🎭🏆Astrid Schultz -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1939 N.S.
Actress, Model, Playmate, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: September 1964
⚖Henry A. Waxman -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1939
🎭Skip Hinnant -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1940
TV Shows: The Electric Company, Patty Duke Show (as Ted)
Movie Titles: Fritz the Cat (voice as Fritz the Cat), The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat
🎭🏆Linda Gray -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1940
Actress, Producer/Director, Model
Names/Places: b. in Santa Monica, CA; some say b. 1941
Misc: some say b. in 1941
TV Shows: Dallas (as Sue Ellen Shepard Ewing), All That Glitters (as Linda the transsexual model), Melrose Place (as Hillary Michaels), Models Inc. (as Hillary Michaels), Bold & the Beautiful
🏆⚾Michael Stephen "Mickey" Lolich -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1940 N.S.
Misc: World Series MVP 1968; won 25 in 1971
Sports Teams: Detriot Tigers
🎵Maria Muldaur -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1943 N.S.
Fiddler, Guitarist, Children's Singer, Pop Singer
Misc: Folk-Blues-Jazz style; b. 1942?
Song Titles: Midnight at the Oasis
🏆🏈Ralph Neely -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1943
Misc: Super Bowl V, X, XI
Sports Teams: Dallas Cowboys
✍Michael Ondaatje -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1943 N.S.
🎭🎵Jay-Jay Solari -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1943
Actor, Dancer, Singer
TV Shows: The Mickey Mouse Club
🎵Colin Young -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1944
Soul Singer, West Indies
Group Names: The Foundations
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🎭Maria Aitken -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1945
Actress, Producer, English, Irish
Movie Titles: Fierce Creatures, Asylum, A Fish Called Wanda
🎵Andrea Simpson -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1945
Group Names: Caravellas
🏆🏈John Fuqua -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1947 N.S.
Misc: Super Bowl X
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers
🏆⛸Irina Rodnina -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1949
Figure Skater, Soviet
Misc: pairs figure skater (Olympic-gold-1972, 76, 80); holder of ten pairs skating titles
🎵🎸Tony Stevens -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1949
Rock & Roll Musician, English
Group Names: Foghat
🎭Marty Davich -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1950
✍🎭Bruce Mahler -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1950
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Fridays, Seinfeld (as Rabbi in three episodes)
Movie Titles: Scary Movie, Police Academy (series)
✍🎭Tom Fontana -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1951
TV Shows: St. Elsewhere, Oz, Homicide: Life on the Street, Copper
🎭🎮Joe Pantoliano -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1951
TV/Movie Actor, Producer/Director, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: The Sopranos, EZ Streets (as Jimmy Murtha), Dr. Vegas (as Tommy)
Movie Titles: Bad Boys II, La Bamba, The Matrix, Memento, The Goonies, Risky Business, Midnight Run, Bound, The Fugitive, U.S. Marshals, The Handler Joe Renalto, Racing Stripes
Video Games: Majestic, Grand Theft Auto III, Call of Duty: Black Ops II
🎭Jeff McCracken -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1952
TV Shows: Boy Meets World (producer), Dinosaurs (producer), Bay City Blues, Hawaiian Heat
Movie Titles: Quiz Show (producer)
🎭Nina Blackwood -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1952
Misc: an original MTV video-jock; she was hhhhhhhot!; some say b. 1955
🎵🎸Gerry Beckley -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1952
Songwriter, Drummer, Pianist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: America, sessionist
🏆🏈Mike Collier -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1953
Misc: Super Bowl X
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills
🎵Scott Hamilton -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1954
🎭Peter Scolari -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1955
Names/Places: b. in New Rochelle, NY
TV Shows: Goodtime Girls, Bosom Buddies (as Henry Desmond and Hildegarde), Newhart (as Michael Harris), Dweebs (as Warren), Gotham, Girls (as Tad Horvath)
Movie Titles: That Thing You Do!, The Polar Express
🎵🎸Barry Andrews -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1956
New Wave Keybordist, English
Group Names: King Crimson, XTC, Iggy Pop, Shriekback
🏆🏌Chip Beck -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1956
⚖Sam Brownback -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1956
🏆🏁Ricky Rudd -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1956
Names/Places: NN:The Rooster
🎭Rachel Ward -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1957
Actress, Director, English
TV Shows: The Thorn Birds
Movie Titles: Against All Odds, Dead Man Don't Wear Plaid, On the Beach, How to Get Ahead in Advertising
🎵Hans Zimmer -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1957 N.S.
Misc: Film Composer for more than 150 films
Group Names: The Buggles
Song Titles: Video Killed The Radio Star (video cameo)
Movie Titles: Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lion King, The Dark Knight, Inception
🎭Gregg Edelman -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1958
Movie Titles: Green Card, Spider-Man 2, Crimes and Misdemeanors, The Proposal
🏆🥊Wilfredo Benítez -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1958 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Puerto Rican
Misc: the youngest man to ever win a boxing world championship. He was 17 years 176 days old.
🏆🏈Deron Leigh Cherry -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1959
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl, 5x All-Pro
Sports Teams: Kansas City Chiefs
🏆🏌Cindy Rarick -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1959
🎭Robert Burke -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1960
Movie Titles: Limitless, RoboCop 3, 2 Guns, Safe
🎵Mylène Farmer -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1961
Misc: sings in French
🎭Amy Yasbeck -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1962
Names/Places: John Ritter's widow
TV Shows: Wings (as Casey Davenport)
Movie Titles: Pretty Woman, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, The Mask
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🎭Mary Kay Adams -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1962
Names/Places: President John & John Q. Adams' descendant
TV Shows: Babylon 5 (as Na'Toth)
Movie Titles: See No Evil Hear No Evil
✍🎭Paul Bellini -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1963
Comedy Writer, Comedian, Canadian
TV Shows: Kids In The Hall, You Gotta Eat Here!, This Hour Has 22 Minutes
Movie Titles: Locker Room
🏆🏀Vernon Maxwell -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1965
🎵🎸Norwood Fisher -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1965
Alternative Rock Musician
Group Names: Fishbone
🎭Darren E. Burrows -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1966
TV Shows: Nortern Exposure (as Ed Chigliak)
Movie Titles: Amistad, Cry-Baby, Love is Strange
🎵Carla Ulbrich -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1966 N.S.
