On this Date
Actress Loretta Swit is 81. Former first lady Laura Bush is 72. Actress-comedian Kathy Griffin is 58. Actor Ralph Macchio is 57. “Survivor” host Jeff Probst is 57. Actor Matthew McConaughey is 49. Rapper-producer Sean “Puffy” Combs is 49. Celebrity chef Curtis Stone is 43.
TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1922, the entrance to King Tutankhamen’s tomb was discovered in Egypt.
In 1979, the Iran hostage crisis began as militants stormed the United States Embassy in Tehran, seizing its occupants; for some of them, it was the start of 444 days of captivity.
In 1980, Republican Ronald Reagan won the White House as he defeated President Jimmy Carter by a strong margin.
In 2007, King Tutankhamen’s face was unveiled for the first time to the public more than 3,000 years after the pharaoh was buried in his Egyptian tomb.
In 2008, Democrat Barack Obama was elected the first black president of the United States, defeating Republican John McCain.