Nixon's resignation, forty years later

Nixon's resignation, forty years later

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) --Forty years ago today in Washington came the unprecedented resignation of a U.S. president.
Ed Adamczyk

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, April 7, 2014.
By United Press International
Comedian David Brenner dies at 78

Comedian David Brenner dies at 78

NEW YORK, March 16 (UPI) -- Philadelphia-born comedian David Brenner died after struggling with cancer, his publicist said. Brenner was 78.

Royal Australian Navy accepts first two of 24 helicopters

CANBERRA, Australia, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The first two of 24 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopters have been accepted in Florida by the Royal Australian Navy.

Bernhard Langer pulls away for Mitsubishi Electric Championship win

KA'UPULEHU, Hawaii, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Bernhard Langer drained five straight birdies down the stretch on his way to an 8-under-par 64 Sunday, claiming the Mitsubishi Electric Championship in Hawaii.

Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer tied after two rounds in Hawaii

KA'UPULEHU, Hawaii, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Fred Couples fired a 7-under 65 Saturday to catch Bernhard Langer, already in the clubhouse with a 64, to share the Mitsubishi Electric Championship lead.
At year's end: Hollywood icons mourned: Gandolfini, Monteith, Walker

At year's end: Hollywood icons mourned: Gandolfini, Monteith, Walker

2013 saw the sad passings of numerous titans of the entertainment industry, including "Bathing Beauty" star Esther Williams, "All in the Family" matriarch Jean Stapleton, "Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine and "Lawrence of Arabia" actor Peter O'Toole.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Senior leads final event on Champions Tour

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Peter Senior, who owns the Champions Tour record for most money won without a victory, took the lead Thursday at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

Russ Cochran's late birdie binge nets SAS Championship

CARY, N.C., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Russ Cochran heated up down the stretch Sunday, birdying the final four holes to overcome David Frost and win the SAS Championship.

Russ Cochran takes 2-shot lead at SAS Championship

CARY, N.C., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Russ Cochran fired a second straight 6-under 66 Saturday to emerge from the pack and forge a two-shot, second-round lead at the SAS Championship.

Larry Nelson shoots age to share lead on Champions Tour

CARY, N.C., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Larry Nelson, whose most recent of 19 Champions Tour victories came nine years ago, grabbed a share of the lead Friday after one round of the SAS Championship.

Mark Wiebe overcomes wind to hang onto Hawaii Championship lead

KAPOLEI, Hawaii, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Mark Wiebe overcame windy conditions to record a 3-under-par 69 Saturday, hanging onto the lead of the Pacific Links Hawaii Championship through two rounds.
Funeral held for British broadcaster David Frost

Funeral held for British broadcaster David Frost

LONDON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A funeral service for British broadcaster David Frost was held Thursday at the Holy Trinity Church in Nuffield, Oxfordshire, the BBC reported.

Esteban Toledo tops Kenny Perry in Montreal Championship playoff

SAINTE-JULIE, Quebec, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Esteban Toledo recorded a birdie on the first playoff hole Sunday, besting Kenny Perry for the Montreal Championship title.

Dick Mast leads by one on Champions Tour

SAINTE-JULIE, Quebec, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Dick Mast, making his 165th start on the Champions Tour and still looking for his first win, took the lead Friday after one round of the Montreal Championship.
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David Frost
Sir David Frost arrives for the New York premiere of the film "Frost/Nixon" which is based on his taped conversations with former President Nixon on November 17, 2008. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Sir David Paradine Frost, OBE (born 7 April 1939) is a British journalist, comedian, writer and media personality, best known for his serious interviews with various political figures, the most notable being Richard Nixon. Since 2006, he has been hosting the weekly programme Frost Over the World on Al Jazeera English. He was portrayed by actor Michael Sheen opposite Frank Langella's Richard Nixon in the 2006 Peter Morgan stage play Frost/Nixon, and in Ron Howard's subsequent 2008 film adaptation.

David Paradine Frost was born at Tenterden, Kent, on 7 April 1939 the son of a Methodist minister of Huguenot descent, the Rev. W.J. Paradine Frost. While living in Gillingham, Kent, he was taught in the Bible Class of the Sunday School at his father's church (Byron Road Methodist) by David Gilmore Harvey, and subsequently started training as a Methodist Local Preacher, which he did not complete. He attended Barnsole Road Primary School in Gillingham, then Gillingham Grammar School and finally Wellingborough Grammar School. He subsequently won a place at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a degree in English. He had turned down a contract with Nottingham Forest Football Club to attend university.

At Cambridge, he edited a student newspaper, Varsity, and a literary magazine, Granta. He was also secretary of the famous Footlights Drama Society, which included actors such as Peter Cook and John Bird.

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