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November 19, 2017

On this day in 1995
"Fantasy" by Mariah Carey was the #1 song.

1995 Average U.S. Prices

Bread: $0.79/loaf
Milk: $2.51/gal
Eggs: $1.46/doz
Car: $18,360
Gasoline: $1.21/gal
House: $158,700
Stamp: $0.32/ea

Average Income: $51,353/yr
Minimum Wage: $4.25/hr

Today's Celebrity Birthdays

Actress (H2O: Just Add Water) Cleo Massey, 24.  Rapper (BedRock w/ Young Money f/ Lloyd)/actor (Once Upon a Time in Venice) Tyga, 28.  Actress (Memoirs of a Geisha) Samantha Futerman, 30.  Stage actress (Grease) Laura Osnes, 32.  Actress (Better Call Saul) Liana Mendoza, 33.  Country music singer/ songwriter (Burning House) Cam, 33.  Actor (Star Wars: Episode VII-The Force Awakens) Adam Driver, 34.  Actress (Powers) Susan Heyward, 35.  Actress (Coronation Street) Katherine Kelly, 38.  Actor (Malcolm in the Middle) Eric Nenninger, 39.  Actor (Veep) Reid Scott, 40.  Actor (Sanctuary, Species III) Robin Dunne, 41.  Actress (Port Charles, Critters 3) Aimee Brooks, 43.  Actress (Boss, Chicago Fire) Nicole Forester, 45.  Actress (House of Cards, The Returned) Sandrine Holt, 45.  Actress (Torchwood, Hackers) Naoko Mori, 46.  Actress (Living Single, Déjà Vu) Erika Alexander, 48.  Actress (Little House on the Prairie, Best Seller) Allison Balson, 48.  Actor (Back to the Future Part II)/cartoon voicist (Lilo & Stitch) Jason Scott Lee, 51.  Actor (A Few Good Men, Freeway) Wolfgang Bodison, 51.  TV personality (Rachael Ray, Big Morning Buzz Live) Rocco DiSpirito, 51.  Actor (Orphans, Twice Upon a Yesterday) Douglas Henshall, 52.  Actress (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Becker) Terry Farrell, 54.  Actor (Stand by Me, Back to the Future) Gary Riley, 54.  Actress (The Silence of the Lambs, Panic Room)/producer (Nell)/ director (Little Man Tate) Jodie Foster, 55.  Actress (Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally) Meg Ryan, 56.  Actress (The West Wing, Mom) Allison Janney, 58.  Actor (Living Single, Final Destination 2) Terrence “T.C.” Carson, 59.  Actor (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Last Gasp) Scott McGinnis, 59.  Actor (Even Stevens, Iron Man 3) Tom Virtue, 60.  Former NBC News reporter Ann Curry, 61.  Actress (As the World Turns, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble) Glynnis O’Connor, 62.  Actress (Apollo 13, Event Horizon) Kathleen Quinlan, 63.  Actor (Star Trek: Voyager, Night of the Comet) Robert Beltran, 64.  Actor (Forever Knight, Legends of the Fall) Nigel Bennett, 68.  TV football analyst/former NFL wide receiver Ahmad Rashad, 68.  Actress (General Hospital, The Fifth Floor) Udana Power, 73.  Fashion designer Calvin Klein, 75.  Miracles singer/songwriter (The Tracks Of My Tears)/Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Pete Moore, 78.  Founder of Superstation WTBS, CNN, HLN, TNT, TCM and Cartoon Network cable TV channels/philanthropist/writer (Captain Planet and the Planeteers) Ted Turner, 79.  Comedy writer/TV host (The Dick Cavett Show)/actor (Beetlejuice) Dick Cavett, 81.  Radio/TV host (Larry King Live, Larry King Now) Larry King, 84.  Actor (Two Faces West, Santa Barbara) Charles Bateman, 87.  Actor (Doctor Who, The Great Escape) William Russell, 93.

Today's ODJA Birthday Babe

Aimee Brooks

What a Day This Has Been

November 19, 1863…As he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address.

November 19, 1893…The Sunday New York World published the first newspaper color supplement.

November 19, 1928…TIME magazine presented Japanese Emperor Hirohito as its first color cover portrait.

November 19, 1949…With his coronation, Rainier III officially became the 30th ruling Prince of Monaco.

November 19, 1954…Two automatic toll collectors were put into service on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway.

