ON THIS DAY - September 26th:

1964 - "Gilligan's Island", starring Bob Denver as Gilligan, debuts on CBS

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1979 - 1984 summer LA Olympic coverage sold to ABC for $225 million
1988 - NYC's Rockefeller Center declared a national landmark
1992 - Roseanne Barr Arnold gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1181 - Saint Francis of Assisi, Italian founder of the Franciscan Order (d. 1226)
1888 - T. S. Eliot, St Louis Missouri, poet/dramatist/critic (Waste Land-Nobel 1948), (d. 1965)
1948 - Olivia Newton-John, Cambridge England, singer
1956 - Linda Hamilton, Salisbury Md, actress (Catherine-Beauty & the Beast)
1981 - Serena Williams, Saginaw, Michigan, tennis player (13 grand slams)

GOODBYE TO:

1902 - Levi Strauss, American clothing manufacturer (b. 1829)
2006 - Byron Nelson, American golfer (b. 1912)

2008 - Paul Newman, American actor (b. 1925)

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