Archive for March 15th, 2016

COVERED BY LIFE ON THIS DAY IN 1948



Sir Laurence Olivier was on the cover of "LIFE" magazine for
his starring role in Shakespeare’s "Hamlet."


Laurence Kerr Olivier
(May 22, 1907 – July 11, 1989)

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SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1977


Original air dates: March 15, 1977 – August 29, 1981.

The show was modeled on the life of syndicated newspaper columnist
Thomas Braden, a real-life parent with eight children, who wrote a book
by the same title.


Thomas Wardell Braden (February 22, 1917 – April 3, 2009)

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NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1969

The song "Dizzy" was recorded by Tommy Roe, with instrumental
backing from L.A. session musicians known as the Wrecking Crew.

“Dizzy” was a major hit on both sides of the Atlantic, reaching number
one
on the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks in March 1969, and one 
week on the UK Singles Chart in June 1969.


Thomas David "Tommy" Roe will be 74 in May.

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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SINGER MIKE LOVE IS 75 TODAY


Michael Edward "Mike" Love was born in Los Angeles,
California
.

Singer and songwriter Mike Love is a member of the iconic surfer
rock band The Beach Boys. They became known for such hit songs
as "Surfin’ U.S.A." and "Good Vibrations." He attended Dorsey High
School and later helped found the band The Pendeltones, which
went on to become The Beach Boys.

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