Thursday, February 3, 2011

February 3, 1955


February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar

There are 331 days remaining until the end of the year (332 in leap years).

Number one Country Song
 in Feb 55

Webb Pierce - In The Jailhouse Now
(22 weeks at number 1)

Best Picture of 1955:
"MARTY", "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing", "Mister Roberts", "Picnic", "The Rose Tattoo"

Actor:
ERNEST BORGNINE in "Marty", James Cagney in "Love Me or Leave Me", James Dean in "East of Eden", Frank Sinatra in "The Man With the Golden Arm", Spencer Tracy in "Bad Day at Black Rock"


Actress:

ANNA MAGNANI in "The Rose Tattoo", Susan Hayward in "I'll Cry Tomorrow", Katharine Hepburn in "Summertime", Jennifer Jones in "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing", Eleanor Parker in "Interrupted Melody"

Supporting Actor:
JACK LEMMON in "Mister Roberts", Arthur Kennedy in "Trial", Joe Mantell in "Marty", Sal Mineo in  "Rebel Without a Cause", Arthur O'Connell in "Picnic"

Supporting Actress:
JO VAN FLEET in "East of Eden", Betsy Blair in "Marty", Peggy Lee in "Pete Kelly's Blues", Marisa Pavan in "The Rose Tattoo", Natalie Wood in  "Rebel Without a Cause"


Director:
DELBERT MANN for "Marty", Elia Kazan for "East of Eden", David Lean for "Summertime", Joshua Logan for "Picnic", John Sturges for "Bad Day at Black Rock"



In the headlines today:
 
1996Actress Audrey Meadows, who portrayed Jackie Gleason's wife on the TV comedy The Honeymooners, dies of lung cancer at age 73.
1995Air Force Lt. Colonel Eileen Collins becomes the first woman commander of a US space mission as the shuttle Discovery blasts off from Cape Kennedy, Florida.
1989Uruguayan president Alfredo Stroessner is overthrown in a military coup.
1989Actor-director John Cassavetes (The Dirty DozenRosemary's Baby) dies at age 59 in Los Angeles.


1967
The Beatles: Sergeant Pepper (Capitol Records)
The Beatles record new bass, drum, and vocal tracks for A Day In The Life, a song that will ultimately appear on their Sergeant Pepper album, at EMI Studios in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)
1959Buddy HollyRitchie Valens and J.P. 'The Big Bopper' Richardson die in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.
1930US Supreme Court Chief Justice William Howard Taft resigns for health reasons.

1924
Woodrow Wilson
 Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the US, dies in Washington, DC, at age 68.
 (photo credit: NARA)
1917The US severs diplomatic relations with Germany, due to the German policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.
1916The original Parliament Buildings in OttawaCanada, are destroyed by fire.
1913The 16th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, providing for a federal income tax.
1809The US territory of Illinois is created.
1783Spain recognizes the independent country calling itself the United States.
1699
The colony of Massachusetts issues paper money for the first time in America, as it pays its soldiers fighting against Quebec




Born today:


1977  Grant Barry - trombone player (Reel Big Fish)
1965  Nick Hawkins - guitarist, singer (Big Audio Dynamite)
1962  Michele Greene - actress
1959  Lol Tolhurst - drummer (The Cure)
1956  Nathan Lane - actor
1956  Lee Ranaldo - guitarist, singer (Sonic Youth)


1955  Gregory Dean Metcalf, Pastor, Blogger, born Salem, Ohio 8:58 PM

1950  Morgan Fairchild - actress
1947  Dave Davies - singer, guitarist (The Kinks)
1947  Melanie - pop singer
1945  Bob Griese - Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Miami Dolphins)
1943  Blythe Danner - actress
1943  Eric Haydock - bassist (The Hollies)
1940  Angelo D'Aleo - singer (Dion and The Belmonts)
1940  Fran Tarkenton - Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Minnesota Vikings)
1938  Elijah Pitts - NFL running back
1926  Shelley Berman - comedian
1918  Joey Bishop - comedian, actor
1907  James A. Michener - novelist
1894  Norman Rockwell - artist
1811  Horace Greeley - New York Tribune founder, politician 
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11 comments:

Ma ~ said...

Happy Birthday Gregg!:)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Happy Birthday Gregg, Have a lovely day,

You have made me feel my age today I can remember all those films and film stars.......mind you I was only a child when they were released,
Enjoyed the post and don't forget to blow out the candles on your cake.

Yvonne.

Seams Inspired said...

♫ ♫ Happy Birthday to you! ♫ ♫ Happy Birthday to you! ♫ ♫ Happy Birthday, dear Gregg! ♫ ♫ Happy Birthday to you! ♫ ♫

...sung in my best voice ;o)

Hope your birthday is fabulous!

Persis said...
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Persis said...

God bless you on your birthday, Gregg!

(sorry for the typo in the previous comment :()

Arlee Bird said...

I figured this post was going somewhere. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GREGG!
Our birthdays are only days apart, but I'm old enough to be your older brother--which in a sense I guess I am.

I'll have some cake and ice cream tonight in your honor. (like I needed an excuse!)

Lee
Tossing It Out and the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2011

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Happy Birthday Brother Gregg! :-)

I remember the Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and 'The Big Bopper' plane crash. I turned 13 that year.

~Ron
******

Transparent Tulip said...

pretty neat blog entry. :)

Crystal Mary said...

Happy Birthday to you
" " " " " "
Born again in Salvation
How happy for you.

Have a happy blessed day.

Don't know if youhave heard of Ian McCormack? He was an athiest who died and visited Hell and Heaven. He came back to share his experience a changed man. I have his testimony in video on my Blog.
Blessings..

Gregg said...

Thank you, I truly appreciate it. It was a good day! My two older daughters took me to dinner and had a couple of nice gifts. It was fun. I have not heard of Ian McCormack, but if that is his "claim" then I don't need to know him other than possible to share the true gospel with him. The Scripture assures us that he did not got to either heaven or hell and that his account, which maybe real to him, is not supported by Scripture. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord for a believer and one does not return, and the opposite would be true for an unconverted lost soul, immediate presence in hell with no return. He has been tragically deceived.

In Christ,

Gregg

Kansas Bob said...

Glad you had a good birthday Gregg. Marty is a great film. It took me a long time to finally see it but I was really glad that I did. Borgnine was great!