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August 23

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2000A Gulf Air Airbus jetliner with 140 aboard crashes into the Persian Gulf near Bahrain shortly after takeoff, leaving no survivors.
 
1995Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt (Life magazine) dies at age 96.
 
1993Actor Mel Gibson has his hand- and footprints placed in wet cement in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
 
1979Soviet Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the U.S. during a performance in New York City.
 
1956The first non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight begins.
 
1927Anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti are executed in Boston for murdering two men during a 1920 robbery. (They were posthumously exhonerated in 1977.)
 
1926Motion picture star Rudolph Valentino dies in NY at age 31.
 
1914Japan declares war on Germany during WWI.
 
1902Fanny Farmer opens her cooking school in Boston.
 
1818  The first steamship trip is taken on Lake Erie.
 

Born today:

1978  Kobe Bryant - basketball player

1970  River Phoenix - actor

1951  Dean DeLeo - rock guitarist (Stone Temple Pilots)

1951  Jimi Jamison - rock singer (Survivor)

1951  Queen Noor - Jordan

1949  Shelley Long - actress

1949  Rick Springfield - actor, rock singer

1947  Keith Moon - rock drummer (The Who)

1934  Barbara Eden - actress (I Dream of Jeannie)

1934  Sonny Jurgensen - NFL quarterback

1930  Vera Miles - actress

1917  Tex Williams - singer

1912  Gene Kelly - actor, dancer

1754  Louis XVI - King of France

 

 

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

(The Lion)

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