🎭Van Gordon Sauter -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1935
Misc: ex-of Fox
🎨🎭🎮Walter Koenig -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1936
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Actor, Producer, Video Game Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, Illinois
Misc: some say b. in 1938
TV Shows: Babylon 5 (as Alfred Bester), Star Trek (as navigator Ensign Lt. Pavel Chekov)
Movie Titles: Star Trek (series)
Video Games: Star Trek (series), Starfleet Academy: Chekov's Lost Missions
🏆⚾Stan Williams -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1936
MLB Coach, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:The Big Hurt and Big Daddy
Sports Teams: New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers
🎭Barbara Sharma -- is 83 in the year 2021 and 84 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1938
Misc: retired from acting in 2002
TV Shows: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, Rhoda (as Myrna Morgenstein), Glitter, Becker
🏆🏀Larry Brown -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1940
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Player, College Basketball Coach
Names/Places: NOT to be confused with the NFL's Larry Brown
Misc: College & NBA; played in ACC, AAU, 1964 Olympics and ABA; has coached in college at UCLA and Kansas and pros with ABA's Carolina and Denver and NBA's Denver, New Jersey, San Antonio, LA Clippers and Indiana; 3-time assist leader (1968-70) and 3-time Coach of Year (1973,75-76) in ABA; led UCLA to Final Four (1980) and Kansas to NCAA title (1988); SuperBowl XXX MVP
Sports Teams: North Carolina University (1960-1963), New Orleans Buccaneers (ABA 1967-1968), Oakland Oaks/Washington Caps/Virginia Squares (ABA 1968-1971), Denver Rockets (ABA 1971-1972), North Carolina (asst coach 1965-1967), Carolina Cougars (ABA coach 1972-1974), Denver Nuggets (ABA and NBA coach 1974-1979), UCLA (coach 1979-1981), New Jersey Nets (coach 1981-1983), Kansas (coach 1983-1989), San Antonio Spurs (coach 1988-1992), Los Angeles Clippers (coach 1992-1993), Indiana Pacers (coach 1993-1997), Philadelphia 76ers (1997-2003), Detroit Pistons (2003-2005), New York Knicks (2005-2006), Charlotte Bobcats (2008-2010), Southern Methodist University (2012-present as of 2016)
⚖John Lehman -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1942
Misc: Secretary of the Navy 1981-87
✍🎵🎷Oliver Lake -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1942
Poet, Composer, Flutist, Alto-sax, Soprano-sax, Tenor-sax, Synthesizer, Jazz Performer
🎭🏆Chris Cranston -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1946 N.S.
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: April 1971
🎵🎸Peter Agnew -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1946
Songwriter, Singer, Rock & Roll Bassist, Scottish
Group Names: Nazareth
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🎭Sam Neill -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1947
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Director, Northern Ireland
Movie Titles: The Hunt for Red October, Jurassic Park (series), Event Horizon, The Piano, Bicentennial Man
⛪🎭🎵Jon "Bowzer" Bauman -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1947 N.S.
Jewish, Game Show Host, Panelist, Bass Singer/Basso, Pop Singer
Group Names: Sha Na Na
TV Shows: Sha Na Na (as the greasy-haired muscle-flexing leader), The Pop 'n Rocker Game, The Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour
✍🎭James Dearden -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1949
Screenwriter, Producer/Director, English
Movie Titles: A Kiss Before Dying, Pascali's Island, Rogue Trader, Fatal Attraction
🎭🎮Robert Wisdom -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1953
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: The Wire, Nashville (as Coleman Carlisle)
Movie Titles: The Dark Knight Rises, Face/Off, Ray, Sex and Death 101
Video Games: The Lord of the Rings: Conquest, Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, Call of Duty: Black Ops II
🎵🎸Steve Berlin -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1955
Music Producer, Saxophonist, Rock & Roll Keyboardist
Group Names: Los Lobos
🏆⚾Tim Wallach -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1957
MLB Third Baseman
Names/Places: RN: Timothy Charles Wallach; NN: Eli
Misc: 5x All-Star, 3x Gold Glove, 2x Silver Slugger
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos
⚛Terry Dubrow -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1958 N.S.
TV Shows: Good Work, Botched
🎵Beth Nielsen Chapman -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1958
Songwriter, Country Singer
🎭Mary Francis Crosby -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1959
TV/Movie Actress, Ballet Dancer
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; Katherine Grant & Bing's daughter
Misc: some sources give b. 1954
TV Shows: Brothers & Sisters (as Suzi Cooper), Dallas (as Kristin Shepard who shot J.R.!)
Movie Titles: The Legend of Zorro, The Ice Pirates, Tapeheads
🎵Morton Harket -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1959
Songwriter, Hip-Pop Singer, Norweigan
Group Names: a-ha (lead)
Song Titles: Take On Me
🎵John Berry -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1959
🎭Melissa Leo -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1960
TV Shows: The Young Riders (as Emma Shannon), Homicide: Life on the Street (as Det. Kay Howard)
Movie Titles: The Fighter, Prisoners, Oblivion, The Equalizer
🎭Radames Pera -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1960
TV Shows: Kung Fu (as young Caine)
Movie Titles: Red Dawn, A Dream of Kings
🎭Callum Keith Rennie -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1960 N.S.
Actor, Producer, English
Misc: known for his villainous roles in films and television series.
TV Shows: Battlestar Galactica (as Cylon Leoben Conoy), Californication (as Lew Ashby)
Movie Titles: Born to Be Blue, Memento
🎭Tony Becker -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1963
TV Shows: The Waltons (as Drew Cutler), Tour of Duty (as Cpl. Daniel "Danny" Percell)
Movie Titles: The Hunters, Cody, Iron Eagle
✍💰🎭Robert Herjavec -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1963 N.S.
Author, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Investor, Personality, Dancer, Yugoslav
Misc: AP says b. on Sep 17.
