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)–76 Luis Guzmán–63 Scott Hamilton–61 Brian Thompson–60 Emma Samuelson(“Samms”)–59 Jennifer Coolidge–58 David Fincher–57 “Shania Twain”(Eilleen Edwards)–54 Jason Priestley–50 Thomas “Jack” Black–50 Margaret LeAnn Rimes–37 Armond “Armie” Hammer–33 ; 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