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Last Updated 06-30-2020

✍🎭Michael Roemer -- is 92 in the year 2020 and 93 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1928
Screenwriter, Producer/Director, German

🎭Frederick Wiseman -- is 90 in the year 2020 and 91 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1930
Talent Agent, Director
Misc: Documentary maker

📰🎭Robert Wiseman -- is 90 in the year 2020 and 91 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1930
Editor, Producer/Director

🎭🏆Audrey Daston -- is 90 in the year 2020 and 91 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1930 N.S.
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: March 1959

✍🎭Lewis John Carlino -- is 88 in the year 2020 and 89 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1932
Dramatist/Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker, Director
Movie Titles: The Great Santini, The Mechanic (writer for 1972 and 2011 versions), Mechanic: Resurrection, Seconds

🏆🏁🏊Ford Konno -- is 87 in the year 2020 and 88 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1933 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🎵🎷Sonny Greenwich -- is 84 in the year 2020 and 85 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1936
Jazz Guitarist, Canadian

🎭Frank Langella -- is 82 in the year 2020 and 83 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1938
Movie/Stage Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Bayonne, N.J.
Movie Titles: Dracula, Diary of a Mad Housewife, 12 Chairs, Small Soldiers (as Archer voice), Superman Returns, Starting Out in the Evening

🎭🏆Karen Thompson -- is 78 in the year 2020 and 79 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1942 N.S.
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: August 1961

🎵"Country" Joe McDonald -- is 78 in the year 2020 and 79 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1942
Composer/Songwriter, Bandleader, Folk Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Country Joe and the Fish (lead)
Song Titles: The 'F' Cheer

✍🎭Don Novello -- is 77 in the year 2020 and 78 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1943
Screen/Scriptwriter, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Ashtabula, OH; aka Lazlo Toth
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (as Father Guido Sarducci, semireg 1977-80), The Smothers Brothers (1975)

💰Ron Perelman -- is 77 in the year 2020 and 78 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1943
Businessperson, Philanthropist, Investor

🎭Billie Jean Beanblossom -- is 76 in the year 2020 and 77 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1944
Dancer
TV Shows: The Mickey Mouse Club

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🎭Suzy Kendall -- is 76 in the year 2020 and 77 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1944
Actress, English
Names/Places: RN:Frieda Harrison; Dudley Moore's ex-
Misc: retired from acting in 1977
Movie Titles: To Sir With Love, Torso, Up the Junction, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

🎵🏆🥊James Ray "Jimmy" Hart -- is 76 in the year 2020 and 77 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1944 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Composer, Musician, Wrestling Manager

🏆🏁Jacques Ickx -- is 75 in the year 2020 and 76 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1945 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, Belgiumese
Names/Places: RN: Jacqyes Bernard Ickx
Misc: Formula One; Sports car racing; Le Mans auto race (6-time winner).

🎵Dee Dee Kennibrew -- is 75 in the year 2020 and 76 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1945
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Crystals

✍📰🎭Shelby Steele -- is 74 in the year 2020 and 75 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1946
Author, Columnist, Filmmaker

🎭Rick Hurst -- is 74 in the year 2020 and 75 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1946
Actor
TV Shows: On the Rocks, The Dukes of Hazzard (as Deputy Cletus), Amanda's
Movie Titles: In the Line of Fire, The Karate Kid Part III, Steel Magnolias

🏆🏌Leonard Thompson -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1947
Golfer

Jon Corzine -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1947
Governor

🎵🎸Morgan Fisher -- is 70 in the year 2020 and 71 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1950
Composer, Rock & Roll Keyboardist, English
Group Names: Mott The Hopple

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🎭Stephanie Faracy -- is 68 in the year 2020 and 69 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1952
Movie Actress
TV Shows: The Thorn Birds, Goodnight Beantown (as Valerie), His & Hers, True Colors (as Ellen Freeman)
Movie Titles: Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Temple Grandin, Sideways, The Great Outdoors

⚖💰Gary Johnson -- is 67 in the year 2020 and 68 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1953 N.S.
Politician, Businessperson
Misc: 29th Governor of New Mexico 1995-2003; 2016 Libertarian Presidential candidate

🎵🎸Alpha Blondy -- is 67 in the year 2020 and 68 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1953
Composer, Reggae Singer, Ivory Coast

Robert Mendez -- is 66 in the year 2020 and 67 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1954
Senator

🏆⚾LaMarr Hoyt -- is 65 in the year 2020 and 66 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1955
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: FN:Dewey
Misc: AL Cy Young Award winner in 1983 (White Sox), All Star MVP 1985 (Padres)
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox, San Diego Padres

Christine Lagarde -- is 64 in the year 2020 and 65 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1956
Government Official
Misc: The Head of the International Monetary Fund

🎭Louise Pitre -- is 63 in the year 2020 and 64 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1957
Stage Actress, Canadian

🎵Joseph "Grandmaster Flash" Saddler -- is 62 in the year 2020 and 63 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1958
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Bandleader, Rapper
Names/Places: RN:Joseph Saddler
Misc: some say b. 1957
Group Names: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Melle Mel & the Furious Five
Song Titles: White Lines

🎭🎵Renn Woods -- is 62 in the year 2020 and 63 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1958
Actress, Singer
TV Shows: Roots (as Fanta)

🏆🏒Dave Silk -- is 62 in the year 2020 and 63 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1958
NHL Player, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 1980 U.S. Hockey Team

🎭Alexia Robinson -- is 60 in the year 2020 and 61 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1960
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Savannah (as Cassie Wheeler)

✍🎭Dave (Comedian) Thompson -- is 60 in the year 2020 and 61 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1960 N.S.
Writer, Actor, Comedian, English
TV Shows: Teletubbies (as Tinky Winky)

🏆🏈Frank Minnifield -- is 60 in the year 2020 and 61 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1960
NFL Cornerback, USFL Figure
Misc: 4x Pro Bowl; inducted into the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Louisville, Chicago Blitz, Arizona Wranglers, Cleveland Browns

🏆⛸Michael Seibert -- is 60 in the year 2020 and 61 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1960
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, Ice Dancer

🏆🏈Irv Eatman -- is 59 in the year 2020 and 60 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1961
NFL Player, USFL Figure, Football Offensive Tackle
Misc: 3x All-USFL selection

🏆🏈Pierce Holt -- is 58 in the year 2020 and 59 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1962
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive End, College Football Player
Misc: 1x Pro Bowl and All-Pro; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Angelo State University, San Francisco 49ers (1988-1992), Atlanta Falcons (1993-1995)

🏆🏈Lance Smith -- is 57 in the year 2020 and 58 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1963
NFL Guard

