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BC teachers' strike: What needs to happen before classes resume - goo.gl/news/IKJrj via news.google.com
Victoria-raised actress Jennifer Tilly (World Series of Poker, Family Guy, Out of Practice, Hill St. Blues) is 56.
Happy #Birthday - Bluesman/singer B.B. King is 89. Drummer Joe Butler of Lovin’ Spoonful is 73. Drummer Kenney Jones is 66.
On this day in 2012, actor John Ingle, who played Edward Quartermaine for two decades on ABC-TV’s “General Hospital,” died at age 84.
Also in 2009, The #Beatles‘ remastered catalog was a hit. “Abbey Road” was the biggest seller. The Beatles sold 1.2 million albums in 2009.
On this day in 2009, singer Mary Travers of Peter, Paul & Mary succumbed to leukemia at age 72.
On this day in 2006, Bob Dylan was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Modern Times.’ At 65, Dylan was the oldest artist to ever go No.1.
On this day in 1998, actress Meryl Streep was awarded her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
On this day in 1993, the first episode of the sitcom “Frasier” starring Kelsey Grammer aired on NBC. It ran for 11 laugh-filled seasons.
On this day in 1991, Canadian-born Jenny Jones debuted her syndicated TV talk show, which lasted for 12 years.
On this day in 1987, the first episode of “Wiseguy” starring Ken Wahl, aired on CBS. The #Vancouver-filmed crime drama ran for four years.
On this day in 1984, one of “hippest” TV series of the 80′s “Miami Vice” starring Don Johnson made its debut.
On this day in 1979, “Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugarhill Gang was released. It’s considered to be the first rap record; it sold 2 million.
Back in 1978, Boston went to No.1 on the Billboard album chart with ‘Don’t Look Back’.
On this day in 1977, rocker Marc Bolan, former leader of the British band T Rex, died in a single vehicle car crash in London at age 29.
his day in 1975, the Canadian newsmagazine “The Fifth Estate” launched on CBC TV.
On this day in 1974, Bachman-Turner Overdrive released the 45 of “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet.”
Still in 1972, Mac Davis reached #1 on the Easy Listening chart with “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me”.
On this day in 1972, the song “Black & White” by Three Dog Night topped the US charts, but only for the week.
On this day in 1970, Jimi #Hendrix made his final public appearance, at a club in London with Eric Burdon and War.
Also in 1968, the Andy Griffith Show was seen for the final time on CBS-TV.
On this day in 1968, US president Richard Nixon appeared via tape on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-in” on NBC-TV. ”Sock it to ME??!?”
Still in 1965, “Eight Days A Week.” the Beatles‘ seventh US #1 single, was certified to be a Gold Record.
On this day in 1965, the Dean Martin Show debuted on NBC-TV. The theme song? Everybody Loves Somebody.
On this day in 1964, Shindig premiered on ABC-TV. The performers actually did their songs on stage, and the show was a hit.
Still in 1963, ABC-TV introduced the science-fiction anthology series “The Outer Limits.” The hour-long show was in black-and-white.
Also in 1963, Henry Mancini and his Orchestra recorded “The Pink Panther Theme” from the movie of that name. It win three Grammys.
On this day in 1963, She Loves You, by The #Beatles, was released in the U.S. (It had been released in Canada a few days earlier.)
Also in 1960, in a three-day recording session in Nashville, Roy Orbison recorded his next chart entry, “I’m Hurtin'."
On this day in 1960, Johnny Burnette recorded his smash hit “You’re Sixteen.”
On this day in 1920, tenor Enrico Caruso made his last recording for Victor Records in Camden, NJ. He died 11 months later at age 48.
In #Scotland Independence Referendum, Thursday, polls say it's a dead heat. What do you say? Will YES win and Scotland go?
*This is a growing scandal: G.M. Defect Now Faulted in 19 Deaths nytimes.com/2014/09/16/bus…
The Planet Just Had Its Warmest August On Record (*It has been unusually HOT in #Vancouver) huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/15/war…
Things fall apart. Nobody can imagine what might happen. My take: The Great Unraveling nyti.ms/1q6XHoc
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Actor Tommy Lee Jones (One Life to Live, Amazing Howard Hughes) is 68. Winnipeg-born drummer Mitch Dorge of Crash Test Dummies is 54.
Back in 2007, Rihanna kicked off her “The Good Girl Gone Bad” tour of North America, Europe and Asia at GM Place in #Vancouver.
Today in 2003, radio/TV evangelist Garner Ted Armstrong died of pneumonia at the age of 73.
In 2001, Fred De Cordova, executive producer of The Jack Benny Show & The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, died at age 90.
Also this day in 1997, Oprah Winfrey announced she would continue her show through 2000.
On this day in 1997, Elton John updated “Candle in the Wind” sold more than 600,000 copies in its first day on British store shelves.
Also this day in 1990, the song “Release Me” by Wilson Phillips topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.
On this day in 1990, the 42nd Emmy Awards were handed out, with LA Law & Murphy Brown among the big winners.
On this day in 1988, Mark Knopfler announced the official breakup of Dire Straits. (They got back together in 1991).
On this day in 1986, the first of 171 episodes of “LA Law” aired on NBC-TV.
In 1982, Queen played their last U.S. concert with frontman Freddie Mercury, at the Great Western Forum in suburban L.A.