🎭Mitzi McCall -- is 89 in the year 2021 and 90 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1932
Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: Charlie Brill's wife
TV Shows: Rowan and Martin's Laugh In, Pebbles and Bamm Bamm (as Penny), The Flintstones (as Penny)
Movie Titles: Ice Age, Crimson Peak, World's Greatest Dad, Edtv
🎭Topol -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1935
Actor, Producer, Israeli
Names/Places: RN: Chaim Topol
Misc: retired from acting in 1998
TV Shows: The Winds of War
Movie Titles: For Your Eyes Only, Flash Gordon (1970), Sallah, Fiddler on the Roof (as Tevye)
🏆🥊Carlos Ortíz -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1936
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Puerto Rican
🏆🏈Dick LeBeau -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1937
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Names/Places: RN:Charles Richard LeBeau
Sports Teams: Detroit Lions (player 1959-1972), Philadelphia Eagles (Special Teams Coach 1973-1975), Green Bay Packers (defensivebacks 1976-1979), Cincinnati Bengals (defensivebacks 1980-1983), Cincinnati Bengals (defensive coordinator 1984-1991), Pittsburgh Steelers (defensivebacks 1992-1994), Pittsburgh Steelers (defensive coordinator 1995-1996), Cincinnati Bengals (Defensive Coordinator/Asst. Head Coach 1997-2000), Cincinnati Bengals (head coach 2000-2002), Buffalo Bills (assistant head coach 2003), Pittsburgh Steelers (defensive coordinator 2004-2014), Tennessee Titans (assistant head coach 2015-present)
🏆🏈Johnny Nolan Robinson -- is 83 in the year 2021 and 84 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1938 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Safety
Misc: 1x Super Bowl champion, 3x AFL champion, 6x AFL All-Star, 5x First team All-AFL, 2x Second team All-AFL
Sports Teams: Dallas Texans / Kansas City Chiefs (1960-1971)
🎵Danny Kalb -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1942
Composer, Blues Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: not to be confused wuth record producer Danny Kalb
Group Names: The Blues Project
🎵Inez Foxx -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1942
Gospel Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Song Titles: Mockingbird
🎵Luther Simmons -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1942
Rhythm and Blues Performer
Group Names: Main Ingredient
🎵🎷George Mraz -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1944 N.S.
Jazz Bassist, Czech Republican
Names/Places: b. in Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, now Czech Republic
💰🏆Felix Sabetes -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1945
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Sports Figure, Cuban
Names/Places: RN: Feliciano Sergio Sabates Jr.
Misc: NASCAR team owner
🎵Dee Dee Sharp -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1945
Names/Places: RN:Dione LaRue Gamble
Song Titles: Mashed Potato Time
⚖Alphonso Jackson -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1945
Misc: The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
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🎵🎸Doug Ingle -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1946
Songwriter, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in San Diego, California
Misc: some say b. 1944 or b. 1947
Group Names: Iron Butterfly (lead)
Song Titles: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Album Titles: Heavy, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Ball, Metamorphosis
🏆🏁🏃Lynn Fitzgerald -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1947
Misc: holder of the record for the best distance run in 24-hours at 133 miles 939 yards.
🎵🎸Freddy Weller -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1947
Songwriter, Bassist, Country Singer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: RN: Wilton Frederick Weller; b. in Atlanta, Georgia
Group Names: Paul Revere & the Raiders
✍Pamela Des Barres -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1948
Names/Places: RN: Pamela Ann Miller; Michael's ex-wife
Misc: World Famous Groupie; was a nanny for Frank Zappa's children Dweezil and Moon Unit
Book Titles: I'm With The Band, Take Another Piece of My Heart: A Groupie Grows Up
Movie Titles: Paradise Alley, 200 Motels (with Frank Zappa)
🏆🏈Joe Theismann -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1949
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, NFL Quarterback
Names/Places: b. in New Brunswick, N.J.
Misc: ESPN analyst; Super Bowl XVII, XVIII
Sports Teams: Toronto Argonauts (CFL 1971-1973), Washington Redskins (1974-1985)
🎵🎷Larry Stabbins -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1949
Composer, Songwriter, Flautist, Soprano-sax, Tenor-sax, Jazz Saxophonist, British
Group Names: Working Week
🎭Joe Lisi -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1950
TV Shows: Third Watch (as Lt. Swersky)
Movie Titles: Man on a Ledge, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Taxi
🎭🏆Vicki Peters -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1950
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: April 1972
🏆Debbie Davis -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1951
Misc: June 1972
🏆Heather Van Every -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1951 N.S.
Misc: July 1971
🎭🎵Tom Wopat -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1951
Actor, Director, Country Singer
Misc: some give b. 1959
TV Shows: The Dukes of Hazzard (as Luke Duke), Cybill (as Jeff), All My Children (as Hank Pecham)
Movie Titles: Django Unchained, Jonah Hex
🎭🎵Robert Desiderio -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1951
Actor, Radio Disc Jock
Names/Places: Judith Light's husband
TV Shows: The Sopranos (as Jack Massarone in three episodes), Knots Landing (as Ted Melcher)
Movie Titles: Liberal Arts, Oh God! You Devil
🏆Bonnie Large -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1952
Misc: March 1973
🎭Angela Cartwright -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1952 N.S.
TV/Movie Actress, English
Names/Places: Veronica's sister
TV Shows: Danny Thomas Show (aka Make Room for Daddy as Linda Williams), Lost in Space (as Penny Robinson)
Movie Titles: The Sound of Music
🎵🎸Dave A. Stewart -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1952
Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Bassist, Keyboardist, Synthesizer, New Wave Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: Siobhan Fahey's hubby; not to be confused with other musicians named Dave Stewart
Group Names: Eurythmics
🎭Ken Laron -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1953
Movie Titles: For da Love of Money
🏆🏀Walter Davis -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1954
NBA Forward, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic Gold 1976
🎨🎭John Kricfalusi -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1955
Animator, Cartoon Voice Actor, Canadian
TV Shows: Ren & Stimpy (creator and as Ren 1991-92), He Hog the Atomic Pig (creator), Doug
Video Games: Ren and Stimpy (series)
🎭🎮Edward Hibbert -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1955
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor, English
TV Shows: Frasier (as Gil Chesterson)
Movie Titles: The Prestige, Taking Woodstock, The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride, The Lion King 1 1/2
Video Games: Star Wars (series)
🎭Randy Stumpf -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1956
🎭Janet Fielding -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1957
TV Shows: Dr. Who (as Tegan)
🏆⚾Tom Foley -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1959
🎭Hugh Grant -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1960 N.S.
