The Daily Dose/July 19, 2019

The Daily Dose/July 19, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Leading Off will return.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a NobodyThe Sparrows hire a maid to help clean the house and later go out to dinner in the next county. Today’s Diary.

This reminded me of the time I actually broke down and hired a maid…This was back in the bachelor days in Sin City and interest and opportunity had coincided and a chick was coming over and it had been a while since a chick had come over and I seemed to recall having a clean pad would be mission-critical to scoring…The pad was my usual pigsty and it took two professional cleaners several hours – no small amount of which was spent in the bathroom – to get it even remotely presentable.

It’s Sparrow, an average man passing an average life.

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On This Date
In 1963 – Joe Walker, a NASA test pilot, flies the hypersonic, rocket powered X-15 aircraft to an altitude of 347,800 feet, well high enough to qualify as human spaceflight, making Walker, a former US Air Force pilot, the first civilian in space. The flight took place over southern California and lasted 12 minutes. Walker would duplicate the feat the following year becoming the first human to reach space twice and he died in 1965 in a midair collision. 

In 1952 – The Games of the 15th Summer Olympics begin in Helsinki, Finland. 69 nations sent 4,955 athletes who competed in 17 sports. Among other feats, Bob Mathias of the United States became the first athlete to defend his decathlon title and the US basketball team defeated the Soviet Union, making their first Olympic appearance, 36-25 in the gold medal game. Helsinki had originally been awarded the 1940 Summer Games, replacing Tokyo, which were ultimately canceled due to World War II, and remains the northern-most city to host the Summer Games. 

In 1980 – Billy Joel is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the first of two consecutive weeks with It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me. The song was Joel’s 13th chart single, his 11th Top 40 hit, his 4th Top 10 hit and his first #1. The song also went to #1 in Canada and was Billboard’s 9th biggest hit of 1980. To date, Joel has had two other #1 songs on the Hot 100:  Tell Her About It (1983) and We Didn’t Start the Fire (1989).  

Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.
Queen Victoria

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Nadia Comaneci won the following gold medals at the 1976 Montreal Olympics: individual all-around, uneven bars and balance beam.

Today’s Stumper
How many women competed at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games? – Answer next time!

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