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–92 Dolly Rebecca Parton–76 Desi Arnaz Jr.(Desiderio Arnaz IV)–69 Catherine “Katey” Sagal–68 Paul Rodriguez–67 Robert “William” Ragsdale–61 Shawn Wayans–51 Benjamin Ayres–45 Elizabeth “Bitsie” Tulloch–41 Jodie Sweetin–40 ; 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