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IRISH SINGER IS 62 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Bono (Paul David Hewson)  

Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Bono is the lead vocalist and
primary lyricist of the
rock band U2. He has received 22 Grammy
Awards
and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame
.

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U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb - Vinyl

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SUCCESSFUL SINGER IS 80 YEARS YOUNG

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Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand is a singer and actress. With
a career spanning over six decades, she has achieved success
in multiple fields of entertainment, and is among the few
performers
awarded an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.

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FIRST HISPANIC OSCAR WIN ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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On April 9, 1962, Puerto Rican actress
Rita Moreno become the first Hispanic woman to win an Oscar, for her role of Anita in West Side
Story
(1961).

Moreno, who was born in Puerto Rico in 1931 and grew up in Long Island, New York, began acting at a young age, landing her first Broadway role at the age of 13. She will turn 91 in December.

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FIRST & ONLY AWARD ON THIS DAY IN 1970

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Barbra Streisand plants a kiss Duke’s cheek after presenting
him with his career’s only Academy Award.

On April 7, 1970, the legendary actor John Wayne wins his first—
and only—acting Academy Award, for his star turn in the director
Henry Hathaway’s Western True Grit.

Wayne appeared in some 150 movies over the course of his long
and storied career.

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John Wayne (Marion Robert Morrison)
(May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979)

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NEW HALL OF FAME NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

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NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2023 ballots had four new names
added Those names are Matt Kenseth, Tim Brewer, Sam Ard, and
A.J. Foyt Nominees for the Landmark Award were also announced
Voting for the Class of 2023 begins May 4.

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Attached to the Charlotte Convention Center, the NASCAR
Hall of Fame is a 86,500-square-foot, bold swoop of a
building that recalls the shape of a racetrack.

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