Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July 31


July issues of different magazines

JULY 31
Mr. & Ms. Vol. 25 No. 15, July 31, 2001
On the front cover: Natalia Oreiro
On the back cover: Pia Guanio for the Alaska Milk print ad

Events that happened on July 31:
1889 – Jose Rizal’s article, “Una Profanacion” (A Profanation”), a sharp attack against the friars for refusing to bury Mariano Herbosa in a Catholic cemetery because he was a brother-in-law of Rizal, was published in La Solidaridad.
1946 – Philippine Airline (PAL) became the first Asian airline to cross the Pacific Ocean when a chartered Douglas DC-4 ferried 40 American servicemen to Oakland, California, from Nielson Airport in Makati, with stops in Guam, Wake Island, Johnston Atoll, and Honolulu, Hawaii.
1961 – The Association of Southeast Asia (ASA) with Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines as members,was established in Bangkok.
1980 – President Ferdinand Marcos formed the Light Rail Transit Authority for the construction of the first light railway transit (LRT) system in the Philippines.


Personalities and celebrities born on July 31:
1891 – Jose Ma. Nava, Hiligaynon playwright, newspaperman and labor leader – in Iloilo City (d. January 14, 1954).
1997 – Barbie Forteza (full name Barbara Ambas Forteza), actress and commercial model – in Biñan, Laguna.



A symbolic illustration of
“The Test Tube Baby,”
on the cover Time (July 31, 1978),
six days after Louis Joy Brown was
delivered through Caesarean operation
at the Oldham General Hospital.
Picture Trivia
          Louise Joy Brown is known as the world's “first test tube baby.” In reality, however, the baby was not “created” in a test tube as one might think. The method of in-vitro fertilization (IVF), or the fertilization of a woman’s ovum by a spermatozoa, is done in a fluid medium in a petri dish. The fertilized ovum or zygote is returned to the woman’s uterus, the objective of which is to have a successful pregnancy and birth. The IVF was conceptualized by Dr. Patrick Steptoe (1913-1988) and Dr. Robert Edwards (1925-2013). Lesley Brown undertook this procedure on November 10, 1977. After 256 days, on July 25, 1978, a baby girl was born through Caesarean operation and was named Louise Joy Brown.
 
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Monday, July 30, 2012

July 30


July issues of different magazines

JULY 30
Prime Weekly Edition Vol. 2 No. 24, July 30, 1987
On the Cover: Evelyne Riu Andrews
 
GLIMPSE FROM THE PAST
Actress and sex symbol Mae West
on the cover of Screen Play July 1933 issue.

Events that happened on July 30:
1860 – The port of Cebu was opened to foreign commerce.
1934 – The first constitutional convention was convened to frame up the 1935 Philippine Constitution.


Personalities and celebrities born on July 30:
1913 – Macario Peralta Jr, guerilla leader during the Japanese Occupation, lawyer, senator and secretary of national defense (January 1, 1962- December 30, 1965) – in Manila.
1922 – Aruray (real name Socorro D. Cruz) actress, comedian and dancer.
Pictures of the comedian Aruray during her early days on the pages of Hiwaga Komiks.

