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H.J.Res. 583 (98th): A joint resolution to designate January 27, 1985, as “National Jerome Kern Day”.


The text of the resolution below is as of Aug 21, 1984 (Passed Congress).


PUBLIC LAW 98-387—AUG. 21, 1984                          98 STAT. 1353

Public Law 98-387
98th Congress
                           Joint Resolution
                                                                          Aug. 21, 1984
        To designate January 27,1985, as "National Jerome Kern Day".      .„ j „      KR^

Whereas Jerome D. Kern is considered "The Father of the American
  Musical Theater";
Whereas Jerome Kern composed over 1,000 songs and 108 complete
  theatrical scores, including the renowned favorites "Lovely to
  Look At", "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "All the Things You Are",
  "Look for the Silver Lining", and his most popular score,
  "Showboat";
Whereas Jerome Kern was the honored recipient of two Academy
  Awards during his lifetime for his works "The Way You Look
  Tonight" and "The Last Time I Saw Paris";
Whereas the works of Jerome Kern have not only enriched the lives
  of countless Americans, but are enjoyed to this day by millions of
  people throughout the world;
Whereas January 27, 1985, marks the 100th anniversary of Jerome
  Kern's birth; and
Whereas the music industry is planning a year-long tribute to
  Jerome Kern's Centenary: Now, therefore, be it
  Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled. That January 27, 1985,
is designated "National Jerome Kern Day", and the President is
authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the
people of the United States to observe such day with appropriate
ceremonies and activities.
  Approved August 21, 1984.




LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 583 (S.J. Res. 287):
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 130 (1984):
    Aug. 8, considered and passed House.
    Aug. 10, considered and passed Senate.




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