Farrah Fawcett poster (1976)
Farrah Fawcett was an American actress who rose to stardom in 1976 when she was cast as Jill Munroe in the TV series Charlie's Angels. That same year this poster was produced from a photo of her in a red one-piece swimsuit, taken at her home. It became the best-selling pin-up poster of all time, with more than six million copies sold. For her one-season run on Charlie's Angels Fawcett was paid $5,000 per episode — but she earned $400,000 in royalties from the poster.
On this day
1951 The first colour TV programmes were broadcast
in the US – but no-one had a colour TV!
1975 American singer/songwriter Tim Buckley died of
a drug overdose aged 28.
2009 American singer-songwriter Michael Jackson
died of a drug overdose at the age of 50.
On this day in 1876 Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer and 264 soldiers of the 7th Cavalry were massacred at the battle of Little Big Horn, Montana, by Sioux Indians led by Chief Sitting Bull. The sole survivor of Custer's army was a horse called Comanche.
Quote of the day
The reason the all-American boy prefers beauty to brains is that he can see better than he can think.
Farrah Fawcett, American actress who died 25/06/2009