May 23

May 23, 1958: Mitch Albom Born

Mitch Albom

On this day in 1958, Mitch Albom was born in Passaic, New Jersey. The author, sportswriter, radio talk show host and frequent on ESPN‘s “The Sports Reporters,” is best known for his novels In his day-job with the Detroit Free Press, Albom also covers the Motor City’s professional teams and the University of Michigan. In both …

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Dec 31

December 31, 2000: Mississippi State and Texas A&M Play Thrilling Independence Bowl

2000 Independence Bowl

On this day in 2000, Mississippi State beat Texas A&M 43-41 in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana. Played in unexpected snow, it was the most thrilling game of the whole bowl season.

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Dec 30

December 30, 1977: Ted Bundy Escapes From Jail

Ted Bundy's FBI 10 Most Wanted List Photo

On this day in 1977, serial killer Ted Bundy escaped from the Glenwood Springs Jail in Colorado. It was his second escape from jail and led to more murders.

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Dec 29

December 29, 1989: Jane Pauley Leaves The Today Show

Jane Pauley

On this day in 1989, Jane Pauley announced that she was leaving The Today Show. The departure marked the end of an era for the number-one morning show in America.

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Dec 28

December 28, 1984: Sam Peckinpah Dies

Sam Peckinpah

On this day in 1984, Sam Peckinpah died of heart failure in Inglewood, California. The hard-living, volatile filmmaker was 59 years old.

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Dec 27

December 27, 1986: Les Miserables Opens at Kennedy Center

Les Miserables Logo

On this day in 1986, the musical “Les Miserables” opened at the John F. Kennedy Perform for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The eight-week run was the U.S. debut of the most popular musical of all time.

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Dec 26

December 26, 1919: Babe Ruth Sold to New York Yankees

Babe Ruth - 1918

On this day in 1919, Boston Red Sox Owner Harry Frazee sold Babe Ruth’s contract to the New York Yankees. The move permanently altered the course of baseball history and created the “Curse of the Bambino (Ruth’s nickname).”

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Dec 25

December 25, 1992: Trespass Released

Trespass Poster

On this day in 1992, “Trespass” was released in U.S. movie theaters. This flick is one of the more underappreciated movies of the 1990s, but was quietly released in the wake of the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

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Dec 24

December 24, 1981: Mad Max 2 Released in Australia

Mad Max 2 Poster

On this day in 1981, “Mad Max 2” was released in Australia. Six months later, it was released in the United States as “The Road Warrior.”

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Dec 23

December 23, 1923: James Stockdale Born

Informal Portrait VIce Admiral James B. Stockdale, USN

On this day in 1923, James Stockdale was born in Abingdon, Illinois. He became one of the most decorated naval officers in U.S. history, but is sadly remembered for his time as Ross Perot’s vice-presidential running mate in 1992.

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