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|Jan||The winners of the first annual election to the 'Show Business Hall of Fame' are Bing and Bob Hope.|
|Jan 10||Bing welcomes Perry Como as he arrives at Los Angeles Airport and drives him to his hotel.|
|Jan 11/12||Tapes 'The Bing Crosby Show' with Perry Como. The show is transmitted by ABC-TV on February 29 and the Trendex ratings go to an incredible 33.|
|Jan 21-24||The 19th National Pro-Am Championship at Pebble Beach. The winner is Ken Venturi. Bing and his three younger sons from his first family entertain at the Clambake after the tournament.|
|Jan 22||Is named as chairman of the board of the First National Bank of Holbrook, Arizona.|
|Jan 28||Records four songs for RCA Victor Records in Los Angeles.|
|Feb - Jun||Films High Time for Bing Crosby Productions with Fabian, Tuesday Weld and Nicole Maurey. Initial location filming takes place at The College of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Completion of the film is delayed due to an actors' strike.|
|Feb 6||Lindsay Crosby marries Barbara Frederickson at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Westwood and the reception is held at Bing's Holmby Hills house.|
|Feb 7||Bing's mother's 90th birthday party. Brother Ted, who has apparently been the 'black sheep' of the family, attends.|
|Feb 20-22||At Squaw Valley with Buster and Stevie Collier for the Winter Olympics. Gives interview for Radio Moscow about athletics.|
|Feb 27||Bing at home at Holmby Hills with most of his sons and their wives. Then he and Kathryn go to Palm Springs for two days.|
|Feb 29||Bing's and Rosemary Clooney's 20-minute daily radio show premieres on
CBS at 11:40 a.m. It continues until November 2, 1962.
Nicole Maurey comes to the Holmby Hills house for dinner with Bing and Kathryn.
|Mar 7||The Screen Actors Guild strike starts. Ronald Reagan is the President of the Guild.|
|Mar 8||Bing receives the Cecil B. DeMille Golden Globe award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for 'outstanding contributions to the entertainment field throughout the world'.|
|Mar 16||Bing in New York and appears live on Perry Como's 'Kraft Music Hall'
show on NBC-TV.
Shoots college scenes for High Time at Wake Forest College, Winston Salem, North Carolina.
Kathryn and Harry go with Bing to Florida, where they stay at Perry Como's house in Jupiter.
|Mar 20||Bing golfs at the Seminole Club at Juno Beach with George Coleman.|
|Mar 21||Bing and Ben Hogan golf at Tequesta.|
|Mar 22||Teeing off at 12.21 p.m., Bing and Gardner Dickinson with a best ball score of 63 are joint winners with two other teams of the Latham Reed Amateur-Pro Tournament at the Seminole Golf Club. Because the competing professionals had been delayed at St. Petersburg, the tournament is restricted to one day instead of the usual two. Afterwards, Bing sings for his golfing friends at the Celebrity Room.|
|Mar 24||Bing makes a guest appearance on the CBS-TV program honouring Paul Whiteman's 50th anniversary in show business and also his 70th birthday. Bing's spot was probably recorded during his visit to New York to appear on the Perry Como show.|
|Mar 28-30||In Jamaica with Kathryn and Harry, staying at Round Hill near Montego Bay. They meet William Paley and Lillian Hellman.|
|Apr 7-10||Takes Kathryn to the Master's Golf Tournament at Augusta, Georgia.
Arnold Palmer wins.
Bing is in Aiken, South Carolina and goes into St. Mary's Church to ask if he can sing with the choir. He is not recognised and the nun in charge refuses permission.
Learns he has bursitis in both shoulders (inflammation of the small fluid-filled sac that reduces friction between joints).
The three Crosby Brothers (excluding Gary) make an LP for Project Records.
|Apr 15||Bing makes a spoken contribution to 'Patterns of Life,' a radio program narrated by Yul Brynner, which seeks to raise funds for refugees.|
|Apr 19||Bing back at studios making High Time.|
|Apr 19||The three Crosby Brothers open at the Desert Inn, Las Vegas. Phil Harris is on the bill.|
|Jun 9||The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce presents Bing with a platinum record of White Christmas which bears a plaque indicating that he has sold more than 200 million records.|
|Jun 15||Bing completes High Time at the Twentieth Century-Fox studio and while there, also films a cameo in an hour for Let's Make Love. He then drives across town to Columbia Studios to film a scene with Cantinflas in Pepe, thus finishing three films on one day.|
|Jun 16||Bing goes to Mexico alone.|
|Jun 22/23||Records 'El Senor Bing' album with Billy May and his Orchestra at United Recorders, Hollywood for release by MGM Records.|
|Jun 28/29||Records 'Bing and Louis' album with Louis Armstrong and Billy May
and his Orchestra at United Recorders, Hollywood for release by MGM Records.
At Rising River ranch and then fishing in the country around Seattle.
|Jul 3||Phillip Crosby and his wife Sandra have a son who is named Brian
Bing and Kathryn go to Calgary in Canada and ride in the parade. They go on to Banff Springs with Phil and Alice Harris before returning to Calgary.
|Jul||Gary Crosby opens as a single act at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas.|
|Aug||Bing flies to Las Vegas to see Gary's act and he is called on-stage to duet 'Play a Simple Melody'.|
|Aug||Bing tapes a TV show with Rosemary Clooney and Johnny Mercer which is transmitted by ABC on October 5.|
|Aug 25||Records 'The Second Time Around' and 'Incurably Romantic' at United Recorders, Hollywood.|
|Aug 31||Goes with Kathryn to London. They stay at Claridges where Bing practices golf in a corridor. Finds he needs reading glasses. During his stay in London, Bing tapes dialogue linking some of his records for use in a 45 minute BBC radio program which is broadcast on the Light program on December 26, 1960. ICC member Stan White meets Bing at Claridges in the late morning on September 1.|
|Sep 2||Goes to the Olympic Games in Rome; discovers the song 'Domenica' and writes English lyrics. Is interviewed for radio by Harry Thurillier.|
|Sep 3||A son, David, is born to Lindsay and his wife Barbara Frederickson in Queen of Angels Hospital.|
|Sep 6||Gary Crosby marries Barbara Stuart.|
|Sep 9||Bing has an audience with Pope John XXIII at the Vatican.|
|Sep 12||Visits Sienna; then Florence, and Venice September 16.|
|Sep 16||High Time is released by Twentieth Century-Fox.|
|Sep 20||Bing and Kathryn reach Treviso in Italy where Bing plays golf. They then go to Vienna in Austria for a week.|
|Sep 25||Pittsburgh Pirates win the Pennant in the National League and qualify for the World Series.|
|Sep 28||Bing wins the Invitational Golf Tournament at Mittersill, Austria.|
|Oct 5-13||Pittsburgh Pirates play in the World Series for the first time since 1927. Bing has to listen to the games on the radio while in Europe.|
|Oct 8||Bing and Kathryn stay a night in Salzburg.|
|Oct 9||They arrive at the Hilton Hotel, Berlin.|
|Oct 12||Bing and Kathryn go on to Paris staying at the Trianon Palace Hotel.|
|Oct 13||Bill Mazeroski's dramatic bottom of the 9th inning home run leads Bing's Pittsburg Pirates to defeat the New York Yankees 10-9 in the final game of the World Series. Bing had arranged to have the NBC broadcast videorecorded. The recording was rediscovered in Bing's basement in 2010 -- the only complete videorecording of the game -- and was broadcast on cable televison.|
|Oct 14||They arrive at the Savoy Hotel in London. Later, Bing is interviewed by Derek Hart for the BBC-TV program 'Tonight' at Sunningdale Golf Course, Berkshire. The interview is transmitted on October 19.|
|Oct 15||Records four songs at Decca's West Hampstead, London studios for the 'Holiday In Europe' album but they are not used. Michael Holliday watches. Bing is interviewed by Wilfrid Thomas before going on to play golf with impresario Val Parnell at Coombe Hill.|
|Oct 17||Bing goes to Hurst Park races.|
|Oct 20||At the Savoy Hotel, Bing is presented with an engraved silver cigarette case in gratitude for his large donation to a West Indian association which is forming a rehabilitation centre in London.|
|Oct 21||Bing flies back to USA. He goes on to Palm Springs and then the Rising River ranch.|
|Oct 24||Kathryn commences duties as a probationer student nurse at Queen of Angels Hospital, Los Angeles.|
|Oct 27||Bing records a humorous story about two buffaloes required for a dinner being given by the Standard oil Company for the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. This is subsequently released on a private pressing.|
|Nov 5||Mack Sennett dies.|
|Nov 9||John F Kennedy is elected President of the USA.|
|Nov 16||Death of Clark Gable.
