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Posted by ShirleyUJest on 2000/11/20 15:00:22 US/Eastern

What a day for birthdays! Including one for "Meet The Press" on NBC. Happy 53rd!And cheers to all peanut butter lovers everywhere. May youf mrupf mrr mum pumf unk!-Shirl.

Happy National Peanut Butter Lovers Month!
It's Revolution Day in Mexico
Happy Rights of the Child Day!
It's National Children's Book Week, National Family Week and Bible Week

1805 The opera "Fidelio" is produced (Vienna)
1866 Pierre Lalemont patents rotary crank bicycle
1888 William Bundy patents the timecard clock
1901 The opera "Gris‚lidis" is produced (Paris)
1914 US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports
1919 1st municipally owned airport in US opens in Tucson, Az
1928 WGH-AM in Newport News VA begins radio transmissions
1931 Commercial teletype service begins
1947 "Meet the Press" makes network TV debut on NBC
1947 1st permanent TV installed on seagoing vessel (The New Jersey)
1947 UN General assembly begins debate on printing their own stamps
1953 Scott Crossfield in Douglas Skyrocket, 1st to break Mach 2 (1300 MPH)
1967 At 11 AM, Census Clock at Department of Commerce ticks past 200 million
1969 Pele scores his 1,000th soccer goal
1976 George Harrison appears on Saturday Night Live
1980 Steve Ptacek in Solar Challenger makes 1st solar-powered flight
1980 UA withdraws $44 million movie "Heaven's Gate" for reediting
1981 Ringo releases "Stop & Smell the Roses" album
1983 100 million watch ABC-TV movie "The Day After," about nuclear war

1889 Edwin Hubble astronomer (discoverer of galaxies, red shift)
1900 Chester Gould cartoonist (gave Dick Tracy a job)
1908 Alistair Cooke Manchester England, actor (Masterpiece Theatre)
1914 Emilio Pucci Naples, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1954)
1915 Kon Ichikawa Japan, director (Matatabi, Money Talks)
1916 Robert A Bruce MD, pioneer (exercise cardiology)
1918 Dora Ratjen Germany, man posing as woman high jumper (Oly-4th-1936)
1919 Evelyn Keyes actress (Adventure of Martin Eden)
1920 Gene Tierney Brooklyn, actress (Laura, Razor's Edge, Ghost & Mrs Muir)
1925 Robert Francis Kennedy Brookline MA (D-Sen-NY) AG; assassinated
1926 Kaye Ballard Cleveland Ohio, actress/comedienne (Kaye-Mothers-in-Law)
1927 Estelle Parsons Lynn MA, actress (Rachel Rachel, Bonnie & Clyde)
1928 Franklin Cover Cleveland, actor (Tom-The Jeffersons)
1929 Dick Clark Mt Vernon NY, TV host (American Bandstand)
1932 Richard Dawson Hampshire England, actor (Hogan's Heroes, Family Feud)
1937 Jack Linkletter San Francisco CA, TV host (Haggis Baggis, Hootenanny)
1939 Dick Smothers NYC, comedian (Smother Brothers' Show)
1940 Bob Einstein Los Angeles CA, comedian (Officer Judy, Super Dave Osborne)
1942 Norman Greenbaum Massachusetts, folk singer (Spirit in the Sky)
1943 Veronica Hamel Philadelphia PA, actress (Joyce-Hill St Blues, 79 Park Ave)
1946 Duane Allman rocker (Allman Brothers-Jessica, Ramblin' Man)
1946 Judy Woodruff newscaster (McNeil Lehrer Report)
1947 Joe Walsh Wichita KS, guitarist/rocker (Eagles-Take it Easy)
1948 Richard Masur NYC, actor (David-One Day at a Time)
1956 Bo Derek Long Beach Cal, actress (10, Tarzan the Ape Man)
1959 Sean Young Louisville KY, actress (Dune, Young Doctor in Love)
1965 Mike D [Diamond], rocker (Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight)

1910 Leo Tolstoy Russia, author (Anna Karenina), dies at 82
1968 Cathy Lewis actress (Deidre-Hazel), dies at 50
1973 Allan Sherman songwriter ("Camp Granada"), dies
1983 Marcel Dalio actor (Casablanca), dies at 83
1983 Richard Loo actor, dies of cardio-pulmonary arrest
1985 Bill Scott cartoon voice (Mr Peabody, Bullwinkle), dies at 65

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