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JanThe winners of the first annual election to the 'Show Business Hall of Fame' are Bing and Bob Hope.
Jan 10Bing welcomes Perry Como as he arrives at Los Angeles Airport and drives him to his hotel.
Jan 11/12Tapes '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 21-24The 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 22Is named as chairman of the board of the First National Bank of Holbrook, Arizona.
Jan 28Records four songs for RCA Victor Records in Los Angeles.
Feb - JunFilms 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 6Lindsay Crosby marries Barbara Frederickson at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Westwood and the reception is held at Bing's Holmby Hills house.
Feb 7Bing's mother's 90th birthday party. Brother Ted, who has apparently been the 'black sheep' of the family, attends.
Feb 20-22At Squaw Valley with Buster and Stevie Collier for the Winter Olympics. Gives interview for Radio Moscow about athletics.
Feb 27Bing 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 29Bing'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 7The Screen Actors Guild strike starts. Ronald Reagan is the President of the Guild.
Mar 8Bing 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 16Bing 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 20Bing golfs at the Seminole Club at Juno Beach with George Coleman.
Mar 21Bing and Ben Hogan golf at Tequesta.
Mar 22Teeing 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 24Bing 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 28-30In Jamaica with Kathryn and Harry, staying at Round Hill near Montego Bay. They meet William Paley and Lillian Hellman.
Apr 7-10Takes 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 15Bing makes a spoken contribution to 'Patterns of Life,' a radio program narrated by Yul Brynner, which seeks to raise funds for refugees.
Apr 19Bing back at studios making High Time.
Apr 19The three Crosby Brothers open at the Desert Inn, Las Vegas. Phil Harris is on the bill.
Jun 9The 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 15Bing 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 16Bing goes to Mexico alone.
Jun 22/23Records 'El Senor Bing' album with Billy May and his Orchestra at United Recorders, Hollywood for release by MGM Records.
Jun 28/29Records '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 3Phillip Crosby and his wife Sandra have a son who is named Brian Patrick.

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.

JulGary Crosby opens as a single act at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas.
AugBing flies to Las Vegas to see Gary's act and he is called on-stage to duet 'Play a Simple Melody'.
AugBing tapes a TV show with Rosemary Clooney and Johnny Mercer which is transmitted by ABC on October 5.
Aug 25Records 'The Second Time Around' and 'Incurably Romantic' at United Recorders, Hollywood.
Aug 31Goes 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 2Goes to the Olympic Games in Rome; discovers the song 'Domenica' and writes English lyrics. Is interviewed for radio by Harry Thurillier.
Sep 3A son, David, is born to Lindsay and his wife Barbara Frederickson in Queen of Angels Hospital.
Sep 6Gary Crosby marries Barbara Stuart.
Sep 9Bing has an audience with Pope John XXIII at the Vatican.
Sep 12Visits Sienna; then Florence, and Venice September 16.
Sep 16High Time is released by Twentieth Century-Fox.
Sep 20Bing and Kathryn reach Treviso in Italy where Bing plays golf. They then go to Vienna in Austria for a week.
Sep 25Pittsburgh Pirates win the Pennant in the National League and qualify for the World Series.
Sep 28Bing wins the Invitational Golf Tournament at Mittersill, Austria.
Oct 5-13Pittsburgh 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 8Bing and Kathryn stay a night in Salzburg.
Oct 9They arrive at the Hilton Hotel, Berlin.
Oct 12Bing and Kathryn go on to Paris staying at the Trianon Palace Hotel.
Oct 13Bill 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 14They 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 15Records 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 17Bing goes to Hurst Park races.
Oct 20At 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 21Bing flies back to USA. He goes on to Palm Springs and then the Rising River ranch.
Oct 24Kathryn commences duties as a probationer student nurse at Queen of Angels Hospital, Los Angeles.
Oct 27Bing 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 5Mack Sennett dies.
Nov 9John F Kennedy is elected President of the USA.
Nov 16Death of Clark Gable.

Records 'A Christmas Sing With Bing' for radio.