TV Shows: Shark Tank
🎭Faith Ford -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1964
Names/Places: b. in Alexandria, LA
TV Shows: Another World, Murphy Brown (as Corky Sherwood-Forrest), Maggie Winters (star), The Norm Show (as Shelley Kilmartin), Hope and Faith (as Hope Shanowski)
Movie Titles: The Pacifier, Sometimes They Come Back for More
🎭Jamie Kaler -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1964
Actor, Comedian, Director
TV Shows: My Boys (as Mike Callahan)
Movie Titles: Spanglish, The Family Stone, The Wicked
🏆🏈Kurt Gouveia -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1964
🎭Michelle Stafford -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1965
TV Shows: Young & Restless, Pacific Palisades (as Joanna Hadley)
Movie Titles: Parker, Double Jeopardy
⚖Dmitry Medvedev -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1965
Head of State, Prime Minister, Russian
Misc: Russian president
🏆⚾Troy Neel -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1965
🎵🎸Mike Cooley -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1966
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Drive-By Truckers
🎭🏆Patrick O'Neal -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1967
Names/Places: Ryan's son
🎭🏆🏈Dan Cortese -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1967
TV Actor, TV Host, Commercial Actor, Director, College Football Player
Names/Places: RN: Daniel James Cortese
Misc: Burger King ads
TV Shows: Rock Me Baby, MTV Sports, Route 66 (as Arthur Clark), Melrose Place (as Jess Hanson), Veronica's Closet (as Perry Rollins), What I Like About You (as Vic Meladeo)
Movie Titles: Demolition Man, The Lottery
🎭Ron Pearson -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1968
TV Shows: Malcolm and Eddie (as Doug Rickets)
Movie Titles: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Little Black Book, StarStruck
🏆🏀Pete Chilcutt -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1968 N.S.
NBA Center, NBA Forward
🎵Danielle Peck -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1968
🎵Mark Hall -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1969
Singer, Christian/Contemporary Performer
Group Names: Casting Crowns
✍🎭Ben Garant -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1970
Screenwriter, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: @midnight (producer); Reno 911!
Movie Titles: Night at the Museum (series), Reno 911: Miami, Herbie Fully Loaded
🎵🎸Craig Montoya -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1970
Modern Rock Bassist
Group Names: Everclear, Castella, Tri-Polar
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🎭Kimberly Williams -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1971
Names/Places: aka Kimberly Williams-Paisley
TV Shows: According To Jim (as Dana)
Movie Titles: Father of the Bride (series), We Are Marshall
🏆🏈Mario Henry -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1971
NFL Wide Receiver
🏆🏈Donnell Bennett -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1972
🏆⚾David Bell -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1972
MLB Coach, MLB Infielder
🎭Andrew Lincoln -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1973
Actor, Director, English
TV Shows: Strike Back, The Walking Dead (as Rick)
Movie Titles: Heartbreaker, Gangster No. 1, Love Actually
🏆🏈Terrell Fletcher -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1973 N.S.
Sports Teams: San Diego Chargers
🎵Nas -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1973 N.S.
Names/Places: RN: Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones
🎭Brian Klugman -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1975
TV Shows: Felicity (as Guy), Bones (as Dr. Oliver Wells)
Movie Titles: Cloverfield, The Words, TRON: Legacy, Baby Baby Baby
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🎭Austin Basis -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1976
TV Shows: Life Unexpected (as Matthew "Math" Rogers), Beauty and the Beast (as J.T. Forbes), Curb Your Enthusiasm (writer)
Movie Titles: Ghostfacers
🏆🏉Ben Cohen -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1978
Political Activist, Rugby Player, English
🎭🎵Ayo -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1980
Actress, Songwriter, Pop Singer, German
Names/Places: RN: Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin
✍⚛Katie Lee -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1981 N.S.
Novelist, Cookbook Writer, Chef
Names/Places: Billy Joel's ex-wife
TV Shows: The Kitchen
🎵Ashley Roberts -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1981 N.S.
Group Names: Pussycat Dolls, soloist
TV Shows: Dancing on Ice (judge)
🎭Kristen Renton -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1982
TV Shows: Sons of Anarchy (as Ima Tite), Anger Management (as Allie)
🎭Sebastian Sozzi -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1982
Movie Titles: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Half Nelson, In the Cut, Prime
🏆Shera Bechard -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1983
Misc: November 2010
🎭Adam Lamberg -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1984
TV Shows: Lizzie McGuire (as David "Gordo" Gordon)
Movie Titles: The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Beautiful Loser
🏆⚾Delmon Young -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1985 N.S.
Misc: AL LCS MVP 2012
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers
🎵🎸Alex Clare -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1985
Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer, English
Names/Places: RN: Alexander George "Alex" Clare
🎭Chad Duell -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1987 N.S.
🏆🏈Michael Crabtree -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1987 N.S.
NFL Wide Receiver, College Football Player
Sports Teams: San Francisco 49ers
🎭Jessica Brown Findlay -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1989
TV Shows: Downtown Abbey (as Lady Sybil Branzon)
Movie Titles: Victor Frankenstein, Albatross, Winter's Tale, Jamaica Inn
🏆Brook Power -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1989 N.S.
Misc: May 2016 Playmate; Playboy Playmate of the Year 2017
🏆🏀Jimmy Butler -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1989 N.S.
NBA Forward, NBA Guard
Sports Teams: Chicago Bulls
🎭🎵Logan Henderson -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1989
Actor, Pop Singer
Group Names: Big Time Rush
TV Shows: Big Time Rush (as Logan Mitchell)
🎭Shayne Topp -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1991 N.S.
TV Shows: The Goldbergs (as Matt Bradley), So Random! (as Shayne Zabo)
Movie Titles: Moonpie
Nick Reiner -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1993
Names/Places: Michelle & Rob's son
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🎭Hailey Anne Nelson -- is 27 in the year 2021 and 28 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1994 N.S.
Movie Titles: Walk the Line
🏆🏈Deshaun Watson -- is 26 in the year 2021 and 27 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1995 N.S.
NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Irene Kate Fearnley -- is 25 in the year 2021 and 26 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1996
Names/Places: Danielle Von Zernick and James' daughter
🎭Emma Rose Kenney -- is 22 in the year 2021 and 23 in the year 2022; b.9/14/1999 N.S.
