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Today in History - Oct 15th

Today's Birthdays

0070 B.C. Virgil, poet (The Aeneid) died Sep 21, 0019 B.C.
1844 Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher (Thus Spake Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil) died Aug 25, 1900
1858 John L. Sullivan, International Boxing Hall of Famer, died Feb 2, 1918
1881 P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse, author (The Inimitable Jeeves, Carry on Jeeves) died Feb 14, 1975
1900 Mervyn LeRoy, director (Gypsy, Mister Roberts, Quo Vadis, Thirty Seconds over Tokyo) died Sep 13, 1987
1908 John Kenneth Galbraith, economist/author (The Affluent Society) died Apr 29, 2006
1917 Arthur Schlesinger Jr., author/historian (A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House) died Feb 28, 2007
1920 Chris Economaki, sportswriter/broadcaster (ABC Sports)
1921 Mario Puzo, novelist/screenwriter (The Godfather series, Superman series, The Cotton Club) died July 2, 1999
1924 Lee (Lido) Iacocca, engineer/automobile executive (Chrysler Corporation)
1926 Jean Peters, actress (Three Coins in the Fountain) died Oct 13, 2000
1935 Barry McGuire, singer/songwriter (Eve of Destruction)
1937 Linda Lavin, actress (Alice, Barney Miller)
1942 Penny (Carole) Marshall, actress/director (Laverne & Shirley; A League of Their Own)
1942 Don Stevenson, drummer/singer (Moby Grape)
1945 Jim (James Alvin) Palmer, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)
1946 Richard Carpenter, musician/composer/singer (Carpenters)
1948 Chris De Burgh (Christopher John Davidson), singer/songwriter (The Lady in Red, Don’t Pay the Ferryman)
1953 Tito (Toriano) Jackson, singer (The Jackson Five)
1955 Tanya Roberts (Leigh), actress (Charlie’s Angels)
1959 Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York
1959 Emeril Lagasse, celebrity chef/TV host
1962 Mark Reznicek, drummer (The Toadies)
1969 Dominic West, actor (The Wire)
1969 Vanessa Marcil, actress (Las Vegas)

Today's Deaths in History

1917 Mata Hari, Dutch dancer and spy, is executed by firing squad at 41
1946 Hermann Göring, German air force commander, commits suicide at 53
1964 Cole Porter, lyricist/composer, dies at 73
2005 Jason Collier, NBA center (Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks) dies at 28

Today in History

1860 Grace Bedell, age 11, wrote Abe Lincoln with a suggestion to grow a beard.
1863 The CSS H. L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink a ship, sank during a test, killing its inventor, Horace L. Hunley.
1878 The Edison Electric Light Company began operation.
1892 The U.S. government convinced the Crow Indians to give up 1.8 million acres of their reservation in Western Montana for 50 cents per acre.
1905 President Grover Cleveland wrote an article for Ladies Home Journal, joining others in the U.S. who opposed women voters.
1928 The airship Graf Zeppelin completed its first trans-Atlantic flight, landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA.
1932 The War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, CA became the first municipally-owned opera palace.
1939 The New York Municipal Airport, later renamed La Guardia Airport, was dedicated.
1946 Nazi war criminal Hermann Goering fatally poisoned himself hours before he was to have been executed.
1951 I Love Lucy debuted on CBS-TV.
1953 The Teahouse of the August Moon opened on Broadway to begin a run of 1,027 performances.
1955 The Grand Ole Opry, which started on radio in Nashville, Tennessee, debuted on ABC-TV.
1959 The Untouchables, starring Robert Stack, made its TV debut on ABC.
1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a bill creating the Department of Transportation.
1969 Peace demonstrators staged activities across the country, including a candlelight march around the White House, as part of a moratorium against the Vietnam War.
1970 The Baltimore Orioles overcame a 3-0 deficit to beat the Cincinnati Reds, 9-3, and win the World Series in five games, the first Series on artificial turf and the first at Riverfront Stadium.
1971 Rick Nelson was booed off the stage when he didn’t stick to all oldies at the seventh Annual Rock ’n’ Roll Revival show at Madison Square Garden, New York; the negative reaction to his performance inspired Nelson to write his last top-40 hit, "Garden Party."
1973 Tom Snyder's late-night show, Tomorrow, debuted on NBC-TV.
1988 "Red Red Wine" by UB40 became the first reggae hit to make it to number one in the U.S.
1989 Wayne Gretzky of the Los Angeles Kings surpassed Gordie Howe's NHL career scoring record of 1,850 points.
1990 South Africa's Separate Amenities Act, which had barred blacks from public facilities for decades, was scrapped.
1991 The Senate narrowly confirmed the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, 52-48.
1997 British Royal Air Force pilot Andy Green drove the first land-based vehicle to break the sound barrier, at Black Rock Desert, NV.
2002 ImClone Systems founder Sam Waksal pleaded guilty in New York in the biotech company's insider trading scandal (he was later sentenced to more than seven years in prison).
2003 China launched its first manned space mission, becoming the third country to send a person into orbit.
2003 The Staten Island Ferry boat Andrew J. Barberi collided with a pier at the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, killing 11 people and injuring 43 others.
2005 Iraqis voted to approve a constitution.

Chart Toppers

1947
I Wish I Didn’t Love You So - Vaughn Monroe
Feudin’ and Fightin’ - Dorothy Shay
Near You - The Francis Craig Orchestra (vocal: Bob Lamm)
Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) - Tex Williams

1955
Love is a Many-Splendored Thing - The Four Aces
Autumn Leaves - Roger Williams
Black Denim Trousers - The Cheers
The Cattle Call - Eddy Arnold

1963
Sugar Shack - Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs
Be My Baby - The Ronettes
Cry Baby - Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters
Talk Back Trembling Lips - Ernest Ashworth

1971
Maggie Mae/Reason to Believe - Rod Stewart
Superstar - Carpenters
Yo-Yo - The Osmonds
How Can I Unlove You - Lynn Anderson

1979
Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
Rise - Herb Alpert
Sail On - Commodores
Last Cheater’s Waltz - T.G. Sheppard

1987
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Lost in Emotion - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
Carrie - Europe
The Way We Make a Broken Heart - Rosanne Cash

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post Oct 16 2007, 12:50 PM
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Today in History - Oct 16th

Today's Birthdays

1758 Noah Webster, author/lexicographer (Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language) died May 28, 1843
1854 Oscar (O’Flahertie Fingal Wills) Wilde, playwright (The Importance of Being Earnest, Picture of Dorian Gray) died Nov 30, 1900
1886 David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, died in Dec 1, 1973
1888 Eugene (Gladstone) O’Neill, playwright (The Ice Man Cometh, Long Day’s Journey into Night) died Nov 27, 1953
1898 William O. Douglas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, died Jan 19, 1980
1900 Goose (Leon Allen) Goslin, Baseball Hall of Famer (Washington Nationals) died May 15, 1971
1925 Angela Lansbury, actress (Mame, Murder She Wrote)
1931 Chuck (Charles) Colson, Watergate co-conspirator
1940 Barry Corbin, actor (Northern Exposure, Urban Cowboy)
1941 Tim (James Timothy) McCarver, MLB catcher/sportscaster (NY Mets)
1943 C.F. (Fred) Turner, bassist/singer (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
1946 Suzanne Somers (Mahoney), actress (Three’s Company, American Graffiti)
1947 Bob Weir (Hall), guitarist/singer (The Grateful Dead)
1947 David Zucker, director (Airplane!, Naked Gun series)
1952 Boogie Mosson, bassist/guitarist (P Funk)
1953 Tony Carey, keyboards/singer (Rainbow, Planet P Project)
1958 Tim Robbins, actor (Mystic River, The Shawshank Redemption, Bull Durham, Hudsucker Proxy)
1959 Gary Kemp, guitarist (Spandau Ballet)
1960 Bob Mould, guitarist/singer (Husker Du, Sugar)
1962 Flea (Michael Balzary), bassist (The Red Hot Chili Peppers)
1962 Manute Bol, NBA center (Washington Bullets)
1968 Randall Batinkoff, actor (School Ties, Higher Learning)
1969 Wendy Wilson, singer (Wilson Phillips)
1972 Darius Kasparaitis, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
1973 Chad Gray, singer (Mudvayne)
1975 Kellie Martin, actress (Matinee, Life Goes On, ER)
1977 John Mayer, singer/songwriter (Waiting on the World to Change)

Today's Deaths in History

1793 Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, is beheaded at 37
1966 George O'Hara, actor (The Sea Beast) dies at 67
1972 Leo G. Carroll, actor (Wuthering Heights) dies at 79
1973 Gene Krupa, jazz drummer, dies at 64
1981 Moshe Dayan, Israeli general, dies at 66
1989 Cornel Wilde, actor (Romeo and Juliet) dies at 74
1990 Art Blakey, jazz drummer, dies at 71
1992 Shirley Booth, actress (Hazel) dies at 94
1996 Jason Bernard, actor (WarGames, Blue Thunder, Liar Liar) dies at 58
1997 James Michener, author, dies at 90
1997 Audra Lindley, actress (Three's Company) dies at 79
1999 Jean Shepherd, writer/actor (A Christmas Story)
2004 Pierre Salinger, journalist/press secretary, dies at 79

Today in History

1793 Marie Antoinette was beheaded during the French Revolution.
1829 The Tremont House opened in Boston, the first modern hotel in America.
1846 The use of ether was demonstrated successfully for the first time at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital.
1859 Abolitionist John Brown, hoping to start an anti-slavery rebellion, led 21 men in a raid on a federal armory at Harpers Ferry.
1875 Brigham Young University was founded in Provo, Utah.
1916 The first birth control clinic in the United States was opened in Brooklyn by Margaret Sanger, Fania Mindell and Ethel Burne.
1923 The Walt Disney Company was founded by Walt Disney and his brother, Roy Disney.
1928 The frosted electric light bulb was patented by Marvin Pipkin.
1940 Benjamin O. Davis Sr. was named the first African-American general in the United States Army.
1944 The Robe, by Lloyd Douglas, was published.
1946 Ten Nazi war criminals condemned during the Nuremberg trials were hanged.
1955 Mrs. Jules Lederer replaced Ruth Crowley as a columnist in 26 newspapers, writing advice for the lovelorn under the name Ann Landers.
1962 The Cuban missile crisis began as President John F. Kennedy was informed that reconnaissance photographs had revealed the presence of missile bases in Cuba.
1964 China detonated its first atomic bomb.
1968 United States athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos were kicked off the Olympic team for performing a Black Power salute during a medal ceremony.
1969 The New York Mets won their first World Series baseball championship.
1972 Creedence Clearwater Revival disbanded.
1973 Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho, who negotiated a cease-fire in the Vietnam War, were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize; Tho declined the award.
1976 Memphis, TN disc jockey Rick Dees and his ‘Cast of Idiots’ made it all the way to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Disco Duck (Part 1)."
1976 Stevie Wonder’s album Songs in the Key of Life made it to number one in the U.S.
1978 Cardinal Karol Wojtyla was elected the 264th Pope, taking the name John Paul II.
1986 Chuck Berry celebrated his 60th birthday with a concert in his home town of St. Louis, Missouri.
1987 Rescuers freed Jessica McClure, an 18-month-old girl who had been trapped in an abandoned well for 58 hours in Midland, Texas.
1991 A man crashed a pickup truck into a restaurant in Killeen, Texas, and opened fire, killing 23 people before taking his own life.
1992 Sinead O’Connor was booed off the stage at a show honoring Bob Dylan at Madison Square Garden in disapproval of O’Connor’s tearing up a picture of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live.
1995 A vast throng of African-American men gathered in Washington for the "Million Man March" led by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
1998 British police arrested former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in London.
2000 Missouri Gov. and U.S. Senate candidate Mel Carnahan was killed in a plane crash south of St. Louis.
2002 President George W. Bush signed a congressional resolution authorizing war against Iraq.
2002 The White House announced that North Korea had disclosed it had a nuclear weapons program.

Chart Toppers

1948
A Tree in the Meadow - Margaret Whiting
You Call Everybody Darlin’ - Al Trace (vocal: Bob Vincent)
Hair of Gold, Eyes of Blue - Gordon MacRae
Just a Little Lovin’ (Will Go a Long, Long Way) - Eddy Arnold

1956
Honky Tonk (Parts 1 & 2) - Bill Doggett
Just Walking in the Rain - Johnnie Ray
Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
Hound Dog/Don’t Be Cruel - Elvis Presley

1964
Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann
Dancing in the Street - Martha & The Vandellas
I Guess I’m Crazy - Jim Reeves

1972
Ben - Michael Jackson
Use Me - Bill Withers
Everybody Plays the Fool - The Main Ingredient
Funny Face - Donna Fargo

1980
Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
Woman in Love - Barbra Streisand
Late in the Evening - Paul Simon
Loving Up a Storm - Razzy Bailey

1988
Red Red Wine - UB40
Groovy Kind of Love - Phil Collins
What’s on Your Mind (Pure Energy) - Information Society
Streets of Bakersfield - Dwight Yoakam & Buck Owens

Quote of the Day

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Leo Tolstoy, Russian mystic & novelist (1828 - 1910)




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post Oct 17 2007, 12:44 PM
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Today in History - Oct 17th

Today's Birthdays

1780 Richard Johnson, 9th U.S. Vice President, died Nov 19, 1850
1893 Spring Byington, actress (Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, Angels in the Outfield) died Sep 7, 1971
1900 Jean Arthur (Gladys Georgianna Greene), actress (Shane, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington) died June 19, 1991
1902 Irene Ryan (Noblette), actress (The Beverly Hillbillies) died Apr 26, 1973
1909 Cozy (William Randolph) Cole, drummer (Cab Calloway, Louie Armstrong) died Jan 31, 1981
1912 Pope John Paul I (Albino Lucianim), 263rd pope of the Roman Catholic Church, died Sep 28, 1978
1914 Jerry (Jerome) Siegel, cartoonist (Superman) died Jan 28, 1999
1915 Arthur Miller, playwright (Death of a Salesman, The Misfits) died Feb 10, 2004
1918 Rita Hayworth (Margarita Carmen Cansino), actress (Pal Joey) died May 14, 1987
1920 (Edward) Montgomery Clift, actor (From Here to Eternity, The Misfits, A Place in the Sun) died July 23, 1966
1921 Tom Poston, comedian/actor (Mork & Mindy, Newhart) died Apr 30, 2007
1926 Beverly Garland (Fessenden), actress (My Three Sons, Scarecrow and Mrs. King)
1938 Evel Knievel (Robert Craig), motorcycle daredevil
1940 Jimmy Seals, singer/guitarist (Seals and Crofts)
1942 Gary Puckett, singer (The Union Gap)
1946 Jim Tucker, guitarist (The Turtles)
1946 Michael Hossack, drummer (The Doobie Brothers)
1947 Michael McKean, actor (LaVerne & Shirley, This is Spinal Tap, Mystery Alaska)
1948 Margot (Ruth) Kidder, actress (Superman series)
1948 George Wendt, actor (Cheers, Fletch)
1949 Bill Hudson, comedian/singer (The Hudson Brothers)
1950 Howard E. Rollins Jr., actor (In the Heat of the Night, A Soldier’s Story, Ragtime) died Dec 8, 1996
1955 Sam Bottoms, actor (East of Eden, Apocalypse Now, The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Last Picture Show)
1958 Alan Jackson, country singer (Don’t Rock the Jukebox)
1960 Rob Marshall, director (Chicago)
1962 Mike Judge, animator (Beavis and Butthead)
1963 Norm Macdonald, actor/comedian (Saturday Night Live, Doctor Dolittle, The Norm Show, Screwed)
1968 Ziggy Marley, reggae musician
1969 Ernie Els (Theodore Ernest Els), golf champ
1971 Chris Kirkpatrick, singer (*N Sync)
1972 Eminem, (Marshall Bruce Mathers III), rapper
1972 Wyclef Jean, singer/producer
1978 Sharon Leal, actress (Boston Public)

Today's Deaths in History

1849 Frédéric Chopin, Polish-French musician/composer, dies at 39
1910 Julia Ward Howe, composer/abolitionist (The Battle Hymn of the Republic) dies at 91
1967 Henry Pu Yi, last Emperor of China, dies at 61
1972 Turk Broda, NHL goaltender (Toronto Maple Leafs) dies at 58
1979 S. J. Perelman, screenwriter (Horse Feathers, Monkey Business) dies at 75
1991 Tennessee Ernie Ford, singer/television performer (16 Tons) dies at 82
1993 Criss Oliva, guitarist (Savatage) is killed by a drunk driver at 30
1996 Chris Acland, drummer (Lush) commits suicide at 30
2001 Jay Livingston, songwriter (Buttons & Bows, Silver Bells) dies at 86
2002 Derek Bell, Irish harpist (The Chieftans) dies at 66
2006 Christopher Glenn, newscaster (CBS) dies at 68

Today in History

1777 British forces under Gen. John Burgoyne surrendered to American troops in Saratoga, N.Y., in a turning point of the Revolutionary War.
1781 General Charles Cornwallis offered his surrender to the American forces at Yorktown, Virginia.
1845 According to a Boston newspaper, the entire audience walked out of a reading of The Raven because of their objection to Edgar Allan Poe, the reader and author.
1888 The first issue of National Geographic Magazine hit the newsstands.
1888 Thomas Edison filed a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie).
1919 The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was formed.
1931 Mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion and sentenced to 11 years in prison.
1933 Dr. Albert Einstein moved to Princeton, NJ, after arriving in the United States from Germany.
1937 Huey, Dewey and Louie, Donald Duck's three almost identical nephews, first appeared in a newspaper comic strip.
1938 NBC moved to the corner of Sunset and Vine, the ‘Crossroads of the World;’ the new Hollywood Radio City drew thousands of visitors.
1945 Actress Ava Gardner married bandleader Artie Shaw.
1945 Col. Juan Peron staged a coup, becoming absolute ruler of Argentina.
1953 The first concert of contemporary Canadian music presented in the U.S. was performed by conductor Leopold Stokowski at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
1962 The Beatles made their first appearance on Great Britain’s Granada TV Network.
1965 The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair closed after a two-year run.
1967 The rock musical Hair opened at the New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater.
1973 Arab oil-producing nations announced they would cut back oil exports to Western nations and Japan; the result was a total embargo that lasted until March 1974.
1978 President Jimmy Carter signed a bill restoring U.S. citizenship to Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
1978 After losing the first two games to the LA Dodgers, the New York Yankees won the next four games to clinch their 22nd World Series championship.
1979 Mother Teresa of India was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work on behalf of the destitute in Calcutta.
1983 Actor Anthony Quinn lit up the Great White Way in the revival of the 1968 musical Zorba.
1985 Intel introduced the 32-bit 80386 microcomputer chip.
1987 First lady Nancy Reagan underwent a modified radical mastectomy at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland.
1989 An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale hit the San Francisco Bay area at 5:04 p.m.
1997 The remains of revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara were laid to rest in his adopted Cuba, 30 years after his execution in Bolivia.
1998 The single, "One Week," by Barenaked Ladies, was number one -- for one week.
2001 The House of Representatives announced plans to close for an anthrax sweep after 31 people at the Capitol tested positive for exposure; New York Gov. George Pataki's Manhattan office was evacuated after anthrax was detected.
2001 Israel's tourism minister, Rehavam Zeevi, was shot to death in the first assassination of a serving Cabinet minister by Palestinians.
2003 The pinnacle was fitted on the roof of Taipei 101, a 101-floor skyscraper in Taipei, allowing it to surpass the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur by 50 meters (165 feet) and become the World's tallest highrise.
2006 The United States population reached 300 million.

Chart Toppers

1949
You’re Breaking My Heart - Vic Damone
Someday - Vaughn Monroe
That Lucky Old Sun - Frankie Laine
Slipping Around - Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely

1957
Chances Are/The Twelfth of Never - Johnny Mathis
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Keep a Knockin’ - Little Richard
Wake Up Little Susie - The Everly Brothers

1965
Yesterday - The Beatles
Treat Her Right - Roy Head
A Lover’s Concerto - The Toys
Behind the Tear - Sonny James

1973
Half-Breed - Cher
Ramblin’ Man - The Allman Brothers Band
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
Ridin’ My Thumb to Mexico - Johnny Rodriguez

1981
Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross
Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones
For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton
Party Time - T.G. Sheppard

1989
Miss You Much - Janet Jackson
Love Song - The Cure
Mixed Emotions - Rolling Stones
Killin’ Time - Clint Black

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An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.
Aldous Huxley, English critic & novelist (1894 - 1963)





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Today in History - Oct 18th

Today's Birthdays

1898 Lotte Lenya (Karoline Blamauer), singer/actress (The Threepenny Opera, From Russia with Love)
1906 James Brooks, artist (235-ft. mural at La Guardia National Airport, NY) died Mar 9, 1992
1918 Bobby Troup, actor (Emergency) died Feb 7, 1999
1919 Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, died Sep 28, 2000
1919 Anita O'Day, singer (The Jezebel of Jazz) died Nov 23, 2006
1926 Chuck Berry (Charles Edward Anderson Berry), singer/songwriter/guitarist (Maybelline)
1927 George C. (Campbell) Scott, actor (Patton, Taps, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, Malice) died Sep 22, 1999
1928 Keith Jackson, American Sportscasters Hall of Famer (ABC Sports, Wide World of Sports)
1934 Inger Stevens (Stensland), actress (The Farmer’s Daughter, Hang ’Em High) died Apr 30, 1970
1935 Peter Boyle, actor (Everybody Loves Raymond, Taxi Driver, Young Frankenstein) died Dec 12, 2006
1938 Dawn Wells, actress (Gilligan's Island)
1939 Mike Ditka, Pro & College Football Hall of Fame player/coach/TV sports analyst
1939 Lee Harvey Oswald, assassin of John F. Kennedy, died Nov 24, 1963
1943 Russ Giguere, guitarist/singer (The Association)
1947 Joe Morton, actor (Speed, Of Mice and Men, Forever Young, Terminator 2: Judgment Day)
1947 Laura Nyro, songwriter/singer (Up on the Roof)
1949 Gary Richrath, guitarist/songwriter (REO Speedwagon)
1951 Pam Dawber, actress (Mork & Mindy, My Sister Sam)
1956 Martina Navratilova, tennis champion
1958 Kjell Samuelsson, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
1958 Thomas "Hit Man" Hearns, boxing champion
1959 Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, sports talk show host (WFAN)
1960 Jean-Claude Van Damme (Varenberg), actor (Kickboxer, Universal Soldier, Hard Target, Timecop)
1961 Wynton Marsalis, jazz/classical trumpeter
1961 Erin Moran, actress (Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi)
1962 Vincent Spano, actor (The Tie That Binds, The Ascent, Oscar, City of Hope, And God Created Woman)
1974 Peter Svensson, guitarist (The Cardigans)
1980 Josh Gracin, U.S. Marine/country singer (American Idol)
1987 Zac Efron, actor (High School Musical movies)

Today's Deaths in History

1931 Thomas Alva Edison, inventor, dies at 84
1966 Elizabeth Arden, businesswoman (Cosmetics) dies at 91
1982 Bess Truman, former First Lady, dies at 97
2000 Julie London, singer/actress (Emergency) dies at 74
2000 Gwen Verdon, dancer/actress (Damn Yankees) dies at 75
2007 Deborah Kerr, actress (The King and I, An Affair to Remember, From Here to Eternity) dies at 86
2007 Joey Bishop, Rat Pack member, dies at 89

Today in History

1009 The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a Christian church in Jerusalem, was completely destroyed by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, who hacked the Church's foundations down to bedrock.
1648 The Boston Shoemakers formed the first U.S. labor organization.
1685 King Louis XIV of France revoked the Edict of Nantes, which had established the legal toleration of France's Protestant population, the Huguenots.
1767 The boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania, the Mason-Dixon line, was agreed upon.
1842 Samuel Finley Breese Morse laid his first telegraph cable in New York Harbor between the Battery and Governor’s Island.
1867 The United States took possession of Alaska from Russia.
1892 The first long-distance telephone communication was established between the mayors of New York and Chicago.
1898 The American flag was raised in Puerto Rico shortly before Spain formally relinquished control of the island to the United States.
1922 The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was established to monitor the development of radio in Great Britain.
1924 The term ‘The Four Horsemen’ was first used in a New York Herald Tribune article by columnist Grantland Rice to describe the backfield of the University of Notre Dame.
1924 University of Illinois Fighting Illini college football halfback Red Grange scored four touchdowns in the first quarter of a game against the University of Michigan Wolverines.
1929 The Judicial Committee of England’s Privy Council ruled that women were to be considered as persons in Canada.
1943 The first broadcast of Perry Mason was presented on CBS radio.
1944 Soviet troops invaded Czechoslovakia during World War II.
1950 Connie Mack announced he was retiring after 50 seasons as manager of baseball's Philadelphia Athletics.
1954 The comic strip Hi and Lois appeared in newspapers for the first time.
1954 Texas Instruments announced the completion of the first transistor radio.
1956 Football commissioner Bert Bell turned thumbs down on the use of radio-equipped helmets by NFL quarterbacks.
1961 Le Bateau, by French painter Henri Matisse, went on display in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City; for 47 days, nobody realized that it was hanging upside down.
1962 Dr. James D. Watson of the United States, and Dr. Francis Crick and Dr. Maurice Wilkins of Britain, were named winners of the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology for their work in determining the double-helix molecular structure of DNA.
1968 Circus Circus Casino opened in Las Vegas.
1969 The federal government banned artificial sweeteners known as cyclamates because of evidence they cause cancer in laboratory rats.
1971 The final issue of Look magazine was published.
1977 Reggie Jackson made baseball history, hitting three home runs on three successive pitches and earning the nickname "Mr. October."
1977 West German commandos stormed a hijacked Lufthansa jetliner on the ground in Mogadishu, Somalia, freeing all 86 hostages and killing three of the four hijackers.
1979 Following extensive renovation to return Radio City Music Hall to the look and feel of its 1931 art deco glory, the venerable New York City theatre reopened.
1986 Huey Lewis and The News had the number one album in the U.S., Fore.
1989 Erich Honecker was ousted as leader of East Germany after 18 years in power.
1997 The Women In Military Service for America Memorial was dedicated by U.S. Vice President and Mrs. Gore and other distinguished guests.
2001 Four defendants were convicted in New York for the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa.
2001 It was announced that a New Jersey letter carrier and an employee in CBS news anchorman Dan Rather's office had tested positive for skin anthrax.
2006 The Dow Jones industrial average passed 12,000 for the first time before pulling back to close at 11,992.68.

Chart Toppers

1950
Goodnight Irene - The Weavers
All My Love - Patti Page
Harbor Lights - The Sammy Kaye Orchestra (vocal: Tony Alamo)
I’m Moving On - Hank Snow

1958
It’s All in the Game - Tommy Edwards
Rock-in Robin - Bobby Day
Tears on My Pillow - Little Anthony & The Imperials
Bird Dog - The Everly Brothers

1966
Reach Out I’ll Be There - Four Tops
Last Train to Clarksville - The Monkees
Psychotic Reaction - Count Five
Blue Side of Lonesome - Jim Reeves

1974
I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton-John
Nothing from Nothing - Billy Preston
Then Came You - Dionne Warwicke & Spinners
Please Don’t Stop Loving Me - Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton

1982
Jack & Diane - John Cougar
Who Can It Be Now? - Men at Work
Eye in the Sky - The Alan Parsons Project
I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton

1990
Praying for Time - George Michael
I Don’t Have the Heart - James Ingram
Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
Friends in Low Places - Garth Brooks

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Bill Vaughan

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Today in History - Oct 19th

Today's Birthdays

1748 Martha Jefferson (Wayles), wife of 3rd U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, died Sep 6, 1782
1862 Auguste Lumière, French inventor (filmmaker) died April 10, 1954
1885 Charles Merrill, stock company mogul (Merrill-Lynch) died Oct 6, 1956
1903 Tor Johnson, Swedish wrestler/actor (Ed Wood films) died May 12, 1971
1920 LaWanda Page, actress (Sanford and Son) died Sep 14, 2002
1922 Jack Anderson, columnist (Washington Merry-Go-Round) died Dec 17, 2005
1931 John Le Carré (David Cornwell), author (The Russia House, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold)
1932 Robert Reed (John Robert Rietz Jr.), actor (The Brady Bunch) died May 12, 1992
1937 Peter Max (Finkelstein), pop artist
1940 Michael Gambon, actor (Mary Reilly, Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale, Toys)
1944 Peter Tosh, Jamaican reggae musician, died Sept 11, 1987
1945 John Lithgow, actor (3rd Rock from the Sun, The World According to Garp, Ricochet, Terms of Endearment)
1945 Divine (Harris Glenn Milstead), transvestite actor (Lust in the Dust, Pink Flamingos, Polyester) died Mar 7, 1988
1945 Jeannie C. Riley (Stephenson), singer (Harper Valley P.T.A.)
1948 Patrick Simmons, guitarist/singer (The Doobie Brothers)
1956 Nino DeFranco, singer (The DeFranco Family)
1957 Karl Wallinger, keyboards/guitarist (World Party)
1960 Jennifer Holliday, singer/actress (Dreamgirls, Touched by an Angel, Ally McBeal)
1962 Evander Holyfield, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
1964 Ty Pennington, TV host (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
1965 Todd Park Mohr, guitarist/singer (Big Head Todd and the Monsters)
1966 Jon Favreau, actor (Swingers, Made, The Big Empty)
1967 Amy Carter, daughter of 39th U.S. President Jimmy Carter
1969 Trey Parker, TV producer (South Park)
1970 Chris Kattan, actor/comedian (Saturday Night Live)
1977 Jason Reitman, writer/director (Thank You for Smoking)

Today's Deaths in History

1745 Jonathan Swift, Irish author (Gulliver's Travels) dies at 77
1897 George Pullman, inventor/industrialist (Pullman Railway Cars) dies at 66
1950 Edna St. Vincent Millay, poet (Euclid Alone Has Looked on Beauty Bare) dies at 58
1973 Walt Kelly, cartoonist (Pogo) dies at 60
1978 Gig Young, actor (Double Indemnity) dies at 65
1988 Son House, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 82
1994 Martha Raye, comedian/actress (The Bugaloos) dies at 78
1995 Don Cherry, jazz trumpeter, dies at 58
1997 Glen Buxton, guitarist (Alice Cooper) dies at 49
2005 Dallas Cook, trombonist (Suburban Legends)

Today in History

1765 The Stamp Act Congress, meeting in New York, drew up a declaration of rights and liberties.
1781 British general Charles Cornwallis formally surrendered his British army to a combined French and American force outside the Virginia tobacco port of Yorktown.
1789 Chief Justice John Jay was sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
1873 Yale, Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers universities drafted the first code of American football rules.
1933 Basketball was introduced to the 1936 Olympic Games by the Berlin Organization Committee.
1937 Woman’s Day was first published.
1937 The radio classic Big Town made its debut on CBS.
1943 Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, was isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.
1944 Marlon Brando appeared in the Broadway hit, I Remember Mama.
1944 The Navy announced that African-American women would be allowed into the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES).
1950 United Nations forces entered the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.
1951 President Harry S. Truman signed an act formally ending the state of war with Germany.
1959 Twelve-year-old Patty Duke made her first Broadway appearance in The Miracle Worker.
1960 The United States imposed an embargo on exports to Cuba.
1967 The Philadelphia Flyers played the first hockey game at the new Spectrum, defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins 1-0.
1969 Vice President Spiro T. Agnew referred to anti-Vietnam War protesters "an effete corps of impudent snobs."
1970 One World Trade Center was ready for its first tenants, though the upper stories were not completed until 1972.
1973 Elvis and Priscilla Presley were divorced after six years of marriage.
1974 Late-night TV show Weekend debuted on NBC-TV.
1985 "Take on Me," by a-ha, reached number one on the pop music charts.
1985 The first Blockbuster Video store opened in Dallas, Texas.
1987 The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 22.6% on the day later known as Black Monday.
1987 In retaliation for Iranian attacks on ships in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. Navy disabled three of Iran's offshore oil platforms.
1998 Microsoft and prosecutors for the U.S. Department of Justice and twenty states met in federal court, the beginning of the antitrust case against the Microsoft Corporation.
2001 Two Army Rangers were killed in a helicopter crash in Pakistan in the first combat-related American deaths of the military campaign in Afghanistan.
2001 It was announced that a New Jersey postal worker and a New York Post employee had tested positive for skin anthrax.
2002 A 37-year-old man was seriously wounded outside a steakhouse in Ashland, Va., in the latest attack by the Washington-area sniper.
2003 Pope John Paul II beatified Mother Teresa during a ceremony in St. Peter's Square.
2004 Insurgents in Iraq abducted Margaret Hassan, the local director of CARE International, from her car in Baghdad (Hassan was later slain by her captors).
2005 A defiant Saddam Hussein pleaded innocent to charges of premeditated murder and torture at his trial in the former headquarters of his Baath Party in Baghdad.
2005 The last Major League Baseball game was played at Busch Memorial Stadium.
2006 Gunmen ambushed a car carrying Afghan civilians working for a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, killing eight of them execution-style.
2006 The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 12,000 for the first time, ending at 12,011.73.

Chart Toppers

1951
Because of You - Tony Bennett
I Get Ideas - Tony Martin
Cold, Cold Heart - Tony Bennett
Always Late (With Your Kisses) - Lefty Frizzell

1959
Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin
Put Your Head on My Shoulder - Paul Anka
Mr. Blue - The Fleetwoods
The Three Bells - The Browns

1967
The Letter - The Box Tops
To Sir with Love - Lulu
Little Ole Man (Uptight-Everything’s Alright) - Bill Cosby
I Don’t Wanna Play House - Tammy Wynette

1975
Bad Blood - Neil Sedaka
Calypso/I’m Sorry - John Denver
Miracles - Jefferson Starship
Hope You’re Feelin’ Me (Like I’m Feelin’ You) - Charley Pride

1983
Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
Making Love Out of Nothing at All - Air Supply
Islands in the Stream - Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
Paradise Tonight - Charly McClain & Mickey Gilley

1991
Emotions - Mariah Carey
Do Anything - Natural Selection
Romantic - Karyn White
Keep It Between the Lines - Ricky Van Shelton

Quote of the Day

Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say that it makes him more pleasing to others.
Samuel Johnson, English author, critic, & lexicographer (1709 - 1784)




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Today in History - Oct 20th

Today's Birthdays

1882 Bela Lugosi (Blasko), actor (Dracula, Murders in the Rue Morgue) died Aug 16, 1956
1890 Jelly Roll Morton, jazz pianist/composer (King Porter Stomp) died July 10, 1941
1905 Ellery Queen (Frederic Dannay), author (mystery series) died Sep 9, 1982
1907 Arlene Francis (Kazanjian), actress/TV panelist (What’s My Line) died May 31, 2001
1913 Grandpa (Louis Marshall) Jones, Country Music Hall of Famer (Hee Haw) died Feb 19, 1998
1923 Herschel Bernardi, actor (Peter Gunn, The Jetsons) died May 9, 1986
1925 Art Buchwald, newspaper columnist/author (While Reagan Slept) died Jan 17, 2007
1931 Mickey (Charles) Mantle, Baseball Hall of Famer (NY Yankees) died Aug 13, 1995
1932 William Christopher, actor (M*A*S*H, Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.)
1935 Jerry Orbach, actor (Law and Order, Dirty Dancing) died Dec 28, 2004
1936 Bobby Seale, Black Panthers co-founder
1937 Juan (Antonio Sanchez) ‘Manito’ Marichal, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (SF Giants, Boston Red Sox, LA Dodgers)
1939 Jay Siegel, singer (The Tokens)
1942 Earl Hindman, actor (Home Improvement) died Dec 29, 2003
1945 Ric Lee, drummer (Ten Years After)
1950 Tom Petty, guitarist/singer (The Traveling Wilburys, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers)
1951 Al Greenwood, keyboardist (Foreigner)
1952 Melanie Mayron, actress (thirtysomething)
1958 Mark King, bassist/singer (Level 42)
1958 Eric Scott, actor (The Waltons)
1958 Viggo Mortensen, actor (GI Jane, Lord of the Rings series)
1964 Jim Sonefeld, drummer (Hootie & the Blowfish)
1966 Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Al-Qaeda leader, died Jun 7, 2006
1970 Michelle Malkin, political commentator/author
1971 Snoop Doggy Dogg (Calvin Broadus), rapper
1978 Paul Wilson, bassist (Snow Patrol)
1979 John Krasinski, actor (The Office)
1981 Willis McGahee, NFL running back (Baltimore Ravens)

Today's Deaths in History

1964 Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States, dies at 90
1977 Cassie Gaines, singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) dies at 29 in a plane crash
1977 Steve Gaines, guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd) dies at 28 in a plane crash
1977 Ronnie Van Zant, singer/songwriter (Lynyrd Skynyrd) dies at 29 in a plane crash
1989 Anthony Quayle, English actor (The Guns of Navarone, Lawrence of Arabia) dies at 76
1990 Joel McCrea, actor (Buffalo Bill) dies at 84
1994 Burt Lancaster, actor (From Here to Eternity) dies at 80
1995 Christopher Stone, actor (The Howling, Cujo) dies at 53
2003 Jack Elam, actor (Rio Lobo, Cannonball Run series) dies at 82
2005 Shirley Horn, jazz singer, dies at 71
2006 Jane Wyatt, actress (Lost Horizon, Father Knows Best, Star Trek) dies at 96

Today in History

1774 The new Continental Congress passed an order proclaiming that all citizens of the colonies “discountenance and discourage all horse racing and all kinds of gaming, cock fighting, exhibitions of shows, plays and other expensive diversions and entertainment.”
1873 The Hippodrome was opened in New York City by showman Phineus T. (P.T.) Barnum.
1910 A baseball with a cork center was used in a World Series game for the first time.
1930 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was first heard on the NBC Red network.
1944 Gen. Douglas MacArthur stepped ashore at Leyte in the Philippines, 2-1/2 years after he'd said, "I shall return."
1947 The House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged Communist influence in the motion picture industry.
1955 No Time for Sergeants opened on Broadway, starring Andy Griffith.
1955 JRR Tolkein's The Return of the King was published.
1957 Walter Cronkite began hosting a weekly documentary, The 20th Century, which reported on major events that had shaped modern world history.
1962 Bobby “Boris” Picket and the Crypt Kickers reached the top of the charts with "The Monster Mash."
1965 Boxing Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Robinson notched his 174th and final victory, a third-round knockout of Rudolph Bent; he was 45.
1965 The Beatles received a gold record for the single, "Yesterday."
1967 Seven of 18 defendants were convicted in Mississippi of violating the civil rights of three young men who were murdered while trying to help blacks register to vote in 1964.
1968 Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.
1973 President Nixon fired Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox and Deputy Attorney General William D. Ruckelshaus, and Attorney General Elliot Richardson resigned in the "Saturday Night Massacre" revolving around the Watergate scandal.
1977 Three members of the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd were killed in the crash of a chartered plane near McComb, Miss.
1991 Hot wind gusts, called Diablo winds, twisted through the East Bay hills near Oakland, California; the winds, coupled with drought-weary vegetation, sparked the Oakland Hills fire, which claimed 25 lives and destroyed more than 2,700 structures and 1500 acres.
1992 In the first World Series game to be played outside the United States, the host Toronto Blue Jays beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2.
2000 Egyptian-born Ali Mohamed, a U.S. citizen who'd served in the Army, pleaded guilty in New York to helping plan the deadly U.S. embassy bombings in Africa in 1998 that killed 224 people, including 12 Americans.
2004 U.S. Army staff sergeant Ivan "Chip" Frederick pleaded guilty to abusing Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison; Frederick was sentenced to eight years in prison.
2004 The Boston Red Sox became the first team in the history of the league to win a best-of-7 postseason series after trailing the series 3 games to 0, defeating the New York Yankees in Game 7 the American League Championship Series.
2005 A defense lawyer in Saddam Hussein's mass murder trial was abducted from his office and found murdered hours later.

