Did someone say tinsel? 😉 With Christmas quickly approaching, we'll be sharing a few old photos from Bob's archives. We love this 1965 throwback of Bob's mom, Vernice, sitting by the Christmas tree in her home 🎄 #ThrowbackThursday
On this day in 1967, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, a groundbreaking movie about an interracial romantic relationship starring Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Houghton, opens in theaters.
On December 11, 1964, in response to a reported shooting, officers of the Los Angeles Police Department were dispatched to the Hacienda Motel, where they found Sam Cooke dead on the office floor, shot three times in the chest by the motel’s manager, Bertha Franklin.
The Nobel Peace Prize 1993 was awarded jointly to Nelson Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk "for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa". December 10, 1993.
On this day in 1967 on its final approach to Madison, Wisconsin the private plane carrying soul-music legend Otis Redding crashed into the frigid waters of a small lake three miles short of the runway, killing seven of the eight men aboard, including Redding.