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TV SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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Hullabaloo is a musical variety series that ran on NBC from January 12, 1965
through April 11, 1966 (with repeats to August 29, 1966). Similar to Shindig! It
ran in prime time in contrast to ABC‘s American Bandstand.

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SINGLE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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The song "Twistin’ the Night Away" was written and recorded by Sam
Cooke
. It became very popular, charting in the top ten of both the
Billboard Hot 100 (#9) and Billboard’s R&B chart (#1)."Twistin’ the
Night Away" was successful overseas as well, peaking at #6 on the
UK Singles Chart.

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               Samuel Cook (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964)

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PIN-UP GIRL BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1916

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         Grable’s iconic 1943 pose was a World War II bestseller.

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Elizabeth Ruth "Betty" Grable (December 18, 1916 – July 2, 1973)

Grable’s 42 movies during the 1930s and 1940s grossed more than
$100 million. She set a record of 12 consecutive years in the top 10
of box office stars. The
Treasury Department in 1946-47 listed her
as the highest-salaried American woman. She earned more than
$3 million during her career. Betty Grable died of
lung cancer at age
56 in
Los Angeles, California.


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Betty Grable made her film debut at the age of 12 as
a chorus girl in the 1929 film Happy Days.

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Steven Allan Spielberg is 70 years old today.

Spielberg charged friends and family to watch the 8mm adventure
films he made growing up. His 1968 short film Amblin’ inspired the
name of his future production company Amblin Entertainment. His
1977 science fiction feature Close Encounters of the Third Kind
was labeled "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant"
by the U.S. Library of Congress and chosen for preservation
in the National Film Registry.

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EYE LOST IN ACCIDENT ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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Sammy Davis Jr nearly lost his life in an automobile accident in San Bernardino,
California
. The impact of the crash had driven Sammy’s face into the steering
wheel, and his left eye was forced out of its socket by the bullet-shaped horn
button at the center of the wheel of his 1954 Cadillac. After wearing an eye
patch for years, he was fitted with a glass eye.

 

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Debut studio album, released in January of 1955.

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Samuel George "Sammy" Davis Jr.
(December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990)

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