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On This Day 11-4-22

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KDAZ-DB Movie Critic 11-4-22

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In 1938 Bing Crosby recorded "You're a Sweet Little Headache" from the film "Paris Honeymoon." In 1943 "Paper Doll" by the Mills Brothers was #1 on the charts. In 1957 "Silhouettes" by the Diamonds entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1961 Bob Dylan gave his first significant concert performance at Carnegie Hall and took home twenty dollars. In 1963 The Beatles played a Royal Command performance, inspiring John Lennon to quip, "Those of you in the cheap seats can applaud. The rest of you can rattle your jewelry." In 1964 Gerry & the Pacemakers Gene Pitney and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles appeared on T.V.'s "Shindig." In 1967 The Doors' "Strange Days" L.P. entered the U.S. albums chart. In 1968 Cream gave their first American concert in Providence, RI. In 1967 "I Second That Emotion" by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1972 "Living In Th

Today In History

In 1842 Abraham Lincoln married Marry Todd in Springfield, Illinois. In 1862 Dr. Gatling patented the machine gun. In 1880, James and John Ritty of Dayton, Ohio, patented the first cash register. In 1884 Democrat Grover Cleveland was elected to his first term as President, defeating Republican James G. Blaine. In 1904 Harvard stadium was the first facility built for football. In 1922 Howard Carter discovered the entrance of King Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt. In 1924 Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming was elected the nation's first female governor so that she could serve the remaining term of her late husband, William B. Ross. In 1939 The Packard, the first air-conditioned automobile, was exhibited in Chicago, Illinois. In 1939 The U.S. modified its neutrality stance in World War II, allowing "cash and carry" purchases of arms by belligerents, a policy that favored Britain and France. In 1942 During World War II, Axis forces retreated from El Alamein in North Africa i

Born On This Day

In 1841 Industrialist, Benjamin F. Goodrich (B.F. Goodrich Rubber Co) In 1862 English novelist, Eden Phillpotts In 1874 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Bobby Wallace In 1876 Sculptor, James Fraser (designed the buffalo nickel) In 1879 American writer/actor/humorist, Will Rogers In 1884 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Robert Douglas (the first black inducted) In 1902 Actor, Frank Jenks (Joe Palooka & Blondie movies) [d: 5-13-62] In 1913 Actor, Gig Young (Kid Galahad, The Rogues) [d: 10-19-78] In 1916 Broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite (CBS News, 1962-81) [d: 7-17-09] In 1916 Inventor, Ruth Handler (Barbie Doll) [d: 4-27-02] In 1917 Actress, Virginia Field (Veils of Bagdad) [d: 1-2-92] In 1918 Actor, Art Carney (The Honeymooners, Harry & Tonto) [d: 11-9-03] In 1918 Actor, Cameron Mitchell (Buck-High Chaparral) [d: 7-6-94] In 1919 Actor, Martin Balsam (Archie Bunker's Place, Catch 22) [d: 2-13-96] In 1919 Bassist, Joe Benjamin (Duke Ellington Band) [d: 1-26-74] In 1923 Brewery executive,

On This Day 11-3-22

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In 1941 Glenn Miller's band recorded "String of Pearls." In 1956 "Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for five weeks. In 1957 The singles "Great Balls Of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis and "At The Hop" by Danny & the Juniors were released. In 1958 "Beep Beep" by Playmates entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1961 Hank Williams Sr. and Jimmie Rodgers were elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1962 Billboard magazine dropped the "Western" from its Country chart title. In 1962 "Telstar" by the Tornadoes enters the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1962 "He's A Rebel" by the Crystals hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for two weeks. In 1972 James Taylor married Carly Simon in her New York City apartment. They separated in 1982 and later divorced. In 1973 "Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)" by Helen Reddy entered the U.S.top 40 chart.

Today In History

In 1839 The first Opium War between China and Britain erupted as two British frigates and a fleet of war junks clashed off the Chinese coast. In 1868 Republican Ulysses S. Grant won the presidential election over Democrat Horatio Seymour. In 1896 Idaho became the first U.S. state to grant voting rights to women. In 1896 Republican William McKinley defeated Democrat William Jennings Bryan for the presidency. In 1900 The first auto show was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City under the auspices of the Automobile Club of America. In 1903 Panama proclaimed its independence from Columbia. In 1908 Republican William Taft was elected the 27th U.S. President defeating William Jennings Bryan. In 1917 First Class Mail now cost 3 cents. In 1918 Poland proclaimed independence from Russia after World War I. In 1930 The Detroit-Windsor tunnel was the first auto tunnel to a foreign country. In 1936 President Franklin D. Roosevelt won a landslide victory over Republican challenge

Born On This Day...

