Where Were You On … April 22, 1965?

By Bill Oglesby | March 3rd, 2014

Every issue, Bill Oglesby reproduces his popular “Where Were You?” feature — which aired on B-103.7 radio from 1991 to 1996 — in BOOMER format.

TRIVIA: What movie that opened just last month at Richmond’s Willow Lawn Theater will go on to run for a record 86 weeks (more than a year and a half!) at the theater? (Answer at end of article.)

On TV tonight …

The Munsters at 7:30 on Channel 6 (CBS), introducing a new character, Uncle Gilbert. Tonight, Herman and Grandpa try to encourage a romance between poor homely Marilyn and a greedy young man, whom they succeed only in scaring to death.

My Three Sons at 8:30 on Channel 12 (ABC). In this episode called “Chip O’ the Islands,” Uncle Charley has a visit from an old Australian acquaintance, who quickly fires the boys’ imagination with tales of a paradise in the South Pacific.

Dr. Kildare at 8:30 on Channel 8 (NBC). This one’s called “Believe and Live,” as Attorney Mark Sloan is convinced he’s dying of cancer – despite the doctors’ assurance to the contrary.

Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas has interrupted a vacation to speak at the Boys Club of Richmond. Unitas says he thinks Joe Namath could be a rising star in pro football if his knee holds up. Namath is expected to play for the New York Jets this fall after graduating last year from the University of Alabama, where he suffered a serious knee injury.

Movies in Richmond … Sean Connery appearing as Agent 007 James Bond in Goldfinger at the Westover Theater on Forest Hill Avenue. Connery is also starring in Operation Snafu at the National and Capitol theaters. Or there’s Anthony Quinn as Zorba the Greek, winner of three Academy Awards, showing at the Westhampton Theater on Grove Avenue.

The Early Bird communications satellite recently launched from Cape Kennedy may have even greater potential than many people realized. Rhode Island Sen. John Pastore says the Early Bird may be the first link in what would become a global satellite network as soon as two years from now, in 1967. Pastore says Early Bird may be the most valuable man-made instrument of good will and understanding in the history of the world.

The Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad is offering a round-trip special to D.C.’s National Theater to see the touring company of How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The train leaves Broad Street Station, and the whole round-trip package costs $12.95.

TRIVIA ANSWER: The Sound of Music

Bill Oglesby was inspired to create “Where Were You?” for Richmond radio in the 1990s by a Southern California show he had listened to while in graduate school. You can read more of “Where Were You?” on Facebook by joining the group, “Where Were You on B-103.7.” 

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