Friday, January 9, 2015

I'd never heard this before:

January 9, 1959 -
Move 'em on, head 'em up,
Head 'em up, move 'em out,
Move 'em on, head 'em out Rawhide!

The TV Western, Rawhide, with Clint Eastwood as Rowdy Yates premiered on CBS on this date.

January 9, 1968 -
It Takes A Thief
, starring Robert Wagner, premiered on ABC-TV on this date.

In the first season, Alexander Mundy was a cat burglar hired by American spy agency: The SIA. In the second season, he became a freelance operative.

Today in History:
January 9, 1768
The first modern circus opened in London. English cavalry sergeant Philip Astley staged the first modern circus, performing elaborate feats on the backs of horses racing around a ring.

Though similar entertainment had existed for centuries, Astley was the first to hold a circus in a ring, and to gather such disparate forms of entertainment together.  And people paid good money to smell horse manure in a theatre.

January 9, 1913 -
Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.

Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, was born on this date.

Also born on this date -
January 9, 1913 (or 1911) -
Sing out Louise!!!

Rose Louise Hovick, actress, ecdysiast and writer, was born on this date.

January 9, 1915 -
When a person has an accent, it means he can speak one more language than you.

Fernando Álvaro Lamas y de Santos, actor and director, was born on this date.

January 9, 1981 -
Jesus saves and (insert your favorite sports figure here.)

Hockey Hall of Famer, Phil Esposito, said he would call it quits as a hockey player after the New York Rangers-Buffalo Sabres hockey game. It was a game that seemed like it might never end - both teams skated to a 3-3 tie. Esposito quit the New York Rangers and went on to become General Manager and coach of the Rangers. Phil Esposito played for the Boston Bruins when he won the Hart Memorial Trophy for Most Valuable Player in the NHL in 1969 and 1974 and helped lead the Bruins to two Stanley Cup Championships in 1970 and 1972 .

And so it goes.

Before you go - I saw this fantastic Talking Heads concert from 1980 over at Dangerous Minds -

Find some time this weekend to watch this - it's really good.

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