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FIRST AMERICAN TO WALK IN SPACE ~ 1965


On June 3, 1965, 120 miles above the Earth, Major Edward H. White
II opened the hatch of the Gemini 4 and stepped out of the capsule, becoming the first American astronaut to walk in space (above). He
was attached to the craft by a 25-foot tether and controlling his movements with  a hand-held oxygen jet-propulsion gun, White
remained outside the capsule for just over 20 minutes. As a space
walker,
White had been preceded by Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei A. Leonov,
who on March 18, 1965, was the first man ever to walk in space.

 

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Edward Higgins White II
(November 14, 1930 – January 27, 1967)

White died on January 27, 1967, alongside astronauts Virgil “Gus” Grissom and Roger B. Chaffee in a fire during pre-launch testing
for Apollo 1 at
Cape Canaveral, Florida. He was awarded the
NASA Distinguished Service Medal for his flight in Gemini 4
and
posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of
Honor

 

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JOHNNY CRAWFORD HAS DIED AT AGE 75

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Chuck Connors and Johnny Crawford in “The Rifleman” on
ABC TV from September 30, 1958 to April 8, 1963. 

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John Ernest Crawford (March 26, 1946 – April 29, 2021)

Johnny Crawford was an actor, singer, and musician. He first
performed before a national audience as a
Mouseketeer. At age
12, Crawford rose to prominence playing
Mark McCain in the
ABC Western series The Rifleman, which he was nominated for
an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor at age 13 for his
work om the show.


Crawford had been diagnosed with
Alzheimer’s disease in 2019.

 

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AWARD WINNING GUITARIST IS 83 TODAY

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Guitarist Duane Eddy had a string of hit records produced by
Lee Hazlewood, which were noted for their characteristically “twangy”
sound, including “
Rebel-‘Rouser“, “Peter Gunn“, and “Because
They’re Young
“.[ He had sold 12 million records by 1963.

Duane Eddy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in
1994, and the
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
in 2008.

 

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A GREAT ACTOR FINALLY GET’S HIS AWARD

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

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True Grit, Rooster Cogburn, jumping 4 rails, John Wayne, Well, come see a fat old man some time Fleece Blanket for Sale by Thomas Pollart
                                         (1907–1979)

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POPULAR SUPPORTING ACTOR, DEAD AT 87

George Segal, actor who forged a lucrative career as a genial comic star of 1970s Hollywood movies – obituary

George Segal Dies: 'The Goldbergs' Actor Dead at 87 | TVLine
George Segal (February 13, 1934 – March 23, 2021)

(FoxNews) – Celebrities far and wide took to Twitter on Tuesday
to honor late Hollywood icon
George Segal following news of
his death due to complications from bypass surgery.

Segal appeared regularly on ABC’s “The Goldbergs and was
nominated for an Oscar in 1967 for his supporting performance
in “
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

 

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