Archive for March 8th, 2012

THE NUMBER-ONE HIT ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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“Venus” became Frankie Avalon’s first number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100
chart. It stayed at the top for five weeks and also reached number ten position
on the R&B chart. 

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‘’QUEEN OF FILM NOIR’’ BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1910

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              Claire Trevor
(March 8, 1910– April 8, 2000)

Trevor was an Academy Award-winning actress who portrayed many
’’bad girl”roles in film noir and other black-and-white thrillers. She
appeared in over 60 films. Her acting career spanned more than
seven decades and included successes in stage, radio, television
and film.

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claire trevorWayne, John (Stagecoach)
1939

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CIVIL WAR BATTLE BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1862

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The Battle of Hampton Roads, often referred to as the Battle of the Monitor and
Merrimack was the first battle between two Ironclad warships and is considered
to be the most important naval battle of the Civil War. It was fought to a draw during
five-hours, ending early the following day on March 9th. The battle took place outside
a harbor in Virginia called Hampton Roads.   

 

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‘’EVIL EMPIRE’’ SPEECH ON THIS DAY IN 1983

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MICKY DOLENZ TURNED 67 TODAY

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George Michael "Micky" Dolenz, Jr. is a actor, musician, television
director, radio personality and theater director, best known as a
member of the 1960s made-for-television band The Monkees.

Dolenz began his show business career in 1956 when he starred
in a children’s show called Circus Boy under the name Mickey
Braddock (top photo)..

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