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The Big Datebook for September 26

Last Updated 02-18-2021

🏆🏈Dave Casper -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.9/26/1951 N.S. or 2/2/1952 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Tight End
Names/Places: NN:The Ghost
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl, 5x First Team All-Pro; in both the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame; Super Bowl XI
Sports Teams: Oakland Raiders (1974-1980), Houston Oilers (1980-1983), Minnesota Vikings (1983), Los Angeles Raiders (1984)

🏆⚾Bobby Shantz -- is 96 in the year 2021 and 97 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1925
MLB Pitcher
Misc: 8x Gold Glove (1957-1964), AL MVP 1952
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics

📰⚖Manmohan Singh -- is 89 in the year 2021 and 90 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1932
Economist, Prime Minister, India

🏆🏌Neil Coles -- is 87 in the year 2021 and 88 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1934
Hall of Famer, Golfer, English

🏆🏀Mike Farmer -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1936
NBA Coach, NBA Player

🎭Jonathan Goldsmith -- is 83 in the year 2021 and 84 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1938 N.S.
Actor, Commercial Actor
Misc: The Most Interesting Man in the World in the Dos Equis beer advertisements in TV and radio.
Movie Titles: Go Tell the Spartans, Ice Station Zebra, Hang 'em High (with Clint Eastwood)

🎭🏆Martine Beswick -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1941
Actress, Model, English, Jamaican
Movie Titles: Thunderball, From Russia With Love, A Bullet for the General, One Million Years B.C.

🎵David Frizzell -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1941
Country Singer
Misc: he adds a traditional country element to the genre in the early-1980s on his solo novelty hit "I'm Gonna Hire A Wino To Decorate Our Home" and on duets with Shelly West

🎭Kent McCord -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1942
Actor
TV Shows: Ozzie and Harriet (as Kent McWhirter), Adam 12 (as Off. Jim Reed), Battlestar Galactica (as Capt. Troy), Farscape (as Jack Crichton)
Movie Titles: Predatior 2, Return of the Living Dead, Airplane II: The Sequel

🎭🏆Angela Dorian -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1944
Actress, Model, Playmate
Names/Places: RN: Victoria Vetri
Misc: September 1967; Playboy Playmate of the Year 1968

🎭Anne Robinson -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1944
Game Show Hostess
TV Shows: The Weakest Link

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🎭Stephen Markle -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1945
Actor, Canadian

🎵Bryan Ferry -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1945 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Pop Singer, English
Names/Places: FN:Lord Byron Ferrare
Group Names: Roxy Music (lead singer), soloist
Song Titles: Love is the Drug, Dance Away, Angel Eyes, More Than This, Let's Stick Together, Slave to Love, Don't Stop the Dance

🎭Mary Beth Hurt -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1946
Actress
Names/Places: RN:Mary Supinger; William's wife
Misc: two say b. 1948
Movie Titles: The World According to Garp, Interiors, Young Adult

✍⚖Christie Whitman -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1946 N.S.
Author, Government Official
Misc: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator

🏆🏁🏊Richard William "Dick" Roth -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1947 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏀Lucius Allen -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1947
NBA Guard
Sports Teams: Milwaukee Bucks

🎵🎸Tiran Porter -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1948 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Composer, Singer, Guitarist, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: The Doobie Brothers

⚛⚖Vladimír Remek -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1948
Cosmonaut, Politician, Diplomat, Czechoslovakian, Soviet
Misc: the first Czech space traveler

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💰🎭🎵Olivia Newton-John -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1948 N.S.
Businessperson, Movie Actress, Songwriter, Pop Singer, English
Names/Places: b. in Cambridge, England; raised in Australia; Max Born's granddaughter
Misc: Owner of Koala Blue; 4-octave voice range; had at least a hit from 1971-85 including I Honestly Love You and Physical
Song Titles: If You Love Me Let Me Know, I Honestly Love You, Have You Never Been Mellow, Please Mr. Please, Let It Shine, Come On Over, You're The One That I Want, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, A Little More Love, Magic, Xanadu, Physical, Heart Attack, Twist of Fate
Album Titles: If You Love Me Let Me Know, Have You Never Been Mellow, Grease, Totally Hot, Xanadu, Physical
Movie Titles: Grease, Xanadu, Two of a Kind