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🏆🏁🏊Lina Kačiušytė -- is 57 in the year 2020 and 58 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1963 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Lithuanian

🎵Gerald Collier -- is 57 in the year 2020 and 58 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1963
Pop Singer

🎵🎸Michael Hanson -- is 57 in the year 2020 and 58 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1963
Rock & Roll Drummer, Canadian
Group Names: Glass Tiger

🎭DeDee Pfeiffer -- is 56 in the year 2020 and 57 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1964
Actress, Producer
Names/Places: Michelle's sister
Misc: AP says b. 1964
TV Shows: For Your Love (as Sheri Winston), Cybill (as Rachael Blanders); Cybill (as Rachel Blanders)
Movie Titles: Up Close and Personal, Falling Down

🎭Lisa Roberts -- is 55 in the year 2020 and 56 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1965
Actress, Producer
Names/Places: aka Losa Roberts Gillan; Julia's sister
Movie Titles: Runaway Bride, Duplicity, Maid in Manhattan, Eat Pray Love

🎭Rawley Valverde -- is 54 in the year 2020 and 55 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1966
Actor, Producer
Misc: PRON:Val-VARE-day
Movie Titles: Made in America

🎭🎵Natasha Alexandrova -- is 54 in the year 2020 and 55 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1966
Actress, Disco Singer, Russian
Names/Places: NN:The Russian Madonna

🎵Brian Flynn -- is 54 in the year 2020 and 55 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1966
Country Singer
Group Names: Flynnville Train

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🏆🏈Andy Heck -- is 53 in the year 2020 and 54 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1967
NFL Tackle, Football Offensive Lineman
Sports Teams: Seattle Seahawks

🎭Morris Chestnut -- is 51 in the year 2020 and 52 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1969
TV/Movie Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Rosewood (as Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr.), V (as Visitor Ryan)
Movie Titles: Like Mike, Kick-Ass 2, The Call, Like Mike, Boyz in the Hood, Out All Night, The Best Man, Ladder 49

🎨🎭Mr. Lawrence -- is 51 in the year 2020 and 52 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1969 N.S.
Illustrator, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: RN: Douglas Lawrence Osowski
Song Titles: The Food Album (album art creator, album by "Weird Al" Yankovic)
TV Shows: Rocko's Modern Life, Camp Lazlo, SpongeBob SquarePants (as Plankton)

📰Christi Paul -- is 51 in the year 2020 and 52 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1969
Newsperson

🏆⚾Roberto Rivera -- is 51 in the year 2020 and 52 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1969
MLB Pitcher, Puerto Rican

🏆Joe Tessitore -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1971 N.S.
Sportscaster
TV Shows: Monday Night Football, Holey Moley

🏆🏈Kevin Lee -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1971
NFL Wide Receiver

🎵🎷Chris Potter -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1971
Composer, Multi-instrumentalist, Jazz Saxophonist

🏆🏒Bobby Holík -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1971
NHL Player, Czech Republican

🏆🏈Barron Miles -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1972
NFL Player, CFL Figure, Football Coach, Canadian

🎭Jimi Mistry -- is 47 in the year 2020 and 48 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1973
Actor, English
TV Shows: EastEnders, Coronation Street
Movie Titles: The Guru, East is East, Blood Diamond, Exam, West is West, Ella Enchanted, The Truth About Love

🏆🏈Justin Armour -- is 47 in the year 2020 and 48 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1973
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🏈Mercury Hayes -- is 47 in the year 2020 and 48 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1973
NFL Wide Receiver, CFL Figure

🎭Kenichi Ebina -- is 46 in the year 2020 and 47 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1974 N.S.
Dancer, Japanese

🏆🏈Johnie Church -- is 46 in the year 2020 and 47 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1974
NFL Player

🏆🏀Chris Anstey -- is 45 in the year 2020 and 46 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1975
NBA Player

🎭Adam Mastrelli -- is 44 in the year 2020 and 45 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1976
Actor

🎵Tank -- is 44 in the year 2020 and 45 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1976 N.S.
Rhythm and Blues Singer

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💻Jawed Karim -- is 41 in the year 2020 and 42 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1979 N.S.
Internet Company Entrepreneur, East German
Misc: co-founded YouTube with Steve Chen and Chad Hurley

🏆Elin Nordegren -- is 40 in the year 2020 and 41 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1980
Model

🎭Jonas Armstrong -- is 39 in the year 2020 and 40 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1981
Actor, Irish
TV Shows: Robin Hood (star, BBC One), Ripper Street (as Nathaniel)
Movie Titles: Edge of Tomorrow, Walking with the Enemy

🎭💻🎮Eden Riegel -- is 39 in the year 2020 and 40 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1981 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Internet Video Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: Iron Man, Sailor Moon R, Stitch!, Bleach, All My Children, Imaginary Bitches (web series), Youthful Daze (as Natalie Cardin), The Lion Guard (as Kiara)
Movie Titles: Year One, The Lion Guard, Sailor Moon (series), Tiger and Bunny (series), The Prince of Egypt, American Pie
Video Games: Final Fantasy XV, Dead or Alive (series), Saints Row (series), Persona (series), Shin Megami Tensei (series)

🎭Ashley Gorrell -- is 36 in the year 2020 and 37 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1984
Actress
TV Shows: Second Noah (as Hannah)
Movie Titles: Thunder in Paradise, Mail to the Chief

🎭Kady Riklis -- is 35 in the year 2020 and 36 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1985
Actress
Names/Places: aka Kady Zadora; Pia Zadora's and Meshulam Riklis's daughter
Movie Titles: 30 Days to Die, Movin' In, Career Virgin

🎭Colin Morgan -- is 34 in the year 2020 and 35 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1986 N.S.
Actor, Northern Ireland
TV Shows: Humans (as Leo Elster), Merlin (as Merlin, BBC)
Movie Titles: Legend, Testament of Youth, Parked

🏆🏀Glen Davis -- is 34 in the year 2020 and 35 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1986 N.S.
NBA Player
Names/Places: NN:Big Baby

🏆⛸Meryl Davis -- is 33 in the year 2020 and 34 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1987
Hall of Famer, Ice Dancer, Olympic Athlete, Skater

🏆⚾Dallas Keuchel -- is 32 in the year 2020 and 33 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1988 N.S.
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Kid Keuchey
Misc: 4x Gold Glove, AL Cy Young Award (2015)

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🏆🏈Jason Pierre-Paul -- is 31 in the year 2020 and 32 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1989 N.S.
NFL Defensive

Connor Calabro -- is 25 in the year 2020 and 26 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1995
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Elizabeth Pryor and Thomas's girl

🎵🎸Noah Sierota -- is 24 in the year 2020 and 25 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1996 N.S.
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Echosmith

