Elvis Presley Day

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Elvis Presley Day is a tribute for the “King of rock ‘n’ roll”. Elvis was a singer, musician and actor from the small US-American town Tupelo in the state of Mississippi. He sang gospel, ballads or songs that make you dance. In 1977 Elvis died unexpectedly on August 16 at his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, where he is also interred.

Travel to Memphis or Tupelo and spend time in the museums close to the Elvis estate or the souvenir shops. Elvis Week takes place every year, with the biggest celebrations held close to the 16th.

Elvis did not participate in awards shows, did not perform in TV shows and exclusively surrounded himself with well-chosen colleagues. His death hit the headlines and caused a lot of special broadcasts and breaking news. Newspaper headlines the day after his demise proclaimed “The King is Dead.” His death is considered the end of an era and since then his fans recommend him annually on Elvis Presley Day, the anniversary of his death date. (from me and www.cute-calendar.com)

Lefthander’s Day

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International Lefthanders Day is celebrated today and was first observed in 1976. As its name suggests, it’s meant to promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world. It celebrates the left-handers, who are from seven to ten percent of the world’s population.

International Lefthanders Day was founded by the Left-Handers Club in 1992, with the club itself having been founded in 1990. International Left-Handers Day is, according to the club, “an annual event when left-handers everywhere can celebrate their sinistrality [meaning left-handedness] and increase public awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed.” (from: Wikipedia and www.cute-calendar.com)

Sons and Daughters Day

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Son and Daughter Day is celebrated today, a day to spend with your children, the joy of your life. Daily life in a family with kids can sometimes be very busy, exhausting and distressing. Son and Daughter Day invites the moms and dads to pause and remember that it is not all stress and work, but that their children are actually pure joy.

The best way to take part in Son and Daughter Day is to show appreciation to sons and daughters. Spend some time together, hug each other and do stuff kids like. If those children are already grown up give them a call or visit them to let them know they are still beloved sons and daughters. (from www.cute-calendar.com)

 

Smile, You’re on Candid Camera

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On this day in 1948, Allen Funt’s popular television show debuted.

Candid Camera is an American hidden camera/practical joke reality television series created and produced by Allen Funt, which initially began on radio as the Candid Microphone on June 28, 1947. After a series of theatrical film shorts, also titled Candid Microphone, Funt’s concept came to television this date in 1948 and continued into the 1970’s.

The show involved concealing cameras filming ordinary people being confronted with unusual situations, sometimes involving trick props, such as a desk with drawers that pop open when one is closed or a car with a hidden extra gas tank. When the joke was revealed, victims would be told the show’s catchphrase: “Smile, you’re on Candid Camera.” (from Wikipedia)