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September 30

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2003Air France announces plans to buy Dutch carrier KLM for $914 million in stock, to create Europe's largest airline.
 
1997Microsoft releases version 4.0 of its Internet Explorer web browser.
 
1984Murder, She Wrote, starring Angela Lansbury, debuts on CBS TV.
 
1980Israel's official currency changes from the pound to the shekel.
 


1968
The Beatles by Hunter Davies
Hunter Davies' authorized biography of The Beatles, appropriately entitled The Beatles, is published in the UK.
(photo credit: Cahners)

 
1966Botswana (Bechuanaland) gains its independence from Great Britain.
 
1961Syria withdraws from the United Arab Republic, leaving Egypt as the only member.
 
1960Yabbadabbadoo! The Flintstones, produced by Hannah-Barbera, becomes the first cartoon to debut on network TV during prime time.
 
1955Movie actor James Dean dies in a head-on car crash in California.
 
1954The USN Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, is commissioned.
 
1953US president Dwight D. Eisenhower announces he will nominate Earl Warren as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
 
1951The Red Skelton Show debuts on NBC-TV.
 
1947Pakistan and Yemen join the United Nations.
 
1935The adventures of the popular comic strip detective Dick Tracy debut on the Mutual radio network.
 
1927Babe Ruth belts his 60th home run, setting a single-season record that would stand for 34 years.
 
1846Ether is first used as an anesthetic for a tooth extraction.
 
1777  The US Congress moves their meeting place to York, PA, because of the threat of invasion by the British.
 

Born today:

1980  Martina Hingis - tennis player

1971  Jenna Elfman - actress

1964  Robby Takac - rock bassist (Goo Goo Dolls)

1964  Crystal Bernard - actress

1958  Marty Stuart - country singer, guitarist

1957  Fran Drescher - actress

1954  Barry Williams - actor

1952  John Lombardo - guitarist (10,000 Maniacs)

1946  Sylvia Peterson - singer (The Chiffons)

1943  Marilyn McCoo - singer (5th Dimension), TV hostess

1942  Dewey Martin - drummer (Buffalo Springfield)

1935  Johnny Mathis - singer

1931  Angie Dickinson - actress

1924  Truman Capote - author

1921  Deborah Kerr - actress

1915  Lester Maddox - Georgia governor

1861  William Wrigley, Jr. - chewing gum manufacturer

 

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