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–75 Anthony Daniels–72 Ellen Tyne Daly–72 Christine Ebersole–65 Allen Kelsey Grammer–63 John “Jack” Coleman–60 Christopher Atkins Bomann–57 William “Billy” Baldwin–55 Jennifer Love Hewitt–39 Brendan Sexton III–38 Ellen Philpotts-Page–31 Tuppence Middleton–31 Sophie Turner–22; 1878 – The first telephone directory was issued, by the District Telephone Co. of New Haven, Connecticut ; 1925 – The New Yorker publishes its first issue