Lauren Lee Smith, Actress ("CSI"), turns 33
Zoe Saldana - 35 (She was the Uhura in the new "Star Trek" and gave the voice, movement and basic facial inspiration to Neytiri, the main blue chick in "Avatar".)
Paula Abdul - 51 (The first judge to make an exodus from "American Idol".and one of the first to get axed off "The X Factor") Today she will be getting her AARP card
Kathleen Turner - 59 ("Romancing the Stone"; the voice of sexy Jessica Rabbit in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"; and Chandler's burly, cross-dressing dad on "Friends". These days she's got a recurring role on "Californication" and just finished BROADWAY.)
Phylicia Rashad - 65 (Claire Huxtable on "The Cosby Show". Phylicia's first husband was Victor Willis the original cop from the Village People! can we have a YMCAAAAA)
Salman Rushdie - 66 (Author of "Satanic Verses", which lead to death threats from Ayatollah Khomeini. )
Paul Dano - 29 (The older brother in "Little Miss Sunshine". He's the one who doesn't say a word until almost the end of the movie.)
Dirk Nowitzki - 35 (German NBA superstar with the Dallas Mavericks who was the first European-born player to ever get the NBA's Most Valuable Player award.)
Poppy Montgomery - 41 (Australian actress best known as Samantha on "Without A Trace".)
'Brian "Head" Welch - 42 (Former Korn guitarist, who left the band for religion.)
Mia Sara - 46 (Ferris' girlfriend Sloane in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". She's had bit parts here and there since then, but nothing even CLOSE to that
Mark DeBarge - 54 (Trumpet [slash] sax player in DeBarge.)
Ann Wilson - 63 Heart singer. She's the brunette not on Jenny Criag. Her sister Nancy is the skinny blonde..)
Gena Rowlands, Actress, turns 83 We love her! THE NOTEBOOK.. hello? and many more awesome films
Louis Jourdan - 91 (The villain in "Octopussy", "Swamp Thing", and uh . . . "Return of Swamp Thing"!!!)
Lou Gehrig - (1903 - 1941) (Baseball legend. He held the record for most consecutive games played, at 2,130 . . . until Cal Ripken Jr. beat that. But does Cal Ripken Jr. have a DISEASE named after him? Didn't think so. It ain't called Cal-mydia.)
PAT BUTTRAM (June 19, 1915 – January 8, 1994) would have been 95 he was Mr. Haney on Green Acres and gene Autreys Sidekick
Guy Lombardo 6/19/1902 - 11/5/1977 Canadian-born American dance-band leader
1953 - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, NY. They had been convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviet Union.
1958 - In Washington, DC, nine entertainers refused to answer a congressional committee's questions on communism.
1961 - Kuwait regained complete independence from Britain.
1961 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a provision in Maryland's constitution that required state officeholders to profess a belief in God.
1973 - The stage production of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" opened in London.
1973 - Gordie Howe left the NHL to join his sons Mark and Marty in the WHA (World Hockey League).
1976 - During three days of violence, black student protestors were massacred in Soweto, South Africa.
1978 - Garfield was in newspapers around the U.S. for the first time.
1981 - "Superman II" set the all-time, one-day record for theater box-office receipts when it took in $5.5 million.
1981 - The European Space Agency sent two satellites into orbit from Kourou, French Guiana.
1983 - Lixian-nian was chosen to be China's first president since 1969.
1986 - University of Maryland basketball star Len Bias died of a cocaine-induced seizure.
1987 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Louisiana law that required that schools teach creationism.
1989 - The movie "Batman" premiered.
1997 - William Hague became the youngest leader of Britain's Conservative party in nearly 200 years.
1998 - Gateway was fined more than $400,000 for illegally shipping personal computers to 16 countries subject to U.S. export controls.
1998 - A study released said that smoking more than doubles risks of developing dementia and Alzheimer's.
1998 - Switzerland's three largest banks offered $600 million to settle claims they'd stolen the assets of Holocaust victims during World War II. Jewish leaders called the offer insultingly low.
1999 - Stephen King was struck from behind by a mini-van while walking along a road in Maine.
1999 - The Dallas Stars won their first NHL Stanley Cup by defeating the Buffalo Sabres in the third overtime of game six.
2000 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a group prayer led by students at public-school football games violated the 1st Amendment's principle that called for the separation of church and state.
Alana de la Garza - 37 ( Asst DA Connie Rubirosa on "Law & Order".)
Blake Shelton - 37 (Country singer who gets to Schtupp Miranda Lambert. he is also an Arrogant Judge on THE VOICE witha a better then thou attitude,)
Ray LaMontagne - 39 (Before music business, he was working double shifts at a shoe factory in New Hampshire. Then he realized he wasn't a 10-year-old child from vietnam . . . quit
Nathan Morris - 42 (Boyz II Men)
Dizzy Reed - 50 (Guns 'N Roses keyboardist.)
Carol Kane - 61 (She is Quirly and we love her. Latka's wife, Simka, on "Taxi" Miracle Max's [Billy Crystal's] wife in "The Princess Bride".)
Isabella Rossellini - 61 (International glamour.)
Paul McCartney - 71 Legend who played for some boy band and was married to a one legged nut job Heather Mills..but found love with another rich woman who does't want his money.