Song Titles: What If Your Butt Was Gone
🎵🎸Ben Folds -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1966
Music Producer, Songwriter, Pianist, Modern Rock Singer
Group Names: Ben Folds Five (lead), soloist
🎭Louis C.K. -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1967
Actor, Comedian, Producer/Director
Names/Places: RN: Louis Székely
TV Shows: Louie (as Louie and a writer)
🏆⚾Pat Listach -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1967
🏆🎾Janine Thompson -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1967
Tennis Player, Australian
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🎵Bryan Austin -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1967
🎭Scott Michaelson -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1968
Misc: retired from acting in 1999
TV Shows: Neighbours, Flipper (as Dean Gregson)
🎵Kenny Thomas -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1968
Soul Singer, English
🎵🎸Larry LaLonde -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1968
Alternative Rock Guitarist
Group Names: Primus
🎭Robert Farrior -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1969
Movie Titles: Shrink, The Good War, Stop-Loss, Tenure
🏆🏌Ángel Cabrera -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1969
Names/Places: NN: El Pato (The Duck)
🎭Josh Hopkins -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1970
TV Shows: Cougar Town (as Grayson Ellis), Quantico (as Liam O'Connor)
Movie Titles: The Perfect Storm, G.I. Jane
🏆🏀Robert Werdann -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1970
🎭🎵Will Chase -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1970
TV Shows: Nashville (as Luke Wheeler), Smash (as Michael Swift)
⚖💰🏆🏀Terry Dehere -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1971
Politician, Restaurateur, NBA Player
🏆Cady Cantrell -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1972
Misc: April 1992
🎭🎵Jennifer Nettles -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1974
Actress, Songwriter, Country Singer
Group Names: Sugarland
🎭Tom Carroll -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1975
🏆⚾Mark Johnson -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1975
🏆⚾Luis Castillo -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1975
MLB Second Baseman, Dominican Republican
Misc: 3x All-Star, 3x Gold Glove, 2x NL stolen base leader
Sports Teams: Florida Marlins, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets
🎭Lauren Stamile -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1976 N.S.
TV Shows: Grey's Anatomy, Complications, Off Centre, Chicago Fire
🎵James Louis McCartney -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1977
Songwriter, Singer, English
Names/Places: Linda & Paul's son
🎭Benjamin McKenzie -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1978
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
Names/Places: RLN: Schenkkan
TV Shows: The O.C. (as Ryan Atwood), Gotham (as James Gordon), Batman: Year One, Southland (as Ben Sherman)
Movie Titles: 88 Minutes
🎭Kelly Jenrette -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1978 N.S.
TV Shows: Grandfathered, Frisky Dingo
Movie Titles: The Handmaid's Tale
🎵Ruben Studdard -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1978
TV Shows: American Idol (winner 2003)
🏆🏈Dan Koppen -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1979
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🏆🏀Yao Ming -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1980
Hall of Famer, NBA Player, Chinese
Misc: 8x NBA All-star; he was forced to retire in 2011 after numerous foot and ankle injuries
Sports Teams: Shanghai Sharks (1997-2002), Houston Rockets (2002-2011)
🎭Hosea Chanchez -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1981 N.S.
TV Shows: For Your Love, The Game (as Malik Wright), Major Crimes
Movie Titles: 96 Minutes, Dysfunctional Friends
🏆🏒Krissy Wendell-Pohl -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1981 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete, American
🎭🎵Jennifer Hudson -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1981
TV Shows: American Idol (Finalist #7, 2004)
Movie Titles: The Secret Life of Bees
🏆🏈Kroy Bierman -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1985 N.S.
NFL Defensive End, College Football Player
Sports Teams: Atlanta Falcons
TV Shows: Don't Be Tardy
🎭Alfie Allen -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1986
TV Shows: Game of Thrones (as Theon Greyjoy)
Movie Titles: John Wick, Atonement, The Other Boleyn Girl
🎭🎵Emmy Rossum -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1986
Actress, Producer, Singer
TV Shows: Shameless (as Fiona Gallagher)
Movie Titles: The Day After Tomorrow, The Phantom of the Opera, Mystic River
🏆🏈Andrew Luck -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1989 N.S.
NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Sports Teams: Indianapolis Colts
🏆⚾Freddie Freeman -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1989 N.S.
MLB First Baseman, American, Canadian
Misc: Gold Glove Award 2018
🎭Alexia Fast -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1992 N.S.
TV Shows: Manhattan (as Callie Winter)
Movie Titles: Queen of the Night, Jack Reacher, The Captive, Grace: The Possession, Fido
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🎵Kelsea Ballerini -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1993 N.S.
Songwriter, Country Singer
Song Titles: Love Me Like You Mean It
🎭🏆🥊Ryan Potter -- is 26 in the year 2021 and 27 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1995 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Martial Arts
TV Shows: Supah Ninjas (as Mike Fukanaga)
Movie Titles: Big Hero 6
🎭Colin Ford -- is 25 in the year 2021 and 26 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1996
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Family Guy, Sofia the First, Jake and the Never Land Pirates (as Jake), Under the Dome (as Joe McAlister), Supernatural
Movie Titles: Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, Push, We Bought a Zoo
Sara Kate Connick -- is 24 in the year 2021 and 25 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1997
Names/Places: Jill and Harry Jr.'s daughter
🎭Sydney Sweeney -- is 24 in the year 2021 and 25 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1997 N.S.
TV Shows: Heroes (recurring, 2006-2010)
🎭Lilly Van Der Meer -- is 22 in the year 2021 and 23 in the year 2022; b.9/12/1999 N.S.
