Aretha Franklin is 70. ( digs "Hustle & Flow" star Terrence Howard: Quote, "Twenty years ago, I would have hustled and flowed with him. He sure is fine! I have to say that every time I see him. Hallelujah, glory to God! That man is fine!")
Paul Michael Glaser (TV's Starsky and Hutch) is 69.(Starsky on "Starsky & Hutch". He was the LOOSE CANNON of the duo, and he had the sweet ride. He and the original Hutch, David Soul, had a cameo in the Ben Stiller/Owen Wilson movie remake.)
Elton John is 65. MUSIC GENIUS
Brenda Strong (Desperate Housewives) is 52.(She plays Mary Alice Young, the woman who killed herself and now narrates on "Desperate Housewives". But I'll always know her from her legendary "Seinfeld" role as Sue-Ellen Mishkie, Elaine'sbra-less rival and the heiress to the Oh Henry! candy bar fortune.)
HAYWOOD NELSON! - 52 (DWAYNE ON "WHAT'S HAPPENING!!" AND "WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW!" His best line: "Hey HEY hey!")
Marcia Cross is 50. (Bree on "Desperate Housewives".)
Sarah Jessica Parker is 46. (make horse sound)
Sheryl Swoopes - 41 (Three-time WNBA MVP who came out of the closet in 2005.
Lee Pace, Actor ("Pushing Daisies"), turns 33
Katharine McPhee - 28 (Runner-up on "American Idol" who lost out to Taylor Hicks .Now she stars on the NBC show "Smash".)
Jason Castro 25 American Idol and now a daddy.
Singer and Anti Gay supporter Anita Bryant is 72. EVIL BITCH WHO GOT HER RIGHTLY DESERVED KARMA.
Howard Cosell - (1918 - 1995) (Genius sportscaster.)
Hoyt Axton - Would have been 74 - (1938 - 1999) (Songwriting legend. Biggest hit: "Joy to the World" ["Jeremiah was a bullfrog"]. His mama co-wrote "Heartbreak Hotel" for Elvis. And Hoyt was THE star of "Gremlins".) Here's a clip of my darling Nephew actor Michael Airington ( channeling Paul lynde).and 3 other chracters including AUNT C.in an unsold pilot with HOYT AXTON
1913 The home of vaudeville, the Palace Theatre, opened in New York City.
1960 - Roy Orbison recorded "Only the Lonely."
1961 - Elvis Presley performed his last live show for the next eight years in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The show raised $62,000 for the U.S.S. Arizona memorial fund.
1967 - The Who made its U.S. concert debut in New York.
1968 - The 58th and final episode of "The Monkees" TV show was aired.
1974 - Barbra Streisand recorded the album "Butterfly."
1975 King Faisal of Saudi Arabia was shot to death by a nephew with a history of mental illness.
1976 - Jackson Browne's wife Phyllis committed suicide.
1983 - During Motown's 25th Anniversary TV special, MICHAEL JACKSON astounded audiences by performing a new dance move . . . the MOONWALK!
1983 - "The Outsiders" was released, starring such unknowns as TOM CRUISE, ROB LOWE, MATT DILLON, PATRICK SWAYZE, EMILIO ESTEVEZ, DIANE LANE, RALPH MACCHIO, AND C. THOMAS HOWELL AS PONYBOY!
1985 - Prince won an Oscar for Best Original Score for the soundtrack for the movie "Purple Rain."
1990 - Tommy Lee of Motley Crue was arrested for allegedly exposing his buttocks during a concert in Augusta, GA.
1991 - Michael Jackson escorted Madonna to the Oscars.
1995 - Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam was rescued after a riptide carried him 250 feet offshore in New Zealand.
1996 - "Braveheart" won the Best Picture Oscar and MEL GIBSON won Best Director
1998 President Bill Clinton acknowledged during his Africa tour that "we did not act quickly enough" to stop the slaughter of 1 million Rwandans four years earlier.
2001 - JULIA ROBERTS won the Best Actress Oscar for "Erin Brockovich" and Hollywood loose cannon RUSSELL CROWE won for "Gladiator".
2004 - In Georgia, the House of Representatives voted 134-0 to name a stretch of Interstate 85 for country music star Alan Jackson. The honor had already passed the Senate.
2006 - Country music legend BUCK OWENS died at his home from an apparent heart attack. He was 76 years old