“Today” co-host Hoda Kotb is 53

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

EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE

“There are two kinds of worries—those you can do something about and those you can’t. Don’t spend any time on the latter.” —Duke Ellington

EUR BIRTHDAYS

Aug. 9: Rapper Kurtis Blow is 58. “Today” co-host Hoda Kotb is 53. Rapper Mack 10 is 46.

BLACK HISTORY

Aug. 9, 1936: Jesse Owens wins four gold medals in the Berlin Olympics.