Oliver Hudson - 35 (Goldie Hawn's son . . . Kate Hudson's brother . . . and supposedly Sharon Stone's one-time hairless twink. Sharon's 52 now.)
Corbin Bernsen - 57 ("L.A. Law" and "Major League" man-skank.)
JULIE KAVNER - 61 (THEVOICE OF MARGE ON "THE SIMPSONS".)
GLORIA GAYNOR - 62 ("I Will Survive")
Buddy Holly - (1936 - 1959) (Some guy who had a Weezer song named after him.)
DON MESSICK - (1926 - 1997) (voice actor who did the voices of Scooby Doo; Papa Smurf; Boo Boo AND Ranger Smith of "Yogi Bear" fame; Snap of Snap, Crackle and Pop; Bamm Bamm on "The Flintstones"; AND Astro on "The Jetsons".)
1896 - A.H. Whiting won the very FIRST CAR RACE held on a track. About Forty thousand rednecks showed up in Cranston, Rhode Island, to see Whiting tear around the course at 24 miles-per-hour.
1940 - Those darn krazy Krauts of Nazi Germany began their blitz on the British in London during World War Deuce.
1963 - The NFL HALL OF FAME was dedicated in Canton, Ohio.
1973 - At an ELTON JOHN concert at the Hollywood Bowl, MC and porno star LINDA "Deep Throat" LOVELACE, introduced Elton by screaming, "Here he is, the biggest, largest, most gigantic and fantastic man, the costar of my next movie. . . Elton John!"
1978 - The Who's drummer, KEITH MOON, died in London after overdosing on Hemenephirin, a prescription drug that was supposed to have helped him whoop his alcohol addiction.(He was only 31. Keith Moon died in the very same apartment where MAMA CASS of the Mamas and Papas had passed away four years earlier. bet you can rent that place cheap)
1979 - Entertainment & Sports Programming Network ESPN made its cable TV debut.
1979 - GARY NUMAN released his album "The Pleasure Principle".which features the smash hit "Cars".
1984 - JANET JACKSON became EL DEBARGE'S sister-in-law. Sadly, she had her marriage to James DeBarge annulled a year later. One of those debarges ended up in jail..
1996 - At 11:15 P.M., just after a Mike Tyson fight, TUPAC SHAKUR and SUGE KNIGHT were shot while riding in Suge's BMW 750 sedan on the Las Vegas Strip. Tupac was shot three times in the chest. Shrapnel grazed Suge's big head. Tupac 25, died 6 days later,.
1998 - St. Louis Cardinal MARK "STEROIDS" MCGWIRE UNFAIRLY equaled ROGER MARIS' single-season home run record when he hit #61 in a game against SAMMY "CORKED BAT" SOSA and the Chicago Cubs.
2003 - WARREN ZEVON died of lung cancer. . . two weeks after the release of his farewell album, "The Wind". He was only 56.
2006 Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage confirmed he was the source of a leak that disclosed the identity of CIA employee Valerie Plame, saying he didn't realize Plame's job was covert.
2008 Troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were placed in government conservatorship.