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–79 Anthony Daniels–76 Ellen Tyne Daly–76 Christine Ebersole–69 Allen Kelsey Grammer–67 John “Jack” Coleman–64 Christopher Atkins Bomann–61 William “Billy” Baldwin–59 Jennifer Love Hewitt–43 Brendan Sexton III–42 Elliot Philpotts-Page–35 Tuppence Middleton–35 Sophie Turner–26 ; 1878 – The first telephone directory was issued, by the District Telephone Co. of New Haven, Connecticut ; 1925 – The New Yorker publishes its first issue