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Wednesday September the 22nd
ON THIS DAY in 1899 six years before he developed the Audion tube, radio pioneer Lee DeForest
sought employment with a better known wireless figure, Guglielmo Marconi.
On this day in 1902, actor/director/producer John Houseman was born in Bucharest Romania.
He & Orson Welles co-founded the Mercury Players in the 1930's. Houseman won an Oscar for his work as an actor in The Paper Chase, a role he continued in the TV series of that name. He also played a grandfather on Silver Spoons. He died Oct 31, 1988 of spinal cancer at 86.
On this day in 1909, western actor Allan "Rocky" Lane was born Harry Albershart in small town Indiana. After playing in scores of western movies Lane starred as Red Ryder in the 1950's TV series of that name. He was the voice of Mr. Ed in that TV series in the 60's. He died Oct 27, 1973 at 64.
On this day in 1914, actress Martha Scott
was born in Jamesport Mo. Her film debut in Our Town in 1940 saw her receiving an Academy Award nomination Best Actress. Also had roles in The Howards of Virginia, Cheers for Miss Bishop, The Desperate Hours, The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, Airport 1975 and The Turning Point. On TV she played mothers on Bob Newhart, Bionic Woman & Dallas. She died May 28 2003 at 88.
On this day in 1917, CBS newsman Richard C. Hottelet was born.
He covered World War II for UPI & CBS Radio, having been recruited by Edward R. Murrow, and broadcast the first eyewitness account of the Normandy Invasion June 6, 1944. On this his 89th birthday he is still active, lecturing periodically at George Washington University.
On this day in 1927, NBC pioneer sportscaster Graham McNamee broadcast the famous "Long count" championship fight in which Jack Dempsey lost the heavyweight boxing title to Gene Tunney.
On this day in 1930, singer Joni James was born Joan Carmello Babbo in Chicago. Her hits in the 1950's include How Important Can It Be?, Your Cheatin' Heart, Have You Heard, & Why Don't You Believe Me. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
On this day in 1935, the final broadcast of Gulf Headliners was heard on CBS. This was the Sunday night half-hour which starred popular homespun philosopher Will Rogers until his untimely death in an Alaska plane crash August 15.
On this day in 1943, singer Kate Smith finished her War Bond radio appeal. For 13 continuous hours Smith had stayed on the air, collecting a whopping $39 million dollars in bond pledges.
On this day in 1949, actress Meryl Streep was born in Summit New Jersey. Besides her many distinguished big-screen performances, Streep played multiple roles in the TV miniseries, Angels in America.
On this day in 1955, BBC-TV finally had some competition, as commercial television was beamed to homes in Great Britain for the first time. The rules said that only six minutes of ads were allowed each hour and there was no Sunday morning TV permitted.
On this day in 1957, James Garner got his big break, playing "Maverick" for the first time on ABC-TV. It was the story of Bret Maverick, a card shark in the Old West.
Also this day in 1957, the CBS Radio Workshop was silenced after 18 months of what the critics said was ingenious radio programming.
On this day in 1962, there was a hootenanny of a good time in, of all places, New York's famed Carnegie Hall. The cast included newcomer Bob Dylan making his first appearance at Carnegie Hall.
On this day in 1964, Robert Vaughn
starred as Napoleon Solo when The Man From U.N.C.L.E. debuted on NBC-TV. Solo's trusty side-kick in this James Bond spoof was Illya Kuryakin, played by David McCallum. U.N.C.L.E. stood for United Network Command for Law and Enforcement.
On this day In 1965, singer Roger Daltry of The Who nearly got thrown out of the band for punching out drummer Keith Moon on the opening date of their Scandinavian tour in Copenhagen.
Also in 1965, in Detroit, The Supremes recorded "I Hear a Symphony."
On this day in 1966, the Lovin' Spoonful's "Summer In The City" was certified Gold.
On this day in 1967, The Doors appeared on the Murray the K Show on WPIX-TV in New York City performing ‘People Are Strange’ and ‘Light My Fire.’ (Murray is pictured.)
On this day in 1969, radio station CKQR Castlegar signed on the air on AM 1230.
On this day in 1969, Diana Ross made a solo guest appearance on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" on NBC-TV.
On this day in 1974, 'The Sonny Bono Comedy Revue' was shown for the first time on ABC-TV. It lacked magic without Cher and was cancelled 4 months later.
On this day in 1979, ABC began airing the first season of "Hart to Hart."
On this day in 1980, John Lennon signed with Geffen Records. The Lennon LP, Double Fantasy, was released in November, less than a month before John was assassinated.
On this day in 1981, a major contributor to The Great American Songbook, composer Harry Warren died aged 88. He wrote over 800 songs including 'I Only Have Eyes For You', (a hit for The Flamingos and Art Garfunkel), ‘You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby‘, ‘Jeepers Creepers‘, ‘That's Amore‘ and ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo‘. Warren's songs have been featured in more than 300 films.
On this day in 1982. Vancouver actor Michael J. Fox debuted in the NBC comedy, Family Ties.
Also in 1982, The Who kicked off what they said was their 40-date farewell tour that ended up grossing $23 million. They reunited in 1985.
Still in 1982, Johnny Cash and Andy Griffith began filming the TV-movie "Murder in Coweta County."
On this day In 1983, the Everly Brothers
performed together for the first time since their on-stage breakup at "Knott's Berry Farm" in LA ten years earlier. Phil had smashed his guitar on the stage and walked off, leaving Don alone in front of the audience.
On this day in 1984, former lead singer of the Babies, John Waite went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Missing You'.