Records 'A Christmas Sing With Bing' for radio.
|Dec 19||Bing meets Gary (at Chasen's Restaurant) for the first time since Gary's marriage.|
|Dec 20/23/27/28||Records singalong tracks at United Recorders, Hollywood for release by Warner Brothers Records.|
|Dec 24||'A Christmas Sing With Bing' radio program is transmitted. The international format is dropped this time and Bing is joined by Rosemary Clooney, Jose Ferrer and Kathryn Crosby.|
|Dec 31||Dennis Crosby and wife become parents of second child, James Anthony.
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Jan||Bing and Kathryn are at their Palm Desert home.||
Jan 4||Following a jury trial, Dennis Crosby is ordered to pay $100 per week
for support of three-year-old daughter born out of wedlock to Mrs. Marilyn
Miller Scott. He also has to pay legal fees of $7,500 for Mrs. Scott. The
child grows up to be an actress named Denise Crosby who appears in Star Trek
- The Next Generation.||
Jan 19-22||At the Crosby Pro-Am at Pebble Beach, which is won by Bob Rosburg.||
Jan 25||Takes part in the Lucky International Golf Tournament at Harding
Park, San Francisco in pouring rain, partnered by Doug Sanders.||
Feb 3||Bing and Kathryn return to their Palm Desert home.||
Feb 4||Bing plays in the Palm Springs Golf Classic.||
Feb 8||Flies into Reno with family en route to vacation at Squaw Valley.||
Feb||Records ABC-TV show with Maurice Chevalier which is shown on March 20.||
Mar 5||Delbert E. Grandstaff (Kathryn's father) is one of 71 people who pay
their $50 filing fee in Texas in order to run for the U.S. Senate.
Bing Crosby Enterprises gets its 'Ben Casey' series accepted for the 1961-62 TV season.
Bing goes to Palm Beach, Florida while Kathryn helps her father campaign for the Senate in Texas.
Mar 26||Starting at 1.30 p.m., Bing plays in a benefit golf match in front of
1000 fans with Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson and Jimmy Demaret at the Seminole
Club at Juno Beach. The match is to raise funds to help golfing star Ed
(Porky) Oliver defray expenses in his battle with cancer.||
Mar 27/28||Bing and Ben Hogan compete in the Latham Reed Amateur-Pro
Tournament at the Seminole Golf Club. Their best ball score of 138 leaves
them unplaced. Bing's handicap is now five.
Bing goes to Nassau in the Bahamas for a golf tournament for charity. He travels on to Fort Myers in Florida, the Spring training ground for the Pittsburgh Pirates before returning to Palm Beach.
Mar 17||Legal dispute involving contractual small print regarding Carol
Lawrence's appearance on Bing Crosby TV Show due to be transmitted by ABC on
March 20 is resolved. It is mentioned that the show cost $450,000.||
Mar 31||Bing golfs at the Palm Beach Country Club with President Kennedy, his
father Joseph Kennedy, and Chris Dunphy (Chairman of the Greens Committee at
the Seminole Golf Club).||
Apr 4||Delbert Grandstaff is unsuccessful in his bid to become a Senator.||
Apr 12||The Russians put a man into Space.||
Apr 17||Bing attends Academy Awards presentation at Santa Monica Civic
Auditorium and sees his song The Second Time Around lose out to 'Never On
Sunday' for the Oscar for best film song of 1960.||
Apr||Goes to Baja Sur, on Mexico's California peninsula, and buys a house in
La Paz for an orphanage which is called Colina de la Cruz.||
May 5||Alan Shepard becomes the first American in Space.||
May 8/9||Records 'Holiday In Europe' album at Radio Recorders, Hollywood
using orchestral tracks recorded in London. The LP is released by Decca
Records interview with Tony Thomas which is broadcast on May 14.
May 10-||Bing goes back to La Paz, Mexico with Kathryn and cruises
down coast on his forty-five foot cruiser 'The Kingfisher'. Kathryn returns
to Los Angeles (and discovers she is pregnant again) while Bing stays on.||
May 13||Gary Cooper dies.||
Jun 2||Bing returns to Los Angeles and tells Kathryn that he has decided to
build a home (eventually known as Casa Crosby) at Las Cruces on Baja Sur. He
then goes down with the 'flu' and has to retire to bed.
Gary Crosby's wife takes an overdose, and when she recovers from this, she threatens suicide again and has to be taken off to hospital in a strait jacket.
Jul||Bing pays for treatment for son Gary's alcoholism.
At Rising River ranch in North California.
Sees the three younger Crosby brothers perform at the Desert Inn, Las Vegas.
Jul 17||Leaves for filming in England; sends for Kathryn and Harry and they
join him on August 3. They live at Cranbourne Court in Winkfield, Berkshire
with Bob and Dolores Hope, plus their children.||
Jul 31||Records guest spot on a Peggy Lee TV spectacular with Sammy Cahn and
Jimmy Van Heusen which is shown on ITV on August 26.||
Aug 2||Bing and Bob Hope begin filming The Road to Hong Kong with Joan
Collins and Robert Morley at Shepperton Studios in England. Dorothy Lamour
has a cameo spot only. During the filming, Bing arranges for many fans to
visit the set and to meet him.||
Aug 3||Bing and Bob Hope are interviewed by Kenneth Alsop for the BBC TV
Aug 4||Bing and Bob Hope are interviewed by Antony Bilbow for the BBC radio
program 'In Town Today' which is broadcast on August 9.||
Aug 5||Goes to Epsom to see the racing. Returns to London in time to take
part in a 15 minute rehearsal for 'The Rosemary Clooney Show' in which Bing
then makes an unbilled (and unpaid) live appearance on the British ATV
network and sings 'Fancy Meeting You Here'.||
Aug 11||Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin film their guest spots in The Road to
Hong Kong with Bing.||
Aug 25-27||Bing and Kathryn in Nice. Bing meets a Shell Petrol executive on
the plane and Bing agrees to do a TV commercial for the company.||
Aug 27||Golfs with Joseph Kennedy, and then Bing and Kathryn have drinks with
David Niven and Gregory Peck plus respective wives. Bing takes Kathryn to
Casa Madrid but they are turned away as they do not have a reservation. They
later dine at a little inn called La Ferme instead.||
Sep 8||Back in England, Bing goes to Sandown Park race meeting for Variety
Club Children's Charities.||
Sep 10||Walks on at Palladium during Bob Hope's act on 'Sunday Night At The
London Palladium' TV show.||
Sep 16/17||Visits Ireland for first time and on the 16th goes to Leopardstown
races in the afternoon after nine holes of golf at Baltray in the morning.
