History Blog

October 22

Happy Birthday RIP “Curly Howard”(Jerome Horwitz 1903–1952) Joan Fontaine(Beauvoir de Havilland 1917–2013) Annette Funicello(1942–2013) ; Sir Derek Jacobi–85 Christopher Lloyd–85 David “Tony” Roberts–84 Catherine Deneuve(Dorléac)–80 Deepak Chopra–77 Jeffrey Goldblum–71 Robert Odenkirk–61 Brian Boitano–60 Ned “Carlos” Mencia–56 “Spike Jonze”(Adam Spiegel)–54 Michael Fishman–42 Zachary Hanson–38 Kyle Gallner–37 ; 1746 – The College of New Jersey (later renamed Princeton University) receives its charter. ; 1883 – The Metropolitan Opera (“The Met”) House in New York City opens with a performance of Gounod’s Faust. It was direct competition for Academy of Music which folded 3 years after the Met opened.