Dennis Daily: The organist pulled out all the stocks and sold it to British Isles in July for the royal wedding of Commoner Sarah Ferguson to formerly eligible bachelor, Prince Andrew.
Robert Runcie: To Heaven and to Hell
Prince Andrew: To Heaven and to Hell
Robert Runcie: From this day forward
Prince Andrew: From this day forward
Dennis Daily: And the Archbishop of Canterbury made it all official.
Robert Runcie: Those whom God has joined together, let no man put asunder.
Dennis Daily: The week before, the US had its own royal wedding of sorts when Caroline Kennedy tied the knot and there was a not-so-royal wedding when actress Zsa Zsa Gabor got married again, this time to a prince, whose title is in dispute. We lost some long-time friends in 1986; actor Jimmy Cagney and later in the year, actor Keenan Wynn and the ever debonair, Cary Grant. Desi Arnaz died, Donna Reed, composer Allen J. Lerner and the Duchess of Windsor, a king had given up his thrown for her. US Senator, John East committed suicide. Insurance salesman and Little League coach Bill Schroeder died, we have known him as a Bionic Bill and watched him living for nearly two years on an artificial heart. Paul Frees died, you may not recognize the name, but you heard his voice a million times.
Female Speaker: Don't forget home, back to your house.
Boris Badenov: Yes, this is Boris Badenov speaking.
Dennis Daily: And America's elder statesman Averell Harriman died at age 94.
Kate Smith: When the moon comes over the mountain --
Speaker: Kate Smith died. Once a President had said Kate Smith is America. Her steering rendition of God Bless America rallied the country in war time, enter death came less than a month before one of the nation's greatest patriotic celebrations, the relighting of Lady Liberty's torch. The event spearheaded by Chrysler President Lee Iacocca had begun with the ringing of New York city's church bells.
Lee Iacocca: Let's make freedom ring throughout this land.
Dennis Daily: We leave you with some echoes of Liberty weekend 1986.
Speaker: Half the world came, half the world, but there's still three days to go.
Speaker: Well, to tell you the truth, to be part of this special event makes you feel like a very small grain of sand because it's such a great big thing and the whole idea is so huge and the whole significance of it is so great.
Ronald Reagan: We are the keepers of the flame of liberty. We hold it high tonight for the world to see, a beacon of hope, a light unto the nation.
Dennis Daily: 1986, the Year-end Review has been a presentation of the UPI Radio Network. Dennis Daily speaking, this is the UPI Radio Network.