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Happy Birthday RIP Gilda Radner(1946–1989) Noriyuki “Pat” Morita(1932–2005) ; Melvin Kaminsky(“Mel Brooks”)–91 John Biener–79 Bruce Davison–71 Kathleen “Kathy” Bates–69 Alice Krige–63 John Cusack–51 Mary Stuart Masterson–51 Danielle Brisebois–48 Michael “Mike” White–47 Jack “Steve” Burton–47 ; 1969 – Stonewall Riots begin in New York City marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement at the Greenwich village bar “Stonewall Inn”

Happy Birthday RIP Helen Keller(1880–1968) Robert Keeshan(1927–2004) ; Vera Wang–68 Julia Duffy(Hinds)–66 Isabelle Adjani–62 Jeffrey Jacob “J.J.” Abrams–51 Tobias “Toby” Maguire–42 Matthew Lewis–28 ; 1893 – The New York stock market crashed

Happy Birthday RIP Eleanor Parker(1922–2013) ; Michael “Mick” Jones–62 Christopher Isaak–61 Mark McKinney–58 Terri Nunn–56 Christopher O’Donnell–47 Sean Hayes–47 Jason Schwartzman–37 ; 1934 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions ; 1974 – The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley’s chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio

Happy Birthday RIP “George Orwell”(Eric Blair 1903–1950) Sidney Lumet(1924–2011) Georgios Panayiotou(George Michael 1963–2017) ; June Lockhart–92 Carly Simon–72 James “Jimmie” Walker–70 Ricky Gervais–56 Jason Lewis–46 Linda Cardellini–42 ; 1951 – The first commercial color telecast took place as CBS transmitted a one-hour special from New York to four other cities ; 1978 – The rainbow flag representing gay pride is flown for the first time in the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade, designed by artist Gilbert Baker

Happy Birthday RIP William “Jack” Dempsey(1895–1983) Albert Molinaro(1919–2015) Jack Carter(Chakrin 1922–2015) ; Michele Lee Dusick–74 Michael “Mick” Fleetwood–69 Peter Weller–69 Nancy Allen–66 Joseph Penny Jr–60 Curtis Smith–55 Iain Glen–55 Danielle Spencer–51 Minka Kelly(Dufay)–36 ; 1916 – Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million dollar contract ; 1949 – The first television western, Hopalong Cassidy, is aired on NBC starring William Boyd

Happy Birthday RIP Alan Mathison Turing(1912–1954) Robert “Bob” Fosse(1927–1987) ; Vinton Cerf–74 Theodore Shackelford III–71 Frances McDormand–60 Selma Blair Beitner–45 Jason Mraz–40 Melissa Rauch–37 Corey Sorenson–37 James “Miles” Fisher–34 Aimee Duffy–33 ; 1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the “Type-Writer” ; 1926 – The College Board administers the first SAT exam

Happy Birthday RIP Freddie Prinze(Frederick Pruetzel 1954–1977) ; Dianne Feinstein–84 Kristoffer “Kris” Kristofferson–81 Alexander Britton Hume–74 David L. Landau–80 Elizabeth Warren–68 Mary Louise “Meryl” Streep–68 Lindsay Wagner–68 Graham Greene–65 Cynthia “Cyndi” Lauper–64 Timothy Russ–61 Erin Brockovich(Pattee)–57 Carson Daly–44 Donald Faison–43 Jeffrey Hephner–42 David Jai Rodriguez–38 ; 1870 – Congress created the Department of Justice.

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