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October 13

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2002Author-historian Stephen Ambrose (Band of Brothers) dies of lung cancer at age 66.
 
1986Closing ceremonies take place at the Expo 86 world's fair in Vancouver, Canada. The fair opened May 2nd.
 
1974TV host-newspaper columnist Ed Sullivan dies in New York at age 72.
 
1970Fiji is admitted to the United Nations.
 


1968
The Beatles: White Album (Capitol Records)
John Lennon records Julia, a song that will ultimately appear on The Beatles' White Album, at Abbey Road Studios in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)


 
1963The Beatles make their network TV debut in a performance for the BBC at the London Palladium.
 
1962Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, a drama by Edward Albee, opens on Broadway.
 
1961Newsman Howard K. Smith leaves CBS-TV over a policy disagreement; he would later co-anchor the evening news on rival network ABC.
 

1960
John F. KennedyRichard M. Nixon
 US presidential hopefuls John F. Kennedy (left) and Richard Nixon hold their
 third, nationally televised, debate.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1952Actor Stuart Whitman marries Patricia LaLonde.
 
1943Italy declares war on Germany, during WWII.
 
1928Long distance telephone service between the US and Spain begins.
 
1854The Texas state constitution is ratified.
 


1792
  
George Washington
 George Washington lays the cornerstone for the White House, in Washington, DC.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1775The second Continental Congress approves the formation of the future US Navy.
 
1399  Henry IV is crowned King of England.
 

Born today:

1980  Ashanti: Chapter II  


Ashanti - singer
(photo credit: Murder Inc.)
 

1970  Tisha Campbell - actress

1969  Nancy Kerrigan - figure skater

1962  Jerry Rice - NFL wide receiver

1962  Kelly Preston - actress, wife of actor John Travolta

1959  Marie Osmond - singer, TV hostess, sister of singer Donny Osmond

1952  Beverly Johnson - model

1950  Simon Nicol - guitarist, singer (Fairport Convention)

1948  Lacy J. Dalton - singer

1947  Sammy Hagar - singer (formerly of Van Halen, Montrose)

1946  Demond Wilson - actor (Sanford and Son)

1944  Robert Lamm - singer, keyboardist (Chicago)

1941  Paul Simon - singer, songwriter, guitarist (Simon and Garfunkel)

1939  Melinda Dillon - actress

1931  Eddie Mathews - baseball player, manager

1925  Margaret Thatcher - British Prime Minister

1925  Lenny Bruce - comedian

1924  Nipsey Russell - actor, comedian

1921  Lou Saban - football coach

1921  Yves Montand - actor

1917  Burr Tillstrom - puppeteer (Kukla, Fran and Ollie)

1915  Cornel Wilde - actor

1754  Molly Pitcher (Mary Ludwig) - heroine of the American Revolution

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
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