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TODAY'S BIOGRAPHY

Alan Alda
January 28, 1936
Actor


Alan Alda is best known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce on the long-running television series "M*A*S*H". He was nominated over 20 times and won numerous awards for the series (including five Emmys), which provided a showcase for his talents as a socially conscious writer, director, and performer.


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TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day 34 years ago, in 1986, the Space Shuttle, Challenger, explodes only 74 seconds into its flight. All seven members of the crew perish, including school teacher, Christa McAuliffe.


Also on this day in...
1878 – With 21 subscribers, the world's first commercial switchboard is installed in New Haven, Connecticut.
1915 – The Coast Guard is created by an act of Congress.
1916 – Louis D. Brandeis is appointed the first Jewish member of the Supreme Court.
1958 – The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
1960 – The first photograph is bounced off of the moon.
1983 – Dover, New Jersey's WDHA is the first commercial radio station to air music from a compact disc.
1999 – Ford Motor company announces the purchase of Sweden's Volvo for $6.45 billion.


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THIS WEEK ON THE RADIO

10 Years Ago
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
20 Years Ago
Say My Name - Destiny’s Child
30 Years Ago
Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O’Connor
40 Years Ago
Magic - Olivia Newton-John
50 Years Ago
Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head - B.J. Thomas


THIS DAY IN MUSIC

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THIS WEEK AT THE MOVIES

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#
Movie Title Gross*
1 Bad Boys for Life 34.0
2 1917
15.8

3 Dolittle
12.5
4 The Gentlemen
11.0
5 Jumanji: The Next Level
7.9
6 The Turning
7.3
7 Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker
5.2
8 Little Women
4.7
9 Just Mercy
4.1
10 Knives Out
3.7


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