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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Daily Almanac for Easter Sunday, April 8: Birthdays, Historical news

Today is Easter Sunday, April 8, the 99th day of 2012, the 99th day of the year. We have 267 days left in 2012.

(photo by Jan Kamenicek via wikipedia commons)


* On April 8, 1952, President Harry S. Truman issued an executive order seizing the American steel industry to avert a nationwide strike.

The U.S. Supreme Court later ruled that Truman did not have the authority to issue such an order and a seven-week strike went into motion by the steelworkers.

*In 1913, the 17th Amendment to the Constitution, providing for direct popular election of United States senators as opposed to appointment by state legislatures, was ratified.

* In 1974, Hammerin’ Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Al Downing. That homer broke Babe Ruth’s record of 714.

*In 1990, Ryan White, the teenage AIDS patient whose battle for acceptance had gained national attention, died in Indianapolis at age 18.

*In 1994, Kurt Cobain, singer and guitarist for the rock band Nirvana, was found dead in Seattle, of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound; he was just 27.

* In 2007, Zach Johnson won the Masters golf tournament with a two-shot win over Tiger Woods.

Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's record of 714 homers on this date in 1974 (2008 photo by Rubenstein via wikipedia commons)


86 SHECKY GREENE, comedian

72 JOHN HAVLICEK, basketball Hall of Famer, former Ohio State star

46 ROBIN WRIGHT, actress and former wife of Sean Penn

44 PATRICIA ARQUETTE, actress and former wife of Nicholas Cage. Sister to Rosanna Arquette and David Arquette

28 EZRA KOENIG, singer-guitarist

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.