On this Date
Actress Loretta Swit is 81. Blues singer Delbert McClinton is 78. Former first lady Laura Bush is 72. Actress Markie Post is 68. Comedian Kathy Griffin is 58. Actor Ralph Macchio is 57. “Survivor” host Jeff Probst is 57. Actor Matthew McConaughey is 49. Rapper Sean “Puffy” Combs is 49. Talk show host Bethenny Frankel is
48. Chef Curtis Stone is 43. Actress Heather Tom is 43.
TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1922, the entrance to King Tutankhamen’s tomb was discovered in Egypt.
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. (He received a posthumous pardon in 2003.)
In 1979, the Iran hostage crisis began as militants stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, seizing its occupants; for some of them, it was the start of 444 days of captivity.
In 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a right-wing Israeli minutes after attending a festive peace rally.
In 2008, Democrat Barack Obama was elected the first black president of the U.S.