Archive for December 28th, 2011

LAST #1 SONG FOR 1968 ON THIS DAY

Marvin-Gaye-Grapevine 
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Marvin Gaye’s version of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” became
his signature song and has since become a landmark in pop music. It
ranked #80 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All
Time. It was also inducted to the Grammy Hall of Fame for “historical,
artistic and significant value”.

 

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DENZEL WASHINGTON IS 57 TODAY!

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denzel washington today

Denzel Washington, has received two Academy Awards, two
Golden Globe awards, and a Tony Award.

StElsewhereS1 dvd
NBC-TV, 1982-1988

training day
2001

 

BookEli_Promo poster
2010

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PLANE DISASTER WAS 33 YEARS AGO TODAY!

united flight 173

flight 173

The Douglas DC-8 of United Airlines Flight 173 was en route from Denver to Portland 
International Airport on Wednesday, December 28, 1978. A landing gear malfunction forced the plane to circle the Portland area while the problem was investigated by the crew. The big jet ran out fuel within an hour and crash landed in a sparsely populated area near 157th and East Burnside, killing 10 and seriously injuring 24 of the 189 passengers who were aboard the aircraft.

  

map of united 173 crash

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LAST NUMBER ONE HIT FOR 1974

Helen-Reddy-

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”Angie Baby” became one of Helen Reddy’s biggest-selling
singles.

helen reddy today

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THE FINAL ‘’ NURSERY SCHOOL OF THE AIR’’

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Ding Dong School was a half-hour children’s TV show which began on Wednesday, November 24, 1952 on WNBQ-TV (now WMAQ-TV) in Chicago, Illinois. It was the first educational children’s program and was hosted by Dr. Frances R. Horwich (aka “Miss Frances”) who was the head of the Department of Education at Chicago’s Roosevelt College. The last show aired on Friday, December 28, 1956.

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