On this day: May 26

Posted: 3:13 PM EDT May 20, 2014   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT May 26, 2016

Bram Stoker's "Dracula" is published, John Wayne and Miles Davis are born, Ford stops making the Model T, and the King of Pop marries Elvis' daughter, all on this day.

OTD May 26 - Art Linkletter
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2010: Canadian-American radio and television host Art Linkletter dies at age 97 in Los Angeles, California. Linkletter was most famous interviewing kids in the segment "Kids Say the Darndest Things" for his radio show "House Party" and television series "Art Linkletter's House Party." The segment later became a comedy series hosted by Bill Cosby between 1998 and 2000. Linkletter also hosted the radio and television game show "People are Funny" from 1943 to 1960 and served as a guest host of "The Tonight Show" in 1962 between Jack Paar's departure and Johnny Carson's arrival as its new host. He also served as the television broadcast host when Disneyland opened in 1955.

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