Austin Cohen -- is 23 in the year 2020 and 24 in the year 2021; b.1/1/1997
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Paula Zahn and Richard's son

🎭Angourie Rice -- is 19 in the year 2020 and 20 in the year 2021; b.1/1/2001 N.S.
Actress, Australian
Misc: one of the first people born on the date when the third millennium began

Oscar David Melendez -- is 14 in the year 2020 and 15 in the year 2021; b.1/1/2006
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Susanna Keller and John's son

🎭LaToya Howlett -- b.1/1/????
Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1997
TV Shows: Dangerous Minds (as Alvina Edwards)

🎭Neal Johnson -- b.1/1/???? N.S.
Personality
TV Shows: Zoom (1973)

Pope Alexander VI -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1431 d.8/18/1503 (72)
Pope
Misc: pope 1492-death

✍👑⚖Prince Lorenzo de' Medici -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1449 d.4/9/1492 (43)
Poet, Prince, Head of State, Italian
Names/Places: aka Lorenzo the Magnificent
Misc: Floretine ruler

✍🎖James Edward Oglethorpe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/22/1696 J-LD or 1/1/1697 N.S. d.6/30/1785 N.S. (88)
Author, General, English
Misc: Georgia colonizer; Savannah city founder

🎨🎖⚛⚖Paul Revere -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1734 J-LD or 1/1/1735 N.S. d.5/10/1818 N.S. (83)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Engraver, Revolutionary, Inventor, Statesman
Names/Places: b. in Boston; d. in Boston
Misc: Silversmith; Political; New England Patriot; False Teeth, Eye Glasses, Picture Frames, Surgical Tools, warned the colonists "The British Are Coming!"

🎖"Mad" Anthony Wayne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1745 d.12/15/1796 (51)
Revolutionary, General

🎖⚛Betsy Ross -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1752 d.1/30/1836 (84)
Revolutionary, Inventor
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia; RN:Elizabeth Griscom
Misc: Flagmaker (1776); legend has it that she sewed the first stars and stripes flag of the United States for George Washington during the Revolution.

Charles Ellet -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1810 d.6/21/1862 (52)
Engineer
Misc: built the first wire-cable suspension bridge in America.

🏆🥊Tom Hyer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1819 d.6/26/1864 (45)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

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Marie Louise de la Ramée -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1839 N.S. d.1/25/1908 N.S. (69)
Writer, English
Names/Places: aka Ouida

Benjamin Holt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1849 d.12/5/1920 (71)
Inventor
Misc: The Tractor

🏆⚾Tim Keefe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1857 d.4/23/1933 (76)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Smiling Tim and Sir Timothy
Misc: 2x NL wins leader, 3x NL ERA leader
Sports Teams: Troy Trojans (1880-1882), New York Metropolitans (1883-1884), New York Giants (1885-1889), New York Giants (PL 1890), New York Giants (1891), Philadelphia Phillies (1891-1893)

M. J. Owens -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1859 d.12/27/1923 (64)
Inventor
Misc: an inventor of machines that could automate the production of glass bottles.

🏆Pierre de Coubertin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1863 d.9/2/1937 (74)
Sports Figure, French
Misc: founder & president of the modern International Olympic Committee 1896-1925

🎨📰Alfred Stieglitz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1864 d.7/13/1946 (82)
Photographer, Editor
Names/Places: NN: The Father of Modern Photography

🎭🎵Lewis "Lew" Fields -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1867 d.7/20/1941 (74)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Singer
Names/Places: Dorothy's father
Misc: of (Joseph) Weber & Fields

🏆🥊Young Griffo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1871 d.12/10/1927 (56)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Australian
Names/Places: RN:Albert Griffiths

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🎵Edwin Goldman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1878 d.2/21/1956 (78)
Composer, Bandleader

🎭William Fox -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1879 d.5/8/1952 (73)
Movie Producer, Hungarian
Misc: founder of the Fox Film Corp.

E. M. Forster -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1879 d.6/7/1970 (91)
Novelist, English, Gay
Names/Places: b. in London; FN:Edward Morgan
Book Titles: A Passage To India, Howard's End, A Room With A View

Albert Taylor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1879 d.12/11/1961 (82)
Engineer, Physicist
Misc: made important early contributions to the development of radar

🎵Oscar "Papa" Celestin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1884 d.12/15/1954 (70)
Singer, Trumpeter, Bandleader

🎵Frank Stokes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1888 d.12/12/1955 (67)
Hall of Famer, Blues Performer
Misc: considered by many musicologists to be the father of the Memphis blues guitar style.

🎭Charles Bickford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1889 d.11/9/1967 (78)
TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: The Virginian (as John Grainger)
Movie Titles: Johnny Belinda

🏆🏈Harold Gores -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1891 d.6/4/1969 (78)
College Football Coach

🎵🎷Henry Ragas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1891 d.2/18/1919 (28)
Pianist, Jazz Performer
Group Names: Original Dixieland Jazz Band

Susan Ertz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1894 d.4/11/1985 (91)
Author, Novelist, British

🎭J. Edgar Hoover -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1895 d.5/2/1972 (77)
Movie Actor, Gay
Names/Places: b. in Washington, D.C.; FN:John
Misc: founder and head of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (1924-72) under eight presidents; he cracked down on organized crime in the inter-war years and communist sympathizers in the post-World War II period.

🎵Art Gillham -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1895 d.6/6/1961 (66)
Pianist

🎭Walter Greaza -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1897 d.6/1/1973 (76)
Actor
Names/Places: pron:Grizz-ay
TV Shows: Treasury Men in Action (as the Chief)

🎭🎵Xavier Cugat -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1900 d.10/27/1990 (90)
Variety Show Host, Composer, Violinist, Bandleader, Spanish
Names/Places: b. in Barcelona; NN:Coogie; Abbe Laine's, then Charo's hubby; wed 5x's
Misc: Latin bandleader; Rhumba Is My Life
TV Shows: Xavier Cugat Show

🎵🎷Shirley Clay -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1902 d.2/7/1951 (49)
Jazz Trumpeter

🎭Lou Jacobs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1903 d.9/13/1992 (89)
Entertainment Figure
Misc: Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus clown

🏆🥊Newsboy Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1904 d.1/1/1977 (73)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

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🎭Nelson Leigh -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1905 d.7/3/1985 (80)
Actor
TV Shows: This is the Life (as Pastor Martin)

🏆🏒Elwin Romnes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1907 N.S. d.7/21/1984 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, NHL Player, Hockey Coach
Misc: played 1927-1940
Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Americans

🎭Bob Russell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1908 d.1/24/1998 (90)
Game Show Host
Misc: Miss America TV Extravaganza co-creator
TV Shows: Name That Tune (co-creator)

🎭Dana Andrews -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1909 d.12/17/1992 (83)
Actor
Names/Places: FN:Carver
Misc: Major star of 1940s & 50s
Movie Titles: Ike, Battle of the Bulge, Laura

Barry M. Goldwater -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1909 d.5/29/1998 (89)
Senator
Misc: (Sen-R-Az, 1953-65, 69-)/Pres candidate (R) 1964).

