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Happy Bday to NickelNine and Amanda too!
Happy Birthday NickelNine
1927 - After seven years of construction and over $48 million, the Holland Tunnel, New York City’s connection to Jersey City, NJ, opened to traffic. It was named after the chief engineer of construction, Clifford Milburn Holland, who died before the tunnel was completed.
1930 - The first revolving milk platform was used -- in Plainsboro, NJ. For the first time, 1,680 cows could be milked in seven hours. Now that’s a lot of milk!
1933 - The first sit-down strike was started. The U.S. Workers at the Hormel Packing Company plant in Austin, Minnesota (the home of SPAM) took action against management.
1940 - Alice Marble turned pro. The tennis star signed for $25,000 plus a percentage of the gate receipts.
1946 - The first artificial snow was produced -- by Vincent J. Schaefer over Mt. Greylock, Massachusetts.
1955 - NBC showed the first live TV program from a foreign country (noncontiguous). Scenes from Havana, Cuba were seen by viewers of Dave Garroway’s Wide Wide World program.
1965 - Julie Harris starred in Skyscraper, which opened on Broadway in New York City. The musical ran for seven months.
1968 - This was a good day for The Beatles. Their movie, Yellow Submarine, premiered in the U.S. and the single, Hey Jude, topped the pop music charts (it was in its 7th of 9 weeks at #1).
1975 - “Whoa Whoa Whoa, Feeeelings.” One of the great lounge-lizard songs of all time, Feelings by Morris Albert, went gold.
1977 - After 43 years as a regular feature in hundreds of newspapers, Al Capp brought his comic strip, Li’l Abner, to a final conclusion.
1982 - Business as Usual, the smash album by Men at Work, started a fifteen-week run at number one in the U.S. The tracks: Who Can It Be Now?, I Can See It in Your Eyes, Down Under, Underground, Helpless Automation, People Just Love to Play with Words, Be Good Johnny, Touching the Untouchables, Catch a Star, Down by the Sea.
1986 - The state of California put Fricot City on the auction block for $8.8 million. The ‘city’ was actually the former ranch/private estate of Desiré Fricot. It had become a California Youth Authority camp in 1945. Located about 60 miles southeast of Sacramento, Fricot City featured some twenty homes, two gymnasiums, two swimming pools, a full twelve-grade school, a fire station, an infirmary and a chapel.
1998 - These films made first runs in the U.S.: I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (Some Secrets Will Haunt You Forever), starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Brandy Norwood; I’ll Be Home for Christmas (This Yule, be cool.), with Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jessica Biel and Adam Lavorgna; and Meet Joe Black (No one can die - while he loves!), starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani and Marcia Gay Harden.
1999 - “For the winner by unanimous decision and undisputed heavyweight champion of the world . . . Lennox Lewis!” Lennox Lewis tattoed Evander Holyfield for 12 rounds in Las Vegas, Nevada to earn a unanimous decision and capture the title.
1850 - Robert Louis Stevenson
author: Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde, A Child’s Garden of Verses; died Dec 3, 1894
1856 - Louis Brandeis
jurist: Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court [1916-1939]; died Oct 5, 1941
1913 - Alexander Scourby
actor: The Big Heat, Affair in Trinidad; died Feb 22, 1985
1916 - Jack Elam
actor: Support Your Local Sheriff, High Noon, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Cannonball Run series, Pocketful of Miracles, Rawhide, Temple Houston, The Texas Wheelers, The Dakotas; died Oct 20, 2003
1922 - Madeleine Sherwood
actress: The Flying Nun, Hurry Sundown, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Broken Vows, Sweet Bird of Youth
1922 - Oskar Werner
actor: Ship of Fools, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Voyage of the Damned, Fahrenheit 451; died Oct 23, 1984
1924 - Linda Christian
actress: The Devil’s Hand, Athena
1928 - Steve Bilko
