Archive for January 18th, 2011

A POSTCARD LOOK AT OAKS PARK IN 1910

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BOBBY GOLDSBORO IS 70 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Country/pop singer-songwriter Bobby Goldsboro’s biggest hit was 
Honey in 1968. The song was recorded in one take. Bobby has
been retired from full-time performing since the 1980’s.

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AVIATION HISTORY ON THIS DATE IN 1911

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ely behind the controls
Eugene B. Ely (above) made the first successful landing of an aircraft
on a floating vessel when he flew his Curtiss Pusher onto the deck of  
the USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco Bay. He was 24 years old.

first landing of aircraft on a ships deck in 1911
ely on deck
taking off from the deck

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PROMOTER DON KIRSHNER DEAD AT 77

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    A business associate says rock promoter Don Kirshner has died of heart failure at a Florida hospital at age 77.

    Promoter Jack Wishna tells The Associated Press in Las Vegas that the man Time magazine once dubbed the "Man With the Golden Ear" died Monday at a Boca Raton hospital where he was being treated for an infection.

    Wishna calls Kirshner an icon who touched many lives in the music industry.

    Kirshner was behind the TV show "Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert" in 1972, and gave national exposure to many musicians. (AP)

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    DANNY KAYE WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1913

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    Danny Kaye (David Daniel Kaminsky) actor, dancer, and one of the
    world’s best-known comedians. He died on March 3, 1987 at age 74.

    danny kaye show title card

    Danny_Kaye_grave site
    Danny Kaye’s grave marker is a bench at Kensico Cementery in
    Valhalla, New York.

     

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