History Blog

October 19

Happy Birthday RIP “LaWanda Page”(Alberta Peal 1920–2002) “Robert Reed”(John Rietz 1932–1992) Harris Glenn Milstead(“Divine” 1945–1988) ; John Lithgow–69 Patricia Ireland–69 Jennifer Holliday–54 Amy Carter–47 Randolph “Trey” Parker III–45 Christopher Kattan–44 Desmond Harrington–38 ; 1987 – “Black Monday” the stock market crashed as the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 508 points, or -22.6 percent in value, the largest one-day percentage drop (worse than 1929 at -12.82%)