Strange Entertainment "Lasts"
Strange Entertainment "Lasts"
The last novel published by Agatha Christie was "Murder from the Past." She wrote it around 1940 but specified in her will that it was to be published after her death. She died in 1976.
ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW
The last Andy Griffith Show was televised on September 16, 1968.
The Beatles last concert was at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, on August 29, 1966. The last song they played was "Long Tall Sally."
The Beatles recorded their last song together, "I Me Mine," in 1970.
Beethoven's last symphony was his 9th.
Buddy Holly's last performance was on February 2, 1959.
Buddy Holly's last record, "It Doesn't Matter," was released in 1959.
DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES
Diana Ross performed for the last time with the Supremes during a show in Las Vegas in 1970.
ED SULLIVAN SHOW
The last Ed Sullivan Show on CBS-TV was June 6, 1971. Running for more than 20 years, the Ed Sullivan Show was the longest running variety show on TV. The first show had been telecast on June 20, 1948.
The last song that Elvis ever performed publicly was "Bridge Over Troubled Water", at his final concert in Indianapolis in June, 1977.
FAR SIDE CARTOON
The last original "Far Side" by cartoonist Gary Larson was published in 1995. The first had appeared in 1980.
The Grateful Dead gave their last concert with leader Jerry Garcia at Chicago's Soldier Field in 1995. Jerry died a month later of a heart attack while in drug rehab.
LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN
David Letterman's last show on NBC was on Friday, June 25, 1993. He moved to CBS in August 1993 to host "The Late Show with David Letterman."
The last weekly issue of "Life" magazine was issued December 29, 1972.
The final episode of M*A*S*H was broadcast on February 28, 1983, and was titled "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen."
The last line ever spoken by Marilyn Monroe on the silver screen was "How do you find your way back in the dark?" The line is from the 1961 film The Misfits with Clark Gable. She died in 1962.
MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW
The staff of WJM-TV had a going-away party, as the last episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" was broadcast on March 19, 1977 - Everyone was fired except the inept Ted Baxter. The show had been a popular hit for seven years.
MILTON BERLE SHOW
The last "Milton Berle Show" aired on ABC on January 6, 1967.
PEANUTS COMIC STRIP
The last original Peanuts Comic Strip was published February 13, 2000. Coincidentally, creator Charles M. Schultz died the night before.
Erle Stanley Gardner wrote 75 mysteries starring the fictional lawyer Perry Mason. The first was "The Case of the Velvet Claws" in 1933 and the last was "The Case of the Troubled Trustee" in 1956.
The last Playboy centerfold to have staples was published in 1985. Venice Kong was the model.
The last Playboy club in the US, in Lansing, Michigan, was closed on July 30, 1988.
The last U.S. feature-length movie released without any soundtrack
was THE POOR MILLIONAIRE (1930), starring Richard Talmadge and
Constance Howard. It was released by Biltmore Pictures in April 1930.
The last British feature-length movie released without any soundtrack
was PARADISE ALLEY (1931), starring John Argyle and Margaret Delane.
It was released by Argyle Art Pictures in March 1931.
The last silent feature from the Soviet Union was SCHASTYE
(HAPPINESS), released in 1935. The last seven Indian silent features
were released that same year. The last 15 Japanese silent features
were released in 1938.
Italian violin maker Antonius Stradivarius of Cremona made his finest instruments after 1700. His last surviving instrument was dated 1737, the year of his death.
The last "Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson as host was May 22, 1992.