History Blog

September 17

Happy Birthday RIP Dolores Costello(1903–1979) Hiram “Hank” Williams(1923–1953) Roderick “Roddy” McDowall(1928–1998) Anne Bancroft(Anna Italiano 1931–2005) Paul Benedict(1938–2008) “Lupe Ontiveros”(Guadalupe Moreno 1942–2012) Johnathan Ritter(1948–2003) ; John “Fee” Waybill–70 Cassandra Peterson(“Elvira”)–69 Rita Rudner–67 Wendy Worthington–66 Bryan Singer–55 Kyle Chandler–55 Jeffrey Matthew Settle–51 Nathan “Nate” Berkus–49 Griffith Feuerstein(“Griff Furst”)–39 ; 1972 – The comedy series “M.A.S.H.” standing for “Mobile Army Surgical Hospital” premiered on CBS ; 1991 – The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet(the basis for smartphone tech)