On This Day in History and Celebrity Birthdays April 19 2014 : James Franco Ashely Judd Kate Hudson

Letmein-hayden  Kate-hudson-400ds0713Maria Sharapova – 27  (Russian tennis star.  She's gotten in some 
trouble for wearing really short skirts and grunting loudly on the tennis court.  One of her grunts was measured at 101.2 decibels which is louder than a LAWNMOWER.)

Hayden Christensen – 33 (Anakin Skywalker.)

KATE HUDSON – 35 James-franco-before102

James Franco – 36

Jennifer Taylor – 42  (Charlie's fiancée Chelsea on "Two and a Half Men".)

Ashley-judd-2Jesse James – 45  (Nazi loving Ex of Sandra Bullock .)

ASHLEY JUDD – 46

Marion "Suge" Knight – 49  (bankrupt Death Row Records gangsta  with a glass jaw.)

Tim Curry – 68  ( THE Doctor Frank-N-Furter in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show")

 Pushing_daisies_logo Dudley Moore – Would have been 79 - (1935 – 2002)

Dick Sargent – (1930 – 1994)  (Darrin Stephens #2 on "Bewitched".  Prostate cancer killed him.  Shortly before his death, Dick Sargent publicly proclaimed he was gay and he and Elizabeth Montgomery Were grand Marshalls in the West Hollywood gay pride parade)Marshals02

  Jayne Mansfield – (1933 – 1967)  ( bombshell of the '50s and '60s . She bared her voluptuous 5-foot-1, 40-21-36 figure in "Playboy" . She birthed future "Law & Order:  SVU" star Mariska Hargitay . . . JaynemanAND rumor has it,  reportedly turned down the role of Ginger on "Gilligan's  Island".  Jayne Mansfield was killed in a highway accident in 1967, when the car she was riding in slammed head-on into a semi truck. Contrary to legend, Jayne Mansfield was NOT decapitated.  The accident just knocked off her wig. There were actually three people in the front seat of the car:  Jayne, her driver and her boyfriend.  All three of them were killed. Mariska and her two older brothers were in the backseat, but escaped unharmed.  Mariska was only three years old.)

Eliot Ness – (1903 – 1957)  (Headed the FBI's "Untouchables" in Chicago and 
teamed-up with syphilis to bring down Al Capone.)

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1933 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a proclamation that removed the U.S. from the gold standard.

1956 – Actress Grace Kelly became Princess Grace of Monaco when she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco. The civil ceremony took place on April 18.

1977 – Alex Haley received a special Pulitzer Prize for his book "Roots."

1978 – Patti Smith released the single "Because the Night." 

1982 – The U.S. announced a ban on U.S. tourist and business traval to Cuba. The U.S. charged the Cuban government with subversion in Central America.

1986 - Prince became only the 5th songwriter to have two top ten hits at the same time. The songs were "Kiss" (Prince and the Revolution) and "Manic Monday" (Bangles). 

1988 – Sonny Bono was inaugurated as the Mayor of Palm Springs, CA. 

1990 – The TV movie "Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys" aired on ABC. 

1991 – Michael Bolton released "Time, Love and Tenderness." 

1993 – The Branch-Davidian’s compound in Waco, TX, burned to the ground. It was the end of a 51-day standoff between the cult and U.S. federal agents. 86 people were killed including 17 children. Nine of the Branch Davidians escaped the fire.

1998 – Andrea Bocelli performed for Bill and Hillary Clinton with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. 

2000 – Britain's Daily Express won the right from the Court of Appeal to keep their source a secret. Elton John had sued for the name of the source that had leaked information about his forthcoming action against PriceWaterhouseCoopers. 

2002 – Layne Staley (Alice in Chains) was found dead in his apartment.