On this Date
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.
TODAY IN HISTORY
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.