AGNETHA FALTSKOG! - 62 (The blonde singer in ABBA.)
Max Gail - 69 (Detective Stanley 'Wojo' Wojciehowicz on ''Barney Miller" AND Harold in what SHOULD HAVE BEEN the Oscar-winning 1983 comedy classic, "D.C. Cab"!!!)
-Roger Corman - 86 (Legendary B-movie director whose more respectable films include the original 1960 version of "Little Shop of Horrors", "House of Usher" with Vincent Price and the 1990 John Hurt flick "Frankenstein Unbound".)
Christopher "Kid" Reid - 48 (The one from Kid n' Play with the giant flattop.)
and now the DEAD ONES
Bette Davis - would have been 104 years old (1908 - 1989)
Frank Gorshin - Would have been 79 - (1933 - 2005) (The Riddler in the old-school "Batman" . . . starring the one true Batman, ADAM WEST.)
Gregory Peck - (1916 - 2003) (Won an Oscar playing Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird".) --In 1980, when Chrysler was on the verge of collapse, Gregory Peck was so concerned about the 600,000 jobs at stake, he volunteered to do TV endorsements for them for FREE and in 1990, after Ava Gardner died, Gregory Peck took in her housekeeper AND her dog!!!)
Christopher Hewett - (1922 - 2001) ("MR. BELVEDERE".)
Spencer Tracy - (1900 - 1967) (FYI: Spencer Tracy was offered the role of The Penguin on the TV series "Batman" before Burgess Meredith. But Tracy said that he'd only do it if he could KILL BATMAN.)
Booker T. Washington - (1856 - 1915) (Educator and spokesman for black Americans.)
Joseph Lister - (1827 - 1912) (The brilliant scientific mind who invented Listerine . So no to bad breath)
IN HONOR BETTE DAVIS
1614 - American Indian princess POCAHONTAS went interracially taboo, when she married honky colonist JOHN ROLFE in Virginia.
1887 - ANNE SULLIVAN made a breakthrough with her blind and deaf student, HELEN KELLER, by conveying the meaning of the word "water" to her.
1977 - David Bowie appeared on Dinah Shore's TV special.
1978 - "The Amazing Spider-Man" debuted on CBS
1983 - The Beach Boys were banned from the Fourth of July concert at the White House. U.S. President Ronald Reagan overturned the ban two days later.
1985 - An estimated 5,000 radio stations around the world simultaneously played the song "We Are the World."
1987 - The Fox Broadcasting Company made its primetime television debut by launching "Married with Children.
1993 - Construction began on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
1993 - In Beverly Hills, CA, Marky Mark Wahlberg had assault charges against him dropped. He had reached an out-of-court settlement with the man he allegedly beat in 1992.
1994 - KURT COBAIN committed suicide with a shotgun blast to the head. When his body was discovered three days later, his face wasn't recognizable; he had to be identified by fingerprints.
1999 - Three of Tammy Wynette's daughters filed a $50 million lawsuit that blamed Wynette's death on negligence by her husband and her doctor.
2005 - PETER JENNINGS told viewers of ABC NEWS that he had lung cancer. It was his final broadcast as anchor. (He died four months later, on August 7th.)
2008 - CHARLTON HESTON died quietly in his home at the age of 84.