#235 Bill Haley / Merv Griffin – 06 July 1925

Bill Haley

Bill Haley (July 6, 1925 – February 9, 1981) was one of the first American rock and roll musicians. He is credited by many with first popularizing this form of music in the early 1950s with his group Bill Haley & His Comets and their hit song “Rock Around the Clock”.

Merv Griffin

Photo by Linda Bisset

Mervyn Edward “Merv” Griffin, Jr. (July 6, 1925 – August 12, 2007) was an American television host, singer, and media mogul. During the 1960s, Griffin hosted his own talk show, The Merv Griffin Show, and created the game shows Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Haley
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merv_Griffin

Also born on this day :
Ruth Cracknell AM was an Australian theatre and television character actress.
Kjell Aartun is a Norwegian theologian and linguist.
Zdravko-Ćiro Kovačić is a Croat water polo player.
Gazi Yasargil is a Turkish medical scientist and neurosurgeon.
Lester Persky was an American film , television , and theatre producer.
Sir Charles Philip Haddon-Cave was Financial Secretary of Hong Kong.
John Ferruggio was an American in-flight director who led the evacuation of hi-jacked Pan Am Flight 93.

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