Saturday, January 23, 2010





British film actress Jean Simmons, who played Ophelia in Laurence Olivier's Hamlet and sang with Marlon Brando in Guys and Dolls, has died aged 80.

Simmons, who won an Emmy Award for her role in The Thorn Birds in the 1980s, died at her home in Santa Monica on Friday, her agent told the LA Times.

She had been suffering from lung cancer for some time.




Martin Scorsese is in talks to direct a live-action adaptation of Brian Selznick's children's book "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" for GK Films reports Variety.

The 2008 Randolph Caldecott Medal-winning novel centers on an orphaned boy who secretly lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station and looks after the clocks. He gets caught up in a mystery adventure when he attempts to repair a mechanical man.

Chris Wedge ("Ice Age") was previously attached to direct. John Logan (Scorsese's The Aviator) wrote the script and the project will likely be Scorsese's next.

GK Films is already in talks with Sony and Paramount about distributing. Shooting is scheduled to start on June 1st in London.




The Caesar salad, a tossed assemblage of lettuce, garlic-flavored croutons, and Parmesan cheese with a dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce, has a story.

Caesar Cardini emigrated to the United States from Italy after World War II. He lived in San Diego and operated a restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico to circumvent Prohibition.

In 1924, on a busy Fourth of July evening in his restaurant, Cardini famously improvised the salad recipe. He was running low on food and used what was left over in the kitchen to put together a salad for his guests.

The original salad was prepared at tableside and the anchovy was not part of it.




Artist: Charlene Song: I've Never Been to Me Year: 1982


Charlene is an American R&B singer who is best known for her 1982 popular song "I've Never Been to Me", and is considered a one-hit-wonder.

Charlene originally recorded "I've Never Been to Me" in 1976, and the single reached #97 on the USA's Hot 100 singles chart in 1977. When released again in 1982, the single reached #3 in the United States (US), and #1, by June 1982, in the United Kingdom (UK). The song has been her only Top 40 hit as of 2008.

Charlene did three versions of the song, the initial version of which was actually the second version recorded. Her original (and ultimately most popular) version includes an expanded bridge, in which the singer makes an impassioned comparison between the noncommittal "fantasy about people and places as we'd like them to be," versus the committed real love of a family.

"I've Never Been to Me" was featured as the opening song to the 1994 film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. The song is mimed onstage by two Sydney drag queens at the Imperial Hotel in Erskineville, Sydney, Australia.





Vera-Ellen -  an American actress and dancer, principally celebrated for her filmed dance partnerships with Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor.

She danced with Gene Kelly in Words and Music (1948) and On the Town (1949), and appeared in the last Marx Brothers film Love Happy (1949). She received top billing alongside Fred Astaire in Three Little Words (1950) and The Belle of New York (1952). She co-starred with Bing Crosby in White Christmas (1954) and Donald O'Connor in Call Me Madam (1953) and in Let's Be Happy (1957).


During the 1950s, she was reputed to have the "smallest waist in Hollywood",[2] and is believed to have suffered from anorexia nervosa. All of her costumes in White Christmas, down to her robe and sleepwear, were designed to cover her neck, which was aged beyond her years due to her eating disorder. She retired from the screen in 1957.

Donald O'Connor - Vera Ellen 'Something To Dance About' from Call Me Madam

Rosemary Clooney And Vera Ellen – Sisters - from 1954  - White Christmas





1974 - Tiffani Thiessen - an American actress best known for her roles as Kelly Kapowski in Saved by the Bell and as Valerie Malone in Beverly Hills, 90210and for her role on Fastlane as Wilhelmina 'Billie' Chambers.


