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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR SATURDAY OCTOBER 2, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Saturday, October 2. The 275th day of 2010. There are 90 days left before 2011.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke, which left him partially parlyzed.

* In 1950, The Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schultz, first appeared in newspapers.

* In 1958, Guinea proclaimed independence from France.

* In 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.

* In 1998, Gene Autry, the singing cowboy, founder and owner of the California/Anaheim Angels, died at age 91.

BIRTHDAYS IN HISTORY

Nat Turner, civil rights activist born on this date in 1800.

Groucho Marx, comedian born on this date in 1890.

Sting, aka Gordon Matthew Sumner, musician formerly of Sting & the Police, born on this date in 1951, he’s 59.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR SATURDAY JULY 24 & SUNDAY JULY 25, 2010: Almanacs and Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC AND HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY FOR Saturday July 24

* Brigham Young and the first members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) arrived at the Great Salt Lake.

* Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States, died in Kinderhook, New York.

* Tennessee became the first Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union.

* The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard M. Nixon had to turn over the White House tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.

* Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France for a record-breaking seventh time.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS FOR THIS DATE

* Simon Bolivar, liberator born in 1783.

* Alexandre Dumas, novelist in 1802.

* Amelia Earhart, American Aviator born in 1897 in Atchison, Kansas.

* Bella Abzug, Congresswoman in 1920.

* Jennifer Lopez, actress, singer in 1969

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS FOR THIS DATE SUNDAY JULY 25

* Henry Knox, officer in 1750

* Thomas Eakins, American Painter, photographer and sculptor in 1844

* Arthur Balfour, statesman in 1848

* Walter Payton, Hall of Fame Football Player in 1954

* Matt LeBlanc, actor in 1967


ENTERTAINMENT FOR JULY 1, 2010: News and Celebrity Birthdays

compiled from staff, wire and Entertainment News

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Thursday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2010. There are 183 days left in the year. Today is Canada Day.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On July 1, 1910, the original Comiskey Park, home of the Chicago White Sox for eight decades, held its opening day under the name of White Sox Park. The White Sox lost to the St. Louis Browns, 2-0.

* In 1863, the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, resulting in the Union victory, began in Pennsylvania.

* In 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain as the British North America Act took effect.

* In 1943, “pay-as-you-go” income tax withholding began.

* In 1960, “O Canada” was proclaimed the national anthem of Canada.

* In 1997, Honk Kong reverted to Chinese rule after 156 years as a British Colony.

* In 2004, actor Marlo Brando died in Los Angeles at the age of 80.

* Five years ago in 2005, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor unexpectedly announced her retirement from the United States Supreme Court. She was succeeded by Samuel Alito.

NEWS

* Avatar actress Zoe Saldana, 32, is engaged to her boyfriend of 10 years, Keith Britton according to industry sources. The 33-year-old Britton is an actor and CEO of My Fashion Database.

The relationship has been under ‘low’ key for years and most people  in the industry other than their closest friends, did not know they were seriously dating.

* Corey Allen (1934-2010), who played the gang leader who got into a knife fight with James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause, has died. He was 75.

Family spokesman Mickey Cottrell said that Allen died at his Hollywood home on Sunday.

The actor played Buzz Gunderson in the 1955 movie. His character loses a knife fight with Dean’s character and dies when his stolen car plunges off a cliff during a wild chase or as they say in the profession, a “chicken run.”

Allen appeared in several other TV and film roles before turning to directing in 1969. In 1984, he won an Emmy Award for directing an episode of Hill Street Blues.

He also directed the two-hour pilot for Star Trek: the Next Generation and several episodes from that series.

* The comic book character of Wonder Woman recently had her 600th issue in the monthly series. The 69-year-old heroine is published by D.C. Comics and recently had a new, less revealing of the flesh costume designed by artist Jim Lee. You can check out the new costume on-line or in your local newspapers entertainment section.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

* 94 Actress Olivia de Havilland of Light in the Piazza

* 79 Actress-Dancer Leslie Caron of Gigi

* 76 Toledo, Ohio native and actor Jamie Farr of  The Owens Corning/Kroger/Jamie Farr Classic and M*A*S*H fame

* 69 Dancer-Choreographer Twila Tharp

* 59 Rock Singer Fred Schneider of the group B-52′s

* 58 Actor-Comedian Dan Aykroyd of Saturday Night Live and Driving Miss Daisy

* 39 Hip-Hop Artist Missy Elliott