Thought for Today: “The people no longer believe in principles, but will probably periodically believe in saviours. Jacob Christoph Burckhardt, Swiss historian (1818-1897).
Today’s Birthdays: Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays is 87. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., is 84. Rock singer Bob Seger is 73. Singer Jimmie Dale Gilmore is 73. Gospel singer-comedian Lulu Roman is 72. Actor Alan Dale is 71. Actor Ben Masters is 71. Actor Richard Cox is 70. Actor Gregg Henry is 66. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is 65. TV personality Tom Bergeron is 63. Actress Roma Downey is 58. Rock singer John Flansburgh (They Might Be Giants) is 58. Actress Julianne Phillips is 58. Actor-director George Clooney is 57. Actor Clay O’Brien is 57. Rock singer-musician Tony Scalzo (Fastball) is 54. Actress Leslie Hope is 53. Actress Geneva Carr (TV: “Bull”) is 52. Rock musician Mark Bryan (Hootie and the Blowfish) is 51. Rock musician Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) is 47. Actress Stacey Oristano is 39. Model/TV personality Tiffany Coyne is 36. Actress Adrianne Palicki is 35. Actress Gabourey Sidibe (GA’-bah-ray SIH’-duh-bay) is 35. Actress-comedian Sasheer Zamata is 32. Rapper Meek Mill is 31. Actress-singer Naomi Scott is 25. Actor Noah Galvin is 24.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On May 6, 1937, the hydrogen-filled German airship Hindenburg caught fire and crashed while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey; 35 of the 97 people on board were killed along with a crewman on the ground.
Per The AP: Thought for Today: “If youth only had a chance or old age any brains. Stephen Leacock, Canadian humorist-educator (1869-1944).
Per The AP: Today’s Highlight in History:
On April 28, 1788, Maryland became the seventh state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.
Per The AP: Today’s Birthdays: Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III is 88. Actress-singer Ann-Margret is 77. Actor Paul Guilfoyle is 69. Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno is 68. Rock musician Chuck Leavell is 66. Actress Mary McDonnell is 66. Rock singer-musician Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth) is 65. Actress Nancy Lee Grahn is 62. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan is 58. Rapper Too Short is 52. Actress Bridget Moynahan is 47. Actor Chris Young is 47. Rapper Big Gipp is 45. Actor Jorge Garcia is 45. Actress Elisabeth Rohm is 45. Actress Penelope Cruz is 44. Actor Nate Richert is 40. TV personalities Drew and Jonathan Scott are 40. Actress Jessica Alba is 37. Actor Harry Shum Jr. is 36. Actress Jenna Ushkowitz is 32. Actress Aleisha Allen is 27.
Per The AP: Thought for Today: “I’ll tell you a secret. We live in a mad and inspiring world. Ben Hecht, Hollywood screenwriter (born 1894, died this date in 1964).