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Celebrity Birthdays for June 22: Actress Prunella Scales (TV: "Fawlty Towers") is 92. Singer-actor Kris Kristofferson is 88. Actor Klaus Maria Brandauer is 81. Journalist Brit Hume is 81. Singer Peter Asher of Peter and Gordon is 80.


Today in History for June 22: In 1559, in England, Queen Elizabeth's "Prayer Book" was issued. It was the third revision for the Anglican Church and used for nearly 100 years.


Today in Music History for June 22: In 1846, Adolphe Sax patented his invention -- the saxophone.


Celebrity Birthdays for June 25: Actress June Lockhart is 99. Singer Eddie Floyd is 87. Actress Barbara Montgomery ("Amen," ''The Women of Brewster Place") is 85. Actress Mary Beth Peil ("The Good Wife," ''Dawson's Creek") is 84.


Celebrity Birthdays for June 24: Actress Michele Lee is 82. Singer Arthur Brown is 82. Actor-director Georg Stanford Brown is 81. Singer Colin Blunstone of The Zombies is 79. Drummer Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac is 77. Actor Peter Weller is 77.


Celebrity Birthdays for June 29: Songwriter L. Russell Brown is 84. Actor Gary Busey is 80. Drummer Ian Paice of Deep Purple is 76. Actor-turned-Congressman-turned-radio host Fred Grandy is 76.


Celebrity Birthdays for June 27: Businessman Charles Bronfman is 93. Singer Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys is 82. Composer-arranger-pianist Frank Mills is 82. Fashion designer Vera Wang is 75. Actress Julia Duffy ("Newhart") is 73.


Celebrity Birthdays for June 28: Comedian-movie director Mel Brooks is 98. Comedian-impressionist John Byner is 86. Actor Bruce Davison is 78. Actress Kathy Bates is 76. Actress Alice Krige is 70. Playwright Brad Fraser is 65.


Celebrity Birthdays for June 23: Singer Diana Trask is 84. Pianist and harpsichordist Ralph Grierson is 82. Actor Ted Shackelford ("Knots Landing") is 78. Actor Bryan Brown ("The Thorn Birds") is 77. Two-time world curling champion Ed Werenich is 77.


Celebrity Birthdays for June 26: Jazz pianist Dave Grusin is 90. Actor Josef Sommer is 90. Jazz bassist Reggie Workman is 87. Singer Billy Davis Jr. of the Fifth Dimension is 86. Singer Georgie Fame is 81. Actor Clive Francis ("The Crown") is 78.