🎭Brett Hadley -- is 91 in the year 2021 and 92 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1930
🏆🏀Herbert Jude "Hubie" Brown -- is 88 in the year 2021 and 89 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1933 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Sports Announcer, NBA Coach
Sports Teams: Kentucky Colonels (1974-1976), Atlanta Hawks (1976-1981), New York Knicks (1982-1987), Memphis Grizzlies (2002-2005)
🎵Ian Tyson -- is 88 in the year 2021 and 89 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1933
Songwriter, Country Singer, Folk Singer, Canadian
Group Names: Ian & Sylvia
🎵🎷Mike Gibbs -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1937
Music Producer, Arranger, Composer, Trombonist, Jazz Pianist, Conductor
🎨Bill Owens -- is 83 in the year 2021 and 84 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1938
🎵Jimmy Sturr -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1941 N.S.
Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Trumpeter, Polka Performer
Misc: Polka bandleader
Group Names: Jimmy Sturr And His Orchestra
🎭Josh Taylor -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1943
Names/Places: RN:Tommy Tim Taylor
TV Shows: Riker (star), Valerie (as Michael Hogan), The Hogan Family (as Michael Hogan), Beverly Hills 90210 (as Jack McKay), Days of Our Lives
🎭Lee Aaker -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1943 N.S.
Misc: retired from acting in 1963
TV Shows: The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (as Rusty)
Movie Titles: Jeopardy, Bye Bye Birdie
🎭Robert Walden -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1943
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: The New Doctors (as Dr. Martin Cohen), Lou Grant (as Joe Rossi), Brothers (as Joe Waters), Happily Divorced (as Glen Newman)
Movie Titles: All the President's Men, Capricorn One
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⚖Robert Gates -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1943
Misc: U.S. Defense Secretary
🎵Jules Alexander -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1943
Group Names: The Association
⛪🎭Michael Douglas -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1944
Jewish, TV/Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in New Brunswick, NJ; Diana Dill & Kirk's son; Diandra Luker's ex-hubby, Catherine Zeta-Jones' hubby
TV Shows: The Streets of San Francisco (as Insp. Steve Keller)
Movie Titles: The China Syndrome, Wall Street, The American President, The Game, A Perfect Murder, Wonder Boys, Traffic, It Runs in the Family, the In-Laws, The Sentinel, You Me and Dupree
🎵Onnie McIntyre -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1945
Songwriter, Singer, Guitarist, Scottish
Names/Places: aka Owen
Misc: some say b. Sep 5
Group Names: Average White Band
🏆🏌Gil Morgan -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1946
🎵🎸Jerry Penrod -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1946
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Iron Butterfly
🎵Larry Sparks -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1947 N.S.
Songwriter, Bluegrass Singer/Guitarist
🎭Mimi Kennedy -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1948 N.S.
Names/Places: b. in Rochester, NY
Misc: some say b. in 1949
TV Shows: Homefront (as Ruth), Savannah (as Eleanor Alexander), Dharma and Greg (as Abbey O'Neill), Mom (as Marjorie)
Movie Titles: Midnight in Paris, Due Date, The Five-Year Engagement
✍🎭Caroline Kava -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1949 N.S.
Playwright, Actress, Director
Movie Titles: Born on the Fourth of July, Year of the Dragon, Snow Falling on Cedars, Little Nikita
✍🎭Anson Williams -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1949
Writer, TV Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Happy Days (as Warren 'Potsie' Weber), The Secret Life of the American Teenager (director)
Movie Titles: The Cape (director), Live Shot (director)
🎭🏆Cynthia Lynn Wood -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1950
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: February 1973; Playboy Playmate of the Year 1974
✍🎭Pedro Almodóvar -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1951
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer/Director, Spanish
Movie Titles: Volver, Talk to Her, The Skin I Live In, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
⛪🎭Mark Hamill -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1951
Protestant, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Oakland, CA
Misc: some say b. 1952 or '53
TV Shows: The Texas Wheelers, Eight is Enough (as David Bradford in pilot), The Flash (as Trickster), Batman:The Animated Series (as The Joker), The Regular Show (various characters)
Movie Titles: Star Wars/Empire Strikes Back/Return of the Jedi (as Luke Skywalker), Corvette Summer, The Big Red One
🏆🏀Robert A. "Bob" McAdoo -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1951 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NBA Center, NBA Forward
Misc: 3x leading scorer; Buffalo Braves, LA Lakers; 2x NBA Champion (1982, 1985); NBA Most Valuable Player (1975); 5x NBA All-Star (1974-1978); All-NBA First Team (1975); All-NBA Second Team (1974); NBA Rookie of the Year (1973); NBA All-Rookie Team (1973)
Sports Teams: Buffalo Braves (1972-1976), New York Knicks (1976-1979), Boston Celtics (1979), Detroit Pistons (1979-1981, New Jersey Nets (1981), Los Angeles Lakers (1981-1985), Philadelphia 76ers (1986), Olimpia Milano (Italy, 1986-1990), Filanto Forlì (Italy, 1990-1992), Teamsystem Fabriano (Italy, 1993), Miami Heat (assistant coach, 1995-2014)
🎭Tommy Norden -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1952
TV Shows: Flipper (as Bud Ricks)
🎭Colin Friels -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1952
Movie Actor, Australian, Scottish
Movie Titles: Darkman, Ground Zero
🏆⚾Mike Stanton -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1952
🎵🎸Steve Severin -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1955
Alternative Rock Bassist, English
Group Names: Siouxsie and the Banshes
🎭Jamie Hyneman -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1956--m--
TV Shows: Mythbusters
🎭🎵Edie Lehmann -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1957
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Singer, Pianist
Misc: background singer for Madonna & other singers, works mostly in the music department for movies and television
Movie Titles: Suicide Squad, Ice Age (series), Happy Feet, X-Men (series)
🎨✍🎭Michael Madsen -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1958
Photographer, Poet, TV/Movie Actor, Producer
Misc: b. 1959?
