Why Celebrate Today? October 20, 2009

Btms^ for Tuesday, October 20.
Drink Forecast for Today (DF 4 2day): Australian Ningaloo Shiraz 2 toast 2 the opening of the Sydney Opera House 2day in 1973 – both of them are sure to hit all the right notes!
New Wine Arrivals @ Complimentary Wine Sips & Samples this week at Liquor Barns, Weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday from 3 to 6 pm:
 – Che Gaucho Chardonnay 2009, Mendoza
 – Che Gaucho Malbec 2008. Mendoza
On this date in…
1632 – Sir Christopher Wren born…to be a renowned English architect!
1803 – The United States ratified the Louisiana Purchase…to let the good times roll?
1822 – The 1st edition of the London Sunday Times published…it was a sign of the Times?
1882 – Actor Bela Lugosi born…to play Dracula?
1925 – Humorist Art Buchwald born…to win a Pulitzer Prize for his commentary that struck our funny bone!
1931 – Baseball great Mickey Mantle born…to spend his entire 18 year career in pin stripes!
1935 – Actor Jerry Orbach born…to keep “Law & Order” and be Baby’s Daddy in “Dirty Dancing”!
1945 – Thomas Pasatieri born…to compose music for the movies and opera, including “The Hotel Casablanca” that had its’ collegiate premiere in Lexington with UK Opera Theatre!
1950 – “Free Falling” rocker Tom Petty born…to be a “Refugee” with his band the Heartbreakers!
1953 – Baseball’s Keith Hernandez born…to keep dibs on 1st Base!
1955 – The play “No Time for Sergeants” premiered on Broadway…and launched the career of Andy Griffith.
1956 – Director Danny Boyle born… to be a “Slumdog Millionaire”?
1958 – Actor Viggo Mortenson born…to be a “Lord of the Rings” and to make “Eastern Promises”?
1971 – Snoop Dogg born…to rap!
1973 – Australia’s magnificent Sydney Opera House opened…to hit all the right notes!

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