Dec 19Bing meets Gary (at Chasen's Restaurant) for the first time since Gary's marriage.
Dec 20/23/27/28Records 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 31Dennis Crosby and wife become parents of second child, James Anthony.
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JanBing and Kathryn are at their Palm Desert home.
Jan 4Following 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 19-22At the Crosby Pro-Am at Pebble Beach, which is won by Bob Rosburg.
Jan 25Takes part in the Lucky International Golf Tournament at Harding Park, San Francisco in pouring rain, partnered by Doug Sanders.
Feb 3Bing and Kathryn return to their Palm Desert home.
Feb 4Bing plays in the Palm Springs Golf Classic.
Feb 8Flies into Reno with family en route to vacation at Squaw Valley.
FebRecords ABC-TV show with Maurice Chevalier which is shown on March 20.
Mar 5Delbert 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 26Starting 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 27/28Bing 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 17Legal 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 31Bing 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 4Delbert Grandstaff is unsuccessful in his bid to become a Senator.
Apr 12The Russians put a man into Space.
Apr 17Bing 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.
AprGoes 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 5Alan Shepard becomes the first American in Space.
May 8/9Records 'Holiday In Europe' album at Radio Recorders, Hollywood using orchestral tracks recorded in London. The LP is released by Decca Records.

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 13Gary Cooper dies.
Jun 2Bing 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.

JulBing 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 17Leaves 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 31Records guest spot on a Peggy Lee TV spectacular with Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen which is shown on ITV on August 26.
Aug 2Bing 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 3Bing and Bob Hope are interviewed by Kenneth Alsop for the BBC TV program 'Tonight'.
Aug 4Bing and Bob Hope are interviewed by Antony Bilbow for the BBC radio program 'In Town Today' which is broadcast on August 9.
Aug 5Goes 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 11Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin film their guest spots in The Road to Hong Kong with Bing.
Aug 25-27Bing 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 27Golfs 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 8Back in England, Bing goes to Sandown Park race meeting for Variety Club Children's Charities.
Sep 10Walks on at Palladium during Bob Hope's act on 'Sunday Night At The London Palladium' TV show.
Sep 16/17Visits 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 18Dorothy Lamour arrives in England to film her part in The Road to Hong Kong.
Sep 23Bing goes to Ascot races.
Oct 4Kathryn flies home to await the arrival of their third child.

Bing presents British entertainer Lonnie Donegan with two gold records.

Oct 14An interview with Bing about golf by Eamonn Andrews is broadcast on the BBC radio program 'Sports Report'.
Oct 19Bing 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 29Kathryn 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 3Filming 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, Leicester Square.
Nov 12Bing 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 16Bing arrives back in Los Angeles from England.
Nov 21Goes to Rising River ranch.
Dec 22Has 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 24Radio show 'A Christmas Sing With Bing' is broadcast. Kathryn Crosby, Jo Stafford and Edgar Bergen take part.
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Jan 1Bing enters St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica.
Jan 3Bing is released from hospital for two hours to attend Nathaniel's christening.
Jan 5Has 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 16Leaves St. John's Hospital.
Jan 18-22Bing 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 1Bing 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 14Gary Crosby makes his New York debut as a single act and includes a fifteen minute tribute to his father.
Feb 16Bing 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 27Makes short guest appearance in a sketch on the Bob Hope TV show with Jack Paar and Steve Allen.
Mar 24President Kennedy spends the weekend at Bing's Palm Desert home and actress Marilyn Monroe is an overnight guest. Bing was not present.
Mar 27Gary Crosby and Bing get together and make an announcement that the rumours that they are not speaking are untrue.
Apr 1The 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 30Records sing-along album "On the Happy Side" at United Recorders, Hollywood, for Warner Brothers Records.
May 9Bing is back at Las Cruces, Mexico "fishing with a vengeance."
May 26Harry 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 26The Road to Hong Kong is released in the USA.
Jun 4Bing 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 with Kathryn.
Jun 21Returns from Las Cruces and records singalong tracks this day and June 22. The album, On the Sentimental Side, wasn't released until 2010.
Jun 24Appears on Ed Sullivan's 14th anniversary TV Show with Hope.
Jun 28Takes 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 1Lindsay 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 19Bing and Kathryn return to Los Angeles.
Jul 29Bing goes alone to Biarritz, France; Kathryn, Mary Frances, Harry, and Kathryn's mother fly there August 9.
Aug 5Marilyn Monroe is found dead.
Aug 25Bing 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.
SepOn 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 golf course.

Bing plays in the Italian Amateur Golf Championship.

