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October 15

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2003China becomes the third country ever to launch a manned space vehicle, as astronaut Yang Liwei, 38, blasts off from China's western Gobi Desert on a planned two-day mission orbiting the Earth.
 
1991Clarence Thomas, named to the US Supreme Court by President George Bush, is confirmed by the Senate.
 
1990  USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
 
1976US vice-presidential hopefuls Walter Mondale (D) and Bob Dole (R) hold a first-ever televised debate in Houston.
 
1966The Chicago Bulls NBA basketball team plays their first game, beating the St. Louis Hawks, 104-97.
 
1966US president Lyndon B. Johnson authorizes the establishment of the Department of Transportation.
 
1964Composer and lyricist Cole Porter dies at age 73.
 
1953The production of Teahouse of the August Moon opens on Broadway
 
1951The sitcom I Love Lucy, starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, debuts on CBS.
 
1946Hermann Goering, convicted of war crimes during WWII, commits suicide a few hours before his scheduled execution.
 
1939New York Municipal Airport (now LaGuardia Airport) is dedicated.
 
1928Germany's huge dirigible, Graf Zeppelin, lands at Lakehurst, New Jersey, on its first passenger flight to the US.
 
1892The US government opens portions of western Montana to homesteaders.
 

Born today:

1970  Ginuwine - singer

1970  Eric Benet - singer

1962  Mark Reznicek - drummer (The Toadies)

1959  Sarah 'Fergie' Ferguson - Duchess of York

1955  Tanya Roberts - actress

1953  Tito Jackson - singer (The Jackson Five)

1948  Chris De Burgh - singer

1946  Richard Carpenter - keyboardist, singer (Carpenters)

1945  Jim Palmer - baseball pitcher, sportscaster

1942  Don Stevenson - drummer (Moby Grape)

1942  Penny Marshall - actress, director

1937  Barry McGuire - singer, songwriter (New Christy Minstrels)

1924  Lee Iacocca - Chrysler chairman

1921  Mario Puzo - author

1920  Chris Economaki - sportscaster (ABC)

1908  Robert Trout - broadcast journalist

1900  Mervyn LeRoy - film director

1858  John L. Sullivan - heavyweight boxing champ (1881-89)

1844  Friedrich Nietzsche - philosopher

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
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