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February 5th - Happy Birthday Hank Aaron, Michael Sheen and Sara Evans


Today is Superbowl Sunday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2012. There are 330 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 5, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed increasing the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices; critics accused Roosevelt of attempting to "pack" the nation's highest court. (The proposal failed in Congress.)

On this date:
In 62, Earthquake in Pompeii, Italy.
In 1576, Henry of Navarre abjures Catholicism at Tours and rejoins the Protestant forces in the French Wars of Religion.
In 1597, A group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society.
In 1631, the co-founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams, and his wife, Mary, arrived in Boston from England.
In 1762, an estimated 30,000 Sikhs were slain by Muslims in Punjab in present-day India.
In 1778, South Carolina becomes the second state to ratify the Articles of Confederation.
In 1782, Spanish defeat British forces and capture Minorca.
In 1783, In Calabria a sequence of strong earthquakes begins.
In 1783, Sweden recognized the independence of the United States.
In 1810, Peninsular War: Siege of Cádiz begins.
In 1811, George, the Prince of Wales, was named Prince Regent due to the mental illness of his father, Britain's King George III.
In 1818, Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
In 1852, The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, opens to the public.
In 1859, Wallachia and Moldavia are united under Alexander John Cuza as the United Principalities, an autonomous region within the Ottoman Empire, which ushered the birth of the modern Romanian state.
In 1869, The largest alluvial gold nugget in history, called the "Welcome Stranger", is found in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia.
In 1885, King Leopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo as a personal possession.
In 1887, Verdi's opera "Otello" premiered at La Scala.
In 1900, The United States and the United Kingdom sign a treaty for the Panama Canal.
In 1909, Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland announces the creation of Bakelite, the world's first synthetic plastic.
In 1913, Greek military aviators, Michael Moutoussis and Aristeidis Moraitinis perform the first naval air mission in history, with a Farman MF.7 hydroplane.
In 1917, The current constitution of Mexico is adopted, establishing a federal republic with powers separated into independent executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
In 1917, The Congress of the United States passes the Immigration Act of 1917 over President Woodrow Wilson's veto. Also known as the Asiatic Barred Zone Act, it forbade immigration from nearly all of south and southeast Asia.
In 1918, Stephen W. Thompson shoots down a German airplane. It is the first aerial victory by the U.S. military.
In 1918, SS Tuscania (1914) is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland; it is the first ship carrying American troops to Europe to be torpedoed and sunk.
In 1919, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists.
In 1922, the first edition of Reader's Digest was published.
In 1924, The Royal Greenwich Observatory begins broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal or the "BBC pips".
In 1939, Generalísimo Francisco Franco becomes the 68th "Caudillo de España", or Leader of Spain.
In 1940, Glenn Miller and his orchestra recorded "Tuxedo Junction" for RCA Victor's Bluebird label.
In 1941, World War II: Allied forces begin the Battle of Keren to capture Keren, Eritrea.
In 1945, World War II: General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila.
In 1946, The Chondoist Chongu Party is founded in North Korea.
In 1958, Gamal Abdel Nasser was formally nominated to become the first president of the new United Arab Republic (a union of Syria and Egypt).
In 1958, A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered.
In 1962, French President Charles De Gaulle calls for Algeria to be granted independence.
In 1963, The European Court of Justice's ruling in Van Gend en Loos v Nederlandse Administratie der Belastingen establishes the principle of direct effect, one of the most important, if not the most important, decisions in the development of European Union law.
In 1971, Apollo 14 astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell stepped onto the surface of the moon in the first of two lunar excursions.
In 1972, Bob Douglas becomes the first African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
In 1976, The 1976 swine flu outbreak begins at Fort Dix, NJ.
In 1982, Ugo Vetere, then the mayor of Rome, and Chedli Klibi, then the mayor of Carthage meet in Tunis to sign a treaty of friendship officially ending the Third Punic War which lasted 2,131 years.
In 1982, Laker Airways, founded by Sir Freddie Laker, collapsed in bankruptcy.
In 1988, Manuel Noriega is indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges.
In 1989, the Soviet Union announced that all but a small rear-guard contingent of its troops had left Afghanistan.
In 1994, Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
In 1994, During the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina more than 60 people are killed and some 200 wounded as a mortar shell slams into a downtown marketplace in Sarajevo.
In 1997, The so-called Big Three banks in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors and their families.
In 2000, Russian forces massacre at least 60 civilians in the Novye Aldi suburb of Grozny, Chechnya.
In 2004, Twenty-three Chinese people drown when a group of 35 cockle-pickers are trapped by rising tides in Morecambe Bay, England. Twenty-one bodies are recovered.
In 2004, Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaïves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion.
In 2008, A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States leaves 57 dead, the most since the May 31, 1985 outbreak that killed 88.
In 2009, The United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal runs aground off Oahu, Hawaii, damaging the ship as well as a coral reef.

