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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Thursday January 6, 2011:Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Thursday, January 6, was the sixth day of 2011. Remaining days in the year totals 359.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS FOR JANUARY 6

FDR in his State of the Union address on January 6, 1941, spoke on "Four Freedoms." (photo by Elias Goldensky via Wikipedia Commons)

* On January 6, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his State of the Union address, outlined a goal of “Four Freedoms”: freedom of speech and expression; the freedom of people to worship God in their own way; freedom from want; freedom from fear.

* In 1540, England’s King Henry VIII married his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. The marriage lasted about six months.

* In 1838, Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail gave the first successful public demonstration of their telegraph, in Morristown, New Jersey.

* In 1919, the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, died in Oyster Bay, New York, at age 60.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

87 EARL SCRUGGS, bluegrass musician

67 BONNIE FRANKLIN, actress from TV show One Day at a Time with Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli

58 MALCOLM YOUNG, rock musician for the group AC/DC

43 JOHN SINGLETON, movie director for Four Brothers

35 DANNY PINTAURO, actor from the TV show Who’s the Boss? with Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano and Katherine Helmond


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Wednesday October 27, 2010, Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Wednesday was October 27, 2010, the 300th day in the year. There are 65 days remaining.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

* On October 27, 1787, the first of the Federalist Papers, a series of essays calling for ratification of the U.S. Constitution, was published in New York.

* In 1858, the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, was born in New York.

* In 1947, You Bet Your Life, starring Groucho Marx, premiered on ABC Radio.

* In 1978, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their progress toward achieving a Middle East peace accord.

* In 2009, Michael Jackson’s last work, the documentary Michael Jackson: This Is It, opened in theatres everywhere.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Ruby Dee from 1962 (photo by Carl Van Vechten photographer via Wikipedia Commons)

86 Ruby Dee, actress who for years, teammed with her late husband Ossie Davis in all types of productions and  TV shows. Ossie died in 2005. Ruby Dee was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1924.

68 Lee Greenwood, country singer who gained fame for the song, “God Bless the USA”.

61 Garry Tallent, rock musician of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band.

52 Simon Le Bon, singer of the group Duran, Duran.

43 Scott Weiland, rock singer of the Stone Temple Pilots.

26 Kelly Osbourne, actress, singer and daughter of Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR THURSDAY OCTOBER 14, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Thursday, October 14, the 287th day of 2010. There are 78 days left in the years.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

U.S. Peace Corps idea was suggested on this date by Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy (file photo)

* On October 14, 1960, the idea of a Peace Corps was suggested by Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy to an audience of students at the University of Michigan.

* In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt campaigning for the presidency, was shot in the chest in Milwaukee. Despite the wound, he went ahead with a speech.

* In 1944, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel committed suicide rather than face execution for alledgedly conspiring against Adolf Hitler.

* In 1947, Air Force test pilot Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager broke the sound barrier as he flew the Bell XS-1 (later X-1) rocket plane over Muroc Dry Lake in California.

* In 1968, the first successful live telecast from a manned U.S. spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7.

* In 1987, a 58-hour drama began in Midland, Texas, as 18-month-old Jessica McClure slid 22-feet down an abandoned well at a private day-care center; she was rescued on October 16.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

83 Roger Moore, actor from the James Bond films.

72 Melba Montgomery, country singer.

71 Ralph Lauren, fashion designer.

64 Justin Hayward, singer-musician (The Moody Blues)

36 Natalie Maines, country singer (the Dixie Chicks).

32 Usher, singer.

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.