On this Date
Ethel Kennedy is 91. Actor Joel Grey is 87. Actress Louise Lasser is 80. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman is 78. Actor Peter Riegert is 72. Actor Bill Irwin is 69. Actor Lucky Vanous is 58. Country singer Steve Azar is 55. Singer Lisa Stansfield is 53. Actor Johnny Messner is 50. Rapper David Banner is 45. Actress Tricia Helfer is 45. Actress Kelli Garner is 35. Singer Joss Stone is 32. Actress-dancer Kaitlyn Jenkins is 27.
TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1945, during World War II, American soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald in Germany.
In 1947, Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers played in an exhibition against the New York Yankees at Ebbets Field, four days before his regular-season debut that broke baseball’s color line. The Dodgers won, 14-6.
In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act, which included the Fair Housing Act.