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September 21

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
1999A powerful earthquake shakes Taiwan, killing nearly 2500 people.
1996John F. Kennedy, Jr. marries Carolyn Bessette on Cumberland Island, Georgia.
1989Hurricane Hugo bashes Charleston, SC, with winds of up to 135 miles per hour, causing an estimated $8 billion in damage.
1984Brunei Darussalam is admitted to the United Nations.
1981Sandra Day O'Connor is confirmed by the US Senate as the first female Justice to the Supreme Court.
1976The Seychelles are admitted to the United Nations.
1973Henry Kissinger is confirmed by the US Senate as Secretary of State.
1971Bahrain, Bhutan, and Qatar are admitted to the United Nations.
1970Monday Night Football, with Howard Cosell, Don Meredith and Keith Jackson calling the plays, makes its debut on ABC-TV.
1965Gambia, the Maldives, and Singapore are admitted to the United Nations.
1961Antonio Abertondo swims the English Channel, both ways, in 24 hours, 25 minutes.
1957Perry Mason, starring Raymond Burr as Erle Stanley Gardner's persistent attorney, debuts on CBS-TV.
1949China's Communist leaders officially declare the country as the People's Republic of China.
1948Comedian Milton Berle is named as permanent host of The Texaco Star Theater on NBC-TV.
1938More than 600 people are killed as a hurricane batters New England.
1931England goes off the gold standard.
1897"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus," begins the famous editorial response to 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon's letter in the New York Sun.
1792The French National Convention votes to abolish France's monarchy.
1784  The first daily newspaper in America is published in Philadelphia.

Born today:

1979  Maggie Grace - actress (Lost)

1983  Joseph Mazzello - actor

1971  Alfonso Ribeiro - actor

1971  Luke Wilson - actor

1968  Ricki Lake - talk show host, actress

1967  Faith Hill: Breathe  

Faith Hill- country singer
(photo credit: Warner Bros. Records)

1967  Tyler Stewart - drummer (Barenaked Ladies)

1963  Cecil Fielder - baseball first baseman

1962  Rob Morrow - actor

1961  Catherine Oxenberg - actress

1961  Nancy Travis - actress

1960  David James Elliott - actor

1959  Dave Coulier - comedian, actor

1958  Ethan Coen - screenwriter, producer

1954  Philthy Animal - rock drummer (Motorhead)

1953  Mike Collier - football running back

1953  Arie Luyendyk - auto racer (1990 Indy 500 winner)

1950  Bill Murray - comedian, actor

1949  Artis Gilmore - basketball star (league record for .599 career FG percentage)

1947  Don Felder - guitarist (The Eagles)

1947  Stephen King - author

1945  Dick Childress - auto racer, NASCAR team owner

1944  Fannie Flagg - comedian, author

1942  Sam McDowell - baseball pitcher

1941  Dickey Lee - singer

1935  Henry Gibson - comedian, actor

1934  Leonard Cohen - songwriter

1931  Larry Hagman - actor, son of actress Mary Martin

1912  Chuck Jones - cartoonist, animator

1866  H.G. Wells - author (The Time Machine)

1788  Margaret Taylor - wife of 12th US president Zachary Taylor



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