History Blog

July 9

Happy Birthday RIP Brian Dennehy(1938–2020) ; Richard Roundtree–81 Suzanne “Rogers” Crmpler–80 Dean Koontz–78 Orenthal James “O.J.” Simpson–76 Christopher Cooper–72 Jonathon Tesh–71 Jimmy Smits–68 Thomas “Tom” Hanks–67 Richard Timothy Kring–66 Kelly McGillis–66 James Kerr–64 Courtney “Love” Harrison–59 Scott Grimes–52 Fredrick Savage–47 Kelly Mantle–47 ; 1962 – Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans exhibition opens at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles ; 1981 – Donkey Kong, a video game created by Nintendo, is released. The game marks the debut of Nintendo’s future mascot, Mario.