Anderson Cooper - 45 (Prematurely gray and "ambiguously" gay CNN news stud will eventually Fly outa the closet.) Anderson's mother is designer Gloria Vanderbilt. Your mother wore her ridiculously-tight jeans in the early '80s. That whore.)
Rafael Nadal - 26 (Tennis superstar who's beaten Roger Federer five of the seven times they've played in a Grand Slam final match. Their final at Wimbledon 2008 which Nadal won is considered one of the best matches of all time.)
James Purefoy - 48 (The mantastic Marc Anthony on HBO's "Rome".)
Scott Valentine- 54 (NICK ON "FAMILY TIES"!!!)
Dan Hill - 57 ("Sometimes When We Touch")
Suzi Quatro - 62 (LeatherTuscadero on "Happy Days". Leather was Pinky's naughty kid sister.)
Deniece Williams - 62 (She sang the theme to "FAMILY TIES" and LETS HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS!!!!)
Melissa Mathison - 62 (Harrison Ford's ex-wife. She wrote "E.T.")
Eddie Holman - 66 ("Hey There, Lonely Girl")
Chuck Barris - 83 (TV producer . . . developed "The Dating Game", "The Newlywed Game" and "The Gong Show". He also wrote the 1962 smash single "Palisades Park" and may have been an undercover CIA operative.)
Maurice Evans - (1901 - 1989) (he was Dr. Zaius, the orangutan in "Planet of the Apes" and "Beneath the Planet of the Apes"! He was also Samantha's father Maurice on "Bewitched" .and Rosemary's friend Hutch in "Rosemary's Baby".)
Tony Curtis - (1925 - 2010) would have been 87 another dead legend of a bygone era...SPARTICUS anyone?
Billy Powell - Would have been 60 - (1952 - 2009) (Lynyrd Skynyrd pianist.)
Curtis Mayfield - (1942 - 1999) (He composed the soundtrack to "Superfly"!)
Jefferson Davis - (1808 - 1889) (President of the Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War. Rednecks LOVE him like their mountain dew and pork rinds.)
1800 - PRESIDENT JOHN ADAMS moved to Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, the White House wasn't finished yet, so he moved into a room above a TAVERN. ( he got free liquor)
1849 - The New York Knickerbockers became the first baseball team to WEAR UNIFORMS .which consisted of blue pants, white shirts and lovely straw hats.
1888 - The poem "Casey At The Bat", by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, was first published in the "San Francisco Daily Examiner". He earned a whopping $5.
1937 - The Duke of Windsor married WALLIS WARFIELD SIMPSON. He WAS KING EDWARD THE EIGHTH of England, but he was forced to give up the throne in order to marry a commoner.
1939 - "The Beer Barrel Polka" by WILL GLAHE hit number one .
1946 - Jacques Heim, a French fashion designer, debuted a two-piece bathing suit in Paris, and named it the BIKINI after the Bikini Atoll islands in the South Pacific where ATOMIC BOMB TESTING was going on.He chose that name because he thought the bikini was SO SCANDALOUS and Scanty that people would react to it the way they react to an atomic bomb being dropped.
1955 - "The Seven Year Itch" was released starring MARILYN MONROE and a subway vent that blew up her skirt.
1970 - RAY DAVIES of the Kinks flew from New York to London to change one word in the recording of "Lola". "Coca-Cola" became "Cherry Cola" because the BBC did not allow commercial references in songs.
1987 - The BBC banned the GEORGE MICHAEL song "I Want Your Sex" from daytime radio.
1991 - WILLIE NELSON released "Who'll Buy My Memories - The IRS Tapes" to try to pay off his $16 million tax bill.
1992 - In a moment that would have a surprisingly strong positive effect on his run, presidential candidate BILLY CLINTON played saxophone on "The Arsenio Hall Show". He blew "Heartbreak Hotel" and "God Bless The Child".
2001 - TINA FEY married "Second City TV" director Jeff Richmond.
2001 - ANTHONY QUINN died from pneumonia at the age of 86. the Bull
2006 - BEN AFFLECK'S little bro (Casey) married JOAQUIN PHOENIX'S little sis (Summer). They have two sons together. Casey and Summer, that is.
2009 - DAVID CARRADINE was found dead in a hotel room, hanging by a rope in the closet. The accepted theory is that it wasn't a suicide it was AUTOEROTIC ASPHYXIATION gone wrong Little grasshopper.
This was the beginning to the infamous Summer of Death . . .Over the course of the summer of '09, we lost a huge number of celebrities, including Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Walter Cronkite, Ed McMahon, Billy Mays,DJ AM, Patrick Swayze, Ted Kennedy, Frank McCourt and, perhaps most sadly Gidget, the Taco Bell Chihuahua.)