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November 23

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 

2004
Nirvana: With The Lights Out (Geffen) Geffen Records releases With the Lights Out -- a CD/DVD boxed set of Nirvana
 recordings, including 68 previously unreleased titles.
 (photo credit: Geffen Records)

 
2004CBS-TV announces that Dan Rather will step down on March 9, 2005 -- ending his 24-year career as network evening news anchor.
 
2004A UN report finds that women compose nearly half of the 37.2 million adults infected worldwide with HIV.
 
1996An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 crashes during a hijacking off the Comoros Islands, killing 125 of the 175 people on board.
 
1992Country music singer and fiddler Roy Acuff dies of heart failure in Nashville, Tennessee, at age 89.
 
1991Freddy Mercury, lead singer for the rock band Queen, announces that he is suffering from AIDS; Mercury would die at home the next day at age 45.
 
1983Actress Mary Tyler Moore marries Dr. Robert Levine.
 
1980A number of earthquakes rock southern Italy; 4800 are killed.
 
1971The People's Republic of China gets a seat at the U.N. Security Council.
 
1945The WWII rationing of most foods, such as butter and meat, ends.
 
1943Allied forces gain control of the South Pacific island of Tarawa, during WWII.
 
1937The New York production of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men opens at the Music Box Theater on Broadway.
 
1936Henry Luce publishes the first issue of Life magazine.
 
1903  Enrico Caruso makes his American debut at New York's Metropolitan Opera House, appearing in Rigoletto.
 

Born today:

1971  Vin Baker - NBA forward (Seattle Sonics)

1966  Charlie Grover - drummer (Sponge)

1966  Ken Block - singer, guitarist (Sister Hazel)

1954  Bruce Hornsby - singer, pianist (Bruce Hornsby and The Range)

1945  Susan Anspach - actress

1940  Freddy Marsden - drummer (Gerry and the Pacemakers)

1925  José Napoleon Duarte - president of El Salvador (1984-89)

1924  Colin Turnbull - anthropologist

1902  Victor Jory - actor

1893  Harpo Marx - actor (The Marx Brothers)

1887  Boris Karloff - actor

1859  Billy the Kid (William Bonney) - outlaw

1804  Franklin Pierce - 14th US president

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Sagittarius (The Archer)   Sagittarius    

(The Archer)

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