🎭Julie Payne -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.9/11/1940 or 9/11/1946 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Garfield and Friends (various), Wizards & Warriors, The Duck Factory, Leo & Liz in Beverly Hills
Movie Titles: Misery, Rain Man, This is Spinal Tap
🎵Alan Bergman -- is 96 in the year 2021 and 97 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1925
Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter
✍Alfred Slote -- is 95 in the year 2021 and 96 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1926
Misc: known for his numerous sports and space novels.
🎭Earl Holliman -- is 93 in the year 2021 and 94 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1928
Names/Places: b. in Delhi, LA
TV Shows: Hotel de Paree, The Wide Country, Police Woman (as Lt. Bill Crowley), The Thorn Birds, P.S.I. Luv U (as Durning), Delta (as Dearden Towe)
⚖Robert "Bob" Packwood -- is 89 in the year 2021 and 90 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1932 N.S.
🏆🎾Nicola Pietrangeli -- is 88 in the year 2021 and 89 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1933
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Italian
🎵🎷Oliver Jones -- is 87 in the year 2021 and 88 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1934
Arranger, Composer, Organist, Jazz Pianist, Canadian
🎭Charles Dierkop -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1936
TV Shows: Police Woman (as Det. Pete Royster)
Movie Titles: The Sting, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Pawnbroker
⚛Robert Crippen -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1937 N.S.
Aeronautical, Astronaut, Aviator, Engineer
Misc: served as pilot on the first U.S. space shuttle orbital flight.
🎭Don Quine -- is 83 in the year 2021 and 84 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1938
TV Shows: Peyton Place, The Virginian (as Stacy Grainger)
Movie Titles: Sullivan's Empire
🎵Charles Patrick -- is 83 in the year 2021 and 84 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1938
Group Names: The Monotones
🏆Linda Gamble -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1939 N.S.
Misc: April 1960, Playboy Playmate of the Year 1961; NOT the women's basketball player
🎭Tom Dreesen -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1939
Misc: Tim Reid's ex-partner
Movie Titles: The Rat Pack, Man on the Moon
✍🎭Brian De Palma -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1940
Screenwriter, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Newark, NJ
Misc: directed "Dancing In The Dark" video with Bruce Springsteen
Movie Titles: Body Double, Dressed to Kill, Obsession, Carrie, The Fury, Cape Fear, Raising Cain, Mission the Mars, Scarface, Mission: Impossible, The Untouchables, Carlito's Way
🎵Bernie Dwyer -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1941
Pop Drummer, British
Group Names: Freddie & the Dreamers
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🏆⚽John Greig -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1942 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
Misc: MBE; also manager and director; voted "The Greatest Ever Ranger"
🎭🎵Lola Falana -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1942
TV/Stage Actress, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia
TV Shows: New Bill Cosby Show
🎵🎸Mickey Hart -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1943
Hall of Famer, Musicologist, Percussionist, Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: The Grateful Dead
🎭Felton Perry -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1945
TV Shows: Hooperman (as Inspector Clarence McNeil)
Movie Titles: RoboCop, Dumb and Dumber, Magnum Force
🏆⚽Franz Beckenbauer -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1945
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, German
Misc: captain of West German World Cup champions in 1974 then coached West Germany to World Cup title in 1990; invented sweeper position; played in U.S. for NY Cosmos (1977-80,83).
🎵Leo Kottke -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1945
Songwriter, Folk Singer/Guitarist
🏆Donna Lopiano -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1946
Misc: former basketball and softball star who was women's athletic director at Texas for 18 years before leaving to become executive director of Women's Sports Foundation in 1992.
🎵Dennis Tufano -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1946
Group Names: The Buckinghams
🎵🎸Bob Catley -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1947
Rock & Roll Singer, English
Names/Places: RN: Robert Adrian Catley
Group Names: Magnum, soloist
🎭Phillip Alford -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1948 N.S.
Misc: retired from acting in 1972
Movie Titles: To Kill a Mockingbird, Shenadoah, Fair Play
🏆🏁🏃Marty Liquori -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1949
Runner, Track and Field
Misc: (AAU 3 mile-1979 (13:14.7))
🎭🎵Amy Madigan -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1950
Actress, Music Producer, Musician
Movie Titles: Field of Dreams, Gone Baby Gone, Uncle Buck, The Dark Half
🎭Jenny Gago -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1953
TV Shows: Freddie, Dangerous Minds (as Mrs. Amanda Bardales)
Movie Titles: Nurse Betty, Coach Carter, Blood In Blood Out
🎵🎸Tommy Shaw -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1953
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Styx, Damn Yankees
🏆Lesley Visser -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1953
Hall of Famer, Sports Figure
Misc: Sports reporter
🎭Reed Birney -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1954
TV Shows: House of Cards (as Rep. Donald Blythe / VP Donald Blythe), The Blacklist (as Tom Connolly)
Movie Titles: Four Friends
⚖Jeh Johnson -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1957
Government Official, Lawyer
Misc: Homeland Security Secretary
🎵🎸Jon Moss -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1957
Drummer, Reggae Musician, English
Group Names: Culture Club
🎭Scott Patterson -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1958
TV Shows: The Event, Gilmore Girls (as Luke Danes)
Movie Titles: Saw (series), Meth Head
🎭Roxann Biggs-Dawson -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1958 N.S.
Names/Places: aka Roxann Dawson
TV Shows: Star Trek: Voyager (as chief engineer B'Elanna Torres, half Klingon/half human)
Movie Titles: Guilty by Suspicion
🏆⚾Don Slaught -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1958
🎵Mick Talbot -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1958 N.S.
Composer, Songwriter, Pianist, Hip-Pop Keyboardist, Pop Performer, English
Group Names: The Style Council, Dexy's Midnight Runners
🎭John Hawkes -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1959 N.S.
