History Blog

January 19

Happy Birthday RIP Edgar Allan Poe(1809–1849) Janis Joplin (1943–1970) Robert Palmer (1949–2003) Jean Stapleton(Jeanne Murray 1923–2013) Phillip Everly(1939–2014) ; Nathalie “Tippi” Hedren–93 Dolly Rebecca Parton–77 Desi Arnaz Jr.(Desiderio Arnaz IV)–70 Catherine “Katey” Sagal–69 Paul Rodriguez–68 Robert “William” Ragsdale–62 Shawn Wayans–52 Benjamin Ayres–46 Elizabeth “Bitsie” Tulloch–42 Jodie Sweetin–41 ; 1955 – A presidential news conference was filmed for TV for the first time, with the permission of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. ; 1935 – Coopers Inc. sells the world’s first men’s brief type underwear.