Oct 1Bing returns to Los Angeles to find a major fashion show, organised by Kathryn and featuring the Jean Louis spring collection, underway at his home.
OctA 15 LP set Bing's Hollywood is issued by Decca Records.
Oct 5Records '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 14Enters St. John's Hospital suffering severe pain from kidney stones.
Oct 17Goes to Rising River ranch.
Oct 24A 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 27Bing 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 Helen Bergeron.
Nov 2The daily Bing and Rosemary Clooney radio show ends.
Nov 9Lindsay's wife, Barbara Frederickson, seeks a divorce for 'extreme cruelty'. She says that her husband has assets of more than $1 million.
NovBing 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.

DecRecords 'The Dinah Shore Show' which is shown on TV on February 17, 1963.
Dec 13Harry Barris dies. Bing is not well enough to attend the funeral because of kidney stone problems.
Dec 24The annual 'A Christmas Sing With Bing' radio program is broadcast. Johnny Mercer takes part.
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JanAlan Fisher commences work as butler to the Crosbys.
Jan 17-20The 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 29Bing 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 9Leaves St. John's Hospital.

Buys a 60-foot fishing boat called True Love.

Mar 22Kathryn joins Bing at Las Cruces, Mexico. They initiate a regular annual routine of cleaning the tiny Mexican church.
AprCrosby Enterprises sells Project Records to Columbia Records.
May 29Bing guests on Bob Hope TV show.
JunEverett Crosby has his left leg amputated because of poor circulation complicated by diabetes.
Jul 9Phillip Crosby is divorced by his wife Sandra for 'extreme cruelty'.
Jul 19Frank 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 8Bing records four songs for the Reprise 'Repertory Theatre' in Los Angeles.
Aug 21Records part of 'Return To Paradise Islands' album with Nelson Riddle for Reprise Records.
Aug 24In 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 25Details 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 28-29President 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 29Tapes 'The Bing Crosby Show' with Caterina Valente, Andre Previn and Buddy Ebsen which is shown by CBS-TV on November 7.
FallBing's mother suffers a severe stroke.
Oct 21Records two songs including 'Do You Hear What I Hear' for Capitol Records in Los Angeles.
Oct 27Tapes part of his TV special which is shown on February 15, 1964 on ABC-TV.
Oct 29/31Records a dozen songs for 'The Great Country Hits' album with Bill Justis and his Orchestra which is issued by Capitol Records.
Oct 31Stages Halloween Party at his Holmby Hills home which is attended by Rosemary Clooney and family plus Edie Adams and daughter.
Nov 11Plays in Frank Sinatra Invitational Golf Tournament at Canyon Country Club, Palm Springs.
Nov 15Kathryn Crosby appears with Bob Hope in a TV comedy 'The House Next Door'. Bing makes a surprise appearance at the end.
Nov 17Lindsay 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 - DecBing 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 22President Kennedy assassinated. Lyndon B. Johnson assumes the Presidency.
Nov 24Bing 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 29Performs 'Don't Be a Do Badder' at Warner Brothers studio, with Kathryn and the children watching.
Dec 9Completes 'Return To Paradise Islands' album with Nelson Riddle.
Dec 15John 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 19Kathryn graduates from nursing school.
Dec 23Bing and Kathryn dine with Sammy Davis Jr. and wife at Sammy's home.
Dec 23A special NBC-TV program 'The One and Only Bing' is shown.
Dec 24Kathryn and her mother prepare dinner for the staff of the Crosby household and their guests for the first time. This tradition continues until 1969.
Dec 24A 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 28Bing 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 2Everett Crosby has his remaining leg amputated in Mount Sinai Hospital. He remains in hospital for some months.
Jan 3Lindsay 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 5Moves to the 25-room house in Hillsborough, near Burlingame, San Francisco.
Jan 6Bing's mother dies in Santa Monica, nearly age 91 and is buried on January 9 at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Jan 9-13Bing and Kathryn in Palm Springs. They return to Hillsborough on 13th.
Jan 16-19Bing watches Tony Lema win the Crosby Pro-Am Tournament at Pebble Beach. The weather is again poor with rain, sleet, wind and fog.
Feb 3Completes 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 Rosemary Clooney.
Feb 4Records with Frank Sinatra in Los Angeles for Reprise Records.
Feb 8The Beatles fly into New York to appear on the Ed Sullivan show. Their latest record is at No. 1.
Feb 10Bing donates $150,000 to Gonzaga for the new Society of Jesus Faculty residence.
Feb 25Songwriter Johnny Burke dies in his sleep aged 55.
MarBing is appointed to the Board of Regents of the Jesuit University of Santa Clara, California.
Mar 3Announces 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.

