September 18

Happy Birthday RIP Greta Garbo(Gustafsson 1905–1990) John Lebzelter(“Jack Warden” 1920–2006) James Gandolfini(1961–2013) June Foray(Forer 1917–2017) ; Michael Gubitosi(“Robert Blake”)–85 Francis Avallone(“Frankie Avalon”)–79 Frederick Willard–79 Beth Grant–69 Aisha Tyler–48 Jada Pinkett Smith–47 Lance Armstrong(Gunderson)–47 James Marsden–45 Daniel “Jason” Sudeikis–43 ; 1851 – The first edition of The New York Times was published as “The New-York Daily Times” ; 1947 – The United States Air Force becomes an independent branch of the USA armed forces

September 17

Happy Birthday RIP Dolores Costello(1903–1979) Hiram “Hank” Williams(1923–1953) Roderick “Roddy” McDowall(1928–1998) Anne Bancroft(Anna Italiano 1931–2005) Paul Benedict(1938–2008) “Lupe Ontiveros”(Guadalupe Moreno 1942–2012) Johnathan Ritter(1948–2003) ; John “Fee” Waybill–68 Cassandra Peterson(“Elvira”)–67 Rita Rudner–65 Wendy Worthington–64 Bryan Singer–53 Kyle Chandler–53 Jeffrey Matthew Settle–49 Nathan “Nate” Berkus–47 Griffith Feuerstein(“Griff Furst”)–37 ; 1972 – The comedy series “M.A.S.H.” standing for “Mobile Army Surgical Hospital” premiered on CBS ; 1991 – The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.

September 16

Happy Birthday RIP Peter Falk(1927–2011) “Lauren Bacall”(Betty Perske 1924–2014) Riley “B.B.” King(1925–2015) ; Edward Begley Jr.–69 Philip “Mickey” Rourke Jr–66 David Copperfield(Kotkin)–62 Jennifer Tilly(Chan)–60 Richard Marx–55 Molly Shannon–54 Marco Muñiz(“Marc Anthony”)–50 Amy Poehler–47 Ian Harding–32 Nicholas Jonas–26 ; 1959 – The first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, is introduced in a demonstration on live television from New York City ; 1972 – “The Bob Newhart Show” premiered on CBS

September 15

Happy Birthday RIP Agatha Christie(Miller 1890–1976) Vina Fay Wray(1907–2004) Julius “Nipsey” Russell(1918–2005) John “Jackie” Cooper Jr(1922–2011) Roy Brocksmith(1945–2001) Wendie Jo Sperber(1958–2005) ; Norman Crosby–91 Tommy Lee Jones–72 Daniel Marino Jr–57 Joshua Charles–47 Edward Thomas Hardy–41 Tammie Brown(Keith Schubert)–38 Prince Henry Charles Albert David Windsor–34 Heidi Montag–32 ; 1963 – four black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at 16th StreetBaptist church in Birmingham, Alabama, in the deadliest act of the civil rights era

September 14

Happy Birthday RIP Amy Winehouse(1983–2011) ; Walter Koenig–82 Davenie “Joey” Heatherton–74 Jon “Bowzer” Bauman–71 Nigel “Sam” Neill–71 Alexis “Faith” Ford–54 Kimberly Payne Williams–47 Andrew Lincoln(Clutterbuck)–45 Jesse James–29 ; 1985 – The Golden Girls, a television sitcom, premieres on NBC

September 13

Happy Birthday RIP Reta Shaw(1912–1982) Emilie Claudette Chauchoin(“Colbert” 1903–1996) Melvin Tormé (1925–1999) Nell Carter(Hardy 1948–2003) Richard Kiel(1939–2014) ; “Barbara Bain”(Millicent Fogel)–87 “Eileen Fulton”(Margaret McLarty)–85 Winnifred Jacqueline Bisset–74 Peter Cetera–74 Jean Smart–67 Geraldine “Geri” Jewell–62 Dominic Fumusa–49 Fiona Apple Maggart–41 Bennett “Ben” Savage–38 Jason Cook–38; 1956 – The IBM 305 RAMAC is introduced, the first commercial computer to use disk storage (not only RAM memory)

September 12

Happy Birthday RIP Maurice Chevalier(1888–1972) James “Jesse” Owens(1913–1980) “Barry White”(Barrence Carter 1944–2003) Paul Walker IV(1973–2013) ; Ian Holm Cuthbert–87 Linda Gray–78 Joseph Pantoliano–67 Peter Scolari–63 Louis Szekely(“CK”)–51 William Joshua Hopkins–48 Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan–40 Jennifer Hudson–37 Alfie Allen–31 ; 1958 – Jack Kilby demonstrates the first integrated circuit ; 1959 – Bonanza premieres, the first regularly scheduled TV program presented in color

September 11

Happy Birthday RIP Herbert Lom(Schluderpacheru 1917–2012) ; Henry Earl Holliman–90 Brian De Palma–78 Amy Madigan–68 Roxann Dawson(Caballero)–60 John Hawkes(Perkins)–59 Virginia Madsen–57 Christina “Kristy” McNichol–56 Richard “Moby” Hall–53 Joseph Harry Connick Jr.–51 Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges–41 ; 2001 – Al Qaida suicide hijackers crashed two jet airliners into the World Trade Center in New York City causing both 110-story twin towers to collapse killing nearly 3,000 people. #NeverForget

September 10

Happy Birthday Arnold Palmer(1929–2016) ; Karl Lagerfeldt–85 Jose Feliciano Garcia–73 Anthony Joseph Pereira(“Joe Perry”)–68 Harold “Harry” Groener–67 Amy Irving–65 Colin Firth–58 Guy Ritchie–50 James Duval–46 Matthew Ryan Phillippe–44 ; 1955 – “Gunsmoke” premiered on CBS (the second of the Western genre for Television, first being the “Lone Ranger”)

September 9

Happy Birthday RIP Otis Redding, Jr(1941–1967) Clifford Robertson III(1923–2011) ; Chaim Topol–83 Joseph Theismann–69 Thomas Wopat–67 Hugh Grant–58 Adam Sandler–52 Goran Višnjić–46 Michael Bublé–43 ; 1791 – Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, is named after President George Washington ; 1839 – John Herschel takes the first glass plate photograph ; 1926 – The National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) was created as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA)