On this Date
The Amazing Kreskin is 84. Country singer William Lee Golden (The Oak Ridge Boys) is 80. Actress Kirstie Alley is 68. Political commentator Rush Limbaugh is 68. Writer Walter Mosley is 67. Country singer Ricky Van Shelton is 67. Broadcast journalist Christiane Amanpour is 61. Actor Oliver Platt is 59. Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos is 55. Rock singer Rob Zombie is 54. Model Vendela is 52. Actress Farrah Forke is 51. Rock musician Matt Wong (Reel Big Fish) is 46. Singer Melanie Chisholm (Spice Girls) is 45. Contemporary Christian singer Jeremy Camp is 41. Actress Issa Rae is 34. Pop/soul singer Ella Henderson (“The X Factor”) is 23.
TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1915, the House of Representatives rejected, 204-174, a constitutional amendment giving women in all states the right to vote.
In 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown Records (originally Tamla Records) in Detroit.
In 1971, “All in the Family,” a groundbreaking sitcom, premiered on CBS television.
In 2009, in the final news conference of his presidency, George W. Bush defended his record but also offered an extraordinary listing of his mistakes – including his optimistic Iraq speech in 2003.