Archive for January 30th, 2012

RECORDING BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1975

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“Jive Talkin’" (originally titled "Drive Talking") by the Bee Gees made it to the
number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the summer of 1975. It is
recognized as the group’s "comeback" song.

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When they were young

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WHO WAS THAT MASKED MAN?

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The radio version of The Lone Ranger first aired on WXYZ radio in Detroit on Monday, January 30, 1933 and ran till 1955. The title character was played by George Seaton,
Earle Graser, and the most memorable portrayal by Brace Beemer. The popular radio
program moved to television in 1949 and ended in 1957. 

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George Seaton

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Earle Graser

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Brace Beemer

 

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Clayton Moore as television’s Lone Ranger

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SITCOM STARS REUNITE AT SAG AWARDS

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Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore

Television legend Mary Tyler Moore was awarded the Life  Achievement  Award at
the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards ceremony held Sunday night in  Hollywood.

Dick Van Dyke who played her TV husband on the 1960s sitcom “The Dick Van
Dyke Show”, presented the award during a standing ovation. 

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Mary Tyler Moore, 75 and Dick Van Dyke, 86 both had birthdays in December

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ROOSEVELT DIME ISSUED ON THIS DAY IN 1946

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It was shortly after the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945 that
legislation was introduced by Virginia Congressman Ralph H. Doughton that
called for the replacement of the Mercury dime with one bearing Roosevelt’s
image. The dime was chosen to honor the president as a result of his efforts
in the founding of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (later named
the March of Dimes).

The Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint, John R. Sinnock was chosen to design
the dime. His first submission on October 12, 1945 was rejected, but a second
one was accepted on January 6, 1946. The dime was released to the public
on Wednesday, January 30, 1946. The reverse design elements of a torch,
olive branch, and oak branch symbolized, respectively, liberty, peace,
and victory. 

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President Roosevelt

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RECORDED BY ELVIS ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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"Blue Suede Shoes" was one of the first tunes RCA wanted their
new performer, Elvis Presley, to record. “Shoes” and “Heartbreak
Hotel” climbed up the charts at about the same time.

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