History Blog

April 16

Happy Birthday RIP Sir Charles Chaplin (1889–1977) Enrico “Henry” Mancini(1924–1994) ; Stanley “Bobby” Vinton Jr–86 “Kareem Abdul-Jabbar”(Ferdinand Alcindor Jr)–74 Ellen Barkin–67 Jonathan Cryer–56 Martin Lawrence–56 Peter Billingsley-Michaelsen–50 Lukas Haas–45 ; 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”