Archive for April 20th, 2011

CLINT HOWARD TURNED 52 TODAY

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Clinton "Clint" Howard is a character actor with numerous brief appearances
on television and films. He has played many bit parts in movies directed by
his brother, actor-turned-director Ron Howard. His father is actor Rance
Howard.

 

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Clint Howard as Balok in the 1966 Star Trek episode The Carbomite Maneuver

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Clint in Apollo 13 (1995)

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A BIRTHDAY FOR JOHNNY TILLOTSON ~ 72 TODAY

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Singer and songwriter Johnny Tillotson enjoyed his greatest
success in the early 1960s, when he scored 9 top-ten hits
on the pop, country and adult contemporary billboard charts
including "Poetry in Motion" released in 1960.  


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OLDEST PERSON TO HAVE A HIT RECORD ON THIS DATE IN 1980

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Comedian and actor George Burns become the oldest person at 84 to have a
hit on the Billboard Hot 100 when "I Wish I Was 18 Again" peaked at number
forty-nine. When asked if he wished he were 18 again, Burns replied "I wish I
was 80 again."

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LIONEL HAMPTON ~ BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1908

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Lionel  Hampton (April 20, 1908 – August 31, 2002) was a jazz vibraphonist, 
pianist ,drummer and bandleader. He was one the first jazz vibraphone players
and ranks among the great names in jazz history, having worked with musicians
like Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, and Charlie Parker. He was inducted into the 
Alabama Jazz hall of Fame in 1992 and received the ‘One of a Kind” Award from
Broadcast Music, Inc. in 1986.

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President George W. Bush honors Lionel Hampton during a White House
ceremony recognizing Black Music Month, June 30, 2001.

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The grave of Lionel Hampton at Woodlawn Cemetery in New York

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“ANNIE HALL” PREMIERED ON THIS DATE IN 1977

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Annie Hall is a 1977 romantic comedy starring and directed by, Woody Allen and  
co-starring Diane Keaton. It is one of Allen’s most popular films and won four 
Academy Awards  including Best Picture. Movie critic Roger Ebert described it 
as “just about everyone’s favorite Woody Allen movie”.

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