Ten years ago: A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Va., indicted John Walker Lindh on 10 charges, alleging he was trained by Osama bin Laden's network and then conspired with the Taliban to kill Americans. (Lindh later pleaded guilty to lesser offenses and was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.) Congressional committees decided to subpoena former Enron Chairman Kenneth Lay to appear to tell what he knew of Enron's complex financial dealings. (Lay did appear, but refused to testify, citing his Fifth Amendment rights.) At a Senate hearing, Deborah Perrotta, a laid-off Enron employee, wept as she described how her retirement savings all but disappeared when the company failed.

Five years ago: President George W. Bush unveiled a $2.9 trillion budget which proposed a big spending increase for the Pentagon while pinching domestic programs. NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak was arrested in Orlando, Fla., accused of trying to kidnap a perceived rival for the affections of a space shuttle pilot. (Nowak was sentenced in 2009 to a year of probation in the altercation after pleading guilty to burglary charges; she was drummed out of the astronaut corps as well as the U.S. Navy.)

One year ago: The leadership of Egypt's ruling party stepped down as the military figures spearheading the transition tried to placate protesters without giving them the one resignation they were demanding, that of President Hosni Mubarak. Marshall Faulk and Deion Sanders led a class of seven voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame; joining them were Shannon Sharpe, Richard Dent, Ed Sabol, Les Richter and Chris Hanburger. J. Paul Getty III, the troubled grandson of the billionaire oil magnate, died outside London at age 54.

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Today's Birthdays: Country singer Claude King is 89. The Rev. Andrew M. Greeley is 84. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Hank Aaron is 78. Actor Stuart Damon is 75. Tony-winning playwright John Guare is 74. Financial writer Jane Bryant Quinn is 73. Actor David Selby is 71. Singer-songwriter Barrett Strong is 71. Football Hall-of-Famer Roger Staubach is 70. Singer Cory Wells (Three Dog Night) is 70. Movie director Michael Mann is 69. Rock singer Al Kooper is 68. Actress Charlotte Rampling is 66. Racing Hall-of-Famer Darrell Waltrip is 65. Actress Barbara Hershey is 64. Actor Christopher Guest is 64. Actor Tom Wilkinson is 64. Actor-comedian Tim Meadows is 51. Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh is 50. Actress Laura Linney is 48. Rock musician Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver) is 48. World Golf Hall-of-Famer Jose Maria Olazabal is 46. Actor-comedian Chris Parnell is 45. Rock singer Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) is 44. Singer Bobby Brown is 43. Actor Michael Sheen is 43. Country singer Sara Evans is 41. Actor-singer Darren Criss (TV: "Glee") is 25. Actor Jeremy Sumpter is 23.

Other notable birthdays, Feb. 5:
1929, Al Worthington, American baseball player
1934, Don Cherry, Canadian ice hockey commentator
1943, Craig Morton, American football player
1944, James B. Cobb, Jr., American guitarist (Classics IV)
1948, Errol Morris, American film director
1949, Yvon Vallières, French-Canadian politician
1950, Jonathan Freeman, American actor
1955, Mike Heath, American baseball player
1967, Chris Parnell, American actor
1968, Roberto Alomar, Puerto Rican baseball player
1976, Brian Moorman, American football player (Sedgwick, Kan, Pittsburg State, Buffalo Bills)
1977, Adam Everett, American baseball player
1977, Ahmad Merritt, American football player
1978, Shawn Reaves, American actor
1978, Brian Russell, American football player
1982, Kevin Everett, American football player
1985, Laurence Maroney, American football player

