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)–72 Nora Kuzma(“Traci Lords”)–50 Ivan Sergei Gaudio–47 Breckin Meyer–44 Franchelle Davis–39 Alexander Ludwig–26 ; 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