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This Day In NBA History: 1961 - Hall of Fame player Isiah Thomas, a twelve-time NBA All-Star and twice the All-Star Game MVP, is born in Chicago, Illinois.  keepinitrealsports.tumblr.com  keepinitrealsports.wordpress.com

For guys my age, Isiah Thomas was a boyhood hero, the Captain of the infamous Bad Boy Detroit Pistons. For me it goes a little deeper as I worked at a fast fo

The Beach Boys are an American rock band, formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love and friend Al Jardine. Initially managed by the Wilsons' father Murry, the Beach Boys signed with Capitol Records in 1962. The band's early music gained popularity across the United States for its close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a Southern California youth culture of surfing

A new box set offers a fresh look at "Heroes and Villains," a Beach Boys classic worth taking apart and reexamining.

Ray Charles

Hard Times lyrics by Ray Charles: My mother told me / 'Fore she passed away / Said son when I'm gone / Don't forget to pray / 'Cause

In 1961, Leonid Rogozov, 27, was the only surgeon in the Soviet Antarctic Expedition. During the expedition, he felt severe pain in the stomach and had a high fever. Rogozov examined himself and discovered that his appendix was inflamed and could burst at any time. With a local anesthesia, he operated himself to remove the appendix. An engineer and a meteorologist assisted surgery.

In Leonid Rogozov, was the only surgeon in the Soviet Antarctic Expedition. During the expedition, he felt severe pain in the stomach and had a high fever. Rogozov examined himself and discovered that his appendix was inflamed and could burst at