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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Daily Almanac for Thursday, May 3, 2012; historical news, birthdays


Today is Thursday, May 3, the 124th day of 2012. There are 242 days left in the year before we go into 2013.


* On May 3, 1937, Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for her famous novel Gone With the Wind.

Christopher Cross is 61 today (2000 photo by Ronald Lewis via wikipedia commons)

* In 1802, Washington, D.C., was incorporated as a city.

* In 1948, the Supreme Court ruled that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks or members of other racial groups were legally unenforceable.

* In 1979, Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher was chosen to become Britain’s first female prime minister.

* In 1987, The Miami Herald said its reporters had observed a young woman at a Washington town house belonging to Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart. The woman was later identified as Donna Rice; the scandal hurt Hart’s presidential bid.

* In 2011, The White House said that Osama bin Laden was unarmed when Navy SEALs burst into his room at his Pakistan compound and fatally shot him to the delight of everyone affected by the 2001 bombings of the Twin Towers in New York which Bin Laden was responsible for.


R.J. Umberger of the Columbus Blue Jackets is 30 years old today ( photo)

93 PETE SEEGER, folk singer

86 ANN B. DAVIS, actress who played Alice, the maid on The Brady Bunch TV show

78 FRANKIE VALLI, teen idol & pop singer

66 GREG GUMBEL, sports announcer & brother of Bryant Gumbel

61 CHRISTOPHER CROSS, pop singer who had several hit songs in 1979 which earned him five Grammy Awards

30 R.J. UMBERGER, Columbus Blue Jackets player and former OSU hockey star

28 CHERYL BURKE, dancer on Dancing with the Stars

OHIO STATE 37 COLORADO 17 REVIEW: Buffaloes WR Clemons has played three times in career vs. Buckeyes


Toney Clemons Colorado WR ( photo)

Colorado Buffaloes wide receiver Toney Clemons caught 4 passes for 31 yards in Saturday’s 37-17 loss to Ohio State on Saturday afternoon in Columbus, Ohio.

Clemons knows the Buckeyes quite well. He grew up in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, which is northeast of Pittsburgh and was invited to their Junior Day as a 2007 football recruit.

Clemons said that “Ohio State was a team I grew up wanting to play against when I was little. I was fortunate to get a chance to do it-twice.”

And Clemons took two losses. He played two seasons at Michigan (2007, 2008) before transferring to Colorado in 2009. In his freshman year in Ann Arbor, Ohio State visited and won 14-3. In 2008, Michigan played in Ohio Stadium and left with a 42-7 whipping. Clemons, played in 19 games with three starts while at Michigan, did not register a stat in either game against the Buckeyes.

With Saturday’s loss in Columbus, Clemons has faced Ohio State three times and is 0-for-3.


48 229 Toney Clemons CU WR Opening KOR by OSU was it demoralizing

48 230 Toney Clemons CU WR A former Michigan player playing vs OSU again

48 231 Toney Clemons CU WR Did he talk to Jordan Hall after the game

( photo)


 * Colorado has had 9 unanimous All-Americans:

 Eric Bieniemy (1990), Joe Garten (1990), Alfred Williams (1990), Jay Leeuwenburg (1991), Rashaan Salaam (1994), Daniel Graham (2001), Mason Crosby (2005), Jordan Dixon (2007), Nate Soldier (2010).

 * Most Notable Colorado alumni:

Byron “Whizzer” White was a Supreme Court Justice after his football playing days.

Hale Irwin, current Champions Tour golfer who was a two-time All-Big Eight defensive back and an NCAA individual golf champion for the Buffaloes. As a pro golfer, he has won three U.S. Opens and 17 other PGA Tour events, and is the all-time leader in both wins and career prize money on the 50-and-over Champions tour.

* Chauncey Billups, who now plays for the New York Knicks.

* Jeremy Bloom who played football and was a skier in the 2006 Winter Olympics. He is in the NFL currently.

Info on Toney Clemons courtesy of B.G. Brooks, Contributing Editor of; other info compiled from game notes & Colorado media guide


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS, Sunday October 31, 2010, Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays


Sunday was Halloween, October 31, the 304th day of 2010. 61 days left in the year.


Las Vegas is the most popular city in Nevada. The state of Nevada was admitted as the 36th state in 1864. (file photo)

* On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace church, marking the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.

* In 1860, Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA, was born in Savannah, Georgia.

* In 1864, Nevada became the 36th U.S. state.

* In 1926, magician Harry Houdini died in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix.

* In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered a halt to all U.S. bombing of North Vietnam, saying he hoped for fruitful peace negotiations.

* In 1984, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two Sikh security guards.

* In 2005, President George W. Bush nominated Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court.


62 Deidre Hall, actress from Days of Our Lives who plays Dr. Marlena Evans.

46 Rob Schneider, actor from Saturday Night Live.

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


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


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.


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 THURSDAY OCTOBER 7, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Thursday, October 7, the 280th day of 2010. There are 85 days left in the year.


* In 1777, the second Battle of Saratoga began during the American Revolution. British forces surrendered 10 days later.

* In 1949, the Republic of East Germany was formed.

* In 1959, singer-actor Mario Lanza died in Rome at age 38.

* In 1991, University of Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill publicly accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of making sexually inappropriate comments when she worked for him. Thomas denied the allegations.


68 Joy Behar, comedian and one of the co-hosts of The View TV show.

59 John “Cougar” Mellencamp, singer and native of Indiana and  Indiana Hoosiers fan.

57 Tico Torres, drummer of the group, Bon Jovi.

53 Michael W. Smith, gospel singing great.

51 Simon Cowell, music executive and one of the creator’s of American Idol.

34 Taylor Hicks, singer from American Idol.

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