On this Date
Actress Loretta Swit is 81. Rhythm-and-blues singer Harry Elston (Friends of Distinction) is 80. Blues singer Delbert McClinton is 78. Former first lady Laura Bush is
72. Actress Ivonne Coll is 71. Actress Markie Post is 68. Rock singer-musician Chris Difford (Squeeze) is 64. Country singer Kim Forester is 58. 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. Talk show host Bethenny Frankel is 48. Actor Anthony Ruivivar is 48. Soul/jazz singer Gregory Porter is 47. Rhythm-and-blues singer Shawn Rivera (Az Yet) is 47. Celebrity chef Curtis Stone is 43. Actress Heather Tom is
43. Rhythm-and-blues/gospel singer George Huff is 38. Actress Emme Rylan is 38. Actor Chris Greene is 36.
TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1922, the entrance to King Tutankhamen’s tomb was discovered in Egypt.
In 1939, the United States modified its neutrality stance in World War II, allowing “cash and carry” purchases of arms by belligerents, a policy favoring Britain and France.
In 1942, during World War II, Axis forces retreated from El Alamein in North Africa in a major victory for British forces commanded by Lt. Gen. Bernard Montgomery.
In 1956, Soviet troops moved in to crush the Hungarian Revolution.
In 1964, comedian Lenny Bruce was convicted by a three-judge panel in New York of obscenity.
In 1979, the Iran hostage crisis began as militants stormed the US Embassy in Tehran, seizing its occupants; for some of them, it was the start of 444 days of captivity.