✍🎭Russ Bender -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1910 d.8/16/1969 (59)
Writer, Actor
Movie Titles: Amazing Colossal Man, Space Monster

⛪🏆⚾"Hammerin'" Hank Greenberg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1911 d.9/4/1986 (75)
Hall of Famer, Jewish, MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: RFN:Henry Benjamin
Misc: AL MVP 1935, 1940; Tigers #5 retired
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers (1930, 1933-1941, 1945-1946), Pittsburgh Pirates (1947)

Harold "Kim" Philby -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1912 N.S. d.5/11/1988 N.S. (76)
Spy
Misc: master spy

✍📰Eliot Janeway -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1913 d.2/8/1993 (80)
Author, Economist
Misc: Financial writer
Book Titles: Economics of Chaos

🏆🏁🏊Willy den Ouden -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1918 N.S. d.12/6/1997 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Dutch (Netherlands)

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🎵Johnny Young -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1918 d.4/18/1974 (56)
Radio Disc Jock, Singer, Harmonicaist, Mandolin, Blues Guitarist

🎭Carole Landis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1919 d.7/5/1948 (29)
Movie Actress
Names/Places: RN:Frances Lillian Mary Ridste
Movie Titles: Topper Returns, One Million B.C.

🎭🏆🥊Rocky Graziano -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1919 d.5/22/1990 (71)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Panelist, Boxer
Names/Places: NN:Da Rock; RN:Thomas Rocco Barbella
Misc: World middleweight champ 1940s; some sources give Dec 31, 1921, Jan 1, 1922, and June 7, 1922
TV Shows: Pantotime Quiz (panelist)

J. D. Salinger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1919 d.1/27/2010 (91)
Novelist
Names/Places: RFMN:Jerome David
Book Titles: Catcher in the Rye

🎵Al McKibbon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1919 d.7/29/2005 (86)
Bassist
Group Names: Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis

🏆🏀John Logan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1921 d.9/16/1977 (56)
NBA Coach, NBA Player

🏆🏒Eddie Olson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1922 N.S. d.2/10/1995 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player
Sports Teams: St. Louis Flyers (1946-1951), Cleveland Barons (1951-1955)

Ernest "Fritz" Hollings -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1922 N.S. d.4/6/2019 N.S. (97)
Senator

🎭Barbara Baxley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1923 d.6/7/1990 (67)
TV/Movie Actress
TV Shows: All that Glitters
Movie Titles: Norma Rae

🎭Valentina Cortese -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1923 N.S. d.7/10/2019 N.S. (96)
Movie Actress, Cameraperson, Italian

Daniel Gorenstein -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1923 d.8/26/1992 (69)
Mathematician

Yisrael Galili -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1923 d.3/7/1995 (72)
Inventor
Misc: the man who invented the Galil submachine (or Uzi) gun and helped create Israel's famed Uzi submachine gun; NN:Father of the Rifle

🎵🎷Milton "Bags" Jackson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1923 N.S. d.10/9/1999 N.S. (76)
Guitarist, Vibraphonist, Jazz Pianist
Group Names: Modern Jazz Quartet

🏆⚾Earl Torgeson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1924 d.11/8/1990 (66)
MLB Player

🎭"Stymie" Beard Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1925 d.1/8/1981 (56)
Movie Actor
Names/Places: RFN:Matthew
Movie Titles: Our Gang (as Stymie 1930-35)

Idi Amin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1926 d.8/16/2003 (77)
Head of State, Uganda
Names/Places: LN:Dada
Misc: Uganda president; the most amazing man that you ever seen; he's the general, the president, the king of the sea!

🏆🏈Doak Walker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1927 d.9/27/1998 (71)
Hall of Famer, NFL Halfback, College Football Player
Misc: won Heisman Trophy as SMU junior in 1948; led Detroit to 2 NFL titles (1952-53); All-Pro 5 times in 6 years; Lions #37 retired
Sports Teams: Southern Methodist University, Detroit Lions (1950-1955)

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Reverend Roy James J. Reeb -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1927 d.3/11/1965 (38)
Civil Rights Leader
Misc: white minister from Boston; he died after being beaten by whites during civil rights disturbances in Selma, Ala.

Ernest Tidyman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1928 d.7/14/1984 (56)
Novelist, Screenwriter, American, English
Book Titles: Shaft (John Shaft series)
Movie Titles: The French Connection (screenplay), Shaft (screenplay)

🎭Haruo Nakajima -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1929 N.S. d.8/7/2017 N.S. (88)
Actor, Puppet Actor, Japanese
Movie Titles: Godzilla (series 1950s-1970s)

⛪⚖🎭Ty Hardin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1930 N.S. d.8/3/2017 N.S. (87)
Reverend, Politician, TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: RN:Orson Whipple Hungerford II
Misc: some say b. June 1
TV Shows: Bronco (as Bronco Layne), Riptide (1960s)

🎵🎸Gordon Huntley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1930 d.??/??/1985
Rock & Roll Guitarist, British
Misc: a pioneer of country-rock pedal steel in the 1960s and 70s; d. in 1988? No source agrees
Group Names: Matthews Southern Comfort

✍🎭Joe Orton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1933 d.8/9/1967 (34)
Dramatist/Playwright, Actor, English

🎵Alan Berg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1934 d.6/18/1984 (50)
Radio Disc Jock
Misc: Denver talk show host who was shot to death by two white supremacists who were later convicted.

🎨Bernard Kilban -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1935 d.8/12/1990 (55)
Illustrator
Misc: Cat Books

✍🎭Matthew Robinson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1937 d.8/5/2002 (65)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor
Names/Places: Holly's and Matt's father
Misc: wrote for Sanford And Son and The Cosby Show
TV Shows: Sesame Street (1969-71)

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🎵Marshall Eugene Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1941 N.S. d.5/27/2016 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Bassist
Names/Places: aka: Rock Jones
Group Names: Ohio Players

🏆🏈Billy Lothridge -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1942 N.S. d.2/24/1996 (54)
NFL Player, College Football Player

🎭Stanley Kamel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1943 d.4/8/2008 (65)
TV Actor
TV Shows: Beverly Hills 90210 (as Tony Marchette 1995)

Gail Zappa -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1945 N.S. d.10/7/2015 N.S. (0)
Celebrity Wife
Names/Places: Frank's wife, mother of Dweezel, Moon, Ahmet, and Diva.

