Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Weds., Mar. 8, 2023
1832, an Illinois lawyer ran for his first political office, but lost. He later lost four more times while running for Congress and the Senate. This loser, who never gave up, was Abraham Lincoln.
1959, Barbie first appeared on toy store shelves. Over one billion have been sold. It was estimated that if Barbie were an ACTUAL woman . . . her measurements would be 36-18-33. There are now different Barbies with more realistic body types.
On this day in 1964, the first Mustang rolled off the Ford assembly line.
1975 Actor Telly Savalas was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the David Gates (from Bread) song ‘If’. Savalas was currently high in the TV ratings playing the policeman Kojak.
Singer Jeffrey Osborn 74
Former host of “Good Morning America” and ABC’s “World News Tonight” Charles Gibson 79.
Lead Singer. Paul Revere & The Raiders’ lead singer Mark Lindsay 80.
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