On this day in 1985, the poor of America's Heartland ... the financially troubled farmers of Middle America ... got help from their friends in the music biz. Singing stars Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and John Cougar Mellencamp held a benefit concert to raise funds. The stars came out and so did the money. The 1st Farm Aid concert at Champaign Illinois raised ten million dollars.
Also this day in 1985, the big winners as the 37th Emmy Awards were presented, included Cagney & Lacey, The Cosby Show & Tyne Daly.
On this day in 1987, actor Dan Rowan,
co-host of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-in, died at age 65.
Also in 1987, ABC aired the first episode of "Full House."
On this day in 1989, one of the mosy prodigious songwriters of all time Irving Berlin
Died at age 101. He wrote more than 3,000 songs in his lengthy lifetime.
Also in 1989, NBC began airing the series "Baywatch" with Ladysmith's Pamela Anderson.
On this day in 1990, Garth Brooks' album 'No Fences' entered the Billboard album chart. It went on to become the biggest selling country album of all time and sold more than 13 million copies in the first five years of release.
Also in 1990, Nirvana played their biggest gig to date when they appeared at the Motor Sports International Garage in Seattle. Drummer Dave Grohl who would audition for the band in a few days time was in the audience of 15,000 people.
On this day in 1991, Canadian rocker Bryan Adams' hit '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You' made musical history as it remained atop the UK pop singles chart for the 12th straight week.
On this day in 1992, "MTV Unplugged" renamed one episode "MTV Plugged" when Bruce Springsteen played an electric set on the show.
On this day in 1994, Ottawa actor Matthew Perry
appeared in the premiere of the sitcom "Friends" on NBC-TV.
Also this day in 1994, noted jazz critic & author Leonard Feather died at 80.
On this day in 1995, the Turner Broadcasting System agreed to merge with the Time Warner
media conglomerate for $7.5 billion.
On this day in 1997, Elton John released his Diana tribute "Candle in the Wind 1997."
On this day in 1997, nationally known US sportscaster Marv Albert pleaded not guilty to sexual assault charges.
On this day in 1998, singer Keely Smith received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
On this day in 1999, actor George C. Scott
Died at age 71. Besides his many successes on the big screen Scott did live TV in the 1950's, and an acclaimed TV series East Side West Side in the 60's.
On this day in 2003, Gordon Jump died at 71. Jump played befuddled Station Manager Arthur Carlson in the classic TV sitcom, "WKRP in Cincinnati".
On this day in 2004, CBS-owned stations were fined a total of $550,000 by the FCC for showing Janet Jackson's exposed right breast during the Super Bowl halftime show.
Also in 2004, the first episode of "Lost" was aired on ABC. It quickly became one of the big hits of the TV season.
Still in 2004, CBS News announced that a panel would investigate the "60 Minutes" story that used forged documents to question U.S. President George W. Bush's National Guard Service. While the memos were dismissed as forged or fake by document experts, the facts alleged have never been disproved.
Again in 2004, the first episode of CSI: New York aired on CBS.
On this day in 2006, actor Edward Albert died of lung cancer at age 55.
He was the only son of Green Acres star Eddie Albert and Mexican actress and dancer Margo. Edward Albert enjoyed roles in scores of films, and TV shows such as Falcon Crest, Port Charles, The Yellow Rose, Invasion America, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, and mini-series Black Beauty and The Last Convertible.
On this day in 2007, singer Britney Spears was charged with hit-and-run and driving without a valid licence after she was accused of hitting a parked car and driving away from a Los Angeles car park six weeks earlier.
Pop Singer Joni James is 80.
Actor Art Metrano (Joannie Loves Chachi, Tough Cookies) is 74.
Actor Paul Le Mat (Lonesome Dove: The Series) is 64.
Singer David Coverdale (Whitesnake, Deep Purple) is 59.
Actress Shari Belafonte (Hotel) is 56.
Singer Debby Boone is 54.
Country singer June Forester of The Forester Sisters is 54.
Singer Nick Cave is 53.
Singer Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde is 53.
Singer Joan Jett is 52.
Opera singer Andrea Bocelli is 52.
Comedienne/TV talk show host/actress Bonnie Hunt (Life With Bonnie, Bonnie Hunt Show, Davis Rules) is 49.
Actress Catherine Oxenberg (Dynasty, Watch Over Me) is 49.
Actor Scott Baio (Happy Days, Charles in Charge, Diagnosis Murder) is 49.
Actor Rob Stone (Mr. Belvedere) is 48.
Bassist-guitarist Dave Hernandez of The Shins is 40.
Singer Big Rube of Society of Soul is 39.
Toronto-born actress Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, V} is 26.
Regina-born actress Tatiana Maslany (Heartland, 2030 CE) is 25.
Chart Toppers - Sept.22
1947 Peg o’ My Heart - The Harmonicats That’s My Desire - The Sammy Kaye Orchestra (vocal: Don Cornell) I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now - Perry Como Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) - Tex Williams
1956 Canadian Sunset - Hugo Winterhalter & Eddie Heywood Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) - Doris Day Be-Bop-a-Lula - Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps Don’t Be Cruel /Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
1965 Help! - The Beatles Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire Hang on Sloopy - The McCoys Is It Really Over? - Jim Reeves
1974 Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe - Barry White Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton-John I Wouldn’t Want to Live If You Didn’t Love Me - Don Williams
1983 Maniac - Michael Sembello Tell Her About It - Billy Joel The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats I’m Only in It for the Love - John Conlee
1992 End of the Road - Boyz II Men Baby-Baby-Baby - TLC Humpin’ Around - Bobby Brown Love’s Got a Hold on You - Alan Jackson
2001 I’m Real - Jennifer Lopez Hit ’Em Up Style (Oops!) - Blu Cantrell U Remind Me - Usher What I Really Meant to Say - Cyndi Thomson