🎵Tommy Evans -- is 94 in the year 2021 and 95 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1927
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Drifters
🎭🎵George Maharis -- is 93 in the year 2021 and 94 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1928
Misc: retired from acting in 1993; some say 1933 or '38
TV Shows: Route 66 (as Buz Murdock), Rich Man Poor Man
Movie Titles: The Sword and the Sorcerer, The Satan Bug
🎵🎷Willie Ruff -- is 90 in the year 2021 and 91 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1931
Horns, Jazz Bassist
🎵Seiji Ozawa -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1935
Names/Places: b. in Hoten Manchuria
Misc: Music director of The Boston Symphony Orchestra
🏆🏌Al Geiberger -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1937
Misc: holder of the US PGA's record for the lowest score on eighteen holes, a 59
✍📰⚖Alan Dershowitz -- is 83 in the year 2021 and 84 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1938
Author, Commentator, Jurist, Lawyer
Misc: for O.J. Simpson 1995
✍⛪🎭Lily Tomlin -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1939
Comedy Writer, Protestant, TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne, Producer, Lesbian
Names/Places: b. in Detroit; RFN:Mary Jean
Misc: one woman Bway shows like The Search of Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe; most say b. 1939 but some say she's younger.; Anyone confirm year in 1942-43 range?
TV Shows: Rowan and Martin's Laugh In (as Ernestine the Nasal-Voiced phone operator, Tess the Bag Lady, Sister Boogie Woman, Edith Ann the brat, & regular), Murphy Brown (as Kay Carter Shepley), The West Wing (as Deborah Fiderer), The Magic Schoolk Bus (as Ms. Valerie Frizzle), Grace and Frankie (as Frankie Bergstein)
Movie Titles: 9 to 5, All Of Me, Nashville, The Kid, I Love Huckabees
🏆⚾Rico Carty -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1939
MLB Player, Dominican Republican
Names/Places: NN:Beeg Boy
🏆Gary Bender -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1940
Misc: in the Kansas Sprts Hall of Fame; retired in 2011
🎵Claudette Rogers -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1942 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: aka Claudette Rogers Robinson
Misc: b. June 20, 1942?
Group Names: The Miracles (backing group for Smokey Robinson)
🎵Diane Ray -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1942
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🎭🎵🏆🥊🏄Don Stroud -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1943 N.S.
Actor, Stuntman, Producer, Drummer, Karate, Surfer, Hawaiian
Misc: some say b. 1937 or 1944
TV Shows: Kate Loves a Mystery, Mike Hammer (as Capt. Pat Chambers), New Dragnet (as Capt. Lussen)
Movie Titles: Django Unchained, The Amityville Horror, The Buddy Holly Story, Licence to Kill
🎭Mari Gorman -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1944
TV Shows: Harper Valley PTA, He's the Mayor
Movie Titles: 10, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, Goodbye Columbus
🎵Leonard Slatkin -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1944
Misc: Director of the National Symphony
🎵Archie Bell -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1944
Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Misc: b. in Houston, TX
Group Names: Archie Drell and The Drells
Song Titles: Tighten Up
🏆⚽Sue Lopez -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1945
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: left winger and forward
🎵Sir Barry Gibb -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1946 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Pop Singer, English
Names/Places: b. in Isle Of Man; Andy, Maurice & Robin's brother
Group Names: The Bee Gees
Song Titles: I Started a Joke, Lonely Days, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, Jive Talkin', Nights on Broadway, Fanny, You Should Be Dancing, Love So Right, How Deep is Your Love, Stayin' Alive, Night Fever, Too Much Heaven, Tragedy, Love You Inside Out, One
Album Titles: Bee Gees' 1st, Main Course, Children of the World, Saturday Night Fever, Spirits Having Flown, Best of the Bee Gees, Bee Gees Greatest
🏆🏈Ed Podolak -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1947 N.S.
NFL Runningback, College Football Player
Misc: Super Bowl IV; in the Chiefs Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Iowa, Kansas City Chiefs (1969-1977)
🎵🎸Greg Errico -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1948
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Funk Musician, Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Sly & the Family Stone
🏆⚾Garry Lee Maddox -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1949
MLB Center Fielder
Misc: 8x Gold Glove
Sports Teams: San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies
🎭Dr. Phil -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1950
Hall of Famer, TV Talk Show Host
Names/Places: RN: Phillip C. McGraw
TV Shows: Dr. Phil Show (host)
🎵Peter Hewson -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1950
🎵Steve Goetzman -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1950
Group Names: Exile
🎭Phil Hendrie -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1952
Radio Talk Show Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
Misc: Phil Hendrie Show
TV Shows: Napoleon Dynamite, King of the Hill, Futurama, F is for Family
Movie Titles: Team America: World Police, This is 40
🎭🎮Beau Billingslea -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1953
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Video Game Voice Actor
Movie Titles: Star Trek Into Darkness, The American President
Video Games: Dynasty Warriors (series), Naruto Shippuden (series)
🎵🎸Rick Formosa -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1954
Composer, Rock Guitarist, Italian
Group Names: The Little River Band
🎵🎸Bruce Foxton -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1955
Songwriter, Bassist, Alternative Rock Singer/Guitarist, English
Group Names: The Jam
🎭🎮Philece Sampler -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1956 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Director, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Digimon: Digital Monsters
Movie Titles: Last Exile
Video Games: Blue Dragon, Arcania (series), Castlevania (series), .hack (series)
🏆🏀Vinnie Johnson -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1956
Names/Places: NN:The Microwave
Misc: Pistons #15 retired
Sports Teams: Detroit Pistons
🎵Gloria Estefan -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1957
Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Havana; MN:N.; Maiden LN:Ejardo
Group Names: Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound Machine (lead), soloist
Tish Cyrus -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1959 N.S.
