Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Countdown to my 60th birthday...4 days!
Whose presidential portrait, rejected by its subject as “the ugliest thing I ever saw,” now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.?
Lyndon B. Johnson’s. Artist Peter Hurd had been commissioned to paint it as Johnson’s official White House portrait.
FIRST INTERRACIAL KISS ON AMERICAN TV:
Sammy Davis Jr. kissed Nancy Sinatra—on the cheek—on Sinatra’s 1967 variety show Movin’ with Nancy. (The first interracial kiss between fictional characters: Captain Kirk kissed Uhura on Star Trek in 1968.)
FIRST TV SHOW BROADCAST ON THE INTERNET:
The Drew Carey Show, which broadcast an episode online and on ABC simultaneously in 1996.
And now, the end is near: Frank Sinatra’s last TV appearance was on Who’s the Boss?