TV Shows: Shameless (as Debbie Gallagher), Roseanne (2018)/The Conners (as Harris Conner-Healy)
Phoebe Adelle Gates -- is 19 in the year 2021 and 20 in the year 2022; b.9/14/2002
Names/Places: Melinda and Bill's daughter
Leo Evan Knutson -- is 18 in the year 2021 and 19 in the year 2022; b.9/14/2003
Names/Places: Wendy Wilson and Dan's son
Sean Preston Federline -- is 16 in the year 2021 and 17 in the year 2022; b.9/14/2005
Names/Places: Britney Spears and Kevin's son
🎭Connor Fielding -- is 15 in the year 2021 and 16 in the year 2022; b.9/14/2006 N.S.
Names/Places: Owen's twin brother
Movie Titles: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series)
🎭Owen Fielding -- is 15 in the year 2021 and 16 in the year 2022; b.9/14/2006 N.S.
Names/Places: Connor's twin brother
Movie Titles: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series, first three installments)
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Madeline Robbie Schneider -- is 5 in the year 2021 and 6 in the year 2022; b.9/14/2016 N.S.
Names/Places: Patricia and Rob's daughter
🎨Sir Peter Lely -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1618 N.S. d.11/30/1680 N.S. (62)
Painter, Dutch (Netherlands)
🎨Jeremiah Dummer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1643 J-LD d.5/24/1718 J-LD (74)
Misc: first American born silversmith
✍Mercy Otis Warren -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1728 N.S. or 9/14/1728 J-LD d.10/19/1814 N.S. (86)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Poet
Misc: patriot; "History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution"
⛪💰Reverend Robert Raikes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1736 d.4/5/1811 (74)
Reverend, Philanthropist, English
Misc: Invented Sunday School
⚖James Wilson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1742 d.8/21/1798 (55)
Supreme Court Justice, Judge/Jurist
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer
🎖⚖William Bradford IV -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1755 N.S. d.8/23/1795 N.S. (39)
Revolutionary, Judge, Government Official, Lawyer
Misc: the second Attorney General
⚛Alexander Von Humboldt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1769 d.5/6/1859 (89)
Scientist, Explorer, Geographer, Naturalist, German
🎖Gaspard Gourgaud -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1783 d.7/25/1852 (68)
✍📰Seba Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1792 N.S. d.7/28/1868 N.S. (75)
Misc: of a newspaper; creator of the fictional Major Jack Downing.
🎖⚖Sterling Price -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1809 N.S. d.9/29/1867 N.S. (58)
Names/Places: NN: Old Pap
Misc: US Confederate General during the U.S. Civil War
⚛George Selden -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1846 d.1/17/1922 (75)
Misc: Gasoline engine
⚛Ivan Pavlov -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1849 Ju-1 or 9/26/1849 N.S. d.2/27/1936 N.S. (86)
Scientist, Physiologist, Russian
Misc: pioneers in psychology (Nobel 1904)
✍Hamlin Garland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1860 d.3/4/1940 (79)
⚖Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne Cecil -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1864 N.S. d.11/24/1958 N.S. (94)
Statesman, Diplomat, Lawyer, British
Misc: one of the architects of the League of Nations.
🎨Charles Dana Gibson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1867 d.12/23/1944 (77)
Misc: drew the "Gibson Girl."
🏆⚾Charles "Kid" Nichols -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1869 N.S. d.4/11/1953 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: RFMN:Charles Augustus
Misc: (1890-1906), had 7 straight 30-win seasons
Sports Teams: Boston Beaneaters (1890-1901), St. Louis Cardinals (1904-1905 also as manager), Philadelphia Phillies (1905-1906)
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⚛💰Margaret Higgins Sanger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1879 d.9/6/1966 (86)
Nurse, Founder, Feminist, Social Reformer
Misc: Planned Parenthood founder; Birth control; b. 1883 is wrong
🏆🏒George Taylor Richardson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1886 d.2/10/1916 (29)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1902-1912
Sports Teams: Queen's University, Kingston Frontenacs
⚖Jan Garrigue Masaryk -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1886 d.3/10/1948 (61)
Misc: of Austria-Hungary
🏆🥊Stanley Ketchel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1887 d.10/15/1910 (23)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Names/Places: NN:Midnight Assassin
Misc: heavyweight champ 1908-10; b. 1886?
⚛Karl Taylor Compton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1887 d.6/22/1954 (66)
Misc: was closely associated with development of the atomic bomb
💰John Robert Powers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1896 d.??/??/????
Misc: founded his modeling agency & schools
🎭Hal Wallis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1899 d.10/5/1986 (87)
TV Shows: Barefoot in the Park
Movie Titles: Maltese Falcon
📰Norman Chandler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1899 d.10/20/1973 (74)
Misc: L.A. Times
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🏆⚽Alex James -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1901 d.6/1/1953 (51)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
Misc: inside forward
🎨Willard Mullin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1902 d.12/21/1978 (76)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: sports, created Dodgers "Bum" and Mets "Kid"
🎭Pietro Germi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1904 d.12/5/1974 (70)
Actor, Movie Director, Italian
🎵Bernie Green -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1908 d.8/8/1975 (66)
Misc: on early TV varieties such as Arthur Godfrey and Garry Moore
🎭Sir Jack Hawkins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1910 d.7/18/1973 (62)
Movie Actor, English
Names/Places: b. in London
Movie Titles: Ben-Four Just Men, Zulu, Malta Story
✍Euell Gibbons -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1911 d.12/29/1975 (64)
Misc: Food faddist eats wild food (ever eat a newspaper? High in Fiber!)
