🏆⚾Ken Aspromonte -- is 90 in the year 2021 and 91 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1931
MLB Manager, MLB Player
🎭Bob Banas -- is 88 in the year 2021 and 89 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1933
Actor, Producer, Choreographer
Names/Places: aka Robert Banas
TV Shows: Jonathan Winters Show
Movie Titles: West Side Story, Always, Down and Out in Beverly Hills
🏆🏁Leonard Wood -- is 87 in the year 2021 and 88 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1934
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: former NASCAR crew chief, and engine builder; 96 race wins; helped innovate the modern pit stop.
🎭Asa Maynor -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1936
Names/Places: aka Virginia Maynor
🎭Art Metrano -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1936
TV Shows: Tim Conway Show, Movin' On, Joanie Loves Chachi (as Uncle Rico), Laugh-In
Movie Titles: Police Academy (series), Breathless, Toys
🏆🏁Ray Norton -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1937
Sprinter, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Misc: AAU Outdoor 100 and 200-meter champion [1959, 1960]: world record holder in both events [9.3. 20.5 respectively]
⚖Mike Sullivan -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1939
🎭🎵🎸Toni Basil -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1943
Actress, Director, Choreographer, Dancer, New Wave Singer
Names/Places: RN:Antonia Basilotta
Misc: Videos; Weird Al Yankovic parodied her hit "Mickey" into a tribute to the classic TV series "I Love Lucy" with "Ricky" in 1983
Song Titles: Mickey, Shopping A to Z
🎭Frazer Hines -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1944
TV Shows: Emmerdale, Doctor Who (as Jamie)
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⚖🎭Paul LeMat -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1945
Congressperson, Movie Actor, Producer
Movie Titles: American History X, Puppetmaster, Melvin and Howard, American Graffiti
🏆🏒Gary Allan "Gubbio" Gambucci -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1946 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NHL Forward
Misc: played mainly in the WHA
Sports Teams: Minnesota North Stars (1971-1974), Minnesota Fighting Saints (WHA, 1973-74)
🏆⚾Larry Dierker -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1946
Sports Commentator, MLB Manager, MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: Houston Colt .45s/Astros (1964-1976), St. Louis Cardinals (1977), Houston Astros (manager, 1997-2001), Houston Astros (broadcast color commentator, 1979-1996, 2004, 2005)
🎵King Sunny Adé -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1946 N.S.
Composer, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Musician, Multi-instrumentalist, Nigerian
Names/Places: RN:Sunday Adeniyi
Misc: a pioneer of modern world music; Juju music expert
Captain Mark Phillips -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1948
Names/Places: Princess Anne of England's ex-hubby
🎭🎵Jim Byrnes -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1948
Hall of Famer, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Composer
TV Shows: Wiseguy (as Daniel Benjamin "Lifeguard" Burroughs), The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (voice), Camp Candy (voice), G.I. Joe (voice), Neon Rider (as Epimetrius the Sage), Double Dragon (voice), Mega Man (voice), Highlander (as Joe Dawson), Robocop: Alpha Commando (voice), Transformers (Beast Wars and Beast Machines, voice), Stargate: Infinity (voice)
🏆🏈Harold Carmichael -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1949 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Wide Receiver
Misc: Super Bowl XV
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Eagles (1971-1983), Dallas Cowboys (1984)
🎵🎸David Coverdale -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1951
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Names/Places: Tawny Kitaen's ex-
Misc: some say b. 1950
Group Names: Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Coverdale-Page
🎭Larry Anderson -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1952
TV Shows: Brothers & Sisters, Life with Lucy
Movie Titles: Star Trek: Insurrection, Pink Eye
🎭🏆Shari Belafonte-Harper -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1954
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Cameraperson, Model
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Harry's daughter, Sam Behrens' wife
TV Shows: Sonic the Hedgehog (as Lupe, voice), Hey Arnold! (as Mrs. Johanssen, voice), Beyond Reality, Hotel (as Julie Gillette), Gravedale High (voice)
🏆⚾Jeffrey Leonard -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1955
Misc: NL LCS MVP 1987
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers (1977), Houston Astros (1978-1981), San Francisco Giants (1981-1988), Milwaukee Brewers (1988), Seattle Mariners (1989-1990)
🎵🎸Doug Wimbish -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1956
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Living Colour
✍🎵Deborah Anne "Debby" Boone -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1956 N.S.
Children's Author, Gospel Singer, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Hackensack, NJ; Pat's daughter
Misc: tortured us with "You Light Up My Life" that stayed stuck at #1 for ten grueling weeks.
Song Titles: You Light Up My Life
🏆🏒Mark E. "Magic" Johnson -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1957 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NHL Forward, Hockey Coach, Olympic Athlete
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota North Stars, Hartford Whalers, St. Louis Blues, New Jersey Devils
🎵🎸Johnette Napolitano -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1957
Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer
Group Names: Concrete Blonde
✍🎵Nick Cave -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1957
Author, Songwriter, Singer, Keyboardist, Australian
Names/Places: RN:Nicholas Edward Cave
Book Titles: The Ass and the Angel
Group Names: Bad Seeds
🎭Lynn Herring -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1958
Names/Places: b. in Enid, OK; Wayne Northrop's wife
TV Shows: General Hospital, Port Charles, Days of Our Lives
Movie Titles: Roller Boogie (1979), Pandemonium (1982)
🎭🎵🎸Joan Jett -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1958
Hall of Famer, Movie Actress, Songwriter, Rhythm Guitarist, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia, PA
Misc: some say b. in 1958 or '59; Weird Al Yankovic parodied her hit "I Love Rock and Roll" with the Blackhearts into a tribute to an ice cream flavor "I Love Rocky Road" in 1982.
