History Blog

January 19

Happy Birthday RIP Edgar Allan Poe(1809–1849) Janis Joplin(1943–1970) Jean Stapleton(Murray 1923–2013) Phillip Everly(1939–2014) ; Nathalie “Tippi” Hedren–85 Dolly Parton–69 Desi Arnaz Jr.(Desiderio Arnaz IV)–62 Catherine “Katey” Sagal–61 Paul Rodriguez–60 Robert Palmer–56 Robert “William” Ragsdale–54 Shawn Wayans–44 Benjamin Ayres–38 Elizabeth “Bitsie” Tulloch–34 Jodie Sweetin–33 ; 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 briefs.