History Blog

April 7

Happy Birthday RIP Ian Richardson(1934–2007) “Billie Holiday”(Elinore Fagan 1915–1959) James Bumgarner(“Garner” 1928–2014) ; William “Wayne” Rogers III–82 Edmund “Jerry” Brown Jr–77 Francis Ford Coppola–76 John Oates–67 Kong-sang “Jackie” Chan(陳港生)–61 Russell Crowe–51 ; 1927 – First long-distance public television broadcast (from Washington, D.C., to New York City, displaying the image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover) ; 1967 – Film critic Roger Ebert published his very first film review in the Chicago Sun-Times