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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Tuesday March 22, 2011; Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Tuesday is March 22, the 81st day of 2011. There are 284 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

* On March 22, 1765, Britain enacted the Stamp Act of 1765 to raise money from the Colonies.

* In 1933, during Prohibition, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure to make wine and beer containing up to 3.2 percent alcohol legal.

* In 1958, movie producer Mike Todd, husband of actress Elizabeth Taylor, and three others were killed in the crash of Todd’s private plane near Grants, New Mexico.

* In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson named General William C. Westmoreland to be the Army’s chief of staff.

* In 1978, Karl Wallenda, the 73-year-old patriarch of “the Flying Wallendas” high-wire act, fell to his death while attempting to walk a cable strung between two hotel towers in San Juan, Puerto, Rico.

In 2010, Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton toured the earthquake-devastated capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

George Benson in Madrid 2009 (photo by Raul Ruiz via wikipedia commons)

90 JOHN J. GILLIGAN, former Ohio governor

81 STEPHEN SONDHEIM, composer and lyricist

PAT ROBERTSON, evangelist broadcaster

80 WILLIAM SHATNER, actor/advertising pitchman

70 JEREMY CLYDE, singer from the 60′s group, Chad & Jeremy

68 GEORGE BENSON, singer and guitarist

63 ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, composer

59 BOB COSTAS, sportscaster

35 REESE WITHERSPOON, born Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon, actress


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR SATURDAY JANUARY 22, 2011: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Saturday, January 22, the 22nd day of 2011. There are 343 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court, in its Roe vs. Wade decision, legalized abortions using a trimester approach.

* In 1498, during his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, explorer Christopher Columbus arrived at the present-day Carribean island of St. Vincent.

* In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson pleaded for an end to World War I, calling for “peace without victory.” However, the United States was also at war by April.

* In 1944, during World War II, Allied forces began landing at Anzio, Italy.

* In 1973, former President Lyndon B. Johnson died at age 64.

* In 2008, actor Heath Ledger was found dead of an accidental prescription-drug overdose in New York. He was 28.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Singer Steve Perry is 62 today. (photo by Alex Mane via wikipedia commons)

79 PIPER LAURIE, actress

62 STEVE PERRY, former lead singer of Journey

52 LINDA BLAIR, actress from the movie, The Exorcist

46 DJ JAZZY JEFF, actor/rapper and close friend of Will Smith

30 WILLA FORD, pop singer

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Saturday January 8, 2011 Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

ALMANAC

Saturday, January 8, the eighth day of of 2011. 357 days remain in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS

* In 1815, U.S. forces led by General Andrew Jackson defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans, the closing engagement of the War of 1812.

* In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson outlined his “Fourteen Points” for lasting peace after World War I.

* In 1935, rock ‘n’ roll legend and movie star Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi.

* In 1959, Charles de Gaulle was inaugurated as president of France’s Fifth Republic.

* In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a “War on Poverty” in his State of the Union address.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Singer Shirley Bassey turned 74 on January 8. (photo by Nyctc7 via wikipedia commons)

78 CHARLES OSGOOD, CBS newsman

74 SHIRLEY BASSEY, singer in James Bond movie Diamonds are Forever

65 ROBBY KRIEGER, rock musician of the group, The Doors

64 DAVID BOWIE, rock singer

44 R. KELLY, controversial R&B singer


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR THURSDAY DECEMBER 23, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity News

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Thursday, December 23, the 357th day of 2010. There are eight days left in the year.

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM megasportsnews.com

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* In 1783, George Washington resigned as commander in chief of the Continental Army and retired to Mount Vernon, his home in Virginia.

* In 1928, the National Broadcasting Company, set up a permanent, coast-to-coast radio network.

* In 1941, during the World War II, American forces on Wake Island surrendered to the Japanese.

* In 1948, former Japanese premier Hidecki Tojo and six other Japanese war leaders were executed in Tokyo.

* In 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson held an unprecedented meeting with Pope Paul VI at the Vatican in Italy.

* In 1975, Richard S. Welch, the Central Intelligence Agency station chief in Athens, Georgia, was shot and killed by the militant group November 17.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

89 GERALD S. O’LOUGHLIN, actor who played Lt. Ed Ryker on the TV police show, “The Rookies” with Georg Stanford Brown and Kate Jackson.

75 PAUL HORNUNG, pro football Hall of Fame running back.

64 SUSAN LUCCI, actress who is known as Erica Kane of All My Children, one of the original cast members of the show.

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Wednesday November 3, 2010, Almanacs & Celebrity News

DAILY ALMANACS

Wednesday, November 3, was the 307th day of 2010. With 58 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

The Soviet Union launched Sputnik 2 on this date in 1957 (courtesy of Wikipedia Commons)

 

* On November 3, 1900, the first major U.S. automobile show opened in New York’s Madison Square Garden under the helping hand of the Automobile Club of America.

* In 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won a landslide election victory over Republican challenger Alfred M. “Alf” Landon.

* In 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 2, the second man-made satellite, into orbit: onboard was a dog named Laika who was sacrificed for the experiment.

* In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson soundly defeated Republican Barry Goldwater to win a White House term of his own.

* In 1986, the Iran-contra affair began to come into play as Ash-Shiraa, a pro-Syrian Lebanese magazine, broke the story of U.S. arms sales to Iran.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

92 Bob Feller, known as “Rapid Bob”, baseball Hall of Fame pitcher.

77 Ken Berry, actor from F Troop & Mayberry, RFD.

62 LuLu, singer famous for the song To Sir With Love.

58 Roseanne Barr, comic & actress.

57 Dennis Miller, comic, actor.

53 Dolph Lundgren, actor.

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