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May 26, 2009

Today in History, May 27


One year ago: Myanmar's military government renewed pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's detention for one year; the move came as officials said that international aid workers had finally begun entering Myanmar's cyclone-devastated delta area after being blocked for more than three weeks by the junta.

Today's Birthdays: Novelist Herman Wouk is 94. Actor Christopher Lee is 87. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is 86. Author John Barth is 79. Actress Lee Meriwether is 74. Musician Ramsey Lewis is 74. Actor Louis Gossett Jr. is 73. R&B singer Raymond Sanders (The Persuasions) is 70. Country singer Don Williams is 70. Actor Bruce Weitz is 66. Singer Cilla Black is 66. Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) is 65. Singer Bruce Cockburn is 64. Singer-actress Dee Dee Bridgewater is 59. Actor Richard Schiff is 54. Singer Siouxsie Sioux (The Creatures, Siouxsie and the Banshees) is 52. Rock singer-musician Neil Finn (The Finn Brothers) is 51. Actress Peri Gilpin is 48. Actress Cathy Silvers is 48. Comedian Adam Carolla is 45. Actor Todd Bridges is 44. Rock musician Sean Kinney (Alice In Chains) is 43. Actor Dondre Whitfield is 40. Actor Paul Bettany is 38. Rock singer-musician Brian Desveaux (Nine Days) is 38. Country singer Jace Everett is 37. Actor Jack McBrayer is 36. Rapper Andre 3000 (Outkast) is 34. Rapper Jadakiss is 34. TV chef Jamie Oliver is 34. Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett is 28. Actor Ethan Dampf is 15.

Thought for Today: "The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different." — Aldous Huxley, English author (1894-1963).

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