Keener Today – September 27

Beach Boys Sullivan


Today in 1964, The Beach Boys debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing “I Get Around” and “Wendy.”

Baseball legend Brooks Robinson, the Orioles’ Hall of Famer, has passed away at 86. Known as the greatest defensive third baseman in baseball history, he spent his entire 23-year career with the Baltimore Orioles, helping them win two World Series championships. Robinson’s remarkable fielding skills earned him nicknames like “the Human Vacuum Cleaner,” and he remained beloved in Baltimore long after retiring in 1977.

After 148-day, striking Hollywood writers will be able to resume work starting today. Union members will vote on the contract starting Monday, concluding on October 9th. It is widely anticipated that members will give their approval to the proposed three-year agreement.

Detroit is expanding its use of license plate readers (LPRs) to track down cars involved in crime. City Council voted 7-2 yesterday to approve a $5 million contract with Illinois-based Motorola Solutions.

Not Flying? These U.S. Airports Let You Pass Through Security as a Visitor (More)

Got a cold? Here’s what doctors recommend: While there’s no cure, you can alleviate discomfort. Stay hydrated, get enough sleep, and avoid alcohol, caffeine, and smoking. Over-the-counter medicines are available, but consult a healthcare provider for children. Focus on comfort, not unnecessary treatments. Consider staying home to rest and prevent spreading the cold. Hydrate, stay active, and use saline sprays or rinses. Humidifiers can help, and honey can soothe your throat. Ginger, hot soups, and tea may also provide relief. Most importantly, listen to your body and seek medical advice for complications. (More)

Hot and enough for you? This summer witnessed record-breaking heat worldwide, and now, even as we transition into fall, we’re experiencing some of the hottest temperatures for this time of year. While it is cooling down with the arrival of fall, the recent temperatures remain significantly higher than the historical average for late September.

Today in history:

1969 – Carlos Santana’s debut LP enters Billboard’s album chart, featuring the hit single “Evil Ways” that eventually reaches number 4 and stays on the chart for over two years.

1970 – CBS cancels Ted Mack’s The Original Amateur Hour after Geritol ends its sponsorship. The show launched the careers of stars like Gladys Knight, Ann-Margret, Pat Boone, Raul Julia, and Teresa Brewer.

1975 – John Denver’s “I’m Sorry” / “Calypso” hits the top of the Billboard singles chart, marking his fourth and final US number one record.

1986 – The Beatles’ “Twist and Shout” re-enters the US Pop singles chart after appearing in films like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Back To School.

1990 – Marvin Gaye receives a posthumous star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame, with his children accepting the award on his behalf, despite the tragic circumstances of his death in 1984.

Today’s Birthdays:

1933 Will Sampson, American actor, (Outlaw Josey Wales) (d. 1987)
1934 Greg Morris, American actor (Mission: Impossible), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)
1934 Wilford Brimley, American actor (Gus-Our House, Cocoon), born in Salt Lake City Utah (d. 2020)
1936 Don Cornelius, American television host (Soul Train), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
1943 Randy Bachman (Age 80), Canadian guitarist and songwriter (Guess Who – “American Woman”; Bachman-Turner Overdrive “Takin’ Care Of Business”), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
1947 Meatloaf, American rock musician and singer-songwriter (“Bat Out of Hell”; Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad”), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2002)
1948 Russ Kunkel (Age 74), American session and touring drummer (Crosby, Stills & Nash; Jackson Browne; Carly Simon; Lyle Lovett; Tracy Chapman; Dan Fogelberg; Linda Ronstadt), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1954 “The Tonight Show” premieres on NBC, hosted by Steve Allen
1958 Shaun Cassidy (Age 65), American singer (“Da Doo Ron Ron”), actor (Hardy Boys), television writer and producer (American Gothic; New Amsterdam), born in Los Angeles, California
1972 Gwyneth Paltrow (Age 51), American actress (Pallbearer, Emma, Hard Eight), born in Los Angeles, California.