November 5, 1987

On this day in 1987, Irish television broadcaster Eamonn Andrews died in London at the age of 64. Andrews was best known as the presenter for the popular BBC television show, “This Is Your Life,” in which celebrities and important figures were taken through a history of his or her life. Andrews hosted the show from 1955-1964 and then again from 1969-1987. He was also famous for hosting shows like “What’s My Line?” and was frequently the commentator for boxing matches. He was the chair of the RTE Authority and oversaw the introduction of State television into Ireland.

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