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October 19

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In the headlines today:

Lucky Dube: The Way It Is (Shanachie)  

South African reggae singer Lucky Dube, 43, dies after being shot in an apparent carjacking attempt in Johannesburg.
(photo credit: Shanachie)

2002 Screenwriter John Meredyth Lucas, who wrote episodes of Star Trek, Mannix, The Six Million Dollar Man, and many others, dies of leukemia at age 83.

Son House: The Original Delta Blues (Sony)  

Delta blues guitarist-singer Son House dies at age 86, of alzheimer's disease, in Detroit, Michigan.
(photo credit: Sony)

1978 TV and film actor Gig Young commits suicide in New York City, at age 64.
1977   The supersonic Concorde jetliner touches down at New York City for the first time.
1973 Grammy® winning singer Christopher Cross marries Roseann Harrison (they would divorce in 1982).
1973 Pogo cartoonist Walt Kelly dies of complications from diabetes at age 60, in Los Angeles.
1960 The US begins an embargo on exports to Cuba.
1959 The Miracle Worker opens on Broadway, starring 12-year old actress Patty Duke.
1954 Britain agrees to end its occupation of the Suez Canal.
1944 The US Navy admits African-American females into the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) program.
1937 Women's Day magazine is first published.
1812 French troops under Napoleon Bonaparte begin to retreat from Moscow.
1781 Lord Cornwallis' British forces surrender at Yorktown, VA, as the American Revolution winds down.
1745 Gulliver's Travels author Jonathan Swift dies.
1314 Frederick III is named King of Germany.

Born today:

1972  Pras Michel - rock singer (The Fugees)

1967  Amy Carter - daughter of 39th US president Jimmy Carter

1965  Todd Park Mohr - singer (Big Head Todd and the Monsters)

1962  Evander Holyfield - world heavyweight boxing champ (1990-92)

1957  Karl Wallinger - keyboardist (World Party)

1956  Nino DeFranco - singer (DeFranco Family)

1949  Lynn Dickey - NFL football player

1945  Jeannie C. Riley - singer

1945  John Lithgow - actor (3rd Rock from the Sun)

1944  Peter Tosh - reggae singer

1937  Peter Max - artist

1932  Robert Reed - actor

1931  John LeCarre - author

1922  Jack Anderson - newspaper columnist

1885  Charles Merrill - Merrill-Lynch founder

1748  Martha Jefferson - wife of 3rd US president Thomas Jefferson


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