Archive for December 29th, 2011

LAST NUMBER ONE BILLBOARD HIT IN 1973

Jim Croce

"Time in a Bottle" is a posthumous Billboard Hot 100 and Cash Box Top 100 hit
singles chart number-one hit for singer Jim Croce. It reached to top spot on the
Billboard chart on December 30, 1973,  three months after his death in a plane
crash. It was the third posthumous number one single on the Hot 100. At the
same time, it was a number-one hit on the Billboard Easy Listening chart. 

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LAST WEEKLY “LIFE” ON THIS DAY IN 1972

LIFE 12 29 1972 

After 36 years of publication, the last weekly issue of "LIFE" magazine (above)
hit the newsstands. It became a monthly publication from 1978 to 2000.

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THE FATHER OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE

BILLY MITCHELL

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William "Billy" Mitchell
(December 29, 1879 – February 19, 1936)

Mitchell was one of the most famous and most controversial figures in the
history of American military aviation. He commanded American air combat
units in France during World War l and was appointed deputy director of 
the Air Service following the war. He believed that bombers should take
the place of battleships and there should be a separate command for the
Air Service.

Mitchell received many honors following his death, including a commission
by President Franklin Roosevelt as a Major General and was the only
person to have an American military aircraft, the B-25 bomber (below),
named after him.

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The North American B-25 Mitchell medium bomber


The influence of air power on the ability of one nation to impress its will on
another in armed contest will be decisive.

–Brig Gen William "Billy" Mitchell

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LAST #1 RECORD FOR THE 1950s

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“WHY” was Frankie Avalon’s second and final #1 hit.

Frankie Avalon - President Obama Speaks At National Italian American Foundation Gala
Frankie Avalon turned 72 in September

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ACTORS CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY TODAY

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Mary Tyler Moore is 74 today
    

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John Voight turned 73

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Jude Law is now 39

Ted Danson
Ted Danson is 64 today

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