History Blog

January 13

Happy Birthday RIP “Kay Francis”(Katherine Gibbs 1905–1968) Robert Stack(1919–2003) Charles Nelson Reilly(1931–2007) Charles “Rip” Taylor Jr. (1931–2019) ; Frances Sternhagen–92 Charles Richard Moll–79 “Jason Stuart”(Stuart Greif)–63 Julia Louis-Dreyfus–61 Tracy Adkins–60 Patrick Dempsey–56 Michael Peña–46 Orlando Bloom–45 Brad Williams–38 Liam Hemsworth–32 ; 1910 – The first public radio broadcast takes place; a live performance of the opera “Cavalleria Rusticana” is sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, New York

January 12

Happy Birthday RIP Sarah “Patsy” Kelly(1910–1981) Joseph Frazier(1944–2011) ; George Kresge Jr(“Amazing Kreskin”)–87 Anthony Andrews–74 Kirstie Alley–71 Howard Stern–68 Oliver Platt–62 Jeffrey Bezos(Jorgensen)–58 Robert Cummings(“Rob Zombie”)–57 Matthew Kohler–43 Jo-Issa “Issa” Rae Diop–37 William Rothhaar–35 Andrew Lawrence–34 ; 1915 – The United States House of Representatives rejects a proposal to give women the right to vote. Not until 1920 when 19th Amendment is ratified will it be illegal to deny voter rights based on gender ; 1971 – All in the Family, one of the most famous situation comedies, premieres on CBS

January 11

Happy Birthday RIP Felix Silla (1937–2021) ; Mitchell Ryan–88 Diana “Naomi” Judd–76 Lee Ritenour–70 Vicki Peterson Cowsill–64 Mary Jane Blige–51 Marcus Blucas–50 Amanda Peet–50 ; 1964 – Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Luther Terry, M.D., publishes the landmark report Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States saying that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking national and worldwide anti-smoking efforts

January 10

Happy Birthday RIP Ray Bolger(Bulcao 1904–1987) Roy Disney(1930–2009) Salvatore “Sal” Mineo(1939–1976) James “Jim” Croce(1943–1973) ; Sir Roderick “Rod” David Stewart–77 Donald Fagen–74 George Foreman–73 “Pat Benatar”(Patricia Andrzejewski)–69 Antonio Cupo–44 Hrithek “Roshan” Nagrath–38 Alejandro “Alex” Meraz–37 ; 1946 – The first General Assembly of the United Nations opens in London. Fifty-one nations are represented

January 9

Happy Birthday RIP Clarence Leroy Van Cleef Jr(1925–1989) Richard Milhous Nixon(1913–1994) Robert “Bob” Denver(1935–2005) Judith Krantz(Tarcher 1928–2019) ; Joan Báez–81 James “Jimmy” Page–78 “Crystal Gayle”(Brenda Webb)–71 Jonathan “J.K.” Simmons–67 Nestor Haddaway–57 Joely Richardson–57 Alexander “A.J.” McLean–44 Catherine Middleton-Windsor Duchess of Cambridge–40 ; 1839 – The French Academy of Sciences announces the Daguerreotype photography process (used to create first photograph circa 1837) ; 2007 – Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the original iPhone at a Macworld

January 8

Happy Birthday RIP José Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón(1912–1992) Elvis Aaron Presley(1935–1977) David Bowie(Jones 1947–2016) Stephen Hawking(1942–2018) ; Larry Storch–99 Charles Osgood Wood III–89 Shirley Bassey–85 Robert “Bob” Eubanks–74 Michelle Forbes(Guajardo)–57 Sarah Polley–43 Rachel Nichols–42 Freddie Stroma(Frederic Sjostrom)–35 ; 1790 – George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in New York, New York ; 1828 – The Democratic Party of the United States is organized

January 7

Happy Birthday RIP Charles Addams(1912–1988) Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen(1911–1995) William Peter Blatty(1928–2017) Dustin Diamond(1977 – 2021); “Terry Moore”(Helen Koford)–93 Kenneth “Kenny” Loggins–74 Erin Gray–72 David Caruso–66 Katherine “Katie” Couric–65 Nicolas Cage(Coppola)–58 Jeremy Renner–51 ; 1782 – The first American commercial bank, the Bank of North America, opens ; 1927 – The first transatlantic telephone service is established – from New York, New York to London, England.

January 6

Happy Birthday RIP Gretchen “Loretta” Young(1913–2000) “Danny Thomas”(Amos Yakhoob Kairouz 1914–1991) Victor Tayback(1930–1990) Bonnie Franklin(1944–2013) ; Rowan Atkinson–67 Scott Bryce–64 Kathy Sledge-63 Daniel Pintauro–46 Edward Redmayne–40 Kathryn “Kate” McKinnon Berthold–38 ; 1994 – Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the knee at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Michigan by Tonya Harding ; 2021 – The deadly insurrection at the US Capital attempting to overturn a free and faired election at the direction of Donald Trump!

January 5

Happy Birthday RIP “Jane Wyman”(Sarah Mayfield 1917–2007) “Jeane Dixon”(Lydia Pinckert 1904–1997) Walter Mondale 1928–2021) ; Robert Duvall–91 Diane Keaton(Hall)–76 Theodore “Ted” Lange–74 Pamela Sue Martin–69 “Marilyn Manson”(Brian Warner)–53 Bradley Cooper–47 ; 1896 – An Austrian newspaper reports that Wilhelm Röntgen has discovered a type of radiation later known as X-rays ; 1944 – The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper

January 4

Happy Birthday RIP Sorrell Booke(1930–1994) Denise Matthews(“Vanity” 1959–2016) ; Barbara Rush–95 “Dyan Cannon”(Samile Friesen)–85 Bernard Sumner(Dicken)–66 Ann Magnuson–66 Matthew Frewer–64 John Michael Stipe–62 David Foley–59 Dorothy “Dot-Marie” Jones–58 Julia Ormond–57 August Diehl–46 ; 1865 – The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York, New York