Anthony Mackie - 33 (Papa Doc in "8 Mile", Tupac in "Notorious", Sergeant Sanborn in "The Hurt Locker", and Abe Lincoln's sidekick in "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter".)
Jermaine Dupri - 40 (Young urban mogul AND the man who discovered KRIS KROSS. He used to get to nail Janet Jackson any time he wanted to . . . but he let that slip away.)
Chi McBride - 52 (who played Principal Harper on "Boston Public" AND the "wise" dishwasher in "Waiting". Was most recently on "Human Target".)
Bruce Springsteen - 63 The Boss
Mary Kay Place 64 Actress
Julio Iglesias- 69 Master Spanish Swordsman and his Latin seed gave us Enrique Iglesias.)
Mickey Rooney - 92. one of the last MGM stars. Your snotty il spoiled kids prolly know him as a retiring guard in Night at the museums... the trainer in "The Black Stallion", or the voice of Santa in "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" and "The Year Without a Santa Claus".
RAY CHARLES - Would have been 81 (1930 - 2004) ("THE GENIUS") (Only the creator of soul music. He died of liver failure.)
1642 - HARVARD held its first commencement ceremony.
1779 - The American warship, "Bonhomme Richard", commanded by JOHN PAUL JONES, defeated the "HMS Serapis" during the Revolutionary War. During the battle Jones said his famous quote: "I have NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT!"
1879 - Richard Rhodes of River Park, Illinois, patented THE FIRST HEARING AID. The device looked like a fan, and it was held against the TEETH.
1908 - The term "BONEHEAD" was first used . . . to describe New York Giants baseball player Fred Merkle, who failed to touch first base after his teammate scored the game-winning run on his hit. The slip-up cost the Giants the pennant and became known as "Merkle's Boner."
1938 - A TIME CAPSULE, TO BE OPENED IN THE YEAR 6939, was buried on the grounds of the World's Fair in New York City!!!
1969 - "The London Daily Mirror" started the "PAUL MCCARTNEY IS DEAD" rumor.
1992 - MANON RHEAUME became the first woman to play in a major professional team sport. As goalie for the TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING, she gave up 2 goals in 20 minutes, and Tampa Bay lost to St. Louis 6-4 in an NHL exhibition game.
1994 - "The Shawshank Redemption" was released. You see it on TNT nightly.
1997 - The Senate Finance Committee opened hearings into reports of alleged ABUSES BY THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE!!!