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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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 81st 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 68th 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:






2 comments:

  1. I could watch Groucho all day long. And Margaret Dumont - one of the best straight men, er women, ever in show business.

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    1. Their humor still holds up after 80 years. Supposedly Margaret Dumont didn't even "get" the humor. Hard to believe but she was the quintessential dowager.

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