Jessica Lucas - 27 (Lilly in "Cloverfield" and one of the teachers on "Melrose Place".)
Justin Bruening - 33 (The guy who starred in that now-defunct Gawd Awful "Knight Rider" reboot.)
Stephanie McMahon - 36 (The WWE's Billion-Dollar Princess.)
Nia Vardalos- 50 (Writer and star of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding".)
Kevin Sorbo - 54 ("Hercules" AND the Captain on Gene Roddenberry's "Andromeda".)
Gordon Clapp - 64 (Greg Medovoy from "NYPD Blue".)
Lou Dobbs, News anchor, turns 67.. racist bigot who hates Latin people
Audra Lindley - (1918 - 1997) (Mrs. Roper on "Three's Company".)
Jim Henson - (1936 - 1990) ("Muppets" genius.)
Linda McCartney - (1941 - 1998) (Wings and the BEST Mrs. Paul McCartney)
Phil Hartman - (1948 - 1998) (Genius. Andy Dick is responsible for his death, because he re-introduced Phil's crazy wife, Brynn, to cocaine after she'd quit . . . then she went on to MURDER Phil and take her own life.-That's why Jon Lovitz administered a good old-fashioned thrashing to Andy at a comedy club two summers ago. And he'll do it again if he gets the chance.)
Jim McKay - Would have been 90 - (1921 - 2008) (Sportscaster.)
F. Scott Fitzgerald - (1896 - 1940) (Author of "The Great Gatsby". Which is getting remade again with leonardo Dicaprio)
1869 Financiers Jay Gould and James Fisk tried to corner the gold market, sending Wall Street into a panic and leaving thousands of investors in financial ruin.
1896 Author F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minn.
1934 - BABE RUTH played his last game with the New York Yankees. The Boston Red Sox beat them 5-0.
1955 - Judy Garland made her TV debut on the "Ford Star Jubilee" on CBS.
1957 The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field before moving to Los Angeles for the next season.
1968 "60 Minutes" premiered on CBS.HARRY REASONER and MIKE WALLACE hosted the debut of "60 Minutes". It is now the longest-running TV newsmagazine in history
1969 A trial began for the "Chicago Eight," who were accused of inciting riots at the 1968 Democratic national convention.
1976 Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was sentenced to seven years in prison for her part in a 1974 bank robbery.
1977 - "The Love Boat" debuted on ABC-TV. The theme song was sung by Jack Jones and was written by Paul Williams and Charles Fox.
1982 - Prince's "1999" single was released.
1984 - Neil Hamilton, who played Commissioner Gordon on the CLASSIC "Batman" TV series in the 1960s
1991 - DR. SEUSS (Theodor Seuss Geisel) died of cancer at 87. He never had any kids of his own . . . and his first book was rejected by over 20 publ
1991 The album "Nevermind" by Nirvana was released.
1996 The world's major nuclear powers signed a treaty to end all testing and development of nuclear weapons.
1998 Redesigned $20 bills meant to be harder to counterfeit went into circulation.
2005 - DEMI MOORE and ASHTON KUTCHER were secretly married.
2005 - HURRICANE RITA hit the Gulf Coast . . . flooding part of New Orleans for the second time in a month and a half.
2007 United Auto Workers walked off the job at GM plants in the first nationwide strike during auto contract negotiations since 1976. (A tentative pact ended the walkout two days later.)