Chart Toppers

1944
I’ll Walk Alone - Dinah Shore
Is You is or is You Ain’t - Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
It Had to Be You - Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes
Smoke on the Water - Red Foley

1952
You Belong to Me - Jo Stafford
Wish You Were Here - Eddie Fisher
I Went to Your Wedding - Patti Page
Jambalaya (On the Bayou) - Hank Williams

1960
Save the Last Dance for Me - The Drifters
My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own - Connie Francis
I Want to Be Wanted - Brenda Lee
Alabam - Cowboy Copas

1968
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Fire - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Little Green Apples - O.C. Smith
Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye - Eddy Arnold

1976
Disco Duck (Part 1) - Rick Dees & His Cast of Idiots
Lowdown - Boz Scaggs
If You Leave Me Now -Chicago
You and Me - Tammy Wynette

1984
I Just Called to Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) - Billy Ocean
Hard Habit to Break - Chicago
I Don’t Know a Thing About Love (The Moon Song) - Conway Twitty

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A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.
John Ciardi, US poet (1916 - 1986)




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Today in History - Oct 21st

Today's Birthdays

1772 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan) died July 25, 1834
1833 Alfred Nobel, chemist/philanthropist (invented dynamite) died Dec 10, 1896
1917 Dizzy (John Birks) Gillespie, trumpeter/bandleader, died Jan 6, 1993
1928 Whitey (Edward Charles) Ford, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NY Yankees)
1940 Manfred Mann (Michael Lubowitz), singer/musician (Manfred Mann's Earth Band)
1941 Steve Cropper, blues guitarist (Blues Brothers, Booker T and The MG’s)
1942 Elvin Bishop, guitarist/singer (Fooled Around and Fell in Love)
1942 Judy Sheindlin, TV personality (Judge Judy)
1943 Brian Piccolo, NFL running back (Chicago Bears) died June 16, 1970
1946 Lee Loughnane, brass musician (Chicago)
1946 Lux Interior, punk singer (The Cramps)
1949 Mike Keenan, NHL coach (NY Rangers)
1950 Ronald E. McNair, physicist/astronaut (Challenger Space Shuttle) died Jan 28, 1986
1952 Brent Mydland, keyboardist (Grateful Dead) died June 26, 1990
1953 Charlotte Caffey, guitarist/singer (The Go-Gos)
1955 Eric Faulkner, guitarist (Bay City Rollers)
1956 Carrie Fisher, actress (Star Wars series, The Blues Brothers, When Harry Met Sally)
1957 Julian Cope, bassist/guitarist/singer (World Shut Your Mouth)
1957 Steve Lukather, guitarist (Toto)
1959 Rose McDowall, Scottish singer (Strawberry Switchblade)
1959 Ken Watanabe, actor (The Last Samurai, Letters from Iwo Jima)
1964 Jon Carin, producer/session musician (Pink Floyd, The Who)
1968 Melora Walters, actress (Boogie Nights, Magnolia)
1973 Charlie Lowell, keyboardist (Jars of Clay)
1976 Jeremy Miller, actor (Growing Pains)
1978 Joey Harrington, NFL quatrterback (Atlanta Falcons)

Today's Deaths in History

1805 Horatio Nelson, British admiral (mortally wounded in battle) dies at 47
1965 Bill Black, bassist (Elvis Presley) dies at 39
1969 Jack Kerouac, novelist (On the Road) dies at 47
1984 François Truffaut, French film director (The 400 Blows) dies at 52
1995 Shannon Hoon, singer (Blind Melon) dies of an overdose at 28
2003 Fred Berry, actor (What's Happening!) dies at 52
2003 Elliott Smith, musician/singer (Miss Misery) dies at 34
2005 Tara Correa-McMullen, actress (Judging Amy) is shot and killed at 16

Today in History

1517 Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, beginning the Protestant Reformation.
1797 The U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides, was launched in Boston Harbor.
1805 Admiral Horatio Nelson led the English fleet to victory over Napoleon’s combined French and Spanish navies at the Battle of Trafalgar.
1879 Thomas Alva Edison succeeded in producing a working prototype of the electric, incandescent lamp.
1908 A Saturday Evening Post advertisement offered a chance to buy, for the first time, a two-sided record.
1917 American soldiers first saw action in World War I on the front lines in France.
1918 A typing speed record was set by Margaret Owen of New York City, who banged out 170 words per minute on a manual typewriter.
1925 The U.S. Treasury Department announced that it had fined 29,620 people for (alcohol) prohibition violations.
1944 In the first kamikaze attack, HMAS Australia was hit by a Japanese plane carrying a 200 kg (441 pound) bomb off Leyte Island, as the Battle of Leyte Gulf began.
1957 The Elvis Presley movie Jailhouse Rock opened in U.S. theatres.
1958 Orchestral strings were used for the first time in a rock and roll tune as Buddy Holly recorded "It Doesn’t Matter Anymore," written by Paul Anka.
1960 The fourth and last debate preceding the presidential election between U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy and U.S. Vice President Richard M. Nixon was televised from New York City.
1966 More than 140 people, mostly children, were killed when a coal waste landslide engulfed a school and several houses in south Wales.
1967 Tens of thousands of Vietnam War protesters marched in Washington, D.C.
1971 President Richard M. Nixon nominated Lewis F. Powell and William H. Rehnquist to the U.S. Supreme Court.
1972 Chuck Berry’s "My Ding-a-Ling" hit #1 in the U.S.
1973 Fred Dryer of the Los Angeles Rams became the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.
1975 Boston Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk hit a ball that struck the left field foul pole in Boston's Fenway Park for a home run, giving the Red Sox a 7-6 victory in 12 innings over the Cincinnati Reds in Game 6 of the World Series.
1985 William ‘The Refrigerator’ Perry of the Chicago Bears led his team to a 23-7 win over the Green Bay Packers.
1988 A federal grand jury in New York indicted former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and his wife, Imelda, on charges of fraud and racketeering.
1997 Elton John’s tribute to Princess Diana, "Candle in the Wind 1997," was declared by The Guinness Book of Records to be the biggest-selling single record of all time.
1998 The New York Yankees won their 24th World Series.
2000 After more than 40 years as a bachelor, Giac finally takes the plunge and gets married in Richmond, Virginia.
2001 Washington postal worker Thomas L. Morris Jr. died of inhaled anthrax.
2002 A car packed with explosives blew up next to a bus in northern Israel during rush hour; 14 people were killed in addition to two suicide attackers.
2003 Invoking a hastily-passed law, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush ordered a feeding tube reinserted into Terry Schiavo, a brain-damaged woman at the center of a bitter right-to-die battle.
2003 The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution demanding that Israel tear down a barrier jutting into the West Bank.

Chart Toppers

1945
I’ll Buy That Dream - The Pied Pipers
Till the End of Time - Perry Como
On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe - Johnny Mercer
You Two-Timed Me One Time Too Often - Tex Ritter

1953
Vaya Con Dios - Les Paul & Mary Ford
You, You, You - The Ames Brothers
Crying in the Chapel - June Valli
I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know - The Davis Sisters

1961
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
Runaround Sue - Dion
Bristol Stomp - The Dovells
Walk on By - Leroy Van Dyke

1969
I Can’t Get Next to You - The Temptations
Hot Fun in the Summertime - Sly & The Family Stone
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Since I Met You, Baby - Sonny James

1977
You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon
That’s Rock ’n’ Roll - Shaun Cassidy
Heaven’s Just a Sin Away - The Kendalls

1985
Take on Me - a-ha
Saving All My Love for You - Whitney Houston
Part-Time Lover - Stevie Wonder
You Make Me Want to Make You Mine - Juice Newton

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Only the shallow know themselves.
Oscar Wilde, Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet (1854 - 1900)




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Today in History - Oct 22nd

Today's Birthdays

1811 Franz Liszt, composer (The Hungarian Rhapsodies, Faust) died July 31, 1886
1903 Curly Howard, comedian (The Three Stooges) died Jan 18, 1952
1904 Constance Bennett, actress (Topper, Sin Takes a Holiday) died July 24, 1965
1907 Jimmie (Emory) Foxx, Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (Philadelphia Athletics, Philadelphia Blue Jays) died July 21, 1967
1917 Joan Fontaine (de Havilland), actress (Suspicion, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Rebecca, Jane Eyre, Ivanhoe)
1920 Mitzi Green (Elizabeth Keno), actress (Little Orphan Annie, Tom Sawyer) died May 24, 1969
1920 Timothy Leary, psychologist/professor/LSD advocate, died May 31, 1996
1938 Derek Jacobi, actor (The Tenth Man, The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File)
1938 Christopher Lloyd, actor (Taxi, Back to the Future series, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Angels in the Outfield)
1939 Tony Roberts, actor (Play It Again Sam, Serpico, Radio Days, Annie Hall, Hannah and Her Sisters)
1942 Annette Funicello, singer/actress (The Mickey Mouse Club, Beach movies)
1942 Bobby Fuller, singer/guitarist (Bobby Fuller Four) died July 18, 1966
1943 Catherine Deneuve (Dorleac), actress (Indochine, Umbrellas of Cherbourg)
1945 Leslie West (Weinstein), singer/guitarist (Mountain)
1946 Eddie Brigati, singer (The Young Rascals, The Rascals)
1948 Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, would-be assassin of Gerald Ford
1949 Stiv Bators, ppunk singer/guitarist (The Dead Boys, Lords of the New Church) died June 2, 1990
1952 Jeff Goldblum, actor (The Fly, The Big Chill, Independence Day, Silverado, Jurassic Park series)
1960 Darryl Jenifer, bassist (Bad Brains)
1960 Cris Kirkwood, bassist (Meat Puppets)
1962 Bob Odenkirk, actor/comedian (Mr. Show)
1963 Brian Boitano, Olympic figure skater
1966 Valeria Golino, actress (Escape from L.A., Leaving Las Vegas, Rain Man, Big Top Pee-wee)
1968 Stéphane Quintal, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
1968 Shelby Lynne, country singer
1968 Jay Johnston, actor/comedian (Mr. Show)
1969 Spike Jonze, director/producer (Three Kings, Adaptation, Being John Malkovich)
1970 SD Willie, board member
1973 Ichiro Suzuki, MLB outfielder (Seattle Mariners)
1985 Zachary Hanson, drummer (Hanson)
1990 Jonathan Lipnicki, actor (Jerry Maguire, Stuart Little)
1992 Sofia Vassilieva, actress (Medium)

Today's Deaths in History

1934 Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, bank robber, is shot to death at 30
1992 Cleavon Little, comedian/actor (Blazing Saddles) dies at 53
1995 Mary Wickes, actress (Sisters Act series) dies at 85

Today in History

1746 John Hamilton, the Royal Governor of New Jersey, officially chartered the College of New Jersey (Princeton).
1797 French balloonist Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first parachute descent, landing safely from a height of about 3,000 feet.
1836 Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
1883 New York's Metropolitan Opera House hosted its first perfromance, Charles Gounod’s Faust.
1924 Toastmasters International was founded.
1928 Republican presidential nominee Herbert Hoover spoke of the "American system of rugged individualism" in a speech at New York's Madison Square Garden.
1934 Bank robber Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd was shot to death by federal agents at a farm in East Liverpool, Ohio.
1939 The first televised pro football game was telecast from Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York.
1950 The Los Angeles Rams stomped the Baltimore Colts, 70-27, in a regular season game, setting an NFL scoring record.
1954 West Germany joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
1962 U.S. President John F. Kennedy informed the world that the Soviet Union was building secret missile bases in Cuba and that he had ordered a naval quarantine (blockade) of Cuba.
1964 Jean-Paul Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, but turned down the honour.
1966 The Supremes became the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album.
1968 Apollo 7, with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn Fulton Eisele and R. Walter Cunningham aboard, returned to Earth.
1971 Folk singer Joan Baez received a gold record for her hit, "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down."
1976 Red Dye No. 4 was banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it was discovered that it caused tumors in the bladders of dogs.
1978 Pope John Paul II was inaugurated as Universal Pastor of the Roman Catholic Church, the first non-Italian Pope since Adrian VI (1522-1523).
1979 The U.S. government allowed the deposed Shah of Iran to travel to New York for medical treatment.
1981 The Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization was decertified by the federal government for its strike the previous August.
1983 Celebrating its 100th anniversary, New York’s Metropolitan Opera featured a daylong concert with some of the world’s greatest opera stars, including Joan Sutherland, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti.
1986 U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed the Tax Reform Act of 1986.
1986 WNBC traffic reporter Jane Dornacker was killed when the helicopter she was riding in stalled and crashed into the Hudson River.
1988 Phil Collins’ remake of the Mindbenders’ "Groovy Kind of Love" was the number one U.S. single.
2001 Washington postal worker Joseph P. Curseen died of inhaled anthrax.
2002 A bus driver was shot to death in Aspen Hill, Md., in the 13th and final attack by the Washington-area sniper.
2004 In a wrenching videotaped statement, kidnapped aid worker Margaret Hassan begged Britain to help save her by withdrawing its troops from Iraq, saying these "might be my last hours;" Hassan was later killed by her captors.
2005 Tropical Storm Alpha formed in the Atlantic Basin, making the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record with 22 named storms.
2006 Michael Schumacher drove his last Formula 1 Race.

Chart Toppers

1946
Five Minutes More - Tex Beneke
To Each His Own - Eddy Howard
South America, Take It Away - Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
Divorce Me C.O.D. - Merle Travis

1954
Hey There - Rosemary Clooney
I Need You Now - Eddie Fisher
If I Give My Heart to You - Doris Day
I Don’t Hurt Anymore - Hank Snow

1962
Monster Mash - Bobby “Boris” Picket
Do You Love Me - The Contours
He’s a Rebel - The Crystals
Mama Sang a Song - Bill Anderson

1970
I’ll Be There - The Jackson 5
Green-Eyed Lady - Sugarloaf
All Right Now - Free
Sunday Morning Coming Down - Johnny Cash

1978
Kiss You All Over - Exile
Hot Child in the City - Nick Gilder
Reminiscing - Little River Band
Tear Time - Dave & Sugar

1986
When I Think of You - Janet Jackson
Typical Male - Tina Turner
True Colors - Cyndi Lauper
Just Another Love - Tanya Tucker

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Today in History - Oct 23rd

Today's Birthdays

1752 Nicolas Appert, French chef/inventor (food canning process, bouillon cube) died June 3, 1841
1762 Samuel Morey, inventor (internal coombustion engine) died April 17, 1843
1835 Adlai Ewing Stevenson, 23rd Vice President of the U.S., died June 14, 1914
1869 John Heisman, football player/coach, died Oct 3, 1936
1892 (Milton) ‘Gummo’ Marx, comedian/actor (Marx Brothers) died Apr 21, 1977
1918 James Daly, actor (Medical Center, Planet of the Apes) died July 3, 1978
1922 Frank Sutton, actor (Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.) died June 28, 1974
1925 Johnny Carson, comedian/TV host (The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson) died Jan 23, 2005
1935 Juan ‘Chi-Chi’ Rodriguez, World Golf Hall of Famer
1936 Philip Kaufman, director (Invasion of the Body Snatchers)
1940 (Eleanor) Ellie Greenwich (Ellie Gay, Ellie Gee), songwriter (Be My Baby, Chapel of Love, Da Do Ron Ron, Then He Kissed Me)
1940 Pelé (Edson Arantes do Nascimento), Brazilian soccer star
1942 Michael Crichton, author (Jurassic Park series)
1947 Greg Ridley, bassist/singer (Spooky Tooth, Humble Pie, Small Faces)
1954 Ang Lee, director (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain)
1956 Dwight Yoakam, country songwriter/singer
1958 Nancy Grace, former prosecutor/TV host (CNN)
1959 ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, singer/comedian
1962 Doug Flutie, NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills, San Diego Chargers)
1962 Mike Tomczak, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers; Chicago Bears)
1959 Sam Raimi, director (Evil Dead series, Spiderman series)
1964 Robert Trujillo, bassist (Metallica)
1976 Ryan Reynolds, actor (Van Wilder, Waiting)
1978 John Lackey, MLB pitcher (LA Angels)

Today's Deaths in History

1921 John Boyd Dunlop, Scottish inventor (Dunlop Tires) dies at 81
1939 Zane Grey, author (westerns) dies at 67
1950 Al Jolson (Asa Yoelson), singer/actor (The Jazz Singer) dies at 64
1978 Maybelle Carter, country guitarist/musical innovator, dies at 69
1983 Jessica Savitch, journalist (NBC News) dies at 36 in an automobile accident
1984 Oskar Werner, Austrian actor (The Spy Who Came in From the Cold) dies at 61
2002 Adolph Green, lyricist/playwright (Singin' in the Rain) dies at 87
2003 Soong May-ling (Madame Chiang Kai-shek) dies in New York at 105
2004 Robert Merrill, baritone (National ANthem at Yankees games) dies at 87
2005 William Hootkins, actor (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Batman) dies at 57

Today in History

1707 The first Parliament of Great Britain, created by the Acts of Union between England and Scotland, held its first meeting.
1861 U.S. President Abraham Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus in Washington, D.C., for all military-related cases.
1867 72 Senators were summoned by Royal Proclamation to serve as the first members of the Canadian Senate.
1910 Blanche S. Scott became the first woman aviator.
1915 Some 25,000 women marched in New York City demanding the right to vote.
1929 The first North American transcontinental air service began between New York City and Los Angeles, California.
1930 The first miniature golf tournament came to a close in Chattanooga, TN.
1932 Fred Allen made his radio debut on The Linit Bath Club Revue.
1941 19,000 Jews were burned alive at Dalnik in Odessa, by Romanian and German troops.
1944 The largest naval battle in history began at Leyte Gulf in the Philippines.
1946 The United Nations General Assembly convened in New York for the first time, at an auditorium in Flushing Meadow.
1956 Jonathan Winters was seen coast to coast in the first videotape recording to be broadcast, originating from WRCA-TV in New York City.
1958 Russian poet and novelist Boris Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for Dr. Zhivago.
1973 President Richard M. Nixon agreed to turn White House tape recordings requested by the Watergate special prosecutor over to Judge John J. Sirica.
1973 A United Nations sanctioned cease-fire officially ended the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Syria.
1976 Pitt’s Tony Dorsett rushed for 180 yards at Navy, setting the NCAA all-time rushing record of 5,206 career yards.
1978 CBS Records hiked prices of many vinyl albums by one dollar to $8.98.
1983 Suicidal terrorists drove a truck loaded with TNT into the U.S. Marines headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 241 personnel.
1987 The U.S. Senate rejected the Supreme Court nomination of Robert H. Bork, 58-42.
1989 After 33 years of Soviet rule, Hungary became an independent republic.
1989 A white man, Charles Stuart, claimed that he and his pregnant wife had been shot by a black robber in Boston; Carol Stuart and her prematurely delivered baby died (Stuart was later implicated in the shootings and apparently committed suicide).
1993 The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4 games to 2 in the World Series to win the title for the second year in a row.
1998 Dr. Barnett Slepian, a doctor who performed abortions, was killed at his home in suburban Buffalo, N.Y., when a sniper fired through his kitchen window (James Kopp was convicted of murder and is serving 25 years to life in prison).
1998 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat signed a land-for-peace agreement at the White House, following nine days of talks at Wye River, Md.
2002 Gunmen seized a crowded Moscow theater, taking hundreds hostage and threatening to kill them unless the Russian army pulled out of Chechnya.
2004 A powerful earthquake hit Niigata prefecture, northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.
2006 Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling was sentenced by a federal judge in Houston to 24 years, four months for his role in the company's collapse.

Chart Toppers

1947
Near You - The Francis Craig Orchestra (vocal: Bob Lamm)
I Wish I Didn’t Love You So - Vaughn Monroe
Feudin’ and Fightin’ - Dorothy Shay
Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) - Tex Williams

1955
Love is a Many-Splendored Thing - The Four Aces
Autumn Leaves - Roger Williams
The Shifting, Whispering Sands - Rusty Draper
Love, Love, Love - Webb Pierce

1963
Sugar Shack - Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs
Be My Baby - The Ronettes
Busted - Ray Charles
Love’s Gonna Live Here - Buck Owens

1971
Maggie Mae/Reason to Believe - Rod Stewart
Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves - Cher
Do You Know What I Mean - Lee Michaels
How Can I Unlove You - Lynn Anderson

1979
Rise - Herb Alpert
Pop Muzik - M
I’ll Never Love This Way Again - Dionne Warwick
All the Gold in California - Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers

1987
Lost in Emotion - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
U Got the Look - Prince
I Think We’re Alone Now - Tiffany
Fishin’ in the Dark - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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John Ruskin, English critic, essayist, & reformer (1819 - 1900)




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Today in History - Oct 24th

Today's Birthdays

1788 Sarah Hale, poet (Mary Had a Little Lamb) died Apr 30, 1879
1830 Belva Lockwood, attorney/first woman formally nominated to run for President, died May 19, 1917
1855 James Sherman, 27th U.S. Vice President, died Oct 30, 1912
1904 Moss Hart, director (My Fair Lady) died Dec 20, 1961
1911 Sonny Terry, blues musician, died March 11, 1986
1915 Bob Kane, cartoonist (Batman) died Nov 3, 1998
1926 Y.A. (Yelberton Abraham) Tittle, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (NY Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Colts)
1930 J.P. (Jiles Perry) Richardson, "The Big Bopper," singer/songwriter (Chantilly Lace) killed in plane crash Feb 3, 1959
1936 David Nelson, actor (The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, Peyton Place)
1936 Bill Wyman, bassist (The Rolling Stones)
1939 F. Murray Abraham, actor (Amadeus, Last Action Hero, Scarface, Serpico, All the President’s Men)
1946 Jerry Edmonton, drummer (Steppenwolf) killed in car crash Nov 28, 1993
1947 Kevin Kline, actor (A Fish Called Wanda, Fierce Creatures, Silverado, Grand Canyon, Dave, The Big Chill, Sophie’s Choice)
1962 B.D. (Bradley Darryl) Wong, actor (Seven Years in Tibet, Father of the Bride series, Jurassic Park, M. Butterfly)
1967 Jacqueline McKenzie, actress (Deep Blue Sea, Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants)
1971 Caprice Bourret, lingerie model/actress
1972 Scott Peterson, murderer
1979 Ben Gillies, drummer (Silverchair)
1980 Monica, R&B singer/actress
1981 Tila Tequila (Tila Nguyen), model/TV personality (A Shot of Love with Tila Tequila)

Today's Deaths in History

1537 Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII of England, dies of complications from childbirth at 30
1601 Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer, dies at 54
1852 Daniel Webster, lawyer/politician, dies at 70
1922 George Cadbury, British chocolate and cocoa manufacturer, dies at 83
1957 Christian Dior, French fashion designer, dies at 52
1972 Jackie Robinson, Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman/first black player in MLB, dies at 53
1972 Claire Windsor, actress (silent films) dies at 75
1991 Gene Roddenberry, television producer (Star Trek) dies at 70
1997 Don Messick, voice actor (Sccoby-Doo, Boo-Boo Bear, Astro) dies at 71
1999 Sen. John Chafee (R-R.I.) dies at 77
2004 Randy Dorton, NASCAR crew member, dies in a plance crash at 50
2004 Ricky Hendrick, NASCAR team owner, dies in a plance crash at 24
2005 Rosa Parks, Civil rights activist, dies at 92

Today in History

1648 The Peace of Westphalia ended the Thirty Years' War and, effectively, the Holy Roman Empire.
1836 Alonzo D. Phillips of Springfield, Massachusetts received a patent for the phosphorous friction safety match.
1861 Telegrams were sent coast to coast for the first time in the U.S.
1897 The first regular comic strip, The Yellow Kid, was seen in The New York Journal American.
1901 Mrs. Annie Edson Taylor of Bay City, MI became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel and live to tell about it.
1929 The Rudy Vallee Show was broadcast for the first time over NBC radio.
1929 Wall Street investors panicked and ordered their stock brokers to sell everything; nearly 13 million shares traded hands and stock prices plummeted on what became known as Black Thursday.
1931 The George Washington Bridge was opened, linking New York City with New Jersey.
1939 Women’s nylon hosiery went on sale for the first time, at Wilmington Dry Goods in Wilmington, DE.
1940 The 40-hour work week went into effect in the United States.
1945 The United Nations charter took effect at the San Francisco Conference.
1947 Walt Disney testified to the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believed to be communists.
1952 Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower in Detroit, delivered his famous speech about Korea, promising to go to Korea and seek “an early settlement to the war” if elected President.
1959 Wilt ‘The Stilt’ Chamberlain launched a pro basketball record streak, playing in 799 consecutive games and never fouling out.
1962 The U.S. blockade of Cuba during the missile crisis began under a proclamation signed by President John F. Kennedy.
1977 Gary Busey began filming The Buddy Holly Story.
1982 EPCOT (experimental prototype community of tomorrow) Center was dedicated by Disney Chairman, E. Cardon Walker at Walt Disney World, Florida.
1987 Thirty years after it was expelled for refusing to answer allegations of corruption, the Teamsters union was welcomed back into the AFL-CIO.
1992 The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Atlanta Braves in the sixth game (4-3 in 11 innings) and won the World Series four games to two,
becoming the first World Series champs from outside the United States.
1995 The United Nations celebrated its 50th anniversary.
1996 Motown Records founder Berry Gordy received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2001 The House passed a $100 billion economic stimulus package in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
2002 Authorities arrested Army veteran John Allen Muhammad and teenager Lee Boyd Malvo in connection with the Washington-area sniper attacks (Muhammad was later sentenced to death, Malvo to life in prison).
2003 The era of supersonic jet travel came to an end as three British Airways Concordes landed at London's Heathrow Airport.

Chart Toppers

1948
You Call Everybody Darlin’ - Al Trace (vocal: Bob Vincent)
A Tree in the Meadow - Margaret Whiting
Buttons and Bows - Dinah Shore
Just a Little Lovin’ (Will Go a Long, Long Way) - Eddy Arnold

1956
Honky Tonk (Parts 1 & 2) - Bill Doggett
Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
The Green Door - Jim Lowe
Hound Dog/Don’t Be Cruel - Elvis Presley

1964
Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann
Last Kiss - J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers
We’ll Sing in the Sunshine - Gale Garnett
I Don’t Care (Just as Long as You Love Me) - Buck Owens

1972
My Ding-A-Ling - Chuck Berry
Burning Love - Elvis Presley
Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues
Funny Face - Donna Fargo

1980
Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
Woman in Love - Barbra Streisand
He’s So Shy - Pointer Sisters
I Believe in You - Don Williams

1988
Groovy Kind of Love - Phil Collins
What’s on Your Mind (Pure Energy) - Information Society
Wild, Wild West - The Escape Club
Gonna Take a Lot of River - The Oak Ridge Boys

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Today in History - Oct 25th

Today's Birthdays

1825 Johann Strauss, ‘The Waltz King,’ composer (On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Emperor Waltz) died June 3, 1899
1838 Georges Bizet, composer (Carmen) died June 3, 1875
1881 Pablo Picasso, artist (Guernica, Ma Jolie) died Apr 8, 1973
1886 Leo G. Carroll, actor (The Parent Trap, North by Northwest, Father of the Bride) died Oct 16, 1972
1888 Richard E. (Evelyn) Byrd, polar explorer (first to North Pole) died Mar 11, 1957
1912 Minnie Pearl (Sarah Ophelia Colley), comedienne/CMA Hall of Famer (Grand Ole Opry) died Mar 4, 1996
1924 Billy Barty, comedian/actor (Willow, Roustabout, Day of the Locust) died Dec 23, 2000
1928 Tony Franciosa (Anthony Papaleo), actor (Death Wish 2, The Drowning Pool, Matt Helm) died Jan 19, 2006
1928 Marion Ross, actress (Happy Days)
1934 Earl Ingarfield, Sr., NHL center (NY Rangers)
1940 Bobby Knight, Basketball Hall of Fame coach
1941 Helen Reddy, singer (Delta Dawn, I Am Woman)
1944 Jon Anderson, singer (Yes)
1944 Taffy Danoff (Nivert), singer (Starland Vocal Band)
1948 Glenn Tipton, guitarist (Judas Priest)
1949 Brian Kerwin, actor (Lobo, Murphy’s Romance)
1951 Richard Lloyd, guitarist (Television)
1954 Mike Eruzione, hockey player (1980 Miracle on Ice)
1956 Mathias Jabs, guitarist (Scorpions)
1957 Nancy Cartwright, voice actress (The Simpsons)
1961 Chad Smith, drummer (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
1963 Tracy Nelson, actress (Square Pegs, Glitter, Down and Out in Beverly Hills)
1964 Michael Boatman, actor (Spin City)
1970 Ed Robertson, singer/songwriter/guitarist (Barenaked Ladies)
1970 Adam Goldberg, actor (Saving Private Ryan)
1971 Midori (Goto), violinist
1971 Pedro Martinez, MLB pitcher (NY Mets)
1985 Ciara, R&B singer

Today's Deaths in History

1400 Geoffrey Chaucer, poet (Canterbury Tales) dies in London at around 60 (actual date of birth unknown)
1921 Bat Masterson, journalist/lawman, dies at 67
1986 Forrest Tucker, actor (Sands of Iwo Jima, F Troop) dies at 67
1991 Bill Graham, rock promoter, dies at 60
1992 Roger Miller, singer/composer (King of the Road) dies at 56
1993 Vincent Price, actor (Edward Scissorhands, The Raven, The Pit and the Pendulum) dies at 82
1994 Mildred Natwick, actress (Dangerous Liaisons) dies at 89
1995 Bobby Riggs, tennis player (Battle of the Sexes) dies at 77
1999 Payne Stewart, golfer, dies at 42 in a aircraft accident
2002 Richard Harris, Irish actor (A Man Called Horse, Harry Potter series) dies at 72
2004 John Peel, British disc jockey (BBC) dies at 65
2005 Wellington Mara, NFL team owner (NY Giants) dies at 89

Today in History

1812 The U.S. frigate United States captured the British vessel Macedonian during the War of 1812.
1854 The "Charge of the Light Brigade" took place during the Crimean War as an English brigade of more than 600 men, facing hopeless odds, charged the Russian army in the Battle of Balaclava and suffered heavy losses.
1870 The first U.S. trademark was awarded to the Averill Chemical Paint Company of New York City.
1918 The Canadian steamship Princess Sophia foundered off the coast of Alaska; nearly 400 people died.
1936 Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini created the Rome-Berlin Axis.
1938 The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounced swing music as "a degenerated musical system...turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people," warning that it leads down a "primrose path to hell."
1951 Peace talks aimed at ending the Korean War resumed in Panmunjom.
1955 The microwave oven was introduced in Mansfield, Ohio at the corporate headquarters of the Tappan Company.
1960 The Bulova Watch Company introduced its high-tech Accutron electronic wrist watch.
1962 U.S. ambassador Adlai E. Stevenson presented photographic evidence of Soviet missile bases in Cuba to the U.N. Security Council.
1964 The Rolling Stones were introduced to American audiences on The Ed Sullivan Show on CBS-TV.
1970 43-year old Geoge Blanda replaced injured Raiders quarterback Daryl Lamonica, tossing three touchdown passes and taking the Raiders to an easy victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-14.
1970 The wreck of Confederate submarine Hunley was found off Charleston, South Carolina, by pioneer underwater archaeologist, Dr. E. Lee Spence, then just 22 years old.
1971 The U.N. General Assembly voted to admit mainland China and expel Taiwan.
1974 The single "Skin Tight," by the Ohio Players, went gold.
1983 2,000 U.S. Marines invaded Grenada to take control away from the Soviet-Cubans, who had seized the island in a political coup just one week earlier.
1986 New Jersey-based rock band Bon Jovi rose to number one in the U.S. with their Slippery When Wet album.
1986 The Boston Red Sox lost Game 6 of the World Series to the New York Mets when a routine ground ball went through Boston first baseman Bill Buckner's legs, allowing the winning run to score in the 10th inning.
1987 The World Series began in a dome for the first time, as the St Louis Cardinals faced off against the Minnesota Twins.
1990 James ‘Buster’ Douglas, who had knocked out the undefeated Mike Tyson on Feb. 10, 1990 to win the world heavyweight title, was floored by Evander Holyfield in the third round in Las Vegas.
1994 Susan Smith of Union, S.C., claimed that a black carjacker had driven off with her two sons; she later confessed to drowning the children and was convicted of murder.
1999 Golfer Payne Stewart and five others were killed when their Learjet flew uncontrolled for four hours before crashing in South Dakota.
2001 Microsoft released Windows XP.
2002 Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minn., 58, was killed in a plane crash in northern Minnesota along with his wife, daughter and five others.
2003 Florida State's Bobby Bowden became the winningest coach in major college football history with his 339th victory as the Seminoles beat Wake Forest 48-24.
2005 U.S. military deaths in Iraq reached 2,000.
2005 Iraq's election commission declared that final results from the Oct. 15 referendum showed the new constitution was ratified by a huge margin, paving the way for elections.