November 19, 1954…Sammy Davis, Jr. was involved in an automobile accident in San Bernardino, California. As the result of his injuries, he permanently lost use of his left eye. While hospitalized, Davis learned from friend Eddie Cantor about the parallel struggles of Jews and African-Americans, leading Davis to convert to Judaism.

November 19, 1957…The local chapter of the Elvis Presley fan club picketed Chicago radio station WCFL after it banned Presley's records. Nevertheless, "The Voice of Labor," as it was known, did not reverse the policy. (In the mid-1960s, the station switched to a Top 40 format, and by the time your editor worked there, 1970-1976, WCFL had no hesitation about playing Elvis records.)

November 19, 1957…In Buffalo, Alan Freed's "The Biggest Show of Stars for 1957" concert tour played Municipal Auditorium. Performers included Fats Domino, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Frankie Lymon, the Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, Paul Anka, Clyde McPhatter, Buddy Knox, LaVern Baker, the Drifters, Eddie Cochran, the Bobettes, Johnnie & Joe, Jimmy Bowen, and the Spaniels.

November 19, 1957…Marty Robbins performed his new single, "The Story Of My Life," on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."

November 19, 1958…At the Chess Recording Studio in Chicago, Chuck Berry recorded "Run, Rudolph Run."

November 19, 1959…After two years, the Ford Motor Company stopped production of its biggest flop, as the last Edsel rolled off the assembly line.

November 19, 1959…An unnamed RCA executive told reporters that Elvis Presley's music after his Army hitch would be very different from the rock 'n' roll he performed previously. Presley manager Colonel Tom Parker rushed to issue an official denial.

November 19, 1959…Andy Williams recorded "The Village of St. Bernadette."

November 19, 1959…The animated television series "Rocky and His Friends," featuring the voices of June Foray, Bill Scott, William Conrad, Paul Frees, Walter Tetley and Edward Everett Horton began a four-season run on ABC-TV.

November 19, 1961…A year after Chubby Checker reached the top of the charts with "The Twist," the singer appeared on CBS-TV's "The Ed Sullivan Show" to sing the song again as it was on its way to becoming the first record to reach #1 a second time. Steve Lawrence, Jerry Lewis and Dorothy Loudon also performed.

November 19, 1962…Tommy Boyce sang "I Remember Carol" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."

November 19, 1964…Gary Lewis and the Playboys are said to have recorded "This Diamond Ring," a song co-written by Al Kooper, who meant for it to be recorded by the Drifters (but they turned it down). Actually none of the Playboys played their instruments on the recording. The session drummer was Hal Blaine, Tommy Alsup played guitar, Carol Kaye was the bassist and Leon Russell played keyboards. Lewis' lead vocal was "helped" by producer Snuff Garrett who overdubbed the voice of session singer Ron Hicklin.

November 19, 1964…Bobby Goldsboro recorded "Little Things."

November 19, 1965…In London, the Kinks, the Who, Georgie Fame & The Blue Fames, the Hollies, and Wilson Pickett performed at the Glad Rags Ball. Who lead singer Roger Daltrey stormed off stage in the middle of a set that was plagued by audio problems. Soon after, rumors of a Who breakup spread quickly, many of them naming Boz Burrell of King Crimson and Bad Company as Daltrey's likely replacement.

November 19, 1965…Kellogg's introduced Pop Tarts, breakfast pastries that can be warmed in a toaster.

November 19, 1965…A year and a half before their breakthrough hit "Light My Fire" was released, the Doors performed at a Hughes Aircraft Union Dance in Los Angeles.

November 19, 1967…Diana Ross and the Supremes sang "In And Out Of Love," the Temptations sang "Don't Look Back," and the two groups performed a medley of each other's hits on CBS-TV's "The Ed Sullivan Show." Flip Wilson also appeared on the show.

November 19, 1968…At the Royal Command Variety Performance in London, Diana Ross, interrupted the Supremes show with a plea for greater interracial understanding, after which she received a two-minute ovation from the audience which included members of the royal family. Queen Elizabeth II herself stood up after Ross' moving performance of "Somewhere" from "West Side Story."

November 19, 1969…Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean became the third and fourth humans to set foot on Earth's moon after landing at Oceanus Procellarium, the Ocean of Storms.

November 19, 1970…James Brown married his second wife, Deidre Yvonne Jenkins, on the front porch of her house in Barnwell, South Carolina. They had two children before divorcing ten years later.

November 19, 1971…In London, B.B. King began a European tour coinciding with his 25th anniversary as a professional entertainer.

