History Blog

August 28

Happy Birthday RIP Nancy Kulp(1921–1991) Roxie Roker(1929–1995) Donald O’Connor(1925–2003) Charles Rocket(1949–2005) Biagio “Ben” Gazzara(1930–2012) ; David Soul(Solberg)–77 Luis Guzmán–64 Scott Hamilton–62 Brian Thompson–61 Emma Samuelson(“Samms”)–60 Jennifer Coolidge–59 David Fincher–58 “Shania Twain”(Eilleen Edwards)–55 Jason Priestley–51 Thomas “Jack” Black–51 Margaret LeAnn Rimes–38 Armond “Armie” Hammer–34 ; 1898 – Caleb Bradham (a pharmacist) invents the carbonated soft drink that will later be called “Pepsi-Cola” and was president of the original corporation ; 1963 – March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his “I Have a Dream” speech