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Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 21

Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 21: Actress Joyce Randolph ("The Honeymooners") is 93. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Whitey Ford is 89. Author Ursula K. Le Guin is 88. Keyboardist Manfred Mann is 77. Guitarist Steve Cropper of Booker T. and the MG's is 76.

Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 20

Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 20: Japan's Empress Michiko is 83. Rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson is 80. Former actress Rev. Mother Dolores Hart is 79. Ric Lee, drummer with Ten Years After, is 72. Actor William "Rusty" Russ is 67.

Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 19

Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 19: Author John le Carre is 86. Artist Peter Max is 80. Author and critic Renata Adler is 80. Singer-songwriter Tommy Ambrose is 78. Actor Michael Gambon ("Harry Potter" films) is 77.

Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 18

Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 18: Sportscaster Keith Jackson is 89. Actress Dawn Wells ("Gilligan's Island") is 79. Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Mike Ditka is 78. Singer Russ Giguere of The Association is 74.

Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 17

Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 17: Actress Marsha Hunt is 100. Actress Julie Adams ("Creature From the Black Lagoon") is 91. Violinist Betty-Jean Hagen is 87. Country singer Earl Thomas Conley is 76. Singer Jim Seals of Seals and Crofts is 75.

Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 16

Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 16: Actress Angela Lansbury is 92. Actor Peter Bowles ("Victoria," ''Rumpole of the Bailey") is 81. Actor-producer Tony Anthony is 80. Actor Barry Corbin ("One Tree Hill," ''Northern Exposure") is 77.

Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 15

Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 15: Former auto executive Lee Iacocca is 93. Jazz pianist Freddy Cole is 86. Singer Barry McGuire is 82. Willie O'Ree, the first black player in the NHL, is 82. Actress Linda Lavin ("Alice") is 80.

Today in History - Oct. 28

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Today in History - Oct. 27

Today in History for Oct. 27: On this date: In 1746, William Tennent, a Scottish Presbyterian pastor and theologian, obtained a charter for the College of New Jersey, later to be called Princeton University.

Today in History - Oct. 26

Today in History for Oct. 26: On this date: In 1774, the American Congress invited Canada to join the 13 colonies opposing Britain.