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september second

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1947: The White House reopens to the public after repairs and improvements that cost $130,000.

 

1949: WHITE HEAT premieres in New York.

 

1951: Mark Harmon is born on this day in Burbank.

 

1951: The Caine Mutiny tops the bestseller list. It will be made into a motion picture by Columbia Pictures.

 

1955: Clare Booth Luce refuses to attend the Venice Film Festival unless BLACKBOARD JUNGLE is withdrawn. It is soon replaced with INTERRUPTED MELODY.

 

1957: Gloria Estefan is born on this day in Havana.

 

1964: Keanu Reeves is born on this day in Beirut.

 

1975: CBS airs the final episode of Gunsmoke, TV’s longest running primetime drama.

 

Tomorrow: Jockey sets record…

 

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september third

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1951: Television’s long-running soap opera Search for Tomorrow debuts on CBS.

 

1956: Jockey Johnny Longden appears as himself in an episode of I Love Lucy. He would continue to race until 1966 and end up with 6,032 victories (a record that still stands).

 

1965: Charlie Sheen is born on this day in New York City.

 

1967: John Daly marks his last episode as host of ‘What’s My Line.’

 

1971: John Lennon has moved from England to New York permanently.

 

1995: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has opened in Cleveland.

 

Tomorrow: Hedda’s tell-all hits bookstores…

 

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september fourth

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1952: Hedda Hopper’s autobiography From Under My Hat, is published by Simon & Schuster.

 

1957: Harold Pulitzer, son of Joseph Pulitzer, and the publisher of New York World, has died at 61 in Paris.

 

1972: Mark Spitz has become the first athlete to earn seven Olympic gold medals.

 

1981: Beyonce Knowles is born on this day in Houston.

 

2002: Kelly Clarkson wins the first season of American Idol.

 

Tomorrow: it’s 1957 and we’re on the road…

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september fourth

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1952: Hedda Hopper’s autobiography From Under My Hat, is published by Simon & Schuster.

 

1957: Harold Pulitzer, son of Joseph Pulitzer, and the publisher of New York World, has died at 61 in Paris.

 

1972: Mark Spitz has become the first athlete to earn seven Olympic gold medals.

 

1981: Beyonce Knowles is born on this day in Houston.

 

2002: Kelly Clarkson wins the first season of American Idol.

 

Tomorrow: it’s 1957 and we’re on the road…

This is the first time I heard Beyonce's last name.

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This is the first time I heard Beyonce's last name.

Really? Yeah, at the beginning of her career she used it more-- but then she became such a household name that she sort of dropped it. She's one of my favorite singers of the modern era-- not raunchy or wild as some of the other gals, and her vocals are always perfect with the right choice of song/material. Can't say enough good things about her!

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september fifth

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1940: Raquel Welch is born on this day in Chicago.

 

1951: Michael Keaton is born on this day in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.

 

1956: Carol Channing marries a television executive in Boulder City, Nevada.

 

1957: Jack Kerouac’s On the Road has been published by Viking.

 

1958: Also published on this day is Dr. Zhivago, which will be made into a motion picture directed by David Lean.

 

1975: One of Charles Manson’s followers has attempted to kill President Ford.

 

Tomorrow: a new Miss America…

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Really? Yeah, at the beginning of her career she used it more-- but then she became such a household name that she sort of dropped it. She's one of my favorite singers of the modern era-- not raunchy or wild as some of the other gals, and her vocals are always perfect with the right choice of song/material. Can't say enough good things about her!

Yes, really. With my lack of knowledge of current artists, it's a surprise that I've heard of her at all.......Actually, I've recently been trying to update my musical knowledge to the 2000s. Some of the artists I like are the Black Keys, Black-Eyed Peas, .White Stripes, Spoon, Coheed and Cambria, Future Islands, Justin Timberlake,  Outkast, and Bloc Party..

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september sixth

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1945: James Caley and Edward Versteeg, Ringling Brothers workers serving prison terms for the July 1944 circus tent fire in Connecticut, have been released.

 

1952: Gertrude Lawrence has died of cancer at 52 in New York.

 

1958: Mary Ann Mobley, 21, from Mississippi, is chosen Miss America.

 

1966: Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek debuts on NBC-TV.

 

1967: Engelbert Humperdink has the number one song—The Last Waltz.

 

Tomorrow: marriage for Orson Welles…

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september seventh

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1943: Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth have tied the knot in Santa Monica.

