Anika Noni Rose - 40 (Lorrell in "Dreamgirls". She's also was the voice of Disney's first black princess in "The Princess and the Frog" . . .)
Macy Gray - 45 (Five-foot, 11-and-a-half-inch nubian with the fabulous fro. .)
ROSIE PEREZ - 48 (Puerto Rican with the perfectly normal, soothing, non-obnoxious voice.)
PAL WAAKTAAR of A-HA!!! is 51
MICHAEL WINSLOW!!! - 54 ("Police Academy" noise-making clown. He's still doing "comedy" as "The Man Of 10,000 Sound Effects".)
Swoosie Kurtz - 68 (Jake Gyllenhaal's mom (slash) WILDFIRE in "Bubble Boy".)
Jo Anne Worley - 75 (comedic genius on "Laugh In".)
Here's me and the fabulous Jo Ann Worley and Nancy Dussault
1825 Bolivia declared its independence from Peru.
1890 The electric chair was used for the first time, to execute a convicted murderer at Auburn State Prison in New York.
1890 Hall of fame pitcher Cy Young made his major league debut with the Cleveland Spiders of the National League.
1914 Austria-Hungary declared war against Russia, and Serbia declared war against Germany at the outbreak of World War I.
1926 Gertrude Ederle of New York became the first American woman to swim the English Channel.
1960 - Chubby Checker performed "The Twist" on American TV for the first time on "American Bandstand."
1962 Jamaica became an independent dominion within the British Commonwealth.
1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act.
1965 The album "Help!" by the Beatles was released.
1978 Pope Paul VI died at age 80.
1987 - Madonna's movie "Who's That Girl" premiered in New York.
1995 - The first "Soul Train: Lady of Soul Awards" took place.
1995 - The Senate Ethics Committee voted unanimously to recommend EXPELLING Naughty Senator BOB PACKWOOD, accused of groping, kissing, hitting on, and grabbing 29 WOMEN'S BREASTS.
1998 Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky testified before a grand jury about her relationship with President Bill Clinton.
2000 - It was announced that Ice-T would play a detective on the TV series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."
2001 President George W. Bush received a memo entitled "Bin Laden Determined To Strike in U.S." as part of his daily intelligence briefing.
2007 The Crandall Canyon Mine in central Utah collapsed, trapping six coal miners. (All six miners died, along with three rescuers.)
2008 The government declared that Army scientist Bruce Ivins was solely responsible for the anthrax attacks that killed five in 2001. (Ivins had committed suicide on July 29.)
2008 A U.S. military jury convicted Osama bin Laden's former driver, Salim Hamdan, of supporting terrorism in the first war crimes trial at Guantanamo Bay.
2009 Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed as the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice by a Senate vote of 68-31