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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Daily Almanac for Thursday, May 3, 2012; historical news, birthdays


Today is Thursday, May 3, the 124th day of 2012. There are 242 days left in the year before we go into 2013.


* On May 3, 1937, Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for her famous novel Gone With the Wind.

Christopher Cross is 61 today (2000 photo by Ronald Lewis via wikipedia commons)

* In 1802, Washington, D.C., was incorporated as a city.

* In 1948, the Supreme Court ruled that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks or members of other racial groups were legally unenforceable.

* In 1979, Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher was chosen to become Britain’s first female prime minister.

* In 1987, The Miami Herald said its reporters had observed a young woman at a Washington town house belonging to Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart. The woman was later identified as Donna Rice; the scandal hurt Hart’s presidential bid.

* In 2011, The White House said that Osama bin Laden was unarmed when Navy SEALs burst into his room at his Pakistan compound and fatally shot him to the delight of everyone affected by the 2001 bombings of the Twin Towers in New York which Bin Laden was responsible for.


R.J. Umberger of the Columbus Blue Jackets is 30 years old today ( photo)

93 PETE SEEGER, folk singer

86 ANN B. DAVIS, actress who played Alice, the maid on The Brady Bunch TV show

78 FRANKIE VALLI, teen idol & pop singer

66 GREG GUMBEL, sports announcer & brother of Bryant Gumbel

61 CHRISTOPHER CROSS, pop singer who had several hit songs in 1979 which earned him five Grammy Awards

30 R.J. UMBERGER, Columbus Blue Jackets player and former OSU hockey star

28 CHERYL BURKE, dancer on Dancing with the Stars

World Champion Packers to visit White House this month


White House (file photo)

The Green Bay Packers, winners of the Super Bowl after the 2010 season, will be visiting the White House and President Barack Obama on August 12.

Earlier in the year, the NFL champions were denied the traditional visit to the White House due to the lockout.

The Packers get back to business on August 13 with an exhibition game in Cleveland against the Browns.


Info compiled from staff, NFL & Green Bay Packers news

MLB champion SF Giants visit White House


South Side of White House May 2006 (photo by Matt H. Wade via wikipedia commons)

The San Francisco Giants, Major League Baseball world champions from 2010, were the latest team to visit President Barack Obama and the White House.

The Giants’ World Series trophy and a championship ring were displayed in the East Room of the White House where the president honored the team.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy gave the president a number 44 Giants jersey, which happens to be the retired number of slugger Willie McCovey, but signifies Obama being the nation’s 44th president.

Matt Cain, one of the team’s ace pitchers, awarded the president with a bat emblazoned with the president’s name and signed by the entire team.

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compiled from Radio, TV & San Francisco Giants news


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR Sunday January 16, 2011: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Sunday, January 16, the 16th day of 2011. There are 349 days remaining in the year.


* On January 16, 1991, the White House announced the start of Operation Desert Storm to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait. In an address to the nation, President George H.W. Bush declared, “The battle has been joined.”

* In 1944, General Dwight D. Eisenhower took command of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in London.

* In 1969, two manned Soviet Soyuz spaceships became the first vehicles to dock in space and transfer personnel.

* In 1978, NASA named 35 candidates to fly on the space shuttle, including Sally K. Ride, who became America’s first woman in space; and Guion S. Bluford Jr. who became America’s first black astronaut in space.


Sade is 52 today (file photo)

76 A.J. FOYT, auto racing Hall of Fame driver born Anthony Joseph Foyt, Jr

68 RONNIE MILSAP, country and pop music singer

61 DEBBIE ALLEN, actress, dancer and choreographer and sister of Phylicia Rashad of the Cosby Show

52 SADE, pop and jazz singer, born Helen Adu in Nigeria

37 KATE MOSS, model

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Thursday November 4, 2010, Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays


Thursday, November 4, was the 308th day of 2010. With 57 days remaining in the year.


Ronald Reagan went from actor to the White House on this date in history to become our 40th president (file photo)

* On November 4, 1980, Ronald Reagan won the the White House as he defeated President Jimmy Carter.

* In 1922, the entrance to King Tutankhamen’s tomb was discovered in Egypt.

* In 1924, Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming was elected the nation’s first female governor to serve out the remaining term of her late husband, William B. Ross.

* In 1979, the Iran hostage crisis began as militants stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, seizing its occupants; for some, it was the beginning of 444 days of captivity.

* In 1991, Ronald Reagan opened his presidential library in Simi Valley, California, with a dedication attended by President George H.W. Bush and former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald R. Ford and Richard Nixon. The first gathering of five past and present U.S. chief executives.

* In 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a right-wing Israeli.

* In 2008, Democrat Barack Obama was elected as the first black president of the United States.


80 Doris Roberts, actress from Everybody Loves Raymond.

73 Loretta Swit, actress who played “Hot Lips” on M*A*S*H*.

70 Delbert McClinton, pop & blues singer.

64 Laura Bush, former first lady & wife of former president George W. Bush.

60 Markie Post, actress from the TV show, Night Court.

49 Ralph Macchio, actor from the original movie, The Karate Kid.

41 Matthew McConaughey, actor.

41 Sean “Puffy” Combs, rapper & producer.

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