History Blog

May 10

Happy Birthday RIP “Fred Astaire”(Frederic Austerlitz 1899–1987) “Nancy Walker”(Anna Swoyer 1922–1992) “Sid Vicious”(Simon Ritchie 1957–1979) ; Gary Owens(Altman)–75 Jim Abrahams–70 Meg Foster–66 Paul Hewson(“Bono”)–54 Jason Brooks–48 Dallas Roberts–44 Odette Annable(Yustman)–29 ; 1908 – The first Mother’s Day observance took place during church services in Grafton, W.Virginia ; 1975 – Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder in Japan.