Archive for March 4th, 2017

SINGLE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1963

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The single “Surfin’ U.S.A.” peaked at number two in the chart of the Music
Vendor
trade paper (within a year renamed Record World) and at number
three on the Billboard and Cash Box charts.

Billboard ranked song the number 2 song of 1963. It has since become 
an example of the California Sound. It is also part of the The Rock and
Roll Hall of
Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll
list.

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ACTRESS CATHERINE O’HARA IS 63 TODAY

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Catherine Anne O’Hara was born in Canada.

Actress, writer, and comedienne Catherine O’Hara became known for her roles
in Beetlejuice (1988) and Home Alone (1990).

She was an understudy for Gilda Radner on Saturday Night Live and was later
given an opportunity for a position on the show, but she turned it down and the
position was given to her friend Robin Duke.

O’Hara also voiced numerous characters in animated films such as Chicken
Little, Monster House, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Catherine O’Hara won the 1982 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing
for a
Variety Series
for SCTV Network, the Genie Award for Best Supporting
Actress
for the 1999 film The Life Before This, and was nominated for an Emmy
Award
for the 2010 television film Temple Grandin.

 

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

today in history

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DAVID MELENDY

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1933

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The American Automobile Association (AAA) was founded on
this day in 1902.

The AAA is a federation of motor clubs throughout North America. It is a non-
profit
member service organization; with 55.6 million members in the United
States and Canada. They provide services to its members that includes
roadside assistance and help in trip planning. Its national headquarters are
in
Heathrow, Florida.

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