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Here are the birthdays, deaths, and historic dates Daniel highlighted on his show Saturday. Daniel gets his almanac data from Scope Systems.

Birthdays:

  • 1770 William Wordsworth England, poet laureate (The Prelude)
  • 1860 W K Kellogg a real corn flake
  • 1890 Marjory Stoneman Douglas environmentalist (1st Lady of Everglades)
  • 1893 Allan W Dulles US diplomat/CIA head 1953-61 (Germany’s Underground)
  • 1897 Walter Winchell Harlem New York NY, newscaster/columnist (Untouchables)
  • 1908 Percy Faith conductor (Summer Place)
  • 1915 Billie Holiday [Eleanora Fagan] Philadelphia PA, singer (Ain’t Nobody’s Business)
  • 1920 Ravi Shankar Benares India, sitar player (Sounds of India)
  • 1928 Alan J Pakula director (All the President’s Men, Klute)
  • 1928 James [Scott Bumgarner] Garner Norman OK, actor (Rockford Files, Bret Maverick)
  • 1930 Andrew Sachs actor (Manuel-Fawlty Towers)
  • 1933 Wayne Rogers Birmingham AL, actor (MASH, House Calls, Chiefs)
  • 1935 Hodding Carter III press secretary (Jimmy Carter)
  • 1938 Freddie Hubbard Indianapolis IN, jazz trumpeter (Art Blakey)
  • 1938 [Edmund G] Jerry Brown Jr San Francisco CA, (Governor-Democrat-CA, 1975-83)
  • 1939 David Frost Tenderdon England, TV host (That Was the Week That Was)
  • 1939 Francis Ford Coppola Detroit MI, film maker (Godfather, Apocalypse Now, American Graffiti)
  • 1946 Bill Kreutzmann Palo Alto CA, drummer (Grateful Dead, Grass Roots)
  • 1949 John Oates guitarist/vocalist (Hall & Oates-Rich Girl)
  • 1951 Janis Ian [Janis Eddy Fink] New York NY, folk singer (Society’s Child, At 17)
  • 1954 Jackie Chan martial art actor (Rumble in the Bronx)
  • 1954 Tony Dorsett NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys, Heisman Trophy)
  • 1969 Ricky Watters NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1975 Ronde Barber cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1975 Tiki Barber running back (New York Giants)

Deaths:

  • 0030 Jesus crucified by Roman troops in Jerusalem (scholars’ estimate, according to astronomer Schaefer)
  • 1614 El Greco Spanish painter (View of Toledo), dies (birth date unknown)
  • 1891 P[hineas] T Barnum US circus promoter (Barnum & Bailey), dies at 80
  • 1950 Walter Huston dies at 66
  • 1955 Theda Bara actress (Camille, Cleopatra, 2 Orphans), dies at 62
  • 1972 “Crazy” Joe Gallo mobster, killed at his 43rd birthday party
  • 1984 Frank Church (Senator-Democrat-OH, 1957-81), dies at 59
  • 1994 Kurt Cobain grunge rocker (Nirvana), commits suicide by gun at 27

Historic:

  • 1118 Pope Gelasius II excommunicated Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor
  • 1862 Grant defeats Confederates at Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee; Island #10 falls
  • 1888 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure “Yellow Face” (BG)
  • 1926 Mussolini’s Irish wife breaks his nose
  • 1927 Using phone lines TV is sent from Washington DC to New York NY
  • 1933 Prohibition ends, Utah becomes 38th state to ratify 21st Amendment
  • 1933 1st 2 Nazi anti-Jewish laws, bar Jews from legal & public service
  • 1943 Adolf Hitler & Benito Mussolini meet for an Axis conference in Salzburg
  • 1943 Lieutenant Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg seriously wounded in allied air raid
  • 1945 US planes intercept Japanese fleet heading for Okinawa on a suicide mission; superbattleship Yamato & four destroyers are sunk
  • 1949 Rogers & Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” opens at Majestic Theater (for 1928 performances)
  • 1953 Dag Hammarskjöld of Sweden elected 2nd UN General-Secretary
  • 1971 Dismissal of Curt Flood’s suit against baseball is upheld by Supreme Court
  • 1971 President Richard Nixon orders Lieutenant Calley (My Lai) free
  • 1978 Guttenberg bible sold for $2,000,000 in NYC
  • 1980 Jimmy Carter breaks relations with Iran during hostage crisis
  • 1988 Russia announces it will withdraw its troops from Afghánistán
  • 1994 Vatican acknowledges Holocaust (Nazi’s killing Jews) for 1st time
  • 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Fort Myers FL on WRXK 96.1 FM

