Stephen Merchant - 39 (He co-created the British version of "The Office" with Ricky Gervais
Billy Connolly 69 Actor, comedian
Stanley Livingston 61 ("My Three Sons") Actor
Ruben Santiago-Hudson 55 Actor
Denise Crosby - 55 (Bing's granddaughter and Tasha Yar on "Star Trek: The Next Generation"!
Colin Hanks 35 Actor Son OF TOM HANKS...think he had to pay his dues?
Sarah Hyland 22 (Julie Bowen's cute teenage daughter Haley on "Modern Family"
Dwight Schultz - 65 (Murdock on "The A-Team"! AND the neurotic Lieutenant Reginald Barclay on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" AND "Star Trek: Voyager"
Pete Best - 71 (Drummer replaced by RINGO STARR just as The Beatles were on the verge of success.
Oscar Robertson - 74 ("The Big O". NBA point-guard legend.
Dale Carnegie - (1888 - 1955) (Author of "How to Win Friends & Influence People". It's said to be the second best-selling non-fiction book of all time . . . only behind the Bible.)
1859 - CHARLES DARWIN published "On The Origin Of Species", which explained his THEORY OF EVOLUTION.
1950 The musical "Guys and Dolls," based on the writings of Damon Runyon and featuring songs by Frank Loesser, opened on Broadway.
On Nov. 24, 1963, Jack Ruby shot and mortally wounded Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President Kennedy.
1969 Apollo 12 returned to Earth after the second manned mission to the moon.
1971 Hijacker D.B. Cooper parachuted from a Northwest Airlines 727 over Washington state with $200,000 in ransom. His fate remains unknown.
1985 The hijacking of an Egyptair jetliner parked on the ground in Malta ended with 60 deaths when Egyptian commandos stormed the plane; two of the dead were shot by the hijackers.
1989 Czechoslovakia's hard-line party leadership resigned after more than a week of protests against its policies.
1991 Rock singer Freddie Mercury of Queen died at age 45 of pneumonia brought on by AIDS.
1992 Former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger pleaded innocent to making a false statement in the Iran-Contra affair.
1998 America Online confirmed it was buying Netscape Communications in a deal ultimately worth $10 billion.
2000 The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider George W. Bush's appeal against the hand recounting of presidential ballots in Florida.
2003 - GLEN CAMPBELL the 67-year-old Country/pop legend behind "Rhinestone Cowboy" was arrested for extreme drunk driving and hit and run in Phoenix, Arizona. He allegedly kneed a police officer while resisting arrest.
2003 A jury in Virginia Beach, Va., sentenced John Allen Muhammad to death for the Washington-area sniper shootings.