History Blog

July 9

Happy Birthday Brian Dennehy–79 Richard Roundtree–75 Dean Koontz–72 Orenthal James “O.J.” Simpson–70 Christopher Cooper–66 Jonathon Tesh–65 Jimmy Smits–62 Thomas “Tom” Hanks–61 Richard Timothy Kring–60 Kelly McGillis–60 James “Jim” Kerr–58 Courtney “Love” Harrison–53 Scott Grimes–46 Fredrick Savage–41 ; 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.