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SANDY KOZEL

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The engagement of Britain’s Princess Elizabeth to Lt.
Philip Mountbatten was announced on this day in 1947.  

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On this day in 1997, Mike Tyson was banned from the boxing
ring and fined $3 million for biting the ear of opponent Evander
Holyfield.

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Rod Steiger’s performance in the 1967 film “In the Heat of the
Night” won him the
Academy Award for Best Actor.

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Rodney Stephen "Rod" Steiger
(April 14, 1925 – July 9, 2002)

Cited as "one of Hollywood’s most charismatic and dynamic
stars", Rod Steiger is closely associated with the art
of
method acting.

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Rod Steiger from “In the Heat of the Night.”

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Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is 61 years old today.

Legendary actor Tom Hanks won back-to-back Academy Awards for Best Actor
for his roles in Philadelphia in 1993 and Forrest Gump in 1994. He has starred
in many other classics, including Cast Away (2000), The Green Mile (1999) ,
Saving Private Ryan (1998), and Apollo 13 (1995).

He interned at the Great Lakes Theater Festival, where he learned about
theater production, lighting, and stage management.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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Archduke Ferdinand and his wife Sophie one hour before they would be
shot a killed by Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip as they drove through the
streets of Sarajevo on this day in 1914.

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Six-year-old Elián González returned to Cuba from the U.S. with his father
on this day in 2000. The child had been the center of an international
custody dispute.

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Elián González turned 23 on December 6.

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Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting Evander Holyfield’s
ear after three rounds of their WBA heavyweight title fight
in Las Vegas, NV on this day in 1997.

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Mike Tyson (top) biting Evander Holyfield’s ear. 

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Mel Brooks (Melvin Kaminsky) is 91 years old today.

As a teenager, Mel Brooks was taught the drums by the great
Buddy Rich. In 1961, his comedy career took a big leap forward
when he and fellow comic legend Carl Reiner created a comedy
sketch called The 2000 Year Old Man.

In 2000, the American Film Institute released a list of the top 100
comedy films of all-time and Brooks had three films in the top 20:
Blazing Saddles (1974) (#6), The Producers (1968) (#11) and
Young Frankenstein (1974) (#13).

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Mel Brooks in Spaceballs (1987)

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The Berlin Blockade began on this day in 1948.    
    
    
    
    
   
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William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey (June 24, 1895 – May 31, 1983)

Jack Dempsey, nicknamed "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler", was
a
professional boxer who competed from 1914 to 1927, and reigned as the 
world
heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926.

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Referee Dave Berry delivers the count over downed champion
Gene Tunney as challenger Jack Dempsey stands in corner at
left during their heavyweight title rematch at Soldier’s Field in
1927.
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ROSS SIMPSON

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It was on this day in 1940.

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During World War II, the battle for Okinawa officially ended on this
day in 1945.   

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On this day in 1938.

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Fred Astaire (Frederick Austerlitz) (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987)

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FORMER PRIZEFIGHTER IS 61 TODAY

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“Sugar” Ray Charles Leonard was born in Wilmington, NC.

Olympic champion boxer and dominant prizefighter of the 1980s who
became the first fighter to earn more than $100 million from fight
purses. He went 36-3-1 as a professional and was inducted into
the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1997. He started boxing in
1969 and his first pro fight was in 1977.

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