1963 - Gail O’Grady - actress: N.Y.P.D. Blue, Monk, Boston Legal, American Dreams


1957 - Princess Caroline of Monaco - royalty: daughter of Prince Ranier and Princess Grace of Monaco

1950 - Richard Dean Anderson - actor: Legend, MacGyver, Emerald Point N.A.S., Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, General Hospital, Stargate SG-1

1944 - Rutger Hauer - actor: Lady Hawke, Nighthawks, Blade Runner, Beyond Justice, Forbidden Choices

1943 - Gil Gerard - actor: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Sidekicks, Hooch, Soldier’s Fortune

1933 - Chita Rivera - singer, dancer, actress: Sweet Charity, Pippin, Mayflower Madam

1928 - Jeanne Moreau - actress: The Summer House, La Femme Nikita, The Last Tycoon, The Bride Wore Black, Jules et Jim, Viva Maria, Dangerous Liaisons


1919 - Ernie Kovacs - comedian: The Ernie Kovacs Show; actor: Bell Book and Candle, North to Alaska


1907 - Dan Duryea - actor: The Flight of the Phoenix, Five Golden Dragons;

1899 - Humphrey Bogart - Academy Award-winning actor: The African Queen [1951]; The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, The Caine Mutiny, The Barefoot Contessa, Tokyo Joe, Key Largo, Action in the North Atlantic, High Sierra [over 50 films


2008 - At the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, New York, Virgin Galactic unveils the design of its next generation of space vehicles, named White Knight Two, and SpaceShipTwo, intending to take paying passengers into space on a regular basis next year.


2005 - one of the biggest charity concerts since Live Aid raised £1.25 million ($2 million) for victims of the tsunami disaster in Asia. The concert held at The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff featured Eric Clapton, Manic Street Preachers, Keane, Charlotte Church, Snow Patrol, Embrace, Feeder, Craig David and Liberty X, who appeared before 60,000 fans at the sold-out concert.

2003 – Chicago starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger, Richard Gere and Queen Latifah commences screening in Australia.


2002 - EMI announced that it would pay Mariah Carey $28 million to end their association which was planned to last for several albums estimated at $100 million.

2000 - Santana started a three week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Supernatural', the album spent a total of nine weeks at No.1 during this year.

2000 - Britney Spears went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Born To Make You Happy', the singers second UK No.1 and fourth single from her debut album Baby One More Time.

1997 - The Swiss government, three banks and some businesses agreed to set up a private sector humanitarian fund for Nazi Holocaust victims and their heirs. Reportedly, the neutral Swiss profited from millions of dollars worth of gold deposited some fifty years earlier by victims of the Holocaust. It seems that the gold was also used to make deals with the Nazis.

1997 - The movie "Spice World" was released in the United States.

1997 - Ben Kingsley, Helena Bonham Carter and Nigel Hawthorne star in Twelfth Night which commences screening in Australia. Brother and sister Viola and Sebastian, who are not only very close but look a great deal alike, are in a shipwreck.


1994 -  Take That went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Everything Changes'.

1993 - Genesis went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Live-The Way We Walk Volume II'.

1992 - Kevin Costner, Sally Kirkland and Jay O. Sanders star in Oliver Stone’s JFK which started screening in Australia. A New Orleans DA discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.

1991 - "Seinfeld" debuts on NBC-TV

1990 - David Bowie announced his forthcoming and final world tour, 'Sound And Vision' 1990, during which he will invite each local audience to decide on a 'greatest hits' running order, organised through local radio stations.

1988 - Tiffany started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Tiffany.

1988 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “The Way You Make Me Feel,” Michael Jackson. The song is the third consecutive No. 1 hit from Jackson’s album “Bad,” the first time an artist accomplishes that feat.

1988 - Experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan & Jeana Yeager, complete first nonstop, round-the-world flight without refueling lands

1988 -  Johnny Hates Jazz went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut LP 'Turn Back The Clock'.


1986 – The first annual induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is held in New York. Among those inducted are Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.

1983 - One of television’s most intellectual, sophisticated and classy shows came into American homes. It was full of action and drama and starred some guy named Mr. T, wearing a ton of gold jewelry. He played the not so mild-mannered Sgt. Bosco B.A. Baracus, and George Peppard took the lead role as John Hannibal Smith. Yes, The A-Team debuted.

1978 - Sweden becomes the first nation in the world to ban aerosol sprays, believed to be damaging to earth's protective ozone layer.

1977 - Carole King’s landmark album, Tapestry, became the longest-running album to hit the charts, as it reached its 302nd week on the album lists.

1977 - ABC-TV began televising the "Roots" mini-series, based on Alex Haley's book. This television show was at the time the most watched mini-series in history.