🎵Bella Bellow -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1945 d.12/10/1973 (28)
Singer

🎵Steve Ripley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1950 N.S. d.1/3/2019 N.S. (69)
Country Singer
Group Names: The Tractors

🎵🎸Andy Gill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1956 N.S. d.2/1/2020 N.S. (64)
Music Producer, Punk Rock Guitarist, English
Group Names: Gang of Four

🎭Michael David Morrison -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1960 d.2/18/1993 (33)
Actor

🏆🏈Harry Galbreath -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1965 d.7/27/2010 (45)
NFL Player

🏆🏈Derrick Thomas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1967 d.2/8/2000 (33)
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker
Misc: Pro and College Football Halls of Fame, 9x Pro Bowl, 7x First Team All-AFC; Chiefs #58 retired
Sports Teams: Kansas City Chiefs (1989-1999)

🎭🎮Verne Troyer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1969 N.S. d.4/21/2018 N.S. (49)
Actor, Comedian, Stuntman, Director, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: regular guest at Hef's mansion parties for the past few years, "Jack of All Trades" Napoleon
TV Shows: Boston Public (occasional)
Movie Titles: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Men in Black, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Austin Powers (movie series as Mini-Me)
Video Games: Let It Die

🏆🏈Kevin Mitchell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1971 d.4/29/2007 (36)
NFL Player

👑King Louis XII Of France -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/27/1462 d.1/1/1515 (52)
King, French
Misc: reigned 1498-1515

Johann I Bernoulli -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/27/1667 O.S. or 8/6/1667 N.S. d.1/1/1748 N.S.
Mathematician, Swiss
Names/Places: RFN:Jean
Misc: investigated the then new mathematical calculus, which he applied to the measurement of curves, to differential equations, and to mechanical problems.

Edward Holyoke -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/26/1689 N.S. d.1/1/1769 N.S. (79)
Clergyman, Educator
Misc: 9th president of Harvard College, who liberalized and strengthened its academic program.

🎵Johann Christian Bach -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/5/1735 N.S. d.1/1/1782 N.S. (46)
Composer, German
Names/Places: NN:The English Bach; Johann Sebastian's son
Misc: He composed operas in the Italian style but also played organ like his dad.

🎖Arthur Middleton -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/26/1742 d.1/1/1787 (44)
Revolutionary
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer

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🎨Francesco Guardi -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/5/1712 N.S. d.1/1/1793 N.S. (80)
Painter, Italian

Martin Klaproth -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/1/1743 d.1/1/1817 (73)
Chemist, German
Names/Places: b. Wernigerode, Brandenburg; d. Berlin
Misc: German chemist who discovered uranium (1789), zirconium (1789), and cerium (1803). He described them as distinct elements, though he did not obtain them in the pure metallic state.

🎨📰James Barton Longacre -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/11/1794 d.1/1/1869 (74)
Engraver, Portraitist, Publisher

Heinrich Hertz -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1857 d.1/1/1894 (36)
Physicist, German
Misc: the first to broadcast and receive radio waves

⚛📰Alfred Ely Beach -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/1/1826 d.1/1/1896 (69)
Inventor, Publisher
Misc: his "Scientific American" performed signal service in stimulating 19th-century technological innovations, and Beach himself invented a tunnelling shield and the pneumatic tube, among other devices.

💰Frederick Pabst -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/28/1836 d.1/1/1904 (67)
Businessperson
Misc: President and founder of the Pabst Brewing Company

🏆🎾Mabel Cahill -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/2/1863 d.1/1/1905 (41)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Irish

🏆⚾William "Wee Willie" Keeler -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/3/1872 d.1/1/1923 (50)
Hall of Famer, MLB Right Fielder
Misc: 2962 hits; scored a record 2,065 hits in his first ten years in the majors; known for his seeing eye singles, coined the phrase "hit 'em where they ain't"
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1892-1893), Brooklyn Grooms (1893), Baltimore Orioles (1894-1898), Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1902), New York Highlanders (1903-1909), New York Giants (1910)

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🏆🥊Billy Miske -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/12/1894 d.1/1/1924 (29)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🎵Charles Hackett -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/4/1889 d.1/1/1942 (52)
Tenor, Opera Singer

🎭🎵Hank Williams Sr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/17/1923 d.1/1/1953 (29)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RFN:Hiram King

Leonard Bacon -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/26/1887 d.1/1/1954 (66)
Poet

🎨Edward Weston -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/24/1886 d.1/1/1958 (71)
Photographer

🎭Margaret Brooke Sullivan -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/16/1911 d.1/1/1960 (48)
Movie/Stage Actress
Names/Places: Henry Fonda's ex-wife
Misc: some say b. in 1896

Jerry Giesler -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/2/1886 d.1/1/1962 (75)
Attorney/Lawyer
Misc: celebrity lawyer

🎵Moon Mullican -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/29/1909 d.1/1/1967 (57)
Pianist, Bandleader, Country Singer
Names/Places: FN:Aubrey; NN:King of the Hillbilly Piano Players
Misc: Boogie-Woogie style; some say b. Mar 27

🎭Barton MacLane -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/25/1902 d.1/1/1969 (66)
TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: The Outlaws, I Dream of Jeannie (as Gen. Martin Peterson)

🎭Ian Fleming -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/10/1888 d.1/1/1969 (80)
Movie Actor, Australian
Misc: NOT the James Bond creator
Movie Titles: Dr. Watson (in some films)

🎭Jane Morgan -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1880 d.1/1/1972 (91)
Actress
TV Shows: Our Miss Brooks (as Mrs. Margaret Davis)

🎭🎵Maurice Chevalier -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/12/1888 d.1/1/1972 (83)
Movie Actor, Singer, French
Misc: trade mark: straw hat and cane
Song Titles: Thank Heaven For Little Girls
Movie Titles: Gigi

Charles E. Bohlen -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/30/1904 d.1/1/1974 (69)
Diplomat

🏆🏀Ken Loeffler -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/14/1902 d.1/1/1975 (72)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Penn State (player 1920-1924), Geneva College (1928-1934), Yale University (1935-1942), University of Denver (1945-1946), St. Louis Bombers (1946-1948), Providence Steamrollers (1948-1949), La Salle (1949-1955), Texas A&M (1955-1957)

🏆🥊Newsboy Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1904 d.1/1/1977 (73)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆⚽Ralph Caraffi -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1901 d.1/1/1978 (76)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Midfielder

🎵Adolph Deutsch -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/20/1897 d.1/1/1980 (82)
Composer