Movie Titles: Nine Months, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Mickey Blue Eyes, Small Time Crooks, Bridget Jones Diary, About a Boy, Two Weeks Notice, Love Actually, American Dreamz, Music and Lyrics
🏆⚾Alvin Davis -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1960
MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: NN:Mr. Mariner
🏆⚾Jim (Baseball) Corsi -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1961
Sports Teams: Oakland A's
🏆🏈Derek Kennard -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1962
NFL Guard, NFL Center, USFL Figure
🏆🏈Jack Trudeau -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1962
⚖Chris Coons -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1963
🎭Nina Garbiras -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1964
TV Shows: Leap Years, Boomtown (as Andrea Little)
Movie Titles: You Can Count on Me, Bruiser, The Nanny Diaries
🏆🏈Willie Broughton -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1964
🏆🏌Skip Kendall -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1964
🎭Constance Marie -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1965
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: Early Edition (as Detective Brigatti), George Lopez Show (as Angie Lopez), Switched at Birth (as Regina Vasquez)
Movie Titles: Puss in Boots
🎭Michelle Johnson -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1965
Movie Titles: Far and Away, Death Becomes Her, Waxwork, Blame It On Rio
🎭🎵Charles Esten -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1965 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Singer
Names/Places: formerly Chip Esten (Chip and Charles are the same guy!); RN:Charles Esten Pukstar II
TV Shows: Drew Carey's Green Screen Show,, Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Nashville (as Deacon Claybourne), Big Love
Movie Titles: The Postman, Swing Vote, 61*
🏆🏀Daniel Lewis Majerle -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1965
NBA Coach, NBA Forward, NBA Guard, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: aka Dan Majerle; NN: Thunder Dan
Misc: Dream Team II
🏆⚾Todd Zeile -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1965
MLB Third Baseman
🎭🎵Brenda Epperson-Doumani -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1965
TV Shows: Young & the Restless, Passions
Movie Titles: Bug Buster, "Vegas, City of Dreams", Follow Your Heart, Day of Miracles
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🎭David Bennent -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1966
Actor, German, Swiss
Names/Places: b. in Lausanne, Switzerland
Movie Titles: Legend, The Tin Drum, Age of Uprising, Ulzhan
✍🎭Adam Sandler -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1966
Comedy Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian
Song Titles: Lunch Lady Land, Ode To My Car, Hanukkah Song
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live
Movie Titles: Billy Madison, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Big Daddy, Mr. Deeds, Anger Management, 50 First Dates, Spanglish, The Longest Yard (2005), Click, Reign Over Me, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Bedtime Stories
🏆🏒Kevin Hatcher -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1966
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, American
Misc: played from 1984-2001
Sports Teams: Washington Capitals, Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers, Carolina Hurricanes
🏆🏀Lance Banks -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1966
🎭Alexandra Powers -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1967
TV Shows: L.A. Law (as Jane Halliday)
Movie Titles: Las Man Standing, Mask, Dead Poets Society, Rising Sun
🎭Akshay Kumar -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1967 N.S.
Actor, Producer, India
Movie Titles: Hera Pheri, Baby, Airlift, Holiday
🏆🏀B. J. Armstrong -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1967
Names/Places: RFN:Benjamin Ray
Sports Teams: Chicago Bulls
🎭Jocelyn Seagrave -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1968
TV Shows: Guiding Light, Days of Our Lives, Pacific Palisades (as Jessica Mitchell), Savannah
Movie Titles: A Lot Like Love, Thoughtcrimes
🎭Julia Sawalha -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1968
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, English
TV Shows: Absolutely Fabulous (as Saffron), Press Gang, Second Thoughts (as Hannah)
Movie Titles: Chicken Run
🎵🎸Paul Durham -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1968
Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Stay Palace, Cake or Death, Black Lab
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🎭Scott DeFreitas -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1969
TV Shows: As the World Turns
🎭🏆Rachel Hunter -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1969
Actress, Producer, Model, New Zealand
Names/Places: Rod Stewart's ex-wife
Movie Titles: Jordon Saffron: Taste This!, The Benchwarmers, Two Shades of Blue
🏆⚾Dan Miceli -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1970
🏆⚾Joey Hamilton -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1970
Names/Places: RN: Johns Joseph Hamilton
🎵Andre "Dray" Weston -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1970 N.S.
Group Names: Das EFX
🎭Eric Stonestreet -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1971
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Modern Family (as Cameron Tucker)
Movie Titles: The Secret Life of Pets, Almost Famous, Identity Thief
🎭Henry Thomas -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1971
Names/Places: b. San Antonio, Texas
Misc: some say b. Sep 8
Movie Titles: 11:14, E.T., All the Pretty Horses, Cloak and Dagger, Legends of the Fall, Gangs of New York
🎭Goran Višnjić -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1972
TV Shows: ER (as Dr. Luka Kovac)
🏆🏈Ben Bronson -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1972
NFL Wide Receiver
🏆⚾Mike Hampton -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1972
MLB Coach, MLB Pitcher
Misc: NL LCS MVP 2000, 2x All-Star, Gold Glove, 5x Silver Slugger
Sports Teams: Houston Astros, New York Mets, Atlanta Braves
🎭Gretchen Egolf -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1973
TV Shows: Martial Law (as Amy Dylan)
Movie Titles: The Talented Mr. Ripley, Quiz Show, Gleason
🎭Jennie Kwan -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1973
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: Little Shop, Avatar: The Last Airbender, California Dreams (as Samantha Woo)
Movie Titles: Entourage, Trojan War
🏆🏈Mike Schlegel -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1973
NFL Tackle, NFL Defensive End
🎵Michael Bublé -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1975 N.S.
Singer, Pop-Jazz Performer, Canadian
🏆🏒Mattias Öhlund -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1976
NHL Defensive, Swedish
🎵Maria Rita -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1977
Misc: Latin singer
🏆🏀Shane Battier -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1978
🎭🎵Nikki DeLoach -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1979
Actress, Producer, Singer
Names/Places: RN: Ashlee Nicole DeLoach
Group Names: Innosense
TV Shows: The All New Mickey Mouse Club, North Shore (as M.J. Bevans), Awkward (as Lacey Hamilton)
Movie Titles: Love and Other Drugs, The Net 2.0, Mask Maker
🎭Michelle (Actress) Williams -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1980
Names/Places: not to be confused with the Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams
Misc: stage: Cabaret, Blackbird
TV Shows: Dawson's Creek (as Jennifer Lindley)
Movie Titles: Dick, Brokeback Mountain, Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island
🎭Julie Gonzalo -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1981
Actress, Producer, Argentine
TV Shows: Veronica Mars (as Parker Lee), Eli Stone (as Maggie Dekker), Dallas (as Pamela Barnes aka Rebecca Stuter)
Movie Titles: A Cinderella Story, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Freaky Friday (2003)
🎭Zoe Kazan -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1983 N.S.
