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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Saturday January 8, 2011 Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

ALMANAC

Saturday, January 8, the eighth day of of 2011. 357 days remain in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS

* In 1815, U.S. forces led by General Andrew Jackson defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans, the closing engagement of the War of 1812.

* In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson outlined his “Fourteen Points” for lasting peace after World War I.

* In 1935, rock ‘n’ roll legend and movie star Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi.

* In 1959, Charles de Gaulle was inaugurated as president of France’s Fifth Republic.

* In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a “War on Poverty” in his State of the Union address.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Singer Shirley Bassey turned 74 on January 8. (photo by Nyctc7 via wikipedia commons)

78 CHARLES OSGOOD, CBS newsman

74 SHIRLEY BASSEY, singer in James Bond movie Diamonds are Forever

65 ROBBY KRIEGER, rock musician of the group, The Doors

64 DAVID BOWIE, rock singer

44 R. KELLY, controversial R&B singer


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: WEDNESDAY JANUARY 5, 2010 Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Wednesday, January 5, the fifth day of 2011. There are 360 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

All My Children premiered on this date in history. Actress Susan Lucci is the only original cast member left. (Photo by Greg Hernandez via Wikipedia Commons)

* On January 5, 1896, an Austrian newspaper, Wiener Presse, reported the discovery of German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen of a type of radiation that came to be known as “X-rays.”

* In 1781, a British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burned Richmond, Virginia.

* In 1925, Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming became the first female governor in U.S. history.

* In 1970, the soap opera, All My Children premiered on ABC. Susan Lucci has been with the soap from the start.

* In 1994, Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, died in Boston at 81.

* In 1998, 1960′s pop star turned congressman, Sonny Bono, was killed when he struck a tree while skiing at the Heavenly Ski Resort on the Nevada-California state line; he was 62.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

83 WALTER F. MONDALE, former vice president.

80 ROBERT DUVALL, actor.

65 DIANE KEATON, actress-director.

42 MARILYN MANSON, rock singer.

36 BRADLEY COOPER, actor.

33 JANUARY JONES, actress.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR Tuesday January 4, 2011: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Tuesday, January 4, the fourth day of 2011. There are 361 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS  ON THIS DATE

Utah was admitted as the 45th state on this date in 1896 (photo by David Jolley Staplegunther via Wikipedia Commons)

* On January 4, 1951, during the Korean War, North Korean and Communist Chinese forces recaptured the city of Seoul.

* In 1821, the first native-born American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, died in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

* In 1896, Utah was admitted as the 45th state.

* In 1948, Burma, which is now Myanmar became independent of British rule.

* In 1974, President Richard M. Nixon refused to hand over tape recordings and documents subpoenaed by Senate Watergate Committee.

* In 2007, Nancy Pelosi was elected the first female speaker of the House as Democrats took control of Congress.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

84 BARBARA RUSH, actress who played Nora Clavicle on Batman.

81 DON SHULA, Ohio-born, football hall of fame member, John Carroll University graduate, former Miami Dolphins head coach.

68 DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN, author.

54 PATTY LOVELESS, country singer.

51 MICHAEL STIPE, rock singer for the group R.E.M.

45 DEANA CARTER, country singer.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Monday January 3, 2011 Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Today is Monday, January 3, the third day of 2011. There are 362 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* On January 3, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower announced the United States was formally terminating diplomatic and consular relations with Cuba.

* In 1521, Martin Luther was excomminicated from the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Leo X.

* In 1777, General George Washington’s army routed the British in the Battle of Princeton, New Jersey.

* In 1911, the first postal savings banks were opened by the U.S. Post Office. The banks were abolished in 1966.

* In 1938, the March of Dimes campaign to fight polio was organized.

* In 1959, Alaska became the 49th state.

* In 1967, Jack Ruby, the man who shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald, died in a Dallas hospital. Oswald was accused of assassinating President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

* In 1993, President George H.W. Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed a nuclear missile-reduction treaty in Moscow.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Victoria Principal is 61 today at 39th Emmy Awards in 1987 (photo by Alan Light via Wikipedia Commons)

79 DABNEY COLEMAN, actor.

65 JOHN PAUL JONES, rock musician of the group Led Zeppelin.

61 VICTORIA PRINCIPAL, actress from TV show, Dallas.

55 MEL GIBSON, controversial actor-director.

33 KIMBERLEY LOCKE, singer from American Idol.

22 ALEX LINZ, actor from Home Alone 3.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR FRIDAY DECEMBER 31, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Friday December 31, the 365th and final day of 2010.

2010 is gone! (By OCAL courtesy of Clker.com)

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* On December 31, 1775, during the Revolutionary War, the British repulsed an attack by Continental Army Generals Richard Montgomery and Benedict Arnold at Quebec; Montgomery was killed.

* In 1879, Thomas Edison first publicly demostrated his electric incandescent light in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

* In 1946, President Harry S. Truman officially proclaimed the end of hostilities in World War II.

* In 1970, Paul McCartney filed a lawsuit in London’s High Court against his fellow Beatles to officially dissolve their partnership.

* In 1985, singer Rick Nelson, actor from the TV show, Ozzie & Harriet, at age 45, and six other people were killed when fire broke out aboard a DC-3 that was taking the group to a New Year’s Eve performance in Dallas.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Donna Summer is 62 today (photo by Shawn Zehnder Lea via Wikipedia Commons)

73 ANTHONY HOPKINS, actor.

67 BEN KINGSLEY, actor.

62 DONNA SUMMER, born LaDonna Adrian Gaines, “Queen of Disco” & pop singer.

51 VAL KILMER, actor.

47 SCOTT IAN, rock musician.

45 NICHOLAS SPARKS, author.

38 JOE McINTYRE, pop singer from the group, New Kids on the Block.

31 BOB BRYAR, rock musician.




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