TV Shows: Neighbours
Brandon Joseph Grandalski -- is 21 in the year 2021 and 22 in the year 2022; b.9/12/2000
Names/Places: Marlee Matlin and Kevin's son
James Padraig Farrell -- is 18 in the year 2021 and 19 in the year 2022; b.9/12/2003 N.S.
Names/Places: Kim Bordenave and Colin's child
Lily Kinnear -- is 18 in the year 2021 and 19 in the year 2022; b.9/12/2003
Names/Places: Helen and Greg's daughter
Deva Cassel -- is 17 in the year 2021 and 18 in the year 2022; b.9/12/2004
Names/Places: Monica Bellucci and Vincent's daughter
Henry Sealhenry -- is 16 in the year 2021 and 17 in the year 2022; b.9/12/2005
Names/Places: Heidi Klum and Seal's son, full name Henry Gunther Ademola Dashtu Samuel
Sutton Pierce Federline -- is 15 in the year 2021 and 16 in the year 2022; b.9/12/2006
Names/Places: RN: Jayden James Federline. Britney Spears and Kevin's son
Camden John Lachey -- is 9 in the year 2021 and 10 in the year 2022; b.9/12/2012
Names/Places: Vanessa and Nick's son
Leonardo Angel Charles Baldwin -- is 5 in the year 2021 and 6 in the year 2022; b.9/12/2016 N.S.
Names/Places: Hilaria and Alec's son
Robert V. Amell -- is 2 in the year 2021 and 3 in the year 2022; b.9/12/2019 N.S.
Names/Places: Italia Ricci and Robbie's son
⚛Henry Hudson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1575 J-LD d.6/22/1611 J-LD (35)
Misc: Named a river & a bay after him
✍Sir William Dugdale -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1605 J-LD d.2/10/1686 J-LD (80)
Writer, Scholar, English
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⚛Richard Hoe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1812 d.6/7/1886 (73)
Misc: developed and manufactured the first successful rotary printing press.
⚛Richard Gatling -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1818 d.2/26/1903 (84)
Misc: the hand-cranked machine gun
✍📰Charles Dudley Warner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1829 d.10/20/1900 (71)
Writer, Publisher, Editor
Misc: Newspaperman; made a statement "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it."
⚖Hubert H. Asquith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1852 d.2/15/1928 (75)
Prime Minister, British
✍📰H. L. Mencken -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1880 d.1/29/1956 (75)
Author, Essayist, Lexicographer, Critic, Satirist, Journalist, Editor, Columnist
Names/Places: b. in Baltimore; RFMN:Henry Louis; d. in Baltimore
🎭🎵Gus Cannon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1883 d.10/15/1979 (96)
Hall of Famer, Comedian, Banjoist, Bandleader, Blues Singer
🎨Grover Cleveland Loening -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1888 d.2/29/1976 (87)
Misc: aircraft; monoplane inventor
🎭🎵Maurice Chevalier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1888 d.1/1/1972 (83)
Movie Actor, Singer, French
Misc: trade mark: straw hat and cane
Song Titles: Thank Heaven For Little Girls
Movie Titles: Gigi
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📰Arthur Hays Sulzberger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1891 d.12/11/1968 (77)
Misc: New York Times owner
📰Alfred A. Knopf -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1892 d.8/11/1984 (91)
🎭Billy Gilbert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1894 d.9/23/1971 (77)
Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: d. Sep 9?
Movie Titles: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (as Sneezy, voice)
⚛Irene Joliot-Curie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1897 d.3/17/1956 (58)
Names/Places: Marie's daughter; Frederic's wife
Misc: The Neutron (Nobel 1935)
🎵Alger "Texas" Alexander -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1900 N.S. d.4/18/1954 N.S. (53)
🎭Ben Blue -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1901 d.3/7/1975 (73)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan, Dancer, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Benjamin Bernstein
🏆⚽Michael "Mike" Bookie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1904 N.S. d.10/12/1944 N.S. (40)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Forward
🎵Dmitri Shostakovich -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1906 Ju-1 or 9/25/1906 N.S. d.8/9/1975 N.S. (68)
Composer, Pianist, Russian
⚛Edwin McMillan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1907 d.9/7/1991 (83)
Misc: helped build 1st A-Bomb, discovered neptunium & plutonium; did not discover Pluto, which Disney discovered; b. Sep 18?
🏆⚾"Spud" Chandler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1907 d.1/9/1990 (82)
Misc: AL MVP 1943
Sports Teams: New York Yankees
🎵Shep Fields -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1910 d.2/23/1981 (70)
🎵Aladdin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1912 d.6/9/1970 (57)
Names/Places: RN:Aladdin Abdullah Achmed Anthony Pallante
TV Shows: Lawrence Welk Show
🏆Jesse Owens -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1913 d.3/31/1980 (66)
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Names/Places: b. in Oakville, AL; RFMN:James Cleveland "J.C."
