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Starring Sammy Davis Jr. As Mr. Show Business: Inspiring Stories And Facts

Entertainment | December 8, 2019

LOS ANGELES - 1953: Actress Marilyn Monroe leans on a Singer Automobile as she watches entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. on the set of the movie "How...

Harry Chapin's 'Cat's In The Cradle:' Song Lyrics & History

Music | December 7, 2019

In December 1974, Harry Chapin's "Cat's In The Cradle" was a Billboard #1 hit -- and it's fair to say, an unlikely one. This earnest folk-rock meditation on...

Hot Dr. Pepper Recipe (Easy + Gourmet): The 1960s Treat, Modernized Slightly

Culture | December 6, 2019

Oatmeal is best when you've got a collection of berries, just the right amount of sugar, a little spice, and some citrus zest. Keep that in...

Frank Serpico, The Original Whistleblower, Was NYPD's Good Cop

Culture | December 5, 2019

Frank Serpico is a former New York City cop whose anti-corruption stance made him unpopular in the NYPD. Ultimately, though, his whistleblowing efforts t...

KFC: Japan's Groovy Christmas Tradition That Started In 1974

Culture | December 4, 2019

Every year millions of Japanese families flood their local KFC locations to take part in the annual tradition of Kurisumasu ni wa Kentakkii: Kentucky for C...

Canadian Natives Were Imprisoned On Christmas Day For A Gift-Giving Festival

Culture | December 3, 2019

In the early 20th century, the Canadian government banned potlatch in an effort to destroy Native culture, depriving a generation of Tribal...

Who Wrote 'Rudolph?' Meet Johnny Marks, A 'Holly Jolly' Jewish Composer

Music | December 2, 2019

Left: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, from the hugely popular Rankin-Bass TV special. Right: Johnny Marks in 1977. Sources: IMDB; William N. Jacobe...

Richard Pryor: True Stories And Famous Jokes Of A Legend

Entertainment | December 1, 2019

Comedian Richard Pryor (1940 - 2005) performing on stage at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, Illinois, July 28, 1978. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images) Ric...

Dick Van Dyke Was Saved By A Pack Of Porpoises When He Fell Asleep On A Surfboard

Entertainment | November 30, 2019

Beloved actor Dick Van Dyke has a school of porpoises to thank for his career. The marine mammals didn't get him an audition or teach ...

Mr. Blue Sky Is The Happiest Song On Earth, According To Science

Music | November 29, 2019

1973: Electric Light Orchestra film US TV show in London's Trafalgar Square © Chris Walter (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage) "Mr. Blue Sky" by Electric ...

Randy Newman: Stories, Facts & Trivia About The Movie Music Man

Music | November 28, 2019

Randy Newman circa 1970. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images It’s a jungle out there for Randy Newman, the movie-soundtrack songwriter famous for...

The Twinkie Defense Myth: How Dan White, Harvey Milk's Murderer, Got Off Easy

Culture | November 27, 2019

Dan White and Twinkies. Sources: Bettmann / Contributor / Getty Images; Wikimedia Commons Can a diet of Twinkies lead to murder? If you buy...

'Alice's Restaurant:' Arlo Guthrie's Arrest Spawned Anti-Vietnam War Anthem

Entertainment | November 26, 2019

Arlo Guthrie in October 1968. Source: Bettmann / Contributor, via Getty Images Riding the folk-music wave, singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie fou...

John F. Kennedy Jr., The President's Son: Facts And Stories

Icons | November 25, 2019

John F. Kennedy Jr. during Labor Day Weekend - August 31, 1980 at Kennedy Compound Pier in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. Source: (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galel...

Lee Harvey Oswald Was Killed By Jack Ruby, But Why?

Culture | November 24, 2019

Daily News front page November 25, 1963 - Headline: THE FATAL SHOT - Jack Ruby aims at Presidential assassin Lee Oswald in Dallas and shoots(Photo By: /NY Daily News v...

In 1976, Jerry Lee Lewis Was Arrested Drunk, Waving Gun At Graceland

Entertainment | November 23, 2019

Jerry Lee Lewis relaxing in his hotel suite in London, 25th April 1972. (Photo by Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images) Outlaw, piano p...

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