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August 16

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1999 Al Gore is nominated for US president at the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles.
 
1987 A NW Airlines jetliner crashes during takeoff from Detroit, killing 156 people.
 


1977
Elvis: The 50 Greatest Love Songs
Elvis Presley dies of a heart attack at age 42.
(photo credit: BMG)



 
1962   Drummer Pete Best is fired from The Beatles.
 
1960 Cyprus gains its independence from Great Britain.
 
1954 Sports Illustrated is first published.
 
1948 Baseball superstar Babe Ruth dies in New York at age 53.
 
1929 Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker arrive in the US from Siam. (The twins were later exhibited by showman P.T. Barnum.)
 
1906 1500 people are killed when a strong earthquake strikes Valparaiso, Chile.
 
1896 A trio of miners discover gold in a tributary of the Klondike River, triggering the Klondike Gold Rush.
 
1812 American troops surrender to the British at Detroit, MI, during the War of 1812.
 

Born today:

1971  Emily Robison - country singer (Dixie Chicks)

1961  Christian Okoye - football player

1960  Timothy Hutton - actor

1958  Madonna - singer, actress

1958  Angela Bassett - actress

1956  Tim Farriss = guitarist (INXS)

1953  Kathie Lee Gifford - singer, TV hostess

1953  James Cameron - film director

1953  James 'JT' Taylor - singer (Kool & the Gang)

1952  Reginald Vel Johnson - actor

1946  Lesley Ann Warren - actress

1945  Bob Balaban - actor

1935  Julie Newmar - actress

1932  Eydie Gorme - singer

1930  Frank Gifford - football player, sportscaster

1930  Robert Culp - actor

1928  Ann Blyth - actress

1927  Fess Parker - actor

1922  Shimon Peres - Israeli Foreign Minister

1913  Menachem Begin - Israeli Prime Minister

1894  George Meany - labor leader

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Leo (The Lion)   Leo    

(The Lion)

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