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”)–86 Francis Avallone(“Frankie Avalon”)–80 Frederick Willard–80 Beth Grant–70 Aisha Tyler–49 Jada Pinkett Smith–48 Lance Armstrong(Gunderson)–48 James Marsden–46 Daniel “Jason” Sudeikis–44 ; 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