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June 22, 2017


On this day in 1978
"Shadow Dancing" by Andy Gibb was the #1 song.


Today's Celebrity Birthdays

Actress (Fish Tank) Katie Jarvis, 26.  Actress (Misfits) Karla Crome, 28.  Actress (Birdemic: Shock and Terror) Whitney Moore, 28.  Actress (Youth in Revolt) Portia Doubleday, 29.  Actor (Skins) Joe Dempsie, 30.  Actress (Boy Meets World) Lindsay Ridgeway, 32.  Actor (Vinyl) Douglas Smith, 32.  Actor (The Bridge) Thomas M. Wright, 34.  Actress (Dragon Wars: D-War) Amanda Brooks, 36.  Actress (Melrose Place) Stephanie Jacobsen, 37.  Actor (Play the Game) Paul Campbell, 38.  Actor (Home Alone) Matt Doherty, 39.  Actress (Big Nothing) Sarah Edmondson, 40.  Actor (Chicago Med, Agent X) Jeff Hephner, 42.  Actress (Roseanne, Boys Don’t Cry) Alicia Goranson, 43.  Actor (Scrubs, Remember the Titans) Donald Faison, 43.  Television host (Last Call with Carson Daly, The Voice) Carson Daly, 44.  Actress (24, Safety Not Guaranteed) Mary Lynn Rajskub, 46.  Actor (Hush, Next) Michael Trucco, 47.  Actress (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Ninth Gate) Emmanuelle Seigner, 51.  Actress (Private Practice, Heat) Amy Brenneman, 53.  Actor (The Beach, ├ćon Flux) Paterson Joseph, 53.  Pro wrestler/actor (The Expendables movies, Good Kids) Randy Couture, 54.  Actor (The X-Files, Vertical Limit) Nicholas Lea, 55.  Writer/producer/director/actor (Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer) Stephen Chow, 55.  Actress (Promised Land, Natalee Holloway) Tracy Pollan, 57.  Actor (Burn Notice, Army of Darkness) Bruce Campbell, 59.  Actor (Scrooged, Moving Violations) John Murray, 59.  Actor (Star Trek: Voyager, Live Free or Die Hard) Tim Russ, 61.  Actor (Duet, Wishmaster) Chris Lemmon, 63.  Singer (Time After Time)/actress (The Opportunists) Cyndi Lauper, 64.  Actor (The Green Mile, Dances with Wolves) Graham Greene, 65.  Actress (The Bank Job, She’s Out of My League) Sharon Maughan, 67.  Actress (The Devil Wears Prada, Doubt) Meryl Streep, 68.  Actress (The Bionic Woman, The Paper Chase) Lindsay Wagner, 68.  Singer/songwriter/producer (Hello It’s Me) Todd Rundgren, 69.  Turtles lead singer (Happy Together) Howard Kaylan, 70.  Actor (Laverne & Shirley)/cartoon voicist (A Bug’s Life) David L. Lander, 70.  Peter & Gordon singer (A World Without Love)/producer (Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor) Peter Asher, 73.  Actor (Out of Africa, Never Say Never Again) Klaus Maria Brandauer, 74.  Actor (Godzilla, Barton Fink) Michael Lerner, 76.  Actor (Blade movies, Watchmen)/singer/songwriter (Me And Bobby McGee) Kris Kristofferson, 81.  Actress (Howards End, Wolf) Prunella Scales, 85.


 Today's ODJA Birthday Babe

Emmanuelle Seigner


What a Day This Has Been

June 22, 1611…In present-day Hudson Bay, mutineers set explorer Henry Hudson, his son and seven crewmen adrift in an open boat, never to be seen again. The crew members were convinced that despite their recent winter of hardship and frustration, Hudson intended to continue his search for a northwest passage and not return to England. Eight of the 13 mutineers survived the return voyage, and some were put on trial, but no punishment was ever imposed for the mutiny.

June 22, 1807…The USS Chesapeake was boarded by British seamen, a provocation that led to the War of 1812.

June 22, 1846…Adolphe Sax, a Belgian musician and musical instrument designer, patented the saxophone.

June 22, 1911…At Westminster Abbey in London, Britain's King George V and Queen Mary were crowned. He reigned until his death in January 1936 and was succeeded by King Edward VIII. Mary died in 1953.

June 22, 1933…In Germany, Adolph Hitler banned all political parties except the Nazis.

June 22, 1942…The Japanese submarine I-25 shelled Fort Stevens at the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon, making it the only military installation in the continental U.S. to receive hostile fire during World War II.

