APRiL 22 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1923AARON SPELLiNG the American film and television producer was born on this 22nd day of April in 1923 (died in 2006 aged 83). His production company Spelling Television was responsible for about 200 television productions, including Charlie’s AngelsStarsky & HutchThe Love BoatFantasy IslandDynastyBeverly Hills, 90210Melrose PlaceT.J. HookerHotelThe RookiesVega$Hart to HartThe Colbys7th HeavenThe Mod SquadS.W.A.T., Charmed,Twin Peaks and many more. See the video below for a trip back in TV time, with this great collection of Spelling TV show intros… 

1936 ~ GLEN CAMPBELL the American country music singer and guitarist was born on this 22nd day of April in 1923. In his 50 years of show business, Glen released over 70 albums, with over 45 million records sold, while racking up 12 RIAA Gold albums, 4 Platinum albums, 1 Double-Platinum album. He made history by winning 4 Grammys in both country and pop in 1967. Glen Campbell had 27 songs in the Top 10, with hits including Gentle on My Mind, By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Wichita Lineman, Galveston, Rhinestone Cowboy and Southern Nights.

1937 ~ JACK NiCHOLSON the American actor, film director, producer and writer was born on this 22nd day of April in 1937. Jack Nicholson has had 12 Oscar nominations, making him the 2nd most nominated actor of all time (1st is Meryl Streep & tied with Katharine Hepburn). Jack has been in many great movies, including; The Raven, The Trip, Psych-Out, Head, Easy Rider, Carnal Knowledge, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Postman Always Rings Twice, As Good as It Gets, Terms of Endearment,The Shining, The Departed, Batman, The Witches of Eastwick, A Few Good Men, About Schmidt, Anger Management, The Bucket List and many more. 

The Anger Management 2003 movie poster featuring Jack Nicholson as Dr.Buddy Rydell
The Anger Management 2003 movie poster featuring Jack Nicholson as Dr.Buddy Rydell with Adam Sandler

1950 ~ PETER FRAMPTON the English (naturalized American) musician, singer, songwriter, producer and guitarist was born on this 22nd day of April in 1950. Frampton is best known for his great songs such as Baby I Love Your Way (1975), I’m in You (1977), and Show Me the Way (1975). Visit the official Peter Frampton website: www.Frampton.com, like his FACEBOOK.com/PeterFrampton & follow his TWiTTER.com/PeterFrampton

1951 PAUL CARRACK the English musician was born on this 22nd day of April in 1951.   The video below features Paul Carrack’s music video from 1987 When You Walk in the Room…

1970 ~ EARTH DAY was 1st celebrated on this 22nd day of April in 1970. Earth day events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. Earth Day is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year, with numerous communities celebrating Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues. Earth Day Network on Facebook

EARTH DAY 2012 visit EarthDay.org
EARTH DAY 2012 visit EarthDay.org

1979 DANiEL JOHNS the Australian musician from SiLVERCHAiR was born on this 22nd day of April in 1979.

1982 ~ Fred Williams (OBE) the Australian painter died on the 22nd April 1982 aged 55 (born 23rd January 1927).

1984 ~ ANSEL ADAMS the American photographer and environmentalist died on this 22nd day of April in 1984 aged 82. Ansel was best known for his black & white photographs of the American West, especially in Yosemite National Park. Ansel Adams with Fred Archer developed the Zone System, to help determine proper exposure and adjust the contrast for clarity and depth of the final print. Ansel’s photographs were widely distributed on calendars, posters and books.

Photographer Ansel Adams
Photographer Ansel Adams
The Tetons & the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park 1942 ~ photo by Ansel Adams
The Tetons & the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park 1942 ~ photo by Ansel Adams

1993 ~ MOSAiC WEB BROWSER Version 1.0 was released on this 22nd day of April in 1993. Mosaic was the web browser that was credited with popularizing the World Wide Web, making it the application that opened up the Web to the general public. Mosaic was also the 1st browser to display images inline with text, instead of displaying images in a separate window. Today most of the popular contemporary browsers, Internet Explorer,  Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox retain many of the characteristics of the original Mosaic graphical user interface and interactive experience.

Mosaic 1.0 running under System 7.1, displaying Welcome to Mosaic Communications Corporation (later Netscape) website.
Mosaic 1.0 running under System 7.1, displaying Welcome to Mosaic Communications Corporation (later Netscape) website.

2009 ~ iNTERNATiONAL MOTHER EARTH DAY was established on this 22nd day of April in 2009.  This day recognizes that the Earth and its ecosystems are our home and that it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth.

The Flag of the United Nations for International Mother Earth Day
The Flag of the United Nations for International Mother Earth Day
EARTH DAY 2012 visit Earthday.org
EARTH DAY 2012 visit Earthday.org

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