✍William Armstrong -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1911 d.4/11/1999 (87)
Children's Author, Educator
🎭Kay Medford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1914 d.4/10/1980 (65)
TV Shows: Dean Martin Show
🎭🏆Clayton Moore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1914 d.12/28/1999 (85)
TV/Movie Actor, Model
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, Illinois
Misc: some say b. 1908
TV Shows: The Lone Ranger (star)
🎨✍Robert McCloskey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1914 N.S. d.6/30/2003 N.S. (88)
Illustrator, Children's Author
🎨Frederico Castellon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1914 d.7/29/1971 (56)
🎵Mae Boren Axton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1914 d.4/9/1997 (82)
Song Titles: Heartbreak Hotel (co-writer of Elvis's hit with a friend, Tommy Durden)
🎭Douglas Kennedy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1915 N.S. d.8/10/1973 N.S. (57)
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: The Lone Ranger, Bonanza, The Big Valley, The Virginian
Movie Titles: Lone Ranger and The Lost City of Gold
🏆⚾Jerry Doggett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1916 d.7/7/1997 (80)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Announcer
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers (announcer 1956-1957, then the team moved), Los Angeles Dodgers (announcer 1958-1987)
✍📰🎵Eric Bentley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1916 N.S. d.8/5/2020 N.S. (103)
Translator, Stage Critic, Playwright, Editor, Singer, English
🎭Jack Somack -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1918 d.8/24/1983 (64)
TV Shows: Ball Four, Stockard Channing Show
🎭Mike Stokey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1918 d.9/7/2003 (84)
Game Show Host, TV Producer
TV Shows: Pantotime Quiz (aka Stump the Stars)
🎵Israel "Cachao" López -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1918 N.S. d.3/22/2008 N.S. (89)
Arranger, Composer, Bassist, Pianist, Trumpeter, Bandleader, Cuban
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📰Lawrence Klein -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1920 d.10/20/2013 (93)
Misc: work in developing macro-econometric models for national, regional, and world economies
🏆🏀Bud Palmer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1921 d.3/19/2013 (91)
Sportscaster, NBA Player
TV Shows: NBC Sports, ABC Sports
📰Hughes Rudd -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1921 d.10/13/1992 (71)
Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist
TV Shows: CBS and ABC News
🎭Frances Bergen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1922 d.10/2/2006 (84)
Names/Places: Candice's mom
🏆Jim Healy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1923 d.7/22/1994 (70)
🏆🏀Kenny Rollins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1923 d.10/9/2012 (89)
🏆⚾Jerry Coleman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1924 d.1/5/2014 (89)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Announcer, MLB Second Baseman
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 2005; CBS Radio broadcaster: Favorite blooper: "There's a long drive. The outfielder is back at the warning track and hits his head on the wall! It rolls back toward second base! This could be a triple!"
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (1949-1957, broadcaster 1963-1969), San Diego Padres (manager 1980, broadcaster 1974-1979, 1981-2013)
✍Michael Butor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1926 d.8/24/2016 N.S. (89)
Novelist, Essayist, French
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🎵Dick Dale -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1926 d.12/26/2014 (88)
TV Shows: Lawrence Welk Show
🏆🏈Jack Steadman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1928 d.7/5/2015 (86)
Sports Teams: Kansas City Chiefs (chairman, vice president, president, and general manager)
💰Albert Shanker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1928 N.S. d.2/22/1997 N.S. (68)
Misc: of Labor, American Federation of Teachers
🎭🎮Zoe Caldwell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1933 N.S. d.2/16/2020 N.S. (86)
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress, Australian
Movie Titles: Extremely Loud and Close, Lilo and Stitch, Birth, The Purple Rose of Cairo
Video Games: Kingdom Hearts (series), Stitch Experiment 626
🏆⚾Fred Green -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1933 d.12/22/1996 (63)
Misc: of the 1960 World Series Champ Pittsburgh Pirates
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates
🎭🎵Harve Presnell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1933 d.6/30/2009 (75)
Movie/Stage Actor, Baritone, Opera Singer
🎭Bob McAllister -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1934 d.7/21/1998 (63)
TV Host, Magician/Illusionist
TV Shows: Wonderama, Kids Are People Too
🎨✍Kate Millett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1934 d.9/6/2017 N.S. (82)
Sculptor, Author, Feminist, Civil Rights Leader, Educator, Lesbian
Misc: Sexual Politics
🎭Nicol Williamson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1936 d.12/16/2011 (75)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Scottish
⛪🎵🎷Joseph Jarman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1937 N.S. d.1/9/2019 N.S. (81)
Priest, Composer, Reeds, Jazz Musician
🎵Cornelius Harp -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1939 d.6/4/2013 (73)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Marcels
🎭Bruce Hyde -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1941 d.10/13/2015 N.S. (74)
TV Shows: Star Trek (as Lt. Kevin Riley)
🎵Alex Saint Clair -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1941 d.1/5/2006 (64)
Group Names: Capt. Beefhart & his Magic Band
🎵🎸Edward King -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1949 N.S. d.8/22/2018 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Strawberry Alarm Clock, Lynyrd Skynyrd
🎵🎸Steve Gaines -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1949 d.10/20/1977 (28)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Lynard Skynard
🎵🎸Fred "Sonic" Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1949 N.S. d.11/4/1994 N.S. (45)
Guitarist, Rock & Roll Performer
Group Names: MC5
🎵🎸Paul "Koss" Kossoff -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1950 N.S. d.3/19/1976 N.S. (25)
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Guitarist, English
Names/Places: son of actor David
Group Names: Free
🎵🎸Doug Rauch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1950 d.4/23/1979 (28)
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Santana
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🎵Barry Cowsill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1954 d.9/1/2005 (50)
Group Names: The Cowsills
🏆⚽Ray Wilkins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1956 N.S. d.4/4/2018 N.S. (61)
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Soccer Midfielder, English
🏆⛸Rob McCall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1958 d.11/15/1991 (33)
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete, Canadian
🎭Anthony Addabbo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1960 d.10/18/2016 N.S. (56)
TV Shows: Generations, Bold and the Beautiful, Guiding Light, All My Children
🎭Stephen Dunham -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1964 d.9/14/2012 (48)
TV Shows: What I Like About You (as Peter)
🎵Amy Winehouse -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1983 N.S. d.7/23/2011 N.S. (27)
Misc: death date is according to when she was found dead.
✍⚖Dante Alighieri -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/1/1265 d.9/14/1321 (56)
Author, Poet, Politician, Italian
Names/Places: or FN:Durante
Misc: sources give b. May 9, 14, 27, 29, and 30
⛪Pope Adrian VI -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/2/1459 O.S. d.9/14/1523 O.S. (64)
Pope, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: The only Dutch pope, elected in 1522. He was the last non-Italian pope until the election of John Paul II in 1978.
