The 4th of July!
- 1776 – In Philadelphia, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing that the thirteen American colonies were no longer a part of the British Empire.
Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now officially known as the United Kingdom). Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Dayof the United States.
Eva Marie Saint
|Eva Marie Saint|
Eva Marie Saint studio photo.
|Born||July 4, 1924
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
|Alma mater||Actors Studio
Bowling Green State University
|Spouse(s)||Jeffrey Hayden (since 1951; 2 children)|
|Children||Darrell (b. 1955)
Laurette (b. 1958)
Eva Marie Saint[needs IPA] (born July 4, 1924) is an American actress and producer. She is known for starring in Elia Kazan‘s On the Waterfront (1954), for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and Alfred Hitchcock‘s North by Northwest (1959). She received Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations for A Hatful of Rain (1957) and won a Primetime Emmy Award for the television miniseriesPeople Like Us (1990).
Her film career also includes roles in Raintree County (1957), Exodus (1960), Grand Prix (1966), Nothing in Common (1986), Because of Winn-Dixie (2005), Superman Returns (2006) and Winter’s Tale (2014).
Fiona in 2011
|Birth name||Melanie Fiona Hallim|
|Also known as||Syren Hall|
|Born||July 4, 1983
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Genres||R&B, soul, jazz, reggae|
|Labels||SRC, Universal Motown,Universal Republic, Roc Nation|
|Associated acts||X-Quisite, The Renaissance,Drake|
Melanie Fiona Hallim (born July 4, 1983), known professionally as Melanie Fiona, is a Canadian R&B recording artist. She was born and raised in Toronto. She started her career in 2002 as part of a Canadian musical girl band trio X-Quisite that was nominated for “R&B/Soul Recording of the Year” for the band’s album X-Quisite. She went on to be part of The Renaissance (with rapper Drake), and under the name Syren Hall, recorded some reggae songs.
Hallim’s debut solo album The Bridge was released in 2009, having collaborated with Future Cut, Vada Nobles, Stereotypes, J. Phoenix and Peter Wade Keusch. Her debut single, “Give It to Me Right“, was sent to radio stations on February 28, 2009, and peaked at number 20 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart and number 41 on the UK Singles Chart. The second single, “It Kills Me“, became her breakout song on the BillboardHot 100 where it entered the Top 50, along with topping the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song earned Hallim a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. The song “Monday Morning” is her biggest hit in Europe to date. The Bridge also earned her a NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding New Artist. In 2012, Hallim won two Grammy Awards for Best Traditional R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for the song “Fool for You” with CeeLo Green.
Gina Lollobrigida in the 1960s
4 July 1927
Subiaco, Kingdom of Italy
|Occupation||Actress, photojournalist, sculptor|
|Spouse(s)||Milko Skofic (1947–71) (divorced)|
|Children||Andrea Milko Skofic|
Luigina “Gina” Lollobrigida (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒiːna ˌlɔlloˈbriːdʒida]; born 4 July 1927) is an Italian actress, photojournalist and sculptor. She was one of the highest profile European actresses of the 1950s and early 1960s, a period in which she was considered to be a sex symbol.
As her film career slowed, she established second careers as a photojournalist and sculptor. In the 1970s, she scooped the press by gaining an exclusive interview with Fidel Castro, the revolutionary Communist dictator of Cuba.
She has continued as an active supporter of Italian and Italian American causes, particularly the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF). In 2008, she received the NIAF Lifetime Achievement Award at the Foundation’s Anniversary Gala. In 2013, she sold her jewelry collection, and donated the nearly $5 million from the sale to benefit stem cell therapy research.
Withers in a 1976 publicity shot
|Birth name||William Harrison Withers, Jr.|
|Born||July 4, 1938
Slab Fork, West Virginia
|Origin||Los Angeles, California
|Genres||Soul, R&B, smooth soul, blues|
|Occupations||Musician, singer-songwriter,record producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, keyboards|
|Years active||1963 – present|
|Associated acts||Grover Washington Jr.|
William Harrison “Bill” Withers, Jr. (born July 4, 1938) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who performed and recorded from 1970 until 1985. He recorded a number of major hits including “Lean on Me“, “Ain’t No Sunshine“, “Use Me“, “Just the Two of Us“, “Lovely Day“, and “Grandma’s Hands“. His life was the subject of the 2009 documentary film Still Bill.
Kross at ROMY 2010
4 July 1990
|Other names||David Kross|
David Kross (born 4 July 1990) is a German actor. He began his career at a young age with a small role in the 2002 film Hilfe, ich bin ein Junge and worked sporadically, mainly focusing on his school work. In 2008 he won the starring role of Michael Berg in critically acclaimed film The Reader. For his part, he was nominated for various awards and went on to win the Sierra Award at the Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awardsfor Youth in Film.