🎵Bruce Sudano -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1948
Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer
Names/Places: Donna Summer's husband

🎨🎵🎸John Foxx -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1948
Photographer, Artist, Teacher, Rock & Roll Singer, Rock & Roll Guitarist, English
Names/Places: RN:Dennis Leigh
Group Names: Ultravox (original lead singer)

🏆🏀John Roche -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1949
NBA Player, College Basketball Player, ABA Figure
Misc: University of South Carolina #11 retired
Sports Teams: University of South Carolina, New York Nets (ABA 1971-1974), Kentucky Colonels (ABA 1974-1975), Utah Stars (ABA, 1975), Los Angeles Lakers (1976), Sinudyne Bologna (Italy, 1977-1978), Denver Nuggets (1979-1981)

Jane Smiley -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1949
Author, Novelist

🎵Martin Delray -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1949
Songwriter, Country Singer

🎵🎸Stuart Tosh -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1951
Songwriter, Drummer, Adult-Pop Singer, Rock Singer, Scottish
Misc: sessioned with Roger Daltrey and others
Group Names: Pilot, 10cc, Alan Parson's Project

🎭James Keane -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1952
Actor
TV Shows: Paper Chase (as Willis Bell)
Movie Titles: Apocalypse Now, Crazy Heart, Seabiscuit, Falling Down

🎵🎸Craig Chaquico -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1954
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Jefferson Starship, Starship

🎵🎸César Rosas -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1954
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, Mexican
Group Names: Los Lobos

🎵Carlene Carter -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1955
Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Madison, TN; RN:Rebecca Carlene Smith; June Carter & Carl Smith's daughter

Leslie Hamilton -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1956
Celebrity Relative
Names/Places: Linda's twin

🎭Linda Hamilton -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1956 N.S.
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Salisbury, MD; Leslie's twin
TV Shows: Secrets of Midland Heights, King's Crossing, Beauty and the Beast (as Catherine Chandler)
Movie Titles: Terminator (series), Dante's Peak

Will Self -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1961 N.S.
Author, English

🎭🎵Cindy Herron -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1961
Actress, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: En Vogue

🎭Melissa Sue Anderson -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1962
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Berkeley, CA
TV Shows: Little House on the Prarie (as Mary Ingalls Kendall)

🎭Patrick Bristow -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1962
Actor
TV Shows: Head Over Heels (as Ian), Suite Life of Zack and Cody (as Patrick), Ellen (as Peter Barnes)
Movie Titles: Transformers: Age of Extinction, Showgirls, Austin Powers: Int'l Man of Mystery

🎭🎵Lawrence Leritz -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1962
Actor, Producer/Director, Choreographer, Dancer, Singer

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🎵Tracey Thorn -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1962
Songwriter, Singer
Group Names: Everything But the Girl

🎵🎸Al Pitrelli -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1962
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Widowmaker, Megadeth

🎭Lysette Anthony -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1963
Actress, English

🎭Ty Miller -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1964
TV Actor
TV Shows: Hotel (as Eric Lloyd), The Young Riders (as The Kid)

🏆🏈Bobby Joe Edmonds -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1964
NFL Player

🏆⚾Dave Martinez -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1964 N.S.
MLB Player, Baseball Coach

Jillian Barberie -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1966
Misc: Weather Reporter

🎭Martha Nix -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1967
Actress
TV Shows: The Waltons (as Serena Burton)

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🏆🏒Craig Janney -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1967
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, American
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins, St. Louis Blues, San Jose Sharks, Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders

🎵Jody Davis -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1967
Guitarist, Christian/Contemporary Performer
Group Names: Newsboys

🎭Ben Shenkman -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1968 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Royal Pains (as Jeremiah Sacani)
Movie Titles: Pi, Requiem for a Dream, Just Like Heaven, Blue Valentine

