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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2006 with 138 to go.
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Today is Monday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2005 with 138 to go.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for August 15-21, 2005.
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Today is Sunday, Aug. 15, the 228th day of 2004 with 138 to go.
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Today is Friday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2003 with 138 to go.
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Today is Thursday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2002 with 138 to go.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist and singer Hazel Scott was born this day in 1920 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. She was a leading figure at New York's Cafe Society in the early 1940s, and was best known for her jazz improvisations on familiar classical pieces. She died in New York
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HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The best Hollywood birthday party of this or any other year was the blowout for comedian/director Dick Martin, a study in deja vu.
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Mike Connors (born August 15, 1925) is an American actor best known for playing detective Joe Mannix in the CBS television series, Mannix. Before that, he had played a crime-fighting investigator, wielding a .38 handgun hidden in his back, in another CBS series, Tightrope.

Connors was born Krekor Ohanian in Fresno, California, of Armenian descent. He was an avid basketball player in high school who was nicknamed "Touch" by his teammates. During World War II he served in the United States Army Air Forces. After the war he attended the University of California at Los Angeles on a basketball scholarship, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. William A. Wellman got him into acting after noticing his expressive face while Connors was playing basketball. He appeared on the Los Angeles CBS station as "Touch" Connors in an episode of Jukebox Jury before the program went national via ABC in 1953. Connors is credited in his early films, such as Island in the Sky (1953), Swamp Women, a.k.a. Swamp Diamonds, Five Guns West (1955), and Flesh and the Spur (1957) as "Touch Connors".

He played basketball for Coach John Wooden at UCLA.

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