Chart Toppers

1949
You’re Breaking My Heart - Vic Damone
That Lucky Old Sun - Frankie Laine
Someday - Vaughn Monroe
Slipping Around - Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely

1957
Honeycomb - Jimmie Rodgers
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Hula Love - Buddy Knox
Wake Up Little Susie - The Everly Brothers

1965
Yesterday - The Beatles
A Lover’s Concerto - The Toys
Get Off of My Cloud - The Rolling Stones
Hello Vietnam - Johnny Wright

1973
Angie - The Rolling Stones
Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight & The Pips
Keep on Truckin’ - Eddie Kendricks
Ridin’ My Thumb to Mexico - Johnny Rodriguez

1981
Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross
Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones
Step by Step - Eddie Rabbitt
Never Been So Loved (In All My Life) - Charley Pride

1989
Miss You Much - Janet Jackson
Love Song - The Cure
Sowing the Seeds of Love - Tears For Fears
Living Proof - Ricky Van Shelton

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Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question.
Albert Camus, French existentialist author & philosopher (1913 - 1960)




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Today in History - Oct 26th

Today's Birthdays

1803 Joseph Hansom, architect/inventor (the hansom cab) died in 1882
1854 C.W. (Charles William) Post, cereal mogul (Post cereals) died May 9, 1914
1874 Abby (Greene Aldrich) Rockefeller, philanthropist (NY Museum of Modern Art) died Apr 5, 1948
1876 H.B. (Henry Byron) Warner, actor (It’s a Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington) died Dec 21, 1958
1894 John S. (Shively) Knight, reporter/editor/publisher (Knight-Ridder newspaper empire) died June 16, 1981
1902 Jack Sharkey, World Heavyweight Champion boxer, died Aug 17, 1994
1911 Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer, died Jan 27, 1972
1914 Jackie Coogan (John Leslie Coogan Jr.), actor (The Kid, The Addams Family) died Mar 1, 1984
1916 Francois Mitterand, President of France, died Jan 8, 1996
1936 Shelley Morrison, actress (Will and Grace)
1942 Bob Hoskins, actor (Hook, Brazil, The Cotton Club, Who Framed Roger Rabbit)
1945 Pat Conroy, writer (The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides)
1946 Keith Hopwood, singer/guitarist (Herman’s Hermits)
1946 Pat Sajak, TV host (Wheel of Fortune)
1946 Holly Woodlawn (Haroldo Santiago Franceschi Rodriguez Danhakl), actress/Warhol darling (subject of Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side")
1947 Hillary Rodham Clinton, former First Lady/U.S. Senator/Presidential hopeful
1947 Jaclyn Smith, actress (Charlie’s Angels, The Bourne Identity)
1950 Chuck Foreman, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings)
1951 Bootsy Collins, bassist/singer (Parliament-Funkadelic, Bootsy's Rubber Band)
1952 James Pickens Jr., actor (Grey's Anatomy)
1953 Keith Strickland, drummer (The B-52s)
1954 Lauren Tewes, actress (The Love Boat)
1958 Rita Wilson, actress/Mrs. Tom Hanks (Barbarians at the Gate, Sleepless in Seattle, That Thing You Do!)
1961 Dylan McDermott, actor (The Practice, Hamburger Hill, Steel Magnolias, Destiny Turns on the Radio, Big Shots)
1962 Cary Elwes, actor (Twister, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Days of Thunder, Glory, The Princess Bride)
1963 Natalie Merchant, singer (10,000 Maniacs)
1963 Ted Demme, director (The Ref, Beautiful Girls, Blow)
1965 Kelly Rowan, actress/producer (The O.C.)
1966 Jeanne Zelasko, sportcaster (Fox)
1967 Keith Urban, country singer
1968 Thomas Cavanagh, actor (Ed)
1973 Seth MacFarlane, animator (Family Guy, American Dad)
1976 Miikka Kiprusoff, NHL goaltender (Calgary Flames)
1977 Jon Heder, actor (Napoleon Dynamite, School for Scoundrels, The Benchwarmers)
1984 Sasha Cohen, Olympic figure skater

Today's Deaths in History

1931 Charles Comiskey, baseball team owner (White Sox/Black Sox scandal) dies at 72
1952 Hattie McDaniel, singer/actress (Gone With the Wind) dies at 57
1962 Louise Beavers, actress (Holiday Inn) dies at 60
1972 Igor Sikorsky, inventor (four-engine aircraft, first successful standard helicopter) dies at 83
1979 Park Chung-hee, President of South Korea, is shot and killed at 61
1994 Wilbert Harrison, singer (Kansas City) dies at 65
1999 Hoyt Axton, singer/songwriter/actor (Never Been to Spain, Joy to the World) dies at 61
2004 Bobby Avila, MLB 2nd baseman (Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Braves) dies at 80

Today in History

1774 The First Continental Congress adjourned in Philadelphia.
1776 Benjamin Franklin departed America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution.
1785 The first Spanish jacks (jackasses) imported to the United States arrived in Boston.
1825 The 363-mile-long inland waterway known as the Erie Canal, connecting Lake Erie to New York City by way of the Hudson River, opened to boat traffic.
1858 The rotary motion-washing machine was patented by Hamilton E. Smith of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1861 The Pony Express officially ceased operations.
1881 Doc Holliday joined the Earp brothers, Wyatt, Virgil, and Morgan, in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, AZ, against members of the Clanton gang.
1935 Frances Gumm, a talented twelve-year-old, sang on Wallace Beery’s radio show on NBC; renamed Judy Garland, she was soon starring in The Wizard of Oz.
1942 In the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands during the Guadalcanal Campaign, one U.S. aircraft carrier, Hornet, was sunk and another aircraft carrier, Enterprise, was heavily damaged.
1951 Rocky Marciano, the ‘Brockton Blockbuster,’ knocked out Joe Louis, the ‘Brown Bomber,’ in the 8th round of a fight at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1955 The Village Voice was first published.
1958 Pan American Airways made the first commercial flight of a Boeing 707 from New York to Paris.
1962 In one of the most dramatic verbal confrontations of the Cold War, American U.N. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson asked his Soviet counterpart during a Security Council debate whether the USSR had placed missiles in Cuba.
1965 The Beatles received MBE medals from the Queen of England, as they became Members of the British Empire in a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace.
1967 The Shah of Iran crowned himself and his queen after 26 years on the Peacock Throne.
1970 Following 3½ years of forced isolation from boxing, Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) returned to the ring and beat Jerry Quarry in Atlanta, Georgia.
1970 Only 22 years old, Garry Trudeau began his comic strip Doonesbury in 28 newspapers across the U.S.
1972 National security adviser Henry Kissinger declared "peace is at hand" in Vietnam.
1975 Anwar Sadat became the first Egyptian president to pay an official visit to the United States.
1977 The experimental space shuttle Enterprise glided to a bumpy but successful landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
1977 The last natural case of smallpox was discovered in Merca district, Somalia; the WHO and the CDC consider this date the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, the most spectacular success of vaccination.
1979 South Korean President Park Chung-hee was shot to death by the head of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency, Kim Jae-kyu.
1984 A newborn with a severe heart defect was given the heart of a baboon in an experimental transplant in Loma Linda, Calif; she lived for 21 more days.
1984 John D. McCollum shot and killed himself after spending a day listening to Ozzy Osbourne records; a lawsuit was later filed by his parents over the song "Suicide Solution," but the case was eventually thrown out.
1986 Donald Duck was shown for the first time in the People’s Republic of China.
1994 Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel and Prime Minister Abdel Salam Majali of Jordan signed a peace treaty.
1996 Federal prosecutors cleared Richard Jewell as a suspect in the Olympic park bombing.
1997 The expansion Florida Marlins, who debuted during the 1993 season, won one of the most exciting game sevens in the history of the World Series and became the first wild card team to win a World Championship.
2000 The Sony PlayStation 2 was released in North America.
2001 President George W. Bush signed the USA Patriot Act, giving authorities unprecedented ability to search, seize, detain or eavesdrop in their pursuit of possible terrorists.
2001 The Supreme Court building was closed for anthrax testing, and traces of anthrax were found in the State Department and CIA headquarters.
2002 A hostage siege by Chechen rebels at a Moscow theater ended with 129 of the 800-plus captives dead, most from a knockout gas used by Russian special forces who stormed the theater.
2004 Israel's parliament approved Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan for withdrawing from the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank.
2004 The final vote count in the Afghan presidential election gave a resounding victory to interim leader Hamid Karzai.
2005 The Chicago White Sox won their first World Series since 1917 by defeating the Houston Astros 1-0 in Game 4.

Chart Toppers

1950
Goodnight Irene - The Weavers
All My Love - Patti Page
Harbor Lights - The Sammy Kaye Orchestra (vocal: Tony Alamo)
I’m Moving On - Hank Snow

1958
It’s All in the Game - Tommy Edwards
Rock-in Robin - Bobby Day
Topsy II - Cozy Cole
City Lights - Ray Price

1966
Reach Out I’ll Be There - Four Tops
96 Tears - ?(Question Mark) & The Mysterians
Walk Away Renee - The Left Banke
Open Up Your Heart - Buck Owens

1974
Then Came You - Dionne Warwicke & Spinners
You Haven’t Done Nothin - Stevie Wonder
You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet/Free Wheelin’ - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
I See the Want to in Your Eyes - Conway Twitty

1982
Jack & Diane - John Cougar
Who Can It Be Now? - Men at Work
Eye in the Sky - The Alan Parsons Project
He Got You - Ronnie Milsap

1990
I Don’t Have the Heart - James Ingram
Black Cat - Janet Jackson
Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
Friends in Low Places - Garth Brooks

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1728 James Cook, British sea captain/explorer (Hawaiian Islands) killed by angry natives at Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, Feb 14, 1779
1782 Nicolo Paganini, violin virtuoso, died May 27, 1840
1811 Isaac Singer, inventor (sewing machine) died July 23, 1875
1858 Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. President, died Jan 6, 1919
1872 Emily Post (Price), etiquette authority/author/syndicated newspaper columnist, died Sep 25, 1960
1910 Fred De Cordova, producer/director (The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Bedtime for Bonzo) died Sep 15, 2001
1911 Leif Erickson (William Anderson), actor (The High Chaparral, On the Waterfront) died Jan 29, 1986
1914 Dylan Thomas, poet/playwright (Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog) died Nov 9, 1953
1920 Nanette Fabray (Fabares), actress (One Day at a Time)
1922 Ralph (Mc Pherran) Kiner, Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder/broadcaster (NY Mets)
1923 Roy Lichenstein, sculptor/artist, died Sep 29, 1997
1924 Ruby Dee (Ruth Wallace), actress (Peyton Place, Do the Right Thing, A Raisin in the Sun)
1928 Kyle Rote, NFL running back/sportscaster (New York Giants)
1933 Floyd Cramer, singer/pianist (Last Date) died Dec 31, 1997
1939 John Cleese, comedian/actor (A Fish Called Wanda, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Monty Python Films, Fawlty Towers)
1943 (Melvin) Lee Greenwood, country singer (God Bless the U.S.A)
1946 Ivan Reitman, director (Ghostbusters series, Dave, Kindergarten Cop, Meatballs, Stripes)
1946 Carrie Snodgress, actress (Diary of a Mad Housewife, Pale Rider) died Apr 1, 2004
1947 Terry Anderson, news correspondent (kidnapped by Lebanese terrorists in Beirut)
1949 Garry Tallent, bassist (E Street Band)
1950 Fran Lebowitz, writer (Metropolitan Life)
1951 K.K. Downing, guitarist (Judas Priest)
1952 Roberto Benigni, actor/director (Life is Beautiful)
1958 Simon LeBon, singer (Duran Duran)
1963 Marla Maples, actress/former Mrs. Donald Trump
1967 Scott Weiland, singer (Velvet Revolver, Stone Temple Pilots)
1982 Patrick Fugit, actor (Almost Famous)
1984 Kelly Osbourne, singer/TV personality (The Osbournes)
1984 Brady Quinn, NFL quarterback (Cleveland Browns)

Today's Deaths in History

1980 Steve Peregrin Took, singer/songwriter (T Rex) dies at 31
1990 Xavier Cugat, Spanish-born musician, dies at 90
1996 Morey Amsterdam, actor (The Dick van Dyke Show) dies at 87
2003 Rod Roddy, television announcer (The Price is Right) dies at 66
2006 Joe Niekro, MLB pitcher (Houston Astros, NY Yankees) dies at 61

Today in History

1682 The city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was founded.
1787 The first of the Federalist Papers, a series of essays calling for ratification of the U.S. Constitution, was published in a New York newspaper.
1838 Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issued the Extermination Order, which ordered all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated.
1904 The first subway cars were placed in operation, forming the New York City subway system.
1917 Jascha Heifetz made his debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
1920 Westinghouse Radio received the first broadcast license for station KDKA in Pittsburgh, PA.
1925 Fred Waller received a patent for water skis.
1936 Mrs Wallis Simpson filed for divorce, which eventually allowed her to marry King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, forcing his abdication from the throne.
1938 Du Pont announced a name for its new synthetic yarn: nylon.
1946 The first commercially-sponsored television program, Geographically Speaking, sponsored by Bristol-Myers, aired.
1947 Groucho Marx appeared as quizmaster on You Bet Your Life for the first time, on ABC radio.
1954 Disneyland premiered on ABC-TV.
1954 Benjamin O. Davis Jr. became the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.
1962 Major Rudolph Anderson of the US Air Force became the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane was shot down in Cuba by a Soviet-supplied SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile.
1973 Riva Ridge, the racehorse that won 17 of 30 starts and earned a total of $1,111,497, came in dead last in the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park in New York and was immediately retired.
1974 The Poseidon Adventure aired for the first time on television on ABC-TV.
1975 Bruce Springsteen appeared on the cover of both TIME and Newsweek.
1978 The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly to Israel’s Menachem Begin and Egypt’s Anwar Sadat.
1986 The New York Mets beat the Boston Red Sox in game seven of the World Series, 8-5.
1990 Janet Jackson’s "Black Cat" was #1 for a week in the U.S.
1997 The U.S. released a redesigned $50 bill.
1997 The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 554.26 points, forcing the stock market to shut down for the first time since the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.
1992 US Navy radioman Allen R. Schindler, Jr. was brutally murdered by shipmates for being gay, precipitating first military, then national debate about gays in the military that resulted in the United States' "don't ask, don't tell" military policy.
1999 Roger Clemens pitched the New York Yankees to their second straight World Series sweep, shutting down the Atlanta Braves, 4-1.
2002 Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith broke the NFL career rushing yardage record of 16,726 held by Walter Payton (Smith finished his career with 18,355 yards rushing).
2002 Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was elected president of Brazil in a runoff, becoming the country's first elected leftist leader.
2004 The Boston Red Sox won their first World Series since 1918, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 in Game 4.
2005 White House counsel Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination to the Supreme Court after three weeks of brutal criticism from fellow conservatives.

Chart Toppers

1951
Because of You - Tony Bennett
I Get Ideas - Tony Martin
The World is Waiting for the Sunrise - Les Paul & Mary Ford
Always Late (With Your Kisses) - Lefty Frizzell

1959
Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin
Mr. Blue - The Fleetwoods
Don’t You Know - Della Reese
The Three Bells - The Browns

1967
To Sir with Love - Lulu
How Can I Be Sure - The Young Rascals
Expressway to Your Heart - Soul Survivors
I Don’t Wanna Play House - Tammy Wynette

1975
Bad Blood - Neil Sedaka
Calypso/I’m Sorry - John Denver
Miracles - Jefferson Starship
San Antonio Stroll - Tanya Tucker

1983
Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
Islands in the Stream - Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
All Night Long (All Night) - Lionel Richie
Lady Down on Love - Alabama

1991
Emotions - Mariah Carey
Do Anything - Natural Selection
Romantic - Karyn White
Anymore - Travis Tritt

Quote of the Day

All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else.
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Today's Birthdays

1846 Auguste Escoffier, the ‘King of Chefs and Chef of Kings’ (invented Peach Melba) died Feb 12, 1935
1897 Edith Head, costume designer, died Oct 24, 1981
1902 Elsa Lanchester (Elizabeth Sullivan), actress (Witness for the Prosecution, The Bride of Frankenstein) died Dec 26, 1986
1914 Dr. Jonas Salk, medical researcher (polio vaccine) died June 23, 1995
1915 Dody Goodman, comedienne/actress (Mary Hartman Mary Hartman, Punky Brewster, Diff’rent Strokes)
1926 Bowie Kuhn, attorney/baseball commissioner, died March 15, 2007
1929 Joan Plowright, actress (Avalon, Dennis the Menace, Enchanted April)
1934 Jim Beatty, National Track & Field Hall of Famer (first person to run an indoor mile under 4 minutes)
1936 Charlie Daniels, country/rock guitarist/fiddler/singer (Charlie Daniels Band)
1939 Jane Alexander (Quigley), actress (Kramer vs. Kramer, The Great White Hope, All the President’s Men)
1942 Michael (John) Crichton, writer (Jurassic Park, Twister, Rising Sun, The Terminal Man, Disclosure, Congo)
1944 Dennis Franz (Schlachta), actor (N.Y.P.D. Blue, Hill Street Blues)
1945 Wayne Fontana (Glyn Ellis), singer (The Mindbenders)
1948 Telma Hopkins, singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn)
1948 Rick Reynolds, guitarist (Black Oak Arkansas)
1949 Bruce (William) Jenner, National Track & Field and Olympic Hall of Famer
1952 Annie Potts, actress (Designing Women, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Ghost Busters series)
1955 Bill Gates (William H. Gates), computer software mogul (Microsoft Corporation)
1957 Stephen Morris, drummer/keyboardist (Joy Division, New Order)
1958 William Reid, guitarist (The Jesus & Mary Chain)
1962 Daphne Zuniga, actress (The Sure Thing, Melrose Place, Spaceballs, Gross Anatomy)
1963 Lauren Holly, actress (Dumb & Dumber, Picket Fences, Down Periscope, Chicago Hope, Any Given Sunday)
1965 Jami Gertz, actress (Square Pegs, The Lost Boys, Quicksilver, Twister)
1967 Julia Roberts, actress (Erin Brockovich, Pretty Woman, Steel Magnolias, Hook, Flatliners, Ocean’s Eleven series)
1969 Jeremy Davies, actor (Saving Private Ryan)
1974 Joaquin Phoenix, actor (Parenthood, SpaceCamp, Clay Pigeons, 8MM, Gladiator, Buffalo Soldiers, Ladder 49)

Today's Deaths in History

1704 John Locke, English philosopher (social contract theory) dies at 72
1818 Abigail Adams, First Lady, dies at 73
2006 Red Auerbach, Hall of Fame basketball coach (Boston Celtics) dies at 89
2006 Trevor Berbick, boxer, is murdered at 51

Today in History

1636 The Massachusetts General Court provided 400 pounds to support a school or college, so Harvard University was founded in Cambridge, MA.
1793 Eli Whitney applied for a patent for the cotton gin.
1868 Thomas Edison applied for his first patent, for an electrical vote recorder.
1886 The Statue of Liberty was presented to the American people by the French and unveiled on Bedloe’s Island in New York Harbor.
1904 Fingerprinting was first used by the St. Louis Police Department.
1919 Congress enacted the Volstead Act, which provided for enforcement of Prohibition, over President Woodrow Wilson's veto.
1922 WEAF in New York broadcast the first collegiate football game heard coast to coast.
1927 Pan American World Airways flew the first international flight, from Key West, Florida to Havana, Cuba.
1940 The Greek resistance and military turned back Mussolini’s troops and Greece’s borders were closed to the Nazi supporters; this day is still celebrated throughout Greece as Ohi (No!) Day.
1950 Jack Benny took his well-known radio show, on radio for 20 years, to television on CBS-TV.
1961 Brian Epstein, a record store owner in London, was asked by a customer for a copy of the record, My Bonnie, by a group known as The Silver Beatles; he didn’t have it in stock so he went to the Cavern Club to check out the group, signing to manage them in a matter of days and renaming them The Beatles.
1961 Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the Municipal Stadium (now Shea Stadium) at the former site of the New York World’s Fair in Flushing, NY.
1962 Y.A. Tittle of the New York Giants became the third quarterback in NFL history to throw seven touchdown passes in one game.
1962 Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev informed the United States that he had ordered the dismantling of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.
1965 The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, was completed.
1965 Pope Paul VI issued a decree absolving Jews of collective guilt for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
1976 Former Nixon aide John D. Ehrlichman entered a federal prison camp in Safford, Ariz., to begin serving his sentence for Watergate-related convictions.
1978 Nick Gilder’s "Hot Child in the City" was the number one single on the Billboard Hot 100.
1980 Annette Funicello, Cubby O’Brien, Tommy Cole, Sherry Alberoni and Dickie Dodd joined other Mouseketeers wearing black ears and white shirts to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Mickey Mouse Club.
1980 Republican nominee Ronald Reagan asked voters during a debate with President Jimmy Carter in Cleveland, "are you better off than you were four years ago?"
1986 The Neiman-Marcus catalogue offered, as a unique holiday gift, a 100-year subscription to The Wall Street Journal for just $6,000.
2004 Insurgents executed 11 Iraqi soldiers and declared on an Islamic militant Web site that Iraqi fighters would avenge "the blood" of women and children killed in U.S. strikes on the guerrilla stronghold of Fallujah.
2005 Vice President Dick Cheney's top adviser, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, resigned after he was indicted on charges of obstruction of justice, perjury and making false statements in the CIA leak investigation (Libby was convicted and sentenced to 30 months in prison; President George W. Bush commuted his sentence).

Chart Toppers

1944
I’ll Walk Alone - Dinah Shore
Dance with the Dolly - The Russ Morgan Orchestra (vocal: Al Jennings)
The Trolley Song - Judy Garland
Smoke on the Water - Red Foley

1952
You Belong to Me - Jo Stafford
Wish You Were Here - Eddie Fisher
I Went to Your Wedding - Patti Page
Jambalaya (On the Bayou) - Hank Williams

1960
I Want to Be Wanted - Brenda Lee
The Twist - Chubby Checker
Devil or Angel - Bobby Vee
Alabam - Cowboy Copas

1968
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Little Green Apples - O.C. Smith
Those Were the Days - Mary Hopkin
Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye - Eddy Arnold

1976
If You Leave Me Now -Chicago
Still the One - Orleans
Rock’n Me - Steve Miller
You and Me - Tammy Wynette

1984
I Just Called to Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) - Billy Ocean
Hard Habit to Break - Chicago
If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band) - Alabama

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The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway is usually a poor judge of distance.
Laurence J. Peter, US educator & writer (1919 - 1988)




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Today in History - Oct 29th

Today's Birthdays

1656 Edmond Halley, English astronomer (Halley's Comet) died Jan 14, 1742
1815 Daniel Decatur Emmett, composer (Dixie) died June 28, 1904
1891 Fanny Brice (Borach), actress/comedienne (Ziegfeld Follies) died May 29, 1951
1897 Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda, died May 1, 1945
1907 (Robert) Douglass Montgomery, actor (Little Women, Harmony Lane) died July 23, 1966
1921 Bill Mauldin, editorial cartoonist (G.I. Joe and Willie) died Jan 22, 2003
1922 Neal Hefti, TV theme composer (Batman, The Odd Couple)
1937 Sonny Osborne, banjo/singer (Osborne Brothers)
1938 Ralph Bakshi, writer/director/animator (Fritz the Cat, Wizards)
1943 Don Simpson, film producer (Flashdance, Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun, The Rock) died Jan 19, 1996
1944 Denny Laine (Brian Hines), guitarist/singer (Moody Blues)
1946 Peter Green, guitarist (Fleetwood Mac)
1947 Richard Dreyfuss, actor (The Goodbye Girl, Jaws, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, American Graffiti)
1948 Kate Jackson, actress (Charlie’s Angels, The Rookies, Scarecrow and Mrs. King)
1953 Denis Potvin, NHL Hall of Fame defenseman (NY Islanders)
1955 Kevin Dubrow, singer (Quiet Riot)
1955 Roger O'Donnell, keyboardist (Psychedelic Furs, The Cure)
1957 Dan Castellaneta, voice actor (The Simpsons)
1959 Mike Gartner, NHL right winger (NY Rangers)
1960 Finola Hughes, actress (General Hospital, Aspen Extreme, Staying Alive)
1961 Randy (Steven Randall) Jackson, singer (The Jackson Five)
1965 Peter Timmins, drummer (Cowboy Junkies)
1967 Joely Fisher, actress (The Mask, Inspector Gadget)
1967 Rufus Sewell, actor (Dangerous Beauty, Dark City, A Knight's Tale)
1971 Winona Ryder (Winona Laura Horowitz), actress (Little Women, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands)
1973 Gabrielle Union, actress (Bring It On, Bad Boys II, City of Angels)
1976 Milena Govich, actress (Law and Order)
1977 Brendan Fehr, actor (CSI: Miami)
1978 Travis Henry, NFL running back (Denver Broncos)
1980 Ben Foster, actor (The Laramie Project, X-Men II: The Last Stand, 3:10 to Yuma)

Today's Deaths in History

1618 Sir Walter Raleigh, English explorer, is executed at 66
1877 Nathan Bedford Forrest, Confederate general, dies at 56
1911 Joseph Pulitzer, newspaper publisher, dies at 64
1947 Frances Cleveland Preston, Former first lady, dies at 83
1957 Louis B. Mayer, film producer (MGM) dies at 75
1963 Adolphe Menjou, actor (The Sheik, The Three Musketeers) dies at 73
1971 Duane Allman, musician (The Allman Brothers Band) dies in a motorcycle accident at 24
1987 Woody Herman, jazz great, dies at 74
2002 Glenn McQueen, animator (A Bug's Life, Toy Story series) dies at 41

Today in History

1618 English adventurer/writer/courtier Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.
1787 Mozart's opera Don Giovanni was first performed in Prague.
1901 President William McKinley's assassin, Leon Czolgosz, was electrocuted.
1921 The Harvard University football team lost to Centre College, ending a 25-game winning streak; this game is considered one of the biggest upsets in college football.
1929 More than 16 million shares were traded in panic selling on the New York Stock Exchange and thousands of investors were wiped out in the stock market crash which started the Great Depression.
1940 Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson drew the first number - 158 - in America's first peacetime military draft.
1945 The first commercially-made ballpoint pens went on sale at Gimbels Department Store in New York City.
1956 John Cameron Swayze and The Camel News Caravan were replaced by Chet Huntley and David Brinkley on NBC-TV.
1956 Israel invaded Egypt's Sinai Peninsula during the Suez Canal crisis.
1958 Russian poet Boris Pasternak refused the Nobel Prize in Literature.
1960 Cassius Clay won his first pro bout, over Tunney Hunsaker, in six rounds in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.
1964 The largest star sapphire in the world, the Star of India, was stolen from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
1966 The National Organization for Women (NOW) was formed.
1967 The musical Hair opened off-Broadway.
1969 The first-ever computer-to-computer link was established on ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet.
1973 O.J. Simpson set two NFL records, running 39 times for 157 yards, and rushing for a total of more than 1,000 yards in only seven games.
1983 Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon became the longest-charting album of all time when it logged its 491st week on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.
1984 Golfing great Tom Watson won his sixth PGA Player of the Year title; the most won by any golfer since the award was first given in 1948.
1998 Hurricane Mitch (Oct 22-Nov 4), one of the strongest Atlantic storms ever, made landfall, slamming into Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and other Central American countries.
1998 The space shuttle Discovery blasted off, returning 77-year-old U.S. Senator John Glenn to space some 36 years after he became the first American in orbit.
2002 A memorial service for the late Sen. Paul Wellstone in Minneapolis turned into a virtual political rally as friends and relatives urged Minnesotans to honor his memory by putting a Democrat in his seat.
2004 Osama bin Laden, in a videotaped statement, directly admitted for the first time that he had ordered the Sept. 11 attacks.
2004 European Union leaders signed the EU's first constitution.
2007 Argentina elected its first female president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

Chart Toppers

1945
I’ll Buy That Dream - The Pied Pipers
That’s for Me - Dick Haymes
On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe - Johnny Mercer
With Tears in My Eyes - Wesley Tuttle

1953
You, You, You - The Ames Brothers
No Other Love - Perry Como
Oh - Pee Wee Hunt
I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know - The Davis Sisters

1961
Runaround Sue - Dion
Bristol Stomp - The Dovells
Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean
Walk on By - Leroy Van Dyke

1969
I Can’t Get Next to You - The Temptations
Hot Fun in the Summertime - Sly & The Family Stone
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
The Ways to Love a Man - Tammy Wynette

1977
You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon
That’s Rock ’n’ Roll - Shaun Cassidy
Heaven’s Just a Sin Away - The Kendalls

1985
Saving All My Love for You - Whitney Houston
Part-Time Lover - Stevie Wonder
Miami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer
Touch a Hand, Make a Friend - The Oak Ridge Boys

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Today in History - Oct 30th

Today's Birthdays

1735 John Adams, first Vice President/second U.S. President/father of 6th President John Quincy Adams, died July 4, 1826
1821 Fyodor Dostoevsky, Russian writer (Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov) died Feb 9, 1881
1839 Alfred Sisley, impressionist artist (The Bridge at Hampton Court) died Jan 29, 1899
1882 William ‘Bull’ (Frederick) Halsey Jr., U.S. Naval Commander/Admiral (WWII) died Aug 16, 1959
1885 Ezra Pound, poet, died Nov 1, 1972
1893 Charles Atlas (Angelo Siciliano), bodybuilder, died Dec 24, 1972
1896 Ruth Gordon (Jones), actress (Rosemary’s Baby, Harold and Maude) died Aug 28, 1985
1912 Gordon Parks, photographer (Vogue, LIFE magazines) died Mar 7, 2006
1914 Ruth Hussey (O’Rourke), actress (Northwest Passage, The Philadelphia Story, Another Thin Man) died Apr 19, 2005
1915 Fred Friendly, broadcast journalist/TV producer (CBS, PBS) died Mar 3, 1998
1930 Nestor Almendros, cinematographer (Places in the Heart, Sophie’s Choice, Kramer vs. Kramer) died Mar 4, 1992
1932 Louis Malle, director (Pretty Baby, Atlantic City) died Nov 23, 1995
1937 Claude Lelouch, director (A Man and a Woman, Bolero)
1939 Eddie Holland, songwriter (Holland-Dozier-Holland)
1939 Grace Slick (Wing), singer (Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship)
1940 Ed Lauter, actor (Mulholland Falls, Youngblood, Fat Man and Little Boy, The Longest Yard)
1941 Otis Williams, singer (The Temptations)
1945 Henry Winkler, actor (Happy Days, Night Shift, The Lords of Flatbush)
1946 Chris Slade, drummer (Asia)
1947 Timothy B. Schmit, bassist/singer (Poco, Eagles)
1951 Harry Hamlin, actor (L.A. Law, Clash of the Titans)
1953 Charles Martin Smith, actor (The Road Home, The Untouchables, Starman, American Graffiti)
1957 Kevin Pollak, actor (A Few Good Men, The Whole Nine Yards series, The Usual Suspects)
1963 Michael Beach, actor (ER, A Family Thing, Third Watch)
1966 Scott Innes, voice actor (Scooby-Doo)
1967 Gavin Rossdale, singer/guitarist (Bush)
1970 Nia Long, actress (Big Momma's House, Soul Food, Are We There Yet?)
1978 Gael Garcia Bernal, actor (The Motorcycle Diaries)
1980 Sarah Carter, actress (Smallville, Shark)

Today's Deaths in History

1912 James S. Sherman, 27th Vice President of the United States, dies at 57
1978 Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy) dies at 75
1985 Kirby Grant, actor (Sky King) dies at 73
2000 Steve Allen, comedian/TV host/author/composer, dies at 78
2002 Jam Master Jay, DJ (Run-DMC) is shot and killed at 37
2004 Peggy Ryan, actress (Hawaii Five-O) dies at 80

Today in History

1929 It was announced that John D. Rockefeller was buying sound, common stocks to help stem the massive sell-off going on at the New York Stock Exchange (it didn't help).
1938 Orson Welles presented his famous dramatization of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds on CBS radio’s [/i]Mercury Theater,[/i] panicking some listeners who thought its portrayal of a Martian invasion was true.
1941 Franklin Delano Roosevelt approved U.S. $1 billion in Lend-Lease aid to the Allied nations.
1944 Anne Frank was deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
1952 Dr. Albert Schweitzer, missionary surgeon and founder of Lambaréné leper Hospital in République du Gabon, won the Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work.
1958 Daytime TV quiz show Concentration moved to evenings as a replacement for Twenty-One, which had been canceled suddenly because of the quiz show scandals.
1964 Roy Orbison received a gold record for his hit single, "Oh, Pretty Woman."
1974 Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the 8th round at Kinshasa, Zaire, in the first heavyweight championship fight ever held in Africa.
1975 The New York Daily News headlined, “Ford to City: Drop Dead,” following President Gerald Ford’s initial decision to veto any proposed federal funding for the city of New York.
1984 Barry Manilow opened at Radio City Music Hall, New York; his concerts sold out to the tune of $1.9 million, besting the record set by Diana Ross.
1984 Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi, aka The Blues Brothers (Jake and Elwood), hit the two-million-dollar sales mark with their LP, Briefcase Full of Blues.
1985 Space Shuttle Challenger lifted off for mission STS-61-A, its final successful mission.
1986 Discover magazine reported that almost 43 million tons of dust settle on the United States each year.
1988 Philip Morris bought Kraft Foods for U.S. $13.1 billion.
1989 Mitsubishi Estate Co., a major Japanese real estate concern, announced it was buying 51 percent of Rockefeller Group Inc. of New York.
1990 Workers digging the rail tunnel under the English Channel linked up between England and France at a point forty meters beneath the seabed.
1993 Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell was the #1 album in the U.S.
1997 A jury in Cambridge, Mass., convicted British au pair Louise Woodward of second-degree murder in the death of 8-month-old Matthew Eappen; the judge later reduced the verdict to manslaughter and set Woodward free.
1998 In Nicaragua, a mudslide caused by Hurricane Mitch killed at least 2,000 people.
2002 Minnesota Democrats tapped the former vice president Walter Mondale to run for the seat of the late Sen. Paul Wellstone less than a week before the election. (Mondale lost to Republican Norm Coleman.)
2002 Rapper Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC was killed in a shooting in New York.
2005 The body of Rosa Parks arrived at the U.S. Capitol, where the civil rights pioneer became the first woman to lie in honor in the Rotunda.

Chart Toppers

1946
Five Minutes More - Frank Sinatra
South America, Take It Away - Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
Rumors are Flying - The Frankie Carle Orchestra (vocal: Marjorie Hughes)
Divorce Me C.O.D. - Merle Travis

1954
Hey There - Rosemary Clooney
Shake, Rattle and Roll - Bill Haley & His Comets
Smile - Nat King Cole
More and More - Webb Pierce

1962
Monster Mash - Bobby “Boris” Picket
He’s a Rebel - The Crystals
Only Love Can Break a Heart - Gene Pitney
Mama Sang a Song - Bill Anderson

1970
I’ll Be There - The Jackson 5
We’ve Only Just Begun - Carpenters
Fire and Rain - James Taylor
Run, Woman, Run - Tammy Wynette

1978
Hot Child in the City - Nick Gilder
You Needed Me - Anne Murray
Reminiscing - Little River Band
Let’s Take the Long Way Around the World - Ronnie Milsap

1986
True Colors - Cyndi Lauper
Typical Male - Tina Turner
I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On - Robert Palmer
Cry - Crystal Gayle

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Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.
Redd Foxx, US comedian (1922 - 1991)




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Today's Birthdays

1795 John Keats, poet (“A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”) died Feb 23, 1821
1860 Juliette Low, founder (Girl Scouts) died Jan 17, 1927
1887 Chiang Kai-shek, first President of the Republic of China, died Apr 5, 1975
1896 Ethel Waters, actress/singer (Stage Door Canteen) died Sep 1, 1977
1912 Dale Evans (Frances Octavia Smith), actress/singer/songwriter/Mrs Roy Rogers (Happy Trails to You) died Feb 7, 2001
1920 Dick Francis, author (Break-In, Proof, Whip Hand)
1920 Melina Mercour, actress (Never on Sunday, Once is Not Enough) died Mar 6, 1994
1922 Barbara Bel Geddes, actress (Dallas, Vertigo, I Remember Mama) died Aug 8, 2005
1927 Lee Grant (Lyova Rosenthal), actress (Shampoo, Peyton Place)
1931 Michael Collins, NASA astronaut (Apollo 11 command module pilot)
1931 Dan (Irvin) Rather Jr., news correspondent (CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours)
1933 Phil Goyette, NHL center (NY Rangers)
1936 Michael Landon (Eugene Orowitz), director/actor (Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, Highway to Heaven) died July 1, 1991
1937 Tom Paxton, folk singer/songwriter
1942 David Ogden Stiers, actor (The Accidental Tourist, M*A*S*H, Doc Hollywood)
1943 Brian Piccolo, NFL running back (Chicago Bears) died June 16, 1970
1944 Kinky (Richard) Friedman, singer/bandleader (Let Saigons be Bygones, They Ain’t Making Jews like Jesus Anymore)
1944 Sally Kirkland, actress (Private Benjamin, A Star is Born, The Way We Were, Cinderella Liberty)
1945 Brian Doyle-Murray, comedian/actor (Caddyshack)
1946 Stephen Rea, Irish actor (The Crying Game)
1947 Frank Shorter, National Track & Field and Olympic Hall of Famer
1947 Russ Ballard, singer/songwriter/guitarist (Argent)
1950 John (Franklin) Candy, comedian/actor (The Blues Brothers, 1941, Planes Trains and Automobiles, Spaceballs, Splash, Stripes, Uncle Buck) died Mar 4, 1994
1950 Jane Pauley, TV host/news anchor (Dateline)
1952 Bernard Edwards, bassist (Chic) died Apr 18, 1996
1955 Xavier Roberts, toy mogul (Cabbage Patch Dolls)
1956 Tony Bowers, bassist (Simply Red)
1961 Larry Mullen Jr., drummer (U2)
1961 Peter Jackson, New Zealand film director (Lord of the Rings series)
1963 Johnny Marr, guitarist (The Smiths)
1963 Dermot Mulroney, actor (Young Guns, My Best Friend's Wedding)
1963 Rob Schneider, comedian/actor (Saturday Night Live, Down Periscope, The Waterboy, Big Daddy, The Benchwarmers)
1963 Mikkey Dee, drummer (Motörhead)
1965 Annabella Lwin (Myant Aye), singer (Bow Wow Wow)
1966 Adam Horovitz, guitarist/rapper (The Beastie Boys)
1967 Vanilla Ice (Robert Van Winkle), singer/rapper (Ice Ice Baby)
1969 Mike O’Malley, actor (Yes Dear, Deep Impact, Pushing Tin)
1970 Linn Berggren, singer (Ace of Base)
1970 Rogers Stevens, guitarist (Blind Melon)
1976 Piper Perabo, actress (Coyote Ugly, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Cheaper by the Dozen series)
1980 Eddie Kaye Thomas, actor (American Pie movies)
1981 Frank Iero, guitarist/singer (My Chemical Romance)

Today's Deaths in History

1926 Harry Houdini, illusionist/escape artist, dies at 52
1983 George Halas, NFL player/coach/team owner (Chicago Bears) dies at 88
1988 John Houseman, actor/director (War of the Worlds, The Paper Chase) dies at 86
1993 Federico Fellini, film director, dies at 73
1993 River Phoenix, actor (Running on Empty, Sneakers, Stand By Me) dies at 23 of a drug overdose
1995 Rosalind Cash, actress (Go Tell It On the Mountain) dies at 56
2000 Ring Lardner, Jr., screenwriter (Woman of the Year, Laura) dies at 85
2006 P.W. Botha, South African President, dies at 90

Today in History

1517 Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, beginning the Protestant Reformation Movement.
1846 The Donner party became trapped in what is now known as Donner Pass in the Sierra Mountains.
1864 Nevada entered the United States of America as the 36th state.
1868 Postmaster General Alexander Williams Randall approved a standard uniform for postal carriers.
1892 Arthur Conan Doyle published The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
1938 The day after his War of the Worlds broadcast had panicked radio listeners, Orson Welles expressed "deep regret" but also bewilderment that anyone had thought the simulated Martian invasion was real.
1941 Mount Rushmore was ‘completed’ as funding ran out.
1953 NBC televised Carmen on Opera Theatre, the first major opera televised in color.
1955 Princess Margaret (Rose) of England announced that she would not be marrying her love, Captain Peter Townsend.
1956 George J. Dufek of Admiral Robert Byrd’s expedition party became the first American to land by air at the South Pole.
1959 Lee Harvey Oswald attempted to renounce his American citizenship at the US Embassy in Moscow, USSR.
1961 The body of Joseph Stalin was removed from public display and reburied in a simple grave.
1966 Mihir Sen of Calcutta, India swam the length of the Panama Canal.
1968 President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered a halt to all U.S. bombing of North Vietnam, saying he hoped for fruitful peace negotiations.
1975 Queen released their biggest hit single, "Bohemian Rhapsody."
1984 India’s Indira Ghandi was assassinated by her security guards, two Sikh men.
1992 It was announced that five American nuns in Liberia had been shot to death near the capital Monrovia; the killings were blamed on rebels loyal to Charles Taylor.
1999 EgyptAir Flight 990, en route to Cairo from New York, crashed off the coast of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, killing all 217 people on board.
1999 Yachtsman Jesse Martin returned to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world solo, non-stop and unassisted.
2001 A 61-year-old New York hospital worker died from inhalation anthrax.
2001 Microsoft and the Justice Department reached a tentative agreement to settle the historic antitrust case against the software giant.
2002 A federal grand jury in Houston, Texas formally indicted former Enron Corp. chief financial officer Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice related to the collapse of his ex-employer.
2005 President George W. Bush nominated Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court.

