Day By Day

Sunday, September 20, 2009

This Day In History

I don't normally post this sort of stuff on Sunday, but I couldn't ignore a couple of things.

First of all, on this day in 1933 the Pittsburgh Football Pirates [later renamed the Steelers] played their first NFL game. They lost 23-2.

And today marks the birthday of one of the greatest jazzmen of all time -- Mr Jelly Roll Morton. In commemoration here's the "Original Jelly Roll Blues" played by the man himself.

And on this day in 1934 Sophia Loren was born in Rome. You cannot imagine what the first sight of her on the big screen meant to a ten year old boy. Time has not been kind to her, but back then..., wow!