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1600: Charles I. King of England and Scotland. Charles I wore two vests on the day of his execution, so he would not shiver with cold and be thought to be afraid. He was not allowed to speak at the trial. 1831: James Garfield. American President.

1905: Tommy Dorsey. American musician, famous in the swing era of big bands.

1917: Indira Gandhi. Assassinated Indian leader.

1933: Larry King. American talk show host.

1938: Ted Turner. Media mogul. 1942: Calvin Klein. Fashion designer. 1949: Raymond Blanc. French celebrity chef, and star of The Restaurant.

1958: Isabella Blow. Fashion editor.

1961: Meg Ryan. American actress, whose films include When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail. Born Margaret Hyra.

1962: Jodie Foster. Actress, whose films include The Silence of the Lambs, Taxi Driver, The Accused and Contact. Born Alicia Foster.

1966: Gail Devers. American sprinter and hurdler. Double Olympic champion at Barcelona and Atlanta. 1980: Adele Silva. Actress and lad's mag favourite who played Kelly Windsor in Emmerdale.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 19, 2011
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