History Blog

November 29

Happy Birthday RIP Garry Shandling(1949–2016) Jacques Chirac(1932–2019) Jacqueline “Jackie” Stallone(Labofish 1921–2020) Vincent Scully(1927–2022) Thomas Sizemore(1961–2023); “Diane Ladd”(Rose Ladnier)–88 Chuck Mangione–83 Suzanne “Suzy” Chaffee–77 Joel Coen–69 Howard Mandel–68 Cathy Moriarty–63 Andrew McCarthy–61 Donald Cheadle Jr–59 Jonathan Knight–55 Anna Faris–47 Lucas Black–41 ; 1777 – San Jose, California, is founded as Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe by José Joaquín Moraga. It is the first civilian settlement, or pueblo, in Alta California ; 1877 – Thomas Alva Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time with the words “Mary Had A Little Lamb” reproduced ; 1981 – Natalie Wood is found dead off coast of Catalina island. Speculation is that Robert Wagner may have pushed her after an argument and she drown because she was intoxicated.