Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Today In History 7/11


1914 - Babe Ruth debuted in the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox.

Some of the notable events that happened on this day, July 11

1918 - Enrico Caruso recorded "Over There" written by George M. Cohan.

1946 - Dean Martin recorded his first four songs.

1959 - Joan Baez made her first recording. It was a duet with Bob Gibson which was recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival.

1962 - The first transatlantic TV transmission was sent through the Telstar I satellite.

1964 - The Supremes' "Where Did Our Love Go?" was released.

1967 - Kenny Rogers formed The First Edition. Rogers had left the New Christy Minstrels.

1969 - David Bowie's "Space Oddyssey" single was released in the U.K.

1970 - The Who's "Summertime Blues" was released.

1979 - The abandoned U.S. space station Skylab returned to Earth. It burned up in the atmosphere and showered debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.

1985 - Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) became the first major league pitcher to earn 4,000 strikeouts in a career. (Texas)

Famous Birthdays

Thomas Bowdler 1754
John Quincy Adams (U.S.) 1767
John Wanamaker 1838
E.B. White 1899
Harry Von Zell 1906
Yul Brynner 1915
Gene Evans 1924
Brett Somers 1927
Theodore Harold Maiman 1927
Paul Harney 1929
Tab Hunter 1931
Giorgio Armani 1934
Bobby Rice 1944
Beverly Todd 1946
Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) 1947 - Musician
Bonnie Pointer (Pointer Sisters) 1951 - Singer
Stephen Lang 1952
Leon Spinks 1953
Mindy Sterling 1953
Sela Ward 1956
Peter Murphy (Bauhaus) 1957 - Musician
Michael Rose (Black Uhuru) 1957 - Musician
Mark Lester 1958
Suzanne Vega 1959 - Musician
Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) 1960 - Musician
Debbie Dunning 1966
Michael Rosenbaum 1972
Lil' Kim 1975
Eduardo Nájera, Mexican-born basketball player  1976
Brandy Gold, Northridge California, actress (Annie-Baby Makes 5)  1977
Brandon Short, American football player  1977
Éric Abidal, French footballer  1979
T.J. Wilson, Canadian professional wrestler  1980
Mary Beth Arnold, Reno Nevada, gymnast (World-bronze-95)  1981
Carla Campbell, Jamaican model  1981
Andre Johnson, American football player  1981
Aaron Proctor, American professional wrestling promoter & politician  1981
Chris Cooley, American football player  1982
Peter Cincotti, American singer songwriter  1983
Kelly Poon, Singaporean singer  1983
Evan Roberts, American radio broadcaster  1983
Marie Serneholt, Swedish musician (A*Teens)  1983
Kellie Shirley, British actress  1983
Yorman Bazardo, Venezuelan baseball player  1984
Tanith Belbin, Canadian ice dancer  1984
Hitomi Hyuga, Japanese actress  1984
Rachael Taylor, Australian actress  1984
Aki Maeda, Japanese actress  1985

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