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February 1

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 


2003
Crew of flight STS-107 The NASA space shuttle Columbia, flight STS-107, explodes over Texas
 just 16 minutes from landing, killing its seven-member crew.
 Seated in front are (L-R) Commander Rick D. Husband, Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla
 and Pilot William C. McCool. Standing are Mission Specialists David M. Brown, Laurel B.
 Clark and Michael P. Anderson, and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon.

 (photo credit: NASA)
 

1994Jeff Gillooly, Tonya Harding's ex-husband, pleads guilty to taking part in an attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan.
 
199135 people die when a USAir jetliner crashes atop a commuter plane at Los Angeles International Airport.
 
1986Dick James, music publisher for The Beatles from 1962-70, dies in London, at age 58.
 
1982Late Night With David Letterman makes its debut on NBC-TV.
 
1979Newspaper heiress Patty Hearst leaves federal prison when her sentence for bank robbery is commuted by US president Jimmy Carter.
 
1979Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 years in exile.
 


1967
The Beatles: Sergeant Pepper (Capitol Records)
The Beatles record nine instrumental takes of the title track of their Sergeant Pepper album, at EMI Studios in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)

 
1966Buster Keaton, famous comic film star, dies at age 69.
 
1952The United Arab Republic (Egypt and Syria) is formed.
 
1946Norwegian statesman Trygve Lie is selected as the first secretary-general of the United Nations.
 
1918The French ship LaDive is torpedoed in the Mediterranean.
 
1861Texas votes to secede from the Union during the US Civil War.
 
1851Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein, dies at age 53.
 
1840  The first US college of dentistry is chartered in Baltimore, MD.
 

Born today:

1970  Pauly Shore - actor, comedian

1968  Lisa Marie Presley - daughter of singer Elvis Presley

1965  Sherilyn Fenn - actress (Twin Peaks)

1965  Princess Stephanie of Monaco (daughter of actress Grace Kelly)

1965  Brandon Lee - actor (son of Bruce Lee)

1955  Margaux Hemingway - actress

1954  Mike Campbell - guitarist (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)

1954  Billy Mumy - actor (Lost In Space, Babylon 5)

1952  Rick James - singer

1944  Dennis Farina - actor (Crime Story, Get Shorty)

1942  Terry Jones - actor (Monty Python's Flying Circus)

1938  Sherman Hemsley - actor (Jeffersons, Amen)

1937  Don Everly - guitarist, singer (Everly Brothers)

1937  Ray Sawyer, singer (Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show)

1937  Garrett Morris - actor

1936  Stuart Whitman - actor

1934  Bob Shane - singer (The Kingston Trio)

1931  Boris Yeltsin - former president of Russia

1904  S.J. Perelman - author, humorist

1902  Langston Hughes - poet, author

1901  Clark Gable - actor (Gone With the Wind)

1895  John Ford - film director

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Aquarius (The Water Bearer)   Aquarius    

(The Water Bearer)

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