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LEGISLATION SIGNED ON THIS DAY IN 1970

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President Richard Nixon signs legislation banning
cigarette ads on TV and radio.

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JINGLE COMPOSER HAS DIED AT 87

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Richard D. Trentlage

(FoxNews) – The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming
along to the Oscar Mayer Wiener song has died.

According to an obituary posted online by a northern Illinois funeral home,
Richard Trentlage died on Sept. 21 at age 87.

His daughter Linda Bruun confirmed to the New York Times that the cause
of death was congestive heart failure.

Millions of Americans grew up humming along to Trentlage’s catchy tune:
“Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener.”

Trentlage, an advertising executive, reportedly came up with the jingle in
just an hour after learning that Oscar Mayer was in the market for a new
song to help sell its hot dogs. It debuted in the early 1960s and became
the meat company’s primary advertising jingle in over 20 English-speaking
countries around the world for half a century.

The song was retired in 2010, but has not been forgotten as plenty on
social media paid tribute to the songwriter with a post or Tweet.

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ACTOR GEORGE HAMILTON IS 77 TODAY


George Stevens Hamilton was born in Memphis,
Tennessee
.

Hollywood actor George Hamilton won a Golden
Globe Award in 1960 as the Most Promising Male
Newcomer and starred in the 1971 film, Evel
Knievel
. He has also appeared in Your Cheatin’
Heart
, a 1964 musical. Hamilton starred as country
singer Hank Williams.


George Hamilton poses as Colonel Sanders, the current spokesman
for Kentucky Fried Chicken TV spots.

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CHRISTIE BRINKLEY IS 62 TODAY

 


Christie Brinkley (born Christie Lee Hudson in Monroe, Michigan)

Model and actress Christie Brinkley gained worldwide fame beginning in
the late 1970s with three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
covers through 1981. She spent twenty five years as the face of CoverGirl
(the longest running cosmetics contract of any model in history), has
appeared on over 500 magazine covers, and has signed contracts with
major brands—both fashion and non-fashion.

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THE RETURN OF THE COLONEL ~


Darrell Clayton Hammond

(AP) – KFC is bringing back Colonel Sanders as the fried chicken chain seeks
to refresh its image by harkening back to its past.

Sanders, who founded KFC, will be played by "Saturday Night Live" alumnus
Darrell Hammond (above) in TV commercials. The real Colonel Harland Sanders
(below) died nearly 35 years ago, and KFC hasn’t featured him in TV ads for
about 20 years.

KFC also plans to redesign its restaurants with light fixtures shaped like chicken
buckets and quotes from Colonel Sanders hanging on the wall.


Colonel Harland David Sanders (September 9, 1890 – December 16, 1980)

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