History Blog

September 15

Happy Birthday RIP Agatha Christie(Miller 1890–1976) Vina Fay Wray(1907–2004) Julius “Nipsey” Russell(1918–2005) John “Jackie” Cooper Jr(1922–2011) Roy Brocksmith(1945–2001) Wendie Jo Sperber(1958–2005) Norman Crosby(1927–2020) ; Tommy Lee Jones–76 Daniel Marino Jr–61 Joshua Charles–51 Edward Thomas Hardy–45 Tammie Brown(Keith Schubert)–42 Prince “Harry” Henry Charles Albert David Mountbatten-Windsor–38 Heidi Montag–36 ; 1963 – four black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at 16th Street Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama, in the deadliest act of the civil rights era

September 14

Happy Birthday RIP Amy Winehouse(1983–2011) ; Walter Koenig–86 Davenie “Joey” Heatherton–78 Nigel “Sam” Neill–75 Alexis “Faith” Ford–58 Tyler Perry–53 Kimberly Williams-Paisley–51 Andrew Lincoln(Clutterbuck)–49 Jesse James–33 ; 1985 – The Golden Girls, a television sitcom, premieres on NBC! #Iconoclastic

September 13

Happy Birthday RIP Reta Shaw(1912–1982) Emilie Claudette Chauchoin(“Colbert” 1903–1996) Melvin Tormé (1925–1999) Nell Carter(Hardy 1948–2003) Richard Kiel(1939–2014) ; “Barbara Bain”(Millicent Fogel)–91 “Eileen Fulton”(Margaret McLarty)–89 Winnifred Jacqueline Bisset–78 Peter Cetera–78 Jean Smart–71 Geraldine “Geri” Jewell–66 Dominic Fumusa–53 Fiona Apple Maggart–45 Bennett “Ben” Savage–42 Jason Cook–42 ; 1956 – The IBM 305 RAMAC is introduced, the first commercial computer to use hard disk storage (versus only memory)

September 12

Happy Birthday RIP Maurice Chevalier(1888–1972) James “Jesse” Owens(1913–1980) “Barry White” (Barrence Carter 1944–2003) Paul Walker IV(1973–2013) Ian Holm Cuthbert (1932–2020) Peter Scolari(1955–2021) ; Linda Gray–82 Joseph Pantoliano–71 Louis Szekely(“CK”)–55 William Joshua Hopkins–52 Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan–44 Jennifer Hudson–41 Alfie Allen–36 ; 1958 – Jack Kilby demonstrates the first integrated circuit ; 1959 – Bonanza premieres, the first regularly scheduled TV program presented in color. One of the first western format tv shows. Side note: Lone Ranger was the fist of the genre in 1949 nearly 10 years prior. It aired om Sept 15 1949.

September 11

Happy Birthday RIP Herbert Lom(Schluderpacheru 1917–2012) ; Henry Earl Holliman–94 Brian De Palma–82 Amy Madigan–72 Roxann Dawson(Caballero)–64 John Hawkes(Perkins)–63 Virginia Madsen–61 Elizabeth Daily(Guttman)–61 Christina “Kristy” McNichol–60 Richard “Moby” Hall–57 Joseph Harry Connick Jr.–55 Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges–45 ; 2001 – Al Qaida suicide hijackers crashed two jet airliners into the World Trade Center in New York City causing both 110-story twin towers to collapse killing nearly 3,000 people. #NeverForget

September 10

Happy Birthday Arnold Palmer(1929–2016) Karl Lagerfeldt(1933–2019) Phillip Baker–Hall(1931–2022) ; Jose Feliciano Garcia–77 Anthony Joseph Pereira(“Joe Perry”)–72 Harold “Harry” Groener–71 Amy Irving–69 Colin Firth–62 Guy Ritchie–54 James Duval–50 Matthew Ryan Phillippe–48 ; 1955 – “Gunsmoke” premiered on CBS (the second of the Western genre for Television, first being the “Lone Ranger”)

September 9

Happy Birthday RIP Otis Redding, Jr(1941–1967) Clifford Robertson III(1923–2011) ; Chaim Topol–87 Joseph Theismann–73 Thomas Wopat–71 Hugh Grant–62 Adam Sandler–56 Goran Višnjić–50 Michael Bublé–47 ; 1791 – Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, is named after President George Washington ; 1839 – John Herschel takes the first glass plate photograph ; 1926 – The National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) was created as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA)

September 8

Happy Birthday RIP May McAvoy(1899–1984) Richard “Peter” Sellers(1925–1980) Virginia Hensley(“Patsy Cline” 1932–1963) Frank Cady(1915–2012) Isaac “Sid” Caesar(1922–2014) ; Bernard “Bernie” Sanders–81 Julian Richings–66 Aimee Mann–62 David Lee Smith–59 Kimberly Peirce–55 Martin Freeman–51 David Arquette–51 Alecia “Pink” Moore–43 Jonathan Taylor Thomas(Weiss)–41 Steven “Jake” Sandvig–36 ; 1930 – 3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape ; 1966 – The first Star Trek original series premieres on NBC television starring William Shatner

September 7

Happy Birthday RIP John Pierpont “Jack” Morgan, Jr.(1867–1943) Charles Holley(“Buddy Holly” 1936–1959) William Jermaine Stewart(1957–1997) ; Gloria Gaynor(Fowles)–79 Julie Kavner–72 Christine “Chrissie” Hynde–71 Michael Emerson–68 Corbin Bernsen–68 Diane Farr–53 Thomas Everett Scott–52 Oliver Hudson–46 Devon Sawa–44 ; 1916 – US federal employees win the right to Workers’ compensation by Federal Employers Liability Act (39 Stat. 742; 5 U.S.C. 751)

September 6

Happy Birthday Jo Anne Worley–85 George Roger Waters–79 Swoosie Kurtz–78 Jane Curtin–75 Patricia “Patti” Yasutake–69 Anne Lockhart(Maloney)–69 Jeffrey Foxworthy–64 Rosa “Rosie” Perez–58 Natalie McIntyre(“Macy Gray”)–55 Cecilia “CeCe” Peniston–53 Idrissa Elba–50 ; 1916 – The first self-service grocery store, Piggly Wiggly, was opened in Memphis, Tennessee, by Clarence Saunders