Group Names: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (lead), The Runaways, soloist
Song Titles: I Love Rock and Roll
📰Neil Cavuto -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1958
🎵Andrea Bocelli -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1958
Opera Singer, Italian
Names/Places: NN: The Fourth Tenor
Misc: ahn-DRAY'-uh boh-CHEL'-ee
🏆⚾Wally Backman -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1959
MLB Manager, MLB Second Baseman
🏆⛸Tai Reina Babilonia -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1960
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete
🎭Carmen Hernandez -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1961 N.S.
TV Shows: Zoom (1974-1975)
🎭🎮🏆Catherine Oxenberg -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1961
Actress, Producer, Video Game Voice Actress, Model
Names/Places: Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia's daughter
TV Shows: Dynasty (as Amanda Carrington), Acapulco H.E.A.T. (as Ashley Hunter-Coddington), Watch Over Me (as Leandra Thames)
Video Games: Starship Troopers
🎭Scott Baio -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1961
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; Jimmy's cousin
Misc: some say b. 1960 (ET) or 1962
TV Shows: Happy Days (as Charles "Chachi" Arcola), Joanie Loves Chachi (as Charles "Chachi" Arcola, Charles in Charge (as Charles), Blansky's Beauties, Who's Watching the Kids?, Baby Talk (as James), Diagnosis Murder (as Dr. Jack Stewart), See Dad Run (as David Hobbs)
Movie Titles: Bugsy Malone, Zapped
⚛🎭Bonnie Hunt -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1961
Nurse, Actress, Comedienne, TV Talk Show Hostess, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
Misc: some say b. 1960 or 1961
TV Shows: Davis Rules, The Building, The Bonnie Hunt Show (sitcom as Bonnie Kelly), Life with Bonnie (as Bonnie Molloy), The Bonnie Hunt Show (talk show as hostess)
Movie Titles: Return to Me, Cars, Jumanji, Jerry Maguire, The Green Mile, Cheaper By The Dozen (series)
🏆⚾Dot Richardson -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1961
🏆⚾Vincent "Vince" Coleman -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1961 N.S.
Misc: stole 100 bases in his 1st 3 seasons
🎭Rob Stone -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1962
TV Shows: Mr. Belvedere (as Kevin Owens)
Movie Titles: Revenge of the Nerds (TV movie), Crash Course, Terminal Entry
🎭Stuart Fratkin -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1963
TV Shows: The New Adventures of Beans Baxter (as Woodshop), They Came From Outer Space, New Adventures of Beans Baxter (as Woodshop)
Movie Titles: Teen Wolf Too, Ski School, Godzilla (1998), Prehysteria!
🎭Dan Bucatinsky -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1965 N.S.
TV Shows: Scandal (as James Novak), 24: Legacy (as Andy Shalowitz), The Comeback (producer)
Movie Titles: All Over the Guy (producer)
🏆⚾Mark Guthrie -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1965
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✍🎭Ruth Jones -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1966 N.S.
Writer, Actress, Comic Actress, Producer, Welsh (Wales)
TV Shows: Gavin and Stacey (as Nessa), Stella (as Stella Morris)
Movie Titles: East is East, Emma
🏆🏒Mike Richter -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1966
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender
Names/Places: RFMN:Michael Thomas
Sports Teams: New York Rangers (1989-2003)
🎵🎸Parry Gripp -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1967 N.S.
Guitarist, Alternative Rock Singer
Names/Places: b. in Santa Barbara, CA
Group Names: Nerf Herder, soloist
Album Titles: For Those About To Shop-We Salute You (2005)
🏆🏈Harald Hasselbach -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1967
NFL Defensive End
Misc: Super Bowl XXXII and XXXIII, 80th Grey Cup Champion; one of the few football players to have been part of a winning team in a Grey Cup and a Super Bowl
Sports Teams: Calgary Stampeeders (CFL, 1990-1993), Denver Broncos (1994-2000)
🏆⚾Matt Howard -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1967
🎭Sue Perkins -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1969 N.S.
Actress, Comedienne, TV Hostess, Producer, English
TV Shows: The Great British Bake Off (host)
✍🎭Chris Tallman -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1970 N.S.
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Producer
TV Shows: The Thundermans (as Hank), Reno 911
🏆🏈Greg Huntington -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1970
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🏆⚾Mike Matheny -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1970
MLB Manager, MLB Catcher
Sports Teams: Milwaukee Brwers, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals (player 2000-2004, manager since 2012)
🎵🎸Dave Hernandez -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1970
Songwriter, Bassist, Alternative Rock Singer/Guitarist, Mexican
Group Names: The Shins
🎵Mystikal -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1970 N.S.
Names/Places: RN: Michael Lawrence Tyler
🏆🏈Christian Fauria -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1971
NFL Tight End
🎭🎵Chesney Lee Hawkes -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1971
Actor, Songwriter, Pop Singer, English
Song Titles: The One and Only
🎵Big Rube -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1971 N.S.
Music Producer, Singer, Rapper
Names/Places: RN: Ruben Bailey
Group Names: Society of Soul
🏆🏈Nate Dingle -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1972
🏆🏒Pat Falloon -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1972
NHL Right Wing, Canadian
🎭James Hillier -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1973 N.S.
Actor, Producer, English
TV Shows: The Crown, Holby Blue
🏆🏀Gary Trent -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1974
🎭Mireille Enos -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1975 N.S.
TV Shows: The Killing, The Catch (as Alice)
Movie Titles: World War Z, If I Stay, Gangster Squad
🎭Daniella Alonso -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1978
TV Shows: Friday Night Lights, Revolution, Animal Kingdom
Movie Titles: Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Wrong Turn 2: Dead End, The Collector, The Hills Have Eyes II
🎭Michael Graziadei -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1979
🎭MyAnna Buring -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1979 N.S.
