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December 27

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2006Supermodel Niki Taylor marries NASCAR® Busch® series racer Burney Lamar in San Diego, CA.
 
1999Leonard H. Goldenson, the man who turned ABC into the top TV network, dies in Florida at age 94.
 
1985Twenty people die (including the attackers) when Palestinian guerrillas open fire inside airports in Rome and Vienna.
 
1985American naturalist and gorilla researcher Dian Fossey is found stabbed to death in Rwanda.
 
1979Soviet troops seize control of Afghanistan, then execute the former president.
 
1970The smash musical Hello, Dolly! closes on Broadway after a run of 2,844 shows.
 
1968The three astronauts aboard the Apollo 8 space capsule make a successful nighttime splashdown in the Pacific.
 
1947The children's show Howdy Doody debuts on NBC-TV.
 
194528 nations sign an agreement creating the World Bank.
 
1945Belgium is admitted to the United Nations.
 
1940Singer Al Jolson and actress Ruby Keeler divorce after 12 years of marriage.
 
1932Radio City Music Hall, the world's largest indoor theatre, opens in New York City.
 
1927The Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein musical, Show Boat, debuts at New York City's Ziegfeld Theatre.
 
1923Eiffel Tower designer Gustave Eiffel dies at age 91.
 
1900Anti-liquor activist Carrie Nation makes her first raid at the Carey Hotel saloon in Wichita, KS.
 
1845  Anesthesia is administered during childbirth for the first time by Dr. Crawford Williamson Long, in Jefferson, GA.
 

Born today:

1981  Emilie de Ravin - actress (Lost)

1973  Wilson Cruz - actor

1973  Olu - singer

1972  Matt Slocum - guitarist (Sixpence None The Richer)

1962  Jeff Bryant - drummer (Ricochet)

1960  Maryam D'Abo - actress

1952  Karla Bonoff - singer, songwriter

1952  Tovah Feldshuh - actress

1952  David Knopfler - guitarist, singer (Dire Straits)

1948  Gerard Depardieu - actor

1944  Mick Jones - guitarist (Foreigner)

1944  Tracy Nelson - singer

1943  Cokie Roberts - ABC-TV political commentator

1943  Roy White - baseball all-star

1941  John Amos - actor

1941  Leslie Maguire - keyboardist (Gerry and The Pacemakers)

1933  Dave Marr - golf champ

1932  Inga Swenson - actress (Benson)

1916  Oscar Levant - musician, actor

1915  William H. Masters - doctor, author

1901  Marlene Dietrich - actress

1879  Sydney Greenstreet - actor

1822  Louis Pasteur - pasteurization inventor, developed rabies vaccination

1773  George Cayley - first glider pilot

1571  Johannes Kepler - astronomer

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Capricorn   Capricorn    

(The Sea-Goat)

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