On this Date
Blues singer Bobby Rush is
84. Actor Albert Hall is 81. Country singer Donna Fargo is 77. Actress-dancer
Ann Reinking is 69. Actor
Jack Scalia is 68. Movie director Roland Emmerich is 63. Actor Matt Craven is
62. Actor-comedian Sinbad is 62. Actress Mackenzie Phillips is 59. Author Neil Gaiman is 58. Actress
Vanessa Angel is 55. Actor
Hugh Bonneville is 55. Actor Michael Jai White is
54. Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan is 50. Actress Ellen Pompeo is 49. Contemporary Christian singer Matt Maher is 44. Rock singer-musician Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World) is 43. Rapper Eve is 40. Actor Bryan Neal is 38. Actress Heather Matarazzo is 36. Country singer Miranda Lambert is
35. Actress Genevieve Beuchner is 27. Actress
Zoey Deutch is 24. Actress
Mackenzie Foy is 18.
TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1775, the U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress.
In 1871, journalist-explorer Henry M. Stanley found Scottish missionary David Livingstone, who had not been heard from for years, near Lake Tanganyika in central Africa.
In 1938, Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” on her CBS radio program.
In 1969, the children’s educational program “Sesame Street” made its debut on National Educational Television (later PBS).
In 1982, the newly finished Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to its first visitors in Washington, D.C., three days before its dedication.