⚛Giovanni Domenico Cassini -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/8/1625 N.S. d.9/14/1712 N.S. (87)
Astronomer, French, Italian
Misc: discovered the four satellites of Saturn
🎖Louis Joseph de Montcalm -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/17/1712 O.S. or 2/28/1712 N.S. d.9/14/1759 N.S. (47)
Military Leader, Soldier, French
🎖⚖John Penn -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/6/1741 J-LD or 5/17/1741 N.S. d.9/14/1788 N.S. (47)
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer
📰John Fenno -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/23/1751 N.S. or 8/12/1751 Ju-1 d.9/14/1798 N.S. (47)
Misc: founder in 1789 of the Gazette of the United States, a major political organ of the Federalist Party.
⚖Aaron Burr -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/6/1756 N.S. d.9/14/1836 N.S. (80)
Names/Places: b. in Newark, NJ
Misc: Dueler; 3rd U.S. Vice President 1801-05
✍📰James Fenimore Cooper -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/15/1789 N.S. d.9/14/1851 N.S. (61)
Hall of Famer, Novelist, Critic, Historian
Misc: America's first major novelist
Book Titles: Last of the Mohicans
🎖⚖Arthur Wellesley -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/1/1769 d.9/14/1852 (83)
General, Statesman, British, Irish
Misc: 1st Duke of Wellington (C)/victor at Waterloo/British PM (1828-30) who made Napoleon very unhappy.
⚖William McKinley -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/29/1843 d.9/14/1901 (58)
Names/Places: b. in Niles, Ohio
Misc: the 25th U.S. President (1897-1901); on a $500 bill
✍Josiah Royce -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/20/1855 d.9/14/1916 (60)
Philosopher, Professor, American
⚛🎭Isadora Duncan -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/27/1878 d.9/14/1927 (49)
Pioneer, Choreographer, Dancer
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco, CA
Misc: founder of the modern dance; died in Nice, France, when her scarf became entangled in a wheel of her sports car.
💰🎭Irving G. Thalberg -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/30/1899 d.9/14/1936 (37)
Executive, Movie Producer
Names/Places: Norma Shearer's hubby
Misc: of MGM; d. Sep 16?
✍⚖Thomas Garrigue Masaryk -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/7/1850 d.9/14/1937 (87)
Writer, Philosopher, Statesman
Names/Places: MN:Garrigue; born in Goding, Moravia, Austrian Empire.
Misc: chief founder and first president of Czechoslovakia (1918-35)
🏆Georgia Coleman -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/23/1912 N.S. d.9/14/1940 N.S. (28)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete
🎭🎵Vernon Dalhart -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/6/1883 d.9/14/1948 (65)
Hall of Famer, Vaudevillan, Tenor, Opera Singer, Country Singer
Misc: or died Sep 15 or Sep 18?
🎭Wayne Morris -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/17/1914 d.9/14/1959 (45)
Names/Places: RFMN:Bert De Wayne
Misc: WWII pilot
🎵Joseph W. Clokey -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/28/1890 d.9/14/1960 (70)
Educator, Professor, Composer, Organist
Names/Places: Art's adoptive father
✍🎭Gertrude Berg -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/3/1899 d.9/14/1966 (66)
Writer, TV/Radio Actress, Movie/Stage Actress, Producer/Director
TV Shows: The Goldbergs (as Molly Goldberg), The Gertrude Berg Show (as Sarah Green)
✍Rudolph Carnap -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/18/1891 d.9/14/1970 (79)
Misc: philosopher of Logical Positivism. He made important contributions to logic, the analysis of language, the theory of probability, and the philosophy of science.
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🎭Lane Chandler -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/4/1899 d.9/14/1972 (73)
Misc: specialized in Westerns
⚛Louise Arner Boyd -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/16/1887 d.9/14/1972 (84)
Misc: the first woman to fly over the North Pole
🏆🏁Arthur B. "Bull" Hancock -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/24/1910 N.S. d.9/14/1972 N.S. (62)
Misc: Horse racing owner, considered the greatest breeder in history.
🎭Warren Hull -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/17/1903 d.9/14/1974 (71)
Actor, TV Host, Game Show Host
TV Shows: Strike it Rich
🎭Vera Vague -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/2/1906 N.S. d.9/14/1974 N.S. (68)
Radio Actress, TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: RN:Barbara Jo Allen
Misc: dizzy-dame routine on radio & movies
🎵Furry Lewis -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/6/1893 d.9/14/1981 (88)
Hall of Famer, Singer/Guitarist, Harmonicaist, Blues Performer
Misc: originated the bottleneck guitar
⛪👑🎭Grace Kelly -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/12/1929 d.9/14/1982 (52)
Roman Catholic, Princess, Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia; MN:Patricia
Misc: Princess of Monaco
Movie Titles: Rear Window
🎭Janet Gaynor -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/6/1906 d.9/14/1984 (77)
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia, PA; RN:Laura Gainor
Misc: the first actress to win an Oscar
Movie Titles: Seventh Heaven, A Star Is Born
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🏆🥊Lou Brouillard -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/23/1911 d.9/14/1984 (73)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Canadian
✍John Holt -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/14/1923 d.9/14/1985 (62)
🎭Gordon Barton McLendon -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/8/1921 d.9/14/1986 (65)
Hall of Famer, Radio Broadcaster
Names/Places: NN:The Maverick of Radio.
