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December 4

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2006Fender Stratocaster electric guitar A Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, owned by Jimi Hendrix from 1969-1970,
 fetches $168,000 at a Christie's auction in New York.

 (photo credit: Musician's Friend)
 
1996The Mars Pathfinder is launched from Cape Canaveral to explore the Martian surface.
 
1995NATO troops begin their peacekeeping mission in the Balkans.
 
1993Guitarist and singer Frank Zappa dies of cancer in Laurel Canyon, California, at age 52.
 
1982Running back Herschel Walker, a junior at the University of Georgia, is awarded the Heisman Trophy.
 
1980The rock band Led Zeppelin disbands, following drummer John Bonham's death.
 
1978Dianne Feinstein becomes the first woman mayor of San Francisco.
 
1976Tommy Bolin, lead guitarist for The James Gang (1973-74) and Deep Purple (1975), dies of a heroin overdose at age 25.
 
1975Suriname is admitted to the United Nations.
 
1967Actor Bert Lahr, best known for his portrayal of the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz, dies of pneumonia at age 72.
 
1965US astronauts Frank Borman and James A. Lovell blast off aboard the Gemini 7 earth orbiter.
 
1942US planes bomb the Italian mainland for the first time during WWII.
 
1867The farmer's organization The National Grange of Husbandry, or "Grange" is founded.
 
1816  James Monroe is elected to be the 5th President of the US.
 

Born today:

1973  Tyra Banks - supermodel, actress

1964  Marisa Tomei - actress

1962  Vinnie Dombroski - singer (Sponge)

1959  Bob Griffin - bassist (The BoDeans)

1956  Bernard King - NBA basketball star, actor

1951  Gary Rossington - guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington-Collins Band)

1951  Patricia Wettig - actress

1949  Jeff Bridges - actor

1948  Southside Johnny - singer (Southside Johnny and The Asbury Dukes)

1946  Stan Smith - tennis champ

1944  Dennis Wilson - singer, drummer, keyboardist (The Beach Boys)

1942  The Byrds: Turn! Turn! Turn! (Sony)  


Chris Hillman - singer, bassist (The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers)
(photo credit: Sony)
 

1942  Bob Mosley - bassist (Moby Grape)

1940  John Cale - singer, bassist, keyboardist (The Velvet Underground)

1940  Freddy Cannon - singer

1937  Max Baer, Jr. - actor (The Beverly Hillbillies)

1934  Victor French - actor

1934  Wink Martindale - TV game show host

1933  Horst Buchholz - actor

1931  Alex Delvecchio - NHL hockey hall of famer

1912  Pappy Boyington - WWII aviator, Black Sheep Squadron commander

1795  Thomas Carlyle - author

 

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

(The Archer)

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