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🏆🏁Mauri Rose -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/26/1906 d.1/1/1981 (74)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: Indianapolis 500

🎭Victor Buono -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1938 d.1/1/1982 (43)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Apple Valley, CA; FN:Charles
TV Shows: Backstairs at the White House (as President Taft), The Man from Atlantis (as Mr. Schubert), Batman (as King Tutankhamen), Taxi (as Rev Jim's dad)

Gladys Emerson -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/1/1903 d.1/1/1984 (80)
Chemist, Nutritionist

🎭🎵Alexis Korner -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/19/1928 d.1/1/1984 (55)
Announcer, Songwriter, Mandolin, Pianist, Bandleader, Blues Singer, Blues Guitarist, French
Misc: Bouzoukiist; almost a father figure for many British musicians

🎭Raoul Pene DuBois -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/29/1914 d.1/1/1985 (70)
Set Designer, Costume Designer

🏆🏀Max "Marty" Friedman -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/12/1889 d.1/1/1986 (96)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Misc: player 1910-1927 (played in almost every league in the East)

🏆🏒Bruce Norris -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/19/1924 d.1/1/1986 (61)
Sports Owner, NHL Executive
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings (owned for 35 years)

🎭Marcel Hillaire -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/23/1908 d.1/1/1988 (79)
Actor

🎵Buck Ram -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/21/1907 d.1/1/1991 (83)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: RFN:Samuel
Misc: Music Manager
Group Names: The Penguins (manager), The Platters (manager)
Song Titles: I'll Be Home for Christmas (writer)

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🎖⚛💻Grace Murray Hopper -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/9/1906 d.1/1/1992 (85)
Military Leader, Inventor, Mathematician, Computer Software Programmer
Names/Places: NN:the first Lady of Software
Misc: COBOL computer language inventor

Jean Mayer -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/19/1920 d.1/1/1993 (72)
Scientist, Nutritionist, Physiologist, Educator

🎭Cesar Romero -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/15/1907 d.1/1/1994 (86)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: Hollywood's 1930-40s Latin lover
TV Shows: Passport to Danger (as Steve McQuinn), Falcon Crest (as Peter Stavros), Batman (as The Joker), The Thin Man (as gigolo)

Eugene Paul Wigner -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/17/1902 d.1/1/1995 (92)
Mathematician, Physicist, Hungarian
Misc: played a prominent role in the development of the atomic bomb and nuclear energy

🎵Arthur Rollini -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/13/1912 d.1/1/1995 (82)
Tenor-sax
Group Names: Benny Goodman

🎵Ted Hawkins -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/28/1936 d.1/1/1995 (58)
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Blues Performer, Folk Performer

🎵🎷Jess Stacy -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/11/1904 d.1/1/1995 (90)
Bandleader, Jazz Pianist

Adm. Arleigh A. Burke -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/19/1901 d.1/1/1996 (94)
Presidential Aide
Misc: Chief of Naval Operations

🎭Joan Rice -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1930 d.1/1/1997 (66)
Actress

🎵Townes Van Zandt -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/7/1944 d.1/1/1997 (52)
Songwriter, Country Singer
Misc: belived to be b. Mar 7, not June 7

🏆🎾Helen Wills-Moody -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/6/1905 d.1/1/1998 (92)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: LN:Roark; NN:Queen of the Nets
Misc: winner of 7 U.S., 8 British, 4 French women's singles titles; some say b. 1906

🎭Ray Walston -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/2/1914 d.1/1/2001 (86)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Director
Names/Places: b. in New Orleans, LA
Misc: stage: The Front Page, South Pacific, Me & Juliet, Damn Yankees
TV Shows: My Favorite Martian (as Uncle Martin), Silver Spoons (as Harry Summers), Picket Fences (as Judge Henry Bone)

🏆John Steadman -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1927 N.S. d.1/1/2001 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Sports Writer
Misc: The Baltimore Sun

✍🎭Julia Phillips -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/7/1944 N.S. d.1/1/2002 N.S. (57)
Author, Producer

🎭🏆Catya Sassoon -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/3/1968 d.1/1/2002 (33)
Actress, Model
Names/Places: Vidal's daughter

💰Joseph Foss -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/17/1915 N.S. d.1/1/2003 N.S. (87)
Leader
Misc: N.R.A. president; the leading fighter ace of the United States Marine Corps during World War II.

🏆🏌Harold Henning -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/3/1934 d.1/1/2004 (69)
Golfer

✍⚖Shirley Chisholm -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/30/1924 d.1/1/2005 (80)
Author, Congressperson
Misc: the first black woman to be elected to the House of Representatives

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🎵Brigit Nilsson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/17/1918 d.1/1/2006 (87)
Opera Soprano, Swedish
Names/Places: b. in West Karup
Misc: some say b. 1923

Tillie Olsen -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/14/1912 d.1/1/2007 (94)
Author, Writer
Book Titles: Tell Me a Riddle

🎵Del Reeves -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/14/1932 d.1/1/2007 (74)
Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Misc: some say b. 1933 or b. 1934?

🎭Edmund Purdom -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/19/1924 d.1/1/2009 (84)
Actor, English

🎵🎸Ronald Frank "Ron" Asheton -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/17/1948 d.1/1/2009 (60)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: The Stooges

Claiborne Pell -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/22/1918 d.1/1/2009 (90)
Senator

🎵Fred Milano -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/22/1939 d.1/1/2012 (72)
Tenor
Group Names: Dion and the Belmonts

🎭🎵Patti Page -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/8/1927 d.1/1/2013 (85)
Hall of Famer, Actress, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Claremore, OK; RN:Clara Ann Fowler; NN:The Singing Rage
Misc: in 1950s TV varieties
Song Titles: All My Love (Bolero), Tennessee Waltz, I Went To Your Wedding, (How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window

🎨🎭🎵Donna Douglas -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/26/1932 d.1/1/2015 (82)
Artist, TV Actress, Gospel Singer, Country Singer
Misc: some say b. in 1933 or 1939; became a real estate agent
TV Shows: The Beverly Hillbillies (as Elly May Clampett)

Mario M. Cuomo -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/15/1932 d.1/1/2015 (82)
Governor
Misc: PRON: KWOH'-moh; N.Y.C. mayor 1982-94

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Dale L. Bumpers -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/12/1925 d.1/1/2016 N.S. (90)
Senator, Governor

Mike Oxley -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/11/1944 N.S. d.1/1/2016 N.S. (71)
Congressperson

🎭🎵Jon Paul Steuer -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/27/1984 d.1/1/2018 N.S. (33)
Actor, Musician
TV Shows: Grace Under Fire (as Quentin)
Movie Titles: Little Giants, Late for Dinner

🎵Robert Mann -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/19/1920 d.1/1/2018 N.S. (97)
Composer, Violinist, Conductor

🏆🏀David J. Stern -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/22/1942 N.S. d.1/1/2020 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, NBA Executive
Misc: Marketing expert and former NBA commissioner; took office the year Michael Jordan turned pro; has presided over stunning artistic and financial success of NBA both nationally and internationally, best demonstrated by reception of the Dream Team at 1992 Olympics; league has grown from 23 teams to 27 during his watch and will expand to 29 in 1995 with arrival of Toronto and Vancouver; received unprecedented 5-year, $27.5 million contract extension in 1990.