TV Shows: Deadwood
Movie Titles: American Gangster, The Sessions, Lincoln, Identity
🏆🏌Robert Wrenn -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1959
🏆🏌David Frost -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1959
Golfer, South African
Misc: NOT the interviewer
🎭Anne Ramsay -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1960
TV Shows: Mad About You (as Lisa Stemple)
Movie Titles: Planet of the Apes, A League of Their Own
🎭Susan Gibney -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1961
TV Shows: Happy Family (as Maggie Harris)
Movie Titles: We Are Still Here, Derailed, The Hammer
🎭Virginia Madsen -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1961
TV Shows: American Dreams (as Rebecca Sandstrom), Designated Survivor (as Kimble Hookstraten)
Movie Titles: The Rainmaker, Sideways, The Astronaut Farmer, The Haunting in Connecticut
🎭🎮🎵Elizabeth Daily -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1962
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, Video Game Voice Actress, Pop Singer
Names/Places: aka E.G. Daily during her pop singer days
Song Titles: Say It Say It
TV Shows: Rugrats (as Tommy Pickles, voice), The PowerPuff Girls (voice)
Movie Titles: Pee-wee's Big Adventure, The Rugrats Movie, Happy Feet
Video Games: Fire Emblem: Fates, Lego Dimensions, Skylanders (series)
⛪🎭🎵Kristy McNichol -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1962
Roman Catholic, TV/Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; Jimmy's sister
Misc: some say b. Sep 9
TV Shows: Apple's Way, Family (as Letitia "Buddy" Lawrence), Empty Nest (as Barbara Weston), Invasion America
Movie Titles: The Pirate Movie, White Dog
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🎭Andrew Jackson -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1963
TV Shows: Family Passions (as Jan Sutton)
Movie Titles: Shadow Builder, Edison, Seed
🏆🏀Gerald Wilkins -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1963
Names/Places: Dominque's brother
🏆🏈Eric Thomas -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1964
🏆⚾Ellis Burks -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1964
Misc: Gold Glove, 2x Silver Slugger, 2x All-Star
🏆🥊Paul Heyman -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1965 N.S.
Wrestler, Wrestling Manager
Misc: entertainment producer, writer, performer, marketer, promoter, and occasional professional wrestler, advocate
⚖Bashar Assad -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1965
Head of State, Syrian
Names/Places: aka Bashar al-Assad
Misc: of Syria
🎨🎵Moby -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1965
Photographer, Composer, Songwriter, Singer, Musician
Names/Places: RN:Richard Melville Hall
🏆🏈Bern Brostek -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1966
NFL Guard, NFL Center
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🏆🏈Richard Harvey -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1966
✍📰Maria Bartiromo -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1967 N.S.
Author, Journalist, Columnist
Misc: Financial Reporter
⛪🎭🎵🎷Harry Connick Jr. -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1967
Roman Catholic, Actor, Songwriter, Pianist, Bandleader, Jazz Singer
Names/Places: Jill Goodacre's hubby
Misc: some say b. Sep 23
Movie Titles: Independence Day, Copycats, Hope Floats, New in Town
🎵Bart Van Der Zeeluw -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1968
Group Names: K's Chioce
🏆🏈Tracy Scroggins -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1969
Names/Places: not to be confused with actress Tracy Scoggins
Sports Teams: Detroit Lions
🎭Laura Wright -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1970
Misc: some say b. 1969
TV Shows: The City, Loving, Guiding Light, General Hospital
🏆🏈Daniel Patrick (Football) Quinn -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1970 N.S.
Names/Places: aka Dan Quinn
🎭🎵Taraji P. Henson -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1970 N.S.
Actress, Producer, Singer
Names/Places: MN: Penda
TV Shows: Person of Interest (as Joss Carter), Empire (as Cookie Lyon)
Movie Titles: Hustle and Flow, Baby Boy, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Karate Kid (2010), Date Night
🏆🏒Barry Richter -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1970
NHL Defensive, American
🏆🏈Mack Strong -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1971
🏆🏈Todd Norman -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1971
💻Markos Moulitsas -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1971
Internet Website Blogger
🎵🎸Jeremy Popoff -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1971
Alternative Rock Guitarist
Group Names: Lit
🏆🏀Mark Pope -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1972
NBA Player, College Basketball Coach
🎭🎵Ludacris -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1972
Actor, Rap Music Performer
Names/Places: RN: Chris Bridges
Movie Titles: Crash
🎵Brad Fischetti -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1975
Group Names: LFO
🎵🎸Jon Buckland -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1977
Multi-instrumentalist, Alternative Rock Guitarist, English
Names/Places: aka Jonny Buckland
Group Names: Coldplay
🎵Mr. Black -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1977
Rap Music Performer
🏆🏈Ed Reed -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1978 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Safety
Names/Places: RN: Edward Earl Reed Jr.
Misc: 9x Pro Bowl, 5x First-team All-Pro, 3x Second-team All-Pro, 3x NFL interceptions leader; in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Baltimore Ravens (2002-2012), Houston Texans (2013), New York Jets (2013)
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⚛Chris (Veterinarian) Brown -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1978 N.S.
TV Shows: The Living Room, The Project
🎭🎵🎸Ben Lee -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1978
Actor, Rock & Roll Singer
🎨🎭Ariana Richards -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1979
Painter, Movie Actress
Movie Titles: Tremors, Jurassic Park
🏆🏒Mike Comrie -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1980 N.S.
NHL Center, Canadian
Sports Teams: Edmonton Oilers
🎵Charles Kelley -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1981
Songwriter, Country Singer
Group Names: Lady Antebellum
🎵Mark Rhodes -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1981 N.S.
Pop Singer, English
✍🎭Ryan Slattery -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1982
Writer, Actor, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Sleepover, SuperPower
🏆⚾Jacoby Ellsbury -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1983 N.S.
Misc: 3x AL stolen base leader, 30-30 club, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger; active as of 2015
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees
🏆🏀Shaun Livingston -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1985 N.S.
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors
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🎭Tyler Hoechlin -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1987 N.S.
TV Shows: 7th Heaven (as Martin Brewer), Teen Wolf (as Derek Hale), Supergirl (as Superman)
Movie Titles: Hall Pass, Everybody Wants Some!!, Road to Perdition
🎭🎵Elizabeth Henstridge -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1987 N.S.
Actress, Composer, English
TV Shows: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (as Jemma Simmons)
Movie Titles: Delicacy, The Thompsons, Reach Me
🏆⚾Mike Moustakas -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1988 N.S.
MLB Third Baseman
Sports Teams: Kansas City Royals
🎭🎵Michael J. Willett -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1989 N.S.
Names/Places: aka Willett
TV Shows: United States of Tara (as Lionel), Faking It (as Shane Harvey)
Movie Titles: G.B.F., The Murder Pact
Henry Hopper -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1990
Names/Places: Katherine & Dennis' son
🎵MacKenzie Bourg -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1992 N.S.
