Merle Haggard - 76(Country outlaw. and Kennedy Center honoree) (His biggest albums include 1969's "Okie from Muskogee", which features the hit title track and "Mama Tried"; and his disc "Pancho and Lefty" with Willie Nelson with the hit title track and "Reasons to Quit".)
Billy Dee Williams is 76.(Lando Calrissian in "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi"; and lover of COLT .45 MALT LIQUOR . . . AND white women!!!)
John Ratzenberger (Cheers) is 66. (Cliff Clavin on "Cheers", the voice of the piggy bank "Hamm" in "Toy Story", and MAJOR DERLIN IN "THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK".)
Marilu Henner (Taxi, Evening Shade) is 61. (was the Saucy Elaine Nardo on "Taxi".)
Jason Hervey (The Wonder Years) is 41.(Big brother Wayne on "The Wonder Years" butthead.
Diora Baird - 30 (Vivian in "Wedding Crashers".)
Tim Hasselbeck - 35 (Former NFL quarterback who schtupps "View" conservative Gop Clueless bitch Elisabeth Hasselbeck any time SHE wants him to.)
Eliza Coupe, Actress ("Happy Endings"), turns 32
Charlie McDermott, Actor ("The Middle"), turns 23
1830 - The CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS was organized by JOSEPH SMITH in Fayette, New York. You probably know them as those darn Mormons.
1868 - Mormon Church leader and Utah governor BRIGHAM YOUNG married his 27th and final wife. He was 69. He had 47 children.
1896 The first modern Olympic Games opened in Athens, Greece.
1926 - Q-TIPS COTTON SWABS were introduced. At the time, they were called"BABY GAYS".
1930 - HOSTESS TWINKIES WERE INVENTED.
1954 - TV DINNERS WERE FIRST PUT ON SALE BY SWANSON & SONS.
1959 - Hal Holbrook opened in the off-Broadway presentation of "Mark Twain Tonight."
1962 - The Russian newspaper "Pravda" warned youths about the dangers of twisting.
1965 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson authorized the use of ground troops in combat operations in Vietnam.
1983 Interior Secretary James Watt banned the Beach Boys from the 4th of July celebration on the Washington Mall, saying rock 'n' roll bands attract the "wrong element."
1999 - Carmen Electra filed for a divorce from Dennis Rodman. They had only been married six months.
2005 Prince Rainier III of Monaco died at age 81.