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April 27

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2000  Rudolph Giuliani, mayor of New York, announces he has prostate cancer.
 
1999Al Hirt, "King of the Trumpet," dies at age 76 in New Orleans.
 
1981Ringo Starr, former drummer for The Beatles, marries Barbara Bach in London.
 
1978John Ehrlichman is released from prison after serving 18 months for his part in the Watergate scandal.
 
1970Burlesque entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee dies.
 
1967Expo '67 offically opens in Montreal, Canada.
 
1965Broadcaster Edward R. Murrow dies of lung cancer at age 57 in NY.
 
1961Sierra Leone becomes an independent part of the British Commonwealth.
 
1937The first Social Security checks are mailed in the US.
 
1891Grant's Tomb is dedicated in New York City.
 
1882Ralph Waldo Emerson (poet, essayist) dies.
 
1865More than 1800 Union prisoners of war are killed when the steamer Sultana explodes on the Mississippi River near Memphis.
 
1521Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan is killed during a battle in the Philippines.
 

Born today:

1969  Mica Paris - singer

1965  Rob Squires - bassist (Big Head Todd & the Monsters)

1959  Sheena Easton - singer, actress

1952  George Gervin - basketball player

1951  Ace Frehley - rock guitarist (KISS)

1949  Herbie Murrell - R&B singer (The Stylistics)

1948  Kate Pierson - singer (B-52's)

1947  Pete Ham - singer, guitarist, pianist (Badfinger)

1947  Ann Peebles - singer

1939  Judy Carne - actress

1937  Sandy Dennis - actress (won Oscar 1966)

1932  Casey Kasem - radio disk jockey

1932  Chuck Knox - football coach

1927  Coretta Scott King - widow of civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr.

1922  Jack Klugman - actor

1900  Walter Lantz - Woody Woodpecker creator

1896  Rogers Hornsby - baseball player

1822  Ulysses S. Grant - 18th US president, Civil War general

1791  Samuel F.B. Morse - telegraph inventor

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Taurus (The Bull)   Taurus    

(The Bull)

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