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ENTERTAINMENT FOR MONDAY AUGUST 2, 2010 (Almanac and Celebrity Birthdays)


Today is Monday, August 2, the 214th day of 2010. There are 151 days left in the year.



* On August 2, 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait, seizing control of the oil-rich emirate. The Iraqis were later driven out in Operation Desert Storm.

* In 1610, during his fourth voyage to the Western Hemisphere, English explorer Henry Hudson sailed into what is  now known as Hudson Bay.

* In 1776, members of the Continental congress began attaching their signatures to the Declaration of Independence.

* In 1909, the original Lincoln “wheat” penny first went into circulation, replacing the “Indian head” cent.

* In 1923, the 29th president of the United States, Warren G. Harding, died in San Francisco. Vice President Calvin Coolidge became president.

* In 1934, German President Paul von Hindenburg died, paving the way for Adolph Hitler’s complete takeover.

* Ten years ago, August 2, 2000, Republicans awarded Texas Governor George W. Bush their 2000 presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Philadelphia and ratified Dick Cheney as his running mate.


78 Peter O’Toole, actor.

71 Wes Craven, movie director of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

67 Kathy Lennon, singer of the Lennon Sisters.

59 Andrew Gold, singer of the song, Thank you for being a Friend.

57 Butch Patrick, actor “Eddie” on the TV show “The Munsters”.

46 Mary-Louise Parker, actress.

40 Kevin Smith, writer, actor and director.

34 Sam Worthington, actor.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR SUNDAY AUGUST 1, 2010: Almanac and Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Sunday, August 1, the 213th day of 2010. There are 152 days left in the year.


* On August 1, 1944, an uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation. The revolt collapsed after two months.

* In 1981, the music video network MTV made its debut. MTV stands for Music Television.

* Five years ago, August 1, 2005, Saudi Arabia’s ruler, King Fahd, died.


79 Tom Wilson, cartoonist and retired creator of the cartoon Ziggy.

57 Robert Cray, blues singer-musician.

50 Chuck D, rapper of the group, Public Enemy.

46 Adam Duritz, rock singer of the group, Counting Crows.

45 Sam Mendes, movie director of the movie, American Beauty.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR SATURDAY JULY 31, 2010: Almanac and Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Saturday, July 31, the 212th day of 2010. There are 153 days left in the year.


* In 1919, Germany’s Weimar Constitution was adopted by the republic’s National Assembly.

* In 1969, the American space probe Mariner 6 flew by Mars, sending back images of the Red Planet.

* Ten years ago, July 31, 2000, The Republican National Convention opened in Philadelphia, with George W. Bush’s name put into nomination for president.


Wesley Snipes is 48 today (photo credit Jim Wead)

81 Don Murray, actor.

67 Lobo, singer.

48 Wesley Snipes, actor of the Blade movies.

45 J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter novels.

32 Zac Brown, country singer-musician.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR FRIDAY JULY 30, 2010: Alamanacs, News and Celebrity Birthdays




Today is Friday, July 30, the 211th day of 2010. There are 154 days remaining before 2011.



* On July 30, 1945, during World War II, the USS Indianapolis, which had just delievered components for the atomic bomb that would be dropped on Hiroshima, was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the Philippine Sea; only 316 of the 1,200 crewman survived.

* In 1918, poet Joyce Kramer, a sergeant in the 165th U.S. Infantry Regiment, was killed during the Second Battle of the Marme in World War I. Kilmer is best-remembered for the poem Trees.

* In 1932, the Summer Olympic Games opened in Los Angeles.

* In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Medicare bill, which went into effect the following year.

* Ten years ago, July 30, 2000. President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela won a six-year term in a landslide re-election.


Allen "Bud" Selig (mlb)


* Country music star Hank Williams, Jr. and his “Rowdy Friends Tour” will be visiting Columbus, Ohio in Value City Arena on October 8.

The “Rowdy Friends” are singer-songwriters Jamey Johnson, Colt Ford, Josh Thompson and the Grascals, who toured with Dolly Parton for two years.

Tickets are on sale now at the Schottenstein Center box office or through ticketmaster (1-800-745-3000) or

Ticket prices range from $33 to $153.50.

* Actress Amanda Bynes of “She’s the Man” and the movie “Hairspray”, has unretired as of now. She had a change of heart from ber stunning announcement of a few weeks ago that she was retiring because acting wasn’t fun anymore. The 24-year-old star changed her mind after being convinced by family, friends and hollywood directors that she has much more to accomplish.

*Condoleeza Rice and Aretha Franklin got together for a charity concert on Tuesday night in Philadelphia. The former U.S. Secretary of State who is a trained classical music pianist, was asked by Franklin, the Queen of Soul, to join her in a duet to raise money to help Urban children.

They wer backed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Rice played Franklin sang I Say a Little Prayer and My Country ‘Tis of Thee.

Rice also performed a segment of Mozart’s Piano Concerto number 20 in D Minor. Rice said it was the first time she played with an orchestra since she was 18 years old.

President Barack Obama (file)

* President Barack Obama made a visit to ABC-TV’s The View on Wednesday  to tape an episode that aired Thursday. All five co-hosts were on hand to ask the nation’s leader questions about the economy, unemployment and the Gulf Oil spill.

He became the first sitting president to appear on a daytime talk show because he said he wanted to appear on a program that his wife, Michelle, watches.



79 Bud Selig, Major League Baseball commissioner and former owner of the Milwaukee Brewers.

69 Paul Anka, singer.

63 Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor, founder of the Arnold Classic and California governor.

49 Laurence Fishburne, actor.

41 Simon Baker, actor of the TV show The Mentalist.

36 Hilary Swank, actress of the movie Million Dollar Baby and wife of actor Chad Lowe.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR THURSDAY JULY 29, 2010: Almanacs, Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Thursday, July 29, the 210th day 2010. There are 155 days left in the year.


* On July 29, 1981, Britain’s Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. The couple later divorced in 1996.

* In 1030, the patron saint of Norway, King Olaf II, was killed in battle.

* In 1890, artist Vincent van Gogh, who was only 37, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in France.

* In 1914, transcontinental telephone service began with the first test phone conversation between New York and San Francisco.

* In 1957, the International Atomic Energy Agency was established.

* In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Admininstration Act, creating NASA.

* One year ago, July 29, 2009, Microsoft and Yahoo announced a 10-year Internet search partnership, taking on Google who has dominated the online advertising market.



* Samantha Who? star Christina Applegate and Heroes actress Ali Larter both will be expecting their first child in the coming months.

* NBC has officially announced that The Office star Steve Carell will leave after this season. The show will continue on.

* Former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be spending between $3 million to $5 million for daughter Chelsea’s wedding on Saturday, July 31. The experts say that’s about $6,000 a head for an estimated 500 guests which will take place in Rhinebeck, New York.

* Victoria Secret’s model Miranda Kerr, CSI, Miami star Emily Proctor and Dancing With the Stars and Bachelor contestant Melissa Rycroft are each expecting a child.


57 Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker.

57 Tim Gunn, style guru.

57 Geddy Lee, rock singer and musician of the group Rush.

57 Patti Scialfa, rock singer for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

44 Martina McBride, country singer.

36 Josh Radnor, actor.

33 Danger Mouse, hip-hop DJ and music producer.

28 Allison Mack, actress on Smallville,

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