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July 31

Happy Birthday RIP Theodore Cassidy(1932–1979) Geoffrey Lewis(1935–2015) ; Michael Biehn–66 Wesley Snipes–60 Joanne “J.K.” Rowling–57 Dean “Cain” Tanaka–56 Rudolf Martin–55 Loren Dean Jovicic–53 Emily “Eve” Best–51 Benjamin “B.J.” Novak–43 Charlie Carver Martensen–34 ; 1930 – The radio mystery program “The Shadow” airs for the first time ; 1948 – At Idlewild Field in New York City, New York International Airport (later renamed JFK International Airport) is dedicated

July 30

Happy Birthday RIP Henry Ford(1863–1947) Riccardo DiGuglielmo(Dick Wilson “Mr Whipple” 1916–2007) ; Sid Krofft(Cydus Yolas)–93 Paul Anka–81 David Sanborn–77 Arnold Schwarzenegger–75 Delta Burke–66 Catherine “Kate” Bush–64 Laurence Fishburne III–61 Lisa Kudrow–59 Vivica A. Fox–58 Simon Baker–53 Christopher Nolan–52 Michael “Tom” Green–51 Hilary Swank–48 Jaime Pressly–45 Damon Wayans Jr–40 ; 1965 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare. Social Security Act was signed by FDR August 14 1935

July 29

Happy Birthday RIP Clara Bow(1901–1965) “Theda Bara”(Theodosia Goodman 1885–1955) Peter Jennings(1938–2005) David Warner(1941–2022) Genaro “Tony” Sirico Jr(1942–2022) ; “Robert Fuller”(Leonard Lee)–89 Gary “Geddy Lee” Weinrib–69 Ian Roberts–57 Rodney Allen Rippy–54 Richard “Wil” Wheaton III–50 Stephen Dorff–49 Allison Mack–40 ; 1914 – Transcontinental telephone service began with the first phone conversation between New York and San Francisco ; 1957 –Jack Paar debuted as host of NBC’s “Tonight” show. The first modern day Talk Show.

July 28

Happy Birthday RIP Hubert “Rudy” Vallée(1901–1986) Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy(1929–1994) Robert “Alexis” Arquette(1969–2016) Georgia Engel(1948–2019) ; Sally Struthers–75 Duncan Dickie Ebersol–75 Lori Loughlin–58 Elizabeth Berkley–50 Dustin Milligan–37 ; 1868 – The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is certified, establishing African- American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law.

July 27

Happy Birthday Jerry Van Dyke(1931–2018) Norman Lear–100 Peggy Fleming–74 Julian McMahon–54 Nikolaj Coster-Waldau–52 Maya Rudolph–50 Jonathan Rhys Meyers(O’Keefe)–45 David Blair Redford–39 Taylor Schilling–38 ; 1940 – Bugs Bunny made his debut in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon “A Wild Hare.”

July 26

Happy Birthday RIP George Bernard Shaw(1856–1950) Gracie Allen(1895–1964) Stanley Kubrick(1928–1999) Vivian Vance(Jones 1909–1979) William Blake Crump(“Blake Edwards” 1922–2010) ; Sir Michael “Mick” Jagger–79 Dame Helen Mirren(Mironoff)–77 Susan George–72 Dorothy Hamill–66 Nana Visitor(Tucker)–65 Kevin Spacey Fowler–63 Sandra Bullock–58 Jeremy Piven–57 Olivia Williams–54 ; 1947 – U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947 into United States law creating the Central Intelligence Agency, United States Department of Defense, United States Air Force, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the United States National Security Council

July 25

Happy Birthday RIP Brad Renfro(1982–2008) Estelle Getty(Scher-Gettleman 1923–2008) “Jack Gilford”(Jacob Gellman 1908–1990) ; Verdine White–71 Iman Abdulmajid–67 Illeana Douglas(Hesselberg)–57 Matthew LeBlanc–55 “Tera Patrick”(Linda Hopkins)–46 ; 1956 – 45 miles south of Nantucket Island, the Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria collides with the MS Stockholm in heavy fog and sinks the next day, killing 51 people

July 24

Happy Birthday RIP Amelia Earhart(1897–1937) Mabel Albertson(1901–1982) Bella Savitsky Abzug(1920–1998) ; Charles “Mark” Goddard–86 Ruth Buzzi–86 Christopher Sarandon–80 Leo Gallagher Jr–76 Robert Hays–75 Linda Carter–71 Gus Van Sant Jr–70 Kristi Dawn Chenoweth–54 Jennifer Lopez–53 Mary Rose Byrne–43 Anna Paquin–40 ; 1969 – Apollo 11, the first manned mission to the moon, splashed down safely in the Pacific ; 1974 – Watergate scandal : The US Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon did not have the authority to withhold subpoenaed white house tapes and they order him to surrender the tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.

July 23

Happy Birthday RIP Helen Martin(1909–2000) Gloria DeHaven(1925–2016) Bernard “Bert” Convy(1933–1991) Sandra Gould(1916–1999) Helen Martin(1909–2000) Philip Seymour Hoffman(1967–2014) ; Daniel Ronald Cox–84 Edie McClurg–71 Woodrow “Woody” Harrelson–61 Erik La Salle–60 Saul Hudson(“Slash”)–57 Marlon Wayans–50 Monica Lewinsky–49 Shane McRae–45 Tenitra Michelle Williams–42 Daniel Radcliffe–33 ; 1903 – The Ford Motor Company sells its first car ; 1926 – Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film. Later these became known as talkies.

July 22

Happy Birthday RIP Daniel Rowan(1922–1987) Óscar Arístides Renta Fiallo(1932–2014) Anthony James(1942–2020) “Orson Bean”(Dallas Burroughs 1928–2020) Giorgi “Alex” Trebek (1940–2020) ; Estelle Louise Fletcher–88 Terence Stamp–84 Daniel “Danny” Glover–76 Donald Henley–75 William “Willem” Dafoe–67 Keith “Sweat”(Crier)–61 John Leguizamo–58 David Spade–58 Colin Ferguson–50 Franka Potente–48 Selena Gomez–30 : 1991 – Jeffrey Dahmer is arrested in Milwaukee after police discover human remains in his apartment