Today is National Cougar Day, National Automotive Service Professionals Day, National Peanut Butter Cookie Day, Red Rose Day, Superman Day and World Day Against Child Labor
Friday’s Celebrity Birthday’s
Blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd (43)
Kendra Wilkinson (35)
Nikki Bella’s fiance and Dancing With the Stars dancer Artem Chigvintsev (38)
Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima (39)
Pro wrestler Mark Henry (49)
Country star Chris Young (35)
Lead announcer for NBA games Marv Albert (79)
On This Date In History
On this date in 1839, the baseball was invented
On this date in 1991, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls won their first NBA Championship
On this date in 1994, the bodies of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were found .. O.J. Simpson was eventually acquitted of the killings
On this date in 1939, The Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, New York
On this date in 1978, “Son of Sam” killer David Berkowitz received 25 years to life in prison
On this date in 1987, Ronald Reagan publicly challenged Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
On this date in 1989, Graceland opened the Elvis Automobile Museum
On this date in 2006, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was involved in a motorcycle accident. He wasn’t wearing his helmet when he crashed into a Chrysler New Yorker and went flying head-first through the windshield.
On this date in 2009, the switch from analog TV transmission to digital was completed in the U.S.
On this date in 2010, a French fishing vessel rescued 16-year-old Abby Sunderland from her crippled sailboat in the Indian Ocean. The rescue ended the California teen’s attempt to sail around the world solo.
On this date in 2012, mobster Henry Hill died. Ray Liotta played him in Goodfellas