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August 8

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2004Actress Fay Wray, best remebered for her role in the 1933 film King Kong, dies in New York at age 96.
 
1991The body of Shahpour Bakhtiar, Prime Minister of Iran, is found at his villa, near Paris.
 

1974
Richard M. Nixon
 US president Richard Nixon announces his resignation over his involvement in the
 Watergate cover-up.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1963Britain's Great Train Robbery occurs when 15 armed robbers make off with banknotes totalling $2.6 million pounds.
 
1945Russia declares war against Japan during WWII.
 
1929The German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a flight around the world.
 
1900The first Davis Cup tennis tournament is held (Massachusetts).
 
1900Actor-comedian W.C. Fields marries Harriet Hughes.
 
1846The Smithsonian Institution is founded in Washington, DC.
 
1588  The English win a sea battle against the 130-ship Spanish Armada, off the coast of England.
 

Born today:

1976  Drew Lachey - singer (98 Degrees)

1976  JC Chasez - singer (N Sync)

1961  Rikki Rockett - rock drummer (Poison)

1961  The Edge (Dave Evans) - guitarist (U2)

1958  Deborah Norville - TV host

1958  Chris Foreman - guitarist (Madness)

1953  Donny Most - actor (Happy Days)

1951  Randy Shilts - author

1949  Keith Carradine - actor

1948  Larry Wilcox - actor

1947  Jose Cruz - baseball player

1944  Peter Weir - film director

1939  Philip Balsley - singer (Statler Brothers)

1938  Connie Stevens - singer

1937  Dustin Hoffman - actor (Oscar® winner, 1980, 1989)

1933  Joe Tex - singer

1932  Mel Tillis - singer, actor

1926  Webb Pierce - singer

1926  Richard Anderson - actor

1923  Esther Williams - actress

1919  Dino DeLaurentis - film producer

1908  Benny Carter - jazz composer, saxophonist, bandleader

1897  Fredric March - actor (Oscar® winner, 1931, 1946)

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Leo (The Lion)   Leo    

(The Lion)

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