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August 10: Happy Birthday, Eddie Fisher

1928: The Winter Olympics were held in St. Moritz, Switzerland; Lev Trotsky was arrested in Moscow; WMAK begins broadcasting in Buffalo, while W2XAD from Schenectady airs radio's first "melodrama," The Queen's Messenger; Haile Selassie becomes king of Abyssinia; and in Philadelphia, Eddie Fisher was born on August 10.

Fisher was a silky pop crooner, singer of such hits as "Wish You Were Here," "Any Time," "Tell Me Why," "Oh! My Pa-Pa".

In 1952, Fisher became a regular on the U.S. Army-produced program Forward March, on which he sang numbers such as "I'm Yours," "All By Myself," and "Lady of Spain."  In a similar capacity, he hit the airwaves in 1954 on a program called Coke Time, belting out tunes, usually backed by Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra.

We commemorate the birth of the great entertainer, Eddie Fisher.


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