Golfs at Woodbrook on September 17 at 2:30 p.m. with Grant Stockdale (the US
Ambassador), Harry Bradshaw and Christy Greene to raise funds for the Irish
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Is interviewed on Radio
Erin during his visit.||
Sep 18||Dorothy Lamour arrives in England to film her part in The Road to
Sep 23||Bing goes to Ascot races.||
Oct 4||Kathryn flies home to await the arrival of their third child.
Bing presents British entertainer Lonnie Donegan with two gold records.
Oct 14||An interview with Bing about golf by Eamonn Andrews is broadcast on
the BBC radio program 'Sports Report'.||
Oct 19||Bing and Bob Hope film a promo for The Road to Hong Kong for the BBC
TV program 'Picture Parade' which is eventually transmitted on April 3,
1962. Bing is feeling ill but sings 'Team Work' with Hope.||
Oct 29||Kathryn gives birth at 10:57 p.m. at Queen of Angels Hospital in Los
Angeles to Nathaniel Patrick while Bing is in England. The baby weighs nine
pounds two ounces and is named after Bing's great-grandfather.||
Nov 3||Filming of The Road to Hong Kong completed.||
Nov 8||(1:50 - 2:20 p.m.) Records 'Bing Sings Shell' jingle at Cine and Tele
Sound Studios, Bayswater, London. The advert is shown for the first time on
March 25, 1962. In the evening, Bing and Bob Hope make personal appearances
at the premiere of Hope's film 'Bachelor in Paradise' at the Ritz Cinema,
Nov 12||Bing records his Christmas TV show with Dave King, Marion Ryan, Terry
Thomas, Shirley Bassey and Bob Hope at Wembley Studios, London which airs in
the USA on ABC-TV on December 11.||
Nov 16||Bing arrives back in Los Angeles from England.||
Nov 21||Goes to Rising River ranch.||
Dec 22||Has an attack of kidney stones in the grand ballroom at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, and is hospitalised overnight before returning to Los Angeles the next day, where he remains under a physician's care.||
Dec 24||Radio show 'A Christmas Sing With Bing' is broadcast. Kathryn Crosby,
Jo Stafford and Edgar Bergen take part.
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Jan 1||Bing enters St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica.||
Jan 3||Bing is released from hospital for two hours to attend Nathaniel's
Jan 5||Has surgery to remove stones from his left kidney. He is on the operating table for two hours 20 minutes. The surgeon is Dr. Frederick Schlumberger who performed earlier kidney stone operations on Bing in 1951 and 1955.||
Jan 16||Leaves St. John's Hospital.||
Jan 18-22||Bing Crosby Pro-Am at Pebble Beach. Snow on the Saturday night
transforms the course and the final round has to be postponed from January
21 to the next day. Doug Ford wins after a sudden-death play-off and the
final round is televised on ABC. Bing does not attend as he is still
recuperating after his operation.
Sells his Hayden Lake home.
Feb 1||Bing goes to Palm Springs.
Lindsay Crosby's wife (who is eight months pregnant) attempts suicide and loses the baby she was expecting. Lindsay suffers feelings of guilt which subsequently necessitate lengthy psychological treatment.
Feb 14||Gary Crosby makes his New York debut as a single act and includes a
fifteen minute tribute to his father.||
Feb 16||Bing in Las Cruces, Mexico. While there, he goes to Mexico City,
Taxco and Acapulco shopping for Mexican colonial furniture for his new home
at Las Cruces in Baja Sur which is nearing completion.||
Feb 27||Makes short guest appearance in a sketch on the Bob Hope TV show with
Jack Paar and Steve Allen.||
Mar 24||President Kennedy spends the weekend at Bing's Palm Desert home and actress Marilyn Monroe is an overnight guest. Bing was not present.
Mar 27||Gary Crosby and Bing get together and make an announcement that the
rumours that they are not speaking are untrue.||
Apr 1||The Road to Hong Kong is released in Britain through United Artists.
Tapes TV Special 'The Bing Crosby Show' for ABC with Bob Hope, Edie Adams, the Smothers Brothers and Gary Crosby. The show is transmitted on May 14.
Apr 30||Records sing-along album "On the Happy Side" at United Recorders, Hollywood, for Warner
May 9||Bing is back at Las Cruces, Mexico "fishing with a vengeance."||
May 26||Harry Jr falls out of car in Las Cruces while Rosemary Clooney is
visiting. Bing and Kathryn fly him to La Paz for treatment on his arm and
eye and, after an overnight stay, Kathryn and Rosemary fly him on to Santa
Monica for further attention.||
May 26||The Road to Hong Kong is released in the USA.||
Jun 4||Bing returns from Las Cruces. He golfs on June 5 before returning to
Las Cruces on June 6 in his Aero Commander plane, following a disagreement
Jun 21||Returns from Las Cruces and records singalong tracks this day and
June 22. The album, On the Sentimental Side, wasn't released until 2010.||
Jun 24||Appears on Ed Sullivan's 14th anniversary TV Show with Hope.||
Jun 28||Takes Kathryn (and her mother) and the children to Kauai, Hawaii,
where they stay at the Coco Palms Hotel. They meet John Wayne and his wife.||
Jul 1||Lindsay suffers a breakdown in Juarez where he and his brothers,
Dennis and Phillip, are appearing in a night club with their singing act.
Lindsay is flown back to Los Angeles and is committed to St. John's
Hospital. This is his second breakdown in six months.||
Jul 19||Bing and Kathryn return to Los Angeles.||
Jul 29||Bing goes alone to Biarritz, France; Kathryn, Mary Frances, Harry,
and Kathryn's mother fly there August 9.||
Aug 5||Marilyn Monroe is found dead.||
Aug 25||Bing and his party go to the cabana at Eden Roc and then to Barcelona
in Spain for the bullfights. The next destination is Monaco, where they
visit Princess Grace and Prince Rainier. Kathryn and her mother then return
to the USA while Bing calls on Jack Warner on the French Riviera to discuss
a part in a possible film version of the Morris West book 'The Devil's
Advocate'. The film does not get made.||
Sep||On the Cote D'Azur, Bing befriends 14 year old Pascal Russo whose family
had been killed in a car accident. Bing takes the boy caddying round the
Bing plays in the Italian Amateur Golf Championship.
Oct 1||Bing returns to Los Angeles to find a major fashion show, organised by
Kathryn and featuring the Jean Louis spring collection, underway at his
Oct||A 15 LP set Bing's Hollywood is issued by Decca Records.||
Oct 5||Records 'I Wish You A Merry Christmas' album at Radio Recorders,
Hollywood for release by Warner Brothers Records. Bing sings to musical
accompaniment which had been recorded in July.
Tapes a four minute spot for the Ed Sullivan TV show accompanied by Buddy Cole.
Oct 14||Enters St. John's Hospital suffering severe pain from kidney stones.||
Oct 17||Goes to Rising River ranch.||
Oct 24||A Bob Hope TV show is transmitted on NBC on which Bing guests with
Juliet Prowse and Lucille Ball. Les Brown provides the musical support.||
Oct 27||Bing and Kathryn are shooting at Weiser, Idaho, and then they go on
to Kona Farms in the Sacramento Valley for shooting with Trader Vic and
Nov 2||The daily Bing and Rosemary Clooney radio show ends.||
Nov 9||Lindsay's wife, Barbara Frederickson, seeks a divorce for 'extreme
cruelty'. She says that her husband has assets of more than $1 million.||
Nov||Bing tapes a Christmas TV special 'The Bing Crosby Show' with Mary
Martin which is shown on December 24. This is the first program ABC
broadcasts in colour.
Bing golfs in the Hawaiian Open and goes on a fishing trip with Phil Harris in Hawaii.
Dec||Records 'The Dinah Shore Show' which is shown on TV on February 17,
Dec 13||Harry Barris dies. Bing is not well enough to attend the funeral
because of kidney stone problems.||
Dec 24||The annual 'A Christmas Sing With Bing' radio program is broadcast.
