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April 1st In Pop Culture History

► April 1 is known as April Fools Day or All Fools' Day in many countries.

► 1789 - Pennsylvania Representative Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg was elected as the first US Speaker of the House of Representatives.

► 1877 - Edward Schieffelin founded Tombstone, Arizona, best known as the place where Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers had their shoot-out with the Clantons and McLaurys at the O.K. Corral in 1881

► 1934 - Bonnie and Clyde kill two young highway patrolmen near Grapevine, Texas.

► 1963 - ABC premiered General Hospital, the daytime drama that eventually become the network's longest-running (oap opera) serial program produced in Hollywood. On the same day, NBC debuted The Doctors.

► 1970 - President Richard Nixon signed legislation officially banning cigarette ads on television and radio.

► 1976 - Apple Computer Company was formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

► 1977 (Tornado) Madaripur and Shibchar, Bangladesh

► 1979 - Nickelodeon kid's cable channel was launched

► 1984 - Singer Marvin Gaye was shot three times and killed by his father during a domestic dispute.

► 1997 - As part of a crossover April Fools joke, Pat Sajak hosted Jeopardy and Alex Trebek hosted Wheel of Fortune.

April 1st
Celebrity Birthdays

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Lon Chaney (1883)
Laurette Taylor (1884)
Wallace Beery (1886)
Cicely Courtneidge (1893)
Alberta Hunter (1895)
Nita Naldi (1898)
Ned Glass (1906)
Abner Biberman (1909)
Lor Tok (1914, d.2002)
Art Lund (1915)
Otto Wilhelm Fischer (1915, d.2004)
Johnny Andrews (1917)
Leon Janney (1917)
Joan Frances Will (1920)
Toshiro Mifune (1920, d.1997)
Bobby Jordan (1923)
Lyndon Brook (1926)
Amos Milburn (1927)
George Grizzard (1928)
Herbert Klein (1928)
Jane Powell (1928)
Grace Lee Whitney (1930)
George Baker (1931)
Ita Ever (1931)
Debbie Reynolds (1932)
Gordon Jump (1932, d.2003)
Don Hastings (1934)
Hans H Boswinkel (1935)
John Quade (1938)
Ali MacGraw (1939)
Rudolph Isley (1939)
Danny Brooks (1942)
Phil Margo (1942)
Carol White (1944)
Heather Young (1945)
John Barbata (1946)
Ronnie "Plonk" Lane (1946)
M (1947)
Jimmy Cliff (1948)
Simon Crowe (1948)
Gill Scott Heron (1949)
Annette O'Toole (1952)
Billy Currie (1952)
Barry Sonnenfeld (1953)
Jeff Porcaro (1954)
D. Boon (1958, d.1985, Age 27)
Michel Praed (1960)
Jennifer Runyon (1961)
Mark White (1961)
Susan Boyle (1961)
Phillip Schofield (1962)
Chris Evans (1966)
Phil Demmel (1967)
Traci Lin-Tavi (1969)
Sung Hi Lee (1970)
Jessica Collins (1971)
Method Man (1971)
Lachy Hulme (1971)
Allen and Albert Hughes (1972)
Jesse Tobias (1972)
Christian Finnegan (1973)
Rachel Maddow (1973)
Kym Wilson (1973)
Joe Francis (1973)
China Chow (1974)
Richard Christy (1974)
John Butler (1975)
David Oyelowo (1976)
J.J. Feild (1977)
Jon Gosselin (1977)
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Randy Orton (1980)
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Gemma Hunt (1982)
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