FORMER NBA STAR MICHAEL JORDAN IS 48 TODAY

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Michael-Jordan
Michael Jeffrey Jordan) is a former NBA basketball player, active businessman, and 
majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. The National Basketball Association (NBA) website states, "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player all 
time.” He was instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s
and 1990s. Jordan was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September 2009, 

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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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ROBBY BENSON IS 55 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Robby Benson was born Robin David Segal in Dallas, Texas. Benson was raised in New York City and took his mother’s maiden name as his stage name when he was 10.

Robby made his Broadway debut in The Rothschilds (1970). He had an early role on the CBS-TV daytime soap Search for Tomorrow (1971-72). As a film star, Benson was popular for roles of teens in coming−of–age films, such as in 1972′s Jory (his screen debut), in Jeremy (1973), and as Billy Joe McAllister in Ode to Billy Joe(1976).

Benson was listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1976" in John Willis’ Screen World, and auditioned for the role of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars (1977), but lost the role to Mark Hamill. He received critical acclaim for his role as the hockey player, Nick Peterson, in Ice Castles (1978).

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ROBBY BENSON 2 YEARS
                          A 2 year old Robby Benson

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CARL WEATHERS ~ 63 TODAY

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Carl Weathers, former football player turned actor, is best known
for playing Apollo Creed in the Rocky film series (1976 – 1990).

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                 Carl Weathers as Apollo Creed in Rocky

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THE FIRST “JUKEBOX” ON THIS DATE IN 1889

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The first Jukebox, originally called the “nickel-in-the-slot player”,
made it’s debut at The Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco. It
was constructed by The Pacific Phonograph company. Patrons
listened to the music through individual stethoscope-like tubes
attached to an Edison electric phonograph which was fitted
inside a wood cabinet.

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                 The Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco

 

 

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