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January 5

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2006Momofuku Ando, ramen instant noodle inventor and founder of Nissin Food Products, Inc., dies of a heart attack at age 96.
 
2004Baseball pitcher 'Tug' McGraw dies of brain cancer at age 62.
Did you know? Tug was father of country music superstar Tim McGraw, and father-in-law of country singer Faith Hill.

 
1998Politician Sonny Bono, formerly of the Sonny and Cher pop duo, dies in a skiing accident in Lake Tahoe, California, at age 62.
 
1996The longest US government shutdown ends after 21 days when Congress passes an interim spending measure allowing federal employees to return to work.
 

1994
Thomas P. 'Tip' O'Neill
 Thomas P. 'Tip' O'Neill, former speaker of the US House of Representatives, dies in
 Boston at age 81.
 (photo credit: Jimmy Carter Library )


 
1993Washington state hangs serial killer Westley Allan Dodd, the first such execution in the US in 28 years.
 
1979Jazz bassist Charles Mingus dies of a heart attack at age 56.
 
1975The Wiz, a musical adaptation of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, opens on Broadway.
 

1972
Richard M. Nixon
 US president Richard Nixon approves the NASA space shuttle program.
 (photo credit: NARA)


 

1970Joseph Yablonski, presidential candidate for the United Mine Workers union, is found murdered at home with his wife and daughter.
 


1961
Mr. Ed (MGM) 

 The television comedy Mr. Ed debuts, for the first of six seasons of mirth and mayhem
 centered around a horse that talks only to his owner, Wilbur Post.
 (photo credit: MGM)


 

1949
Harry Truman DVD (SoundWorks)
 US president Harry Truman nicknames his administration the 'Fair Deal' in his State of
 the Union address.

 (photo credit: SoundWorks)

 

1943Scientist and educator George Washington Carver dies in Tuskegee, Alabama, at age 81.
 
1933Calvin Coolidge, 30th US president, dies in Northampton, MA, at age 60.
 
1925Nellie T. Ross becomes the first female governor in the US, succeeding her late husband as governor of Wyoming.
 
1589  In 1589, Catherine de Medici, Queen of France, dies at age 69.
 

Born today:

1969  Marilyn Manson - musical entertainer

1966  Kate Schellenbach - drummer (Luscious Jackson)

1961  Iris Dement - country-folk singer

1961  Suzy Amis - actress

1959  Clancy Brown - actor

1953  Pamela Sue Martin - actress (Dynasty, The Nancy Drew Mysteries)

1950  Chris Stein - guitarist (Blondie)

1949  'Funky' George Brown - drummer (Kool & the Gang)

1947  Ted Lange - actor (The Love Boat)

1947  Eugene 'Mercury' Morris - football player

1946  Diane Keaton - actress, director

1938  Juan Carlos - King of Spain

1932  Chuck Noll - winningest Super Bowl football coach (4 wins)

1931  Robert Duvall - actor

1928  Walter Mondale - US Vice President (1977-81)

1923  Sam Phillips - Sun Records exec (Elvis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Charlie Rich)

1918  Jeane Dixon - astrologer

1855  King Camp Gillette - safety razor inventor

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Capricorn   Capricorn    

(The Sea-Goat)

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