1985 News Dan Rather Reports On Release Of Hijacked Hostages From Syria

DOG ASIDE: Trans World Airlines Flight 847 was a flight from Cairo to San Diego with en route stops in Athens, Rome, Boston and Los Angeles.  On the morning of Friday, June 14, 1985 Flight 847 was hijacked by members of Islamic Jihad shortly after take off from Athens. The hijackers were seeking the release of 700 Shi’ite Muslims…


1979 World Synchronized Skating Champions USA Tai Babalonia & Randy Gardner

DOG ASIDE: The ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships (WSSC) are the world championships for the sport of synchronized skating. Held since 2000….the World Synchronized Skating Championships is an annual event organized by the International Skating Union…..and attracts the most elite senior-level synchronized skating teams from around the world to compete for the World Championship. These competitions have…


Highlights Of The 1966 Dallas Cowboys Led By Coach Tom Landry & QB Don Meredith

DOG ASIDE: The 1966 Dallas Cowboy season was the seventh for the franchise in the National Football League….led by future Hall of Fame Coach Tom Landry to a 10–3–1 record…..qualifying for the NFL post-season for the second time in franchise history….. by winning the NFL Eastern Conference title….before losing the NFL Championship Game to the eventual…


1984 L A Olympics Synchronized Swimming With Saeku Kimuro And Miwako Motoyoshi Of Japan

DOG ASIDE: Synchronized swimming was introduced as a sport in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..and Bone Daddy was there to see the inaugural competition.  The sport is a hybrid form of swimming, dance and gymnastics….consisting of swimmers (either solos, duets, trios, combos, or teams)….performing a synchronized routine of elaborate moves in the water….accompanied by music.…


NBC Pat O’Brien Profiles Career Of USA 400m Hurdles Star Edwin Moses

DOG ASIDE: Edwin Corley Moses (born August 31, 1955) is an American former track and field athlete….who won gold medals in the 400m hurdles at the 1976 Montreal Olympics and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Between 1977 and 1987….Moses won 107 consecutive finals (122 consecutive races) and set the world record in his event four times…..which means he…


News Piece On Wall St Insider Trader Ivan The Terrible Boesky & Oklahoma Bald Eagles imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: Ivan Frederick Boesky (born March 6, 1937) is an American stock trader who is notable for his prominent role in a Wall Street insider trading scandal that occurred in the United States in the mid-1980’s.  If I’m not correct….wasn’t the John Connally and Ben Barnes S & L scandal in the lone star…


1978 CBS Evening News Coverage Of Saga Of Reverend Jim Jones And Guyana Massacre

DOG ASIDE: James Warren “Jim” Jones (May 13, 1931 – November 18, 1978) was an American cult leader. Jones was the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple….best known for the mass murder-suicide in November 1978 of 918 of its members in Jonestown, Guyana….the murder of Congressman Leo Ryan….and the ordering of four additional Temple member deaths…


1912 Stockholm Olympic Games With Mens Pentathlon & Decathlon Winner Jim Thorpe


It is July 1912….King Gustav of Sweden officiates over the Opening Ceremony at the newly built Olympic Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden…the place when Native American Indian Jim Thorpe….would win the 5-event Pentathlon….and the 10-event Decathlon…a feat that has never been repeated since….as Thorpe proved he was the greatest athlete in the world.