Chart Toppers

1947
Near You - The Francis Craig Orchestra (vocal: Bob Lamm)
I Wish I Didn’t Love You So - Vaughn Monroe
I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now - Perry Como
Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) - Tex Williams

1955
Autumn Leaves - Roger Williams
Only You - The Platters
Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford
Love, Love, Love - Webb Pierce

1963
Sugar Shack - Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs
Be My Baby - The Ronettes
Deep Purple - Nino Tempo & April Stevens
Love’s Gonna Live Here - Buck Owens

1971
Maggie Mae/Reason to Believe - Rod Stewart
Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves - Cher
Theme from Shaft - Isaac Hayes
How Can I Unlove You - Lynn Anderson

1979
Rise - Herb Alpert
Pop Muzik - M
Dim All the Lights - Donna Summer
All the Gold in California - Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers

1987
Bad - Michael Jackson
Causing a Commotion - Madonna
I Think We’re Alone Now - Tiffany
Right from the Start - Earl Thomas Conley

Quote of the Day

Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll buy a funny hat. Talk to a hungry man about fish, and you're a consultant.
Scott Adams, cartoonist (1957 - )




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Today's Birthdays

1871 Stephen Crane, novelist (The Red Badge of Courage) died June 5, 1900
1920 James J. Kilpatrick, journalist (60 Minutes: Point-Counterpoint)
1929 Betsy Palmer (Patricia Bromek), actress (Knots Landing, Mr. Roberts, Friday the 13th series)
1935 Gary Player, World Golf Hall of Famer
1939 Barbara Bosson, actress (Hill Street Blues, The Last Starfighter)
1940 Barry Sadler, songwriter/singer (Ballad of the Green Berets) died Nov 5, 1989
1941 Robert Foxworth, actor (Falcon Crest, Ants, Frankenstein)
1942 Larry Flynt, magazine publisher (Hustler)
1942 Marcia Wallace, actress (The Bob Newhart Show, The Simpsons)
1944 Chris Morris, guitarist (Paper Lace)
1945 Rick Grech, bassist/violinist (Blind Faith, Traffic, Crickets) died March 17, 1990
1947 Jim Steinman, singer/songwriter (Meat Loaf)
1950 Dan Peek, guitarist/singer (America)
1951 Ronald (Kool) Bell, saxophonist (Kool & The Gang)
1957 Lyle Lovett, singer/songwriter
1958 Rachel Ticotin, actress (Natural Born Killers, Don Juan DeMarco, One Good Cop, Total Recall)
1958 Charlie Kaufman, screenwriter (Adaptation, Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
1959 Eddie MacDonald, bassist (The Alarm)
1960 Fernando (Anguamea) Valenzuela, MLB pitcher (LA Dodgers)
1962 Anthony Kiedis, singer (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
1963 Rick Allen, drummer (Def Leppard)
1962 Mags Furuholmen, keyboardist/singer (a-ha)
1966 Mary Hansen, guitarist/singer (Stereolab) died Dec 9, 2002
1967 Sophie B. Hawkins, singer (Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover)
1969 Tie Domi, NHL wing (NY Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs)
1972 Toni Collette, actress (The Sixth Sense, Muriel’s Wedding, Clockwatchers)
1972 Andrew Gonzales, drummer (Reel Big Fish)
1972 Jenny McCarthy, playmate/actress (Playmate of the Year 1994, Baywatch, Wings, Home Improvement, Scream 3)
1973 Aishwarya Rai, actress (Bride and Prejudice)
1975 Nilan 666, board member
1975 Bo Bice, singer/TV personality (American Idol)

Today's Deaths in History

1947 Man o' War, thoroughbred racehorse, dies at 30
1955 Dale Carnegie, writer (How to Win Friends and Influence People) dies at 66
1972 Ezra Pound, poet, dies at 87
1979 Mamie Eisenhower, former First Lady, dies at 82
1982 James Broderick, actor (Alice's Restaurant, Dog Day Afternoon) dies at 55
1985 Phil Silvers, actor/comedian (Sergeant Bilko) dies at 74
1987 René Lévesque, Premier of Quebec, dies at 65
1994 Noah Beery, Jr., actor (The Rockford Files) dies at 81
1999 Walter Payton, Football Hall of Fame running back (Chicago Bears) dies at 45
2004 Terry Knight, music promoter, is murdered at 61
2006 William Styron, author (Sophie's Choice) dies at 81
2006 Adrienne Shelly, actress (The Unbelievable Truth) dies at 40
2007 Paul Tibbets, retired US Air Force Brigadier General/pilot of B-29 "Enola Gay" (Hiroshima) dies at 92

Today in History

1512 Michelangelo's paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel were first exhibited to the public.
1520 The Strait of Magellan, the passage immediately south of mainland South America connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, was first navigated by Ferdinand Magellan during his global circumnavigation voyage.
1604 William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello was first performed, at Whitehall Palace in London.
1683 The British crown colony of New York was subdivided into 12 counties.
1755 A powerful earthquake, felt across the European continent, rocked Lisbon, Portugal three times, causing destruction of property, fires and a tsunami; more than 60,000 died.
1765 The Stamp Act went into effect, prompting stiff resistance from American colonists.
1800 U.S. President John Adams became the first President of the United States to live in the Executive Mansion (later renamed the White House).
1848 The Boston Female Medical School was founded by Samuel Gregory.
1864 Money orders were first sold by the U.S. Post Office.
1870 The U.S. Weather Bureau made its first weather observations; up to that time, the observations had been the responsibility of the Signal Corps of the U.S. War Department.
1894 Billboard Advertising was first published.
1896 A picture showing the bare breasts of a woman appeared in National Geographic magazine for the first time.
1901 Sigma Phi Epsilon, the largest national men's collegiate fraternity, was established at Richmond College, Richmond, VA.
1913 Knute Rockne and the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame beat Army at West Point, 35-7, by using a secret weapon: the forward pass.
1936 Benito Mussolini described the alliance between Italy and Nazi Germany as an "axis" running between Rome and Berlin.
1940 Abbott and Costello's first film, One Night in the Tropics, was released.
1941 American photographer Ansel Adams took a picture of a moonrise over the town of Hernandez, New Mexico that would become one of the most famous images in the history of photography.
1947 The famous racehorse, Man o’ War, died.
1950 Charles Cooper of the Boston Celtics became the first black man to play in the National Basketball Association.
1950 Two Puerto Rican nationalists attepted to assassinate President Harry S Truman at Blair House, Washington, D.C.
1952 The United States exploded the first hydrogen bomb in a test at Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands.
1955 The Famous Flames, featuring James Brown, recorded "Please, Please, Please" at a radio station in Macon, Georgia.
1957 The Mackinac Straits Bridge, between Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas, opened to traffic.
1959 Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jacques Plante took to the ice wearing a face mask made of fiberglass and resin; his design was so popular, that goalies throughout the National Hockey League soon followed suit.
1960 While campaigning for President of the United States, John F. Kennedy announced his idea for the Peace Corps.
1968 The current movie rating system of G, M, R, X followed by PG-13 and now NC-17, went into effect.
1968 George Harrison’s soundtrack LP, Wonderwall, was released; it was the first solo album by one of The Beatles.
1969 Abbey Road, the last album the Beatles recorded, was #1 on U.S. album charts
1969 Elvis Presley hit number one in the U.S. with "Suspicious Minds," his last #1 single.
1971 The first Eisenhower dollar coins were put into circulation by the U.S. Mint.
1975 Elton John’s "Island Girl" hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1985 Microsoft released Windows 1.01; it ran on MS-DOS v5.0.
1986 Boston’s Third Stage became the number one album in the U.S.
1991 Three faculty and one staff member of the department of physics and astronomy were killed, along with one administrator, when physics graduate student Gang Lu went on a shooting rampage at the University of Iowa.
1994 The Chicago Bulls retired Michael Jordan’s uniform (No. 23) and put it on display at the United Center.
1998 Steve Young and Jerry Rice connected for their 80th career touchdown, breaking an NFL record previously held by the Miami duo of Dan Marino and Mark Clayton.

Chart Toppers

1948
A Tree in the Meadow - Margaret Whiting
Buttons and Bows - Dinah Shore
Hair of Gold, Eyes of Blue - Gordon MacRae
Just a Little Lovin’ (Will Go a Long, Long Way) - Eddy Arnold

1956
Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
The Green Door - Jim Lowe
Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
Hound Dog/Don’t Be Cruel - Elvis Presley

1964
Baby Love - The Supremes
Last Kiss - J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers
Let It Be Me - Betty Everett & Jerry Butler
I Don’t Care (Just as Long as You Love Me) - Buck Owens

1972
My Ding-A-Ling - Chuck Berry
Burning Love - Elvis Presley
Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues
Funny Face - Donna Fargo

1980
Woman in Love - Barbra Streisand
He’s So Shy - Pointer Sisters
Real Love - The Doobie Brothers
Theme from The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol’ Boys) - Waylon Jennings

1988
Groovy Kind of Love - Phil Collins
Kokomo - The Beach Boys
Wild, Wild West - The Escape Club
Gonna Take a Lot of River - The Oak Ridge Boys

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The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.
Nicholas Butler (1862 - 1947)




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Today in History - Nov 2nd

Today's Birthdays

1734 Daniel Boone, frontiersman/explorer, died Sep 26, 1820
1755 Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, lost her head Oct 16, 1793
1795 James (Knox) Polk, 11th U.S. President, died June 15, 1849
1865 Warren G. (Gamaliel) Harding, 29th U.S. President, died Aug 2, 1923
1913 Burt Lancaster, actor (From Here to Eternity, Atlantic City, Local Hero, Field of Dreams) died Oct 20, 1994
1920 Ann Rutherford, actress (Andy Hardy series)
1937 Earl ‘Speedoo’ Carroll, singer (Cadillacs, Coasters)
1938 Jay Black (David Blatt), singer (Jay and The Americans)
1938 Pat Buchanan (Patrick Joseph Buchanan), conservative speechwriter/political advisor
1941 Brian Poole, singer (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
1942 Shere Hite (Shirley Gregory), author (Women and Love, Sexual Honesty: By Women for Women)
1942 Stefanie Powers (Stefania Zofia Federkiewcz), actress (Hart to Hart, Herbie Rides Again)
1944 Keith Emerson, keyboardist (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
1945 J.D. Souther, singer/songwriter (You're Only Lonely)
1952 Maxine Nightingale, singer/actress (Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell)
1957 Carter Beauford, drummer/percussionist (Dave Matthews Band)
1961 k.d. (Kathryn Dawn) lang, singer (Constant Craving)
1963 Bobby Dall (Robert Harry Kuykendall), guitarist (Poison)
1966 David Schwimmer, actor (Friends, Band of Brothers)
1969 Fieldy, bassist (KoRn)
1971 John Hampson, singer/guitarist (Nine Days)
1972 Vladimir Vorobiev, NHL forward (NY Rangers)
1973 Marisol Nichols, actress (Vegas Vacation, 24)
1974 Timothy Christian Riley, R&B singer (Tony Toni Toné)
1974 Prodigy, rapper (Mobb Deep)
1975 Chris Walla, guitarist (Death Cab for Cutie)
1977 Randy Harrison, actor (Queer as Folk)

Today's Deaths in History

1887 Jenny Lind, Swedish soprano (The Swedish Nightingale) dies at 67
1944 Thomas Midgley, chemist/inventor (chlorofluorocarbons) dies at 55
1950 George Bernard Shaw, Irish author/playwright (Love Among the Artists, Pygmalion) dies at 94
1961 James Thurber, humorist (The New Yorker) dies at 66
1986 Paul Frees, voice actor (The Absent-Minded Professor, The Shaggy Dog) dies at 66
1991 Irwin Allen, producer (Lost in Space, The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno) dies at 75
1992 Hal Roach, director/producer (Our Gang series) dies at 100

Today in History

1783 Gen. George Washington issued his farewell address to the Army near Princeton, N.J.
1889 North and South Dakota were admitted to the Union; the first time that two states simultaneously became a part of the United States.
1917 British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour expressed support for a national home for the Jews of Palestine in what became known as the Balfour Declaration.
1929 Newsreel Theatre, the first all-newsreel theatre in the United States, opened; it was also the first and only movie theater in the U.S. to have had an all-female management and staff.
1931 The DuPont Company of Wilmington, DE announced the first synthetic rubber, known as DuPrene.
1947 Howard Hughes' gigantic airplane, the Spruce Goose, made its one and only flight; the plane cost $25 million, weighed 200 tons, and was made of plywood.
1948 Chicago Daily Tribune printers were out on strike, so editors had to guess at the outcome of the election - headlines the next morning read: “DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN” (they were wrong).
1955 Julie London's "Cry Me a River" appeared on the pop music charts.
1958 Billboard magazine introduced a new chart, ranking the top singles in order from number 1 to 100 (previous charts only detailed the top 30).
1959 Charles Van Doren admitted to a House subcommittee that he had the questions and answers in advance of his appearances on the TV game show Twenty-One.
1963 South Vietnamese President Ngo Dihn Diem was assassinated in a military coup.
1974 So Far, by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, became the #1 album in the U.S.
1976 Former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter became the first president from the Deep South since 1844.
1978 John J. Riccardo, Chairman of Chrysler Corporation, hired Lee A. Iacocca as Chrysler President.
1983 President Ronald Reagan signed a bill establishing a federal holiday on the third Monday of January in honor of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
1984 Velma Barfield became the first woman executed in the United States since 1962.
1986 A 12" x 16" celluloid of the poison apple from Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was purchased for $30,800.
1988 The Morris worm, the first internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, was launched from MIT.
1990 The Prince film Graffiti Bridge opened.
1997 Denver QB John Elway reached 50,273 passing yards in his career, moving past Fran Tarkenton into second place in career passing yardage, trailing only Dan Marino at that point.
1999 NBA.com TV, a 24-hour TV network, was launched by the National Basketball Association.
2004 President George W. Bush was elected to a second term as Republicans strengthened their grip on Congress.
2006 The Rev. Ted Haggard resigned as president of the National Association of Evangelicals after a man said they had had sexual trysts together.

Chart Toppers

1949
That Lucky Old Sun - Frankie Laine
You’re Breaking My Heart - Vic Damone
I Can Dream, Can’t I? - The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (vocal: Jack Leonard)
Slipping Around - Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely

1957
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
You Send Me - Sam Cooke
Silhouettes - The Rays
Wake Up Little Susie - The Everly Brothers

1965
Yesterday - The Beatles
A Lover’s Concerto - The Toys
Get Off of My Cloud - The Rolling Stones
Hello Vietnam - Johnny Wright

1973
Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight & The Pips
Keep on Truckin’ - Eddie Kendricks
Paper Roses - Marie Osmond
We’re Gonna Hold On - George Jones & Tammy Wynette

1981
Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross
Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones
Private Eyes - Daryl Hall & John Oates
Never Been So Loved (In All My Life) - Charley Pride

1989
Miss You Much - Janet Jackson
Sowing the Seeds of Love - Tears For Fears
Listen to Your Heart - Roxette
High Cotton - Alabama

Quote of the Day

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Aesop, Greek slave & fable author (620 BC - 560 BC)

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Today in History - Nov 3rd

Today's Birthdays

1718 John Montague, 4th Earl of Sandwich/inventor (sandwich) died Apr 30, 1792
1793 Stephen Austin, principal founder of Texas, died Dec 27, 1836
1794 William Cullen Bryant, poet/editor (To a Waterfowl) died June 12, 1878
1908 Bronko (Bronislaw) Nagurski, Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Chicago Bears) died Jan 7, 1990
1921 Charles Bronson (Buchinsky), actor (Death Wish series, The Magnificent Seven, The Dirty Dozen) died Aug 30, 2003
1933 John Barry, composer (Born Free, The Lion in Winter, Out of Africa, Dances with Wolves)
1933 Ken Berry, actor (Mayberry RFD, F Troop)
1933 Michael Dukakis, Governor of Massachusetts/U.S. Presidential nominee
1948 Lulu (Marie Lawrie), singer (To Sir with Love)
1949 Mike Evans (Jonas), actor (The Jeffersons, All in the Family) died Dec 14, 2006
1949 Larry Holmes, WBC heavyweight boxing champ
1952 Roseanne (Roseanne Cherrie Barr), actress (Roseanne, She-Devil)
1952 Jim Cummings, voice actor Winnie the Pooh)
1953 Kate Capshaw, actress (How to Make an American Quilt, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom)
1953 Dennis Miller, writer/comedian/actor (The Dennis Miller Show, Saturday Night Live, The Net, Disclosure)
1953 Kathy Kinney, actress (The Drew Carey Show)
1954 Adam Ant (Stuart Goddard), singer (Goody Two Shoes, Prince Charming, Stand and Deliver)
1956 Phil Simms, NFL quarterback/sportscaster (New York Giants)
1957 Dolph Lundgren, actor (Universal Soldier, Red Scorpion, Rocky 4)
1982 Evgeny Plushenko, figure skater
1987 Gemma Ward, Australian model

Today's Deaths in History

1926 Annie Oakley, sharp-shooter, dies at 66
1949 Solomon R. Guggenheim, art collector/philanthropist, dies at 88
1954 Henri Matisse, French artist, dies at 84
1990 Mary Martin, actress (Peter Pan) dies at 76
1998 Bob Kane, comic artist (Batman co-creator) dies at 83
2002 Lonnie Donegan, musician (skiffle) dies at 71
2002 Jonathan Harris, actor (Lost in Space) dies at 87

Today in History

1783 The American Continental Army was disbanded.
1892 The first successful automatic telephone system was introduced in Laporte, IN.
1900 The first National Automobile Show opened in Madison Square Garden in New York City.
1911 Chevrolet officially entered the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T.
1913 The United States introduced an income tax.
1934 Bay Meadows, in San Mateo, the first race track in California, opened under a new parimutuel betting law.
1952 Frozen bread was offered for sale for the first time.
1953 Nanette Fabray starred in the first color TV program to be sent coast to coast.
1953 The Rules Committee of organized baseball restored the sacrifice fly, credited to a batter who flies out to drive in a run.
1956 The classic MGM film The Wizard of Oz was first seen on television on CBS.
1957 Sam Phillips, owner of legendary Sun Records in Memphis, TN, released "Great Balls of Fire," by Jerry Lee Lewis.
1957 The Soviet Union launched into orbit Sputnik 2, the second manmade satellite; a dog on board named Laika was sacrificed in the experiment.
1962 Billboard magazine dropped the “Western” from its chart title, and the list has been known as Hot Country Singles ever since.
1964 For the first time, residents of the District of Columbia were permitted to vote in a presidential election.
1969 President Richard M. Nixon addressed the nation on television and radio, asking the "silent majority" to join him in solidarity on the Vietnam War effort and to support his policies.
1972 Singers Carly Simon and James Taylor were married.
1975 Actor David Hartman became coanchor of ABC’s Good Morning America.
1986 The Federated States of Micronesia became independent from the United States of America.
1986 A Lebanese magazine broke the story of U.S. arms sales to Iran, a revelation that escalated into the Iran-Contra affair.
1990 Vanilla Ice was number one in the U.S. with the single "Ice Ice Baby," from the album To the Extreme.
1992 Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton and running-mate Al Gore easily defeated President George Bush and VP Dan Quayle to win the U.S. presidential election.
1992 Illinois Democrat Carol Moseley-Braun became the first black woman elected to the U.S. Senate.
1994 Susan Smith of Union, S.C., was arrested for drowning her two young sons, nine days after claiming the children had been abducted by a black man.
1996 George Foreman won a 12-round unanimous decision over Crawford Grimsley in Tokyo.
1997 Attorney General Janet Reno said there was no evidence that President Bill Clinton broke the law with White House coffees and overnight stays for big contributors.
1998 Former pro wrestler Jesse Ventura was elected governor of Minnesota.
1999 Aaron McKinney was convicted of murder in the beating of gay Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard.
2004 Hamid Karzai was declared the winner of Afghanistan's first-ever presidential election.
2005 Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, pleaded not guilty to a five-count felony indictment in the CIA leak case.
2006 Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio, who had pleaded guilty in the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling investigation, resigned from Congress.

Chart Toppers

1950
Goodnight Irene - The Weavers
All My Love - Patti Page
Harbor Lights - The Sammy Kaye Orchestra (vocal: Tony Alamo)
I’m Moving On - Hank Snow

1958
It’s All in the Game - Tommy Edwards
Topsy II - Cozy Cole
Tom Dooley - The Kingston Trio
City Lights - Ray Price

1966
96 Tears - ?(Question Mark) & The Mysterians
Last Train to Clarksville - The Monkees
Poor Side of Town - Johnny Rivers
Open Up Your Heart - Buck Owens

1974
You Haven’t Done Nothin - Stevie Wonder
You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet/Free Wheelin’ - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Jazzman - Carole King
I Overlooked an Orchid - Mickey Gilley

1982
Who Can It Be Now? - Men at Work
Eye in the Sky - The Alan Parsons Project
I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near) - Michael McDonald
Close Enough to Perfect - Alabama

1990
Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
Love Takes Time - Mariah Carey
Giving You the Benefit - Pebbles
You Lie - Reba McEntire

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Will Rogers, US humorist & showman (1879 - 1935)




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1879 Will (William Penn Adair) Rogers, entertainer/humorist (Will Rogers Follies) killed in plane crash Aug 15, 1935
1913 Gig Young (Byron Elsworth Barr), actor (They Shoot Horses Don’t They?) died Oct 19, 1978
1916 Walter Cronkite, news anchor/correspondent (CBS Evening News)
1918 Art (William Matthew) Carney, actor (Harry and Tonto, The Honeymooners) died Nov 9, 2003
1918 Cameron Mitchell (Mitzell), actor (How to Marry a Millionaire, The High Chaparral, Swiss Family Robinson) died July 6, 1994
1919 Martin (Henry) Balsam, actor (A Thousand Clowns, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Twelve Angry Men) died Feb 13, 1996
1923 Alfred Heineken, beer mogul, died Jan 3, 2002
1930 Kate Reid, actress (Death of a Salesman, The Andromeda Strain, Atlantic City, Dallas) died Mar 27, 1993
1930 Doris Roberts, actress (St. Elsewhere, Everybody Loves Raymond)
1937 Loretta Swit, actress (M*A*S*H)
1940 Delbert McClinton, songwriter/singer (Giving It Up for Your Love)
1944 Scherrie Payne, singer (The Supremes)
1944 Linda Gary, voice actress (Scooby-Doo, the Smurfs) died Oct 5, 1995
1946 Robert Mapplethorpe, photographer, died Mar 9, 1989
1946 Laura Bush, First Lady
1950 Markie Post, actress (Night Court, Fall Guy)
1954 Chris Difford, singer/musician (Squeeze)
1956 James Honeyman-Scott, guitarist (The Pretenders) died June 16, 1982
1960 Kathy Griffin, actress/comic (Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List)
1961 Ralph Macchio, actor (The Outsiders, Karate Kid series, My Cousin Vinny)
1961 Jeff Probst, TV host (Survivor)
1965 Jeff Scott Soto, singer (Yngwie Malmsteen Band)
1969 Matthew McConaughey, actor (Amistad, The Newton Boys, U-571, A Time to Kill)
1969 Sean "Diddy" Combs, music producer/actor
1974 Cedric Bixler-Zavala, singer (At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta)
1975 Heather Tom, actress (The Bold and the Beautiful)
1982 Devin Hester, NFL wide reciver/kick returner (Chicago Bears)

Today's Deaths in History

1847 Felix Mendelssohn, German composer, dies at 38
1955 Cy Young, Baseball Hall of Famer, dies at 88
1982 Dominique Dunne, actress (Poltergeist) is strangled by her ex-boyfriend at 22
1994 Fred "Sonic" Smith, guitarist (MC5) dies at 45
1995 Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli Prime Minister, is shot and killed at 73
2005 Sheree North, actress/singer (Hawaii Five-O, Matlock, Magnum, P.I.) dies at 73
2006 Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, memoirist (Cheaper by the Dozen) dies at 98

Today in History

1842 Abe Lincoln, 33, married Mary Todd, 23, in Springfield, IL.
1846 An artificial leg was patented by B.F. Palmer of Meredith, NH.
1873 Dr. John B. Beers of San Francisco, CA patented a gold crown for teeth.
1879 James J. Ritty of Dayton, OH patented the cash register.
1884 Democrat Grover Cleveland was elected president, defeating Republican James G. Blaine.
1899 Sigmund Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams was published.
1922 King Tutankhamen’s tomb was discovered in Egypt, in the Valley of the Kings.
1924 Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming was elected the nation's first woman governor.
1924 Republican Calvin Coolidge was elected President.
1942 During World War II, Axis forces retreated from El Alamein in North Africa in a major victory for British forces commanded by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery.
1952 The United States government established the National Security Agency.
1952 Republican Presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower won a sweeping (55%-44%) victory over Democrat Adlai E. Stevenson.
1956 The average salary of football coaches at state universities was $11,005 (June Jones at the University of Hawaii now makes nearly $1 million/year).
1958 Angelo Roncalli became Pope John XXIII.
1960 Filming wrapped on The Misfits, starring Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable; it was the last film for both.
1963 The Beatles played a Royal Command Performance as part of an evening of entertainment for Queen Elizabeth at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London.
1973 The Chicago Bears set a National Football League record by holding the Green Bay Packers to a minus 12 yards passing.
1979 3,000 militants overran the U.S. Embassy in Teheran, Iran, capturing 54 embassy staff members; the crisis went on for 444 days.
1980 Republican Presidential candidate Ronald Reagan defeated the Democratic incumbent, Jimmy Carter (if you're keeping track, that makes every Nov 4th election in the 20th century lucky for Republicans -- the next Nov 4th Presidential election is in 2008).
1980 First baseman Sadaharu Oh of the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants retired from professional baseball; he hit a record 868 home runs in his 22-year playing career.
1991 The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum was dedicated in Simi Valley, CA, by five American presidents, the first gathering of five U.S. presidents: Reagan, President George Bush, and former presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald R. Ford and Richard M. Nixon.
1993 A series of fires destroyed 1000 homes in southern California, causing between $500 million and $1 billion damagel half of the fires turn out to be arson.
1995 Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, 73, was gunned down as he was about to enter his car after speaking at a pro-peace rally in Tel Aviv, Israel.
1997 Hundreds of thousands of men attended a Promise Keepers rally at the Mall in Washington, D.C.
1999 Aaron McKinney, one of two men who beat gay college student Matthew Shepard and left him to die on the Wyoming prairie, avoided the death penalty by agreeing to serve life in prison without parole and promising never to appeal his conviction.
2002 Fugazi played its last show at The Forum in London.

Chart Toppers

1951
Because of You - Tony Bennett
I Get Ideas - Tony Martin
Down Yonder - Del Wood
Slow Poke - Pee Wee King

1959
Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin
Mr. Blue - The Fleetwoods
Put Your Head on My Shoulder - Paul Anka
The Three Bells - The Browns

1967
To Sir with Love - Lulu
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
It Must Be Him - Vikki Carr
You Mean the World to Me - David Houston

1975
Island Girl - Elton John
Lyin’ Eyes - The Eagles
They Just Can’t Stop It (Games People Play) - Spinners
(Turn Out the Lights And) Love Me Tonight - Don Williams

1983
All Night Long (All Night) - Lionel Richie
One Thing Leads to Another - The Fixx
Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) - Sheena Easton
Islands in the Stream - Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton

1991
Romantic - Karyn White
Cream - Prince & The N.P.G.
Can’t Stop This Thing We Started - Bryan Adams
Anymore - Travis Tritt

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Groucho Marx, US comedian (1890 - 1977)




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Today in History - Nov 5th

Today's Birthdays

1857 Ida Tarbell, author (History of the Standard Oil Company) died Jan 6, 1944
1891 Earle ‘Greasy’ Neale, Football Hall of Famer (Philadelphia Eagles) died Nov 2, 1973
1893 Raymond Loewy, inventor/engineer/industrial designer (‘father of streamlining’) died July 14, 1986
1900 Natalie Schafer, actress (Gilligan’s Island) died Apr 10, 1991
1911 Roy Rogers (Leonard Slye), ‘King of the Cowboys,’ actor/singer (Happy Trails to You) died July 6, 1998
1913 Vivien Leigh (Vivian Mary Hartley), actress (Gone with the Wind, A Streetcar Named Desire) died July 7, 1967
1913 John McGiver, actor (Midnight Cowboy, The Manchurian Candidate, Breakfast at Tiffany’s) died Sep 9, 1975
1931 Ike Turner, pianist/singer (Ike & Tina Turner Revue)
1940 Elke Sommer (Schletz), actress (A Shot in the Dark, The Prize)
1941 Art Garfunkel, songwriter/singer (Simon and Garfunkel)
1943 Sam Shepard (Sam Shepard Rogers), playwright/actor (The Right Stuff, Steel Magnolias, Paris Texas)
1945 Peter Pace, U.S. Marine General, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
1946 Gram Parsons (Cecil Ingram Connors), singer (The Byrds) died Sep 19, 1973
1947 Peter Noone (Peter Blair Denis Bernard Noone), guitarist/pianist/singer (Herman of Herman’s Hermits)
1952 Bill Walton, Basketball Hall of Famer (Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics)
1957 Kellen Winslow, Football Hall of Famer (San Diego Chargers)
1958 Robert Patrick, actor (Die Hard 2: Die Harder, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Wayne’s World)
1959 Bryan Adams, songwriter/singer (Heaven, Summer of ’69)
1960 Tilda Swinton, actress (Adaptation, Michael Clayton)
1961 Gina Mastrogiacomo, actress (Goodfellas) dies May 2, 2001
1961 David Bryson, guitarist/vocalist (Counting Crows)
1963 Andrea McArdle, actress/singer (Annie)
1963 Tatum O’Neal, actress (Paper Moon, Bad News Bears, Little Darlings)
1965 Famke Janssen, actress (GoldenEye, The Gingerbread Man, Rounders, X-Men)
1967 Judy Reyes, actress (Scrubs)
1968 Sam Rockwell, actor (The Green Mile, Charlie’s Angels)
1968 Mark Hunter, keyboardist (James)
1971 Jonny Greenwood, lead guitarist (Radiohead)
1971 Corin ‘Corky’ Nemec, actor (Operation Dumbo Drop, Stephen King’s The Stand, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose)
1973 Johnny Damon, MLB outfielder (NY Yankees)

Today's Deaths in History

1942 George M. Cohan, songwriter (Yankee Doodle Dandy) dies at 64
1956 Art Tatum, jazz piano virtuoso, dies at 47
1960 Ward Bond, actor (Wagon Train) dies at 57
1960 Johnny Horton, country music singer (The Battle of New Orleans) dies at 35
1960 Mack Sennett, producer/director (The Keystone Kops) dies at 80
1977 Guy Lombardo, bandleader (The Royal Canadians) dies at 75
1979 Al Capp, cartoonist (Li'l Abner) dies at 70
1982 Jacques Tati, French actor/director (Mon Oncle) dies at 75
1986 Bobby Nunn, singer (The Coasters) dies at 61
1989 Vladimir Horowitz, Pianist, dies at 85
1991 Fred MacMurray, actor (The Apartment, The Caine Mutiny, My Three Sons, Doubel Indemnity) dies at 83
1996 Eddie Harris, jazz saxophonist, dies at 62
2002 Billy Guy, singer (The Coasters) dies at 66
2003 Bobby Hatfield, singer (Righteous Brothers) dies at 63

Today in History

1605 Eleven men, led by one Guy Fawkes, came together to find a way to return England to the Catholic faith; the conspirators plotted to kill the King and all members of the Parliament by blowing up the Houses of Parliament (they failed, and they were caught and executed).
1606 The same Parliament Guy Fawkes and his men had attempted to annihilate established a national day of Thanksgiving, now known as Guy Fawkes Day or Bonfire Night.
1733 The first issue of the New York Weekly Journal was published by printer/journalist John Peter Zenger.
1831 Nat Turner, American slave leader, was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death.
1872 Suffragist Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in a presidential election.
1895 George B. Selden of Rochester, N.Y., received the first U.S. patent for an automobile.
1911 Calbraith P. Rogers began the first American transcontinental airplane flight from Sheepshead Bay, NY to Pasadena, CA; it took Rogers 49 days to make the trip (24 days were lost due to bad weather and mechanical difficulties).
1940 President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office, beating Republican challenger Wendell L. Willkie.
1942 America’s ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’, George M. Cohan, died at age 64.
1946 John F. Kennedy, age 29, began his political career by getting elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
1955 The Vienna State Opera House in Austria formally reopened, celebrating the end of 17 years of foreign occupation.
1971 The Los Angeles Lakers began the longest winning streak in the history of pro sports by winning the first of 33 consecutive basketball games.
1974 Ella Grasso was elected governor of Connecticut, becoming the first woman to win gubernatorial office without succeeding her husband.
1979 Ayatollah Khomeini declares the USA to be "the great Satan."
1984 The Supreme Court ruled that the NFL could not block future franchise moves and had exceeded antitrust limits in attempting to stop a move by the Oakland Raiders to Los Angeles.
1988 The Beach Boys hit #1 in U.S. with "Kokomo."
1994 George Foreman knocked out Michael Moorer in the 10th round in Las Vegas to become the oldest IBF/WBA Heavyweight Champion of the World.
1994 Former President Ronald Reagan disclosed he had Alzheimer's disease.
1996 U.S. voters reelected President Bill Clinton but gave the Republican party another majority in both houses of Congress, trimming the margin of that majority in the House of Representatives and increasing it slightly in the Senate.
1998 A study showed strong genetic evidence that Thomas Jefferson fathered at least one child by his slave, Sally Hemings.
1999 U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson, in a ‘finding of fact’, declared Microsoft Corporation a monopoly.
2002 Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Harvey Pitt resigned under pressure after a series of political missteps that had embarrassed the White House.
2006 Saddam Hussein was convicted and sentenced by the Iraqi High Tribunal to hang for crimes against humanity.