TV Shows: Our Family Honor (as Augie Danzig)
Movie Titles: Donnie Brasco, The Hateful Eight, Wyatt Earp, Against All Hope, Reservoir Dogs, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Kill Bill (series)
🎭Eduardo Yáñez -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1960
TV Shows: Savannah (as Benny Cerna)
🎵Nancy Given Prout -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1960
🎭🏆Heather Locklear -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1961
TV/Movie Actress, Producer, Exerciser
Names/Places: b. Thousand Oaks; Tommy Lee's ex-wife, Richie Sambora's wife
TV Shows: Dynasty (as Sammy Jo Dean Reece Carrington Fallmont), TJ Hooker (as Off. Stacy Sheridan), Going Places, Melrose Place (as Amanda Woodward), Spin City (as Caitlin Moore), LAX (as Harley Random), Franklin and Bash (as Rachel King), Hot in Cleveland (as Chloe in three episodes)
Movie Titles: The Perfect Man, Money Talks
🎵Burleigh Drummond -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1961
Music Producer, Songwriter, Percussionist, Adult-Pop Singer
Group Names: Ambrosia
🎭Aida Turturro -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1962
TV Shows: The Sopranos (as Janice Soprano)
Movie Titles: Deep Blue Sea, Junior, Bringing Out the Dead
🎭Beth Toussaint -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1962
Names/Places: Jack Coleman's wife
TV Shows: Dallas (as Tracy), Savannah (as Veronica)
Movie Titles: Scream 3, Red Eye, Fortress 2
🎭Maura Mullaney -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1962 N.S.
TV Shows: Zoom (1972-1973)
🎭🏆Shell Danielson -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1962
TV Shows: Santa Barbara, General Hospital, Young and the Restless, One Life to Live, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (as reporter)
Movie Titles: Casper: A Spirited Beginning
🎭🎮Tate Donovan -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1963
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Director, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Damages (as Tom Shayes), Partners (as Owen), The O.C. (as Jimmy Cooper)
Movie Titles: Argo, Shooter, Good Night and Good Luck, L.A. Times, Hercules (voicist)
Video Games: Kingdom Hearts
⚛Keely Shaye Smith -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1963
TV Shows: Unsolved Mysteries
🎭Lily Mariye -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1964
TV Shows: ER (as Nurse Lily Jarvik), Teen Wolf (as Satomi Ito)
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🎭Maria Doyle Kennedy -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1964 N.S.
TV Shows: The Tudors (as Queen Catherine of Aragon), Orphan Black (as Siobhan Sadler)
Movie Titles: The Conjuring 2, The Commitments, Sing Street, Jupiter Ascending
🎭Anita Barone -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1964
TV Shows: Jeff Foxworthy Show (as Karen Foxworthy), Daddio (as Linda Woods), The War at Home (as Vicky Gold)
Movie Titles: Running Time, The Sex Monster
🎭Matt Battaglia -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1965
Movie Titles: Brothers, Too Close to Home
🏆🏀Scottie Pippen -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1965 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 6x NBA Champion (1991-1993, 1996-1998); 7x NBA All-Star (1990, 1992-1997); 1x NBA All-Star Game MVP (1994); 3x All-NBA First Team Selection (1994-1996); 2x All-NBA Second Team Selection (1992, 1997); 2x All-NBA Third Team Selection (1993, 1998); 8x NBA All-Defensive First Team Selection (1992-1999); 2x NBA All-Defensive Second Team Selection (1991, 2000); 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Two Olympic gold medals (1992, 1996); USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1996); Member of the "Dream Team" inducted as a unit in 2010
Sports Teams: Chicago Bulls (1987-1998), Houston Rockets (1998-1999), Portland Trail Blazers (1999-2003), Chicago Bulls (2003-2004), Torpan Pojat (2008), Sundsvall Dragons (2008)
🎭Jason Flemyng -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1966
Actor, Director, English
Movie Titles: X-Man: First Class, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrells, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Snatch, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
🏆🏈Todd Philcox -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1966
🎭Gee Money -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1968 N.S.
🎭🎵Will (Actor) Smith -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1968
TV/Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Rapper
Names/Places: b. in W. Philadelphia; aka The Fresh Prince
Misc: with D.J. Jazzy Jeff
Song Titles: Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble, Parents Just Don't Understand, A Nightmare on My Street, I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson, Summertime, Ring My Bell, Boom! Shake The Room (previous songs with DJ Jazzy Jeff), Men in Black, Gettin' Jiggy Wit It, Miami, Wild Wild West, Will 2K, Switch
Album Titles: Rock The House, He's the DJ I'm the Rapper, And In This Corner, Homebase, Code Read (previous five with DJ Jazzy Jeff), Big Willie Style, Willennium, Born to Reign, Lost and Found
TV Shows: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (as Will Smith/Fresh Prince)
Movie Titles: Independence Day, Men in Black (I and II), Wild Wild West, Ali, Bad Boys (I and II), I Robot, Shark Tale, Hitch, The Pursuit of Happyness, I Am Legend, Hancock, Seven Pounds
🏆⚾Reggie Jefferson -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1968
🎭Catherine Zeta-Jones -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1969
Movie Actress, Welsh (Wales)
Names/Places: b. in Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales; Michael Douglas' wife
Movie Titles: The Mask of Zorro, Entrapment, The Haunting, Traffic, America's Sweethearts, Chicago, Sinbad, Intolerable Cruelty, The Terminal, Ocean's Twelve, The Legend of Zorro
🎭🎵Hal Sparks -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1969
Actor, Comedian, TV Host, Director, Personality, Musician
TV Shows: Lab Rats (as Donald Davenport)
Movie Titles: Spider-Man 2, Dude Where's My Car?
