ON THIS DAY
FROM THE DAILY MAIL ARCHIVE
MARCH 6, 1953
TELEVISION will achieve the largest international link-up in its history on Coronation Day. Five countries — France, Holland, Belgium, Denmark and germany — will take BBC pictures from Dover and ‘bounce’ them across hilltops by radio links.
MARCH 6, 1981
IN AMERICA, where presidents come and go, one man has stood the test of time. Often cited as ‘the most trusted man in america’, CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite, 64, will tonight sign off the show for one last time, with the now-familiar: ‘and that’s the way it is’, after 19 years in the post.
VALENTINA TERESHKOVA, 86. In 1963, the Soviet cosmonaut became the first woman in space. She said: ‘Just knowing that such a complicated machine actually obeyed feminine hands made me happy for womankind. It proved that they can be equal with men, not only on earth but in space as well.’
DAVID GILMOUR, 77. the Pink Floyd singersongwriter was named 14th greatest guitarist of all time by rolling Stone magazine. Last month, his wife Polly Samson hit out at his bandmate roger Waters, tweeting that he was ‘a Putin apologist’. Waters said her comments were ‘wildly inaccurate’, but gilmour reposted them, saying: ‘every word demonstrably true.’
BORN ON THIS DAY
LOU COSTELLO (1906-1959). the u.S. comedian, actor and producer was, alongside Bud abbott, one half of abbott and Costello. In 1942, they were the biggest money-makers in Hollywood. the former stuntman and amateur boxer was known for his catchphrases ‘Heeeyyy abbott!!’ and ‘I’m a baaaad boy!’.
MARY WILSON ( 19442021). the u.S. singer was a founding member of the Supremes. Wilson, whose lovers included tom Jones and Steve McQueen, appeared at a gala celebrating 25 years of Motown in 1983, but the microphone was knocked from her hand by former bandmate Diana ross.
ON MARCH 6 . . .
IN 1888, Louisa May alcott, the american author of Little Women, died, aged 55.
IN 1953, the day after Joseph Stalin’s death, georgy Malenkov succeeded him as leader of the Soviet union.
GUESS THE DEFINITION: Plandid (2018)
A) Very obvious (a blend of plain and candid).
B) A photograph posted on a social media site that is designed to look as though the subject was unaware it was being taken.
C) A success; an intention achieved.
Hamlet without the prince: refers to an event or a performance occurring without the main actor; Hamlet is evidently the lead part in the eponymous Shakespeare play.
QUOTE FOR TODAY
Clothes are nothing less than the furniture of the mind made visible.
James Laver, English author (1899-1975)
JOKE OF THE DAY
WHAT do you call a dog that does magic tricks? a labracadabrador.
Guess The Definition answer: B.