History Blog

April 16

Happy Birthday RIP Sir Charles Chaplin (1889–1977) Enrico “Henry” Mancini(1924–1994) ; Stanley “Bobby” Vinton Jr–88 “Kareem Abdul-Jabbar”(Ferdinand Alcindor Jr)–76 Ellen Barkin–69 Jonathan Cryer–58 Martin Lawrence–58 Peter Billingsley-Michaelsen–52 Lukas Haas–47 ; 1962 – Walter Cronkite takes over as the lead news anchor of the CBS Evening News, during which at that time he would become “the most trusted man in America”