1974 - Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells opened the credits of the movie, The Exorcist, based on the book by William Peter Blatty. The song received a gold record this day.

1975 - Barney Miller made his debut on ABC-TV. We saw life in the 12th Precinct as Hal Linden starred as Barney and Abe Vagoda played Fish. The talented cast made the show a hit for eight seasons. There are 170 episodes in the series; making it one of television’s most durable comedies.

1973 - President Nixon announced that U.S. troops would cease fighting in Vietnam at midnight Jan. 27.

1973 - Neil Young interrupts a New York concert to read a message handed to him. "Peace has come," he announces, sending the audience into a joyful ten minute fit of hugging and kissing. Young then went into a powerful version of "Southern Man."

1971 - It was a cold day in Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska. The lowest temperature ever recorded in the U.S. was reported as the mercury fell to a minus 80 degrees Fahrenheit (-62 degrees Celsius).

1971 - Dawn started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Knock Three Times', the group's first No.1, also an UK No.1.

1969 - Working at Apple studios in London, The Beatles (with Billy Preston on keyboards) recorded ten takes of ‘Get Back.’

1969 - Cream releases their last album "Goodbye"

1968 - The USS Pueblo was seized in the Sea of Japan by North Korea, which claimed the ship was on a spy mission. The crew was held for 11 months before being released on Dec. 22, 1968.


1965 – The Rolling Stones begin an Australian tour in Sydney with Roy Orbison, Rolf Harris and Dionne Warwick.

1965 - 'Downtown' made Petula Clark the first UK female singer to have a No.1 on the US singles chart since Vera Lynn in 1952. A No.2 hit in the UK.

1964 - Arthur Miller's "After the Fall," premieres in New York City NY

1962 - Tony Bennett records "I Left My Heart In San Francisco"

1960 - The Paradons record "Diamonds And Pearls"

1960 - The bathyscaphe USS Trieste breaks a depth record by descending to 10,911 m (35,798 feet)in the Pacific Ocean.

1958 - Brunswick Records releases "Maybe Baby" b/w "Tell Me How" by The Crickets.

1957 - On tour in Australia, Bill Haley & the Comets attend the world premiere of "Don't Knock the Rock," in which Haley and the group make cameo appearances.

1956 - Rock 'n' Roll fans in Cleveland aged under 18 were banned from dancing in public (unless accompanied by an adult), after Ohio Police introduced a law dating back to 1931.

1950 - The Israeli Knesset approves a resolution to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

1950 - 3rd edition of Joseph Kane's Famous first Facts published

1948 – Disney releases the Goofy short They're Off, directed by Jack Hannah. Goofy demonstrates the proper way to pick a winning race horse.

1948 - Huston's "Treasure of Sierra Madre" starring Humphrey Bogart opens

1948 - Gen. Eisenhower said he could not accept a presidential nomination from either party; four years later, he ran as a Republican and was elected 34th president of the United States.

1943 - Duke Ellington and the band played for a black-tie crowd at Carnegie Hall in New York City. It was the first of what was to become an annual series of concerts featuring the the Duke.

1942- Tupperware invented by Earl Silas Tupper.

1942 - The Disney cartoon The New Spirit (distributed by the War Activities Committee of the Motion Picture Industry) is released. Patriot Donald Duck, eager to learn what he can contribute to the war effort, is disappointed when a radio announcer advises him to pay his income tax promptly. The announcer turns him around by explaining the vital need for his money and he guides Donald through the simplified tax form to help him use his "Taxes to beat the Axis." The New Spirit will be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary.

1941 - Lady in the Dark premiered. It was the first of 162 performances. The show’s star, Danny Kaye, gained popularity as a result of his appearance in the play.

1941 - Artie Shaw and his orchestra recorded Moonglow on Victor Records. In the band were such sidemen as Johnny Guarnieri, Jack Jenney, Billy Butterfield and Ray Conniff (on trombone).

1937 - In an article published in Literary Digest, Edgar Bergen mentioned that he made his dummy pal, Charlie McCarthy, the beneficiary of a $10,000 trust fund to keep him in serviceable condition and repair.


1931 - The Silly Symphony film Birds of a Feather is completed.

