Michael Jackson · Motown · Music · Pop Culture · Television

December 14, 1969 – The Jackson 5 Appear on The Ed Sullivan Show

I love Music! 🎼 ♫ ♫ I grew up listening to the King of Pop and had to jump on this story. Growing up in Gary, Indiana the Jackson Brothers started performing in 1964. Brothers Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Jackie were a phenomenal singing group that change the band name to the Jackson 5 when little brother… Continue reading December 14, 1969 – The Jackson 5 Appear on The Ed Sullivan Show

Beatles · Music · Pop Culture · Songs · Television

♬ ♬ November 29, 1963–Beatles Release “I Want to Hold Your Hand” ♬ ♬

Author’s Note: As with yesterday’s post about inventions, another one of my LOVES in life is music. If you hadn’t picked this up before, I promise you–dear readers–you will be hearing more about music as we are on this journey. I hope you will enjoy my musical enthusiasm as much as I enjoy sharing it!… Continue reading ♬ ♬ November 29, 1963–Beatles Release “I Want to Hold Your Hand” ♬ ♬

Inventors · New York · Second World War · Television

November 23, 1948- Dr. Back Awarded the Patent for his Zoomar Lens

I love watching football, and just this season, I have converted my wife into a football –okay, Seattle Seahawks, and Utah Utes–fan. Could you imagine watching a football game without a zoom lens? Earlier this year, Littlesparksoflife2 and I were at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas and watched a game on this screen.  Could you imagine… Continue reading November 23, 1948- Dr. Back Awarded the Patent for his Zoomar Lens

Animation · Movies · Pop Culture

November 22, 1995–Toy Story was Released

20 years ago today, Toy Story was released. This was the first fully computer-animated film ever created. On November 22, 1995, this movie changed the course of animated movies forever. I remember when this movie first came out. I remember them trumping that it was the first fully digital animated film, and for a moment, I… Continue reading November 22, 1995–Toy Story was Released

Actors · Actresses · Hollywood · Television · United States

November 16, 1981 – Luke and Laura get married

In July of 1981, an estimated 17 million people in the United States tuned in to watch Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer get married at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. These were very important people geopolitically in 1981. Prince Charles is the heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II, and Diana is noble… Continue reading November 16, 1981 – Luke and Laura get married

Actors · Actresses · Austria · Film · Hollywood · Movies

November 9, 1914 – Happy 101st Birthday Mrs. Hedy Lamarr

Note: in an effort to get this post uploaded on November 9th, I will need to come in and cite sources tomorrow!! So, I was first introduced to Hedy Lamarr in the 1974 comedy masterpiece Blazing Saddles. Harvey Korman (one of my all time favorites) played Hedley Lamarr. They often refer to him as Hedy… Continue reading November 9, 1914 – Happy 101st Birthday Mrs. Hedy Lamarr