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January 18

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1996Lisa Marie Presley-Jackson files for divorce from pop star Michael Jackson.
 
1992Eastern Airlines shuts down after 62 years in business, due to financial difficulties.
 
1990Washington, DC Mayor Marion Barry is arrested in an FBI sting operation on drug possession charges.
 
1985Actor Wilfrid Brambell (A Hard Day's Night, Steptoe and Son) dies at age 72.
 
1975CBS-TV debuts The Jeffersons, a situation comedy spin-off from All in the Family.
 
1970Mormon religious leader David McKay dies at age 96.
 
1967Albert DeSalvo, self-proclaimed "Boston Strangler," is convicted in Cambridge, MA, of armed robbery and assault.
 
1936Author Rudyard Kipling dies in Burwash, England.
 
1929Walter Winchell, columnist for the New York Daily Mirror, makes his radio broadcast debut.
 
1919The World War (One) Peace Congress opens in Versailles, France.
 
1912The expedition of explorer Robert F. Scott reaches the South Pole, only to find that the Roald Amundsen expedition had arrived there first. (Scott's party would perish on the return trip.)
 
1862John Tyler, 10th US president, dies in Richmond, VA, at age 71.
 
1788  The first English settlers arrive in Botany Bay, Australia, to establish a penal colony.
 

Born today:

1970  DJ Quik - rapper

1969  Jesse L. Martin - actor (Law & Order)

1964  Jane Horrocks - actress

1956  Mark Collie - country singer

1955  Kevin Costner - actor, director

1953  Brett Hudson - musician, singer, comedian (Hudson Brothers)

1941  Bobby Goldsboro - singer, songwriter

1941  David Ruffin - lead singer (The Temptations)

1933  John Boorman - movie director

1913  Danny Kaye - dancer, singer, actor

1904  Cary Grant - actor

1892  Oliver Hardy - comedian, actor (Laurel and Hardy)

1882  A.A. Milne - author (Winnie the Pooh)

Daniel Webster


1782  Daniel Webster - US statesman
 (photo credit: Hemera)



1779  Peter Roget - lexicographer (Roget's Thesaurus)

 

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

(The Sea-Goat)

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