Misc: a pioneer in radio and a pirate radio broadcaster
✍William E. Barrett -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/16/1900 d.9/14/1986 (85)
✍🎭Louis Quinn -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/23/1915 d.9/14/1988 (73)
Comedy Writer, Actor
TV Shows: 77 Sunset Strip (as Roscoe)
🎨Valentina -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/1/1899 d.9/14/1989 (90)
Fashion Designer, American, Russian
Names/Places: RN:Valentina Nicholaevna Sanina Schlee
Misc: some sources give b. 1904
⚛Marvin Middlemark -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/16/1919 d.9/14/1989 (69)
Misc: rabbit ears TV antenna
🎵Pérez Prado -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/11/1916 d.9/14/1989 (72)
Arranger, Composer, Organist, Pianist, Bandleader, Cuban, Mexican
Names/Places: b. in Cuba, naturalized in Mexico in 1980; NN:The Cuban King of Mambo; aka:el ray del Mambo
Song Titles: Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
🎭Julie Bovasso -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1930 d.9/14/1991 (61)
Movie Titles: Saturday Night Fever
🎭Juliet Prowse -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/25/1936 d.9/14/1996 (59)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Dancer, India
Names/Places: b. in Bombay, India
TV Shows: Mona McCluskey (star)
Movie Titles: A Clockwork Orange
🎵Silas Roy Crain -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/7/1911 d.9/14/1996 (85)
Hall of Famer, Music Figure, Gospel Performer
Names/Places: aka S.R. or Senior
Group Names: The Soul Stirrers (founder and manager)
🏆🏒Douglas Newton "Doug" Everett -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/3/1905 N.S. d.9/14/1996 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete
🎵Johnny Adams -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/5/1932 d.9/14/1998 (66)
Names/Places: RFN:Lathan; NN:The Tan Nightengale
🎭Charles Crichton -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/6/1910 d.9/14/1999 (89)
Movie Producer/Director, English
Movie Titles: Battle Of Sexes, A Fish Called Wanda
🎭LaWanda Page -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/19/1920 d.9/14/2002 (81)
Names/Places: b. in Cleveland, OH; NN:The Bronze Goddess of Fire
TV Shows: Sanford & Son (as Aunt Esther Anderson), BAD Cats (as Ma)
📰🎭Robert Wise -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/10/1914 d.9/14/2005 (91)
Editor, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Winchester, IN
Movie Titles: West Side Story, Sound of Music, the Day the Earth Stood Still
🎭Johnny Sekka -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/21/1934 d.9/14/2006 (72)
TV Shows: Master of the Game
✍🎭Henry Gibson -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/21/1935 d.9/14/2009 (73)
Author, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In (as Poet-in-Residence/regular), F Troop (as Wrongo Starr)
Movie Titles: Nashville
🎭🎵Patrick Swayze -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/18/1952 d.9/14/2009 (57)
TV/Movie Actor, Dancer, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Houston; Lisa Niemi's hubby
Misc: some say b. 1952
TV Shows: Renegades, North & South, The Beast
Movie Titles: The Outsiders, Red Dawn, Dirty Dancing, Road House, Ghost, Point Break, To Wong Foo--Thanks For Everything--Julie Newmar, Three Wishes, Donnie Darko, Jump!
📰Jody Powell -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/30/1943 d.9/14/2009 (65)
Names/Places: RFMN:Joseph Lester
Misc: White House News Secretary
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🎭Stephen Dunham -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/14/1964 d.9/14/2012 (48)
TV Shows: What I Like About You (as Peter)
🎭Winston Rekert -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/10/1949 d.9/14/2012 (63)
TV Shows: Adderly (as V.H. Adderly)
💰Frederick A. "Fred" DeLuca -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/3/1947 N.S. d.9/14/2015 N.S. (67)
Misc: co-founder of Subway sandwich chain
🎭James Westmoreland -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/25/1935 N.S. d.9/14/2016 N.S. (80)
Names/Places: aka Rad Fulton
Movie Titles: The Young Philadelphians, No Time for Sergeants, The Last Sunset
🎵🎷Max Bennett -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/24/1928 N.S. d.9/14/2018 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Jazz Bassist
🏆🏈John Ralston -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/26/1927 N.S. d.9/14/2019 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, College Football Coach, College Football Player, Football Executive
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of California Berkeley (player 1948-1950, coach 1956-1958), Utah State (coach 1959-1962), Stanford University (coach 1963-1971), Denver Broncos (coach 1972-1976), Philadelphia Eagles (coach 1978), Toronto Argonauts (coach 1981), Oakland Invaders (coach 1983-1984), San Jose State (coach 1993-1996), San Francisco 49ers (VP of admin 1979-1980), San Jose State (special asst. 1997-2013)
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In 1752, New Style Calendar date [September 3, Julian Style Calendar date], England and the American colonies adopted the Gregorian calendar, 11 days disappear as the day before this day was officially September 2, 1752, Old Style (no September 3-September 13th).
In 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote his famous poem “The Star-Spangled Banner” after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland. He remembered the melody of a song he heard some 30 years before, “To Anacreon In Heaven” by John Townley, the original lyrics of The National Anthem with words and music in British and written by John Stafford Smith, the official song for actors and musicians concert and drinking society.
In 1868, Golfʹs first recorded hole-in-one was scored by Scotsman Tom Morris at Prestwickʹs 166-yard eighth hole, during the Open Championships.
In 1914, Actor Clayton Moore, who played the masked “Lone Ranger” on the popular 1950s television series, was born in Chicago, Illinois. He died on December 28, 1999.
In 1923, In a true street-brawl, Jack Dempsey defended his heavyweight crown against challenger Luis Angel Firpo in a fight which featured seven knock-downs, Dempsey being knocked out of the ring and a final knock-out of Firpo three minutes and 57 seconds into the fight at Madison Square Garden.
In 1930, The Detroit Lions (as Portsmouth Spartans) play their first NFL game and win 13-6.
In 1948, “The Milton Berle Show”, TV Variety, last aired on NBC.
In 1953, Comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara marry.
In 1955, The “Disneyland” TV show begins its second season on ABC. The film “Dumbo” is shown.
In 1955, “Tutti Frutti”, whose name was taken from an ice cream flavor, was recorded by Little Richard in a two-day recroding session at Specialty Records in Hollywood. A-womp-bomp-a-lubop, alop-bam-boom!
In 1956, The first prefrontal lobotomy was performed at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. I guess the patient would rather have a frontal lobotomy than to have a bottle in front of him.
In 1957, “Have Gun Will Travel”, TV Western Drama; debut on CBS. Richard Boone became the hired gun, Paladin, on the popular series which continued for the next six years.
In 1958, “The $64,000 Challenge”, TV Game Show; last aired on CBS.
In 1959, R.C., “Private Eye” by The Olympics peaked at #95 on the pop singles chart.
In 1959, R.C., “The Mummy” by Bob McFadden and Dor peaked at #39 on the pop singles chart.
In 1959, The new $32 million Aqueduct, operated by the New York Racing Association, was opened.