Chart Toppers

1944
I’ll Walk Alone - Dinah Shore
Dance with the Dolly - The Russ Morgan Orchestra (vocal: Al Jennings)
How Many Hearts Have You Broken - The Three Suns
Smoke on the Water - Red Foley

1952
You Belong to Me - Jo Stafford
Wish You Were Here - Eddie Fisher
Half as Much - Rosemary Clooney
Jambalaya (On the Bayou) - Hank Williams

1960
Save the Last Dance for Me - The Drifters
My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own - Connie Francis
You Talk Too Much - Joe Jones
Wings of a Dove - Ferlin Husky

1968
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Those Were the Days - Mary Hopkin
Midnight Confessions - The Grass Roots
Next in Line - Conway Twitty

1976
If You Leave Me Now - Chicago
Rock’n Me - Steve Miller
The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
Among My Souvenirs - Marty Robbins

1984
Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) - Billy Ocean
Purple Rain - Prince & The Revolution
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!
City of New Orleans - Willie Nelson

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I never guess. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, British mystery author & physician (1859 - 1930)




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Today in History - Nov 6th

Today's Birthdays

1814 Adolphe (Antoine-Joseph) Sax, inventor (saxophone) died Feb 4, 1894
1854 John Philip Sousa, ‘The March King,’ composer/U.S. Marine Band leader (Stars and Stripes Forever, Semper Fidelis, Washington Post March) died Mar 6, 1932
1861 James Naismith, inventor (basketball) died Nov 28, 1939
1892 (John Siguard) Ole Olsen, vaudevillian (Olsen & Johnson) died Jan 26, 1963
1893 Edsel Ford, president (Ford Motor Company) died May 26, 1943
1896 Jim Jordan (James Edward Jordan), actor (Fibber McGee and Molly) died Apr 1, 1988
1914 Jonathan Harris, actor (Lost in Space) died Nov 3, 2002
1921 James (Ramon) Jones, novelist (From Here to Eternity, The Thin Red Line) died May 9, 1977
1931 (Michael Igor Peschkowsky), director (The Graduate, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Day of the Dolphin)
1946 Sally Field (Sally Mahoney), actress (Norma Rae, Places in the Heart, Gidget series, Steel Magnolias, Mrs. Doubtfire, Smokey and the Bandit series, Forrest Gump)
1947 George Young, guitarist (The Easybeats)
1948 Glenn Frey, guitarist/songwriter/singer (The Eagles)
1949 Brad Davis, actor (Midnight Express) died Sept 8, 1991
1949 Nigel Havers, actor (Empire of the Sun, Chariots of Fire, Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?)
1949 Arturo Sandoval, jazz trumpeter
1953 John (Robert) Candelaria, ‘Candy Man,’ MLB pitcher (NY Mets, NY Yankees)
1955 Maria Shriver, news correspondent/Mrs. Arnold Schwarzenegger (NBC)
1957 Lori Singer, actress (Fame, Footloose)
1958 Trace Beaulieu, actor/puppeteer (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
1960 Lance Kerwin, actor (James at 15, Salem’s Lot)
1963 Paul Brindley, bassist (The Sundays)
1964 Corey Glover, singer (Living Colour)
1965 Greg Graffin, singer (Bad Religion)
1966 Christian Lorenz, keyboardist (Rammstein)
1966 Peter DeLuise, actor (seaQuest DSV, 21 Jump Street, Rescue Me)
1967 Rebecca Schaeffer, actress (My Sister Sam) murdered July 18, 1989
1970 Ethan Hawke, actor (Reality Bites, Alive, A Midnight Clear, Dead Poets Society, Explorers)
1972 Thandie Newton, actress (Mission: Impossible II, Interview with the Vampire)
1972 Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, actress (Just Shoot Me, Dirty Work, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Ugly Betty)
1974 Zoe McLellan, actress (Sliders, Star Trek: Voyager, Dirty Sexy Money)
1976 Pat Tillman, NFL safety/US Army Ranger (Arizona Cardinals) killed in action in Afghanistan April 22, 2004
1978 Nicole Dubuc, actress (Major Dad)
1978 Taryn Manning, actress (Hustle & Flow, Cold Mountain, 8 Mile)
1988 Emma Stone, actress (Superbad)

Today's Deaths in History

1893 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, composer, dies at 53
1965 Clarence Williams, jazz pianist/composer, dies at 67
1968 Charles B. McVay III, former U.S. Navy Captain (USS Indianapolis) commits suicide at 70
1989 Dickie Goodman, novelty record maker (Convention '72, The Flying Saucer) dies at 55
1991 Gene Tierney, actress (Laura, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir) dies at 70

Today in History

1789 Pope Pius VI appointed the Rt. Rev. John Carroll the first Roman Catholic bishop in the United States.
1860 Former Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln defeated three other candidates for the presidency.
1861 Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederacy.
1869 The first intercollegiate football game was played, in New Brunswick, New Jersey; Rutgers beat Princeton 6-4.
1883 The first American cross-country championships were held, sponsored by the New York Athletic Club.
1888 Republican Benjamin Harrison was elected the 23rd President of the United States.
1900 U.S. President William McKinley was reelected, beating Democratic challenger William Jennings Bryan (McKinley was assassinated September 6, 1901).
1905 The original stage production of Sir James Barrie’s Peter Pan opened in New York.
1928 Herbert Clark Hoover was elected 31st President of the U.S.
1928 The first Motogram machine was installed on the New York Times Building in Times Square; it showed election returns via an electric flasher.
1944 Plutonium was first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility, subsequently used in the Fat Man Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.
1947 Meet the Press came to network TV, debuting on NBC-TV after two years on radio.
1955 The first motion picture premiere seen coast to coast on TV had Rex Harrison and Margaret Leighton starring in The Constant Husband.
1956 President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his VP, Richard M. Nixon, were reelected, as they defeated Democrats Adlai E. Stevenson and his running mate, Estes Kefauver.
1967 Phil Donahue began a TV talk show in Dayton, Ohio.
1969 A tie occurred for the first time in voting for the Cy Young Award, between pitchers Denny McLain of the Detroit Tigers and Mike Cuellar of the Baltimore Orioles.
1974 Mike Marshall of the Los Angeles Dodgers became the first relief pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in the National League.
1979 The world premiere of the movie The Rose was held at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City.
1984 U.S. President Ronald Reagan defeated liberal Democrat challenger, Walter F. Mondale, in a landslide.
1984 For the first time in 193 years, the New York Stock Exchange remained open during a presidential election day.
1985 Rabbits invaded the bunny hutch at the Playboy Empire Club in New York City, as 16 males in tuxedos, minus shirts, joined with 52 bunnies for the first time in the 25-year history of the Playboy Clubs.
1986 WOR-TV in Secaucus, NJ paid $182,000 per episode of The Cosby Show for the fall 1988 season, a record for a syndicated show.
1986 Edy’s Ice Cream Company took out a $250,000 policy to protect the taste buds of John Harrison, ice cream taste-tester.
1993 Pearl Jam’s album Vs. rose to #1 in the U.S.
1995 Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell announced plans to move the team to Baltimore.
1997 Former President George H.W. Bush opened his presidential library at Texas A&M University.
2001 Billionaire Republican Michael Bloomberg was elected New York City mayor.

Chart Toppers

1945
Till the End of Time - Perry Como
I’ll Buy That Dream - The Pied Pipers
That’s for Me - Dick Haymes
With Tears in My Eyes - Wesley Tuttle

1953
Vaya Con Dios - Les Paul & Mary Ford
You, You, You - The Ames Brothers
Ebb Tide - The Frank Chacksfield Orchestra
I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know - The Davis Sisters

1961
Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean
Fool #1 - Brenda Lee
This Time - Troy Shondell
Walk on By - Leroy Van Dyke

1969
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Wedding Bell Blues - The 5th Dimension
Baby It’s You - Smith
The Ways to Love a Man - Tammy Wynette

1977
You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon
Boogie Nights - Heatwave
I’m Just a Country Boy - Don Williams

1985
Part-Time Lover - Stevie Wonder
Miami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer
Head over Heels - Tears For Fears
Some Fools Never Learn - Steve Wariner

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Today in History - Nov 7th

Today's Birthdays

1867 Madame Marie Curie (Marja Sklodowski), physicist (discovered radium and polonium) died July 4, 1934
1879 Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary, died August 21, 1940
1902 Ed (Edward Benton) Dodd, cartoonist (Mark Trail) died May 27, 1991
1903 (Ira) Dean Jagger, actor (Twelve O’clock High, Bad Day at Black Rock, White Christmas) died Feb 5,1991
1913 Albert Camus, writer (Le Mythe de Sisyphe) died Jan 4, 1960
1918 Billy Graham, evangelist
1922 Al Hirt, trumpeter, died Apr 27, 1999
1942 Johnny Rivers (John Ramistella), singer (Secret Agent Man, Slow Dancin’, Baby I Need Your Lovin’)
1943 Joni Mitchell (Roberta Anderson), singer/songwriter (Big Yellow Taxi, Woodstock)
1944 Joe Niekro, MLB pitcher (Houston Astros, NY Yankees) died Oct 27, 2006
1957 Christopher Knight, actor (The Brady Bunch)
1964 Dana Plato, actress (Diff’rent Strokes) died May 8, 1999
1968 Greg Tribbett, guitarist (Mudvayne)
1971 Robin Finck, guitarist (Guns 'n Roses)
1972 Jason London, actor (The Man in the Moon, Dazed and Confused)
1972 Jeremy London, actor (I’ll Fly Away, Party of Five, Mallrats)
1973 Yunjin Kim, actress (Lost)

Today's Deaths in History

1910 Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (War and Peace) dies at 82
1962 Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady, dies at 78
1978 Gene Tunney, heavyweight boxing champion, dies at 81
1980 Steve McQueen, actor (The Getaway, Papillon, The Sand Pebbles, The Great Escape) dies at age 50
1992 Jack Kelly, actor (Maverick) dies at 65
2004 Howard Keel, actor (Annie Get Your Gun) dies at 85
2006 Bryan Pata, college football defensive tackle (University of Miami) is murdered at 22

Today in History

1805 The Lewis & Clark Expedition sighted the Pacific Ocean for the first time.
1874 The elephant became the symbol of the Republic Party.
1876 The cigarette manufacturing machine was patented by Albert H. Hook of New York City.
1885 The Canadian Pacific Railway was completed when the last spike was driven at Craigellachie in British Columbia.
1893 Colorado became the first state to grant women the right to vote by popular referendum.
1914 The New Republic magazine was printed for the first time.
1916 Republican Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congress.
1917 Russia's Bolshevik Revolution took place as forces led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin overthrew the provisional government of Alexander Kerensky.
1929 The Museum of Modern Art in New York City opened.
1932 CBS radio presented the first broadcast of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.
1933 Pennsylvania’s Blue Laws were revised to eliminate sports from the forbidden activities.
1940 In Tacoma, Washington, the middle section of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapsed in a windstorm, a mere four months after the bridge's completion.
1944 U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt won a fourth term, defeating Republican Thomas E. Dewey.
1946 A coin-operated television receiver was first displayed in New York City.
1947 Billboard magazine began listing the top 15 popular records.
1948 An adaptation of the mystery play, The Storm, became the first production of Studio One on CBS-TV.
1956 Elvis Presley hit the charts with "Love Me," the first million-seller to make the charts without being released as a single.
1967 Carl Stokes was elected mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first black mayor of a major American city.
1967 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a bill establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
1972 U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and Vice President Spiro Agnew were reelected in a landslide victory over Democrats George McGovern and R. Sargent Shriver.
1973 Congress over-rode President Richard M. Nixon's veto of the War Powers Act, which limits a chief executive's power to wage war without congressional approval.
1973 New Jersey became the first state in the U.S.A. where girls were allowed to play on Little League baseball teams.
1976 Gone With the Wind was aired over two nights on NBC-TV, becoming the highest-rated TV show in history.
1986 The longest high school football winning streak came to an end as Canyon High of Canyon Country, California lost 21-20 to Antelope Valley High of nearby Lancaster, breaking their 46-game winning streak.
1987 Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg asked President Ronald Reagan to withdraw his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, citing the clamor that arose over Ginsburg's admission that he had smoked marijuana.
1989 L. Douglas Wilder won the governor's race in Virginia, becoming the nation's first elected black governor.
1989 David N. Dinkins was elected New York City's first black mayor.
1991 Basketball star Magic Johnson announced that he had tested positive for the AIDS virus and was retiring.
1994 The Electrical Engineering Times ran a cover story about flaws in Intel’s Pentium computer chip.
1998 House Speaker Newt Gingrich resigned following election results in which the Republican House majority shrunk from 22 to 12.
2000 Repblican George W. Bush was elected president over incumbent Democratic Vice President Al Gore, though Gore won the popular vote by a narrow margin; the winner was not known for more than a month because of a dispute over the results in Florida.
2000 The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovered one of the country's largest LSD lab inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas.
2000 Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first first lady to win public office, defeating Republican Rick Lazio for a U.S. Senate seat from New York.
2006 Democrats won control of the House and Senate, riding a wave of anger over the Iraq war and congressional scandals.
2006 Keith Ellison, a Democrat from Minnesota, became the first Muslim elected to Congress.
2006 Dhiren Barot, an al-Qaida operative who had planned to blow up the New York Stock Exchange, the World Bank and landmark London hotels, was sentenced in Britain to life in prison.

Chart Toppers

1946
Five Minutes More - Frank Sinatra
South America, Take It Away - Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
You Keep Coming Back like a Song - Dinah Shore
Divorce Me C.O.D. - Merle Travis

1954
I Need You Now - Eddie Fisher
This Ole House - Rosemary Clooney
Papa Loves Mambo - Perry Como
More and More - Webb Pierce

1962
He’s a Rebel - The Crystals
Only Love Can Break a Heart - Gene Pitney
All Alone Am I - Brenda Lee
Mama Sang a Song - Bill Anderson

1970
I’ll Be There - The Jackson 5
We’ve Only Just Begun - Carpenters
Fire and Rain - James Taylor
I Can’t Believe That You’ve Stopped Loving Me - Charley Pride

1978
You Needed Me - Anne Murray
MacArthur Park - Donna Summer
Double Vision - Foreigner
Sleeping Single in a Double Bed - Barbara Mandrell

1986
True Colors - Cyndi Lauper
Typical Male - Tina Turner
I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On - Robert Palmer
It’ll Be Me - Exile

Quote of the Day

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Robert Frost, US poet (1874 - 1963)




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Today in History - Nov 8th

Today's Birthdays

1656 Edmund Halley, astronomer, died Jan 14, 1742
1836 Milton Bradley, game manufacturer, died May 30, 1911
1845 Edward Douglass White, Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, died May 19, 1921
1847 Bram (Abraham) Stoker, author (Dracula) died Apr 20, 1912
1900 Margaret Mitchell, author (Gone with the Wind) died Aug 16, 1949
1920 Esther Rolle, actress (Good Times, Maude, Driving Miss Daisy) died Nov 17, 1998
1921 Walter Mirisch, producer (The Apartment)
1922 Christiaan Barnard, surgeon/medical pioneer (first heart transplant) died Sep 2, 2001
1924 Joe Flynn, actor (McHale’s Navy, The Barefoot Executive, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes) died July 19, 1974
1927 Patti Page (Clara Ann Fowler), singer (Tennessee Waltz, Doggie in the Window, Allegheny Moon)
1931 Morley Safer, TV correspondent (60 Minutes)
1931 Darla Hood, actress (OUr Gang series) died June 13, 1979
1942 Angel Cordero Jr., National Horse Racing Hall of Famer
1944 Bonnie Bramlett, songwriter/singer (Delaney and Bonnie and Friends)
1945 Don Murray, drummer (The Turtles)
1946 Roy Wood (Ulysses Adrian Wood), singer/songwriter (Electric Light Orchestra)
1947 Minnie (Julia) Riperton, singer (Lovin’ You) died July 12, 1979
1949 Alan Berger, bassist (Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes)
1949 Bonnie Raitt, singer (Runaway, Something to Talk About, I Can't Make You Love Me)
1950 Mary Hart, TV host (Entertainment Tonight)
1952 Christie Hefner, magazine executive (Playboy)
1952 Alfre Woodard, actress (St. Elsewhere, Grand Canyon, Passion Fish, Heart and Souls)
1954 Ricki Lee Jones, singer (Chuck E.’s in Love)
1954 Jeanette McGruder, singer (P Funk)
1957 Porl Thompson, guitarist (The Cure)
1958 Terry Lee Miall, drummer (Adam & the Ants)
1961 Leif Garrett, actor/singer (I Was Made for Dancin’)
1966 Gordon Ramsay, British chef/TV personality (Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares)
1967 Courtney Thorne-Smith, actress (Melrose Place, Summer School, Lucas, Ally McBeal)
1968 Parker Posey, actress (Party Girl, Scream 3, Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman)
1972 Gretchen Mol, actress (Donnie Brasco, Rounders, Finding Graceland, The Thirteenth Floor)
1975 Tara Reid, actress (The Big Lebowski, American Pie series, Josie and the Pussycats)
1983 Chris Rankin, actor (Harry Potter movies)
1985 Jack Osbourne, TV personality (The Osbournes)

Today's Deaths in History

1674 John Milton, English poet (Paradise Lost) dies at 65
1887 Doc Holliday, gambler/gunfighter, dies at 36
1974 Ivory Joe Hunter, R&B singer/pianist/songwriter, dies at 60
1978 Norman Rockwell, illustrator, dies at 84
1999 Lester Bowie, jazz trumpeter, dies at 58
2006 Basil Poledouris, film score composer (The Hunt for Red October, Starship Troopers) dies at 61

Today in History

1793 The Louvre Museum opened in Paris.
1889 Montana became the 41st of the United States of America.
1895 Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen took the first X-ray pictures.
1910 William H. Frost of Spokane, Washington patented the electric insect exterminator.
1923 Adolf Hitler launched his first attempt to seize power with a failed coup in Munich, Germany, that came to be known as the Beer-Hall Putsch.
1932 The team of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II debuted with their show, Music in the Air.
1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt set up the Civil Works Administration, designed to create jobs for more than 4 million unemployed.
1939 Life With Father premiered on Broadway in New York City.
1942 American and British forces landed in French North Africa during World War II.
1950 USAF Lt. Russell J. Brown shot down two North Korean MiG-15s in the first jet aircraft-to-jet aircraft dogfight in history.
1954 The American League approved the transfer of the Philadelphia Athletics baseball team to Kansas City, MO.
1959 Elgin Baylor of the Minneapolis Lakers scored 64 points and set a National Basketball Association scoring mark.
1964 Judy Garland and her daughter, Liza Minnelli, appeared together at the London Palladium.
1965 Soap opera Days of Our Lives debuted on NBC-TV.
1966 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law an antitrust exemption allowing the National Football League to merge with the American Football League.
1966 Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California.
1966 Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts became the first black to be elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote.
1970 Tom Dempsey kicked an NFL-record 63-yard field goal to give the New Orleans Saints a 19-17 victory over the Detroit Lions at Tulane Stadium.
1971 The album Led Zeppelin IV, which included the song "Stairway to Heaven," was released.
1975 Elton John’s album Rock of the Westies debuted at #1 on U.S. album charts.
1979 The Iran Crisis: America Held Hostage, a new late-night news program, debuted on ABC-TV; the program evolved into Nightline in March of 1980.
1980 Bruce Springsteen’s album The River hit #1 for four weeks in the U.S.
1984 The first attempt to rescue two crippled satellites took place as the space shuttle Discovery lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
1987 A bomb planted by the Irish Republican Army exploded as crowds gathered in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, for a ceremony honoring Britain's war dead, killing 11 people.
1988 Vice President George Herbert Walker Bush and running-mate Indiana Senator Dan Quayle were elected President and Vice-President of the United States.
1993 Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 was released.
1995 Michael Jackson merged his ATV Music Publishing Company, and its catalog of Beatles songs, with Sony Music Publishing, creating Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
1997 The mighty Yangtze River, China’s largest, was successfully diverted in preparation for the construction of the Three Gorges Dam.
2000 A statewide recount of presidential election ballots began in Florida. Vice President Al Gore telephoned Texas Gov. George W. Bush to concede the election, but called back about an hour later to retract his concession.
2000 Waco special counsel John C. Danforth released his final report absolving the government of wrongdoing in the 1993 siege at the Branch Davidian compound in Texas.
2004 Thousands of U.S. troops attacked strongholds of Sunni insurgents in Fallujah, Iraq.
2005 French President Jacques Chirac declared a 12-day state of emergency to halt France's worst civil unrest in nearly four decades.
2005 Gunmen assassinated a second lawyer in the Saddam Hussein trial in Baghdad.
2006 After years of defending his secretary of defense, President George W. Bush announced Donald H. Rumsfeld's resignation following the Democrats' triumph in congressional elections; Bush chose former CIA Director Robert Gates to succeed him.

Chart Toppers

1947
Near You - The Francis Craig Orchestra (vocal: Bob Lamm)
You Do - Dinah Shore
And Mimi - Art Lund
I’ll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms) - Eddy Arnold

1955
Autumn Leaves - Roger Williams
Moments to Remember - The Four Lads
I Hear You Knocking - Gale Storm
That Do Make It Nice - Eddy Arnold

1963
Sugar Shack - Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs
Deep Purple - Nino Tempo & April Stevens
Washington Square - The Village Stompers
Love’s Gonna Live Here - Buck Owens

1971
Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves - Cher
Theme from Shaft - Isaac Hayes
Imagine - John Lennon Plastic Ono Band
Here Comes Honey Again - Sonny James

1979
Pop Muzik - M
Heartache Tonight - Eagles
Dim All the Lights - Donna Summer
You Decorated My Life - Kenny Rogers

1987
I Think We’re Alone Now - Tiffany
Causing a Commotion - Madonna
Mony Mony "Live" - Billy Idol
Am I Blue - George Strait

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An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.
Simon Cameron, US financier & politician (1799 - 1889)



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Today in History - Nov 9th

Today's Birthdays

1886 Ed Wynn (Isaiah Edwin Leopold), actor (Mary Poppins, Babes in Toyland, The Absent-Minded Professor) died June 19, 1966
1913 Hedy Lamarr (Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler), actress (Samson and Delilah, Ziegfeld Girl) died Jan 19, 2000
1918 Spiro T. (Theodore) Agnew, U.S. Vice President, died Sept 17, 1996
1918 Thomas Ferebee, bombardier (Enola Gay) died March 16, 2000
1922 Dorothy (Jean) Dandridge, actress (Island in the Sun, Carmen Jones) died Sep 8, 1965
1930 Charlie Jones, sportscaster (NBC Sports)
1931 Whitey Herzog, baseball player/manager (St Louis Cardinals)
1934 Carl (Edward) Sagan, author/scientist (Cosmos, Contact) died Dec 20, 1996
1935 Bob (Pack Robert) Gibson, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals)
1936 Mary Travers, folk singer (Peter, Paul and Mary)
1941 Tom Fogerty, songwriter/singer (Creedence Clearwater Revival) died Sep 6, 1990
1948 Joe Bouchard, bassist/singer (Blue Oyster Cult)
1948 Alan Gratzer, drummer (REO Speedwagon)
1948 Robert David Hall, actor (CSI)
1951 Lou Ferrigno, bodybuilder/actor (The Incredible Hulk)
1954 Dennis Stratton, guitarist (Iron Maiden)
1961 Sandra ‘Pepa’ Denton, singer (Salt-N-Pepa)
1972 Eric Dane, actor (Grey's Anatomy)
1972 Corin Tucker, guitarist (Sleater-Kinney)
1973 Nick Lachey, singer (98 Degrees)
1974 Uncle Kracker, singer/rapper
1988 Nikki Blonsky, actress (Hairspray)

Today's Deaths in History

1924 Henry Cabot Lodge, Senator, dies at 74
1940 Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, dies at 71
1953 Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet/author, dies at 39
1953 Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, first King of Saudi Arabia, dies at 73
1970 Charles De Gaulle, former French President, dies at 79
1988 John N. Mitchell, United States Attorney General, dies at 75
1991 Yves Montand, French actor (Let's Make Love) dies at 70
2003 Art Carney, actor (The Honeymooners) dies at 85
2004 Iris Chang, author (The Rape of Nanking) dies at 36
2006 Ed Bradley, newscaster (CBS) dies at 65

Today in History

1857 The Atlantic Monthly featured the first installment of Oliver Wendell Holmes’ The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table.
1862 Union General Ambrose Burnside assumed command of the Army of the Potomac after George B. McClellan was fired.
1888 Jack the Ripper killed Mary Jane Kelly, his last known victim.
1906 Theodore Roosevelt became the first sitting President of the United States to make an official trip outside the country, as he did so to inspect progress on the Panama Canal.
1911 Georges Claude of Paris, France, applied for a patent on neon advertising signs.
1918 Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm II announced that he would abdicate.
1921 Albert Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work with the photoelectric effect.
1935 United Mine Workers president John L. Lewis and other labor leaders formed the Committee for Industrial Organization.
1938 The kids’ magazine Jack and Jill was first published.
1938 Mary Martin made her Broadway stage debut in the musical comedy Leave It to Me.
1938 91 German Jews were killed and more than 30,000 were arrested in Kristallnacht (Crystal Night), a sign of the unconscionable and unforgivable death and destruction soon to come at the hands of the Nazis.
1946 Unbeaten Army and unbeaten Notre Dame played at Yankee Stadium, with a final score of 0-0.
1948 This is Your Life debuted on NBC radio.
1953 Maurice Richard set a National Hockey League record by scoring his 325th career goal (he sent the puck to the Queen of England).
1953 The Supreme Court upheld a 1922 ruling that major league baseball did not come within the scope of federal antitrust laws.
1965 A huge blackout in the northeast U.S. left millions without electricity; 800,000 people wound up trapped in New York subways, elevators and skyscrapers.
1967 The first issue of Rolling Stone was published, with John Lennon on the cover.
1976 The United Nations General Assembly approved 10 resolutions condemning apartheid in South Africa, including one characterizing the white-ruled government as "illegitimate."
1982 Sugar Ray Leonard retired from boxing, five months after having retinal surgery on his left eye.
1984 Donna Reed joined the cast of Dallas on CBS-TV.
1984 Three Servicemen, a sculpture by Frederick Hart, was unveiled in Washington, D.C., the final addition to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1985 Garry Kasparov, 22, became the youngest World Chess Champion by beating Anatoly Karpov.
1986 Bobby Rahal won his first national auto racing driving title.
1989 The 27.9-mile-long Berlin Wall, the symbol of the Cold War that separated East and West Germany for 28 years, was opened.
1990 Mary Robinson was elected Ireland's first female President and the first from the Labour Party.
1996 Evander Holyfield joined Muhammad Ali, in making history as the second man to become the three-time World Heavyweight Champion.
2001 The northern Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif fell to the northern alliance in the first major territorial advance for the rebels against the ruling Taliban.
2004 Houston Astros pitcher Roger Clemens won his record seventh Cy Young award.
2005 Three suicide bombers carried out nearly simultaneous attacks on three U.S.-based hotels in Amman, Jordan, killing 60 victims and wounding hundreds.

Chart Toppers

1948
Buttons and Bows - Dinah Shore
Hair of Gold, Eyes of Blue - Gordon MacRae
On a Slow Boat to China - The Kay Kaiser Orchestra (vocal: Harry Babbitt
& Gloria Wood
One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart) - Jimmy Wakely

1956
Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
The Green Door - Jim Lowe
True Love - Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly
Hound Dog/Don’t Be Cruel - Elvis Presley

1964
Baby Love - The Supremes
Last Kiss - J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers
Leader of the Pack - The Shangri-Las
I Don’t Care (Just as Long as You Love Me) - Buck Owens

1972
I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues
Freddie’s Dead (Theme from “Superfly”) - Curtis Mayfield
It’s Not Love (But It’s Not Bad) - Merle Haggard

1980
Woman in Love - Barbra Streisand
Lady - Kenny Rogers
The Wanderer - Donna Summer
On the Road Again - Willie Nelson

1988
Kokomo - The Beach Boys
Wild, Wild West - The Escape Club
The Loco-Motion - Kylie Minogue
Darlene - T. Graham Brown

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No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather.
Michael Pritchard

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Today in History - Nov 10th

Today's Birthdays

1483 Martin Luther, religious leader (Protestantism) died Feb 18, 1546
1889 Claude Rains, actor (Casablanca, The Invisible Man, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Lawrence of Arabia) died May 30, 1967
1916 Billy May, composer/bandleader, died Jan 22, 2004
1919 George Fenneman, announcer (You Bet Your Life) died May 29, 1997
1924 Russell Johnson, actor (Gilligan's Island)
1925 Richard Burton (Richard Walter Jenkins Jr.), actor (Camelot, Hamlet, The Longest Day, The Robe) died Aug 5, 1984
1932 Roy Scheider, actor (All that Jazz, Blue Thunder, Jaws series, seaQuest DSV)
1944 Tim Rice, lyricist (Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat)
1947 Dave Loggins, singer (Please Come to Boston)
1947 Glen Buxton, guitarist (Alice Cooper) died Oct 19, 1997
1948 Greg Lake, bassist/singer (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)
1948 Vincent Schiavelli, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Better Off Dead, Amadeus) died DEc 26, 2005
1949 Donna Fargo (Yvonne Vaughn), singer/songwriter (The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.)
1950 Ronnie Hammond, singer (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
1950 Debra Hill, screenwriter/film producer (Halloween, The Fog) died Mar 7, 2005
1954 Mario Cipollina, bassist (Huey Lewis & the News)
1955 Roland Emmerich, director (The Day After Tomorrow, The Patriot)
1956 Sinbad (David Adkins), actor/comedian (A Different World, Necessary Roughness)
1956 Matt Craven, actor (Disturbia, Timeline)
1959 (Laura) Mackenzie Phillips, actress (One Day at a Time, American Graffiti)
1959 Linda Cohn, sports reporter/anchor (ESPN)
1959 Nancy Cartwright, voice actress (The Simpsons)
1963 Tommy Davidson, actor/comedian (In Living Color)
1966 Vanessa Angel, actress (There's Something About Mary, Kingpin)
1968 Tracy Morgan, comedian/actor (30 Rock, Saturday Night Live)
1969 Ellen Pompeo, actress (Old School, Grey's Anatomy)
1975 Jim Adkins, singer/musician (Jimmy Eat World)
1977 Brittany Murphy, actress (Clueless, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Girl Interrupted)
1978 Eve, rapper/actress (Barbershop series)
1981 Jason L. Dunham, U.S. Marine Corporal/Medal of Honor recipient, died April 22, 2004 when he threw himself on a grenade to save his fellow Marines
1981 Alison Waite, model/playmate (May 2006)
1982 Heather Matarazzo, actress (Welcome to the Dollhouse, The Devil's Advocate)

Today's Deaths in History

1938 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder/first President of Turkey, dies at 57
1982 Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet leader, dies at 75
1985 Pelle Lindbergh, NHL goaltender (Philadelphia Flyers) dies at 26
1986 King Clancy, NHL player/coach/referee (Ottawa Senators, Tornoto Maple Leafs) dies at 83
1992 Chuck Connors, actor (Cowboy in Africa, The Rifleman) dies at 71
1994 Carmen McRae, jazz singer, dies at 74
2001 Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) dies at 66
2006 Gerald Levert, R&B singer (Levert) dies at 40
2006 Jack Palance, actor (City Slickers series, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Batman) dies at 87
2007 Norman Mailer, author (The Naked and the Dead) dies at 84

Today in History

1775 The Continental Congress of the American colonies, in preparation for their revolt against the British, authorized the formation of two battalions of Marines.
1865 Major Henry Wirz, the superintendent of a prison camp in Andersonville, Georgia, was hanged, becoming the only American Civil War soldier executed for war crimes.
1871 Henry Stanley found the missing Scotsman, David Livingstone, an explorer and missionary, who had been missing for two years.
1919 The American Legion held its first national convention, in Minneapolis.
1928 Hirohito was enthroned as Emperor of Japan.
1928 Knute Rockne delivered his ‘Win One for the Gipper’ halftime speech to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish players.
1938 Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" on network radio.
1939 The first air-conditioned automobiles went on display at the Auto Show in Chicago.
1942 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, discussing the recent U.S. victory over Rommel at El Alamein, Egypt, said "Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
1951 Direct-dial, coast-to-coast telephone service began as Mayor M. Leslie Denning of Englewood, N.J., called his counterpart in Alameda, Calif.
1954 The U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial) was dedicated in Arlington, Va.
1956 Billie Holiday returned to the New York City stage at Carnegie Hall after a three-year absence.
1958 The Hope Diamond was donated to the Smithsonian Institution by New York diamond merchant Harry Winston.
1969 20 years after the first release of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," Gene Autry received a gold record for the single.
1969 Sesame Street debuted on 170 Public Broadcasting stations and 20 commercial outlets.
1970 For the first time in five years, an entire week ended with no reports of American combat fatalities in Southeast Asia.
1975 The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution equating Zionism with racism.
1975 The worst Great Lakes shipwreck of the time, the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, occurred.
1982 The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to visitors in Washington, D.C.
1984 The Maryland Terrapins set an NCAA football record, coming from a 31-0 halftime deficit to defeat Miami’s Hurricanes, 42-40.
1989 WordPerfect Corporation shipped WordPerfect 5.1.
1994 The Codex Leicester, the only Leonardo da Vinci manuscript owned in the United States and the only one in the world still in private hands, was sold at auction; Microsoft chairman Bill Gates paid $30.8 million for it.
1996 Dan Marino became the first NFL quarterback to throw for 50,000 yards in his career.
1997 A judge in Cambridge, Mass., reduced Louise Woodward's murder conviction to manslaughter and sentenced the English au pair to the 279 days she'd already served in the death of 8-month-old Matthew Eappen.
1997 WorldCom Inc. and MCI Communications Corp. agreed to a $37 billion merger.
2001 The World Trade Organization approved China's membership.
2004 President George W. Bush nominated White House counsel Alberto Gonzales to be attorney general, succeeding John Ashcroft.

Chart Toppers

1949
That Lucky Old Sun - Frankie Laine
Don’t Cry, Joe - The Gordon Jenkins Orchestra (vocal: Betty Brewer)
I Can Dream, Can’t I? - The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (vocal: Jack
Leonard)
Slipping Around - Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely

1957
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
You Send Me - Sam Cooke
Little Bitty Pretty One - Thurston Harris
Wake Up Little Susie - The Everly Brothers

1965
Get Off of My Cloud - The Rolling Stones
A Lover’s Concerto - The Toys
Everybody Loves a Clown - Gary Lewis & The Playboys
Hello Vietnam - Johnny Wright

1973
Keep on Truckin’ - Eddie Kendricks
Heartbeat - It’s a Lovebeat - The DeFranco Family
Photograph - Ringo Starr
Paper Roses - Marie Osmond

1981
Private Eyes - Daryl Hall & John Oates
Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones
Tryin’ to Live My Life Without You - Bob Seger
Fancy Free - The Oak Ridge Boys

1989
Listen to Your Heart - Roxette
Cover Girl - New Kids on the Block
When I See You Smile - Bad English
Ace in the Hole - George Strait

Quote of the Day

Uncommon valor was a common virtue.
Chester Nimitz, Navy Admiral/Commander in Chief of Pacific Forces (1885-1966) speaking of the Marines' performance in taking Iwo Jima, World War II




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Today in History - Nov 11th - Veteran's Day

Today's Birthdays

1744 Abigail Smith Adams, First Lady of 2nd U.S. President John Adams, died Oct 28, 1818
1821 Fyodor Dostoyevsky, revolutionary/author (The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment) died Feb 9, 1881
1885 George S. (Smith) Patton Jr., U.S. Army General (World War II) died Dec 21, 1945
1889 Clifton Webb (Webb Parmalee Hollenbeck), actor (Laura, Three Coins in the Fountain, Mr. Belvedere series) died Oct 13, 1966
1899 Pat (William Joseph Patrick) O’Brien, actor (Knute Rockne All American, Ragtime, Some like It Hot) died Oct 15, 1983
1909 Robert Ryan, actor (Bad Day at Black Rock, The Dirty Dozen, Flying Leathernecks, The Longest Day) died July 11, 1973
1911 Patric (Reginald Lawrence) Knowles, actor (The Devil’s Brigade, How Green was My Valley) died Dec 23, 1995
1918 Stubby Kaye, actor (Cat Ballou, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?) died Dec 14, 1997
1922 Kurt Vonnegut Jr., writer (Slaughterhouse Five, Cat’s Cradle, Breakfast of Champions) died Apr 11, 2007
1925 Jonathan (Harshman) Winters III, actor/comedian (The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters, Mork & Mindy)
1929 LaVern Baker, Rock and Roll Hall of fame singer (I Cried a Tear, Jim Dandy) died March 10, 1997
1944 Jesse Colin Young (Perry Miller), songwriter/musician (The Youngbloods)
1945 Vince Martell, guitarist/singer (Vanilla Fudge)
1946 Chris Dreja, guitarist (Yardbirds)
1947 Pat Daugherty, bassist (Black Oak Arkansas)
1950 Jim Peterik, keyboardist (Survivor)
1951 Fuzzy (Frank) Zoeller, golf champion
1953 Andy Partridge, singer/guitarist (XTC)
1953 Marshall Crenshaw, singer (Someday Someway)
1955 Dave Alvin, singer (The Blasters)
1956 Ian Craig Marsh, keyboardist (Heaven 17, Human League)
1960 Stanley Tucci, actor (Big Night, The Imposters, Big Trouble, The Terminal)
1962 Mic Michaeli, keyboardist (Europe)
1962 Demi Moore (Demetria Guynes), actress (One Crazy Summer, Ghost, A Few Good Men, St. Elmo’s Fire, Striptease, G.I. Jane)
1964 Calista Flockhart, actress (The Birdcage, Ally McBeal)
1964 Scott Mercado, drummer (Candlebox)
1966 Alison Doody, Irish actress (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, A View to a Kill)
1968 Ronnie Devoe, singer (New Edition, Bell Biv Devoe)
1968 Wyatt Pauley, guitarist (Linear)
1969 Carson Kressley, TV personality (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy)
1972 Leslie Mann, actress (Big Daddy, The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up)
1972 Adam Beach, actor (Smoke Signals, Windtalkers, Flags of Our Fathers)
1973 Jason White, touring guitarist (Green Day)
1974 Leonardo (Wilhelm) DiCaprio, actor (Titanic, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Man in the Iron Mask, The Aviator)
1976 Lisa Gleave, actress/model (Deal or No Deal)
1980 Willie Parker, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Today's Deaths in History

1831 Nat Turner, slave/rebel, is executed at 31
1855 Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher, dies at 42
1917 Queen Lili'uokalani, last Queen of Hawaii, dies at 79
1938 Typhoid Mary, carrier of the typhoid disease, dies at 69
1945 Jerome Kern, composer (Ol' Man River, A Fine Romance, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes) dies at 60
1993 Erskine Hawkins, trumpeter/big band leader, dies at 79
1999 Mary Kay Bergman, voice actress (South Park) commits suicide at 38
2004 Yasser Arafat, PLO leader, dies at 75

Today in History

1620 Forty-one Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, anchored off Massachusetts, signed a compact calling for a "body politick."
1634 Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passed "An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery."
1750 The F.H.C. Society, also known as the Flat Hat Club, was formed at Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia, becoming the first college fraternity.
1831 Former slave Nat Turner, who had led a violent insurrection, was executed in Jerusalem, Va.
1839 The Virginia Military Institute was founded in Lexington, Virginia.
1851 The telescope was patented by Alvan Clark of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1864 Union General William Tecumseh Sherman began burning Atlanta, Georgia to the ground in preparation for his march south.
1889 Washington became the 42nd of the United States of America
1918 At 11:00 a.m., World War I ended as the Allied and Central Powers signed an armistice agreement.
1921 President Warren G. Harding dedicated the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.
1926 The University of Wisconsin announced that women could get college credit for a dance course offered by the school.
1926 U.S. Route 66 was established.
1944 Frank Sinatra began a long and successful career with Columbia Records.
1944 The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame got whipped by Army, 59-0, the worst margin of defeat for any Notre Dame team.
1946 A crowd of 17,205 showed up at Madison Square Garden to check out the new NBA team in town, the New York Knickerbockers.
1965 Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia, declared its independence from Britain.
1972 The U.S. Army turned over its base at Long Binh to the South Vietnamese army, symbolizing the end of direct U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam War.
1981 21-year-old LA Dodger Fernando Valenzuela became the first rookie pitcher to win the coveted Cy Young Award.
1986 Sperry Rand and Burroughs merged to form Unisys, becoming the #2 computer company.
1992 For the first time, women were permitted to become priests of the Church of England.
1992 Bobby Fischer won his re-match with Boris Spassky in Sveti Stefan, Yugoslavia.
1995 Smashing Pumpkins’ album Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness hit #1 on the U.S. album chart.
1998 Israel's Cabinet narrowly ratified a land-for-peace agreement with the Palestinians.
2000 Republicans went to court, seeking an order to block manual recounts from continuing in Florida's presidential election.
2000 A cable car crammed with skiers and snowboarders caught fire while being pulled through an Alpine tunnel in Austria, killing 155 people.

