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March 27

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2002TV and vaudeville entertainer Milton Berle dies of colon cancer at his Los Angeles home at age 93.
 
2002Actor Dudley Moore (Arthur, 10) dies of pneumonia at his New Jersey home at age 66.
 
2000Daimler Chrysler announces it is buying a one-third interest in Japanese auto maker Mitsubishi.
 
1998Pfizer's anti-impotency drug, Viagra, is approved by the FDA.
 
1996Yigal Amir, convicted of murdering Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, is sentenced to life in prison.
 
1977582 people are killed when a pair of Boeing 747 jumbo jets collide on the island of Tenerife.
 
1968The first person to orbit the Earth, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, dies in a plane crash.
 
1964A 9.2 magnitude earthquake kills 14 people in Alaska. The resulting tsunami kills 110 more.
 
1958Stereo long-play records (LPs) are announced by CBS.
 
1958Nikita Khrushchev is named premier of the USSR.
 
1955The first coast to coast color TV broadcast is made today.
 
1920Actor Douglas Fairbanks marries actress Mary Pickford.
 
1917The Seattle Metropolitans hockey team wins the Stanley Cup -- the first US team to do so.
 
1836Mormon founder Joseph Smith dedicates the first Mormon temple (Kirtland, OH).
 
1802The Treaty of Amiens is signed by England and France.
 
1794The US Navy is created by an act of Congress.
 
1625King James I of England dies.
 
1512  Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon, seeking the fountain of youth, discovers Florida, instead.
 

Born today:

1970  Mariah Carey - singer, actress

1970  Brendan Hill - drummer (Blues Traveler)

1964  Derrick McKenzie - drummer (Jamiroquai)

1963  Quentin Tarantino - screenwriter

1959  Andrew Farriss - keyboardist (INXS)

1953  Annemarie Moser-Proell - skier

1950  Tony Banks - keyboardist (Genesis)

1942  Michael York - actor (Logan's Run, Austin Powers)

1939  Judy Carne - comedienne, actress

1939  Cale Yarborough - NASCAR auto racer

1932  Wes Covington - baseball player

1930  David Janssen - actor (The Fugitive TV series)

1927  Anthony Lewis - author

1924  Sarah Vaughan: 16 Most Requested Songs (Sony)  


Sarah Vaughan - jazz singer
(photo credit: Sony)
 

1917  Cyrus Vance - former US Secretary of State

1914  Richard Denning - actor

1899  Gloria Swanson - actress

1879  Edward Steichen - photographer

1845  Wilhelm Roentgen - scientist (discovered x-rays)

1813  Nathaniel Currier - lithographer (Currier and Ives)

1797  Alfred Vigny - poet

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Aries (The Ram)   Aries    

(The Ram)

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