🏆⚾Don Larsen -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/7/1929 N.S. d.1/1/2020 N.S. (90)
MLB Pitcher
Misc: he pitched the first perfect game in World Series history--N.Y. Yankees 2, Brooklyn 0 (October 8, 1956); World Series MVP 1956
Sports Teams: New York Yankees

🎨Bartolomé Esteban Murillo -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.12/??/1617 N.S. or 1/1/1618 N.S. d.4/3/1682 N.S. (64)
Painter, Spanish
Misc: born in late December 1617, baptized Jan 1, 1618

✍⚖Edmund Burke -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.1/1/1729 Ju-1 or 1/12/1729 N.S. or 1/1/1728 J-LD d.7/9/1797 N.S. (68)
Philosopher, Orator, Politician, Statesman, British
Misc: famous Whig (Reflections on the Revolution); the exact year of his birth is a great deal of controversy, with birth years ranging with 1928, 1929 and 1930, and his exact month and day of birth is subject of question compounded by the Julian-Lady Day/Gregorian calendar changeover in 1952.

✍⚖Edmund Burke -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.1/1/1729 Ju-1 or 1/12/1729 N.S. or 1/1/1728 J-LD d.7/9/1797 N.S. (68)
Philosopher, Orator, Politician, Statesman, British
Misc: famous Whig (Reflections on the Revolution); the exact year of his birth is a great deal of controversy, with birth years ranging with 1928, 1929 and 1930, and his exact month and day of birth is subject of question compounded by the Julian-Lady Day/Gregorian calendar changeover in 1952.

🎭Florence Lawrence -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.1/2/1886 or 1/1/1890 d.12/28/1938 (52)
Movie Actress, Canadian
Names/Places: NN:The Biograph Girl
Misc: the movies' first star; no source agrees on date of birth

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In 0045, B.C., New Yearʹs Day was celebrated on January 1 Julian calendar date (December 30, 46 B.C. on the proleptic Gregorian calendar) for the first time as the Julian calendar took effect.

In 1818, The first edition of the Gothic novel “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus” by English author Mary Shelley, 20, was published anonymously in London.

In 1896, According to The Tonight Show, Polygamy was outlawed in Utah. The reason: they found out that guys had enough trouble remembering just one wedding anniversary.

In 1911, It was 1:11:11 and 11:11:11 on 1-11-11

In 1929, Californiaʹs captain, Roy Riegels, ran 69 yards the wrong way after recovering a fumble in the Rose Bowl against George Tech, which defeated California 8-7.

In 1930, One of radioʹs first comedy programs, “The Cuckoo Hour” was heard for the first time on the NBC-Blue Network, which later became ABC Radio.

In 1942, Singer Joe McDonald of Country Joe and the Fish was born in El Monte, California. Anyone remember the “F” cheer?

In 1943, The Spike Jones-influenced Donald Duck film, “Der Fuehrerʹs Face”, a satire of Nazi Germany, was released for the U.S. Armed Services in order to boost morale. The original title was “Donald Duck in Nutziland”.

In 1959, Johnny Cash performs at San Quentin prison. Merle Haggard is in the audience

In 1961, Largest check was issued, National Bank of Chicago to Sears ($960.242 billion).

In 1962, The Beatles made a trial recording in the Decca record studio for a recording contract, but the producer rejected the band stating he didnʹt like their sound and the trend was away from guitar groups and prefering to sign Brian Poole and The Tremeloes instead. Human error!

In 1963, “Astro Boy” (known as “Mighty Atom” in Japanese), Japanʹs first anime, began airing on Fuji TV

In 1965, Kids TV show host Soupy Sales tells viewers to get their parentʹs wallets and take out “those little green pieces of paper” with pictures of Presidents, and send them to him. He is fired, but later reinstated.

In 1966, The Beach Boys enter the Hot 100 for the 23rd time with “Barbara Ann,” previously a hit for the Regents in 1961. The Beach Boys version will hang in the charts for eleven weeks peaking at number two.

In 1969, R.C., “Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da” by Marmalade peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.

In 1969, Los Angeles Kings owner Jack Kent Cooke fined each of his players $100 for “not” arguing with the referee.

In 1971, In a Brady Bunch episode called “The Impractical Joker”, One of Janʹs practical jokes boomerangs; she becomes a victim of her own joke when she takes Gregʹs pet mouse and loses it.

In 1972, Melanie Safka, better known simply as Melanie, enjoys the biggest hit of her career with “Brand New Key,” which remains at number one for the third straight week.

In 1976, It was a lot less than two years before Nebraska Public Television spoke up. The two Ns were geometrically identical (a square, a vertical line, a diagonal line). NPTʹs N was all red, NBCʹs N was half red half blue. NBC paid big bucks (rumored to be $1 million or even more) for two things: Market research and for a trademark search. Judging by the public reaction to the N and by the conflict with NPT, they were robbed. NBC settled by giving NPT a large quantity of used television equipment. The post-N peacock was quite a bit different from the pre-N peacock. The post-N peacock had nine feathers, but a few years later that was reduced to six, which is the peacock still used today. The other NBC logo is called the Snake.

In 1976, Marijuana fans changed the “Hollywood” sign to read “Hollyweed.”

In 1978, Former executive producer Gloria Monty took over the reins of General Hospital and began leading it into its most popular era.

In 1979, Following a New Years Eve concert that began the night before featuring the Blues Brothers and the Grateful Dead, Bill Graham closes San Franciscoʹs Winterland Theater. The Dead had performed there a record 48 times.

In 1983, On the cover of TV Guide: “Bob Newhart and Mary Frann of Newhart”. Other Articles: Cheers

In 1984, The break-up of A.T. and T. took place as the telecommunications giant was divested of its 22 Bell System companies under terms of an antitrust agreement; A.T. and T.ʹs 22 owned Bell system companies divests into eight companies.

In 1993, Mike Ovitz and Bob Wright meet in Aspen, Colorado to discuss David Lettermanʹs future with NBC. Ovitz then calls Peter Lassally and Robert Morton and relates Wrightʹs laundry lists of complaints NBC has with Dave; a deal with NBC is more distant than it was two weeks ago.

