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CINDY WILLIAMS IS 70 TODAY

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Cynthia Jane "Cindy" Williams was born in Los Angeles, California.

Cindy Williams starred as Shirley Feeney on the ABC television series Laverne
and Shirley
from 1976 to 1983. She also portrayed Laurie Henderson in the hit
1973 coming of age film American Graffiti. She debuted as an actress through
a variety of commercials for Foster Grant sunglasses (below).  

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A 1972 Foster Grant Commercial with Cindy Williams.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1945 the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The bombing came just three days after the bombing of Hiroshima. About 74,000 people were killed. Japan surrendered
August 14.

Near total destruction

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U.S. President Richard Nixon formally resigned on this day in 1974,
Gerald R. Ford took his place, and became the 38th president of
the
United States.

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It w as on this day in 1969.

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Murder victims from left: Voityck Frykowski, Sharon Tate, Stephen Parent, Jay Sebring, and Abigail Folger.

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The book "Walden" was published by Henry David
Thoreau on this day in 1854.
  

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Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862)

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Whitney Elizabeth Houston
(August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012)

R&B and pop performer Whitney Houston became the most
awarded female singer in history for hits such as "Hold Me"
from her record-breaking album, Whitney Houston. She grew
up in a musical family with cousin Dionne Warwick and her
godmother
Aretha Franklin. She created the soundtrack for
and starred in the 1992 film The Bodyguard alongside Kevin
Costner
.

 

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Jerome John Garcia
(August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995)

singer-songwriter and guitarist Jerry Garcia is best known for his work
as the lead guitarist and as a vocalist with the band the Grateful Dead.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1962.

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Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson)
(June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962)

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On Bedloe’s Island in New York Harbor on this day in 1884, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid.

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On this day in 1957, American Bandstand made its network debut
on ABC-TV. The show was hosted by Dick Clark. Until this day the
show had been a local show in Philadelphia since 1952.

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Richard Burton (Richard Walter Jenkins Jr.)
(November 10, 1925 – August  5, 1984)

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Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in Cléopâtre  (1963)

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SCREEN STAR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1911

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Ginger Rogers (Virginia Katherine McMath) Independence, MO. 
(July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995)

Ginger Rogers appeared as the dance partner of Fred Astaire in a number
of classic movie musicals, such as Top Hat, Swing Time, and The Gay
Divorce. Her classic line, "Cigarette me, big boy," in the 1930 film Young
Man of Manhattan became a much-quoted catchphrase during the 1930s.

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Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire danced together in 10 movies.

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OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND IS 101 TODAY!

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Olivia de Havilland in the 1939 epic Gone With the Wind.

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Dame Olivia Mary de Havilland

Retired actress Olivia de Havilland portrayed Melanie Hamilton in Gone with the
Wind.
Her performance in the 1946 film To Each His Own earned her an Academy
Award for Best Actress. Her acting career began when she participated in school
drama club.

She is of British heritage but was born in Japan. Her first stage production was at
the Hollywood Bowl, playing Hermia in A Midsummer’s night Dream.

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