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April 21, 1956

Today In History

Elvis Presley has his first number one hit 'Heartbreak Hotel' tops on the Billboard charts 

Remember When

Coca-Cola Classic Ad - 1079 - Mean Joe Green shares a Coke
Vin Scully on Dodger Stadium's Opening Day 1962
Jackie Robinson impacts America
In 1945, Jackie Robinson signed a contract to play for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro League for a salary of $400 per month. In his one and only season in the Negro Leagues, he batted .387 and appeared in the league’s All-Star Game. Later in that same year, Brooklyn Dodgers’ President and General Manager Branch Rickey, who had been scouting the Negro Leagues for talent, signed Robinson to a contract to play for the Dodgers’ International League affiliate in Montreal for the 1946 season. Of course, just one year after playing for Montreal, Jackie Robinson broke the Major League’s color barrier when he debuted for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.
Song of the Day
"Gimme Some Lovin' "Eric Clapton with Steve Winwood - London 1983
Peter Lawford
Explore America
Rafters on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyan

Classic Album Covers

TV Show of the Day
Davy Crockett - Episode: Indian Scout in 1950
The Davy Crockett television show aired in 1954-1955 and starred Fess Parker. It is considered the first miniseries of all time running only for five episodes as segments of the Disneyland television show. It captured the hearts of both young and old, and became an instant pop sensation. The theme song “The Ballad of Davy Crockett” soon was a number one single, selling in the millions. In addition, a huge Davy Crockett merchandising craze swept the nation featuring Davy Crockett lunch boxes, thermoses, board games, moccasins, playsuits, trading cards, Davy Crockett comic books and Little Golden Books. Every kid had to have a coonskin cap, and over 100 million dollars was raised from these merchandise sales helping to fund the construction of Disneyland.
Alice Cooper - No More Mr. Nice Guy
Classic NBA Moments: Havlicek Stole the Ball
Interview of the Day
Bill Gates 1996 interview | Charlie Rose
Bob Dylan - The Voice of His Generation

CLASSIC PRINT ADS FROM MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS

Classic Baseball Images

Johnny Bench

Joe DiMaggio in the clubhouse

Pete Rose

Ted Williams

Joe Rudi - Oakland As

Johnny Bench

Joe DiMaggio in the clubhouse

Pete Rose

Ted Williams

Joe Rudi - Oakland As

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