History Blog

April 16

Happy Birthday RIP Sir Charles Chaplin (1889–1977) Enrico “Henry” Mancini(1924–1994) ; Stanley “Bobby” Vinton Jr–83 “Kareem Abdul-Jabbar”(Ferdinand Alcindor Jr)–71 Ellen Barkin–64 Jonathan Cryer–53 Martin Lawrence–53 Peter Billingsley-Michaelsen–46 Lukas Haas–41 ; 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”