Johnny Mercer takes part.
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Jan||Alan Fisher commences work as butler to the Crosbys.||
Jan 17-20||The Bing Crosby Pro-Am at Pebble Beach. The tournament is won by
Billy Casper. Maurine Barris, daughter of Harry, entertains with Harry James
at the clambake.||
Jan 29||Bing goes to St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica and at 6:30 p.m. has emergency
surgery to remove a stone from his right kidney. This was Bing's fourth kidney stone operation since 1951. The first three were on his left kidney.||
Feb 9||Leaves St. John's Hospital.
Buys a 60-foot fishing boat called True Love.
Mar 22||Kathryn joins Bing at Las Cruces, Mexico. They initiate a regular
annual routine of cleaning the tiny Mexican church.||
Apr||Crosby Enterprises sells Project Records to Columbia Records.||
May 29||Bing guests on Bob Hope TV show.||
Jun||Everett Crosby has his left leg amputated because of poor circulation
complicated by diabetes.||
Jul 9||Phillip Crosby is divorced by his wife Sandra for 'extreme cruelty'.||
Jul 19||Frank Sinatra announces that Bing has signed to make recordings for
his company, Reprise Records. It is Bing's first major recording agreement
since his contract with Decca ended.||
Jul 29/Aug 8||Bing records four songs for the Reprise 'Repertory Theatre' in
Aug 21||Records part of 'Return To Paradise Islands' album with Nelson Riddle
for Reprise Records.||
Aug 24||In Minnesota promoting 'Beat Bing Contest' (a golfing challenge) and
then goes to Rising River ranch.
Goes to Warren, Ohio to see Kathryn in a play 'Sunday in New York' and they go on to Piqua, Ohio for a short break.
Arranges to sell the Holmby Hills house for $250,000 and to buy a 25 room property in Hillsborough, San Francisco.
Sep 25||Details of a new long playing record 'Three Billion Millionaires' are
announced at the United Nations. A complete musical has been written for the
LP and many stars including Bing, Jack Benny, Carol Burnett, Sammy Davis
Jr., Judy Garland and Danny Kaye have taken part. Bing sings 'Tower of
Babel' on the record and he is thought to have recorded this in August. The
funds raised by the LP are for the United Nations Children's Fund.||
Sep 28-29||President Kennedy again spends a weekend at Bing's Palm Desert home while Bing in in Los Angeles preparing to record a television show. The President phones Bing on the set and thanks him for the use of his home.||
Sep 29||Tapes 'The Bing Crosby Show' with Caterina Valente, Andre Previn and
Buddy Ebsen which is shown by CBS-TV on November 7.||
Fall||Bing's mother suffers a severe stroke.||
Oct 21||Records two songs including 'Do You Hear What I Hear' for Capitol
Records in Los Angeles.||
Oct 27||Tapes part of his TV special which is shown on February 15, 1964 on
Oct 29/31||Records a dozen songs for 'The Great Country Hits' album with Bill
Justis and his Orchestra which is issued by Capitol Records.||
Oct 31||Stages Halloween Party at his Holmby Hills home which is attended by
Rosemary Clooney and family plus Edie Adams and daughter.||
Nov 11||Plays in Frank Sinatra Invitational Golf Tournament at Canyon Country
Club, Palm Springs.||
Nov 15||Kathryn Crosby appears with Bob Hope in a TV comedy 'The House Next
Door'. Bing makes a surprise appearance at the end.||
Nov 17||Lindsay Crosby is arrested in Palm Springs for suspected drunken
driving after hitting a parked car and a traffic sign. He is later released
on bail of $288.||
Nov 18 - Dec||Bing films Robin and the Seven Hoods with Frank Sinatra, Dean
Martin, Sammy Davis Jr and Peter Falk. He is paid $100,000 for his work.||
Nov 22||President Kennedy assassinated. Lyndon B. Johnson assumes the
Nov 24||Bing tapes his part in Bob Hope's Christmas Special, and because of
Bob's eye problems, he acts as co-host with Jack Benny as well as singing
'Do You Hear What I Hear'. The show is televised by NBC on December 13.||
Nov 29||Performs 'Don't Be a Do Badder' at Warner Brothers studio, with
Kathryn and the children watching.||
Dec 9||Completes 'Return To Paradise Islands' album with Nelson Riddle.||
Dec 15||John Salisbury, a Portland, Oregon broadcaster, interviews Bing in Hollywood for his "Sunday Spectacular" program for KXL radio. A decade later Salisbury will record a 26-hour biography of Bing broadcast over KXL.||
Dec 19||Kathryn graduates from nursing school.||
Dec 23||Bing and Kathryn dine with Sammy Davis Jr. and wife at Sammy's home.||
Dec 23||A special NBC-TV program 'The One and Only Bing' is shown.||
Dec 24||Kathryn and her mother prepare dinner for the staff of the Crosby
household and their guests for the first time. This tradition continues
Dec 24||A TV showing of 'The Promise' with narration by Bing takes place. In
the program, Father Peyton's Family Theatre Group re-enact events leading
to the birth of Christ.||
Dec 28||Bing records the 'Hollywood Palace' TV show which is shown on January
4, 1964. The guests include Mickey Rooney, Nancy Wilson and Gary Crosby.
Bing and Kathryn go to Kona Farms to join Alice Faye, Phil Harris, June Haver and Fred MacMurray in Trader Vic Bergeron's California retreat.
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Jan 2||Everett Crosby has his remaining leg amputated in Mount Sinai
Hospital. He remains in hospital for some months.||
Jan 3||Lindsay Crosby is fined $250 in Palm Springs for reckless driving.||
Jan 4||'The Hollywood Palace' TV show premieres on ABC and Bing is the host.
This is the first of his 32 appearances on the show which runs to 1970.||
Jan 5||Moves to the 25-room house in Hillsborough, near Burlingame, San
Jan 6||Bing's mother dies in Santa Monica, nearly age 91 and is buried on
January 9 at Holy Cross Cemetery.||
Jan 9-13||Bing and Kathryn in Palm Springs. They return to Hillsborough on
Jan 16-19||Bing watches Tony Lema win the Crosby Pro-Am Tournament at Pebble
Beach. The weather is again poor with rain, sleet, wind and fog.||
Feb 3||Completes taping of 'The Bing Crosby Show' which is shown on February
15 by ABC-TV. The guests are Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bob Hope and
Feb 4||Records with Frank Sinatra in Los Angeles for Reprise Records.||
Feb 8||The Beatles fly into New York to appear on the Ed Sullivan show. Their
latest record is at No. 1.||
Feb 10||Bing donates $150,000 to Gonzaga for the new Society of Jesus Faculty
Feb 25||Songwriter Johnny Burke dies in his sleep aged 55.||
Mar||Bing is appointed to the Board of Regents of the Jesuit University of
Santa Clara, California.||
Mar 3||Announces that he will appear in a weekly situation comedy TV series
in the Fall for ABC with Beverly Garland as his co-star. Bing makes a point
of saying that he will not accept any sponsorship from cigarette companies.
It is also noted that he has turned down large sums of money to appear in
Las Vegas as he does not want to be linked with gambling.
Bing records a tribute to the late Michael Holliday which is played at a memorial concert in London on April 19.
At RCA Victor's Music Center of the World in Hollywood, Bing and Frank Sinatra record 'The Bathtub Scene' a short sketch for use on the soundtrack accompanying Sid and Marty Krofft's 'Les Poupees de Paris'. This is a puppet show which premieres on April 22 in a specially built 675 seat theatre in the Lake Amusement Area at the New York World's Fair at Flushing Meadow.
