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July 17

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2000  An airplane crashes into a housing development in India, killing 56 people.
 
1999Actor Hank Azaria and Academy Award-winning actress Helen Hunt are married.
 
1996TWA Flight 800, a Boeing 747 jetliner bound for Paris, crashes shortly after takeoff from New York City, killing all 230 people aboard.
 
1981114 people are killed when a pair of skywalks above the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, MO, collapse.
 
1979Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza resigns.
 
1975The American Apollo 18 command module docks with the orbiting Soviet Soyuz 19 spacecraft for a first-ever in flight link-up.
 
1971Actor Cliff Edwards, the voice of Jiminy Cricket in the 1940 Disney feature Pinocchio, dies in Los Angeles at age 76.
 
1967Jazz saxophonist John Coltrane dies of liver failure at age 40.
 
1961Baseball great Ty Cobb dies of cancer at age 74.
 
1959Jazz singer Billie Holiday dies in New York City at age 44.
 
1955Walt Disney opens his Disneyland theme park to the public.
 
1917Britain's royal family changes their surname from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor.
 
1821Florida is ceded to the US from Spain.
 

Born today:

1967  Stokley - R&B singer (Mint Condition)


1952
 
David Hasselhoff


 David Hasselhoff - actor

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1952  Phoebe Snow - singer

1951  Lucie Arnaz - actress

1949  Mike Vale - bassist (Tommy James and the Shondells)

1949  Mick Tucker - drummer (Sweet)

1949  Geezer Butler - bassist (Black Sabbath)

1941  Daryle Lamonica - NFL quarterback

1939  Spencer Davis - guitarist (Spencer Davis Group)

1935  Diahann Carroll - actress

1934  Donald Sutherland - actor

1917  Phyllis Diller - comedienne

1912  Art Linkletter - TV host

1899  James Cagney - actor (Oscar® winner, 1942)

1889  Erle Stanley Gardner - author (Perry Mason series)

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Cancer (The Crab)   Cancer    

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