June 22, 1942…The U.S. Congress formally adopted the Pledge of Allegiance.

June 22, 1944…U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Serviceman's Readjustment Act, commonly known as the "G.I. Bill of Rights," to provide a multitude of benefits for war veterans.

June 22, 1950…Mackenzie King, Canada's 10th prime minister, died at age 83.

June 22, 1951…Hank Williams released the single "Hey, Good Lookin.'"

June 22, 1955…Walt Disney's feature-length animated film "Lady and the Tramp" opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

June 22, 1956…Elvis Presley began a 10-show, three-day engagement at the Paramount Theater in Atlanta. The stage manager was given these instructions: "Pull all white lights. Presley works in color. Presley act has no encore. When he leaves the stage, immediately close curtains."

June 22, 1957…The Quarry Men – Rod Davis, Eric Griffiths, Colin Hanton and John Lennon – performed on the back of a coal truck during a street party marking Liverpool's 750th anniversary.

June 22, 1961…In Hamburg, Germany with producer Bert Kaempfert, the Beatles (Pete Best on drums) had their first formal recording session, backing singer Tony Sheridan on "My Bonnie," "When The Saints Go Marching In," "Why Can't You Love Me Again," "Nobody's Child," and "Take Out Some Insurance On Me Baby." The Beatles also recorded "Ain't She Sweet" and the instrumental "Cry For A Shadow" without Sheridan.

June 22, 1962…On the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, an Air France Boeing 707 crashed in bad weather, killing 113 people.

June 22, 1962…Marty Robbins released the single "Devil Woman."

June 22, 1963…The Surfaris released "Surfer Joe" b/w "Wipe Out." The group's singer/drummer Ron Wilson was featured on both the vocal A-side and the instrumental B-side. It was the latter, the afterthought instrumental "Wipe Out," that rode the Billboard chart for four months and peaked at #2. The spoken voice at the beginning of the tune belongs to the band's manager at the time, Dale Smallin.

June 22, 1963…Little Stevie Wonder released "Fingertips - Pt 2." It became the first live, non-studio recording to reach #1 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in the U.S. since Johnny Standley's "It's In The Book" in 1952. "Fingertips" was originally a jazz instrumental recorded for Wonder's first studio album. The live version of the song was recorded in June 1962 during a Motortown Revue performance at the Regal Theater in Chicago.

June 22, 1964…The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Henry Miller's book "Tropic of Cancer" could not be banned.

June 22, 1964…Barbra Streisand signed a 10-year contract, worth about $200,000 a year, with CBS-TV.

June 22, 1965…Film producer (Gone with the Wind, Rebecca, King Kong, Spellbound, A Farewell to Arms, Duel in the Sun, A Star Is Born, Anna Karenina, The Third Man, The Prisoner of Zenda, Made for Each Other, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Dinner at Eight, Portrait of Jennie, A Bill of Divorcement, I'll Be Seeing You) David O. Selznick died after a heart attack at 63.

June 22, 1966…Lou Christie and Small Faces performed on ABC-TV's "Where the Action Is."

June 22, 1966…"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, with George Segal and Sandy Dennis, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters, one day after its Hollywood premiere.

June 22, 1967…In New York City, the Young Rascals recorded "How Can I Be Sure."

June 22, 1968…The Jeff Beck Group, with Rod Stewart singing lead, opened at New York's Fillmore East. The 23-year-old Stewart was still so new to the stage that he hid behind a stack of speakers during the first song.

June 22, 1968…Rolling Stone magazine reported the existence of an unissued Bob Dylan album recorded with the Band in Woodstock, New York during his motorcycle accident convalescence. It was finally released in 1975 as "The Basement Tapes."

June 22, 1968…Mason Williams released "Classical Gas." The record has since received more U.S. radio airplay than any other instrumental in the rock era.

June 22, 1969… Cleveland's oily, contaminated Cuyahoga River caught fire. Flames climbed as high as five stories until fireboats brought it under control. The fire was attributed to wastes dumped into the river by waterfront industries. It is unclear what caused the fire, but most people believe sparks from a passing train ignited an oil slick in the river.

June 22, 1969…The second day of the two-day Toronto Pop Festival at Varsity Stadium featured Procol Harum, Tiny Tim, Dr. John, Ronnie Hawkins, Chuck Berry, Blood Sweat & Tears and Steppenwolf.

June 22, 1969…Blind Faith released their self-titled (first and only) album.

