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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Blow Out the Candles October 2

Julius Henry Marx was born in New York City on this date in 1890.


Shortstop Maury Wills is celebrating his 80th birthday today.

Career highlights and awards
3× World Series champion (1959, 1963, 1965)
1962 NL MVP
7× All-Star (1961, 1961², 1962, 1962², 1963, 1965,1966)
1962 MLB All-Star Game MVP
2× Gold Glove Award winner (1961, 1962)
 


Spanky McFarland of the Our Gang serials was born on this date in 1928.

This is his last TV appearance, on Cheers.

Lastly, today singer/songwriter Don McLean celebrates his 67th birthday.

 I don't claim to understand all of the references but I still never get tired of listening to "American Pie". I can't decide which of these is better so here are two renditions:



Here are some more great songs:







5 comments:

  1. I've got a good mind to join a club and beat you over the head with it.

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    1. How much would you want to run into an open manhole?

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  2. Wow, I never knew Spanky was Oct 2. My bday is tomorrow. We should just call this Spanktober.

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  3. I love Groucho.

    "I came here for a party and what do I get? Nothing. Not even Ice cream."

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    1. Pardon me while I have a Strange Interlude.

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