Wayne Rogers (M*A*S*H) is 81. (Trapper John on the "M*A*S*H" TV series.)
Country singer Bobby Bare is 78.
Jerry Brown - 76 (Governor of California. Back in the day, he used to schtupp Linda Ronstadt.
David Frost is 74.
Janis Ian is 63.
Jackie Chan is 60. ( "Rush Hour", "Shanghai Noon", "Rumble in the Bronx" and the "Mr. Miyagi" in the "Karate Kid" remake. but they named him something else
Russell Crowe is 50.
Tiki and Ronde Barber - 39 (Sexy Nubian twin brothers in the NFL)
Billie Holiday 4/7/1915 - 7/17/1959
Walter Winchell 4/7/1897 - 2/20/1972 American journalist and broadcaster
W. K. Kellogg 4/7/1860 - 10/6/1951 American industrialist and founder of the W.K. Kellogg Company
1947 Auto pioneer Henry Ford died at age 83.
1949 The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "South Pacific" opened on Broadway.
1967 - Sonny & Cher's movie "Good Times" debuted in Chicago, IL.
1969 - The Supreme Court approved the private possession of obscene materials.( and paper towel sales went thru the roof.)
1970 - After having starred in over 200 films, JOHN WAYNE received his first Oscar for BEST ACTOR, for his role in "True Grit". Jeff Bridges couldn't bring home the Oscar this year for the same role in the remake, he lost to Colin Firth for "The King's Speech".
1975 - Beverly Sills made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in Gioacchino Rossini's "Siege of Corinth."
1985 - Wham! became the first Western act to play in China.
1985 - At Farm Aid IV, Elton John performed "Candle in the Wind" for Ryan White. White, a young boy with AIDS, died later the same day.
1990 A display of Robert Mapplethorpe photographs opened at Cincinnati's Contemporary Arts Center; the center and its director were indicted on obscenity charges.
1995 - Airport police seized a loaded pistol from Eddie Van Halen's carry-on luggage. No charges were filed.
1997 - An Amsterdam university began offering a course entitled "Madonna 101."
1998 - Carlos Vega died of a self-inflicted gunshot.
1998 - George Michael was arrested in a public restroom in Beverly Hills for lewd conduct. He was sentenced to community service for the incident.
1998 - Mary Bono, the widow of Sonny Bono, won a special election to serve out the remainder of her husband's congressional term.
2003 U.S. troops in more than 100 U.S. armored vehicles rumbled through downtown Baghdad and seized one of Saddam Hussein's opulent palaces.
2009 Vermont became the fourth state to legalize gay marriage.