A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM SPACE ON THIS DATE IN 1968

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           The Apollo 8 Astronauts, from left to right,were mission Commander
            Frank Borman, Lunar Module Pilot William Andres, and Command
            Module Pilot James Lovell. After coming out from the back side of
            the Moon,the crew read ten verses of the book of Genesis from the
            Bible. This was during a Christmas Eve TV broadcast, a portion
            of this broadcast is below.

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the earth from apollo 8
        The crew members of Apollo 8 were the first Americans to directly
        see the far side of the Moon and the first humans to see the planet
        Earth from beyond it’s low orbit.

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LYNDA DAY GEORGE HAS TURNED 66 TODAY

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On the CBS television network from 1966 – 1973.

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SECOND HIT RELEASED ON THIS DATE IN 1965


Chris Hillman, one of the original members of The
Byrds is celebrating his 66th birthday today.

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CHILDREN’S IDOL DIED ON THIS DATE IN 1998

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Local children’s show host, Heck Harper was the foreman  of KPTV’s
”Bar 27 Corral” from November, 1953 to November,1956. Heck would
welcome his “Ranch Hands” to the show which featured Heck’s
singing and guitar playing, story telling and  showing  portions
of a cowboy movie through the week. Heck was most remembered
for his happy birthday song. Heck Harper’s show moved to KGW TV
where it  was called “Heck Harper’s Cartoon Corral”. He passed
away as a result of Leukemia at the age of 79. Heck Harper was
one of Portland’s greatest citizens! He made a lasting impact on
many of us and was never replaced.

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