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–95 “Roman Polanski”(Rajmund Liebling)–89 Charles Robert Redford Jr.–86 Martin Mull–79 Elayne Boosler–70 Denis Leary–65 Christian Slater–53 Edward Norton–53 Malcolm-Jamal Warner–52 Andrew “Andy” Samberg–44 ; 1868 – French astronomer Pierre Janssen discovers helium ; 1920 – The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women’s suffrage