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August 18

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2004Oscar-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies at his Ojai, California, home at age 82.
 
1994Blues singer Cab Calloway dies of a stroke at age 86.
 
1991Soviet hard-liners launch a coup to topple the government of the vacationing President Mikhail Gorbachev.
 
1988The hair loss drug Minoxidil is approved by the FDA.
 
1987Houston Oilers running back and former Heisman Trophy winner Earl Campbell announces his retirement from professional football.
 
1979New wave rocker Nick Lowe marries singer Carlene Carter.
 
1922French author Marcel Proust dies of pneumonia at age 51.
 
1920Women gain the right to vote, as the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified.
 
1894The Bureau of Immigration is established by the US Congress.
 
1642Italian artist Guido Reni dies.
 
1587Virginia Dare becomes the first caucasian born in America.
 
1274Edward I is crowned King of England.
 
1227  Genghis Khan, Mongol leader and warrior, dies.
 

Born today:

1970  Malcolm Jamal Warner - actor

1969  Christian Slater - actor

1969  Edward Norton - actor

1957  Ron Strykert - guitarist (Men at Work)

1954  Patrick Swayze - actor, dancer

1950  Dennis Elliott - drummer (Foreigner)

1945  Nona Hendryx - singer

1944  Carl Wayne - singer (The Move)

1943  Martin Mull - actor, comedian

1937  Robert Redford - actor, director

1934  Roberto Clemente - baseball player

1933  Roman Polanski - film director

1927  Rosalynn Carter - wife of 39th US president Jimmy Carter

1922  Shelly Winters - actress (Oscar® winner: 1965, 1959)

1917  Casper Weinberger - former US Secretary of Defense

1904  Max Factor - cosmetics company founder

1834  Marshall Field - department store owner

1774  Meriwether Lewis - explorer (Lewis and Clark)

 

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

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