Have You Heard? – January 7, 2016

Have You Heard, today (1/7) marks the 55th anniversary of the NFL Playoff Bowl.
The game was for third place in the league and ran ten seasons.
All ten Playoff Bowls were played in Miami.
Detroit won the first three, including the inagural one in 1961.
In that game, the Lions beat Cleveland, 17-16.

The Los Angeles Lakers won their NBA-record 33rd straight game 44 years ago today.
On January 7, 1972, the Lakers won at Atlanta by 44 points.
Two nights later, the streak came to an end at Milwaukee, starting a stretch in which they lost four of six.
However, that season, the Lakers did go on to win their first NBA title since moving to Los Angeles.

If Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy were alive, she’d be 50 today.
The wife of John F. Kennedy, Jr., died along with her husband and her sister in 1999 at the age of 33.

Presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is 53 today.

Donna Rice Hughes, a former Gamecock cheerleader who was a key part in Gary Hart’s political downfall in 1988, is 58 today.
In the years since, Hughes has devoted much of her life to protect children, especially online from internet predators.

Butterfly McQueen was born 105 years ago today.
McQueen gained fame as “Prissy” in 1939’s Gone With The Wind.
McQueen died after she was severely burned in a fire at her home in Augusta, Georgia, in 1995.
She was 84.

Japan’s emperor during World War Two, Hirohito, was 87 when he died 27 years ago today.

The first TransAtlantic phone service between New York and London began 89 years ago today (1/7/1927).
31 calls were made the first day.

Today is also “Bobblehead Day,” “Tempura Day” and “I’m Not Going to Take It Anymore Day.”

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

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