Circle of Life Thursdays
Melanie Griffith, A Stranger Among Us actress (1957)
Kurtis Blow, legendary rapper (1959)
Whitney Houston, cracktastic singer (1963)
Deion Sanders, football icon (1967)
Gillian Anderson, noted X-filer (1968)
Eric Bana, Munich actor (1968)
Thomas Lennon, Reno 911 chief (1970)
Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Trajan, Roman emperor (117)
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha writer (1962)
Joe Orton, What The Butler Saw playwright (1967)
Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer (1975)
Gregory Hines, actor/dancer (2003)
On This Day:
1173 - Construction of the Tower of Pisa begins, taking two centuries to complete.
1483 - The Sistine Chapel opens to the public.
1936 - Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal , the first American to win four medals in one Olympic Games.
1969 - Members of a cult led by Charles Manson brutally murder Sharon Tate, Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, Jay Sebring, and Steven Parent in Los Angeles.
1974 - Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office.
1986 - The final live performance of Queen with lead singer Freddie Mercury occurs at Knebworth Park.
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