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February 20

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1999  Fifteen-year-old US figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold medal winner in Winter Olympics history, as she wins the ladies figure skating category at Nagano, Japan.
 
1987David Hartman leaves ABC's Good Morning America TV show, introducing new co-host, Charles Gibson.
 
1963Willie Mays becomes baseball's highest paid player, signing a contract with the San Francisco Giants for $100,000 a year.
 
1962John Glenn becomes the first US astronaut to orbit the Earth, aboard the spacecraft Friendship Seven.
 
1944US warplanes begin bombing German manufacturing plants during WWII.
 
1920Robert E. Peary, Arctic explorer, dies.
 
1895Abolitionist Frederick Douglass dies in Washington, DC.
 
1872The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens in New York City.
 
1809The US Supreme Court rules that the power of the federal government is greater than that of any individual state.
 
1792The US Post Office is created.
 

Born today:

1975  Brian Littrell - singer (Backstreet Boys)

1967  Cobain (Rolling Stone Press)  


Kurt Cobain - singer, guitarist (Nirvana)
(photo credit: Rolling Stone Press)
 

1967  Andrew Shue - actor

1966  Cindy Crawford - model, actress

1964  French Stewart - actor (3rd Rock from the Sun)

1963  Charles Barkley - basketball star

1963  Ian Brown - singer (Stone Roses)

1959  Sebastian Steinberg (Soul Coughing)

1955  Kelsey Grammer - actor

1954  Patricia Hearst - newspaper heiress, SLA kidnap victim

1951  Gordon Brown - British prime minister (2007)

1951  Edward Albert - actor

1951  Randy California - singer, guitarist (Spirit)

1950  Walter Becker - guitarist, producer (Steely Dan)

1949  Jennifer O'Neill - actress

1947  Peter Strauss - actor

1946  Sandy Duncan - actress

1946  J. Geils - rock guitarist (J. Geils Band)

1942  Phil Esposito - hockey hall of famer

1941  Buffy Sainte-Marie - singer, songwriter

1937  Roger Penske - auto racer, team owner

1937  Nancy Wilson - jazz singer

1934  Bobby Unser - auto racer (3 time Indy 500 winner)

1929  Amanda Blake - actress

1927  Sidney Poitier - actor

1925  Robert Altman - movie director

1924  Gloria Vanderbilt - fashion designer

1910  Carl E. Stotz - Little League founder

1904  Aleksei Kosygin - Russian premier

 

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
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