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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR Sunday January 16, 2011: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Sunday, January 16, the 16th day of 2011. There are 349 days remaining in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* On January 16, 1991, the White House announced the start of Operation Desert Storm to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait. In an address to the nation, President George H.W. Bush declared, “The battle has been joined.”

* In 1944, General Dwight D. Eisenhower took command of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in London.

* In 1969, two manned Soviet Soyuz spaceships became the first vehicles to dock in space and transfer personnel.

* In 1978, NASA named 35 candidates to fly on the space shuttle, including Sally K. Ride, who became America’s first woman in space; and Guion S. Bluford Jr. who became America’s first black astronaut in space.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Sade is 52 today (file photo)

76 A.J. FOYT, auto racing Hall of Fame driver born Anthony Joseph Foyt, Jr

68 RONNIE MILSAP, country and pop music singer

61 DEBBIE ALLEN, actress, dancer and choreographer and sister of Phylicia Rashad of the Cosby Show

52 SADE, pop and jazz singer, born Helen Adu in Nigeria

37 KATE MOSS, model


Dayton football coach Chamberlin named finalist for FCS Coach of the year

Rick Chamberlin (courtesy of Dayton athletics)

After leading the Dayton Flyers to a 10-1 season and the Pioneer Football League championship, head football coach Rick Chamberlin, has been named to the Eddie Robinson Award finalist list.

Eddie Robinson (courtesy of Grambling athletics)

The award honors the nation’s premier coach and all Football Championship Subdivision conferences are represented among the 20 finalists.

Eddie Robinson was the long-time coach of the Grambling Tigers. He posted a 408-165-15 from 1941-1997. He sent over 200 players to play in the AFL and NFL and they include Buck Buchanan, Willie Brown, Charlie Joiner, James Harris, Willie Davis and Doug Williams who succeeded Robinson as the head coach of one of America’s most-historic black colleges. Coach Robinson died on April 3, 2007 at age 88.

Rick Chamberlin is a former player and 1980 graduate of UD. He has been with the university for 30 years. In each of the three seasons since he was named head coach after the retirement of his mentor, Mike Kelly, the Flyers have won 9 or more games. Coach Chamberlin’s 28 wins, as of this season, make his three year record at Dayton the most successful coaching start in Flyer history.

Coach Chamberlin is in good company for the award; some of the other candidates include: Rob Ash, Montana State; Al Bagnoli, Penn; Reggie Barlow, Alabama State; Kerwin Bell, Jacksonville; K.C. Keeler, Delaware; Jimmye Laycock, William & Mary; Trent Miles, Indiana State; Jerry Moore, Appalachian State and Joe Walton, Robert Morris.

Nearly 175 sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and others will select the award recipient. The Robinson Award, in its 24th year, will be presented at the national awards banquet on Thursday, January 6 in Frisco, Texas, the night before the national championship game.

Info courtesy of Dayton athletics

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR WEEKEND SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 11 & SUNDAY 12, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Saturday, September 11, was the 254th day of 2010. With 111 days left in the year. It is Patriot Day.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

Saturday was Patriot Day (file photo)

* On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed on America’s worst day of terrorism. Hijackers took control of four jetliners, two of which smashed into New York’s  World Trade Center, causing the twin towers to fall; one jetliner crashed into the Pentagon and the fourth crashed into a western Pennsylvania field.

* In 1814, an American fleet scored a victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Champlain in the War of 1812.

* In 1985, Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds hit career base hit number 4,192 off Eric Show of the San Diego Padres, eclipsing a record held by Ty Cobb.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

48 Kristy McNichol, actress.

43 Harry Connick, Jr., singer/actor.

33 Jon Buckland, rock musician from the group Coldplay.

33 Ludacris, aka Chris Bridges, rap music singer.

DAILY ALMANAC

Sunday, September 12, is the 255th day of 2010. There are 110 days left before 2011.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* In 1918, during World War I, U.S. forces led by General John J. Pershing launched a successful attack on the Germans near Verdun, France.

* In 1943, German paratroopers took Benito Mussolini from the hotel where he was being held by the Italian government.

* In 1953, Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island.

* In 1959, the Soviet Union launched its Luna 2 space probe, which made a crash landing on the moon.

* In 1974, Emperor Haile Selassie was deposed by the Ethiopian military after 58 years.

* In 1977, South African black student leader Steve Biko died while in police custody, triggering an international outcry and controversy.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

79 George Jones, country singer of the country songs, Tennessee Whiskey & He Stopped Loving Her Today.

70 Linda Gray, actress who played Sue Ellen Ewing on the TV show Dallas.

32 Ruben Studdard, American Idol champion and singer.

29 Jennifer Hudson, American Idol champion and singer/actress.

Tiger Woods’ endorsements are down by $22 million

compiled from staff, wire and Entertainment news

Tiger Woods’ 2010 estimated endorsements are worth $22 million less than in 2009, according to several published reports of America’s highest-earning athletes.

Woods is still number 1 on the list, a ranking he has had for the past seven years. But his estimated total earnings of more than $90 million are down 30 percent from almost $128 million two years ago. Woods is at $70 million.

Tiger Woods (Joel Torres and Columbus Wired photo)

Fellow PGA Tour golfer Phil Mickelson comes in number 2 again with a total earnings of more than $61 million. His estimated endorsement income is $52 million.

Rounding out the top 10: Floyd Mayweather, Jr., LeBron James, Alex Rodriguez, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Derek Jeter, Peyton Manning and Dwayne Wade.

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

compiled from staff, wire and Entertainment news

DAILY ALMANAC

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

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

*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.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

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.

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