Nicole Scherzinger - 34 (Gorgeous Hawaiian, Filipino, and Russian lead singer of The Pussycat Dolls. Her mother was a professional hula dancer, you know.)
Melora Hardin - 45 (Sexy Jan on "The Office".)
Matthew Weiner, Producer, writer ("Mad Men," "The Sopranos"), turns 47
Sharon Lawrence - 50 (She used to be well-chested Assistant D.A.
Sylvia Costas . . . Sipowicz's sweet babe on "NYPD Blue".)
Evelyn "Champagne" King!!! - 52 (Disco sensation who gave us 1977's "Shame".)
MARIA CONCHITA ALONSO!!! - 53 (You may remember her from Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Running Man" . . . or Sean Penn and Robert Duvall's "Colors" . . . or not at all. but I love her!)
Fred Grandy - 64 (Gopher on "The Love Boat".) (Sure, he played a loveable dope on the show, but Fred Grandy went on to serve FOUR terms in the U.S. House of Representatives . . . from 1987 to 1995.)
Richard Lewis, Comedian, turns 65
GARY BUSEY!!! - 68 (Might only have one nostril. He used to love the Bolivian Marching Powder. That was after he was a drummer for Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson.)
Little Eva - Would have been 69 - (1943 - 2003) (Biggest Hit: "The Loco-Motion".)
68 A.D. - SAINT PETER THE APOSTLE, the first Bishop of the Catholic Church, was crucified like his buddy and savior Jesus Christ, by the Roman Emperor Nero. And as if this wasn't enough, SAINT PAUL was beheaded. Have a nice day.
1940 - In an issue of "Batman Comics", DICK GRAYSON, a.k.a. "ROBIN", found himself orphaned after mobsters killed his family a circus high-wire team known as the Flying Graysons. A Young Dick was adopted by the BRUCE WAYNE.
1949 - The backward-racist-white government of South Africa enacted a ban against TABOO INTERRACIAL MARRIAGES.
1955 - BILL HALEY & THE COMETS' "Rock Around the Clock" went to #1 and stayed there for SEVEN weeks.
1956 - ELVIS appeared on STEVE ALLEN'S variety show. Dressed in a tux, Elvis was forced to sing "Hound Dog" to a basset hound sitting on a stool.
1956 - High jumper CHARLIE DUMAS leapt into the record books by becoming the first person EVER to jump seven feet clearing seven feet, 5/8 inches at the Los Angeles Olympic trials.
1963 - The first song written by JOHN LENNON AND PAUL MCCARTNEY made it to the Hot 100. It was "From Me To You" performed by DEL SHANNON.
1967 - KEITH RICHARDS was found guilty of ALLOWING HIS PROPERTY TO BE USED FOR THE SMOKING OF REEFER. He was fined and sentenced to one year in prison.ALSO, MICK JAGGER was found guilty of ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF THE "PEP" PILLS and was sentenced to three months in prison. But because they were rich, influential, white rock stars, their sentences were suspended on appeal.
1967 - JAYNE MANSFIELD was killed when the car she was riding in slammed into the back of a semi-tractor trailer truck. She was only 34.("Law & Order" star Mariska Hargitay is her daughter. In fact, 3-year-old Mariska, and her two brothers, were in the backseat of the car, but escaped the crash with only minor injuries. Mariska has no memory of the accident.
1978 - BOB CRANE . . . Hogan on "Hogan's Heroes" was found bludgeoned to death with a camera tripod in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 49. He had sunk deep into the underground amateur pornography industry. His murder is still unsolved.
1984 - "Conan the Destroyer", starring ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER as Conan flat-chested tigress GRACE JONES as Zula
1984 - The "Cannonball Run 2", starring Burt Reynolds Dom DeLuise .Dean Martin . Jamie Farr .Telly Savalas .Jackie Chan .Tim Conway .Tony Danza . AND SAMMY DAVIS JR. AS FENDERBAUM, was released.
2003 Actress Katharine Hepburn died at age 96.
2007 The Apple iPhone went on sale.
2009 Financier Bernard Madoff received a 150-year sentence for his multibillion-dollar fraud.
2010 Talk show host Larry King announced he would step down from his CNN show in the autumn after 25 years on the air.