Names/Places: Billy Ray's wife, Miley's mother
🎵🎸Joseph Williams -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1960
Songwriter, Rock Singer
Group Names: Toto
⚖Dee Dee Myers -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1961
Misc: ex-White House Press Secretary
🎵🎷Boney James -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1961
Music Producer, Songwriter, Jazz Saxophonist
🎭Carolee Carmello -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1962
TV Shows: Remember WENN
🏆⚽Ruud Gullit -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1962
Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, Dutch (Netherlands)
🎵🎸Grant Lee Phillips -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1963
Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Grant Lee Buffalo
🎵Charlie Robison -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1964
Songwriter, Country Singer
🏆🏒Brian Bellows -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1964
NHL Player, Canadian
🏆🏒Norm Maciver -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1964
NHL Manager, NHL Player, Canadian
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🏆🏈Hardy Nickerson -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1965
NFL Coach, NFL Linebacker, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl, 4x All-Pro
🎭🎵Craig McLachlan -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1965
Actor, Producer, Composer, Musician, Australian
TV Shows: Neighbours, Home and Away, Bugs (BBC spy drama), The Doctor Blake Mysteries (as Doctor Lucien Blake)
🏆🏀Timothy Duane "Tim" Hardaway -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1966 N.S.
NBA Coach, NBA Guard, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Dream Team II; 5x NBA All-star; Heat #10 retired
🎭Paige French -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1969
Misc: retired from acting in 1997
TV Shows: George Carlin Show (as Sydney Paris)
Movie Titles: Meatballs 4, Intimate Stranger
🎭🏆Padma Lakshmi -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1970 N.S.
Actress, TV Hostess, TV Talk Show Hostess, Producer, Model, India
TV Shows: The View, Top Chef
Movie Titles: Girl Most Likely
🏆🎾Barbara Paulus -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1970
Tennis Player, Austrian
🎵D.J. Spigg Nice -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1970
Group Names: Lost Boyz
🎭Maury Sterling -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1971 N.S.
Actor, Stuntman, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Homeland, Murder in the First
Movie Titles: Coherence, The A-Team, Kung Fu Panda 2, Hart's War
🎭Ricardo Antonio Chavira -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1971 N.S.
TV Shows: Desperate Housewives (as Carlos Solis), Scandal (as Francisco Vargas)
Movie Titles: Piranha 3D, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Dead Space 3
🏆🏈Gabe Wilkins -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1971
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🎭Amy Anderson -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1972 N.S.
Comedienne, South Korean
🏆🏁🏊Josh Davis -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1972 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
🎵🎸J. D. Fortune -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1973
Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer
Group Names: INXS
TV Shows: Rockstar: INXS (winner)
🏆🏈Jason Taylor -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1974
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker, NFL Defensive End, College Football Player
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl
Sports Teams: University of Akron, Miami Dolphins (1997-2007), Washington Redskins (2008), Miami Dolphins (2009), New York Jets (2010), Miami Dolphins (2011)
🎭Scott Speedman -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1975
TV Shows: Felicity (as Ben Covington), Animal Kingdom (as Barry "Baz" Blackwell)
Movie Titles: The Strangers, Underworld, Underworld Evolution
🏆🥊Érik Morales -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1976 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Mexican
Names/Places: RN: Erik Isaac Morales Elvira
🎵Angaleena Presley -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1976
Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: pron: anj-ah-LEE'-nah
Group Names: Pistol Annies
🏆🏈Aaron Schobel -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1977
NFL Defensive End
🎭Lara Pulver -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1980 N.S.
TV Shows: Da Vinci's Demons (as Clarice Orsini), Spooks (BBC spy drama)
Movie Titles: Edge of Tomorrow, The Special Relationship, MI-5
🎭Boyd Holbrook -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1981 N.S.
Movie Titles: Gone Girl, Milk, Run All Night, The Skeleton Twins
🏆Patrice Hollis -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1981
Misc: September 2007
🏆🏈Clinton Portis -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1981
✍🎭🎵Zoe Lister-Jones -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1982
Screenwriter, Playwright, Actress, Producer, Singer
TV Shows: Whitney (as Lily), Life in Pieces (as Jen), New Girl (as Fawn Moscato)
Movie Titles: Salt, The Other Guys, State of Play, Arranged
🎵🎸Joe Trohman -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1984
Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Fall Out Boy, The Damned Things
🎭Lilan Bowden -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1985 N.S.
TV Shows: Funny or Die, CollegeHumor, Andi Mack (as Bex Mack)
🎵Charlie Worsham -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1985
Songwriter, Guitarist, Country Singer
🎵🎸Camile Velasco -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1985
Reggae Singer, Phillipean
Names/Places: stage name: Eli-Mac
Misc: American Idol Finalist #9 (2004)
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🏆🏈Sidney Rice -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1986 N.S.
NFL Wide Receiver
Sports Teams: Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings
🎵Bill Kaulitz -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1989 N.S.
🎵Tom Kaulitz -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1989 N.S.
