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Category Archives: History

January 17

Happy Birthday RIP Karl Lämmle(1867–1939) Andrew “Andy” Kaufman(1949–1984) Nancy Parsons(1942–2001) Sheree North(Dawn Crang 1932–2005) Eartha “Kitt”(Keith 1927–2008) “Muhammad Ali”(Cassius Clay Jr 1942–2016) ; Betty White Ludden–99 James Earl Jones–90 Maurice “Maury” Povich–82 Paul Young–65 Broderick “Steve” Harvey–64 Susanna Hoffs–62 James Carrey–59 Michelle Obama–57 Naveen Andrews–52 Robert Ritchie(“Kid Rock”)–50 Diogo Morgado–40 ; 1893 – Hawaii’s monarchy was overthrown as a group of businessmen and sugar planters forced Queen Liliuokalani to abdicate

January 16

Happy Birthday RIP Henry “Harry” Carey II(1878–1947) Ethel Merman(Zimmerman 1908–1984) Aaliyah Haughton(1979–2001) ; Anthony “A.J.” Foyt–86 Ronnie Milsap–78 John Carpenter–73 Deborrah “Debbie” Allen–71 Helen “Sade” Adu–62 Andrea James–54 David Al-Chokhachy (“Chokachi”)–53 Jonathan Mangum–50 Katherine “Kate” Moss–47 ; 1964 – The musical “Hello, Dolly!” starring Carol Channing opened on Broadway, beginning a run of 2,844 performances

January 15

Happy Birthday RIP Martin Luther King Jr(1929–1968) Lloyd Bridges Jr(1913–1998) ; “Phyllis Coates'(Gypsy Ann Stella)–94 Andrea Martin–74 William James Nesbitt–56 Lisa Lisa Velez-55 Charles “Chad” Lowe–53 Regina King–50 Edmund “Eddie” Cahill–43 ; 1889 – The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia. ; 2001 – Wikipedia, a web-based encyclopedia, made its debut

January 14

Happy Birthday RIP Phyllis “Bebe” Daniels (1901–1971) Andrew “Andy” Rooney(1919–2011) ; John “Jack” Jones–83 Dorothy Faye Dunaway–80 Holland Taylor–78 Steven Soderbergh–58 Emily Watson–54 James Smith(“LL Cool J”)–53 Jason Bateman–52 Kevin Durand–47 Zachary Gilford–39 Thomas Grant Gustin–31 ; 1952 – National Broadcasting Company’s long-running morning news program “Today” debuts, with host Dave Garroway

January 13

Happy Birthday RIP “Kay Francis”(Katherine Gibbs 1905–1968) Robert Stack(1919–2003) Charles Nelson Reilly(1931–2007) Charles “Rip” Taylor Jr. (1931–2019) ; Frances Sternhagen–91 Charles Richard Moll–78 “Jason Stuart”(Stuart Greif)–62 Julia Louis-Dreyfus–60 Tracy Adkins–59 Patrick Dempsey–55 Michael Peña–45 Orlando Bloom–44 Brad Williams–37 Liam Hemsworth–31 ; 1910 – The first public radio broadcast takes place; a live performance of the opera “Cavalleria Rusticana” is sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, New York

January 12

Happy Birthday RIP Sarah “Patsy” Kelly(1910–1981) Joseph Frazier(1944–2011) ; George Kresge Jr(“Amazing Kreskin”)–86 Anthony Andrews–73 Kirstie Alley–70 Howard Stern–67 Oliver Platt–61 Jeffrey Bezos(Jorgensen)–57 Robert Cummings(“Rob Zombie”)–56 Matthew Kohler–42 Jo-Issa “Issa” Rae Diop–36 William Rothhaar–34 Andrew Lawrence–33 ; 1915 – The United States House of Representatives rejects a proposal to give women the right to vote. Not until 1920 when 19th Amendment is ratified will it be illegal to deny voter rights based on gender ; 1971 – All in the Family, one of the most famous situation comedies, premieres on CBS

January 11

Happy Birthday Mitchell Ryan–87 Felix Silla–84 Diana “Naomi” Judd–75 Lee Ritenour–69 Vicki Peterson Cowsill–63 Mary Jane Blige–50 Marcus Blucas–49 Amanda Peet–49 ; 1964 – Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Luther Terry, M.D., publishes the landmark report Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States saying that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking national and worldwide anti-smoking efforts

January 10

Happy Birthday RIP Ray Bolger(Bulcao 1904–1987) Roy Disney(1930–2009) Salvatore “Sal” Mineo(1939–1976) James “Jim” Croce(1943–1973) ; Sir Roderick “Rod” David Stewart–76 Donald Fagen–73 George Foreman–72 “Pat Benatar”(Patricia Andrzejewski)–68 Antonio Cupo–43 Alejandro “Alex” Meraz–36 ; 1946 – The first General Assembly of the United Nations opens in London. Fifty-one nations are represented

January 9

Happy Birthday RIP Clarence Leroy Van Cleef Jr(1925–1989) Richard Milhous Nixon(1913–1994) Robert “Bob” Denver(1935–2005) Judith Krantz(Tarcher 1928–2019) ; Joan Báez–80 James “Jimmy” Page–77 “Crystal Gayle”(Brenda Webb)–70 Jonathan “J.K.” Simmons–66 Nestor Haddaway–56 Joely Richardson–56 Alexander “A.J.” McLean–43 Catherine Middleton-Windsor Duchess of Cambridge–39 ; 1839 – The French Academy of Sciences announces the Daguerreotype photography process (used to create first photograph circa 1837) ; 2007 – Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the original iPhone at a Macworld

January 8

Happy Birthday RIP José Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón(1912–1992) Elvis Aaron Presley(1935–1977) David Bowie(Jones 1947–2016) Stephen Hawking(1942–2018) ; Larry Storch–98 Charles Osgood Wood III–88 Shirley Bassey–84 Robert “Bob” Eubanks–83 Michelle Forbes(Guajardo)–56 Sarah Polley–42 Rachel Nichols–41 Freddie Stroma(Frederic Sjostrom)–34 ; 1790 – George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in New York, New York ; 1828 – The Democratic Party of the United States is organized