1930 - Clyde Tombaugh photographs planet Pluto

1928 - Universal Pictures releases the Oswald the Lucky Rabbit film Neck 'n' Neck to theaters.

1922 - At Toronto General Hospital, 14-year-old Canadian Leonard Thompson became the first person to receive an insulin injection as treatment for diabetes.

1594 - Shakespeare's play Titus Andronicus was performed, the first known performance of a Shakespeare play

Friday, January 22, 2010





As awards show season carries on, the Grammy Awards are planning an extra-special tribute to the late Michael Jackson this time around.
According to a report, the Recording Academy will honor the fallen King of Pop with their Lifetime Achievement Award and will show a 3-D film clip featuring a performance.

Viewers in the US will be able to obtain 3-D glasses at their local Target stores to watch the video for “Earth Song,” which was to play a major part in Jackson’s comeback shows.

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards will take place on January 31st and will air live at 8pm ET on the CBS network.




Clive Owen will replace Paul Walker in the action thriller "Protection" reports Production Weekly.

That isn't the only change with director Patrick Alessandrin ("District 13 Ultimatum") replacing Simon West ("Tomb Raider") on the Brandon Noonan-scripted project.

The story follows a disgraced former Special Forces soldier who takes on Mexican gangs in an attempt to rescue a judge’s daughter.




At 5ft 6ins / 168cm, Alan Ladd was far from being the shortest leading man in Hollywood. Rumours about his supposed lack of height still persist – he is sometimes described as being only 5ft / 152cms tall.

Whatever the exact height, the cast and crew members have recalled that when Alan Ladd starred opposite Sophia Loren in Boy on a Dolphin, he had to stand on a box for two shots in order to kiss her. For a scene where the couple walked along a beach, the crew dug a trench for Loren to walk in so that Ladd would appear taller.





Sea Hunt is an American adventure series that was aired in syndication by Ziv Television Programs from 1958 to 1961 and was popular in syndication for decades afterwards.

The series originally aired for four seasons, with 155 episodes produced.



1980 - Christopher Masterson - an American actor, best known for his role as eldest brother Francis in the sitcom Malcolm in the Middle.
1975 - Balthazar Getty - an American film actor who has appeared in films such as Young Guns II, Natural Born Killers, Judge Dredd, White Squall, Lost Highway, Big City Blues, The Center of the World, Deuces Wild, Ladder 49, Feast and the television series Traffic.
1969 - Olivia d'Abo - a British actress and singer-songwriter, best known for playing the recurring villain Nicole Wallace in Law & Order: Criminal Intent
1965 - Diane Lane - an American film actress born and raised in New York City. Lane made her screen debut in George Roy Hill's 1979 film A Little Romance, starring opposite Laurence Olivier. She has appeared in several notable films, including Unfaithful in 2002, which earned her Academy Award, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. Lane is also well known for her 2003 film Under the Tuscan Sun.
1959 - Linda Blair - an American actress most famous for her role as the possessed child, Regan, in the 1973 film The Exorcist, and its sequel, Exorcist II: The Heretic.
1954 - Chris Lemmon - actor: Thunder in Paradise series, Corporate Affairs, Weekend Warriors, Swing Shift, The Happy Hooker Goes to Hollywood; son of actor Jack Lemmon
1940 - John Hurt, CBE - an English actor, known for his leading roles in The Elephant Man and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Hurt initially came to prominence for his role as Richard Rich in the 1966 film A Man for All Seasons, and has since appeared in such popular motion pictures as: Alien, Midnight Express, Rob Roy, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, V for Vendetta, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and the Hellboy film series.
1935 - Seymour Cassel - actor: Bad Love, Indecent Proposal, Honeymoon in Vegas, Dick Tracy, Sweet Bird of Youth, Eye of the Tiger, Double Exposure, Valentino, Faces
1934 - Bill Bixby actor: My Favorite Martian, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, The Incredible Hulk, Fantasy Island, Rich Man Poor Man
1932 - Piper Laurie - actress: The Road to Galveston, Twin Peaks, Rising Son, Children of a Lesser God, The Thorn Birds, Days of Wine and Roses, Carrie, The Hustler, Francis Goes to the Races
1931 - Sam Cooke - singer: You Send Me, Chain Gang, Wonderful World, A Change is Gonna Come
2009 – Clint Eastwood directed and starred in Gran Torino which stared screening in Australia. Disgruntled Korean War vet Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a young Hmong teenager, who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: his 1972 Gran Torino.
2008 - Actor Heath Ledger, 28, was found dead of an accidental prescription drug overdose in New York City.

