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–76 Anthony Daniels–73 Ellen Tyne Daly–73 Christine Ebersole–66 Allen Kelsey Grammer–64 John “Jack” Coleman–61 Christopher Atkins Bomann–58 William “Billy” Baldwin–56 Jennifer Love Hewitt–40 Brendan Sexton III–39 Ellen Philpotts-Page–32 Tuppence Middleton–32 Sophie Turner–23 ; 1878 – The first telephone directory was issued, by the District Telephone Co. of New Haven, Connecticut ; 1925 – The New Yorker publishes its first issue