COUNTRY SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1961

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Five Star Jubilee was a country music variety show carried by NBC-TV from
March 17–September 22, 1961. The live program, a spin-off of ABC-TV’s Jubilee
USA, was the first network color television series to originate outside New York
City or Hollywood. It was produced from the Landers Theater (above) in Springfield, Missouri. The series featured five rotating hosts, Snooky Lanson, Tex Ritter, Rex
Allen, Jimmy Wakely, and Carl Smith. The sponsor was Massey Ferguson.

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STAR TREK STAR ~ BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1920

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James Montgomery "Jimmy" Doohan was an Irish-Canadian character and voice
actor best known for his role as Chief Engineer Montgomery “Scotty” Scott in
the TV and film series Star Trek. Following his success with Star Trek, he
supplemented his income and showed continued support for his fans by
making numerous public appearances. On July 20, 2005, Doohan died
at his home in Redmond, Washington. He was 85. 

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                    beam me up scotty

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UNION ORGANIZER BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1913

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James Riddle "Jimmy" Hoffa disappeared July 30, 1975, and was declared legally
dead on July 30, 1982. Hoffa was involved with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union, as an organizer from 1932 to 1975. He served as the union’s
General President from 1958 to 1971. On May 17, 2006, acting on a tip, the FBI
searched a farm in Milford Township, Michigan for Hoff’s remains and found nothing.

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THE ‘’SCHNOZZOLA’’ WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1893

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James Francis "Jimmy" Durante, star of radio, TV and films was one
of  most familiar and popular comedians of the 1920s through the
1970s. He died on January 29, 1980 at the age of 86.

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                                            “Inka Dinka Doo”

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JIMMY GREENSPOON IS 51 YEARS OLD TODAY

 
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Jimmy Greenspoon is a keyboard player, best known as a member of the band,
Three Dog Night which had commercial success in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Greenspoon helped re-launch Three Dog Night in the mid 1980s. He is still touring
with the band.

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                                              The band in the early 1970s

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