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Happy Birthday RIP Samuel “Sammy” Davis(1925–1990) Clerow “Flip” Wilson(1933–1998) John “David” Carradine(1936–2009) James Morrison(1943–1971) Samuel Kinison(1953–1992) Gregory Allman(1947–2017) ; Kimila “Kim” Basinger–64 Teri Hatcher–53 Sinéad O’Connor–51 Dominic Monaghan–41 Ian Somerhalder–39 “Nicki Minaj”(Onika Maraj)–35 ; 1980 – John Lennon, an English musician and peace activist, is murdered by Mark David Chapman, a mentally unstable fan, in front of The Dakota apartment building in New York City

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Happy Birthday RIP Tadeus Konopka(“Ted Knight” 19231–1986) ; “Ellen Burstyn”(Edna Gillooly)–85 Thomas Waits–68 Priscilla Barnes–62 Larry Bird–61 Christopher Thomas Howell–51 Shiri Appleby–39 Emily Browning–29 Nicholas Hoult–28 ; 1941 – Japanese warplanes attacked the home base of the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, drawing the United States into World War II. More than 2,300 Americans were killed ; 1963 – Instant replay makes its debut during an American Army–Navy football game

Happy Birthday Winston “Wink” Martindale–84 Max Baer, Jr.–80 Jeffrey Bridges–68 Patricia Wettig–66 Marisa Tomei–53 Kevin Sussman–47 Tyra Banks–44 ; 1881 – The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published. ; 1945 – By a vote of 65 to 7, the US Senate approved United States of America as active participant in the United Nations.

Happy Birthday RIP Mary Martin(1913–1990) David Doyle(1929–1997) Richard Pryor III(1940–2005) ; “Woody Allen”(Allan Konigsberg)–82 Bette Midler–72 Richard Treat Williams–66 Charlene Tilton–59 Jeremy Northam–56 Néstor Carbonell–50 Sarah Silverman–47 Emily Mortimer–46 Dean O’Gorman–41 ; 1885 – First serving of the soft drink “Dr Pepper” formulated by Charles Alderton in Morrison’s Old Corner Drug Store in Waco, Texas ; 1913 – The Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line.

Happy Birthday RIP “Mark Twain”(Samuel Langhorne Clemens 1835–1910) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill(1874–1965) Gordon Parks(1912–2006) Richard “Dick” Clark Jr(1929–2012) Martin E. Brooks(Baum 1925–2015) Robert Guillaume(Williams 1927–2017) Sir Ridley Scott–80 Mandel “Mandy” Patinkin–65 “Billy Idol”(William Broad)–62 “Stacey Q” Swain–59 Benjamin Stiller–52 “Clay Aiken”(Clayton Grissom)–39 Kaley Cuoco–32 ; 1982 – Michael Jackson’s second solo album, Thriller is released worldwide. It will become the best-selling record album in history

Happy Birthday RIP Garry Shandling(1949–2016) ; Jacqueline “Jackie” Stallone(Labofish)–96 Vincent Scully–90 Jacques Chirac–85 “Diane Ladd”(Rose Ladnier)–82 Chuck Mangione–77 Suzanne “Suzy” Chaffee–71 Joel Coen–63 Howard Mandel–62 Cathy Moriarty–57 Thomas Sizemore–56 Andrew McCarthy–55 Donald Cheadle Jr–53 Jonathan Knight–49 Anna Faris–41 Lucas Black–35 ; 1777 – San Jose, California, is founded as Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe by José Joaquín Moraga. It is the first civilian settlement, or pueblo, in Alta California ; 1877 – Thomas Alva Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time with the words “Mary Had A Little Lamb” reproduced.

Happy Birthday RIP Bruce Lee(李小龍 1940–1973) Edward “Eddie” Rabbitt(1941–1998) Johnny “Jimi” Hendrix(1942–1970) James Avery(1945–2013) ; Heidemarie Jiline “Jil” Sander–74 William “Bill” Nye–62 William Fichtner–61 Caroline Kennedy–60 Robin Givens–53 Michael Vartan–49 Jaleel White–41 ; 1910 – New York’s Penn Station opened ; 1924 – 1st Macys Thanksgiving Parade in NYC. ; 1978 – In San Francisco, city mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White #History


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