50 Years Ago Today

Dec. 25, 1957 Los Angeles Times cover

According to the Los Angeles Times:

  • Red Sanders decided to stay on as football coach at UCLA instead of pursuing the football coach/athletic director job at Texas A&M, a job recently vacated by Paul (Bear) Bryant. (Sanders would have a heart attack and die before the start of the 1958 football season anyway.)
  • A father of three killed himself in front of his wife after losing his job on Christmas Eve.
  • Silent-screen star Norma Talmadge died in Las Vegas. The Times gave her age as 60; according to IMDB, she was actually 62.

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