EasterThe 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 Oberon.
Apr 10Bing records songs from Robin and the Seven Hoods in Los Angeles.
May 4Attends San Francisco Giants baseball game against Houston Colts with Harry.
Jun 19Records Christmas songs with Sinatra and Fred Waring in Los Angeles for Reprise Records.
Jun 20Tapes a Spanish-speaking panel show called 'Los Expertos Contestan' for Latin American release.
Jul/AugIs unable to play golf because of bursitis.
Jul 3Dennis Crosby is divorced by Pat Sheehan for being 'a bad father, a habitual drinker and a neglectful husband.' There are two children from the marriage.
Jul 11Bing 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 12Bing and Kathryn attend a ball given by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Scripps at the Scripps home in Hillsborough.
Aug 3Films 'Genius At Work' episode of forthcoming sitcom series. Continues filming episodes throughout August.
Aug 5Robin and the Seven Hoods is released by Warner-Pathe.
Aug 7US steps up action against North Vietnam.
Aug 15Bing records part of 'That Travellin' Two Beat' album with Rosemary Clooney and Billy May and his Orchestra for Capitol Records in Los Angeles.
Aug 21Phillip Crosby weds Mary Joyce Gabbard, an air stewardess, in Las Vegas.
Aug 25Films '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 13Hosts 'ABC's Wide World of Entertainment' on ABC-TV with Mickey Rooney, David Jannsen and many other guests.
Sep 14The Bing Crosby Show, a half-hour situation comedy, premieres on ABC-TV; it lasts one season until April, 1965.
Sep 21/28Further editions of The Bing Crosby Show are aired on ABC-TV. The guests include Gary Crosby and Ulla Jacobson.
Sep 23Films an episode called 'Conform, Conform, Whoever You Are' for 'The Bing Crosby Show', his weekly sitcom.
Oct 1The 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 house.
Oct 5/12/19/26Further 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 Sisters.
Oct 24Bing celebrates his son Nathaniel’s 3rd birthday with wife Cathy and their daughter, Mary Frances, at Frontier Village near San Jose, CA.
Nov 3Lyndon B Johnson is elected President.
Nov 4At Rising River ranch for most of month.
Nov 5Buddy Cole dies from a heart attack, aged 47.
Nov 9/16/23/30Further editions of The Bing Crosby Show are aired on ABC-TV. The guests include Gary Crosby and Thomas Gomez.
Dec 2Bing completes his work for 'That Travellin' Two Beat' album.
Dec 7/14/21The Bing Crosby Show airs on ABC-TV. The guests include David Wayne.
DecWorks on sitcom episode with Kathryn. Both then appear on Bob Hope TV show which is transmitted on December 15.
Dec 16Working on ABC-TV sitcom series.
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Jan 2Bing and Kathryn at Merle Oberon's dinner dance.
JanBing and Kathryn entertain General Eisenhower at their home.
Jan 11/18/25Further editions of The Bing Crosby show are aired on ABC-TV. The guests include The Standells.
Jan 16Hosts another Hollywood Palace Show with guests Beverly Garland and George Burns.
Jan 21-24Attends the Bing Crosby Pro-Am Golf Championship at Pebble Beach where Bruce Crampton is the professional winner.
Feb 1/8/15/22The Bing Crosby Show airs on ABC-TV. The guests include Kathryn Crosby, George Gobel, Frankie Avalon and Vikki Carr.
Feb 4Taping final episodes of ABC-TV sitcom series.
Feb 11American planes bomb North Vietnam for the first time.
Mar 1/8/22/29The Bing Crosby Show is shown on ABC-TV. The guests include Joan Fontaine, Dennis Day, Phil Harris and Mel Torme.
Mar 8Simon Rady, Bing's record producer at first Project Records and then at Capitol Records, dies from cancer at the age of 53.
Mar 10Bing 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 5/12Further editions of The Bing Crosby Show are aired on ABC-TV.
Apr 19Final episode of 'The Bing Crosby Show' sitcom is transmitted on ABC-TV. The guest star is Ruth Roman.
Jun 13Bing 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 27Bing 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 28Bing 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 29At Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships.
Jun 30Again at Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships where he is interviewed by BBC Television.
Jul 6Begins filming Stagecoach for Twentieth Century-Fox his last major film, with Ann-Margret, Alex Cord, Van Heflin, Robert Cummings and Red Buttons.
Jul 17Bing's horse, Meadow Court, wins the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.
Jul 20On location for Stagecoach, filming near Boulder, Colorado.
Jul 24In Chicago to see Pittsburgh Pirates play the Chicago Cubs before returning to Colorado.
Aug 3Back 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 Theatre, Chicago.
Aug 9Returns to Hillsborough as filming is delayed.
Aug 20On location at Malibu Canyon for Stagecoach.
Aug 30Back in Hollywood.
Sep 2Completes his part in the filming of Stagecoach.
Sep 7Bing 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 8Meadow Court, ridden by Lester Piggott, finishes second in the St. Leger.
Sep 13Bing 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 18Hollywood 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 25Hollywood Palace show starring Bing and Louis Armstrong is shown.
Sep 28Records 'The White World Of Winter' for Reprise Records.
Oct 1Goes 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 3Bing 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.

