History Blog

May 17

Happy Birthday RIP Dennis Hopper(1936–2010) William “Bill” Paxton(1955–2017) Robert “Bob” Saget 1956–2022) ; “Sugar ” Ray Leonard–66 Eithne Ní Bhraonáin(“Enya”)–61 Craig Ferguson–60 Frank “Hill” Harper–56 Tabatha Coffey–53 Derek Hough–37 ; 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 CA ; 1990 – The general assembly of World Health Organization eliminates homosexuality from the list of psychiatric diseases.