From the car to the theme song to the Hawaiian shirts to the Tigers cap to the mustache, the most glorious mustache in all of primetime TV history… There is much to love about Magnum, P.I., the beloved CBS drama that debuted 35 years ago this week and gave us so many gifts that keep on giving — namely star Tom Selleck, and those aforementioned lip whiskers. Here are 20 things you should know to celebrate Magnum’s anniversary… eh, make it 21: The Magnum, P.I. theme was written by TV theme song guru Mike Post, who was a classmate of Selleck’s at Grant High in Van Nuys, California. And now, 20 more: 1. The Mustache Is A Star in its Own Right: How iconic is Tom Selleck’s facial fur?
I’m an artist first and a politician second. -John Lennon John Lennon would have been 75 years old this week, on Oct. 9. In the 35 years since his 1980 murder, the world has seen Reaganomics, Monica Lewinsky, Duran Duran, Nirvana, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the rise and fall of Biebermania, the nation’s first black president, Seinfeld, Live Aid, Jon Stewart, Sarah Palin, and Taylor Swift. Lennon died before the internet, Facebook, iPhones, and 9/11. He was gunned down while The Jeffersons was a top 10 TV show and three days before Popeye hit movie theaters. The world is very different 35 years later, but two things have remained constant: the staying power of Lennon’s music and his politics. Here are John Lennon’s greatest political hits.