Misc: won four 1936 Olympic gold medals; IAAP and the National Sportscastrs and Sportswriters Hall of Fames member
💰Eiji Toyoda -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1913 d.9/17/2013 (100)
Misc: Toyota Motor Corp. head
🎭Desmond Llewelyn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1914 d.12/19/1999 (85)
Movie Titles: James Bond (Q in the film series)
🎭🎵Eddy Howard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1914 d.5/23/1963 (48)
Actor, Composer, Songwriter, Singer, Bandleader
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🎭🎵Billy Daniels -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1915 d.10/7/1988 (73)
Misc: some say b. 1913
Song Titles: That Old Black Magic
🎭Edward Binns -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1916 d.12/4/1990 (75)
TV Shows: Brenner, The Nurses, It Takes a Thief's Wallie Powers
🏆🏁Tony Bettenhausen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1916 d.5/12/1961 (44)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: Indianapolis 500
🎵🎷William "Cat" Anderson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1916 N.S. d.4/29/1981 N.S. (64)
Composer, Jazz Trumpeter
Misc: high-note specialist in the Duke Ellington Orchestra intermittently from 1944 to 1971
🎵Johnny Long -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1916 d.10/31/1972 (56)
Misc: disputed birthdate; wikipedia states b. 1914
🎵🎷Waldron "Frog" Joseph -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1918 N.S. d.9/19/2004 N.S. (86)
🎭Irene Dailey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1920 d.9/24/2008 (88)
TV Shows: Another World
🏆🏈Leslie Horvath -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1921 d.11/14/1995 (74)
Hall of Famer, College Football Player, Football Quarterback
Misc: won the Heisman Trophy in 1944; Ohio State #22 retired
Sports Teams: Ohio State University, Los Angeles Rams (1947-1948), Cleveland Browns (1949)
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✍Stanislaw Lem -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1921 d.3/27/2006 (84)
Sci-fi Writer, Polish
📰Frank McGee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1921 d.4/17/1974 (52)
TV Shows: NBC News, Today Show (1971-74)
🎵🎷Ella Mae Morse -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1924 d.10/16/1999 (75)
Singer, Jazz Performer
🎭Dickie Moore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1925 d.9/7/2015 N.S. (89)
Movie Titles: Our Gang, Oliver Twist, Little Men
🏆⚽Stephen Negoesco -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1925 N.S. d.2/4/2019 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Soccer Coach, American, Romanian
🎭Freddie Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1927 N.S. d.7/9/2019 N.S. (91)
TV Shows: Emmerdale
Movie Titles: The Ghosts of Motley Hall, Dune, The Elephant Man
🎭Gianna Maria Canale -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1927 d.2/13/2009 (81)
🏆🎳Bill Beach -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1929 N.S. d.3/22/2010 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: Won five ABC titles including the Masters crown.
🎵Harvey Lester Schmidt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1929 N.S. d.2/28/2018 N.S. (88)
Arts Titles: PL: The Fantasticks
🎭Ian Holm -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1931 N.S. d.6/19/2020 N.S. (88)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, English
Movie Titles: Chariots Of Fire, The Day After Tomorrow, Garden State
🎵George Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1931 d.4/26/2013 (81)
Hall of Famer, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Saratoga, TX; NN:Crown Prince of Country Music; Tammy Wynette's ex-
🎭Skip Ward -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1932 d.6/27/2003
TV Shows: The Dukes of Hazzard
🎵Jewel Akens -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1933 d.3/1/2013 (79)
Music Producer, Singer
🎭Gunther Gebel-Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1934 d.7/19/2001 (66)
Misc: circus great; animal trainer
🏆🏈🏁🏃Glenn A. Davis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1934 d.1/18/2009 (74)
NFL Player, College Football Player, Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Misc: has college football record 59 TDs
🎭Daniela Rocca -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1937 d.5/28/1995 (57)
🎵Donald "Gus" Bakus -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1937 N.S. d.2/21/2019 N.S. (81)
Doo Wop Performer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Del Vikings
🎭Michael Leader -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1938 N.S. d.8/22/2016 N.S. (77)
TV Shows: EastEnders, TV Burp, Doctor Who, Blakes 7
Movie Titles: Star Wars Episode IV (as a Stormtrooper)
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🎵Tatiana Troyanos -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1938 d.8/21/1993 (54)
🎭Wayne "Marlboro Man" McLaren -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1940 N.S. d.7/22/1992 N.S. (51)
Misc: cowboy; one says d. Aug 23
🎵Tony Bellamy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1940 d.12/25/2009 (69)
Group Names: Redbone
🎵Barry White -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1944 d.7/4/2003 (58)
Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Soul Singer
Misc: DEEEEEP bass singer; led the Love Unlimited Orchestra whose singers sang background in his records.
Group Names: Love Unlimited Orchestra (lead), soloist
Song Titles: The Harlem Shuffle (penned for Bob and Earl), I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby, Never Never Gonna Give You Up, Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe, You're The First-The Last-My Everything
🎵🎸Darryl DeLoach -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1947 d.10/3/2002 (55)
Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Iron Butterfly (first lead singer)
🎭🏆Cynthia Myers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1950 d.11/4/2011 N.S. (61)
Movie Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: December 1968 Playmate
TV Shows: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
🎵🎸Neil Peart -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1952 N.S. d.1/7/2020 N.S. (67)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Drummer, Canadian
Group Names: Rush
🎭🎵Leslie Cheung -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1956 d.4/1/2003 (46)
Actor, Pop Singer
🏆🥊Michael Hegstrand -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1957 N.S. d.10/19/2003 N.S. (46)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: NN:Road Warrior Hawk
🏆🥊Joseph Michael "Joe" Laurinaitis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1960 N.S. d.9/22/2020 N.S. (60)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: NN:Road Warrior Animal
🎭Paul Walker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1973 N.S. d.11/30/2013 N.S. (40)
TV Shows: The Young and The Restless
Movie Titles: Timeline, 8 Below, Fast and Furious
🏆🥊Mike Towell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1991 N.S. d.9/30/2016 N.S. (25)
⚛John Alden -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1598 or ??/??/1599 d.9/12/1687
Misc: the last surviving Puritan who arrived in America on the Mayflower
⚖Edmund Jennings Randolph -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/10/1753 d.9/12/1813 (60)
Misc: played an important role in drafting and ratifying the U.S. Constitution and served as attorney general and later secretary of state in George Washington's Cabinet.
🎖Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/16/1742 d.9/12/1819 (76)
Army Officer, Prussian
✍⚛Peter Mark Roget -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/18/1779 d.9/12/1869 (90)
Lexicographer, Physician, English
Misc: invented the Slide Rule and pocket chessboard; d. Sep 17?
