RED PLANET

December 2 in history:

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was born on this date in 1983. Under Coach Mike McCarthy, Rodgers led the Green Bay Packers from a wild card playoff berth to the Super Bowl championship after the 2010 season.

Another man from Wisconsin named McCarthy was one of the most powerful and feared persons in America in the 1950’s.  Senator Joseph McCarthy became famous for charging that Communists had infiltrated the government, and he held Senate hearings into Communist influence in the U.S.  The senator was criticized for ruining reputations with reckless accusations, and he sometimes suggested that his critics were on the side of the Communists.  On December 2nd, 1954, a majority of senators voted to condemn McCarthy, and his influence declined quickly.

The Washington Senators baseball team suddenly has a great season ray walston(because of a pact with the devil) in the 1954 novel “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant.”  The book was turned into the Broadway musical and movie “Damn Yankees,” starring Ray Walston as the devil.  Walston, born on this date in 1914, is also known as Mr. Hand from “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,”  Judge Bone from “Picket Fences,” and Uncle Martin, the title character from the sitcom “My Favorite Martian.”

The music video for the Britney Spears song “Oops!…I Did It Again” is supposed to be set partially on Mars.  Spears, born on December 2nd, 1981, was 17 when she had her first hit album.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s