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)–78 Luis Guzmán–65 Scott Hamilton–63 Brian Thompson–62 Emma Samuelson(“Samms”)–61 Jennifer Coolidge–60 David Fincher–59 “Shania Twain”(Eilleen Edwards)–56 Jason Priestley–52 Thomas “Jack” Black–52 Margaret LeAnn Rimes–39 Armond “Armie” Hammer–35 ; 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