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–90 “Roman Polanski”(Rajmund Liebling)–84 Charles Robert Redford Jr.–81 Martin Mull–74 Elayne Boosler–65 Denis Leary–60 Christian Slater–48 Edward Norton–48 Malcolm-Jamal Warner–47 Andrew “Andy” Samberg–39 ; 1868 – French astronomer Pierre Janssen discovers helium ; 1920 – The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women’s suffrage