In 1994, Howard Sternʹs New Yearʹs Eve Beauty Pageant.

In 1994, On the cover of TV Guide: “Tim Allen”. Other Articles: Judith Light, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

In 1994, R.C., “Addams Family (Whoomp!)” by Tag Team peaked at #84 on the pop singles chart.

In 1995, The last “The Far Side” appeared as cartoonist Gary Larsen retired the strip begun in 1980.

In 1995, “A Tuna Christmas” closes at Booth Theater New York City 20 performances. Sounds fishey to me. It opened December 15, 1994.

In 1996, Betty Rubble makes her long awaited debut after a 27-year delay as a Flintstone vitamin; the rag-topped Flintmobile vitamin is history. No word whether weʹll see Weird Al Yankovic on a vitamin in any form!

In 1997, The Dishonor List of Banished Words and Phrases was issued this day. The Doublespeak Award went to (the envelope please…) Lake Superior State University for the phrase, “The patient did not fulfill his wellness potential.” Or, in other words…he died.

In 1999, Alyssa Milano married Cinjun August Tate, lead of the rock group Rene Zero in Louisiana. (CNN and AP says January 1, 1999, ET says December 31, 1998) Guests included the Milanoʹs “Charmed” co-stars, Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs. They divorced 11 months later.

In 2000, Computers worldwide crashed everywhere as Y2K arrives to mass confusion amongst the computers who think theyʹre 100 years behind! Airplanes fall out of the sky! Bank accounts dry up! Social Security payments cease! VCRs are stuck in eternal 12:00 mode. Dogs and cats living together in peaceful harmony! Ellen goes back into the closet! Computers crash worldwide! The power grid fails! The moon crashes into venus! Saturn gives Uranis a ring! George Michael begins touching other people! Susan Lucciʹs Emmy was declared a practical joke! And last but not least, it is declared that Michael Jackson and LaToya is confirmed to be the same person! Yea, and David Tanny is the new Messiah, brother of Jesus. Right!

In 2000, The arrival of 2000 saw no terrorist attacks, Y2K meltdowns or mass suicides among doomsday cults, but instead saw seven continents stepping joyously and peacefully into the New Year.

In 2001, Actor Ray Walston (“Damn Yankees,” “The Sting,” “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” TVʹs “My Favorite Martian”) died in Beverly Hills, California, at age 86.

In 2008, Eddie Murphy married Tracey Edmonds, the ex-wife of Babyface, in a non-legally binding ceremony on a private island off Bora Bora.

In 2011, It was 1:11:11 and 11:11:11 on 1-1-11

In 2011, “Off the Air” began airing on Adult Swim

In 2015, Actress Donna Douglas, who played the buxom tomboy Elly May Clampett on the hit 1960s sitcom “The Beverly Hillbillies,” died in Baton Rouge, Louisana, at age 82.

In 2017, “The Mick” began airing on Fox

The Holiday Almanacs for January 1, 2021

What's Today?

Today is Fri Jan the 1 in the year 2021
Jan 1 began on a Fri
This is day 1 of the year
Serialnumber = 44185
Julian date = 2459204 O.S.= 12 - 19 - 2020

Calendar

Holidays

Eighth Day of Christmas
Circumcision Of Christ
Solemnity of Mary; Exalting the motherhood of Mary
[Alabama] Mobile Carnival
[Australia] Independence Day (1901)
[Brunei] Independence Day (1984)
[Cameroon] Independence Day (1960)
[Capetown, South Africa] Coon Carnival thru 1-2
[China] Republic Day
[Cuba] Revolution Day (1899)
[Haiti] Independence Day (1804)
[Japan] New Year (year = AD + 660)
[Mozambique] Universal Fraternity
[Netherlands] Day of Peace
[Palestine] Fatah Day
[Phillipines] Christmas Observance, Holiday, world's longest Xmas season thru Jan 6
[Sudan] Independence Day (1956)
[Taiwan] Foundation of the Republic thru 1-2
[USA] Bonza Bottler Day (Party Party Day)
[USA] Diet Resolution Week Begins
[USA] Halcyon Days (Day 5) (7 days, 2nd of two zones)
[USA] Imani -- Faith Day (seventh day of Kwanzaa)
[USA] New Year's Day Holiday
[USA] Universal Letter-Writing Week Begins
[USA] Z-Day (honors those who end up last when placed in alphabetical order)
[Western Samoa] Independence Day (1962)
[World] New Year's Day Holiday

Reminders

Astrological sign: Capricorn: The Goat (12-22 thru 1-20) Ruling Planet: Saturn; Element: Earth; Traits: Ambitious, disciplined, persevering, pessimistic; Body part associated with this sign: The knees. Occupations: Positions of trust, banking, mountain climbing, coaching, engineering.
Astrological sign: Aquarius: The Water Bearer (1-21 thru 2-19) Ruling Planet: Uranus; Element: Air; Traits: Humanitarian, independent, inventive, aloof; Body part associated with this sign: The legs; Occupations: Teacher, social worker, astronomer, astrologer, scientist, inventor.
January was originally the eleventh month. Its name comes from the Roman two-faced god Janus, protector of Heaven's gate.
Flowers: carnation and snowdrop
Full Moon: the Wolf Moon
Gems: garnet and hyacinth
Meanings: the sentimental meaning of the garnet is for constancy, and the carnation is for friendship.
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Business and Reference Books Month
Crime Stoppers Month
Human Resources Month
January Diet Month
March of Dimes Birth Defects Month
National Be On-Purpose Month
National Book Blitz Month
National Egg Month
National Barbecue Month.
Date Your Mate Month.
Fungal Infection Awareness Month.
National Eye Care Month
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National Hot Tea Month
National Oatmeal Month
National Prune the Fat Month
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National Soup Month
National Volunteer Blood Donor Month
National Yours, Mine and Ours Month
Prevention of Cruelty to Your Money Month
Thyroid Awareness Month
Wheat Bread Month
Imani (Faith), last day of Kwanzaa (First Harvest) - Swahili week-long festival.
Quadrantid meteor shower, radiant in Bootes (thru 1-6)
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[Pasadena, Calif] Tournament of Roses Parade (Jan 2 if Sun)
[Philadelphia] Mummers' Parade in Philadelphia, Pa.
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[Roman calendar] Kalend‘ Januarius in Kalend Jan
[Roman calendar] Kalend‘ Januarius in Kalend Jan
[Rome] Kalend‘ Januarius (Kalend Jan) [New Year's]
[Rome] Kalend‘ Januarius (Kalend Jan) [New Year's]
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