History Blog

June 24

Happy Birthday RIP William “Jack” Dempsey(1895–1983) ; Albert Molinaro–95 Jack Carter(Chakrin)–91 Michele Lee Dusick–72 Michael “Mick” Fleetwood–67 Peter Weller–67 Nancy Allen–64 Joseph Penny Jr–58 Curtis Smith–53 Minka Kelly(Dufay)–34 ; 1916 – Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million dollar contract. ; 1949 – The first television western, Hopalong Cassidy, is aired on NBC starring William Boyd.