Archive for September 23rd, 2011

NUMBER ON ON THIS DAY 1967

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“The Letter” by the Box tops held the #1 position for a total of four
weeks and was ranked as the #1 record of 1967.

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ANIMATED SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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The Jetsons
is a prime-time animated sitcom that was produced by Hanna-
Barbera, originally airing on ABC-TV from Sunday September 23, 1962, to
March 3, 1963. At the time of its debut, it was the first program ever to be
broadcast in color on ABC.


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Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera

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ACTOR PAUL PETERSEN IS 66 TODAY

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Paul Petersen is a actor, singer, novelist, and activist who established the
organization A Minor Consideration to support child stars and other child
laborers through legislation and crisis counseling. Paul is best known for
his character-type roles in the 1960s and 1970s. His claim to fame was in
the 1960s playing Donna Reed’s son, Jeff Stone, on ABC’s The Donna
Reed Show
which ran from September 24, 1958 to March 19, 1966. He
also had a recurring role as a police officer in Matt Houston on ABC-TV
from September 26,1982 to July 19, 1985.

 

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MICKEY ROONEY TURNED 91 TODAY

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Mickey Rooney was born Joseph Yule, Jr., to a vaudeville family in Brooklyn,
New York. He began performing at the age of 17 months as part of his parents
routine. He has won multiple awards, including an Honorary Academy Award,
a Golden Glove and an Emmy Award. He became a superstar as teenager
for the Andy Hardy films for MGM from 1937 to 1958. Mickey Rooney has
had one of the longest careers of any actor, spanning almost 90 to date. He
has the distinction of being the last surviving male star from 1930s Hollywood. 

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RAY CHARLES

Ray Charles, Young

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            (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004)

Ray Charles Robinson, known by his shortened stage name Ray Charles,
was a pioneer musician in the soul music genre during the 1950s. He style
fused jazz, rhythm and blues, and gospel. Frank Sinatra called Charles “the
only true genius in sow business.” Rolling Stone ranked Ray Charles number
10 on their list of “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” in 2004, and number two
on the magazines November 2008 list.

 

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