TODAY IN HISTORY - July 17th

1969 - Apollo 11, carrying 1st men to land on Moon, launched
1955 - Disneyland televises its grand opening in Anaheim, California.
1994 - Hulk Hogan beats Ric Flair to win WCW wrestling championship
2004 - Martha Stewart is sentenced to five months in prison plus five months in home confinement for lying to federal investigators

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1899 - James Cagney, New York City, NY, American actor
1917 - Phyllis Diller, Lima Ohio, comedienne and actress (d. 2012)
1917 - Red Sovine, American country music singer (d. 1980)
1935 - Donald Sutherland, St John New Brunswick, Canadian actor
1947 - Camilla Parker Bowles (Duchess of Cornwall), London England, wife of Prince Charles
1935 - Diahann Carroll, Bronx, actress
1965 - Craig Morgan, American singer
1999 - Academy Award-winning actress Helen Hunt (36) weds "The Simpsons" voice actor Hank Azaria (35) in Los Angeles, California

GOODBYE TO:

1959 - Billie Holiday, jazz singer, dies at Metropolitan Hospital in New York of cirrhosis of the liver at 44
1961 - Ty Cobb, baseball great (Det Tigers), dies of cancer at 74
2009 - Walter Cronkite, American broadcast journalist (b. 1916)

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