Archive for July 22nd, 2011

RECORDED ON THIS DATE IN 1937

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In 1992, Hal Kemp was inducted into the Big
Band and Jazz Hall of Fame.

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LOUISE FLETCHER IS 77 TODAY

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Louise Fletcher

Actress Louise Fletcher is best known for her role as Nurse Ratched in the 1975
film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest for which she won the Academy Award for
Best Actress. The film is #20 on the AFI 100 years…100 Movies list. It was shot at
Oregon State Hospital in Salem, Oregon, which was the setting of the novel. Louise
also portrayed Kai Winn Adami in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-1999). She
also guest starred on the science fiction NBC television series Heroes. Fletcher
received Emmy nominations for her guest starring roles in Picket Fences on
CBS (1992-1996).

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RELEASE OF THE FIRST BEATLES ALBUM

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Introducing… The Beatles is the first Beatles album released in the United States. It
was originally scheduled for a July 22, 1963 release, but didn’t come out until the
following year on January 10, 1964, ten days before Capital’s Meet The Beatles
album. The cancelation was due to a management shake-up at Vee-Jay, which
included the resignation of the labels president over gambling debts and other
legal issues. Vee-Jay was ultimately permitted to sell the album until late 1964,
at which time it had sold more that 1.3 million copies.

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Autographed copy of the Vee-Jay album selling for $6,000.

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BOBBY SHERMAN IS 68 TODAY

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Robert Cabot "Bobby" Sherman, Jr. was a singer, actor and occasional
songwriter, who became a popular teen idol in the late 1960s and early
1970s. He eventually left the public spotlight and became an Emergency
Medical Technician (EMT). He soon volunteered with the Los Angeles
Police Department, working with paramedics, and giving CPR and first
aid classes. Sherman officially became a technical reserve officer with
the Los Angeles Police Department in the 1990s, a position in which he
still holds today. Sherman was named LAPD’s Reserve Officer of the
Year in 1999. 

”Easy Come, Easy Go” Charted at #9 on Billboard Hot 100 in 1970,
and #2 on Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.

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JOHN HERBERT DILLIGER, JR.

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                      (June 22, 1903 – July 22, 1934)

John Dillinger was a gangster and bank-robber in the Depression-era. He
was charged with, but never convicted of, the murder of an East Chicago
police officer. This was his only alleged kill. His gang robbed two dozen
banks and four police stations. Dillinger escaped from jail twice. On July
22, 1934 the police and Division of Investigation closed in on the Biograph
Theater (photo below). Federal agents, led by Melvin Purvis, moved to
arrest him as he left the theater. He pulled a weapon and attempted to flee
but was shot three times and quickly died from his wounds. Dillinger’s body
was displayed to the public at the county morgue after his death.

 

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The Biograph Theater shortly after Dillinger’s death.  (FBI photo)
 

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Dillinger was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. His gravestone
has had to be replaced several times because of vandalism by people
chipping off pieces as souvenirs.

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