OctBing 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.
NovemberLindsay Crosby marries Janet Schwartze in Las Vegas.
Nov 17Bing contributes to a special tribute to Frank Sinatra transmitted by CBS-TV.
Nov 20Hollywood Palace TV show is broadcast with Bing as host and Bob Hope as guest.
Nov 30/Dec 2Bing 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 15Guests on Bob Hope TV show on NBC with Jack Benny, Janet Leigh and Nancy Wilson.

The Crosbys move into their new house on Jackling Drive, Hillsborough.

Dec 21Kathryn 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 25A Hollywood Palace TV show starring Bing is shown. Young Harry L. Crosby III (aged 7) makes his first appearance.
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Jan 1Bing stars in Hollywood Palace show on ABC-TV. Principal guests are Danny Thomas plus Sonny and Cher.
Jan 6Canadian 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 20-23Attends 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 6Bing appears on 'The American Sportsman' TV program which is shown today. He is featured marlin fishing in Mexico.
Feb 19Gary 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 3Attends the Flamingo Stakes at Hialeah Park, Miami. The race becomes controversial as it is run on a non-betting basis.
Mar 6Arrives 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 handicapped children.
Mar 7Tapes TV version of Easter Seal Show at Queen Elizabeth Theatre which is shown on March 27.
Mar 26Hollywood 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 20Bing is featured in the taped TV program 'The Road To Lebanon' on NBC with Danny Thomas, Sheldon Leonard and Claudine Auger.
May 1Acts as one of the hosts on CBS TV program 'The Magic Of Broadcasting.' The program has been recorded earlier.
May 9Has his only recording session of 1966 and sings 'Far From Home' and 'How Green Was My Valley' for Reprise Records.
May 21Another Hollywood Palace show hosted by Bing is shown in which he is joined by Johnny Mercer.
Jun 6Bing is interviewed about his career for a half hour by James Day on Channel 9 Kaleidoscope.
Jun 9Guests on TV program 'Across the Seven Seas' about air travel to lower California.
Jun 15Stagecoach is released by Twentieth Century-Fox.
Jun 19Leaves San Francisco for Honolulu.
JulBing accepts a position on the Gladys Turk Foundation, supported by the estate of the late composer Roy Turk, to help selected musicians to receive Foundation aid.
Jul 6Phillip 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 second child.
Jul 13Brother Everett dies of throat cancer, age 70, in Salisbury, Connecticut and is buried on July 18 in Lakeville, Connecticut.
Jul 25A son, Sean, is born to Lindsay and Janet Crosby.
JulBing tapes an appearance on Andy Williams TV show which is shown on October 30.
Aug 10Presides 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 28Bing 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 30Still 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 2After three days without catching a fish, Bing catches three salmon, one of which weighed over eight pounds.
Sep 5Bing and Kathryn leave Cockermouth.
Sep 6/7/8At 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 9-11Bing and Kathryn stay at Lord Egremont's home, Petworth House, West Sussex for the weekend. Bing golfs at the West Sussex course.
Sep 12Bing 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 17First Hollywood Palace show of the season is shown and Bing is the host. George Burns and Sid Caesar are also on the bill.
Sep 20Records 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 21Bing at Howth Castle, near Dublin all day taping 'A Little Bit of Irish' program.
Sep 22Starting 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 25Golfs at Gleneagles in Scotland.

