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May 22

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 


1992
Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson hosts The Tonight Show on NBC TV for the last time, handing the duties over to comedian Jay Leno.
(photo credit: R2 Entertainment)


 
1992 Boznia, Croatia, Herzegovina, and Slovenia are admitted to the United Nations.
 
1990 Microsoft releases its Windows® 3.0 operating system software.
 
1990 The final episode of Newhart airs on CBS TV.
 

1973
Richard M. Nixon
 US president Richard Nixon admits his role in the Watergate cover-up.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1967 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood premieres on the PBS TV network.
 
1965 Ticket to Ride by The Beatles goes to Number One on the pop music charts.
 
1955 Rocker Jerry Lee Lewis marries his 13-year-old cousin.
 
1955 After 23 years, comedian Jack Benny ends his live radio program, in order to devote more time to his network TV show.
 
1933 John Mackay makes the first reported sighting of the Loch Ness Monster.
 
1868 The Great Train Robbery occurs near Marshfield, IN, as seven members of the Reno gang make off with a bounty of $96,000.
 
1819 The first transatlantic steamship crossing begins as the Savannah sails from Savannah, GA, and arrives in Liverpool on June 20.
 
1761   The first life insurance policy in the US is issued, in Philadelphia.
 

Born today:

1970  Naomi Campbell - supermodel

1966  Johnny Gill - R&B singer (New Edition)

1961  Dana Williams - country bassist (Diamond Rio)

1959  Morrissey - singer (The Smiths)

1955  Iva Davies - guitarist, singer (Icehouse)

1950  Bernie Taupin - lyricist for Elton John

1943  Tommy John - baseball pitcher

1942  Barbara Parkins - actress

1941  Paul Winfield - actor

1940  Michael Sarrazin - actor

1938  Richard Benjamin - actor

1934  Peter Nero - pianist

1914  Vance Packard - author

1907  Sir Laurence Olivier - actor (Oscar® winner, 1948)

1859  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes author

1813  Richard Wagner - composer

 

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Gemini (The Twins)   Gemini    

(The Twins)

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