Mike Douglas - August 11, 2014

Happy Birthday to Mike Douglas! Born on this day in 1925, he had some success as a singer, but is best known as the affable host of The Mike Douglas Show. Douglas had huge stars and musical acts on his show over the years and it was the first syndicated TV show to win an Emmy award. The show ran from 1961 to 1980.

TODAY’S TRIVIA QUESTION

According to legend, Elvis Presley shot the TV in his Las Vegas hotel room while watching The Mike Douglas Show in 1961. Presley later apologized to Douglas, explaining that he wasn't aiming for Douglas but rather his guest. Who was Presley’s target?

a)   Paul Anka

b)   Robert Goulet

c)    Pat Boone

d)   Neil Sedaka

Answer below!

TODAY’S CLIP

Two-year-old Tiger Woods made his first television appearance on The Mike Douglas Show. Watch little Tiger impress not only Douglas, but fellow guests Bob Hope and Jimmy Stewart! 

QUOTE OF THE DAY

In the old days, I was often confused with Merv Griffin. We were the same height, the same weight and we were both Irish tenors.

~Mike Douglas

 

DID YOU KNOW…

Douglas died on his 81st birthday in 2006.

 

TRIVIA ANSWER

b) Robert Goulet