History Blog

May 10

Happy Birthday RIP “Fred Astaire”(Frederic Austerlitz 1899–1987) “Nancy Walker”(Anna Swoyer 1922–1992) “Sid Vicious”(John Simon Ritchie 1957–1979) Gary Owens(Altman 1934–2015) ; James Abrahams–77 Margaret “Meg” Foster–73 Paul Hewson(“Bono”)–61 Jason Brooks–55 Dallas Roberts–51 Odette Annable(Yustman)–36 ; 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