Vol 8, No 307
November 3, 1990
Theatre Actress Mary Martin dies in California
Mary Martin dies
LOS ANGELES CA (1990)
On this date in 1990, Weatheford native, Mary Martin, actress of stage, and television, died at her home in Rancho Mirage, California. Her career spans six decades, including South Pacific, Annie Get Your Gun, and the title roll in the television broadcast of Peter Pan, for which she endeared herself to audiences for the rest of her life.
Martin was the mother of actor Larry Hagman, who starred in "I Dream of Jeannie" and as J.R.Ewing in the long playing drama "Dallas".
Lyndon Johnson beats Goldwater by record margin
WASHINGTON DC (1964)
On this date in 1964, Lyndon B Johnson beat Barry Goldwater in the race for President of the United States. Johnson, who won by a landslide had originally assumed the Presidency in 1963 upon the assasination of President Kennedy in Dallas.