In 1999, comedian Jerry Seinfeld married public relations executive Jessica Sklar in New York.
In 2006, James Brown died at an Atlanta hospital. He was 73.
In 2008, actress-singer Eartha Kitt died of colon cancer at her home in Weston, Connecticut. She was 81.
In 2016, singer George Michael died at his home outside Oxford, England, at the age of 53. His death was attributed to heart problems and a fatty liver. Because of delays in the investigation into his death, Michael was not buried until the following March.
Today’s birthdays: Actress Hanna Schygulla (SHEE’-goo-lah) (“Barnum,” ”Casanova”) is 76. Singer John Edwards of The Spinners is 75. Actor Gary Sandy (“WKRP In Cincinnati”) is 74. Singer Jimmy Buffett is 73. Country singer Barbara Mandrell is 71. Actress Sissy Spacek is 70. Blues musician Joe Louis Walker is 70. Actress CCH Pounder is 67. Singer Annie Lennox is 65. Singer Steve Wariner is 65. Guitarist Robin Campbell of UB40 is 65. Singer Shane McGowan (The Popes, the Pogues) is 62. Actress Klea (KLEE) Scott (“Millennium”) is 51. Guitarist Noel Hogan of The Cranberries is 48. Singer Dido (DY’-doh) is 48. Singer Mac Powell of Third Day is 47. Country singer Alecia (ah-LEE’-shah) Elliott is 37. Singer Jess and Lisa Origliasso of The Veronicas are 35. Actress Perdita Weeks (2018’s “Magnum P.I.”) is 34. Singer-guitarist Lukas Nelson of Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real is 31.