ON THIS DAY - August 4th:

1821 - 1st edition of Saturday Evening Post (publishes until 1969)
1995 - Darryl Strawberry joins the NY Yankees


1900 - Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, London or Hitchin UK, consort of King George VI and Queen Mother after his death (d. 2002)
1955 - Billy Bob Thornton, actor
1961 - Barack Obama, Honolulu Hawaii,44th United States President (Democrat) and first African--American president
1971 - Jeff Gordon, American race car driver
1978 - Kurt Busch, American race car driver

1988 - Kevin Bacon marries Kyra Sedgwick
2001 - "James Bond" actor Pierce Brosnan (49) weds TV host and journalist Keely Shaye Smith (37) at the 785-year-old Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo, Ireland
2012 - Actress Natalie Portman (31) weds ballet dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied (35) in Big Sur, California


1875 - Hans Christian Andersen, Danish fairy tale writer, dies at 70
1987 - Kenny Price, comedian (Midwestern Hayride, Hee Haw), dies at 56

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