Archive for June 15th, 2011

THE ECONOMICAL CAR FOR 1950

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NUMBER ONE ON THIS DATE IN 1963

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Kyu Sakamoto has the distinction of being the only Japanese artist to ever to 
score a #1 hit internationally. It sold over 13 million copies.

 

 

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On August 12, 1985, Kyu Sakamoto died in the crash of Japan Airlines
Flight 123, the deadliest single-aircraft accident in history. He was 43.

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HIT SURF SONG RELEASED ON THIS DATE IN 1963

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Surf City became the first surf song to reach number one on the
Billboard Hot 100 in 1963 (two weeks in July). The song also crossed
to #3 on Billboards’ R&B charts.

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HELEN HUNT IS 48 TODAY

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Helen Elizabeth Hunt is a actress, film director, and screenwriter who starred
in the NBC-TV sitcom Mad About You (1992-1999), before being cast in the
1997 romantic comedy As Good as it Gets, for which she won the Academy
Award for Best Actress. Some of her other Hollywood credits include Twister
(1996), and Cast Away (2000). Hunt made her directorial debut in 2007 with
Then She Found Me.

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Helen Hunt with co-star Jack Nicholson in As Good as it Gets

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Hunt and co-star Bill Paxton in Twister

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TV SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1969

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Hee Haw was a TV variety show featuring country and humor with fictional rural
Kornfield Kounty as a backdrop. It aired on CBS-TV from 1969–1971 before a 20
year run in local syndication. The show was inspired by Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.
show was inspired by Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. Hee Haw was co-hosted by singers Buck Owens and Roy Clark (above), the show was equally well-known for its women in farmer’s daughter outfits and country singers like The Hager Brothers, Jim and Jon.

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The Hee Haw gang

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