TV Shows: Ripper Street, Downtown Abbey
Movie Titles: The Descent, Twilight (series)
🎭🎮Ashley Eckstein -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1981 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
Names/Places: RN: Ashley Drane
TV Shows: Star Wars: Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Ultimate Spider-Man
Movie Titles: Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Sydney White, Alice Upside Down
Video Games: Star Wars (series), Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
🎵🎸Adam Lazzara -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1981 N.S.
Harmonicaist, Rock Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Taking Back Sunday
🎭Carley Stenson -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1982 N.S.
TV Shows: Hollyoaks
🎭Katie Lowes -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1982
TV Shows: Scandal (as Quinn Perkins)
Movie Titles: Big Hero 6, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Wreck-It Ralph
🎭🎵Billie Piper -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1982 N.S.
Actress, Singer, English
TV Shows: Doctor Who (as Rose Tyler), Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Penny Dreadful
🎵🎸Will Farquarson -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1983 N.S.
Bassist, Percussionist, Alternative Rock Guitarist, English
Group Names: Bastille
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🎭Laura Vandervoort -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1984 N.S.
TV Shows: Bitten (as Elena Michaels), Instant Star
Movie Titles: Ted, This Means War
🎭Tatiana Maslany -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1985 N.S.
Actress, Comedienne, Producer, Canadian
TV Shows: Flashpoint, Orphan Black, Perry Mason (2020 edition)
🎭Ukweli Roach -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1986 N.S.
TV Shows: Blindspot (as Dr. Robert Borden)
🎭Teyonah Parris -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1987 N.S.
TV Shows: Mad Men
🎭Tom Felton -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1987 N.S.
Actor, Director, English
Movie Titles: Planet of the Apes (2011), Harry Potter (series as Draco Maffoy)
🏆🏒Derick Brassard -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1987 N.S.
NHL Player, Canadian
Sports Teams: Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Rangers
Michael James Sajak -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1990
Names/Places: Lesly Brown & Pat's son
Patrick Sajak -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1990 N.S.
Names/Places: Lesly and Pat's son
🎭Chase Ellison -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1993 N.S.
Movie Titles: Mysterious Skin, Tooth Fairy, That's What I Am
🏆⚾Carlos Correa -- is 27 in the year 2021 and 28 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1994 N.S.
MLB Shortstop, Puerto Rican
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🎭Juliette Goglia -- is 26 in the year 2021 and 27 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1995
TV Shows: The Michael J. Fox Show, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Movie Titles: Easy A, Fired Up!
Zoey Harrelson -- is 25 in the year 2021 and 26 in the year 2022; b.9/22/1996
Names/Places: Laura Louie and Woody's daughter
🎭Michael Rainey Jr. -- is 21 in the year 2021 and 22 in the year 2022; b.9/22/2000 N.S.
🎭Dalya Knapp -- is 11 in the year 2021 and 12 in the year 2022; b.9/22/2010 N.S.
Bilbo Baggins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1290 d.??/??/????
General Fictious Character
Misc: of Lord Of The Rings; the bravest little Hobbit of them all
👑Queen Anne Of Cleves -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1515 d.7/16/1557 (41)
Names/Places: King Henry VIII of England's fourth wife
✍⚖Philip Dormer Stanhope -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1694 d.3/24/1773 (78)
Author, Politician, Statesman, English
Names/Places: The 4th Earl of Chesterfield, aka Lord Stanhope until the death of his father in 1726.
Misc: introduced the Gregorian Calendar to England in 1752
✍Theodore Edward Hook -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1788 d.8/24/1841 (52)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, English
⚛Michael Faraday -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1791 d.8/25/1867 (75)
Chemist, Inventor, Physicist, English
Misc: published pioneering papers that led to the practical use of electricity
🏆🏒Silas Seth "Sox" Griffis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1883 N.S. d.7/9/1950 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Defensive, Canadian
Misc: NHL Rover
Sports Teams: Vancouver Millionaires, Kenora Thistles
✍🎭Erich von Stroheim -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1885 d.5/12/1957 (71)
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer/Director, Austrian
Names/Places: MN:Oswald Hans Carl Maria von Nordenwall
🎭Hobart Cavanaugh -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1886 d.4/27/1950 (63)
🏆⚾George Dauss -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1889 d.7/27/1963 (73)
🎭Hans Albers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1891 d.7/24/1960 (68)
✍🏆⚽Charlie Buchan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1891 d.6/25/1960 (68)
Hall of Famer, Writer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: centre forward
🎭Billy West -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1892 d.7/21/1975 (82)
Actor, Producer/Director, Russian
Misc: best known as a Charlie Chaplin impersonator
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✍Frank Sullivan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1892 d.2/19/1976 (83)
Names/Places: RN:Francis John
Misc: New Yorker Magazine
🎭Johnnie Gough -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1894 d.6/30/1968 (73)
🎭Paul Muni -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1895 d.8/25/1967 (71)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Austrian, Hungarian
Names/Places: RN:Muni Weisenfreund
✍Babette Deutsch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1895 d.11/13/1982 (87)
🎭Katherine Alexander -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1898 d.1/10/1981 (82)
🎭Veit Harlan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1899 d.4/13/1964 (64)
⚛Charles B. Huggins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1901 d.1/12/1997 (95)
Misc: cancer researcher
✍🎭John Houseman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1902 d.10/31/1988 (86)
Writer, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Producer, Director, Romanian
Names/Places: RN:Jacques Haussmann
Misc: was the Voice of America head during WWII
TV Shows: Aspen, The Paper Chase (as Prof. Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.), Silver Spoons (as Grandfather Edward Stratton II), The Winds of War
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⚖Howard Jarvis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1903 d.8/12/1986 (82)
Politician, Social Reformer
Misc: California Tax Protester. Author of prop. 13 in 1978
