Today in History- August 1st
1779 Francis Scott Key, composer (US National Anthem)
1819 Herman Melville, author (Moby Dick, Billy Budd, Sailor)
1933 Dom DeLuise, actor, chef, author (Blazing Saddles, Robin Hood, Men In Tights, numerous tv appearances)
1936 Yves St. Laurent, fashion designer (the pantsuit for women, the trench coat, and the see-through blouse)
1942 Jerry Garcia, musician from Grateful Dead (Uncle John's Band)
1960 Chuck D, rapper from Public Enemy (Fight the Power)
1963 Coolio, rapper/ actor (Dracula 3000)
1973 Tempestt Bledsoe, actress (Vanessa from The Cosby Show)
2001 Korey Stringer, football that died of a heat stroke
1981 MTV debuts with the first music video which was "Video killed the Radio Star" Ironically, MTV has killed the video star because all they show is bad reality shows.
Jerry Garcia was in the army for a short time before being discharged.
Chuck D agrees with file sharing like Napster.