Archive for November 11th, 2016

RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1959 ~

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Hank Ballard (John Henry Kendricks)
(November 18, 1927 – March 2, 2003)

The pop song "The Twist" was written and originally recorded/released in
early 1959 by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters as a B-side to "Teardrops
on Your Letter”. Ballard’s version was a moderate 1960 hit, peaking at
number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100.
 

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WAR HERO BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1885

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General George Smith Patton Jr.
(November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945)

George Patton was a 4-star U.S. Army general and iconic commander who
led a succession of victorious attacks in Italy, France and Germany during
World War II. He attended the Virginia Military Institute and the U.S. Military
Academy at West Point.

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ACTOR ROBERT VAUGHN HAS DIED AT 83

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Robert Francis Vaughn (November 22, 1932 – November 11, 2016)

(FOXNEWS) – Actor Robert Vaughn, best known for playing Napoleon Solo on
the NBC spy drama "The Man From Uncle," has died after battling leukemia.

"The Man from Uncle" aired from 1964-68 and made Vaughn one of TV’s
biggest stars.Before becoming a small-screen star,

Vaughn was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
for the film  "The Young Philadelphians" in 1959, and played a gunman
in the classic 1960 film "The Magnificent Seven”.

The actor is survived by wife Linda, son Cassidy and daughter Caitlin.

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FROM THE PDX RETRO BLOG ~

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Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary
of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Veterans
Day pays tribute to all American veterans–living or dead–but especially gives
thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or
peacetime.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST NEWS EVENTS

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TIM MAGUIRE

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Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is 42 today.

Leonardo DiCaprio began his career by acting in commercials
and educational films under the name Lenny Williams. He was
kicked off the set for Romper Room when he was five years old
for disruptive behavior. DiCaprio made his big screen debut
playing the character Josh in the 1991 film Critters 3.

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