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November 29

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2001George Harrison, former lead guitarist for The Beatles, dies of cancer in Los Angeles at age 58.
 
1999Protestants and Catholics work together to form a new government in Northern Ireland.
 
1986Actor Cary Grant dies in Davenport, IA, at age 82.
 
1981Actress Natalie Wood drowns in a boating accident off Santa Catalina Island, California, at age 43.
 
1963Earl Warren heads up a presidential commission to investigate the assassination of US president John F. Kennedy.
 
1961The US launches the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft (with Enos the chimp aboard), which makes two Earth orbits before returning.
 
1959The Grammy® Awards are televised for the first time.
 
1948Verdi's Othello is transmitted over WJZ-TV in New York -- becoming the first opera to be televised.
 
1947A United Nations resolution passes to divide Palestine between Arabs and Jews.
 
1929Navy Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd radios that he has made the first airplane flight over the South Pole.
 
1890The first annual Army-Navy football game is played at West Point, NY.
 
1890Japan's Imperial Diet (forerunner to its national legislature), opens its first session.
 
1825  Rossini's Barber of Seville, the first Italian opera to be presented in the US, opens in New York City.
 

Born today:

1968  Martin Carr - guitarist (The Boo Radleys)

1968  Jonathan Knight - singer (New Kids on the Block)

1962  Andrew McCarthy - actor

1960  Cathy Moriarty - actress

1955  Howie Mandel - actor, comedian

1951  Barry Goudreau - guitarist (Boston, Orion the Hunter)

1949  Garry Shandling - comedian

1947  Suzy Chaffee - Olympics skier, Chapstick® spokesperson

1944  Felix Cavaliere - singer, keyboardist (The Young Rascals)

1941  Denny Doherty - singer (The Mamas & The Papas)

1940  Chuck Mangione - jazz horn player

1939  Meco Monardo - music producer, arranger (Star Wars Cantina Theme)

1933  David Ruben - author (Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask)

1933  John Mayall - blues bandleader (John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers)

1932  Diane Ladd - actress

1927  Vin Scully - sportscaster

1918  Madeleine L'Engle - science fiction author (A Wrinkle in Time)

1917  Merle Travis - country singer, songwriter

1898  C.S. Lewis - science fiction author

1895  Busby Berkeley - film director

1832  Louisa May Alcott - author (Little Women)

1816  Morrison R. Waite - US Supreme Court Chief Justice (1874-88)

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
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