History Blog

August 5

Happy Birthday RIP John Huston(1906–1987) , Selma Diamond(1920–1985) – Night Court comic baliff , Neil Armstrong(1930–2012) – first person to walk on the moon , “John Saxon”(Carmine Orrico 1935–2020) – Black belt chosen to be lead in “Enter the Dragon” , Jeannette “Ja’net” DuBois 1945–2020) – singer of Jefferson’s theme song “Movin on up” and played Wilona on “Good Times” the second black sitcom (Sanford and Son was first black sitcom) , set in Chicago projects of Cabrini Green, which no longer exists ; Loni Anderson–76 (“WKRP in Cincinnati”) Maureen McCormick–65 (“Brady Bunch” as Marcia) ; 1926 – Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping ; 1957 – “American Bandstand,” hosted by Dick Clark, made its network TV debut on ABC network