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

DAILY ALMANAC

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

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* 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.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

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

54 PRINCESS CAROLINE of Monaco

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 FOR THURSDAY OCTOBER 21, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Today is Thursday, October 21, the 294th day of 2010. Remaining days in the year: 71.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

* On October 21, 1805, a British fleet commanded by Admiral Horatio Nelson defeated a French-Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar; Nelson, however was killed.

* In 1797, the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, also known as “Old Ironsides,” was christened in Boston’s harbor.

* In 1879, Thomas Edison perfected a workable electric light in his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

* In 1960, Democrat John F. Kennedy and Republican Richard M. Nixon had their fourth and final presidential debate in New York.

* In 1970, American agronomist Norman Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on high-yield grains that enhanced the world’s food supply.

* In 1971, President Richard M. Nixon nominated Lewis F. Powell and William H. Rehnquist to the U.S. Supreme Court.

CELEBRITY ALMANACS

Judge Judy is 68 today (file photo)

70 Manfred Mann, rock singer.

68 Elvin Bishop, rock singer.

68 Judge Judy Scheindlin, the loud-mouth, straight-forward TV judge of “Judge Judy”.

64 Lee Loughnane, trumpeter with the band Chicago.

61 Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel.

54 Carrie Fisher, actress & daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.

51 Ken Watanabe, actor.

32 Will Estes, actor.

30 Kim Kardashian, actress, reality-TV star and daughter of O.J. Simpson lawyer, Robert Kardashian.

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

DAILY ALMANACS

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

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

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.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

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.