Easter||The Crosbys again thoroughly clean and
refurbish the local church in Las Cruces, Mexico. Producer Steve Gethers visits Bing to discuss
the forthcoming 'Bing Crosby Show' series. During their stay in Mexico the
Crosbys visit Santiago, Pueblo and also Mexico City where they meet Merle
Apr 10||Bing records songs from Robin and the Seven Hoods in Los Angeles.||
May 4||Attends San Francisco Giants baseball game against Houston Colts with
Jun 19||Records Christmas songs with Sinatra and Fred Waring in Los Angeles
for Reprise Records.||
Jun 20||Tapes a Spanish-speaking panel show called 'Los Expertos Contestan'
for Latin American release.||
Jul/Aug||Is unable to play golf because of bursitis.||
Jul 3||Dennis Crosby is divorced by Pat Sheehan for being 'a bad father, a
habitual drinker and a neglectful husband.' There are two children from the
Jul 11||Bing and Kathryn go to the wedding of Chatty Collier and Hugh Cook.
Bing sings part of 'I Love You Truly' as the wedding cake is cut.||
Jul 12||Bing and Kathryn attend a ball given by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Scripps
at the Scripps home in Hillsborough.||
Aug 3||Films 'Genius At Work' episode of forthcoming sitcom series. Continues
filming episodes throughout August.||
Aug 5||Robin and the Seven Hoods is released by Warner-Pathe.||
Aug 7||US steps up action against North Vietnam.||
Aug 15||Bing records part of 'That Travellin' Two Beat' album with Rosemary
Clooney and Billy May and his Orchestra for Capitol Records in Los Angeles.||
Aug 21||Phillip Crosby weds Mary Joyce Gabbard, an air stewardess, in Las
Aug 25||Films 'The Gifted Child', another program in the sitcom series.
Bing sees Kathryn in a play at Holyoke, Massachusetts and they both go on to visit Everett Crosby at Canaan, Connecticut, en route to New York for four days shopping.
Sep 13||Hosts 'ABC's Wide World of Entertainment' on ABC-TV with Mickey
Rooney, David Jannsen and many other guests.||
Sep 14||The Bing Crosby Show, a half-hour situation comedy, premieres on ABC-TV; it lasts one season until April, 1965.||
Sep 21/28||Further editions of The Bing Crosby Show are aired on ABC-TV. The guests include Gary Crosby and Ulla Jacobson.||
Sep 23||Films an episode called 'Conform, Conform, Whoever You Are' for 'The Bing Crosby Show', his weekly sitcom.||
Oct 1||The Crosbys find and soon arrange to buy a 14-room Tudor-style mansion at 1200 Jackling Drive on the other side of Hillsborough from their present
Oct 5/12/19/26||Further editions of The Bing Crosby Show are aired on ABC-TV. The guests include The Wellingtons and Macdonald Carey.||
Oct 6||(7-8 p.m.) Bing makes a live guest appearance on the Bell
Telephone Hour TV show which comes from NBC's Burbank studios. He is
accompanied by Buddy Cole. Other guests include Burl Ives and the McGuire
Oct 24||Bing celebrates his son Nathaniel’s 3rd birthday with wife Cathy and their daughter, Mary Frances, at Frontier Village near San Jose, CA.||
Nov 3||Lyndon B Johnson is elected President.||
Nov 4||At Rising River ranch for most of month.||
Nov 5||Buddy Cole dies from a heart attack, aged 47.||
Nov 9/16/23/30||Further editions of The Bing Crosby Show are aired on ABC-TV. The guests include Gary Crosby and Thomas Gomez.||
Dec 2||Bing completes his work for 'That Travellin' Two Beat' album.||
Dec 7/14/21||The Bing Crosby Show airs on ABC-TV. The guests include David
Dec||Works on sitcom episode with Kathryn. Both then appear on Bob Hope TV
show which is transmitted on December 15.||
Dec 16||Working on ABC-TV sitcom series.
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Jan 2||Bing and Kathryn at Merle Oberon's dinner dance.||
Jan||Bing and Kathryn entertain General Eisenhower at their home.||
Jan 11/18/25||Further editions of The Bing Crosby show are aired on ABC-TV.
The guests include The Standells.||
Jan 16||Hosts another Hollywood Palace Show with guests Beverly Garland and
Jan 21-24||Attends the Bing Crosby Pro-Am Golf Championship at Pebble Beach
where Bruce Crampton is the professional winner.||
Feb 1/8/15/22||The Bing Crosby Show airs on ABC-TV. The guests include
Kathryn Crosby, George Gobel, Frankie Avalon and Vikki Carr.||
Feb 4||Taping final episodes of ABC-TV sitcom series.||
Feb 11||American planes bomb North Vietnam for the first time.||
Mar 1/8/22/29||The Bing Crosby Show is shown on ABC-TV. The guests include
Joan Fontaine, Dennis Day, Phil Harris and Mel Torme.||
Mar 8||Simon Rady, Bing's record producer at first Project Records and then
at Capitol Records, dies from cancer at the age of 53.||
Mar 10||Bing hosts 'The Grand Award of Sports' live at 9:30 p.m. to 11:00
p.m. on ABC-TV from the New York World's Fair. Kathryn is a guest.
Young Harry Crosby and Kathryn have tonsillectomies in Los Angeles. Bing is in Las Cruces.
Apr 5/12||Further editions of The Bing Crosby Show are aired on ABC-TV.||
Apr 19||Final episode of 'The Bing Crosby Show' sitcom is transmitted on
ABC-TV. The guest star is Ruth Roman.||
Jun 13||Bing arrives home in Los Angeles from Las Cruces.
Flies to Ireland. Jun 26 In Ireland, Bing sees the horse Meadow Court (in which he has a one-third stake) win the Irish Derby at The Curragh, Dublin. The jockey is Lester Piggott. After the race, Bing sings briefly to the large crowd.
Jun 27||Bing is interviewed by Ronald Allison for BBC Television. Later he
appears live on the Eamonn Andrews TV show in London with Spike Milligan,
Cilla Black, Patrick Campbell and Harry H. Corbett.||
Jun 28||Bing goes to Wimbledon to see the Centre Court matches. He does not
have a ticket and has to buy one from a tout. Inside he is given one by
Colonel Teddy Tinling, the dress designer.||
Jun 29||At Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships.||
Jun 30||Again at Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships where he is interviewed
by BBC Television.||
Jul 6||Begins filming Stagecoach for Twentieth Century-Fox his last major film, with Ann-Margret, Alex Cord, Van Heflin, Robert Cummings and Red
Jul 17||Bing's horse, Meadow Court, wins the King George VI and Queen
Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.||
Jul 20||On location for Stagecoach, filming near Boulder, Colorado.||
Jul 24||In Chicago to see Pittsburgh Pirates play the Chicago Cubs before
returning to Colorado.||
Aug 3||Back in Chicago for a few days due to flooding on location in
Colorado. Sees Kathryn perform in 'Arms and the Man' at the Drury Lane
Aug 9||Returns to Hillsborough as filming is delayed.||
Aug 20||On location at Malibu Canyon for Stagecoach.||
Aug 30||Back in Hollywood.||
Sep 2||Completes his part in the filming of Stagecoach.||
Sep 7||Bing and Kathryn are unable to go to England to watch Meadow Court run
in the St. Leger at Doncaster, for Bing has more kidney stones. A cystoscopy provides relief.||
Sep 8||Meadow Court, ridden by Lester Piggott, finishes second in the St.