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Here are the birthdays and historic dates Daniel highlighted on his show Saturday.

Historic:

  • 1492 Queen Isabella of Castilia & Ferdinand of Aragon expels Jews
  • 1889 300 meter Eiffel Tower officially opens (commemorates French Revolution)
  • 1923 1st dance marathon-NYC-Alma Cummings sets record of 27 hours
  • 1943 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma!” opens on Broadway
  • 1945 Tennessee Williams’ “Glass Menagerie” premieres in New York NY
  • 1968 LBJ announces he will not seek re-election
  • 1973 Ken Norton defeats Muhammad Ali in a 12 round split decision
  • 1976 New Jersey Court rules Karen Anne Quinlan may be disconnected from respirator
  • 1992 UN Security Council voted to ban flights & arms sales to Libya
  • 1995 Selena [Quintanilla Perez] Mexican Grammy winning singer, killed by a fan at 24
  • 2004 Air America Radio made it’s debut on 4 stations

Birthdays:

  • 1596 René Descartes France, philosopher (he thought, therefore he was)
  • 1922 Richard Kiley Chicago IL, actor (Man of La Mancha, Endless Love)
  • 1927 Cesar Chavez Yuma AZ, farm labor leader (United Farm Workers)
  • 1927 William Daniels Brooklyn NY, actor (Dr Mark Craig-St Elsewhere, 1776)
  • 1928 Gordie Howe Floral Saskatchewan, NHL right wing (Detroit Red Wings)
  • 1935 Richard Chamberlain Beverly Hills CA, actor (Dr Kildare)
  • 1933 Shirley Jones Smithton PA, actress (Partridge Family, Elmer Gantry)
  • 1935 Herb Alpert bandleader/trumpeter (Tijuana Brass)/CEO (A & M)
  • 1940 Patrick J Leahy (Senator-Democrat-VT, 1975- )
  • 1943 Christopher [Ronald] Walken Astoria Queens NY, actor (Deer Hunter, Brainstorm)
  • 1946 Gabe Kaplan Brooklyn NY, comedian/actor (Welcome Back Kotter)
  • 1948 Rhea Perlman Brooklyn, actress (Zena-Taxi, Carla-Cheers)
  • 1948 Albert Gore Jr Washington DC, (Senator-Democrat-TN, 1985-92)/45th US Vice President
  • 1950 Ed Marinaro New York NY, actor (Joe-Hill St Blues, Sonny-Laverne & Shirley)
  • 1971 Ewan McGregor Perth Australia, actor (Trainspotting)

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Here are the birthdays, historic dates, and deaths Daniel highlighted on his show today.

Birthdays:

  • 1855 Andrew W Mellon founder (Mellon Bank)/US Secretary of Treasury
  • 1887 Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle Smith Center KS, actor (Keystone comedies)
  • 1895 Arthur Murray dancer (Arthur Murray’s Dance Party)
  • 1902 Thomas E Dewey Ohio, 1st Catholic Presidential candidate 1944, 1948 (R)
  • 1906 John Cameron Swayze news correspondant, Timex spokesman
  • 1909 Clyde Barrow bank robber (of Bonnie & Clyde fame)
  • 1910 Richard Conte Jersey City NJ, actor (Four Just Men, 13 Rue Madeleine, Hotel, Jean Arthur Show)
  • 1911 Joseph Barbera animator (Hanna-Barbera)
  • 1919 Lawrence Ferlinghetti author (Coney Island of the Mind)
  • 1923 Murray Hamilton Washington NC, actor (Rich Man Poor Man)
  • 1924 Norman Fell Philadelphia PA, actor (Mr Roper-3’s Company, The End, Graduate)
  • 1930 Steve McQueen Slater MO, actor (Wanted, Dead or Alive, Blob, Bullitt)
  • 1940 Bob Mackie Monterey Park CA, designer (Streisand, Cher)
  • 1944 Denny McLain baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers, 31 wins in 1968)
  • 1954 Robert Carradine Los Angeles CA, actor (Slim-The Cowboys, Wavelength)
  • 1962 Star Jones attorney/TV hostess (NBC, Inside Edition)
  • 1970 Lara Flynn Boyle Davenport IA, actress (The Practice, The Temp, Twin Peaks)

