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Walter Cronkite’s last day in the anchor chair at the CBS Evening
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Robert "Rob" Reiner is 70 years old today.

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ACTRESS CATHERINE O’HARA IS 63 TODAY

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Catherine Anne O’Hara was born in Canada.

Actress, writer, and comedienne Catherine O’Hara became known for her roles
in Beetlejuice (1988) and Home Alone (1990).

She was an understudy for Gilda Radner on Saturday Night Live and was later
given an opportunity for a position on the show, but she turned it down and the
position was given to her friend Robin Duke.

O’Hara also voiced numerous characters in animated films such as Chicken
Little, Monster House, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Catherine O’Hara won the 1982 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing
for a
Variety Series
for SCTV Network, the Genie Award for Best Supporting
Actress
for the 1999 film The Life Before This, and was nominated for an Emmy
Award
for the 2010 television film Temple Grandin.

 

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On this day in 1961, the Peace Corps was formally authorized by Congress. President John F. Kennedy (seated) signs legislation
creating the organization.

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Ronald William "Ron" Howard is 63 years old today.

Ron Howard studied film at the University of Southern California,
but dropped out before graduating.

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VANNA WHITE ‘’TURNED’’ 60 TODAY

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Vanna White (Vanna Marie Rosich)
was born in
Conway, South Carolina.

Actress and television personality Vanna White is best recognized as the
hostess and puzzle-board letter turner on Wheel of Fortune (NBC/CBS. She
began appearing on the show in 1982. She appeared on several game
shows, including The Price is Right.

Vanna was awarded $403,000 after suing Samsung Electronics for featuring
her likeness as a robot in an advertisement.

 

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Vanna White and Pat Sajak.

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SECOND APPEARANCE ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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After the history-making appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9,
1964, fans didn’t have to wait too long for another glimpse of the Beatles. On
Feb. 16, only one week after its debut, the group performed again on the
popular Sunday evening variety show. It was shot at the Deauville hotel in
Miami in front of an audience of 2,600.  

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The Beatles during rehearsal prior to filming the Sullivan show.

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