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Month Note
Honorary Chairman of Campaign ’86. South Coast Medical Center, South Laguna, CA.
March 1986 Stage: Long Beach, CA.1
April  04/19 [Award] Honorary Member of Beja Temple, Green Bay, Wisconsin
05/07/1986  Stage: Des Moines Golf and County Club
05/08/1986 Stage: Veterans Auditorium, Des Moines, IA
June 1986 With Rip Taylor.2

06/23 Gold Medal bill by Mr. Hecht. Pledge read in Congressional Record.

July  07/19 Center Art Galleries-Hawaii gallery open in Lahaina, Maui
August  08/07 [Award] Address to Senate by Dan Quayle for gold medal.3

08/15 [Award] Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.

September  09/13 [Stage] Kansas State Fair4 5

09/19 [Award] Ball State University. Note: Gets honorary doctorate in humanities.6 7

09/20 [Stage] Emens Auditorium, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

09/21 [Award] 38th Emmy Awards. Red Skelton wins Governor’s Award.8 910 

October  10/23 [Stage} Norsk Hostfest, Minot, ND.
November  [Radio] The 19th State11

11/08 [Stage] Anaheim Convention Center. Presented by Loma Linda Department of Internal Medicine.


  1. Letter from Clay Kellogg March 9 1986 []
  2. Photos Rip Taylor, RSM 2016.010A []
  3. 1986/08/20 VSC “Skelton may receive congressional gold medal []
  4. The Hutchinson News 07/04/2011 by Clara Kilbourn []
  5. Salina Journal []
  6. by Gloria Echols, “Dr. Skelton leaves ’em laughing”, 09/19/1986 []
  7. “Ball State honors Red Skelton”, Presenting Ball State, Winter/1986 []
  8. 1986/09/22 VSC []
  9. Getty image []
  10. Letter from the Academy July 17 1986 []
  11. “Red’s career featured on Sunday radio show” S.C, 11/14/1986 []
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