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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Daily Almanac for Thursday, May 3, 2012; historical news, birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Thursday, May 3, the 124th day of 2012. There are 242 days left in the year before we go into 2013.

HISTORICAL NEWS ON THIS DATE

* On May 3, 1937, Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for her famous novel Gone With the Wind.

Christopher Cross is 61 today (2000 photo by Ronald Lewis via wikipedia commons)

* In 1802, Washington, D.C., was incorporated as a city.

* In 1948, the Supreme Court ruled that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks or members of other racial groups were legally unenforceable.

* In 1979, Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher was chosen to become Britain’s first female prime minister.

* In 1987, The Miami Herald said its reporters had observed a young woman at a Washington town house belonging to Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart. The woman was later identified as Donna Rice; the scandal hurt Hart’s presidential bid.

* In 2011, The White House said that Osama bin Laden was unarmed when Navy SEALs burst into his room at his Pakistan compound and fatally shot him to the delight of everyone affected by the 2001 bombings of the Twin Towers in New York which Bin Laden was responsible for.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

R.J. Umberger of the Columbus Blue Jackets is 30 years old today (megasportsnews.com photo)

93 PETE SEEGER, folk singer

86 ANN B. DAVIS, actress who played Alice, the maid on The Brady Bunch TV show

78 FRANKIE VALLI, teen idol & pop singer

66 GREG GUMBEL, sports announcer & brother of Bryant Gumbel

61 CHRISTOPHER CROSS, pop singer who had several hit songs in 1979 which earned him five Grammy Awards

30 R.J. UMBERGER, Columbus Blue Jackets player and former OSU hockey star

28 CHERYL BURKE, dancer on Dancing with the Stars

Jaguars owner Weaver fires Del Rio & sells team

 

Jack Del Rio during training camp July 2008 (photo by Nichos via wikipedia commons)

Jack Del Rio knew the stakes when he went to training camp this season with his Jacksonville Jaguars. His job security became week-to-week once two things occured: 1) when he cut veteran quarterback David Garrard to go with rookie Blaine Gabbert and 2) when owner Wayne Weaver said he needed to make the playoffs to keep his job for a 10th season.

At 3-8 this season, Weaver fired Del Rio. He leaves the North Florida city with a 69-73 record, including 1-2 in two playoff berths. The Jaguars were not able to win the NFL’s AFC South in any of his nine seasons. The division also has Indianapolis, Houston and Tennessee.

Weaver also announced that he was selling the franchise to Illinois businessman Shadid Khan, who was born in Pakistan and is the owner of Flex-N-Gate bumper systems company.

The franchise, born in 1993, is worth $760 million according to Forbes magazine.

The 77-year-old Weaver named defensive coordinator Mel Tucker the interim head coach and gave general manager Gene Smith a three-year contract extension. Smith will head the coaching search.

The 61-year-old Khan’s purchase of the team is subject to NFL approval. League owners will be voting on December 14. If it is approved, the sale will become official January 4.

 

Info courtesy of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Radio & TV news

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR MONDAY DECEMBER 27, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

TODAY IS MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, the 361st day of 2010. There are four days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

(By Manlan courtesy of Clker.com)

* On December 27, 1968, Apollo 8 and its three astronauts made a safe nighttime splashdown in the Pacific.

* In 1945, 28 nations signed an agreement creating the World Bank.

* In 2007, opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in Pakistan by an attacker who shot her after a campaign rally and then blew himself up.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

62 GERARD DEPARDIEU, actor who portrayed Cyrano de Bergerac.

61 T.S. MONK, jazz musician.

58 DAVID KNOPFLER, rock musician of Dire Straits.

44 EVA LaRUE, actress formerly of All My Children, now a part of CSI Miami.

38 MATT SLOCUM, musician from the group Sixpence None the Richer.

29 EMILIE de RAVIN, actress from the TV show LOST.

22 HAYLEY WILLIAMS, singer.

clipart from Clker.com

ENTERTAINMENT FOR SATURDAY AUGUST 14, 2010: Almanac, News & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Saturday, August 14, the 226th day of 2010. There are 139 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

Indianapolis Motor Speedway had it first event this day in history in 1909 (megasportsnews.com)

Indianapolis Motor Speedway grounds (megasportsnews.com)

* On August 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law.

* In 1848, the Oregon Territory was created.

* In 1900, international forces , including U.S. Marines, entered Peking to put down the Boxer Rebellion, which was aimed at purging China of foreign influence.

* In 1909, the newly opened Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosted it’s first event, a series of motorcycle races.

* In 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally, ending World War II.

* In 1947, Pakistan became independent of British rule.

* One year ago, August 14, 2009, Charles Manson follower, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, 60, convicted of trying to assassinate President Gerald R. Ford in 1975, was released from a Texas prison after more than three decades behind bars.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

* CBS has set a date for the premiere of The Talk, the network’s new daytime talk show with six female co-hosts, Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini and Marissa Jaret Winokur.

The hourlong program, will air at 2 p.m. weekdays and kicks off on October 18.

* Dora, The Explorer is 10 years old. There will be a birthday adventure show this Sunday, August 15 at 8 p.m. on Nickelodeon.

* Actress Rachel Bilson and actor Hayden Christensen are no longer engaged. Bilson’s publicist says that the three-year romance is over.

* Rock star Alanis Morissette is expecting a baby, her first with new husband Mario Treadway (aka rapper Souleye). Morissette is 36 and Treadway who is 30, married on May 22.

* 93-year-old Zsa Zsa Gabor returned home this week to recuperate after being hospitalized at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center since July 17 for a broken hip. Her husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt says she is glad to be home.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

69 David Crosby, rock singer.

69 Connie Smith, country singer.

65 Steve Martin, actor, comedian.

63 Danielle Steele, famous author.

51 Earvin “Magic” Johnson, former NBA star.

44 Halle Berry, actress from Cleveland, Ohio