History Blog

July 18

Happy Birthday RIP Hume Cronyn Jr(1911–2003) Richard “Red” Skelton(1913–1997) Nelson Mandela(1918–2013) John Glenn Jr(1921–2016) ; Paul Verhoeven–85 Craig Bruderlin(“James Brolin”)–83 Audrey Landers(Hamburg)–67 Elizabeth McGovern–62 Wendy Williams–59 Mark Sinclair(“Vin Diesel”)–56 Kristen Bell–43 Christopher Chace Crawford–38 ; 1968 – Intel is founded in Mountain View , California ; 1969 – After a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Senator Ted Kennedy from Massachusetts drives an Oldsmobile off a bridge and his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne dies in the accident but he survives.