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George Carlin

Birthday Report for May 12th, 1937

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Events of the Month for George Carlin  

When George Carlin entered the world, these stories made the front page of the nation's newspapers: American author Margaret Mitchell wins the Pulitzer Prize for her novel "Gone With the Wind." In San Francisco, more than 200,000 pedestrians cross the Golden Gate Bridge during the bridge's opening ceremonies. The Golden Gate Bridge, spanning more than 4,200 feet, is the world's longest bridge. In other news, the U.S. Supreme Court upholds the Social Security Act. In London, Neville Chamberlain becomes the Prime Minister of Great Britain and quickly promises peace in Europe. In Berlin, Adolf Hitler prohibits hydrogen-borne zeppelin flights.  


Entertainment News for the year George Carlin was born

Audiences were applauding these developments in the entertainment industry when George Carlin was an infant. Benny Goodman has the whole nation doing the jitterbug. While Sonja Henie works magic on ice and film in One in a Million. Also on film, the Disney classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs opens this year. On the music scene we hear The Lady is a Tramp, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off and My Funny Valentine.

Popular Music when George Carlin was born.

When George Carlin was rocking in a cradle, these songs were topping the music charts: Back in 1937, the popular songs were: A Foggy Day performed by Ira Gershwin; Am I In Love? performed by Al Dubin; Johnny One Note sung by Lorenz Hart; as well as Rosalie by Cole Porter. Also topping the musical charts: So Rare by Jerry Herst; That Old Feeling by Lew Brown; The Lady Is a Tramp by Lorenz Hart; and the ever popular Toy Trumpet by Raymond Scott.

Movie News for the year George Carlin was born.

While George Carlin was discovering how to stand up, The Academy gave a standing ovation to these movies and actors: 'The Life Of Emile Zola'- Warner Bros won the Best Movie Academy Award in 1937. Also this year, the Academy Award for Best Actor went to Spencer Tracy for his role in 'Captains Courageous' and the Best Actress Award went to Luise Rainer for her role in 'The Good Earth'.

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