November 19, 1971…Sportscaster Bill Stern, who announced the first remote sports broadcast in the U.S. and the first telecast of a major league baseball game, died at age 64. Stern occasionally appeared in movies as himself. His most familiar film credits are "Pride of the Yankees" and "Here Come the Co-Eds."

November 19, 1973…Columbia released the album "Dylan." Using outtakes drawn from the "Self Portrait" and "New Morning" recording sessions, the album was compiled and issued with little input from Bob Dylan.

November 19, 1973…Led Zeppelin began recording demos, including a new song called "Driving To Kashmir," for their new album "Physical Graffiti."

November 19, 1974…Linda Ronstadt released the single "You're No Good." Andrew Gold, through overdubbing, provided most of the instrumentation on the track.

November 19, 1976…Van Morrison's "Moondance" album was certified Gold.

November 19, 1977…In Passaic, New Jersey, Ramones lead singer, Joey Ramone (Jeffrey Hyman) suffered second-degree burns when a faulty humidifier exploded before a show. He finished the concert after emergency treatment but spent the following week as a patient of the New York Hospital Burn Center.

November 19, 1979…After serving a four-month sentence for tax evasion, Chuck Berry was released from Lompoc Prison farm in California.

November 19, 1980…CBS-TV banned a Calvin Klein jeans ad that featured model/actress Brooke Shields saying "You know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing."

November 19, 1981…U.S. Steel agreed to buy Marathon Oil for $1.4 billion cash and $4.7 billion in loans.

November 19, 1982…Led Zeppelin released their ninth and final album, "Coda."

November 19, 1983…Badfinger singer (Day After Day, No Matter What, Come And Get It)/songwriter (co-wrote, w/ bandmate Pete Ham, Nilsson's hit Without You)/bassist Tom Evans committed suicide at the age of 36.

November 19, 1984…At 20 years of age, Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets became the youngest major league pitcher to be named National League Rookie of the Year.

November 19, 1985…In Geneva, Switzerland, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev met for the first time as they began their summit.

November 19, 1985…Actor (Bend of the River, The Sun Shines Bright, Big Timers, Dimples, Amazing Grace, Miracle in Harlem, Charlie Chan in Egypt, David Harum, Stand Up and Cheer!) Stepin Fetchit died at age 83.

November 19, 1988…Actors Corbin Bernsen and Amanda Pays married. They have four children.

November 19, 1988…Peggy Parish, author of "Amelia Bedelia" books, died of an abdominal aneurysm at 61.

November 19, 1988…Businesswoman/shipping heiress Christina Onassis, the only daughter of Aristotle Onassis and his first wife, Athina, died of pulmonary edema at the age of 37.

November 19, 1990…Milli Vanilli's Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus were stripped of their Best New Artist Grammy Award because other singers supplied the lead vocals on their "Girl You Know It's True" debut album.

November 19, 1991…"Liverpool Oratorio," Paul McCartney's first classical work, was performed in the U.S. for the first time at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

November 19, 1991…U2 released their seventh studio album, "Achtung Baby."

November 19, 1992…Linda Ronstadt was a guest voice on Fox-TV's "The Simpsons."

November 19, 1992…Actress (Compulsion, Peyton Place, Wild in the Streets, Ten North Frederick, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Johnny Got His Gun) Diane Varsi died of respiratory failure at age 54.

November 19, 1992…Singer (Saturday Morning Confusion)/songwriter (Honey, Little Green Apples, The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia) Bobby Russell died of coronary artery disease at the age of 52.

November 19, 1995…In Los Angeles, Frank Sinatra's all-star 80th birthday tribute was held at the Shrine Auditorium. Bob Dylan sang "Restless Farewell" at Sinatra's request, although Dylan had wanted to perform "That's Life," and Paula Abdul sang "Luck Be A Lady." After the show, Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme were invited back to Sinatra's home.

November 19, 1995…Bruce Springsteen released his 11th studio album, "The Ghost of Tom Joad."

November 19, 1995…ABC-TV aired the first installment of "The Beatles Anthology" documentary.

November 19, 1996…Prince (then known by a love symbol) released his 19th studio album, "Emancipation," the title referring to Prince's freedom from his contract with Warner Bros. Records after 18 years.

November 19, 1996…Johnny Cash released the album "Unchained."

November 19, 1997…The world’s first septuplets to survive infancy were born by Cesarean section to Bobbi McCaughey and her husband Kenny of Carlisle, Iowa.

November 19, 1997…The George Strait 4-CD set "Strait Out Of The Box" was certified Quintuple Platinum.