🏆Fritz "Itze" Gunst -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1908 N.S. d.11/9/1992 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, German
🎭Allan "Rocky" Lane -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1909 N.S. d.10/27/1973 N.S. (64)
TV/Movie Actor, Voice Actor
Misc: B-movie cowboy star of the 1940s
TV Shows: Red Ryder (star) Mr. Ed (voicist)
🎵LeRoy Holmes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1913 d.7/27/1986 (72)
TV Shows: Tonight Show (1956-57)
🎭Martha Scott -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1914 d.5/28/2003 (88)
Names/Places: b. in Jamesport, MO
TV Shows: The Bionic Woman (as Helen Elgin), Dallas (as Mrs. Patricia Shepard), Our Town (as Emily), The Bob Newhart Show (as Mr. Hartley's mom)
Movie Titles: Ben-Hur, The Ten Commandments
🎭Arthur Lowe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1915 d.4/15/1982 (66)
🏆🏀Zigmund "Red" Mihalik -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1916 N.S. d.9/25/1966 N.S. (50)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Player, Basketball Referee
📰Richard C. Hottelet -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1917 d.12/17/2014 (97)
TV Shows: CBS News
🏆⚾Bob Lemon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1920 d.1/11/2000 (79)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: RN:Robert Granville Lemon
Misc: Indians player World Series [1948, 1954]; N.Y. Yankees [World Series 1978]
Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians (1941-1942, 1946-1958), Kansas City Royals (manager, 1970-1972), Chicago White Sox (manager, 1977-1978), New York Yankees (manager, 1978-1979, 1981-1982)
Eric Baker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1920 d.7/11/1976 (55)
Misc: co-founder of Amnesty International
🎵Jack Russell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1920 d.3/17/2004 (83)
Misc: yo-yo expert
TV Shows: Your Show of Shows
🎭Ralph Tabakin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1921 d.5/13/2001 (79)
🏆⚽Ed Souza -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1921 d.5/19/1979 (57)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player
🎨Jack Berrill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1923 d.3/14/1996 (72)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Gil Thorp
🎵🎷Ray Wetzel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1924 d.8/17/1951 (26)
🎭Virginia Capers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1925 d.5/6/2004 (78)
TV Shows: Fresh Prince of Bel Air (as grandma Hattie)
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🎨💰Russell M. Solomon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1925 N.S. d.3/4/2018 N.S. (92)
Art Collector, Entrepreneur
Misc: Tower Records founder
🏆⚾Tommy Lasorda -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1927 N.S. d.1/7/2021 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Player
Misc: has managed LA Dodgers to 2 World Series titles (1981,88) in 4 appearances; entered 1994 season with 1,422 regular-season wins in 18 years; Dodgers #2 retired
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers (1954-1955), Kansas City Athletics (1956), Los Angeles Dodgers (manager, 1976-1996)
🎭Eugene Roche -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1928 d.7/28/2004 (75)
TV Shows: Captain Kangaroo (writer), The Corner Bar, Soap (as attorney E. Ronald Mallu), Webster (as Bill Parker)
🏆🥊Johnny Valentine -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1928 d.4/24/2001 (72)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:John Theodore Wisniski
Misc: wrestling career spanned almost three decades
🎵Dolores Hawkins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1929 d.1/15/1987 (57)
🏆🏈George (Football) Young -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1930 N.S. d.12/8/2001 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, NFL Executive, Football Coach, Football Player
🏆🥊Ingemar Johansson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1932 d.1/30/2009 (76)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Swedish
Misc: world heavyweight champion 
🏆🏀Lute Olson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1934 N.S. d.8/27/2020 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Names/Places: RFMN:Robert Luther
Sports Teams: Long Beach State (1973-1974), University of Iowa (1974-1983), University of Arizona (1983-2008)
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⚛Junko Tabei -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1939 N.S. d.10/20/2016 N.S. (77)
Explorer, Mountaineer, Japanese
Misc: the first woman to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.
✍🎭Anna Karina -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1940 N.S. d.12/14/2019 N.S. (79)
Screenwriter, Movie Actress, Director, Danish (Denmark)
Movie Titles: My Life to Live, A Woman Is a Woman, Alphaville
🏆🏀David J. Stern -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1942 N.S. d.1/1/2020 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, NBA Executive
Misc: Marketing expert and former NBA commissioner; took office the year Michael Jordan turned pro; has presided over stunning artistic and financial success of NBA both nationally and internationally, best demonstrated by reception of the Dream Team at 1992 Olympics; league has grown from 23 teams to 27 during his watch and will expand to 29 in 1995 with arrival of Toronto and Vancouver; received unprecedented 5-year, $27.5 million contract extension in 1990.
🎵Mike Patto -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1942 d.3/4/1979 (36)
Songwriter, Singer, British
Group Names: Patto, Spooky Tooth
🏆🏈Godfrey Myles -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1968 d.6/10/2011 (42)
⚛Francisco Vázquez de Coronado -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/25/1510 J+CD d.9/22/1554 J+CD (44)
⛪John Biddle -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/14/1615 d.9/22/1662 (47)
Religionist, Unitarian, English
⛪Pope Clement XIV -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/31/1705 N.S. d.9/22/1774 N.S. (68)
Misc: pope 1769-1774
🎖Nathan Hale -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/6/1755 N.S. d.9/22/1776 N.S. (21)
Misc: American Revolutionary officer; co-founding father; hanged as a spy by the British
⚛John Bartram -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/23/1699 d.9/22/1777 (78)
Scientist, Botanist, American
Names/Places: b. in Pennsylvania Colony; NN: The Father of American Botany
⚛Johann August Breithaupt -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/16/1791 N.S. d.9/22/1873 N.S. (82)
Scientist, Mineralologist, German
🏆🥊Patrick "Packey" McFarland -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/1/1898 N.S. d.9/22/1936 N.S. (37)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, American
🎭Ruth Roland -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/26/1897 d.9/22/1937 (40)
Names/Places: NN:Queen of the Thriller Serials
Misc: was 39 when she died?