Partridge shooting in Spain.

Returns home via Vancouver where Bing plays in a pro-am golf match.

Nov 5Bing tapes a Hollywood Palace show with Ella Fitzgerald which is subsequently shown on February 18, 1967.
Nov 16Guests 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 26Hollywood Palace show with Bing and Dorothy Lamour airs.
Nov 27Bing is with Charlie Jones, Bob Fisher and Hal Seley hunting black brant. Flies from Las Cruces, Mexico to Soledad on the east Baja California peninsula.
Dec 24Hollywood Palace show transmitted today features Bing and his family for the first time.
Dec 25Bing speaks direct from his home to 'The Late, Late Show' in Ireland.
Dec 31Another Hollywood Palace show hosted by Bing is shown. The Mills Brothers are the principal guests.
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Sells his boat 'True Love' to actor George Peppard.
Jan 14Bing 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 19-22At 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 is aired.
Feb 7At home in Hillsborough for photographs for LA-Z-Y Boy furniture.
Feb 18Stars in Hollywood Palace show with Ella Fitzgerald, Alice Faye and Phil Harris which airs today.
Mar 24Lindsay Crosby has divorce suit filed against him by his second wife, Janet, alleging 'grievous mental cruelty'.
Apr 1Hollywood Palace show hosted by Bing with Louis Armstrong as the main guest star is shown.
AprBing and family in Baja California, Mexico.
Apr 13Guests on 'The Dean Martin Show' on NBC with Polly Bergen, Don Cherry and Rowan & Martin.
May 8LaVerne, eldest of the Andrews Sisters, dies in Hollywood after a long illness at the age of 51.
May 13Another Hollywood Palace show with Bing as host is shown. Guests are Frances Langford and Don Ameche.
Jun 4Bing flies into London. Makes 'walk-on' appearance on Eamonn Andrews TV show to surprise Bob Hope.
Jun 5Plays golf at Moor Park (near Rickmansworth, Herts.) with Eamonn Andrews and Bob Hope.
Jun 6-8Bing 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 9Bing flies to Spain.
Jun 20-22At Ascot for three days having flown back from a week in Spain.
Jun 29Visits 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 11Phillip Crosby marries for a third time to Georgi Edwards (age 23), a former Las Vegas showgirl, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Jul 17Bing is interviewed by James Day on a 30 minute TV show "Conversations 1967-68" which is transmitted today.
AugBing 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 23Bing is at York races for the Ebor Handicap.
SepBing and Kathryn visit EXPO '67 in Montreal with the three children, staying three days.
SepLindsay Crosby is divorced.
Sep 5Bing hosts Jimmy Durante and Milton Berle as the first Hollywood Palace show of the season is shown.
Sep 22Cox 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 24Bing takes part in the first Celebrity Golf Classic at Willow Park Golf Course in Castro Valley, California.
Oct 9TV show 'The Demon Under The Bed' starring Bing and his daughter Mary Frances plus Joan Collins is transmitted on NBC.
Oct 19Dean Martin TV show featuring Bing, Lena Horne and Dom De Luise is shown on NBC.
Oct 23Bing and Kathryn attend Republican Dinner at Millbrae, California to support Shirley Temple Black.
Oct 25Bing 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.
FallTapes 'The Jackie Gleason Show' in Miami with Alan King and Liberace. The show is transmitted by CBS on November 25.
Oct 31Has 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 31Hollywood Palace show transmitted today has Bing as the host and Victor Borge and Roger Miller as guests.
NovKathryn Crosby's book 'Bing and Other Things' is published.
Nov 21Bing on Merv Griffin TV show.
Nov 21'One Night Stands' TV documentary is shown. Bing is the narrator.
Nov 29Interviewed on 'Today' NBC television show by Hugh Downs about Bob Hope.
Dec 19Bing stars with his family in the Christmas edition of the Hollywood Palace which is shown today.
Dec 29Paul Whiteman dies from a heart attack. He was 77.
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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 11-14At 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 13Hollywood Palace show transmitted with Bing hosting Peggy Lee and others.
Jan 28'The American Sportsman' show with Bing and Phil Harris hunting sand grouse in Tanzania is transmitted.
Feb 9/12Records 'Thoroughly Modern Bing' album with Bugs Bower and his Orchestra for Pickwick in Long Island City, New York.
Feb 10Tapes 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 11The 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 night.
Feb 12Leaves New York for North Carolina for hunting with Kathryn.