2004 – Along Came Polly started screening in Australia. Starring Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston and Philip Seymour Hoffman, Along came Polly is the story of a buttoned up newlywed who finds his too organized life falling into chaos when he falls in love with an old classmate.
2003 - Last successful contact with the spacecraft Pioneer 10, one of the most distant man-made objects.
2003 - It was reported that scientists in China had found fossilized remains of a dinosaur with four feathered wings.
2001 - The Strokes released their first record 'The Modern Age EP' on Rough Trade records in the UK.
2001 - Chubby Checker guest stars on Fox's Ally McBeal.
2000 - Savage Garden went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Knew I Loved You'.
1998 - Matt Damon, Danny DeVito and Claire Danes star in The Rainmaker which commences screening in Australia. An idealistic young lawyer and his cynical partner take on a powerful law firm representing a corrupt insurance company.
1998 – Bandwagon starring Kevin Corrigan, Steve Parlavecchio and Lee Holmes commences screening in Australia. Tony gets fired from his job. He's not really sad about this because he prefers writing songs and playing the guitar...
1997 - The Senate confirms President Clinton's nomination of Madeleine Albright, making her the first female Secretary of State in U.S. history.
1996 - The Galileo probe plunges into Jupiter's atmosphere and finds it windier and drier than expected, with less helium and less lightning.
1994 - D:Ream had their first UK No.1 single with 'Things Can Only Get Better', it stayed at No.1 for four weeks. In 1997 the track was adopted by the UK Labour Party as their theme for the 1997 UK General Election.
1994 - Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'All For Love', a No.2 hit in the UK. Taken from the film 'The Three Musketeers'.
1990 - Gorbachev explains crackdown in Azerbaijan - President Mikhail Gorbachev has made a statement on Soviet television explaining the Soviet crackdown on civil unrest in the republic of Azerbaijan.
1988 - In Northern Territory, Australia a 6.9 earthquake occurred with damage in the Tennant Creek area. Felt over two-thirds of Australia.
1987 - Phil Donahue became the first talk show host to tape a show from inside the Soviet Union. Donahue appeared in Leningrad, Kiev and Moscow. The shows were seen by Russian TV audiences later in the year.
1987 - Glen Tremml, 27, pedalled the ultralight aircraft Eagle over Edwards Air Force Base, California., for a human-powered flight record of 37.2 miles.
1984 - The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous "1984" television commercial.
1983 - The Steven Spielberg film, E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial, became the top movie moneymaker this day. In less than a year, E.T., the modern day, fairy tale, brought in $194 million in video rentals; replacing the previously #1 rented film, Star Wars. Something for E.T. to phone home about.
1983 - The new 24-hour music video network MTV started broadcasting to the West Coast of America after being picked up by Group W Cable, Los Angeles.
1983 - Bjorn Borg retires from tennis after winning five consecutive Wimbledon championships.
1980 - This week's US Top 5 singles: No.5, Rupert Holmes, 'Escape, (The Pina Colada Song)', No.4, Smokey Robinson, 'Crusin', No.3, Kenny Rogers, 'Coward Of The County', No.2, Captain and Tennille, 'Do That To Me One More Time', and No.1, Michael Jackson, 'Rock With You.'
1980 - Soviet dissident Sakharov banished One of the Soviet Union's most outspoken critics, nuclear physicist Dr Andrei Sakharov, has been ordered into internal exile.
1978 – Encounters of the Third Kind starring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut and Teri Garr opens in Australia. After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.
1977 - Wings went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Wings Over America', Paul McCartney's sixth US No.1 after The Beatles.
1977 - Stevie Wonder went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Wish', his 5th US No.1, it made No.5 in the UK.
1976 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Theme from `Mahogany’ (Do You Know Where You’re Going to),” Diana Ross. A screening committee for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences initially rules the song is not good enough to be considered for an Oscar. The decision is rescinded and it gets a nomination.
