History Blog

February 21

Happy Birthday RIP Clara “Ann” Sheridan(1915–1967) Eunice Waymon(“Nina Simone” 1933–2003) Eddi-Rue McClanahan(1934–2010) Alan Rickman(1946–2016) ; David Geffen–80 Anthony Daniels–77 Ellen Tyne Daly–77 Christine Ebersole–70 Allen Kelsey Grammer–68 John “Jack” Coleman–65 Christopher Atkins Bomann–62 William “Billy” Baldwin–60 Jennifer Love Hewitt–44 Brendan Sexton III–43 Elliot Philpotts-Page–36 Tuppence Middleton–36 Sophie Turner–27 ; 1878 – The first telephone directory was issued, by the District Telephone Co. of New Haven, Connecticut ; 1925 – The New Yorker publishes its first issue