Friday, July 24, 2009

July 24 - This date in history

Births:
Famous Birdays:
1982 Anna Paquin (actress)
1970 Jennifer Lopez (singer, actress)
1964 Barry Bonds (baseball homerun king)
1951 Lynda Carter Phoenix Az, Miss USA/actress (Wonder Woman, Billie Jo)
1949 Michael Richards (Kramer - actor)
1936 Ruth Buzzi Westerly RI, comedienne (Laugh-In, Margie-That Girl)
1934 Rudy Collins (drummer)
1921 Billy Taylor (jazz pianist, music director)

1802 Alexandre Dumas PŠre France, author (3 Musketeers)
1898 Amelia Earhart

Deaths:
1862 Martin Van Buren 8th pres, dies in Kinderhook NY
1980 Peter Sellers, British comedian, dies at 54

On this day:
1651 Anthony Johnson, a free black, receives grant of 250 acres in Va
1673 Edmund Halley (Halley's Comet) enters Queen's College, Oxford, as an undergraduate
1948 Soviets blockades Berlin from the west
1963 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson to retain heavyweight championship
1965 Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone"
1965 Casey Stengel resigns as manager of the NY Mets
1967 Beatles sign a petition in The Times to legalize marijuana
1967 Charles de Gaulle says 'Vive le Qu‚bec libre! Long live free Quebec!'
1967 Race riot in Cambridge Maryland
1969 Apollo 11 returns to Earth
1969 Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in US Army on appeal
1974 Supreme Court unanimously rules Nixon must turn over Watergate tapes
1975 Apollo 18 returns to Earth
1984 LEADERS SPAR IN FIRST FRENCH TV DEBATE
Montreal Quebec - Federal party leaders Ed Broadbent, Brian Mulroney & John Turner meet in the first French-language television debate.

2 comments:

inky said...

i loved ruth buzzi lol do you remember the old Dean martin roasts.. that was one of my fave shows.. wish they were still showing them.. have a great weekend! smiles.. ty once again for the photos and inspiration

Charlie said...

I do remember Ruth Buzzi, I think she was on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In too. Very funny lady. You're welcome for the photos, and have yourself an enjoyable weekend Inky!