Book Titles: Thesaurus of English Words & Phrases (1852)
💰Cornelius Vanderbilt II -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/27/1843 d.9/12/1899 (55)
Names/Places: son of William, grandson of Cornelius, grandfather of Gloria; great grandfather of Anderson Cooper
🎨Benjamin West Clinedinst -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/14/1859 N.S. d.9/12/1931 N.S. (71)
Artist, Illustrator, Painter, American
🎭Lewis Stone -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/15/1879 N.S. d.9/12/1953 N.S. (73)
Movie/Stage Actor, American
Names/Places: d. Sep 12?
Movie Titles: Prisoner Of Zenda
🎭🎵Rod Brasfield -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/22/1910 d.9/12/1958 (48)
Hall of Famer, Comedian, Country-Novelty Performer
Misc: Grand Ole Opry
🎵Jules Buffano -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/18/1897 d.9/12/1960 (62)
TV Shows: Jimmy Durante Show
⚖Florence Ellinwood Allen -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/23/1884 d.9/12/1966 (82)
Misc: the first woman to serve on a state supreme court
🎭William Lawrence Boyd -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/5/1895 d.9/12/1972 (77)
TV/Movie Actor, Movie Producer
Names/Places: b. in Cambridge, OH
Misc: some say b. 1898
TV Shows: Hopalong Cassidy (star)
💰Marjorie Post -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/15/1887 d.9/12/1973 (86)
💰Steven Biko -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/18/1946 d.9/12/1977 (30)
Misc: Black Student leader, South African anti-apartheid activist.
🎭Frank Ferguson -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/25/1899 d.9/12/1978 (78)
TV Shows: Peyton Place (as Eli Carson)
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🎭Lillian Randolph -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1898 d.9/12/1980 (81)
Radio Actress, TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: Amanda's sister
TV Shows: Beulah, Amos 'n Andy (as Madame Queen), Bill Cosby Show (as Rose Kincaid), Roots (as Sister Sara)
🎭Frank Nelson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/6/1911 d.9/12/1986 (75)
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Jack Benny (as the 'Eeeyeeessss?' man), I Love Lucy (as Ralph Ramsey), Jetsons (voicist)
🎭John Qualen -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/8/1899 d.9/12/1987 (87)
Movie Actor, Canadian
Movie Titles: The Grapes Of Wrath, The Searchers
🎨William Mitchell -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/2/1912 d.9/12/1988 (76)
Misc: Automobile designer
🎵Charlie Palmieri -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/21/1927 d.9/12/1988 (60)
Music Producer, Composer, Pianist, Bandleader
Names/Places: NN:The Giant of the Keyboards
⛪🎭🎵Anthony Perkins -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/4/1932 d.9/12/1992 (60)
Protestant, Movie/Stage Actor, Movie Director, Singer
Names/Places: NN:Tony; Osgood's son
Movie Titles: Psycho (series), The Trial, Fear Strikes Out, Tall Story, The Matchmaker, Pretty Poison, Five Miles to Midnight, The Black Hole, Murder on the Orient Express, Mahogany
🎵Jim Nabi -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.9/12/1992 (72)
Group Names: The Ink Spots
🎭Harold Innocent -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/18/1935 d.9/12/1993 (58)
Movie Titles: Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves
🎭Raymond Burr -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/21/1917 d.9/12/1993 (76)
TV/Movie/Radio Actor, TV Host, Canadian, Gay
Names/Places: b. in New Westminister, B.C.; MN:William Stacey; wed to Annette Sutherland, Isabella Ward, Luvia Morgan
TV Shows: Perry Mason (star), Ironside (as Robert Ironside), Centennial, 79 Park Avenue, Unsolved Mysteries
✍🎭Charles Lamont -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1895 d.9/12/1993 (98)
Screenwriter, Movie Actor, Movie Director
Movie Titles: Abbott and Costello (movie series)
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🎭Tom Ewell -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/29/1909 d.9/12/1994 (85)
Names/Places: b. in Owensboro, Ky.; RN:S. Yewell Tompkins
TV Shows: Baretta (as Billy Truman), Best of the West (as Doc Jerome Kullens)
Movie Titles: Seven Year Itch
🎭Jeremy Brett -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/3/1935 d.9/12/1995 (59)
TV Actor, English
TV Shows: Mystery (the quintessential Sherlock Holmes)
🎭Dane Clark -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/18/1913 d.9/12/1998 (85)
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Bernard Zanville
Movie Titles: Perry Mason (1973)
📰John Holliman -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/23/1948 d.9/12/1998 (49)
Misc: one of CNN's original Bad Boys of Baghdad
🎭Tony Miller -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/29/1927 d.9/12/1999 (72)
🏆🏁🏊Allen Stack -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/23/1928 N.S. d.9/12/1999 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
🏆🏒Bill Quackenbush -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/2/1922 d.9/12/1999 (77)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played from 1942-1956
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins
🎵🎷Stanley Turrentine -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/5/1934 d.9/12/2000 (66)
Tenor-sax, Jazz Performer
✍⛪🎭🎵Johnny Cash -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/26/1932 d.9/12/2003 (71)
Hall of Famer, Author, Baptist, Actor, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. nr. Kingsland, Ark.; NN:The Man in Black; MN:R.; June Carter's husband
Misc: he was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century; Hall of Fame in America's Pop, Rock and Roll and Country with over 110 solo hits
Group Names: The Highwaymen, soloist
Song Titles: I Walk The Line, Folsom Prison Blues, Ring of Fire, Get Rhythm, Man in Black, One Piece at a Time, A Boy Named Sue, Hey Porter, Rock Island Line, Hurt, Rusty Cage, I've Been Everywhere
Album Titles: Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash, I Walk The Line, Hello I'm Johnny Cash, Man in Black, At Folsom Prison, At San Quentin, The Johnny Cash Show, Highwayman
Movie Titles: North and South (miniseries), The Johnny Cash Show (host)
🎨Max Abramovitz -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/23/1908 d.9/12/2004 (96)
Misc: Lincoln Center, UN Building
🎭Ronald Leigh-Hunt -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/5/1920 d.9/12/2005 (84)
TV Shows: The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (as King Arthur)
🎵Bobby Byrd -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/15/1934 d.9/12/2007 (73)
Hall of Famer, Singer, Pianist
Group Names: The Famous Flames (backing band for James Brown)
✍David Foster Wallace -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/21/1962 N.S. d.9/12/2008 N.S. (46)
Misc: was an American writer and university instructor in the disciplines of English and creative writing.