Chart Toppers

1950
All My Love - Patti Page
Goodnight Irene - The Weavers
Thinking of You - Don Cherry
I’m Moving On - Hank Snow

1958
It’s Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty
Tom Dooley - The Kingston Trio
To Know Him, is to Love Him - The Teddy Bears
City Lights - Ray Price

1966
Last Train to Clarksville - The Monkees
Poor Side of Town - Johnny Rivers
Dandy - Herman’s Hermits
Open Up Your Heart - Buck Owens

1974
You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet/Free Wheelin’ - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Jazzman - Carole King
Whatever Gets You Thru the Night - John Lennon with The Plastic Ono
Nuclear Band
Love is like a Butterfly - Dolly Parton

1982
Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
Heart Attack - Olivia Newton-John
I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near) - Michael McDonald
You’re So Good When You’re Bad - Charley Pride

1990
Love Takes Time - Mariah Carey
Pray - M.C. Hammer
Giving You the Benefit - Pebbles
Home - Joe Diffie

Quote of the Day

Be silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favours you have received.
Seneca, Roman dramatist, philosopher, & politician (5 BC - 65 AD)




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Today in History - Nov 12th

Today's Birthdays

1815 Elizabeth Cady Stanton, women’s rights activist, died October 26, 1902
1840 Auguste Rodin, sculptor (The Kiss, The Thinker) died Nov 17, 1917
1866 Sun Yat-Sen, Chinese revolutionary leader, died Mar 12,1925
1908 Harry Blackmun, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (wrote the majority opinion in Roe vs. Wade) died Mar 4, 1999
1917 Jo Stafford, singer (Jambalaya, Long Ago and Far Away)
1922 Kim Hunter (Janet Cole), actress (A Streetcar Named Desire, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Planet of the Apes series) died Sep 11, 2002
1929 Grace Kelly (Princess Grace of Monaco), singer/actress (High Noon, Rear Window, Dial “M” for Murder) died Sep 14, 1982
1934 Charles Manson, cult leader/murderer
1936 Mills Lane, judge/boxing referee
1943 Brian Hyland, singer (Sealed with a Kiss, Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini)
1943 Wallace Shawn, actor (Clueless, The Princess Bride, My Dinner with Andre)
1944 Booker T. Jones, musician (Booker T and the MG’s)
1944 Al Michaels, sportscaster (Monday Night Football, Sunday Night Football)
1945 Neil Young, singer/songwriter/guitarist (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Buffalo Springfield)
1947 Donald Roeser, guitarist/songwriter (Blue Oyster Cult)
1948 Errol Brown, songwriter/singer (Hot Chocolate)
1952 Steve Bartkowski, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons)
1955 Leslie McKeown, singer (The Bay City Rollers)
1958 Megan Mullally, actress (Will and Grace)
1961 Nadia Comaneci, Olympic Gold Medal gymnast
1964 David Ellefson, bassist (Megadeath)
1967 Sam Lloyd, actor (Scrubs)
1968 Sammy (Samuel Peralta) Sosa, MLB outfielder (Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs)
1969 Kathleen Hanna, singer/songwriter (Bikini Kill)
1970 Tonya Harding, figure skater/kneecapper
1973 Radha Mitchell, actress (Silent Hill, Pitch Black, Phone Booth)
1974 Tamala Jones, actress (Booty Call, The Wood, Kingdom Come)
1974 Lourdes Benedicto, actress (24, The Nine)
1975 Angela Watson, actress (Step by Step)
1976 Tevin Campbell, R&B singer
1977 Dalene Kurtis, playmate (Sept 2001, PMOY 2002)
1980 Ryan Gosling, actor (The Notebook, Half Nelson)
1982 Anne Hathaway, actress (The Devil Wears Prada)

Today's Deaths in History

1981 William Holden, actor (The Bridge on the River Kwai, Stalag 17, Sunset Boulevard) dies at 63
1990 Eve Arden, actress (Grease series) dies at 82
1993 H. R. Haldeman, White House Chief of Staff, dies at 67
1994 Wilma Rudolph, Olympic runner, dies at 54
2003 Kay E. Kuter, actor (Green Acres, Petticoat Juntion, The Last Starfighter, Deep Space Nine) dies at 78
2003 Tony Thompson, drummer (Chic, Power Station) dies at 48
2003 Jonathan Brandis, actor (Who's the Boss?) dies at 27

Today in History

1847 Sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, became the first to use chloroform as an anaesthetic.
1859 Jules Leotard, the designer of the leotard, made his first public appearance as the world’s first flying trapeze artist, becoming the first to turn a somersault in mid-air and the first to jump from one trapeze to the next.
1915 Theodore W. Richards of Harvard University became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry.
1920 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis accepted a contract to become the first baseball commissioner.
1927 Josef Stalin became the undisputed ruler of the Soviet Union as Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party.
1927 After playing forty years in blue jerseys, Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish wore brilliant green jerseys and stockings for the first time.
1931 Maple Leaf Gardens opened in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as the new home of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League.
1933 Hugh Gray took the first known photos of the Loch Ness Monster.
1936 The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened to traffic.
1942 The World War II naval Battle of Guadalcanal began.
1946 The first drive-up banking facility opened at the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, Illinois.
1948 Former Japanese premier Hideki Tojo and several other World War II Japanese leaders were sentenced to death by a war crimes tribunal.
1954 Ellis Island closed after processing more than 20 million immigrants since opening in New York Harbor in 1892.
1967 Pearl Bailey took over the lead in the Broadway musical, Hello Dolly!
1969 Independent investigative journalist Seymour Hersh broke the My Lai Massacre story.
1979 In response to the hostage situation in Tehran, US President Jimmy Carter ordered a halt to all petroleum imports into the United States from Iran.
1980 John Lennon’s "(Just Like) Starting Over," from his Double Fantasy album, was released.
1981 The Space Shuttle Columbia became the first spacecraft to be launched twice.
1982 Yuri V. Andropov was elected to succeed the late Leonid I. Brezhnev as general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party's Central Committee.
1982 Lech Wałęsa, Solidarity leader, was released from a Polish prison after eleven months.
1984 Spacewalker Joseph Allen became the first astronaut to rescue a satellite.
1985 Xavier Suarez was elected Miami's first Cuban-American mayor.
1986 For the first time in NBA history, both head coaches were absent from a game, as K.C. Jones and Don Nelson were both too sick to coach the Boston-Milwaukee game.
1987 The American Medical Association issued a policy statement saying it was unethical for a doctor to refuse to treat someone solely because that person has AIDS or is HIV-positive.
1988 Rattle and Hum, by U2, started a six-week run at the top of the U.S. album charts.
1990 Japanese Emperor Akihito formally assumed the Chrysanthemum Throne.
1993 The first Ultimate Fighting Championship was held in Denver, Colorado.
1996 Jonathan Schmitz was convicted of second-degree murder for shooting Scott Amedure, a gay man who'd revealed a crush on Schmitz during a taping of "The Jenny Jones Show."
1997 Ramzi Yousef was found guilty of masterminding the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
1998 Daimler-Benz completed a merger with Chrysler to form Daimler-Chrysler.
1999 President Bill Clinton signed a sweeping measure knocking down Depression-era barriers and allowing banks, investment firms and insurance companies to sell each other's products.
2001 An American Airlines flight crashed near New York's Kennedy airport, killing 265 people.
2004 A jury in Redwood City, Calif., convicted Scott Peterson of murdering his pregnant wife, Laci, and dumping her body in San Francisco Bay (Peterson was later sentenced to death).
2006 Gerald R. Ford surpassed Ronald Reagan as the longest-lived U.S. president at 93 years and 121 days; Ford died the following month.

Chart Toppers

1951
Because of You - Tony Bennett
Sin (It’s No) - Eddy Howard
And So to Sleep Again - Patti Page
Slow Poke - Pee Wee King

1959
Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin
Mr. Blue - The Fleetwoods
Don’t You Know - Della Reese
Country Girl - Faron Young

1967
To Sir with Love - Lulu
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
It Must Be Him - Vikki Carr
You Mean the World to Me - David Houston

1975
Island Girl - Elton John
Lyin’ Eyes - The Eagles
Who Loves You - Four Seasons
I’m Sorry - John Denver

1983
Islands in the Stream - Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
All Night Long (All Night) - Lionel Richie
One Thing Leads to Another - The Fixx
Somebody’s Gonna Love You - Lee Greenwood

1991
Cream - Prince & The N.P.G.
Can’t Stop This Thing We Started - Bryan Adams
Real, Real, Real - Jesus Jones
Someday - Alan Jackson

Quote of the Day

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
James Thurber, US author, cartoonist, humorist, & satirist (1894 - 1961)

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Today in History - Nov 13th

Today's Birthdays

1850 Robert Louis Stevenson, author (Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde) died Dec 3, 1894
1856 Louis Brandeis, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, died Oct 5, 1941
1916 Jack Elam, actor (High Noon, Cannonball Run series, Rawhide) died Oct 20, 2003
1922 Madeleine Sherwood, actress (The Flying Nun, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)
1922 Oskar Werner, actor (The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Fahrenheit 451) died Oct 23, 1984
1932 Richard Mulligan, actor (Soap, Empty Nest, Little Big Man) died Sep 26, 2000
1934 Garry Marshall, director/producer (The Odd Couple, Mork & Mindy, Happy Days, A League of Their Own)
1934 Peter Arnett, journalist (CNN)
1941 Dack (Norman) Rambo, actor (Dallas) died Mar 21, 1994
1941 Mel (Melvin Leon, Sr.) Stottlemyre, MLB pitcher (NY Yankees)
1947 Joe Mantegna, actor (Airheads, The Godfather Part III, Searching for Bobby Fischer, Joan of Arcadia)
1950 Gilbert Perreault, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres)
1953 Tracy Scoggins, actress (Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Hawaiian Heat)
1953 Frances Conroy, actress (Six Feet Under)
1953 Andrew Ranken, drummer (The Pogues)
1954 Chris Noth, actor (Law & Order, Baby Boom, Sex and the City)
1955 Whoopi Goldberg (Caryn Johnson), actress (Ghost, The Color Purple, Sister Act series, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Comic Relief)
1956 Rex Linn, actor (CSI: Miami)
1959 Caroline Goodall, actress (Schindler’s List, Hook, The Princess Diaries)
1960 Neil Flynn, actor (Scrubs)
1963 Vinny Testaverde, NFL quarterback (Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers)
1967 Jimmy Kimmel, comedian/talk show host (Jimmy Kimmel Live)
1968 Steve Zahn, actor (Reality Bites, That Thing You Do!, Dr. Dolittle 2, Out of Sight, Happy Texas)
1969 Gerard Butler, Scottish actor (300, The Phantom of the Opera)
1978 Nikolai Fraiture, bassist (The Strokes)
1980 Monique Coleman, singer/actress (High School Musical)
1982 Samkon Gado, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins)

Today's Deaths in History

1973 Lila Lee, actress (Blood and Sand) dies at 72
1974 Karen Silkwood, activist, is killed in a car crash at 28
1985 George Robert Vincent, sound recording pioneer, dies at 87
1998 Valerie Hobson, British actress (Werewolf of London) dies at 81
2003 Kellie Waymire, actress (Star Trek: Enterprise, Six Feet Under) dies at 36
2004 Ol' Dirty Bastard, rapper, dies at 35

Today in History

1775 U.S. forces captured Montreal during the American Revolution.
1789 Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter to a friend, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
1921 Rudolph Valentino's film The Sheik was released.
1927 After seven years of construction and over $48 million, the Holland Tunnel, New York City’s connection to Jersey City, NJ, opened to traffic.
1930 The first revolving milk platform was used in Plainsboro, NJ, allowing for 1,680 cows to be milked in seven hours.
1933 The first sit-down strike was started as workers at the Hormel Packing Company plant in Austin, Minnesota (the home of SPAM) took action against management.
1942 The minimum draft age was lowered from 21 to 18.
1946 The first artificial snow was produced by Vincent J. Schaefer over Mt. Greylock, Massachusetts.
1955 NBC showed the first live TV program from a foreign country as Dave Garroway’s Wide Wide World program aired from Havana, Cuba.
1956 The Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segregation on public buses.
1968 The Beatles' movie, Yellow Submarine, premiered in the U.S. and the single, "Hey Jude," topped the pop music charts.
1969 Vice President Spiro T. Agnew accused network TV news departments of bias and distortion, and urged viewers to lodge complaints.
1971 Space probe Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit another planet successfully, swinging into its planned trajectory around Mars.
1974 Karen Silkwood, a technician and union activist at the Kerr-McGee Cimarron plutonium plant near Crescent, Okla., was killed in a car crash.
1977 After 43 years as a regular feature in hundreds of newspapers, Al Capp brought his comic strip, Li’l Abner, to a final conclusion.
1979 Former California Gov. Ronald Reagan announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination.
1982 Business as Usual, the smash album by Men at Work, started a fifteen-week run at number one in the U.S.
1982 Boxer Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini defeated Duk Koo Kim in Las Veags; Kim's death on November 17 from injuries sustained in the ring led to significant changes in the sport.
1982 The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C.
1985 A mudslide triggered by the Nevado del Ruiz volcano buried the city of Armero, Colombia, killing some 23,000 people.
1986 The state of California put Fricot City on the auction block for $8.8 million.
1995 A truck-bomb exploded outside of a US-operated Saudi Arabian National Guard training center in Riyadh, killing five Americans and two Indians.
1997 The Disney musical The Lion King opened on Broadway.
1998 President Bill Clinton agreed to pay Paula Jones $850,000, ending the four-year legal battle over her sexual harassment lawsuit that spurred impeachment proceedings against him (Clinton did not admit guilt).
1999 Lennox Lewis tattoed Evander Holyfield for 12 rounds in Las Vegas, Nevada to earn a unanimous decision and capture the heavyweight boxing title.
2001 Afghanistan's ruling Taliban abandoned the capital Kabul without a fight, allowing U.S.-backed northern alliance fighters to take over the city.
2001 In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signed an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.
2002 Saddam Hussein's government agreed to the return of international weapons inspectors to Iraq.
2003 Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who had refused to remove a granite Ten Commandments monument from the state courthouse, was thrown off the bench by a judicial ethics panel for having "placed himself above the law."
2007 The New Frontier Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas was imploded.

Chart Toppers

1944
Dance with the Dolly - The Russ Morgan Orchestra (vocal: Al Jennings)
I’ll Walk Alone - Dinah Shore
The Trolley Song - The Pied Pipers
Smoke on the Water - Red Foley

1952
You Belong to Me - Jo Stafford
Wish You Were Here - Eddie Fisher
Because You’re Mine - Mario Lanza
Jambalaya (On the Bayou) - Hank Williams

1960
Save the Last Dance for Me - The Drifters
Poetry in Motion - Johnny Tillotson
Georgia on My Mind - Ray Charles
Wings of a Dove - Ferlin Husky

1968
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Those Were the Days - Mary Hopkin
Love Child - Diana Ross & The Supremes
I Walk Alone - Marty Robbins

1976
Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright) - Rod Stewart
The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
Love So Right - Bee Gees
Somebody Somewhere (Don’t Know What He’s Missin’ Tonight) - Loretta
Lynn

1984
Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) - Billy Ocean
Purple Rain - Prince & The Revolution
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!
I’ve Been Around Enough to Know - John Schneider

Quote of the Day

First there is a time when we believe everything, then for a little while we believe with discrimination, then we believe nothing whatever, and then we believe everything again - and, moreover, give reasons why we believe.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)




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Today in History - Nov 14th

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1765 Robert Fulton, builder of first profitable steamboat, died Feb 24, 1815
1840 Claude Monet, artist (Water Lilies) died Dec 5, 1926
1889 Jawaharlal Nehru, independent India’s first prime minister, died May 27, 1964
1896 Mamie Doud Eisenhower, First Lady, died Nov 1, 1979
1900 Aaron Copland, composer (Fanfare for the Common Man) died Dec 2, 1990
1904 Dick (Richard E.) Powell, actor (Gold Diggers series, Cry Danger) died Jan 2, 1963
1908 Joseph McCarthy, U.S. Senator/Commie hunter, died May 2, 1957
1916 Sherwood Schwartz, television writer/producer (Brady Bunch, Gilligan's Island)
1919 Veronica Lake, actress (So Proudly We Hail) died July 7, 1973
1920 Johnny Desmond (Giovanni Alfredo de Simone), singer (Yellow Rose of Texas) died Sep 6, 1985
1921 Brian Keith (Robert Keith Richey, Jr.), actor (Family Affair, The Parent Trap) died June 24, 1997
1922 Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former UN Secretary-General
1929 Tiny (DeWayne) Lund, NASCRA driver, died Aug 10, 1975
1929 McLean Stevenson, actor (M*A*S*H, Hello Larry) died Feb 15, 1996
1930 Edward White, astronaut, killed aboard Apollo 1 Jan 27, 1967
1933 Fred Haise Jr., astronaut (Apollo 13)
1936 Cornell Gunter, singer (The Coasters) died Feb 26, 1990
1940 Freddie Garrity, singer(Freddie and the Dreamers) died May 19, 2006
1948 Prince Charles of Wales
1949 James Young, guitarist (Styx)
1951 Stephen Bishop, songwriter/singer (It Might Be You, On and On, Save It for a Rainy Day, theme for Animal House)
1954 Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Secretary of State
1954 Yanni (Chrysomallis), pianist/composer
1955 Frankie Banali, drummer (Quiet Riot)
1956 Alec Jon Such, bassist (Bon Jovi)
1961 D. B. Sweeney, actor (The Cutting Edge, Eight Men Out, Memphis Belle)
1962 Laura San Giacomo, actress (Just Shoot Me, Pretty Woman, sex, lies and videotape)
1964 Patrick Warburton, actor (Seinfeld, Dave’s World, Men in Black 2, Big Trouble)
1964 Rev. Run, rapper (Run-DMC)
1965 Jeanette Jurado, singer (Expose)
1966 Curt Schilling, MLB pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
1967 Nina Gordon, singer (Veruca Salt)
1972 Josh Duhamel, actor (Las Vegas)
1973 Dana Snyder, voice actor (Aqua Teen Hunger Force)
1975 Travis Barker, drummer (Blink 182, +44)
1979 Tobin Esperance, bassist (Papa Roach)
1981 DetroitHockey, board member
1984 Anaconda, board member
1988 Knight of Dight, board member

Today's Deaths in History

1915 Booker T. Washington, educator/inventor, dies at 59
1997 Eddie Arcaro, jockey, dies at 81
2001 Charlotte Coleman, British actress (Four Weddings and a Funeral) dies at 33
2003 Gene Anthony Ray, actor/dancer (Fame) dies at 41

Today in History

1832 The first horsecar (a streetcar drawn by horses) was displayed in New York City.
1851 Herman Melville’s book Moby-Dick; or, The Whale was first published in New York City by Harper & Brothers.
1881 Charles J. Guiteau went on trial for assassinating President James A. Garfield (he was convicted and hanged).
1889 Pioneer woman journalist Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began a successful attempt to travel around the world in less than 80 days.
1910 Aviation pioneer Eugene Ely performed the first take-off from a ship in Hampton Roads, VA.
1921 KYW radio, Chicago, IL broadcast the first opera by a professional company.
1922 The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) began radio service in the United Kingdom.
1935 The Call Bulletin of San Francisco, CA became the first newspaper to run a life-size portrait of a human being (a two-day-old baby).
1940 German planes destroyed most of the English town of Coventry during World War II.
1945 Captain Eddie Rickenbacker sold the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
1959 The eruption of Kilauea Iki Crater on the Big Island of Hawai'i produced some of Kilauea’s most spectacular lava fountains of the 20th century.
1959 The Clutter family was murdered in rural Kansas, which inspired the Truman Capote novel, In Cold Blood.
1964 Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings set a National Hockey League record as he scored his 627th career goal in a game against Montreal.
1967 The Monkees received a gold record for "Daydream Believer."
1970 The solo album Barrett by former Pink Floyd frontman Syd Barrett was released.
1972 For the first time in its 76-year history, the Dow Jones industrial average closed above the 1,000 mark.
1979 President Jimmy Carter issued Executive Order 12170, freezing all Iranian assets in the United States in response to the hostage crisis.
1981 Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant tied the record of Amos Alonzo Stagg for most football wins, as his Crimson Tide notched win #314 for him against Penn State, 31-16.
1982 Lech Wałęsa, the leader of Poland's outlawed Solidarity movement, was released after eleven months of internment near the Soviet border.
1986 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Ivan Boesky would have to pay $100 million in fines and alleged profits to settle insider-trading charges against him.
1991 American and British authorities announced indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.
1993 Don Shula's Miami Dolphins beat the Philadelphia Eagles 19-14, victory #325 in Shula’s career, making him the winningest coach in NFL history, surpassing the legendary George Halas.
1995 A budget standoff between Democrats and Republicans in Congress forced the federal government to temporarily close national parks and museums and to run most government offices with skeleton staffs.
1999 The United Nations imposed sanctions on Afghanistan for refusing to hand over terrorist suspect Osama bin Laden.
2000 Netscape Navigator version 6.0 was launched following two years of open source development.
2001 Eight foreign aid workers - including two Americans - who had been accused of preaching Christianity in Afghanistan were freed by the Taliban.

Chart Toppers

1945
It’s Been a Long, Long Time - The Harry James Orchestra (vocal: Kitty Kallen)
Till the End of Time - Perry Como
I’ll Buy that Dream - The Pied Pipers
With Tears in My Eyes - Wesley Tuttle

1953
Ebb Tide - The Frank Chacksfield Orchestra
Rags to Riches - Tony Bennett
Many Times - Eddie Fisher
There Stands the Glass - Webb Pierce

1961
Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean
Fool #1 - Brenda Lee
Tower of Strength - Gene McDaniels
Walk on By - Leroy Van Dyke

1969
Wedding Bell Blues - The 5th Dimension
Come Together - The Beatles
Baby It’s You - Smith
To See My Angel Cry - Conway Twitty

1977
You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
Boogie Nights - Heatwave
It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me - Barry White
More to Me - Charley Pride

1985
Miami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer
Head over Heels - Tears For Fears
You Belong to the City - Glenn Frey
Can’t Keep a Good Man Down - Alabama

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One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.
Michael J. Fox, actor (1961 - )


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Today in History - Nov 15th

Today's Birthdays

1887 Georgia O’Keefe, artist (Black Iris, Lake George) died Mar 6, 1986
1891 W. Averell Harriman, Governor of New York, died July 26, 1986
1891 Erwin Rommel, ‘The Desert Fox,’ WWII German field marshal and commander, forced to commit suicide Oct 14, 1944
1919 Carol Bruce, actress (WKRP in Cincinnati) died Oct 9, 2007
1919 Joseph A. Wapner, judge (The People’s Court)
1928 C.W. McCall (William Fries), singer/songwriter (Convoy)
1929 Edward Asner, actor (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant)
1932 Petula Clark, singer (Downtown)
1933 Clyde (Lensley) McPhatter, R&B singer (Dominoes, Drifters) died June 13, 1972
1937 Little Willie John (William Edward John), singer (Talk to Me, Fever) died Mar 26, 1968
1937 Yaphet Kotto, actor (Two If by Sea, Midnight Run, The Running Man, The Thomas Crown Affair, Homicide: Life on the Street)
1940 Sam Waterston, actor (The Killing Fields, Law & Order)
1945 Anni-Frid Lyngstad, singer (Abba)
1951 Beverly D’Angelo, actress (Coal Miner’s Daughter, Hair, National Lampoon’s Vacation series)
1954 Tony Thompson, drummer (Chic) died Nov 12, 2003
1956 Michael Hampton, guitarist (Funkadelic)
1963 Kevin J. O’Connor, actor (The Mummy, Peggy Sue Got Married)
1966 Rachel True, actress (The Craft)
1967 Mari Fernandez, singer (Sweet Sensation)
1968 Ol' Dirty Bastard, rapper, died Nov 13, 2004
1972 Jonny Lee Miller, actor/ex-Mr Angelina Jolie (Hackers)
1974 Chad Kroeger, singer (Nickelback)
1974 Jesse Sandoval, drummer (The Shins)
1976 Virginie Ledoyen, actress (The Beach)
1981 Lorena Ochoa, LPGA golfer

Today's Deaths in History

1954 Lionel Barrymore, actor (Captains Courageous) dies at 76
1958 Tyrone Power, actor (The Mark of Zorro) dies at 44
1967 Michael J. Adams, test pilot (X-15 dies at 37
1971 Edie Sedgwick, actress/model/socialite (Andy Warhol) dies at 28
1978 Margaret Mead, anthropologist, dies at 76
1996 Alger Hiss, government official/alleged spy, dies at 92
1998 Stokely Carmichael, civil rights activist (Black Panther Party) dies at 57

Today in History

1777 The Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation, precursor to the U.S. Constitution.
1806 Lt. Zebulon Montgomery Pike sighted the mountain peak that now bears his name.
1881 The Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions of the United States and Canada was formed in Pittsburgh, PA.
1884 Samuel Sidney McClure of New York City started the first literary syndicate.
1920 The first assembly of the League of Nations was held in Geneva.
1926 Network radio was born as 24 stations carried the first broadcast from NBC, the National Broadcasting Company.
1938 Television’s first on-the-scene program took place as a fire on Ward’s Island, New York was caught by the cameras of NBC’s W2XBT.
1939 President Franklin D. Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.
1939 The New York Giants, formerly opposed to night baseball, made plans for a lighting system at the Polo Grounds for the 1940 season.
1940 The first 75,000 men were called to armed forces duty under peacetime conscription.
1941 SS chief Heinrich Himmler ordered the arrest and deportation to concentration camps of all homosexuals in Germany, with the exception of certain top Nazi officials.
1948 William Lyon Mackenzie King retired as prime minister of Canada after 21 years, 4 1/2 months, the longest anyone has served as prime minister.
1950 Arthur Dorrington became the first black man in organized hockey when he became a member of the Atlantic City Seagulls of the Eastern Amateur Hockey League.
1956 Love Me Tender, the first Elvis Presley film, premiered.
1965 Craig Breedlove set a world speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah with a speed of 600.601 mph.
1967 The only fatality of the X-15 program occured during the 191st flight, when Air Force test pilot Michael J. Adams lost control of his aircraft, which was destroyed in mid-air over the Mojave Desert.
1969 The first album featuring Karen and Richard Carpenter was released by A&M Records.
1969 A quarter of a million protesters staged a peaceful demonstration in Washington, D.C., against the Vietnam War.
1969 Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy's fast food restaurant in Columbus, Ohio.
1971 Intel released the world's first commercial single-chip microprocessor, the 4004.
1974 The group, Faces, released their tune with the longest title: "You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything (Even Take the Dog for a Walk, Mend a Fuse, Fold Away the Ironing Board, Or Any Other Domestic Shortcomings)."
1979 A package from the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski began smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.
1980 Kenny Rogers got his first #1 solo song with "Lady," written by Lionel Richie.
1982 Funeral services were held in Moscow for Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev.
1984 Baby Fae, the month-old infant who had received a baboon's heart to replace her own congenitally deformed one, died at a California medical center three weeks after the transplant.
1985 Britain and Ireland signed an accord giving Dublin an official consultative role in governing Northern Ireland.
1985 A research assistant was injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.
1986 A government tribunal in Nicaragua convicted American Eugene Hasenfus of delivering arms to Contra rebels and sentenced him to 30 years in prison (he was pardoned a month later).
1988 The Palestine National Council, the legislative body of the PLO, proclaimed the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.
1990 Producers acknowledged that Milli Vanilli, who won the 1990 Best New Artist Grammy Award, did not sing on their album.
1992 After 200 victories, seven championships and more than 1,000 career starts, Richard Petty ended his career as a NASCAR driver.
1993 A judge in Mineola, N.Y., sentenced Joey Buttafuoco to six months in jail for the statutory rape of Amy Fisher, who shot and wounded Buttafuoco's wife, Mary Jo.
1994 Martina Navratilova ended her 19-year tennis career with a disappointing 6-4, 6-2 loss to Gabriela Sabatini in the first round of the WTA Championships at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1997 Eddie Robinson coached his final home game at Grambling State University, ending his career as college football’s winningest coach with 408 wins.
2002 Hu Jintao replaced Jiang Zemin as China's Communist Party leader.
2004 New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey left office, three months after resigning due to a gay extra-marital affair.
2005 Baseball players and owners agreed on a tougher steroids-testing policy.
2006 One of four U.S. soldiers accused of raping a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and killing her and her family pleaded guilty at Fort Campbell, Ky (Spec. James P. Barker, who agreed to testify against the others, was later sentenced to 90 years in prison).
2006 The Al Jazeera English news channel was launched.

Chart Toppers

1946
Rumors are Flying - Frank Sinatra
South America, Take It Away - Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
You Keep Coming Back like a Song - Dinah Shore
Divorce Me C.O.D. - Merle Travis

1954
I Need You Now - Eddie Fisher
Hold My Hand - Don Cornell
Mr. Sandman - The Chordettes
More and More - Webb Pierce

1962
He’s a Rebel - The Crystals
Big Girls Don’t Cry - The 4 Seasons
All Alone Am I - Brenda Lee
I’ve Been Everywhere - Hank Snow

1970
I’ll Be There - The Jackson 5
We’ve Only Just Begun - Carpenters
I Think I Love You - The Partridge Family
I Can’t Believe That You’ve Stopped Loving Me - Charley Pride

1978
MacArthur Park - Donna Summer
Double Vision - Foreigner
How Much I Feel - Ambrosia
Sleeping Single in a Double Bed - Barbara Mandrell

1986
Amanda - Boston
Human - Human League
True Blue - Madonna
Diggin’ Up Bones - Randy Travis

Quote of the Day

The great tragedy of Science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
Thomas H. Huxley, English biologist (1825 - 1895)




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Today's Birthdays

1836 King David Kalakaua of Hawaii, 'The Merrie Monarch,' died Jan 20, 1891
1873 W.C. (William Christopher) Handy, ‘Father of the Blues,’ died Mar 28, 1958
1889 George S. (Simon) Kaufman, playwright (The Cocoanuts, A Night at the Opera) died June 2, 1961
1909 (Oliver) Burgess Meredith, actor (Batman, Rocky series, Of Mice and Men) died Sep 9, 1997
1935 Elizabeth Drew, journalist/author (On the Edge: The Clinton Presidency, Showdown: The Struggle Between the Gingrich Congress and the Clinton White House)
1935 Clu Gulager, actor (Return of the Living Dead, The Last Picture Show, The Killers, The Virginian)
1950 David Leisure, actor (Empty Nest)
1950 Harvey Martin, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys) died Dec 24, 2001
1955 Pierre Larouche, NHL forward (NY Rangers)
1956 Terry Labonte, NASCAR driver
1958 Marg Helgenberger, actress (C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation, China Beach, Fire Down Below)
1964 Dwight ‘Doc’ (Eugene) Gooden, MLB pitcher (NY Mets, NY Yankees)
1964 Diana Krall, Jazz singer/pianist/Mrs. Elvis Costello
1966 Christian Lorenz, keyboardist (Rammstein)
1966 Dean McDermott, actor (La Femme Nikita, Rookies, Brian’s Song)
1967 Lisa Bonet, actress (The Cosby Show, A Different World, Angel Heart, High Fidelity)
1970 Martha Plimpton, actress (The Goonies, Parenthood, The Mosquito Coast)
1972 Missi Pyle, actress (Dodgeball, Galaxy Quest, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Heroes)
1977 Oksana Baiul, Ukrainian figure skater
1977 Maggie Gyllenhaal, actress (Secretary, Donnie Darko, Sherrybaby)
1983 Kari Lehtonen, NHL goaltender (Atlanta Thrashers)
1984 Kimberly J. Brown, actress (Be Cool, Bringing Down the House)
1995 Noah Gray-Cabey, actor (Heroes, My Wife and Kids)

Today's Deaths in History

1950 Bob Smith, doctor/co-founder (Alcoholics Anonymous) dies at 71
1960 Clark Gable, actor (Gone with the Wind) dies at 59
1961 Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House (D-Texas) dies at 79
2004 Margaret Hassan, Irish-born aid worker, is kidnapped and murdered by Iraqi insurgents at 59
2006 Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist, dies at 94

Today in History

1864 To celebrate General Sherman’s march to the sea, Henry Clay wrote the song "Marching Through Georgia."
1875 Dr. William G. Arlington Bonwill applied for a patent for his dental mallet used to impact gold into cavities.
1896 The first transmission of electricity between a power plant and a city was sent from the Niagara Falls hydroelectric plant to industries in Buffalo, New York.
1901 Henry Fournier drove a mile in 51-4/5 seconds, becoming the first auto racer to drive more than a mile-a-minute in competition.
1906 Opera star Enrico Caruso was charged with an indecent act after allegedly pinching a woman's bottom in the monkey house of New York City's Central Park Zoo.
1907 Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the United States of America.
1932 New York City's Palace Theatrewas fully converted to a movie theater, which is considered to be the death of vaudeville as a popular form of entertainment in the United States.
1933 The United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations.
1959 The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music opened on Broadway.
1966 Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard was acquitted in his second trial on charges of murdering his pregnant wife, Marilyn, in 1954.
1970 Anne Murray received a gold record for "Snowbird."
1973 Skylab 3, carrying a crew of three astronauts, was launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on an 84-day mission.
1973 President Richard M. Nixon signed the Alaska Pipeline measure into law.
1974 NBC-TV began a two-night showing of the award-winning motion picture, The Godfather.
1975 Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears rushed for 105 yards in a game against the San Francisco 49ers, his first game of more than 100 yards.
1981 Luke and Laura marry on the U.S. soap opera General Hospital; it was the highest-rated hour in daytime television history.
1982 The 57-day strike by players in the National Football League ended.
1986 Gerber Products announced intentions to produce baby food in plastic jars, instead of glass.
1988 In the first open election in more than a decade, voters in Pakistan elected populist candidate Benazir Bhutto to be Prime Minister of Pakistan.
1995 Attorney General Janet Reno disclosed that she had Parkinson's disease.
1996 Mother Teresa received honorary U.S. citizenship.
1996 The Jumbotron at Buffalo, New York's HSBC Arena fell to the ice hours before a hockey game; no one was injured.
1997 Chinese pro-democracy campaigner Wei Jingsheng arrived in the United States after being released on medical parole after nearly 18 years in prison.
1998 TIME magazine reported in-depth on Newt Gingrich’s resignation as Speaker of the U.S. House of Reprenstatives.
2000 Bill Clinton became the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.
2001 Congress passed an aviation security bill mandating that airport screeners be federal employees.
2001 Investigators found a letter addressed to Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., containing anthrax.
2004 President George W. Bush picked National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice to be secretary of state, succeeding Colin Powell.
2006 African, Arab, European and U.N. leaders agreed in principle to a joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping force for Sudan's Darfur region.

