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April 13

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2005  Chuck Berry's piano player, Johnnie Johnson, dies at age 80 at his his St. Louis, MO home.
Did you know? Johnson was inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 by his friend, Keith Richards.

 
1997  Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer ever to win the Masters Tournament.
 


1986
Pope John Paul II

 Pope John Paul II becomes the first Pope to visit a Roman synagogue.

 (photo credit: National Archives and Records Administration)

 

1980Grease, the longest-running musical in Broadway history, closes after eight years (3,388 performances).
 
1972The first baseball player's strike ends after 13 days. "Stee-rike one!"
 
1970A liquid oxygen tank explodes enroute to the moon, requiring the crew of Apollo 13 abort the mission and return to Earth.
 
1943The Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC, is dedicated.
 
1925The Theater Guild Theater opens in New York City.
 
1769Captain James Cook anchors in Tahiti.
 
1759Composer George Frederick Handel dies.
 
1598The Edict of Nantes ends persecution of the Hugenots (protestants) in France.
 
1401Tsuchimikado-den, Japan's Imperial palace, burns to the ground.
 

Born today:

1970  Rick Schroder - actor

1963  Jane Leeves - actress

1963  Garry Kasparov - world chess champion

1961  Joey Mazzola - rock guitarist (Sponge)

1957  Saundra Santiago - actress

1954  Jimmy Destri - keyboardist (Blondie)

1951  Peabo Bryson - singer

1951  Max Weinberg - drummer (E Street Band)

1946  Al Green - singer

1945  Tony Dow - actor

1944  Brian Pendleton - guitarist (The Pretty Things)

1944  Jack Casady - rock bassist (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna)

1942  Bill Conti - composer of TV and movie themes

1940  Lester Chambers - singer (Chambers Brothers)

1939  Paul Sorvino - actor

1937  Edward Fox - actor

1935  Lyle Waggoner - actor

1931  Dan Gurney - auto racer, columnist

1919  Howard Keel - actor

1909  Eudora Welty - poet

1906  Samuel Beckett - author

1899  Alfred Butts - Scrabble inventor

1866  Butch Cassidy - bank robber

1852  Frank W. Woolworth - Woolworth's stores founder

1743  Thomas Jefferson - 3rd US president

 

 

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