Born on this day, Feb. 5, passed away:
1725, James Otis, American lawyer and patriot (d. 1783)
1784, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, mother of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1818)
1848, Belle Starr, American outlaw (d. 1889)
1900, Adlai Stevenson, American politician, 31st Governor of Illinois (d. 1965)
1903, Joan Whitney Payson, American heiress (d. 1975)
1906, John Carradine, American actor (d. 1988)
1914, William S. Burroughs, American author (d. 1997)
1914, Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1998)
1919, Red Buttons, American actor (d. 2006)
1919, Tim Holt, American actor (d. 1973)
1919, Andreas Papandreou, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1996)
1944, Tamanoumi Masahiro, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 51st Yokozuna (d. 1971)
1952, Daniel Balavoine, French singer and songwriter (d. 1986)
1956, Betty Ong, Flight attendant of American Airlines Flight 11 on September 11, 2001 (d. 2001)

Notable deaths, Feb. 5:
1946, George Arliss, English actor (b. 1868)
1969, Thelma Ritter, American actress (b. 1905)
1970, Rudy York, American baseball player (b. 1913)
1972, Marianne Moore, American poet (b. 1887)
1976, Rudy Pompilli, American musician (Bill Haley and His Comets) (b. 1926)
1981, Ella Grasso, Governor of Connecticut (b. 1919)
1991, Dean Jagger, American actor (b. 1903)
1993, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, American writer, producer, and director (b. 1909)
1995, Doug McClure, American actor (b. 1935)
1997, Pamela Harriman, English-born American diplomat (b. 1920)
2005, Henri Rochon, Canadian tennis player (b. 1912)
2006, Franklin Cover, American actor (b. 1928)
2007, Fred Ball, American movie studio executive, actor, and the brother of comedienne Lucille Ball (b. 1915)
2007, Leo T. McCarthy, American politician and 43rd Lieutenant Governor of California (1983–1995) (b. 1930)
2008, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian guru, founder of Transcendental Meditation (b. c. 1917)
2010, Ian Carmichael, English actor (b. 1920)
2010, Harry Schwarz, South African lawyer, politician and diplomat, leader of the anti-apartheid movement (b. 1924)
2011, Peggy Rea, American actress (b. 1921)

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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2013. There are 329 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 5, 1973, services were held at Arlington National Cemetery for U.S. Army Col. William B. Nolde, the last official American combat casualty before the Vietnam cease-fire took effect.

One year ago: Josh Powell, long identified as a person of interest in the 2009 disappearance of his wife, Susan, set fire to his home in Graham, Wash., killing himself and his two sons, 7-year-old Charles and 5-year-old Braden, who had shown up for a supervised visit. Eli Manning and the Giants one-upped Tom Brady and the Patriots again, coming back with a last-minute score to beat New England 21-17 for New York's fourth NFL title in Super Bowl XLVI (46).

Today's Birthdays: Country singer Claude King is 90. The Rev. Andrew M. Greeley is 85. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Hank Aaron is 79. Actor Stuart Damon is 76. Tony-winning playwright John Guare is 75. Financial writer Jane Bryant Quinn is 74. Actor David Selby is 72. Singer-songwriter Barrett Strong is 72. Football Hall-of-Famer Roger Staubach is 71. Singer Cory Wells (Three Dog Night) is 71. Movie director Michael Mann is 70. Rock singer Al Kooper is 69. Actress Charlotte Rampling is 67. Racing Hall-of-Famer Darrell Waltrip is 66. Actress Barbara Hershey is 65. Actor Christopher Guest is 65. Actor Tom Wilkinson is 65. Actor-comedian Tim Meadows is 52. Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh is 51. Actress Laura Linney is 49. Rock musician Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver) is 49. World Golf Hall-of-Famer Jose Maria Olazabal is 47. Actor-comedian Chris Parnell is 46. Rock singer Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) is 45. Singer Bobby Brown is 44. Actor Michael Sheen is 44. Country singer Sara Evans is 42. Actor-singer Darren Criss (TV: "Glee") is 26. Actor Jeremy Sumpter is 24.

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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2014. There are 329 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 5, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed increasing the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices; the proposal, which failed in Congress, drew accusations that Roosevelt was attempting to "pack" the nation's highest court.