Deaths:

  • 1905 Jules Verne sci-fi author (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 77
  • 1953 Queen Mary of Britain dies
  • 1964 Peter Lorre Hungarian/US actor (Maltese Falcon, Raven), dies at 59
  • 1976 Bernard L Montgomery British General, defeated Rommel, dies at 88
  • 1984 Sam Jaffe actor (Dr Zorba-Ben Casey), dies of cancer at 93
  • 1990 Ray Goulding comedian (Bob & Ray), dies from kidney failure at 68

Historic:

  • 1832 Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio
  • 1924 Greece becomes a republic
  • 1935 Major Bowes’ Original Amateur Hour goes national on NBC Radio Network
  • 1944 In occupied Rome, Nazis executed more than 300 civilians
  • 1947 Congress proposes 2-term limitation on the Presidency
  • 1947 John D Rockefeller Jr donates NYC East River site to the UN
  • 1949 Walter & John Huston become 1st father-and-son team to win Oscars (actor & director of “Treasure of Sierra Madre”)
  • 1958 Elvis Presley joins the army (serial number 53310761)
  • 1962 Benny Paret, KO’d in a welterweight title, he dies 10 days later
  • 1962 Mick Jagger & Keith Richards perform as Little Boy Blue & Blue Boys
  • 1966 Selective Service announces college deferments based on performance
  • 1975 Muhammad Ali TKOs Chuck Wepner in 15 to retain the heavyweight boxing title
  • 1980 ABC’s nightly Iran Hostage crisis program renamed “Nightline with Ted Koppel”

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Here are the birthdays, historic dates, and deaths Daniel highlighted on his show today.

Birthdays:

  • 1777 Roger Brooke Taney Calvert MD, 5th Chief Justice (Dred Scott decision)
  • 1895 Shemp Howard [Samuel Horwitz] Brooklyn NY, comedian/actor (3 Stooges, Bank Dick)
  • 1899 Gloria Swanson Chicago IL, actress (Sadie Thompson, Killer Bees)
  • 1902 Bobby Jones Jr Atlanta GA, PGA golfer (Grand Slam 1930)
  • 1910 Bayard Rustin civil rights leader
  • 1914 Sammy Baugh Temple TX, NFL hall of famer QB (Washington Redskins)
  • 1918 Mercedes McCambridge Joliet IL, actress (Exorcist, All the King’s Men)
  • 1919 Nat “King” Cole Montgomery AL, singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa)
  • 1935 Renee Taylor actress/comedian (Last of the Red Hot Lovers)
  • 1938 Rudolf Nureyev Russia, ballet dancer/choreographer (Kirov)
  • 1941 Gene Pitney Hartford CT, rock singer (Town without Pity)
  • 1942 John Wayne Gacy Jr Chicago IL, serial killer (32 boys)
  • 1944 Danny DeVito Neptune NJ, actor (Louie-Taxi, Twins)
  • 1944 John Sebastian New York NY, singer (Loving Spoonful, Welcome Back Kotter)
  • 1949 Patrick Duffy Townsend MT, actor (Bobby-Dallas, Man from Atlantis)
  • 1951 Kurt Russell Springfeild MA, actor (Thing, Overboard, Mean Seasons)
  • 1955 Gary Sinise actor (Apollo 13, Forrest Gump)
  • 1959 Danny Ainge NBA coach (Phoenix Suns)
  • 1961 Casey Siemaszko Chicago IL, actor (Biloxi Blues, 3 O’Clock High)
  • 1964 Rob Lowe Charlottesville VA, actor (St Elmo’s Fire, West Wing, Wayne’s World, Class)
  • 1972 Mia Hamm Selma AL, soccer forward (Olympics-96, US Women’s World Cup-99)

