Andrew Luck - 23 (Heisman trophy winner who's trying to fill Peyton Manning's shoes for the Indianapolis Colts this year.)
Emmy Rossum - 26 (Christine in "The Phantom of the Opera".)
Jennifer Hudson - 31 ("American Idol" loser and Oscar WINNER. After YOU, America, deemed her not good enough to win your silly stupid ass singing competition, she won Best Supporting Actress for "Dreamgirls" and a big Fuk you!)
Yao Ming, Basketball player, turns 32
Benjamin McKenzie - 34 ("O.C." twink. now bad ass cop on SOUTHLAND)
Bizzy Bone - 36 (The high-pitched gangsta in Bones Thugs-N-Harmony.)
Paul Walker - 39 (Pretty-boy from "The Fast And The Furious" movies who made his film debut in the 1987 classic, "Monster in the Closet" .along with a pre-pubescent Fergie!!!)
Jason Statham - 40 (Bad-ass with an attitude from the "Transporter" movies and "Death Race".)
Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., turns 53 years old today.
Nina Blackwood - 57 (One of the original VJs when MTV debuted on August 1st, 1981. Where is she now? Satellite radio?)
Joe Pantoliano - 61 (Backstabber in "The Matrix", Guido the pimp in "Risky Business", devious Teddy in "Memento", AND Ralphie "Headless" Cifaretto on "The Sopranos".)
Linda Gray - 72 (Sue Ellen on "Dallas"and on the NEW DALLAS.)
Sir Ian Holm - 81 (Bilbo Baggins in two of the three "Lord Of The Rings" movies and Zach Braff's dad in "Garden State".)
Barry White - Would've been 69 - (1944 - 2003) (Beautiful Music Man with the uncanny ability to assist gentlemen in the removal of ladies' panties.)
Jesse Owens - (1913 - 1980) (Track and field legend who won FOUR gold medals AND set a World Record at the 1936 Olympics in Germany.)
1980 - Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini listed four conditions for the release of American hostages taken on November 4, 1979. The conditions were the unfreezing of Iranian assets, the return of the shah’s wealth to Iran, the cancellation of U.S. claims against Iran, and a U.S. pledge of noninterference in Iran’s internal affairs.
1981 - In London, Scotland Yard announced that nine Italian terrorists had been arrested as prime suspects in the 1980 bombing of a Bologna train station in which more than 80 people were killed.
1983 - Arnold Schwarzenegger became a U.S. citizen. He had emigrated from Austria 14 years earlier.
1984 - Michael Jordan signed a seven-year contract to play basketball with the Chicago Bulls.
1984 - Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets set a rookie strikeout record with his 251st strikeout of the season.
1986 - Joseph Cicippio was kidnapped in Beirut. He was the acting comptroller at the American University in Beirut. Cicippio was released in December of 1991.
1986 - The U.S. released Soviet physicist Gennadiy Zakharov and the Soviet Union released journalist Nicholas Daniloff. Both were put into the custody of their respective countries pending their espionage trials.
1988 - Hurricane Gilbert hit Jamaica killing 45 people and causing about $1 billion in damage.
1991 - The space shuttle Discovery took off on a mission to deploy an observatory that was to study the Earth's ozone layer.
1992 - Police in Peru captured Shining Path founder Abimael Guzman.
1992 - Dr. Mae Carol Jemison became the first African-American woman in space. She was the payload specialist aboard the space shuttle Endeavor. Also onboard were Mission Specialist N. Jan Davis and Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Mark C. Lee. They were the first married couple to fly together in space. And, Mamoru Mohri became the first Japanese person to fly into space.
1994 - Frank Corder was killed when he crashed a stolen, single-engine Cessna on the South Lawn of the White House.
1995 - Two Americans were killed when their hydrogen balloon was shot down by the Belarussian military during an international race.
2009 - Steve Jobs announced that Apple's iTunes had 88% of the legal U.S. music download market.