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( Jan. 23rd, 2009 10:04 am)
Here are a few events from today...


Born on this day ---
1737 - John Hancock, American statesman (d. 1793)
1827 - Takamori Saigo, Samurai, leader of Satsuma rebellion (d. 1877)
1855 - John Moses Browning, American inventor (d. 1926) -- One of the most innovative firearms designers ever.
1832 - Edouard Manet, French artist (d. 1883)
1898 - Randolph Scott, American actor (d. 1987)
1919 - Ernie Kovacs, American comedian (d. 1962)
1939 - Sonny Chiba, Japanese actor and martial artist
1943 - Gil Gerard, American actor --- Buck Rogers himself!
1944 - Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor
1950 - Richard Dean Anderson, American actor --- COL/BRG/MG Jack O'Neill!!! (Oh, and Macguyver too...)
1957 - Princess Caroline of Monaco
1963 - Gail O'Grady, American actress
1964 - Mariska Hargitay, American actress -- daughter of Jayne Mansfield. Was in the cat when her mother was nearly decapitated in an accident.
1971 - Adam, aka pfloyd, American Geek of All Trades
1972 - Ewen Bremner, Scottish actor -- from Trainspotting, Blackhawk Down, Death at a Funeral, and a recent episode of My Name Is Earl
1974 - Tiffani Thiessen, American actress
1982 - Wily Mo Peña, Dominican baseball player --- late of the Red Sox



Died on this day ---
2003 - Nell Carter, American singer and actress (b. 1948)
2004 - Bob Keeshan, American actor (b. 1927)
2005 - Johnny Carson, American television host (b. 1925)
2007 - E. Howard Hunt, American Watergate figure (b. 1918)


So there.
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