Archive for April 7th, 2012

INFLUENTIAL SINGER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1915

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Billie Holiday
(born Eleanora Harris) (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959)

Holiday was a jazz singer and songwriter who had a great influence on
the style of jazz and pop singing. One critic wrote that Billie Holiday
“changed the art of American pop vocals forever”. She co-wrote only
a few songs,several of which became jazz standards, notably “God
Bless the Child”.  

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Billie Holiday in 1957

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Billie Holiday was nicknamed “Lady Day” by a friend and musical
partner, saxophonist Lester “Prez” Young.

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A GREEN JACKET FOR THE ‘’GOLDEN BEAR’’

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Arnold Palmer helps Jack Nicklaus, with the traditional green jacket

The 1963 Masters Tournament was held from April 4 to April 7 at Augusta National
Golf Club. It was the 27th Masters Tournament in which 84 golfers entered with 50
of them making the cut at eight over-par. It was here that Jack Nicklaus won his
first green jacket, defeating Tony Lema by one stroke. This was one of six
Masters victories for Nicklaus. 

 


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Jack Nicklaus turned 72 in January

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WHEN JOHNNY WAS IN THE NAVY

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Johnny Carson joined the U.S. Navy on June 8, 1943 and
received V-12 officer training at Columbia University and
Millsaps College. He was Commissioned an ensign late in
WW ll and was assigned to the USS Pennsylvania in the
Pacific. Carson served as a communications officer in
charge of decoding encrypted messages. He was aboard
a troopship enroot to the combat zone when the bombing
of Hiroshima and Nagasaki brought an end to the war.

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INDUSTRAILIST DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1947

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Henry Ford with his Model T automobile in 1921

 

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M*A*S*H ACTOR IS 79 TODAY

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Wayne-Rogers today

William Wayne McMillan Rogers III is a film and television actor, best
known for playing the role of ‘Trapper John’ McIntyre in the CBS TV
series, M*A*S*H (1972-1983).

He is a regular panelist on the Fox News Channel stock investment
TV program Cashin’ In, as a result of having built a successful career
as an investor and money manager.

 

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From left: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, & Loretta Swit in M*A*S*H

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