In 1963, R.C., “Surfer Girl” by The Beach Boys peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart.
In 1964, Walt Disney was awarded the Medal of Freedom at the White House.
In 1964, “Make Room For Daddy”, TV Comedy, aka The Danny Thomas Show; last aired on CBS.
In 1964, “No Time For Sergeants”, TV Comedy; debut on ABC. The poor sarges couldnʹt find their watches (GROAN).
In 1964, “The Bing Crosby Show”, TV Comedy; debut on ABC.
In 1964, The submarine adventure series “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” premiered on ABC-TV.
In 1965, “F Troop”, TV Comedy; debut on ABC.
In 1965, “My Mother The Car”, TV Comedy, probably the worst TV show ever, until “South Of Sunset” debut in 1993, debut on NBC. Jerry Van Dyke, whose deceased TV mother was reincarnated as an automobile, a 1928 Porter (voice by Ann Sothern), had better success in another TV series 24 years later, “Coach”.
In 1965, “Please Donʹt Eat The Daises”, TV Comedy; debut on NBC.
In 1967, Holy ignition! In 1967, tonightʹs episode of “Batman” reveals that Dick Grayson (aka Robin) has just earned his driverʹs license, allowing him to drive the Batmobile.
In 1968, Jimmy Ellis won the WBA heavyweight title by beating Floyd Patterson in the 15th round in Stockholm, Sweden.
In 1968, R.C., “One, Two, Three, Red Light” by 1910 Fruitgum Company peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.
In 1968, The mastermind behind “The Monkees,” Don Kirshner, presented his latest idea thatʹs based on the comic book series. “The Archie Show”, TV Cartoon Show whose 1970 single, “Sugar, Sugar,” sold over six million copies, debut on CBS. This bubble-gum group created by Don Kirshner sold millions of singles and gathered over a staggering 70% share cutting through many age groups from children to adults. Also debuting on CBS were “The Batman/Superman Hour”, “The Wacky Races”, “The Go-Go Gophers”, and “The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour”, all cartoon shows.
In 1968, “Fantastic Voyage”, and “Gulliver”, TV Cartoon Shows, debut on ABC.
In 1968, “The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour” began airing on CBS Saturday Morning.
In 1968, In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, The Whoʹs Pete Townshend mentioned a rock opera he was writing about a boy who was deaf, dumb and blind and “sure played a mean pinball.”
In 1969, “The Bill Cosby Show”, TV Comedy; debut on NBC.
In 1969, “The Bold Ones”, TV General Drama; debut on NBC.
In 1970, “The Red Skelton Show”, TV Variety; moved to NBC.
In 1971, “Cannon”, TV Crime Drama starring William Conrad; debut on CBS.
In 1972, As lights went out in bedrooms throughout America, voices were heard repeating the Good night routine performed on this, the first performance of “The Waltons” TV drama on CBS-TV in 1972. “Good night, John Boy”, “Good night, Jim-Bob”, “Good night, Elizabeth”, and so on.
In 1973, In a Brady Bunch episode called “Adios, Johnny Bravo”, Greg is picked to become a rock star, the Brady kids audition their act for a television amateur show and Greg is spotted by a musical agent who wants to sign him up. But the agent, Tami Cutler, doesnʹt want all the Bradys, just Greg.
In 1973, “The Girl With Something Extra”, TV Comedy starring Sally Field; debut on NBC. That extra wasnʹt enough to last more than a season.
In 1974, R.C., “I Shot The Sheriff” by Eric Clapton peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.
In 1975, “Swiss Family Robinson”, TV Adventure; debut on ABC.
In 1975, “Three for the Road” began airing on CBS and ended promptly on November 30
In 1977, “Dreams” single by Fleetwood Mac was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1977, “Inside the NFL” began airing on HBO
In 1978, The first episode of the TV series, “Mork and Mindy”, starring the irrepressible manic new talent Robin Williams as Mork the Orkan and actress, Pam Dawber as Mindy, aired this night on ABC-TV. Mork had made an earlier (February, 1978) appearance — landing on earth during an episode of “Happy Days”. Na nu, na nu.
In 1979, Kenny Rogers received a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1979, Theodore J. Coombs completed a 5,193 mile roller skate from Los Angeles to New York City and back to Yates Center, Kansas.
In 1980, “Weird Al” Yankovic recorded “Another One Rides The Bus” for a Placebo EP live on The Doctor Demento Show on the late KMET-FM 94.7 in Los Angeles, California. Damascus doing the deep bass voice during the chorus and the bass drum-like boom was done by John Bermuda Schwartz who met Weird Al that same night.
In 1981, “Entertainment Tonight”, TV Magazine, TVʹs first same-day satellite delivered syndicated show, debut. It was also the first program of its kind. Itʹs must-see news the networks donʹt cover. They didnʹt cover celebrity birthdays until 1983, just a couple of years after D.T. began compiling them from The World Almanac to begin with.
In 1981, The Rolling Stonesʹ “Tattoo You” enters the LP chart, where it will stay for 30 weeks including nine at number one.
In 1984, The first “MTV Video Music Awards”, co-hosted by Dan Aykroyd and Bette Midler, were presented at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The Cars won Best Video honors for “You Might Think”, and Michael Jackson won Best Overall Performance and Choreography for his “Thriller” video. Herbie Hancock was the big winner, winning five awards for his “Rockit” video. However, Madonna stole the show with her performance of “Like A Virgin” in which she rolled around on the stage in a wedding dress.
In 1985, Disney makes its first venture into ongoing childrenʹs television animation with “The Wuzzles” on CBS. Each character an odd hybrid of two animals (Elleroo, Bumble-lion, Hoppopotamus, etc.), the Wuzzles are all the only animal of their own species on the wonderful island of Wuz. And although few of them can fly, all have a small set of wings on their backs. Among the voices having way too much fun on the 13 episode series are Stan Freberg, along with “Laugh-Inʹs” JoAnne Worley and Henry Gibson. The main characters are all readily available in plush toy versions from Hasbro. Disneyʹs second Saturday morning 'toon makes its debut not too much later in the morning — Disneyʹs “Adventures of the Gummi Bears,” based on both the candy and a few ideas bounced around from Disney chairman Michael Eisner.
