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September 19

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2007 GuitarCenter.com
Music retailer Guitar Center announces stockholder approval of a proposed $2.1 billion merger with affiliates of Bain Capital Partners.
 
2004 Country singer Skeeter Davis (Mary Frances Penick) dies of cancer in Nashville, at age 71.
 
2003 Scientists announce the discovery of fossils of the world's largest rodent: a 1,500-pound "giant guinea pig the size of a buffalo" that lived millions of years ago in South America.
 
1986 Federal health officials announce that the experimental drug AZT will be available to thousands of AIDS patients in the US.
 
1985 A massive, magnitude 8.1 earthquake hits Mexico City, followed by a 7.5 aftershock, killing 10,000 people and causing $1 billion in damage.
 
1983 St. Christopher-Nevis gains its independence from Britain (National Day).
 
1981 Simon and Garfunkel draw a crowd of 500,000 people to a benefit performance in New York's Central Park.
 
1978 The Solomon Islands are admitted to the United Nations.
 
1970 The Mary Tyler Moore Show debuts on CBS-TV, for the first of seven seasons.


1968
The Beatles: White Album (Capitol Records)
The Beatles begin the recording of Piggies, a song that will ultimately appear on the White Album, at Abbey Road Studios in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)

 
1957 US nuclear testing begins, under the Nevada desert.
 
1955 A military coup ousts Argentine President Juan Peron.
 
1934 Bruno Hauptmann is arrested in New York, charged with kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby.
 
1881 US president James Garfield dies from an assassin's bullet.
 
1881 Melville Bissell receives a US patent for his carpet sweeper.
 


1796
  
George Washington
 US president George Washington gives his farewell address.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 


Born today:

1967  Jim Abbott - one-armed major league baseball pitcher

1964  Trisha Yearwood - singer

1958  Kevin Hooks - actor, film director

1951  Joan Lunden - TV journalist, news show hostess

1949  Twiggy - model, actress

1948  Jeremy Irons - actor (Oscar® winner, 1990)

1947  Lol Creme - singer, guitarist (10cc)

1947  Larry Brown - football player

1946  John Coghlan - drummer (Status Quo)

1945  Freda Payne - singer

1945  Randolph Mantooth - actor

1943  Joe Morgan - baseball player

1943  Mama Cass Elliott - singer (Mamas & The Papas)

1940  Paul Williams - songwriter

1940  Bill Medley - singer (Righteous Brothers)

1935  Nick Massi - bassist (The Four Seasons)

1934  Brian Epstein - manager (The Beatles)

1933  David McCallum - actor (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.)

1932  Mike Royko - author, journalist

1930  Bob Turley - baseball pitcher

1928  Batman: The Movie (20th Century Fox)  


Adam West - actor (Batman, Family Guy)
(photo credit: 20th Century Fox)
 

1926  Duke Snider - baseball player

1921  Billy Ward - singer, pianist (Billy Ward and the Dominoes)

1911  William Golding - author

1905  Leon Jaworski - Watergate special prosecutor

 

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

(The Virgin)

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