TV Shows: Olive Kitteridge
Movie Titles: Ruby Sparks, What If, Fracture, Revolutionary Road
🏆⚾Edwin (Baseball) Jackson -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1983
MLB Pitcher, West German
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🎵Paul Janeway -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1983 N.S.
Misc: Neo-soul singer
Group Names: St. Paul & the Broken Bones
✍💰Farrah Gray -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1984 N.S.
🏆🏀J. R. Smith -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1985 N.S.
Sports Teams: New York Knicks
🎭💻Timothy Granaderos -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1986 N.S.
Actor, Internet Audio Actor
TV Shows: 13 Reasons Why, T@gged, We Are Your Friends
🏆🏈Riley Cooper -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1987 N.S.
NFL Wide Receiver
🏆⚾Billy Hamilton -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1990 N.S.
MLB Center Fielder
🎭Kelsey Chow -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1991 N.S.
Names/Places: aka Kelsey Asbille
TV Shows: One Tree Hill, Pair of Kings (as Mikayla Makoola), Teen Wolf (as Tracy Stewart)
Movie Titles: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Run, Full of Grace
🎭🎵Hunter Hayes -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1991
Actor, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Country Singer
🎵Lauren Daigle -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1991 N.S.
Singer, Christian/Contemporary Performer
🎭Charlie Stewart -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1993
TV Shows: Life with Bonnie (as Charlie Molloy), The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (as Bob)
Movie Titles: The Animal, The Santa Clause
Ava Phillippe -- is 22 in the year 2021 and 23 in the year 2022; b.9/9/1999
Names/Places: Reese Witherspoon and Ryan's daughter
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Elliott Anastasia Stephanopoulous -- is 19 in the year 2021 and 20 in the year 2022; b.9/9/2002
Names/Places: Alexandra and George's daughter
Peyton Nicole Edmonds -- is 13 in the year 2021 and 14 in the year 2022; b.9/9/2008
Names/Places: Nicole Pantenburg and Kenny's daughter
Sparrow James Midnight Madden -- is 12 in the year 2021 and 13 in the year 2022; b.9/9/2009
Names/Places: Nicole Richie and Joel's son
Dominic Lopez -- is 8 in the year 2021 and 9 in the year 2022; b.9/9/2013
Names/Places: Courtney and Mario's son
Julian Brewster-Form -- is 8 in the year 2021 and 9 in the year 2022; b.9/9/2013
Names/Places: Jordana Brewster and Andrew's son
Maverick Nicolas Phelps -- is 2 in the year 2021 and 3 in the year 2022; b.9/9/2019 N.S.
Names/Places: Nicole and Michael's son
🎭Karen Person -- b.9/9/????
Misc: retired from acting in 1996
Movie Titles: Final Approach, Repossessed
⛪⚖Cardinal Richelieu -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1585 d.12/4/1642 (57)
Clergyman, Religious Leader, Statesman, French
Names/Places: aka the Cardinal-duc de Richelieu, Armand-Jean Du Plessis; NN:Red Eminence
Misc: Louis XIII's adviser; Premier of France 1624-42
🎖Edmund Pendleton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1721 d.10/23/1803 (82)
Misc: Virginia patriot during the American Revolution.
⚛Luigi Galvani -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1737 N.S. d.12/4/1798 N.S. (61)
Physician, Physicist, Italian
Misc: established bioelectric forces exist within living tissue.
🎖Captain William Bligh -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1754 N.S. d.12/7/1817 N.S. (63)
Naval Officer, English
Misc: captain of HMS Bounty who was cast adrift by a mutinous crew
⚛William Cranch Bond -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1789 d.1/29/1859 (69)
Misc: who, with his son George Phillips Bond (1825-65), discovered Hyperion, the eighth satellite of Saturn, and an inner ring called Ring C, or the Crepe Ring.
🎖William Radford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1809 d.1/8/1890 (80)
Misc: Commander, Union Navy
📰Erastus F. Blade -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1821 d.12/18/1894 (73)
Misc: a pioneer in publishing pulp fiction
Napoleon-Joseph-Charles-Paul Bonaparte -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1822 d.3/17/1891 (68)
Misc: Napoleon I's youngest brother
⚛Joseph Leidy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1823 d.4/30/1891 (67)
Misc: one of the most distinguished and versatile scientists in the United States, who made important contributions to the fields of comparative anatomy, parasitology, and paleontology.
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✍Count Leo Tolstoy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/28/1828 O.S. or 9/9/1828 N.S. d.11/7/1910 O.S. (82) or 11/20/1910 N.S. (82)
Names/Places: b. near Tula; MN:Lev
Misc: In his later years he became a social thinker and reformer.
Book Titles: War and Peace, Anna Karenina
⚛Elliott Coues -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1842 d.12/25/1899 (57)
Misc: he advanced the study and classification of North American birds.
✍Maurice Thompson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1844 d.2/15/1901 (56)
🎭Max Reinhardt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1873 d.10/31/1943 (70)
Stage Producer/Director, Austrian
Names/Places: RN:Maximilian Goldmann
🏆⚾Frank Chance -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1876 d.9/15/1924 (48)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB First Baseman
Misc: member of baseball's most famous double-play combination, Tinker to Evers to Chance.