🎭Jim Caviezel -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1968
Actor
TV Shows: Person of Interest (as John Reese)
Movie Titles: Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius, The Thin Red Line, Frequency, The Passion of the Christ, The Final Cut, Madison, The Count of Monte Cristo

🎭Tricia O'Kelley -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1968
Actress, Commercial Actress, Producer
TV Shows: The New Adventures of Old Christine (as Marly), The Secret Life of the American Teenager (as Camille)
Movie Titles: Weather Girl, Outside Sales, Missing at 17

🎭Rachael Jacobs -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1970
Actress
Names/Places: Christian's sister
TV Shows: It's Not Easy, Growing Pains

🎭Sheri Moon Zombie -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1970 N.S.
Actress
Movie Titles: The Lords of Salem, The Devil's Rejects, Halloween (series I and II)

🏆🏀Trevor Ruffin -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1970
NBA Guard, ABA Figure

🏆⚽Marco Etcheverry -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1970
Soccer Midfielder, Bolivian

🏆🏒Paul Laus -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1970
NHL Player, Canadian

🎭Melanie Paxson -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1972 N.S.
Actress
Names/Places: aka Melanie Deanne Moore
Misc: AP spells her last name as Paxon
TV Shows: Cupid, Notes From The Underbelly, Happy Family (as Sara Brennan)
Movie Titles: Saving Mr. Banks, Descendants

🎭🎵Shawn "Slim" Stockman -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1972 N.S.
Panelist, New Jack Swing Singer
Group Names: Boyz II Men
TV Shows: The Sing-Off (judge)

🏆🏈David Richie -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1973
NFL Tackle, XFL Figure

🎵Dr. Luke -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1973 N.S.
Music Producer

🎵🎷Nicholas Payton -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1973 N.S.
Multi-instrumentalist, Jazz Trumpeter
Song Titles: Wild Man Blues

🏆🏁🏊Gary Hall Jr. -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1974 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏀Martin Müürsepp -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1974
NBA Player, Estonian

🎭Rolan Bolan -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1975
Actor, Producer
Names/Places: Gloria James & Marc Bolan's son

🎭Wayne Collins -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1978
Actor
TV Shows: Me And The Boys (as William Tower)
Movie Titles: Bé's Kids, Way Past Cool, 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up

🎭Eric Dearborn -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1979
Actor
Movie Titles: D.E.B.S., Ring of Darkness, The Assassin X: Origin

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✍🎭Mark Famiglietti -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1979
Writer, Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Hang Time
Movie Titles: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Premonition

✍🎭Jacob Tierney -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1979
Screenwriter, Actor, Movie Director, Canadian
Movie Titles: The Trotsky, Good Neighbors, This Is My Father, The Neon Bible

🏆Jaycie Phelps -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1979 N.S.
Gymnast, Olympic Athlete

🏆🏒Daniel Sedin -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1980 N.S.
NHL Left Wing, Swedish
Sports Teams: Vancouver Canucks

🏆🏒Henrik Sedin -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1980 N.S.
NHL Center, Swedish
Sports Teams: Vancouver Canucks

🎭🎵Christina Milian -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1981
Actress, Rhythm and Blues Singer
TV Shows: Grandfathered (as Vanessa)
Movie Titles: American Pie, Be Cool, Bring It On: Fight to the Finish

🏆🎾Serena Williams -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1981
Tennis Player

🎭Jon Richardson -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1982 N.S.
Comedian, English
Album Titles: A Little Bit OCD

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🎭Zoe Perry -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1983 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Scandal, Young Sheldon (as Mary)

🎭Shamu The Killer Whale '85 -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1985
Animal Star

Zara Alexander Teal Traina -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1987
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Danielle Steel & John Triana's daughter

🎵James (Singer) Blake -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1988 N.S.
Singer

Dylan Selena Nichols -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1991
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Lisa & Stephen's girl

Daijah Nakia Wright -- is 26 in the year 2021 and 27 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1995
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Tomica and Eazy E's daughter

Lili Jordan Phillips -- is 22 in the year 2021 and 23 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1999
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Kelly and Lou Diamond Phillip's daughter

