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August 31

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1999A Boeing 737 jet crashes during takeoff from Buenos Aires, Argentina, killing 72 people.
 
1999Detroit area teachers begin a nine-day strike, postponing the first day of school for 170,000 students.
 
1988A Delta Boeing 727 crashes during takeoff from Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, killing 14 passengers.
 
1986A private plane collides with an Aeromexico jet over Cerritos, California, killing 82 people.
 
1979Movie actress Sally Rand dies of heart failure at age 76 in Glendora, California.
 
1969Boxer Rocky Marciano dies in an airplane crash in Iowa, at age 45.
 
1954Hurricane Carol hits New England, killing more than 60 people and causing massive property damage.
 
1940Hollywood screen stars Lawrence Olivier and Vivian Leigh are married.
 
1888Jack the Ripper claims his first victim as the body of Mary Ann Nicholls is found in London.
 
1886  A strong earthquake rocks Charleston, SC, killing more than 100 people.
 

Born today:

1970  Debbie Gibson - singer

1960  Tony DeFranco - singer (The DeFranco Family)

1960  Chris Whitley - singer

1958  Edwin Moses - Olympic hurdler (gold medals 1976, 1984)

1957  Gina Schock - rock drummer (The Go-Go's)

1957  Glenn Tilbrook - guitarist, vocalist (Squeeze)

1954  Claudell Washington - baseball player

1952  Scorpions: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Scorpions (Mercury / Universal)  


Rudolph Schenker - rock guitarist (Scorpions)
(photo credit: Mercury / Universal)
 

1948  Richard Gere - actor

1945  Van Morrison - singer (Them, solo)

1945  Itzhak Perlman - violinist

1939  Jerry Allison - drummer (Buddy Holly and the Crickets)

1935  Eldridge Cleaver - civil rights activist

1935  Frank Robinson - baseball player, manager

1928  James Coburn - actor (In Like Flint)

1924  Buddy Hackett - actor, comedian

1919  Richard Basehart - actor (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)

1918  Alan Jay Lerner - songwriter

1916  Daniel Schorr - TV news reporter (CBS, CNN)

1903  Arthur Godfrey - radio/TV host

1897  Frederic March - actor

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Virgo (The Virgin)   Virgo    

(The Virgin)

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