Sports Teams: Chicago Orphans/Chicago Cubs (player 1898-1912, manager 1905-1912), New York Yankees (player 1913-1914, manager 1913-1914), Boston Red Sox (manager 1923)
🎭🏆Clem McCarthy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1882 N.S. d.6/4/1962 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Announcer, Radio Broadcaster, Sportscaster
Misc: a top boxing announcer; one of horse racing's greatest callers; Pathe News' RKO Newsreels; comedian Doodles Weaver mimicked McCarthy in his 1948 novelty recording with Spike Jones in "William Tell Overture"
🎭Raymond Walburn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1887 d.7/26/1969 (81)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian
⚖Alfred M. Landon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1887 d.10/12/1987 (100)
Misc: Big loser to Franklin Delanor Roosevelt in 1936
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💰Colonel Harland David Sanders -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1890 d.12/16/1980 (90)
Names/Places: b. near Henryville, Indiana
Misc: Kentucky Fried Chicken founder
Esther Cleveland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1893 d.6/25/1980 (86)
Names/Places: Frances Folsom & Grover's daughter
Misc: the first child born in the White House
⚖Benigno S. Aquino -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1894 d.8/21/1983 (88)
Head of State, Phillipean
Misc: of Phillipines; killed in Manilla
🎭🎵Arthur Freed -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1894 d.4/12/1973 (78)
Movie Producer, Lyricist, Songwriter
Misc: of MGM
🏆⚾Frankie Frisch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1898 d.3/12/1973 (74)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Second Baseman
Names/Places: NN:Fordham Flash
Misc: NL MVP 1931
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1919-1926), St. Louis Cardinals (player 1927-1937, manager 1933-1938), Pittsburgh Pirates (manager 1940-1946), Chicago Cubs (manager 1949-1951)
🎭Neil Hamilton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1899 d.9/24/1984 (85)
TV/Movie Actor, TV Host
TV Shows: Batman (as Police Commissioner Gordon), Hollywood Screen Test
🏆⚾Waite Charles "Schoolboy" Hoyt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1899 d.8/25/1984 (84)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1918), Boston Red Sox (1919-1920), New York Yankees (1921-1930), Detroit Tigers (1930-1931), Philadelphia Athletics (1931), Brooklyn Dodgers (1932), New York Giants (1932), Pittsburgh Pirates (1933-1937), Brooklyn Dodgers (1937-1938)
🎨Brassai -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1899 d.7/8/1984 (84)
✍James Hilton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1900 d.12/20/1954 (54)
✍Phyllis Whitney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1903 d.2/15/2008 (104)
🎭Joseph E. Levine -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1905 d.7/31/1987 (81)
Names/Places: b. in Boston, Massachusetts
Misc: some say b. 1895
Movie Titles: The Graduate, Carnal Knowledge, The Lion In Winter
⚖José Figueres Ferrer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1906 d.6/8/1990 (83)
Head of State, Costa Rican
Misc: Costa Rica leader
✍📰Leon Edel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1907 d.9/5/1997 (89)
Author, Journalist, Biographer
🎭🎵Pinky Tomlin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1907 d.12/12/1987 (80)
TV Shows: Waterfront (as Tip Hubbard)
🎭Ed Prentiss -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1908 d.3/19/1992 (83)
TV/Radio Actor, TV Host
TV Shows: Captain Midnight
🎭Jane Baxter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1909 N.S. d.9/13/1997 N.S. (88)
Misc: was 87?
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⚛Björn Kjellström -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1910 N.S. d.8/26/1995 N.S. (84)
Misc: inventor of the Compass
💰🎵Julius Jeramiah Bihari -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1913 d.11/17/1984 (71)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, Music Figure
Misc: co-founder of Modern Records
🎭De Forest Covan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1917 d.9/8/2007 (89)
🎨Frank Robbins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1917 d.11/28/1994 (77)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Johnny Hazard
📰Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1918 d.4/21/1996 (77)
Names/Places: RN:Demetrios George Synodinos then James G. Snyder
Misc: Oddsmaker; Yes he was a Greek
🎭Richard Webb -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1919 d.6/10/1993 (73)
Misc: b. 1915?
TV Shows: Captain Midnight (star)
💰Robert Wood Johnson III -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1920 d.12/22/1970 (50)
Names/Places: a grandson of Robert Wood Johnson (Johnson and Johnson)
🎵Hoyt S. Curtin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1922 d.12/3/2000 (78)
Misc: wrote the music for cartoon theme songs such as The Flintstones, The Jetsons, and Scooby-Doo
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🏆🥊Billy (Boxer) Graham -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1922 d.1/22/1992 (69)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
🎭Cliff Robertson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1923 d.9/10/2011 (88)
TV/Movie Actor, Movie Director
Names/Places: b. in San Diego; RFMN:Clifford Parker III; Dina Merrill's hubby
TV Shows: Batman (as Shame), Falcon Crest (as Dr. Michael Ranson)
Movie Titles: Spiderman (2002)
🎭Jane Greer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1924 d.8/24/2001 (76)
⛪🎭Sylvia Miles -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1924 N.S. d.6/12/2019 N.S. (94)
Jewish, Actress, Comedienne
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: some say b. 1930 or b. 1933
Movie Titles: Heat, Wall Street, Midnight Cowboy, Farewell My Lovely
🎵Jacob Carey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1926 d.12/10/1997 (71)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: aka Jake Carey
Group Names: The Flamingos
🎵🎷Elvin Ray Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1927 d.5/18/2004 (76)
Drummer, Jazz Musician
🎭Nick Ramus -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1929 d.5/30/2007 (77)
Misc: part Blackfoot Indian descent
TV Shows: The Chisholms, Falcon Crest (as Gus Nunouz)
🎵🏆🥊Ida Mae Martinez -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1931 d.1/19/2010 (78)
Hall of Famer, Yodeler, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Ida Mae Martinez Selenkow
💰John Paul Getty II -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1932 d.4/17/2003 (70)
Misc: US/British oil magnate/billionaire (Getty Oil); J.P.'s son
🎵Joe Negroni -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1940 d.9/5/1978 (37)
Hall of Famer, Baritone, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
🎵Otis Redding -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1941 N.S. d.12/10/1967 N.S. (26)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Pianist, Soul Singer
Names/Places: b. in Dawson, GA; d. in the crash of his private plane in Wisconsin
Song Titles: Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
🎵Billy Preston -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1946 d.6/6/2006 (59)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer, Drummer, Keyboardist, Organist, Gospel Singer, Rhythm and Blues/Soul Peformer
Names/Places: b. in Houston
Misc: the first non-Beatle to be credited on a Beatles record "Get Back" for his musical contributions, also a so-called fifth Beatle
🎵🎸Bruce Palmer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1946 d.10/1/2004 O.S. (58)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Bassist, Canadian
Group Names: Buffalo Springfield
🏆⛸John Curry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1949 d.4/15/1994 (44)
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete, English
Misc: won an Olympic gold in 1976, whose artistry on ice revolutionized his sport.
🏆🏀Sean Rooks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1969 d.6/7/2016 N.S. (46)
NBA Coach, NBA Player
🎵Joey Feek -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1975 N.S. d.3/4/2016 N.S. (40)
Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: aka Joey Marie Martin Feek or Joey Martin; born: Joey Marie Martin
Misc: some sources say b. Septemner 10
Group Names: Joey + Rory
🎵Soulja Slim -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/9/1977 d.11/26/2003 N.S. (26)
Rap Music Performer
Names/Places: RN: James Adarryl Tapp, Jr.
👑King William I The Conqueror Of England -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1027 or ??/??/1028 d.9/9/1087 (60)
Names/Places: aka Duke of Normandy
Misc: After a victory over King Harold at the Battle of Hastings in southern England 1066, William became king of England. He was also instigator of the Domesday book, first exhaustive survey of England.
👑King James IV Of Scotland -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/17/1473 J-LD d.9/9/1513 J-LD (40)
Misc: ruled 1488-1513
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🎨Pieter The Elder Bruegel -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1525 d.9/9/1569
⚖William Paterson -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/24/1745 d.9/9/1806 (60)
Supreme Court Justice, Irish
Misc: one of the framers of the U.S. Constitution, U.S. senator (1789-90) and governor of New Jersey (1790-93). He also served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1793 to 1806.