Maiya Dupree -- is 22 in the year 2021 and 23 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1999
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Julie Moran and Rob's daughter

Nancy Colantino -- is 21 in the year 2021 and 22 in the year 2022; b.9/26/2000
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Madelyn Francesca and Enrico's daughter

Alabama Zoe Gaskill -- is 16 in the year 2021 and 17 in the year 2022; b.9/26/2005
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Tonya and Brian's son

Olive Barrymore Kopelman -- is 9 in the year 2021 and 10 in the year 2022; b.9/26/2012
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Drew Barrymore and Will's daughter

Charlotte Mezvinsky -- is 7 in the year 2021 and 8 in the year 2022; b.9/26/2014
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Chelsea Clinton and Marc's daughter

🎵Larry Weaver -- b.9/26/????
Novelty Singer

🎖Abraham Whipple -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1733 d.5/27/1819 (85)
Revolutionary, Naval Officer
Misc: Commodore in Continental Navy, fired the first naval gun of the Revolutionary War in Narraganset Bay

Joseph Louis Proust -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1754 N.S. d.7/5/1826 N.S. (71)
Chemist, French
Misc: principle of the constant composition of chemical compounds

Johnny Appleseed -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1774 N.S. d.3/18/1845 N.S. (70)
Pioneer
Names/Places: RN:John Chapman; d. in Allen County, Indiana
Misc: Planting appletrees

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Christopher Hansteen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1784 N.S. d.4/11/1873 N.S. (88)
Astronomer, Physiologist, Norweigan
Misc: noted for his research in geomagnetism.

🎨Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1791 d.1/26/1824 (32)
Artist, Painter, French
Names/Places: aka Theodore

Thomas Munson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1843 d.1/21/1913 (69)
Scientist, Horticulturist

Ivan Pavlov -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/14/1849 Ju-1 or 9/26/1849 N.S. d.2/27/1936 N.S. (86)
Scientist, Physiologist, Russian
Names/Places: MN:Petrovich
Misc: pioneers in psychology (Nobel 1904)

⚛💰Edward Bausch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1854 d.7/30/1944 (89)
Inventor, Businessperson
Misc: Optical instruments developer including the microscope; chairman Bausch & Lomb Optical Co.

🎨Arthur Davies -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1862 d.10/24/1928 (66)
Painter

👑King Christian X Of Denmark -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1870 d.4/20/1947 (76)
King
Misc: ruled 1912-47

🎨Winsor McCay -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1872 d.7/26/1934 (61)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Little Nemo and cartoon films pioneer

🎭Edmund Gwenn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1875 d.9/6/1959 (83)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Welsh (Wales)
Movie Titles: Miracle on 34th Street (as Kris Kringle)

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🏆⚽Bob Crompton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1879 d.3/16/1941 (61)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English

T. S. Eliot -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1888 d.1/4/1965 (76)
Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Critic
Names/Places: b. in St. Louis, MO; FN:Thomas Stearns

J. Fran Dobie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1888 d.9/18/1964 (75)
Author, Professor

🎭🎵Frank Crumit -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1889 d.9/7/1943 (53)
Stage Actor, Radio Actor, Vaudevillan, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: Julia Sanderson's hubby

Martin Heidegger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1889 d.5/26/1976 (86)
Philosopher, German
Misc: founded phenomenological movement, "Being and Time"

🏆🏒Clinton Stevenson "Praying Benny" Benedict -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1892 d.11/12/1976 (84)
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Misc: played 1912-1931
Sports Teams: Ottawa Senators, Montreal Maroons

🏆🏀William A. Reid -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1893 N.S. d.10/10/1955 N.S. (62)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Colgate University (coach 1919-1928)

🎵Vaughn Deleath -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1894 d.5/28/1943 (48)
Pop Crooner
Misc: the first woman to sing on the radio

🎭George Raft -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1895 d.11/25/1980 (85)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RLN:Ranft
Misc: some say b. 1903 or Sep 27 or d. Nov 24; Famous movie tough guy
Movie Titles: Casino Royale, Around The World in 80 Days, Some Like It Hot

