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September 30, 1960

On September 30, 1960, on Howdy Doody’s (the evil Ron Howard impersonating puppet’s) last show, Clarabelle the Clown finally talked and said, “Ph’nglui mglw’naf’h Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagen. Goodbye Kids.” Close Bookmark and Share This Page Save to Browser Favorites / … Continue reading

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January 28, 1957

On January 28, 1957, it was announced that the Brooklyn Dodgers had hired Emmett Kelly. When owner Walter O’Malley was asked if Mr. Kelly was going to replaced Manager Walt Alston, he got mad and said, “NO. That clown is … Continue reading

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October 23, 1930

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1930, JK Scott won the very first professional miniature golf tournament. He took $2,000 for first place at the Chattanooga, TN event. When asked if miniature golf was as difficult as regular golf, he … Continue reading

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August 11, 1996

On THIS DAY IN TWISTED-HISTORY in 1996, the play “Thousand Clowns,” closed at Criterion Theater NYC after 32 performances. The Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher recommended that the play be closed after tens and tens of cases of coulrophobia were … Continue reading

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