Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024
1910 The Boys Scouts of America is founded, by William Boyce. Boyce had been lost in the fog while visiting London and encountered a boy who guided him to his destination. The boy refused Boyce’s tip, explaining that he was a Boy Scout and was merely doing his daily good deed. Intrigued, Boyce met with the Boy Scouts headquarters and upon his return to the U.S. incorporated the Boy Scouts of America.
1960 Official groundbreaking ceremonies are held for the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1969 The Saturday Evening Post published its last issue.
1975 Bob Dylan was at No.1 on the US charts with his 15th studio album “Blood on the Tracks”, his second US No.1 album. The album became one of Dylan’s all-time best-selling studio releases, with a double-platinum US certification by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Writer John Grisham 69
Actor Nick Nolte 83
Composer John Williams 92 – (Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Jaws, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park.)
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