History Blog

December 27

Happy Birthday RIP Louis Pasteur(1822–1895) Marie “Marlene” Dietrich(1901–1992) Heather O’Rourke(1975–1988) ; John Amos–80 Michael “Mike” Pinder–78 Mary “Cokie” Roberts(Boggs)–76 Gérard Depardieu–71 Eva Maria LaRuy – 53 Wilson Echevarrí(“Cruz”)–46 Masayori “Masi” Oka(岡 政偉)–45 Emilie de Ravin–38 ; 1927 – Kern and Hammerstein’s musical play Show Boat, considered to be the first true American musical play, opens at the Ziegfield theatre on Broadway ; 1932 – Radio City Music Hall “Showplace of the Nation” opened in New York City