Archive for January 29th, 2015

ROD McKUEN HAS DIED AT 81

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Rodney Marvin "Rod" McKuen
(April 29, 1933 – January 29, 2015)

Rod McKuen was one of the best-selling poets in the United States during
the late 1960s. Throughout his career, McKuen produced a wide range of
recordings, which included popular music, spoken word poetry, classical
music and film soundtracks. He earned two Oscar nominations and one
Pulitzer nomination for his serious music compositions. He died today of
respiratory arrest, a result of pneumonia, at a hospital in Beverly Hills,
California.

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COMEDIAN BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1880

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W.C. Fields with his father, W.C. Fields, Jr., 1907.

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W.C. Fields (born William Claude Dukenfield in Darby, Pennsylvania)  

(January 29, 1880 – December 25, 1946)

Before fame, Fields made a living as a pool player and juggler as a teenager.

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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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Indictment
was a courtroom CBS radio drama that aired through 1959. The 
series was based on the actual case files of former New York City assistant
District Attorney Eleazar Lipsky. The show starred Nat Polen as Assistant
District Attorney Edward McCormick.

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Nat Polen

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RECAPPING NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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Ross Simpson

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Oprah Gail Winfrey is 61 years old today

Oprah Winfrey was crowned Miss Black Tennessee while in college and began 
co-anchoring the evening news on a local radio station when she was nineteen.

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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1966

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"I Fought the Law" was written by Sonny Curtis of the Crickets and
became a top-ten hit for The Bobby Fuller Four in 1966. It made
No. 175 on the Rolling Stone list of The 500 Greatest Songs of
All Time
in 2004, and the same year was named one of the 500
"Songs that Shaped Rock" by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

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