Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championship Ice Dance Competition – CAN Tracy Wilson + Robert McCall

Tracy Wilson and partner Rob McCall were a Canadian ice dance team that won the Canadian national championship seven times from 1982 – 1988….and were three-time World Figure Skating Championships bronze medalist….and the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics bronze medalist.  In the summer of 1981, Wilson teamed up with Rob McCall….as their partnership started at the Elgin Barrow Arena in Richmond Hill, Ontario…..where they trained throughout their competitive careers…..in which…

Comedy – 1983 – Bob Hope + Martha Hyer Stand Up Routine + Excerpt From 1958 Movie Paris Holiday

In this video excerpt from Bob Hope’s tv special Road To Hollywood….Bob Hope and his guest Martha Hyer reminisce about their time together in the 1958 movie Paris Holiday….as the two perform a typical Bob Hope stand up routine with lots of laughs.  Martha Hyer (August 10, 1924 – May 31, 2014) was an American actress….who is best…

Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – Oh What A Beautiful Mornin – Sung Live At Constitutional Hall Wash D C

“Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’“ is the opening song from the musical Oklahoma!….which premiered on Broadway in 1943….and was written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The leading male character in Oklahoma!, Curly McLain, sings the song at the beginning of the first scene of the musical. The refrain runs: “Oh, what a beautiful mornin’! / Oh,…

Boxing – 1980 – Howard Cosell Hosts Post Fight Conversations With Larry Holmes And Muhammad Ali

Larry Holmes vs. Muhammad Ali was billed as “The Last Hurrah“….which was a professional boxing match contested on October 2, 1980 in Las Vegas for the WBC and Lineal Heavyweight Championships ….as the fight was estimated to have been watched by a record 2 billion viewers worldwide.    Larry Holmes was Ali’s sparring partner for a long time. “He lived with Ali. They boxed hundreds of…

Music – 1982 – Queen – Under Pressure – With David Bowie

“Under Pressure“ is a song by the British rock band Queen and singer David Bowie…..which was originally released as a single in October 1981…..and was later included on Queen’s 1982 album Hot Space…..as the song reached # 1 on the UK Singles Chart….while becoming Queen’s second # 1 hit in their home country….after their “Bohemian Rhapsody” in 1975….which topped the chart for nine weeks….…

Boxing – 1981 – CBSs Brent Musburger Profiles Life And Career Of WBA Bantamwt Champ Jeff Chandler

“Joltin’” Jeff Chandler is a former professional boxer…..who reigned as the Lineal and WBA World Bantamweight Champion from November 1980 to April 1984….as the 5’7″ (67 inches / 1.70 meters) tall Philadelphian began his professional career with a four-round draw in 1976 after only two amateur bouts. Chandler then began a four-year string of victories culminating in a challenge for the world’s…

Boxing – 1980 – Howard Cosell InStudio With Welterwt Champ Sugar Ray Leonard After Duran II Fight

The rematch took place November 25, 1980, at the Superdome in New Orleans. Leonard used his superior speed and movement to outbox and befuddle Durán…..saying “The whole fight, I was moving, I was moving….and Voom! I snapped his head back with a jab. Voom! I snapped it back again. He tried to get me against the ropes….when I’d pivot,…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships Mens Free Skate – USA Brian Boitano – With Scott Hamilton

The 1986 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Geneva, Switzerland from March 18th to March 23rd…..as an event sanctioned by the International Skating Union…..with medals were awarded in men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.  The ISU Representative was Czech Josef Dědič and the ISU Technical Delegate was Elemér Terták of Hungary.  Soviet judge Natalia Danilenko was suspended for ignoring a new rule requiring mandatory deductions…

Music – 1982 – Some Of Country Music Hottest Bands – Orange Blossom Special – Live Austin City Limit

The fiddle tune “Orange Blossom Special” is about the passenger train of the same name….which was written by Ervin T. Rouse in 1938….with the original recording being created by Ervin and Gordon Rouse in 1939.  It is often called simply The Special…..and has been referred to as the fiddle player’s national anthem…..and for that matter, country music’s national anthem. Rouse copyrighted the song before the Orange Blossom…