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July 18

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1984  A deranged gunman kills 21 people at a San Ysidro, California, McDonald's restaurant; he is shot and killed by police.
 
1976Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci receives the first perfect "10" score awarded for an Olympic performance on the uneven parallel bars.
 
1969Senator Edward Kennedy drives his car off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island (near Martha's Vineyard); he emerges unscathed, but his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, drowns.
 
1951'Jersey' Joe Walcott knocks out Ezzard Charles to become world heavyweight boxing champ.
 
1950Sobin, Finlay, and Kane receive a US patent for producing the antibiotic terramycin.
 
1943The tunnel under the Mersey River in England opens to traffic.
 
1936The Spanish Civil War begins.
 
1899Author Horatio Alger, Jr., dies of heart and lung problems at age 67.
 
1873Oscar II is crowned King of Norway and Sweden.
 
1841Pedro II is crowned Emperor of Brazil.
 
    64Rome begins to burn.
 

Born today:

1978  Tony Fagenson - drummer (Eve 6)

1962  Jack Irons - drummer (Pearl Jam)

1958  Nigel Twist - drummer (The Alarm)

1955  Terry Chambers - drummer (XTC)

1954  Ricky Skaggs - country singer, guitarist

1943  Robin McDonald - guitarist (Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas)

1941  Martha Reeves - singer (Martha and the Vandellas)

1941  Lonnie Mack - blues guitarist

1940  Joe Torre - baseball player, manager (NY Yankees)

1940  James Brolin - actor; married to singer-actress Barbra Streisand

1939  Brian Auger - keyboardist (Oblivion, Brian Auger Trinity)

1939  Dion DiMucci - singer (Dion and the Belmonts)

1931  Thomas Allen - keyboardist (War)

1921   John Glenn, Jr. - astronaut, US Senator
(photo credit: NASA)



 

1918  Nelson Mandela - President of South Africa

1913  Red Skelton - comedian

1912  Harriet Nelson - actress, singer

1911  Hume Cronyn - actor, husband of actress Jessica Tandy

1811  William Makepeace Thackeray - author

 

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

(The Crab)

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