Have You Heard? – December 10, 2015

Have You Heard, today (12/10) marks 50 since the Grateful Dead’s first concert under that name.
The Dead performed at San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium.
One number puts the band’s total number of concerts before Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995 at 2,318.

Richard Pryor died ten years ago today. He was 65.

Eugene McCarthy was 89 when he died that exact same day (12/10/2005).
McCarthy was a senator from Minnesota when he ran for president in 1968.
McCarthy directly challenged fellow democrat, incumbent President Lyndon Johnson, and ran on a strong anti-Vietnam War platform.
McCarthy finished a close second in the New Hampshire primary.
It was so close that Johnson dropped out of the race.
That, however, helped prompt Robert F. Kennedy to get in, and McCarthy lost much of his traction.
After Kennedy’s assassination, another Minnesotan, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, won the democratic nomination.
He, however, lost the general election to republican Richard Nixon.

The first Playboy magazine came out 62 years ago today (12/10/1953).
Marilyn Monroe was on the cover.
Hugh Hefner started the magazine with a $7,600 investment.
That’s roughly $67,700 in today’s money.
The first magazine had a 50-cent cover price (about $4.50 in today’s money).
Some original issues now go for more than $5,000.

Singer Otis Redding died in a plane crash 48 years ago today. He was only 26.

The first Billboard Music Awards took place 25 years ago today.

South Carolina state Rep. Cezar McKnight (D-Kingstree) is 42 today.

Today is also “World Human Rights Day” and “National Lager Day.”

You can see “Have You Heard” each weeknight after weather on News13 at 11:00.

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