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ENTERTAINMENT FOR SUNDAY AUGUST 29, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Sunday, August 29, the 241st day of 2010. 2011 will roll around in 124 days.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

Candlestick Park where the Beatles played their last public concert (SF Giants photo)

* On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast near Buras, Louisiana, the resulting floods devastated the city of New Orleans. More than 1,800 people in the region died.

* In 1533, the last Incan King of Peru, Atahualpa, was executed on orders from Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro.

* In 1877, the second president of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brigham Young, died in Salt Lake City at age 76.

* In 1944, 15,000 American troops marched down the Champs Elysees in Paris as the French capital celebrated its liberation from the Nazi’s.

* In 1966, the Beatles (Paul, John, Ringo & George) concluded their fourth American tour with their last public concert, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

87 Richard Attenborough, actor.

75 William Friedkin, director.

74 John McCain, Arizona senator and former Republican presidential candidate.

69 Robin Leach, TV personality from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.

41 Me’Shell NdegeOcello, singer who often works with John Mellencamp.

Info compiled from staff, Entertainment books, magazines and almanacs

ENTERTAINMENT FOR SATURDAY AUGUST 28, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Saturday, August 28, the 240th day of 2010. There are 125 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On August 28, 1963, 200,000 people participated in a peaceful civil rights rally in Washington, D.C., where Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

* In 1609, English sea explorer Henry Hudson reached present-day Delaware Bay.

* In 1774, Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint, was born in New York.

* Five years ago, New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin ordered everyone in the city to evacuate after Hurricane Katrina grew to be a monster storm.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Lou Piniella turns 67 today (MLB)

80 Ben Gazzara, actor.

67 Lou Piniella, recently retired baseball manager.

52 Scott Hamilton, Olympic gold medal winning figure skater.

45 Shania Twain, country singer.

41 Jack Black, actor.

41 Jason Priestley, actor from Beverly Hills 90210 and race car driver.

28 LeAnn Rimes, country singer.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR FRIDAY AUGUST 27, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Today is Friday, August 27, the 239th day of 2010. The year 2011 rolls around in 126 days.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

The first successful oil well was drilled on this date in history (Clipart by Clker.com OCAL)

* On August 27, 1883, the island volcano Krakatoa blew up; the resulting tidal waves in Indonesia killed 36,000 peopla in Java and Sumatra.

* In 1858, the second debate between senatorial candidates Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas took place in Freeport, Illinois.

* In 1859, Edwin L. Drake drilled the first successful oil well in the United States, at Titusville. Pennsylvania.

* In 1928, the Kellogg-Briand Pact was signed in Paris, outlawing war and providing for the peaceful settlement of disputes.

* In 1975, Haile Selassie, the last Emperor of Ethiopia’s 3,000-year-old monarchy, died in Addis, Ababa at age 83, nearly close to a year after being overthrown.

* Five years ago, August 27, 2005, Coastal residents along Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, jammed freeways and gas stations as they fled the area ahead of Hurricane Katrina, which was headed towards New Orleans out of the Gulf of Mexico.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

68 Daryl Dragon, musician, the keyboardist and captain of Captain with wife Toni Tennille of the duo the Captain & Tennille.

67 Tuesday Weld, actress.

63 Harry Reems, former actor of adult movies.

58 Paul Reubens, actor aka Pee Wee Herman of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse.

48 Yolanda Adams, gospel singer.

34 Sarah Chalke, actress.

22 Alexa Vega, actress from Spy Kids.

Clipart courtesy of Clker.com

compiled from staff, entertainment magazines & news

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS AND NOTES

compiled from staff, wire and NFL news

NEW YORK JETS RING OF HONOR CLASS

Joe Namath and Curtis Martin are two of a all-star class of of six New York Jets greats in the first Ring of Honor at its new stadium.

Weeb Eubank, Winston Hill, Joe Klecko and Don Maynard will also be enshrined August 16 at halftime of the first game at the new Meadowlands Stadium, the preseason opener between the Jets and Giants.

Joe Namath Hall of Fame QB (file)

Broadway Joe Namath, was a brash talking quarterback and when he made the guarantee that the Jets would beat the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III, Weeb Eubank was the coach, Winston Hill was his left tackle and Don Maynard was his wide receiver.

Joe Klecko was a dominant defensive lineman in the the 1980′s and Curtis Martin was a fast running back who won the league rushing title in 2004.

EDDIE KENNISON RETIRES AS A CHIEF

Wide receiver Eddie Kennison signed a contract with Kansas City so he can retire as a member of the Chiefs.

Kennison played in 91 games for Kansas City, from 2001 through 2007. He ranks seventh in team history with 5,230 yards receiving and eighth with 321 receptions. He also ranks fourth with 17 games with at least 100 yards receiving.

Eddie Kennison retires a Chief (nfl)

Kennison was a first-round draft pick from Louisiana State University in1996 by St. Louis, where he played until 1998. Kennison also played for New Orleans, Chicago and Denver before going to Kansas City. He rejoined the Rams for one season in 2008.

He finishes his NFL career with 548 receptions for 8,345 yards with 42 touchdowns.

Commissioner Goodell will be visiting NFL training camps

compiled from staff, wire and NFL news

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be visiting seven training camps during the first week of August.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (nfl)

His tentative schedule has him making stops at New Orleans on August 2, Philadelphia on August 3, Baltimore and Washington on August 4 and Cleveland and Pittsburgh on August 5 and Indianapolis on August 7.

The commissioner plans to do some of his traveling on the bus that  John Madden used during his broadcasting career. Madden never liked to fly.

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