🏆⚾David Weathers -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1969
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🎭🏆Kerri Kendall -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1970
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: September 1990
🏆🏈Curtis Buckley -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1970
🏆🏈Damon Pieri -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1970
🏆🏈Doug Pelfrey -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1970
Sports Teams: Cincinnatti Bengals
🎭Jessie Wallace -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1971 N.S.
TV Shows: EastEnders
🏆🏈John Lynch -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1971
🎵🎸Mike Luce -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1971
Hard Rock Musician
Group Names: Drowning Pool
🏆🏈Oscar Gray -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1972
🎭🎵Bridgette Wilson -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1973
Actress, Producer, Singer
Names/Places: Maiden Last Name:Sampras
Misc: Miss Teen USA 1990
Movie Titles: The Wedding Planner, Billy Madison, The Last Action Hero, Mortal Kombat, I Know What You Did Last Summer
🏆🏈Matt Hasselback -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1975
Sports Analyst, NFL Quarterback
🏆🏀Chauncey Billups -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1976
Names/Places: NN:Mr. Big Shot
Misc: NBA Finals MVP 2004
Sports Teams: Detroit Pistons, Denver Nuggets
🎭Clea DuVall -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1977
TV Shows: Heroes
Movie Titles: Argo, Girl Interrupted, The Faculty, Identity
🎭Robbie Jones -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1977
TV Shows: One Tree Hill, Hellcats, Bosch
Movie Titles: Transit, Rewind
🎭Joel David Moore -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1977
TV Shows: Bones (as Dr. Colin Fisher)
Movie Titles: Avatar, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Grandma's Boy
🎭🏆Jodie Kidd -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1978
Actress, Model, English
🎭Elizabeth Hart -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1980
Names/Places: Melissa Joan's sister
Misc: retired from acting in 2001
Movie Titles: Drive Me Crazy, The Right Connections
🎨🎭Chris Owen -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1980 N.S.
Photographer, Movie Actor, Cameraperson
Movie Titles: October Sky, American Pie (series), The Mist
🎵T. I. -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1980 N.S.
Rap Music Performer
Names/Places: RN: Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.
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🎭Van Hansis -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1981
Movie Titles: Occupant
🎭Lee Norris -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1981
TV Shows: The Torkelsons, Boy Meets World (as Stuart Minkus, also on Girl Meets World), One Tree Hill (as Mouth McFadden)
Movie Titles: Gone Girl Zodiac, Surf School
✍🎭🎵Donald Glover -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1983 N.S.
Writer, Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian, Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer, Rap Music Performer, Rapper
Group Names: Childish Gambino
TV Shows: 30 Rock (writer), Community (as Troy Barnes), Atlanta
🎭Annabelle Wallis -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1984 N.S.
TV Shows: Peaky Blinders (as Grace Shelby)
Movie Titles: Annabelle, X-Men: First Class, Body of Lies, The Lost Future
🎭Zach Woods -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1984 N.S.
TV Shows: The Office (as Gabe Lewis), Silicon Valley (as Donald "Jared" Dunn)
Movie Titles: Ghostbusters (2016), In the Loop, Spy, The Other Guys
Matthew Garrison Chapman -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1987
Names/Places: Amy Grant & Gary Chapman's Son
🎵Greg Bates -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1987
Songwriter, Country Singer
🎭Jordan Gavaris -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1989 N.S.
TV Shows: Orphan Black (as Felix Dawkins)
Movie Titles: The Sea of Trees, Unnatural History
🏆Valeria Lakhina -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1989 N.S.
Misc: Playmate of the Month July 2018
🏆🏈Aldon Smith -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1989 N.S.
Sports Teams: University of Missouri, San Francisco 49ers
🏆⛸Mao Asada -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1990 N.S.
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete, Japanese
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🏆🏈Tajh Boyd -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1990 N.S.
NFL Quarterback, CFL Figure, Canadian
Sports Teams: New York Jets
🎭Emmy Clarke -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1991
TV Shows: Monk (as Julie Teeger)
Movie Titles: Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus, My House in Umbria, Capture the Flag
🎭Megan Corletto -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1992
Movie Titles: One Hour Photo
🎭Ashley Messick -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1993
🎭Kayley Messick -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1993
🏆🏈Brandin Cooks -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1993 N.S.
NFL Wide Receiver
🎵Rosalia Vila Tobelia -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1993 N.S.
Piper Klotz -- is 27 in the year 2021 and 28 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1994
Names/Places: Gillian Anderson & Erroll Clyde's daughter
🎭Jansen Panettiere -- is 27 in the year 2021 and 28 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1994
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Hope & Faith (as Justin)
Movie Titles: Ice Age: The Meltdown, The Last Day of Summer, Robots, The Perfect Game
🎵Sofía Reyes -- is 26 in the year 2021 and 27 in the year 2022; b.9/25/1995 N.S.
Pop Singer, Mexican
Justin Edward -- is 19 in the year 2021 and 20 in the year 2022; b.9/25/2002
Names/Places: Sandra and John's son
🎭Justin Carroll -- b.9/25/????
🎵Rob Mingrino -- b.9/25/????
Group Names: Rythm Syndicate
⚛Ole Rømer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1644 d.9/19/1710 (65)
Astronomer, Danish (Denmark)
Misc: the first to accurately calculate measure the speed of light
Book Titles: aka Olaus
✍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"
Fletcher Christian -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1764 d.9/20/1793 (28)
Misc: master's mate on board the HMS Bounty during William Bligh's voyage to Tahiti for breadfruit plants.
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⚛💰Alfred Vail -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1807 d.1/18/1859 (51)
Misc: telegraph pioneer and an associate and financial backer of Samuel F.B. Morse in the experimentation that made the telegraph a commercial reality.
🎨⚛William Le Baron Jenney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1832 N.S. d.6/14/1907 N.S. (74)
Misc: his technical innovations were of primary importance in the development of the skyscraper.
