Tag: History

February 18

Happy Birthday RIP William “Bill” Cullen(1920–1990) John Hughes Jr(1950–2009) “Jack Palance”(Volodymyr Palahniuk 1919–2006) George Kennedy(1925–2016) Jan “Milos” Forman(1832–2018) ; Yoko Ono( 小野 洋子)–86 Cybill Shepherd–69 Judy “Juice” Newton–67 John Travolta–65 Vanna White(Rosich)–62 Matthew Dillon–55 Andre “Dr Dre” Young–54 Molly Ringwald–51 Jacqueline Toboni– 27 ; 1885 – Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is published in the United States

February 17

Happy Birthday RIP Mary Ann Mobley(1937–2014) ; John Barry Humphries(“Dame Edna”)–85 Rene Russo–65 Richard Karn–63 Lou Diamond Phillips(Upchurch)–57 Michael Jordan–56 Denise Richards–48 Jeremiah “Jerry” O’Connell–45 Joseph Gordon-Levitt–38 Paris Hilton–38 Chord Overstreet–30 ; 1933 – Newsweek magazine was first published and sold to consumers

February 16

Happy Birthday RIP Edgar John Bergen(1903–1978) Eugene Hugh Beaumont(1909–1982) Salvatore “Sonny” Bono(1935–1998) James Ingram(1952–2019) ; William Katt–68 Janice Dickinson–65 Levardis “LeVar” Burton Jr–62 Lisa Loring(DeCinces)–61 John McEnroe Jr.–60 Christopher Eccleston–55 Sarah Clarke–47 John Tartaglia–41 ; 1968 – The nation’s first 911 emergency telephone system was inaugurated in Haleyville, Alabama

February 15

Happy Birthday RIP Cesar Romero Jr(1907–1994) Christopher Farley(1964–1997) Harvey Korman(1927–2008) ; Melissa Manchester–68 Joyce Frankenberg(“Jane Seymour”)–68 Matthew Groening–65 Janice Dickinson–64 Christopher McDonald–64 Jane Richman(“Jane Child”)–52 Alexandrea “Alex” Borstein–48 ; 1764 – The city of St. Louis Missouri was established and incorporated ; 1985 – The iconic movie “Breakfast Club” was released and became a legendary cult film documenting four high school stereotypes

February 14

Happy Birthday RIP “Jack Benny”(Benjamin Kubelsky 1894–1974) Edward Platt(1916–1974) Victor Morrow(Morozoff 1929–1982) Gregory Hines(1946–2003) Florence Henderson(1934–2016) ; Hugh Downs–98 Michael Bloomberg–77 Raymond Teller–71 Alan Hunter–62 “Meg Tilly”(Margaret Chan)–59 Simon Beckingham(“Pegg”)–49 Alfred “Freddie” Highmore–27 ; 1991– Silence of the Lambs opens and later is first thriller/horror film to win “big five”: Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role(Anthony Hopkins), Best Actress in a Leading Role(Jodie Foster), Best Director(Jonathan Demme), Best Screenplay(Ted Tally)

February 13

Happy Birthday RIP “Tennessee” Ernest Ford(1919–1991) ; Brigadier General Charles “Chuck” Yeager–96 Marilyn “Kim” Novak–86 George Segal Jr–85 Gerald “Jerry” Springer–75 “Stockard Channing”(Susan Stockard)–75 Peter Gabriel–69 Neal McDonough–53 Robert “Robbie” Williams–45 Mena Süvari–40 Daniel Portman–27 ; 1960 – Black college students stage the first of the Nashville sit-ins at three lunch counters in Nashville, Tennessee.

February 12

Happy Birthday RIP Charles Darwin(1809–1882) Abraham Lincoln(1809–1865) Forrest Tucker(1919–1986) Lyon “Lorne” Greene(1915–1987) ; “Franco Zeffirelli”(Gianfranco Corsi)–96 Joe Don Baker–83 Judith Blume(Sussman)–81 Frederick “Michael” Ironside–69 Michael McDonald–67 Joanna Kerns(DeVarona)–66 James “Zach” Grenier–65 Arsenio Hall–63 Josh Brolin–51 Darren Aronofsky–50 Jesse Spencer–40 Christina Ricci–39 ; 1909 – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded in New York ; 1963 – Construction begins on the Gateway Arch in St. Louis Missouri

February 11

Happy Birthday RIP Thomas Alva Edison(1847-1931) Éva Gábor(1919–1995) Leslie Nielsen(1926–2010) Burton “Burt” Reynolds Jr(1936–2018) ; Tatiana Blacker(“Tina Louise”)–85 Sheryl Crow–57 Jennifer Aniston–50 Brandy Norwood–40 Matthew Lawrence–39 Natalie Dormer–37 Taylor Lautner–27 ; 1938 – BBC Television produces the world’s first ever science fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Čapek play R.U.R., that coined the term “robot”

February 10

Happy Birthday RIP James “Jimmy” Durante(1893–1980) Jerrald “Jerry” Goldsmith(1929–2004) ; Robert Wagner Jr–89 Roberta Flack–82 Mark Spitz–69 George Stephanopoulos–58 Laura Dern–52 Elizabeth Banks(Mitchell)–45 Emma Roberts–28 ; 1870 – The YWCA is founded in New York City ; 1940 – Tom and Jerry make their debut with Puss Gets the Boot

February 9

Happy Birthday RIP Carmen Miranda(Maria Miranda da Cunha 1909–1955) ; Carole King(Klein)–77 Joseph “Joe” Pesci–76 Maria “Mia” Villiers-Farrow–74 Judith Light(Licht)–70 James Jackson Bullock–64 Colin Egglesfield–46 Zhāng Zǐyi(章子怡)–40 Thomas Hiddleston–38 David Gallagher–34 Rose Arbuthnot-Lesliev–32 ; 1942 – Year-round Daylight saving time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources ; 1964 – The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a “record-busting” audience of 73 million viewers