🎨John Singleton Copley -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/3/1738 J-LD d.9/9/1815 (77)
Misc: considered the finest painter of colonial America
⚛James Weddell -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/24/1787 d.9/9/1834 (47)
Explorer, Navigator, English
Misc: Antarctic explorer, Weddell Sea
✍Stephane Mallarme -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/18/1842 d.9/9/1898 (56)
Essayist, Poet, French
🎨Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/24/1864 d.9/9/1901 (36)
Artist, Painter, Lithographer, French
Names/Places: b. in Albi; MN:Marie Raymond, LN:Monfa
Misc: he recorded and drew with great insight characters from Parisian cabaret and nightlife.
💰Edward H. Harriman -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/25/1848 d.9/9/1909 (61)
Misc: founded Union Pacific railroad
💰🏆⚾Albert Goodwill Spalding -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/2/1849 N.S. d.9/9/1915 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, Executive, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Father of Baseball
Misc: A.G. Spalding & Brothers Sporting Goods Co.; N.L. co-founder
Sports Teams: Rockford Forest Citys (National Association of Baseball Players, 1866-1870), Boston Red Stockings (League Player, 1871-1875), Chicago White Stockings (League Player 1876-1878, League Manager 1876-1877)
🏆⚾Urban Shocker -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/22/1890 d.9/9/1928 (38)
⚛Robert A. Chesebrough -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/9/1837 d.9/9/1933 (96)
🏆🏈🥊Gus Sonnenberg -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/6/1898 d.9/9/1944 (46)
Hall of Famer, Football Player, Wrestler
Sports Teams: Buffalo All-Americans (1923), Columbus Tigers (1923), Pottsville Maroons (1924), Detroit Panthers (1925-1926), Providence Steam Roller (1927-1930)
🎵Jussi Bjoerling -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/2/1911 d.9/9/1960 (49)
Tenor, Opera Singer, Swedish
🎭John McGiver -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/5/1913 d.9/9/1975 (61)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian
Misc: looked like Dick Van Patten
TV Shows: The Patty Duke Show (as J.R. Castle, Jimmy Stewart Show
✍🎖⚖Mao Tse-tung -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/26/1893 d.9/9/1976 (82)
Librarian, Soldier, Head of State, Teacher, Chinese
Names/Places: MN:Zedong; d. in Beijing
Misc: Communist China Leader; Founding father of People's Republic of China in 1949, ruled 1949-76
💰🎭Jack Leonard Warner -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/2/1892 d.9/9/1978 (86)
Businessperson, Film Executive, Canadian
Misc: He was co-founder with his brother Harry of Warner Brothers Pictures Inc.
🎵Norrie Paramor -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1914 d.9/9/1979 (65)
Music Producer, Conductor/Composer, Arranger, Conductor, English
Misc: leader the BBC Midland Radio Orchestra
🎵🎷Wilbur Ware -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/8/1923 d.9/9/1979 (56)
🎨✍John Howard Griffin -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/16/1920 d.9/9/1980 (60)
Photographer, Author, Novelist
🎵🎷Helen Humes -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1913 N.S. d.9/9/1981 N.S. (68)
Blues Singer, Jazz Singer
🎵Sandra Tilley -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/6/1943 d.9/9/1981 (38)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
💰🎵Lester Louis Bihari -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/12/1912 d.9/9/1983 (71)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, Music Figure
Misc: co-founder of Modern Records
🏆🏌Rod Funseth -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/3/1933 d.9/9/1985 (52)
🏆🥊Leroy Michael McGuirk -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/13/1910 N.S. d.9/9/1988 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Misc: Wrestling promoter
🎭Tim Hovey -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/19/1945 d.9/9/1989 (44)
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🏆⚾Roger Cramer -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/22/1905 d.9/9/1990 (85)
🏆🏒Virgil Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/4/1909 N.S. d.9/9/1993 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, NHL Player
Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks
🎭🎵🎷Helen O'Connell -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/23/1920 d.9/9/1993 (73)
TV Hostess, Jazz Singer
Names/Places: b. in Lima, OH
Misc: of Big Bands; some say b. 1921
Group Names: Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
TV Shows: Today (co-host)
💰🎭Patrick O'Neal -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/26/1927 d.9/9/1994 (66)
Restaurateur, TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Names/Places: b. in Ocala, FL;
TV Shows: Emerald Point NAS
🏆🎳Raymond Firestone -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/6/1908 d.9/9/1994 (86)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
⚖Jamie Whitten -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/18/1910 d.9/9/1995 (85)
Misc: served a record 53 years in the House
🎵Bill Monroe -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/13/1911 d.9/9/1996 (84)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Banjoist, Mandolin, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Rosine, KY; RN:William Smith Monroe; NN:Father of Bluegrass Music
Misc: combined fast-picking mandolin, banjo and guitar with a "high lonesome" singing style to create the distinctly American sound known as bluegrass, probably the biggest influence in music in general.
⛪🎭Burgess Meredith -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/16/1907 d.9/9/1997 (89)
Episcopalian, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, TV Host, Movie Director
Names/Places: b. in Cleveland, Ohio
Misc: not b. years 1908 or 1909 according to his son
TV Shows: Batman (as The Penguin), Those Amazing Animals (co-host), Gloria (as Dr. Willard Adams)
Movie Titles: Winterset, Mr. Novak, Rocky (as Mickey)
🏆⚾Richie Ashburn -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1927 d.9/9/1997 (70)
Hall of Famer, MLB Infielder
Names/Places: NN:Putt-Putt, The Tilden Flash, Whitey
Misc: two-time winner of the NL batting title
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1948-1959), Chicago Cubs (1960-1961), New York Mets (1962)
🎭Ruth Roman -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/23/1924 d.9/9/1999 (74)
Names/Places: b. in Boston, Massachusetts
Misc: some say b. in 1922 or 1923
TV Shows: Knots Landing (as Sylvia Lean)
Movie Titles: The Long Hot Summer
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🏆⚾"Catfish" Jim Hunter -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/8/1946 d.9/9/1999 (53)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: b. in Hertford, N.C.; RN:James Augustus
Misc: pitched perfect game 1968; won 20 games or more 5 times (1971-75); played on 5 World Series winners with Oakland, NY Yankees; AL Cy Young Award winner in 1974
Sports Teams: Kansas City A's/Oakland A's (1965-1974), New York Yankees (1975-1979)
🎭Bill Waddington -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/10/1916 d.9/9/2000 (84)
⚛Herbert Friedman -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/21/1916 d.9/9/2000 (84)
Misc: an American pioneer in the application of sounding rockets to solar physics, aeronomy, and astronomy.
