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January 6

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2000Rioters clash with police in Miami, angered by the US government's decision to send 6-year-old refugee Elian Gonzalez back to his native Cuba.
 
1993Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie dies in Englewood, New Jersey, at age 75.
 
1993Ballet star Rudolf Nureyev dies in Paris at age 54.
 
1952Charles Schulz' comic strip, Peanuts, first appears in Sunday newspapers.
 
1945George Bush, later to become US vice-president and president, marries Barbara Pierce in Rye, NY.
 
1942Pan Am makes the world's first around-the-world commercial airline flight.
 
1919Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US president, dies in Oyster Bay, New York, at age 60.
 
1912New Mexico becomes the 47th state to join the US.
 
1896The first US women's six-day bicycle race is held at Madison Square Garden in New York.
 
1838Samuel F.B. Morse makes the first public demonstration of the telegraph, in Morristown, New Jersey.
 

1759
  
George Washington
 Future US president George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1540  King Henry VIII of England marries his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.
 

Born today:

1986  (James) Kenzie - musician (Blazin' Squad, Friday Hill)

1976  Danny Pintauro - actor

1975  James Farrior - football player

1968  John Singleton - director, writer (Boyz N the Hood)

1964  Charles Haley - football player

1963  Norm Charlton III - baseball pitcher

1962  Mike Houser - guitarist (Widespread Panic)

1960  Howie Long - football player, sportcaster, actor

1960  Eric Williams - singer (BLACKstreet)

1959  Kathy Sledge - singer (Sister Sledge)

1957  Nancy Lopez - golf champ

1955  Rowan Atkinson - actor (Mr. Bean)

1953  Malcolm Young - rhythm guitarist (AC/DC)

1951  Kim Wilson - singer, harpist (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)

1947  Sandy Denny: No More Sad Refrains (A&M)  


Sandy Denny - singer (Fairport Convention).
(Sang duet with Robert Plant on "The Battle of Evermore" [Led Zeppelin IV]).
(photo credit: A&M)
 

1946  Syd Barrett - guitarist, singer (Pink Floyd)

1944  Bonnie Franklin - actress (One Day at a Time)

1937  Doris Troy - singer

1937  Lou Holtz - college and NFL football coach

1937  Nino Tempo - sax player, singer

1931  E.L. Doctorow - author (Ragtime)

1930  Vic Tayback - actor

1929  Wilbert Harrison - singer (Kansas City)

1925  John DeLorean - auto maker

1924  Earl Scruggs - banjo player (Ballad of Jed Clampett)

1921  Lou Harris - pollster

1913  Loretta Young - actress

1912  Danny Thomas - actor (Make Room for Daddy), father of actress Marlo Thomas

1911  Joey Adams - comedian

1880  Tom Mix - cowboy movie star (300%20 films)

1878  Carl Sandburg - author, poet

1863  Ban Johnson - founder of MLB's American League

1799  Jedediah Smith - Oregon Trail explorer

1412  Joan of Arc - French heroine, saint

 

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

(The Sea-Goat)

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