Sunday, December 17, 2017

December 17th

Spanky And Our Gang perform "Sunday Will Never Be The Same" and "Lazy Day" on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Mama Cass (performing a classic comedic sketch with Tommy Smothers to her recent hit "Dream A Little Dream Of Me") and The Temptations appear on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. 

Another one of my very favorite movies of all time tops the box office chart this week as "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner", starring  Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn takes over the top spot, with box office receipts of close to $3.7 million. 

John Lennon and George Harrison hosted a Christmas party for the secretaries of their British Fan Club, during which time their new television film "Magical Mystery Tour" was shown for the very first time.  

Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt plunged into the surf during a stroll along the beach at Victoria and vanished.  While it was never reported that his body had been found, a coroner in 2005 confirmed that Holt had drowned.