Ten years ago: CIA Director George Tenet offered a forceful defense of prewar intelligence in a speech at Georgetown University. Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf (pur-VEHZ' moo-SHAH'-ruhv) pardoned the country's top nuclear scientist, Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, for leaking weapons technology to Iran, Libya and North Korea.

Five years ago: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer. USA Swimming suspended Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps for three months after a photo showing him inhaling from a marijuana pipe became public.

One year ago: President Barack Obama asked Congress for a short-term deficit reduction package of spending cuts and tax revenue that would delay the effective date of steeper automatic cuts scheduled to kick in on March 1. (The president and congressional leaders failed to reach an agreement, and the $85 billion in federal spending cuts, known as sequester, went into effect.)

Today's Birthdays: Baseball Hall-of-Famer Hank Aaron is 80. Actor Stuart Damon is 77. Tony-winning playwright John Guare (gwayr) is 76. Financial writer Jane Bryant Quinn is 75. Actor David Selby is 73. Singer-songwriter Barrett Strong is 73. Football Hall-of-Famer Roger Staubach is 72. Singer Cory Wells (Three Dog Night) is 72. Movie director Michael Mann is 71. Rock singer Al Kooper is 70. Actress Charlotte Rampling is 68. Racing Hall-of-Famer Darrell Waltrip is 67. Actress Barbara Hershey is 66. Actor Christopher Guest is 66. Actor Tom Wilkinson is 66. Actor-comedian Tim Meadows is 53. Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh is 52. Actress Laura Linney is 50. Rock musician Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver) is 50. World Golf Hall-of-Famer Jose Maria Olazabal is 48. Actor-comedian Chris Parnell is 47. Rock singer Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) is 46. Singer Bobby Brown is 45. Actor Michael Sheen is 45. Country singer Sara Evans is 43. Actor-singer Darren Criss (TV: "Glee") is 27. Actor Jeremy Sumpter is 25.

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Today is Thursday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2015. There are 329 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 5, 1940, Glenn Miller and His Orchestra recorded "Tuxedo Junction" for RCA Victor's Bluebird label.

Ten years ago: Togo President Gnassingbe Eyadema (nyah-SING'-bay ee-yah-DEE'-mah) died after 38 years in power; he was 69. Steve Young and Dan Marino were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Five years ago: Toyota's president, Akio Toyoda, emerged from seclusion to apologize and address criticism that the automaker had mishandled a crisis over sticking gas pedals.

One year ago: A U.N. human rights committee denounced the Vatican for adopting policies that it said allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades. CVS Caremark announced it would pull cigarettes and other tobacco products from its stores. The state of Texas executed Suzanne Basso for torturing and killing Louis "Buddy" Musso, a mentally impaired man she'd lured to suburban Houston with the promise of marriage.

Today's Birthdays: Baseball Hall-of-Famer Hank Aaron is 81. Actor Stuart Damon is 78. Tony-winning playwright John Guare (gwayr) is 77. Financial writer Jane Bryant Quinn is 76. Actor David Selby is 74. Singer-songwriter Barrett Strong is 74. Football Hall-of-Famer Roger Staubach is 73. Singer Cory Wells (Three Dog Night) is 73. Movie director Michael Mann is 72. Rock singer Al Kooper is 71. Actress Charlotte Rampling is 69. Racing Hall-of-Famer Darrell Waltrip is 68. Actress Barbara Hershey is 67. Actor Christopher Guest is 67. Actor Tom Wilkinson is 67. Actor-comedian Tim Meadows is 54. Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh is 53. Actress Laura Linney is 51. Rock musician Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver) is 51. World Golf Hall-of-Famer Jose Maria Olazabal is 49. Actor-comedian Chris Parnell is 48. Rock singer Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) is 47. Singer Bobby Brown is 46. Actor Michael Sheen is 46. Actor David Chisum (TV: "Black Box") is 45. Country singer Sara Evans is 44. Country singer Tyler Farr is 31. Actor-singer Darren Criss (TV: "Glee") is 28. Rock musician Kyle Simmons (Bastille) is 27. Actor Jeremy Sumpter is 26.

