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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR SUNDAY JANUARY 23, 2011: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Sunday, January 23, the 23rd day of 2011. There are 342 days left before we welcome in 2012.


* In 1845, Congress decided that all national elections would take place on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

* In 1960, the U.S. Navy operated a bathyscaphe Trieste which carried two men to the deepest known point in the Pacific Ocean, more than 35,000 feet.

* In 1964, the 24th Amendment to the Constitution, eliminating the poll tax in federal elections, was ratified.

* In 1968, North Korea seized the Navy intelligence ship USS Pueblo, charging its crew with spying. The crew was released 11 months later.

* In 1973, President Richard M. Nixon announced that an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War.

In 2006, The Ford Motor Company said it would cut up to 30,000 jobs and shutdown 14 plants in North America by 2012.


Mariska Hargitay, Olivia Benson on Law & Order is 47 today. (photo by Veronica Romm via Wikipedia Commons)

78 CHITA RIVERA, actress

63 ANITA POINTER, singer from the Pointer Sisters

58 ROBIN ZANDER, rock singer from the group Cheap Trick


53 ANITA BAKER, R&B singer from Detroit, Michigan

47 MARISKA HARGITAY, actress from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, who plays detective Olivia Benson. Her mother was 1950′s sex-symbol Jayne Mansfield.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Monday November 8, 2010, Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays


Monday, November 8, was the 312th day of 2010. 53 days remain before 2011 begins.


State capitol building at Helena. Montana was admitted as the 41st state on this date in 1889 (courtesy of Montana via Wikipedia Commons)

* On November 8, 1960, Massachusetts senator John F. Kennedy defeated Vice President Richard M. Nixon for the presidency.

* In 1889, Montana became the 41st state of the United States.

* In 1923, Adolph Hitler launched his first attempt at seizing power in Germany with a failed coup in Munich which became known as the “Beer-Hall Putsch.”

* In 1932, New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated incumbent Herbert Hoover for the presidency.

* In 1988, Vice President George H.W. Bush won the presidential election, defeating Michael Dukakis, the Massachusetts Governor.

* In 1994, midterm elections resulted in Republicans winning a majority in the Senate and gaining control of the House for the first time in 40 years.


83 Patti Page, singer.

79 Morley Safer, CBS newsman.

60 Mary Hart, Entertainment tonight.

43 Courtney Thorne-Smith, actress from the TV show, According to Jim.

35 Tara Reid, actress

27 Chris Rankin, actor from the Harry Potter films.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Sunday November 7, 2010, Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays


Sunday, November 7, was the 311th day of 2010. With 54 days left in the year.


* On November 7, 1940, Washington state’s original Tacoma Narrows Bridge, nicknamed “Galloping Gertie,” collapsed into Puget Sound during a windstorm.

* In 1916, Republican Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congress.

* In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented fourth term in office defeating Thomas E. Dewey.

* In 1962, Richard M. Nixon, having lost California’s gubernatorial race said he was having his last press conference.

* In 1972, President Richard Nixon was re-elected in a landslide over Democrat George McGovern.

* In 1973, Congress overrode President Richard Nixon’s veto of the War Powers Act, which limits a chief executive’s power to wage war without Congress’ approval.


Billy Graham with son Franklin, turned 92 on November 7 (file photo)

92 Billy Graham, world-renowned evangelist.

68 Johnny Rivers, singer who was born Johnny Ramistella.

67 Joni Mitchell, canadian singer.

58 General David Patraeus, U.S. commander in Afghanistan.

37 Yunjin Kim, actress on the TV show, Lost.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Friday November 9, 2010, Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays


Friday, November 5, was the 309th day of 2010. There are 56 days left in the year.


Parker Brothers began marketing the Monopoly board game on this date in 1935 (courtesy of Parker Brothers via Wikipedia Commons)

* On November 5, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office as he defeated Republican challenger Wendell L. Willkie.

*In 1872, suffragist Susan B. Anthony defied the law by trying to vote for President Ulysses S. Grant. Anthony was convicted by a judge and fined $100, but never paid the fine.

* In 1935, Parker Brothers began marketing the board game, Monopoly.

* In 1946, Republicans captured control of both the Senate and the House in midterm elections.

* In 1968, Richard M. Nixon won the presidency, defeating Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and American Independent candidate George C. Wallace.

* In 1974, Ella T. Grasso was elected governor of Connecticut, becoming the first woman to win a gubernatorial office without succeeding her husband.


70 Elke Sommer, actress.

69 Art Garfunkel, singer and former member of the duo, Simon & Garfunkel with Paul Simon.

63 Peter Noone, singer from the group Herman’s Hermit’s.

51 Bryan Adams, Canadian singer.

47 Tatum O’Neal, actress and daughter of actor Ryan O’Neal.

23 Kevin Jonas, rock musician from the group, The Jonas Brothers.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 13, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Wednesday, October 13, the 286th day of 2010. We have 79 days left in the year.


Bill Mazeroski hit the game-winning homer on this date in 1960 (Pirates photo)

* On October 13, 1960, the Pittsburgh Pirates won the World Series, defeating the New York Yankees in Game 7, 10-9, on a home run by Bill Mazeroski, an Ohio native from Martins Ferry.

* In A.D. 54, Roman Emperor Claudius I died, poisoned apparently at the order of his wife, Agrippina.

* In 1775, the U.S. Navy had its origins as the Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet.

* In 1792, the cornerstone of the executive mansion, later known as the White House, was laid during a ceremony in the District of Columbia.

* In 1943, Italy declared war on Germany, it’s one-time axis partner.

* In 1944, American troops entered Aachen, Germany, during World War II.

* In 1960, Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy participated in the third televised debate of their presidential campaign. Nixon was in Los Angeles; Kennedy was in New York.


72 Shirley Caesar, gospel singer.

69 Paul Simon, singer, songwriter and musician.

63 Sammy Hagar, singer, musician.

51 Marie Osmond, singer from famous Osmond family.

41 Nancy Kerrigan, figure skater and Olympic silver medalist.

39 Sasha Baron Cohen, actor.

30 Ashanti, singer.

28 Ian Thorpe, swimmer and Olympic gold medalist.

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