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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR SUNDAY OCTOBER 10 AND MONDAY OCTOBER 11, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Sunday, October 10, was the 283rd day of 2010. With 82 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On October 10, 1935, the George Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess, featuring an all-black cast, opened on Broadway.

* In 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy was established in Annapolis, Maryland.

* In 1913, the Panama Canal was effectively completed as President Woodrow Wilson sent a signal from the White House by telegraph, setting off explosives that destroyed a section of the Gamboa Dike.

* In 1943, Chiang Kai-Shek took the oath of office as president of China.

* In 1967, the Outer Space Treaty, prohibiting placing weapons of mass destruction on the moon or elsewhere in space, became effective.

* In 1973, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, accused of accepting bribes, pleaded no contest to one count of federal income-tax evasion and resigned.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

64 Ben Vereen, entertainer.

60 Nora Roberts, author.

52 Tanya Tucker, country singer.

37 Mario Lopez, actor from Saved by the Bell.

DAILY ALMANAC

Monday, October 11, was the 284th day of 2010. 81 days remain. This is the Columbus Day observance in the United States as well as Thanksgiving Day in Canada.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On October 11, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt became the first former U.S. president to fly in an airplane during a visit to St. Louis.

* In 1809, about three years after the famous Lewis and Clark expedition ended, Meriwether Lewis was found dead in a Tennessee Inn, an apparent suicide. He was 35.

* In 1890, the Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in Washington, D.C.

* In 1968, Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, was launched with astronauts Wally Shirra, Donn Fulton Eisele, a Columbus, Ohio native, and R. Walter Cunningham aboard.

* In 1975, NBC Saturday Night (later Saturday Night Live) premiered with guest host George Carlin.

* In 1984, space shuttle Challenger astronaut Kathryn Sullivan became the first American woman to walk in space. She later became CEO of COSI Columbus.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Chris Spielman with his late wife, Stefanie. Chris turned 45 on October 11 (file)

Ohio native Luke Perry turns 44 on October 11

85 Elmore Leonard, author.

48 Joan Cusick, actress.

45 Chris Spielman, former Ohio state football great and college football hall of famer.

44 Luke Perry, actor from Beverly Hills, 90210 and native of Fredericktown, Ohio which is located in Knox County.

34 Emily Deschanel, actress on the TV show, Bones.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR MONDAY AUGUST 30, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Monday, August 30, the 242nd day of 2010. There are 123 days remaining before we get to the year 2011.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On August 30, 1997, The entire world learned about the car crash in Paris that killed Princess Diana. Because of the time difference in the United States than in Paris, France, it was August 31 where the crash occurred.

* In 1861, Union General John C. Fremont instituted martial law in Missouri and declared slaves in there to be free. Fremont’s order was countermanded days later by President Abraham Lincoln.

* In 1905, Ty Cobb made his major-league debut for the Detroit Tigers, hitting a double in his first at-bat in a game against the New York Highlanders. The Tigers won 3-1. Cobb went on to become known at “The Georgia Peach” and is a Hall of Fame member.

* In 1963, the “Hot Link” communications link between Washington and Moscow went into operation.

* In 1967, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Thurgood Marshall as the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

* In 1983, Guion S. Buford, Jr. became the first black American astronaut to travel in space as he blasted off aboard the Challenger.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Andy Roddick is celebrating his 28th birthday today (file photo)

91 Kitty Wells, country singer.

83 Bill Daily, actor who played Major Roger Healy, the bachelor astronaut on I Dream of Jeannie TV show.

67 Jean-Claude Killy, skier and Olympic gold medalist.

The Mod Squad (L to R) Clarence Williams III, Michael Cole, Peggy Lipton & Tige Andrews ( wfe & cc photo)

63 Peggy Lipton, actress from The Mod Squad TV show where she portrayed Julie Barnes. She co-starred with Clarence Williams III, Michael Cole and Tige Andrews.

62 Lewis Black, comedian.

47 Michael Chiklis, actor from the TV show The Shield.

38 Cameron Diaz, actress.

28 Andy Roddick, ATP tennis star and former high school basketball teammate of fellow tennis rival, Mardy Fish. He is the husband of model Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR THURSDAY AUGUST 5, 2010: Celebrity Birthdays

Guy De Maupassant, author in 1850.

Conrad Aiken, author in 1889.

John Huston, filmmaker in 1906.

Patrick Ewing, basketball player at Georgetown University and the NBA in 1962, he’s 48.

**Born on this date in 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio, which is located in Auglaize County, American astronaut and the First man on the moon, Neil Armstrong.

A United States Navy fighter pilot during the Korean War, Armstrong became a test pilot for what was then the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics in 1955.

Neil Armstrong (courtesy of NASA)

In 1962, Armstrong was already a veteran of the X-15, he became a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut and served as command pilot of the Gemini 8 mission.

As a commander of Apollo 11 (June 16-24, 1969, he was the first person to step on the moon.

Armstong taught aeronautical engineering at the University of Cincinnati from 1971 to 1979.

In 1985, President Reagan appointed Armstrong to the National Commission on Space and in 1986 named him vice chairman of a panel to investigate the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, which happened earlier that year.