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September 22
First Day of Fall

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2001Violin virtuoso Isaac Stern dies in New York at age 81.
 
1999  Actor George C. Scott dies at his California home at age 71.
 
1995Time Warner buys Turner Broadcasting System for $7.5 billion.
 
1989Composer Irving Berlin dies in New York at age 101.
 

1975
Gerald Ford
 US president Gerald Ford escapes an assassination attempt by Sara Jane Moore in San
 Francisco, California.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1973Former German resident Henry Kissinger becomes the US Secretary of State.
 
1964Robert Vaughan and David McCallum star in The Man From U.N.C.L.E., which debuts on NBC-TV.
 
1964The musical Fiddler on the Roof, starring Zero Mostel, opens on Broadway for the first of what would become 3,242 performances.
 
1955Commercial television comes to Britain.
 
1949Russia explodes its first nuclear bomb.
 
1862The Emancipation Proclamation, giving US slaves their freedom, is issued by President Abraham Lincoln.
 
1792France proclaims itself a republic.
 
1789The Office of US Postmaster-General is established by Congress.
 
1776Accused spy Nathan Hale is hanged by the British during the American Revolution>.
 

Born today:

1987  Tom Felton - actor

1982  Billie Piper - UK pop singer

1980  Fernanda Tavares - model

1971  Big Rube - R&B singer (Society of Soul)

1961  Catherine Oxenberg - actress

1961  Scott Baio - actor

1958  Joan Jett - singer, guitarist (The Runaways)

1956  Debby Boone - singer

1954  Shari Belafonte - singer, actress; daughter of singer Harry Belafonte

1951  David Coverdale - singer (Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Coverdale & Page)

1945  Paul LeMat - actor

1932  Ingemar Johansson - heavyweight boxing champ (1959)

1927  Tom Lasorda - baseball pitcher, manager

1920  Bob Lemon - baseball pitcher

1914  Martha Scott - actress

1912  Edward G. Vanderbilt - financier

1902  John Houseman - actor (Oscar® winner, 1973)

1901  Allan Lane - actor (voice of Mister Ed)

1895  Paul Muni - actor (Oscar® winner, 1936)

1791  Michael Faraday - electricity pioneer

 

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

(The Virgin)

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