🎭Aisling Loftus -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1990
TV Shows: Mr. Selfridge (as Agnes Towler)
Movie Titles: Oranges and Sunshine, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Page Eight
Hannah Jo Phillips -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1991
Names/Places: Elizabeth Perkins & Maurice's daughter
🎵Leroy Sánchez -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1991 N.S.
Composer, Pop Singer, Spanish
Annabelle Englund -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1992
Names/Places: Joselyn Seagrave & Morgan's daughter
🎵Skye Townsend -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1993 N.S.
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: Robert Townsend's daughter
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🎭🎵Bianca Ryan -- is 27 in the year 2021 and 28 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1994 N.S.
Actress, Songwriter, Pop Singer
TV Shows: America's Got Talent (first winner)
🎭Zendaya -- is 25 in the year 2021 and 26 in the year 2022; b.9/1/1996 N.S.
Names/Places: RN: Zendaya Coleman
TV Shows: Shake It Up!
Movie Titles: Zapped
Romeo Beckham -- is 19 in the year 2021 and 20 in the year 2022; b.9/1/2002
Names/Places: Victoria and David's son
Ava Grace Carpinello -- is 15 in the year 2021 and 16 in the year 2022; b.9/1/2006
Names/Places: Amy Acker and Jame's daughter
🏆Neva Gilbert -- b.9/1/???? N.S.
Misc: July 1954
🎵Johann Pachelbel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1653 N.S. d.3/3/1706 N.S. (52)
Composer, Musician, German
Misc: was buried on March 9, 1706
Song Titles: Canon in D
🎖Philip Van Cortlandt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1749 d.11/5/1831 (82)
🎭🎵Johann Schikaneder -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1751 N.S. d.9/21/1812 N.S. (61)
Stage Actor, Librettist, Singer, German
Misc: librettist of Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute."
🎨Chester Harding -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1792 d.4/1/1866 (73)
Misc: drummer in the War of 1812
⚛📰Alfred Ely Beach -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1826 d.1/1/1896 (69)
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.
🏆⚾Jim O'Rourke -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1850 N.S. d.1/8/1919 (68)
Hall of Famer, MLB Left Fielder
Names/Places: NN:Orator Jim
Sports Teams: Middletown Mansfields (1872), Boston Red Stockings/Boston Red Caps (1873-1878), Providence Grays (1879), Boston Red Caps (1880), Buffalo Bisons (1881-1884), New York Giants (1885-1889), New York Giants (Players League) (1890), New York Giants (1891-1892), Washington Senators (1893), New York Giants (1904), Buffalo Bisons (manager, 1881-1884), Washington Senators (manager, 1893)
✍🎵Engelbert Humperdinck -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1854 d.9/27/1921 (67)
Children's Author, Composer, German
Misc: opera composer; Hansel & Gretel; not the Tom Jones clone!
⚛Carl Auer Welsbach -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1858 d.8/4/1929 (70)
Chemist, Engineer, Austrian
Misc: invented the gas mantle, thus allowing the greatly increased output of light by gas lamps.
🏆🥊James J. Corbett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1866 d.2/18/1933 (66)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Names/Places: NN:Gentleman Jim
Misc: Heavyweight champ 1892-97; the first scientific boxer who pioneered the jab
🎨✍Frank (Cartoonist) McKinney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1868 N.S. d.12/26/1930 N.S. (62)
Cartoonist, Humorist, American
⚛Thomas Robins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1868 d.11/4/1957 (89)
Misc: conveyor belts
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🎭Guy Standing -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1873 d.2/24/1937 (63)
🎨✍Edgar "Rice" Burroughs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1875 d.3/19/1950 (74)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Novelist
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
Misc: some say b. in 1885; Tarzan
⚛Francis William Aston -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1877 d.11/20/1945 (68)
Chemist, Physicist, British
Misc: Nobel 1922 for the spectrograph, a device that separates atoms or molecular fragments of different mass and measures those masses with remarkable accuracy.