 

1948: CBS pays $2 million to broadcast Amos ‘n Andy.

 

1954: Corbin Bernsen is born on this day in North Hollywood.

 

1966: The last episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show airs on television.

 

1979: ESPN debuts on cable television.

 

Tomorrow: Alfred Hitchcock’s latest film…

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september eighth

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1949: UNDER CAPRICORN premieres in New York.

 

1949: Doubleday publishes Nelson Algren’s The Man with the Golden Arm.

 

1951: The biggest Miss America has been crowned—at 5’10 and 143 pounds, she’s Colleen Hutchins of Utah.

 

1952: Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man in the Sea is published by Scribners. It will be turned into a motion picture starring Spencer Tracy.

 

1953: World Series tickets have been raised. It now costs $10 for box seats, $7 for reserved seating, and $4 for standing room only.

 

1956: Harry Belafonte rules the albums chart with his number one recording ‘Calypso.’ The album will stay at the top of the chart for 33 weeks.

 

1966: Marlo Thomas begins her new series as That Girl.

 

1974: President Ford has pardoned former president, Richard Nixon, of all federal crimes.

 

1986: Oprah Winfrey’s talk show begins nation-wide syndication.

 

Tomorrow: the end of the road for a princess…

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september eighth

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1949: UNDER CAPRICORN premieres in New York.

 

1949: Doubleday publishes Nelson Algren’s The Man with the Golden Arm.

 

1951: The biggest Miss America has been crowned—at 5’10 and 143 pounds, she’s Colleen Hutchins of Utah.

 

1952: Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man in the Sea is published by Scribners. It will be turned into a motion picture starring Spencer Tracy.

 

1953: World Series tickets have been raised. It now costs $10 for box seats, $7 for reserved seating, and $4 for standing room only.

 

1956: Harry Belafonte rules the albums chart with his number one recording ‘Calypso.’ The album will stay at the top of the chart for 33 weeks.

 

1966: Marlo Thomas begins her new series as That Girl.

 

1974: President Ford has pardoned former president, Richard Nixon, of all federal crimes.

 

1986: Oprah Winfrey’s talk show begins nation-wide syndication.

 

Tomorrow: the end of the road for a princess…

Colleen Hutchins and me are the same height and weight.

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september ninth

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1941: The senate subcommittee testimony regarding war propaganda films continues. Senator Gerald Nye of North Dakota says movie producers, born abroad and upset by persecutions and hatred of the old world, are injecting war propaganda into films.

 

1951: Leonard Bernstein marries in Boston.

 

1966: Adam Sandler is born on this day in Brooklyn.

 

1979: Tracy Austin, 16, becomes the youngest player ever to win the U.S. Open women’s tennis title.

 

1982: Former movie star Princess Grace of Monaco has died from injuries suffered in a car accident.

 

1987: During an episode of ABC’s Nightline with Ted Koppel, Senator Gary Hart admits he cheated on his wife.

 

Tomorrow: a Mexican bullfighter dies…

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september tenth

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1941: Senator Bennett Champ says the men running the film industry in America are spreading pro-war propaganda through film and radio programs.

 

1952: Billy Rose has been separated from his wife in New York.

 

1953: Amy Irving is born on this day in Palo Alto, California.

 

1956: A Mexican bullfighter, Juan Silveti—gored 32 times during his career—has died at age 65 in Mexico City.

 

Tomorrow: television violence in the 1950s…

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september eleventh

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1941: John Flynn, leader of America First, says movies are loaded with pro-war propaganda, because they’re controlled by four or five men who do not have an American point of view.

 

1947: THE OUTLAW, starring Jane Russell, opens in New York after years of censorship problems.

 

1949: Father of the Bride tops the bestsellers list. It will be made into a motion picture by MGM.

 

1950: Critics are in an uproar over the amount of violence depicted on the Dick Tracy television series.

 

1954: The first televised broadcast of the Miss America contest occurs. Lee Meriwether, a nineteen year old from San Francisco, is crowned the winner.

 

1961: Bob Dylan gives his first performance in New York.

 

1967: Harry Connick Jr. is born on this day in New Orleans.

 

1987: Dan Rather has walked off the set of the CBS Evening News in protest. At issue: the way a major news event was handled. Rather's hasty exit has left more than five minutes of dead air.

