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A BEATLES FIRST GIG ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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Drummer Ring Starr (above) first performed as a member of the Beatles at
a dance for the 
Horticultural Society at Port Sunlight, U.K. He said the
drums were
 not his.
  



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Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) turned 77 on July 7.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN 1960!

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The song “The Twist” became a national sensation after Chubby
Checker (above) performed it on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand
(below).

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Chubby Checker (Ernest Evans) will be 76 years old in October.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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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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ROSS SIMPSON

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It was on this day in 1940.

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During World War II, the battle for Okinawa officially ended on this
day in 1945.   

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On this day in 1938.

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Fred Astaire (Frederick Austerlitz) (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987)

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