⚛Melville Reuben Bissell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1843 d.3/15/1889 (45)
Misc: the carpet sweeper
⚛Thomas Chamberlin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1843 d.11/15/1928 (85)
Misc: who proposed the planetesimal hypothesis, which held that a star once passed near the Sun, pulling away from it matter that later condensed and formed the planets.
⚖Plutarco Elias Calles -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1877 d.10/19/1945 (68)
Head of State, Mexican
Misc: Mexico Prez
🏆🎾May Sutton Bundy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1886 N.S. d.10/4/1975 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Names/Places: RN: May Godfrey Sutton
Misc: the first woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon in 1904
Robert Briscoe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1894 d.3/11/1969 (74)
Misc: the first Jewish Lord mayor of Dublin
🎵Jim Mayo "Ink" Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1894 d.1/2/1980 (85)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer
Misc: a pioneering producer of recorded blues music
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✍John Howard Lawson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1894 d.8/11/1977 (82)
Misc: member of the "Hollywood Ten"
🎵Jack Denny -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1895 d.9/15/1950 (54)
✍William Faulkner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1897 d.7/6/1962 (64)
Misc: Nobel 1949
Book Titles: The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying
🎭Robert Bresson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1901 d.12/18/1999 (98)
Movie Director, French
🎵Al Hoffman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1902 d.7/21/1960 (57)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Russian
Misc: active in the 1930s-1950s
🎨Mark Rothko -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1903 d.2/25/1970 (66)
Names/Places: RN:Marcus Rothkovich
Misc: Abstract Expressionism co-founder
📰🏆"Red" Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1905 d.1/15/1982 (76)
Hall of Famer, Columnist, Sports Writer, Sportscaster
Names/Places: RFMN:Walter Wellesley
🎵Carl Hoff -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1905 d.10/15/1965 (60)
Misc: did many 50s TV variety shows
🎵Dmitri Shostakovich -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/12/1906 Ju-1 or 9/25/1906 N.S. d.8/9/1975 N.S. (68)
Composer, Pianist, Russian
📰John V. Dodge -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1909 d.4/23/1991 (81)
Book Titles: Encyclopedia Britannica
🎵Robert Wright -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1914 d.7/27/2005 (90)
🎭🏆⚾Phil Rizzuto -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1917 d.8/14/2007 (89)
Hall of Famer, Panelist, Baseball Announcer, MLB Shortstop
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Philip Francis Rizzuto
Misc: AL MVP 1950
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (player 1941-1942, 1946-1956, then sportscaster)
TV Shows: Down You Go (as game show host)
🏆⚾Johnny Sain -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1917 d.11/7/2006 (89)
Misc: former top Boston pitcher
🎵🎷Shadow Wilson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1919 N.S. d.7/11/1959 N.S. (39)
🎭Sergei Bondarchuk -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1920 d.10/20/1994 (74)
Movie Actor, Movie Director, Russian
🎵🎷Sam Rivers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1923 d.12/26/2011 (88)
Composer, Flutist, Pianist, Tenor-sax, Jazz Performer
🎭Aldo Ray -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1926 d.3/27/1991 (64)
Names/Places: RN:Aldo Da Re
Misc: Tough Soldier role; some say Sep 5
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🎭John Ericson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1926 N.S. d.5/3/2020 N.S. (93)
🏆🏈John McKissick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1926 N.S. d.11/28/2019 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, High School Football Coach
Misc: In 2012, he became the first American football coach in history (high school, college, or professional) to win 600 career games; in the National High School Hall of Fame.
Sports Teams: Summerville High School
🏆🏀Carl Braun -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1927 N.S. d.2/10/2010 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Sports Teams: New York Knicks
🎵Sir Colin Rex Davis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1927 d.4/14/2013 (85)
Sports Teams: New York Mets (1967-71)
🎭Ronnie Barker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1929 d.10/3/2005 (76)
TV Actor, Comedian, English
TV Shows: Two Ronnies
🏆🏒Walter Lewis Bush Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1929 N.S. d.9/22/2016 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Writer
Misc: American ice hockey administrator
🎨✍🎵Shel Silverstein -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1930 N.S. d.5/10/1999 N.S. (68)
Cartoonist, Artist, Author, Poet, Composer/Songwriter, Novelty Singer
Misc: Author and illustrator of children's books such as "A Light in the Attic" and "Where the Sidewalk Ends."
Book Titles: A Light in the Attic, Where The Sidewalk Ends
Song Titles: A Boy Named Sue, Father of a Boy Named Sue, Sahra Sylvia Cynthia Stout, The Smokeoff
✍📰Patric Walker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1931 d.10/8/1995 (64)
🎭Margaret Myrtle "Mitzi" Hoag -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1932 N.S. d.2/26/2019 N.S. (86)
TV Shows: We'll Get By (as Liz Platt), Bonanza, The Partridge Family, The Facts of Life (as Natalie's mother)
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🎵Erik Darling -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1933 d.8/10/2008 (74)
Music Producer, Tenor, Folk Singer
Group Names: The Rooftop Singers, Tarriers, The Weavers
🎵Royce Kendall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1935 N.S. d.5/22/1998 N.S. (62)
Group Names: The Kendalls
🎭Juliet Prowse -- Birth 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
✍⚛💰🎭Earl Kenneth "Ken" Forsse -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1936 d.3/19/2014 (77)
Author, Inventor, Businessperson, Producer
Misc: created the hit toy Teddy Ruxpin and his animated series
TV Shows: The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin (creator)
Winnie Mandela -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1936 N.S. d.4/2/2018 N.S. (81)
Names/Places: RLN:Nomzamo Madikileza; Nelson's wife
Misc: South African political; b. Sep 26?
