Vanessa Williams attends the Lion Babe "Begin" Listening Party at The Roxy Hotel on February 2, 2016 in New York City.

Singer-actress Vanessa Williams (“Desperate Housewives,” ”Ugly Betty”) is 53

A page to spark motivation, find out who’s getting older, and learn more about our history.

EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. – Jim Rohn

EUR BIRTHDAYS

March 18: Country singer Charley Pride is 82. Singer-actress Vanessa Williams (“Desperate Housewives,” ”Ugly Betty”) is 53. Rapper-actress Queen Latifah is 46.

BLACK HISTORY

Mar. 18, 1877: President Hayes appointed Frederick Douglass marshal of District of Columbia.