Archive for January 26th, 2016

DR. APPOINTED ON THIS DAY IN 1960


Janet Graeme Travell, M.D. (December 17, 1901 – August 1, 1997)

When John F. Kennedy won the Presidential race in 1960, he appointed 
Dr. Janet G. Travell as his personal physician. She was the first woman
appointed to the position. She continued to serve as Personal Physician
to the President following the assassination of Kennedy, with his successor
Lyndon B. Johnson through his re-election, but decided to leave the White
House in 1965.


President John F. Kennedy’s physician Dr. Janet Travell taking
questions from the press.

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TV ACTOR HAS DIED AT AGE 94


Abraham Charles "Abe" Vigoda (February 24, 1921 – January 26, 2016)

Vigoda is most notable for his portrayal of Sal Tessio in the 1972 Francis Ford
Coppola
film The Godfather, for the 1990 film Joe Versus the Volcano, and for
his portrayal of Detective Sgt. Phil Fish on the television sitcom series Barney
Miller
from 1975 to 1977 and on its spinoff show Fish that aired from February
1977 to June 1978 on ABC.

On January 22, 2016, Vigoda’s nephew, Jesse Vigoda Kurland, reported that
Abe Vigoda was dying and had been committed into a hospice, having stopped
taking his medication.

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS STORIES

today in history

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Douglas MacArthur
(January 26, 1880 – April 5, 1964)
 

           

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FIRST RECORDING SESSION ON THIS DAY IN 1956

On January 26, 1956, Buddy Holly attended his first formal recording
session, which was produced by Owen Bradley. In April 1956, Decca 
released "Blue Days, Black Nights" as a single, with “Love Me” on the 
B-side.

                    

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