Archive for September 14th, 2013

A BANANA-A-DAY KEPT THE DOCTOR AWAY!

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GRAND ISLAND, N.Y (AP) – The world’s oldest man, a 112-year-old self- 
taught musician, coal miner and gin rummy aficionado from western New 
York, has died.

Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez died Friday at a nursing home in Grand
Island, according to Robert Young, senior gerontology consultant with
Guinness World Records.

Sanchez-Blazquez became the world’s oldest man when Jiroemon Kimura
died June 12 at age 116.

Sanchez-Blazquez had said his longevity was attributed to eating one
banana per day and his daily dose of six Anacin tablets. His daughter
had another theory.

"I think it’s just because he’s an independent, stubborn man," she said.

 

bananas and anacin

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SPIN-OFF DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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Stars Pam Dawber and Robin Williams

Mork & Mindy is a science fiction sitcom that was televised until May 27, 1982
on the ABC network. The series was a spin-off from the ABC sitcom Happy Days
(1974-1984) and starred Williams as Mork, an alien from the planet Ork who is befriended by a human, played by Dawber. In 1997, the episode "Mork’s Mixed Emotions" was ranked #94 on TV Guide‘s 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time list.  

 

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ORIGINAL ‘’STAR TREK’’ ACTOR IS 77 TODAY

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walter koenig star trek

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Walter Marvin Koenig 

Koenig is a actor, writer, teacher and director, remembered for portraying 
Pavel Chekov in the original Star Trek and Alfred Bester in Babylon 5
(1993-1998). He wrote the script for the 2008 science fiction legal thriller
InAlienable.
 

Walter Koenig was the first original cast member of Star Trek to write an
actual story for the series called “The Infinite Vulcan”.

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Tim maguire       mic-live-on-air 
        Tim Maguire

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FAMILY SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1972

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The television series The Waltons originally aired on CBS for a total of nine
seasons and was cancelled June 4,1982, Three television movie sequels
followed in 1982, with three more in the 1990s.The Waltons was produced
by Lorimar Productions.

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