Back In The Day on October 11th

October 11, 2016

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94 years ago. . . In 1922, the FBI’S FIRST FEMALE “SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR” was appointed.  Her name was Alaska Davidson.

80 years ago. . . In 1936, the first CASH AND PRIZES were given away on the radio . . . on a CBS show called “Professor Quiz”.  Contestants asked Professor Quiz questions, and if they were able to stump the professor, they collected a $25 prize.

41 years ago. . . In 1975, “Saturday Night Live” debuted on NBC.  GEORGE CARLIN was the host.

41 years ago. . . In 1975, BILLY CLINTON and HILLARY RODHAM were married in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Billy was 29 and Hillary was a 27-year-old intellectual MINX.  Today is their 41st Anniversary.

38 years ago. . . In 1978, NANCY SPUNGEN, the girlfriend of SEX PISTOLS bassist SID VICIOUS, was found stabbed to death.  Sid Vicious was arrested for the crime, but he OD’d on The Horse before a trial could begin.  DON’T TAKE DRUGS.

(Sid’s drug habit was so out of control that Nancy had to work as a prostitute to support him.  I don’t know if he ever paid, but rumor has it that she used to nail Henry Winkler.)

32 years ago. . . In 1984, Space Shuttle Challenger astronaut DR. KATHY SULLIVAN became the first U.S. woman to walk in space.

26 years ago. . . In 1990, OCTAVIO PAZ became THE FIRST MEXICAN WRITER to win the NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE.  O’LAY!  (Don’t get mad at ME, Cholo.)

25 years ago. . . In 1991, REDD FOXX (finally) died of complications from a real heart attack at the age of 68.  He had been faking them for YEARS on “Sanford and Son”.

13 years ago. . . In 2003, former “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” co-stars ALYSON HANNIGAN and ALEXIS DENISOF married.  To ME she’ll always be the “band camp girl” from the “American Pie” movies.