🏆🏒Joseph George Didler "Cannonball" Pitre -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1883 N.S. d.7/29/1934 N.S. (50)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, NHL Right Wing, Canadian
Misc: NHL Rover
Sports Teams: Montreal Le National (Nationals, 1903-1905), Michigan Soo Indians (1904-1907), Montreal Shamrocks (1907-1908), Edmonton Eskimos (1907-1908), Renfrew Millionaires (1908-1909), Vancouver Millionaires (1913-1914), Montreal Canadiens (1909-1923)
🎭🎵Guido Deiro -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1886 N.S. d.7/26/1950 N.S. (63)
Teacher, Vaudevillan, Composer, Singer, Italian
Names/Places: Pietro's brother
✍📰Harold Albert Lamb -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1892 d.4/9/1962 (69)
Writer, Novelist, Short Story Writer, Screen/Scriptwriter, Historian
🎭Betty Blythe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1893 d.4/7/1972 (78)
Actress, Movie Actress
Names/Places: RN:Elizabeth Blythe Slaughter
🎨Jimmy Hatlo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1897 d.12/1/1963 (66)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Little Iodine
🎭Marilyn Miller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1898 d.4/7/1936 (37)
Names/Places: Jack Pickford's wife
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🎭Richard Arlen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1899 d.3/28/1976 (76)
Names/Places: RN:Richard Cornelius Van Mattemore
Movie Titles: Alice in Wonderland, Crawling Hand
🎭Don Wilson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1900 d.4/25/1982 (81)
TV/Radio Actor, Announcer
Misc: Jack Benny's announcer & comic foil for 33 years
TV Shows: Jack Benny Show
🏆🏈Ray Flaherty -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1903 d.7/19/1994 (90)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Misc: AFL, NFL, AAFC coach
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Wildcats (AFL I, 1926), New York Yankees (1927-1928), New York Giants (1928-1929, 1931-1935), Gonzaga Bulldogs (NCAA, coach 1930), Boston/Washington Redskins (coach 1936-1942), New York Yankees (AAFC, coach 1946-1948), Chicago Hornets (AAFC, coach 1949)
🎭🏆🏈Johnny Mack Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1904 d.11/14/1974 (70)
Movie Actor, College Football Player, Football Runningback
🎭🏆Charles Herbert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1906 d.3/12/1991 (84)
Misc: original Marlboro Man in ads; didn't smoke in real life
📰🏆Ray Barrett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1907 d.1/16/1973 (65)
TV Shows: Gillette Summer Sports Reel
💰Walter Philip Reuther -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1907 d.5/9/1970 (62)
Leader, Labor Leader, Social Reformer
Misc: president of Congress of Industrial Organizations; president of United Auto Workers 1946-70; formed AFL-CIO
🏆🏁🏇Woody Stephens -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1913 d.8/22/1998 (84)
Misc: Horse racing trainer who saddled an unprecedented 5 straight winners in Belmont Stakes (1982-86); also had two Kentucky Derby winners (1974,84); trained 1982 Horse of Year Con-quistador Cielo.
🏆🎾Dorothy May Bundy-Cheney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1916 d.11/23/2014 N.S. (98)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Names/Places: aka Dorothy "Dodo" May Sutton Bundy Cheney
Misc: winner of more than 141 US tennis titles
🎵🎷Velma Middleton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1917 d.2/10/1961 (43)
Misc: sang with Louis Armstrong's big band
Group Names: Louis Armstrong
🎭Richard Farnsworth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1920 d.10/6/2000 (80)
Movie Actor, Stuntman
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles
Movie Titles: The Natural, Misery, The Straight Story
✍📰Liz Carpenter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1920 d.3/20/2010 (89)
✍🎭Vittorio Gassman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1922 d.6/29/2000 (77)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Actor, Movie Director, Italian
Names/Places: b. in Genoa
Movie Titles: War and Peace
🎭Yvonne De Carlo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1922 d.1/8/2007 (84)
TV/Movie Actress, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Vancouver, B.C.; RN:Peggy Yvonne Middleton
TV Shows: The Munsters (as Lily Munster)
Movie Titles: The Ten Commandments
🎭🏆🥊Rocky Marciano -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1923 d.8/31/1969 (45)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Boxer
Names/Places: b. in Brockton, MA; RN:Rocco Francis Marchegiano
Misc: heavyweight champ 1952-56, retired undefeated with record 49 wins (43 by KO)
🎵🎷Bob Bates -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1923 d.9/13/1981 (58)
🎭🎵Diana Decker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1925 N.S. d.1/4/2019 N.S. (93)
Actress, Singer, American, British
Misc: popular in the 40s to early 60s
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🎵🎷Art Pepper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1925 d.6/15/1982 (56)
Composer, Clarinetist, Alto-sax, Tenor-sax, Jazz Performer
🏆⚾Bob DiPietro -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1927 d.9/3/2012 (85)
🏆🥊Joseph Maurice Regis Vachon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1929 d.11/21/2013 (84)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: aka Maurice Vachon or "Mad Dog" Vachon
🎵Boxcar Willie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1931 d.4/12/1999 (67)
Names/Places: NN:The Singing Hobo; RN:Lecil Travis Martin
🎵🎸Conway Twitty -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1933 N.S. d.6/5/1993 N.S. (59)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist, Rockabilly Singer
Names/Places: b. in Friars Point, Mississippi; RN:Harold Lloyd Jenkins
Misc: charted 54 #1 pop & country hits; founded Twitty City, switched to country in 1965
🎵🎸Marshall Lytle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1933 d.5/25/2013 (79)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: The Comets (the original bassist for The Comets backing band for Bill Haley)
⚖Ann W. Richards -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1933 d.9/13/2006 (73)
Misc: ex-Texas gov
