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CLASSIC RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

The 1957 Buddy Holly recording of “That’ll Be The Day” was certified gold – for
over a million sales in 1969 by the RIAA. The the single was inducted into the 
Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.

In 2005, the 1957 recording was placed in the National Recording Registry, a
list of sound recordings that "are culturally, historically, or aesthetically important,
and/or inform or reflect life in the United States."



“That’ll Be The Day” became a number-one hit on the
1957 "Best
Sellers in Stores"
chart in Billboard magazine.

Wayne’s frequently-used, catchphrase, "that’ll be the day" from this 1956 movie inspired the young musicians in writing the song.

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A QUICK RETURN ON THIS DAY IN 1969

The Apollo 10 crew from left, Eugene Cernan, John Young and Thomas
Stafford are photographed while at the Kennedy Space Center. In the
background is the Apollo 10 space vehicle on Launch Pad 39 B.

Apollo 10 was the fourth manned mission in the  Apollo space program. Launched
on May 18, 1969, it was the F mission: a "dress rehearsal" for the first Moon landing, testing all of the components and procedures, just short of actually landing. The
Lunar Module came to within 8.4 nautical miles of the lunar surface, the point where
the powered descent to the lunar surface would begin. Its success enabled the first landing to be attempted on Apollo 11 in July, 1969.

According to the 2002 Guinness World Records, Apollo 10 set the record for the
highest speed attained by a manned vehicle at 24,791 mph during the return from
the Moon.

 

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PAST NEWS AND HEADLINES

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Camille Bohannon

Hank Williams Jr. (Randall Hank Williams) is 66 years old today.


Hank Williams Sr. and Jr.

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MOVIE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1969

The film “Midnight Cowboy” won three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best
Director
and Best Adapted Screenplay. To date, it is the only X-rated film
ever to win Best Picture. It has since been placed 36th on the American
Film Institute’s
list of the 100 greatest American films of all time.


During filming of “Midnight Cowboy”

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REMEMBERING THEIR ULTIMATE SACRIFICE



The mast of the battleship USS Oregon located in Tom McCall Waterfront
Park in Portland.

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