Archive for March 4th, 2012

RADIO SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1942

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Junior Miss was a situation comedy series heard on CBS from
March 4, 1942 to August 26, 1942. The show starred Shirley
Temple as Judy Graves and Pricilla Lyon played her friend,
Fuffy Adams. It aired on Wednesday evenings at a cost of
$12.000 a week to produce and was sponsored by Procter
& Gamble. 

Barbara Whiting was in the starring role when the Junior Miss
series returned on April 3, 1948 and ran until December 30,
1950, sponsored by Lever Brothers. 

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Barbara Whiting

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1947

 

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MOVIE MUSIC FROM 1954

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Composer Dimitri Tiomkin won an Academy Award for his original score while 
his title song for the film “The High and the Mighty” was also nominated for 
an Oscar.  

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Dimitri Tiomkin

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An airline pilots cap from "The High and the Mighty (valued at $1,000 to
$1,500.

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RENOWNED COACH BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1888

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      Knute Kenneth Rockne (March 4, 1888 – March 31, 1931)

Rockne was a football player and coach, both at the University of Nortre
Dame. He is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in college football
history and is credited with popularizing the forward pass.

Rockne died in a plane crash in Kansas on March 31, 1931, while en route 
to participate in the production of the film The Spirit of Notre Dame.

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Knute Rockne (far right) and his Four Horsemen

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ROCK GUITARIST IS DEAD AT 64

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             Ronnie Montrose (November 29, 1947 – March 3, 2012)

Rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose had been in poor health from some time battling 
prostate cancer. He died Saturday at his home in San Francisco.

Besides forming his own band in 1973, Montrose had performed with rock greats 
including Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs, and Sammy Hagar.

His booking agent, Jim Douglas, said Montrose had been working on releasing
a DVD and plans for a tour across the United States.  

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NEWLYWEDS ON THIS DAY IN 1952

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Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis were married at a nearly secret wedding
ceremony near Los Angeles in the Little Brown Church in the Valley. Nancy
was 30 years old, and Ronald was 41 years old at the time.

The only guests at their late-afternoon wedding were William and Ardis
Holden. William was their best man and Ardis was matron of honor. 
 
After the wedding, Ronald and Nancy spent the first night of their 
honeymoon at the historic Mission Inn in Riverside, California.

 

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From left: Ardis Holden, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, and
William Holden.

 

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President and Mrs. Reagan

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