📰George Putnam -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/14/1914 d.9/12/2008 (94)
🎵Charlie Walker -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/2/1926 d.9/12/2008 (81)
🏆🎾Jack Kramer -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1921 d.9/12/2009 (88)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: Wimbledon singles champ 1947; U.S. champ 1946-47; promoter and Open pioneer; occasional tennis commentator
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✍George Eckstein -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/3/1928 d.9/12/2009 (81)
Misc: produced Duel, Masada, among many others
TV Shows: Masada, Gunsmoke, Dr. Kildare, Untouchables
⚛Norman E. Borlaug -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/25/1914 N.S. d.9/12/2009 N.S. (95)
Misc: Agronomist; agriculture (Nobel 1970)
✍🎭Claude Chabrol -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/24/1930 d.9/12/2010 (80)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie/Stage Actor, Movie Director, French
🎵Don Wayne -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/30/1933 d.9/12/2011 (78)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Musician
Song Titles: Country Bumpkin (penned for Carl Smith's 1974 hit)
⚛Ray Dolby -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/18/1933 N.S. d.9/12/2013 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Engineer, Inventor, Physicist
Misc: Dolby Noise Reduction Systems A,B,C,HX Pro, 4-channel surround system, 6-track SRD
🎵🎸John Gustafson -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/8/1942 N.S. d.9/12/2014 N.S. (72)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Pianist, Alternative Rock Bassist, English
Group Names: Deep Purple, Roxy Music
⛪Ian Paisley -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/6/1926 d.9/12/2014 (88)
Misc: political leader
🎵Joseph "Joe" Sample -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/1/1939 N.S. d.9/12/2014 N.S. (75)
Composer, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Pianist, Soul Singer
Group Names: The Crusaders
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🎭Melvin Bernhardt -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/26/1931 d.9/12/2015 N.S. (84)
TV Director, Stage Director
✍🎭Frank D. Gilroy -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/13/1925 N.S. d.9/12/2015 N.S. (89)
Screenwriter, Playwright, Movie Producer/Director
Misc: play:The Subject Was Roses
🏆🏈Fred Quillan -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/27/1956 N.S. d.9/12/2016 N.S. (60)
NFL Player, Football Offensive Lineman
Sports Teams: San Francisco 49ers
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In 1936, The Mickey Mouse film, “Donald and Pluto” is released. Donald Duck and Pluto star, without Mickey.
In 1941, The Donald Duck film, “Old Macdonald Duck” is released.
In 1947, The Donald Duck film, “Wide Open Spaces” is released.
In 1949, “Candid Camera”, TV Comedy Variety, moved to CBS.
In 1953, “My Favorite Husband”, TV Comedy; debut on CBS.
In 1953, “The Larry Storch Show”, TV Variety; last aired on CBS.
In 1954, “Lassie”, TV Adventure, debut on CBS. The show would last 17 years, and the amazing dog would save innumerable lives, find countless lost children and frequently protect her masters from harm.
In 1955, “Sid Caesar Presents”, TV Variety; last aired on NBC.
In 1956, “Twenty-One”, TV Game Show; debut on NBC. Know when Twenty-One premiered on NBC? Of course you do: The producers of the scandal-ridden show told you.
In 1957, “The Lone Ranger”, TV Western Drama; last aired on ABC.
In 1958, The science-fiction movie “The Blob,” starring Steve McQueen — billed as “Steven” — was released.
In 1959, “Bonanza”, TV Western Drama, debut on NBC-TV and would last fourteen seasons. It starred Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, and Pernell Roberts (later Trapper John M.D.). It was the first Western to be broadcast in color. “Look at it, Adam,” said Ben Cartwright to his saturnine eldest son as they sat on horseback. “Feast thine eyes on a sight that approaches heaven itself.” And the Ponderosa certainly had some impressive vistas, particularly if you were one of the fewAmericans lucky enough to own an RCA color set in 1959. Bonanza was the first hour-long series to employ the new technology (preceded by a handful of game and variety shows). Of course, the open-hearted adventures of the Cartwrights made for a pretty engaging series, even in plain old black-and-white.
In 1960, Breaking into the Top Ten: SAM COOKE and “CHAIN GANG” (his first big hit for RCA) and LARRY VERNE with “MR. CUSTER”
In 1960, On American Bandstand, Larry Verne is a guest, with “Mister Custer”
In 1960, AMERICAN BANDSTAND LARRY VERNE is a guest, with “MISTER CUSTER”
In 1962, “The Alvin Show”, TV Cartoon Show; last aired on CBS.
In 1963, “Leave It To Beaver”, TV Comedy, last aired on ABC. People still believe in the Beav.
In 1964, “Hoppity Hooper”, TV Cartoon Show with Uncle Waldo and Fillmore the Bear; debut on ABC. It was a Jay Ward production.
In 1964, “The Bullwinkle Show”, TV Cartoon Show; last aired on NBC, moved to ABC.
In 1966, Gilliganʹs Island episode #69. “Up at Bat”. Gilligan is bitten by a bat, and then dreams that he has turned into a vampire. Fortunately the Professor knows about bats (what DOESNʹT he know about?!), and is able to identify the bat that bit Gilligan as a common red fruit bat, rather than a vampire bat.
In 1966, “Family Affair” debuted on CBS-TV. It starred Brian Keith as Uncle Bill, Sebastian Cabot as Mr. French, and Cathy Garver, Johnny Whitaker, and Anissa Jones as Cissy, Jodie, and Buffy.