TV Shows: American Idol (season 15)
🎭Makenna Cowgill -- is 23 in the year 2021 and 24 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1998 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Movie Titles: Meet the Robinsons, The Time Traveler's Wife, Bambi II
🎭🎵Stella Ritter -- is 23 in the year 2021 and 24 in the year 2022; b.9/11/1998
Names/Places: Amy Yasbeck and John's daughter
Catherine Patricia Gentile -- is 21 in the year 2021 and 22 in the year 2022; b.9/11/2000
Names/Places: Cathy Moriarty and Joseph's daughter
🎭Mackenzie Aladjem -- is 20 in the year 2021 and 21 in the year 2022; b.9/11/2001
TV Shows: Nurse Jackie
🎭Kadan Rockett -- is 16 in the year 2021 and 17 in the year 2022; b.9/11/2005 N.S.
Actor, Magician/Illusionist, Ventriloquist
Movie Titles: Dark Skies, The Fortune Theory
🎭Gia Francesca Lopez -- is 11 in the year 2021 and 12 in the year 2022; b.9/11/2010
Names/Places: Courtney Mazza and Mario's daughter
✍Pierre de Ronsard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1524 d.12/27/1585 (61)
🎵William Boyce -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1711 d.2/7/1779 (67)
Composer, Organist, English
Misc: Cathedral musician
✍Arthur Young -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1741 d.4/12/1820 (78)
Misc: on agriculture, politics, and economics.
📰Thomas Barnes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1785 N.S. d.5/7/1841 N.S. (55)
Journalist, Editor, English
Misc: of The Times
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🏆🏌Allan Robertson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1815 d.9/1/1859 (43)
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Scottish
Misc: considered one of the first professional golfers
⚛Carl Zeiss -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1816 d.12/3/1888 (72)
Misc: Optician whogained a worldwide reputation as a manufacturer of fine optical instruments.
🎨Thomas Hill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1829 d.6/30/1908 (78)
✍William Sidney Porter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1862 d.6/5/1910 (48)
Novelist, Short Story Writer, American
Names/Places: aka O. Henry
🎖Frederick Funston -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1865 d.2/19/1917 (51)
⚛Sir James H. Jeans -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1877 d.9/16/1946 (69)
Astronomer, Mathematician, Physicist, English
Misc: the first to propose that matter is continuously created throughout the universe.
🏆🏁🏊Emil Rausch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1883 N.S. d.12/14/1954 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, German
✍D. H. Lawrence -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1885 d.3/2/1930 (44)
Names/Places: b. in Eastwood; RFMN:David Herbert; Lady Chatterley's Lover
🎭Pinto Colvig -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1892 d.10/3/1967 (75)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: voice of Goofy and Pluto (Walt Disney)
TV Shows: Bozo the Clown (voice)
⚖🎵Jimmie Davis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1899 d.11/5/2000 (101)
Hall of Famer, Governor, Songwriter, Gospel Singer, Country Singer
Misc: Governor or Louisiana 1944-48 and 60-64; may have been born as late as 1902
💰Ted Bates -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1901 d.5/30/1972 (70)
Misc: of ads
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🏆🏀Harold Anderson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1902 N.S. d.6/13/1967 N.S. (64)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: University of Toledo (coach 1934-1942), Bowling Green State University (coach 1942-1963)
🎭Anne Seymour -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1909 d.12/8/1988 (79)
Radio Actress, TV/Movie Actress, English
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: was in 5000+ radio dramas
TV Shows: Tim Conway Show
⚖William H. Natcher -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1909 d.3/29/1994 (84)
Misc: 40-year congressional veteran best known for an unmatched streak of 18,401 consecutive House votes.
⚖Gerhard Schroder -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1910 d.12/31/1989 (79)
Misc: Minister of foreign affairs & defense of West Germany
🏆🏈Paul "Bear" Bryant -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1913 N.S. d.1/26/1983 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach
Misc: 323 victories & 6 national championships, a winningest coach in college history
Sports Teams: University of Alabama (player 1933-1935, assistant coach 1936-1940, coach 1958-1982, administrator 1957-1983), Kentucky (coach 1946-1953), Texas A&M (coach and administrator 1954-1957)
🏆⚾By Saam -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1914 N.S. d.1/16/2000 N.S. (85)
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 1990
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Athletics
🎵Jack Fascinato -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1915 d.12/25/1994 (79)
TV Shows: Kukla, Fran, & Ollie (musical director)
🎭🏆Edwin "Ed" Sabol -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1916 d.2/9/2015 (98)
Hall of Famer, Filmmaker, Sports Figure
Misc: founder with his son Steve among others for NFL Films.
🎭Henderson Forsythe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1917 d.4/17/2006 (88)
TV Shows: As the World Turns
✍📰Jessica Mitford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1917 d.7/23/1996 (78)
Author, Journalist, English
Book Titles: The American Way Of Death
⚖Ferdinand Edralin Marcos -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1917 d.9/28/1989 (72)
Head of State, Phillipean
Misc: Phillipines President 1966-86; d. in exile in Hawaii
🎵🎷Peck Morrison -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1919 d.2/25/1988 (68)
🎭Scott Forbes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1920 d.2/25/1997 (76)
TV Shows: The Adventures of Jim Bowie (star)
⚖James Charles Evers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1922 N.S. d.7/22/2020 N.S. (97)
Hall of Famer, Politician, Mayor, Civil Rights Leader, Political Activist
Names/Places: aka Charles Evers
🎭Alan Badel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1923 d.3/9/1982 (58)
TV Shows: Shogun
✍🎭Betsy Drake -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1923 d.10/27/2015 N.S. (92)
Writer, Movie Actress
Names/Places: Cary Grant's ex-wife
Misc: physical fitness expert
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🏆🏈Thomas Wade "Tom" Landry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1924 N.S. d.2/12/2000 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach
Names/Places: b. in Mission, TX
Misc: coached Dallas for 29 years (1960-88); won 2 Super Bowls (1972,78); 271 career wins.
