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–94 Dolly Rebecca Parton–78 Desi Arnaz Jr.(Desiderio Arnaz IV)–71 Catherine “Katey” Sagal–70 Paul Rodriguez–69 Robert “William” Ragsdale–63 Shawn Wayans–53 Benjamin Ayres–47 Elizabeth “Bitsie” Tulloch–43 Jodie Sweetin–42 ; 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.