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February 13

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 

2002
Waylon Jennings (Universal Music & Vi2)
 'Outlaw' country singer-guitarist Waylon Jennings dies from complications related to
 diabetes at age 64.
 (photo credit: Universal Music & Vi2)

 
1996Jonathan Larson's rock musical Rent, makes its off-Broadway debut.
 
1995A Netherlands tribunal indicts 21 Serbs for atrocities committed at a Bosnian prison camp.
 
1988The 15th Winter Olympics opens in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
 
1984Konstantin Chernenko is selected as general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party Central Committee, after the death of Yuri Andropov.
 
1980Opening ceremonies for the 13th Winter Olympics begin in Lake Placid, NY.


1967
The Beatles: Sergeant Pepper (Capitol Records)
The Beatles record instrumental tracks for Only A Northern Song, originally intended for their Sergeant Pepper album, at EMI Studios in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)

 
1960France enters the nuclear era when it explodes its first atomic bomb.
 
1945Allied bombers began pounding Dresden, Germany, during WWII.
 
1945Soviet troops wrest control of Budapest, Hungary, from the Germans during WWII.
 
1935Bruno Richard Hauptmann is found guilty of first-degree murder in the kidnapping and death of the infant son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh.
 
1920Switzerland's perpetual neutrality is recognized by the League of Nations.
 
1914ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, is founded in New York City.
 
1668Spain recognizes Portugal as an independent country.
 
1635The first US public school opens in Boston, MA.
 
1566St. Augustine, Florida, is founded.
 
1542  Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of England's King Henry VIII, is beheaded for adultery.
Did you know? Uncle Woody's sister has a web site, Royal Paper Dolls, where you can print out free paper dolls of Catherine Howard.

 

Born today:

1968  Kelly Hu - actress

1961  Henry Rollins - singer

1957  Tony Butler - bassist (Big Country)

1956  Peter Hook - bassist (Joy Division, New Order)

1951  David Naughton - actor

1950  Peter Gabriel - rock singer (Genesis and solo artist)

1944  Sal Bando - baseball all-star

1944  Stockard Channing - actress

1944  Jerry Springer - talk show host

1942  Carol Lynley - actress

1942  Peter Tork - bassist, singer (The Monkees)

1941  Bo Svenson - actor

1934  George Segal - actor

1933  Kim Novak - actress


1930
 
The McGuire Sisters (MCA Records)


 Dotty McGuire - singer (The McGuire Sisters)
 (photo credit: MCA Records)

1927  Jim McReynolds - folk singer, guitarist (Jim & Jesse)

1925  Gene Ames - singer (Ames Brothers)

1923  Chuck Yeager - test pilot (broke the sound barrier)

1913  Woody Hayes - Ohio State football coach

1885  Bess Truman - wife of 33rd US president Harry Truman

 

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

(The Water Bearer)

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