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August 28

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1996 Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce, ending 15 years of marriage.
 
1995 Chase Manhattan and Chemical Bank announce plans for a $10 billion merger to become the largest bank in the US.
 


1990
The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble (Sony)  
Texas blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan is killed, along with three members of Eric Clapton's entourage, when a Chicago-bound helicopter crashes shortly after takeoff from Apple Valley, Wisconsin.
(photo credit: Sony)

 
1988 Three Italian air force fighter jets collide at an air show in Ramstein, Germany, killing the 3 pilots and 67 spectators on the ground.
 
1981 John Hinckley Jr. pleads innocent to the attempted assassination of US president Ronald Reagan. He is later acquitted by reason of insanity.
 
1973 An earthquake jolts Mexico, killing more than 500 people.
 
1972 Mark Spitz earns the first of seven gold medals, setting a world record in the 200-meter butterfly at the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.
 
1968 Anti-war demonstrators clash with police in Chicago, where Hubert H. Humphrey receives the Democratic nomination for president.
 
1964 Life Magazine: The Beatles 8-28-1964
Beatlemania is in full swing as The Beatles grace the cover of LIFE magazine.
(photo credit: LIFE)


 


1963
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Tapes (Jerden)
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his I Have a Dream speech before an audience of 250,000 near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
(photo credit: Jerden Records


 
1922 The first radio commercial is broadcast (WEAF - New York, NY).
 
1904 The first jail sentence for speeding in an automobile is pronounced (Newport, RI).
 
1609   Explorer Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
 

Born today:

1982  LeAnn Rimes: Greatest Hits (Curb)  


LeAnn Rimes - country singer
(photo credit: Curb Records)
 

1978  Max Collins - rock vocalist (Eve 6)

1971  Janet Evans - swimmer

1969  Jason Priestley - actor

1965  Shania Twain - country singer

1960  Emma Samms - actress

1958  Scott Hamilton - figure skater (Olympic Gold Medal winner, 1984)

1957  Rick Rossovich - actor

1957  Daniel Stern - actor

1951  Wayne Osmond - singer (The Osmond Brothers)

1950  Ron Guidry - baseball pitcher (Cy Young Award winner, 1983)

1949  Hugh Cornwell - guitarist, vocalist (The Stranglers)

1948  Daniel Seraphine - drummer (Chicago)

1946  David Soul - actor, singer

1943  Lou Piniella - baseball player, coach

1940  William S. Cohen - US Defense Secretary

1939  Clem Cattini - drummer (The Tornados, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates)

1930  Ben Gazzara - actor

1929  Roxie Roker - actress, mother of singer Lenny Kravitz

1928  Godfrey Hounsfield - CAT-scan inventor

1925  Donald O'Connor - dancer, actor

1921  Nancy Kulp - actress

1899  Charles Boyer - actor

1749  Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - author (Faust)

 

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Virgo (The Virgin)   Virgo    

(The Virgin)

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