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ENTERTAINMENT FOR MONDAY AUGUST 2, 2010 (Almanac and Celebrity Birthdays)


Today is Monday, August 2, the 214th day of 2010. There are 151 days left in the year.



* On August 2, 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait, seizing control of the oil-rich emirate. The Iraqis were later driven out in Operation Desert Storm.

* In 1610, during his fourth voyage to the Western Hemisphere, English explorer Henry Hudson sailed into what is  now known as Hudson Bay.

* In 1776, members of the Continental congress began attaching their signatures to the Declaration of Independence.

* In 1909, the original Lincoln “wheat” penny first went into circulation, replacing the “Indian head” cent.

* In 1923, the 29th president of the United States, Warren G. Harding, died in San Francisco. Vice President Calvin Coolidge became president.

* In 1934, German President Paul von Hindenburg died, paving the way for Adolph Hitler’s complete takeover.

* Ten years ago, August 2, 2000, Republicans awarded Texas Governor George W. Bush their 2000 presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Philadelphia and ratified Dick Cheney as his running mate.


78 Peter O’Toole, actor.

71 Wes Craven, movie director of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

67 Kathy Lennon, singer of the Lennon Sisters.

59 Andrew Gold, singer of the song, Thank you for being a Friend.

57 Butch Patrick, actor “Eddie” on the TV show “The Munsters”.

46 Mary-Louise Parker, actress.

40 Kevin Smith, writer, actor and director.

34 Sam Worthington, actor.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR FRIDAY JULY 9, 2010: Almanac and Celebrity Birthdays

compiled from staff, wire and Entertainment news


Today is Friday, July 9, the 190th day of 2010. There are 175 days left in the year.



* On July 9, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read aloud to General George Washington’s troops in New York.

* In 1540, England’s King Henry VII had his six-month marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, annulled.

* In 1816, Argentina declared independence from Spain.

* In 1850, the 12th president of the United States, Zachary Taylor, died after serving only 16 months of his term. He was succeeded by Millard Fillmore.

* In 1951, President Harry S. Truman asked Congress to formally end the state of war between the United States and Germany. An official end to the state of war was declared in October 1951.

* In 1974, former Chief Justice Earl Warren died in Washington at age 83.




*68 Richard Roundtree, actor who portrayed the detective “Shaft”, a bad ___________!

* 58 John Tesh, TV personality and music show host.

* 55 Jimmy Smits, actor of LA Law and NYPD Blue.

* 54 Tom Hanks, actor of The Da Vinci Code.

* 53 Kelly McGillis, actress from the movie Top Gun.

* 46 Courtney Love, widow of the late Kurt Cobain. Singer and actress.

* 39 Scott Grimes, actor from ER.

* 34 Dan Estrin, rock musician of Hoobastank.

* 34 Fred Savage, actor of The Wonder Years.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR THURSDAY JULY 8, 2010: Alamanac & Celebrity Birthdays

compiled from staff, wire and Entertainment News


Today is Thursday July 8, the 189th day of 2010. There are 176 days left in the year.


* On July 8, 1663, King Charles II of England granted a royal charter to Rhode Island.

* In 1776, Colonel John Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, in Philadelphia.

* 1889, The Wall Street Journal was first published.

* In 1994, Kim ll Sung, North Korea’s communist leader since 1948, died at age 82.

* 10 years ago on July 8, 2000, Venus Williams beat Lindsay Davenport for her first Grand Slam title, becoming the first black women to win a championship at Wimbledon since Althea Gibson in 1957 and 1958.


* 59 Angelica Huston, actress of Prizzi’s Honor.

* 52 Kevin Bacon, actor of Tremors.

* 49 Toby Keith, country singer.

* 42 Billy Crudup, actor of Public Enemies.

* 33 Milo Ventimiglia, actor of Heroes.

* 24 Jake McDorman, actor.

* 12 Jaden  Smith, son of Will and Jada Smith; actor in Karate Kid.