Blackjack History Research


I am currently looking for exact dates (or at least the month and year) for the following historical events. If you know or think you know please let me know.

  • Exact dates in 1981 (Season 13?) for the CBS 60 Minutes Ken Uston interview with Harry Reasoner. 60 Minutes was broadcast on Sundays at 7PM EDT and there were 2 segments on Ken Uston.  We know one episode was on Sunday, May 17, 1981. Records of this season appear to have been lost by CBS.
    • Some YouTube video clips of the episode are available here.
    • First 60 minutes episode in 1981 was 1/4/81:
  • Exact date that “naturals” were paid at 3 to 2, instead of 2 to 1.  The 1864 Hoyle describes a natural being paid at 2 to 1.  Scarne says that in 1917, printed signs began appearing reading “Black Jack pays odds of 3 to 2”.
  • What ever happened to John Imming?
  • What ever happened to Viktor Nacht?
  • What ever happened to Michael Hall. (aka Abdul Jalib and Abdul Jalib M’Hall)?
  • More information about Richard Canfield (aka Joe Hinton)?
  • Jake Smallwood passed away on Dec 25, 2019.  Need more info.  When was he born?
  • John “Adhoc” Allen passed away on Sep 12, 2013.  Need more info. When was he born?
  • Stuart Perry (aka Dan Gordon) passed away on Mar 18, 2017.  Need more info.  When was he born?
  • The exact dates for all annual Blackjack Ball events before 2011 (before the 15th Blackjack Ball)

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