Monday, April 9, 2012

April 9

April 9
TV Times, April 9-15, 1978
On the Cover: Shaun Cassidy with Kate Jackson (Inset)

Events that happened on April 9
1942 – The “Fall of Bataan,” which marked the beginning of total Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War II. It was renamed “Araw ng Kagitingan” (Day of Valor) by President Ferdinand Marcos and declared a national holiday.

Personalities and celebrities born on April 9:
1969 – April Boy Regino (real name Dennis Regino Magdaraog), singer-songwriter – in Marikina.
April Boy Regino on his record album “Jukebox Idol”
1983 – Borgy Manotoc (full name Martin Borgy Marcos Manotoc), model and actor – Honolulu, Hawaii.
Borgy Manotoc (with girlfriemd Georgina Wilson)
on the cover of Preview  (March 2011).

Picture Trivia
          American actress Grace Kelly (1929-1982) was first seen in a small part in the film Fourteen Hours (1951). Next was in the classic High Noon (1952), where she played the role of a Quaker’s wife opposite Gary Cooper.
          In the next four years, Kelly appeared in almost successive box office hits including John Ford’s Mogambo (1953), Alfred Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder (1954), The Country Girl (1954) where she won the Academy Award for Best Actress portraying the role of a drunkard’s wife, Rear Window (1954), and To Catch a Thief (1955).
          On April 1955, Grace Kelly met Prince Rainier of Monaco. It was reported that the prince was looking for a wife as he needed to have an heir according to the 1918 treaty between France and Monaco. Otherwise, Monaco will revert back to French rule.

On the left: Portrait of American actress Grace Kelly on the cover of Movie Secrets (April 1954).
On the right: Grace Kelly preparing to be a princess, ten days before her wedding
to prince Rainier of Monaco on the cover of Life (April 9, 1956).
          Prince Rainier proposed to Kelly on December 1955. Kelly’s family needed to produce two million dollars as dowry for the marriage to push through.
          At the age of 27, Kelly decided to leave being an actress at the peak of her stardom to become the princess of Monaco. On April 12, 1956, Kelly arrived in Monaco with her family. Thousands upon thousands of people filled the streets of Monaco to welcome their would-be princess.
          On April 19, 1956, Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly were married. The event became one of the most publicized marriages in world history. In that same year, MGM released the last film that starred Kelly, the musical comedy High Society, for which the highlight was Kelly’s duet with Bing Crosby singing “True Love.”         
Nag-propose ng kasal si Prince Rainier noong December 1955 kay Kelly. Kinailangan ng pamilya ni Kelly na makapaglabas ng dalawang milyong dolyar na dowry upang matuloy ang kasal.
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