🎭Samuel Wood -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/10/1884 d.9/22/1949 (65)
Misc: Communist Fighter
Movie Titles: For Whom The Bell Tolls
🎨💰Samuel H. Kress -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/23/1863 d.9/22/1955 (92)
Art Collector, Businessperson, Merchant, Philanthropist
Misc: S.H. Kress 10 cent stores in 1896
⚛Frederick Soddy -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/2/1877 d.9/22/1956 (79)
Misc: coined the word "isotope" on 2-18-1913 from Greek words meaning "same place" for the products of radioactive transformation that occupied the same place on the Periodic Table.; He received the 1921 Nobel prize for chemistry for the investigation of radioactive substances.
✍Mary Roberts Rinehart -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/12/1876 d.9/22/1958 (82)
Misc: originator of the phrase "The butler did it."
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🎭Marion Davies -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/3/1897 d.9/22/1961 (64)
🏆⚾James Raleigh "Biz" Mackey -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/27/1897 N.S. d.9/22/1965 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Manager, Baseball Catcher
Misc: in Negro league baseball. He came to be regarded as black baseball's premier catcher in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
Sports Teams: San Antonio Black Aces (1918), Indianapolis ABC's (1920-1922), Hilldale Daisies (1923-1931), Philadelphia Royal Giants (1925), Philadelphia Stars (1933-1935), Newark Dodgers (1935), Washington Elite Giants (1936-1937), Baltimore Elite Giants (1938-1939), Newark Eagles (1939-1941, 1945-1947, 1950)
⚛Othmar Ammann -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/26/1876 d.9/22/1965 (89)
Engineer, German, Swiss
Misc: Lincoln Tunnel, Golden Gate Bridge, & other bridges
🎭Patricia Doyle -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/10/1913 d.9/22/1975 (62)
TV Shows: Wuthering Heights
🎭Lou Holtz -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/11/1893 d.9/22/1980 (87)
Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan
🎵Harry Warren -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/24/1893 d.9/22/1981 (87)
Names/Places: RN:Salvatore Guaragna
🎭🎵"Brother Dave" Gardner -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/11/1925 d.9/22/1983 (58)
Comedian, Novelty Singer
🎵Nicolas Kasanda -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/7/1939 d.9/22/1985 (46)
Names/Places: aka Dr. Nico or Docteur Nico
Misc: one of the pioneers of soukous music
🎭Dan Rowan -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/2/1922 d.9/22/1987 (65)
Names/Places: b. in Beggs, OK
Misc: Dick Martin's partner
TV Shows: Rowan & Martin's Laugh In (cohost/straight man)
🎵Norman Luboff -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/14/1917 d.9/22/1987 (70)
Conductor/Composer, Arranger, Music Publisher, Musician
Misc: Choir Director
🎵Irving Berlin -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/11/1888 N.S. d.9/22/1989 N.S. (101)
Composer, Songwriter, Russian
Names/Places: b. in Temun; RN:Israel Isidore Baline
Misc: Wrote 1500 songs incl God Bless America, White Christmas, Easter Parade, There's No Buisiness Like Show Business, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Puttin' on the Ritz, Annie Get Your Gun, This is the Army, Always; wrote 19 Bway musicals, 18 movie scores; founded ASCAP
🏆🎳Tony Sparando -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/18/1906 N.S. d.9/22/1989 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
🏆⚾🏈🏀Paul D. "Tony" Hinkle -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/19/1899 N.S. d.9/22/1992 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Coach, Baseball Player, Football Coach, Football Player, Basketball Coach, Basketball Player
Misc: he's in both the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Chicago (where he won varsity letters in three sports)
🎨Forrest C. "Bud" Sagendorf -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/22/1915 d.9/22/1994 (79)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
🎵🎷John Edward "Teddy" Buckner -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/16/1909 N.S. d.9/22/1994 N.S. (85)
✍📰🎵Leonard Feather -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/13/1914 d.9/22/1994 (80)
Lecturer, Critic, Journalist, Historian, Composer, Pianist, English
Book Titles: Encyclopedia of Jazz
🎭🎵Dorothy Lamour -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/10/1914 d.9/22/1996 (81)
Movie Actress, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New Orleans; RN:Mary Leta Dorothy Kaumeyer
Misc: the sultry, sarong-wearing sidekick of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby when they went on the "Road"; guest TV spots, Hello Dolly stage show
Movie Titles: Jungle Princess, Road To Singapore, Johnny Apollo
⛪🎭George C. Scott -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/18/1927 d.9/22/1999 (71)
Protestant, TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Names/Places: b. in Wise, VA; 2x Colleen DeWhurst's ex-, wed 5x's
TV Shows: Mr. President (as President Samuel Arthur Tresch)
Movie Titles: East Side/West Side, Patton
🎵🎷Sal Salvador -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/21/1925 d.9/22/1999 (73)
🎵🎷Willie Cook -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/11/1923 d.9/22/2000 (76)
Trumpeter, Jazz Performer
Group Names: Duke Ellington Band
🎵Isaac Stern -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/21/1920 d.9/22/2001 (81)
Names/Places: b. in Kreminlecz
Misc: concert violinist; Fiddler On The Roof soundtrack; no relation to Howard!
