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Regis Francis Xavier Philbin (/ˈriːdʒɪs ˈfɪlbɪn/; August 25, 1931 – July 24, 2020) was an American television presenter, talk show host, game show host, actor and singer. Once called “the hardest working man in show business”, he held the Guinness World Record for the most hours spent on U.S. television.
After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Philbin served in the U.S. Navy and got his television start serving as a page for The Tonight Show in the 1950s. He got his first network television exposure in 1967 as Joey Bishop‘s sidekick on The Joey Bishop Show. He is most widely known as the co-host of the New York City-based nationally syndicated talk show Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee, starting in 1988, which became Live! with Regis and Kelly in 2001, and continued as Live! with Kelly after Philbin’s departure in 2011.
AUGUST 20TH ALMANAC
- 1912: THE PLANT QUARANTINE ACT CAME INTO EFFECT, PLACING RESTRICTIONS ON THE ENTRY OF PLANTS INTO THE U.S.
- 1914: GERMAN FORCES OCCUPIED BRUSSELS
- DIED 1914: POPE PIUS X (RELIGIOUS LEADER)
- BORN 1954: AL ROKER (CO-ANCHOR AND TV WEATHERMAN)
- BORN 1956: JOAN ALLEN (ACTRESS)
- 1957: PROJECT MANHIGH II COMPLETED
- BORN 1975: AMY ADAMS (ACTRESS)
- 1975: THE UNMANNED U.S. PLANETARY PROBE VIKING 1 WAS LAUNCHED ON A JOURNEY TO MARS. AFTER NEARLY A YEAR IN SPACE, IT BECAME THE FIRST VEHICLE TO LAND ON THAT PLANET
- 1978: JELLYFISH INVADED THE BEACHES OF CONNECTICUT, RHODE ISLAND, AND LONG ISLAND
- DIED 2001: SIR FRED HOYLE (ASTRONOMER)
- DIED 2002: SOMPORN SAEKOW (FOUNDER OF FIRST THAILAND MONKEY-TRAINING SCHOOL)
- 2004: PARADE OF 83 TOW TRUCKS SET A WORLD RECORD IN WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON
- 2004: TALK SHOW HOST REGIS PHILBIN ACHIEVED THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR MOST HOURS ON CAMERA
- DIED 2006: JOE ROSENTHAL (PHOTOJOURNALIST WHO WON A PULITZER PRIZE FOR THE IMAGE OF WORLD WAR II SERVICEMEN RAISING AN AMERICAN FLAG OVER IWO JIMA. THE PHOTO BECAME THE MODEL FOR THE MARINE CORPS WAR MEMORIAL)
- DIED 2007: LEONA HELMSLEY (HOTEL MAGNATE)
- DIED 2012: PHYLLIS DILLER (COMEDIENNE & ACTRESS)
- DIED 2013: ELMORE LEONARD (AUTHOR)
- DIED 2017: JERRY LEWIS (COMEDIAN)