1908 - New York City lawmakers passed a law making it ILLEGAL FOR WOMEN TO SMOKE IN PUBLIC. Mayor George McClellan, Jr. vetoed it . . . because he realized that if chicks couldn't smoke in public, guys would have a harder time spotting GIRLS WHO DO!!!
1959 - CARL SWITZER, who played ALFALFA on "THE LITTLE RASCALS", was shot and killed by a former business partner . . . during an argument over a $50 debt.
1966 - GEORGE HARRISON married his first wife, PATTIE BOYD. The two met on the set of the movie, "A HARD DAY'S NIGHT". She left him in the '70s for ERIC CLAPTON.
--George Harrison forgave Eric Clapton for stealing his wife, but God didn't . . . which is why Clapton's four-year-old son plummeted 53 stories to his death. DON'T STEAL YOUR FRIENDS' WIVES!!! (????????????????)
(--In her recent autobiography, "Wonderful Tonight", Pattie says that while she was still married to George, Eric showed up at their home one night, drunk. George handed him a guitar, and took one up himself. They proceeded to engage in a TWO-HOUR GUITAR DUEL for Pattie's honor . . . which Eric won.)
1970 - "NANNY & THE PROFESSOR" premiered . . . starring the once-incredibly sexy JULIET MILLS as the Nanny.
1977 - JIMMY CARTER pardoned almost all Vietnam War "DRAFT DODGERS" in one of his first acts as president.
1979 - The PITTSBURGH STEELERS beat the DALLAS COWBOYS, 35-31, in SUPER BOWL 13 . . . to become the first team to win three Super Bowls. A young clown-ass named TERRY BRADSHAW was the game's MVP.
1984 - The great JACKIE WILSON, who sang "HIGHER AND HIGHER" and "LONELY TEARDROPS" AND had all of his dance moves stolen by MICHAEL JACKSON, died of a heart attack at the age of 49.
1990 - JOHN MCENROE threw his racket at the Australian Open and was ejected from the match immediately. It was the first time a player was kicked out of the tournament in the event's 85-year history. John McEnroe used to nail TATUM O'NEAL . . . and currently nails PATTY SMYTH. (???)
1990 - "MTV UNPLUGGED" debuted . . . with SQUEEZE as the first performers.
1994 - LORENA BOBBITT was found not guilty by reason of insanity for chopping off her husband's junk. Lorena's ex later went on to make such fine films as "John Wayne Bobbitt Uncut", "The Trial Of Lorena Bobbitt" and "Frankenpenis". Thanks, Lorena!!!
1996 - WYNONNA JUDD married chubby-chaser Arch Kelley. They divorced in 1998.
1996 - The 53rd Annual GOLDEN GLOBES were held in Los Angeles. "Sense and Sensibility" won Best Dramatic Picture. "Babe" won Best Comedy.
--Best Dramatic Acting awards went to NICOLAS CAGE for "Leaving Las Vegas" and SHARON STONE for "Casino". The awards for Acting in a Comedy or Musical went to NICOLE KIDMAN for "To Die For" and JOHN TRAVOLTA for "Get Shorty".
1998 - BILL CLINTON angrily denied reports he'd had "sexual relations with that woman." On this point, he was not entirely truthful.
2005 - Chaos erupted at radio station WKYS when THE GAME and his entourage allegedly attacked two DJs because of comments one of them made.
--A few months later one of those DJs, Kwasi Jones, filed a civil lawsuit for $280 million in damages for assault and emotional distress against The Game, 50 CENT, DR. DRE'S label, Aftermath Entertainment, and EMINEM'S label, Shady Records.
2010 - Approximately 5.2 million vehicles were recalled by Toyota because of issues with the pedals and floor mats.
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