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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS for Monday March 14, 2011: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Monday, March 14 is the 73rd day of 2011. There are 292 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR THIS DATE IN HISTORY

* On March 14, 1794, Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin, an invention that revolutionized American’s cotton injury.

* In 1923, President Warren G. Harding became the first chief executive to file a federal income tax report.

* In 1951, during the Korean War, United Nations forces recaptured Seoul.

* In 1964, a jury in Dallas found Jack Ruby guilty of murdering Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, and sentenced him to death. Both the conviction and death sentence were later overturned, but Ruby died before he could be retried.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Quincy Jones in Los Angeles Oct 2008 (photo by Glenn Francis of www.PacificProDigital.com via wikipedia commons)

83 FRANK BORMAN, FORMER ASTRONAUT

78 MICHAEL CAINE, ACTOR

78 QUINCY JONES COMPOSER, CONDUCTOR, who has produced theme songs for “The Bill Cosby Show” and “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. He was also married to Peggy Lipton of  “The Mod Squad” from 1974 to 1990.

66 MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY, COUNTRY SINGER

63 BILLY CRYSTAL, ACTOR, COMEDIAN

53 PRINCE ALBERT II OF MONACO

28 TAYLOR HANSON, SINGER-MUSICIAN FROM THE GROUP, HANSON

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR TUESDAY JANUARY 25, 2011: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Tuesday, January 25, the 25th day of 2011. There are 340 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* On January 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy conducted the first presidential news conference to be carried live on radio and television.

* In 1890, The United Mine Workers of America was founded in Columbus.

* In 1915, Alexander Graham Bell inaugurated U.S. transcontinental telephone service between New York and San Francisco.

* In 1959, American Airlines began Boeing 707 jet flights between New York and Los Angeles.

*In 1971, Charles Manson and three women followers were convicted in Los Angeles of  murder and conspiracy in the 1969 slayings of seven people, including actress Sharon Tate.

* In 1990, actress Ava Gardner died in London at age 67.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Etta James (photo by Louis Ramirez via wikipedia commons)

80 DEAN JONES, actor

73 ETTA JAMES, blues singer

40 ANA ORTIZ, actress

37 MATT ODMARK, guitarist of the group Jars of Clay

30 ALICIA KEYS, R&B singer

26 MICHAEL TREVINO, actor


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 FOR FRIDAY OCTOBER 22, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Friday, October 22, the 295th day of 2010. There are 70 days left before 2011 rolls in January1.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

Princeton University was first chartered on this date in 1746 as the College of New Jersey (file photo)

*On October 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy announced a quarantine of all offensive military equipment shipped to Cuba, following the discovery of Soviet-built missle bases on the island.

* In 1746, Princeton University was first chartered as the College of New Jersey.

* In 1797, French balloonist Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first parachute descent, landing safely from aheight of about 3,000 feet over Paris.

* In 1883, the original Metropolitan Opera House in New York held its grand opening with a performance of Gounod’s Faust.

* In 1934, bank robber Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd was shot to death by federal agents at a farm in East Liverpool, Ohio.

* In 1981, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization was decertified by the federal government for its strike the previous August.

* In 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed into law sweeping tax-overhaul legislation.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

93 Joan Fontaine, actress.

72 Christopher Lloyd, actor in the Back to the Future movies.

68 Annette Funicello, actress on The Mickey Mouse Club.

67 Catherine Deneuve, actress.

58 Jeff Goldblum, actor.

46 TobyMac, Christian singer-rapper from the group, DC Talk.

25 Zac Hanson, pop musician from the group, Hanson.


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

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Monday, September 27, the 270th day of 2010. There are 95 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On September 27, 1939, Warsaw, Poland, surrendered to invading forces from Nazi Germany during World War II.

* In 1779, John Adams was named by congress to negotiate peace terms with Britain after the Revolutionary War.

* In 1954, Tonight! made its network debut on NBC. Steve Allen was the host.

* In 1964, the government released the report of the Warren Commission, which found that Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone in assassinating President John F. Kennedy.

* In 1979, Congress gave final approval to forming the U.S. Department of Education.

* One year ago today, September 27, 2009, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was elected to a second term.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Don Cornelius is 74 today (file photo)

90 Jayne Meadows, actress.

76 Wilford Brimley, actor and TV commercial pitchman.

74 Don Cornelius, producer & creator of Soul Train.

67 Randy Bachman, rock musician for the group Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

63 Meat Loaf, rock singer.

63 A Martinez, actor on LA Law, Santa Barbara and General Hospital.

63 Liz Torres, actress.

59 Richard Gerald Mason, Megasportsnews.com’s advisor and brother of website creator Stuart Mason.

52 Shaun Cassady, singer, director, actor, son of Shirley Jones and the late Jack Cassady and brother of David Cassady of the Partridge Family.

38 Gwyneth Paltrow, actress and daughter of Blythe Danner and Bruce Paltrow, one of the producers of the TV show Wild Wild West with Robert Conrad and Ross Martin.

28 Lil’ Wayne, singer & rapper.

26 Avril Lavigne, singer.