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December 12

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
2012 The world celebrates an historic calendar date as the digits of the day, month, and two-digit year match up: 12/12/12.
2006   Actor Peter Boyle dies of multiple myeloma and heart disease at age 71.

Mary J. Blige: Reflections - A Retrospective (Geffen)
The Mary J. Blige album, Reflections - A Retrospective, is released on CD.
(photo credit: Geffen Records)

2006 Fantasia, the second album by American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino, is released.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (Sony Pictures)
The comedy motion picture Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, starring Will Ferrell, is released on video.
(photo credit: Sony Pictures)

2003 Keiko, the killer whale made famous in the movie Free Willy, dies of pneumonia at age 27, off the coast of Norway.
1999 Author Joseph Heller (Catch-22) dies in East Hampton, New York, at age 76.
1995 The US Senate fails to pass a constitutional amendment to give Congress the authority to outlaw flag burning.
1992 Blues guitarist Albert King dies of a heart attack at age 71.
1985 A chartered jet carrying American soldiers crashes in Newfoundland, killing 253 passengers and.
1985 Actress Anne Baxter dies of a brain aneurism in New York City at age 62.
1979 Because of the Iran hostage crisis, US president Jimmy Carter orders most Iranian diplomats in the US to leave.
1968 Legendary Hollywood actress Tallulah Bankhead dies of pneumonia in New York City at age 65.
1965 Columbia issues the album Turn! Turn! Turn! by The Byrds.
1963 Kenya becomes independent from Great Britain.
1958 Guinea is admitted to the United Nations.
1947 The United Mine Workers union withdraws from the American Federation of Labor.
1925 The first motel opens in San Luis Obispo, California.
1913 The famous Da Vinci painting, The Mona Lisa, missing for two years since being stolen from the Louvre in Paris, is recovered in Florence, Italy.
1900 The United States Steel Corporation is founded.
1897 Rudolph Dirks' comic strip, The Katzenjammer Kids, is published in a newspaper for the first time.
1787   Pennsylvania becomes the second state to ratify the US Constitution.

Born today:

1977  Bridget Hall - supermodel

1975  Mayim Bialik - actress (Blossom)

1970  Jennifer Connelly - actress (The Rocketeer)

1962  Tracy Austin - tennis champ

1959  Paul Rutherford - singer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)

1959  Sheila E. - drummer, singer

1952  Cathy Rigby - gymnast

1952  Rubin Carter - football player

1949  Paul Rodgers - singer (Bad Company, Free, The Firm)

1946  Clive Bunker - drummer (Jethro Tull)

1943  Grover Washington, Jr. - saxophonist

1943  Mike Smith - keyboardist (The Dave Clark Five)

1943  Dickie Betts - guitarist (The Allman Brothers)

1942  Mike Pindar - keyboardist (The Moody Blues)

1940  Dionne Warwick - singer

1938  Connie Francis - singer

1936  Wally Dallenbach - auto racer

1932  Bob Pettit - basketball player (first NBA player to score 20,000 points)

1924  Ed Koch - New York City mayor

1923  Bob Barker - TV host

1918  Joe Williams - jazz singer

1915  Frank Sinatra - singer, actor

1893  Edward G. Robinson - actor

1863  Edvard Munch - painter

1821  Gustave Flaubert - author (Madame Bovary)

1745  John Jay - first US Supreme Court Chief Justice (1789-95)


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