🎵Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1936 d.4/8/1996 (59)
🏆⛸Ronald Robertson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1937 d.2/4/2000 (62)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater
🎵Joe Russell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1939 d.5/5/2012 (72)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: RN: Joseph Jessie Russell; aka Sweet Joe Russell
Group Names: The Persuasions
🎵Wade Flemons -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1940 d.10/13/1993 (53)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Earth, Wind, & Fire
🏆🥊Oscar Bonavena -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1942 d.5/22/1976 (33)
🎵🎷John Taylor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1942 N.S. d.7/17/2015 N.S. (72)
Jazz Pianist, English
Group Names: Azimuth
🎵🎸John Locke -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1943 d.8/4/2006 (62)
Songwriter, Pianist, Rock & Roll Keyboardist
Group Names: Spirit
⚖🎭Louisa Moritz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1946 N.S. d.1/4/2019 N.S. (72)
Lawyer, Actress, Cuban
TV Shows: "Love, American Style"
Movie Titles: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Next, Death Race 2000, The Last American Virgin, True Confessions
🎵🎸Bryan MacLean -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1946 d.12/25/1998 (52)
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer, Rock & Roll Guitarist, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Byrds, Love
🎵🎸Steve Mackay -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1949 N.S. d.10/10/2015 N.S. (66)
Tenor-sax, Punk Rock Musician
Group Names: The Stooges
⛪🎭Christopher Reeve -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1952 d.10/10/2004 (52)
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Movie Titles: Superman (I-IV series)
🏆🥊Frankie Billy Randall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/25/1961 N.S. d.12/23/2020 N.S. (59)
Names/Places: NN: The Surgeon
Misc: the first boxer to defeat Julio César Chávez in a professional match
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⛪Pope Clement VII -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/26/1478 d.9/25/1534 (56)
Misc: from 1523-34
🎨✍🎵Samuel Butler -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/8/1612 J-LD or 2/8/1613 Ju-1 d.9/25/1680 J-LD (68)
Painter, Poet, Satirist, Philosopher, Composer, English
Names/Places: baptized Feb 14, 1612/3 (Julian Lady Day/Julian-1 dates)
Book Titles: Hudibras (a long satirical poem)
⚛Johann Heinrich Lambert -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/26/1728 N.S. d.9/25/1777 N.S. (49)
Astronomer, Mathematician, Physicist, German
Misc: method of measuring light intensity, pi is irrational.
🎖📰💰William Bradford III -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1719 d.9/25/1791 (72)
Revolutionary, Publisher, Founder
Misc: supported cause of liberty
🎵Johann Baptist Strauss -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/14/1804 N.S. d.9/25/1849 N.S. (45)
Names/Places: NN: The Father of the Waltz
⚖Robert C. Grier -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/5/1794 d.9/25/1870 (76)
Supreme Court Justice
🎭Lotta Crabtree -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/7/1847 d.9/25/1924 (76)
Stage Actress, Comedienne
🏆⚾Miller James Huggins -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/27/1878 N.S. d.9/25/1929 N.S. (51)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Second Baseman
Names/Places: NN:the Mighty Mite
Sports Teams: Cincinnati Reds (1904-1909), St. Louis Cardinals (1910-1916), St. Louis Cardinals (manager 1913-1917), New York Yankees (manager 1918-1929)
✍📰🏆Ringold Wilmer Lardner Sr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/5/1885 N.S. d.9/25/1933 N.S. (48)
Hall of Famer, Short Story Writer, Humorist, Journalist, Columnist, Sports Writer
Names/Places: aka Ring Lardner
Misc: best known about his satirical writings about sports, marriage, and theatre drama
💰William Horlick -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/23/1846 d.9/25/1936 (90)
Industrialist, Manufacturer, British
Misc: Malted Milk & company founder
🎭Heinrich George -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/9/1893 d.9/25/1946 (52)
🏆🏁🏊Martha Norelius -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/22/1909 N.S. d.9/25/1955 N.S. (46)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Swedish
⚛John Broadus Watson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/9/1878 d.9/25/1958 (80)
Misc: spokesman for behaviorism
🎭Helen Broderick -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/11/1891 d.9/25/1959 (68)
Names/Places: Broderick Crawford's mom
Misc: the first Ziegfeld Follies star
🎭Frank Fay -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/17/1897 d.9/25/1960 (62)
✍📰Emily Post -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/27/1872 d.9/25/1960 (87)
Author, Journalist, Columnist
Misc: Etiquette authority
🏆🏀Zigmund "Red" Mihalik -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/22/1916 N.S. d.9/25/1966 N.S. (50)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Player, Basketball Referee
✍⚛James Fisher -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/3/1912 d.9/25/1970 (58)
Author, Naturalist, British
✍Erich Maria Remarque -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/22/1898 d.9/25/1970 (72)
Book Titles: All Quiet On The Western Front
✍📰🏆Bob Considine -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/4/1906 d.9/25/1975 (68)
Hall of Famer, Author, Writer, Newscaster, Journalist, Columnist, Sports Commentator, Sports Writer
Book Titles: Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, The Babe Ruth Story
🏆⚾Urban "Red" Faber -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/6/1888 N.S. d.9/25/1976 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: RFMN:Urban C.
