On this Date
Country singer Bobby Bare is 84. Singer Charlie Thomas (The Drifters) is
82. Former California Gov. Jerry Brown is 81. Movie director Francis Ford Coppola is 80. Actress Roberta Shore is 76. Singer Patricia Bennett (The Chiffons) is 72. Singer John Oates is 71. Singer Janis Ian is 68. Country musician John Dittrich is
68. Actor Jackie Chan is
65. College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett is 65. Actor Russell Crowe is 55. Actor Bill Bellamy is 54. Actress Heather Burns is 44. Christian rock singer-musician John Cooper (Skillet) is 44. Retired baseball infielder Adrian Beltre is 40. Rock musician Ben McKee (Imagine Dragons) is 34. Christian rock singer Tauren Wells is 33. Actor Ed Speleers is 31. Actor Conner Rayburn is 20.
TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1862, Union forces led by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant defeated the Confederates at the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee.
In 1927, the image and voice of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover were transmitted live from Washington to New York in the first successful long-distance demonstration of television.