Archive for December, 2015

FIRST PERFORMED BY BAND ON THIS DAY IN 1929

 

                

Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians played "Auld Lang Syne" as a New
Year’s Eve song for the first time. The song is a Scots poem written by Robert
Burns
(below) in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song. 

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Robert Burns
(25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796)


1939

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins is 78 today.

Hopkins was encouraged by actor Richard Burton to pursue a 
acting career at age 15. His daughter, Abigail Hopkins, is a
singer and actress. 


Donna Summer (LaDonna Adrian Gaines)
(December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012)

Donna’s first public performance occurred when she was ten
years old. She had four #1 singles on the charts within thirteen
months of each other.

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FORMER BASEBALL PLAYER IS 80 TODAY


Sanford "Sandy" Koufax (born Sanford Braun in Brooklyn, New York)

Legendary Dodgers left-hander Sandy Koufax pitched a perfect game on the 9th
of September in 1965 and became the first MLB pitcher to throw 4 career no-
hitters. He won 4 World Series Championships, 3 Cy Young Awards, 3 Triple
Crown Awards and the 1963 NL MVP Award during his 12 years with the Dodgers,
from 1955 to 1966. Koufax, at age 36 in 1972, became the youngest player ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. 


Rookie Card

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST NEWS EVENTS

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Bo Diddley
(Ellas Otha Bates) (December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008)

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