🎵Gene Harris -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1933 d.1/16/2000 (66)
Misc: overlooked and underrated
💰🎭David Joseph Rufkahr -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1934 d.4/23/1996 (61)
Brewer, Actor, Commercial Actor
Misc: Bartles and Jaymes pitchman
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🏆🏀Guy Rodgers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1935 d.2/19/2001 (65)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player
Misc: 6917 assists
Sports Teams: Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors (1958-1966), Chicago Bulls (1966-1967), Cincinnatti Royals (1967-1968), Milwaukee Bucks (1968-1970)
🎭Ron O'Neal -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1937 d.1/14/2004 (66)
TV Shows: Bring 'Em Back Alive, The Equalizer (as Lt. Isadore Smalls)
Movie Titles: Superfly, Superfly TNT
🎵Katie Webster -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1939 d.9/5/1999 (60)
Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: NN:The Swamp Boogie Queen
🎭Ty Henderson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1946 N.S. d.8/??/2018 N.S. (71)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Room 222 (as Cleon), Space Academy (as Paul), Madame's Place (as Barney Wolfe)
🎭James Rebhorn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1948 d.3/21/2014 (65)
Movie Titles: Independence Day, Meet the Parents
🎭Michael Massee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1952 N.S. d.10/20/2016 N.S. (64)
Movie Titles: The Crow, The Gentleman, The Amaxing Spider-Man (series in 2012 and 2014)
🎵Pamela Hutchinson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/1/1958 N.S. d.9/18/2020 N.S. (62)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Emotions
⚛Jacques Cartier -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/31/1491 d.9/1/1557 (65)
Explorer, Navigator, French
Misc: explored the North American coast and the St Lawrence river
🎨François Girardon -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/10/1628 N.S. d.9/1/1715 N.S. (87)
👑King Louis XIV Of France -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/5/1638 O.S. or 9/16/1638 N.S. d.9/1/1715 (76)
Names/Places: NN:The Sun King
Misc: he financially ruined France for reigning too long (1643-1715) for 72 years & 100 days
⚛William Clark -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1770 d.9/1/1838 (68)
Misc: of Lewis & Clark
🏆🏌Allan Robertson -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/11/1815 d.9/1/1859 (43)
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Scottish
Misc: considered one of the first professional golfers
🏆🥊Nat Langham -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/20/1820 d.9/1/1871 (51)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English
💰Louis Goodman -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.9/1/1900 (106)
⚛Henry Graves -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.9/1/1907 (86)
Misc: Chicago's oldest settler
🎵Samuel Coleridge-Taylor -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/15/1875 d.9/1/1912 (37)
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⚛Lillian D. Wald -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/10/1867 d.9/1/1940 (73)
Hall of Famer, Scientist, Doctor, Nurse, Sociologist
Misc: child welfare reformer, institutional in establishing a nationwide system of nurses in public schools, "Angel of Henry Street" (New York City)
🎭Philip Loeb -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/28/1891 d.9/1/1955 (64)
TV Shows: The Goldbergs (as Jake Goldberg)
✍⚛Francis Everett Townsend -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/13/1867 d.9/1/1960 (93)
Misc: activist for Social Security
🎨Eero Saarinen -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/20/1910 d.9/1/1961 (51)
Names/Places: Eliel's son
Misc: one of the leaders in a trend toward exploration and experiment in American architectural design during the 1950s.
📰🎭Drew Pearson -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/13/1897 d.9/1/1969 (71)
Newscaster, Journalist, Commentator, Columnist, Radio Actor
Names/Places: RN:Andrew Russel Pearson
Misc: One of the most influential newspaper columnists in the United States.
✍📰François Mauriac -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/11/1885 N.S. d.9/1/1970 N.S. (84)
Novelist, Essayist, Poet, Critic, Dramatist, Journalist, French
🎭🎵🎷Ethel Waters -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/31/1900 d.9/1/1977 (76)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne, Vaudevillaness, Gospel Singer, Blues Singer, Jazz Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chester, PA; NN:Sweet Mama Stringbean
Misc: Beulah star; Not born in 1896; d. 9-9?
Song Titles: Stormy Weather, Dinah, Heat Wave, A Hundred Years From Today, Am I Blue?
Movie Titles: Cabin in the Sky, Pinky, The Member of the Wedding
🏆🥊Arthur Donovan -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/10/1891 d.9/1/1980 (89)
Misc: boxing referee
🎭Ann Harding -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/7/1902 N.S. d.9/1/1981 N.S. (79)
Names/Places: RN:Dorothy Walton Gatley
🎨Albert Speer -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1905 d.9/1/1981 (76)
Misc: a close associate of Adolf Hitler who ran the Nazi war machine
🎵Clifford Curzon -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/18/1907 d.9/1/1982 (75)
🏆🏁🏊Walter Laufer -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/5/1906 N.S. d.9/1/1984 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
📰⚖Sir Isaac James Pitman -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/14/1901 d.9/1/1985 (84)
Publisher, Politician, Educator, English
Misc: phoentic speller, the original Phonics addiction junkie
🎭Murray Hamilton -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/24/1923 d.9/1/1986 (63)
TV Shows: Rich Man Poor Man, BJ & the Bear (as Rutherford T. Grant), Hail to the Chief
💰🏆A. Bartlett Giamatti -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/4/1938 d.9/1/1989 (51)
Executive, Sports Figure
Misc: The Youngest Yale Univ president; 7th MLB Commissioner; died at age 51 after only five months as commissioner of baseball and just days after he banished Pete Rose from the game.
