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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Wednesday November 3, 2010, Almanacs & Celebrity News

DAILY ALMANACS

Wednesday, November 3, was the 307th day of 2010. With 58 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

The Soviet Union launched Sputnik 2 on this date in 1957 (courtesy of Wikipedia Commons)

 

* On November 3, 1900, the first major U.S. automobile show opened in New York’s Madison Square Garden under the helping hand of the Automobile Club of America.

* In 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won a landslide election victory over Republican challenger Alfred M. “Alf” Landon.

* In 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 2, the second man-made satellite, into orbit: onboard was a dog named Laika who was sacrificed for the experiment.

* In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson soundly defeated Republican Barry Goldwater to win a White House term of his own.

* In 1986, the Iran-contra affair began to come into play as Ash-Shiraa, a pro-Syrian Lebanese magazine, broke the story of U.S. arms sales to Iran.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

92 Bob Feller, known as “Rapid Bob”, baseball Hall of Fame pitcher.

77 Ken Berry, actor from F Troop & Mayberry, RFD.

62 LuLu, singer famous for the song To Sir With Love.

58 Roseanne Barr, comic & actress.

57 Dennis Miller, comic, actor.

53 Dolph Lundgren, actor.

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 NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 13, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Today is Wednesday, October 13, the 286th day of 2010. We have 79 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

Bill Mazeroski hit the game-winning homer on this date in 1960 (Pirates photo)

* On October 13, 1960, the Pittsburgh Pirates won the World Series, defeating the New York Yankees in Game 7, 10-9, on a home run by Bill Mazeroski, an Ohio native from Martins Ferry.

* In A.D. 54, Roman Emperor Claudius I died, poisoned apparently at the order of his wife, Agrippina.

* In 1775, the U.S. Navy had its origins as the Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet.

* In 1792, the cornerstone of the executive mansion, later known as the White House, was laid during a ceremony in the District of Columbia.

* In 1943, Italy declared war on Germany, it’s one-time axis partner.

* In 1944, American troops entered Aachen, Germany, during World War II.

* In 1960, Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy participated in the third televised debate of their presidential campaign. Nixon was in Los Angeles; Kennedy was in New York.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

72 Shirley Caesar, gospel singer.

69 Paul Simon, singer, songwriter and musician.

63 Sammy Hagar, singer, musician.

51 Marie Osmond, singer from famous Osmond family.

41 Nancy Kerrigan, figure skater and Olympic silver medalist.

39 Sasha Baron Cohen, actor.

30 Ashanti, singer.

28 Ian Thorpe, swimmer and Olympic gold medalist.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR SUNDAY OCTOBER 10 AND MONDAY OCTOBER 11, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Sunday, October 10, was the 283rd day of 2010. With 82 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On October 10, 1935, the George Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess, featuring an all-black cast, opened on Broadway.

* In 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy was established in Annapolis, Maryland.

* In 1913, the Panama Canal was effectively completed as President Woodrow Wilson sent a signal from the White House by telegraph, setting off explosives that destroyed a section of the Gamboa Dike.

* In 1943, Chiang Kai-Shek took the oath of office as president of China.

* In 1967, the Outer Space Treaty, prohibiting placing weapons of mass destruction on the moon or elsewhere in space, became effective.

* In 1973, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, accused of accepting bribes, pleaded no contest to one count of federal income-tax evasion and resigned.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

64 Ben Vereen, entertainer.

60 Nora Roberts, author.

52 Tanya Tucker, country singer.

37 Mario Lopez, actor from Saved by the Bell.

DAILY ALMANAC

Monday, October 11, was the 284th day of 2010. 81 days remain. This is the Columbus Day observance in the United States as well as Thanksgiving Day in Canada.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On October 11, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt became the first former U.S. president to fly in an airplane during a visit to St. Louis.

* In 1809, about three years after the famous Lewis and Clark expedition ended, Meriwether Lewis was found dead in a Tennessee Inn, an apparent suicide. He was 35.

* In 1890, the Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in Washington, D.C.

* In 1968, Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, was launched with astronauts Wally Shirra, Donn Fulton Eisele, a Columbus, Ohio native, and R. Walter Cunningham aboard.

* In 1975, NBC Saturday Night (later Saturday Night Live) premiered with guest host George Carlin.

* In 1984, space shuttle Challenger astronaut Kathryn Sullivan became the first American woman to walk in space. She later became CEO of COSI Columbus.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Chris Spielman with his late wife, Stefanie. Chris turned 45 on October 11 (file)

Ohio native Luke Perry turns 44 on October 11

85 Elmore Leonard, author.

48 Joan Cusick, actress.

45 Chris Spielman, former Ohio state football great and college football hall of famer.

44 Luke Perry, actor from Beverly Hills, 90210 and native of Fredericktown, Ohio which is located in Knox County.

34 Emily Deschanel, actress on the TV show, Bones.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR AUGUST 24, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Tuesday August 24, the 236th day of 2010. There are 129 days left before the year 2011 comes along.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

On this date in 1814, the White House was set on fire by British forces who invaded Washington as part of the War of 1812 (file)

* On August 24, A.D. 410, Rome was overrun by the Visigoths, a major event in the fall of the Roman Empire.

* In 1572, the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre of French Protestants at the hands of Roman Catholics began in Paris.

* In 1814, during the War of 1812, British forces invaded Washington, setting fire to the Capitol and the White House.

* In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Communist Control Act, outlawing the Communist Party.

* In 1992, Hurricane Andrew smashed into Florida. 43 United States deaths were blamed on the storm.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

76 Kenny Baker, actor from Star Wars.

72 Mason Williams, composer and musician of the song Classical Gas.

Cal Ripken, Jr. turns 50 today (MLB)

50 Cal Ripken, Jr., baseball Hall of Fame shortstop/third baseman of the Baltimore Orioles.

45 Marlee Matlin, actress.

37 Dave Chappelle, comedian, actor and resident of nearby Yellow Springs, Ohio which is located between Springfield and Jamestown.

22 Rupert Grint, actor from the Harry Potter.

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