Chart Toppers

1947
I Wish I Didn’t Love You So - Vaughn Monroe
Near You - The Francis Craig Orchestra (vocal: Bob Lamm)
You Do - Dinah Shore
I’ll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms) - Eddy Arnold

1955
Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford
Autumn Leaves - Roger Williams
Only You - The Platters
Love, Love, Love - Webb Pierce

1963
Deep Purple - Nino Tempo & April Stevens
Washington Square - The Village Stompers
I’m Leaving It Up to You - Dale & Grace
Love’s Gonna Live Here - Buck Owens

1971
Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves - Cher
Theme from Shaft - Isaac Hayes
Imagine - John Lennon Plastic Ono Band
Lead Me On - Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn

1979
Heartache Tonight - Eagles
Dim All the Lights - Donna Summer
Still - Commodores
You Decorated My Life - Kenny Rogers

1987I
Think We’re Alone Now - Tiffany
Mony Mony "Live" - Billy Idol
(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Maybe Your Baby’s Got the Blues - The Judds

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There’s so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?
Dick Cavett, US comedian & television host (1936 - )




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Today in History - Nov 17th

Today's Birthdays

1887 Field Marshal Bernard (Law) ‘Monty’ Montgomery, British Army commander of ground forces at Normandy landing, died Mar 24, 1976
1905 Mischa Auer (Ounskowsky), actor (My Man Godfrey, Brewster’s Millions) died Mar 5, 1967
1906 Soichiro Honda, Japanese automobile pioneer, died Aug 5, 1991
1916 Shelby Foote, historian/writer (The Civil War) died June 27, 2005
1925 Rock Hudson (Roy Harold Scherer Jr.), actor (McMillan and Wife, Giant, Ice Station Zebra) died Oct 2, 1985
1930 Bob Mathias, Olympic & National Track & Field Hall of Famer, died Sep 2, 2006
1937 Peter Cook, actor/writer (Bedazzled) died Jan 9, 1995
1938 Gordon Lightfoot, singer/songwriter (Sundown, If You Could Read My Mind, Carefree Highway, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald)
1941 Gene Clark, singer/guitarist (The Byrds) died May 24, 1991
1942 Martin Scorsese, director (The Color of Money, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, The Last Temptation of Christ, Cape Fear)
1943 Lauren Hutton, actress (American Gigolo, Once Bitten)
1944 Danny DeVito, actor/director (Taxi, Twins, Batman Returns, Throw Mama from the Train, The War of the Roses)
1944 Lorne Michaels, producer/writer (Saturday Night Live, Wayne’s World)
1944 Tom (George Thomas) Seaver, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NY Mets)
1945 Elvin Hayes, Basketball Hall of Famer (San Diego/ Houston Rockets, Baltimore Bullets)
1946 Martin Barre, guitarist (Jethro Tull)
1948 Howard Dean, Democratic Party chairman
1951 Stephen Root, actor (NewsRadio, Office Space)
1951 Dean Paul Martin, singer/actor, died when his National Guard jet crashed March 21, 1987
1955 Yolanda King, actress (Ghosts of Mississippi, America’s Dream)
1957 Jim Babjak, singer/guitarist (The Smithereens)
1958 Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, actress (The Color of Money, The Abyss, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Scarface)
1959 William R. Moses, actor (Falcon Crest, Mystic Pizza)
1960 RuPaul, drag entertainer/singer (Supermodel)
1964 Ralph Garman, voice actor (Family Guy)
1966 Jeff Buckley, guitarist/singer/songwriter, died May 29, 1997
1966 Daisy Fuentes, model/TV host/actress
1966 Richard Fortus, guitarist (Guns N' Roses)
1966 Sophie Marceau (Maupu), actress (Braveheart, The World is Not Enough)
1967 Ronnie DeVoe, singer (New Edition, Bell Biv DeVoe)
1972 Leonard Roberts, actor (Drumline, Heroes)
1974 Leslie Bibb, actress (Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Iron Man)
1978 Reggie Wayne, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
1978 Rachel McAdams, actress (The Notebook, Mean Girls, Wedding Crashers)

Today's Deaths in History

1558 Mary I, Queen of England, dies at 42
1917 Auguste Rodin, French sculptor, dies at 77
1979 John Glascock, bassist (Jethro Tull) dies at 28
1998 Esther Rolle, actress (Maude, Good Times) dies at 78
2001 Michael Karoli, German rock guitarist, dies at 53
2003 Arthur Conley, R&B singer (Sweet Soul Music) dies at 57
2003 Don Gibson, country singer/songwriter, dies at 75
2006 Bo Schembechler, College Football Hall of Fame coach (Michigan) dies at 77

Today in History

1558 Elizabeth I became Queen of England upon the death of Queen Mary.
1800 The United States Capitol building in Washington, DC held its first session of the U.S. Congress.
1827 The Delta Phi Fraternity, America's oldest continuous social fraternity, was founded at Union College in Schenectady, NY.
1851 The U.S. Post Office issued a 1-cent carrier stamp to make it easier to pay fees for delivering and collecting letters.
1869 The Suez Canal formally opened, connecting the Mediterranean and Red Seas, eliminating a 4000-mile trip around Africa.
1911 Omega Psi Phi fraternity, the first African-American fraternity at a historically black college or university, was founded at Howard University in Washington, DC.
1938 Orchestra leader Kay Kyser, speaking to an audience at the College of the City of New York (CCNY) told of the “inner workings and artistic features of swing music,” the first of a series of lectures on swing music presented by Kyser.
1941 Joseph Grew, the United States ambassador to Japan, cabled the State Department that Japan had plans to launch an attack against Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (his cable was ignored).
1954 Golfer Arnold Palmer signed a contract with Wilson Sporting Goods and became a pro.
1962 President John F. Kennedy dedicated Dulles International Airport.
1962 The 4 Seasons, with Frankie Valli as lead singer, began a five-week run at the top of the tunedex with "Big Girls Don’t Cry."
1966 Woody Allen’s first play, Don’t Drink the Water, opened on Broadway.
1968 The New York Jets/Oakland Raiders football game was cut off to begin showing Heidi on NBC; the TV audience missed Oakland’s two touchdowns in nine seconds to win the game 43-32.
1970 Lieutenant William Calley went on trial for the My Lai massacre.
1970 Douglas Engelbart received a patent for the first computer mouse.
1970 Elton John recorded an album live, on what was WABC-FM in New York City, the first time a concert was aired live and recorded for release as aired.
1970 The Soviet Union landed an unmanned, remote-controlled vehicle on the moon, the Lunokhod 1.
1973 In Orlando, Florida, President Richard Nixon told 400 Associated Press managing editors, "I am not a crook."
1978 The Star Wars Holiday Special aired one time only on CBS.
1980 Roger Mudd began working as chief Washington correspondent for NBC after being passed over as Walter Cronkite’s replacement on The CBS Evening News.
1986 Racecar driver Rick Mears set a U.S. closed-course record at the Michigan International Speedway, with an average speed of 233.934 mph, breaking the record set by Mark Donahue in 1975.
1993 The U.S. House of Representatives approved the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), by a vote of 234 to 200.
1997 Mario Lemieux was inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame.
1997 Six militants opened fire at the Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor, Egypt, killing 62 people, most of them foreign tourists.
1998 Israel's parliament overwhelmingly approved the Wye River land-for-peace accord with the Palestinians.
2000 The Florida Supreme Court froze the state's presidential tally, forbidding Secretary of State Katherine Harris to certify results of the marathon vote count in the race between Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore.
2001 The Taliban confirmed the death of Osama bin Laden's military chief Mohammed Atef in an airstrike three days earlier.
2003 John Allen Muhammad was convicted of two counts of capital murder in the Washington-area sniper shootings (he was later sentenced to death).
2003 Arnold Schwarzenegger was inaugurated as Governor of California.
2004 Kmart Corp. announced it was buying Sears, Roebuck and Co. for $11 billion and naming the newly merged company Sears Holdings Corporation.
2005 U.S. Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania, considered one of Congress' most hawkish Democrats, called for an immediate U.S. withdrawal from Iraq.
2005 A jury in Sarasota, Fla., convicted mechanic Joseph Smith of kidnapping, raping and strangling 11-year-old Carlie Brucia, whose abduction had been captured by a car-wash security camera (Smith was later sentenced to death).
2006 Former Seinfeld star Michael Richards unleashed a barrage of racial epithets during a stand-up routine at the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood.

Chart Toppers

1948
Buttons and Bows - Dinah Shore
On a Slow Boat to China - The Kay Kaiser Orchestra (vocal: Harry Babbitt & Gloria Wood
A Tree in the Meadow - Margaret Whiting
One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart) - Jimmy Wakely

1956
Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
The Green Door - Jim Lowe
Singing the Blues - Guy Mitchell
Singing the Blues - Marty Robbins

1964
Baby Love - The Supremes
Leader of the Pack - The Shangri-Las
Come a Little Bit Closer - Jay & The Americans
I Don’t Care (Just as Long as You Love Me) - Buck Owens

1972
I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
I’d Love You to Want Me - Lobo
I’ll Be Around - Spinners
My Man - Tammy Wynette

1980
Lady - Kenny Rogers
The Wanderer - Donna Summer
Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
Could I Have This Dance - Anne Murray

1988
Wild, Wild West - The Escape Club
The Loco-Motion - Kylie Minogue
Bad Medicine - Bon Jovi
Runaway Train - Rosanne Cash

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Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.
Scott Adams, cartoonist (1957 - )



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Today in History - Nov 18th

Today's Birthdays

1787 Louis Daguerre, physicist/inventor (daguerreotype photographic process) died in 1851
1836 Sir William Gilbert, comic opera libretto writer (Gilbert & Sullivan) died May 29, 1911
1901 George (Horace) Gallup, pollster, died July 26, 1984
1908 Imogene Coca, comedienne/actress (Your Show of Shows, National Lampoon’s Vacation) died June 2, 2001
1909 Johnny (John Herndon) Mercer, composer/lyricist (Moon River, Satin Doll, Hooray for Hollywood) died June 25, 1976
1923 Alan Shepard Jr., astronaut (first American in space) died July 21, 1998
1936 Hank Ballard, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer/songwriter (The Midnighters) died Mar 2, 2003
1939 Brenda Vaccaro, actress (Cactus Flower, Midnight Cowboy, Airport ’77)
1941 Gary Bettenhausen, Indy car race driver
1941 David Hemmings, actor (Camelot, Barbarella, L.A. Law) died Dec 3, 2003
1942 Linda Evans (Evanstad), actress (Dynasty, The Big Valley)
1942 Susan Sullivan, actress (Falcon Crest, Rich Man Poor Man Book II, The Incredible Hulk)
1947 Jameson Parker, actor (Simon and Simon, Prince of Darkness)
1948 Jack Tatum, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
1950 Graham Parker, singer (Graham Parker and The Rumour)
1952 Delroy Lindo, actor (Get Shorty, Gone in 60 Seconds)
1953 Kevin Nealon, actor (Saturday Night Live, Roxanne, Weeds)
1953 Herman Rarebell, drummer (Scorpions)
1954 John Parr, pop singer (Theme from St Elmo's Fire)
1956 Warren Moon, Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, KC Chiefs)
1960 Elizabeth Perkins, actress (Miracle on 34th Street, The Flintstones, Big, About Last Night..., Weeds)
1960 Kim Wilde, singer (Kids in America, You Keep Me Hangin’ On)
1962 Kirk Hammett, guitarist (Metallica)
1965 Tim DeLaughter, singer/songwriter (Polyphonic Spree)
1968 Owen Wilson, actor (Wedding Crashers, Bottle Rocket, Meet the Parents)
1969 Duncan Sheik, singer (Barely Breathing)
1970 Peta Wilson, actress (La Femme Nikita)
1974 Chloe Sevigny, actress (American Psycho, Boys Don't Cry, Big Love)
1975 David Ortiz, MLB Designated Hitter (Boston Red Sox)
1979 Elizabeth Anne Allen, actress (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
1984 Johnny Christ, bassist (Avenged Sevenfold)

Today's Deaths in History

1886 Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the United States, dies at 56
1922 Marcel Proust, French novelist (In Search of Lost Time) dies at 51
1962 Niels Bohr, Danish physicist (quantum mechanics) dies at 77
1965 Henry A. Wallace, 33rd Vice President of the United States, dies at 77
1969 Joseph P. Kennedy, financier/diplomat, dies at 81
1972 Danny Whitten, musician/songwriter (Neil Young & Crazy Horse) dies at 29
1980 Conn Smythe, Hockey Hall of Fame coach (Toronto Maple Leafs) dies at 85
1982 Duk Koo Kim, Korean boxer, dies at 23 of injuries sustained in a bout with Ray "Boom-Boom" Mancini
1986 Gia Carangi, model, dies at 26 of AIDS
1994 Cab Calloway, bandleader/singer (Minnie the Moocher) dies at 86
2002 James Coburn, actor (Our Man Flint, Maverick) dies at 74
2003 Michael Kamen, film score composer (The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Highlander, X-Men) dies at 55
2004 Cy Coleman, composer/songwriter/pianist (Father Goose) dies at 75

Today in History

1307 The story of William Tell shooting the apple off of his young son’s noggin is said to have taken place.
1626 St. Peter’s Basilica was dedicated in Rome by Pope Urban VIII.
1865 Mark Twain's story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" was published in the New York Saturday Press.
1883 The United States and Canada adopted a system of standard time zones.
1894 The New York World published the first colored Sunday comic.
1919 One of the first ticker-tape parades was held, to welcome the Prince of Wales to New York City.
1926 George Bernard Shaw refused to accept the money for his Nobel Prize, saying, "I can forgive Alfred Nobel for inventing dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize."
1928 Walt Disney debuted his talking, animated cartoon Steamboat Willie at the Colony Theatre in New York.
1932 For the first time, a tie occurred for the Best Actor Academy Award, between Wallace Beery and Fredric March.
1940 New York City's Mad Bomber placed his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison.
1942 Thornton Wilder’s sequel to Our Town, The Skin of Our Teeth, opened in New York City.
1949 Alben W. Barkley married Jane Rucker Hadley in St. Louis, the first time a U.S. Vice President married while in office.
1951 Edward R. Murrow and Fred Friendly launched one of the most highly-praised TV productions in history as See It Now debuted on CBS.
1966 U.S. Roman Catholic bishops did away with the rule against eating meat on Fridays.
1966 Sandy Koufax announced his retirement from baseball.
1967 Lulu’s "To Sir with Love," from the movie of the same name, started its fifth and final week at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1969 Apollo 12 astronauts Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr. and Alan L. Bean landed on the lunar sufrace during the second manned mission to the moon.
1970 Nobel Prize-winner Linus Pauling declared that large doses ofVitamin C could ward off the common cold.
1976 Spain's parliament approved a bill to establish a democracy after 37 years of dictatorship.
1978 The worst case of murder-suicide in history took place in Jonestown, Guyana, as religious-cult leader Jim Jones directed the ingestion of Kool-Aid laced with cyanide by at least 900 of his followers.
1982 Duk Koo Kim died unexpectedly from injuries sustained during a 14-round match against Ray Mancini in Las Vegas, Nevada, prompting reforms in the sport of boxing.
1986 For the first time since his departure from his own late-night TV show, Jack Paar was a guest of Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show.
1986 Roger Clemens was named the American League’s Most Valuable Player.
1987 The congressional Iran-Contra committees issued their final report, saying President Ronald Reagan bore "ultimate responsibility" for wrongdoing by his aides.
1988 President Ronald Reagan signed legislation creating a Cabinet-level drug czar and providing the death penalty for drug traffickers who kill.
1991 Shiite Muslim kidnappers in Lebanon freed Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite and educator Thomas Sutherland.
1997 The Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Devil Rays begin taking shape with 35 selections apiece in baseball’s expansion draft.
1999 A jury in Jasper, Texas, convicted Shawn Allen Berry of murder for his role in the dragging death of James Byrd Jr., but spared him the death penalty.
1999 In College Station, Texas, 12 people were killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when a massive bonfire under construction collapsed.
2001 Phillips Petroleum Co. and Conoco Inc. announced they were merging in a deal that created the third-largest U.S. oil and gas company.
2002 U.N. arms inspectors returned to Iraq after a four-year hiatus, calling on Saddam Hussein's government to cooperate with their search for weapons of mass destruction.
2003 The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled 4-3 that the state constitution guarantees gay couples the right to marry.
2004 Bill Clinton's presidential library opened in Little Rock, Ark.
2004 Britain outlawed fox hunting in England and Wales.
2006 Actor Tom Cruise and actress Katie Holmes were married in Italy.

Chart Toppers

1949
That Lucky Old Sun - Frankie Laine
Don’t Cry, Joe - The Gordon Jenkins Orchestra (vocal: Betty Brewer)
I Can Dream, Can’t I? - The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (vocal: Jack
Leonard)
Slipping Around - Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely

1957
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
You Send Me - Sam Cooke
Little Bitty Pretty One - Thurston Harris
Wake Up Little Susie - The Everly Brothers

1965
Get Off of My Cloud - The Rolling Stones
1-2-3 - Len Barry
You’re the One - The Vogues
Hello Vietnam - Johnny Wright

1973
Keep on Truckin’ - Eddie Kendricks
Heartbeat - It’s a Lovebeat - The DeFranco Family
Photograph - Ringo Starr
Paper Roses - Marie Osmond

1981
Private Eyes - Daryl Hall & John Oates
Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones
Physical - Olivia Newton-John
My Baby Thinks He’s a Train - Rosanne Cash

1989
When I See You Smile - Bad English
Blame It on the Rain - Milli Vanilli
Love Shack - The B-52’s
Bayou Boys - Eddy Raven

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Today in History - Nov 19th

Today's Birthdays

1831 James Garfield, 20th U.S. President (first left-handed president) shot July 2, 1881, died Sep 19, 1881
1889 Clifton Webb, actor (Tom Sawyer, Oliver Twist) died Oct 13, 1966
1905 Tommy Dorsey, trombonist/bandleader (‘The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing’) died Nov 26, 1956
1917 Indira Gandhi (Nehru), Prime Minister of India, assassinated Oct 31, 1984
1919 Alan Young, actor (Mr. Ed, Scrooge McDuck)
1920 Gene Tierney, actress (The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Laura) died Nov 6, 1991
1921 Roy Campanella, Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (Brooklyn Dodgers) died June 26, 1993
1926 Jeane Kirkpatrick, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
1933 Larry King (Zeiger), radio/TV talk-show host (Larry King Live)
1936 Dick Cavett, TV host (The Dick Cavett Show)
1938 Hank Medress, singer/producer (The Tokens) died Jun 18, 2007
1938 Ted Turner (Robert Edward Turner III), cable TV mogul (CNN, TBS, TNT, The Cartoon Network)
1939 Garrick Utley, journalist (NBC News, NBC Magazine with David Brinkley, Meet the Press)
1941 Dan Haggerty, animal trainer/actor (The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams)
1942 Calvin Klein, fashion designer
1944 Fred Lipsius, pianist/sax (Blood Sweat & Tears)
1949 Ahmad Rashad (Bobby Moore), NFL wide receiver (St Louis Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings)
1954 Kathleen Quinlan, actress (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, American Graffiti, Airport ’77, Apollo 13)
1956 Glynnis O’Connor, actress (Johnny Dangerously, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble)
1956 Ann Curry, broadcast journalist (Today)
1960 Allison Janney, actress (The West Wing, The Impostors, Drop Dead Gorgeous, American Beauty)
1960 Matt Sorum, drummer (Gun 'n Roses, Velvet Revolver)
1961 Meg Ryan (Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra), actress (When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, Top Gun, You've Got Mail)
1962 Jodie (Alicia Christian) Foster, director/actress (The Accused, Silence of the Lambs, Paper Moon, Maverick, Little Man Tate)
1963 Terry Farrell, actress (Becker, Back to School, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
1966 Jason Scott Lee, actor (Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Jungle Book)
1969 Erika Alexander, actress (The Cosby Show, Judging Amy)
1969 Travis McNabb, drummer (Better Than Ezra)
1973 Savion Glover, dancer/choreographer
1976 Petr Sýkora, NHL right wing (NY Rangers)
1977 Kerri Strug, Olympic gymnast
1979 Larry Johnson, NFL running back (Kansas City Chiefs)

Today's Deaths in History

1828 Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (Unfinished Symphony) dies at 31
1967 Charles J. Watters, US Army chaplain/Medal of Honor recipient (Vietnam) is killed in combat at 40
1988 Christina Onassis, daughter of billionaire Aristotle Onassis, dies at 37
1992 Bobby Russell, songwriter (The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia) dies at 51
1992 Diane Varsi, actress (Peyton Place) dies at 54
1998 Alan J. Pakula, film director (All the President's Men) dies at 70
2007 Dick Wilson, actor (Mr Whipple-Charmin toilet paper ads) dies at 91

Today in History

1794 The United States and Britain signed the Jay Treaty, which resolved some issues left over from the Revolutionary War.
1863 President Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address.
1895 Frederick E. Blaisdell of Philadelphia, PA patented what he called the paper pencil: a paper-wrapped pencil with a string for revealing more lead.
1919 The Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles.
1928 After five years of publication, TIME magazine presented a cover portrait for the first time, of Japanese Emperor Hirohito.
1942 Russian forces launched a winter offensive against the Germans along the Don front during World War II.
1946 Afghanistan, Iceland and Sweden joined the United Nations.
1954 Sammy Davis, Jr. was involved in a serious auto accident in San Bernardino, CA; three days later, Davis lost the sight in his left eye.
1954 Two automatic toll collectors were placed in service on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey.
1959 The last Edsel rolled off the Ford assembly line after two years and a total of 110,847 cars.
1961 A year after Chubby Checker reached the #1 spot with "The Twist," he appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show to sing the song again.
1962 For the first time, a jazz concert was presented at the White House.
1966 Six weeks before his 31st birthday, LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax, plagued by arthritis, announced his retirement from baseball.
1969 Pelé scored his 1000th goal playing for Santos Futebol Clube against Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama, leading to a 2-1 victory.
1973 American football player Lance Rentzel was arrested for exposing himself to a 10-year-old girl; he was later sentenced to five years' probation.
1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to visit Israel.
1979 Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini ordered the release of 13 female and black American hostages being held at the US Embassy in Tehran.
1984 20-year-old Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets became the youngest major-league pitcher to be named Rookie of the Year in the National League.
1985 President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev met for the first time as they began a summit in Geneva.
1986 Philadelphia’s Mike Schmidt became only the third player in National League history to win the Most Valuable Player award three times.
1990 The pop duo Milli Vanilli was stripped of its Grammy Award after it was revealed that neither performer sang on the group's records.
1997 The world’s first surviving septuplets were born by Cesarean section to Bobbi McCaughey of Carlisle, Iowa.
1998 Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr laid out his evidence against President Bill Clinton during a daylong appearance before the House Judiciary Committee.
2001 President George W. Bush signed legislation to put airport baggage screeners on the federal payroll.
2001 Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants became the first baseball player to win four Most Valuable Player awards.
2004 Ron Artest and Stephen Jackson of the Indiana Pacers charged into the stands and fought with fans during an NBA game in Detroit (Artest was suspended for the rest of the season and Jackson for 30 games; a fan was sentenced to 30 days in jail for assaulting Artest).
2006 British authorities said they were investigating the apparent poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB agent who had been critical of the Russian government (Litvinenko died in London four days later of polonium poisoning).

Chart Toppers

1950
Harbor Lights - The Sammy Kaye Orchestra (vocal: Tony Alamo)
Goodnight Irene - The Weavers
Thinking of You - Don Cherry
I’m Moving On - Hank Snow

1958
Tom Dooley - The Kingston Trio
Topsy II - Cozy Cole
Beep Beep - The Playmates
City Lights - Ray Price

1966
You Keep Me Hangin’ On - The Supremes
Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
Winchester Cathedral - The New Vaudeville Band
I Get the Fever - Bill Anderson

1974
Whatever Gets You Thru the Night - John Lennon with The Plastic Ono
Nuclear Band
Do It (’Til You’re Satisfied) - B.T. Express
My Melody of Love - Bobby Vinton
Country Is - Tom T. Hall

1982
Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
Truly - Lionel Richie
Heart Attack - Olivia Newton-John
Heartbroke - Ricky Skaggs

1990
Love Takes Time - Mariah Carey
Pray - M.C. Hammer
More Than Words Can Say - Alias
You Really Had Me Going - Holly Dunn

Quote of the Day

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
Mark Twain, US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)




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Today in History - Nov 20th

Today's Birthdays

1620 Peregrine White, first English child born in the Plymouth Colony, died July 20, 1704
1866 Kenesaw Mountain Landis, judge/baseball comissioner, died Nov 25, 1944
1889 Edwin Powell Hubble, astronomer, died Sep 28, 1953
1900 Chester Gould, cartoonist (Dick Tracy) died May 11, 1985
1907 Fran Allison, television personality (Kukla, Fran and Ollie) died June 13, 1989
1908 Sir Alistair Cooke, author/TV narrator/writer/host (Masterpiece Theatre, Omnibus) died March 30, 2004
1916 Evelyn Keyes, actress (Gone with the Wind, The Seven Year Itch, Return to Salem’s Lot)
1917 Robert Byrd, Democratic whip of U.S. Senate
1925 Kaye Ballard (Catherine Balotta), actress/comedienne (The Steve Allen Comedy Hour, The Doris Day Show)
1925 June Christy (Shirley Luster), singer (My Heart Belongs to Only You) died June 21, 1990
1925 Robert F. (Francis) Kennedy, U.S. Attorney General/Senator, shot June 5, 1968, died June 6, 1968
1927 Estelle Parsons, actress (Bonnie and Clyde, Dick Tracy, Don’t Drink the Water)
1932 Richard Dawson, actor (Hogan’s Heroes, The Devil's Brigade, Running Man, Family Feud)
1939 Dick Smothers, comedian (The Smothers Brothers)
1940 Tony Butala, singer (The Lettermen)
1942 Norman Greenbaum, singer (Spirit in the Sky)
1943 Veronica Hamel, actress (Hill Street Blues)
1946 (Howard) Duane Allman, lead guitar (Allman Brothers Band) killed in motorcycle crash Oct 29, 1971
1946 Ray Stiles, bassist/singer (The Hollies)
1946 Judy Woodruff, TV news anchor/host (PBS, CNN)
1947 Joe Walsh, guitarist/singer (James Gang, The Eagles)
1948 Richard Masur, actor (The Man Without a Face, Stephen King’s It, Risky Business, One Day at a Time)
1956 Bo Derek (Mary Cathleen Collins), actress (10, Bolero, Tarzan the Ape Man)
1956 Mark (Marcus) Gastineau, NFL defensive end (NY Jets)
1957 Jimmy Brown, drummer (UB40)
1959 Sean Young, actress (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Blade Runner, No Way Out)
1963 Ming-Na, actress (The Joy Luck Club, ER, Mulan)
1965 Mike D (Diamond), rapper (The Beastie Boys)
1969 Callie Thorne, actress (Rescue Me, Homicide: Life on the Street)
1970 Sabrina Lloyd, actress (Sports Night, Sliders, Numb3rs)
1971 Joey Galloway, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1974 Marisa Ryan, actress (Major Dad)
1975 Davey Havok, singer (AFI)
1976 Dominique Dawes, Olympic gymnast
1978 Nadine Velazquez, actress (My Name is Earl)
1986 Jared Followill, bassist (Kings of Leon)

Today's Deaths in History

1954 Clyde Vernon Cessna, aviation pioneer, dies at 74
1973 Allan Sherman, comedian (My Son albums) dies at 48
1975 Francisco Franco, Head of State of Spain, dies at 82
2005 Chris Whitley, singer/songwriter, dies at 45
2006 Robert Altman, director (M*A*S*H, Nashville) dies at 81
2006 André Waters, NFL defensive back (Philadelphia Eagles) commits suicide at 44

Today in History

1620 Peregrine White was born aboard the Mayflower in Massachusetts Bay, the first child born of English parents in present-day New England.
1789 New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
1820 An 80-ton sperm whale attacked the Essex, a whaling ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts, 2,000 miles from the western coast of South America; Herman Melville's 1851 novel Moby-Dick was in part inspired by this event.
1866 The rotary-crank bicycle was patented by Pierre Lallement in Paris, France.
1919 The first municipally-owned airport in the nation opened in Tucson, Arizona.
1929 Leo Reisman and his orchestra recorded "Happy Days are Here Again" for Victor Records, just three weeks after the stock market crash that plunged the nation into the Great Depression.
1931 The first commercial teletype service was introduced by American Telephone and Telegraph Company.
1943 The Battle of Tarawa (Operation Galvanic) began when U.S. Marines landed on Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands and suffered heavy fire from Japanese shore guns and machine guns.
1945 Twenty-four Nazi leaders went on trial before an international war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany.
1947 The first network presentation of Meet the Press aired on NBC-TV, on two stations.
1947 Princess Elizabeth married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in London.
1955 Bo Diddley became the first African American performer to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1959 Disc jockey Alan ‘Moondoggy’ Freed was fired from WABC Radio in new York in the midst of the payola music scandal.
1966 Cabaret opened on Broadway for the first of 1,165 performances.
1969 The Nixon administration announced a halt to residential use of the pesticide DDT as part of a total phase-out.
1969 The Cleveland Plain Dealer published explicit photographs of dead villagers from the My Lai massacre in Vietnam.
1971 Isaac Hayes got his first #1 hit as the "Theme from Shaft" began a two-week stay at the top of the charts.
1974 The United States Department of Justice filed its final anti-trust suit against AT&T.
1975 Spain's Gen. Francisco Franco died after nearly four decades of absolute rule.
1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to address Israel's parliament.
1983 An estimated 100 million people watched the controversial made-for-television movie The Day After, depicting a nuclear war and its effects on the United States.
1984 35 years and 11 months after the very first McDonald’s hamburger was sold, the 50 billionth burger was made by Edward Rensi, president of Mickey D’s.
1984 Michael Jackson got his star on the Hollywood Walk-of-Fame in front of Mann’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.
1985 Microsoft Windows 1.0 was released.
1992 A fire broke out in the Private Chapel of Windsor Castle west of London, raged for 15 hours, and seriously damaged the northwest side of the building.
1993 The United States Senate Ethics Committee issued a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.
1995 Princess Diana admitted during an interview broadcast on BBC TV that she had been unfaithful to Prince Charles.
1996 House Republicans chose Newt Gingrich to be speaker for a second term.
1998 A court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declared accused terrorist Osama bin Laden "a man without a sin" in regard to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
2000 Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori resigned, ending a 10-year reign.
2001 Federal health officials approved sale of the world's first contraceptive patch, Ortho-Evra.
2001 President George W. Bush dedicated the United States Department of Justice headquarters building as the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building, honoring the late Robert F. Kennedy on what would have been his 76th birthday.
2003 Singer Michael Jackson was booked on suspicion of child molestation in Santa Barbara, California (he was later acquitted).

Chart Toppers

1951
Sin (It’s No) - Eddy Howard
Because of You - Tony Bennett
Down Yonder - Del Wood
Slow Poke - Pee Wee King

1959
Mr. Blue - The Fleetwoods
Don’t You Know - Della Reese
Heartaches by the Number - Guy Mitchell
Country Girl - Faron Young

1967
To Sir with Love - Lulu
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
Incense and Peppermints - Strawberry Alarm Clock
It’s the Little Things - Sonny James

1975
Island Girl - Elton John
Who Loves You - Four Seasons
That’s the Way (I like It) - KC & The Sunshine Band
Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way - Waylon Jennings

1983
All Night Long (All Night) - Lionel Richie
Say Say Say - Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
One of a Kind Pair of Fools - Barbara Mandrell

1991
Cream - Prince & The N.P.G.
Can’t Stop This Thing We Started - Bryan Adams
When a Man Loves a Woman - Michael Bolton
Shameless - Garth Brooks

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Robert W. Sarnoff




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Today in History - Nov 21st

Today's Birthdays

1694 Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire), author/philosopher, died May 30, 1778
1904 Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophonist (Body and Soul) died May 19, 1969
1916 Sid Luckman, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Chicago Bears) died July 5, 1998
1920 Stan ‘The Man’ (Stanley Frank) Musial, Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder/1st baseman (St Louis Cardinals)
1927 Joseph Campanella, actor (Ben, The Colbys, Mannix)
1931 Jim Ringo, Pro Football Hall of Fame center (Green Bay Packers) died Nov 19, 2007
1934 Laurence Luckinbill, producer (Star Trek 5: The Final Frontier, Cocktail, The Boys in the Band)
1937 Marlo (Margaret) Thomas, actress (That Girl)
1940 Dr. John (‘Mac’ Malcolm John Rebennack), pianist/singer (Right Place Wrong Time)
1941 Juliet Mills, actress (Nanny and the Professor, Jonathan Livingston Seagull)
1944 Harold Ramis, actor/writer/director (Ghostbusters series, Armed and Dangerous, National Lampoon’s Animal House, Stripes, Meatballs)
1945 Goldie Hawn (Btudlendgehawn), actress (Cactus Flower, Bird on a Wire, Death Becomes Her, Private Benjamin)
1948 Lonnie (LeRoy) Jordan, keyboardsit/singer (War)
1952 Lorna Luft, singer/actress (Where the Boys Are ’84, Grease 2)
1956 Cynthia Rhodes, actress/dancer (Dirty Dancing, Flashdance)
1960 Brian Ritchie, bassist (Violent Femmes)
1963 Nicollette Sheridan, actress (Desperate Housewives, Knots Landing)
1965 Björk (Guðmundsdóttir), singer/songwriter (The Sugarcubes)
1966 Troy Aikman, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
1968 Alex James, bassist (Blur)
1969 Ken (George Kenneth) Griffey Jr., MLB outfielder (Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds)
1971 Michael Strahan, NFL defensive end (NY Giants)
1972 Mike B. (NolaMike), board member
1975 Chris Moneymaker, poker player
1977 Myles Heskett, drummer (Wolfmother)
1984 Jena Malone, actress (Donnie Darko, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, Into the Wild)

Today's Deaths in History

1916 Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria dies at 86
1924 Florence Harding, First Lady, dies at 64
1958 Mel Ott, Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (NY Giants) dies at 49
1959 Max Baer, heavyweight champion boxer, dies at 50
1963 Robert Stroud, The Birdman of Alcatraz, dies at 73
1986 Dar Robinson, film stuntman, is killed shooting a stunt (he drove off a cliff) at 39
1991 Sonny Werblin, former owner of the New York Jets, dies at 84
1993 Bill Bixby, actor/director (The Courtship of Eddie's Father, The Incredible Hulk) dies at 59
1995 Peter Grant, British rock manager (Led Zeppelin, Bad Company) dies at 60
1999 Quentin Crisp, British writer/actor (The Naked Civil Servant) dies at 90
2006 Robert Lockwood Jr., blues guitarist, dies at 91

Today in History

1620 The Plymouth Colony settlers signed the Mayflower Compact.
1783 Jean Francois Pilatre de Rozier and the Marquis Francois Laurant d’Arlandes made the first flight in a balloon, thus becoming the first men to fly.
1789 North Carolina became the 12th of the 13 original colonies.
1871 The cigar lighter was patented by Moses F. Gale of New York City.
1877 Thomas A. Edison announced the invention of the ‘talking machine’ (phonograph).
1922 Rebecca L. Felton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate.
1925 Harold ‘Red’ Grange played his last game for the University of Illinois.
1934 Cole Porter’s Anything Goes opened at the Alvin Theatre in New York City.
1938 WBOE in Cleveland, OH became the first school-operated radio station to receive a license from the FCC.
1941 The radio program King Biscuit Time, the longest running daily radio broadcast in history and the most famous live blues radio program, was broadcast for the first time.
1944 The Roy Rogers Show was first heard on the Mutual Broadcasting System.
1953 Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announced that the "Piltdown Man" skull, held to be one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, was a hoax.
1955 The Fulton Theatre in New York City was renamed the Helen Hayes Theatre.
1959 Following his firing from WABC Radio in New York the day before, Alan Freed refused “on principle” to sign a statement that he never received payola for plugging records.
1964 The Verrazano Narrows Bridge opened.
1969 U.S. President Richard Nixon and Japanese Premier Eisaku Sato agreed in Washington, D.C. on the return of Okinawa to Japanese control in 1972.
1969 The Senate voted down the Supreme Court nomination of Clement F. Haynsworth, the first such rejection since 1930.
1972 The first "World Hello Day," when people are encouraged to say "hello" to 10 people, was observed.
1973 President Richard Nixon's attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt, revealed the existence of an 18 1/2-minute gap in one of the White House tape recordings related to Watergate.
1980 A fire at the MGM Grand Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas killed 87 people.
1980 The largest TV audience ever, an estimated 82 million people, watched as Sue Ellen’s sister, Kristin Shepard, shot J.R. Ewing on Dallas.
1985 Former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Jay Pollard was arrested, accused of spying for Israel.
1986 National Security Council member Oliver North and his secretary started to shred documents implicating them in the sale of weapons to Iran and channeling the proceeds to help fund the Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
1989 The proceedings of Britain's House of Commons were televised live for the first time.
1991 The U.N. Security Council chose Boutros Boutros-Ghali of Egypt to be secretary-general.
1995 The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 5,000 for the first time.
1995 The Beatles’ Anthology I sold 450,000 copies in its first day of release.
2000 The Florida Supreme Court granted Democrat Al Gore's request to keep the presidential election recount going.
2001 Ottilie Lundgren, a 94-year-old resident of Oxford, Conn., died of inhalation anthrax; the source of the anthrax has never been determined.
2002 NATO sought to expand its membership into the borders of the former Soviet Union as it invited seven former communist countries to join the alliance: Slovenia, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Bulgaria.
2004 Donald Trump's casino empire filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
2004 The NBA suspended Indiana's Ron Artest for the rest of the season following a brawl in the stands during a game against the Detroit Pistons.
2005 Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon broke away from the hardline Likud with the intention of forming a new party.

