History Blog

May 7

Happy Birthday RIP Frank “Gary” Cooper(1901–1961) Anne Baxter(1923–1985) John Ingle(1928–2012) Robert Hegyes(1951–2012) ; Thelma Houston(Jackson)–74 Nora Kuzma(“Traci Lords”)–52 Ivan Sergei Gaudio–49 Breckin Meyer–46 Franchelle Davis–42 Alexander Ludwig–28 ; 1846 – The Cambridge Chronicle, America’s oldest surviving weekly newspaper, is published for the first time in Cambridge, Massachusetts ; 1946 – Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded with around 20 employees