🏆🏌Chick Harbert -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/20/1915 d.9/1/1992 (77)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
🏆🥊Boris Malenko -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/28/1933 N.S. d.9/1/1994 N.S. (61)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN: Lawrence "Larry" J. Simon
🎭Benay Venuta -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/27/1911 d.9/1/1995 (84)
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco; RN:Venuta Rose Crooke
Movie Titles: Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister, Bullets Over Broadway
🎵Vagn Holmboe -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/20/1909 d.9/1/1996 (86)
⚛🏆🏌Cary Middlecoff -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/6/1921 d.9/1/1998 (77)
Hall of Famer, Dentist, Golfer
Misc: longest putt (86 ft.) in 1955 Masters
🏆⚽Robert "Bobby" Evans -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/16/1927 N.S. d.9/1/2001 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, Scottish
🎭Rand Brooks -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/21/1918 d.9/1/2003 (84)
TV Shows: Adv's of Rin Tin Tin (as Cpl. Boone), Hopalong Cassidy (as Lucky)
🎭Kay Elhardt -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/28/1935 d.9/1/2004 (69)
🏆🏀Dillard Crocker -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1925 d.9/1/2004 (79)
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🎵R. L. Burnside -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/23/1926 d.9/1/2005 (78)
Hall of Famer, Blues Performer
🎵Barry Cowsill -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/14/1954 d.9/1/2005 (50)
Group Names: The Cowsills
🎵Richard Egues -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/26/1923 d.9/1/2006 (82)
🎭Don LaFontaine -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/26/1940 d.9/1/2008 (68)
Misc: voice-over artist of the movie trailers
🎵Wycliffe Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.9/1/2009 (47)
🎵Erich Kunzel Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/21/1935 d.9/1/2009 (74)
Names/Places: NN:The Prince of Pops
🎭Cammie King-Conlon -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/5/1934 d.9/1/2010 (76)
Movie Titles: Gone With the Wind (as Bonnie Blue Butler)
💰Sir George Jefferson -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/26/1921 d.9/1/2012 (91)
Misc: CEO (British Telecom); his name sounds like Weezy's husband!
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🎵Hal David -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/25/1921 d.9/1/2012 (91)
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: wrote with Burt Bacharach
🏆🥊Tommy "The Duke" Morrison -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/2/1969 d.9/1/2013 (44)
Misc: former World Boxing Organization champion, losing only three out of a total of 52 professional fights,
🏆🏈Donnie Humphrey -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/20/1961 d.9/1/2014 (53)
NFL Tackle, NFL Defensive End
🏆⚾🏈🥊Charlie Powell -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/4/1932 d.9/1/2014 (82)
Baseball Figure, NFL Player, Boxer
Misc: once fought Cassius Clay as a boxer
🎭Dean Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/25/1931 N.S. d.9/1/2015 N.S. (84)
Names/Places: b. in Morgan County, Alabama
Misc: Disney film star; some say b. in 1933, 1935, or 1936
TV Shows: Ensign O'Toole (star)
Movie Titles: Love Bug, Shaggy D.A., That Darn Cat, Other People's Money, Beethoven
🎭🎮Jon Polito -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/29/1950 N.S. d.9/1/2016 N.S. (65)
TV Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor, Gay
TV Shows: Batman: Year One (voice), Thundercats (voice), The Chronicle, Batman Beyond, Crime Story, Homicide (as Crosetti)
Movie Titles: Happily N'Ever After, Handy Manny, Miller's Crossing, The Big Lebowski
Video Games: Dead Head Fred, Batman: Arkham Origins
🎵Fred Hellerman -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/13/1927 d.9/1/2016 N.S. (89)
Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Baritone, Folk Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: The Weavers
Album Titles: Alice's Restaurant (produced for Arlo Guthrie)
✍🎵Kacey Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/27/1950 N.S. d.9/1/2016 N.S. (66)
Humorist, Music Producer, Songwriter, Novelty Singer, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN: Gail Zeiler
Song Titles: Donald Trump's Hair, Men are Some of My Favorite People, I'm The One Mama Warned You About (co-writer for Mickey Gilley)
Album Titles: Men Are Some of My Favorite People, "Every Man I Love Is Either Married, Gay or Dead", Never Wear Panties to a Party, The Sweet Potato Queens' Big-Ass Box of Music
🎭Shelley Berman -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1925 d.9/1/2017 N.S. (92)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; RFN:Sheldon
Misc: AP says b. 1925
TV Shows: Mary Hartman Mary Hartman (as Mel Beach)
Movie Titles: Son of the Blob
🎵🎷Randy Weston -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/6/1926 N.S. d.9/1/2018 N.S. (92)
Teacher, Composer, Jazz Pianist
🎵🎸Ian Mitchell -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/22/1958 N.S. d.9/1/2020 N.S. (62)
Songwriter, Singer, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Guitarist, Scottish
Group Names: Bay City Rollers
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In 1859, R.C. Carrington and R. Hodgson made the first observation of a solar flare.
In 1859, The first Pullman sleeping car was put in service. The car was built by company namesake George Pullman and he was assisted by Ben Field.
In 1862, The first federal tax was imposed on tobacco.
In 1909, 09 x 01 = 09
In 1923, R.C., “Yes! We Have No Bananas” hits number one on the pop singles chart by Billy Jones.
In 1931, The Mickey Mouse film, “Fishin' Around”, is completed. Pluto also appears.
In 1934, The Silly Symphony film, “Peculiar Penguins” is released.
In 1939, The Donald Duck film, “The Autograph Hound” is released.
In 1944, The Donald Duck film, “The Plastics Inventor” is released.
In 1949, KMTV TV channel three in Omaha, NB (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting. No! This was not an all-music video channel!
In 1949, The first TV detective series “Martin Kane, Private Eye” debuted on NBC-TV this day. William Gargan starred on the Thursday night program. Garganʹs “Martin Kane” was a smooth, wisecracking operator who worked closely with the cops. His headquarters were at Happy McMannʹs tobacco shop. As time passed, the format changed and so did the lead. Kane no longer worked closely with the fuzz and three other actors played the famous detective, Lloyd Nolan (1951-52), Lee Tracy (1952-53) and Mark Stevens (1953-54). “Martin Kane, Private Eye” ended on June 17, 1954.
In 1950, The Donald Duck film, “Hook, Lion, and Sinker” is released.
