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Song­writer Jimmy Webb is 72. Rock singer-mu­si­cian Tom John­ston (The Doo­bie Broth­ers) is 70. Ac­tress De­bra Mess­ing is 50. Ac­tor Ben Af­fleck is 46. Ac­tress Jennifer Lawrence is 28.

In 1935, hu­morist Will Rogers and avi­a­tor Wiley Post were killed when their air­plane crashed near Point Bar­row in the Alaska Ter­ri­tory.

In 1945, in a pre-recorded ra­dio ad­dress, Ja­pan’s Em­peror Hiro­hito an­nounced that his coun­try had ac­cepted terms of sur­ren­der for end­ing World War II.

In 1969, the Wood­stock Mu­sic and Art Fair opened in up­state New York.

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