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–91 “Roman Polanski”(Rajmund Liebling)–85 Charles Robert Redford Jr.–82 Martin Mull–75 Elayne Boosler–66 Denis Leary–61 Christian Slater–49 Edward Norton–49 Malcolm-Jamal Warner–48 Andrew “Andy” Samberg–40 ; 1868 – French astronomer Pierre Janssen discovers helium ; 1920 – The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women’s suffrage