This Week in Boomer History: Nixon Resigns … Manson Murders … Voting Rights Act

Notable events from our shared experience Richard Nixon resigns the presidency Aug. 9, 1974; Vice President Gerald Ford takes the oath of office and says “our long national nightmare is over.” President Ronald Reagan fires more than 11,000 air traffic controllers on Aug. 5, 1981, two days after they went on strike and defied Reagan’s order to return to work. >> Sign up for the AARP Advocacy Newsletter Charles Manson followers murder actress Sharon Tate, heiress Abigail Folger, Polish actor Wojciech Frykowski, hairstylist …

Dick Clark, Guy Lombardo: Is Ryan Seacrest Next?

In 1929, the same year Dick Clark was born, Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians played their first New Year’s Eve gig at New York’s Roosevelt Hotel. In 1956, the same year Dick Clark hosted his first American Bandstand show, Guy Lombardo began his 21-year TV stint as a New Year’s Eve staple. In 1974, the same year Dick Clark hosted his first Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, Clark’s eventual replacement, Ryan Seacrest, was born. I’m not quite sure why I …

How We’ll Remember Dick Clark

From the archives, a clip that makes us laugh even while we get all choked up… Dick died earlier today of a heart attack. He was 82. What Dick Clark moments will you remember?