Deaths:

  • 0461 St Patrick patron St of Ireland, dies in Saul (according to legend)
  • 1956 Fred Allen comedian (Colgate Comedy Hour, Fred Allen Radio Show), dies at 61
  • 1965 Almos Alonzo Stagg football coach (University of Chicago), dies in California at 102
  • 1993 Helen Hayes actress (Airport), dies of congestive heart failure at 92

Historic:

  • 0432 St Patrick, a bishop, is carried off to Ireland as a slave
  • 1521 Ferdinand Magellan discovers the Philippines
  • 1753 1st official St Patrick’s Day
  • 1762 1st St Patrick’s Day parade in NYC
  • 1905 Eleanor Roosevelt marries FDR in New York
  • 1942 General Doug MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander
  • 1959 Dalai Lama flees Tibet for India
  • 1960 Eisenhower forms anti-Castro-exile army under the CIA
  • 1969 Golda Meir becomes Israel’s 4th Prime Minister

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Here are the birthdays, historic dates, and deaths Daniel highlighted on his show today.

Birthdays:

  • 1888 Barry Fitzgerald Dublin Ireland, actor (Academy Award-Going My Way)
  • 1891 Sam Jaffe New York NY, actor (Gunga Din, Dr Zorba-Ben Casey)
  • 1916 James Herriot Scotland, writer (All Creatures Great & Small)
  • 1918 Heywood Hale Broun journalist
  • 1923 Ara Parseghian football coach (Northwestern, Notre Dame)
  • 1928 James Earl Ray assassin (Martin Luther King Jr)
  • 1935 Gary Owens announcer (Laugh-in)
  • 1940 Chuck [Carlos Ray] Norris Ryan OK, martial arts actor (Walker Texas Ranger, Missing in Action)
  • 1940 Dean Torrence Los Angeles CA, surf music singer (Jan & Dean-Little Old Lady from Pasadena)
  • 1947 Avril “Kim” Campbell Canada’s 1st female Prime Minister/19th Prime Minister (June 25, 1993-November 4, 1993)
  • 1958 Sharon Stone Meadville PA, actress (Basic Instinct, Sliver, Casino)
  • 1965 Rod Woodson NFL cornerback/kick returner (Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1966 Edie Brickell Mrs Paul Simon/rocker (& New Bohemians)
  • 1969 Stephen Leaney Australia, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Infinit TPC-7th)

Deaths:

  • 1913 Harriet Tubman abolitionist, conductor on Underground RR, dies in New York
  • 1980 Herman Tarnower doctor (Scarsdale Diet), killed by Jean Harris
  • 1985 Konstantin Chernenko party leader/President of USSR (1984-85), dies at 73
  • 1986 Ray Milland actor (Lost Weekend-Academy Award 1945), dies at 81
  • 1988 Andy Gibb singer, dies in Oxford England of an inflammatory heart virus at 30
  • 1988 Glenn Cunningham US world record miler, dies at 78

Historic:

  • 1681 English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania
  • 1876 1st telephone call made (Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson)
  • 1896 After Bob Fitzsimmons KOs much larger Jim Corbett to win world HW championship he says, “The bigger they are, the harder they fall”
  • 1951 FBI director J Edgar Hoover declines post of baseball commissioner
  • 1963 Pete Rose debuts with hits in his two 1st at bats in spring training
  • 1969 James Earl Ray pleads guilty in murder of Martin Luther King Jr
  • 1971 Senate approves amendment lowering voting age to 18
  • 1982 President Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya
  • 1985 Dallas Maverick coach Dick Motta is 4th NBA coach to win 700 games
  • 1994 1 million Greeks attend Melina Mercouri’s funeral

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Here are the birthdays, historic dates, and deaths Daniel highlighted on his show today. I’m pretty sure Daniel gets his Saturday almanac info from Scope Systems. Surf on over there to check it out.