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Today is Friday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2016. There are 330 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 5, 1811, George, the Prince of Wales, was named Prince Regent due to the mental illness of his father, Britain's King George III.

Ten years ago: Jacob Robida, suspected of an attack at a Massachusetts gay bar, the killing of an Arkansas officer and the slaying of a mother of three, was mortally wounded in a shootout with authorities. Thousands of protesters in Beirut, Lebanon, enraged over Danish caricatures of the prophet Muhammad, torched the Danish mission. Iran ended all voluntary cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency. The Pittsburgh Steelers won a record-tying fifth Super Bowl with a 21-10 win over the Seattle Seahawks. Actor Franklin Cover ("The Jeffersons") died in Englewood, N.J., at age 77.

Five years ago: The leadership of Egypt's ruling party stepped down as the military figures spearheading the transition tried to placate protesters without giving them the one resignation they were demanding, that of President Hosni Mubarak. Marshall Faulk and Deion Sanders led a class of seven voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame; joining them were Shannon Sharpe, Richard Dent, Ed Sabol, Les Richter and Chris Hanburger. J. Paul Getty III, the troubled grandson of the billionaire oil magnate, died outside London at age 54.

One year ago: Jordan stepped up its air attacks on Islamic State facilities in Syria and expanded its airstrikes into Iraq for the first time after a captured Jordanian pilot was burned to death by the militant group. At the National Prayer Breakfast, President Barack Obama called the Islamic State group a "death cult" and condemned those who seek to use religion as a rationale for violence. RadioShack filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and said it would sell up to 2,400 stores.

Today's Birthdays: Baseball Hall-of-Famer Hank Aaron is 82. Actor Stuart Damon is 79. Tony-winning playwright John Guare (gwayr) is 78. Financial writer Jane Bryant Quinn is 77. Actor David Selby is 75. Singer-songwriter Barrett Strong is 75. Football Hall-of-Famer Roger Staubach is 74. Movie director Michael Mann is 73. Rock singer Al Kooper is 72. Actress Charlotte Rampling is 70. Racing Hall-of-Famer Darrell Waltrip is 69. Actress Barbara Hershey is 68. Actor Christopher Guest is 68. Actor Tom Wilkinson is 68. Actor-comedian Tim Meadows is 55. Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh is 54. Actress Laura Linney is 52. Rock musician Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver) is 52. World Golf Hall-of-Famer Jose Maria Olazabal is 50. Actor-comedian Chris Parnell is 49. Rock singer Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) is 48. Singer Bobby Brown is 47. Actor Michael Sheen is 47. Actor David Chisum (TV: "Black Box") is 46. Country singer Sara Evans is 45. Country singer Tyler Farr is 32. Actor-singer Darren Criss (TV: "Glee") is 29. Actor Alex Brightman is 29. Rock musician Kyle Simmons (Bastille) is 28. Actor Jeremy Sumpter is 27. Drummer Graham Sierota (Echosmith) is 17.

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Today is Sunday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2017. There are 329 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:

On Feb. 5, 1917, Mexico's present-day constitution was adopted by the Constitutional Convention in Santiago de Queretaro. The U.S. Congress passed, over President Woodrow Wilson's veto, an act severely curtailing Asian immigration.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush unveiled a $2.9 trillion budget which proposed a big spending increase for the Pentagon while pinching domestic programs. NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak was arrested in Orlando, Florida, accused of trying to kidnap a rival for the affections of a space shuttle pilot. (Nowak was sentenced in 2009 to a year of probation in the altercation after pleading guilty to burglary charges; she was drummed out of the astronaut corps as well as the U.S. Navy.)

Five years ago: Josh Powell, long identified as a person of interest in the 2009 disappearance of his wife, Susan, set fire to his home in Graham, Washington, killing himself and his two sons, 7-year-old Charles and 5-year-old Braden, who had been brought there by a social worker for a supervised visit. Eli Manning and the Giants one-upped Tom Brady and the Patriots again, coming back with a last-minute score to beat New England 21-17 for New York's fourth NFL title in Super Bowl XLVI (46).

