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July 6th is Fried Chicken Day!!

It’s hard to think of fried chicken and not think of Colonel Harland Sanders, the founder of the fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Colonel Sanders driver's license

Born in 1890, Col. Sanders didn’t launch his successful fried chicken business until he was 65 years old!

finger lickin good

We recognize his iconic image easily now, but in 1963, Colonel Sanders appeared on the game show, “What’s my Line?” and was UNKNOWN to the panelists. WATCH:

Colonel sanders bank

You have to see this strange Kentucky Fried Chicken commercial from 1967 starring the Colonel!

ALSO, (unrelated to Colonel Sanders) look at this: Fried Chicken Wing ice cream!!


Happy FRIED CHICKEN DAY, everyone!!!

  • Helen Gircko

    This day all fried chickens get up from frying pans and salute the Сolonel Saunders!

  • Susan Olsen

    Great information. The new Colonel Sanders is a little creepy. I really wish we had the old recipe back and was full of bad ingredients. It was better chicken. What do you think?

  • laura valentina

    This ought to be inducted into the ice cream as the kernels flavor! I love chicken wing flavor! Love the blog Paul!!

  • Tamiep

    Yes, new Colonel is very creepy. The first commercial I saw, I thought it was a spoof. I’d be afraid to leave a child with this new guy. Probably end up in the fryer.

  • Gary Byers

    Darrell Hammond from SNL plays the new creepy sanders in those wierd commercial.s