Mar 1Tapes a Hollywood Palace show with Sid Caesar which is shown on April 20.
Mar 9Is awarded the DeSmet medal at Gonzaga and presents Gonzaga with the nation's first Microfilm Research Centre. Sees brother Ted while in Spokane.
Mar 17A 28 minute film 'Bing Crosby's Washington State' is shown on TV. Bing narrates.
Mar 26/27/28Records 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 31Alan 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 4Martin Luther King is assassinated in Memphis.
Apr 20The Hollywood Palace show with Sid Caesar airs.
MayBing narrates a program about Louis Armstrong for the Armed Forces Radio Service.
May 2Bing is in Mexico to celebrate his birthday.
Jun 5Robert Kennedy is assassinated in the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles (former home of the Cocoanut Grove).
Jul 22Bing has a few days vacation at Long Island (at Locust Valley) before leaving on July 25 for Switzerland.
AugOn 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 14Plays golf at Nairobi, Kenya at end of safari.
Aug 16Arrives in London and stays at the Connaught for six days.
Aug 17Goes to see 'Canterbury Tales' at the Phoenix with Kathryn.
Aug 21Leaves London for two days in Portugal.
FallBack 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 28Bing 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 30Bing takes part in the pro-am at the Lucky International Golf Tournament at Harding Park, San Francisco.
Nov 6Richard M. Nixon is elected President of the USA.
Nov 21/25Records 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 21Bing hosts the Christmas edition of the Hollywood Palace show with his family and Glen Campbell featuring.
Dec 22Thought to have made a guest appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show shown today.
ChristmasAt Rising River ranch for 10 days where they are snowed in for a while.
Dec 31Bing and family arrive back at their Hillsborough home.
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Jan 1Bing and Kathryn welcome Father Robert Murphy to their home.
Jan 4Another 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 11Bing and Kathryn attend wedding of Bob Hope's daughter, Linda, at St. Charles Church, North Hollywood.
Jan 23-26The 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 14Bing is 'roasted' by George Jessel in the TV show 'Here Come The Stars.'
Feb 15TV special 'Feelin' Groovy at Marine World' is shown.
Feb 17Bing 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 17Guests on 'The Bob Hope Special' on NBC-TV with George Burns, Martha Raye and Diana Ross & the Supremes.
Feb 18Tapes a Hollywood Palace show with Victor Borge, Frank Sinatra Jr. and Gary Crosby which is shown on March 1.
Mar 5Takes 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 19Bing tapes a Hollywood Palace show which is shown on April 5. Son Phillip appears together with the Four Tops, Shelley Berman and Sally Ann Howes.
Mar 28General Dwight D. Eisenhower, former President of the USA, dies.
Apr 2In Family Theatre radio production 'Foreign Exchange'.
Apr 25Bing 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.
AprBing 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 2Bing at his home in Las Cruces for his birthday.
May 19At Las Cruces in Mexico, then goes to Rising River ranch.
Jun 16Joins 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 22Judy Garland dies in London at the age of 47.
JulyBing 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 21Neil Armstrong becomes the first man on the Moon.
Jul 24Bing 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 third safari.
Sep 5Mitchell 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 14Bing arrives in Miami.
Sep 15-19Tapes 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 28Tapes part of a Hollywood Palace show in Hollywood in the morning and in the afternoon tapes an exchange with guest Dean Martin.
Sep 29/30Completes taping of opening Hollywood Palace show of the season with Engelbert Humperdinck, Bobbie Gentry, Gwen Verdon and Dick Shawn.
OctLindsay Crosby, now married to his third wife, Susan, has son Lindsay Jr.

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 11Opening Hollywood Palace Show airs on ABC-TV.
Oct 14-17Bing tapes Carol Burnett Show with Ella Fitzgerald and Rowan & Martin which is shown on CBS-TV on November 10.
Nov 6Dean Martin Show featuring Bing and Eva Gabor airs on NBC.
Nov 22-28At 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 DecTapes Hollywood Palace anniversary show with Mary Costa, Sergio Franchi plus the Nick Perito Orchestra.
Dec 18Thought 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.

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