History Blog

February 5

Happy Birthday RIP Richmond “John” Carradine(1906–1988) Red Buttons(Aaron Chwatt 1919–2006) ; Henry “Hank” Aaron–78 David Selby–72 Barbara Hershey(Herzstein)–65 Thomas “Tom” Wilkinson–65 Timothy “Tim” Meadows–52 Jennifer Jason Leigh(Morrow)–51 Laura Linney–49 Robert “Bobby” Brown–44 Thomas “Chris” Parnell–46 Paul Vandervort–28 ; 1852 – The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, opens to the public ; 1919 – Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists