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Glen Campbell
April 22, 1936 - August 8, 2017
Singer


Glen Travis Campbell was an American country music singer, guitarist, television host and occasional actor. During his 50 years in show business, Campbell released more than 70 albums. He sold 45 million records and accumulated 12 RIAA Gold albums, 4 Platinum albums and 1 Double-Platinum album. He made history by winning four Grammys in both country and pop categories. He was Male Vocalist of the Year from both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, and took the CMA's top award as 1968 Entertainer of the Year. In 2005, Campbell was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.


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TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day 42 years ago, in 1977, optical fiber is first used to carry live telephone traffic.


Also on this day in...
1864 Congress passes the Coinage Act mandating the inscription "In God We Trust" on all U.S. coins.
1889 At high noon, thousands rush to claim land in the Land Run.
1945 Prisoners at the Jasenovac concentration camp revolt. 520 are killed and 80 escape.
1969 Britain Sir Robin Knox-Johnston completes the first solo non-stop circumnavigation of the world.
1994 Richard M. Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, dies at age 81
2004 Pro football player Pat Tillman, who'd traded in a multimillion-dollar contract to serve as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan, is killed by friendly fire.


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THIS WEEK ON THE RADIO

10 Years Ago
The Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow
20 Years Ago
TLC - No Scrubs
30 Years Ago
The Bangles - Eternal Flame
40 Years Ago
Barbara Mandrell - (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right
50 Years Ago
Glen Campbell - Galveston


THIS DAY IN MUSIC

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Movie Title Gross*
1 Shazam! 25.1
2 Little
15.5
3 Hellboy
12.0
4 Pet Sematary
10.0
5 Dumbo
9.2
6 Captain Marvel
8.6
7 Us
6.9
8 After
6.2
9 Missing Link
5.8
10 The Best of Enemies
2.0


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