June 22, 1969…Singer (The Trolley Song, I'm Nobody's Baby, Over The Rainbow)/actress (The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me In St. Louis, A Star Is Born, Easter Parade, Judgment at Nuremberg, In the Good Old Summertime, Till the Clouds Roll By, The Harvey Girls, Ziegfeld Follies, Girl Crazy, For Me and My Gal, three Andy Hardy movies) Judy Garland died from an accidental overdose of prescription sleeping aids at age 47.

June 22, 1970…President Richard Nixon signed the 26th Amendment to the Constitution into law, which lowered the U.S. voting age to 18.

June 22, 1971…Joni Mitchell released her fourth album, "Blue." In January 2000, The New York Times chose "Blue" as one of the 25 albums that represented "turning points and pinnacles in 20th-century popular music."

June 22, 1972…The first Broadway revival of the musical "Man of La Mancha," starring Richard Kiley, Joan Diener, and Dianne Barton, opened at New York's Vivian Beaumont Theatre for 140 performances.

June 22, 1973…After a record 28 days in space, the U.S. Skylab astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean.

June 22, 1973…The Bee Gees hosted NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special," with performing guests Wilson Pickett, John Kay, the Steve Miller Band, and Maxine Weldon.

June 22, 1973…Diana Ross released the single "Touch Me In The Morning. "

June 22, 1975…At Madison Square Garden in New York City, Eric Clapton joined the Rolling Stones onstage during their concert to perform "Sympathy For The Devil."

June 22, 1976…The original Broadway production of the musical "Godspell," starring Valerie Williams, Tom Rolfing, Lamar Alford, and Robin Lamont, opened at New York's Broadhurst Theatre for 527 performances.

June 22, 1977…John Mitchell became the first former U.S. Attorney General to go to prison as he began serving a sentence for his role in the Watergate cover-up. He was incarcerated for 19 months.

June 22, 1977…The Kenny Rogers single "Lucille" was certified Gold.

June 22, 1981…Mark David Chapman pled guilty to killing John Lennon. He was sentenced to 20 years-to-life at the Attica Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison in upstate New York. On May 15, 2012, Chapman was transferred to the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, New York.

June 22, 1983…After 15 years away from touring, Duane Eddy performed with fellow guitarist Ry Cooder at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, California, backed by L.A. session musicians Steve Douglas, Don Randi, John Garnache, and Hal Blaine. They played the Keystone in Berkeley, California two nights later.

June 22, 1984…Virgin Atlantic Airways, owned by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, launched its maiden flight from London's Gatwick Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey..

June 22, 1987…Dancer/singer (#1 records Change Partners, Nice Work If You Can Get It, They Can't Take That Away From Me, A Fine Romance, The Way You Look To-night, Cheek To Cheek, Night And Day)/actor (It Takes a Thief, Royal Wedding, The Towering Inferno, Silk Stockings, Funny Face, Daddy Long Legs, Easter Parade, Holiday Inn, On the Beach, Finian's Rainbow, Shall We Dance, Top Hat) Fred Astaire died of pneumonia at 88.

June 22, 1987…Composer (California Here I Come, If You Knew Susie) Joseph Meyer died at the age of 93.

June 22, 1988…In a Jamaican court, Dennis Lobban was convicted of killing Peter Tosh and sentenced to death. Lobban and two others murdered the reggae star in his home in 1987 after a failed robbery attempt.

June 22, 1988…Robert Palmer released the album "Heavy Nova."

June 22, 1988…Singer (Dear Hearts and Gentle People, Mam'selle)/comedian (The Jack Benny Program, The Dennis Day Show)/actor (The Girl Next Door, Golden Girl, I'll Get By, Sleepy Lagoon, Buck Benny Rides Again)/cartoon voicist (Johnny Appleseed, Frosty's Winter Wonderland) Dennis Day died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) at age 72.

June 22, 1989…The government of Angola and anti-Communist rebels agreed to a formal truce in their 14-year civil war.

June 22, 1990…Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin wall crossing point between East and West during the Cold War, was dismantled.

June 22, 1990…Billy Joel became the first rock artist to perform at New York's Yankee Stadium.

June 22, 1990…R&B singer (Come Go With Me, Whispering Bells) Corinthian "Kripp" Johnson, a founding member of the Dell-Vikings, died of cancer at the age of 57.

June 22, 1992…By unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that hate-crime laws that ban cross-burning and similar expressions of racial bias were in violation of free-speech rights.

June 22, 1992…Elton John released the album "The One."

June 22, 1992…Actor (General Hospital, Porky's, Porky's 3: Revenge!, Better Off Dead, Ghost Chase, Hateman, They Call Me Bruce?, Good-bye Cruel World) Chuck Mitchell died of cirrhosis of the liver at 64.

