Here in Fairfax, the Eclipse will be about 81 percent of the sun covered.
- The City of Fairfax will have a viewing party at Old Town Hall (3999 University Drive Fairfax). The event runs from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. featuring family-friendly activities like stories, crafts, music, and more while the eclipse becomes visible.
• 1904 ~ (William Allen) Count Basie, Bandleader, pianist
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• 1928 ~ Art Farmer, Trumpeter, flugelhorn, worked with Horace Henderson, Johnny Otis, Lionel Hampton Band; recorded be-bop classic Farmer’s Market; developed musical instrument called ‘flumpet’
• 1938 ~ Kenny (Kenneth Donald) Rogers, Grammy and CMA Award-winning singer; groups: The Kirby Stone Four, The New Christy Minstrels, The First Edition
• 1939 ~ Harold Reid, Singer with The Statler Brothers
• 1944 ~ Jackie DeShannon (Sharon Myers), Singer, songwriter
• 1947 ~ Carl Giammarese, Guitarist with The Buckinghams
• 1957 ~ Kim Sledge, Singer with Sister Sledge
• 1976 ~ RCA Victor Records announced that sales of Elvis Presley records had passed the 400 million mark.