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August 29

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1991  The Communist Party ends 75 years of power in the USSR.
 
1987Academy Award-winner Lee Marvin dies in Tucson, Arizona, at age 63.
 
1977Lou Brock breaks Ty Cobb's record by stealing the 893rd base of his baseball career.
 
1966The Beatles make what would utimately be their last live performance with a show at San Francisco's Candlestick Park.
 
1965Gemini V, with astronauts Charles ("Pete") Conrad and Gordon Cooper aboard, splashes down after eight days of orbiting the Earth.
 
1957US Senator Strom Thurmond talks nonstop for 24 hours, 18 minutes to filibuster a civil rights bill.
 
1896The Chinese-American dish Chop Suey is invented by the personal chef to China's US Ambassador, while on a trip to New York City.
 
1877Mormon Church president Brigham Young dies in Salt Lake City, UT.
 
1533Atahualpa, the last Incan king of Peru, is murdered at the request of Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro.
 

Born today:

1970  Carl Martin - R&B singer (Shai)

1962  Rebecca DeMornay - actress

1958  Michael Jackson - pop singer

1956  Dan Truman - country musician (Diamond Rio)

1942  Sterling Morrison - bassist, singer (Velvet Underground)

1941  Ellen Geer - actress

1941  Robin Leach - TV host

1939  William Friedkin - film director

1938  Elliott Gould - actor

1936  John McCain - US Senator (Arizona)

1933  Isabel Sanford - actress

1924  Dinah Washington - singer

1923  Sir Richard Attenborough - actor, director

1921  Wendell Scott - first black stock car racer

1920  Charlie Parker, Jr - jazz saxophonist

1916  George Montgomery - actor

1915  Ingrid Bergman - actress

1912  Barry Sullivan - actor

1809  Oliver Wendell Holmes - physician, author

 

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

(The Virgin)

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