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November 21

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2004Kurt Busch wins his first NASCAR Nextel Cup Series championship.
 
1999China enters the space race with an unmanned test of its astronaut-capable spacecraft.
 
1995The Dow Jones industrial average closes above 5,000 for the first time.
 
1993Actor Bill Bixby dies of prostate cancer at age 59.
 
1990The Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger and model Jerry Hall are married.
 
1987Actress Demi Moore and actor Bruce Willis are married.
 
1980An estimated 75% of the total US primetime TV viewing audience watch the season opener of the CBS series Dallas to find out "who shot J.R."
 
1980A fire sweeps through the plush MGM Grand Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas, killing 87 people.
 
1979Two Americans are killed as an angry mob attacks the US Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan.
 
1964The Verrazano Narrows Bridge in New York is officially opened.
 
1945Guatemala is admitted to the United Nations.
 
1942Canada's Alaska highway is officially opened.
 
1916Emperor Franz Josef of Austria dies at age 86.
 
1934The Cole Porter musical Anything Goes opens on Broadway in New York City.
 
1783The first manned balloon flight occurs, as the Marquis Francois Laurant d'Arlandes and Jean Francois Pilatre de Rozier reach an altitude of 300 feet in Paris.
 
1789  North Carolina becomes the 12th state to ratify the US Constitution.
 

Born today:

1974
Snoop Dogg (Priority Records)


 Kelsi Osborn - country singer (SHeDAISY)
 (photo credit: Lyric Street Records)

1969  Ken Griffey, Jr. - baseball player

1966  Troy Aikman - NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)

1963  Micollette Sheridan - actress

1952  Lorna Luft - actress, sister of actress Lisa Minelli

1950  Livingston Taylor - singer, brother of singer James Taylor

1948  Lonnie Jordan - keyboardist (War)

1945  Goldie Hawn - actress (1969 Oscar® winner)

1944  Harold Ramis - actor, screenwriter (Ghostbusters)

1944  Earl Monroe - basketball player

1941  Juliet Mills - actress, sister of actress Hayley Mills

1941  Dr. John - keyboardist, singer

1938  Marlo Thomas - actress, wife of TV host Phil Donahue

1934  Laurence Luckinbill - actor

1933  Jean Shepard - country singer

1927  Joseph Campanella - actor

1920  Stan Musial - baseball player

1907  Jim Bishop - columnist, author

1854  Pope Benedict XV - 258th Roman Catholic pope (1914-22)

1694  Voltaire - philosopher

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Scorpio (The Scorpion)   Scorpio    

(The Scorpion)

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