History Blog

April 16

Happy Birthday RIP Sir Charles Chaplin (1889–1977) Enrico “Henry” Mancini(1924–1994) ; Stanley “Bobby” Vinton Jr–85 “Kareem Abdul-Jabbar”(Ferdinand Alcindor Jr)–73 Ellen Barkin–66 Jonathan Cryer–55 Martin Lawrence–55 Peter Billingsley-Michaelsen–49 Lukas Haas–44 ; 1962 – Walter Cronkite takes over as the lead news anchor of the CBS Evening News, during which time he would become “the most trusted man in America”