Updated Feb 26, 2013 - 10:17 am
Happy 94th Birthday Grand Canyon National Park
1919 was also the year of the "Black Sox Scandal," where members of the Chicago White Sox conspired to "throw" the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds took the series five games to three. Two years later, eight members of the White Sox were banned from Baseball, including the legendary "Shoeless" Joe Jackson. A dramatization of the whole sorted affair became a movie, starring John Cusack in 1988, based on Eliot Asinof's 1963 book.
In the music world, Natalie Cole's dad, Nat "King" Cole was born, along with that "Ol' Pea Picker," Tennessee Ernie Ford, Folk legend, Pete Seeger, Ivory Tinkler, Liberace and the husband and wife team of Marge and Gower Champion.
Top songs included "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me" by Ted Lewis & His Jazz Band, "You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet" by Al Jolson, "A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody" by John Steel and who could forget "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" by Ben Selvin's Novelty Orchestra.
What a Year.
Russ Egan, Evening Personality