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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Almanac for Monday, May 7, 2012; historical news, birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is the second Monday of the month, Monday, May 7, the 128th day of 2012. There are 238 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS

* In 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims, France, ending its role in World War II.

* In 1975, President Gerald R. Ford formally declared an end to the “Vietnam era.” In Ho Chi Minh City — formerly Saigon — the Viet Cong celebrated its takeover.

* In 1977, Seattle Slew won the Kentucky Derby, the first of his triple-crown victories.

* In 1984, a $180 million out-of-court settlement was announced in the Agent Orange class-action suit brought by Vietnam veterans who said they had suffered injury from exposure to the chemical.

* In 2011, The U.S. released a handful of videos seized from Osama bin Laden’s hideout showing the terrorist leader watching newscasts of himself amid shabby surroundings.

Singer Thelma Houston is 66 years old today (2009 photo by Jyothis via wikipedia commons)

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

73 JIMMY RUFFIN, soul singer who is known for (What becomes of the Broken-hearted)

66 THELMA HOUSTON, singer who sung the 1977 #1 hit song, (Don’t Leave Me This Way). It won a Grammy Award in 1978

66 BILL KREUTZMANN, rock drummer from the group the Grateful Dead

38 BRECKLIN MEYER, actor

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR THURSDAY JANUARY 27, 2011: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Thursday, January 27, the 27th day of 2011. There are 338 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* On January 27, 1981, President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, greeted the 52 former American hostages released by Iran.

* In 1880, Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric incandescent lamp.

* In 1945, Soviet troops liberated the Nazi concentration camps Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland.

* In 1973, the Vietnam peace accords were signed in Paris.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Tracy Lawrence turns 43 (photo by Itshears via wikipedia commons)

71 JAMES CROMWELL, actor

66 NICK MASON, DRUMMER from the group Pink Floyd

63 MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV, Ballet Dancer

55 MIMI ROGERS, born Miriam Spickler, actress and former wife of Tom Cruise

43 TRACY LAWRENCE, country singer

39 JOSH RANDALL, actor

35 KEVIN DENNEY, country singer


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Tuesday October 26, 2010, Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Tuesday October 26, was the 299th day of 2010. There are 66 days left in the year

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

* On October 26, 1881, the “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral” took place in Tombstone, Arizona as Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and “Doc” Holliday confronted Ike Clanton’s gang. Three members of Clanton’s group were killed; Earp’s brother and Holliday were wounded.

* In 1972, national security adviser Henry Kissinger declared, “Peace is at hand” in Vietnam.

* In 1984, “Baby Fae,” a newborn baby with a severe heart defect, was given the heart of a baboon in an experimental transplant in Loma Linda, California. Baby Fae lived 21 days with the animal heart.

* In 2001, President George W. Bush signed the USA Patriot Act, giving authorities unprecedented ability to search, seize, detain or eavesdrop in their pursuit of possible terrorists.

* In 2000, The New York Yankees became the first team in more than a quarter-century to win three straight World Series titles, beating their crosstown-rivals, the New York Mets.

* In 2009, Bill Cosby received the 12th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in Washington.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton turned 63 Tuesday (official portrait)

64 Pat Sajak, TV host of Wheel of Fortune.

63 Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state.

58 James W. Pickens Jr., actor from Grey’s Anatomy.

49 Dylan McDermott, actor from the TV show, The Practice.

47 Natalie Merchant, former lead singer of the 10,000 Maniacs.

43 Keith Urban, country singer who is married to Nicole Kidman.

26 Sasha Cohen, Olympic silver medal figure skater.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR TUESDAY JULY 20, 2010 (Almanacs and Celebrity Birthdays)

compiled from staff, wire and Entertainment news

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Tuesday, July 20, the 201st day of 2010. There are 164 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon after landing their lunar module.

* In 1861, the Congress of the Confederate States began having sessions in Richmond, Virginia.

* In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominated for an unprecendented fourth term of office at the Democratic convention in Chicago.

* In 1954, the Geneva Accords divided Vietnam into northern and southern entities.

* In 1976, America’s Viking 1 robot spacecraft made a successful, first-ever landing on Mars.

* In 1980, Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, one of the court’s most liberal voices, announced that he was stepping down.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Troy Smith is 26 today (nfl)

65 Kim Carnes, singer of the pop hit, Bette Davis Eyes.

63 Carlos Santana, rock guitarist.

46 Chris Cornell, rock musician of Soundgarden and Audioslave.

41 Josh Holloway, actor on the TV show Lost.

30 Gisele Bundchen, model.

26 Troy Smith, Heisman Trophy winner from Ohio State and current Baltimore Ravens QB.

22 Julianne Hough, country singer and ballroom dancer.