Laura Prepon, Actress turns 34 Donna, the redheaded Amazon minx on "That '70s Show".
Brandon T. Jackson - 30 (Alpa Chino in "Tropic Thunder", Duke in the Rock's "Tooth Fairy" flick, and Percy's goat-footed protector in "Percy Jackson and the Olympians".).
RACHEL WEISZ - 43 (--Her last name is pronounced "VICE".) (--She's sexy Evie Carnahan in "The Mummy" AND the "The Mummy Returns". She's won an Oscar and several other awards for her non-Brendan Fraser-related movies.
Alex Sanders - 46 (Pornographic he-whore who's starred in 1,870 fine films, including . . . "Pulp Friction", "Charlie's Anals", "Intercourse with the Vampire", "Hunchback of Nasty Dames" AND "Take This Wad and Shove It!"!)
Wanda Sykes - 50
Taylor Dayne - 52 (Biggest hits: "Tell It to My Heart" and "Love Will Lead You Back"
Bryan Cranston (58)
Daniel J. Travanti, Actor ("Hill Street Blues"), turns 74
Willard Scott - 80 (Legendary bald weatherman from the "Today" show, AND the original RONALD MCDONALD!!!
Tammy Faye Bakker Messner - Would have been 71 - (1942 - 2007)
1933 - MONOPOLY was invented.
1939 - Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians recorded "Auld Lang Syne."
1955 - the late great Phyllis Diller made her debut at the Purple Onion in San Francisco, CA.
1967 - Sandra Dee received a divorce from Bobby Darin.
1973 - "DUELING BANJOS", from the film "DELIVERANCE" . . . went Gold! (--Ned Beatty worked his ASS off making this movie. Literally! But ironically, it was one of the OTHER actors who delved the deepest into Ned's character.)
1976 - Elton John was put on display in wax at in London's Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.
1981 - The FIRST HOMICIDE at DISNEYLAND occurred when an 18-year-old ruffian-type hooligan was stabbed to death near the old Skyway. The guy might not have died, but Disneyland nurses refused to call an ambulance with those "scary" attention-getting red lights.(--Instead, a Disneyland van drove through traffic to a nearby hospital . . . but by that time, the guy had bled to death. It's the Happiest Place on Earth!)
1983 - TNN (The Nashville Network) began broadcasting. Since August of 2003, it's been called Spike TV. Now it's known for pro wrestling and mixed martial arts. So it has totally distanced itself from its redneck past.
1985 - The song "We Are the World" was heard on the radio for the first time.
1985 - The first AIDS antibody test, an ELISA-type test, was released.
1994 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that parodies that poke fun at an original work can be considered "fair use" that does not require permission from the copyright holder.
1999 - STANLEY KUBRICK died in England of natural causes, at age 70.
2002 - A federal judge awarded Anna Nicole Smith more than $88 million in damages. The ruling was the latest in a legal battle over the estate of Smith's late husband, J. Howard Marshall I
2003 - Broadway musicians went on strike due to a contractual dispute.
2010 Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win an Academy Award for best director for her Iraq War thriller "The Hurt Locker," which won six Oscars, including best picture
2011 Charlie Sheen was fired from the sitcom "Two and a Half Men" by Warner Bros. Television following repeated misbehavior and weeks of the actor's angry, often-manic media campaign against his studio bosses.