1974 - Carly Simon's album Hotcakes is certified gold
1973 - The Supreme Court announces the famous Roe versus Wade decision, legalizing abortion (in the first six months of pregnancy) in the U.S.
1973 - George Foreman breaks Joe Frazier's professional career undefeated heavyweight world boxing champion status.
1972 - Don McLean's album 'American Pie' started a seven week run at No.1 in the US album chart.
1971 - The Joe Cocker film Mad Dogs and Englishmen, featuring performances by Cocker, Leon Russell, Rita Coolidge, and others, premieres in London.
1970 - The Boeing 747 jumbo jet makes its first regularly scheduled commercial flight on a route from New York to London.
1969 - The Beatles' George Harrison, meeting Billy Preston at the Apple offices, persuades him to join the Get Back sessions (later released as Let It Be).
1968 - T.V. comedy review show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In premiered. It launched the careers of Lilly Tomlin, Goldie Hawn and Eileen Brennan.
1968 - During the bands first Australian tour The Who played the first of two nights at Sydney Stadium with The Small Faces and Paul Jones.
1968 - Apple Corps (home of the boutique and the label) opens its offices at 5 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London.
1966 - The Beach Boys went into the studio to record 'Wouldn't It Be Nice', which would be the opening track on their forthcoming album 'Pet Sounds.'
1966 - Nancy Sinatra enters the Hot 100 for the second time with what will be her biggest hit, "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" In 14 weeks on the charts, the song will go to Number One for one week next month.
1965 - The Rolling Stones began a 16-date tour of Australia and New Zealand at the Manufactures' Auditorium in Sydney with Roy Orbison, The Newbeats and Ray Columbus and the Invaders
1963 - The Shadows were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Dance On', the group's fourth UK No.1.
1963 – Gerry & the Pacemakers hold their first recording session, producing “Away from You” and “Pretend
1963 - Elvis Presley records "Bossa Nova Baby"
1962 - Gene Chandler makes his television debut on ABC's American Bandstand.
1961 - 1960’s Olympic gold medalist and track star Wilma Rudolph set a world indoor mark in the women’s 60-yard dash. She ran the race in a speedy 6.9 seconds in a meet held in Los Angeles on this day.
1960 - Eddie Cochran's Hallelujah I Love Her So hits UK chart
1960 - Sam Cooke leaves the tiny Keen label to sign with RCA Records.
1959 - Alone with an acoustic guitar and tape recorder in his New York City apartment Buddy Holly made his last recordings, including ‘Peggy Sue Got Married’, ‘Crying, Waiting, Hoping’, ‘That's What They Say’, ‘What To Do’, ‘Learning The Game’ and ‘That Makes It Tough’. The recordings would be overdubbed posthumously and were later released by Coral Records.
1959 - Jane Morgan was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Day The Rains Came'.
1956 - Raymond Burr starred as Captain Lee Quince in the Fort Laramie debut on CBS radio. The program was said to be in “the Gunsmoke tradition.”
1953 - Arthur Miller's The Crucible premiered on Broadway
1952 - The first Jet airliner, the de Havilland Comet, enters service for BOAC.
1951 - The Canadian destroyer HMCS Huron is put under United Nations command for service off Korea
1946 - The Central Intelligence Group, which later became the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), was established by U.S. President Harry S Truman’s directive issued this day.
1938 - Thornton Wilder's play, Our Town, debuts in Princeton, New Jersey.
1931 - Sir Isaac Isaacs sworn in as Australia's first Australian-born governor-general.
1931 - Clyde McCoy and his orchestra recorded Sugar Blues on this day. The tune became McCoy’s theme song, thanks to its popularity on Columbia Records, and later on Decca, selling over a million copies. (McCoy was said to be related to the feudin’ and a-fightin’ McCoys of Hatfield and McCoy fame.)
1907 - Dance of Seven Veils: Richard Strauss' opera Salome premiers, featuring the famous dance.
1899 - Leaders of six Australian colonies meet in Melbourne to discuss confederation.
1889 - Columbia Phonograph Company, later to become CBS formed in Washington.