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November 22

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1999Wayne Gretzky is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Canada.
Did you know? Gretzky was inducted only seven months after his retirement, marking the 10th and final time the Hall of Fame directors waived the mandatory three-year waiting period for enshrinement.

 
1990US president George Bush has Thanksgiving dinner with US troops in Saudi Arabia.
 
1990British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation.
 
1986Boxer Mike Tyson becomes the youngest world heavyweight champ by knocking out Travor Berbick in Las Vegas.
 
1980Screen vixen Mae West dies at her Hollywood home at age 87.
 
1977Passenger air service between New York and Europe on the supersonic Concorde jetliner begins.
 
1975Juan Carlos becomes King of Spain.
 
1965The play Man of LaMancha opens on Broadway for a run that will stretch out to 2,328 performances.
 



1963

US president John F. Kennedy is assassinated during an appearance in Dallas. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as President.

Photo shows Johnson (second from right) taking the oath of office aboard Air Force One. Kennedy's widow, Jackie (right), looks on.
(photo credit: NARA)


 

1957The Miles Davis Quintet debuts with a jazz performance at Carnegie Hall.
 
1950It was either great defense, or poor offense, as the lowest-scoring NBA basketball game ever is played this night; the Fort Wayne Pistons (now Detroit) beat the Minneapolis Lakers (now Los Angeles), 19-18.
 
1917The National Hockey League is formed in Montreal, Canada.
 
1909Actress Helen Hayes, later recognized as the First Lady of the American stage, makes her New York live theater debut in the play In Old Dutch.
 
1906At the International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin, attendees approve SOS as the new international distress signal.
 
1718  Blackbeard the pirate (Edward Teach) dies during a sea battle off the coast of Virginia.
 

Born today:

1967  Boris Becker - tennis champ

1965  Mads Mikkelsen - actor (Le Chiffre in Casino Royale)

1961  Mariel Hemingway - actress

1958  Jamie Lee Curtis - author, actress; daughter of actress Janet Leigh and actor Tony Curtis.

1950  Tina Weymouth - bassist (Talking Heads)

1949  Steve Van Zandt - singer, guitarist (E Street Band, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes)

1947  Rod Price - guitarist (Foghat)

1946  Aston Barrett - bassist (Bob Marley and The Wailers)

1943  Billie Jean King - women's tennis champ

1943  Floyd Sneed - drummer (Three Dog Night)

1942  Guion Bluford, Jr. - first African-American space shuttle astronaut

1940  Terry Gilliam - actor (Monty Python's Flying Circus)

1939  Allen Garfield - actor

1932  Robert Vaughn - actor

1924  Geraldine Page - actress (Oscar® winner, 1985)

1921  Rodney Dangerfield - comedian, actor

1899  Hoagy Carmichael - singer, songwriter, pianist

1898  Wiley Post - aviator

1890  Charles DeGaulle - French President (1958-69)

1819  George Eliot - author (Silas Marner)

 

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

(The Scorpion)

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