Roger Ebert - 70 (Legendary movie critic. Thyroid cancer took his ability to speak, so a company called CereProc took all of his old "Siskel & Ebert" footage and made him a text-to-speech computer that talks IN HIS OWN VOICE.)
Jay Rockefeller, U.S. senator, D-W.Va., turns 76
Roger Ebert - woulda have been 71 (Legendary movie critic. Thyroid cancer took his ability to speak, so a company called CereProc took all of his old "Siskel & Ebert" footage and made him a text-to-speech computer that talked IN HIS OWN VOICE.)
Lech Kaczynski - (1949 - 2010) - (Polish president who died last year when the Polish Air Force plane he was riding in crashed in Russia. His wife was with him and also died in the crash.)
1682 - WILLIAM PENN founded the city of PHILADELPHIA and called it "THE CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE".
1873 - SUSAN B. ANTHONY was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election (between Ulysses S. Grant and Horace Greeley). She refused to pay the fine. And 47 years later ..women finally could vote.
1928 Aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as she completed a flight from Newfoundland to Wales in about 21 hours.
1948 - Columbia Records unveiled its new "LONG-PLAYING" PHONOGRAPH RECORDS (LPs) in New York City. The new disc turned at 33 1/3 revolutions per
minute, offering superior sound quality and fewer interruptions than 78 rpm records.
1967 - The JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE made their U.S. debut at the Monterey Pop Festival. At the end of their set, Jimi set his guitar on fire and became an overnight superstar. He capitalized on the newfound fame by opening for THE MONKEES.
1977 - SEX PISTOLS members PAUL COOK and JOHNNY ROTTEN were
stabbed by men who found the group's song "God Save The Queen" offensive.
1983 - SALLY RIDE became America's FIRST WOMAN IN
SPACE. (--For the record, the first-ever woman in space was a Russian
cosmonaut named Valentina Tereshkova in 1963 SHHS! but let's pretend that
never happened. damn Commies)
1987 - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN officially separated from his wife JULIANNE
PHILLIPS after photos of Springsteen with backup singer PATTI SCIALFA
appeared on "Entertainment Tonight." Bruce and Patti are still together.STILL
1987 - A woman sued Motley Crue for $5,000 claiming that she lost her hearing because a concert was too loud.
1998 - David Cassidy began selling a two-CD set exclusively on the cable TV shopping network QVC
2000 - TIGER WOODS won the U.S. Open by a record 15 strokes. And then, most likely, celebrated by receiving a good deal of stroking from whatever random white trash waitress or stripper he could find that night.
Carey Hart - 38 (Professional motocrosser who's married to Pink. They're back together and doing it regularly. .)
Alex Winter- 48 (Bill S. Preston, Esquire in "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure". APB on Alex Winter. Somebody look under the various members of Dogstar.)
Mark Burnett - 53 (He's the producer behind reality shows like "Survivor", "Rock Star", "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?" and "The Apprentice". He's married to "Touched By an Angel" chick Roma Downey.)
Lucie Arnaz - 62 (Famous for being Lucy and Desi's daughter.)
Camilla Parker-Bowles - 66 (Prince Charles Schtupps her real good and gives her LOTS of Sugar cubes and hay.)
Diahann Carroll - 78 (One of the First TV Nubian goddesses. In the 1960s she was engaged to Sidney Poitier. But she then tasted the sweet flavors of the interracially-taboo white chocolate . . . and married crooner Vic Damone in 1987.)
Donald Sutherland - 78 (Great actor. Mediocre reproducer. He sired Kiefer Sutherland.)
PHYLLIS DILLER - (July 17, 1917 – August 20, 2012 would have been 96 (Comedy genius The indefatigable nonagenarian finally put out an autobiography in 2005 and entitled it "Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse", which pretty much says it all when recalling the misfit life and career of the fabulous, one-of-a-kind Phyllis Diller. It may inspire all those bored, discouraged and/or directionless housewives out there to know that the one-time 37-year-old chief bottle washer and diaper disposer of six started out writing comedy routines for her fellow female laundry mates as a sort of reprieve from what she considered her everyday household doldrums. Little did she know she would wind up an entertainment legend who would share the biggest comedy stages with the likes of Bob Hope, George Burns and Jack Benny.!!)
ART LINKLETTER!!! Would have been 101 - (1912 - 2010) (If you have to ask you are OUT of the loop, Cletus. OUT OF IT.)
Vince Guaraldi - (1928 - 1976) (Jazz pianist who did the "Peanuts" music.)
James Cagney - (1899 - 1986)
1945 President Harry S. Truman, Soviet leader Josef Stalin and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill began meeting at Potsdam in the final Allied summit of World War II.
1948 Southern Democrats opposed to the party's position on civil rights met in Birmingham, Ala., to endorse South Carolina Gov. Strom Thurmond for president.
1955 Disneyland opened in Anaheim, Calif.
1959 Jazz singer Billie Holiday died at age 44.
1961 Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb died at age 74.
1967 Jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane died at age 40.
1996 TWA Flight 800, a Boeing 747 bound for Paris, exploded and crashed off Long Island, N.Y., shortly after leaving John F. Kennedy International Airport. All 230 people aboard were killed.
1997 Woolworth Corp. closed its last 400 five-and-dime stores, laying off 9,200 employees.
2000 Bashar Assad succeeded his late father, Hafez Assad, becoming Syria's 16th head of state.
2009 Former CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite died at age 92.