Auto Racing – 1947 – John Cobbs Railton Breaks 400mph Land Speed Record + Mauri Rose Wins Indy 500

DOG ASIDE: The Railton Special, later rebuilt as the Railton Mobil Special, is a one-off motor vehicle designed by Reid Railton….and built for John Cobb’s successful attempts at the land speed record in 1938.  On September 15, 1938, the Railton Special took the land speed record from Thunderbolt at 353.30 mph (568.58 km/h)…. also being the first to break the 350 mph (560 km/h) barrier.  Eyston re-took the record within 24 hours (357.50 mph…

Comedy – 1978 – Skit – Land Is Scarce Use Your Head – A New Look At The Human Head

DOG ASIDE: Although Dan Aykroyd is only represented in voice in this video….his fingerprints and his mind set is all over this piece of comedic genius….and yes, it is a bit “off the wall”….but that is what made his comedy so unique…..for like much of his work…the audience never really knew if it was supposed to…

News – October 14th 1947 – Test Pilot Chuck Yeagar Breaks Sound Barrier For The 1st Time In The X1

DOG ASIDE: Charles Elwood Yeager (born February 13, 1923) is a former United States Air Force officer, flying ace and record-setting test pilot….who became the first pilot confirmed to have exceeded the speed of sound in level flight in 1947….as seen in this actual footage of that historic flight. Yeager’s career began in World War II as a private in the United States Army Air Forces….when after serving as…

Boxing – 1981 – Interview With Muhammad Ali Prior To The Drama In The Bahamas Vs Trevor Berbick

DOG ASIDE: The Drama in Bahama was a ten-round boxing match that took place between Muhammad Ali and Trevor Berbick in Nassau, Bahamas on December 11, 1981. Ali was 39 years old at this time….and Berbick was 27 years old. The fight went the distance with Berbick winning through a unanimous decision on points. This was Ali’s last boxing match.  Prior to the…

TV Ads – 1978 – Skiing Great Jean Claude Killy For American Express + Goodyear Tires

DOG ASIDE: Jean-Claude Killy (born 30 August 1943) also known as Gilette is a former French World Cup alpine ski racer….who dominated the sport in the late 1960’s…..when he was a triple Olympic champion by winning the three alpine events at the 1968 Winter Olympics….and becoming the most successful athlete there. He also won the first two World Cup titles, in 1967 and 1968  In this video herewith,…

MLB – 1941 – Special Highlights – New York Yankees OF Joe Dimaggio Hits Safely In 56 Straight Games

DOG ASIDE: New York Yankees centerfielder Joe DiMaggio’s most famous achievement is his MLB record-breaking 56-game hitting streak in 1941…..as seen in this video herewith. The streak began on May 15, 1941, a couple of weeks before the death of Lou Gehrig….when DiMaggio went one-for-four against Chicago White Sox pitcher Eddie Smith….as the major newspapers began to write about…

Golf – 1985 – CBSs Brent Musburger + Al Trautwig + Tom Weiskopf Talk About The Day At The Masters

DOG ASIDE: The Masters Tournament….usually referred to as simply The Masters or the U.S. Masters outside of North America, is one of the four major championships in professional golf….which is scheduled for the first full week of April….as the Masters is the first major of the year…..and unlike the others, it is held at the same location at the Augusta National Golf Club….a private course…

Comedy – 1978 – Special – A Minute With Carol Burnett Live With Her Audience

DOG ASIDE: Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is an American actress, comedian, singer and writer whose career spans seven decades of television…..where she is best known for her groundbreaking television variety show, The Carol Burnett Show, originally aired on CBS…..which was the first of its kind to be hosted by a woman. She has achieved success on stage,…

Horse Racing – 1984 NBCs Pete Axthelm + Harvey Pack Review Days Winners At The Breeders Cup

DOG ASIDE:  This video features NBC’s Pete Axethelm and Harvey Peck…..both of whom were very knowledgeable thoroughbred racing odds makers….who knew the sport “inside and out”….provide the viewers with a complete rundown of the winners at the original running of the 1984 Breeders Cup races. The Breeders’ Cup World Championships is an annual series of Grade I Thoroughbred horse races, operated…