In 1985, R.C., “Invincible” by Pat Benetar peaked at number ten on the pop singles chart.
In 1985, R.C., “Master And Servant” by Depeche Mode peaked at #87 on the pop singles chart.
In 1985, R.C., “We Donʹt Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)” by Tina Turner peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.
In 1985, “227”, TV Comedy; debut on NBC.
In 1985, “Disneyʹs Adventures of the Gummi Bears” began airing on NBC
In 1985, “Hulk Hoganʹs Rockʹn Wrestling”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on CBS.
In 1985, “Jim Hensonʹs Little Muppet Monsters” began airing on CBS
In 1985, “The Berenstain Bears”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on CBS.
In 1985, “The Care Bears” began airing in syndication
In 1985, “The Golden Girls”, TV Comedy; debut on NBC. It starred Beatrice Arthur, Estelle Getty, Betty White and Rue McClanahan. Four feisty babes live and learn about love and laughter! In the pilot of “The Golden Girls,” Dorothy Zbornak is helping her mother Sophia move in, after a fire destroys the Shady Pines retirement home. But the owner of their Miami bungalow, Blanche Deveraux, is making plans to move out, to marry a man she doesnʹt know is really a bigamist. The only character really moving out is Coco, their gay houseboy, whoʹs neʹer to be seen or heard from after this first show ends.
In 1985, “The Gummi Bears”, TV Cartoon Show, debut on NBC.
In 1985, John Mellencampʹs “Scarecrow” hits the LP chart. The multi-platinum album includes the hits “Lonely 'ol Night,” “Small Town” and “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.”
In 1986, Saskatchewan and Hamilton play their first CFL regular-season overtime game.
In 1986, “The New Adventures of Jonny Quest” began airing in syndication
In 1987, The biggest issue of a newspaper was the Sunday New York Times with 1,612 pages weighing twelve pounds. Talk about a tough delivery job.
In 1987, “Frankʹs Place”, TV Comedy; debut on CBS.
In 1987, “High Rollers” returned to be airing new episodes in syndication.
In 1987, “The Grabowski Shuffle” video by Mike Ditka And The Grabowskis was released
In 1987, “Truth or Consequences” returned to be airing new episodes in syndicaiton.
In 1988, “The Slap Maxwell Story”, TV Comedy starring Dabney Coleman last aired on ABC.
In 1988, “Unsolved Mysteries,” hosted by Robert Stack, premiered on NBC.
In 1989, Sting made his stage debut in “The Three Penny Opera” in Washington. He was torn apart by critics, including one who wrote “prepare to be stung.”
In 1990, “Tiny Toon Adventures” began airing in syndication
In 1991, “Back to the Future: The Animated Series” began airing on CBS
In 1991, “Bill and Tedʹs Excellent Adventures” TV Cartoon moved to Fox.
In 1991, “Mother Goose And Grimm”, TV Cartoon Show, debut on CBS.
In 1991, “Nurses”, TV Comedy, debut on CBS.
In 1991, “Riders In The Sky” TV Childrens debut on CBS.
In 1991, “Super Mario World” began airing on NBC
In 1991, “W.K.R.P. In Cincinnati”, TV Comedy, returns for a second run in syndication for two more years.
In 1991, “Whereʹs Wally?: The Animated Series” began airing on TV. It is a joint venture between American/Canadian/British animated television series production, animated by DIC Entertainment and The Waldo Film Company. It was called “Whereʹs Waldo?” in North America. So Whereʹs Waldo? Answer: in a city where he might find Carmen Sandiego!
In 1991, “Yo Yogi!”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on NBC.
In 1991, Comedian Jay Leno was slightly injured when his motorcycle was hit by another biker.
In 1992, “Hearts Afire”, TV Comedy, debut on CBS.
In 1992, “The Rush Limbaugh Show”, TV Talk Show, debut in syndication.
In 1993, “Bakersfield P.D.”, an underrated TV Comedy; debut on Fox.
In 1993, “Saved by the Bell: The College Years” began airing on NBC (the pilot aired May 22, 1993)
In 1994, On 90210, Dylan yelled at Kelly for choosing Brandon over him.
In 1994, “All-American Girl” (TV Comedy) debut on ABC.
In 1994, “Touched by an Angel” (TV General Drama) premiered on CBS.
In 1994, “Tuesday Night Music Club” album by Sheryl Crow was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1996, “Project G.e.e.K.e.R.” began airing on CBS
In 1996, “Secrets of the Cryptkeeperʹs Haunted House” began airing on CBS
In 1998, “Maury” TV talk show debut in syndication.
In 1998, “The Hollywood Squares” TV game show returned to syndication with Whoopi Goldberg as the center square
In 1998, “The Roseanne Show” TV talk show debut in syndication.
In 1999, The 1968 Beatles animated movie fantasy “Yellow Submarine” has been re-released on VH-1 with a previously-deleted sequence featuring the song “Hey Bulldog”, which was heard on the forthcoming remixed version of the original soundtrack.
In 1999, “Yellow Submarine Songtrack” album by The Beatles was released
In 2002, “Whatʹs New, Scooby-Doo?” began airing on Kidsʹ WB
In 2003, In a record of futility, The Detroit Tigers lost to the Royals 7-2 to become the first team in 34 years to lose 110 games in one season. Detroit (38-110) has the most losses since the Montreal Expos and San Diego Padres went 52-110 in 1969, their first seasons in the major leagues. The 1996 Tiger squad finished the season with a 53-109 record.
In 2009, “The Jay Leno Show” premiered on NBC.
In 2009, Death claimed comic character actor Henry Gibson at age 73.
In 2009, Death claimed “Dirty Dancing” star Patrick Swayze at 57.
In 2011, “Up All Night” began airing on NBC
In 2011, Pittsburgh clinched its 19th consecutive losing season, a record for a major league franchise in North America, losing to the Saint Louis Cardinals 3-2. The Pirates, who were 51-44 and led the National League Central by a half-game before play on July 20, dropped to 67-82.
In 2016, “Legends of Chamberlain Heights” began airing on Comedy Central
In 2018, “Norm Macdonald Has a Show” began airing on Netflix