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Happy Birthday RIP Theodore Bergman(“Alan Reed” 1907–1977) Isaac Hayes(1942–2008) ; Donald King–86 Constance “Connie” Chung Povich(宗毓華)–71 Robert Plant–69 Albert “Al” Roker Jr–63 Joan Allen–61 James Marsters–55 Amy Adams–43 Benjamin Barnes–36 ; 1920 – First commercial radio station, 8MK (now WWJ), begins operations in Detroit, Michigan

Happy Birthday RIP Eugene Roddenberry(1921–1991) ; Diana Muldaur–79 Jill St. John(Oppenheim)–77 William Jefferson Blythe III(Bill Clinton)–71 Mary “Tipper” Gore–69 Jonathan Frakes–65 Peter Gallagher–62 John Stamos–54 Kyra Sedgwick–52 Kevin Dillon–52 Matthew Perry–48 ; 1909 – The first automobile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway ; 1929 – The comedy “Amos ‘n’ Andy” made its network radio debut on NBC ; 2004 – Internet search engine Google went public

Happy Birthday RIP Marshall Field(1834–1906) Max Factor, Jr.(1904–1996) “Shelley Winters”(Shirley Schrift 1920–2006) Patrick Swayze(1952–2009) ; Eleanor Rosalynn Carter–90 “Roman Polanski”(Rajmund Liebling)–84 Charles Robert Redford Jr.–81 Martin Mull–74 Elayne Boosler–65 Denis Leary–60 Christian Slater–48 Edward Norton–48 Malcolm-Jamal Warner–47 Andrew “Andy” Samberg–39 ; 1868 – French astronomer Pierre Janssen discovers helium ; 1920 – The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women’s suffrage

Happy Birthday RIP “Samuel Goldwyn”(Schmuel Gelbfisz 1879–1974) Mary “Mae” West(1893–1980) ; Robert De Niro Jr.–74 Kevin Rowland–64 Belinda Carlisle-Mason–59 Sean Penn–57 Donald Wahlberg–48 Mark Salling–35 ; 1982 – The first Compact Discs (CDs) are released to the public in Germany

Happy Birthday RIP Fess Parker Jr.(1924–2010)  Robert Culp(1930–2010) Edith Gormezano(“Eydie Gormé” 1928–2013) Frank Gifford(1930–2015) ; Julia Newmeyer(“Julie Newmar”)–84 Lesley Ann Warren–71 Kathie Lee Gifford(Epstein)–64 James Cameron–63 Madonna Louise Ciccone–59 Angela Bassett–59 Timothy Hutton–57 Steven Carell–55 Cameron Gigandet–35 Cameron Monaghan–24 ; 1954 – Sports Illustrated was first published by Time Inc. ; 1977 – Elvis Presley died at Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tenn., at age 42. The bathroom where the body was found is closed to the public

Happy Birthday RIP Julia Child(McWilliams 1912–2004) Peter Nigel Terry(1945–2015) “Mike Connors”(Krekor Ohanian 1925r–2017) ; Rose Marie Mazetta–94 Patricia Priest–82 Linda Ellerbee(Smith)–73 Princess Anne Windsor–67 Tessie Harper(Washam)–67 Željko Ivanek–60 Debra Messing–49 Benjamin Affleck-Boldt–45 Joseph Jonas–28 Jennifer Lawrence–27 ; 1939 – “The Wizard of Oz” premiered at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood California 

Happy Birthday RIP Alice Ghostley(1924–2007) ; David Crosby–76 Stephen “Steve” Martin–72 Antonio Fargas–71 Susan Saint James(Miller)–71 Danielle Schuelein-Steel–70 Gary Larson–67 Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr–58 Marcia Gay Harden–58 Jon Marc Ingle(“Lady Bunny”)–55 Maria Halle Berry–51 Catherine Bell–49 Christopher Gorham–43 Milena “Mila” Kunis–34 ; 1935 – Social Security Act, creating a government pension system for the retired, is signed into law by Franklin Roosevelt ; 1975 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the longest-running release in film history, opens in London at the Rialto Theater

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