History Blog

March 24

Happy Birthday RIP “Harry Houdini”(Erich Weiss 1874–1926) Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle(1887–1933) Terence Steven McQueen(1930–1980) Norman Feld(“Fell” 1924–1998) ; Robert “Bob” Mackie–81 Thomas Hilfiger–70 Louie Anderson–68 Robert Carradine–67 Donna Pescow–67 Kelly LeBrock–61 Gabriele Kerner(“Nena”)–61 Starlet “Star” Jones–59 Lara Flynn Boyle–51 James “Jim” Parsons–48 ; 1896 – Alexander S. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission in history considered to be inventor of radio receiver ; 1900 – Mayor of New York City Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground “Rapid Transit Railroad” that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn