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Happy Episode 58 of the Stew For Lunch, Stew For You, Stew Ramble or what have you…

Episode 58, May 10, 2021

Masters of the Universe Monday is here and we head to page 58 of the Masters of the Universe Compendium book.

Page 58, of Masters of the Universe Compendium

Some Stuff in this Day of History

1930 – The Adler Planetarium opened to the public in Chicago, IL.

1948 – The Rex Morgan, M.D. comic strip made its debut. Dr. Nicholas P. Dallis, a psychiatrist from Scottsdale, Arizona, created the strip as an entertainment — and educational tool — to heighten the awareness of readers about the importance of modern medicine.

1960 – Around the world in 80 days … uh, make that 84 days. That’s how long it took the U.S. nuclear-powered submarine Triton to circumnavigate the globe. The Triton was the largest, most powerful submarine in the world when it made its record underwater trip. Captain Edward L. Beach led the 7,750-ton sub on a 41,500 mile voyage, following a similar route taken by explorer Ferdinand Magellan some three centuries earlier (obviously on the water’s surface, not below). The Triton’s conning tower reached above the waves off Delaware, completing the voyage that began February 16 at Groton, Connecticut with 183 aboard. One objective of the Triton’s trip was to test the physical and psychological effects on humans when deprived of sunlight and fresh air for an extended length of time. Captain Beach (author of “Run Silent, Run Deep”) was thinking more of the sub’s test of power when he wrote in his log: “One can almost become lyrical thinking of the tremendous drive of the dual power plant of this great ship.”

1963 – The Rolling Stones produced their very first recordings this day. The session included Come On and I Wanna Be Loved. The Stones would make it to the American pop music charts in August, 1964.

1977 – Actress Joan Crawford died of pancreatic cancer in New York City. She was 69 years old.

1994 – Serial killer John Wayne Gacy was executed by lethal injection at the Statesville Penitentiary near Joliet, IL. He had been convicted of killing 33 young men and boys during the 1970s.

1999 – Shel Silverstein, author of such acclaimed children’s books as A Light in the AtticThe Giving Tree, and Where the Sidewalk Ends, was found dead a heart attack at his home. He was 66. Silverstein’s output included songs, such as Sylvia’s Mother (recorded by Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show) and Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout (who would not take the garbage out), plays, and adult humor. He was best known as an author of sophisticated, and at times macabre, children’s books. He was known to many children around the world, and was possibly the best-loved author of juvenile literature after Dr. Seuss.


1838 – John Wilkes Booth
actor, assassin: shot and killed U.S. President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC; killedApr 26, 1865

1899 – Fred Astaire (Austerlitz)
dancer, actorFunny FaceSilk StockingsFinian’s RainbowDaddy Long LegsEaster ParadeLet’s DanceThat’s EntertainmentThe Towering Infernodied June 22, 1987more

1930 – Pat Summerall
football: New York Giants kicker; TV sportscaster: football, golf; died Apr 16, 2013

1934 – Gary Owens
Radio Hall of Famer; TV announcer, actorRowan and Martin’s Laugh-in: “From beautiful Downtown Burbank…”, The Gong Showdied Feb 12, 2015

1941 – Ken (Allen Kent) Berry
baseball: Chicago White Sox [all-star: 1967], California Angels, Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians

1946 – Donovan (Leitch)
singerMellow YellowSunshine SupermanAtlantis; composer: film: If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium, appeared in film: The Pied Piper of HamlinBrother SunSister Moon

1948 – Meg Foster
actressUndercoverLady in WaitingTo Catch a KillerThey LiveThe Emerald ForestCarnyJames DeanAdam at 6 a.m.Cagney & LaceySunshineThe Trials of Rosie O’Neill

1955 – Chris Berman
TV sportscaster: ESPN: SportsCenterNFL PrimetimeSunday NFL CountdownBaseball TonightUS Open coverage; National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association’s National Sportscaster of the Year [1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2001]

1960 – Bono (Paul Hewson)
singer: group: U2Sunday Bloody SundayPride [In the Name of Love]With You or Without You

1975 – Hélio Castroneves
Brazilian auto racing driver: won Indianapolis 500 [2001, 2002, 2009]; more

1978 – Kenan Thompson
comedian, actorKenanSaturday Night LiveKenan & KelAll ThatGood BurgerFat Albertmore

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