Ang “Maga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang” ni Severino Reyes
Ang “Pedro Matapang,” isa sa
“Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang”
na kinatha ni Severino Reyes,
nasa taklob-pahina ng ikalawang isyu
ng Tagalog Klasiks na lumabas
noong Hulyo 30, 1949.
          Unang nabasa sa magasing Liwayway si Lola Basyang, isang matandang babaeng nagsasalaysay ng mga kuwento sa mga nakikinig na mga bata. Ito ay nilikha ni Severino Reyes (1861-1942), sa seryeng “Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang” na nagsimula noong Mayo 25, 1925. Ang unang kuwento ay ang “Plautin ni Periking,” na nagsasaysay ng pakikipagsapalaran ng isang batang may mahiwagang pluta (magic flute) at lumilipad na latag (flying carpet). Halos lahat ng mga kuwento ay patungkol sa mga alamat at istoryang klasiko, at mga kakaibang romansa, kababalaghan at pakikipagsapalaran.  Karaniwang may dalawang nagtutunggaling mga karakter ang kuwento na lumalayon at sumasagisag sa kabutihan at kasamaan. Laging may kapupulutang aral sa katapusan ng kuwento. Natigil ito nang yumao si Reyes noong Setyembre 15, 1942. Umabot ng 407 ang bilang ng mga kuwento na isinaysay ng karakter na si Lola Basyang mula 1925 hanggang 1942.
          Sa pamamagitan ng anak ni Severino Reyes na si Pedrito, muling lumabas ang “Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang” sa mga pahina ng Tagalog Klasiks bilang mga kuwentong iginuhit (illustrated stories) sa pagsisimula sa sirkulasyon ng komiks na ito noong Hulyo 16, 1949. Unang lumabas sa Tagalog Klasiks ang kuwentong “Maryang Makiling.” Nasundan ito ng “Pedro Matapang” (Hulyo 30, 1949), “Prinsipeng Unggoy” (Agosto 13, 1949), “Ang Sirena sa Ilog Pasig” (Setyembre 10, 1949), atbp. Ang mga kuwento ay inilarawan ng mga batikang dibuhista kabilang sina Maning de Leon, Nestor Redondo, Jesus Ramos, Jess Jodloman at Ruben Yandoc.
          Si Lola Basyang ay ibinatay ni Reyes kay Donya Gervasia Guzman de Zamora, ang matriarka ng pamilyang Zamora na naninirahan sa Quiapo. Ayon kay Reyes, si Donya Basyang ay lagi niyang nakikitang nagsasalaysay ng mga kuwento sa kaniyang mga apo tuwing matatapos ang hapunan. Ang eksenang ito ang ginamit ni Reyes upang mabuo ang konsepto ng “Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang.”
          Simula ng 1950s, naging serye rin sa radio ang likhang ito ni Reyes. Nang lumaon, naging batayan din ito ng mga palabas sa television at pelikula.
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Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru of India,
on the cover of Time (July 30, 1956).
Picture Trivia
          Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964) was the first prime minister of India (1947-1964). Nehru advocated the “non-alignment policy” and the unity of nations of the Third World. He is the father of Indira Gandhi (1917-1984), who followed and continued her policy in government.
 
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Sunday, July 29, 2012

July 29


Mga komiks (comics) na lumabas sa sirkulasyon sa buwan ng Hulyo

JULY 29
Liwayway, Hulyo 29, 1946
Tampok sa taklob-pahina ang dibuho ni Hugo Yonson
 
GLIMPSE FROM THE PAST

Rudolf Valentino on the cover Photoplay (July 1922).
 
Events that happened on July 29:
The Philippine Tuberculosis Society building on the
cover of Philippine Panorama August 1, 2010 issue,
in celebration of PTS centennial anniversary and
the National Lung Month.





 


1910 – The Philippine Tuberculosis Society was established.














Personalities and celebrities born on July 29:
1940 – Winnie Monsod (birth name Solita Collas), economist, television host, writer, college professor – in Manila.
1960 – Cynthia Aguilar Villar, politician and lawmaker – in Muntinlupa City.
1983 – Maricar Manalaysay Balagtas, beauty titlist anf Miss Globe International 2001 – in Plaridel, Bulacan.





Daniel Radcliff as Harry Potter
on the cover of Entertainment Weekly
(July 29, 2005).
Picture Trivia
          The Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth and penultimate novel in the Harry Potter series written by British author Joanne Kathleen Rowling. Published on July 16, 2005, it sold more than nine million copies in the first 24 hours of worldwide sales.
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Saturday, July 28, 2012

July 28


July issues of different magazines

JULY 28
OK! July 28, 2008
On the Cover: Jessica Alba and her first baby, Honor Marie Alba Warren (first published picture)


GLIMPSE FROM THE PAST
Doris Day on the cover of Down Beat (July 28, 1948).
 

Events that happened on July 28:
1963 – The plane carrying 24 Filipino boy scout delegates to the 11th World Boy Scout Jamboree in Greece crashed in the Arabian Sea.
1995 – The Enchanted Kingdom, an amusement theme park in Santa Rosa City, Laguna, was first opened to the public.