✍🎭Larry Hovis -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/20/1936 d.9/9/2003 (67)
Writer, Comedian, Panelist
TV Shows: Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (as Larry), Hogan's Heroes (as Lt. Carter), Rowan and Martin's Laugh In, Liar's Club
⚛Edward Teller -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/15/1908 d.9/9/2003 (95)
Names/Places: b. in Budapest; NN:The Father of the Hydrogen Bomb
🏆Aleksei Barkalov -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/18/1946 N.S. d.9/9/2004 N.S. (58)
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Ukrainian
🏆🏁Stanley Dancer -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/25/1927 d.9/9/2005 (78)
Misc: winner of 4 Hambletonians; trainer-driver of Triple Crown winners in Trotting (Nevele Pride in 1968 and Super Bowl in '72) and Pacing (Most Happy Fella in 1970); entered 1994 with 3,778 career wins.
🎭Herbert Rudley -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/22/1910 d.9/9/2006 (96)
TV Shows: The Californians, The Mothers-in-Law (as Herb Hubbard)
⚖Angie Brooks -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/24/1928 d.9/9/2007 (79)
🏆🥊Rauno Makinen -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/22/1931 d.9/9/2010 (79)
Wrestler, Olympic Athlete, Finnish
Misc: Greco-Roman featherweight (Olympic-gold-1956).
🎵🎷Graham Collier -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/21/1937 d.9/9/2011 (74)
Composer, Trumpeter, Jazz Bassist, English
🎨Ron Taylor -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/8/1934 d.9/9/2012 (78)
Misc: was a leading underwater cinematographer
TV Shows: Those Amazing Animals (cohost)
Movie Titles: Jaws, Orca
🎭Patricia Blair -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/15/1933 d.9/9/2013 (80)
Misc: some say b. 1931
TV Shows: The Rifleman (as Lou Mallory), Daniel Boone (as Rebecca Boone)
🏆🎳Les Schissler -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/12/1930 d.9/9/2013 (83)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
🎭Denny Scott Miller -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/25/1934 d.9/9/2014 (80)
Misc: advertising executive
TV Shows: Wagon Train (as Duke Shannon)
🎵Bob Crewe -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/12/1937 d.9/9/2014 (76)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer
Names/Places: RFN:Stanley Robert
Misc: Bob Crewe Generation; head of several music labels, production, & publishing co's; some say b. 1931
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🎭James Stacy -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/23/1936 d.9/9/2016 N.S. (79)
Names/Places: Connie Stevens' ex-hubby
TV Shows: The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (as Fred), Lancer (as Johnny Madrid Lancer)
🏆🥊Eric Tovey -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/3/1929 d.9/9/2016 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, English
Names/Places: aka Lord Littlebrook
🏆⚽Sylvia Gore -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/25/1944 d.9/9/2016 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Midfielder, Soccer Manager, English
🎭Mike Hodge -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/24/1947 d.9/9/2017 N.S. (70)
Movie Titles: Ransom, Adam, Striking Distance
✍🎵Michael Friedman -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/23/1975 N.S. d.9/9/2017 N.S. (41)
Arts Titles: PL: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (co-creator, a satirical musical about the seventh President of the United States)
🏆🏒Joseph Albert "Pierre" Paul Pilote -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/11/1931 d.9/9/2017 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1955-1969
Sports Teams: Chicago Black Hawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Bisons (AHL)
🏆🥊Alan Minter -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/17/1951 N.S. d.9/9/2020 N.S. (0)
Boxer, Olympic Athlete, British
✍Shere Hite -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/2/1942 N.S. d.9/9/2020 N.S. (77)
Misc: Sex Therapist
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🎵Ronald Bell -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/1/1951 N.S. d.9/9/2020 N.S. (68)
Tenor-sax, Rhythm and Blues Performer
Names/Places: aka Khalis Bayyan, or Ronald Khalis Bell
Group Names: Kool & the Gang
Song Titles: Funky Stuff, Jungle Boogie, Hollywood Swinging, Higher Plane, Rhyme Tyme People, Spirit of the Boogie, Carribean Festival, Love and Understanding, Open Sesame Part 1, Ladies' Night, too Hot, Celebration, Take My Heart, Get Down On It, Big Fun, Let's Go Dancin' Ooh La La La, Joanna, Tonight, Fresh, Misled, Cheris, Emergency, Victory, Stone Love, Holiday
Album Titles: Ladies' Night, Celebrate!, Something Special, Emergency
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In 1817, Alexander Lucius Twilight, probably first black to graduate from U.S. college, receives BA degree at Middlebury College.
In 1850, The Territories of New Mexico and Utah were created.
In 1850, California became the 31st state. The Golden Stateʹs official bird is the California valley quail; the state flower is the golden poppy.
In 1909, Heavyweight Jack Johnson and Al Kaufman fight to no decision in ten rounds in San Francisco.
In 1926, The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was created by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA).
In 1938, Bert Lahr signed to play the cowardly lion in MGMʹs “The Wizard Of Oz.”
In 1938, The Mickey Mouse film, “Mickeyʹs Parrot” is released. Pluto also appears.
In 1939, Andy Panda, Cartoon Character, debuts by Walter Lantz.
In 1945, First “bug” in a computer program discovered by Grace Hopper, a moth was removed with tweasers from a relay and taped into the log.
In 1950, The first use of TV laugh track was employed by Hank McCune for his sitcom “The Hank McCune Show”.
In 1956, Elvis Presley sang “Love me Tender,” “Hound Dog,” “Donʹt Be Cruel,” and “Ready Teddy” in the first of three appearances on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Charles Laughton hosts in place of Sullivan, recuperating from an auto accident. The show attracted about 50 million viewers with an 83 share, a third of the U.S. population. On his third appearance later on, he was shot on camera only from the waist up, so his gyrating pelvis would not offend Edʹs audience.
In 1957, R.C., “Diana” by Paul Anka peaked at number one on the pop singles chart, the first of Paul Ankaʹs three singles (as a singer) to top the charts.
In 1957, R.C., “Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On” by Jerry Lee Lewis peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.
In 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the first civil rights bill to pass Congress since Reconstruction, a measure primarily concerned with protecting voting rights and which also established a Civil Rights Division in the U.S. Department of Justice.
In 1958, “RUN RUDOLPH RUN” IS RECORDED CHUCK BERRY cuts his Christmas rocker on this date at Chess studios in Chicago
In 1963, “The Huntley-Brinkley Report” on NBC expands to 30 minutes.
In 1965, R.C., “Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.
