Archive for June 15th, 2013

REMEMBERING A RESTAURANT FOUNDER

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A young Bob Wian in 1938

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Robert C. "Bob" Wian
(June 15, 1914–March 31, 1992)

Bob Wian was the founder of the Big Boy restaurant chain. The
restaurant began as a 10-stool Glendale, California, hamburger
stand in 1936 with an investment of $350 which Wian got from
the sale of a used car. He sold the Big Boy chain to the Marriott
Corp
.
in 1967 for seven million dollars.

      bob's burger

Big-Boy

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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1963

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William Jan Berry and Dean Ormsby Torrence

"Surf City", written by Jan Berry and Brian Wilson, became the first surf
song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in July of 1963. It
stayed on top for two weeks and crossed over to #3 on Billboard’s
R&B charts.

 

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Dean Torrance became 73 March 10 (Jan died December 19, 2004)

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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HELEN HUNT IS 50 YEARS YOUNG TODAY

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Helen Hunt now
Helen Elizabeth Hunt

Hunt began working as a child actress in the 1970s. Her early
roles included an appearance as Murray Slaughter‘s daughter
on The Mary Tyler Moore Show on CBS (1970-1977). She also 
starred in the NBC sitcom, Mad About You, for seven years
before being cast in the 1997 romantic comedy film, As Good
as It Gets
for which she won the Academy Award  for Best
Actress
. She made her directorial debut in 2007 with Then
She Found Me
.



1996

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ONE OF THE GREAT TV FATHER’S

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    Robert George Young (February 22, 1907 – July 21, 1998)

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Father Knows Best aired on CBS-TV from October 
3, 1954 (1954-10-03) – May 23, 1960.

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