Ann B. Davis, Actress ("The Brady Bunch"), turns 86. WE LOVE US SOME ALICE
CHRISTOPHER CROSS - 60 (Winner of FIVE Grammys at the 1980 awards, including Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year for "SAILING". "Sailing" takes him away, ya know.)
Greg Gumbel - 65 (Bryant's plump, non-arrogant, sportscaster brother.
Frankie Valli - 78 (The Four Seasons . . . and he played a goumba on "The Sopranos". He got whacked.) (--Frankie was born in either 1937 or 1934. For some reason, he ain't sayin'.)
RON POPEIL!!! - 76 (If it wasn't for him, none of us would have ever scrambled an egg while it was still in its shell.) He also invented Mr. Microphone!!! Remember the commercial . . . "Hey good lookin' . . . I'll be back to pick you up later!" Check it out
Mikhail Prokhorov - 46 (6'8" Russian billionaire who became the first non-North American owner of a NBA team when he bought the New Jersey Nets . He is also could be cast as a villain in a '80s action movie.
Levi Johnston - 22 (Father of Bristol Palin's son Tripp and running for Mayor of Wasilla. HE managed to avoid being SHOTGUN MARRIED into the Palin family. Levi appeared in "Playgirl" but did NOT show his junk. he and Sarah Hate each other .)
Cheryl Burke - 28 ("Dancing with the Stars" chick. She helped Drew Lachey and Emmitt Smith win the second and third seasons.)
Christina Hendricks - 37 ( "Mad Men". Her 38-TRIPLE-D breasts are REAL . . . Her famous red hair is FAKE. She's a natural blonde.)
James Brown - Would have been 79 - (1933 - 2006) (Also known as The Godfather of Soul, the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, the King of Funk
Stu Hart - Would have been 97 - (1915 - 2003) (Canadian wrestling legend, WWE Hall of Famer, father of Bret Hart and Owen Hart,
Bing Crosby - Would have been 109 - (1903 - 1977)
Golda Meir 5/3/1898 - 12/8/1978 Russian-born Zionist; fourth prime minister of Israel.
William Inge 5/3/1913 - 6/10/1973 American playwright; awarded Pulitzer Prize for "Picnic" in 19
Niccolò Machiavelli - (1469 - 1527) (Italian philosopher and writer who wrote "The Prince" a book that led to the phrase Machiavellian. It describes someone who'll do ANYTHING, no matter how evil, to gain power. Like Dick Cheney. Eric Cantor.. Sarah Palin ..Mictch McConnel, Michelle Bachman..you get my drift!
in HONOR OF RON POPEIL...the Mr. Microphone Commerical;
1802 - WASHINGTON, D.C., was incorporated as a city. It had already been the capital of the United States for 11 years at that point ...it just wasn't officially a city. They still do not ahve voting rights!
1921 - WEST VIRGINIA introduces the first-ever state sales tax.
1961 - The first Supremes single, "I Want a Guy" was released.
1966 - Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay formed Buffalo Springfield.
1967 - Petula Clark performed before Princess Margaret at the London Palladium.
1973 - The SEARS TOWER is completed in Chicago and is officially certified as the World's Tallest Building, beating out (deep breath) the World Trade Center in New York City.
1978 - The first "spam" email was sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation on one of the predecessors to the internet ARPANET, which connected users on the West Coast of the U.S.
1978 - The first Van Halen nationwide tour began in Chicago, IL.
1981 - The documentary movie "This is Elvis" premiered in Memphis, TN.
1985 - Madame Tussaud's waxworks unveiled their look-alike of Michael Jackson.
1986 - DOLLY PARTON opened the legendary DOLLYWOOD AMUSEMENT PARK in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. It's still open today, gets 2.5 million guest a year and employs THREE THOUSAND people. And two huge BOOBIES
1991 - "Dallas" aired its series finale on CBS. 33.3 million people tuned in, making it the 12th-highest rated series finale EVER, just behind "Frasier". The highest-rated "Dallas" episode aired in 1980. It was the one where they revealed WHO SHOT J.R., which monopolized the TV sets in 41.47 million households and snagged a total of 83 million viewers. It's the second-highest rated primetime telecast ever, only behind the "M*A*S*H" finale.)
1994 - Kurt Cobain of Nirvana lapsed into a coma in Italy after taking a combination of Valium and champagne.
1995 - Bill Berry of R.E.M. underwent surgery to halt a bleeding brain aneurysm.
1995 - A stalker was arrested while trying to break into Roberta Flack's New York apartment.
1998 - C-BO was arrested for parole violation. The violation was the use of lyrics that encouraged violence against police officers. He was held without bail.
1998 - Madonna's album "Ray of Light" was released.
2003 - Penguin Group announced that Madonna had written five illustrated story books for readers aged 6 and above. Publication was scheduled to begin in September 2003.
2006 - EARL WOODS, the father of TIGER WOODS the man who put golf clubs in Tiger's infant hands .died at age 74. He taught Tiger many things . . . like golf, humility and how to pick up White Ho's