In 1966, “Hey, hey, weʹre the Monkees — and we donʹt monkey around…” “The Monkees”, TV Musical-Comedy, debut on NBC featuring Mickey Dolenz, Peter Tork, Davy Jones and Michael Nesmith.The Monkees were the first made-for-TV rock group. Ironically — or maybe not — “The Monkees” TV show won an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series of 1967.The TV show was inspired by the Beatlesʹ movies and the group had a string of hit singles and albums.The show depicted the zany adventures of a loveable long-haired rock band-obviously modeled after the Beatles and their film, “A Hard Days Night” and at first they sang but did not play any of the instruments.The group was chosen not for their musical or acting ability, but because they looked right for the parts. The television show would remain on the air through 1969. The show was roughly modeled after the Beatles movies.
In 1966, “Yellow Submarine” single by The Beatles was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1967, “The Jerry Lewis Show” second run, TV Variety; debut on NBC.
In 1970, James Taylorʹs first single, “Fire and Rain”, was released this day. Taylor scored 14 hits on the music charts in the 1970s and 1980s.
In 1970, R.C., “25 Or 6 To 4” by Chicago peaked at number four on the pop singles chart.
In 1970, R.C., “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.
In 1970, R.C., “Monster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett reentered the chart and peaked at #91 on the pop singles chart.
In 1970, R.C., “Tears Of A Clown” by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.
In 1970, “Archieʹs Fun House”, “Sabrina and The Groovie Goolies”, “Josie and The Pussycats,” a Saturday morning cartoon about an all girl band, and “The Harlem Globetrotters”, all TV cartoon shows, debut on CBS. “Sabrina” debut in the previous season as part of the previous seasonʹs “Archie Comedy Hour”.
In 1970, “Doctor Doolittle”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on NBC.
In 1970, “Here Come The Doubledeckers” and “Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp”, TV Childrens Shows, and “Will The Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down”, TV Cartoon Show, debut on ABC.
In 1970, “Lola”, by Kinks entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1970, “The Bugaloos”, TV Childrens, debut on NBC. It was a Sid and Marty Krofft production.
In 1970, “The Jackie Gleason Show”, TV Variety; and “Petticoat Junction”, TV Comedy; last aired on CBS.
In 1970, “The Reluctant Dragon and Mr. Toad”, and “Motormouse”, TV Cartoon Shows, debut on ABC.
In 1970, “The Woody Woodpecker Show”, TV Cartoon Show, returned on NBC.
In 1970, “Tomfoolery”, TV Cartoon Show, debut on NBC. It was based on the works of Edward Lear. This was not based on the words and music of Tom Lehrer.
In 1971, “Lassie”, TV Adventure, last aired on CBS, moved to syndication 1971-74 and 1989.
In 1971, “Make A Wish”, TV Childrens; debut on ABC.
In 1971, “The Groovie Goolies”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on CBS.
In 1972, “Temperatures Rising”, TV Comedy; debut on ABC.
In 1972, The situation comedy “Maude,” starring Beatrice Arthur and Conrad Bain, premiered on CBS-TV. It was a spinoff of “All in the Family”.
In 1974, “Harry O”, TV Crime Drama; debut on ABC.
In 1974, “Movin' On”, TV Adventure; debut on NBC.
In 1974, “Paper Moon”, TV Comedy; debut on ABC. “Paper” was cut by scissors from the sked due to poor ratings.
In 1976, “Animals Animals Animals”, TV Nature; debut on ABC.
In 1977, “The Betty White Show” began airing on CBS
In 1977, “Way Down/Pledging My Love” single by Elvis Presley was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1978, “Taxi”, TV Comedy, debut on ABC. It starred Judd Hirsch, Tony Danza, Andy Kaufman, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner, Christopher Lloyd, and a host of other cabbies. It lasted through 1982 on ABC, which lost itsʹ brain with insipid programming cancellations and idiotic moves that made ABC flounder for years, while NBC picked up viewers with quality programming under Brandon Tartikoff, whose network picked up Taxi for its fifth and final season. Danny Devito in “Saturday Night Live” did a mock sketch in which he answerʹs ABCʹs cancellation of Taxi with Danny turning on a box and watching ABCʹs building implode onto itself!
In 1980, The Chevy Chevette, the Ford Escort, and the Mercury Lynx are the first U.S. cars to record 30 mpg.
In 1981, At the request of NBSmurf Smurfident Fred Silversmurf, Pierre “Peyo” Cullifordʹs “Smurfs” smurf their way into a very smurfy Smurferday morning Smurftoon, where they help smurf the lineup into big smurf for the next nine smurfsons. Created by Peyo Culliford in 1957.
In 1981, R.C., “Iʹm In Love” by Evelyn King peaked at #40 on the pop singles chart.
In 1981, R.C., “Square Biz” by Teena Marie peaked at #50 on the pop singles chart.
In 1981, R.C., “Tempted” by Squeeze peaked at #49 on the pop singles chart.
In 1981, “Blackstar” began airing on CBS
In 1981, “Goldie Gold and Action Jack”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on ABC.
In 1981, “Heathcliff and Marmaduke”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on ABC.
In 1981, “Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends”, TV Cartoon Adventure, debut on NBC.
In 1981, “The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam!” began airing on NBC
In 1981, “The Kwicky Koala Show” began airing on CBS
In 1981, “The Tarzan/Lone Ranger/Zorro Adventure Hour”, TV Cartoon Show, debut on CBS.
In 1981, “Trollkins” began airing on CBS
In 1983, “Inspector Gadget” began airing in syndication
In 1983, “Metal Health” album by Quiet Riot was certified Gold by the RIAA.BANG YOUR HEAD!
In 1983, “Square Pegs”, TV Comedy; last aired on CBS.
In 1983, “The Wild Heart” album by Stevie Nicks was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA
In 1984, Cyndi Lauper sings “She-Bop” on Tonight Show.
In 1986, “True Colors” album by Cyndi Lauper was released
In 1987, “Fraggle Rock”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on NBC.
