Archive for April 3rd, 2012

NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1971

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"Just My Imagination" became the third song by The Temptations to
reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed at the top of
chart for two weeks. It was the final Temptations song to feature
founding members Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams.
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ICONIC ACTOR WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1924

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            Marlon Brando, Jr.
(April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004)

Bando is considered to be one of the most important actors in modern
American Cinema and was one of only three professional actors, along
with Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe, named by Time magazine as
one of its 100 Persons of the Century in 1999.

Marlon Brando became a screen star during the 1950s, winning his
first Academy Award for his performance as Terry Malloy in the 1954
film On the Waterfront. His second Academy Award came in 1972
for his  role as Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s The
Godfather.

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Brando in The Godfather

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Marlon Brando as Col. Walter Kurtz in Apocalypse Now (1970)

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THE MARSHALL PLAN SIGNED ON THIS DAY IN 1948

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President Harry Truman signed into law the Economic Recovery
Program, also known as the Marshall Plan, which would provide
over $13 billion in aid to post-war Europe
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President Harry Truman signs the Economic Assistance Act.

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Gen. George Marshall, who proposed the Marshall Plan

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ELVIS WAS ON DECK THIS DAY IN 1956

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Elvis Presley made the first of two appearances on The Milton Berle Show,
live from the flight deck of the USS Hancock,San Diego, California. He made
$5,000 for performing "Heartbreak Hotel", "Money, Honey" and "Blue Suede
Shoes".

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Elvis (second from left) and Berle (center) during rehearsal for the show

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TV GUIDE IS 59 TODAY!

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The first issue of TV Guide (April 1953) featured
Desi Arnaz, Jr. on the cover. The publication is
still the largest circulating weekly in the U.S.

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