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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Friday, Feb. 2, 2007.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2006 with 332 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2005 with 332 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2004 with 333 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 8-14.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Al Jarreau, who was born in 1940 (age 63); Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane/Starship fame in 1942 (age 61); Liza Minnelli in 1946 (age 57); James Taylor in 1948 (age 55); Little Feat keyboardist Bill Payne and Badfinger drummer
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2003 with 332 to follow.
By United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 12) Today's birthdays include Al Jarreau, who was born in 1940 (age 62); Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane/Starship fame in 1942 (age 60); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 9) Today's birthdays include country's Mickey Gilley, who was born in 1936 (age 66); Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere and the Raiders, and John Cale of The Velvet Underground, both in 1942 (age 60); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2002 with 332 to follow. This is Groundhog's Day.
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Tom Smothers
Tom Smothers performs at River Rock Casino near Vancouver, British Columbia, July 28, 2006. (UPI Photo/Heinz Ruckemann)
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Tom Smothers (born Thomas Bolyn Smothers III on February 2, 1937) is an American comedian, composer and musician, best known as half of the musical comedy team the Smothers Brothers, alongside his younger brother Dick.

Smothers was born in New York City, the son of Ruth (née Remick), a homemaker, and Thomas B. Smothers, an army officer. After moving to California, he graduated from Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach, California. He was a competitive unicyclist, and a state champion gymnast in the parallel bars. Smothers later attended San José State University, then known as San Jose State College. At SJSC, Smothers participated both in gymnastics and pole vault for the track team (coached by Lloyd (Bud) Winter.

The Smothers Brothers initially wanted to be folk musicians. Tom didn't feel that he was good enough to be a professional musician, but he was funny enough to do comedy. The two began adding comedy bits to their act.

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