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (AAFC 1949), New York Giants (player 1950-1955, coach 1954-1959), Dallas Cowboys (coach 1960-1988)
⚖Daniel K. Akaka -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1924 N.S. d.4/6/2018 N.S. (93)
Misc: Rep-D-Hawaii 1977-
🎭Lee Richardson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1926 d.10/2/1999 (73)
🏆⚾Eddie Miksis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1926 d.4/8/2005 (78)
✍William Xavier Kienzle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1928 d.12/28/2001 (73)
Novelist, Crime Writer
Misc: priest turned crime novelist
Book Titles: The Rosary Murders
📰David Broder -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1929 d.3/9/2011 (81)
Misc: 1973 Pulitzer Prize
🎭Cathryn Damon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1930 d.5/4/1987 (56)
TV Shows: Soap (as Mary Dallas Campbell), Webster (as Cassie Parker)
🏆🏈John Reger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1931 d.9/19/2013 (82)
Misc: played in 104 games with the Steelers from 1955-63, which was one of the most successful of the franchise's early eras.
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers
🎵Ben Hewitt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1935 d.12/8/1996 (61)
Songwriter, Pop Singer
Misc: he sang like Elvis Presley
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⚛Gherman Stepanovich Titov -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1935 d.9/20/2000
Navigator, Navigator, Soviet
Misc: the first man to spend a day in space (Vostok 2), and the second man to orbit the Earth.
✍🎭🎵George Ragni -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1935 N.S. d.7/10/1991 (55)
Dramatist/Playwright, TV/Stage Actor, Songwriter, Singer
Misc: stage: Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical (co-author)
🎭Roger Barkley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1936 d.12/21/1997 (61)
Misc: of the Lohman and Barkley radio comedy team
🎵Jack Ely -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1943 d.4/27/2015 (71)
Group Names: The Kingsmen
Song Titles: Louie Louie
🏆⚾Dave Roberts -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1944 d.1/9/2009 (64)
🎵🎸John Martyn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1948 N.S. d.1/29/2009 N.S. (60)
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, Scottish
Names/Places: RN: Iain David McGeachy
Album Titles: Solid Air
🏆🏀Johnny Neumann -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/11/1950 N.S. d.4/23/2019 N.S. (68)
NBA Coach, NBA Player
Names/Places: NN: Johnny Reb
⚛Joseph-Nicolas Delisle -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/4/1688 N.S. d.9/11/1768 N.S. (80)
Misc: who proposed that the series of coloured rings sometimes observed around the Sun is caused by diffraction of sunlight through water droplets in a cloud. He also worked to find the distance of the Sun from the Earth by observing transits of Venus and Mercury across the sky.
⚛Sylvester W. Graham -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/5/1794 d.9/11/1851 (57)
Misc: Graham Crackers
🎖Louis Mountbatten -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/24/1854 d.9/11/1921 (67)
Misc: WWI admiral of the fleet and first sea lord, who was responsible, with Winston Churchill, for the total mobilization of the fleet prior to World War I.
⚛Rudolf Schoenheimer -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/10/1898 d.9/11/1941 (43)
Misc: whose technique of "tagging" molecules with radioactive isotopes made it possible to trace the paths of organic substances through animals and plants and revolutionized metabolic studies.
🏆Farid Simaika -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/12/1907 N.S. d.9/11/1943 N.S. (36)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, Egyptian
🏆🥊Ray Steele -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/2/1900 d.9/11/1949 (49)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Russian
Names/Places: RN:Peter Sauer
✍🎖Jan Christian Smuts -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/24/1870 d.9/11/1950 (80)
Misc: premier South-Africa, proponnent of Commonwealth & League of Nations.
🎖William Avery Bishop -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/8/1894 d.9/11/1956 (62)
Misc: fighter ace who shot down 72 German aircraft during World War I.
✍Robert William Service -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/16/1874 d.9/11/1958 (84)
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🎭Paul Douglas -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/11/1907 d.9/11/1959 (52)
Names/Places: Jan Sterling's ex-hubby
Misc: some say b. Nov 4
🎭Charlie Cantor -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/4/1898 d.9/11/1966 (68)
🏆🏌Tommy Armour -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/24/1895 d.9/11/1968 (72)
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Scottish
🎵Leon Payne -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/15/1917 d.9/11/1969 (52)
Songwriter, Singer, Multi-instrumentalist, Country Performer
Names/Places: NN:The Bline Balladeer
Group Names: Texas Playboys
🎭Chester Morris -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/16/1901 d.9/11/1970 (69)
Misc: 1940s B movie-type
Movie Titles: Boston Blacke (series)
🎭Percy Helton -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/31/1894 d.9/11/1971 (77)
TV Shows: The Beverly Hillbillies (as Homer Cratchit)
⚖Nikita S. Khrushchev -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1894 N.S. or 4/3/1894 Ju-1 d.9/11/1971 N.S. (77)
Head of State, Russian
Misc: Soviet leader 1953-64; d. heart attack
🎨🎭Max Fleischer -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/19/1883 d.9/11/1972 (89)
Animator, Producer, Austrian
Misc: Creator of Koko & Betty Boop; brought Popeye and Superman to life; Dave's brother; some say b. 1884 or b. 1889
⚖Salvador Allende Gossens -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/26/1908 d.9/11/1973 (65)
Head of State, Chilean
🏆🏒Fred "Steamer" Maxwell -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/19/1890 N.S. d.9/11/1975 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, NHL Player, Canadian
Misc: NHL Rover; amateur in the early 20th century; played from 1909-1915
Sports Teams: Winnipeg Hockey Club, Winnipeg Monarchs
🎭Frank McHugh -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/23/1898 d.9/11/1981 (83)
TV Shows: Bing Crosby Show (as Willie Walter)
Movie Titles: Dawn Patrol, Going My Way
🎭🎵Lorne Greene -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/12/1915 d.9/11/1987 (72)
TV/Stage/Radio Actor, TV Host, Novelty Singer, Canadian
Misc: CBC radio newscaster
Song Titles: Ringo
TV Shows: Sailor of Fortune, Bonanza (as Ben Cartwright), Griff (star), Last of the Wild (narrator), Roots (as John), Battlestar Galactica (as Cmdr. Adama), Code Red
🎵Jaco Pastorius -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/1/1951 d.9/11/1987 (35)
Composer, Bassist, Guitarist, Rock-Jazz Performer
Group Names: Blood Sweat & Tears, Weather Report
🎵🎸Peter Tosh -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/19/1944 d.9/11/1987 (42)
Composer/Songwriter, Guitarist, Keyboardist, Bandleader, Reggae Singer, Jamaican