Pope Paul VI -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1897 d.8/6/1978 (80)
Religious Leader, Italian
Names/Places: RN:Giovanni Battista Montini
Misc: 262nd Pope 1963-78

🏆🏀John Bunn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1898 N.S. d.8/13/1979 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Unversity of Kansas (player 1917-21, assistant coach 1921-1930), Stanford University (coach 1930-1946), Springfield College (coach 1946-1956), Colorado State College (coach 1956-1963)

🎵George Gershwin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1898 d.7/11/1937 (38)
Composer/Songwriter, Pianist
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; Ira's brother
Song Titles: Swanee, Rhapsody in Blue, An American In Paris

🎵Ted Weems -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1901 d.5/6/1963 (61)
Songwriter, Trombonist, Bandleader

🎭Ralph Michael -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1907 d.11/9/1994 (87)
Actor, English
TV Shows: Dr. in the House (as The Dean), The Quest
Movie Titles: Empire of The Sun

🎭🎵Shug Fisher -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1907 d.3/16/1994 (86)
Comedian, Bassist, Country Singer
Names/Places: RN:George Clinton Fisher
Group Names: Sons of the Pioneers

Anthony Blunt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1907 d.3/26/1983 (75)
Spy, English
Misc: Art Curator

🏆🏁William H. G. France -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1909 d.6/7/1992 (82)
Hall of Famer, Sports Figure, Auto Racer
Misc: Racing executive & pioneer; founded Daytona 500

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Elsa Fabares -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1911 d.9/27/1992 (81)
Celebrity Relative
Names/Places: Shelley's mom (same dday as Dick & Jerry's mom, Hazel Van Dyke)

🏆🏁🏊Lenore Kight -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1911 N.S. d.2/9/2000 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Lenore Wingard

🏆⚾George Alvin "Al" Helfer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1911 N.S. d.5/16/1975 N.S. (63)
Sportscaster, Baseball Announcer
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award 2019

🎨📰🎭Don Rico -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1912 d.3/27/1985 (72)
Illustrator, Editor, Stuntman
Misc: Captain America

🏆🏒Vic Heyliger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1912 N.S. d.10/4/2006 N.S. (94)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Hockey Coach
Sports Teams: Michigan (1934-1937), St. Paul Saints (1937-1938), Chicago Blackhawks (1937-1938), Detroit Holzbaugh (1938-1939), Chicago Blackhawks (1943-1944) Illinois (coach 1939-1943), Michigan (coach 1943-1944), West Germany National Team (1961-1963), U.S. National Team (1965-1966), Air Force (1968-1974)

🏆🏒Frank Brimsek -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1913 d.11/11/1998 (85)
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender
Names/Places: aka Francis Charles "Mister Zero" Brimsek
Misc: played from 1938-1950
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks

🎭🏆Jack LaLanne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1914 d.1/23/2011 (96)
TV Host, Body Builder, Exerciser
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco
TV Shows: Jack LaLanne (1960s-70s)

🏆🏒Clifford Joseph "Fido" Purpur -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1914 N.S. d.2/21/2001 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, NHL Player
Misc: played from 1933-1947
Sports Teams: St. Louis Eagles, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings

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🏆🏒Austie Harding -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1917 N.S. d.2/25/1991 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player

Harrison "Scott" Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1917 d.12/8/1986 (69)
Scientist, Geochemist
Misc: who was known for his role in isolating plutonium for its use in the first atomic bombs and for his studies regarding meteorites and the Earth's origin.

🎵🎷Nelson Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1917 d.11/20/1973 (56)
Jazz Trumpeter

🎭🎵John Zacherle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1918 d.10/27/2016 N.S. (98)
Voice Actor, TV Host, Radio Broadcaster, Novelty Singer
Misc: well known for his long career as a television horror host broadcasting horror movies in Philadelphia and New York City in the 1950s and 1960s
Song Titles: Dinner with Drac (as The Cool Ghoul)

🎭Barbara Britton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1919 d.1/17/1980 (60)
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: RLN:Brantingham
Misc: some say b. 1921; was 59?
TV Shows: Mr & Mrs North (as Pamela North)