Sep 13||Bing tapes the first color 'Hollywood Palace' show for ABC-TV and has another kidney stone attack. Another cystoscopy fails; Bing rests for two weeks.||
Sep 18||Hollywood Palace show starring Bing, Caterina Valente, Tim Conway and the Nitwits is shown. Bing and Caterina reprise Bing's album "Fancy Meeting You Here."||
Sep 25||Hollywood Palace show starring Bing and Louis Armstrong is shown.||
Sep 28||Records 'The White World Of Winter' for Reprise Records.||
Oct 1||Goes with Kathryn to France to watch Meadow Court run in Le Prix de
l'Arc de Triomphe on October 3; the horse comes in seventh.||
Oct 3||Bing and Kathryn go to Madrid in Spain for several days and then on to
Burgos and the Landa Palace for shooting.
Bing and Kathryn go to Ireland for several days visiting Dublin and also seeing the sun go down on Galway Bay.
Oct||Bing in Canada for pheasant shooting and also visits Woodbine Race
Track, Toronto, for the Canadian Championship. while in Canada, is
interviewed by Fletcher Markle for a TV show 'A Profile of Bing Crosby'
which is shown on January 6, 1966.||
November||Lindsay Crosby marries Janet Schwartze in Las Vegas.||
Nov 17||Bing contributes to a special tribute to Frank Sinatra transmitted by CBS-TV.||
Nov 20||Hollywood Palace TV show is broadcast with Bing as host and Bob Hope as guest.||
Nov 30/Dec 2||Bing records 16 songs for Longines Symphonette Society at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, using pre-recorded tracks prepared by Nelson
Riddle, Pete King and also British orchestra leader Geoff Love.||
Dec 15||Guests on Bob Hope TV show on NBC with Jack Benny, Janet Leigh and
The Crosbys move into their new house on Jackling Drive, Hillsborough.
Dec 21||Kathryn Crosby appears as 'Peter Pan' at the Hyatt Theatre,
Burlingame over the Christmas period. Mary Frances makes a brief appearance
in the final scene.||
Dec 25||A Hollywood Palace TV show starring Bing is shown. Young Harry L.
Crosby III (aged 7) makes his first appearance.
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Jan 1||Bing stars in Hollywood Palace show on ABC-TV. Principal guests are
Danny Thomas plus Sonny and Cher.||
Jan 6||Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce seek to buy Northern California
National Bank (based in San Mateo), of which Bing is Chairman and major
shareholder, for $2.75 million cash. The proposal is approved on July 21.||
Jan 20-23||Attends the Bing Crosby Pro-Am at Pebble Beach. The winner is Don
Massengale. The tournament is billed as celebrating its 25th. anniversary
although it is actually the 26th. Bing and Ray Bolger host a television
special called The Road to Pebble Beach.
Bing goes on to Las Cruces, Mexico.
Feb 6||Bing appears on 'The American Sportsman' TV program which is shown
today. He is featured marlin fishing in Mexico.||
Feb 19||Gary Crosby guests with Rosemary Clooney, Edgar Bergen and Henny
Youngman on the recorded Hollywood Palace show hosted by Bing.
Bing in Florida for golf.
Mar 3||Attends the Flamingo Stakes at Hialeah Park, Miami. The race becomes
controversial as it is run on a non-betting basis.||
Mar 6||Arrives in Toronto, Canada (from Florida) and tapes radio version of
Easter Seal Show which is broadcast April 3. The show is in aid of Canada's
Mar 7||Tapes TV version of Easter Seal Show at Queen Elizabeth Theatre which is shown on March 27.||
Mar 26||Hollywood Palace show hosted by Bing and featuring Nanette Fabray
Jackie Mason, David Frost and Tammy Grimes airs on ABC-TV.
At Rising River Ranch
Apr 20||Bing is featured in the taped TV program 'The Road To Lebanon' on
NBC with Danny Thomas, Sheldon Leonard and Claudine Auger.||
May 1||Acts as one of the hosts on CBS TV program 'The Magic Of
Broadcasting.' The program has been recorded earlier.||
May 9||Has his only recording session of 1966 and sings 'Far From Home' and
'How Green Was My Valley' for Reprise Records.||
May 21||Another Hollywood Palace show hosted by Bing is shown in which he is joined by Johnny Mercer.||
Jun 6||Bing is interviewed about his career for a half hour by James Day on Channel 9 Kaleidoscope.||
Jun 9||Guests on TV program 'Across the Seven Seas' about air travel to
Jun 15||Stagecoach is released by Twentieth Century-Fox.||
Jun 19||Leaves San Francisco for Honolulu.||
Jul||Bing accepts a position on the Gladys Turk Foundation, supported by the estate of the late composer Roy Turk, to help selected musicians to receive
Jul 6||Phillip Crosby is divorced again, after less than two years of marriage to Mary Joyce Gabbard. The couple have a daughter and Mary is expecting her
Jul 13||Brother Everett dies of throat cancer, age 70, in Salisbury,
Connecticut and is buried on July 18 in Lakeville, Connecticut.||
Jul 25||A son, Sean, is born to Lindsay and Janet Crosby.||
Jul||Bing tapes an appearance on Andy Williams TV show which is shown on
Aug 10||Presides as Grand Marshall of the Hollywood Palace Parade to
celebrate the third anniversary of the show.
Records two Hollywood Palace shows (one with Dorothy Lamour, the other with Sid Caesar).
Able to play golf again following previous bursitis problems thanks to new 'miracle' drug.
Aug 28||Bing and Kathryn arrive at Manchester Airport, England and visit the
mother of Alan Fisher (their butler) at Heald Green, Manchester. They go on
to Cockermouth in Cumbria.||
Aug 30||Still at Cockermouth, Bing fishes for salmon (without success) for
'The American Sportsman' for ABC-TV. Staying at the Trout Hotel, Bing and
Kathryn are visited by many members of the International Crosby Circle
throughout the week.||
Sep 2||After three days without catching a fish, Bing catches three salmon,
one of which weighed over eight pounds.||
Sep 5||Bing and Kathryn leave Cockermouth.||
Sep 6/7/8||At Doncaster in South Yorkshire where they attend the races
including the St. Leger.
Visit Stratford-on-Avon and Oxford as they drive down to West Sussex.
Sep 9-11||Bing and Kathryn stay at Lord Egremont's home, Petworth House, West
Sussex for the weekend. Bing golfs at the West Sussex course.||
Sep 12||Bing goes to Goodwood races. Sep 14 Stays with Stafford Howard at
Greystoke Castle, near Penrith in Cumbria, and finishes 'American Sportsman'
program at Cockermouth before leaving on September 16 for Ireland.||
Sep 17||First Hollywood Palace show of the season is shown and Bing is the
host. George Burns and Sid Caesar are also on the bill.||
Sep 20||Records five songs for the soundtrack for the TV show 'A Little Bit
Of Irish' in Dublin, Ireland. The program is transmitted in the U.S. on March 14, 1967.||
Sep 21||Bing at Howth Castle, near Dublin all day taping 'A Little Bit of
Sep 22||Starting at 8:00 a.m. in O'Connell Street, Bing continues taping his Irish TV program in Dublin. He goes on to the Abbey Theatre and then plays
golf in the afternoon. He is collected from the golf course at 6:00 p.m. by
George O'Reilly (the producer of the TV show) for the return to Dublin.||
Sep 25||Golfs at Gleneagles in Scotland.
Partridge shooting in Spain.
Returns home via Vancouver where Bing plays in a pro-am golf match.