🏆🏁🏊Harrison Smith "Harry" Glancy -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/17/1904 N.S. d.9/22/2002 N.S. (98)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
📰Joseph Nathan Kane -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/23/1899 d.9/22/2002 (103)
Misc: spanned three centuries
🎭Gordon Jump -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/1/1932 d.9/22/2003 (71)
TV Actor, Commercial Actor
Names/Places: b. in Dayton, Ohio
Misc: Maytag repairman
TV Shows: WKRP in Cincinnatti (as Arthur Carlson the station manager), The New WKRP in Cincinnatti (as Arthur Carlson the station manager), The Partridge Family (frequent guest), Growing Pains (as grandad)
🏆🥊Ray "Bubba" Washington Traylor Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/2/1963 N.S. d.9/22/2004 N.S. (41)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: ring name: Big Boss Man, Bossman, The Boxx, Guardian Angel, and Big Bubba Rogers
🎭Edward Albert -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/20/1951 d.9/22/2006 (55)
Soap Actor, TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; Eddie's son
TV Shows: Falcon Crest (as Jeff Wainwright), The Yellow Rose, Last Convertible, Port Charles
🎭Harry Spear -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/16/1921 d.9/22/2006 (84)
Movie Titles: Our Gang
🎭Marcel Marceau -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/22/1923 d.9/22/2007 (84)
Names/Places: b. in Strasbourg
🎭Thomas "Bud" McDonald -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/1/1922 N.S. d.9/22/2008 N.S. (85)
Movie Titles: Our Gang (the boy with the freckles and big ears)
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🎵Connie Haines -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/20/1921 d.9/22/2008 (87)
Names/Places: RN:Yvonne Marie Jamais
🏆🎳John "Junior" Powell -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/1/1924 d.9/22/2009 (84)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
🏆🏁🏊Ray Bussard -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/12/1928 N.S. d.9/22/2010 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: Swimming Coach
⛪🎭🎵Eddie Fisher -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/10/1928 d.9/22/2010 (82)
Jewish, Actor, TV Host, Pop Crooner, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia, PA; Debbie Reynolds, then Liz Taylor, then Connie Stevens's ex-, Carrie's dad; RFN:Edwin Jack
TV Shows: Coke Time, The George Gobel Show, The Eddie Fisher Show
🎵🎸Jack Neal -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/7/1930 N.S. d.9/22/2011 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: The Blue Caps (a backing band for Gene Vincent)
⚛David Hunter Hubel -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/27/1926 d.9/22/2013 (87)
🏆⚾"Yogi" Berra -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/12/1925 d.9/22/2015 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Coach, MLB Catcher
Names/Places: b. in St. Louis, Mo.; RFMN:Lawrence Peter or RFN:Larry
Misc: AL MVP 1951, 1954, 1955; once played 148 error-less games in a row; played on 14 World Series winners with NY Yankees; managed both Yankees (1964) and NY Mets (1973) to pennants.
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (player 1946-1963, manager 1964 and 1984-1985, coach 1976-1983), New York Mets (player 1965, manager 1972-1974, coach 1965-1971), Houston Astros (coach 1986-1989)
🏆🏒Walter Lewis Bush Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/25/1929 N.S. d.9/22/2016 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Writer
Misc: American ice hockey administrator
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✍🎭Ottokar Runze -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/19/1925 N.S. d.9/22/2018 N.S. (93)
Screenwriter, Movie Producer/Director, German
✍🎵Charles "Chas" Hodges -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/28/1943 N.S. d.9/22/2018 N.S. (74)
Screenwriter, Songwriter, Bassist, Pianist, Novelty Singer, Pop Singer/Guitarist, English
Group Names: Chas & Dave
🎭J. Michael "Mike" Mendel -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/24/1964 N.S. d.9/22/2019 N.S. (54)
TV Shows: The Simpsons, Rick and Morty, The PJs, The Oblongs, Drawn Together, Napoleon Dynamite, The Critic
🎭Michael Gwisdek -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/14/1942 N.S. d.9/22/2020 N.S. (78)
Actor, Movie Director, German
Movie Titles: The Big Mambo, Nightshapes
🏆🥊Joseph Michael "Joe" Laurinaitis -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/12/1960 N.S. d.9/22/2020 N.S. (60)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: NN:Road Warrior Animal
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In 1917, The silent comedy-drama “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm,” starring Mary Pickford, was released.
In 1927, Soldier Field in Chicago was the site of the historic heavyweight championship rematch between Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney before 100,000 people. Tunney, the defending champion, racked up the points through the first six rounds with an unrelenting left jab. However, Dempsey finally cornered the champion in the seventh, staggering him at first and sent him to the canvas with a devastating left hook. It was the first time Tunney had been knocked down in his career. Anxious to finish Tunney off, Dempsey stood over the fallen champ and did not immediately retreat to his corner. The referree walked Dempsey to the corner, giving Tunney a few extra seconds to recover. In fact, so great was his recovery that he defeated Dempsey, a loss that would send him into retirement.
In 1930, The Mickey Mouse film, “The Gorilla Mystery” is completed. Minnie Mouse also appears.
In 1937, Frodo and Bilbo Baggins were featured in J.R.R. Tolkienʹs “The Hobbit” published on this day. Bilbo, Bilbo Baggins, the bravest little hobbit of them all.
In 1938, Frank Morgan was picked to play the Wizard in MGMʹs “The Wizard Of Oz.”
In 1938, The musical comedy revue “Hellzapoppin',” starring Ole (OHʹ-lee) Olsen and Chic Johnson, began a three-year run on Broadway.
In 1939, Vocalion releases Gene Autryʹs “Back In The Saddle Again”
In 1944, The Pluto film, “First Aiders” is released. Minnie Mouse and Figaro also appear.
In 1950, The Pluto film, “Camp Dog” is released.
In 1952, “Life With Luigi”, TV Comedy, radio since '48; debut on CBS.
In 1953, “The Red Skelton Show”, TV Variety; moved to CBS.
In 1955, (ITV) Commercial TV begins in England.
In 1955, Heavyweight champ Rocky Mariano KOs Archie Moore in nine.
