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What happened today in history?
Blamepro's Almanac

for
August 21

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2001 Blues guitarist/singer John Lee Hooker dies in Los Altos, California, at age 83.
 


2001
Batman: The Movie (20th Century Fox)  

Adam West (left) and Burt Ward star as the Dynamic Duo in Batman: The Movie, which is released to DVD on this date.
(photo credit: 20th Century Fox)



 
1983 The musical La Cage Aux Folles opens on Broadway.
 
1980 Composer Bert Kaempfert dies while vacationing in Majorca, Spain, at age 57.
 
1976 Country singer Reba McEntire marries pro steer wrestler Charlie Battles (they would divorce in 1987).
 
1968 Ground forces from the USSR enter Czechoslovakia to head off civil war.
 
1965 The Gemini 5 manned space mission is launched.
 
1959   Hawaii becomes the 50th state admitted to the US.
 
1950 The United Nations moves into its new offices in New York City.
 
1940 Communist revolutionary Leon Trotsky dies in exile in Mexico City.
 
1919 The great dry dock is completed at the US Navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
 
1878 The American Bar Association is founded.
 
1241 Pope Gregory IX, founder of the Inquisition, dies.
 

Born today:

1959  Jim McMahon - NFL quarterback

1957  Kim Sledge - singer (Sister Sledge)

1956  Kim Cattrall - actress

1954  Archie Griffin - football player

1954  Nick Kane - guitarist, singer (The Mavericks)

1952  Joe Strummer - singer, guitarist (The Clash)

1952  Glenn Hughes - bassist, singer (Deep Purple)

1944  Jackie DeShannon - singer

1939  Harold Reid - singer (Statler Brothers)

1939   Fender James Burton Telecaster Electric Guitar Red Paisley Flames  

James Burton - guitarist (Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson)
(photo credit: Fender Musical Instrument Corp.)

1939  Clarence Williams III - actor

1938  Kenny Rogers - singer

1936  Wilt Chamberlain - basketball legend

1930  Princess Margaret - Sister of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II

1904  Count Basie - bandleader

 

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

(The Lion)

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