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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR JANUARY 19 2011: Almanac & Celebrity News

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Wednesday, January 19, the 19th day of 2011. There are 346 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* On January 19, 1861, Georgia became the fifth state to secede from the Union as delegates to a special convention in Milledgeville, then the capital, voted 208-89 for separation.

*In 1937, millionaire Howard Hughes set a transcontinental-air record by flying his monoplane from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey, in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.

* In 1955, a presidential news conference was filmed for television for the first time, with the permission of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

* In 1960, the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between Japan and the United States was signed by both countries in Washington.

* In 1981, the United States and Iran signed an accord paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Dolly Parton is 65 today. (photo by 20minutos.es via wikipedia commons)

81 TIPPI HEDREN, actress

65 DOLLY PARTON, singer, actress, entrepreneur

64 PAULA DEEN, TV chef

54 KATEY SAGAL, actress

29 JODIE SWEETIN, actress from the TV show, Full House

19 SHAWN JOHNSON, gymnast and Olympic gold medalist

ENTERTAINMENT FOR FRIDAY JULY 30, 2010: Alamanacs, News and Celebrity Birthdays

 

DAILY ALMANACS

 

Today is Friday, July 30, the 211th day of 2010. There are 154 days remaining before 2011.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

 

* On July 30, 1945, during World War II, the USS Indianapolis, which had just delievered components for the atomic bomb that would be dropped on Hiroshima, was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the Philippine Sea; only 316 of the 1,200 crewman survived.

* In 1918, poet Joyce Kramer, a sergeant in the 165th U.S. Infantry Regiment, was killed during the Second Battle of the Marme in World War I. Kilmer is best-remembered for the poem Trees.

* In 1932, the Summer Olympic Games opened in Los Angeles.

* In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Medicare bill, which went into effect the following year.

* Ten years ago, July 30, 2000. President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela won a six-year term in a landslide re-election.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Allen "Bud" Selig (mlb)

 

* Country music star Hank Williams, Jr. and his “Rowdy Friends Tour” will be visiting Columbus, Ohio in Value City Arena on October 8.

The “Rowdy Friends” are singer-songwriters Jamey Johnson, Colt Ford, Josh Thompson and the Grascals, who toured with Dolly Parton for two years.

Tickets are on sale now at the Schottenstein Center box office or through ticketmaster (1-800-745-3000) or http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Ticket prices range from $33 to $153.50.

* Actress Amanda Bynes of “She’s the Man” and the movie “Hairspray”, has unretired as of now. She had a change of heart from ber stunning announcement of a few weeks ago that she was retiring because acting wasn’t fun anymore. The 24-year-old star changed her mind after being convinced by family, friends and hollywood directors that she has much more to accomplish.

*Condoleeza Rice and Aretha Franklin got together for a charity concert on Tuesday night in Philadelphia. The former U.S. Secretary of State who is a trained classical music pianist, was asked by Franklin, the Queen of Soul, to join her in a duet to raise money to help Urban children.

They wer backed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Rice played Franklin sang I Say a Little Prayer and My Country ‘Tis of Thee.

Rice also performed a segment of Mozart’s Piano Concerto number 20 in D Minor. Rice said it was the first time she played with an orchestra since she was 18 years old.

President Barack Obama (file)

* President Barack Obama made a visit to ABC-TV’s The View on Wednesday  to tape an episode that aired Thursday. All five co-hosts were on hand to ask the nation’s leader questions about the economy, unemployment and the Gulf Oil spill.

He became the first sitting president to appear on a daytime talk show because he said he wanted to appear on a program that his wife, Michelle, watches.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY

 

79 Bud Selig, Major League Baseball commissioner and former owner of the Milwaukee Brewers.

69 Paul Anka, singer.

63 Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor, founder of the Arnold Classic and California governor.

49 Laurence Fishburne, actor.

41 Simon Baker, actor of the TV show The Mentalist.

36 Hilary Swank, actress of the movie Million Dollar Baby and wife of actor Chad Lowe.