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–78 Anthony Daniels–75 Ellen Tyne Daly–75 Christine Ebersole–68 Allen Kelsey Grammer–66 John “Jack” Coleman–63 Christopher Atkins Bomann–60 William “Billy” Baldwin–58 Jennifer Love Hewitt–42 Brendan Sexton III–41 Ellen Philpotts-Page–34 Tuppence Middleton–34 Sophie Turner–25 ; 1878 – The first telephone directory was issued, by the District Telephone Co. of New Haven, Connecticut ; 1925 – The New Yorker publishes its first issue