On this Date
Actress Loretta Swit is 81. Former first lady Laura Bush is 72. Actress Markie Post is 68. Actress-comedian Kathy Griffin is 58. Actor Ralph Macchio is 57. “Survivor” host Jeff Probst is 57. Actor Matthew McConaughey is 49. Rapper-producer Sean “Puffy” Combs is 49. Talk show host Bethenny Frankel is 48. Actor Anthony Ruivivar is 48.
TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1879, humorist Will Rogers was born in Oologah, Oklahoma.
In 1922, the entrance to King Tutankhamen’s tomb was discovered in Egypt.
In 1964, comedian Lenny Bruce was convicted by a three-judge panel in New York of obscenity charges stemming from his performances at the Cafe Au Go Go in Greenwich Village. (Bruce received a posthumous pardon in 2003 from New York Gov. George Pataki.)
In 1979, the Iran hostage crisis began as militants stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, seizing its occupants; for some, it was the start of 444 days of captivity.
In 1980, Republican Ronald Reagan won the White House as he defeated President Jimmy Carter by a strong margin. In 1995,
Israeli Prime Minister
Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a right-wing Israeli minutes after attending a peace rally.
Ten years ago: Democrat Barack Obama was elected the first black president of the United States.