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May 27

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1995  Actor Christopher Reeve (Superman) is paralyzed after an accident during an equestrian event in Charlottesville, Virginia.
 
1994Nobel Prize-winner Alexander Solzhenitsyn returns to Russia, ending two decades of exile.
 
1968After 48 years, George Halas retires as head coach of the Chicago Bears NFL team.
 
1949Robert Ripley, Ripley's Believe It Or Not cartoonist, dies at age 56.
 

1949
Rita Hayworth
 Actress Rita Hayworth and Prince Aly Khan are married. (They would divorce on
 December 1, 1948.)
 (photo credit: NARA)


 
1936The Cunard liner Queen Mary leaves England on its maiden voyage.
 
1935The US Supreme Court strikes down the National Industrial Recovery Act.
 
1933The Century of Progress Exposition opens in Chicago.
 
1933The Academy-Award-winning animated short The Three Little Pigs, is released by young animator Walt Disney.
 
1896255 people are killed when a twister strikes St. Louis, MO and East St. Louis, IL.
 
1873The first Preakness Stakes, second jewel in the horse racing triple crown, is run today at Pimlico in Baltimore, MD.
 
1647The first recorded US execution of a "witch" takes place in Massachusetts.
Uncle Woody asks "Who'd have thought that just 350 years later, a teenage witch would have her own prime time TV series? Heck, for that matter, you'd have been burned at the stake if you even talked about such a thing as a TV!"

 

Born today:

1974  Dre - rapper (Outkast)

1971  Left Eye - R&B singer (TLC)

1969  Jeremy Mayfield - NASCAR auto racer

1969  Dondre Whitfield - actor

1966  Sean Kinney - rock drummer (Alice In Chains)

1965  Todd Bridges - actor

1961  Cathy Silvers - actress

1957  Eddie Harsch - rock keyboardist (The Black Crowes)

1957  Siouxsie Sioux - singer (Siouxsie and the Banshees)

1954  Catherine Carr - US Olympic swimmer (gold medalist 1972)

1945  Bruce Cockburn - singer

1943  Cilla Black - singer

1943  Bruce Weitz - actor

1939  Don Williams - country singer

1936  Louis Gossett, Jr. - actor

1935  Ramsey Lewis - jazz keyboardist

1935  Lee Meriwether - actress

1923  Henry Kissinger - former US Secretary of State

1922  Christopher Lee - actor

1917  Yasuhiro Nakasone - Japanese Prime Minister

1915  Herman Wouk - novelist

1912  Sam Snead - golf champion

1911  Hubert Humphrey - 38th US vice president

1911  Vincent Price - actor

1894  Dashiell Hammett - author

1878  Isadora Duncan - dancer

1837  Wild Bill Hickok - frontiersman, gambler

1794  Cornelius Vanderbilt - entrepreneur
 

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
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