Personalities and celebrities born on July 28:
1941 – Susan Roces (real name Jesusa Purificacion Sonora), multi-awarded actress – in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.
Susan Roces
on the covers of Literary Song-Movie Magazine (May 23, 1963), Pinoy Komiks (July 1, 1968),
and Expressweek (June 16, 1977 and September 14, 1978).
 
1969 – Alice Dixson (full name Josie Alice Celeones Dixson), actress – in Quezon City.
Alice Dixson
on the cover of FHM Philippines (December 2013)


 

Catwoman as portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer
(for the film Batman Returns)
on the cover of Flicks (July 1992).
Picture Trivia
          Many Hollywood actresses were considered to play the role of Catwoman in the film Batman Returns (1992) but Michelle Pfeiffer was fortunate to be chosen. Among them were Lena Olin and Madonna. Sean Young and Susan Sarandon very much like to portray Catwoman. The role was also offered to Demi Moore and Nicole Kidman but they both declined. Annette Bening was first chosen for the role but she was pregnant at the time and so she was replaced by Pfeiffer.
          Pfeiffer was paid three million dollars in contrast to the two million dollars offered to Bening.
          In the six months of filming Batman Returns, 60 Catwoman costumes were used by Pfeiffer each of which cost 1,000 dollars.
          There is one thing that Pfeiffer did in the film that perhaps none of the other contending actresses can or would consent to do – that is put a live bird inside her mouth.
 
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Friday, July 27, 2012

July 27


July issues of different magazines

JULY 27
TV Guide July 27, 1991
On the Cover: Multiple past covers in celebration of TV Guide’s 2000th issue
 
GLIMPSE FROM THE PAST
An illustration of Pacific Ocean sunset by John Clymer (1907-1989)
on the Cover ofThe Saturday Evening Post, July 27, 1957
 
 

Events that happened on July 27:
1914 – Felix Manalo registered the Iglesia Ni Cristo with the Philippine government.
The INC Central on the cover of Philippine Panorama (July 25, 2004)
on the occasion of its 90th founding anniversary.

1955 – The governments of the Philippines and the United States signed a bilateral agreement of mutual cooperation in the peaceful uses of atomic energy.


Personalities and celebrities born on July 27:
1856 – Pantaleon Garcia, revolutionary general and first munisipal president of Imus, Cavite – in Imus, Cavite (d. August 16, 1936).
1873 – Pantaleon Villegas (also known as Leon Kilat), leader of revolutionary group in Panay and negros Islands during the Spanish regime – in Cebu (d. April 8, 1898).
1921 – Paulo C. Campos, physician and National Scientist (1989), in Dasmariñas, Cavite (d. June 2, 2007)
1937 – Narciso C. Bernardo, basketball player and coach – in Manila (d. December 23, 2008).
1940 – Ernesto “Ernie” Chan, Filipino-American comic book artist – in Manila (d. March 16, 2012).
1977 – Rafi Reavis (full name Rafael Pangilinan Reavis), Filipino-American Professional basketball player – in New York.
1979 – Jaymee Joaquin (real name Jaymee Geronimo Topacio), actress, model, host and English teacher – in San Juan, Metro Manila.
              


Nicole Scherzinger of the cover of
More (July 27, 2009)
Larawang Tribiya
          Ang ama ng singer-songwriter at actress na si Nicole Scherzinger ay isang Filipino na taga-Honolulu, Hawaii na nagngangalang Alfonso Valiente. Samantalang ang kaniyang ina na nagngangalang Rosemary Elikolani ay isang Russian-Hawaiian. Nakuha naman ni Scherzinger ang kaniyang apelyido mula sa kaniyang German-American stepfather na si Gary Scherzinger.
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

July 26


Mga komiks (comics) na lumabas sa sirkulasyon sa buwan ng Hulyo

JULY 26
Espesya Komiks Blg. 47, Hulyo 26, 1954
Tampok sa taklob-pahina ang nobelang-komiks ni Daniel Lopez na “Saragate”
na iginuhit ni Tony Zuñiga


GLIMPSE FROM THE PAST
29-year-old Marilyn Monroe (for the film The Seven Year Itch)
on the cover of Photoplay July 1955 issue.


