Considering I was not born yet, I remember the election of 1952 quite well. Adlai Stevenson looking all erudite. VP candidate Richard Nixon’s Checkers speech. Dwight Eisenhower, less than a decade after WWII, went from supreme commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe in 1943 to being elected as the 34th President less than a decade later.
If you do the math, you’ll note that there are 78 weeks’ worth of #1 songs. That is because there were three different charts in those days: Best Sellers, Juke Box, and Disc Jockey (radio airplay). By 1958, there was only one Billboard pop chart.
I’m fascinated that I have a number of the #1 big band songs of 1942, as well as the pop hits of 1962. But I own NONE of these tracks, save for the annoying Xmas cut.
You Belong To Me – Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and his orchestra 12 weeks at #1
Blue Tango – Leroy Anderson (instrumental), 5 weeks at #1, gold record
The Glow-Worm -Mills Brothers, 3 weeks at #1, gold record. This tune I had heard, possibly as a children’s song Half As Much – Rosemary Clooney, 3 weeks at #1, gold record Here In My Heart – Al Martino, 3 weeks at #1 Slow Poke – Pee Wee King and His Golden West Cowboys, featuring Redd Stewart, 3 weeks at #1, gold record. I remember this as an oldie on the radio.
It’s In The Book (Parts 1 and 2) – Johnny Standley (comedy), 2 weeks at #1, gold record. A sermon on Little Bo Peep and other topics. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Jimmy Boyd (Christmas novelty), 2 weeks at #1, gold record. Even as a child, I was not a fan.
CITING THE PRESIDENT $400: In the 1970s: “When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal”
CITING THE PRESIDENT $800: In the 1970s: “Our long national nightmare is over”
CITING THE PRESIDENT $1200: “I do not expect the Union to be dissolved–I do not expect the house to fall–but I do expect it will cease to be divided”
CITING THE PRESIDENT $2000: In an early 20th c. message to Congress: “We have stood apart, studiously neutral”
CITING THE PRESIDENT $2,000 (Daily Double): In the early 20th c.: “I took the canal zone, & let Congress debate, & while the debate goes on the canal does also”
JEOPARDY! game #7806 aired 2018-07-16
4, 4 (two words, each with four letters) $1000: In 1848 Martin Van Buren was the presidential candidate of this party that opposed slavery in western territories
JEOPARDY! game #7868 aired 2018-11-21
PRESIDENTIAL IRONY, Final Jeopardy! 1 of the 2 Presidents who offered Daniel Webster the VP slot; he declined both, thinking the job went nowhere.
“The unrestricted competition so commonly advocated does not leave us the survival of the fittest. The unscrupulous succeed best in accumulating wealth.” Rutherford B. Hayes
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s State of the Union Message to Congress, January 11, 1944, including the Second Bill of Rights:
“We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence… People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
“In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all — regardless of station, race, or creed.”
“I don’t give them Hell. I just tell the truth about them, and they think it’s Hell.” – Harry S Truman, 1948
“If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1956
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