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October 31
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What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2000All 217 aboard EgyptAir Flight 990 perish as the jet crashes off the Massachusetts coast.
 
1994Sixty-six passengers and crew are killed as an American Eagle ATR-72 turboprop airplane crashes in Indiana en route to Chicago.
 
1984Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated.
 
1980Actor Matthew Modine marries Cari Rivera, whom he met while working as a chef in a New York restaurant.
 
1968As an act of goodwill, President Lyndon Johnson halts the US bombing of North Vietnam, in order to give peace talks a fair chance.
 
1965The North Carolina Speedway opens in Rockingham, South Carolina. Since 2004 "The Rock" is used as a test track by NASCAR drivers and is also a favorite location for shooting race sequences in movies.
 
1956Admiral G.J. Dufek pilots the first airplane to land at the South Pole.
 
1952The first hydrogen bomb test takes place by the US at Eniwetok Atoll in the South Pacific.
 
1945Peru joins the United Nations.
 
1941Over 100 US Navy seamen lose their lives as the destroyer Reuben James is torpedoed by a German U-boat off the coast of Iceland.
 
1926Magician/escape artist Harry Houdini dies of a ruptured appendix in Detroit, MI.
 
1864Nevada becomes the 36th state to join the US.
 
1517  The Protestant Reformation begins in Germany as Martin Luther posts his 95 revolutionary theses at Wittenberg Palace.
 

Born today:

1981  Eddie Kaye Thomas - actor

1970  Linn Berggren - singer (Ace of Base)

1967  Vanilla Ice - rapper

1965  Rob Schneider - actor

1965  Annabella Lwin - singer (Bow Wow Wow)

1964  Mikkey Dee - rock drummer (Motorhead)

1963  Johnny Marr - guitarist (The Smiths)

1963  Fred McGriff - baseball player

1961  Larry Mullen - drummer (U2)

1956  Tony Bowers - bassist (Simply Red)

1955  Xavier Roberts - Cabbage Patch doll creator

1952  Bernard Edwards - disco bassist (Chic)

1950  Jane Pauley - TV host, news anchor, married to Doonesbury cartoonist Gary Trudeau

1950  John Candy - comedian, actor

1948  Deidre Hall - actress

1948  Mickey Rivers - baseball player

1947  Russ Ballard - singer, guitarist (Argent)

1947  Frank Shorter - Olympic track and field gold medalist, sportscaster

1944  Sally Kirkland - actress

1943  Brian Piccolo - football player (his battle with cancer is portrayed in movie Brian's Song)

1942  David Ogden Stiers - actor

1937  Tom Paxton - singer, songwriter, guitarist

1936  Michael Landon - actor

1931  Dan Rather - CBS-TV news anchor

1931  Michael Collins - Apollo 11 astronaut, author

1927  Lee Grant - actress (Oscar® winner, 1975)

1922  Barbara Bel Geddes - actress

1920  Dick Francis - author

1912  Dale Evans - singer-songwriter, wife of Roy Rogers

1902  Wilbur Shaw - auto racer (three-time Indy 500 winner)

1896  Ethel Waters - actress

1887  Chiang Kai-shek - Republic of China President

1795  John Keats - poet

 

 

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