Archive for July 21st, 2011

THIS WAS ON TOP OF THE CHART IN 1973

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“Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” spent two weeks at #1 on the Billboard
Hot 100. Croce was nominated for two Grammy awards in the Pop
Male Vocalist and Record of the Year categories for the song.

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ANOTHER ‘VACATION’ IS PLANNED!

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The cast of National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

Looks like the Griswold family will be taking another vacation trip. According to Tim 
Briscoe of Videoeta.com, this trip will see son Rusty all grown up and heading his  
own family on a road trip. Briscoe said the L.A. Times reported the writers have
just finished a second draft on the script and that Rusty will have a lot of the 
similarities of his father, Clark Griswold. The writers said the goal is to have
Chevy Chase (Clark) and on-screen wife Beverly D’Angelo both make
appearances at the end of the film.

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Beverly D’Angelo and Chevy Chase as they appeared in a recent
TV ad for a vacation-rental web site.

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ROBIN WILLIAMS TURNED 60 TODAY

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Robin Williams at 16

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Robin McLaurim Williams actor and comedian rose to fame with his role
as the alien Mork in the ABC- TV sitcom series Mork and Mindy (1978-
1982), and later stand-up comedy work, Williams has performed in many
feature films since 1980. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting
Actor for his role in the 1997 Gus Van Sant film Good Will Hunting. He has
also won two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild
Awards and five Grammy Awards. Williams performance in Good Morning
Vietnam
(1987) was nominated for an Academy Award.  
 

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Robin Williams with co-star Pam Dawber

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Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire, 1993

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LIBERTY BELL 7 ON THIS DATE IN 1961

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Virgil “Gus” Grissom

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On July 21, 1961,  Capt. Virgil “Gus”Grissom was pilot of the second Project
Mercury flight, Mercury-Redstone 4, popularly known as Liberty Bell 7. This
was a suborbital flight which lasted 15 minutes and 37 seconds. After the
splashdown, emergency explosive bolts unexpectedly fired and blew the
hatch off, causing water to flood into the spacecraft. Quickly exiting through
the open hatch and into the ocean, Grissom was nearly drowned as water
began filling his spacesuit. A nearby helicopter tried to lift and recover the
flooding spacecraft, but it became too heavy, and was cut loose before
before sinking. Grissom asserted he had done nothing to cause the hatch
to blow, and NASA officials eventually concluded that he was correct.

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Grissom is shown being lifted from the ocean following splashdown

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A Marine helicopter attempts to recover the water logged Liberty Bell 7

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ELVIS HAD THE TOP HIT ON THIS DATE IN 1958

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Elvis was in basic training at Fort Hood Army post in Texas when
this song hit the top of the Billboard chart.

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