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WOWY 97.1 | Good Times… Great Oldies! | 2016 | January


Monthly Archive for: "January, 2016"

Vic Damone has passed away at the age of 89

Crooner Vic Damone has passed away ,Sunday at a Miami Beach hospital from complications of a respiratory illness according to his daughter. He was 89 years old. Damone’s romantic ballads helped him sell millions of records and sustained a half-century career in recordings, movies and nightclub, concert and television appearances. Frank Sinatra once praised Damone by saying “He has […]


You cannot say the “City of Brotherly Love” and Billy Joel haven’t been enjoying a 45-year-bromance. The Philadelphia Phillies and Live Nation announced that Billy will receive an “honorary contract” from the team prior to his July 27th gig at Citizens Bank Park in commemoration of the “Piano Man” performing his fifth straight — and […]

On This Day In History…(1/11/2018)

1935, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean, flying from Honolulu, Hawaii, to Oakland, California. 1963 “Please Please Me” b/w “Ask Me Why” by the Beatles is released in the U.K. 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued the first government report that indicated smoking might be hazardous to people’s health. 1973, the designated hitter rule […]

On this day in history (1/9/18)

1913, President Richard Nixon is born. He dies in 1994. 1925, Actor Lee Van Cleef (High Noon, For A Few Dollars More, The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, The Octagon, Escape From New York) is born. He dies in 1989. 1935, Actor Bob Denver (Gilligan’s Island‘s Gilligan) is born. He died in 2005. 1956, the “Dear Abby” advice column debuted in newspapers. 1959, the TV western Rawhide, starring Clint […]