Names/Places: RN:Winston Hubert McIntosh
Group Names: Bob Marley & the Wailers (founding member)
🎭John Sylvester White -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/31/1919 d.9/11/1988 (68)
TV Shows: Welcome Back Kotter (as V.P. Michael Woodman)
⚖Paul Gann -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/12/1912 d.9/11/1989 (77)
Misc: California proposition 13 co-author with Howard Jarvis
🏆🏁🏊Frank (Swimming) McKinney -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/3/1938 N.S. d.9/11/1992 N.S. (53)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Sara Taylor -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/21/1896 d.9/11/1994 (98)
Names/Places: Elizabeth's mother
🎭Jessica Tandy -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/7/1909 d.9/11/1994 (85)
Movie/Stage Actress, English
Names/Places: b. in London; Hume Cronyn's wife
Misc: over 60-year career; in 1950s TV playhouse series
Movie Titles: A Streetcar Named Desire (as Blanche DuBois, 1947), Driving Miss Daisy, Used People
Marian Elise Lamb Bechtelheimer -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/11/1895 d.9/11/1995 (100)
Names/Places: Mary Elizabeth's twin
🎭Barbara Forbes -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.9/11/1996 (87)
🏆🏒Garnet Edward "Ace" Bailey -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/13/1948 N.S. d.9/11/2001 N.S. (53)
Hall of Famer, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played from 1968-1979
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues, Washington Capitals, Edmonton Oilers (WHA)
🎭Kim Hunter -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/12/1922 d.9/11/2002 (79)
Names/Places: b. in Detroit; RN:Janet Cole
TV Shows: Backstairs at the White House, As the World Turns
Movie Titles: Planet Of The Apes
🏆🏈Johnny Unitas -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/7/1933 d.9/11/2002 (69)
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback
Names/Places: b. in Pittsburgh; Peter's twin
Misc: 10 Pro Bowls, career 40,239 yards & 2,830 passes, 290 TDs, 16 years; most TD passes in consecutive games (47); led Baltimore Colts to 2 NFL titles (1958-59) and a Super Bowl win (1971); All-Pro 5 times; 3-time MVP (1959,64,67).
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers (offseason and/or practice squad member only, 1955), San Diego Chargers (1973), Baltimore Colts (1956-1972)
⛪🎭John Ritter -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/17/1948 d.9/11/2003 (54)
Protestant, TV/Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Burbank, CA; RFN:Jonathan; Tex's son, Amy Yasbeck's hubby
TV Shows: The Waltons (as Rev Matthew Fordwick), Three's Company (as Jack Tripper), Three's a Crowd (as Jack Tripper), Hooperman (as Det. Harry Hooperman), Anything But Love (as Patrick Serreau), Fish Police (as Inspector Gil), Hearts Afire (as John Hartman), Stay Tuned, Felicity (as Mr. Covington), Clifford the Big Red Dog (voice), 8 Simple Rules (as Paul Hennessy)
Movie Titles: The Barefoot Executive, Americathon
🏆⚽Nicholas DiOrio -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/4/1921 d.9/11/2003 (82)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player
🎵Fred Ebb -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/8/1928 d.9/11/2004 (76)
Hall of Famer, Lyricist
Song Titles: Cabaret, New York New York
🎵Jimmy (Rhythm And Blues) Lewis -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/19/1937 N.S. d.9/11/2004 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: The Drifters
🏆🎳Chris Schenkel -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/21/1923 d.9/11/2005 (82)
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, Bowler
Misc: Monday Night Fights 50s, 4-time Sportscaster of the Year; easy-going baritone who has covered basketball, bowling, football, golf and the Olympics for ABC and CBS; host of ABC's Pro Bowlers Tour for 33 years; received lifetime achievement Emmy Award in 1993
TV Shows: Monday Night Fights (1950s), Pro Bowler's Tour
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🎵Al Casey -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/15/1915 d.9/11/2005 (89)
Guitarist, Ukelele, Violinist
🎭Pat Corley -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/1/1930 d.9/11/2006 (76)
TV Shows: Murphy Brown (as Phil the Bartender)
🎵🎷Josef "Joe" Zawinal -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/7/1932 N.S. d.9/11/2007 N.S. (75)
Composer, Composer/Songwriter, Keyboardist, Synthesizer, Jazz Singer, Jazz Pianist, Austrian
Group Names: Weather Report, Weather Update (founder)
🎭Zakes Mokae -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/5/1934 d.9/11/2009 (75)
Stage Actor, South African
✍🎭Larry Gelbart -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/25/1938 d.9/11/2009 (71)
Hall of Famer, Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter, TV Producer
TV Shows: M*A*S*H (developer)
✍🎵🎸Jim Carroll -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1949 d.9/11/2009 (60)
Poet, Songwriter, Punk Rock Singer
Song Titles: People Who Died
🎭Harold Gould -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/10/1923 d.9/11/2010 (86)
Names/Places: b. in Schenectady, New York
Misc: appeared in 300 TV shows, 25 films, and 50 stage plays
TV Shows: He & She, Rhoda (as Martin Morgenstern), Feather & Father Gang, Dinosaurs (as chief), The Golden Girls (as Miles)
🎭Kevin McCarthy -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/15/1914 d.9/11/2010 (96)
Names/Places: b. in Seattle; Mary's brother
TV Shows: The Survivors, Flamingo Road (as Claude Weldon), Dynasty (as Lucas Carter)
Movie Titles: Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Death of a Salesman, UHF (as R.J. Fletcher)
🏆🏈Ron Kramer -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/24/1935 d.9/11/2010 (75)
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers
🎵Lillian Lopez -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/16/1935 d.9/11/2012 (76)
Group Names: Odyssey
🎭Sir Donald Sinden -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/9/1923 d.9/11/2014 (90)
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⚛🎵Cosimo Matassa -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/13/1926 d.9/11/2014 (88)
Hall of Famer, Engineer, Music Figure, Italian
Misc: recording engineer and studio owner, responsible for many R&B and early rock and roll recordings.
⚛💰Kerry Simon -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/17/1955 N.S. d.9/11/2015 N.S. (60)
🎭Alexis Arquette -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/28/1969 N.S. d.9/11/2016 N.S. (47)
Names/Places: was b. Robert Arquette, a male
Movie Titles: Pulp Fiction, The Wedding Singer, Bride of Chucky, Blended
🎭Mark LaMura -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/18/1948 d.9/11/2017 N.S. (68)
TV Shows: All My Children, As the World Turns, Guiding Light, One Life to Live
Movie Titles: Something Borrowed, City by the Sea
🎭Sir Peter Reginald Frederick Hall -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/22/1930 d.9/11/2017 N.S. (86)
Stage Director, English
Misc: notably successful tenures as director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.