baseball: St. Louis Cardinals 1B, Cubs, Reds, Dodgers, Tigers, Angels; died Mar 7, 1978
1932 - Richard Mulligan
Emmy Award-winning actor: Soap [1979-1980], Empty Nest [1988-1989]; S.O.B., The Hero, The Group, Little Big Man, Diana; died Sep 26, 2000
1934 - Garry Marshall
producer: The Odd Couple, Mork & Mindy, Happy Days; director: Pretty Woman, Beaches; comedy writer: Dick Van Dyke Show, The Lucy Show; actor: A League of Their Own, Lost in America; brother of actress Penny Marshall
1938 - Jean Seberg
actress: Paint Your Wagon, The Mouse That Roared, Airport, Joan of Arc, Bonjour Tristesse; died Sep 8, 1979
1939 - Wes (Maurice Wesley) Parker
baseball: LA Dodgers [World Series: 1965, 1966/Gold Glove 1967-1972]
1941 - Dack (Norman) Rambo
actor: Dallas, All My Children, The Guns of Will Sonnett, Sword of Justice, The New Loretta Young Show; died Mar 21, 1994
1941 - Mel (Melvin Leon, Sr.) Stottlemyre
baseball: pitcher: NY Yankees [World Series: 1964/all-star 1965, 1966, 1968-1970]
1947 - Joe Mantegna
Tony Award-winning actor: Glengarry Glenn Ross ; House of Games, Things Change, Airheads, Queen’s Logic, The Godfather Part III, Elvis: The Movie, The Money Pit, Three Amigos, Comedy Zone
1948 - Sheila Frazier
actress: The Hitter, Three the Hard Way, I’m Gonna Git You Sucker, Super Fly, Firehouse, The Lazarus Syndrome
1953 - Tracy Scoggins
actress: Lois and Clark - The New Adventures of Superman, Hawaiian Heat, Dynasty, The Colbys, Alien Intruder, Dead On, The Gumshoe Kid
1953 - Charlie Tickner
figure skater: Ice Capades, bronze medalist: Winter Olympics ; U.S. Champion [1977, 1978, 1979, 1980]
1954 - Chris Noth
actor: Law & Order, Burnzy’s Last Call, Jakarta, Baby Boom, Sex and the City
1955 - Whoopi Goldberg (Caryn Johnson)
Academy Award-winning actress: Ghost ; The Color Purple, Sister Act series, Made in America, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Comic Relief, The Whoopi Goldberg Show, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Bagdad Cafe, Whoopi; Grammy Award-winning comedienne: Whoopi Goldberg 
1959 - Caroline Goodall
actress: Schindler’s List, Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story, Hook, Cliffhanger, The Princess Diaries
1963 - Vinny Testaverde
football: QB: University of Miami [Heisman Trophy winner: 1986]; Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens
1968 - Steve Zahn
actor: Bye Bye Birdie, Sophistry, Reality Bites, Crimson Tide, That Thing You Do!, From the Earth to the Moon, You’ve Got Mail, Chain of Fools, Dr. Dolittle 2, Riding in Cars with Boys
Dance with the Dolly - The Russ Morgan Orchestra (vocal: Al Jennings)
I’ll Walk Alone - Dinah Shore
The Trolley Song - The Pied Pipers
Smoke on the Water - Red Foley
You Belong to Me - Jo Stafford
Wish You Were Here - Eddie Fisher
Because You’re Mine - Mario Lanza
Jambalaya (On the Bayou) - Hank Williams
Save the Last Dance for Me - The Drifters
Poetry in Motion - Johnny Tillotson
Georgia on My Mind - Ray Charles
Wings of a Dove - Ferlin Husky
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Those Were the Days - Mary Hopkin
Love Child - Diana Ross & The Supremes
I Walk Alone - Marty Robbins
Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright) - Rod Stewart
The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
Love So Right - Bee Gees
Somebody Somewhere (Don’t Know What He’s Missin’ Tonight) - Loretta
Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) - Billy Ocean
Purple Rain - Prince & The Revolution
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!
I’ve Been Around Enough to Know - John Schneider
Happy birthday NickelNine.
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Happy Birthday NickelNine!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK!
Happy Birthday Mark!
Happy 18, Mark.
Happy birthday Mark.
Happy B-day Mark! Have a good 'un
Happy birthday Mark ^^
Happy birthday Mark
Happy 18th, Mark!
Happy birthday, Mark!
HAPPY BOIFDAY MARK!!!! Hope you've had a good day
happy birthday mark - hope it was a good one for you
Happy 18, Mark!
Woo! Happy Birthday!
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