In 1718 Explorer, John Montague [4th Earl of Sandwich] (invented sandwich) In 1793 Pioneer, Stephen F. Austin (principal founder of Texas) In 1794 Poet/editor, William Cullen Bryant (New York Evening Post) In 1845 U.S Supreme Court Chief Justice, Edward Douglass White (1911-21) In 1879 Artic explorer, Vihjalmur Stefansson In 1883 Actor, Ford Sterling (Keystone Kops) In 1887 Publisher, Nat Fleischer (founded the boxing magazine Ring) In 1907 Jazz pianist, Joe Turner (Blues & Stride) [d: 7-21-90] In 1908 Football player, "Bronko" Nagurski (Bears) [d: 1-7-90] In 1909 Columnist, James "Scotty" Reston (New York Times) [d: 12-6-95] In 1918 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Bob Feller (Indians, 3 no-hitters) [d: 12-15-10] In 1919 Actor, Bert Freed (Billy Jack, Norma Rae) [d: 8-2-94] In 1921 Actor, Charles Bronson (Dirty Dozen, Great Escape) [d: 8-30-03] In 1928 Actress, Peggy McCay (General Hospital, Days of Our Lives) [d: 10-7-18] In 1928 Basketball player, George Yardley [d: 8

On This Day 11-2-22

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In 1962 Elvis Presley's film "Girls! Girls! Girls!" premieres. In 1963 After complaining the Go-Go dancers were distracting him, Dionwalks out of a live "Ready, Steady Go" taping. In 1963 "Be True To Your School" by The Beach Boys entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1963 The Beatles' album "With The Beatles" was released. In 1966 Mississippi, John Hurt died at the age of 73. Hurt wrote "Coffee Blues," the song that included the phrase "Lovin' Spoonful." In 1966 Paul Revere & the Raiders appeared on T.V.'s "Batman." In 1967 Tom Jones kicked off a 3-week British tour with a show at the Astoria Theatre in London. In 1967 The Move was sued by British Prime Minister Harold Wilson over a postcard featuring a naked caricature of him that promoted the band's single "Flowers In The Rain." In 1967 "To Sir With Love" by Lulu was certified gold. In 1968 Jimi Hendrix's &quo

Today In History...

In 1783 General George Washington issues his "Farewell Address to the Army" near Princeton, New Jersey. In 1889 North Dakota becomes the 39th and South Dakota becomes the 40th U.S. state. In 1917 British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour expresses support for a "national home" for the Jews of Palestine in a statement that came to be known as "The Balfour Declaration." In 1920 KDKA/Pittsburgh goes on the air as America's first commercial radio station, broadcasting returns from the Harding-Cox presidential election. In 1930 Haile Selassie is crowned emperor of Ethiopia. In 1936 The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) inaugurates public "high-definition" TV service with a broadcast from Alexandra Palace in north London. In 1947 Howard Hughes pilots his huge wooden flying boat, known as the "Spruce Goose," for the first and last time over Long Beach Harbor in California. The flight lasts for only a minute. In 1948 President Truman co

Born On This Day...

In 1470 King Edward V of England In 1734 Frontiersman/explorer, Daniel Boone In 1755 Queen Marie Antionette of France In 1795 James K. Polk, 11th U.S. president (1845-1849) In 1815 Irish mathematician, George Boole (Boolean algebra) In 1865 Warren G. Harding, 29th U.S. president (1921-1923) In 1885 U.S. astronomer, Harlow Shapley (sun's position in the galaxy) In 1901 Actor, Paul Ford (John Hall-Phil Silvers) [d: 4-12-76] In 1903 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Travis Jackson (NY Giants) [d: 7-27-87] In 1908 Actor, Reginald Beckwith (39 Steps, Doctor in Love) [d: 6-26-65] In 1913 Actor, Burt Lancaster (From Here To Eternity) [d: 10-20-94] In 1914 Baseball player, Johnny Vander Meer [d: 10-6-97] In 1914 Actor, Ray Walston (My Favorite Martian, Pickett Fences) [d: 1-1-01] In 1920 Actress, Ann Rutherford (Love Finds Andy Hardy) [d: 6-11-12] In 1928 Football player, Leon Hart (Heisman-1949, Lions) [d: 9-24-02] In 1929 Actress, Rachel Ames (Audrey-General Hospital) (93) In 1934 Tennis player, K