In 1987, “Popeye and Son” began airing on CBS
In 1987, “The New Archies”, TV Cartoon Show, debut on NBC. It was about the gang before the high-school days, but lacked the spirit of the original Filmation version in 1968 and bombed. Even ALF picked on them in one of his TV episodes.
In 1988, “Magnum, P.I.”, TV Crime Drama, Starring Tom Sellick; last aired on CBS.
In 1988, “The Gong Show” returned to be airing new episodes in syndication.
In 1988, “USA Today The TV Show”, TV Tabloid; debut in syndication and bombs.
In 1989, “Chicken Soup”, TV Comedy; debut on ABC. It bombs.
In 1991, Howard Stern guested on “Late Night with David Letterman”
In 1991, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, Marriage, The wedding on September 5 in Paris was illegal.
In 1991, “Late Night With David Letterman” presents its annual list dealing with the “Miss America Pageant” from the “Top Ten Things that Will Get You Kicked Out of the Miss America Pageant” — One. Corking your swimsuit.
In 1992, R.C., “Even Better Than The Real Thing” by U2 peaked at #32 on the pop singles chart. A better song than the position it peaked at.
In 1992, R.C., “Humpin' Around” by Bobby Brown peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.
In 1992, R.C., “Jesus He Knows Me” by Genesis peaked at #23 on the pop singles chart.
In 1992, “Addams Family Cartoon”, TV Cartoon Show, debut on ABC.
In 1992, “California Dreams” TV Teenage Comedy debut on NBC.
In 1992, “Eek! The Cat”, TV Cartoon Show, debut on Fox.
In 1992, “Goof Troop” TV Cartoon debut on ABC.
In 1992, “Name Your Adventure” TV Teenagers debut on NBC.
In 1992, “Raw Toonage” began airing on CBS
In 1992, “Super Dave Cartoon”, TV Cartoon Show, debut on Fox.
In 1992, “The Addams Family” began airing on ABC
In 1992, “The Golden Girls”, TV Comedy; last aired on NBC.
In 1992, “The Little Mermaid” TV Cartoon debut on CBS.
In 1992, “Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa” began airing on ABC
In 1993, “Captain Planet and the Planeteers (as The New Adventures of Captain Planet)” returned to be airing new episodes on TBS.
In 1993, “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman”, TV Adventure starring Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher, debut on ABC.
In 1993, “Seaquest DSV”, TV Adventure, debut on NBC. It hovered below Lois and Clark, moved to another time slot two years later and was sunk by the teens from Beverly Hills, 90210.
In 1993, “Swat Kats”, TV Cartoon Adventure, debut on TBS.
In 1993, “Townsend Television” began airing on Fox
In 1993, “Two Stupid Dogs”, TV Cartoon Show, debut on TBS.
In 1994, How does Paramount fill the “urban” gap left by the passing of “The Arsenio Hall show?” Wouldja believe an incredibly hip Jewish standup comic? “The Jon Stewart Show” debuts in syndication. Yes, Jon, my Mom still loves porn star Ron Jeremy.
In 1994, “Party Of Five”, TV General Drama, debut on Fox. “Itʹs the best show youʹre not watching”, as TV Guide states.
In 1994, “Star Trek The Next Generation”, TV Scifi Adventure, last aired in syndication in the first run weekly mode after seven years; the show continued as a five-day rerun strip.
In 1995, The Harlem Globetrottersʹ 24-year, 8,829-game winning streak is stopped. It ends in a 91-85 loss to a team led by basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who scores 34 points in a competitive, unscripted game in Vienna, Austria.
In 1996, The publisher of the classic '60s song “Soul Man” asked the Bob Dole campaign to stop using the tune. The GOP had been changing the lyrics to “Dole man.”
In 1997, Michael Jackson told “20/20's” Barbara Walters that heʹs not “wacko” and that the name-calling by the tabloids hurts his feelings.
In 1998, “Disneyʹs Hercules” TV cartoon premiered on ABC
In 1998, “Doug” returned to be airing new episodes on ABC.
In 1998, “Godzilla: The Series” began airing on Fox
In 1998, “The Mr. Potato Head Show” began airing on Fox
In 1998, “Young Hercules” TV cartoon premiered on Fox
In 1999, The Emmy Awards were handed out. Among the winners in the Comedy categories: Best Comedy Series: “Ally McBeal,” Fox. Best Variety, Music or Comedy Series: “Late Show with David Letterman,” CBS. Best Actor, Comedy Series: John Lithgow, “Third Rock From the Sun,” NBC. Best Actress, Comedy Series: Helen Hunt, “Mad About You,” NBC.
In 1999, The Emmy Awards were handed out. Among the winners in the Drama categories: Best Drama Series: “The Practice,” ABC. Best Actor, Drama Series: Dennis Franz, “NYPD Blue,” ABC. Best Actress, Drama Series: Edie Falco, “The Sopranos,” HBO.
In 2000, In his late-night talk show debut, Green Party candidate Ralph Nader used a rubber chicken to protest his exclusion from presidential debates, then ended up debating a fellow guest. Nader pulled the chicken from behind a couch on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” to make his point that Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore are ducking debates with him. “The only explanation I can give you as to why Bush and Gore are afraid to have me debate,” he said, clutching the chicken around the neck. The gag drew tepid laughter. “This comedy is not easy, is it Ralph?”
In 2002, “Family Affair” remake starring Tim Curry as Mr. French debuts on the WB, exactly 36 years to the date CBS premiered the original version of the series.
In 2003, Country music icon Johnny Cash dies at 1 a.m. ET of heart failure at Nashvilleʹs Baptist Hospital, stemming from complications from diabetes. He is 71, and had been in poor health for several years. His wife, vocalist June Carter Cash, died May 15 following heart surgery. The Man In Black was a member of both the Country Music and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame
In 2004, “Nedʹs Declassified School Survival Guide” began airing on Nickelodeon