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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1919

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Sir George Shearing (August 13, 1919 – February 14, 2011)

Blind jazz artist George Shearing composed more than 300 songs and
was on the charts from the 1950s until the 1990s. The British born music
man started to learn piano at the age of three and began formal training
at Linden Lodge School for the Blind, where he spent four years.

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KEVIN TIGHE IS 71 TODAY

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Kevin Tighe
(born Jon Kevin Fishburn in Los Angeles, California)

Tighe is best known for his character, firefighter-paramedic Roy DeSoto,
on the 1972-1977 NBC series Emergency!. He earned a Masters of Fine
Arts degree from the University of Southern California in 1967 and made
his first film appearance that same year as an extra in The Graduate.


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Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (August 13, 1899 – April 29, 1980)

When Hitchcock was about five years old, his father sent him to the local 
police station to be locked up for five minutes for behaving poorly, hence
his lifelong fear of the police.

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DAVE ‘’BABY’’ CORTEZ IS 77 TODAY

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Dave “Baby” Cortez (born David Cortez Clowney in Detroit, Michigan)

Clowney made his first record in 1956 under his own name but it was not
until three years later that he scored a major success using the stage name
Dave "Baby" Cortez. His instrumental, "The Happy Organ", was the first pop/
rock hit to feature the electronic organ as lead instrument. The 45 rpm single
was the first instrumental No. 1 on Billboard magazine’s
Hot 100 chart.

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