✍James "J.P." Donleavy -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/23/1926 N.S. d.9/11/2017 N.S. (91)
Author, Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Irish
Misc: his 1955 novel "The Ginger Man" shook up the literary world with its combination of sexual frankness and outrageous humor
Book Titles: The Ginger Man
🎭Fenella Fielding -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/17/1927 N.S. d.9/11/2018 N.S. (90)
Actress, Comedienne, English
Names/Places: NN: England's First Lady of Double Entendre.
Movie Titles: Carry On (series)
💰T. Boone Pickens -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/22/1928 N.S. d.9/11/2019 N.S. (91)
Misc: founded Mesa Petroleum Company; Oil magnate; Daniel Boone's descendant
🎵Daniel Johnston -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/22/1961 N.S. d.9/11/2019 N.S. (58)
Misc: Visual Artist; a significant figure in outsider lo-fi and alternative music scenes.
🎵🎸Fred "Toots" Hibbert -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/10/1942 N.S. d.9/11/2020 N.S. (77)
Songwriter, Reggae Singer, Ska Singer, Jamaican
Group Names: Toots & the Maytals (lead)
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In 1789, Alexander Hamilton was appointed the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
In 1830, The Republic of Ecuador is established and granted a constitution by Colombia under which it is to be part of the Confederation of Colombia.
In 1875, “Professor Tigwisselʹs Burglar Alarm” appeared in the New York “Daily Graphics” newspaper this day. The 17 successive pictures that filled a full page made up the first comic strip ever published in a newspaper.
In 1915, The British Womenʹs Institute is founded in Wales at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllandysiliogogogoch (no kidding, thatʹs how it is spelled).
In 1935, the game of Monopoly was invented by Charles Darrow.
In 1950, The comic strip “Beetle Bailey” debut.
In 1950, “Space Patrol” TV childrenʹs show debuted on ABC-TV. The adventures of Commander Buzz Corry and his fearless assistant Cadet Happy began as a 15-minute daily before expanding to a half-hour once a week in 1951.
In 1959, “The Phil Silvers Show”, TV Comedy; last aired on CBS.
In 1961, R.C., “Donald Whereʹs Your Trousers?” by Andy Stewart peaked at #77 on the pop singles chart.
In 1961, R.C., “Keep On Dancing” by Hank Ballard and The Midnighters peaked at #66 on the pop singles chart.
In 1962, KVCR TV channel 24 in San Bernardino, California, (PBS) begins broadcasting. Itʹs an all-VCR channel (just kidding).
In 1962, Unsatisfied with the work by Ringo Starr a week earlier, Beatles producer George Martin had them re-record “Love Me Do” with session drummer Andy White and Starr playing the tambourine. They also remade “P.S. I Love You” with Starr playing the maracas. (These versions were released in the U.S. in 1964 with “Love Me Do” topping the Billboard Hot 100, and its B-Side “P.S. I Love You” reaching number 10.)
In 1963, “Our Man Higgins”, TV Comedy; last aired on ABC.
In 1963, A two-record “bootleg” set of Bob Dylan songs, called “The Great White Wonder” first appears in a Los Angeles record store. Itʹs believed to be the first bootleg album.
In 1964, The last of the “Friday Night Fights” was seen on free home TV. The Gillette Safety Razor Company, Madison Square Garden and ABC-TV televised a fight between Dick Tiger and Don Fullmer from Cleveland, Ohio. Tiger beat Fullmer to wrap up the 20-year TV series. Boxing soon went to closed circuit TV in theatres and to cable and pay-per-view TV.
In 1964, “Make That Spare”, TV Sports; last aired on ABC. Low ratings couldnʹt spare the show.
In 1965, Beatlesʹ “Help!”, album goes number one and stays number one for nine weeks.
In 1966, The Rolling Stones perform on Ed Sullivan. Guitarist Brian Jones goes on despite a cast on his right hand which he broke in a fall in Tangier.
In 1966, “Itʹs About Time”, TV Scifi Comedy; debut on CBS.
In 1966, In his debut, Ryan Nolan whiffs the first batter he faces, making Braves pitcher Pat Jarvis the first of strikeouts victims the right-hander will claim during a 27-year Hall of Fame career. The 19-year-old Mets right-hander fans three batters during his two-inning Shea Stadium stint in relief en route to setting a major league mark of 5,714 career strikeouts.
In 1967, The comic strip “Redeye” debut.
In 1967, “Cowboy In Africa”, TV Adventure; debut on ABC.
In 1967, “Light My Fire” single by The Doors was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1967, “The Carol Burnett Show” TV Variety show began its 11 year run on CBS-TV. It was home to a talented cast of regulars like Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, and Tim Conway. The initials for CBS also stood for Carol Burnett Show.
In 1967, “The Danny Thomas Hour”, TV Variety; debut on NBC.
In 1967, “The Doors” album by The Doors was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1968, “Lost In Space”, TV Scifi Adventure; last aired on CBS. Bill Mumy who played young Will went on to more fame in “Babylon 5” as well as half of the novelty duo “Barnes and Barnes”.
In 1970, “Would you believe?” The last of the “Get Smart” series on CBS-TV was aired this night. The show, featuring dimwitted, secret agent Maxwell Smart, played by Don Adams, and his sidekick, Agent 99 (Barbara Feldon), aired on NBC in 1965 before moving to CBS. Syndication allows “Get Smart” to continue in reruns today. Incidentally, Maxʹs shoe phone was worn on his right foot.
In 1971, Another music-to-cartoon TV series for the young audience makes its way to Saturday morning bubblegum land as “The Jackson Five” animated TV series debuts on ABC. The show features the voices of the five brothers.
In 1971, R.C., “Bangla-Desh” by George Harrison peaked at #23 on the pop singles chart.
In 1971, R.C., “Go Away Little Girl” by Donny Osmond peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.
In 1971, R.C., “I Just Wanna Celebrate” by Rare Earth peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart.
In 1971, R.C., “Spanish Harlem” by Aretha Franklin peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.
