Archive for February 7th, 2014

CLINT EASTWOOD IS A HERO, FOR REAL!

Pebble Beach Golf

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Clint Eastwood added another starring role at the
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am – life saver.

Eastwood attended a volunteer party on the eve of the PGA Tour event when he
noticed tournament director Steve John choking on a piece of cheese. The 83-
year-old actor quickly performed the Heimlich maneuver Wednesday night at the Monterey Conference Center.

"I was drinking water and eating these little appetizers, threw down a piece of
cheese and it just didn’t work," John said Friday. "I was looking at him and
couldn’t breathe. He recognized it immediately and saved my life."

Eastwood is a prominent figure at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am,
formerly as an amateur contestant and now as chairman of the Monterey
Peninsula Foundation. It has raised over $100 million for charity as the host of
the PGA Tour event.

He’s often in the CBS tower on the weekend and presents the trophy to the
winner, a list that includes Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Brandt Snedeker
in recent years
.
The Hollywood star wasn’t expecting an additional duty this week. Eastwood
said it was the first time he used the life saving maneuver.

WAY TO GO CLINT!

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‘’THIS IS TOM JONES’’ AIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1969

THIS IS TOM JONES

This Is Tom Jones is a variety series starring Tom Jones. It was exported to the
United States by ITC Entertainment in London where it was produced by ABC.

The series ran until 1971 for a total 65 color episodes. Jones was nominated for
a Golden Globe Award for "Best Actor In a Television Series – Musical or Comedy"
in 1969.

The show featured comedy sketches and  guest appearances by many top actors, 
comedians and singers of the time.

Peter Sellers, Joey Heatherton, Richard Pryor, Mary Hopkin, and The Moody Blues
appeared on the first show.

tom jones today

  Tom Jones (Thomas John Woodward) is 73 (June 7, 1940)

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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                                        Tim maguire
                                         Tim Maguire

Garth Brooks
Troyal Garth Brooks is 52 today

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DISNEY FILM PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1940

pinocchio poster


Pinocchio
is a 1940 animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney
Productions
and based on the story The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo
Collodi
. It is the second animated feature film produced by Disney. Made
after the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio was
released to theaters by RKO Radio Pictures. The world premier was at
the Center Theatre in Manhattan.

walt and pinocchio
Walt Disney with a promotional drawing of Pinocchio

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SINGER BURIED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

holly cemetery marker

Buddy Holly Locator Sign

holly grave marker main

Buddy Holly was buried in his home town of Lubbock, Texas. The name on his
tombstone reads "Holley", the correct spelling of his given surname. Pallbearers
for the funeral were Joe Mauldin, Jerry Allison, Niki Sullivan, Bob Montgomery,
Sonny Curtis and Phil Everly.  

                     holly main
 

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