History Blog

September 18

Happy Birthday RIP Greta Garbo(Gustafsson 1905–1990) John Lebzelter(“Jack Warden” 1920–2006) James Gandolfini(1961–2013) June Foray(Forer 1917–2017) ; Michael Gubitosi(“Robert Blake”)–85 Francis Avallone(“Frankie Avalon”)–79 Frederick Willard–79 Beth Grant–69 Aisha Tyler–48 Jada Pinkett Smith–47 Lance Armstrong(Gunderson)–47 James Marsden–45 Daniel “Jason” Sudeikis–43 ; 1851 – The first edition of The New York Times was published as “The New-York Daily Times” ; 1947 – The United States Air Force becomes an independent branch of the USA armed forces