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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Tuesday March 15, 2011: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Tuesday, March 15, was the 74th day of 2011. With 291 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

* On March 15, 44 B.C., Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of nobles that included Brutus and Cassius.

* In 1493, Christopher Columbus returned to Spain, concluding his first voyage to the Western Hemisphere.

* In 1913, President Woodrow Wilson met with reporters for what has been described as the first actual presidential press conference.

* In 1975, Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis died near Paris. He was 69.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Sly Stone turned 68 on Tuesday, pictured at a 2007 Jazz Festival (photo by Chris Hakkens via wikipedia commons)

76 JUDD HIRSCH, actor

70 MIKE LOVE, singer from the Beach Boys

68 SLY STONE, singer-musician from Sly & the Family Stone

50 FABIO, famous male model

48 BRET MICHAELS, controversial rock singer from the group, Poison

36 EVA LONGORIA, actress from the TV show, Desperate Housewives

36 will.i. am, rapper-musician from the group, the Black-Eyed Peas


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: Thursday October 28, 2010, Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Thursday, October 28, was the 301st day of 2010. There are 64 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS FOR THIS DATE

The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on this date in 1886 by President Grover Cleveland and rededicated on this date 50 years later by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936 (file photo)

* On October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland.

* In 1636, the General Court of Massachusetts passed a legislative act establishing Harvard College.

* In 1858, Rowland Hussey Macy opened his first New York Store at 6th Avenue and 14th Street in Manhattan.

* In 1918, the republic of Czechoslovakia proclaimed its independence.

* In 1919, Congress enacted the Volstead Act, which provided for enforcement of Prohibition, over President Woodrow Wilson’s veto.

* In 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt rededicated the Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary.

* In 1962, Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev informed the United States that he had ordered the dismantling of missile bases in Cuba.

* In 2009, Angela Merkel was sworn in for a second term as German chancellor.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

66 Dennis Franz, actor from NYPD Blue.

48 Daphne Zuniga, actress from Melrose Place.

47 Lauren Holly, actress who got her start on All My Children as Julie Chandler.

43 Julia Roberts, actress.

38 Brad Paisley, country singer.

36 Joaquin Phoenix, actor and brother of the late actor, River Phoenix. His siblings include: Rain, Liberty, Summer and Jodean. Joaquin is the third-oldest of his siblings.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR SUNDAY OCTOBER 10 AND MONDAY OCTOBER 11, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Sunday, October 10, was the 283rd day of 2010. With 82 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On October 10, 1935, the George Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess, featuring an all-black cast, opened on Broadway.

* In 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy was established in Annapolis, Maryland.

* In 1913, the Panama Canal was effectively completed as President Woodrow Wilson sent a signal from the White House by telegraph, setting off explosives that destroyed a section of the Gamboa Dike.

* In 1943, Chiang Kai-Shek took the oath of office as president of China.

* In 1967, the Outer Space Treaty, prohibiting placing weapons of mass destruction on the moon or elsewhere in space, became effective.

* In 1973, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, accused of accepting bribes, pleaded no contest to one count of federal income-tax evasion and resigned.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

64 Ben Vereen, entertainer.

60 Nora Roberts, author.

52 Tanya Tucker, country singer.

37 Mario Lopez, actor from Saved by the Bell.

DAILY ALMANAC

Monday, October 11, was the 284th day of 2010. 81 days remain. This is the Columbus Day observance in the United States as well as Thanksgiving Day in Canada.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On October 11, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt became the first former U.S. president to fly in an airplane during a visit to St. Louis.

* In 1809, about three years after the famous Lewis and Clark expedition ended, Meriwether Lewis was found dead in a Tennessee Inn, an apparent suicide. He was 35.

* In 1890, the Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in Washington, D.C.

* In 1968, Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, was launched with astronauts Wally Shirra, Donn Fulton Eisele, a Columbus, Ohio native, and R. Walter Cunningham aboard.

* In 1975, NBC Saturday Night (later Saturday Night Live) premiered with guest host George Carlin.

* In 1984, space shuttle Challenger astronaut Kathryn Sullivan became the first American woman to walk in space. She later became CEO of COSI Columbus.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Chris Spielman with his late wife, Stefanie. Chris turned 45 on October 11 (file)

Ohio native Luke Perry turns 44 on October 11

85 Elmore Leonard, author.

48 Joan Cusick, actress.

45 Chris Spielman, former Ohio state football great and college football hall of famer.

44 Luke Perry, actor from Beverly Hills, 90210 and native of Fredericktown, Ohio which is located in Knox County.

34 Emily Deschanel, actress on the TV show, Bones.

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