History Blog

May 17

Happy Birthday RIP Dennis Hopper(1936–2010) William “Bill” Paxton(1955–2017) Robert “Bob” Saget–65 “Sugar ” Ray Leonard–65 Eithne Ní Bhraonáin(“Enya”)–60 Craig Ferguson–59 Frank “Hill” Harper–55 Tabatha Coffey–52 Derek Hough–36 ; 1954 – the Supreme Court issued its landmark Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka ruling, which declared that racially segregated public schools were inherently unequal ; 1977 – Nolan Bushnell opened the first ShowBiz Pizza Place (later renamed Chuck E. Cheese) in San Jose, California.