Finding February Fun Facts
Finding February Follies:
February 1, 1964: The Governor of Indiana declared the lyrics to the song "Louie, Louie" by the Kingsmen to be "PORNOGRAPHIC", just because he couldn't understand them, and called for a ban. Rebellious-type youths then made sales skyrocket. After an investigation, the FCC concluded that the lyrics were, quite, "unintelligible at any speed".
February 2, 1887: Harvey Wilcox subdivided 120 acres of land that he owned in Southern California and started selling it off as real estate. His wife called it HOLLYWOOD...after the summer home of a woman she had met on a train.
Incidentally, ever heard of TMZ? Of course you have. Know what it stands for? Thirty Mile Zone. As in, the center of all the universe for beautiful people is in that 30 mile zone.
February 3, 1876: Albert Spalding and his brother took their combined savings of $800 and started a sporting goods company. They called it Dick's....because they weren't very well liked. I kid, I kid. Of course, they called it Spalding. (Like Judge Smails' nephew in "Caddyshack"). Spalding manufactured the first official baseball, tennis ball, basketball, golf ball AND football. The NFL uses Wilson balls, by the way, they're way easier to deflate (?!?)
February 3, 1959: The Day The Music Died. Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in Mason City, Iowa