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December 6

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2003Jazz singer Diana Krall, 39, marries singer Elvis Costello, 49, in a private ceremony near London.
 
2000Actor Werner Klemperer, who portrayed Colonel Klink on Hogan's Heroes, dies of cancer in New York City, at age 80.
 
1999An aircraft maintenance company is convicted of improperly storing oxygen canisters that led to the 1996 ValuJet Flight 592 cargo hold fire and crash that killed 110 people.
 
1993Movie and radio actor Don Ameche dies of cancer in Scottsdale, Arizona, at age 85.
 
1988Singer Roy Orbison dies of a heart attack in Madison, Tennessee, at age 52.
 
1985Magician-author Walter B. Gibson, creator of The Shadow radio series, dies at age 87.
 

1973
Gerald Ford
 Gerald Ford is sworn in as US vice president, following the resignation of Spiro T. Agnew.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1969Four people die, including one knifed by a Hell's Angel biker, during a The Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway in Livermore, California.
 
1950Former child actress Shirley Temple marries San Francisco business executive Charles Black.
 

1947
Harry Truman DVD (SoundWorks)
 US president Harry Truman dedicates Everglades National Park in Florida.

 (photo credit: SoundWorks)

 

1923Calvin Coolidge becomes the first US president to have his Congressional address broadcast over radio.
 
1889Jefferson Davis, former president of the Confederacy, dies in New Orleans.
 
1884The Washington Monument is completed.
 
1790  The US Congress moves from New York to Philadelphia.
 

Born today:

1970  Ulf Ekberg - keyboardist (Ace of Base)

1962  Janine Turner - actress

1962  Ben Watt - guitarist, keyboardist (Everything But The Girl)

1956  R.E.M. - I Feel Fine (Capitol/IRS)  


Peter Buck - guitarist (R.E.M.)
(photo credit: Capitol/IRS)
 

1953  JoBeth Williams - actress

1953  Tom Hulce - actor

1924  Wally Cox - actor

1920  Dave Brubeck - jazz pianist

1906  Agnes Moorehead - actress (Bewitched)

1898  Alfred Eisenstaedt - photographer

1886  Joyce Kilmer - poet

 

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

(The Archer)

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