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November 18

Today in History

1874: Women's Christian Temperance Union founded in Cleveland.

1909: US invades Nicaragua, later overthrows Pres Zelaya

1916: Haig ends Battle of Somme

1970: Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon

1978: Mass suicide in Jonestown under Jimmy Jones

1991: Shiite Muslim kidnappers in Lebanon release Terry Waite

Notable Births

1789: Louis Daguerre (theater scene painter, physicist, inventor: daguerreotype photographic process)

1836: Sir William Gilbert (comic opera libretto writer: team: Gilbert & Sullivan: HMS Pinafore, The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance)

1836: Cesare Lombroso (professor of psychiatry: founder: criminology: identifying criminals by personality types)

1899: Eugene Ormandy (conductor: The Philadelphia Orchestra)

1901: George Gallup (pollster whose opinion polls became famous by predicting FDR's win in 1935)

1908: Imogene Coca (Emmy Award-winning comedienne, actress: Your Show of Shows [1951]; Sid Caesar Invites You, It's about Time, Grindl, Admiral Broadway Revue, National Lampoon's Vacation)

1909: Johnny Mercer (Academy Award-winning composer, lyricist: On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe [1946], In the Cool Cool Cool of the Evening [w/Hoagy Carmichael] [1951], Moon River [1961], Days of Wine and Roses [1962], Autumn Leaves, One for My Baby, Charade, Satin Doll, You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby, Come Rain or Come Shine, Hooray for Hollywood, Jeepers Creepers, I'm An Old Cowhand, Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive; wrote or co-wrote over a thousand songs)

1916: Amelita Galli-Curci (singer: opera soprano)

1919: Jocelyn Brando (actress: A Question of Love, The Big Heat)

1923: Alan Shepard, Jr. (astronaut: first American in space)

1925: Gene Mauch (baseball manager: Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Angels)

1926: Dorothy Collins (Marjorie Chandler) (singer: My Boy Flattop, Your Hit Parade, sang with Benny Goodman band; actress: Follies)

1926: Roy Sievers (baseball: St. Louis Cardinals outfielder: Rookie of the Year [1949])

1936: Hank Ballard (singer, songwriter: group: The Midniters: The Twist, Finger Poppin' Time, Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go, Work with Me Annie, Sexy Ways, Annie Had a Baby)

1939: Margaret Atwood (author: Cat's Eye, Dancing Girls & Other Stories)

1939: Brenda Vaccaro (Emmy Award-winning actress: The Shape of Things [1973-74]; Once is Not Enough, Cactus Flower, The Goodbye People, How Now Dow Jones, Midnight Cowboy, Airport '77, Ten Little Indians)

1941: David Hemmings, British actor who attained international stardom in the 1966 film "Blowup", he also appeared in "Camelot", "Gladiator", "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", and other movies. Died: December 3, 2003

1941: Gary Bettenhausen (auto racer: fastest Indy 500 qualifying time ever: 224.468 mph [1991])

1942: Linda Evans (Evanstad) (actress: Dynasty, The Big Valley, Standing Tall, Hunter, North and South, Book II)

1944: Susan Sullivan (actress: It's a Living, Falcon Crest, Rich Man Poor Man Book II, Having Babies, The George Carlin Show, The Dark Ride, The Incredible Hulk, Deadman's Curve; Dharma & Greg)

1948: Jack Tatum (football: Oakland Raiders safety: longest fumble return in history: 104 yards [1972 against the Green Bay Packers]; Super Bowl XI)

1950: Jameson Parker (actor: Simon & Simon, Prince of Darkness, A Small Circle of Friends, American Justice, Anatomy of a Seduction)

1953: Kevin Nealon (actor: Saturday Night Live, All I Want for Christmas, Roxanne)

1956: Katey Sagal, singer/actress (Peggy Bundy-Married With Children)

1956: Warren Moon (football: Minnesota Vikings, Houston Oilers quarterback)

1964: Seth Joyner, NFL linebacker (Ariz, Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)

1968: Gary Sheffield (baseball)

Notable Deaths

1886: Chester A Arthur, 21st pres (1881-85), dies in NY at 56

1994: Cab[ell] Calloway, US band leader/actor (Missourians), dies at 86

2002: James Coburn, actor (The Magnificent Seven, Our Man Flint, Maverick) Born: August 31, 1928

2003: Michael Kamen, Composer, did film scores for many movies including "Highlander", the "Die Hard" movies and the "Lethal Weapon" movies, also worked in popular music with Pink Floyd (The Wall) and Metallica (S&M). Heart attack. Born: April 15, 1948

2003: Ken Brett, Baseball player, in 1967 at 19 years and one month old he was the youngest pitcher ever to pitch in a World Series game, he played 13 seasons for 10 different teams and batted .262 (not bad for a pitcher). Cancer. Born: September 18, 1948

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