Nov 5||Bing tapes a Hollywood Palace show with Ella Fitzgerald which is
subsequently shown on February 18, 1967.||
Nov 16||Guests on 'The Bob Hope Comedy Special' on NBC-TV with Jackie
Gleason, Bach-Yen (Miss Vietnam) and Les Brown and his Band of Renown.||
Nov 26||Hollywood Palace show with Bing and Dorothy Lamour airs.||
Nov 27||Bing is with Charlie Jones, Bob Fisher and Hal Seley hunting black
brant. Flies from Las Cruces, Mexico to Soledad on the east Baja California
Dec 24||Hollywood Palace show transmitted today features Bing and his family for the first time.||
Dec 25||Bing speaks direct from his home to 'The Late, Late Show' in Ireland.||
Dec 31||Another Hollywood Palace show hosted by Bing is shown. The Mills
Brothers are the principal guests.||1 9 6 7||
Sells his boat 'True Love' to actor George Peppard.||
Jan 14||Bing stars in the Hollywood Palace show with Jimmy Durante and Bob
Hope which is shown today. He receives $12,500 for each show in the series.||
Jan 19-22||At the Bing Crosby Pro-Am Golf Championship at Pebble Beach. The
Spyglass Hill course replaces the Monterey Peninsula Country Club. Jack
Nicklaus is the professional winner. ABC televise the event in colour for
the first time although a storm washes out play on the Saturday.
Golfs at Palm Springs.
Jan 29||'American Sportsman' program featuring the fishing at Cockermouth
Feb 7||At home in Hillsborough for photographs for LA-Z-Y Boy furniture.||
Feb 18||Stars in Hollywood Palace show with Ella Fitzgerald, Alice Faye and
Phil Harris which airs today.||
Mar 24||Lindsay Crosby has divorce suit filed against him by his second wife,
Janet, alleging 'grievous mental cruelty'.||
Apr 1||Hollywood Palace show hosted by Bing with Louis Armstrong as the main guest star is shown.||
Apr||Bing and family in Baja California, Mexico.||
Apr 13||Guests on 'The Dean Martin Show' on NBC with Polly Bergen, Don Cherry and Rowan & Martin.||
May 8||LaVerne, eldest of the Andrews Sisters, dies in Hollywood after a long
illness at the age of 51.||
May 13||Another Hollywood Palace show with Bing as host is shown. Guests are
Frances Langford and Don Ameche.||
Jun 4||Bing flies into London. Makes 'walk-on' appearance on Eamonn Andrews
TV show to surprise Bob Hope.||
Jun 5||Plays golf at Moor Park (near Rickmansworth, Herts.) with Eamonn
Andrews and Bob Hope.||
Jun 6-8||Bing at the races at Epsom. On June 7, he is interviewed on BBC TV
in the 'Derby Grandstand' program. His horse 'Dominion Day' finishes
eleventh out of 22 in the Derby.||
Jun 9||Bing flies to Spain.||
Jun 20-22||At Ascot for three days having flown back from a week in Spain.||
Jun 29||Visits Ireland to see his horse 'Dominion Day' run in the Irish
Sweeps Derby on the coming Saturday. When the horse is scratched, Bing plays
golf at Killarney on July 1st instead of going to the race.||
Jul 11||Phillip Crosby marries for a third time to Georgi Edwards (age 23), a former Las Vegas showgirl, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.||
Jul 17||Bing is interviewed by James Day on a 30 minute TV show "Conversations 1967-68" which is transmitted today.||
Aug||Bing sells his share of the San Francisco Seals Hockey team.
Bing and Phil Harris in Africa where they film an American Sportsman program about sand grouse in the Northern Highlands (near the rim of the Serengeti plain) in Tanzania.
Bing and Phil Harris travel from Africa to Ireland.
Aug 23||Bing is at York races for the Ebor Handicap.||
Sep||Bing and Kathryn visit EXPO '67 in Montreal with the three children,
staying three days.||
Sep||Lindsay Crosby is divorced.||
Sep 5||Bing hosts Jimmy Durante and Milton Berle as the first Hollywood
Palace show of the season is shown.||
Sep 22||Cox Broadcasting Corporation agrees to buy Bing Crosby Productions
for $2 million in shares. Bing is the principal shareholder. Basil Grillo
remains as President of the company.||
Sep 24||Bing takes part in the first Celebrity Golf Classic at Willow Park
Golf Course in Castro Valley, California.||
Oct 9||TV show 'The Demon Under The Bed' starring Bing and his daughter Mary
Frances plus Joan Collins is transmitted on NBC.||
Oct 19||Dean Martin TV show featuring Bing, Lena Horne and Dom De Luise is
shown on NBC.||
Oct 23||Bing and Kathryn attend Republican Dinner at Millbrae, California to
support Shirley Temple Black.||
Oct 25||Bing and Kathryn are guests on 'The Joey Bishop Show' with Dorothy Lamour. Bing learns that Joey's cohost, Regis Philbin, is a long-time fan of Bing, so at Bishop's request, Bing sings the Irish lullaby "Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral" to Philbin. Bishop then asked Philbin to sing a song for Bing, and Philbin sang "Pennies from Heaven." The next day Philbin was offered a contract by Mercury records to record an album of Crosby songs.||
Fall||Tapes 'The Jackie Gleason Show' in Miami with Alan King and Liberace.
The show is transmitted by CBS on November 25.||
Oct 31||Has his only recording session for 1967 and sings 'Step To The Rear'
and three other songs for Reprise Records. Only two songs are issued.||
Oct 31||Hollywood Palace show transmitted today has Bing as the host and
Victor Borge and Roger Miller as guests.||
Nov||Kathryn Crosby's book 'Bing and Other Things' is published.||
Nov 21||Bing on Merv Griffin TV show.||
Nov 21||'One Night Stands' TV documentary is shown. Bing is the narrator.||
Nov 29||Interviewed on 'Today' NBC television show by Hugh Downs about Bob
Dec 19||Bing stars with his family in the Christmas edition of the Hollywood
Palace which is shown today.||
Dec 29||Paul Whiteman dies from a heart attack. He was 77.||1 9 6 8||
Bing is asked by Minute Maid to return as a product spokesman. He agrees to
be a voice-over announcer for the company's television commercials for its
orange juice while Kathryn and the children are shown on screen.||
Jan 11-14||At the Bing Crosby Pro-Am at Pebble Beach which is won by Johnny
Pott. For a change, the weather is gorgeous and over 25,000 spectators
attend on the Saturday.||
Jan 13||Hollywood Palace show transmitted with Bing hosting Peggy Lee and
Jan 28||'The American Sportsman' show with Bing and Phil Harris hunting sand grouse in Tanzania is transmitted.||
Feb 9/12||Records 'Thoroughly Modern Bing' album with Bugs Bower and his
Orchestra for Pickwick in Long Island City, New York.||
Feb 10||Tapes contribution to Ed Sullivan's tribute to Irving Berlin on his
80th birthday, which is shown on CBS-TV on May 5. Later takes part in
rehearsal for 'The Night Of The Century' (a benefit for the USO).||
Feb 11||The new 20 thousand-seat Madison Square Garden officially opened in New York City. It was the fourth arena to be named Madison Square Garden. The opening gala was hosted by Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. Binng sang a medley with Bob and several solos. He receives a standing ovation. Excerpts are shown on the Bob Hope Show the following
Feb 12||Leaves New York for North Carolina for hunting with Kathryn.||
Mar 1||Tapes a Hollywood Palace show with Sid Caesar which is shown on April
Mar 9||Is awarded the DeSmet medal at Gonzaga and presents Gonzaga with the
nation's first Microfilm Research Centre. Sees brother Ted while in
Mar 17||A 28 minute film 'Bing Crosby's Washington State' is shown on TV.
