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October 5

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2011Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs dies at age 56.
 
2004Comedian Rodney Dangerfield dies at age 82 in Los Angeles.
 
1999Long distance company Sprint is purchased by MCI WorldCom for $115 billion.
 
2000Thirty-one people die when a pair of commuter trains collide in London.
 
1989Televangelist Jim Bakker is found guilty on fraud charges by a Charlotte, North Carolina, jury.


1968
The Beatles: White Album (Capitol Records)
The Beatles record vocals, bass, and drums to Savoy Truffle, a song that will ultimately appear on the White Album, at Trident Studios in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)

 
1953Earl Warren succeeds Fred Vinson as the 14th chief justice of the US Supreme Court.
 
1952  Inner Sanctum, a popular radio mystery show that lasted 11 seasons, airs its final episode on ABC.
 

1947
Harry Truman DVD (SoundWorks)
 In the first TV address by a US president from the White House, Harry Truman asks the
 public to reduce their intake of meats to help the starving masses in Europe.

 (photo credit: SoundWorks)

 

1942Broadway show songsmith, George M. Cohan, dies at age 64.
 
1941Louis D. Brandeis, the first Jewish member of the US Supreme Court, dies at age 84.
 
1897English artist Sir John Gilbert dies.
 
1877Nez Perce Indian Chief Joseph surrenders to US troops at Chinook, MT.
 
1813Shawnee Indian chief Tecumseh is killed while battling the British during the War of 1812.
 

Born today:

1975  Kate Winslet - actress

1975  Brian Mashburn - ska guitarist (Save Ferris)

1964  Dave Dederer - guitarist (Presidents of the United States of America)

1959  Troy Luccketta - drummer (Tesla)

1954  Bob Geldof - singer (Boomtown Rats), hunger relief organizer

1954  Mario Lemieux - hockey player

1950  Eddie Clarke - guitarist (Motorhead)

1943  Steve Miller - singer, guitarist (The Steve Miller Band)

1923  Glynis Johns - actress

1922  Bil Keane - Family Circus cartoonist

1918  Allen Ludden - TV host, husband of actress Betty White

1902  Ray Kroc - McDonald's hamburger chain founder

1789  William Scorsby - Arctic explorer

 

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