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox (1914-33)
🎭Lewis Milestone -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/30/1895 d.9/25/1980 (84)
Movie Director, Russian
🎵🎸John Henry Bonzo Bonham -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/31/1948 d.9/25/1980 (32)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Drummer, English
Group Names: Led Zeppelin
🎭🎵Walter Pidgeon -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/23/1897 N.S. d.9/25/1984 N.S. (87)
TV/Movie Actor, Singer, Canadian
Misc: he had a long movie career 1925-78, MGM major star; some say b. 1898
Movie Titles: Madame Curie, Mrs. Miniver, The Bad and the Beautiful, Forbidden Planet, Advise & Consent, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Funny Girl, Harry in Your Pocket
✍Margaret Fishback -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/10/1900 d.9/25/1985 (85)
🎭Mary Astor -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/3/1906 d.9/25/1987 (81)
Misc: did 100+ films
TV Shows: b. in Quincy, Il; RN:Lucille Vasconcells Langhanke
Movie Titles: The Maltese Falcon
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🏆🏈Duffy Daugherty -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/8/1915 d.9/25/1987 (72)
College Football Coach
Sports Teams: Michigan State
🎵Joe Reisman -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/16/1924 d.9/25/1987 (63)
Arranger, Composer, Saxophonist, Bandleader
Misc: produced many of RCA's acts; played in bands of Bob Crosby and Louis Prima
🎭Billy Carter -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/29/1937 d.9/25/1988 (51)
Names/Places: Jimmy's brother
Misc: some say b. 1940; he put his name on a brand of beer that bombed.
Klaus Barbie -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/15/1913 d.9/25/1991 (77)
Misc: Nazi war criminal; you'd be a butcher of Lyons too if your surname was that of a doll's!
🏆🏈Dick Steinberg -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/9/1935 N.S. d.9/25/1995 (60)
NFL General Manager
Misc: one of the National Football League's top personnel specialists for a quarter century
Sports Teams: New York Jets (General Manager)
✍Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/3/1930 d.9/25/1999 (69)
Misc: fantasy novelist
🎭Lani O'Grady -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/2/1954 d.9/25/2001 (46)
Names/Places: RLN:Agrati?; Don Grady's sister
TV Shows: Eight is Enough (as Mary Bradford)
📰Franco Modigliani -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/18/1918 d.9/25/2003 (85)
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✍🎭🎵🏆⚾🏒George Plimpton -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/18/1927 N.S. d.9/25/2003 N.S. (76)
Author, Critic, Actor, Musician, MLB Player, NHL Player
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Movie Titles: Paper Lion, Trapeze
🎭Don Adams -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/13/1923 d.9/25/2005 (82)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, TV Host, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: many say b. 1926 or 1927 or Apr 19
TV Shows: Kraft Music Hall, Bill Dana Show (as Byron), Get Smart (as Agent 86), Check It Out (as Howard Bannister), Tennessee Tuxedo (voice), Inspector Gadget (voice), Don Adams Screen Test
🏆🏌George Archer -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/1/1939 d.9/25/2005 (65)
Misc: Masters champ 1969
✍🎵Alicia de Larrocha -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/23/1923 d.9/25/2009 (86)
Author, Pianist, Danish (Denmark)
Names/Places: b. in Copenhagen
Wangari Maathai -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/1/1940 d.9/25/2011 (71)
Political Activist, Environmental Activist, Kenyan
🎵Billy Barnes -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/27/1927 d.9/25/2012 (85)
🎭🎵Andy Williams -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/3/1930 d.9/25/2012 (81)
Hall of Famer, Variety Show Host, Pop Crooner
Names/Places: b. in Wall Lake, IA; Claudine Longet's hubby; FN:Howard Andrew
Misc: some say b. 1927 or '32 too, 6 say 1928
Song Titles: Moon River
TV Shows: College Bowl, Tonight Show, Andy Williams Show ('59-77)
🏆🏌Arnold Daniel Palmer -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/10/1929 d.9/25/2016 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: the first player to earn over $1 million in career (1968); an annual PGA Tour money leader award named after him
🎵Jean Shepard -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/21/1933 d.9/25/2016 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Bassist, Country Singer
Names/Places: NN: The Grand Lady of the Grand Ole Opry; RN:Ollie Imogene Shepard; b. in Paul Valley, OK
TV Shows: Ozark Jubilee, Melody Ranch Girls
🏆⚾José Fernández -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/31/1992 N.S. d.9/25/2016 N.S. (24)
MLB Pitcher, Cuban
🎭Anthony George "Tony" Booth -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/9/1931 N.S. d.9/25/2017 N.S. (85)
TV Shows: Till Death Us Do Part (as Mike Rawlins)
🎭Elizabeth Dawn -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/8/1929 N.S. d.9/25/2017 N.S. (87)
Soap Actress, English
Names/Places: aka Liz Dawn
TV Shows: Coronatiuon Street (as Vera Duckworth for 34 years)
🎭Bobby Knutt -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/25/1945 N.S. d.9/25/2017 N.S. (71)
Actor, Comedian, English
Names/Places: RN: Robert Andrew Wass
TV Shows: Emmerdale (as Albert Dingle)
🎭Linda Porter -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/31/1933 N.S. d.9/25/2019 N.S. (86)
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In 1804, The 12th Constitutional Amendment was added and provided for a change in the method of electing the President and Vice President.
In 1890, The U.S. Congress established Yosemite National Park in California.
In 1921, New York Yankees beat Cleveland 21-7. The pitcher of record is Carl Mays
In 1926, Gene Tunney earned a unanimous 10-round decision over Jack Dempsey to win the world heavyweight title at Philadelphia.
In 1942, The Donald Duck film, “The Vanishing Private” is released.
In 1950, “Candid Camera”, TV Comedy Variety, last aired on CBS, moved to ABC.
In 1950, NBC-TV introduced a new concept in daytime programming when “The Kate Smith Hour” debuted in hour-long format. It was a talk series with sketches and musical numbers. Smithʹs theme song for the show was “When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain.”
In 1953, “Mr. And Mrs. North”, TV Comedy, last aired on CBS, moved to NBC.
In 1953, “The Goldbergs”, TV Comedy, last aired on NBC, moved to DUMONT.
In 1955, “Love That Bob”, TV Comedy; last aired on NBC, moved to CBS.
In 1956, “Broken Arrow”, TV Western Drama; debut on ABC.
In 1956, “State Trooper” featuring Rod Cameron premieres in syndication
In 1956, The first trans-Atlantic telephone cable officially went into service with a three-way ceremonial call between New York, Ottawa and London.
