Summer is here
Rebecca Black, Lana Del Rey and Kris Allen all celebrate birthdays today. Or as it shall henceforth be known: The REAL day the music died...or the Axis of Music Evil!
Lana Del Rey - 26 (Singer-songwriter who may or may not be talented if you could just cut tru the auto tune.)
Kris Allen - 27 (The winner of the eighth season of "American Idol", and he is doing WHAT?
Prince William - 30 (Hairless son of Prince Charles and Diana who is now married.)
Brandon Flowers - 31 (The Mormon in The Killers.)
Chris Pratt - 33 (Andy Dwyer on "Parks and Recreation".)
Erica Durance - 34 (Lois Lane on "Smallville".)
Juliette Lewis - 39 ("Cape Fear", "Natural Born Killers" and the chick who dumps Luke Wilson for the swinger lifestyle at the start of "Old School". Brad Pitt used to Schtupp her . She also has a band called The New Romantiques.)
MEREDITH BAXTER - 65 The lesbian Mom on "Family Ties".
Michael Gross - 65 The Straight Dad on "Family Ties".
Ray Davies - 68 (Lead singer and songwriter of The Kinks. He swears that "Lola" wasn't about HIM finding himself with a tasty tranny . . . it was the band's manager Robert Wace who went down that dangerous road.)
Mike Einziger - 36 (Incubus guitarist.)
Carrie Preston - 45 (She's Arlene Fowler on "True Blood". Also, she lets Michael Emerson . . . a.k.a. the very unsettling actor who played Ben Linus on "Lost" get all smooth up in her.)
Doug Savant - 48 (Tom on "Desperate Housewives". was also Matt on "Melrose Place", one of the first openly gay characters on TV.)
Kathy Mattea - 53 (Country superstar who sang "Where've You Been".)
Nils Lofgren - 60 (Guitarist in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. He also played on Neil Young's "After the Goldrush" album at the smooth-and-tender age of 17.)
Joey Kramer - 62 (Aerosmith's drummer.)
BERNIE KOPELL - 78 (Doc on "The Love Boat" AND KAOS spy Conrad Siegfried on "Get Smart".)
Robert Pastorelli - Would have been 58 - (1954 - 2004) (Murphy Brown's house painter, Elden, on "Murphy Brown". He died from an accidental heroin overdose.)
1834 Cyrus Hall McCormick received a patent for his reaping machine.
1879 - FRANK WOOLWORTH opened the first FIVE & DIME store in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He sold items for no more than 10 cents and went broke. He then opened another store in a better location and went on to become one of America's richest men.
1913 - Georgia Broadwick became the first woman to jump from an airplane. Did she have a parachute?
1932 - MAX SCHMELING lost a heavyweight title fight by judges' decision. . . and his manager cried, "WE WAS ROBBED!"
1940 - Richard M. Nixon and Thelma Catherine ‘Pat’ Ryan were married.
1945 - Pan Am announced an 88-hour round-the-world flight at a cost of $700.
1955 - JOHNNY CASH released his first single, "Hey, Porter". It sold about 100,000 copies.
1966 - THE ROLLING STONES SUED 14 New York hotels that had banned them.saying the bans hurt their career. WEAK!!!
1970 - PETE TOWNSHEND'S use of the British slang term "BOMB" to describe the success of The Who's rock opera, "Tommy", caused him to be detained at the Memphis Airport. The FBI thought it was a BOMB THREAT. (???)
1975 - DEEP PURPLE guitarist RITCHIE BLACKMORE quit the band to form RAINBOW.
1977 - ELVIS PRESLEY recorded his final TV special. He died less than two months later.
1981 - "Raiders of the Lost Ark" opened
1981 - STEELY DAN BROKE UP!!!
1982 - A jury in Washington, D.C., found JOHN HINCKLEY, JUNIOR innocent by reason of insanity in the shootings of President Ronald Reagan and three others a year earlier.
1985 - RON HOWARD'S "Cocoon" was released.starring the very sexy JESSICA TANDY.
1988 - "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" was released. . . starring the very sexy JESSICA RABBIT.
1994 - GEORGE MICHAEL lost his lawsuit against Sony Records. He claimed that his 15-year contract was "professional slavery" since Sony could refuse to release his albums that they thought to be un-commercial.
1997 - For some reason, the WNBA MADE ITS DEBUT. The New York Liberty defeated the Los Angeles Sparks 67-57.
1998 - MACAULAY CULKIN married RACHEL MINER. They separated two years later because she wanted to start a family, and Macaulay wanted to get back into acting. He went on to give his business to "That '70s Show" minx MILA KUNIS.
2001 - MAGIC JOHNSON, former star of "The Magic Hour", FINALLY got his well-deserved star on the HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME.
2003 - The fifth Harry Potter book, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," was published by J.K. Rowling. Amazon.com shipped out more than one million copies on this day making the day the largest distribution day of a single item in e-commerce history. The book set sales records around the world with an estimated 5 million copies were sold on the first day.
2005 Edgar Ray Killen, an 80-year-old former Ku Klux Klansman, was found guilty of manslaughter in the deaths of three civil rights workers in Philadelphia, Miss., 41 years to the day earlier.
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