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) Louie Anderson(1953–2022); Robert “Bob” Mackie–82 Thomas Hilfiger–71 Robert Carradine–68 Donna Pescow–68 Kelly LeBrock–62 Gabriele Kerner(“Nena”)–62 Starlet “Star” Jones–60 Lara Flynn Boyle–52 James “Jim” Parsons–49 ; 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