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THE SINGING COWBOY WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1907

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     Gene Autry  (
September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998)

Gene Autry gained fame as The Singing Cowboy on radio, in the movies
and on television for more than three decades beginning in the 1930s. His
signature song was "Back in the Saddle Again”, but he is best known today
for his Christmas songs, “Here Comes Santa Clause”, “Frosty the Snowman”,
and his biggest hit, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”.

Autry was also the owner of the Los Angeles/California Angels Major League
Baseball team from 1961 to 1997, a television station and several radio stations
in Southern California. On September 1, 1962, he bought Portland’s KEX radio 
from the Westinghouse Broadcasting Co. as part of his company, Golden West 
Broadcasters, Inc. He is a member of both the Country Music and Nashville Song 
writers halls of Fame and was recently made a member of the Baseball Hall of 
Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

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Jim Abbott and Gene Autry in the Angels dugout in 1990 

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NUMBER ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1968

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The Beatles recorded “Hey Jude” in four takes at Trident Studios in London. The
first take was selected as the single release which was the first single released
on The Beatles’ Apple Records label. The record spent nine weeks as number
one, the longest run for a Beatles’ single.    

 

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PREMIERE OF SITCOM ON THIS DATE IN 1961

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Hazel
is a Screen Gems television sitcom series the follows the life a fictional live-
in maid named Hazel Burke (Shirley Booth) and her employers, the Baxters. The
five-season, 154-episode series aired in primetime from Thursday September 28,
1961 until September 5, 1966. The first four seasons aired on NBC-TV and were sponsored by the Ford Motor Company. The show was based on a popular single
panel comic strip (below) by cartoonist Ted Key that appeared in the Saturday
Evening Post.

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THE IMPALA FOR 1961

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HISTORIC LANDMARK DEDICATED ON THIS DATE IN 1937

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Mount Hood

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Timberline lodge, located on the south side of Oregon’s Mount Hood ,was built as a
Works Progress Administration (WPA) project during the Great Depression between
1936 and 1938. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (above at podium) dedicated the
Lodge on Tuesday September 28, 1937, five months before the completion of the
interior of the lodge in February, when it was opened to the public.   

 
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