Wed 10-29-97



HARRY HAMLIN 46 (Actor. L.A. Law (1986-91), Master of the Game (1987))

HENRY WINKLER 52 (Actor & TV producer. Winkler’s parents fled Nazi Germany. The Fonz on Happy Days)

GRACE SLICK 58 (Singer. With Starship: “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” (1987), “We Built This City” (1985), “Sara” (1985), With Jefferson Airplane: “White Rabbit” (1967))

DICK GAUTIER 60 (Actor. Played Hymie the robot on Get Smart (1966))

JOHN ADAMS, the second president of the United States, was born in 1735. Adams and his wife became the first presidential couple to move into the White House when construction was completed in 1800. The American Fourth of July celebration would have been celebrated on the Second of July if Adams had his way. Adams wanted to declare independence from Britain on July 2nd, 1776. He even wrote to his wife that July 2nd would go down in history as a day of celebration. However, the actual Declaration of Independence wasn’t completed until July 4. Adams and Thomas Jefferson were the only two future U.S. Presidents who signed the Declaration of Independence. Ironically, both Adams and Jefferson died exactly 50 years later on July 4, 1826.

Muscleman CHARLES ATLAS was born in 1893. His real name was Angelo Siciliano. The former 97-pound weakling once towed a 178,000-pound locomotive along 122 feet of track. He died in 1972.


• 23 Years Ago Today: Muhammad Ali regained the world heavyweight boxing title after he K.O.ed George Foreman in the 8th round of a match in Zaire. (1974)

• 52 Years Ago Today: Shoe rationing during World War II came to an end. (1945)

• 59 Years Ago Today: Millions of radio listeners heard a news broadcast of an invasion from Mars as they tuned in at 8 p.m. Eastern time to Orson Welle’s infamous War of the Worlds broadcast. Thousands actually believed a Martian invasion was underway, and panicky people filled the streets convinced the world was about to end. The terrified listeners either ignored or didn’t hear disclaimers broadcast several times throughout the one hour drama. (1938)

• 103 Years Ago Today: Employers love it but employees hate it: Inventor Daniel M. Cooper of Rochester, New York, received a patent for a time clock to stamp time cards with the workers’ exact start and stop times. (1894)


Tonight is DEVIL’S NIGHT – traditionally it’s the night before Halloween when pranks and tricks are pulled on neighbors and friends.

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