On This Day – 21 Nov – In History – 83 million people tuned in to find out ‘Who shot JR?’

…. find out 'who shot J.R.'…. …

On the 21st November, 1980 – An estimated 83 million viewers tuned in to find out 'who shot J.R.' on the CBS prime-time soap opera Dallas. Kristin was the character that fired the gun.

Also on this day:

  • 1783 – The first successful flight was made in a hot air balloon. The pilots, Francois Pilatre de Rosier and Francois Laurent, Marquis d'Arlandes, flew for 25 minutes and 5.5 miles over Paris.
  • 1789 – North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
  • 1871 – M.F. Galethe patented the cigar lighter.
  • 1877 – Thomas A. Edison announced the invention of his phonograph.
  • 1989 – The proceedings of Britain's House of Commons were televised live for the first time.
  • 1995 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 5,000-mark (5,023.55) for the first time.


Who was born Today in History?:

  • 1495 – John Bale, England, bishop/anti-catholic playwright.
  • 1645 – Johann Lohner, composer.
  • 1683 – Johann Michael Muller, composer.
  • 1761 – Dorothy Jordan, British actress.
  • 1787 – Samuel Cunard, founder of 1st regular Atlantic steamship line.
  • 1840 – Victoria, Empress of Germany/Queen of Prussia.
  • 1853 – Hussain Kamil, sultan of Egypt.
  • 1854 – Benedict XV, (Giacomo PGB marques della Chiessa), 258th Pope.
  • 1863 – Arthur Quiller-Couch, editor (Oxford Book of English Verse).
  • 1870 – Stanley Jackson, cricketer (captain of England, governor of Bengal).
  • 1871 – Panayot Pipkov, composer.
  • 1877 – Louis Campbell-Tipton, composer.
  • 1877 – Sigfrid Karg-Elert, composer.
  • 1880 – Franz Hessel, writer.
  • 1886 – Harold G Nicolson, English diplomat/author. (Good Behaviour)
  • 1904 – Coleman Hawkins, virtually created tenor saxophone for jazz.
  • 1905 – David Moule-Evans, composer.
  • 1913 – Roy Boulting, British film director.
  • 1924 – Christopher Tolkien, British author.
  • 1933 – Jean Shepard, country singer. (Ozark Jubilee)
  • 1940 – Natalia Makarova, Leningrad, ballerina.
  • 1941 – Juliet Mills, London England, actress. (Nanny & the Professor, QB VII)
  • 1942 – Tweety Bird, cartoon character.
  • 1943 – Jacques Laffite, French former racing driver.
  • 1949 – Nickolas Grace, Cheshire England, actor. (Diamond's Edge)
  • 1957 – Jim Brown, rocker. (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • 1958 – Tim Robinson, cricketer. (solid England opener in 29 Tests 1984-89)
  • 1963 – Nicollette Sheridan, Worthing England, actress. (Paige-Knots Landing)
  • 1964 – Liza Tarbuck, British entertainer.
  • 1965 – Bjork, Iceland, singer. (Like Someone in Love)
  • 1965 – Alexander Siddig, British actor.
  • 1968 – Andy Caddick, English cricket pace bowler.
  • 1968 – Alex James, English bassist.
  • 1976 – Dasha, Czech adult actress.
  • 1976 – Martin Meichelbeck, German footballer.
  • 1976 – Daniel Whiston, British ice skater.
  • 1977 – Bruno Berner, Swiss footballer.
  • 1977 – Myles Heskett, Australian musician. (Wolfmother)
  • 1979 – Vincenzo Iaquinta, Italian footballer.

Know any more that were born today?, or were you born today?, post a comment below.


Quote of the day:
'The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.'
Dolly Parton

(1946- )


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