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September 9

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1999   Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Jim 'Catfish' Hunter dies in Hertford, North Carolina, at age 53.
 
1986 The first colorized classic movie (computerized color added to an originally black and white movie) appears on Ted Turner's TBS cable TV 'Superstation' in Atlanta, GA.
 
1982 Former movie star Princess Grace of Monaco dies from injuries suffered from an earlier car accident.
 
1979 At age 16, Tracy Austin becomes the youngest player ever to win the US Open women's tennis title.
 

1976
Mao Tse-Tung
 Chinese leader Mao Tse-Tung dies in Beijing at age 82.
 (photo credit: NARA)


 

1971 Detroit Red Wings hockey star Gordie Howe retires.
 
1971 Forty-three people are killed when prisoners seize control of Attica prison in New York.
 


1956
Elvis: The 50 Greatest Love Songs
Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show, drawing a TV audience estimated at over 50 million.
(photo credit: BMG)



 
1948 North Korea (The Democratic People's Republic of Korea) is created.
 
1926 NBC radio, part of RCA, is incorporated.
 
1904 New York City employs mounted police for the first time.
 
1901 French painter Henri Toulouse-Lautrec dies.
 
1850 California becomes the 31st state admitted to the US.
 
1850 New Mexico and Utah become US territories.
 

Born today:

1966  Adam Sandler - actor, comedian

1960  Hugh Grant - actor

1952  Angela Cartwright - actress

1952  Dave Stewart - guitarist (Eurythmics)

1951  Michael Keaton - actor

1951  Tom Wopat - actor

1949  Joe Theismann - pro football Hall of Fame quarterback, sportscaster

1947  Freddy Weller - guitarist (Paul Revere and The Raiders)

1946  Doug Ingle - keyboardist (Iron Butterfly)

1946  Billy Preston - keyboardist, singer

1942  Inez Foxx - singer

1942  Luther Simmons - singer (The Main Ingredient)

1941  Otis Redding - singer

1925  Cliff Robertson - actor

1924  Jane Greer - actress

1923  Jimmy 'The Greek' Snyder - gambling expert

1890  Colonel Harland Sanders - Kentucky Fried Chicken founder

 

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

(The Virgin)

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