Monthly Archive: December 2005

Dick Clark and Anne Frank

New Year’s Eve naturally makes one think of Dick Clark, host since 1972 of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. (How long ago was 1972? A recent Associated Press story by David Bauder said Clark’s show was created “as a hipper alternative to Guy Lombardo.”) Clark missed the 2004 broadcast after having a stroke, but is returning for the 2005 show in a reduced capacity, co-hosting with heir apparent Ryan Seacrest.

Farewells of Aught-Five

Johnny Carson, Rosa Parks, Terri Schiavo and Gilligan… just a few of the celebrities who passed away in 2005. Here’s our complete list.