Events that happened on July 26:
1969 – U.S. President Richard Nixon and his wife arrived in Manila for a state visit.


Personalities and celebrities born on July 26:
1844 – Deodato Arellano, one of the founder of the Katipunan and its first president – in Bulacan, Bulacan (d. October 7, 1899).
 1879 – Jorge Pineda, carcaturist and illustrator, the first to draw the image of “Juan de la Cruz” in the pages of the Philippine Free Press – in Sta. Cruz, Manila.
1961 – Cholo Laurel (full name Rafael Manuel Hidalgo Laurel), director and filmmaker – in San Juan.
1982 – Shawn Yao, Chinese-Filipino newscasters, model and fashion celebrity.

Shawn Yao
gracing the cover of Philippines Free Press (July 17, 2010).
 
Picture Trivia
Lt. Gen. George S. Patton on the covers of Newsweek
and Time, both dated July 26, 1943.
          General George Smith Patton Jr (1885-1945) was a renowned American military leader during World War II. General Patton is known as an excellent strategist against the German in the North African campaign and in Europe. He was given the nickname “Old Blood and Guts.” This was jokingly used by his men in saying, it’s their blood and Patton’s courage that are needed to win the war.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

July 25


July issues of different magazines

JULY 25
Pilipino Komiks Blg. 317, Hulyo 25, 1959
Tampok sa taklob-pahina ang obrang “Apat na Anino” ni Clodualdo del Mundo
na iginuhit ni Fred Carillo
 
GLIMPSE FROM THE PAST
Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr, the other “Man on the Moon,”
on the cover of Time Vol. 94 No. 4, July 25, 1969
 
Events that happened on July 25:
1882 – The Carriedo Waterwork was inaugurated, for which water supply for the greater Manila area came from the Marikina River and stored at a reservoir (known as El Deposito) in San Juan (then part of Morong Province).
1898 – General Wesley Merritt arrived in Manila. He is to become the first military American governor of the Philippines.


Personalities and celebrities born on July 25:
1872 – Santiago Alvarez, revolutionary general (“Hero of Dalahican, Cavite”), and one of the founder and honorary president of the Nationalista Party – in Imus, Cavite (d. October 30, 1930).
1915 – Enrique M. Fernando, constitutionalist, law professor and 13th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (July 2, 1979 – July 24, 1985) – in Malate, Manila (d. October 13, 2004).
1928 – Dolphy (real name Rodolfo Vera Quizon Sr), award-winning actor (in stage, radio, movie and television) and “King of Philippine Comedy” – in Padre Herrera, Tondo, Manila (d. July 10. 2012). 
Dolphy
on the covers of Philippine Panorama (June 23, 1985) and Seniors Monthly (April 2009).

A picture of Mario Montenegro (c. 1950s, courtesy
of “Stars of Philippine Silver Screen” website,
www.reocities.com/ggervacio/silverscreen1.html)






1928 – Mario Montenegro (real name Roger Collin Macalalag), actor – Pagsanjan, Laguna (d. August 27, 1988).













1988 – Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo, singer, actress, model, television host and the Philippines’ “Pop Princess” – in Sta. Cruz, Manila.
Sarah Geronimo
on the covers of MOD (July 31, 2006),
Cosmopolitan Philippines (November 2008) and Yes (March 2011).
 
1990 – Andi Eigenmann (full name Andrea Nicole Guck Eigenmann), actress and model – in Marikina, Metro Manila.
Andi Eigenmann
on the covers of Speed (October 2010) and MOD (August 2011).
 


Clint Eastwood on the cover of

Films Illustrated (July 1980).
Picture Trivia
          In 1980, Clint Eastwood produced and starred in the film Bronco Billy where his children Kyle and Alison also played a small part. Although the film was considered a “commercial failure,” many movie critics liked it. It is said to be one of Eastwood’s humorous portrayal.
 
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