History Blog

February 14

Happy Birthday RIP “Jack Benny”(Benjamin Kubelsky 1894–1974) Edward Platt(1916–1974) Victor Morrow(Morozoff 1929–1982) Gregory Hines(1946–2003) Florence Henderson(1934–2016) ; Hugh Downs–97 Michael Bloomberg–76 Raymond Teller–70 Alan Hunter–61 “Meg Tilly”(Margaret Chan)–58 Simon Beckingham(“Pegg”)–48 Alfred “Freddie” Highmore–26 ; 1991– Silence of the Lambs opens and later is first thriller/horror film to win “big five”: Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role(Anthony Hopkins), Best Actress in a Leading Role(Jodie Foster), Best Director(Jonathan Demme), Best Screenplay(Ted Tally)