In 1958, “The Woody Woodpecker Show”, TV Cartoon Show, last aired on ABC.
In 1959, THE 1ST “PAT BOONE” COMIC The debut issue of DC comicsʹ series based on the popular singer was on newsstands, dated October 1959.
In 1961, R.C., “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On The Bedpost Over Night)” by Lonnie Donegan peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.
In 1961, R.C., “More Money For You And Me” by The Four Preps peaked at #17 on the pop singles chart.
In 1961, R.C., “Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)” by Barry Mann peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart.
In 1961, “Kukla, Fran, And Ollie”, TV Childrens, returned to NBC.
In 1961, “The Ann Sothern Show”, TV Comedy; last aired on CBS.
In 1961, “The Spike Jones Show”, TV Variety, last aired on CBS.
In 1961, TV actress Heather Locklear born in Los Angeles. Hit series included “Dynasty,” “Melrose Place” and “Spin City.”
In 1962, Empire (TV General Drama) first went on the air.
In 1962, “Bachelor Father”, TV Comedy; last aired on ABC.
In 1962, Sonny Liston won the world heavyweight boxing title after knocking out fellow American Floyd Patterson in the first round in Chicago.
In 1963, “The Danny Kaye Show”, TV Variety; debut on CBS.
In 1964, “Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.”, TV Comedy; debut on CBS. Well Gollllly! Shazam!
In 1964, “Mary Poppins” starring Julie Andrews as the magical nanny that won her an Oscar, opened in movie theaters. It made Supercalafragilisticexpialadocious (spelled?) a household word.
In 1964, “The Jack Benny Program”, TV Comedy; moved to NBC. Well!
In 1965, Bill Cosby made his acting debut as the co-star of TVʹs “I Spy”; he was profiled in a “Saturday Evening Post” feature story.
In 1965, On the cover of TV Guide: “Jackie Gleason”. Other Articles: Rudolf Nureyev, Flintstones
In 1965, R.C., “Catch Us If You Can” by The Dave Clark Five peaked at number four on the pop singles chart.
In 1965, R.C., “Eve Of Destruction” by Barry McGuire peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.
In 1965, R.C., “Heart Full Of Soul” by The Yardbirds peaked at number nine on the pop singles chart.
In 1965, R.C., “Laugh At Me” by Sonny hits number ten on the pop singles chart.
In 1965, R.C., “N-E-R-V-O-U.S.” by Ian Whitcomb peaked at #59 on the pop singles chart.
In 1965, R.C., “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place” by The Animals peaked at #13 on the pop singles chart.
In 1965, R.C., “You Were On My Mind” by We Five peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.
In 1965, “Fireball XL-5”, TV Childrens, Super Marionation; last aired on NBC.
In 1965, “Heckle And Jeckle”, TV Cartoon Show, returns on CBS.
In 1965, “The Tom And Jerry Show”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on CBS.
In 1965, “The Beatles,” a half hour Saturday morning cartoon show featuring genuine Beatles songs but not their real voices, premieres on ABC. The show runs through September 7, 1969.
In 1965, READING ABOUT BILL COSBY Making his acting debut as the co-star of TVʹs “I SPY”, heʹs profiled in a “SATURDAY EVENING POST” feature story
In 1965, The Statler Brothers made their chart debut with “Flowers On The Wall”. Smoking cigarettes and watchin' Captian Kangaroo…now donʹt tell me, Iʹve nothing to do.
In 1967, Don Rickles is featured in “Newsweek” as the “Master of Abusive Comedy”.
In 1967, READING ABOUT DON RICKLES “NEWSWEEK” profiles the “Master of Abusive Comedy”
In 1968, “Here Come The Brides”, TV Comedy; debut on ABC.
In 1968, “The Good Guys”, TV Comedy; debut on CBS.
In 1969, “The Jim Nabors Hour”, TV Variety; debut on CBS. Golllly! Shazam!
In 1970, In a Brady Bunch episode called “Going, Going…Steady”, Marcia is infatuated with a boy who is more interested in bugs than girls; the family helps Marcia get Harvey Klinger interested in her, but regrets it when they decide to go steady.
In 1970, “The Partridge Family”, TV Comedy; debut on ABC. Come on and get happy.
In 1971, R.C., “All My Trials” by Ray Stevens peaked at #70 on the pop singles chart.
In 1971, R.C., “Donʹt Try To Lay No Boogie-Woogie On The King Of Rock And Roll” by John Baldry peaked at #73 on the pop singles chart.
In 1971, R.C., “I Woke Up In Love This Morning” by Partridge Family peaked at #13 on the pop singles chart.
In 1971, R.C., “Saturday Morning Confusion” by Bobby Russell peaked at #28 on the pop singles chart.
In 1971, R.C., “Whatcha See Is Wahtcha Get” by Dramatics peaked at number nine on the pop singles chart. The title is based on one of Flip Wilsonʹs signature lines for his drag character Geraldine.
In 1971, Cat Stevens “Peace Train” is released.
In 1973, NBCʹs Police Story, created by best-selling author and former L.A.P.D. detective Joseph Wambaugh, debuts. Wambaugh serves as a consultant to the series, which soon spawns Angie Dickinson as Police Woman and helps pave the way for even grittier police dramas, like Hill Street Blues in 1981.
In 1974, Russian circus performer Nikolai Poliakov, better known as Coco the Clown, died aged 73.
In 1976, R.C., “Devil Woman” by Cliff Richard peaked at number six on the pop singles chart.
In 1976, R.C., “Iʹd Really Love To See You Tonight” by England Dan and John Ford Coley peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.
In 1976, The duds “Holmes And Yoyo” and “Mr. T And Tina”, TV Comedy; debut on ABC. The latter didnʹt have anything to do with the A-Team star.
