What happened today in history?
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May 14

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:

Robert Stack  

Actor Robert Stack dies of a heart attack in Beverly Hills, California, at age 84.
(photo credit: Autographs Inc.)


Frank Sinatra (Warner Bros / WEA)
Singer-actor Frank Sinatra dies in Los Angeles at age 82.
(photo credit: Warner Bros / WEA)


Rita Hayworth

Actress Rita Hayworth dies in New York of Alzheimer's disease at age 68.
(photo credit: NARA)

1973 The first manned space station, Skylab One, is launched by NASA.
1963 Kuwait is admitted to the United Nations.
1959 The ground-breaking ceremony for the Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts takes place in New York City.
1955 The Warsaw Pact is signed by the USSR and seven Communist bloc countries.
1948 Israel declares itself an independent country.
1942 The Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WACS) is established.
1913 John D. Rockefeller establishes the Rockefeller Foundation, a humanitarian gesture, with a contribution $100 million.
1904 St. Louis hosts the first Olympic Games to be held in the United States.
(Uncle Woody sez: "Did you know that tug-o-war was an Olympic event back then?")

1897 John Philip Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever premieres for the unveiling of a statue honoring George Washington in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1804 Lewis and Clark begin their expedition to explore the Louisiana Territory.
1796 the first smallpox injection is given by Edward Jenner.
1780 Louisville, KY, is incorporated as a city.
1643 Louis XIV becomes King of France at age 4 upon the death of his father, Louis XIII.
1494   Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus discovers Jamaica.

Born today:

1979  Steve Letarte - NASCAR crew chief (Jeff Gordon)

1973  Natalie Appleton - singer (All Saints)

1971  Danny Wood - singer (New Kids on the Block)

1966  Mike Inez - rock bassist (Alice In Chains)

1966  Fabrice Morvan - singer/lipsyncher (Milli Vanilli)

1962  Ian Astbury - rock singer (The Cult)

1962  C.C. DeVille - rock guitarist (Poison)

1953  Tom Cochrane - singer, guitarist (Red Rider)

1952  David Byrne - singer (Talking Heads)

1951  Robert Zemeckis - film director (Oscar® winner 1994)

1948  Dave LaRoche - baseball pitcher

1948  Meg Foster - actress

1947  Dick Tidrow - baseball pitcher

1945  Gene Cornish - guitarist (The Young Rascals)

1944  George Lucas - film producer

1943  Jack Bruce - rock bassist (Cream)

1943  Derek Leckenby - guitarist (Herman's Hermits)

1942  Tony Perez - baseball player, manager

1937  Vic Flick - guitarist (The James Bond Theme)

1936  Bobby Darin - singer

1936  Dick Howser - baseball player, manager

1929  Gump Worsley - hockey goalie, Hall of Famer

1922  Richard Deacon - actor

1917  Norman Luboff - choir leader (The Norman Luboff Choir)

1727  Thomas Gainsborough - artist

1686  Gabriel Fahrenheit - physicist (temperature scale inventor)



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