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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR JANUARY 19 2011: Almanac & Celebrity News

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Wednesday, January 19, the 19th day of 2011. There are 346 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* On January 19, 1861, Georgia became the fifth state to secede from the Union as delegates to a special convention in Milledgeville, then the capital, voted 208-89 for separation.

*In 1937, millionaire Howard Hughes set a transcontinental-air record by flying his monoplane from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey, in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.

* In 1955, a presidential news conference was filmed for television for the first time, with the permission of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

* In 1960, the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between Japan and the United States was signed by both countries in Washington.

* In 1981, the United States and Iran signed an accord paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Dolly Parton is 65 today. (photo by 20minutos.es via wikipedia commons)

81 TIPPI HEDREN, actress

65 DOLLY PARTON, singer, actress, entrepreneur

64 PAULA DEEN, TV chef

54 KATEY SAGAL, actress

29 JODIE SWEETIN, actress from the TV show, Full House

19 SHAWN JOHNSON, gymnast and Olympic gold medalist

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR MONDAY JANUARY 17, 2011, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. (clipart by Mohamed Ibrahim courtesy of clker.com)

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Monday, January 17, the 17th day of 2011. There are 348 days left in the year. This the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On January 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered his farewell address.

* In 1893, the 19th president of the United States, Rutherford B. Hayes, died in Fremont, Ohio. He was 70.

* In 1950, the Great Brinks Robbery took place as seven masked men held up a Brinks garage in Boston, stealing $1.2 million in cash and $1.5 million in checks and money orders. (The entire 11-member gang was later caught, but only part of money was recovered.

* In 1977, convicted mass murderer Gary Gilmore, 36 at the time, was shot by a firing squad at Utah State Prison in the first U.S. execution in a decade.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

89 BETTY WHITE, actress-comedian. Wife of the late Allen Ludden, the famous game show host of PASSWORD

83 VIDAL SASSOON, hairdresser

80 JAMES EARL JONES, actor

69 MUHAMMAD ALI, boxing legend

54 STEVE HARVEY, actor-comedian

49 JIM CARREY, actor-comedian

47 MICHELLE OBAMA, United States first lady

40 KID ROCK, rock musician

31 ZOOEY DESCHANEL, actress


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Monday January 3, 2011 Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Today is Monday, January 3, the third day of 2011. There are 362 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* On January 3, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower announced the United States was formally terminating diplomatic and consular relations with Cuba.

* In 1521, Martin Luther was excomminicated from the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Leo X.

* In 1777, General George Washington’s army routed the British in the Battle of Princeton, New Jersey.

* In 1911, the first postal savings banks were opened by the U.S. Post Office. The banks were abolished in 1966.

* In 1938, the March of Dimes campaign to fight polio was organized.

* In 1959, Alaska became the 49th state.

* In 1967, Jack Ruby, the man who shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald, died in a Dallas hospital. Oswald was accused of assassinating President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

* In 1993, President George H.W. Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed a nuclear missile-reduction treaty in Moscow.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Victoria Principal is 61 today at 39th Emmy Awards in 1987 (photo by Alan Light via Wikipedia Commons)

79 DABNEY COLEMAN, actor.

65 JOHN PAUL JONES, rock musician of the group Led Zeppelin.

61 VICTORIA PRINCIPAL, actress from TV show, Dallas.

55 MEL GIBSON, controversial actor-director.

33 KIMBERLEY LOCKE, singer from American Idol.

22 ALEX LINZ, actor from Home Alone 3.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Wednesday November 10, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Wednesday, November 10, 2010, was the 314th day of the year, with 51 remaining before 2011.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

The U.S. Marine Corps was organized on this date in 1775 (courtesy of U.S. Marines Corps via Wikipedia Commons)

Sesame Street made its debut on this date in 1969 (courtesy of Sesame Street via Wikipedia Commons)

* On November 10, 1775, the U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress.

* In 1938, Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin’s God Bless America on her CBS radio program.

* In 1954, the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial, depicting the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima in 1945, was dedicated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Arlington, Virginia.

* In 1969, the children’s educational program Sesame Street made its debut on National Educational Television, later PBS.

* In 1975, the iron ore-hauling ship SS Edmund Fitzgerald and its crew of 29 mysteriously sank in a storm on Lake Superior with the loss of all on board. This tragedy led Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot to sing the folk song, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

* In 1982, Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev died at age 75.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

69 Donna Fargo, country singer.

63 Greg Lake, rock musician of Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

54 Sinbad, entertainer born David Adkins.

42 Tracy Morgan, actor/comedian.

41 Ellen Pompeo, leading actress on TV show, Grey’s Anatomy.

27 Miranda Lambert, country singer.

24 Josh Peck, actor from the TV show Drake & Josh.


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Sunday, September 26, the 269th day of 2010. There are 96 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On September 26, 1960, the first debate between presidential nominees took place in Chicago as Democrat John F. Kennedy and Republican Richard M. Nixon faced off.

* In 1789, Thomas Jefferson was confirmed by the Senate to be the first U.S. Secretary of State; John Jay, the first chief justice; and Edmund Randolph, the first attorney general.

* In 1955, following word that President Dwight D. Eisenhower had suffered a heart attack, the New York Stock Exchange saw its worst price decline since 1929.

* In 1986, William H. Rehnquist was sworn in as the 16th chief justice of the United States, and Antonin Scalia joined the Supreme court as its 103rd member.

* In 1990, the Motion Picture Association of America announced it had created a new rating, NC-17, to replace the X-rating.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Jack LaLanne is 96 years old today (wfe cc photo)

96 Jack LaLanne, famous fitness expert.

78 Donna Douglas, actress who played Ellie Mae Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies.

63 Lynn Anderson, country singer.

62 Olivia Newton-John, singer of hit songs, “Physical”, “Make a Move on Me” and “Hopelessly Devoted to You”.

29 Serena Williams, tennis star.

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