Hello Guys and Dolls:
The day before Friday is here, me with coffee and a donut wondering what to write about today. I think we will start off with some birthdays, than who bit the bullet and finish off with stuff that happened today. In other words a little history lesson and knowledge to pass along to the little ones to fill that grey matter.
Happy Birthday today to:
Alan Hale – great character actor who starred in many movies with Errol Flynn.
Jimmy Durante – that comedian with the hat and nose always closing his show with “Goodnight Mrs. Calabash.”
Lon Chaney Jr. – that horror actor.
Donovan – singer of “Mellow Yellow.” Hated that song.
Sharon Stone – that sexy long legs doll from Basic Instinct.
Lenny Dykstra – baseball player for the Mets and Phillies, now broke.
Bit the Old Bullet Today:
Iggy Krzyzanowski – Polish composer.
Laura Ingalls Wilder – that Little House on the Prairie girl.
Alex Haley – that Roots guy.
Buddy the Wonder Dog –starred in Air Bud.
Nude Anabaptists run through the streets of Amsterdam – start of the Red Light District.
YWCA is founded in NYC.
Pennsylvania RR begins passenger service on the new electric trains.
Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood” hits number 1 on the music charts.
Elvis records “Heartbreak Hotel.”
USSR swaps US spy Francis Gary Powers for Ruskie spy Rudolph Abel. That’s enough stuff for the little minds to absorb.
Today we also have a holiday to celebrate and we are doing it here in Florida. Today is “UMBRELLA DAY.” It will be raining most of the day and of course I left mine in the car once again. So if it is raining where you live grab that umbrella and do a little Gene Kelly’s “Dancing in the Rain.” Have a great day Guys and Dolls and I leave you with a little Glenn Miller to enjoy.