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DAILY ALMANAC for SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012; Historical events, Celebrity Birthdays

Today is Sunday, June 10, 2012. It is the 162nd day of the year. We have 204 days left before moving into 2013.

HISTORICAL EVENTS ON THIS DATE:

* In 1922, Singer-actress Judy Garland was born Frances Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minn.

* In 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio.

* In 1940, Italy declared war on France and Britain; Canada declared war on Italy.

* In 1946, Italy replaced its abolished monarchy with a republic.

* In 1977, James Earl Ray, the convicted assassin of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., escaped from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Tennessee with six others. He was recaptured three days later.

* In 1978, Affirmed won horse racing’s Triple Crown by taking the Belmont Stakes.

* In 2004, Singer-musician Ray Charles died at age 73.

* In 2007, The final episode of “The Sopranos” aired on HBO.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Gina Gershon, actress, singer turns 50 today. Seen here at the Foxwoods Theatre in New York City in June 2011 ( photo by Joella Marano via wikipedia commons)

79 F. LEE BAILEY, famous lawyer who helped successfully defended  O.J. Simpson in the Nicole Simpson/Ron Goldman murders in 1995

61 DAN FOUTS, Hall of Fame QB

51 MAXI PRIEST, singer

50 GINA GERSHON, actress, singer

47 ELIZABETH HURLEY, model & actress from the Austin Powers movies

39 FAITH EVANS, singer

30 TARA LIPINSKI, figure skater & Olympic Gold Medalist

11 SASHA OBAMA, youngest daughter of U.S. President Barack Obama

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Daily Almanac for Thursday, May 3, 2012; historical news, birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Thursday, May 3, the 124th day of 2012. There are 242 days left in the year before we go into 2013.

HISTORICAL NEWS ON THIS DATE

* On May 3, 1937, Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for her famous novel Gone With the Wind.

Christopher Cross is 61 today (2000 photo by Ronald Lewis via wikipedia commons)

* In 1802, Washington, D.C., was incorporated as a city.

* In 1948, the Supreme Court ruled that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks or members of other racial groups were legally unenforceable.

* In 1979, Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher was chosen to become Britain’s first female prime minister.

* In 1987, The Miami Herald said its reporters had observed a young woman at a Washington town house belonging to Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart. The woman was later identified as Donna Rice; the scandal hurt Hart’s presidential bid.

* In 2011, The White House said that Osama bin Laden was unarmed when Navy SEALs burst into his room at his Pakistan compound and fatally shot him to the delight of everyone affected by the 2001 bombings of the Twin Towers in New York which Bin Laden was responsible for.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

R.J. Umberger of the Columbus Blue Jackets is 30 years old today (megasportsnews.com photo)

93 PETE SEEGER, folk singer

86 ANN B. DAVIS, actress who played Alice, the maid on The Brady Bunch TV show

78 FRANKIE VALLI, teen idol & pop singer

66 GREG GUMBEL, sports announcer & brother of Bryant Gumbel

61 CHRISTOPHER CROSS, pop singer who had several hit songs in 1979 which earned him five Grammy Awards

30 R.J. UMBERGER, Columbus Blue Jackets player and former OSU hockey star

28 CHERYL BURKE, dancer on Dancing with the Stars

Walker Cup won by Britain & Ireland

 

(courtesy of USGA)

Britain and Ireland regained the Walker Cup from the United States for the first time since 2003, knocking off the Americans in the afternoon singles for a 14-12 win in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Walker Cup, run by the USGA and R & A, is a biennial event contested in the odd years between the U.S., Great Britain and Ireland.

The event is in honor of George Herbert Walker, grandfather and namesake of former United States president George H.W. Bush.

The next three events have been scheduled. In 2013, the tournament will be in Southampton, New York; 2015 in Lytham St. Anne’s Lancaster, England and 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

The hosts needed 13.5 points to win the title and took an insurmountable lead after17-year-old Welshman Rhys Pugh won his singles match against U.S. Amateur champion Kelly Kraft 2 1nd 1 and Steven Brown halved with Blayne Barber.

Info compiled from USGA, R & N, Radio & TV news

British boxer Cooper dies at 76; knocked down Cassius Clay

 

John L. Sullivan Clipart (By Library of Congress collection via Clker.com)

Former heavyweight boxer Henry Cooper, one of Britain’s most popular athletes who was best known for knocking down Muhammed Ali while he was still known as Cassius Clay, died this past weekend after an lengthy illness. He was 76.

The 6-foot-5-inch Cooper, had 55 fights, winning 40, having 40 KO’s, 14 losses and 1 draw.

Cooper knocked down Ali, at the time an up-and-coming contender named Clay, his given name, in a 1963 non-title fight at Wembley Stadium.

Ali won the fight by technical knockout in the next round while trailing on the official scorecard.

 

Clipart from Clker.com

 

compiled from Radio, TV & Boxing news

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Tuesday March 22, 2011; Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Tuesday is March 22, the 81st day of 2011. There are 284 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

* On March 22, 1765, Britain enacted the Stamp Act of 1765 to raise money from the Colonies.

* In 1933, during Prohibition, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure to make wine and beer containing up to 3.2 percent alcohol legal.

* In 1958, movie producer Mike Todd, husband of actress Elizabeth Taylor, and three others were killed in the crash of Todd’s private plane near Grants, New Mexico.

* In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson named General William C. Westmoreland to be the Army’s chief of staff.

* In 1978, Karl Wallenda, the 73-year-old patriarch of “the Flying Wallendas” high-wire act, fell to his death while attempting to walk a cable strung between two hotel towers in San Juan, Puerto, Rico.

In 2010, Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton toured the earthquake-devastated capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

George Benson in Madrid 2009 (photo by Raul Ruiz via wikipedia commons)

90 JOHN J. GILLIGAN, former Ohio governor

81 STEPHEN SONDHEIM, composer and lyricist

PAT ROBERTSON, evangelist broadcaster

80 WILLIAM SHATNER, actor/advertising pitchman

70 JEREMY CLYDE, singer from the 60′s group, Chad & Jeremy

68 GEORGE BENSON, singer and guitarist

63 ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, composer

59 BOB COSTAS, sportscaster

35 REESE WITHERSPOON, born Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon, actress


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