In 1950, XH-TV in Mexico City becomes Mexicoʹs first commercial television station. But thereʹs hell to pay in the executive suite when the station loses the rights to La Hora de Jaudi Dudi (Howdy Doody, dubbed in Spanish) to upstart XEW-TV.
In 1951, “The Doodles Weaver Show”, TV Variety; last aired on NBC.
In 1952, “Art Linkletterʹs House Party”, TV Variety, began on radio '44; debut on CBS.
In 1954, The first prize fight to originate from a TV studio was seen this night by viewers in Philadelphia. A scheduled 15-round welterweight fight that was supposed to be televised from Connie Mack Stadium in the City of Brotherly Love had been postponed. Two six-round bouts were substituted at the TV studio at the last minute.
In 1955, “Love That Bob”, TV Comedy; moved to CBS while still on NBC.
In 1956, R.C., “The Old Philosopher” by Eddie Lawrence peaked at #34 on the pop singles chart.
In 1957, The 1958 Edsel automobile first appeared with 27 features not found on other cars including a wrap-around windshield, four headlights, electric door locks, and cruise control. It also had a grill that looked like a toilet seat. Ford wasted $270 million into three model years and aborted the model because of poor sales. The cost was about $2,700 per car. 27? What a funny number!
In 1957, The horn player Dennis Brain died in an automobile accident. His playing can be heard on the first recording of Hindemithʹs Horn Concerto and Brain played a major role in the Hoffnung Music Festivals, which lampooned classical music a generation before P.D.Q. Bach.
In 1958, R.C., “Little Brass Band” by David Seville peaked at #78 on the pop singles chart.
In 1958, R.C., “Old MacDonald” by The Chargers peaked at #95 on the pop singles chart.
In 1962, R.C., “Sheila” by Tommy Roe peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.
In 1966, “Gidget”, TV Comedy; last aired on ABC. Too cute for TV.
In 1966, “The Munsters”, TV Comedy, last aired on CBS.
In 1967, “Pruitts Of Southhampton”, TV Comedy; last aired on ABC. Looks like Pruitt, blew it in the ratings race.
In 1967, “Rango”, TV Comedy; last aired on ABC.
In 1967, “The Time Tunnel”, TV Scifi Adventure; last aired on ABC.
In 1968, “Underdog”, TV Cartoon Show, last aired on CBS, moved to NBC.
In 1969, The Jerry Lewis fourth Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon raised $2,039,139 (approximately).
In 1969, “Johnny Cash At San Quentin” album was released
In 1970, “I Dream Of Jeannie”, TV Comedy; last aired on NBC.
In 1970, “The Debbie Reynolds Show”, TV Comedy; last aired on NBC.
In 1971, “Led Zeppelin IV” album by Led Zeppelin was released
In 1971, “Respect Yourself” single by Staple Singers was released
In 1971, “Theme From Shaft” single by Isaac Hayes was released
In 1971, Gulf state of Qatar declares independence from Britain.
In 1971, ST. LOUIS ENTERTAINMENT Comic GABE KAPLAN at the PLAYBOY CLUB (3914 Lindell)
In 1972, David Bowie releases “John, Iʹm only Dancing” in the United Kingdom. However, due to the songʹs supposedly gay lyrics, itʹs not released in the U.S. until 1976 on the greatest hits LP “ChangesOneBowie.” In 1979, a six minute dance version of the tune is released.
In 1973, Bob Dylan released his single “Knockin' On Heavenʹs Door” from the film soundtrack Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid.
In 1973, “Archieʹs TV Funnies”, TV Cartoon Show, last aired on CBS.
In 1973, “Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour”, TV Variety; last aired on ABC.
In 1973, “Lidsville”, TV Childrens; last aired on ABC.
In 1973, “Roman Holidays”, TV Cartoon Show; last aired on NBC.
In 1973, “Runaround”, TV Childrens, Game show; last aired on NBC.
In 1973, “Sealab 2020”, TV Cartoon Show; last aired on NBC.
In 1973, “The Bugs Bunny Show”, TV Cartoon Show, last aired on CBS, moved to ABC.
In 1973, “The Flintstones Comedy Hour”, TV Cartoon Show, last aired on CBS.
In 1973, “The Funky Phantom”, TV Cartoon Show; last aired on ABC.
In 1973, “The Jackson 5ive”, TV Cartoon Show; last aired on ABC.
In 1973, “Underdog”, TV Cartoon Show, last aired on NBC. There is now a need to fear. Underdog is no longer here.
In 1973, George Foreman knocked out Jose Roman at 2:00 of the first round in Tokyo to retain the world heavyweight title.
In 1974, “Kid Power”, TV Cartoon Show; last aired on ABC.
In 1974, “The Osmonds”, TV Cartoon Show; last aired on ABC.
In 1975, The Jerry Lewis tenth Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon raised $18,868,499.
In 1975, “Gunsmoke”, TV Western Drama, last aired on CBS after 20 years.
In 1977, New-wave act Blondie signed to Chrysalis Records which purchased the groupʹs previous recordings and her groupʹs contract as well from the Private Stock label for $500,000. With the high visibility of the former Playboy Bunny, it was difficult to think of Blondie as a band, and not just Debbie Harry.
In 1977, Billy Idolʹs former band, Generation X, release their debut single, “Your Generation.” Elton John reviews it for a British newspaper calling it “really dreadful garbage. The Ramones do this sort of thing so much better.”
