacked during event 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 19 1967)

The Doors complete ‘People are Strange’ 50 years ago this hour #OTD #OnThisDay (Apr 18 1967)


Video: 'People Are Strange (False Starts & Dialogue)'

(Tuesday, April 18, 1967, 1:00-6:00 p.m. PST) — The American rock band The Doors completed recording “People Are Strange” today at Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood, California, for their second studio album Strange Days. Continue reading The Doors complete ‘People are Strange’ 50 years ago this hour #OTD #OnThisDay (Apr 18 1967)

‘I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)’ by Aretha Franklin and George Michael peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 18 1987)

(Saturday, April 18, 1987)“I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” by Aretha Franklin and George Michael peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two consecutive weeks (Apr. 18/25, 1987). Continue reading ‘I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)’ by Aretha Franklin and George Michael peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 18 1987)

‘The Joey Bishop Show’ debuts 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 17 1967)


Video: 'Joey Bishop, Regis Philbin, and Sammy Davis' (Feb. 2, 1968)

(Monday, April 17, 1967, 11:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m. EST)The Joey Bishop Show talk show, with Regis Philbin was Bishop’s announcer and sidekick, premiered tonight on the ABC television network as a challenge to NBC’s The Tonight Show and host Johnny Carson. Continue reading ‘The Joey Bishop Show’ debuts 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 17 1967)

Totie Fields performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 16 1967)


Video: 'Totie Fields - 1960's'

(Sunday, April 16, 1967, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — Comedian Totie Fields performed her “I’m Perfect” routine on tonight’s CBS television variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. Continue reading Totie Fields performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 16 1967)