In 1955, This day was the first day that commercial television was beamed to homes in Great Britain. The rules said that only six minutes of ads were allowed each hour and there was no Sunday morning TV permitted.
In 1956, R.C., “Dear Elvis (Pages One and Two)” by Audrey peaked at #87 on the pop singles chart.
In 1956, R.C., “In The Middle Of The House” by Vaughn Monroe peaked at #11 on the pop singles chart.
In 1956, R.C., “Well Did You Evah?” by Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra peaked at #92 on the pop singles chart.
In 1956, Billboard runs an article which states, “with new experiences to their credit, such as calling riot squads and with scars such as damaged seats, some arena and stadium officials have turned their thumbs down to rock and roll.”
In 1957, The TV series “Maverick,” starring James Garner and Jack Kelly, premiered on ABC.
In 1958, R.C., “Summertime, Summertime” by The Jamies peaked at #26 on the pop singles chart.
In 1958, When the mob rattles Mother and her jazz club for protection money, Itʹs up to “Peter Gunn” to stop them in his series debut (to the strains of Henry Mancini.)
In 1958, “Father Knows Best”, TV Comedy; moved back to CBS.
In 1958, “The Burns and Allen Show”, TV Comedy; last aired on CBS.
In 1958, COVER OF LIFE GEORGE BURNS and GRACIE ALLEN
In 1962, R.C., “Beechwood 4-5789” by The Marvelettes peaked at #17 on the pop singles chart.
In 1962, “Calvin and The Colonel”, TV Cartoon Show; last aired on ABC.
In 1962, New York set a modern National League record by recording their 116th…loss of the season. The Mets lost to the Chicago Cubs, 9-2, passing the 1935 Boston Braves, who had broken the previous record by losing their 110th…on this date in 1935.
In 1963, “College Bowl”, TV Game Show; moved to NBC.
In 1963, “Dennis The Menace”, TV Comedy; last aired on CBS.
In 1963, “The Bill Dana Show”, TV Comedy; debut on NBC.
In 1963, “The Real McCoys”, TV Comedy; last aired on CBS.
In 1964, Robert Vaughn starred as Napoleon Solo when the TV Sci-fi Crime Drama “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” debuted on NBC-TV. Soloʹs trusty side-kick in this James Bond spoof was Illya Kuryakin, played by David McCallum. The show was a hit for 3½ seasons. U.N.C.L.E. stood for United Network Command for Law and Enforcement.
In 1965, The Goofy film, “Freewayphobia Number Two (Goofyʹs Freeway Trouble)” is released.
In 1968, “Land Of The Giants”, TV Adventure; debut on ABC.
In 1969, “The Band” album by The Band was released
In 1972, David Bowie belts out “Ziggy Stardust” backed by Spiders From Mars at Clevelandʹs Music Hall in his first U.S. performance.
In 1972, In an episode called “Hawaii Bound”, “The Brady Bunch” began a three-part Hawaiian adventure. In the opening segment, Mike Brady is able to take the whole family with him when his company sends him to Hawaii to check the construction of a building he designed. The Bradys tour the island and the boys get involved with an ancient tabu.
In 1974, The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Denver Broncos were the first teams to play to a tie, 35-35, with the newly instituted overtime rule in effect.
In 1974, “Sonny Comedy Revue”, TV Variety; debut on ABC. It bombed. Following CHERʹs split from SONNY, Mr. Bono debuts his own Variety hour on ABC. Guests on the debut episode: HOWARD COSELL, SALLY STRUTHERS, and the JACKSON 5
In 1975, The World Football League folds.
In 1976, “Ball Four” began airing on CBS
In 1976, “Charlieʹs Angels”, TV Crime Drama that literally changed the way crimefighters looked on TV; debut on ABC. Hair, there and everywhere. Charlieʹs Angels, the Baywatch of its day, blow-dries onto the ABC schedule creating a nationwide Farrah frenzy. “Charlieʹs Angels” jiggled its way onto the ABC lineup as the result of a promise by Aaron Spelling to create a show for Kate Jackson, whom he still had under contract when “The Rookies” was abruptly canceled. The show makes its debut in the top ten. Time Magazine later explains the showʹs popularity: “Typically, each Angels episode makes sure at least one costar strips down to a bikini in the first ten minutes, the better to keep males in a state of gape-jawed passivity and expectation thereafter.”
In 1977, “The Man From Atlantis”, TV Scifi Adventure, starring Patrick Duffy, debut on NBC.
In 1977, “The Stranger” album by Billy Joel was released
In 1978, “The Waverly Wonders”, and “Whoʹs Watching The Kids”, TV comedies, debut on NBC. They both bomb.
In 1979, R.C., “Cars” by Gary Numan peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.
In 1979, “Casper and the Angels” began airing on NBC
In 1979, “Fred and Barney Meet The Thing”, TV Cartoon Show, debut on NBC.
In 1979, “Hart to Hart” crime drama began airing as a series on ABC. It aired as a pilot on August 25, 1979.
In 1979, “Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo” began airing on ABC
In 1979, “Spider-Woman”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on ABC.
In 1979, “The New Adventures of Flash Gordon” began airing on NBC
In 1979, “The New Shmoo”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on NBC.
In 1979, “The Super Globetrotters” began airing on NBC
In 1979, Joe Walsh announces a short-lived candidacy for President of the United States.
In 1980, John Lennon signed with Geffen Records on this day. The Lennon LP, “Double Fantasy” was released on Geffen shortly before Lennon was assassinated on December 8, 1980.
In 1981, TV Guide Listing: ABC 8:30 PM Laverne and Shirley; The gang passes a rainy night playing a “truth game”, and everyoneʹs ego takes a beating from the truth of what others think. Laverne: Penny Marshall. Shirley: Cindy Williams. Squiggy: David L. Lander. Carmine: Eddie Mekka. Lenny: Michael McKean. (Repeat).