Birthdays:

  • 1853 Vincent Van Gogh Dutch painter
  • 1872 Wee Willie Keeler outfielder (Baltimore Orioles); hit .432 in 1897
  • 1831 George M Pullman inventor (railway sleeping car)
  • 1911 Jean Harlow [Harlean Carpentier] Kansas City MO, 30s’ sex goddess (Dinner at Eight)
  • 1920 James Doohan Vancouver British Columbia, actor (Montgomery Scott-Star Trek)
  • 1920 Julius Boros golfer (PGA Champion 1968, US Open 1952, 63)
  • 1921 Allen Ginsberg beat generation poet (1969 Arts & Letters Award)
  • 1927 John McLaughlin commentator (McLaughlin Report)
  • 1950 Tim Kazurinsky Johnstown PA, comedian (Saturday Night Live, Police Academy 2, 3, 4)
  • 1958 Miranda Richardson Southport England, actress (Damage, Crying Game)
  • 1962 Herschel Walker WFL/NFL running back (New Jersey Generals, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1962 Jackie Joyner-Kersee East St Louis IL, heptathlete (Olympics-gold-88, 92)
  • 1970 Rick Mirer NFL QB (Seattle Seahawks)

Deaths:

  • 1191 Saladin [Salah ad-Din]) Yusuf sultan of Egypt/Syria, dies at 52
  • 1959 Lou Costello comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 52
  • 1966 William Frawley actor (Fred Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies at 89
  • 1987 Danny Kaye comedian (Danny Kaye Show), dies at 74
  • 1992 Sandy Dennis actress (Up the Down Staircase), dies of cancer at 54

Historic:

  • 1845 Florida becomes 27th state
  • 1869 University of South Carolina opens to all races
  • 1875 Georges Bizet’s opera “Carmen” premieres (Paris France)
  • 1887 Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6 year old blind-deaf Helen Keller
  • 1917 Nicholas II, last Russian tsar, abdicates
  • 1923 Time magazine publishes 1st issue
  • 1931 “Star Spangled Banner” officially becomes US national anthem
  • 1931 Cab Calloway records “Minnie the Moocher” (Jazz’s 1st million seller)
  • 1933 Mount Rushmore dedicated
  • 1955 Elvis Presley makes his 1st TV appearance
  • 1992 President Bush apologizes for raising taxes after pledging not to

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Here are the birthdays, historic dates, and deaths Daniel highlighted on his show today.

Birthdays:

  • Winslow Homer – American landscape painter and printmaker, most famous for his marine subjects (Feb 24, 1836 – Sep 29, 1910)
  • Honus Wagner – Nicknamed “Honus” and “The Flying Dutchman”, is considered one of the greatest players in the history of major league baseball (Feb 24, 1874 – Dec 6, 1955)
  • Chester W. Nimitz – Was the Commander in Chief of Pacific Forces for the United States and Allied forces during World War II (Feb 24, 1885 – Feb 20, 1966)
  • Zachary Scott – American actor, most notable for his roles as villains and “mystery men”. Uncle of Dabney Coleman (Feb 24, 1914 – Oct 3, 1965)
  • Abe Vigoda – American movie and television actor (Feb 24, 1921 – living)
  • Steven Hill – American film and television actor who was a founding member of Lee Strasberg’s Actor’s Studio. He is best known as Adam Schiff in the NBC TV drama series Law & Order, a part that he played for ten seasons (1990–2000). At the time of his departure, he was the longest-serving cast member (Feb 24, 1922 – living)
  • Michael Harrington – American democratic socialist, writer, and political activist (Feb 24, 1928 – Jul 31, 1989)
  • Al Lettieri – Italian American actor, best known for his portrayal of Virgil “The Turk” Sollozzo in The Godfather (Feb 24, 1928 – Oct 18, 1975)
  • John Vernon – Canadian actor. He was born in rural Saskatchewan and made a career in Hollywood after achieving initial television stardom in Canada (Feb 24, 1932 – Feb 1, 2005). Daniel made note of a movie he was in called Charley Varrick. He said it was a very good movie.
  • Michel Legrand – French musical composer, arranger, conductor and pianist (Feb 24, 1932 – living)
  • James Farentino – American actor. He starred in the film The Final Countdown and the television series Dynasty (Feb 24, 1938 – living)
  • Joe Lieberman – American politician from Connecticut (Feb 24, 1942 – living)
  • Barry Bostwock – American actor and singer. He is best known for playing Brad in the 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and has also had considerable fame in musical theatre (Feb 24, 1946 – living)
  • Edward James Olmos – Emmy and Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated Mexican-American actor (Feb 24, 1947 – living)
  • Helen Shaver – Canadian actress and film and television director (Feb 24, 1951 – living)
  • Steven Jobs – Co-founder and CEO of Apple and was the CEO of Pixar until its acquisition by Disney (Feb 24, 1955 – living)
  • Billy Zane – American actor and director. He is perhaps best recognized for his role as Caledon Hockley in the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic and as The Phantom in the 1996 eponymous film based upon the comic book superhero (Feb 24, 1966 – living)
  • Wilson Alvarez – Daniel called him one of the all-time great busts for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
  • Manon Rheaume – Canadian goaltender and Olympic silver medallist who is the only woman to play in the NHL. She was signed as a free agent to Tampa Bay Lightning and played two pre-season games against the St. Louis Blues in the 1992 preseason and the Boston Bruins in the 1993 preseason (Feb 24, 1972 – living)
  • Oscar de la Hoya – Wiki shows DOB as Feb 4, 1973. Nicknamed the Golden Boy — is a Mexican American boxer who won a gold medal for the United States Boxing Team at the Barcelona Olympic Games and considered one of boxing’s all time greats.

Deaths:

  • Tennessee Williams – Wiki shows he died on Feb 25. American playwright and one of the prominent playwrights of the twentieth century (Mar 26, 1911 – Feb 25, 1983)
  • Malcolm Forbes – Publisher of Forbes magazine, founded by his father B.C. Forbes and today run by his son Steve Forbes (Aug 19, 1919 – Feb 24, 1990)
  • Tony Conigliaro – Nicknamed “Tony C.”, was a Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the Boston Red Sox (Jan 7, 1945 – Feb 24, 1990)
  • Dinah Shore – American singer and actress (Feb 29, 1916 – Feb 24, 1994)
  • Henny Youngman – British-born American comedian and violinist famous for “one-liners,” short, simple jokes usually delivered in rapid-fire (Mar 16, 1906 – Feb 24, 1998)

Historic:

  • 1868 – After Andrew Johnson tried to dismiss United States Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, he becomes the first President of the United States to be impeached by the United States House of Representatives. Johnson would later be acquitted by the United States Senate.
  • 1881 – Ferdinand Marie Vicomte de Lesseps attempt to build a lock-less version of the Panama Canal
  • 1903 – Cuba leases Guantanamo Bay to the United States “in perpetuity”
  • 1917 – Russian revolution began
  • 1921 – First transcontinental flight in 24 hours flying time arrived in Florida
  • 1924 – Greek Parliament declared itself a republic
  • 1924 – Mahatma Gandhi released from jail
  • 1942 – Voice of America began broadcasting in German
  • 1946 – Juan Peron elected President of Argentina
  • 1981 – Jean Harris convicted of murdering Herman Tarnower. Daniel said HBO made it into a movie in 2006 called Mrs. Harris.
  • 1981 – Price Charles announced his engagement to Lady Dian Spencer
  • 1987 – Larry King suffered a heart attack
  • 1988 – Supreme Court ruled 8-0 that Jerry Falwell could not collect any damages from Hustler magazine or Larry Flint
  • 1998 – Elton John was knighted

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