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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Thursday November 4, 2010, Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays


Thursday, November 4, was the 308th day of 2010. With 57 days remaining in the year.


Ronald Reagan went from actor to the White House on this date in history to become our 40th president (file photo)

* On November 4, 1980, Ronald Reagan won the the White House as he defeated President Jimmy Carter.

* In 1922, the entrance to King Tutankhamen’s tomb was discovered in Egypt.

* In 1924, Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming was elected the nation’s first female governor to serve out the remaining term of her late husband, William B. Ross.

* In 1979, the Iran hostage crisis began as militants stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, seizing its occupants; for some, it was the beginning of 444 days of captivity.

* In 1991, Ronald Reagan opened his presidential library in Simi Valley, California, with a dedication attended by President George H.W. Bush and former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald R. Ford and Richard Nixon. The first gathering of five past and present U.S. chief executives.

* In 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a right-wing Israeli.

* In 2008, Democrat Barack Obama was elected as the first black president of the United States.


80 Doris Roberts, actress from Everybody Loves Raymond.

73 Loretta Swit, actress who played “Hot Lips” on M*A*S*H*.

70 Delbert McClinton, pop & blues singer.

64 Laura Bush, former first lady & wife of former president George W. Bush.

60 Markie Post, actress from the TV show, Night Court.

49 Ralph Macchio, actor from the original movie, The Karate Kid.

41 Matthew McConaughey, actor.

41 Sean “Puffy” Combs, rapper & producer.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Saturday October 30, 2010, Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays


Saturday was October 30, the 303rd day of 2010. There are 62 days left in the year.


* On October 30, 1938, the radio play The War of the Worlds, starring Orson Welles, aired on CBS. The live drama, which had fake-breaking news reports, panicked listeners who thought the portrayal of a Martian invasion was real.

* In 1735, the second president of the United States, John Adams, was born in Braintree, Massachusetts.

* In 1945, the U.S. government announced the end of shoe rationing, effective at midnight.

* In 1979, President Jimmy Carter announced his choice of federal appeals Judge Shirley Hufstedler to head the newly created Department of Education.

* In 2000, Comedian, talk-show host, author and composer Steve Allen died in Encino, California, at age 78.

* In 2005, The body of Rosa Parks arrived at the U.S. Capitol, where the civil-rights pioneer became the first woman to lie in honor in the Rotunda.


"The Fonz" Henry Winkler turned 65 on Saturday (courtesy of Wikipedia Commons)

65 Henry Winkler, actor who played the role of “Fonzie” on Happy Days.

59 Harry Hamlin, actor from LA Law and the husband of Lisa Rinna.

43 Gavin Rossdale, singer and the husband of singer Gwen Stafani.

18 Tequan Richmond, actor from the TV show Everybody Hates Chris.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR WEDNESDAY AUGUST 18, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Wednesday, August 18, the 230th day of 2010. There are 135 days left in the year.


* In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed the right of all American women to vote, was ratified.

U.S. Constitution, the 19th amendment was ratified on this date in 1920 (file)

* In 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King dedicated the Thousand Islands Bridge connecting the United States and Canada.

* In 1963, James Meredith became the first Black student to graduate from the University of Mississippi.

* In 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, New York, wound to a close after three nights, with a mid-morning concert by Jimi Hendrix.

* In 1983, Hurricane Alicia slammed into the Texas coast, killing 21 people.


83 Rosalynn Carter, former first lady and wife of President Jimmy Carter.

77 Roman Polanski, filmmaker.

75 Rafer Johnson, decathlete and Olympic Gold Medalist.

74 Robert Redford, actor.

67 Martin Mull, comedian.

53 Denis Leary, actor.

49 Bob Woodruff, newsman.

41 Christian Slater, actor.

41 Edward Norton, actor.

40 Malcolm-Jamal Warner, actor from The Cosby Show.

35 Kaitlin Olson, actress.

32 Andy Samberg, comedian from Saturday Night Live.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR WEDNESDAY AUGUST 4, 2010: Alamanc and Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Wednesday August 4, the 216th day of 2010. There are 149 days left in the year.


* In 1830, plans for the city of Chicago were laid out.

* In 1916, the United States reached agreement with Denmark to purchase the Danish Virgin Islands for $25 million.

* In 1977, President Jimmy Carter signed a measure establishing the Department of Energy.

* In 1987, the Federal Communications Commission voted to abolish the Fairness Doctrine, which required radio and TV stations to present balanced coverage of issues.

* One year ago, August 4, 2009, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il pardoned American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee for entering the country illegally and ordered their release during a surprise visit by former United States president Bill Clinton.


Barack Obama 49 today (file)

90 Helen Thomas, long-time White House journalist from UPI.

66 Ted Strickland, Ohio’s governor.

55 Billy Bob Thornton, actor, screenwriter and former beau of Angelina Jolie.

52 Kym Karath, actress.

49 President Barack Obama, the United States’ 44th Commander-In-Chief.

39 Jeff Gordon, NASCAR driver from Indiana.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR JULY 2, 2010: News, Almanac and Celebrity Birthdays

compiled from staff, wire and Entertainment news



Today is Friday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2010. There are 182 days left in the year.


* On July 2, 1937, aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first round-the-world flight along the equator.

* In 1776, the Continental Congress passed a resolution saying that “these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.”

* In 1881, President James A. Garfield was shot by Charles J. Guiteau at the Washington railroad station. Garfield died the following September and Guiteau was hanged in June 1882.

* In 1926, the U.S. Army Air Corps was created.

* In 1961, author Ernest Hemingway shot himself to death at his home in Ketchum, Idaho.

* In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law a sweeping civil-rights bill passed by Congress.

* In 1980, President Jimmy Carter signed a proclamation reviving military-draft registration.

* 10 years ago on July 2, 2000, Opposition candidate Vicente Fox won Mexico’s presedential elections.


* A concert by rock singer-songwriter Jakob Dylan at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday has been moved from the Newport Music Hall to the Basement, 391 Neil Ave.

Tickets cost @20 in advance, $25 the day of the show. Call (614) 461-5483 or visit

* Through the end of August, admission to the Columbus Museum of Art, including all special exhibits is free. The museum, located at 480 East Broad Street, is undergoing a renovation but is still offering a variety of activities.

For more information, call (614) 221-6801 or visit

* The Top Five TV Shows

* 1) America’s Got Talent, Wednesday on NBC. 2) America’s Got Talent, Tuesday on NBC. 3) NCIS, CBS. 4) Wipeout, on Tuesday on ABC. 5) The Mentalist, CBS.

* Columbus native Jay DeMarcus, the bass player for the country group Rascal Flatts, and his wife, Allison, are expecting their first child in January. The couple wed in 2004.

* Beauty queen Carrie Prejean will be walking down the aisle.The former Miss California who is 23, will marry Oakland Raiders quarterback Kyle Boller who is 28, July 2. The marriage will occur more than a year after she gained national attention for making comments opposing gay marriage during the 2009 Miss USA pageant. In June of 2009, Donald Trump, owner of the Miss USA competition, stripped her of the Miss California crown, citing “continued breach of contract issues.”


81 Imelda Marcos, former Phillippines first lady

80 Ahmad Jamal, Jazz musician

73 John Cooper, former head football coach at Ohio State

54 Jerry Hall, actress and model

31 Sam Hornish, Jr. Napolean, Ohio native and NASCAR driver

27 Michelle Branch, singer

24 Lindsay Lohan, actress of Mean Girls