In 1981, “Double Dutch Bus (seven inch)” single by Frankie Smith was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1982, “Family Ties”, TV Comedy that made Michael J. Fox a teen heartthrob, debut on NBC. Take one young, scheming Republican and mix in a couple of older liberal parental figures and what do you get? The Democratic convention? Pretty close.
In 1982, “Tales Of The Gold Monkey”, TV Adventure, debut on ABC.
In 1984, R.C., “Missing You” by John Waite peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.
In 1984, R.C., “The Warrior” by Scandal with Patty Smyth peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart.
In 1984, R.C., “Weʹre Not Gonna Take It” by Twisted Sister peaked at #21 on the pop singles chart.
In 1984, “Pryorʹs Place”, TV Childrens starring Richard Pryor; debut on CBS.
In 1986, “ALF”, TV Scifi Comedy; debut on NBC. ALF=Alien Life Form.
In 1986, “Dennis the Menace” cartoon began airing in syndication
In 1986, “Zoobilee Zoo” began airing in syndication
In 1987, According to the Tonight Show, the comedy team of Cheech and Chong broke up because of creative differences. The reason? Cheech smoked Chongʹs last joint.
In 1987, Widowed sportscaster David Tanny, oops, I mean Danny Tanner this time, invites his idiot brother-in-law and his idiot friend to live in his astonishingly large house, help raise his children, and crack wise on the “Three Men And A Baby” rip-off “Full House.” On the bright side, viewers only have to watch one Olsen twin at a time.
In 1987, “I Married Dora” began airing on ABC
In 1989, “Baywatch”, TV Adventure, debut on NBC. Pamela Anderson joined the show in 1992. Yasmine Bleeth joined in 1994. Boobs and butts on the beach!
In 1989, “Family Matters”, TV Comedy that made Steve Urkel a household name, debut on ABC.
In 1989, “Free Spirit” began airing on ABC
In 1989, “Late Show with David Letterman” presents one of its truly legendary Top Ten lists, the “Top Ten Numbers Between One and Ten: Number Ten. Seven / Nine. Four / Eight. Ten / Seven. Three / Six. Eight and a half / Five. Nine / Four. Two / Three. One / Two. Eight / One. Five and Six (tie).”
In 1989, “Personal Jesus” single by Depeche Mode was released
In 1989, Songwriter Irving Berlin died in New York City at age 101. During his lengthy career, he wrote many classics, including “God Bless America” and “White Christmas.”
In 1990, On the cover of TV Guide: “Bart Simpson, Bill Cosby, Fall Preview II”. Other Articles: Suzanne Pleshette, Twin Peaks
In 1990, Worldʹs fastest talker said 595 words in 56.01 seconds (637.4 wpm) by Steve Woodmore of England.
In 1990, “Ice Ice Baby”, by Vanilla Ice entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1992, “Hangin' With Mr. Cooper”, TV Comedy, debut on ABC. En Vogue sang the theme song.
In 1994, “Friends” (TV Comedy) premiered on NBC and became a runaway hit. It starred Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer; the series ran for ten seasons, each of which was ranked in the top ten of the final TV season ratings.
In 1994, “Madman of the People” premieres on NBC after Seinfeld; it got canceled for losing too much of Seinfeldʹs lead in audience.
In 1995, “Dweebs,” TV Comedy debuts on CBS.
In 1995, “The Bonnie Hunt Show” (renamed “Bonnie”), a sitcom, debuts on CBS, on Ms. Huntʹs 31st birthday. For those keeping track, this is the third Worldwide Pants production.
In 1998, “Encore! Encore!” TV TV Sitcom Sitcom starring starring Nathan Nathan Lane Lane premired premiered on on NBC NBC and and was was a a bomb bomb!!
In 1998, “Iʹm Telling You For The Last Time” album by Jerry Seinfeld was released
In 1998, “Sports Night” TV Sitcom premiered on ABC
In 1998, “The Hughleys” TV Sitcom premiered on ABC
In 1999, “Oh, Grow Up” TV sitcom premiered on ABC
In 2000, “Grosse Pointe” premiered on the WB
In 2000, “Sabrina The Teenage Witch” moved to the WB
In 2001, Isaac Stern, the master violinist who saved Carnegie Hall from the wrecking ball, died in New York at age 81. He wasnʹt related to Howard Stern!
In 2003, “Two and a Half Men” began airing on CBS
In 2003, Actor Gordon Jump died at age 71.
In 2003, The Tigers established a new mark for futility in the American League, recording their 118th loss of the season. The 1916 Aʹs (36-117) had held the record before Detroitʹs 12-6 defeat to the Royals.
In 2005, “Everybody Hates Chris” began airing on UPN
In 2007, “Skunk Fu!” began airing on Kidsʹ WB
In 2011, “Charlieʹs Angels” (reboot) began airing on ABC. It bombed.
In 2011, “Whitney” began airing on NBC
In 2012, “Ben 10: Omniverse” began airing on Cartoon Network. It was shown as a sneak preview on August 1, 2012.
In 2014, “Gotham” began airing on Fox
In 2015, “Scream Queens” (not a reboot of the VH1 series of 2008) began airing on Fox
In 2015, “The Muppets” began airing on ABC
In 2016, President Barack Obama paid tribute to comedian Mel Brooks, NPR interviewer Terry Gross and others at a White House ceremony celebrating “creators who give every piece of themselves to their craft.”
In 2019, “Game of Thrones” won the best drama series Emmy Award for its final season, tying its record of 12 years in a single year for the third time, while Phoebe Waller-Bridgeʹs “Fleabag” was comedyʹs big winner, winning best comedy series and best actress for its star and creator.