We celebrate top personalities this day August 19
The 42nd president of the United States who was in office from 1993 to 2001, overseeing a period of economic expansion while signing the North American Free Trade Agreement. After his presidency, he started the William J. Clinton Foundation with the goal of improving health across the globe.
He endured a tragic and often abusive childhood with an alcoholic step-father. He received a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, then went on to study at University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar before attending Yale Law School.
He became the second U.S. president to be impeached by the House after word got out about his affair with White House employee Monica Lewinsky. However, he was acquitted by the Senate and thus remained in office.
He married Hillary Rodham in 1975 and together they had a daughter named Chelsea in 1980. His wife would go on to have a successful political career of her own.
He and his predecessor, George H.W. Bush, were fierce competitors in the 1992 presidential campaign, but later developed a close father-son bond while raising money for victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Bill Clinton turns 70
He was influenced by Latin rapper Big Pun.
He was berated in 50 Cent’s song “Piggy Bank.”
He has two sons named Ryan and Joey.
He was featured in the song “What’ s Luv?,” with Ashanti.
Fat Joe turns 46
TV actor who became known as the wisecracking Chandler Bing on the NBC sitcom Friends. He also played lead roles in the films Fools Rush In and The Whole Nine Yards and starred in the short-lived TV series Mr. Sunshine, Go On and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. In 2015, he began starring on the CBS sitcom The Odd Couple.
He was a top-ranked junior tennis player in Canada as a teenager.
In 2006, he received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for his leading role in the TV movie The Ron Clark Story. He played the father of Zac Efron’s character in the 2009 film 17 Again.
He dated actress Lizzy Caplan from 2006 to 2012. He previously dated Julia Roberts and Lauren Graham.
He starred in the popular sitcom Friends alongside Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox from 1994 to 2004.
Matthew Perry turns 47
He grew up in Long Beach, California.
He was on an episode of the game show The Weakest Link.
He had six kids from multiple relationships.
He is featured on the Dr. Dre song “The Next Episode,” which also features Snoop Dogg.
He was born August 19, 1969, he died Mar 15, 2011 (age 41).
Versatile talent who recorded his self-titled debut album under the name Lil Romeo when he was only eleven years old. He is a basketball player, entrepreneur, and model who acted in the films Lottery and Jumping the Broom. He also starred in the title role of the Nickelodeon show Romeo!
He was accepted into his father’s music label after he wrote his father a rap at the age of five.
He set the record for the youngest person to hit #1 on the Billboard 200. The record was previously held by the great Michael Jackson.
His father is Master P and his sister is actress Cymphonique Miller. He played basketball at the University of Southern California.
His clothing line has been promoted by Justin Bieber.
Romeo Miller turns 27.
Best known as Jesse Katsopolis on ABC’s Full House and Netflix’s Fuller House, he also starred as Dr. Tony Gates on the medical drama ER from 2006 to 2009 and played Connor McClane in the third season of Necessary Roughness in 2013. He was cast as the lead character, Jimmy Martino, in the FOX comedy series Grandfathered in 2015.
He earned his first TV role as Blackie Parish on General Hospital, despite the fact that he did not read for any particular part during his audition.
A multi-instrumentalist, he has performed with The Beach Boys in concert, playing both guitar and drums. He appears in the 1988 music video for the Beach Boys song “Kokomo,” playing conga drums and steel drums.
He was born to Bill and Loretta Stamos and raised alongside two younger sisters. He married Rebecca Romijn in 1998, and they divorced in 2005.
He appeared as Dr. Carl Howell in four episodes of Glee alongside Jane Lynch from 2011 to 2012.
John Stamos turns 53.