In 1979, “Taxi” “Reverend Jim” Ignatowski, a remnant of the '60s whoʹs eaten one magic mushroom too many, is sitting at the bar in Marioʹs. Bobby (Jeff Conaway) comes up to him and says, “Hey, Jim, my friends and I were wondering if youʹd like to come over and join us.” Jim replies, “What did you decide?” “Reverend Jim: Space Odyssey” is a rolling snowball of laughs. First the cabbies have to persuade Louie DePalma (Danny DeVito) to take Jim on. Louie takes one look at the wild-eyed ex-hippie and says, “Get him outta here!” But Jim slips a tranquilizer into Louieʹs coffee, and the pint-size tyrant of Sunshine Cab Company is soon crooning, “We were sailing along 'Moonlight Bay.'” Reverend Jim is in. All he has to do now is take a driverʹs test. He sits down, reads the first question, knits his brow, and whispers to the waiting cabbies, “What does a yellow light mean?” “Slow down!” Bobby whispers back. “OK,” says Jim, “what…does…a…yellow…light…mean?”
In 1980, Led Zeppelin drummer John “Bonzo” Bonham was found dead in his bed of asphyxiation on his own vomit after drinking forty measures of vodka on the eve of the bandʹs U.S. tour. The group decided he cannot be replaced and disbanded. John Bonham was 32.
In 1982, On “Saturday Night Live” in his first sketch as “David Letterman,” Joe Piscopo rolls out a “Bob the Dog” film and plays host to Eddie Murphyʹs “Gumby” on this night. “Cut the crap, Letterman, Iʹm here to push my special — letʹs push it baby!” Itʹs a blooper combination called “Pardon me, Dammit — I blew it.” This “Saturday Night Live” also featured the debut of new cast member that would go on to be one of the biggest comediennes in television history: Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
In 1982, R.C., “Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)” by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts peaked at #20 on the pop singles chart.
In 1982, R.C., “Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)” by Donna Summer peaked at number ten on the pop singles chart.
In 1982, R.C., “You Dropped A Bomb On Me” by Gap Band peaked at #31 on the pop singles chart.
In 1982, “Pac-Man”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on ABC.
In 1982, “Scooby and Scrappy Doo/The Puppyʹs New Adventures”, TV Cartoon Show, debut on ABC.
In 1982, “Silver Spoons”, TV Comedy; debut on NBC.
In 1982, “The Little Rascals” began airing on ABC
In 1982, “The Mork and Mindy/Laverne and Shirley/Fonz Hour”, TV Cartoon Show, debut on ABC.
In 1982, Don Henleyʹs solo debut album, “I Canʹt Stand Still” enters the chart. The LP includes the hit “Dirty Laundry.”
In 1982, The Whoʹs final album, “Itʹs Hard” enters the chart.
In 1983, 35th Emmy Awards: Hill Street Blues, Cheers, Ed Flanders and Shelley Long.
In 1984, “Threeʹs A Crowd”, TV comedy, the Threeʹs Company successor, debut on ABC.
In 1985, “T.J. Hooker”, TV Crime Drama; moved to CBS.
In 1986, Attempting to lure away a few of the jillions of people watching NBCʹs “Cosby Show,” ABC choses to repurpose old news clips from the vaults of ABC News, updated with “witness” commentary and the occasional “docudrama recreation.” Linda Ellerbee and Ray Gandolf host the cheapest highbrow hour on television, “Our World.”
In 1987, “Beauty and The Beast”, TV General Drama; premiered on CBS. When corporate lawyer Catherine Chandler (Linda Hamilton) is attacked and left unconscious by thugs, a kindly man-beast whisks her away to his subterranean world beneath Manhattan. Recovering in the opener, Catherine joins the D.A.'s office and encounters her underground friend again when a case sheʹs handling gets hairy. Vincent: Ron Perlman. Father: Roy Dotrice.
In 1987, “Top Of The Pops”, TV Music; debut on CBS with host Nia Peeples.
In 1990, “Banned In The U.S.A,” album, single, and video by The 2 Live Crew were certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1991, “Good and Evil” premieres on ABC TV. The ratings were evil and was pulled for good.
In 1993, R.C., “Insane In The Brain” by Cypress Hill peaked at #19 on the pop singles chart. Not a demented song, but the title was. Luke Skiʹs Psycho Potpourri parodied it into “Insane And The Brain” in 1997.
In 1993, “Cafe Americain”, TV Comedy, starring cupcake Valerie Bertinelli, opened for business on NBC. It closed in May.
In 1993, “Harts Of The West”, TV Comedy, debut on CBS.
In 1993, “The Mommies”, TV Comedy, debut on NBC.
In 1993, “Walker, Texas Ranger” began airing as a series on CBS.
In 1993, George Harrison and David Crosby make guest appearances on the “Be Sharps” episode of Foxʹs The Simpsons.
In 1995, “Baywatch Nights” TV Adventure premiered in syndication the week September 25-October 1.
In 1997, The TV sitcoms “Union Square” and “Veronicaʹs Closet” premiered on NBC
In 1998, “Brotherʹs Keeper” TV sitcom premiered on ABC
In 1998, “Buddy Faro” TV drama premiered on CBS
In 1998, “Two of a Kind” starring the Olsen twins premiered on ABC
In 1999, “Freaks and Geeks” TV drama premiered on NBC
In 2002, “MDs”, which is just one letter longer than “ER”, premiered on ABC.
In 2005, Actor-comedian Don Adams died in Los Angeles at age 82.
In 2006, “Heroes” began airing on NBC
In 2012, “The Mindy Project” began airing on Fox
In 2012, “Vegas” began airing on CBS; itʹs not a reboot of the original 1978-81 series Vega$ starring Robert Ulrich.
In 2017, “The Opposition with Jordan Klepper” began airing on Comedy Central
In 2017, “Young Sheldon” began airing on CBS
In 2019, “Crank Yankers” returned to be airing new episodes on Comedy Central