Archive for December 4th, 2011

THE ‘’LOST SQUADRON’’ ~ ON THIS DAY IN 1945

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FLIGHT 19
Portrait of legendary Lost Squadron in front of #28, the lead plane of "Flight
19" that supposedly vanished into the Bermuda Triangle shortly after WWII.


Flight 19 was the designation of five TBM Avenger torpedo bombers that disappeared
on Wednesday, December 5, 1945 during a Navy-authorized navigation training flight from Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale, Florida. All 14 airmen on the flight were lost,
as were all 13 crew members of a PMB Mariner flying boat assumed to have exploded
in mid-air while searching for the flight.

Navy investigators could not determine the cause for the loss of Flight 19 but, said the aircraft may have become disoriented and ditched in rough seas after running out of fuel. In the last decade, the search for remains of the squadron has been expanded
to include an area farther east, into the Atlantic Ocean with no results. The lost flight remains one of the great aviation legends of all time and was featured in the 1977
Steven Spielberg science fiction film Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

 

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ROCK MOVIE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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Rock, Rock, Rock is a 1956 black-and-white movie featuring musical performances
from early rock ‘n’ roll stars such as Chuck Berry and Frankie Lymon. Famous disc jockey Alan “Moondog” Freed appears as himself. The singing voice of the main character Dori Graham, played by 13-year-old Tuesday Weld, is that of Connie
Francis. The soundtrack album (shown below) is widely regarded as Chuck Berry’s
first album. Many of the artists featured in the film do not appear on the album, and
only four songs on the album ("Over and Over Again," "I Knew From the Stars,"
"You Can’t Catch Me," and "Would I Be Crying") actually appear in the film.

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BIRTHDAY OF AN ANIMATION PIONEER

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Walter Elias
"Walt" Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966)  

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MARISA TOMEI TURNED 47 TODAY

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Marisa Tomei is a stage, film and television actress. Following her work on
the CBS soap As The World Turns, Tomei then appeared in a few films with
her breakthrough role coming in 1992 with the comedy My Cousin Vinny, for
which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

 

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Marisa Tomei from My Cousin Vinny

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DENNIS WILSON

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Dennis Carl Wilson (December 4, 1944 – December 28, 1983)

Dennis was a founding member and the drummer of  The Beach Boys. He
was the brother of fellow band members Brian Wilson and Carl Wilson, as
well as cousin of Mike love.  Dennis drowned at Marina Del Rey in Los
Angeles shortly after his 39th birthday.

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