WrestleMania

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On this day in 1985, the very first WrestleMania took place at Madison Square Gardens in New York City. Professional Wrestling was booming in the 1980’s, and nothing exemplified this more than the World Wrestling Federation and the incredible success of WrestleMania. The main event featured a tag team match. On one side was the Heavyweight Champion, Hulk Hogan, partnered with Mr. T, and supported by Jimmy “Super Fly” Snuka. Their opponents were Rowdy Roddy Piper and Paul “Mr. Wonderful” Orndorrf, supported by Cowboy Bob Orton.

15 year old boys everywhere, including Vancouver, were stoked.

Answer: It made its television debut on March 30th, 1964. Question: What is Jeopardy?

One of television’s greatest games shows made its debut on this day in 1964. ¬†Jeopardy is¬†quiz show where they give you the answer and you have to come up with the question. ¬†The show was originally created by TV guru Merv Griffin, and has gone through several incarnations along the way. The current version hosted by Alex Trebek has been on the air since 1984.

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Jeopardy Turns 51

 

Stompin’ Tom

On this day in 2013 Canada lost one its greatest cultural icons and one of its fiercest patriots. ¬†Stompin’ Tom Connors passed away at the age of 77.¬† Best known for “The Hockey Song,” Stompin’ Tom wrote¬†songs about all things Canadian.

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Besides “The Hockey Song” which can still be heard in arenas all over Canada, some of his other wonderful¬†country-folk songs¬†include “Bud the Spud,”¬† “Sudbury Saturday Night,”¬† and “Moon Man Newfie.”¬† Tom Connors was born in 1936 in Saint John, New Brunswick.¬† He travelled the country from sea to sea to sea, singing his songs and celebrating Canada and Canadians.

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