June 22 1992…Radio program director/consultant/author (Rocking America: How the All-Hit Radio Stations Took Over America) Rick Sklar, who led Top 40 station WABC-New York to prominence (1962-1977), died of complications during minor surgery at age 62.

June 22, 1993…Ozzy Osbourne announced that he was coming out of retirement to tour with Black Sabbath.

June 22, 1993…Former U.S. First Lady Pat Nixon died of lung cancer at 81.

June 22, 1995…Shania Twain's album "The Woman in Me" was certified Platinum.

June 22, 1996…In their Detroit home, Motown songwriter Arthur Ross and his wife were murdered by suffocation by two robbers who were later caught and convicted of the crimes. Ross, brother of singer Diana Ross, had written songs for Madonna, the Miracles, and Marvin Gaye.

June 22, 2002…A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck northwestern Iran, killing 261 people and injuring nearly 1,300 others.

June 22, 2002…Esther Pauline "Eppie" Lederer, known to millions as "Ann Landers" during her 47-year run as a syndicated newspaper advice columnist, died of multiple myeloma at the age of 83.

June 22, 2008…Comedian/author (Class Clown, Brain Droppings)/actor (Shining Time Station, The George Carlin Show, Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, Dogma, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Outrageous Fortune, Car Wash) George Carlin died of heart failure at 71.

June 22, 2008…Actress (One Life to Live, Forever Fernwood, Mary Hartman Mary Hartman, Grease, Splash, Silent Movie, Frozen Assets, Grease 2, Max Dugan Returns, Cops 'n' Roberts, Bedtime Story)/cartoon voicist (Alvin & the Chipmunks, The Chipmunk Adventure) Dody Goodman died at the age of 93.

June 22, 2009…Due to declining customer demand in the digital age, Eastman Kodak Co. announced it would end production of Kodachrome color film, thereby ending its 74-year run as a photography icon.

June 22, 2011…People magazine reported that Glen Campbell had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, prompting the 75-year-old entertainer to describe his next album release in August 2011 as his final recording.

June 22, 2011…Actors Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig married. It was her first marriage, his second.

June 22, 2011…Screenwriter (The Firm, Three Days of the Condor, Sabrina, 'Round Midnight, Lipstick, Havana) David Rayfiel died of congestive heart failure at 87.

June 22, 2012…In Paraguay, President Fernando Lugo was removed from office following his impeachment a day earlier. He was succeeded by Federico Franco.

June 22, 2012…Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse. He is likely to spend the rest of his life in prison.

June 22, 2013…"That 70's Show" actress Lisa Robin Kelly was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, 14 months after she was arrested for domestic abuse. Kelly died of "multiple drug intoxication" ingested orally on August 14, 2013, at the age of 43.

June 22, 2013…"Star Wars" creator George Lucas married his second wife, businesswoman/financial advisor and president of Chicago-based Ariel Investments, Mellody Hobson.

June 22, 2013…Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland married his third wife, photographer Jamie Wachtel.

June 22, 2013…Television writer (Spin City, The Bob Newhart Show, Lou Grant, The Tony Randall Show, Brooklyn Bridge)/film director (Must Love Dogs, Bye Bye Love) Gary David Goldberg, creator of the TV series "Family Ties," died of brain cancer at 68.

June 22, 2013…Veteran radio personality (WBZ-Boston, WYNY and WHN-New York City, KMOX-St. Louis) Bruce Bradley died at age 79.

June 22, 2014…Singer/comedian Steve Rossi of the comedy team of (Marty) Allen & Rossi (1957-1968), died of cancer of the lungs, esophagus and liver at 82.

June 22, 2015…Janet Jackson released "Sleeep," her first new single in seven years.

June 22, 2015…Film composer (Titanic, Avatar, Braveheart, Troy, The Amazing Spider-Man, Apollo 13, Clear and Present Danger, Aliens, Field of Dreams, The Perfect Storm, The Pelican Brief, Patriot Games, Cocoon, All the King's Men, Glory, An American Tail, 48 Hrs., The Legend of Zorro, Sneakers, Enemy at the Gates, House of Sand and Fog, Mighty Joe Young) James Horner died in the crash of the private plane he was piloting at age 61.

June 22, 2016…National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman announced that an NHL franchise had been awarded to Las Vegas, the city's first major professional sports league team to begin play in 2017.


I Did Not Know That!

Nine out of every ten living things on Earth live in the ocean.






Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant. – Horace




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Enjoy your day!  Make it matter.

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