November 19, 1998…Vincent van Gogh's "Portrait of the Artist Without Beard" sold at auction for more than $71 million.

November 19, 1998…Actress/singer Michelle Lee received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

November 19, 1998…Film producer/director (The Pelican Brief, Sophie's Choice, All the President's Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, Presumed Innocent, Starting Over, Klute, The Sterile Cuckoo, The Parallax View, Fear Strikes Out, Inside Daisy Clover, Up the Down Staircase, Love with a Proper Stranger) Alan J. Pakula died following a car accident at the age of 70.

November 19, 2001…Former South African President Nelson Mandela became the first living recipient of honorary Canadian citizenship.

November 19, 2002…The U.S. government completed its takeover of security operations at 424 American airports.

November 19, 2002…In Berlin, Michael Jackson shocked onlookers by dangling his nine-month-old son Prince Michael II over the side of a railing while greeting fans from a fifth-floor hotel balcony.

November 19, 2002…Shania Twain released her fourth studio album, "Up!"

November 19, 2003… An arrest warrant, stemming from recent charges of child molestation, was issued in Los Angeles for Michael Jackson. Phoning from Las Vegas where he was filming a video, the singer convinced authorities to wait for his return to stand trial.

November 19, 2003…The Stone Temple Pilots announced they were breaking up.

November 19, 2003…Bassist (Hot 'N' Nasty, Fool For A Pretty Face) Greg Ridley, a founding member of Humble Pie and Spooky Tooth, died of complications from pneumonia at 61.

November 19, 2004…Putting an end to what had been a "sporting" tradition for almost 700 years, the British House of Commons outlawed fox hunting in England and Wales.

November 19, 2004…Singer (Hey Little Cobra)/songwriter (Kokomo)/producer (all the early hits of Paul Revere And The Raiders, plus the Byrds' Mr. Tambourine Man and Turn! Turn! Turn!) Terry Melcher, Doris Day's son, died of melanoma at age 62.

November 19, 2005…Singer Christina Aguilera and music executive Jordan Bratman were wed. They had a son before divorcing in April 2011.

November 19, 2005…KISS singer/guitarist Paul Stanley married his second wife, Erin Sutton. They have a daughter and a son. Stanley also has a son from his first marriage to actress Pamela Bowen.

November 19, 2007…Neil Diamond, a guest performer at Caroline Kennedy's 50th birthday party, revealed that his song "Sweet Caroline" was actually written about her.

November 19, 2007…Actor (Bewitched, Get Out of My Room, The Shakiest Gun in the West, Diary of a Madman, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, Our Man Flint, Stay Away Joe) Dick Wilson, who played "Mr. Whipple," the finicky grocery store manager in more than 500 Charmin bathroom tissue commercials between 1965 to 1989 and again in 1999, died at age 91.

November 19, 2010…Former National Hockey League head coach (New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montréal Canadiens, Boston Bruins) Pat Burns died of colon and lung cancer at age 58. He was posthumously inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2014.

November 19, 2011…Actor (The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The X Files, The Fifth Element, Spider, High School High, Billy Budd) John Neville died of complications from Alzheimer's disease at 86.

November 19, 2012…Jazz drummer Pete La Roca, who played behind John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Art Farmer, Marian McPartland, Stan Getz, George Russell, Mose Allison, Charles Lloyd, Slide Hampton, and Freddie Hubbard, among others, died of lung cancer at age 74.

November 19, 2013…Choreographer (The Andy Williams Show, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Do-Re-Mi, Sextette, Huckleberry Finn)/TV director (The Hollywood Palace, The King Family Show) Marc Breaux died at the age of 89.

November 19, 2014…Film director (Closer, The Graduate, The Birdcage, Charlie Wilson's War, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Working Girl, Catch-22, Carnal Knowledge, Silkwood)/producer/writer/comedian (Nichols & May) Mike Nichols, one of the few to win an Emmy, Tony, Grammy and an Oscar, died of cardiac arrest at 83.

November 19, 2015…Former Subway Restaurants pitchman Jared Fogle was sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison after he pled guilty to charges of child pornography and crossing state lines to pay for sex with minors. Fogle also agreed to pay $1.4 million restitution to 14 different victims.

November 19, 2015…Actor (Man Without a Gun, The Roaring 20's, This Island Earth, The Creature Walks Among Us, Band of Angels, Kiss of Fire, Badlands of Montana, Under Fire) Rex Reason died at the age of 86.

Enjoy your day!  Make it matter.