In 1971, “Archieʹs TV Funnies”, and “Pebbles and Bamm Bamm”, TV Cartoon Shows, debut on CBS.
In 1971, “Help! Itʹs The Hair Bear Bunch”, TV Cartoon Show, debut on CBS. Soon to be an animiated motion picture. Yeah, right.
In 1971, “Lidsville”, TV Childrens starring Butch Patrick and Charles Nelson Reilly, debut on ABC.
In 1971, “Mr. Wizard”, TV Childrens; debut on NBC.
In 1971, “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on CBS.
In 1971, “The Bugs Bunny Show”, TV Cartoon Show, returned on CBS.
In 1971, “The C.B.S. Childrens Film Festival”, TV Childrens; debut on CBS.
In 1971, “The Funky Phantom”, TV Cartoon Show, and “The Curiosity Shop”, TV Childrens, debut on ABC.
In 1971, “The Jetsons”, TV Cartoon Show, moved to NBC.
In 1971, “The Road Runner Show”, TV Cartoon Show; returned on ABC.
In 1971, “You Are There”, TV Public Affairs, returned on CBS.
In 1972, “The New Bill Cosby Show”, TV Variety; debut on CBS.
In 1972, “The Rookies”, TV Crime Drama, debut on ABC.
In 1974, “Get Christie Love!”, TV Crime Drama; debut on ABC.
In 1974, “Little House On the Prarie” TV General Drama starring Michael Landon premieres on NBC-TV. The show also starred Melissa Gilbert. One demented note: co-star Allison Arngrim had some of her cuts from her album “Heeereʹs Amy”, spoofing Amy Carter, played on the Doctor Demento Show.
In 1974, “Petrocelli”, TV Crime Drama; debut on NBC.
In 1974, “The Manhunter”, TV Crime Drama; debut on CBS.
In 1975, President Ford began wearing a bullet-proof vest to campaign in his first public appearance since the assassination attempt on his life.
In 1975, “Aerosmith” album by Aerosmith was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1975, “Ellery Queen”, TV Crime Drama; returned with new episodes on NBC.
In 1975, “On The Rocks”, TV Comedy; debut on ABC.
In 1976, R.C., “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty” by K.C. and The Sunshine Band peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.
In 1976, “Ark II” began airing on CBS
In 1976, “Big John, Little John” began airing on NBC
In 1976, “Junior Almost Anything Goes”, TV Childrens; “Jabberjaw”, “The Tom And Jerry/Grape Ape/Mumbly Show”, TV Cartoon Show, and “The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on ABC; Scooby was on CBS until August 1976.
In 1976, “McDuff, the Talking Dog” began airing on NBC
In 1976, “Monster Squad”, and “The Kids From C.A.P.E.R.”, TV Childrens; debut on NBC.
In 1976, “Sylvester And Tweety”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on CBS.
In 1976, “Tarzan, Lord Of The Jungle”, TV Cartoon Show, and “Way Out Games”, TV Childrens Game; debut on CBS.
In 1976, “The Krofft Supershow”, TV Childrens; debut on ABC.
In 1976, “The Mumbly Cartoon Show” began airing on ABC
In 1976, “The Woody Woodpecker Show”, TV Cartoon Show, returned on NBC.
In 1977, 29th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Carroll OʹConnor and Bea Arthur; also at the 29th Television Emmy Awards, Diana Hyland was posthumously awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy or Drama Special for her performance in “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble.” Co-star John Travolta accepted the award on behalf of her memory at the awards presentation. John commented that “sheʹs a great actress and the Academy has good taste. Wherever you are Diana, I love you, we did it baby, alright!”
In 1977, Songwriter Bernie Taupin, best known for his many collaborations with Elton John, made his television acting debut on ABCʹs “The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew meet Dracula.” He plays the leader of a band called Circus.
In 1977, TVʹs Rhoda gets divorced.
In 1977, “The Great Grape Ape”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on ABC.
In 1977, David Bowie accepts Bing Crosbyʹs invitation to appear as a special guest on Bingʹs annual Christmas television special. Bowie and Bing sing duets on “Little Drummer Boy” and “Peace on Earth.” The songs are recorded for Crosbyʹs album Merrie Olde Christmas LP.
In 1978, “The Battle of the Planets” began airing in syndication possibly around this date.
In 1979, “Look Sharp” album by Joe Jackson was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1979, “Wonder Woman”, TV Adventure; last aired on CBS.
In 1979, The Who make their first U.S. concert performance since the loss of drummer Keith Moon. Itʹs at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey and with Kenny Jones on drums.
In 1979, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers begin a U.S. tour playing with a giant backdrop that says, “Why MCA?” referring to the fact that the label they had been recording for had been sold to MCA Records.
In 1981, After five months of standing room only shows at The Roxy Theatre, the rest of the nation gets to see “The Pee-wee Herman Show,” courtesy of HBO.
In 1982, R.C., “Hard To Say Iʹm Sorry” by Chicago peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.
In 1982, R.C., “Hot In The City” by Billy Idol peaked at #23 on the pop singles chart.
In 1982, R.C., “Planet Rock” by Afrika Bambaataa peaked at #48 on the pop singles chart.
In 1982, R.C., “Themes From E.T. (The Extra-Terrestrial)” by Walter Murphy peaked at #47 on the pop singles chart.
In 1982, R.C., “Valley Girl” by Frank Zappa featuring Moon Unit Zappa peaked at #32 on the pop singles chart. To this day, Moon still hates to sing that song. It was the biggest charting single for Frank in the U.S., but in Scandanavia in the 1960s, his spicy “Bobby Brown” topped the charts. Needless to say, this song hit number one in Los Angeles where most of the Vals live.
In 1982, “The Daffy Duck Show”, TV Cartoon Show; last aired on NBC.
In 1982, Jerry Reed hits the mother lode on Billboardʹs country chart, going to number one with “She Got The Goldmine (I Got The Shaft)”
In 1983, “Powers Of Matthew Star”, TV Scifi Adventure; last aired on NBC. It was powerless against the low ratings it got.
In 1984, ABC Video Enterprises sold 20% interest of ESPN to Nabisco Brands.
In 1984, Bruce Springsteen broke the attendance record at the Spectrum in Philadelphia this day. The Boss entertained 16,800 fans for the first of six sold-out shows. Springsteen broke his own record; one he set during a visit to Philly in 1981.
