TODAY IN HISTORY

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                                                                    Carlotta Bradley

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1930

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Jiles Perry "J. P." Richardson, Jr. (The Big Bopper) 
(October 24, 1930 – February 3, 1959)

DJ, singer, and songwriter Richardson died in a plane crash in
Iowa, along with Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and pilot Roger
Peterson
.

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A GREAT QUOTATION FROM JACK PAAR!

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Former Tonight Show host Jack Paar

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VIDEOTAPE RECORDING ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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Original air date on NBC television: October 2, 1956 to June 25, 1957

The first example of a videotape recording was broadcast by NBC television
when The Jonathan Winters Show was seen coast to coast on Tuesday,
October 23, 1956.

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Maude Frickert was perhaps Winters most famous character

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PARODY MUSICIAN IS 55 TODAY

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“Weird Al” Yankovic (Alfred Matthew Yankovic) 


Yankovic got started with the accordion after a door-to-door
salesman offered his parents a choice between accordion
lessons or guitar lessons.

Since his first-aired comedy song in 1976, he has sold more
than 12 million albums (as of 2007), recorded more than 150
parody and original songs. His works have earned him three
Grammy Awards and a further 11 nominations, four gold
records
, and six platinum records.

 

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