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ENTERTAINMENT FOR SATURDAY JULY 31, 2010: Almanac and Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Saturday, July 31, the 212th day of 2010. There are 153 days left in the year.


* In 1919, Germany’s Weimar Constitution was adopted by the republic’s National Assembly.

* In 1969, the American space probe Mariner 6 flew by Mars, sending back images of the Red Planet.

* Ten years ago, July 31, 2000, The Republican National Convention opened in Philadelphia, with George W. Bush’s name put into nomination for president.


Wesley Snipes is 48 today (photo credit Jim Wead)

81 Don Murray, actor.

67 Lobo, singer.

48 Wesley Snipes, actor of the Blade movies.

45 J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter novels.

32 Zac Brown, country singer-musician.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR TUESDAY JULY 20, 2010 (Almanacs and Celebrity Birthdays)

compiled from staff, wire and Entertainment news


Today is Tuesday, July 20, the 201st day of 2010. There are 164 days left in the year.


* On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon after landing their lunar module.

* In 1861, the Congress of the Confederate States began having sessions in Richmond, Virginia.

* In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominated for an unprecendented fourth term of office at the Democratic convention in Chicago.

* In 1954, the Geneva Accords divided Vietnam into northern and southern entities.

* In 1976, America’s Viking 1 robot spacecraft made a successful, first-ever landing on Mars.

* In 1980, Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, one of the court’s most liberal voices, announced that he was stepping down.


Troy Smith is 26 today (nfl)

65 Kim Carnes, singer of the pop hit, Bette Davis Eyes.

63 Carlos Santana, rock guitarist.

46 Chris Cornell, rock musician of Soundgarden and Audioslave.

41 Josh Holloway, actor on the TV show Lost.

30 Gisele Bundchen, model.

26 Troy Smith, Heisman Trophy winner from Ohio State and current Baltimore Ravens QB.

22 Julianne Hough, country singer and ballroom dancer.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY, SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2010: Almanacs, News & Celebrity Birthdays

compiled from staff, wire and entertainment news

Today is Sunday, July 4, 2010, Independence Day. This is the 185th day of 2010 and there are 180 days left in the year.


* On July 4, 1776, The United States declared its Independence from Great Britain.

* In 1826, Former U.S. Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died.

* In 1831, Former President James Monroe died.

* In 1845, Author Henry David Thoreau moved into his shack on Walden Pond.

* In 1884, The Statue of Liberty was presented to the United States in Paris.

* In 1895, Katharine Lee Bates published American the Beautiful.

* In 1939, Baseball star Lou Gehrig, stricken with ALS, made his farewell to Yankee Stadium.

* In 1976, The United States celebrated its bicentennial.

* In 1997, The U.S. Pathfinder probe landed on the planet Mars.


* The mother and daughter duo, The Judds will be making their last joint appearance in Columbus, Ohio and everywhere else on their recent tour.

The Country music combo of mother Naomi and daughter Wynonna, recently announced their farewell tour, which will include a December 2, 2010 stop at Value City Arena.

The tour dubbed “The Last Encore,” will celebrate the duo’s 26-year musical relationship as well as feature holiday tunes.

The information on tickets will be released in August.


100 Gloria Stuart, actress from Titanic

99 Mitch Miller, conductor known for “Sing Along with Mitch” fame

86 Eva Marie Saint, actress from All Fall Down

83 Gina Lollobrigida, actress from Trapeze

83 Neil Simon, playwright of The Odd Couple

80 George Steinbrenner, Rocky River, Ohio native, Ohio State graduate and New York Yankees owner

55  John Waite, singer of the hit song Missing You

12 Malia Obama, Oldest daughter of our 44th President, Barack Obama