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MOVIE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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The film American Hot Wax is a 1978 biopic directed by Floyd Mutrux and
written by John Kaye, telling the story of pioneering disc jockey Alan Freed,
who was instrumental in introducing and popularizing rock and roll in the
1950s. It stars Tim McIntire as Freed, and Fran Drescher as Freed’s feisty
secretary, Laraine Newman plays a young aspiring songwriter, and Jay
Leno
as Freed’s limousine driver. It also features performances by Chuck
Berry
, Jerry Lee Lewis, Frankie Ford, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. On theater
release, the film did not do well at the box office.  

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Albert James "Alan" Freed
(December 15, 1921 – January 20, 1965)

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WORLD NEWS EVENTS OF THE PAST

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MIKE GRACIA

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George W. Bush Addressed the Nation on this day in 2003. He
gave a 48 hour Ultimatum to Saddam Hussein to leave Iraq.

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Future president Franklin Delano Roosevelt married his fifth
cousin once removed, Eleanor Roosevelt, in New York on this
day in 1905.

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