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Name That Tune Premiered On Television - 1953

Friday, July 6, 2007

Name That Tune was a television game show that put two contestants against each other to test their knowledge of songs. Originally premiering in the United States on 6th July 1953.

The first hosts were Red Benson and Bill Cullen, but George DeWitt became most identified with the show. Richard Hayes, Tom Kennedy, Dennis James and Jim Lange also hosted later versions of the show which was last produced in 1985.

Recently a new primetime version of the show with Donny Osmond as host has been in development. A pilot was taped in December 2006 and CBS is said to still be considering the series for possible debut during the 2007-2008 season.


A rare $100,000 win in 1977 from the Tom Kennedy era




$100,000 Final of Name That Tune with Les Gould vs. Stan 1985




Rare Clip From A 1974 Episode



Diana and "Sweet Alfred" have a rather spirited "Bid-A-Note" round on the pilot week of Name That Tune 1984.

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First Episode of Seinfeld Airs - 1989

Thursday, July 5, 2007

The Emmy Award-winning sitcom Seinfeld originally aired on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998, running a total of nine seasons. Many of its catchphrases have entered into the pop culture lexicon. The show was the most popular sitcom of the 1990s, leading the Nielsen Ratings in its sixth and ninth seasons.

The series was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, with the latter starring as an eponymous, fictionalized version of himself. Set predominantly in an apartment block on New York City's Upper West Side, the show features a host of Jerry's friends and acquaintances, including George Costanza (Jason Alexander), Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards). Seinfeld was largely co-written by David and Seinfeld.


The Top 25 Seinfeld Moments

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Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels "Communist Manifesto" published - 1848

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

On the 4th of July 1848 the "Communist Manifesto" was published by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

This is also a big day for America too, with The Declaration of Independance signing in 1776.

So in honour of the two ironically connected events, I've found a video of your stereotypical "good ole American apple pie" housewive reading the entire text of The Communist Manifesto! :)


An American Housewife Reads The Communist Manifesto


Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9

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