Archive for May 8th, 2013

NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1976

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John Sebastian, who left The Lovin’ Spoonful for a solo career in 1968, hit the top 
of Billboard Magazine’s Hot 100 chart with the theme to the TV show, Welcome
Back Kotter
. He said he wrote the song in 15 minutes. The record also topped
the Easy Listening chart and reached number 93 on the Country chart.

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John Sebasstian turned 69, March 17

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MELISSA GILBERT TURNED 49 TODAY

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Melissa Ellen Gilbert starred as Laura Ingalls Wilder on
the NBC series Little House on the Prairie (1974-1983).

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AWARD WINNING TV ACTRESS IS DEAD AT 84

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JEANNE COOPER YNG

Jeanne Cooper 
   
                   Jeanne Cooper (Wilma Jeanne Cooper)  

                       (October 25, 1928 – May 8, 2013) 
 

Cooper is best known for her Emmy Award winning role as Katherine
Chancellor
on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless
(1973-2013). She was one of the longest-serving serial television
actors in America. Cooper became ill due to an infection shortly
after a round of promotion for the 40th anniversary of The Young
and the Restless. 


                    


THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS

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BIBLE CREATOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1917

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Kenneth Nathaniel Taylor  (May 8, 1917 – June 10, 2005)

        

Taylor was a publisher and author, better known as the creator of 
the The Living Bible and the founder of Tyndale House, a Christian
publishing company and Living Bibles International. 

Taylor was born in Portland, Oregon. His parents were George
and Charlotte Huff Taylor. His father was a Presbyterian minister.
 
Kenneth graduated in 1934 from Beaverton High School in the
town of Beaverton, Oregon. He then enrolled at Wheaton College
in Illinois where he graduated in 1938. In 1940, Taylor began work
on a Th D. at Dallas Theological Seminary in Texas, finishing his
theological degree at Northern Baptist Seminary in Illinois.

Taylor finished the entire Bible in contemporary language and
published it as The Living Bible in 1971. 

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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Sandy Kozel

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