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October 3

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2004Actress Janet Leigh> dies at her Beverly Hills, California, home at age 77.
 
2003Magician Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy is critically injured when a large white tiger mauls him during a performance in Las Vegas.
 
1999Entrepreneur and Sony co-founder Akio Morita dies in Tokyo at age 78.
 
1998 Today co-host Matt Lauer marries model Annette Roque.
 
1995The world learns that former football great O.J. Simpson has been acquitted of murder charges.
 
1990  Germany is reunified, with the removal of barriers between the communist East and democratic West sectors.


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

 
1962NASA astronaut Wally Schirra makes a successful 9-hour trip into Earth orbit aboard the Mercury space capsule Sigma Seven.

(photo credit: NASA)
 

1960The Andy Griffith Show debuts on CBS-TV.
 
1955The Mickey Mouse Club debuts on ABC-TV.
 
1955Not to be outdone by rival network ABC, CBS debuts their own children's TV show, Captain Kangaroo, starring Bob Keeshan.
 
1908The Australian national flag is adopted.
 
1863US president Abraham Lincoln declares the last Thursday in November as a national day of Thanksgiving.
 
1656Massachusetts colonist Miles Standish dies.
 

Born today:

1973  Neve Campbell - actress

1972  Kevin Richardson - singer (Backstreet Boys)

1966  Frank Hannon - guitarist (Tesla)

1962  Tommy Lee - drummer (Motley Crue)

1959  Jack Wagner - actor

1959  Fred Couples - golfer

1954  The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble (Sony)  


Stevie Ray Vaughan - blues guitarist, singer
(photo credit: Sony)
 

1951  Dave Winfield - baseball player

1947  Lindsay Buckingham - guitarist, singer (Fleetwood Mac)

1944  Roy Horn - magician, animal tamer (Siegfried and Roy)

1941  Chubby Checker - singer

1938  Eddie Cochran - singer

1931  Glenn Hall - hockey player

1925  Gore Vidal - author

1916  James Herriot - author

1902  Harvey Kurtzman - Mad magazine founder

1900  Thomas Wolfe - author

1873  Emily Post - etiquette expert

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Libra (The Scales)   Libra    

(The Scales)

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