TODAY IN HISTORY

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                                                                                 Tim Maguire

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James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955)


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COMEDY SHOW DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1951

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Original television run on NBC/CBS: September 30, 1951  – August 1, 1971

During its run, the show received three Emmy Awards, for Red Skelton as best
comedian and the program as best comedy show during its initial season, and
an award for comedy writing in 1961. In 1959 Skelton also received a Golden
Globe
for Best TV Show.

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Richard Bernard "Red" Skelton
(July 18, 1913 – September 17, 1997)

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SINGER IS 79 TODAY

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Music-Q and A-Johnny Mathis
John Royce "Johnny" Mathis was born in Gilmer, Texas

Johnny Mathis has sold well over 350 million records worldwide
as confirmed by Guinness music chart historian Paul Gambacini,
this makes Mathis the 3rd most successful recording artist of the
20th century and of the last 60 years.

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"Chances Are" was one of a large number of compositions by the
Stillman-Allen team that were chart hits in the 1950s. It was listed
on Billboard‘s "Most Played by Jockeys" survey for Johnny Mathis,
charting in 1957, and was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in
1998. The song reached No. 4 on Billboard‘s Best Sellers in Stores
survey, along with its flip "The Twelfth of Never", which Mathis initially
disliked. 

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PORTLAND POSTCARD FROM 1911

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1904

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Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson Fogelson (9-29-1904 to 4-6-1996)

British born actress Greer Garson won an Oscar Award for her role in
Mrs. Miniver in 1942. She received seven Academy Award nominations
and was acclaimed as one of the top box office draws of the 1940s. She
intended to become a teacher, studying French and literature in college,
but instead became a Hollywood star.

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