In 1978, “Black Sheep Squadron”, TV Adventure; last aired on NBC. Robert Conradʹs World War II drama, Baa Baa Black Sheep, flies its last mission on NBC. In the cast is a young John Larroquette.
In 1978, “Columbo”, TV Crime Drama, starring Peter Falk; last aired on NBC.
In 1978, “The New Tic Tac Dough”, TV Game Show, last aired on CBS, syndicated 1978-86, 90.
In 1979, A Los Angeles court ordered actor Clayton Moore to stop wearing The Lone Ranger mask.
In 1979, R.C., “The Topical Song” by The Barron Knights peaked at #70 on the pop singles chart; it was a parody of Supertrampʹs “Logical Song” and the Knights used the melody to document the 1979 gasoline shortage.
In 1979, U2 released their first record, an EP entitled “U2-3”, in their native Eire.
In 1979, “Space Academy”, TV Childrens; last aired on CBS.
In 1979, “The Fabulous Funnies”, TV Childrens; last aired on NBC.
In 1979, “The Fantastic Four”, TV Cartoon Show; last aired on NBC.
In 1979, “The Pink Panther Show”, TV Cartoon Show; last aired on NBC.
In 1979, INXS made its performance debut in Sydney, Australis.
In 1980, D.T. stayed up the whole 21 hours (40 consecutively) to watch all of the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon concluded om this day. It was also the last time he ever did that feat…intentionally.
In 1980, ESPNʹs continuous round-the-clock telecasts begin
In 1980, The Jerry Lewis 15th Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon raised $31,103,787 (approximately). It was during the middle of the actorsʹ strike.
In 1983, Rick Dees counts down the Top 40 hits of the week as “Rick Deesʹ Weekly Top 40” debuts in syndication.
In 1983, “It Takes Two”, TV Comedy; last aired on NBC. Two was probably how many people remember the show.
In 1984, R.C., “Sunglasses At Night” by Corey Hart peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart.
In 1984, R.C., “Whatʹs Love Got To Do With It” by Tina Turner peaked at number one on the pop singles chart; a parody “Tina and Bullwinkle” was based on the melody.
In 1984, “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids” returned to be airing new episodes in syndication.
In 1984, “Pac-Man”, TV Cartoon Show; last aired on ABC.
In 1984, “The Little Rascals/Richie Rich Show”, TV Cartoon Show; last aired on ABC.
In 1986, Paul McCartney released “Press to Play” album.
In 1986, The Jerry Lewis 21st Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon raised $34,096,773.
In 1986, “Weird Al” Yankovic recorded “Good Enough For Now” for his Polka Party LP.
In 1990, R.C., “The Joker” by Steve Miller Band peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.
In 1990, R.C., “Tic-Tac-Toe” by Kyper peaked at #14 on the pop singles chart.
In 1990, R.C., “Unskinny Bop” by Poison peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.
In 1990, “Animal Crack-Ups”, TV Game Show; last aired on ABC.
In 1990, “California Raisins Show”, TV Cartoon Show; last aired on CBS. CBS pruned it from the Saturday morning sked.
In 1990, “Monopoly”, TV Game Show; last aired on ABC.
In 1990, “The Tracey Ullman Show”, TV Comedy Variety, last aired on Fox.
In 1992, “A lot of people ask whoʹs he — or she.” All is revealed…well…some…actually very little is revealed about “Saturday Night Live”'s ambiguous Pat when Hyperion books publishes his…uh…her…uh, Patʹs autobiography “Itʹs Pat! My Life Exposed” written by by Julia Sweeney, Christine Zander and Norman Ng.
In 1992, “Going To Extremes”, TV General Drama, debut on ABC. It starred Joanna Going. It sounded like a pun, but wasnʹt. Around the time, “Northern Exposure”, about a doctor who moves his practice to Alaska, was a big hit on CBS. ABC hired Joshua Brand and John Falsey to rip off “Exposure” with this medical school drama set on the exotic Caribbean isle of Jantique (aka Jamaica). Unfortunately the only real extremes are in the title, and it goes away in January.
In 1993, New federal regulations, the 1992 Cable Television Act covering cable TV, became effective. Soon after, the broadcast stations and networks would choke the cable industry into shelling out money or a channel space for rights to be carried on their systems.
In 1993, “The Wonder Years”, TV Comedy, last aired on ABC.
In 1993, Newsweek reported that Guns N' Roses lead singer Axl Rose and Frank Sinatra were considering recording a song together for Sinatraʹs “Duets” album.
In 1994, Independent Film Channel, Cable Network, debuts.
In 1995, The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and Museum opens in Cleveland. A kickoff concert featuring past and future inductees is held the next night. Among the first-generation rockers performing: Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis.
In 1997, The Jerry Lewis 32nd Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon raised $50,475,055.
In 1997, The Cartoon Channel premieres in Japan
In 2002, Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar married actor Freddie Prinze Junior in Mexico.
In 2003, The Jerry Lewis 38th Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon raised $60,505,234.
In 2008, The Jerry Lewis 43rd Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon raised $65,031,393. It set a donation record that was never to be surpassed in later years; it was Ed McMahonʹs last telethon as co-host.
In 2008, Country singer-actor Jerry Reed died in Nashville at age 71.
In 2009, 09 x 01 = 09
In 2013, Seth Meyers wed Alexi Ashe
In 2017, Comedian Shelley Berman died at his California home at the age of 92.