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–77 Anthony Daniels–74 Ellen Tyne Daly–74 Christine Ebersole–67 Allen Kelsey Grammer–65 John “Jack” Coleman–62 Christopher Atkins Bomann–59 William “Billy” Baldwin–57 Jennifer Love Hewitt–41 Brendan Sexton III–40 Ellen Philpotts-Page–33 Tuppence Middleton–33 Sophie Turner–24 ; 1878 – The first telephone directory was issued, by the District Telephone Co. of New Haven, Connecticut ; 1925 – The New Yorker publishes its first issue