In 1965, Screen Gems / Columbia television places an ad in “The Hollywood Reporter”: “MADNESS!! AUDITIONS Folk and Roll Musicians Singers for acting roles in new TV series. Running parts for four insane boys age 17-21. Want spirited Ben Frankʹs (a Los Angeles coffeehouse) types. Have courage to work. Must come down for interview. Call HO 6-5188.” (It also appears in Daily Variety the following day.) While Steven Stills, Paul Williams and later members of The Lovin' Spoonful and Three Dog Night apply, it takes until mid November that the producers find the four men theyʹll ultimately cast as “The Monkees.”
In 1965, “Hazel”, TV Comedy; last aired on NBC, moved to CBS.
In 1965, “The Defenders”, TV General Drama; last aired on CBS.
In 1966, John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at an avante-garde art exposition.
In 1966, “The Green Hornet”, TV Crime Drama, radio since '36; debut on ABC.
In 1966, “The Milton Berle Show”, TV Variety, debut on ABC.
In 1966, “The Smothers Brothers Show”, TV Comedy; last aired on CBS.
In 1966, “The Time Tunnel”, TV Scifi Adventure; debut on ABC.
In 1967, Could this be the night that the first-ever Laugh-In (actually a Rowan and Martin comedy special) is presented on NBC? You bet your sweet bippy it is! Its success led to a regular series beginning in January 1968.
In 1967, R.C., “Little Ole Wine Drinker, Me” by Dean Martin peaked at #38 on the pop singles chart.
In 1967, “George Of The Jungle”, TV Cartoon Show, Jay Wardʹs jungle; debut on ABC.
In 1967, “Moby Dick and The Mighty Mightor”, “Shazzan!”, “The Herculoids”, and “The Superman/Aquaman Hour”, TV Cartoon Shows; debut on CBS.
In 1967, “Samson And Goliath”, “Super President and Spy Shadow”, “Birdman”, and “The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show”; TV Cartoon Shows; debut on NBC.
In 1967, “Spider-Man”, “The Fantastic Four”, and “Journey To The Center Of The Earth”, TV Cartoon Shows, debut on ABC.
In 1967, Sam and Daveʹs soul classic, “Soul Man” is released. Eleven years later on this date, The Blues Brothers covered it.
In 1968, On Guiding Light: Bill Bauer received the first televised heart transplant. That same day, the soap expanded from 15 to 30 minutes.
In 1968, Arthur Ashe wins the U.S. Open by beating Tom Okker 14-12, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Ashe is the first African-American male to win a Grand Slam tournament. As an amateur, Ashe is ineligible to receive the $14,000 winnerʹs prize, but collects $280 in expenses for the two-week tournament.
In 1970, “The Virginian”, TV Western Drama, last aired on NBC.
In 1970, “Whereʹs Huddles”, TV Cartoon Show; last aired on CBS.
In 1971, John Lennonʹs “Imagine” album was released.
In 1971, “Family Affair”, TV Comedy; last aired on CBS.
In 1972, R.C., “Mama Weer All Crazee Now” by Slade peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.
In 1972, R.C., “Rock And Roll Part 2” by Gary Glitter peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart; the Timelords redid the song their way with “Doctor in' The Tardis” in 1989.
In 1972, “Fat Albert and Cosby Kids”, TV Cartoon Show, starring Bill Cosby; debut on CBS.
In 1972, “Josie and The Pussycats In Outer Space”, “The Flintstones Comedy Hour”, and “The New Scooby-Doo Movies”, TV Cartoon Shows, debut on CBS.
In 1972, “My Ding-A-Ling”, by Chuck Berry entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1972, “Roman Holidays”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on NBC. It was supposed to be a family that came in between the Flintstones and the Jetsons.
In 1972, “Runaround”, TV Childrens, Game show hsoted by Paul Winchell, debut on NBC.
In 1972, “Sealab 2020”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on NBC.
In 1972, “Talking With a Giant”, TV Childrens; debut on NBC.
In 1972, “The Osmonds”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on ABC.
In 1972, “Underdog”, TV Cartoon Show, returned on NBC.
In 1972, The Eaglesʹ “Witchy Woman” is released.
In 1974, “Dinah!” TV talk variety show starring Dinah Shore began airing in syndication
In 1974, “Rhoda”, TV Comedy starring Valerie Harper, debut on CBS. Itʹs a spinoff of “Mary Tyler Moore”.
In 1974, “The $25,000 Pyramid” began airing in syndication with host Bill Cullen, basically The $10,000 Pyramid with larger prizes.
In 1975, “Joe And Sons” (TV Comedy) first went on the air. It bombed and was off the schedule by the end of the year.
In 1975, “Welcome Back, Kotter”, TV Comedy; starring Gabriel Kaplan teaching his Sweathogs, debut on ABC.
In 1976, COVER OF ROLLING STONE: DOONESBURY
In 1976, “Delvecchio”, TV Crime Drama; debut on CBS.
In 1977, The first TRS-80 computer was sold at Radio Shack.
In 1978, R.C., “Boogie Oogie Oogie” by A Taste Of Honey peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.
In 1978, R.C., “Hot Blooded” by Foreigner peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.
In 1978, R.C., “Two Tickets To Paradise” by Eddie Money peaked at #22 on the pop singles chart.
In 1978, “Challenge of the Super Friends”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on ABC.
In 1978, “Fangface” began airing on ABC
In 1978, “Godzilla” began airing on NBC
In 1978, “Saturday Night Live” players John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd opened for comedian Steve Martin at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. They recorded their concert for their debut album, "A Briefcase Full of Blues" that was released on November 28, 1978. One of the cuts was a cover version of the Sam and Dave classic “Soul Man”. They performed some of their songs on the album earlier on their show "Saturday Night Live" and decided they can put a record album together, which they did. They co-starred in the movie of the same name in 1980.
In 1978, “Jason of Star Command” began airing on CBS
In 1978, “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” returned to be airing new episodes on ABC.
In 1978, “Scoobyʹs All-Stars”, TV Cartoon Show; returned on ABC.
In 1978, “The Fabulous Funnies”, TV cartoon show, debut on NBC.
In 1978, “The Fantastic Four”, TV Cartoon show, returned on NBC.
In 1978, “The Krofft Superstar Hour”, TV Childrens; debut on NBC. It wasnʹt anywhere that super and NBC pulled it the next month.
In 1978, “The Paper Chase” began airing on CBS
In 1978, “Yogiʹs Space Race”, and “The Godzilla Power Hour” w/ Jonny Quest, Globetrotters, Dynomutt, Hong Kong Phooey, TV Cartoon Shows, debut on NBC.
In 1978, Waylon Jenningsʹ “Iʹve Always Been Crazy” starts a three-week run at number one in Billboard
In 1979, The comic strip “For Better Or Worse” debut.
