On This Day.....

edge_of_the_wire

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1962 - American film star Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, better known as Tom Cruise, was born.


1969 - Former Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones was found dead in his swimming pool at his home in Cotchford Farm, Hartfield, England.
 

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1982 - Former Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne married his manager Sharon Arden.

2004 - Greece wins the U.E.F.A. European Championship for the 1st time after beating hosts Portugal 1-0 in the Final in Lisbon.
 

edge_of_the_wire

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1962 - Algeria declares itself independent from France.


1975 - Hernán Jorge Crespo, winner of the 1995 Pan-American gold medal and the 1996 Olympic silver medal in football with Argentina, was born.
 

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1940 - Former Beatles drummer Richard Starkey a.k.a. Ringo Starr was born.


1974 - The former West Germany wins the F.I.F.A. World Cup for the 2nd time on home soil after defeating Holland 2-1 in the Final in Munich.


1978 - The Solomon Islands become independent from the United Kingdom.
 

afraidtoshooteddie

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1967 - The Monkees opened a national tour with Jimi Hendrix as the opening act. 8)

1973 - Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die" was released. :banana:

1975 - Keith Richards was charged with possession of an offensive weapon and reckless driving in Arkansas. :|

1980 - The original lineup of Led Zeppelin gave its final show. :|

1992 - Dream Theater released the album "Images And Words."

2007 - Live Earth took place. The 24-hour, 7-continent series of concerts featured more than 100 music artists, including Motley crue and Velvet Revolver. 8)
 

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1970 - American singer Bek David Campbell a.k.a. Beck Hansen was born.


1980 - Irish footballer Robert David 'Robbie' Keane was born.


1990 - The former West Germany wins the FIFA World Cup for the 3rd time after beating defending champions Argentina 1-0 in the Final in Rome.
 

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1942 - Dio singer Ronald James Padavona a.k.a. Ronnie James Dio was born.


1973 - The Bahamas gain full independence from the United Kingdom.


1980 - American singer and actress Jessica Simpson was born.
 

edge_of_the_wire

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1920 - The late Russian-American actor Yuliy Borisovich Brynner, better known as Yul Brynner, was born.


1958 - Hugo Sánchez, winner of the 1977 C.O.N.C.A.C.A.F. Gold Cup with Mexico, was born.


1959 - Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora was born.


1966 - The 1966 F.I.F.A. World Cup kicks off in England.
 

Iron Domek

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edge_of_the_wire said:
1856 - Serbian-American electrical engineer Nikola Tesla, also the inventor of the Tesla coil, was born.
For your info Tesla was Croat.He was born in Croatia. :wink:
What i mean is that his homeland is Croatia.
 

edge_of_the_wire

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1973 - Christian Vieri, winner of the 1994 UEFA Under-21 European Championship, was born.


1975 - São Tomé and Príncipe declares itself independent from Portugal.


1998 - France wins the FIFA World Cup for the 1st time on home soil after a 3-0 win over defending champions Brazil in the Final in St. Denis near Paris.


Iron Domek, for your information I have changed Nikola Tesla's "Serbian-American" origin to "Croatian-American".
 

edge_of_the_wire

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1954 - Mario Kempes, member of Argentina's 1978 F.I.F.A. World Cup-winning side, was born.


1967 - Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage was born.


1997 - Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace was murdered outside his home in Miami, Florida.
 

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1949 - Black Sabbath bassist Terence 'Geezer' Butler was born.


1952 - German-American actor David Hasselhoff was born.


1976 - The 1976 Olympic Games in Montréal, Canada, were officially opened. A total of 28 African nations boycotted due to New Zealand's participation, whose national rugby team toured South Africa early in that year.


1996 - The Animals bassist Chas Chandler dies.
 

afraidtoshooteddie

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1988 - A California appeals court upheld a lower courts' decision to dismiss a case against Ozzy Osbourne and CBS Records. In 1984 a teenager allegedly killed himself after listening to Ozzy's "Suicide Solution."

2000 - Metallica played at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA. The crowd was 1,000 contest winners of the "Blind Date" competition organized by Miller Genuine Draft.

2001 - MTV premiered the original movie "Hysteria - The Def Leppard Story."

2006 - Carmen Electra filed for a divorce from Dave Navarro (Red Hot Chili Peppers).
 

edge_of_the_wire

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1947 - Queen guitarist and current Chancellor of John Moores University in Liverpool Brian May was born.


1949 - Laos declares its independence from France.


1980 - The 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, ex-Soviet Union, was officially opened. 62 nations boycotted the Games following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
 

afraidtoshooteddie

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1991 - Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler filed a lawsuit against the band. He claimed the other members had forced him to use heroin, then made him quit the band when he entered a rehabilitation program.



*As it happens, He was busted again this week For narcotics possession. :roll:
 

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1948 - British Muslim singer and preacher Yusuf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens, was born.


1979 - Ukrainian footballer Andriy Viktorovych Voronin was born.


1987 - Guns N' Roses releases its debut album Appetite for Destruction.
 
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