Archive for October 10th, 2013

ASTRONAUT CARPENTER, DEAD AT 88

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         Malcolm Scott Carpenter (May 1, 1925 – October 10, 2013)

(FoxNews) – Scott Carpenter, the fourth U.S. astronaut to fly in space and the
second to orbit the Earth, died Thursday at a Denver hospice.

Carpenter’s wife, Patty, confirmed his death to Fox News. Carpenter, 88, of Vail,
Colo., recently suffered a stroke.

Along with John Glenn, who flew three months before him, Carpenter was one of
the last two surviving original Mercury 7 astronauts for the fledgling U.S. space
program.

He was chosen in 1959 to be one of NASA’s first astronauts and flew on his one
and only space mission on May 24, 1962, circling the Earth three times while
conducting scientific experiments.

As an astronaut and aquanaut who lived underwater for the U.S. Navy, Carpenter
was the first man to explore both the depths of the ocean and the heights of space.

Carpenter gave the famous send-off — "Godspeed, John Glenn" — when Glenn
became the first American in orbit in February 1962.

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ROCK STAR IS 59 TODAY!

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David Lee Roth, 1968 yearbook photo

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David Lee Roth is a rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and
was also a former radio personality. He is best known as the
original lead singer (1974–1985) and current (2006–present) of
the hard rock band
Van Halen. Roth was inducted into the Rock
and Roll Hall of
Fame
in 2007. Van Halen released the critically
successful comeback album,
A Different Kind of Truth in 2012. 

Released December 21, 1983

 

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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      Tim Maguire

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RADIO SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1932

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Betty and Bob was the first widely popular daytime serial soap opera that began on
the NBC Blue network. It was created by the  producer-couple Anne and Frank
Hummert. and ran until 1940. The series originally starred Elizabeth Reller as
Betty and Don Ameche as Bob Drake. The cast underwent a number of changes
during its 8-year run. There were eight different Bob’s and five different Betty’s. It
was sponsored by General Mills. The theme song was “Salute d’Amour".
 

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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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"Leader of the Pack", a teenage tragedy song by The Shangri-Las, became 
number on the Billboard Hot 100 on November28, 1964. Rolling Stone
ranked the song among the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, at #447, in 
2004.

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