In 1979, “Out of the Blue” began airing on ABC
In 1980, U.S. President Jimmy Carter declined to participate in a debate that would have included Republican presidential nominee Ronald Reagan and independent John Anderson. Big mistake for Carter.
In 1981, 09 x 09 = 81
In 1982, Princess Grace, of Monaco, died this day from injuries suffered when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her daughter, seventeen--year-old Stephanie, a passenger in the car, suffered bruises and trauma. Princess Grace, the former movie star, Grace Kelly, of Pennsylvania and Hollywood, was married to Prince Ranier III of Monaco since 1956.
In 1982, “Barney Miller”, TV Comedy; last aired on ABC after seven years. More police are taken off the streets as ABC shuts down Barney Millerʹs 12th Precinct after a riotous seven-year run.
In 1983, Radio Shack announces their color computer Two (the Coco2).
In 1983, “Lottery$”, TV General Drama, debut on NBC.
In 1985, President Ronald Reagan denounced apartheid as “systematic, institutionalized racial discrimination” and imposed a series of economic sanctions against South Africa.
In 1986, Ted Turner presented the first of his colorized films this day — on his superstation WTBS in Atlanta, Georgia. The first Hollywood classic to get the new look was “Yankee Doodle Dandy”. Some people were — and remain — bitterly opposed to the colorization process, where color is added to black-and-white movies. They feel the originals should be pristine — that any change interferes with the original creativity. Maybe they should make Ted Turner black and white and colorize him for revenge!
In 1986, “The Wizard”, TV Comedy; debut on CBS.
In 1987, “Mickey Spillaneʹs Mike Hammer”, TV Crime Drama, last aired on CBS.
In 1989, R.C., “Hangin' Tough” by New Kids On The Block peaked at number one on the pop singles chart; “Sagging Guts” was a parody of it.
In 1989, R.C., “Keep On Movin'” by Soul II Soul peaked at #11 on the pop singles chart.
In 1989, R.C., “Ride On Time” by Black Box peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart and stayed there for six weeks.
In 1989, “American Gladiators” began airing in syndication
In 1989, “Beetlejuice: The Animated Series” began airing in syndication
In 1989, “Beetlejuice”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on ABC.
In 1989, “Camp Candy”, TV Cartoon Show with John Candy; debut on NBC.
In 1989, “Captain N: The Game Master”, TV Cartoon Show, aka w/ “Super Mario Brothers 3”, debut on NBC.
In 1989, “Disneyʹs Gummi Bears/Winnie The Pooh Hour”, TV Cartoon Show, debut on ABC.
In 1989, “The Karate Kid” began airing on NBC
In 1989, “West 57th”, TV Magazine; last aired on CBS.
In 1990, “The Magical World of Disney”, TV Anthology, last aired on NBC.
In 1991, “Adventures Of Mark and Brian”, TV Variety, debut on NBC. They bombed. Howard Stern was right.
In 1991, “Beetlejuice: The Animated Series” returned to be airing new episodes on Fox Kids.
In 1991, “One On One With John Tesh”, TV Talk Show; debut on NBC.
In 1991, “The Maury Povich Show”, TV Talk Show, debut in syndication.
In 1993, “New Adventures Of Gigantor”, TV Cartoon Adventure, debut.
In 1994, The “Dog Pound” is put to sleep as “The Arsenio Hall Show” last airs in syndication.
In 1995, On the cover of TV Guide: “Paul Reiser, Kelsey Grammer, Garry Shandling”. Other Articles: Murphy Brown,Gary Sinise, Tony Danza
In 1995, R.C., “Gangstaʹs Paradise” by Coolio peaked at number one on the pop singles chart; “Weird Al” parodied it into “Amish Paradise.”
In 1995, The Kids WB premiered its cartoon lineup with “Animaniacs”, “Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries”, “Pinky And The Brain”, “Freakazoid!”, and “Earthworm Jim”.
In 1995, “Animaniacs” TV Cartoon moved to WB.
In 1995, “Earthworm Jim” began airing on Kidsʹ WB
In 1995, “Freakazoid!” began airing on Kidsʹ WB
In 1995, “Hang Time” TV Teenager Comedy debut on NBC.
In 1995, “Life With Louie” TV Cartoon premiered on Fox Kids Club.
In 1995, “New Adventures of Madeleine” TV Childrens debut on ABC, lasted a month.
In 1995, “Pinky and the Brain” began airing on Kidsʹ WB
In 1995, “Teknoman” cartoon premiered as a two-hour movie on UPN.
In 1995, “The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries” began airing on Kidsʹ WB
In 1996, Giselle Fernandez and Larry Mendte are your hosts for “Access Hollywood” offering just as much valuable infotainment “news” as “Extra” and “Entertainment Tonight.”
In 1996, “Fox After Breakfast” began airing on Fox
In 1996, “The Dating/Newlywed Game” hour debut in syndication
In 1996, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” last aired on NBC
In 1997, The sitcom “Grace Under Fire” last aired on ABC
In 1997, “Aquarium” album by Aqua was released. It includes the novelty song “Barbie Girl.”
In 1997, “Cartoon Planet” returned to be airing new episodes on Cartoon Network.
In 1997, U.S. character actor Burgess Meredith died. A veteran of stage and screen, he was nominated for an Oscar for his supporting role in “Rocky” but was probably best remembered for his portrayal of The Penguin in the Batman TV series.
In 1999, In Beloit, Wisconsin, Nicholas Stephen Wadle was born at 9:09 am on the ninth day of the ninth month of 1999. His weight? Nine pounds and nine ounces.
In 1999, It was 9:09:09 on 9-9-99
In 2000, Yale becomes the first school to win 800 games when Rashad Bartholomew scores three touchdowns and rushes for 201 yards in a 42-6 victory over Dayton.
In 2003, The sitcoms “Whoopi” and “Happy Family” premiered on NBC.
In 2004, “Joey” began airing on NBC. It became the “AfterMASH” of sequels to sitcoms, sinking in the ratings and gone after the second season.
In 2004, Lino Urdanetaʹs first major league appearance results in an earned run average of infinity when the Tigers rookie does not retire a batter, giving up five hits, one walk, and six earned runs. Fortunately for the right-hander, the Mets will allow him to appear in two games in 2007, in which he gives up one run in one inning of work, to bring down his ERA to a much more respectable 63.00.
In 2008, Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej was ousted for moonlighting as a paid performer on a TV cooking show.
In 2019, “A Very Brady Renovation” began airing on HGTV
In 2019, “The Kelly Clarkson Show” began airing in First-run syndication.
In 2081, 09 x 09 = 81
In 2099, It was 9:09:09 on 9-9-99