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–94 “Roman Polanski”(Rajmund Liebling)–88 Charles Robert Redford Jr.–85 Martin Mull–78 Elayne Boosler–69 Denis Leary–64 Christian Slater–52 Edward Norton–52 Malcolm-Jamal Warner–51 Andrew “Andy” Samberg–43 ; 1868 – French astronomer Pierre Janssen discovers helium ; 1920 – The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women’s suffrage