On this Date
Actress Joyce Randolph is
94. Rock singer Manfred Mann is 78. Singer Elvin Bishop is 76. TV’s Judge Judy Sheindlin is 76. Actor Everett McGill is 73. Actor Dick Christie is 70. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu is 69. Actress
LaTanya Richardson Jackson is 69. Movie
director Catherine Hardwicke is 63. Singer Julian Cope is 61. Actor Ken Watanabe is 59. Actress Melora Walters is
58. Rock musician Che Colovita Lemon is 48. Actor Will Estes is 40.
Actor Michael McMillian is
40. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West is 38. Actor Matt Dallas is 36. Actress Charlotte Sullivan
is 35. Actor Aaron Tveit is 35. Actor Glenn Powell is
30. Country singer Kane
Brown is 25.
TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1797, the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, also known as “Old Ironsides,” was christened in Boston’s harbor.
In 1879, Thomas Edison perfected a workable electric light at his laboratory in Menlo Park, N. J.
In 1941, superheroine Wonder Woman made her debut in All-Star Comics issue No. 8, published by All-American Comics, Inc. of New York.
In 1966, 144 people, 116 of them children, were killed when a coal waste landslide engulfed a school and some 20 houses in Aberfan, Wales.
In 1971, President Richard Nixon nominated Lewis F. Powell and William H. Rehnquist to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Both nominees were confirmed.)
In 1991, American hostage Jesse Turner was freed by his kidnappers in Lebanon after nearly five years in captivity.