By The Numbers




1966 — Year "Summer in the City" was recorded by The Lovin' Spoonful

1935 — Year George Gershwin composed "Summertime" for Porgy & Bess

1958 — Year The Long Hot Summer hit movie screens, starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, and Orson Welles

1971 — Year that a stretch of Highway 51 South was renamed Elvis Presley Blvd. (on June 29th)

1982 — Year that Graceland opened to the public (on June 7th)

1911 — First official observance of Father's Day in America (in Fairmont, West Virginia), though it didn't catch on nationally until the 1930s

$11 billion — Amount that Americans spent on Father's Day last year (compared to $19 billion for Mother's Day)

$1 billion — Amount spent on 100 million neckties, the most popular Father's Day gift

$1 billion — Amount spent on 100 million neckties, the most popular Father's Day gift

$27 — Average amount spent on a Father's Day gift

13th — Selection in the 1996 NBA draft used by Charlotte to take Kobe Bryant

1st — Selection in the 2003 NBA draft used by Cleveland to take LeBron James

7 — Number of times Kobe Bryant has been named to the NBA's All-Defensive Team

2,657 — Points scored by LeBron James in high school

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