Film producer, director, sculptor, and television actor, Tony Dow was born in 1945 in Hollywood. Of course, he is best known for his role as Wally Cleaver on Leave It To Beaver. The show ran for six seasons in 235 episodes from 1957-1963. Dow appeared in a variety of television programs including My Three Sons, Dr. Kildare, and Mr. Novak. In later life, he became a serious sculptor.
Jack Lemmon hosted the 36th Academy Awards in Santa Monica, California in 1964. It marked the first time that an African American won the best actor category as Sidney Poitier won the award. Winners included:
Best Picture – Tom Jones
Best Director – Tony Richardson for Tom Jones
Best Actor – Sidney Poitier for Lilies of the Field
Best Actress – Patricia Neal for Hud
Best Supporting Actor – Melvyn Douglas for Hud
Best Supporting Actress – Margaret Rutherford for the V.I.P.s
The 7th Grammy Awards were handed out in 1965 in Beverly Hills. The record of the year was The Girl from Ipanema. The best song of the year was Hello, Dolly!” written by Jerry Herman and performed by Louis Armstrong. Bill Cosby had the Best Comedy Performance for his I Started Out as a Child recording. Henry Mancini won a Grammy for The Pink Panther Theme. Roger Miller won five awards for the song Dang Me.
The 39th Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in 1975 featured big name golfer such as Johnny Miller, Tom Weiskopf, Hale Irwin, Billy Casper, Tom Watson, and Lee Trevino. Jack Nicklaus won the green jacket with a 12 under par score of 276. It was his sixth Masters victory and he would win one more in 1986.
Tiger Woods won the 61st Masters Tournament in 1997. He became the youngest (age 21) to win the tournament and the first African American to win. Tiger Woods shot a 270 (18 under par), which is a tournament record. Other major golfers in the top ten finishers included Tom Kite, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, and Bernhard Langer.
Larry Moskal began his career as a Social Studies teacher in 1971. He graduated from the University of Buffalo with degrees in history and education. Larry taught Social Studies for the Ken-Ton School system, a suburban school system north of Buffalo, New York until 2005, and then taught and was the Dean of Students at San Miguel High School in Tucson. At Ken-Ton, he pioneered several online courses for high school students. In the 1980s, he spent three years teaching in Colombia, South America and spent four years at Lewiston-Porter High School. He currently is the PowerSchool Administrator for San Miguel accomplishing his work over the Internet.