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ENTERTAINMENT FOR MONDAY AUGUST 9, 2010: Almanac, Ohio State Fair photos & Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Monday, August 9, the 221st day of 2010. There are 144 days left before 2011.

A gorilla on fire at the 2010 Ohio State Fair (

2010 Ohio State Fair (


* On August 9, 1945, three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, the United States exploded a nuclear device over Nagasaki, killing an estimated 74,000 people.

* In 1854, Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, which described his experiences while living near Walden Pond in Massachusetts, was published.

* In 1910, the U.S. Patent Office granted Alva J. Fisher of the Hurley Machine Company, a patent for an electrically powered washing machine.

* In 1930, cartoon character Betty Boop made her debut in Max Fleischer’s animated short Dizzy Dishes.

Batcoper helicopter at the Fair ('s Nancy Mason with former OSU QB Stanley Jackson at the Ohio State Fair (

* In 1969, actress Sharon Tate and four other people were found brutally murdered in Tate’s Los Angeles home. Cult leader Charles Manson and a group of his followers were later convicted of the crime.

* In 1974, President Richard Nixon’s resignation took effect. Vice President Gerald R. Ford became the nation’s 38th president.

* Ten years ago, August 9, 2000, Bridgestone/Firestone announced that it was recalling 6.5 million tires implicated in hundreds of accidents and at least 46 deaths.

* Five years ago, August 9, 2005, The Space Shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven safely returned to Earth, ending a 14-day safety test that was shadowed by the Columbia tragedy.

Snakegirl Ride at Ohio State Fair (

Prizes from the Ohio State Fair (


66 Sam Elliott, actor in Roadhouse and Gettysburg.

53 Melanie Griffith, actress and former wife of Don Johnson.

47 Whitney Houston, singer and former wife of Bobby Brown.

46 Hoda Kotb, co-host of Today Show’s fourth hour.

42 Eric Bana, actor.

34 Jessica Capshaw, actress on Grey’s Anatomy.

25 Anna Kendrick, actress.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR WEDNESDAY JULY 21, 2010: Almanacs and Celebrity Birthdays

compiled from staff, wire and Entertainment news


Today is Wednesday July 21, the 202nd day of 2010. There are 163 days remaining in the year.


* On July 21, 1930, President Herbert Hoover signed an executive order establishing the Veterans Administration (later named the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs).

* In 1949, the U.S. Senate ratified the North Atlantic Treaty.

* In 1960, Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the world’s first female prime minister as she was sworn in to head the government of Ceylon, which is now Sri Lanka.

* In 1961, Captain Virgil “Gus” Grissom became the second American to rocket into a sub orbital pattern around the Earth, flying aboard the Liberty Bell 7.

* in 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin blasted off from the moon aboard the ascent stage of the lunar module for docking with the command module.

* In 1980, draft registration began in the United States for 19-20-year old men.

* Five years ago on July 21, 2005, the House voted to extend the Patriot Act.


C.C. Sabathia is 30 today (mlb)

62 Yusuf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens, singer.

59 Robin Williams, comedian and actor.

53 Jon Lovitz, comedian.

32 Justin Bartha, actor in the National Treasure films.

32 Josh Hartnett, actor in Pearl Harbor.

30 Carsten Charles “C.C. Sabathia, New York Yankees pitcher.

30 Sprague Grayden, actress on “24″.

21 Jamie Waylett, actor in the Harry Potter films.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR SUNDAY JULY 11, 2010: Almanacs, News and Celebrity Birthdays

compiled from staff, wire and Entertainment news


Today is Sunday, July 11, the 192nd day of 2010. There are 173 days left in the year.


* On July 11, 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about childhood-innocence and racial injustice in a small Southern town during the Depression, was first published by J.B. Lippincott and Company.

* In 1859, Big Ben, the great bell inside the famous London clock tower, chimed for the first time. The clock itself had been keeping time since May 31.

* In 1952, the Republican National Convention, meeting in Chicago, nominated Dwight D. Eisenhower for president and Richard M. Nixon for vice president.

* In 1979, the abandoned United States space station Skylab made a spectacular return to Earth, burning up in the atmosphere and showering debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.

* Ten years ago, on July 11, 2000, A Middle East summit hosted by President Bill Clinton opened at Camp David between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.


* The Office star Jenna Fischer married writer Lee Kirk this past weekend in Malibu, California. The 36-year-old Fischer, was previously married to director James Gunn.

* BalletMet Columbus has been able to balance its budget. The company was able to clear out a tentative deficit of $50,000 in recent weeks through donations from supporters, according to Executive Director Cheri Mitchell. The company had reported a record $400,000 deficit at the end of the previous season, 2008-2009.

* Popular Cincinnati radio personality Gary Burbank who impersonates such characters as “Gilbert Gnarley,” “Earl Pitts, American!”, will be needing your help to get into the National Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago. This is Burbank’s third nomination. Burbank, who retired from WLW-AM in 2007, faces very stiff competition as a local or regional pioneer from Chicago “Disco Demolition” DJ Steve Dahl; Nashville country music icon Ralph Emery: and Boston DJ Charles Laquidara.

Online voting is free and is open through August 1 at Online registration is required.

* Staying with WLW-AM in Cincinnati, it was discovered by several of our website fans that the popular regional station has pulled longtime talk show host Mike McConnell off the air because word had leaked that he’s going to Chicago in August to work on WGN-AM.

WLW-AM recently refused to let McConnell return to the airwaves after he returned from vacation when word of his move to Chicago was discovered. His contract expires in July.

* NBC has pulled the new Love Bites from fall schedule and put The Apprentice on Thursday. The network made the move for several reasons: the pregnancy of series regular Becki Newton, who plays a young, single woman; and a request from creator Cindy Chupack to relinquish day-to-day management duties of the show.

The upcoming season of The Apprentice recently finished shooting in New York.

* Singer Carrie Underwood married Hockey star Mike Fisher on Saturday July 10 at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro.

* CNN host Larry King and his wife, Shawn Southwick-King, both submitted paperwork this past week to halt their divorce for which they filed in April. Word has it that the couple is trying to work things out.

* Actress Lindsay Lohan, who recently lost her probation case, has also lost her lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley who abruptly resigned on Thursday.


60 Bonnie Pointer, singer of the famous group, The Pointer Sisters.

43 Thad Matta, Ohio State men’s basketball coach.

40 Justin Chambers, Springfield, Ohio native, actor on Grey’s Anatomy.

35 Lil’ Kim, rapper of Lady Marmalade.

21 David Henrie, actor of Wizards of Waverly Place.