On this Date
Singer Jerry Butler is 79. Pop musician Bobby Elliott (The Hollies) is 77. Actor John Rubinstein is 72. Reggae singer Toots Hibbert (Toots and the Maytals) is 70. Actress Kim Basinger is 65. Rock musician Phil Collen (Def Leppard) is 61. Country singer Marty Raybon is 59. Political commentator Ann Coulter is 57. Rock musician Marty Friedman is 56. Actor Wendell Pierce is 55. Actress Teri Hatcher is 54. Rapper Bushwick Bill (The Geto Boys) is 52. Singer Sinead O’Connor (AKA Shuhada’ Davitt) is 52. Rock musician Ryan Newell (Sister Hazel) is 46. Actor Dominic Monaghan is 42. Actor Ian Somerhalder is 40. Rock singer Ingrid Michaelson is 39. R&B singer Chrisette Michele is 36. Country singer Sam Hunt is 34. Rock singer-actress Kate Voegele is 32. Christian rock musician Jen Ledger (Skillet) is 29.
TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction for the South.
In 1941, the United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Imperial Japan, a day after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
In 1980, rock star John Lennon was shot to death outside his New York City apartment building by an apparently deranged fan.