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May 12

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2005The motion picture Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith, directed by George Lucas, premieres at several major theatres across the US.
 
2001singing legend Perry Como dies at age 88.
 
1993NBC TV airs the final episode of the hit comedy Cheers.
 
1978The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) decides that hurricanes will no longer be given only female names.
 
1975The Cambodian Navy seizes the American merchant ship Mayaguez in international waters.
 
1971The Rolling Stones lead singer, Mick Jagger, marries model Bianca Perez Morena de Macias.
 
1970Harry A. Blackmun is confirmed by the US Senate as a Supreme Court justice.
 
1955Sam Jones of the Chicago Cubs becomes the first black pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the major leagues.
 
1943Axis forces in North Africa surrender, during WWII.
 
1937King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of Britain are crowned at Westminster Abbey.
 
1932The body of the kidnapped son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh is found in Hopewell, New Jersey.
 
1870  Manitoba becomes a Canadian province.
 

Born today:

1969  Kim Fields - actress

1966  Stephen Baldwin - actor

1962  Emilio Estevez - actor, son of actor Martin Sheen

1961  Billy Duffy - guitarist (The Cult)

1958  Kim Greist - actress

1955  Kix Brooks - country singer (Brooks & Dunn)

1951  Bruce Boxleitner - actor

1950  Billy Squier - singer, guitarist

1948  Steve Winwood - singer, keyboardist (Blind Faith, Traffic, Spencer Davis Group)

1948  Lindsay Crouse - actress

1946  Ian McLagan - keyboardist (The Faces)

1943  David Walker - keyboardist (Gary Lewis and The Playboys)

1942  Ted Kubiak - baseball player

1942  Ian Dury - rock singer

1941  Susan Hampshire - actress

1937  George Carlin - comedian, actor

1936  Tom Snyder - news reporter, TV host

1929  Burt Bacharach - composer

1929  Samuel Nujoma - President of Namibia

1925  Yogi Berra - baseball catcher, manager, Hall of Famer

1921  Joe Maphis - country singer, guitarist

1914  Howard K. Smith - ABC TV news anchor

1907  Katharine Hepburn - actress (4 Oscars)

1828  Dante Rossetti - poet

1820  Florence Nightingale - nurse

 

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

(The Bull)

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