History Blog

August 18

Happy Birthday RIP Marshall Field(1834–1906) Max Factor, Jr.(1904–1996) “Shelley Winters”(Shirley Schrift 1920–2006) Patrick Swayze(1952–2009) ; Eleanor Rosalynn Carter–93 “Roman Polanski”(Rajmund Liebling)–87 Charles Robert Redford Jr.–84 Martin Mull–77 Elayne Boosler–68 Denis Leary–63 Christian Slater–51 Edward Norton–51 Malcolm-Jamal Warner–50 Andrew “Andy” Samberg–42 ; 1868 – French astronomer Pierre Janssen discovers helium ; 1920 – The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women’s suffrage