KEN

On this date in 1972, HBO launched it's programming broadcasting the 1971 movie "Sometimes a Great Notion" starring Paul Newman and Henry Fonda.  The movie was based on a novel by Ken Kesey.  Kesey may be better known for his 1962 novel, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".  However "Sometimes a Great Notion" is considered his masterpiece.  It was published in 1964.

Ken Kesey

Ken Kesey

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) was one of only three films to win the five major academy awards. It Happened One Night (1934), and The Silence of the Lambs (1991) were the other two.

•The Ken Doll was introduced in 1961, two years after the Barbie Doll debut.
•Like Barbie, the Ken Doll was named after a child of the inventor
•In his first year, Ken's hair was made of felt.
•Ken's best friend Allan Sherwood was introduced in 1964.
•Since his debut Ken has had at least 40 different occupation
•The first African American doll in the Barbie line was Brad introduced in 1968.

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Ken Jennings won 74 consecutive Jeopardy games.   In all of his Jeopardy appearances including tournaments he earned $3,196,300.  Jennings has a trivia blog which appears in Parade magazine called Kennections.

In what state does Ken Jennings and his family currently reside?  
a.  Washington
b.  Utah
c.  Hawaii
answer below ...

Did you know that the American meaning of the name KEN is clear water?

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One of the most prolific home run hitters in baseball in baseball history is Ken Griffey, Jr.  Ken had 630 home runs which is ranked sixth in major league baseball history.

Ken Jennings lives in a. Washington State

Ken Burns is an American director and documentary maker.  His latest release is "The Roosevelts, an Intimate History".   Slated for future release are:  "Jackie Robinson", "Vietnam", "Country Music", and "Ernest Hemingway".

Ken Burns is an American director and documentary maker.  His latest release is "The Roosevelts, an Intimate History".   Slated for future release are:  "Jackie Robinson", "Vietnam", "Country Music", and "Ernest Hemingway".

Good History is  question of survival.  Without any past, we will deprive ourselves of the defining impression of our being.  -Ken Burns

~Comedian, Singer, Songwriter, and Actor Ken Dodd HAVE A GREAT SATURDAY!

~Comedian, Singer, Songwriter, and Actor Ken Dodd
HAVE A GREAT SATURDAY!