Mar 26/27/28||Records further songs for Longines at Coast Recorders, San
Francisco which subsequently form part of the second 'Bing Crosby's Treasury
- The Songs I Love' set.||
Mar 31||Alan Fisher and his wife, Norma, briefly leave the Crosbys, bored by
the lack of entertaining. They are replaced by Norma's brother, William
Summers, and his wife Valerie.||
Apr 4||Martin Luther King is assassinated in Memphis.||
Apr 20||The Hollywood Palace show with Sid Caesar airs.||
May||Bing narrates a program about Louis Armstrong for the Armed Forces
May 2||Bing is in Mexico to celebrate his birthday.||
Jun 5||Robert Kennedy is assassinated in the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles
(former home of the Cocoanut Grove).||
Jul 22||Bing has a few days vacation at Long Island (at Locust Valley) before
leaving on July 25 for Switzerland.||
Aug||On safari in the Tarrat Metropolitan Area, Kenya for two weeks with
Kathryn, Vic Bergeron (Trader Vic) and Helen, plus Lawrence and Leonara
Wood. The safari is led by Terry Mathews of Mathews Safaris. Bing subsequently records a private 10" LP to commemorate the holiday for the participants.||
Aug 14||Plays golf at Nairobi, Kenya at end of safari.||
Aug 16||Arrives in London and stays at the Connaught for six days.||
Aug 17||Goes to see 'Canterbury Tales' at the Phoenix with Kathryn.||
Aug 21||Leaves London for two days in Portugal.||
Fall||Back in California, Bing records Hollywood Palace shows and then a
special with Hope at Paramount which is shown on October 23.
Tapes TV special at Marine World, at Vallejo near San Francisco which is shown on February 15, 1969. Michael Eisner, who eventually goes on to become the head of the Disney organisation, helps with the production.
Sep 28||Bing hosts the first Hollywood Palace show of the season on ABC-TV.
Guests include Bobby Goldsboro, Sid Caesar and Jeannie C. Riley. The show
has been recorded.||
Oct 23||'The Bing Crosby Special' is shown on NBC with guest stars Diana Ross and the Supremes, Bob Hope and Jose Feliciano.||
Oct 30||Bing takes part in the pro-am at the Lucky International Golf
Tournament at Harding Park, San Francisco.||
Nov 6||Richard M. Nixon is elected President of the USA.||
Nov 21/25||Records Hey Jude LP with Jimmy Bowen and his Orchestra at United
Recorders Studio, Hollywood. The sessions start at 9 a.m. each day and the
album is issued by Amos Records.||
Dec 21||Bing hosts the Christmas edition of the Hollywood Palace show with
his family and Glen Campbell featuring.||
Dec 22||Thought to have made a guest appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show shown
Christmas||At Rising River ranch for 10 days where they are snowed in for a
Dec 31||Bing and family arrive back at their Hillsborough home.||1 9 6 9||
Jan 1||Bing and Kathryn welcome Father Robert Murphy to their home.||
Jan 4||Another Hollywood Palace show with Bing as host is transmitted. Tiny
Tim, Bobbie Gentry and Judy Carne are the principal guests. Bing and Bob
Hope are presented with the first Annual Show Business Hall of Fame awards
during the show.||
Jan 11||Bing and Kathryn attend wedding of Bob Hope's daughter, Linda, at St. Charles Church, North Hollywood.||
Jan 23-26||The 28th Crosby Pro-Am Golf Tournament. Bing watches George Archer win after the first day is washed out by heavy rain. The ABC contract to
televise the tournament expires at the end of the event and NBC take over.||
Feb 14||Bing is 'roasted' by George Jessel in the TV show 'Here Come The
Feb 15||TV special 'Feelin' Groovy at Marine World' is shown.||
Feb 17||Bing goes to New York to receive the Gold Tee Award for 1968 from the Golf Writers of America at the Americana Hotel. The award is for raising
millions of dollars from his annual golf tournament for charities that
provide educational opportunities for young people.||
Feb 17||Guests on 'The Bob Hope Special' on NBC-TV with George Burns, Martha Raye and Diana Ross & the Supremes.||
Feb 18||Tapes a Hollywood Palace show with Victor Borge, Frank Sinatra Jr.
and Gary Crosby which is shown on March 1.||
Mar 5||Takes part in Family Theatre radio production 'The Losers'.||
Mar 9||'American Sportsman' program with Bing and Gaylord Perry hunting
quail in North Carolina is shown.||
Mar 19||Bing tapes a Hollywood Palace show which is shown on April 5. Son
Phillip appears together with the Four Tops, Shelley Berman and Sally Ann
Mar 28||General Dwight D. Eisenhower, former President of the USA, dies.||
Apr 2||In Family Theatre radio production 'Foreign Exchange'.||
Apr 25||Bing and Kathryn donate $1 million to the Immaculate Heart College (a Roman Catholic Girls School) for the construction of a science building on
the school's planned new campus in Claremont, California.||
Apr||Bing has not been able to play golf for many months because of the
return of his bursitis problems.
Sells his Sunset Boulevard office building.
May 2||Bing at his home in Las Cruces for his birthday.||
May 19||At Las Cruces in Mexico, then goes to Rising River ranch.||
Jun 16||Joins Kathryn, Mary Frances, and Nathaniel for the NBC TV show
Goldilocks. Location work is filmed at Cold Water Canyon. Records four songs
for soundtrack album issued by Walt Disney Productions.
Interviewed at his Hillsborough home by Norman Banks of Australian radio station 3AW. The interview is broadcast as 'At Home with Bing Crosby'.
Jun 22||Judy Garland dies in London at the age of 47.||
July||Bing goes to Iceland to make 'American Sportsman' program about
Atlantic Salmon on Luxor River. Stays at Loftleidir Hotel in Reykjavik. The
program is transmitted on February 8, 1970.||
Jul 21||Neil Armstrong becomes the first man on the Moon.||
Jul 24||Bing arrives in London where he joins Kathryn. They stay at the
Connaught before flying off to Athens in Greece on July 27, where they visit
the Acropolis. They go on to Kenya on a two week safari. This is Bing's
Sep 5||Mitchell Ayres (aged 58) who has been Bing's musical director on the
Hollywood Palace shows is struck by a car in Las Vegas and killed.||
Sep 14||Bing arrives in Miami.||
Sep 15-19||Tapes an episode in Miami of Jackie Gleason's TV show called 'The Honeymooners in Hollywood' with Gleason and Art Carney. Bing plays himself while Kramden (Gleason) tries to get him to sing a song he wrote with Norton (Carney). Instead, Bing sings There's Nothing I Haven't Sung About.||
Sep 28||Tapes part of a Hollywood Palace show in Hollywood in the morning and in the afternoon tapes an exchange with guest Dean Martin.||
Sep 29/30||Completes taping of opening Hollywood Palace show of the season
with Engelbert Humperdinck, Bobbie Gentry, Gwen Verdon and Dick Shawn.||
Oct||Lindsay Crosby, now married to his third wife, Susan, has son Lindsay
Phillip Crosby is divorced from his third wife, Georgi.
Oct 4||'The Honeymooners in Hollywood', with Bing as guest star, is shown on CBS.||
Oct 11||Opening Hollywood Palace Show airs on ABC-TV.||
Oct 14-17||Bing tapes Carol Burnett Show with Ella Fitzgerald and Rowan & Martin which is shown on CBS-TV on November 10.||
Nov 6||Dean Martin Show featuring Bing and Eva Gabor airs on NBC.||
Nov 22-28||At the NBC studios in Burbank, Bing tapes a TV special called 'Bing and Carol - Together Again For The First Time' with Carol Burnett, Juliet Prowse and Roy Clark which is shown on NBC on December 17. The show is sponsored by 3M. On November 26, author Philp Evans interviews Bing at the studios regarding Bix Beiderbecke.||
Mid Dec||Tapes Hollywood Palace anniversary show with Mary Costa, Sergio Franchi plus the Nick Perito Orchestra.||
Dec 18||Thought to have made unbilled guest appearance on Bob Hope TV show. The main guests are Andy Williams and Anthony Newley.
Bing is given the Peabody Award for services to television.