In 1985, A U.S. satellite glided through the tail of the Giacobini-Zinner comet in the first-ever on-the-spot sampling of a comet.
In 1986, “Our House”, TV General Drama, debut on NBC. It had nothing to do with the title of the “Madness” song.
In 1986, Graham (Suggs) McPherson announced the breakup of the British pop group “Madness” during an interview on BBC Radio. The bandʹs biggest hit was “Our House,” which went top-10 in 1983. They reunited in 1992.
In 1987, CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather, angry over a news delay due to a tennis match overrun, walked off the set, leaving six minutes of dead air following the one minute tennis overrun. The ratings were so good that CBS ordered a 13-week committment to the blank screen as a series.
In 1987, Peter Gabrielʹs “Sledgehammer” video won MTVʹs Best Video Award.
In 1987, “We Got it Made” returned to be airing new episodes in syndication.
In 1987, “Webster”, TV Comedy; last aired on ABC, syndicated 1987-88.
In 1987, Reggae star Peter Tosh was shot to death in his home in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 43. Police say Tosh was shot in the head after he refused a demand for money from three robbers. A guest at Toshʹs home also was killed and five others were wounded. One of the wounded, a Kingston disc jockey, died later in hospital. A cab driver was later sentenced to hang for the murders. In the 1960s, Tosh, Bob Marley and Bunny Livingstone formed “The Wailers,” which became one of the first reggae bands to gain worldwide recognition. The group disbanded in the 1970s and Tosh launched a solo career. He gained notoriety for such songs as “Legalize It,” which promoted the use of marijuana.
In 1988, “The Disney Sunday Movie”, TV Anthology, last aired on ABC, moved to NBC.
In 1989, “Indigo Girls” album by Indigo Girls was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1989, “Kate and Allie”, TV Comedy; last aired on CBS.
In 1989, “The Joan Rivers Show” TV talk show began airing in syndication
In 1990, “The Family Man” began airing on CBS
In 1992, Kelsey Grammer and Leigh-Anne Csuhany, Marriage.
In 1992, The first “Disneyʹs The Little Mermaid” episode “Whale of a Tail” debuts on TV.
In 1992, “Ray Bradbury Theater” TV Show last aired on U.S.A.
In 1992, “The Dennis Miller Show”, TV Talk Show; last aired in syndicaion. Say goodbye, Jinky!
In 1993, On the cover of TV Guide: “Kelsey Grammer of Frasier”. Other Articles: Brisco County Jr., Frank Gifford
In 1993, R.C., “Believe” by Lenny Kravitz peaked at #60 on the pop singles chart.
In 1993, R.C., “Dreamlover” by Mariah Carey peaked at number one on the pop singles chart and stayed there for eight weeks.
In 1993, R.C., “If” by Janet Jackson peaked at number four on the pop singles chart.
In 1993, “Bill Nye The Science Guy”, TV Educational, debut on CBS.
In 1993, “Droopy, Master Detective” began airing on Fox
In 1993, “Running The Halls”, TV Comedy, debut on NBC.
In 1993, “Saved By The Bell: The New Class” TV Teenage Comedy debut on NBC.
In 1993, “SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron” began airing on Cartoon Network
In 1993, “Transformers Generation 2”, TV Cartoon Adventure, debut.
In 1994, At the 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, “Frasier” won best comedy series while “Picket Fences” was named best drama series.
In 1994, “Magic School Bus” TV Childrens debut on PBS.
In 1995, A week following the premiere of “Carnie” (Wilson), the talk shows “Gabrielle” (Carteris), “George and Alana” (Hamilton and Stewart), “Danny!” (Bonaduce), “Lauren Hutton,” and “Tempestt” (Bledsoe) premiere to indifference, yawns, stupor, apathy, and low ratings. Not necessarily in that order. None see a sophomore year. Where are the game shows?
In 1995, “Ned and Stacey” could be considered a big career boost for Thomas Hayden Church, whoʹs just parachuted from the airplane disaster “Wings.” Instead, the odd couple sitcom is more of a launching pad for Haydenʹs costars Debra Messing (“Will and Grace”) and Greg Germann (“Ally McBeal”).
In 1995, Green Day tells a British magazine that they turned down an invitation to perform on “Sesame Street” because “we couldnʹt handle a mosh pit full of five year olds.”
In 1995, The number one Billboard Pop Hit was “Gangstaʹs Paradise” (from the film “Dangerous Minds”) by Coolio, featuring L.V. A year later, Weird Al Yankovic came out with the parody called “Amish Paradise.”
In 1996, David Bowie added a new cybertwist to his ever ch-ch-changing persona as for the first time ever, a new single by a major recording artist was released exclusively on the internet. David Bowieʹs “Telling Lies” is released on Bowieʹs website (www.davidbowie.com), where it can be played and downloaded; the song does not appear anywhere on CD, record or cassette and is not to be heard on the radio.
In 1999, 09 x 11 = 99
In 1999, Grand Ole Opry stars Riders in the Sky make concert appearance number 4,000 during Cowboy Days in Puyallup, Washington. The group has had the same personnel for 21 years.
In 2000, “Girlfriends” premired on UPN
In 2001, The book “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book Three)” was released.
In 2001, Nearly 3,000 people were killed on Americaʹs worst day of terrorism as 19 al-Qaida terrorists hijacked four passenger jetliners. Two planes smashed into New Yorkʹs World Trade Center, causing the twin towers to fall; one plowed into the Pentagon; and the fourth was crashed into a field in western Pennsylvania.
In 2001, Sports come to a standstill in the wake of terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, with major league baseball postponing a full schedule of regular-season games for the first time since D-Day in 1944, and the NFL taking a week off.
In 2003, Steve Harvey returns to the WB netlet with a new variety show, “Steve Harveyʹs Big Time”
In 2003, “The Mullets” premiered on UPN.
In 2003, Actor John Ritter died six days before his 55th birthday at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California — the same hospital where he was born in 1948.
In 2003, Singer Johnny Cash died in Nashville of complications from diabetes. Cash was 71.
In 2004, “The Batman” began airing on Kidsʹ WB
In 2016, “Son of Zorn” began airing on Fox
In 2019, Scientists announced that for the first time they have detected water in the atmosphere of an exoplanet (K2-18b) within its host starʹs habitable zone.
In 2099, 09 x 11 = 99