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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Almanac for Friday, April 27, 2012; Historical news, Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Friday, April 27, the 118th day of 2012. There are 248 days left in the year before we moved into 2013.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* In 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed by natives in the Philippines.

* In 1822, the 18th president of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio.

* In 1941, German forces occupied Athens during World War II.

* In 1972, the Apollo 16 mission to the moon ended safely.

* In 1973, acting FBI Director L. Patrick Gray resigned after it was revealed that he had destroyed files from the safe of Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt.

* In 1982, the trial of John W. Hinckley Jr., who had shot four people, including President Ronald Reagan, began in Washington. (The trial ended with Hinckley’s acquittal by reason of insanity.)

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Jack Klugman turns 90 today (2005 photo by Phil Konstantin via wikipedia commons)

Casey Kasem is 80 today (2006 photo by Alan Light via wikipedia commons)

Sheena Easton turns 53 today (2009 photo by djnaquin67 via wikipedia commons)

90 JACK KLUGMAN, actor who played Oscar Madison on the Odd Couple TV show

80 CASEY KASEM, Radio & TV disc jockey host. Long-time host of American Top 40 and the voice of Shaggy from Scooby Doo

73 JUDY CARNE, actress-comedian from Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In; former wife of Burt Reynolds

64 KATE PIERSON, rock singer for the musical group the B-52′s

61 ACE FREHLEY, rock musician formerly of the group, Kiss

53 SHEENA EASTON, pop singer from Scotland

28 PATRICK STUMP, rock musician from the group, Fall Out Boy

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Saturday October 23, 2010, Alamanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALAMANAC

Saturday, October 23, was the 296th day of 2010. Remaining in the year, 69 days.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

President Richard Nixon agreed to turn over the Watergate tapes on this date (file photo)

* In 1915, tens of thousands of women marched in New York, demanding the right to vote.

* In 1950, entertainer Al Jolson died in San Francisco at age 64.

* In 1956, a student-sparked revolt against Hungary’s communist rule began; as the revolution spread, Soviet forces started entering the country, and the uprising was put down.

* In 1973, President Richard Nixon agreed to turn over White House tape recordings subpoenaed by the Watergate special prosecutor to Judge John J. Sirica.

* In 1980, the resignation of Soviet premier Alexei N. Kosygin was announced.

* In 1987, the U.S. Senate rejected, 58-42, the Supreme Court nomination of Robert H. Bork.

* In 1995, a jury in Houston convicted Yolanda Saldivar of murdering Tejano singing star Selena. Saldivar is serving a life sentence in prison.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

70 Pele, famous soccer icon.

54 Dwight Yoakum, country singer and former resident of Columbus, Ohio.

51 “Weird” Al Yankovic, parody singer.

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