FUNERAL OF BUDDY HOLLY ON THIS DATE IN 1959

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Buddy Holly’s funeral was held at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in his hometown of 
Lubbock,Texas.The service was officiated by Ben D. Johnson, who had presided at 
the Hollys’ wedding just months earlier. Among the pallbearers was Phil Everly.The
body was interred in the City of Lubbock Cemetery. Holly’s headstone carries the
correct spelling of his surname (Holley).

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FABIAN FORTE IS 68 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Fabiano Anthony Forte, known as Fabian,was a teen idol of the late 1950s
and early 1960s. He rose to national prominence after performing several times
on American Bandstand. Eleven of his songs reached the Billboard Hot 100 listing.

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PHIL EVERLY IS 72 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers, the most successful rock
and roll duo on the Hot 100 charts from 1957 to 1965. Phil 
along with his older brother Don had a strong influence on 
rock groups of the 1960’s. The Beatles and The Beach 
Boys developed their early singing styles by covering
Everly  Brothers songs. 

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A recent picture of Phil Everly (right) is seen here with Charlie Louvin

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END OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR ON THIS DATE IN 1784

 

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The United States ratified a peace treaty with England that ended the
Revolutionary War and established the US as a sovereign nation. John 
Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison took part in negotiating 
the treaty with King George lll.

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JOHN HILLERMAN’S 78th BIRTHDAY TODAY

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Hillerman won a Supporting Actor Emmy Award in 1987 for his
role in MAGNUM, P.I. The CBS-TV series ran from 1980 to 1988. 

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