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For­mer first lady Laura Bush is 72. Ac­tress Markie Post is 68. Ac­tress­co­me­dian 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.


In 1964, co­me­dian Lenny Bruce was con­victed 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 United States Em­bassy in Tehran, seiz­ing its oc­cu­pants; for some of them, it was the start of 444 days of cap­tiv­ity.

In 1991, Ron­ald Rea­gan opened his pres­i­den­tial li­brary in Simi Val­ley.

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