January 18, 1904 -
I think that making love is the best form of exercise.
Archibald Leach, noted actor, acrobat and over the top orgy participant, was born on this date.
January 18, 1913 (or 1911) -
You bet I arrived overnight. Over a few hundred nights in the Catskills, in vaudeville, in clubs and on Broadway.
David Daniel Kaminsky, UNICEF ambassador, comedian, actor, was born in Brooklyn on this date.
January 18, 1973 -
The third season finale of Monty Python, The British Awards, aired on this date
This is one of the only episode of the series that does not feature the opening credits. It is also the last episode John Cleese appeared in.
January 18, 1974 -
The sci-fi series, The Six Million Dollar Man, starring Lee Majors, premiered on the ABC-TV on this date.
The aircraft seen crashing in the show's opening sequence was an M2-F2, a "lifting body configuration" built by Northrop. The audio sound effects are from a crash that occurred on May 10, 1967, at Edwards Air Force base in California. The test pilot, Bruce Peterson, hit the ground at 250 mph, tumbling six times. He lost use of his right eye and had to stop flying, ending his career. Understandably, Peterson has said that he hated reliving his accident, week after week, courtesy of the show.
January 18, 1975 -
The Jeffersons, a spin-off of All In The Family premiered on CBS-TV on this date.
Fortunately Sherman Helmsley was able to move on up - the case of his dueling heirs was finally resolved. On November 9, 2012, the legal battle over Sherman Hemsley's estate ended when a judge ruled in favor of Hemsley's business partner, Flora Isela Enchinton and she moved to have Hemsley finally buried on November 21, 2012, several months after his death.
Today in History:
January 18, 1836 -
Knife aficionado Jim Bowie arrived at the Alamo to assist its Texas defenders on this date.
On January 18, 1871, while Prussian guns blasted all hell out of Paris, William I was proclaimed Emperor of a united Germany in nearby Versailles.
January 18, 1882 -
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Alan Alexander Milne was born on this date.
January 18, 1892 -
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Oliver Hardy, American comedian, actor and the other half the the world's greatest comedy duo, was born on this date.
January 18, 1903 -
President Theodore Roosevelt sends a radio message to King Edward VII: the first transatlantic radio transmission originating in the United States.
January 18, 1990 -
Rusty Hamer, the actor who played Danny Thomas' son on Make Room For Daddy, shot himself in the head with a .357 Magnum in DeRidder, Louisiana on this date. Rusty was 42 years old.
Uncle Tonoose made him do it.
January 18, 1990 -
Washington DC mayor Marion Barry was arrested on cocaine possession charges at the Vista International Hotel, as he tokes on a glass crack pipe while being videotaped with his mistress Rasheeda on this date.
Kids remember, while being videotaped, say no to drugs.
And so it goes