On this Date
Blues singer Clarence Carter is 83. Singer Jack Jones is 81. Actress Faye Dunaway is 78. Actress Holland Taylor is 76. Actor Carl Weathers is 71. Singer-producer T-Bone Burnett is 71. Movie writer-director Lawrence Kasdan is 70. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Maureen Dowd is 67. Rock musician Zakk Wylde is 52. Rapper-actor LL Cool J is 51. Rock singer-musician Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) is 50.
TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1784, the United States ratified the Treaty of Paris ending the Revolutionary War; Britain followed suit in April 1784.
In 1898, author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson – better known as “Alice in Wonderland” creator Lewis Carroll – died in Guildford, Surrey, England, less than two weeks before his 66th birthday.
In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and French General Charles de Gaulle opened a wartime conference in Casablanca.
In 1953, Josip Broz Tito was elected president of Yugoslavia by the country’s Parliament.