On December 28, 1963 the British TV satirical program “That Was The Week That Was” made its’ final broadcast.
The show aired in 1962 & 1963 to large audiences but for 1964 the BBC canceled the program to avoid controversy in an election year.
The show’s “most acclaimed” production was telecast on November 23, 1963.
This was a shortened 20 minute non-satirical tribute to JFK & included Millicent Martin singing “In the Summer of His Years”.
The tune was later recorded by Connie Francis. The tribute itself was also produced as a record.
On December 28, 1856, Woodrow Wilson was born in Staunton, Virginia.
Wilson graduated from Princeton in 1879, was a law student at the University of Virginia & earned his PhD at Johns Hopkins.
Wilson entered politics & was elected Governor of New Jersey in 1910 & President of the United States in 1912.
Woodrow Wilson Birthplace
On December 28, 1927, the actor Martin Milner was born in Detroit. Milner later moved to Seattle & made his film debut in 1947.
He appeared on television’s “Lone Ranger” & “Dragnet” shows.
One of his most famous roles was in the 1960-1964 TV series: “Route 66”.
Martin Milner & George McHarris