 

Tomorrow: the Cartwrights saddle up for the first time…

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september twelfth

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1943: George Bernard Shaw’s wife dies in London. Charlotte Payne Townsend was an actress who married the playwright in 1898.

 

1945: Japanese surrender documents have been put on display in Washington.

 

1946: Babe Ruth has sold the screen rights to his life story to Howard Hughes Productions.

 

1950: ABC refuses to fire Gyspy Rose Lee from one of its programs in spite of claims she has Communist sympathies.

 

1953: Senator John F. Kennedy marries Jacqueline Bouvier.

 

1959: Bonanza debuts on NBC-TV.

 

1966: The Monkees debuts on NBC.

 

1970: Smokey Robinson has the number one song—Tears of a Clown.

 

1973: Paul Walker is born on this day in Glendale, California.

 

Tomorrow: tragedy for Fred Astaire…

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september thirteenth

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1945: A U.S. soldier has accidentally shot and killed Viennese composer Anton Von Webern, 62.

 

1948: Gandhi’s autobiography is published—The Story of My Experiments with the Truth.

 

1950: Sara Allgood has died at age 70 of a heart attack.

 

1954: Fred Astaire’s wife Phyllis has died at age 46 in Beverly Hills.

 

1955: Birdman of Alcatraz: The Story of Robert Stroud has been published by Random House.

 

1955: Richard McCutchen wins the top prize on The $64,000 Question.

 

1963: The Outer Limits debuts on ABC-TV.

 

Tomorrow: special recognition for Disney…

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september fourteenth

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1944: Joey Heatherton is born on this day in Long Island, New York.

 

1964: Walt Disney has been awarded the Medal of Freedom at the White House.

 

1972: The Waltons debuts on CBS-TV.

 

1981: The first episode of Entertainment Tonight is broadcast.

 

Tomorrow: Lolita in France…

 

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september fifteenth

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1946: Tommy Lee Jones is born on this day in San Saba, Texas.

 

1949: ABC broadcasts the first episode of the Lone Ranger television series.

 

1951: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes closes on Broadway after 740 performances.

 

1955: Nabokov’s Lolita is published in Paris.

 

1965: Lost in Space debuts on CBS.

 

1982: The first edition of USA Today hits newsstands.

 

Tomorrow: the country’s top comedians…

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september sixteenth

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1940: Playwright William McGuire, an associate of Flo Ziegfeld, has died in Beverly Hills.

 

1944: DOUBLE INDEMNITY opens in New York.

 

1945: Top of the bestsellers: So Well Remembered.

 

1949: Gallup Poll lists Bob Hope, Red Sketon, Jack Benny and Milton Berle as the most popular comedians in America.

 

1953: THE ROBE premieres in New York.

 

Tomorrow: obscene fruit…

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september seventeenth

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1945: Abraham Eisenstadt, a Massachusetts bookseller, has been convicted of selling an obscene book—Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith.

 

1949: THE THIRD MAN takes top honors at Cannes.

 

1954: BRIGADOON premieres in New York.

 

1958: Martin Luther King’s Stride Toward Freedom is published by Harper.

 

1959: Zeppo Marx marries a showgirl in Las Vegas.

 

Tomorrow: Another failed marriage for Ginger Rogers…

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september seventeenth

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1945: Abraham Eisenstadt, a Massachusetts bookseller, has been convicted of selling an obscene book—Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith.

 

1949: THE THIRD MAN takes top honors at Cannes.

 

1954: BRIGADOON premieres in New York.

 

1958: Martin Luther King’s Stride Toward Freedom is published by Harper.

 

1959: Zeppo Marx marries a showgirl in Las Vegas.

 

Tomorrow: Another failed marriage for Ginger Rogers…

Is that "showgirl" that Zeppo married the one who became Frank Sinatra's last wife?

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september eighteenth

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1941: Sonja Henie becomes a naturalized citizen of the U.S. in Connecticut. The Norwegian born skater is a star of motion pictures at 20th Century Fox.

 

1946: Most popular on radio: Walter Winchell and The Charlie McCarthy Show.

 

1950: Ginger Rogers has divorced Jack Briggs in Hollywood.

 

1952: THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO premieres in New York.

 

1955: Guy Lombardo’s hydroplane wins the President’s Cup motorboat race in Washington D.C.

 

1958: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF premieres in New York.

 

Tomorrow: Vivien Leigh’s latest picture…

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