Thursday, September 25, 2014

What Year was it ...?

When I was 17 ...

Lady Dianna Spence Married Prince Charles
Simon and Garfunkel performed the Concert in Central Park
The first American Test Tube baby was born
John Lennon was killed the year before


Betty Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
  • Endless Love – Diana Ross / Lionel Richie
  • Lady – Kenny Rogers
  • (Just Like) Starting Over – John Lennon
  • Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
  • One That You Love – Air Supply
  • Tide Is High – Blondie
  • 9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
  • Queen of Hearts – Juice Newton
  • Kiss on My List – Hall & Oates
  • Being With You – Smokey Robinson
  • Celebration – Kool & the Gang
  • Tainted Love – Soft Cell

  • People Who Died

    • Bill Haley (b. 1925) – One of the 1st American rock & roll musicians – His group Bill Haley & His Comets had the hit song “Rock Around the Clock.”
    • Joe Louis (b. 1914) – Heavyweight boxer – nicknamed “The Brown Bomber”
    • Bob Marley (b. 1945) – Jamaican singer / musician – “I Shot the Sheriff,” “No Woman, No Cry,” “Jammin,” & “Redemption Song”
    • Jenny Maxwell (b. 1941) – Actress – played Ellie Corbett alongside Elvis in Blue Hawaii
    • William Wyler (b. 1902) – Movie Director – Mrs. Miniver, The Best Years of Our Lives, Ben-Hur, Wuthering Heights, The Little Foxes, The Heiress, Roman Holiday
    • Vera-Ellen (b. 1921) – Actress / Dancer – Known for her dance partnerships w/ Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly & Donald O’Connor – Appeared in White Christmas
    • William Holden (b. 1918) – Actor – Golden Boy, Streets of Laredo, Sabrina, Love is a Many-Splendored Thing, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Casino Royale, The Towering
      Inferno, S.O.B.
    • Jack Albertson (b. 1907) – Actor – as Grandpa Joe in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Ed Brown in Chico & the Man, John Cleary in The Subject Was Roses, Manny Rosen in The Poseidon Adventure, Vic Davis in Top Banana, & Dr. J. Wilson Shields in Man of a Thousand Faces
    • Natalie Wood (b. 1938) – Actress – as Susan Walker in Miracle on 34th Street, Anna Muir as a child in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Judy in Rebel Without a Cause, Maria in West Side Story, Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy, & Maggie DuBois in The Great Race
    • Hoagy Carmichael (b. 1899) – Composer / Actor – Wrote melody to “Stardust” & collaborated with Johnny Mercer on “Lazybones,” “Skylark,” & “In the Cool, Cool, Coll of the Evening” and acted in To Have and Have Not, Young Man with a Horn, & The Best Years of Our Lives.
    • Hans Adolf Krebs (b. 1900) – German physician/biochemst who won a Nobel Prize for identifying 2 metabolic cycles: the urea cycle & the citric acid cycle aka the Krebs cycle.

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