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What was on the boob tube the day you were born?

 
 
Reply Thu 16 Oct, 2014 12:30 pm
You Can Now Find Out What TV Shows Were On The Day You Were Born
Or almost any other day since the BBC started in 1922, in fact.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/scottybryan/you-can-now-find-out-what-tv-show-was-on-the-day-you-were-bo?bffb&utm_term=4ldqphz#1uzwdp5

http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/about

Sunday 11-28-1971
Quote:
20.10: The World About Us

Incredible Hummingbirds

Commentary by Peter Scott
Their wings hum at 80 beats a second. They can fly backwards, must feed about every ten minutes, and have brilliant iridescent colours. No wonder they fascinate people: some even give them shower baths and cut their toe-nails, while others analyse their amazing flight by filming in ultra slow motion.
Producer RICHARD BROCK (from Bristol)
Contributors
Commentary By: Peter Scott
Producer: Richard Brock

20.55: Wives and Daughters

by MRS GASKELL : dramatised in six parts by MICHAEL VOYSEY
Osborne has been sent away from Hamley Hall by the Squire, but Mrs Hamley is pining for him. 3: The Daughters
Costumes RAYMONO HUGHES Lighting SAM BARCLAY Designer SALLY HULKE
Producer MARTIN LISEMORE Director HUGH DAVID †


http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedules/bbctwo/england/1971-11-28
http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedules/bbcone/london/1971-11-28
 
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 16 Oct, 2014 12:36 pm
@tsarstepan,
Great way for someone to gather complete birth dates from people who have guarded privacy settings at various sites (Facebook).

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 16 Oct, 2014 01:37 pm
Wouldn't have mattered, in my case. There were no TV stations where I lived until I was about twelve years old.
roger
 
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Reply Thu 16 Oct, 2014 02:22 pm
@edgarblythe,
I think I first saw a television when I was about three. It was in a store window at that Macy's parade. Is it held on Thanksgiving?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 16 Oct, 2014 02:25 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:

It was in a store window at that Macy's parade. Is it held on Thanksgiving?

As far as I understand it, yes. That would be Thanksgiving day.
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neologist
 
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Reply Thu 16 Oct, 2014 02:32 pm
@tsarstepan,
Same as with Edgar. Not much TV in 1942. BBC had a radio program called Ack Ack Beer Beer. That could have been interesting were I able to grasp the stein.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 16 Oct, 2014 02:35 pm
@tsarstepan,
we started the day with Royal Ascot

this may explain my love of hats

Very Happy
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 16 Oct, 2014 10:08 pm
No TVs in 1938 Latvia, alas. (I believe there were some science fiction stories that mentioned such outlandish gadgets.)
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 16 Oct, 2014 10:40 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
There were all sizes of boobs, but I didn't know they were that interesting until much later in life. Oh, tv's? That was in the late forties when I used to stay in the back room of a family owned grocery store where they had one of the first tv's, and I used to watch it even after they closed the store. Them were, as they say, the good ole days.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 16 Oct, 2014 11:42 pm
@tsarstepan,
We didn't get a TV until I was six.
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Thu 16 Oct, 2014 11:57 pm
We did not get a tv till I was 7, and that one was in dad's study and we were not allowed to use it. I did not watch tv till I was 9.
hingehead
 
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Reply Fri 17 Oct, 2014 12:16 am
@hawkeye10,
I used to live in shoebox in middle of road.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Fri 17 Oct, 2014 12:20 am
I was in my mid to late teens when the very first mechanical TV was switched on, just across the street from us. The Logie Bairds had various family members dotted all over the place.

In actual fact, I used to play with John Logie Beard, from the hirsute branch of the TV inventing family.
Another cousin, John Logie Bored, produced the first documentary about stamp collecting.
John Logie Bard directed the first televised poetry recitals, and a Welsh cousin, John Logie Bird popularised wildlife shows on TV.

There was also a John Logie Burned who lived in town, but he branched off in another direction and invented the smoke alarm.
Roberta
 
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Reply Fri 17 Oct, 2014 11:46 am
We were the first people in my building to have a tv. I was about four.
neologist
 
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Reply Fri 17 Oct, 2014 11:58 am
@Lordyaswas,
Lordyaswas wrote:
In actual fact, I used to play with John Logie Beard, from the hirsute branch of the TV inventing family.
Any relation to John Logie Bread, the famous baker?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 17 Oct, 2014 12:10 pm
@Roberta,
We got a tv in NYC, in '49. Whence I became a Hopalong Cassidy addict.

I was born before then, of course.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 17 Oct, 2014 12:12 pm
Does everyone who watched tv 'back then' remember the pattern on the screen before the shows started? Embarrassed Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

It's called nostelgia.
https://www.google.com/search?q=tv+screen+pattern+in+the+1940%27s&client=opera&hs=FXY&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=RVxBVI6PIMbhoATc44K4DQ&ved=0CB8QsAQ&biw=1173&bih=637
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 17 Oct, 2014 12:14 pm
@cicerone imposter,
No. I remember a late night sign off though.
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carloslebaron
 
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Reply Fri 17 Oct, 2014 05:42 pm
According to my father, those old bulb TVs were easy to be fixed... grandpa used to fix his just with a good hit on one corner...
jay2the
 
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Reply Tue 21 Oct, 2014 04:42 pm
@carloslebaron,
I dont know when i was born
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