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ENTERTAINMENT FOR THURSDAY JULY 15, 2010: Almanacs and Celebrity Birthdays

compiled from staff, wire and Entertainment news


Today is Thursday, July 15, the 196th day of 2010. There are 169 days remaining in the year.


*On July 15, 1910, the term “Alzheimer’s disease” was used to describe a progressive form of pre-senile dementia in the book Clinical Psychiatry by German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin, who credited the work of his colleague, Alois Alzheimer, in identifying the condition.

* In 1870, Georgia became the last Confederate state readmitted to the Union.

* In 1916, Boeing Company, originally known as Pacific Aero Products Company, was founded in Seattle.

* In 1971, President Richard Nixon startled America by announcing that he would visit the People’s Republic of China.

* In 1985, a shockingly gaunt-looking Rock Hudson appeared at a news conference with actress Doris Day. It was later revealed that Hudson had AIDS.

* Five years ago, July 15, 2005, Bankrupt energy company Enron Corporation agreed to pay a settlement of up to $1.5 billion to resolve claims that it had gouged California and other western states during the 2000-2001 energy crisis.


79 Clive Cussler, author of the Dirk Pitt and Isaac Bell thrillers.

75 Alex Karras, actor and former NFL star with the Detroit Lions.

74 George Voinovich, U.S. senator from Ohio and former governor of Ohio.

64 Linda Ronstadt, singer of the song Blue Bayou.

58 Terry Quinn, actor on the TV show Lost.

49 Forest Whitaker, actor in The Last King of Scotland.

37 Brian Austin Green, actor on the original Beverly Hills, 90210 and married to actress Megan Fox.

34 Diane Krueger, actress in the National Treasure films.

ENTERTAINMENT: MC Hammer to perform at Friday’s Reds-Rockies game as part of 1990 World Series Championship Celebration

info courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds photo credit

Stanley Kirk Burrell, known as the legendary hip hop performer and Grammy Award winner MC Hammer, will be bringing his high-energy show to Great American Ball Park on Friday, July 16 as part of the celebration of the 1990 World Series Champion Cincinnati Reds.

MC Hammer (WAXX-TV photo)

Included in the game ticket for the Reds-Rockies game at 7:10 p.m. will be:

-Two shows by MC Hammer and his dancers

-A tribute to the 1990 World Series Champion Reds

-Members of the 1990 team appearing in person throughout the evening

-Postgame fireworks show presented by Klosterman Baking Company

MC Hammer’s pre-game concert will run 6 to 6:40 p.m. on the right field porch and a second show will be on the field approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of the game. He will also do a meet and greet with fans in the FanZone.

Hammer is best known for a series of chart-topping hits in the late 80′s and early 90′s including “Too Legit to Quit” and “U Can’t Touch This,” which was Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop#1 single in June of 1990 and became the unofficial anthem of the 1990 Reds, which was played often in the Reds clubhouse.

Hammer is a huge baseball fan and served as the batboy for the Oakland A’s from 1972 to 1980.

Fans can purchase Reds tickets at:


* Call 513-381-REDS

*At the Great American Ball Park office

ENTERTAINMENT FOR WEDNESDAY JULY 14, 2010: Almanacs and Celebrity Birthdays

compiled from staff, news and Entertainment news


Today is Wednesday, July 14, the 195th day of 2010. There are 170 days remaining in the year.


* In 1789, during the French Revolution, citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille prison and released the seven prisoners inside. Thus, this is Bastille Day.

* InĀ  1798, Congress passed the Sedition Act, making it a federal crime to publish false, scandalous or malicious writing about the U.S. government.

* In 1881, outlaw William H. Bonney Jr. alias “Billy the Kid,” was shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner, New Mexico.

* In 1933, all German political parties, except the Nazi Party, were outlawed.


87 Dale Robertson, actor.

84 Harry Dean Stanton, of Alien.

50 Kyle Gass, rock singer and guitarist of Tenacious D.

50 Jane Lynch, actress.

44 Matthew Fox, actor on Lost.

35 Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, reality-TV star of Tiny & Toya.

35 Taboo, hip-hop musician for the group Black Eyed Peas.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR TUESDAY JULY 13, 2010: Almanac and Celebrity Birthdays

compiled from staff, wire and Entertainment news


Today is Tuesday, July 13, the 194th day of 2010. There are 171 remaining in the year.


* On July 13, 1960, John F. Kennedy won the Democratic presidential nomination on the first ballot at his party’s convention in Los Angeles, outdrawing rivals, including Lyndon B. Johnson, Stuart Symington and Adlai Stevenson.

* In 1787, Congress enacted am ordinance governing the Northwest Territory.

* In 1978, Lee Iacocca was fired as president of Ford Motor Company by Chairman Henry Ford II.

* In 1985, “Live Aid”, an international rock concert in Philadelphia, London, Moscow and Sydney, took place to raise money for Africa’s starving people.

* Ten years ago on July 13, 2000, Fellow Democrat Bill Bradley endorsed Vice President Al Gore for president, four months after conceding their fight for the White House.


70 Patrick Stewart, actor.

68 Harrison Ford, actor.

68 Roger McGuinn, rock singer and guitarist of the group, The Byrds.

64 Cheech Marin, actor-comedian.

48 Rhonda Vincent, bluegrass singer

37 Deborah Cox, singer

ENTERTAINMENT FOR MONDAY JULY 12, 2010: Almanac and Celebrity Birthdays

compiled from staff, wire and Entertainment News


Today is Monday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2010. There are 172 days remaining in the year.


* On July 12, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill passed by Congress authorizing the Medal of Honor.

* In 1543, England’s King Henry VIII married his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr.

* In 1909, the House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, allowing for a federal income tax, and submitted it to the states. It was declared ratified in February 1913.

* In 1960, the Etch-A-Sketch Magic Screen drawing toy, invented by French electrician Andre Cassagnes, was first produced by the Ohio Art Company.

* In 1984, Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale announced he had chosen U.S. Representative Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York as his running mate; Ferraro was the first woman to run for vice president on a major-party ticket.

* In 1993, about 200 people were killed when an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck northern Japan and triggered a tsunami.


79 Van Cliburn, pianist.

74 Frank Ryan, the last quarterback to lead the Cleveland Browns to an NFL title.

73 Bill Cosby, actor and comedian.

62 Richard Simmons, fitness guru and actor.

59 Cheryl Ladd, actress from Charlie’s Angels.

54 Sandi Patty, gospel singer.

32 Topher Grace, actor from That 70′s Show.

32 Michelle Rodriguez, actress of Avatar.

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