History Blog

May 19

Happy Birthday RIP Malcolm Little(“X” 1925–1965) André Roussimoff(“the Giant” 1946–1993) Jeffrey Hyman(“Joey Ramone” 1951–2001) Peter Mayhew(“Chewbacca” 1944–2019) Joseph “Dusty” Hill(1949–2021); Peter Townshend–78 Beverly Grace Jones–75 Andrew “Drew” Fuller–43 ; 1911 – Parks Canada, the world’s first national park service, is established as the Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of the Interior ; 1962 – A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy takes place at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The highlight is Marilyn Monroe’s rendition of “Happy Birthday”.