OOPS forgot Yesterdays Birthdays...
Chris Hemsworth - 29 (Thor in "Thor" and in the upcoming"Avengers" movies. He was Kirk's dad in "Star Trek" remake who died a very heroic death
Amber Brkich - 34 ("Survivor: All Stars" winner and "Amazing Race 7" runner up. )
Joe Rogan - 45 ("Fear Factor" host- AGAIN)
Joe Jackson - 58 (the singer who did "Steppin' Out", not the violent, abusive maniac OLD father who turned Michael Jackson into a plastic surgery-addicted junkie who di dn't live to see his 51st birthday. Please do not get them confused.)
HULK HOGAN - 59 (6-foot-7. 275 pounds. 22-inch wrestler". However..his wife would still rather schtupp a skinny, 20-year-old surfer dude.)
Eric Carmen - 63 ("All By Myself", "Make Me Lose Control" AND "Hungry Eyes".)
Ian McDiarmid - 68 (The Emperor / Darth Sidious /Supreme Chancellor Palpatine in the "Star Wars" movies.)
Mike Douglas - Would have been 86 (1925 - 2006) (Former talk-show host AND Rosie O'Donnell's idol.)
Alex Haley - (1921 - 1992) ("Roots" author.)
1896 - A patent was issued to Harvey Hubbell for the ELECTRIC LIGHT BULB SOCKET with a pull-chain!!!
1919 - Scottish-born steel mogul ANDREW CARNEGIE died at age 83. (He wanted to be poor when he left this world, so he sold all of his stock 19 years before he died and spent the rest of his life TRYING to give his money away. He got rid of $308 MILLION but still had $22 million left when he died.)
1934 - The first federal prisoners arrived at the island prison ALCATRAZ (The Rock) in San Francisco Bay.
1944 - Four members of the James Marvin Cosson family were killed when a U.S. Air Force plane ACCIDENTALLY DROPPED THREE BOMBS ON THEIR HOME in DeFuniak Springs, Florida.
1965 - Rioting and looting broke out in the predominantly-black WATTS section of Los Angeles. In the week that followed, 34 people were killed and more than 1,000 were injured.
1972 - ELVIS and PRISCILLA PRESLEY filed for divorce after less than five years of marriage.
1977 - DAVID "THE SON OF SAM" BERKOWITZ was arrested. The psycho loonie was caught when he got a parking ticket a couple blocks from the scene of one of his killings.
1984 - During a sound check for his weekly radio address, PRESIDENT REAGANjoked, "My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you that I just signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes."
1987 - CLARA PELLER died at age 86. She was the "WHERE'S THE BEEF?!?" lady for WENDY'S!!! During her ad campaign, Wendy's sales jumped 31%.
1987 ALAN GREENSPAN became Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve. He was appointed by Reagan and got to fuck with your head for nearly 20 years, until 2006. (--His successor is the bearded and bald Ben Bernanke.)
1994 - Horror legend PETER CUSHING better known to you young uns as the Grand Moff Tarkin in "Star Wars" died of prostate cancer at 81.
2002 - JASON PRIESTLEY crashed his racecar into a retaining wall at 180 miles per hour during practice for the Indy Racing Infiniti Pro Series at the Kentucky Speedway.(He broke both of his feet and suffered a spinal fracture and a head injury, but didn't die. Well he was..but not for long.Jason claims that technically, he WAS dead for several seconds at the hospital. But he didn't experience any revelations. He said, quote, "As far as I know, there are no white lights. I was there where you're supposed to see them and I didn't.")
2006 The Transportation Security Administration banned all liquids, gels and aerosols from passenger cabins on airliners one day after a thwarted terrorist attack.
2009 Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of President John F. Kennedy and founder of the Special Olympics, died at age 88.