~ This Day in Recent History ~
1950 - "The Gene Autry Show" premiered on CBS-TV.
1954 - A law is passed that states that "The Secretary of the Navy is authorized to repair, equip, and restore the United States Ship Constitution, as far as may be practicable, to her original appearance, but not for active service, and thereafter to maintain the United States Ship Constitution at Boston, Massachusetts."
1958 - The submarine Nautilus departed from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, under orders to conduct "Operation Sunshine." The mission was to be the first vessel to cross the north pole by ship. The Nautils achieved the goal on August 3, 1958.
1962 - The "Telstar" communications satellite sent the first live TV broadcast to Europe.
1972 - Eddie Merckx of Belgium won his fourth consecutive Tour de France bicycling competition.
1972 - The U.S. launched Landsat 1 (ERTS-1). It was the first Earth-resources satellite.
1977 - Foreigner's "Cold As Ice" was released.
1980 - Keith Godchaux (Grateful Dead) died of injuries that he sustained in a car accident in Marin County, CA.
1984 - Miss America, Vanessa Williams, turned in her crown after it had been discovered that nude photos of her had appeared in "Penthouse" magazine. She was the first to resign the title.
1986 - Britain's Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey in London. They divorced in 1996.
1990 - Production began on the film, "Falling From Grace." The film marked John Mellencamp's acting and directing debut.
1993 - A gunman fired into the New York club Danceteria. Eric Tallman (Erotic Exotic) was injured when the bullet grazed his skull.
1998 - U.S. scientists at the University of Hawaii turned out more than 50 "carbon-copy" mice, with a cloning technique.
2000 - Lance Armstrong won his second Tour de France.
Karl Menninger 1893
Vincent Sardi 1894
Arthur Treacher 1894
Karl Swenson 1908
Michael Wilding 1912
Coral Browne 1913
Calvert DeForest 1921
Gloria De Haven 1925
Billy Maxwell 1929
Bert Convey 1933
Stacy Lacy 1934
Cleveland Duncan 1935 - Musician (Penguins)
Don Drysdale 1936
Ronny Cox 1938
Nicholas Gage 1939
Don Imus 1940 - Radio personality
Gary Stites 1940
Tony Joe White 1943
Dino Danelli 1945 - Musician (The Rascals)
Andy Mackay 1946 - Musician (Roxy Music)
David Essex 1947
Larry Manetti 1947
Belinda Montgomery 1950
Blair Thornton 1950 - Musician (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
Edie McClurg 1951
Woody Harrelson 1961
Martin Lee Gore 1961 - Musician (Depeche Mode), Depeche Mode Merchandise
Eriq LaSalle 1962
Yuval Gabay (Soul Coughing) 1963
Nick Menza 1964 - Musician (Megadeth)
Slash (Saul Hudson) 1965 - Muscian (Guns N' Roses)
Stephanie Seymour 1968
Charisma Carpenter 1970
Sam Watters 1970 - Musician (Color Me Badd)
Alison Krauss 1971
Chad Gracey 1971 - Musician (Live)
Mr. Dalvin (Jodeci) 1971
Marlon Wayans 1972
Omar Epps 1973
Michelle Williams 1980 - Singer (Destiny's Child)