Sunday, June 8, 2014

What else do you stash in the pantry?

June 8, 1933 -
Certain key structural areas of Joan Alexandra Molinsky, comic and actress, were born on this date.

Her plastic surgeon Steven Hoefflin, can speak to the age of her other 'newer' parts.

Nancy Sinatra was born on this date (it would be impolite to say how old she is but she is less than a year older than my mom.)

Her boots must be made for endurance walking

June 8, 1946 -
Milkman keeps those bottles quiet!

The very funny Looney Tunes cartoon, Kitty Kornered, was released on this date.

It have a number of firsts going for it:
1.) It's the first appearance of Sylvester the Cat (as this point unnamed) in a Warner Bros. cartoon.
2.) It's the first pairing of Porky and Sylvester.

June 8, 1950 -
The Asphalt Jungle
, the superb film noir directed by John Huston,was released on this date.

Posters showing Marilyn Monroe in a purple dress advertising the movie were created much later, after she became a household name. Marilyn Monroe was basically unknown when the film was made in 1950, and only has a very small role. She certainly wouldn't have been given top billing at the time. In fact, she wasn't named on the original posters at all.

June 8, 1968 -The Simon & Garfunkel song Mrs Robinson reached No. 1 on the charts on this date

This would have had a good chance to win an Oscar for Best Song From A Movie, but it was never nominated because Simon & Garfunkel never filled out the forms to get it considered, leaving Talk To The Animals from Doctor Dolittle as the winner. Paul Simon explained, "It was the '60s, we just weren't paying attention."

June 8, 1968 -
The Rolling Stones released Jumpin' Jack Flash on this date.

This was intended for Beggar's Banquet, but they left it off the album and released it as a single because The Stones were very pleased with the results.

June 8, 1984 -
Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

Ivan Reitman's comedy - horror film, Ghostbusters, premiered on this date.

With the death of Harold Ramis earlier this year, the likelihood of another film sequel seems highly unlikely.

Today in History:
June 8, 632
According to tradition, the prophet Mohammed died on this date. He was the founder of Islam, and his death was the first in a long chain of events that ultimately resulted in the Treaty of Tordesillas. Whether he is at this very moment reclining on a soft couch somewhere in Paradise, being serviced by a high-bosomed virgin with dark eyes or consuming a handful of raisins is debatable.

And if you think I'm going to post a picture of the Prophet, you've got another thing coming.

June 8, 1810 -
Robert Schumann, the great composer during the Romantic period, was born on this date. Schumann was able to create a large amount of work while battling the twin demons of bi-polar disease and dementia brought on by mercury poisoning related to the treatment of syphilis, contracted in his teens.

For the last two years of his life, after an attempted suicide, Robert Schumann was confined to a mental institution at his own request.

You may now impress your friends with this info.

June 8 1869 -
Ives W. McGaffey
of Chicago patented his sweeping machine (patent # 91,145,) the first suction vacuum cleaner, on this date.

This suggests that Chicago was famous for sucking long before the emergence of the Cubs.

June 8, 1928 -
On May 31, 1928, Charles Kingsford Smith, Charles Ulm, Harry Lyon and James Warner left Oakland California in a Fokker VIIb-3m, called the Southern Cross, to attempt the first flight across the Pacific.

Flying via Hawaii and Fiji, they reach Brisbane, Australia 7,389 miles away,  nine days later, on this date.

June 8, 1982 -
President Ronald Reagan became the first US chief executive to address the two houses of British Parliament on this day.

His assistants became slightly concerned about the President's faculties when Reagan mentioned to them, that he believed that scene went well but he could be more convincing in the next take. He also mentioned to them that he'd be having lunch with Ann Sheridan at the commissary.

And so it goes.

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