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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR SATURDAY JANUARY 22, 2011: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Saturday, January 22, the 22nd day of 2011. There are 343 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court, in its Roe vs. Wade decision, legalized abortions using a trimester approach.

* In 1498, during his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, explorer Christopher Columbus arrived at the present-day Carribean island of St. Vincent.

* In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson pleaded for an end to World War I, calling for “peace without victory.” However, the United States was also at war by April.

* In 1944, during World War II, Allied forces began landing at Anzio, Italy.

* In 1973, former President Lyndon B. Johnson died at age 64.

* In 2008, actor Heath Ledger was found dead of an accidental prescription-drug overdose in New York. He was 28.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Singer Steve Perry is 62 today. (photo by Alex Mane via wikipedia commons)

79 PIPER LAURIE, actress

62 STEVE PERRY, former lead singer of Journey

52 LINDA BLAIR, actress from the movie, The Exorcist

46 DJ JAZZY JEFF, actor/rapper and close friend of Will Smith

30 WILLA FORD, pop singer

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Saturday January 8, 2011 Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

ALMANAC

Saturday, January 8, the eighth day of of 2011. 357 days remain in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS

* In 1815, U.S. forces led by General Andrew Jackson defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans, the closing engagement of the War of 1812.

* In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson outlined his “Fourteen Points” for lasting peace after World War I.

* In 1935, rock ‘n’ roll legend and movie star Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi.

* In 1959, Charles de Gaulle was inaugurated as president of France’s Fifth Republic.

* In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a “War on Poverty” in his State of the Union address.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Singer Shirley Bassey turned 74 on January 8. (photo by Nyctc7 via wikipedia commons)

78 CHARLES OSGOOD, CBS newsman

74 SHIRLEY BASSEY, singer in James Bond movie Diamonds are Forever

65 ROBBY KRIEGER, rock musician of the group, The Doors

64 DAVID BOWIE, rock singer

44 R. KELLY, controversial R&B singer


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR: Thursday November 11, 2010, Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Thursday, November 11, Veterans Day and the 315th day of 2010. With 50 days remaining.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ceremony took place on this date in 1921 ( courtesy of John Collier, U.S. Library of Congress via Wikipedia Commons)

* On November 11, 1918, fighting in World War I came to an end with the signing of an armistice between the Allies and Germany.

* In 1620, 41 Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, anchored off Massachusetts, signed a compact calling for a “body politick.”

* In 1831, former slave Nat Turner, who had led a violent insurrection, was executed in Jerusalem, Virginia.

* In 1921, the remains of an unidentified U.S. service member were interred in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetary in a ceremony presided over by President Warren G. Harding.

* In 1966, Gemini 12 blasted off from Cape Kennedy with astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. aboard.

* In 1990, Stormie Jones, the world’s first heart-liver transplant recipient, died at a Pittsburgh hospital at age 13.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

85 Jonathan Winters, comedian, who is from Dayton, Ohio.

83 Mose Allison, Jazz singer-musician.

59 Fuzzy Zoeller, golfer.

50 Stanley Tucci, actor.

48 Demi Moore, actress.

46 Calista Flockhart, actress.

36 Leonardo DiCaprio, actor.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR WEEKEND SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 11 & SUNDAY 12, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Saturday, September 11, was the 254th day of 2010. With 111 days left in the year. It is Patriot Day.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

Saturday was Patriot Day (file photo)

* On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed on America’s worst day of terrorism. Hijackers took control of four jetliners, two of which smashed into New York’s  World Trade Center, causing the twin towers to fall; one jetliner crashed into the Pentagon and the fourth crashed into a western Pennsylvania field.

* In 1814, an American fleet scored a victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Champlain in the War of 1812.

* In 1985, Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds hit career base hit number 4,192 off Eric Show of the San Diego Padres, eclipsing a record held by Ty Cobb.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

48 Kristy McNichol, actress.

43 Harry Connick, Jr., singer/actor.

33 Jon Buckland, rock musician from the group Coldplay.

33 Ludacris, aka Chris Bridges, rap music singer.

DAILY ALMANAC

Sunday, September 12, is the 255th day of 2010. There are 110 days left before 2011.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* In 1918, during World War I, U.S. forces led by General John J. Pershing launched a successful attack on the Germans near Verdun, France.

* In 1943, German paratroopers took Benito Mussolini from the hotel where he was being held by the Italian government.

* In 1953, Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island.

* In 1959, the Soviet Union launched its Luna 2 space probe, which made a crash landing on the moon.

* In 1974, Emperor Haile Selassie was deposed by the Ethiopian military after 58 years.

* In 1977, South African black student leader Steve Biko died while in police custody, triggering an international outcry and controversy.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

79 George Jones, country singer of the country songs, Tennessee Whiskey & He Stopped Loving Her Today.

70 Linda Gray, actress who played Sue Ellen Ewing on the TV show Dallas.

32 Ruben Studdard, American Idol champion and singer.

29 Jennifer Hudson, American Idol champion and singer/actress.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Today is Friday, September 10, the 253rd day of 2010. There are 112 days remaining before 2011 rolls around.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

The sewing machine received a patent on this date in history (Singer Company)

* In 1813, an American naval force commanded by Oliver H. Perry defeated the British in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.

* In 1846, Elias Howe received a patent for his sewing machine.

* In 1919, New York welcomed home Army General John J. Pershing and 25,000 soldiers who had served in the 1st Division in World War I.

* In 1963, 20 black students entered Alabama public schools following a standoff between federal authorities and Governor George C. Wallace.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

65 Jose Feliciano, singer of the song Feliz Navidad.

60 Joe Perry, guitarist for the group Arrowsmith.

50 Colin Firth, actor.

42 Guy Ritchie, director.

36 Ryan Phillippe, actor and former husband of Reese Witherspoon.

30 Mikey Way, bass player.

26 Matthew Followill, guitarist.

19 Hannah Hodson, actress.

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