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November 30

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1999Thousands of demonstrators clash with police and destroy property during a World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle.
 
1999Jazz guitar great Charlie Byrd dies of cancer in Annapolis, MD, at age 74.
 
1997Two passengers die and nearly 1,000 others and crew flee the stricken cruise ship Achille Lauro after it catches fire off the Somalia coast. (The ill-fated ship would sink two days later.)
 
1993The Brady gun control bill is signed into law by US president Bill Clinton.
 
1979Actor Zeppo Marx (The Marx Brothers) dies of cancer in Palm Springs, California, at age 78.
 
1977Broadcast journalist Eric Severied retires from CBS.
 
1966Barbados becomes an independent country (it was formerly a British colony).
 
1962U Thant of Burma succeeds the late Dag Hammarskjold as Secretary-General of the United Nations.
 
195621-year-old Floyd Patterson defeats Archie Moore to become the world heavyweight boxing champ.
 
1940Comedienne Lucille Ball and Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz are married.
 
1939The Russo-Finnish War begins as Soviet troops invade Finland.
 
1900Author and playwright Oscar Wilde dies in Paris at age 46.
 
1782  The US and Britain sign preliminary peace articles in Paris, ending the American Revolution.
 

Born today:

1975  Mindy McCready - country singer

1965  Ben Stiller - actor

1962  Bo Jackson - baseball, football player

1957  Richard Barbieri - drummer (Japan)

1957  John Aston - guitarist (Psychedelic Furs)

1955  Kevin Conroy - voice-over artist (Batman: The Animated Series)

1955  Billy Idol - singer

1954  June Pointer - singer (Pointer Sisters)

1954  George McArdle - bassist (Little River Band)

1952  Mandy Patinkin - actor

1950  Paul Westphal - NBA basketball player, coach

1945  Roger Glover - bassist (Rainbow, Deep Purple)

1944  Luther Ingram - singer

1944  Rob Grill - singer (The Grass Roots)

1943  Leo Lyons - bassist (Jaybirds, Ten Years After)

1937  Paul Stookey - singer (Peter, Paul and Mary)

1937  Ridley Scott - film director

1937  Jimmy Bowen - singer, music producer

1936  Abbie Hoffman - Yippie activist

1931  Bill Walsh - NFL football coach

1930  G. Gordon Liddy - Watergate scandal figure

1929  Dick Clark - TV producer, host (American Bandstand)

1927  Richard Crenna - actor

1927  Robert Guillaume - actor (Benson)

1924  Shirley Chisholm - first black woman elected to US Congress

1923  Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. - actor

1922  Virginia Mayo - actress

1912  Gordon Parks - film director

1874  Winston Churchill - British statesman

1835  Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) - author

1667  Jonathan Swift - author (Gulliver's Travels)

 

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

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