Wil Wheaton - 40 (Hairless Wesley Crusher on "Star Trek: The Next Generation", and hairless Gordie in "Stand By Me".)
RODNEY ALLEN RIPPY!!! - 44 (Cute nubian kid from the Jack-in-the-Box commercials back in the '70s.)
Alexandra Paul - 49 ("Baywatch" babe.)
Tony Sirico - 70 (was Paulie Walnuts on "The Sopranos". He actually did time in prison for a couple of stickups back in the '60s. True.)
Elizabeth Dole - 76 (Receiver of Bob Dole's Viagra-rejuvenated GOP monster.)
Peter Jennings - Would have been 74 - (1938 - 2005)
1771 - The delicious after-dinner drink, AQUA TUFANIA, was banned in England. It was a poisonous concoction sold to husbands who wanted to kill their wives or enemies. MADAM TUFANIA, the French woman who invented the drink, was publicly STRANGLED.
1890 - VINCENT VAN GOGH died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers, France.
1957 Jack Paar debuted as host of NBC's "Tonight" show.
1966 - BOB DYLAN was injured in a motorcycle accident near his home in Woodstock, New York. He broke several vertebrae, and suffered amnesia and mild paralysis and his voice and music were never the same.
1974 - MAMA CASS ELLIOTT of the MAMAS & PAPAS died of a heart attack NOT from choking on the ham sandwich found next to her very strong bed.
1981 - PRINCE CHARLES and LADY DIANA were married before 2,500 guests at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. The fairy-tale wedding was watched by 700 MILLION viewers around the world. Charles and Diana were divorced on August 28th, 1996.
1983 - The film "Private School", starring PHOEBE CATES, opened.
1995 - "Dreaming Of You", by slain Tejano star SELENA, debuted at #1 on the charts some four months after her death.
1996 - 35-year-old CARL LEWIS shocked the world by taking the Gold medal in the long jump at the Atlanta Olympics. It was his NINTH Gold, and it made him one of only two athletes ever to win the same event at four straight Olympic Games.
2000 - BRAD PITT married JENNIFER ANISTON. Today would have been their 10th anniversary. (Their divorce was finalized in October of
2005. Angelina Jolie gave birth to Brad's daughter Shiloh in May of 2006.
2008Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, was indicted on seven felony counts of concealing more than a quarter of a million dollars in house renovations and gifts he had received from a powerful oil contractor. (A judge later dismissed the case, saying prosecutors had withheld evidence.)