Archive for December 17th, 2011

COMIC CHARACTER CO-CREATOR HAS DIED!

capt america comic #1
First issue, 1941

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(AP) – Joe Simon, the co-creator of star-spangled comic book hero Captain
America,
has died at 98, his family announced. Simon, a writer, editor and
artist, passed away late Wednesday in New York after a short illness.

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LBJ’S UN ADDRESS ON THIS DAY IN 1963

 

President Lyndon B. Johnson speaking before the General Assembly
of the United Nations

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#1 SELLER DURING THIS TIME IN 1955

tennessee ernie ford radio
“The Ol’ Pea-Picker” as an announcer at WOPI-AM in Bristol, Tennessee

sixteen tons
“Sixteen Tons” spent ten weeks at number one on the country charts
and eight weeks at number one on the pop charts, and made Ford a
crossover star. It became Ford’s ‘signature song.’

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THE BEACH BOYS 1964 CHRISTMAS ALBUM

 christmasalbum beach boys

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TV HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1969

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tiny tim

Tiny Tim and Miss Vicki Budinger (above) were married on “The Tonight
Show” with Johnny Carson. It attracted 45 million viewers and was, at the
time,  the shows biggest audience ever.  

 

 

Tiny-Tim later
Tiny Tim (born Herbert Khaury), (April 12, 1932 – November 30, 1996)

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