On this day: August 3

POSTED: 02:07 PM PDT Aug 02, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 02, 2016 

Columbus sets sail, the first American intercollegiate sporting event takes place, Jesse Owens shines in Berlin, and a controversial stand-up comic dies, all on this day.

OTD August 3 - Allan Sherman
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Warner Bros. Records

1963: Allan Sherman releases "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh," the famous comic novelty song in which a boy describes his summer camp experiences to the tune of Ponchielli's "Dance of the Hours." The song would go on to win a 1964 Grammy Award for comedy.


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