TEST PILOT CHUCK YEAGER IS 88 TODAY

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Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager is a retired major general in the
United States Air Force and noted test pilot. He was the first man to
break the sound barrier on October 14, 1947, flying the experimental
Bell X-1 (shown below) at Mach 1 at an altitude of 45,000 feet.

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USAF Command Pilot Wings 

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‘’LUCKY LINDY’’ WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1902

 

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Charles Augustus Lindbergh was an aviator, author, inventor, explorer,and 
social activist. Lindbergh, then a 25-year old U.S. Air Mail pilot, emerged to
almost instantaneous world fame as the result of his  solo non-stop flight on
May 20-21, 1927, from Roosevelt Field on New York’s Long island to Paris,
France, a distance of nearly 3,600 miles in the Spirit of St. Louis, a single-
seat, single-engine monoplane (shown below). Lindberg, who was an
officer in the U.S. Army reserve, was awarded the nations highest
military decoration, the Medal of Honor. He died in 1974 at age 72. 
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GAME SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1950

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What’s My Line? a panel game show which originally ran on the CBS Television
Network from 1950 until it’s cancellation in 1967. It is the longest-running game
show in the history of U.S. prime time television. It was hosted by John Charles
Daly with panelists Dorothy Kilgallen. Arlene Francis, and Bennett Cerf. 

The show won three Emmy Awards for “Best Quiz or Audience Participation Show”
in 1952, 1953 and a Golden Globe for Best TV show in 1962. After it was 
cancelled by CBS in 1967, it returned in syndication as a daily production
returned in syndication as a daily production which ran from 1968 until 1975.

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BILL MUMY TURNED 57 TODAY

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Charles William "Bill" Mumy, Jr. is an actor, musician, voice-over artist
and a figure in the science-fiction community. He is known primarily for his
work as a child television actor in the 1960s, most notably as Will Robinson
in the CBS-TV sci-fi series Lost in Space.

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              The Robot and Bill Mumy on the set of Lost in Space

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CHRISTIAN BALE IS 37 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Christian (Charles Philip) Bale is an English actor who, In addition to starring
in big budget Hollywood  films,  has played in films produced by independent
producers and art houses. Bale first caught the public eye at the age of 13,
when he was cast in the starring role of Steven Spielberg’s 1987 film Empire
of the Sun. He has
recently received critical acclaim for his performance in
The Fighter
(2010),earning him several awards including the Golden Globe
for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture and a  nomination for the
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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Christian Bale as a lost English boy in a Japanese interment
camp during World War ll. 

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                  Bale as Batman in The Dark Knight (2008)

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                Psychological thriller,The Machinist (2004)

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