MAX CASELLA - 45 (was Benny Fazio on "The Sopranos" AND . . . VINNIE DELPINO on "DOOGIE HOWSER"!!!)
Paul Giamatti - 45 (Lifetime character actor who turned into a a big star with "Sideways" and "Cinderella Man".)
Cam Neely - 47 (Pro hockey player who's had cameos in three of the Farrelly brothers' movies: "Dumb & Dumber", "Me, Myself & Irene" and "Stuck On You".)
Jason Isaacs - 49 (Malfoy's dad in the "Harry Potter" movies and Captain Hook in 2003's live-action "Peter Pan".)
Steve Vai - 52 (classically trained rock guitarist who has worked with Whitesnake, Frank Zappa, Johnny Rotten and Ozzy Osbourne.)
Colin Quinn - 53
Björn Borg - 56 (Winner at Wimbledon FIVE TIMES . . . IN A ROW . . . a feat that's never been touched. Then he retired at age 26.)
Sandra Bernhard - 57 (Lover of labia majora AND menorah.)
Harvey Fierstein - 60 (The truly Fabulously gay, talented hoarse-sexy voiced,actor/playwrite/ Torch Song TRilogy- Edna In HAIRSPRAY and in "Independence Day", "Mrs. Doubtfire" and an episode of "Ellen" entitled, "It's a Gay, Gay, Gay, Gay World".)
Robert Englund - 65 (Freddy Krueger in the "Nightmare on Elm Street" movies.)
GARY U.S. BONDS!!! - 73
Levi Stubbs - Would have been 75 - (1936 - 2008) (The Four Tops' lead singer.He was also the voice of Audrey 2, the man-eating plant in the movie version of the "Little Shop of Horrors" musical. FEED ME!!!)
1844 The YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION was founded in London. That's the YMCA.
1896 Bored fishermen George Harbo and Frank Samuelson set off from New York in a quest to become the first people to ROW ACROSS THE ATLANTIC . . . no motor, no sails. They had an 18-foot boat stocked with five pairs of oars, 60 gallons of water and lots of canned goods.
1925 The CHRYSLER corporation was founded by Walter Percy Chrysler.
1933 THE FIRST DRIVE-IN MOVIE THEATER OPENEDin Camden, New Jersey.
1944 Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, on "D-DAY".
1962 After an unsuccessful audition and turned down by Decca Records, THE BEATLES auditioned for producer George Martin at EMI Records in London. He signed them. I'm sure the idiot at Decca was fired at some point.
1968 Stock car driver BUDDY BAKER drove into the wall at Smoky Mountain Raceway. As he was being taken away in an ambulance, the back door opened and he fell out. He survived that, too, and continued racing.
1968 ROBERT KENNEDY DIED at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles at 1:44 A.M. Pacific . . . 25 hours after he was shot by Sirhan Sirhan.
1968 The ROLLING STONES added the words "Who Killed The Kennedys" to the song "Sympathy For The Devil", after hearing of Robert Kennedy's death.
1969 - Rod Stewart signed a solo recording contract with Mercury Records.
1971 The "Ed Sullivan Show" was canceled after 23 years. GLADYS KNIGHT & HER PIPS were Ed's last musical guests.
1978 California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 13, a ballot measure calling for major cuts in property taxes. WHICH AS LED TO THE DOWNFALL OF THIS STATE EVER SINCE.
1980 "Urban Cowboy" was released starring JOHN TRAVOLTA and DEBRA WINGER.
1983 - "Octopussy" opened wide. "Octopussy" was the 13th movie in the James Bond series. Maud Adams WAS Octopussy! We love saying "Octopussy"!
1992 David Bowie and Iman were married in Florence, Italy.
2001 Democrats assumed control of the U.S. Senate when Sen. James Jeffords of Vermont left the Republican Party to become an independent.
2002 In Malibu, CA, Diana Ross entered a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center.
2004 Phylicia Rashad became the first African-American actress to win a Tony for a leading dramatic role for her work in a revival of "A Raisin in the Sun."
2005 The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that people who smoke marijuana because their doctors recommend it to ease pain can be prosecuted for violating federal drug laws