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December 3

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1999NASA scientists lose contact with the Mars Polar Lander as it heads towards the Martian surface.
 
1999Actress Madeline Kahn dies at age 57.
 
1994AIDS activist Elizabeth Glaser, infected with HIV from a blood transfusion, dies in Santa Monica, California, at age 47.
 
1990Eight people die when a pair of jetliners collide on the ground at Detroit's Metropolitan Airport.
 
1984More than 4,000 die and over 200,000 people are injured from a gas leak at the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India (the world's worst industrial accident).
 
1979Eleven people are killed when fans stampede during a concert by The Who at Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum.
 
1967Dr. Christiaan Barnard performs the world's first successful heart transplant at Cape Town, South Africa. The recipient of the new heart, Louis Washkansky, survived 18 days.
 
1960The musical Camelot debuts on Broadway.
 
1953The musical Kismet opens on Broadway.
 
1947Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire makes its Broadwayy debut.
 
1922The Toll of the Sea becomes the first successful Technicolor motion picture, screened at the Rialto Theatre in New York City.
 
1883The first coed higher education institution in the US, Oberlin College, begins classes in Ohio.
 
1828Andrew Jackson is elected US president.
 
1818  Illinois becomes the 21st state to join the US.
 

Born today:

1982  Brian Bonsall - actor (Family Ties, STTNG)

1980  Anna Chlumsky - actress (My Girl)

1968  Brendan Fraser - actor

1965  Katarina Witt - ice skater, Olympic Gold Medalist

1960  Daryl Hannah - actress

1951  Rick Mears - auto racer (Indy 500 winner 1979, 1984, 1988, 1991)

1949  Mickey Thomas - rock singer (Jefferson Starship, Elvin Bishop)

1948  Ozzy Osbourne - rock singer (Black Sabbath)

1937  Bobby Allison - auto racer (Daytona 500 winner 1978, 1982, 1988)

1930  Andy Williams - singer

1927  Ferlin Husky - singer

1903  Carlos Montoya - flamenco guitarist

1755  Gilbert Stuart - presidential portrait artist (Washington, Madison, Jefferson)

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Sagittarius (The Archer)   Sagittarius    

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