Chart Toppers

1944
The Trolley Song - Judy Garland
I’ll Walk Alone - Dinah Shore
Together - Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes
Smoke on the Water - Red Foley

1952
You Belong to Me - Jo Stafford
Glow Worm - The Mills Brothers
Because You’re Mine - Mario Lanza
Jambalaya (On the Bayou) - Hank Williams

1960
Stay - Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
Are You Lonesome To-night? - Elvis Presley
Last Date - Floyd Cramer
Wings of a Dove - Ferlin Husky

1968
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Those Were the Days - Mary Hopkin
Love Child - Diana Ross & The Supremes
I Walk Alone - Marty Robbins

1976
Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright) - Rod Stewart
The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
Love So Right - Bee Gees
Somebody Somewhere (Don’t Know What He’s Missin’ Tonight) - Loretta
Lynn

1984
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!
Purple Rain - Prince & The Revolution
I Feel for You - Chaka Khan
Give Me One More Chance - Exile

Quote of the Day

If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate.
Elbert Hubbard, author (1856 - 1915)

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I always brag about Voltaire, Stan Musial, Dr. John, and Bjork, but I never knew about Brian Ritchie. Coleman Hawkins is a fake, BTW, he lied about his birthday once and it stuck.

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QUOTE(Mike B. @ Nov 21 2007, 04:44 PM) *
I was born on World Hello Day, and yet I hate saying hello to people. Weird!


Let's delve deeper into your last comment. Why do you hate saying hello to people Mike?


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QUOTE(rightbug @ Nov 21 2007, 05:02 PM) *
Let's delve deeper into your last comment. Why do you hate saying hello to people Mike?


It's kind of annoying, isn't it? Especially in an office? Do you have to say hello to the same person you've seen four times that day already? What about those same people that you just saw the night before?

But if you don't do it, you're a jerk, and people wonder why you just close your office door and don't come out all day!


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Today in History - Nov 22nd - Thanksgiving Day

Today's Birthdays

1819 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), novelist (The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner) died Dec 22, 1880
1890 Charles DeGaulle, President of France, died Nov 9, 1970
1898 Wiley Post, pioneer aviator, killed in plane crash w/flying companion Will Rogers August 15, 1935
1899 Hoagy (Hoagland Howard) Carmichael, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer (Stardust) died Dec 27, 1981
1921 Rodney Dangerfield (Jacob Cohen), comedian/actor (Caddyshack, Back to School, Ladybugs) died Oct 5, 2004
1924 Geraldine Page, actress (The Trip to Bountiful, The Day of the Locust) died June 13, 1987
1926 Arthur Jones, inventor (Nautilus workout machine) died Aug 28, 2007
1932 Robert Vaughn, actor (The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Magnificent Seven)
1939 Allen Garfield (Goorwitz), actor (Beverly Hills Cop 2, Dick Tracy, The Cotton Club)
1940 Terry Gilliam, actor/director (Monty Python series, Life of Brian, Brazil, The Fisher King, Monty Python and the Holy Grail)
1941 Tom Conti, actor (American Dreamer, Shirley Valentine, Mr Christmas Mr. Lawrence)
1942 Guion S. Bluford Jr., astronaut (first African-American on space shuttle missions)
1942 Floyd Sneed, drummer (Three Dog Night)
1943 Billie Jean King (Moffitt), International Tennis Hall of Famer & Women’s Sports Hall of Famer
1946 Aston Barrett, bassist (Bob Marley & The Wailers)
1950 Steve ‘Miami’ Van Zandt, singer/songwriter/guitarist (E Street Band, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul)
1950 Tina (Martina) Weymouth, bassist (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club)
1956 Richard Kind, actor (Spin City, Mad About You)
1958 Jamie Lee Curtis, actress (A Fish Called Wanda, Forever Young, Halloween series, Trading Places)
1961 Mariel Hemingway, actress (Lipstick, Personal Best, Superman 4, Manhattan)
1964 Stephen Geoffreys, actor (Fright Night, Fraternity Vacation)
1967 Boris Becker, tennis champion
1967 Mark Ruffalo, actor (Just Like Heaven)
1978 Karen O, singer (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
1980 Shawn Fanning, creator of Napster
1984 Scarlett Johansson, actress (The Horse Whisperer, Ghost World, Lost in Translation, The Island)

Today's Deaths in History

1718 Blackbeard (Edward Teach), British pirate, dies at 38
1943 Lorenz Hart, Broadway lyricist, dies at 48
1955 Shemp Howard, actor/comedian (Three Stooges) dies at 60
1963 John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, si shot and killed at 46
1963 C. S. Lewis, Irish author (Chronicles of Narnia) dies at 64
1980 Mae West, actress, dies at 87
1986 Scatman Crothers, actor (The Shining, Twlight Zone: The Movie) dies at 76
1992 Sterling Holloway, voice actor (Dumbo, Bambi) dies at 87
1997 Michael Hutchence, Australian singer (INXS) dies at 37
2001 Mary Kay Ash, businesswoman (Mary Kay Cosmetics) dies at 83

Today in History

1718 English pirate Edward Teach, better known as "Blackbeard," was killed during a battle off the Virginia coast.
1899 The Marconi Wireless Company of America was incorporated under laws of the State of New Jersey.
1906 Delegates attending the Berlin Radiotelegraphic Conference in Germany voted to use SOS (...---...) as the letters for the new international distress signal.
1910 Arthur F. Knight of Schenectady, New York patented the steel shaft for use in in golf clubs.
1917 The National Hockey League was officially formed in Montreal, Canada.
1935 The first transpacific airmail flight left San Francisco, bound for Mainla, Philippines.
1943 President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek met in Cairo to discuss measures for defeating Japan.
1950 The lowest score recorded in the National Basketball Association was posted as the Fort Wayne Pistons beat the Minneapolis Lakers 19-18.
1955 RCA paid the unheard of sum of $25,000 to Sam Phillips of Memphis, TN for the rights to the music of Elvis Presley.
1957 The Miles Davis Quintet debuted with a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in New York.
1963 President John F. Kennedy was shot during a motorcade through downtown Dallas; Walter Cronkite, wearing partially rolled-up, white shirt sleeves, a loosened tie, no makeup, and black glasses, read wire copy just handed him: “Ladies and gentleman, the President of the United States is dead.” Cronkite, disbelieving the words he had just said, turned to look at a studio clock, stoically raised a hand to wipe away tears and continued with the tragic news that President Kennedy had died while undergoing emergency surgery at Parkland Hospital.
1965 The production of Man of La Mancha, including the classic "The Impossible Dream," opened in New York City.
1967 The U.N. Security Council approved Resolution 242, which called for Israel to withdraw from territories it captured in 1967, and implicitly called on adversaries to recognize Israel's right to exist.
1968 The Beatles' White Album was released.
1975 Dr. Zhivago appeared on TV for the first time.
1977 British Airways inaugurated regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service.
1984 Fred Rogers of PBS’ Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood presented a sweater, knitted by his mother, to the Smithsonian Institution as “a symbol of warmth, closeness and caring,” according to museum officials.
1985 The largest swearing-in ceremony took place as 38,648 immigrants became citizens of the United States after six days of rallies around the country.
1986 Mike Tyson became the youngest to wear the world heavyweight boxing crown, kncoking out Trevor Berbick in Las Vegas.
1988 The first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber was revealed.
1990 British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher failed to win reelection as leader of the Conservative Party and announced her resignation after eleven years in office.
1991 Egypt’s Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Deputy Prime Minister of Egypt for Foreign Affairs, was chosen to be United Nations Secretary-General.
1995 Toy Story was released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.
1998 Denver Broncos QB John Elway eclipsed the 50,000-yard career-passing mark.
1998 The CBS News program 60 Minutes aired videotape of Dr. Jack Kevorkian administering lethal drugs to a terminally ill patient.
1999 Wayne Gretzky was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
2000 Amid the Florida recount battle, Republican vice-presidential candidate Dick Cheney was hospitalized with what doctors called a very slight heart attack.
2003 The Heritage Classic, the first outdoor hockey game in the history of the NHL, was played in Edmonton, Alberta.
2004 Tens of thousands of demonstrators jammed downtown Kiev, denouncing Ukraine's presidential runoff election as fraudulent and chanting the name of their reformist candidate, Viktor Yushchenko.
2005 Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen in Navy custody, was charged with supporting terrorism, but the indictment did not mention the alleged "dirty bomb" plot that had prompted his three-year detention (Padilla was convicted in August 2007 and awaits sentencing).
2005 Angela Merkel took power as Germany's first female chancellor.
2005 Ted Koppel hosted his final edition of ABC News' Nightline.

Chart Toppers

1945
It’s Been a Long, Long Time - The Harry James Orchestra (vocal: Kitty
Kallen)
Till the End of Time - Perry Como
I’ll Buy That Dream - The Pied Pipers
Sioux City Sue - Dick Thomas

1953
Ebb Tide - The Frank Chacksfield Orchestra
Rags to Riches - Tony Bennett
Ricochet - Teresa Brewer
There Stands the Glass - Webb Pierce

1961
Runaround Sue - Dion
Fool #1 - Brenda Lee
Goodbye Cruel World - James Darren
Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean

1969
Wedding Bell Blues - The 5th Dimension
Take a Letter Maria - R.B. Greaves
Smile a Little Smile for Me - The Flying Machine
Okie from Muskogee - Merle Haggard

1977
You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue - Crystal Gayle
Baby, What a Big Surprise - Chicago
The Wurlitzer Prize (I Don’t Want to Get over You) - Waylon Jennings

1985
We Built this City - Starship
You Belong to the City - Glenn Frey
Separate Lives - Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin
Hang on to Your Heart - Exile

Quote of the Day

All the President is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.
Harry S Truman, 33rd President of U.S. (1884 - 1972)



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Today in History - Nov 23rd

Today's Birthdays

1804 Franklin Pierce, 14th U.S. President, died Oct 8, 1869
1859 Billy the Kid (William Bonney or Henry McCarty), outlaw, shot in the back by Sheriff Pat Garrett July 14, 1881
1887 Boris Karloff (William Henry Pratt), actor (Frankenstein, The Mummy, How the Grinch Stole Christmas) died Feb 2, 1969
1888 Harpo (Adolph) Marx, comedian/musician/actor (Marx Brothers) died Sep 28, 1964
1928 Jerry Bock, composer (Fiddler on the Roof, Fiorello)
1934 Michael Wayne, producer (McLintock, The Green Berets, Chisum, Big Jake) died Apr 2, 2003
1939 Betty Everett, singer (Shoop Shoop Song [It’s in His Kiss]) died Aug 19, 2001
1940 Freddie Marsden, drummer/singer (Gerry and the Pacemakers)
1945 Steve Landesberg, actor (Barney Miller, Blade)
1951 David Rappaport, actor (L.A. Law, Peter Gunn, Time Bandits) died May 2, 1990
1954 Bruce Hornsby, pianist/singer (Bruce Hornsby & the Range)
1959 Maxwell Caulfield, actor (The Colbys, Grease 2)
1959 Dominique Dunne, actress (Poltergeist) murdered Nov 4, 1982
1960 Robin Roberts, TV host (Good Morning America)
1960 John Henton, actor (Living Single, The Hughleys)
1966 Ken Block, singer/guitarist (Sister Hazel)
1967 Salli Richardson, actress (Prelude to a Kiss, A Low Down Dirty Shame, Family Law)
1970 Oded Fehr, actor (The Mummy series, Resident Evil series)
1971 Lisa Kushell (Arch), actress (MADtv)
1979 Kelly Brook, actress (Smallville)
1992 Miley Cyrus, actress/singer (Hannah Montana)

Today's Deaths in History

1814 Elbridge Gerry, 5th Vice President of the United States of America, dies at 70
1948 Hack Wilson, MLB cnetr fielder (NY Giants) dies at 48
1979 Merle Oberon, British actress (Wuthering Heights) dies at 68
1990 Roald Dahl, British author (Charlies and the Chocolate Factory) dies at 74
1992 Roy Acuff, country/bluegrass musician, dies at 89
1994 Tommy Boyce, songwriter (The Monkees) dies at 55
1995 Louis Malle, French film director (My Dinner with André, Vanya on 42nd Street) dies at 63
1995 Jr. Walker, saxophonist (Jr Walker and the All-Stars)
2001 O.C. Smith, singer (That's Life) dies at 69
2006 Anita O'Day, jazz singer (The Jezebel of Jazz) dies at 87

Today in History

1835 The horseshoe manufacturing machine was patented by Henry Burden of Troy, New York.
1876 The first intercollegiate football association was established in Springfield, MA.
1876 Corrupt Tammany Hall leader William Marcy Tweed, better known as Boss Tweed, was delivered to authorities in New York City after being captured in Spain.
1887 The University of Michigan beat Notre Dame (8-0) for the first time in their football rivalry.
1889 The first ‘Nickel-in-the-Slot’ (jukebox) was placed in service in the Palais Royal Saloon in San Francisco, California.
1895 The first 'Backyard Brawl' rivalry match-up between Pitt Panthers and West Virginia Mountaineers took place.
1903 Enrico Caruso, famed Italian tenor, made his debut in the United States at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
1935 Ethel Leginska became the first woman to write conduct her own opera.
1936 LIFE magazine debuted.
1938 Bob Hope and Shirley Ross recorded "Thanks for the Memory" for the film, The Big Broadcast of 1938.
1945 Most U.S. wartime rationing of foods, including meat and butter, ended.
1948 Dr. Frank G. Back of New York City patented the Zoomar lens.
1954 For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the peak it reached just before the 1929 crash.
1958 Ronald and Nancy Reagan appeared together in the GE Theatre production of A Turkey for the President.
1963 The first episode of the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who, "An Unearthly Child," aired on the BBC.
1971 The People's Republic of China was seated in the U.N. Security Council.
1980 A series of earthquakes devastated southern Italy, killing some 2,600 people.
1981 Ronald Reagan signed the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), giving the Central Intelligence Agency the authority to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
1984 Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie passed his way into sports history by leading Boston College past Miami, 47-45, at the Orange Bowl in Miami.
1990 The first all-woman expedition to the south pole (3 Americans, 1 Japanese and 12 Russians) set off from Antarctica on the first leg of a 70 day, 1287 kilometre ski trek.
2000 In a setback for Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore, the Florida Supreme Court refused to order Miami-Dade County to resume counting ballots by hand.
2001 An Israeli helicopter fired two missiles at a van in the West Bank, killing Mahmoud Abu Hanoud, a leading member of the Islamic militant Hamas group.
2003 Eduard Shevardnadze resigned as president of Georgia in the face of protests.
2004 Opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko declared himself the winner of Ukraine's disputed presidential election and took a symbolic oath of office.
2006 Former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko died in London from radiation poisoning after making a deathbed statement blaming Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Chart Toppers

1946
Rumors are Flying - Frank Sinatra
Ole Buttermilk Sky - The Kay Kyser Orchestra (vocal: Mike Douglas &
The Campus Kids)
The Whole World is Singing My Song - The Les Brown Orchestra (vocal:
Doris Day)
Divorce Me C.O.D. - Merle Travis

1954
I Need You Now - Eddie Fisher
Mr. Sandman - The Chordettes
Teach Me Tonight - The De Castro Sisters
More and More - Webb Pierce

1962
Big Girls Don’t Cry - The 4 Seasons
Return to Sender - Elvis Presley
Next Door to an Angel - Neil Sedaka
I’ve Been Everywhere - Hank Snow

1970
I Think I Love You - The Partridge Family
The Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Gypsy Woman - Brian Hyland
Fifteen Years Ago - Conway Twitty

1978
MacArthur Park - Donna Summer
Double Vision - Foreigner
How Much I Feel - Ambrosia
Sleeping Single in a Double Bed - Barbara Mandrell

1986
Human - Human League
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Word Up - Cameo
You’re Still New to Me - Marie Osmond with Paul Davis

Quote of the Day

If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.
Tallulah Bankhead, US movie actress (1903 - 1968)




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Today in History - Nov 24th

Today's Birthdays

1784 Zachary Taylor, 12th U.S. President, died July 9, 1850
1853 Bat Masterson, lawman/journalis, died Oct 25, 1921
1868 Scott Joplin, composer/musician King of Ragtime Music) died Apr 1, 1917
1877 Alben Barkley, 35th Vice President of the U.S., died Apr 30, 1956
1888 Dale Carnegie, lecturer/author (How to Win Friends and Influence People) died in 1955
1913 Howard Duff, actor (Knots Landing, Dallas, East of Eden, Kramer vs. Kramer) died July 8, 1990
1913 Geraldine Fitzgerald, actress (Arthur series, Harry and Tonto, The Last American Hero) died July 17, 2005
1925 William F. Buckley Jr., writer/commentator/editor (National Review)
1933 René Enríquez, actor (Hill Street Blues, Bulletproof) died Mar 23, 1990
1941 Pete (Randolph) Best, drummer (Beatles)
1941 Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn, bassist (Mar-Keys; Booker T & The MG’s, Blues Brothers)
1942 Billy Connolly, actor/comedian (The Imposters)
1946 Ted Bundy, serial killer, executed Jan 24, 1989
1947 Dwight Schultz, actor (The A-Team, Star Trek; The Next Generation)
1950 Stanley Livingston, actor (My Three Sons)
1953 Glenn Withrow, actor (The Outsiders, Rumble Fish)
1955 Clem Burke, drummer (Blondie)
1955 Elvis Ramone, drummer (The Ramones)
1957 Denise Crosby, actress (Star Trek: The Next Generation, 48 Hrs., Pet Sematary, Deep Impact)
1957 Chris Hayes, guitarist (Huey Lewis & The News)
1960 Amanda Wyss, actress (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Better Off Dead)
1962 John Squire, guitarist (The Stone Roses)
1962 Shae D'Lyn, actress (Dharma & Greg, Vegas Vacation)
1964 Tony Rombola, guitarist (Godsmack)
1965 Shirley Henderson, Scottish actress (Trainspotting)
1971 Lola Glaudini, actress (The Sopranos)
1977 Colin Hanks, actor/son of Tom Hanks (Orange County)
1978 Katherine Heigl, actress (Grey's Anatomy, Ringer, Knocked Up)

Today's Deaths in History

1943 Doris Miller, Navy cook/Pearl Harbor hero, dies at 24
1963 Lee Harvey Oswald, accused assassin of John F. Kennedy, is shot and killed by Jack Ruby at 24
1980 George Raft, actor (Scarface, They Drive By Night) dies at 85
1985 Big Joe Turner, singer (Shake Rattle & Roll) dies at 74
1990 Fred Shero, NHL defenseman/coach (NY Rangers) dies at 65
1991 Freddie Mercury, rock singer (Queen) dies at 45
1991 Eric Carr, drummer (Kiss) dies at 41
2003 Warren Spahn, MLB pitcher (NY Mets) dies at 82
2005 Pat Morita, actor (Happy Days, Karate Kid series) dies at 73

Today in History

1859 British naturalist Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species, which explained his theory of evolution.
1863 Near Chattanooga, Tennessee, Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant captured Lookout Mountain and begsn to break the Confederate siege of the city led by General Braxton Bragg.
1871 The National Rifle Association was incorporated.
1874 Joseph F. Glidden of DeKalb, Illinios patented barbed wire.
1903 The automatic self-starter was patented by Clyde J. Coleman of New York City.
1932 The FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opened.
1937 Music from Glenn Miller and his orchestra was beamed coast to coast on NBC radio from the Raymor Ballroom in Boston, Massachusetts.
1937 The Andrews Sisters recorded Decca record number 1562, one of their biggest hits: "Bei Mir Bist Du Schön."
1947 J.M. Donaldson, the first Postmaster General of the United States to be promoted from the rank and file, was named.
1947 A group of writers, producers and directors that became known as the Hollywood 10 was cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about alleged Communist influence in the movie industry.
1950 The musical comedy Guys and Dolls, from the pen of Frank Loesser, opened at the 46th Street Theatre in New York City.
1958 Jackie Wilson’s "Lonely Teardrops" was released.
1958 Richie Valens' single featuring "Donna" on one side and "La Bamba" on the other was released.
1960 Wilt Chamberlain pulled down 55 rebounds in one game, setting an NBA record.
1963 Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot and mortally wounded Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy.
1963 Newly sworn-in U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson confirmed that the United States intended to continue supporting South Vietnam both militarily and economically.
1967 Actor and TV host Gary Collins and former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley were married.
1969 Apollo 12 returned to Earth after the second manned mission to the moon.
1971 D.B. Cooper boarded a Northwest Orient airliner in Portland, Oregon, carrying a black briefcase containing what resembled a bomb; he used it to hijack the Boeing 727 plane, demanding $200,000 and then parachuting from the plane over the Cascade Mountains in Southwestern Washington, never to be seen again.
1972 Friday night music show In Concert debuted, featuring Chuck Berry, Alice Cooper, Blood Sweat and Tears, Seals & Crofts and Poco.
1976 The Band, appearing at the Winterland in San Francisco, announced that that was to be the group’s last public performance.
1985 The hijacking of an EgyptAir jetliner parked on the ground in Malta ended with 60 deaths when Egyptian commandos stormed the plane; two of the dead were shot by the hijackers.
1986 Buffalo Sabres center Gilbert Perreault announced that he was hanging up his skates after 17 seasons.
1986 The American Eagle silver dollar was first issued.
1987 The United States and the Soviet Union agreed to scrap shorter- and medium-range missiles in the first superpower treaty to eliminate an entire class of nuclear weapons.
1989 Czechoslovakia's hard-line party leadership resigned after more than a week of protests against its policies.
1992 Former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger pleaded innocent to making a false statement in the Iran-Contra affair.
1993 The Brady Bill was passed by the U.S. Congress.
1998 America Online, the largest Internet access service, announced plans to acquire Netscape Communications in a deal valued at $4.2 billion.
2000 The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider George W. Bush's appeal against the hand recounting of presidential ballots in Florida.
2003 A jury in Virginia Beach, Va., sentenced John Allen Muhammad to death for the Washington-area sniper shootings.

Chart Toppers

1947
You Do - Dinah Shore
Near You - The Francis Craig Orchestra (vocal: Bob Lamm)
The Whiffinpoof Song - Bing Crosby
I’ll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms) - Eddy Arnold

1955
Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford
Autumn Leaves - Roger Williams
Love and Marriage - Frank Sinatra
Love, Love, Love - Webb Pierce

1963
I’m Leaving It Up to You - Dale & Grace
Washington Square - The Village Stompers
She’s a Fool - Lesley Gore
Love’s Gonna Live Here - Buck Owens

1971
Theme from Shaft - Isaac Hayes
Baby I’m-A Want You - Bread
Have You Seen Her - Chi-Lites
Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man) - Merle Haggard

1979
No More Tears (Enough is Enough) - Barbra Streisand/Donna Summer
Babe - Styx
Please Don’t Go - K.C. & The Sunshine Band
Come with Me - Waylon Jennings

1987
Mony Mony "Live" - Billy Idol
(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Heaven is a Place on Earth - Belinda Carlisle
I Won’t Need You Anymore (Always and Forever) - Randy Travis

Quote of the Day

All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance.
Edward Gibbon, English historian of Rome (1737 - 1794)





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Today in History - Nov 25th

Today's Birthdays

1835 Andrew Carnegie, industrialist/philanthropist (Carnegie Steel Corporation) died Aug 11, 1919
1846 Carrie Nation, temperance leader, died June 9, 1911
1902 Eddie Shore, Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman (NY Americans) died March 16, 1985
1914 Joe (Paul) DiMaggio, ‘The Yankee Clipper,’ Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (NY Yankes) died Mar 8, 1999
1920 Ricardo Montalban, actor (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Fantasy Island, Escape from teh Planet of the Apes)
1931 Nat Adderley, trumpeter/brother of Cannonball Adderley, died Jan 2, 2000
1933 Kathryn Grant Crosby (Olive Kathryn Grandstaff), actress/Mrs Bing Crosby (Rear Window)
1940 Joe Gibbs, NFL coach (Washington Redskins)
1941 Percy Sledge, singer (When a Man Loves a Woman)
1944 Ben Stein, lawyer/Presidential speech writer/columnist/author/screenwriter/actor (Win Ben Stein’s Money, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Dave)
1946 Bev Bevan, drummer (Electric Light Orchestra)
1947 John Larroquette, actor (Night Court, Richie Rich, Altered States, Stripes)
1951 Bucky (Russell Earl) Dent, MLB shortstop (Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees)
1952 Ernest Harden Jr., actor (The Jeffersons, White Men Can’t Jump)
1959 Steve Rothery, guitarist (Marillion)
1960 Amy Grant, singer (Baby Baby)
1960 John F. Kennedy Jr., attorney/cofounder/editor (George magazine) killed in plane crash July 16, 1999
1963 Bernie Kosar, NFL quarterback (Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins)
1963 Holly Cole, jazz singer
1964 Mark Lanegan, singer/songwriter (Screaming Trees)
1965 Cris Carter, NFL wide reciever (Minnesota Vikings)
1966 Stacy Lattisaw, singer (Love on a Two-Way Street)
1966 Tim Armstrong, guitarist/singer (Rancid)
1969 Jill Hennessy, actress (Law & Order, Crossing Jordan)
1971 Christina Applegate, actress (Married ...... with Children, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy)
1971 Donovan McNabb, NFL quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles)
1981 Jenna and Barbara Bush, first daughters
1984 Gaspard Ulliel, French actor (Hannibal Rising)

Today's Deaths in History

1920 Gaston Chevrolet, race car driver/automobile pioneer, killed in a race car crash at 28
1944 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, baseball's first commissioner, dies at 87
1968 Upton Sinclair, journalist/politician/writer (The Jungle) dies at 90
1974 U Thant, Former U.N. Secretary-General, dies at 65
1974 Nick Drake, British singer/songwriter (Pink Moon) dies at 26
1981 Jack Albertson, actor (Chico & the Man, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) dies at 74
1987 Harold Washington, Mayor of Chicago, dies at 65
1998 Flip Wilson, actor/comedian (Uptown Saturday Night) dies at 64

Today in History

1715 Thomas Masters became the first American to be granted an English patent, for the art of cleaning and curing Indian corn.
1758 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was founded.
1783 The British evacuated New York, their last military position in the United States, during the Revolutionary War.
1837 William Crompton of Taunton, MA patented the silk, power loom.
1864 A group of Confederate operatives calling themselves the Confederate Army of Manhattan started fires in more than 20 locations in an unsuccessful attempt to burn down New York City.
1867 Alfred Nobel patented dynamite.
1884 Swiss-born scientist John B. Meyenberg of St. Louis, MO patented evaporated milk.
1920 The first play-by-play coverage of a football game was broadcast by WTAW radio in College Station, TX, as Texas University beat Texas A&M, 7-3.
1944 CBS radio presented The FBI in Peace and War for the first time; it became one of the longest-running crime shows on radio, lasting 14 years.
1947 Movie studio executives meeting in New York agreed to blacklist the "Hollywood 10," who were cited a day earlier and jailed for contempt of Congress for failing to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee.
1949 "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" first appeared on the music charts; although Gene Autry’s rendition is the most popular, 80 different versions of the song have been recorded, with nearly 20,000,000 copies sold.
1950 The "Storm of the Century," a violent snowstorm, paralyzed the northeastern United States and the Appalachians, bringing winds up to 100 mph and sub-zero temperatures.
1950 The People's Republic of China joined the Korean War, sending thousands of troops across the Yalu river border to fight United Nations forces.
1952 Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in London.
1955 Following a summer at the top of the American pop charts, "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and His Comets became the #1 song in Great Britain.
1957 President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffered a slight stroke.
1961 Bob Cousy of the Boston Celtics scored his 15,000th career point in the NBA.
1963 The body of President John F. Kennedy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
1973 Greek President George Papadopoulos was ousted in a bloodless military coup.
1984 William Schroeder became the second recipient of an artificial heart, undergoing surgery at Louisville’s Humana Hospital.
1984 36 top musicians gathered in a Notting Hill studio to record "Do They Know It's Christmas" in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.
1986 Don Shula of the Miami Dolphins ended speculation about his possible move to another NFL franchise by re-signing with the Dolphins.
1986 The Iran-Contra affair erupted as President Ronald Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to Nicaraguan rebels.
1990 Poland held its first popular presidential election, with Solidarity founder Lech Walesa receiving a plurality of votes.
1999 Five-year-old Elian Gonzalez was found clinging to an inner tube off the coast near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
2001 CIA officer Johnny "Mike" Spann was killed during a prison uprising in Mazar-e-Sharif, becoming America's first combat casualty of the conflict in Afghanistan.
2002 President George W. Bush signed legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security and appointed Tom Ridge to be its head.
2003 The Senate gave final congressional approval to historic Medicare legislation combining a new prescription drug benefit with measures to control costs before the baby boom generation reaches retirement age.
2003 Yemen arrested Mohammed Hamdi al-Ahdal, a top al-Qaida member suspected of masterminding the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole and the 2002 bombing of a French oil tanker off Yemen's coast (he was later convicted in the 2002 bombing and sentenced to 37 months in prison).

Chart Toppers

1948
Buttons and Bows - Dinah Shore
On a Slow Boat to China - The Kay Kaiser Orchestra (vocal: Harry
Babbitt & Gloria Wood
Hair of Gold, Eyes of Blue - Gordon MacRae
One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart) - Jimmy Wakely

1956
Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
Cindy, Oh Cindy - Eddie Fisher
Hey! Jealous Lover - Frank Sinatra
Singing the Blues - Marty Robbins

1964
Baby Love - The Supremes
Come a Little Bit Closer - Jay & The Americans
Ringo - Lorne Greene
I Don’t Care (Just as Long as You Love Me) - Buck Owens

1972
I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
I’d Love You to Want Me - Lobo
Summer Breeze - Seals & Crofts
She’s Too Good to Be True - Charley Pride

1980
Woman in Love - Barbra Streisand
The Wanderer - Donna Summer
Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
Lady - Kenny Rogers

1988
Bad Medicine - Bon Jovi
Desire - U2
Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley (Free Baby) - Will To Power
I’ll Leave This World Loving You - Ricky Van Shelton

Quote of the Day

Man is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature.
Samuel Butler, English composer, novelist, & satiric author (1835 - 1902)





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Today in History - Nov 26th

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1832 Mary Edwards Walker, first female surgeon in U.S. Army/first woman to receive the Medal of Honor, died Feb 21, 1919
1899 Bruno Hauptmann, kidnapper of Charles Augustus Lindbergh III, died Apr 3, 1936
1908 Lefty (Vernon Louis) Gomez, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NY Yankees) died Feb 17, 1989
1910 Cyril Cusack, actor (My Left Foot, 1984, Les Miserables, The Day of the Jackal) died Oct 7, 1993
1912 (Arnold) Eric Sevareid, news correspondent (CBS News with Walter Cronkite) died July 9, 1992
1922 Charles Schulz, cartoonist (Peanuts) died Feb 12, 2000
1933 Robert Goulet (Stanley Applebaum), singer/actor (On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Camelot) died Oct 30, 2007
1938 Rich Little (Caruthers), comedian/impressionist/actor
1939 Tina Turner (Annie Bullock), singer/actress (Proud Mary, What’s Love Got to Do with It, Private Dancer; Max Max Beyond Thunderdome)
1943 Bruce Paltrow, producer/director (White Shadow, St Elsewhere) died Oct 3, 2002
1944 Alan Henderson, bassist (Them)
1944 Jean Terrell, singer (The Supremes)
1945 John McVie, guitarist (Fleetwood Mac)
1946 Art Shell, Pro Football Hall of Fame lineman/coach (Oakland Raiders)
1952 Wendy Turnbull, tennis champion
1959 Jamie Rose, actress (Falcon Crest, Tightrope)
1961 Lisa "Ivory" Moretti, professional wrestler (WWE)
1966 Garcelle Beauvais, model/actress (NYPD Blue, Coming to America)
1973 Peter Facinelli, actor (The Big Kahuna, The Scorpion King)
1973 Kristin Bauer, actress (50 First Dates, Justice League)
1974 Tammy Lynn Michaels, actress (The L Word)
1976 Maia Campbell, actress (Poetic Justice, South Central)
1980 Jessica Bowman, actress (Dr Quinn Medicine Woman)
1981 Natasha Bedingfield, British singer (Unwritten)

Today's Deaths in History

1883 Sojourner Truth, slave/abolitionist, dies at 86
1956 Tommy Dorsey, bandleader, dies at 51
1991 Bob Johnson, hockey coach (Pittsburgh Penguins) dies at 60
2002 Verne Winchell, doughnut entrepreneur (Winchell's, Denny's) dies at 87
2005 Stan Berenstain, children's author (Berenstain Bears) dies at 82

Today in History

1778 Captain James Cook became the first European to visit Maui in the Hawaiian Islands.
1789 A day of thanksgiving was set aside by President George Washington to observe the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.
1825 The first college social fraternity, Kappa Alpha, was formed at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y.
1832 Passengers began riding the first streetcar railway in America, in New York City.
1860 A newspaper print of newly elected President Abraham Lincoln clearly showed the beginnings of a beard.
1864 Charles L. Dodgson, whose pen name was Lewis Carroll, sent a handwritten manuscript as an early Christmas present to 12-year old to Alice Liddel, entitled Alice’s Adventures Underground; it would later be published under the title Alice in Wonderland.
1867 The refrigerated railroad car was patented by J.B. Sutherland of Detroit, Michigan.
1896 The University of Chicago defeated the University of Michigan, 7-6, at the Chicago Coliseum in the first major college football game played indoors.
1922 The tomb of the Boy King, Tutankhamen, was discovered in Egypt by Lord Carnarvon of England and Howard Carter of the United States.
1940 The half million Jews of Warsaw, Poland, were forced by the Nazis to live within a walled ghetto.
1942 Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, had its world premiere at the Hollywood Theater in New York.
1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered nationwide gasoline rationing.
1943 The HMT Rohna, a British transport ship carrying U.S. soldiers, was hit by a German missile off Algeria; 1,138 men were killed, including 1,015 American troops.
1949 India adopted a constitution as a republic within the British Commonwealth.
1958 Maurice Richard scored his 600th career goal for the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
1965 France launched its first satellite.
1968 Cream gave a farewell performance filmed by the BBC in London at the Royal Albert Hall.
1968 U.S. Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescued an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire; he was later awarded the Medal of Honor.
1973 Rose Mary Woods, U.S. President Richard Nixon’s personal secretary, told a federal court she had accidentally erased over eighteen minutes of a ‘Watergate tape’ made June 20, 1972.
1975 Lynette ‘Squeaky’ Fromme, Manson-family devotee, was found guilty by a federal jury of trying to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford.
1984 After 518 goals and 14 years with the Montreal Canadiens, Guy Lafleur decided to retire from hockey.
1986 President Ronald Reagan appointed a commission headed by former Sen. John Tower to investigate his National Security Council staff in the wake of the Iran-Contra affair.
1992 The British government announced that Queen Elizabeth II had volunteered to start paying taxes on her personal income, and would take her children off the public payroll.
1994 The Eagles’ Hell Freezes Over, signaling the band’s reunion after fourteen years, hit #1 on U.S. album charts.
1998 Tony Blair gave the first speech ever by a British prime minister to an Irish parliament.
2000 Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris certified Republican George W. Bush the winner over Democrat Al Gore in the state's presidential balloting by 537 votes.
2002 WorldCom and the government settled a civil lawsuit over the company's $9 billion accounting scandal.
2003 Supersonic jetliner Concorde made its last flight, over Bristol, England.

Chart Toppers

1949
Don’t Cry, Joe - The Gordon Jenkins Orchestra (vocal: Betty Brewer)
I Can Dream, Can’t I? - The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (vocal: Jack
Leonard)
A Dreamer’s Holiday - Perry Como
Slipping Around - Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely

1957
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
You Send Me - Sam Cooke
My Special Angel - Bobby Helms
Wake Up Little Susie - The Everly Brothers

1965
I Hear a Symphony - The Supremes
1-2-3 - Len Barry
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose - "Little" Jimmy Dickens

1973
Photograph - Ringo Starr
Top of the World - Carpenters
Space Race - Billy Preston
Paper Roses - Marie Osmond

1981
Physical - Olivia Newton-John
Waiting for a Girl like You - Foreigner
Here I Am (Just When I Thought I was Over You) - Air Supply
All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down) - Hank Williams, Jr.

1989
Blame It on the Rain - Milli Vanilli
Love Shack - The B-52’s
(It’s Just) The Way That You Love Me - Paula Abdul
Yellow Roses - Dolly Parton

Quote of the Day

If man does find the solution for world peace it will be the most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known.
George C. Marshall, US General (1880 - 1959)




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