One year ago: President Barack Obama used a new jobs report to continue his victory lap on the economy, declaring the U.S. had "the strongest, most durable economy in the world." (The president spoke shortly after the Labor Department announced that U.S. employers added 151,000 jobs in January, pushing the unemployment rate to 4.9 percent from 5 percent.) A huge construction crane plummeted into a Lower Manhattan street, killing one person and leaving three other people injured.

Today's Birthdays: Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron is 83. Actor Stuart Damon is 80. Tony-winning playwright John Guare (gwayr) is 79. Financial writer Jane Bryant Quinn is 78. Actor David Selby is 76. Singer-songwriter Barrett Strong is 76. Football Hall-of-Famer Roger Staubach is 75. Movie director Michael Mann is 74. Rock singer Al Kooper is 73. Actress Charlotte Rampling is 71. Racing Hall-of-Famer Darrell Waltrip is 70. Actress Barbara Hershey is 69. Actor Christopher Guest is 69. Actor Tom Wilkinson is 69. Actor-comedian Tim Meadows is 56. Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh is 55. Actress Laura Linney is 53. Rock musician Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver) is 53. World Golf Hall of Famer Jose Maria Olazabal is 51. Actor-comedian Chris Parnell is 50. Rock singer Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) is 49. Singer Bobby Brown is 48. Actor Michael Sheen is 48. Actor David Chisum is 47. Country singer Sara Evans is 46. Country singer Tyler Farr is 33. Neo-soul musician Mark Shusterman (Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats) is 32. Actor-singer Darren Criss is 30. Actor Alex Brightman is 30. Rock musician Kyle Simmons (Bastille) is 29. Actor Jeremy Sumpter is 28. Drummer Graham Sierota (Echosmith) is 18.

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Today is Monday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2018. There are 329 days left in the year.


Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 5, 1918, during World War I, the Cunard liner SS Tuscania, which was transporting about 2,000 American troops to Europe, was torpedoed by a German U-boat in the Irish Sea with the loss of more than 200 people.

Ten years ago: More than 80 tornadoes began touching down in the midwestern and southern U.S.; the deadliest of the twisters claimed 57 lives. Sen. John McCain seized command of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, winning delegate-rich primaries from the East Coast to California on Super Tuesday; Sen. Barack Obama, trailing much of the night, nearly pulled even with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in the contest for Democratic delegates. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a guru to the Beatles who introduced the West to transcendental meditation, died at his home in the Dutch town of Vlodrop; he was believed to be about 90.



Five years ago: President Barack Obama asked Congress for a short-term deficit reduction package of spending cuts and tax revenue that would delay the effective date of steeper automatic cuts scheduled to kick in on March 1. (The president and congressional leaders failed to reach an agreement, and the $85 billion in federal spending cuts, known as sequester, went into effect.)



One year ago: Tom Brady led one of the greatest comebacks in sports history highlighted by an unbelievable Julian Edelman catch that helped lift New England from a 25-point hole against the Atlanta Falcons to the Patriots' fifth Super Bowl victory, 34-28, the first ever in overtime.



Today's Birthdays — Feb. 5: Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron is 84. Actor Stuart Damon is 81. Tony-winning playwright John Guare (gwayr) is 80. Financial writer Jane Bryant Quinn is 79. Actor David Selby is 77. Singer-songwriter Barrett Strong is 77. Football Hall of Famer Roger Staubach is 76. Movie director Michael Mann is 75. Rock singer Al Kooper is 74. Actress Charlotte Rampling is 72. Racing Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip is 71. Actress Barbara Hershey is 70. Actor Christopher Guest is 70. Actor Tom Wilkinson is 70. Actor-comedian Tim Meadows is 57. Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh is 56. Actress Laura Linney is 54. Rock musician Duff McKagan (Guns ’n’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) is 54. World Golf Hall of Famer Jose Maria Olazabal is 52. Actor-comedian Chris Parnell is 51. Rock singer Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) is 50. Singer Bobby Brown is 49. Actor Michael Sheen is 49. Actor David Chisum is 48. Country singer Sara Evans is 47. Country singer Tyler Farr is 34. Neo-soul musician Mark Shusterman (Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats) is 33. Actor-singer Darren Criss is 31. Actor Alex Brightman is 31. Rock musician Kyle Simmons (Bastille) is 30. Actor Jeremy Sumpter is 29. Drummer Graham Sierota (Echosmith) is 19.

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