Today’s entry into my psyche is not only due to the fact that the date itself (12/13/14) is the last time that the date will appear in this century but also because the title refers to an old TV show hosted by John Davidson (1941), who also hosted an incarnation of “Hollywood Squares” back in the day.
As the host of “That’s Incredible” (a reality show which paved the way for shows like “American Idol”), he and his co-hosts, former NFL quarterback Fran Tarkenton and actress Cathy Lee Crosby, were tasked with witnessing feats from extraordinary people, like the world’s fastest talker, John Moschitta, and showcased various people performing various stunts (knife-juggling, staying in a small box for hours, etc.). Oddly enough, however, one of the shows that aired in the early 80s had Earl Woods bringing his son, Eldrick, to show his “putting skills with a golf ball”…suffice it to say, we were all “Tiger” hunters that day.
Sharing December 13 as a birthday are; actor Dick Van Dyke (1925), actor Christopher Plummer (“The Sound of Music”, among others) was born in 1929, veteran rocker and survivalist Ted Nugent (1948), lead singer of country greats Alabama, Mr. Randy Owen (1949), late WWF/E (although he wasn’t in WWE) superstar Junkyard Dog (1952-1998), and country star John Anderson, who had hits like “Swingin'” and “Straight Tequila Night”, was born in 1954.
Also, veteran actor/comedian Steve Buscemi (1957), singer/actor Morris Day (1957), the NFL’s famous twins Rob (Saints’ defensive coordinator) and Rex (Jets’ head coach) Ryan were born in 1962, actor Jamie Foxx (1967), and, for the youngsters, singers Amy Lee of Evanescence (1981) and the ubiquitous Taylor Swift was born in 1989.
On a personal note, as well, I would like to wish a happy birthday to an old friend, Bobby A. (sorry, don’t know if he wants his last name posted so we’ll leave it like that), who I haven’t spoken to in a while but I still give props to people because it’s part of who I am now.
/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\