Archive for March 8th, 2019

ACTOR JAN-MICHAEL VINCENT, DEAD AT 73

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Jan-Michael Vincent (July 15, 1945 – February 10, 2019)


(Fox News) – Jan-Michael Vincent, the ‘80s star best known for his role
on TV’s hit series “Airwolf,” has died. The cause of death was listed as
cardiac arrest. No autopsy was performed.

According to a death certificate from a North Carolina hospital published 
Friday, the actor passed away on Feb. 10.  

In 2014,Vincent disclosed his right leg was amputated just below the
knee in 2012 after contracting an infection as a result of complications
from peripheral artery disease.    


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Jan-Michael Vincent and Ernest Borgnine.

The television series Airwolf ran from 1984 until 1987 on CBS.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1965, the United States landed about 3,500 Marines in South Vietnam to defend the U.S. air base at Da Nag. They were the
first
American combat troops to land in Vietnam. They joined 23,000 American military advisors already in Vietnam.

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As American troops fight their first large scale battles against the
North Vietnamese Army, college students march against the war
in Boston, October 16, 1965.

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Joseph Paul DiMaggio (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999)

Joe DiMaggio was a baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year
career in
Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. He is widely
considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, and is perhaps
best known for his 56-game
hitting streak (May 15 – July 16, 1941), a record
that still stands. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955 and
was voted the sport’s greatest living player in a poll taken during the
baseball centennial year of 1969.

DiMaggio, a heavy smoker for much of his adult life, was admitted to
Memorial Regional Hospital in
Hollywood, Florida, on October 12, 1998,
for lung cancer surgery and remained there for 99 days. He returned to
his home in
Hollywood, Florida, on January 19, 1999; he died there at
age 84 on March 8.


DiMaggio’s grave at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA.

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