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BUDDY’S WRISTWATCH

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The above diamond and white gold Omega wristwatch, inscribed "Buddy Holly
12-1-58," the date his bride of four months gave it to him as an early Christmas 
present, was recovered by investigators at the site of the February 3, 1959  
plane crash in which Buddy died along with Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big
Bopper” Richardson. The watch was later worn by Holly’s father Lawrence
and eventually sold by Heritage Auctions on April 2006 for $155,350.00.  

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TONYA HARDING BANNED ON THIS DAY IN 1994

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From left: Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerringan

Figure Skater and Portland, Oregon native Tonya Harging became notorious
in conjunction with the January 6, 1991 attack on Nancy Kerrigan during a
practice session for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit.  

Following an investigation, the USFSA stripped her of her 1994 U.S.
Championships title and banned her for life from participating in USFSA-
run events as either a skater or a coach.

 

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Tony Harding is 41 (Nov. 12)

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LENA HORNE, BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1917

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    Lena Mary Calhoun Horne
(June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010)

The singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer was born in
Brooklyn, New York. She joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at
the age of sixteen and became a nightclub performer before moving
to Hollywood, where she had small parts in numerous movies, and
more substantial parts in the films Cabin in the Sky (1940) and
Stormy Weather
(1943).

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JANE MANSFIELD DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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Sam Brody and Jayne Mansfield

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The Mansfield accident scene

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An “empty tomb” monument, with incorrect birth year, was erected in honor
of Mansfield by her fan club at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood.

 

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Jayne Mansfield is interred in Fairview Cemetery near Pen Argyl,

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NELSON EDDY WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1901

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        Nelson Ackerman Eddy
(June 29, 1901 – March 6, 1967)

As a singer and actor, Nelson Eddy appeared in 19 musical films during the 
1930s and 1940s, as well as in opera and on the concert stage, radio, TV, 
and in nightclubs, He is best remembered for the eight films in which he 
costarred with Jeanette MacDonald. He was one of the first “crossover” 
stars, appealing both to bobby-soxers as well as opera purists and,
during the height of his career, was the highest paid singer in the world. 

 

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