Kristen Wiig ("Saturday Night Live") turns 38 years old today.
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje - 44 (Mr. Eko on "Lost" and Heavy Duty in "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra".)
General Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf - 78
Ray Bradbury -(August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) would have been 92 (TIGHT sci-fi author of "The Martian Chronicles", "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and "Fahrenheit 45
1902 President Theodore Roosevelt became the first U.S. chief executive to ride in an automobile, in Hartford, Conn.
1904 Chinese communist leader Deng Xiaoping was born in Sichuan province.
1956 President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vice President Richard M. Nixon were nominated for second terms by the Republican National Convention in San Francisco.
1986 Kerr-McGee Corp. agreed to pay the estate of Karen Silkwood $1.38 million, settling a 10-year-old nuclear contamination lawsuit.
1998 - Mark David Chapman said that he did not want any of the money that would be made from the sale of the signed "Double Fantasy" album that John Lennon signed for him the same day he was killed. Chapman was currently serving sentence for the December 8, 1980 murder.
2000 - It was announced that all 118 crewmembers aboard the Kursk submarine were dead. The Russian vessel had sunk on August 4.
2003 Alabama's chief justice, Roy Moore, was suspended for his refusal to obey a federal court order to remove his Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of his courthouse.
2005 The last Jewish settlers left the Gaza Strip, ending decades of Israel's turbulent occupation.
2010 Chilean President Sebastian Pinera confirmed that all the miners trapped deep underground for 17 days were still alive after a probe came back with a handwritten note, "All 33 of us are fine in the shelter." (The miners were rescued in October.)