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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Saturday October 23, 2010, Alamanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALAMANAC

Saturday, October 23, was the 296th day of 2010. Remaining in the year, 69 days.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

President Richard Nixon agreed to turn over the Watergate tapes on this date (file photo)

* In 1915, tens of thousands of women marched in New York, demanding the right to vote.

* In 1950, entertainer Al Jolson died in San Francisco at age 64.

* In 1956, a student-sparked revolt against Hungary’s communist rule began; as the revolution spread, Soviet forces started entering the country, and the uprising was put down.

* In 1973, President Richard Nixon agreed to turn over White House tape recordings subpoenaed by the Watergate special prosecutor to Judge John J. Sirica.

* In 1980, the resignation of Soviet premier Alexei N. Kosygin was announced.

* In 1987, the U.S. Senate rejected, 58-42, the Supreme Court nomination of Robert H. Bork.

* In 1995, a jury in Houston convicted Yolanda Saldivar of murdering Tejano singing star Selena. Saldivar is serving a life sentence in prison.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

70 Pele, famous soccer icon.

54 Dwight Yoakum, country singer and former resident of Columbus, Ohio.

51 “Weird” Al Yankovic, parody singer.

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 FRIDAY OCTOBER 15, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Friday, October 15, the 288th day of 2010. We have 77 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS FOR THIS DATE

* On October 15, 1860, 11-year-old Grace Bedell of Westfield, New York, wrote a letter to presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln suggesting growing a beard would improve his appearance. (it must’ve worked!).

* In 1917, Dutch dancer Mata Hari, convicted of spying for the Germans, was executed by a French firing squad outside of Paris.

* In 1964, It was announced that Soviet leader Nikita Khruschev had been removed from office.

* In 1969, peace demonstrators staged activities across the country as part of a moratorium against the Vietnam War.

* In 1990, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev received the Nobel Peace Prize.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Jim Palmer during his days with Baltimore. He is 65 today. (MLB)

86 Lee Iacocca, former auto executive who singlehandedly saved the Chrysler Corporation.

68 Penny Marshall, actress from Laverne & Shirley TV show.

65 Jim Palmer, baseball Hall of Fame pitcher of the Baltimore Orioles.

64 Richard Carpenter, singer, songwriter & musician who along with his late sister Karen, formed the group. The Carpenters in the late 60′s and early 70′s.

51 Sarah Ferguson, Britain’s Duchess of York.

51 Emeril Lagasse, famous chef.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2010: Almanacs, News & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Today is Wednesday, September 15, the 258th day of 2010. That means there are 107 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On September 15, 1940, during the World War II Battle of Britain, the momentum turned as the Royal Air Force inflicted heavy losses against the Luftwaffe, forcing Adolph Hitler to indefinitely postpone his plans to invade Britain.

* In 1776, British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution.

* In 1789, the U.S. Department of Foreign affairs was renamed the Department of State.

* In 1857, William Howard Taft, who served as president of the United States and as U.S. Chief Justice, was born in Cincinnati.

* In 1959, Nikita Krushchev became the first Soviet head of state to visit the United States as he arrived at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, where he was greeted by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

* In 2000, the Summer Olympics opened in Sydney, Australia.

CELEBRITY NEWS

Harold Gould (wfe cc photo)

Veteran character actor Harold Gould, born Harold V. Goldstein ,who played the father of the Valerie Harper character on Rhoda and the con man Kid Twist in the 1973 movie The Sting, has died at age 86.

He died of prostate cancer at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement community in Woodland Hills.


President Barack Obama has written a children's book (file photo)

Our 44th president, Barack Obama has written a children’s book, Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters, to be published November 16.

The book pays tribute to 13 Americans, including George Washington, artist Georgia O’Keeffe and baseball great Jackie Robinson. It is illustrated by Cincinnati artist Loren Long.

Of Thee I Sing is intended for children 3 years of age and older.

The publisher, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young readers, an imprint of Random House, says the book is priced at $17.99 with proceeds going to charity.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

88 Jackie Cooper, actor. The youngest actor to gain a best-actor nomination, at age 9 for Skippy.

65 Jessye Norman, opera singer.

64 Tommy Lee Jones, actor.

49 Dan Marino, Football Hall of Fame QB.

26 Prince Henry, “Harry” of Wales.

24 Heidi Montag, actress from the reality-TV show, The Hills.

compiled from staff, wire & entertainment news

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