August 1
Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the Day
aficionado uh-fish-ee-uh-NAH-doh noun; An enthusiastic admirer; a fan. —

This Day in History
Aug. 1, 1981: Television network MTV begins broadcasting, airing music videos 24 hours a day. The first video shown is “Video Killed the Radio Star,” by the Buggles.

Number to Know
5: Number of original VJs to host programming on MTV. They were: Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, J.J. Jackson and Martha Quinn.

Website of the Day: MTV
Official site of the television programming network … that shows very few music videos anymore.

Today’s Featured Birthday
Tempestt Bledsoe, American actress, best known for playing Vanessa Huxtable on the television series “The Cosby Show,” 41.

Daily Quote
“For me, what works best is to try to eat healthy and not worry about the scale.” — Tempestt Bledsoe