November 26, 1942
Now considered one of the classic movies of all time, Casablanca (based on the novel Everybody Comes to Ricks) there were few at Warner Brothers Studios who thought it would be anything special even though it featured Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. However, just before its release the Allied forces invaded North Africa which stirred interest. The movie went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
The Price is Right Premiers
November 26, 1956
The longest running daily game show in history was first telecast on this date with Bill Cullen as its host and Don Pardo as the announcer. Bob Barker later replaced Cullen and spent 35 years as host. It is estimated that he received more than 22,000 kisses from contestants during that time. Only one contestant has ever guessed the exact amount of the Showcase Showdown.
Today’s Birthdays of Note….
Tina Turner – Singer – born in Nutbush, Tennessee
Charles Schultz – Peanuts Cartoonist – born in Santa Rosa, California