Caprolan nylon carpeting - A carpet you could grow a family on!
Find time to watch it - it's Jonathan Winters at his prime
The light kept shining in the east. Both Elvis the King (who was born on this date in 1935,)
(As I always say - lay your hand upon the screen and feel his power emanate from your loins.)
And Davy Jones (who was born on this date in 1947 - I hope where I'm over 65, people can touch the screen and feel me heal them with my loins)
were both born on this date.
January 8, 1973 -
Carly Simon received a gold record for the single, You're So Vain on this date.
It's pretty much agreed upon that she is singing about David Geffen. Unless, of course, it's about Warren Beatty, Mick Jagger, Kris Kristofferson or Cat Stevens or ...
January 8, 1968 -
Welcome to zee exotic world of undersea explorer...
The first episode of the documentary series, The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau: Sharks premiered on this date.
Today in History -
The Battle of New Orleans took place on January 8, 1815 and was the final major battle of the War of 1812. American forces, with General Andrew Jackson in command, defeated an invading British Army intent on seizing New Orleans and America's vast western lands.
Unfortunately the war ended with the signing of The Treaty of Ghent on December 24, 1814. News of the peace would not reach New Orleans until February.
The only 'recognized' monarchy to reign in the United States died on this date.
Norton's funeral was a solemn, mournful and large affair. Some accounts report that as many as 30,000 people lined the streets to pay homage, and that the funeral cortege was two miles long. He was buried at the Masonic Cemetery, at the expense of the City of San Francisco.
The day after his funeral, January 11, 1880, the San Francisco skies were blackened with a solar eclipse.
January 8, 1964 -
Lyndon B. Johnson declares his War on Poverty during his State of the Union address on this date 50 years ago.
Unfortunately, poverty continues to win.
January 8, 1992 -
George Bush, sick with the stomach flu, decided to revenge the US for the raid of Pearl Harbor at a Tokyo state dinner on this date. He vomited in the lap of the Japanese Prime Minister while cameras are rolling, to the great amusement of everyone except the Prime Minister.
And so it goes.
Before you go - here's a fantastic acoustic mini concert by Jeff Lynne from 2012