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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Daily Almanac for Easter Sunday, April 8: Birthdays, Historical news

Today is Easter Sunday, April 8, the 99th day of 2012, the 99th day of the year. We have 267 days left in 2012.

(photo by Jan Kamenicek via wikipedia commons)


* On April 8, 1952, President Harry S. Truman issued an executive order seizing the American steel industry to avert a nationwide strike.

The U.S. Supreme Court later ruled that Truman did not have the authority to issue such an order and a seven-week strike went into motion by the steelworkers.

*In 1913, the 17th Amendment to the Constitution, providing for direct popular election of United States senators as opposed to appointment by state legislatures, was ratified.

* In 1974, Hammerin’ Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Al Downing. That homer broke Babe Ruth’s record of 714.

*In 1990, Ryan White, the teenage AIDS patient whose battle for acceptance had gained national attention, died in Indianapolis at age 18.

*In 1994, Kurt Cobain, singer and guitarist for the rock band Nirvana, was found dead in Seattle, of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound; he was just 27.

* In 2007, Zach Johnson won the Masters golf tournament with a two-shot win over Tiger Woods.

Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's record of 714 homers on this date in 1974 (2008 photo by Rubenstein via wikipedia commons)


86 SHECKY GREENE, comedian

72 JOHN HAVLICEK, basketball Hall of Famer, former Ohio State star

46 ROBIN WRIGHT, actress and former wife of Sean Penn

44 PATRICIA ARQUETTE, actress and former wife of Nicholas Cage. Sister to Rosanna Arquette and David Arquette

28 EZRA KOENIG, singer-guitarist

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR SATURDAY JANUARY 22, 2011: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Saturday, January 22, the 22nd day of 2011. There are 343 days left in the year.


* On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court, in its Roe vs. Wade decision, legalized abortions using a trimester approach.

* In 1498, during his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, explorer Christopher Columbus arrived at the present-day Carribean island of St. Vincent.

* In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson pleaded for an end to World War I, calling for “peace without victory.” However, the United States was also at war by April.

* In 1944, during World War II, Allied forces began landing at Anzio, Italy.

* In 1973, former President Lyndon B. Johnson died at age 64.

* In 2008, actor Heath Ledger was found dead of an accidental prescription-drug overdose in New York. He was 28.


Singer Steve Perry is 62 today. (photo by Alex Mane via wikipedia commons)

79 PIPER LAURIE, actress

62 STEVE PERRY, former lead singer of Journey

52 LINDA BLAIR, actress from the movie, The Exorcist

46 DJ JAZZY JEFF, actor/rapper and close friend of Will Smith

30 WILLA FORD, pop singer

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR THURSDAY OCTOBER 21, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays


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


* 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.


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 FOR MONDAY AUGUST 30, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Monday, August 30, the 242nd day of 2010. There are 123 days remaining before we get to the year 2011.


* On August 30, 1997, The entire world learned about the car crash in Paris that killed Princess Diana. Because of the time difference in the United States than in Paris, France, it was August 31 where the crash occurred.

* In 1861, Union General John C. Fremont instituted martial law in Missouri and declared slaves in there to be free. Fremont’s order was countermanded days later by President Abraham Lincoln.

* In 1905, Ty Cobb made his major-league debut for the Detroit Tigers, hitting a double in his first at-bat in a game against the New York Highlanders. The Tigers won 3-1. Cobb went on to become known at “The Georgia Peach” and is a Hall of Fame member.

* In 1963, the “Hot Link” communications link between Washington and Moscow went into operation.

* In 1967, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Thurgood Marshall as the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

* In 1983, Guion S. Buford, Jr. became the first black American astronaut to travel in space as he blasted off aboard the Challenger.


Andy Roddick is celebrating his 28th birthday today (file photo)

91 Kitty Wells, country singer.

83 Bill Daily, actor who played Major Roger Healy, the bachelor astronaut on I Dream of Jeannie TV show.

67 Jean-Claude Killy, skier and Olympic gold medalist.

The Mod Squad (L to R) Clarence Williams III, Michael Cole, Peggy Lipton & Tige Andrews ( wfe & cc photo)

63 Peggy Lipton, actress from The Mod Squad TV show where she portrayed Julie Barnes. She co-starred with Clarence Williams III, Michael Cole and Tige Andrews.

62 Lewis Black, comedian.

47 Michael Chiklis, actor from the TV show The Shield.

38 Cameron Diaz, actress.

28 Andy Roddick, ATP tennis star and former high school basketball teammate of fellow tennis rival, Mardy Fish. He is the husband of model Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR TUESDAY AUGUST 10, 2010: Almanac, Ohio State Fair Photos & Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Tuesday August 10, the 222nd day of 2010. There were 143 days left in the year.

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* On August 10, 1846, President James K. Polk signed a measure establishing the Smithsonian Institution.

* In 1680, Pueblo Indians launched a successful revolt against Spanish colonists in present-day New Mexico.

* In 1809, Ecuador struck its independence from Spain. Ecuador achieved independence in 1822.

* In 1885, Leo Daft introduced America’s first commercially operated electric streetcar, in Baltimore.

* In 1921, Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with polio at his summer home on the Canadian island of Campobello.

* In 1949, the National Military Establishment was renamed the Department of Defense.

* In 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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87 Rhonda Fleming, actress.

82 Eddie Fisher, actor and father of actress Carrie Fisher.

67 Ronnie Spector, singer.

50 Antonio Banderas, actor.

38 Angie Harmon, actress formerly of Law and Order.

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