Hallie Eisenberg - 20 (The adorable little girl from the Pepsi commercials. She was also in "Bicentennial Man" and "The Insider".)
Edward Furlong - 34 (Drug addict/ hairless young actor from "Terminator 2", "American History X", Check out how terrible he's looking these days BELOW...tragic!)
Jacinda Barrett - 39 (Australian chick who started off as a cast member on "Real World: London" . . . and has since starred in movies like "School for Scoundrels", "Poseidon", "Ladder 49" and "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason".)
Kevin Smith - 41 (wrote and directed Silent Bob. From "Clerks 1 & 2", "Mallrats", "Chasing Amy", "Dogma" and "Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back" and that gawd awful JERSEY GIRL).)
Mary-Louise Parker - 47 (feminist Amy Gardner on "The West Wing". Now she's selling pot on Showtime's "Weeds".)
Victoria Jackson, bat shit crazy Actress ("Saturday Night Live"), turns 53. She's now an angry fat conservative teabagger.
Joanna Cassidy, Actress, turns 67
Max Wright - 68 (Willie Tanner on "Alf". "Hey Willie!")
Wes Craven - 71 (Director of "Scream 1, 2 & 3", "A Nightmare On Elm Street", the original versions of both "Last House on the Left" and "The Hills Have Eyes"
Peter O'Toole - 79 (recently retired! He's been nominated for an Oscar EIGHT times but has never won. You know him best as Lawrence in "Lawrence Of Arabia".I loved him in MY FAVORITE YEAR..I am not an actor..I'm a movie STAR!!!)
Carroll O'Connor - (1924 - 2001) (Archie Bunker on "All In The Family" and Sheriff Bill Gillespie on "In the Heat of the Night".)
Myrna Loy 8/2/1905 - 12/14/1993 American motion-picture actress
1776 - Members of the Continental Congress began signing the official DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. The July 4th printings that were first sent out only had the names of John Hancock (President of the Congress) and Charles Thomson (Secretary).
1876 - "WILD BILL" HICKOK was shot in the head from behind and killed while playing poker at a saloon in Deadwood, South Dakota. He was holding pairs of Aces and Eights which has since been known at poker tables everywhere as "THE DEAD MAN'S HAND".
1892 - THE ESCALATOR was patented by genius Charles A. Wheeler.
1921 - The notorious "BLACK SOX" SCANDAL came to an end.(eight players from the Chicago White Sox who were accused of fixing the 1919 World Series were ACQUITTED by a jury in Chicago. but despite the acquittal, all eight players were banned for life, including "SHOELESS" JOE JACKSON.)
1939 - ALBERT EINSTEIN, a refugee from Nazi Germany at the time, wrote a letter to President Franklin Roosevelt about the power of the ATOM BOMB.(He wrote, quote: A single bomb of this type, carried by boat and exploded in a port, might very well destroy the whole port together with some of the surrounding territory." The letter marked the start of nuclear insanity.)
1943 - Navy LIEUTENANT JOHN F. KENNEDY rescued members of his crew when their boat, PT-109, was split in half by a Japanese destroyer.
1969 - BOB DYLAN surprised everyone by showing up for his 10-year high school reunion at the Moose Lodge in Hibbing, Minnesota. He and his wife, Sara, only stayed an hour because some drunk jack-ass redneck tried to pick a fight with him.
1974 - Funeral services were held in Hollywood for MAMA CASS ELLIOT. Among those in attendance were John and Michelle Phillips and Sonny Bono. Mama Cass' body was cremated and her ashes were buried in Maryland.
1975 - "One Of These Nights" by The Eagles, hit #1 on the pop chart.
1983 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted to designate the third Monday in January a federal holiday in honor of the great DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
1991 - RICK JAMES was arrested in Los Angeles, and charged with the sexual torture of a 24-year-old woman who said he burned her with the HOT END OF A CRACK PIPE.(Both he and his crack-addicted lover bitch Tanya were convicted of assault and torture of that woman and one other. He served three years. She served 15 months.)
1990 - SADDAM HUSSEIN led Iraq's army into Kuwait shortly before dawn. Iraqi troops seized the Kuwaiti ruler's palace and other government buildings. The Iraqis were soon driven out by OPERATION DESERT STORM.
1997 - KELSEY GRAMMER married the very beautiful IBS sufferer Camille Donatacci. (--Now they're divorced. and kelsy has a new young piece.)
1998 - Ventriloquist SHARI LEWIS (of Lamb Chop fame) died in Los Angeles at age 65. She succumbed to uterine cancer.
1999 - M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN'S "The Sixth Sense", starring BRUCE WILLIS and HALEY JOEL OSMENT, was released. It only made $26.6 million in its opening weekend, but went on to score a box office total of $294 million. I SEE DEAD PEOPLE!
2000 Republicans nominated Texas Gov. George W. Bush for president and Dick Cheney for vice president at the party's convention in Philadelphia. tht was the beginning of the end.
2007 Mattel recalled nearly a million Chinese-made toys from its Fisher-Price division that were found to have excessive amounts of lead.