🎵Lloyd Tommy "Spike" Doss -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1920 N.S. d.10/25/2011 N.S. (91)
Country Singer
Group Names: Sons of the Pioneers

🎭Anita Dangler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1922 d.3/4/2000 (77)
Actress

🎵Merrill Moore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1923 d.6/14/2000 (76)
Pianist, Bandleader, Country Singer
Misc: Boogie-Woogie style that helped to influence rockabilly music

🎭🎵Marty Robbins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1925 d.12/8/1982 (57)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country Performer
Names/Places: b. in Glendale, AZ; RN:Martin David Robinson
Misc: Grand Ole Opry regular; stock car racer
Song Titles: I'll Go On Alone, Singing The Blues, A White Sport Coat, El Paso, Don't Worry
Album Titles: Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, Return of the Gunfighter, R.F.D., Drifter, Tonight Carmen, I Walk Alone, El Paso City, Adios Amigo

🎭🎵Julie London -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1926 d.10/18/2000 (74)
TV/Movie Actress, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Santa Rosa, CA; RLN:Peck; Jack Webb's then Bobby Troup's wife
TV Shows: Emergency (as Nurse Dixie McCall)

🎭Charles Macaulay -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1927 d.8/13/1999 (71)
Actor
Misc: often-defeated prosecutor on television's ``The Perry Mason Mysteries''
TV Shows: Perry Mason

💰🎭Patrick O'Neal -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1927 d.9/9/1994 (66)
Restaurateur, TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Names/Places: b. in Ocala, FL;
TV Shows: Emerald Point NAS

🎭Philip Bosco -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1930 N.S. d.12/3/2018 N.S. (88)
Actor
TV Shows: Tribeca (as Harry)
Movie Titles: My Best Friend's Wedding, Hitch, The Savages, Trading Places

⚖🏆Lawrence "Larry" Fleisher -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1930 N.S. d.5/4/1989 N.S. (58)
Hall of Famer, Attorney, Sports Figure
Misc: Sports Agent

🎵George Chambers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1931 N.S. d.10/12/2019 N.S. (88)
Singer, Bassist
Group Names: The Chambers Bros

🎭Joyce Jameson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1932 d.1/16/1987 (54)
Comedienne
TV Shows: The Spike Jones Show

🎭Richard Herd -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1932 N.S. d.5/26/2020 N.S. (87)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Seinfeld, Ike, T.J. Hooker (as Capt. Dennis Sheridan), V (as John)
Movie Titles: "Planes, Trains and Automobiles", Joseph: King of Dreams, The China Syndrome, All the President's Men

🎨🎭🎵Donna Douglas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1932 d.1/1/2015 (82)
Artist, TV Actress, Gospel Singer, Country Singer
Misc: some say b. in 1933 or 1939; became a real estate agent
TV Shows: The Beverly Hillbillies (as Elly May Clampett)

Mihajlo Mihajlov -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1934 N.S. d.3/7/2010 N.S. (75)
Writer, Political Activist
Misc: dissident of the former Yugoslavia; d. Feb 28, 2010?

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🎵🎷Dick Heckstall-Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1934 d.12/18/2004 (70)
Reeds, Jazz Saxophonist
Group Names: Colosseum

🎭Lou Myers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1936 d.2/19/2013 (76)
TV Actor
TV Shows: A Different World (as Mr. Gaines)

🎭Jerry Weintraub -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1937 d.7/6/2015 (77)
Movie Producer
Misc: former chairman and CEO of United Artists
Movie Titles: Ocean's Eleven, Diner, The Karate Kid

🎵Creadal Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1940 N.S. d.8/25/1994 N.S. (53)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Musician
Group Names: Chi-Lites

🎭Vadim Glowna -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1941 d.1/24/2012 (70)
Actor, Director, German
Misc: appeared in over 150 films and TV shows

🎵🎷Joe Bauer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1941 d.9/??/1982 (40)
Drummer, Jazz Musician
Misc: classicwebs says d. Nov 1983
Group Names: Youngbloods

🎵Lynn Anderson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1947 d.7/30/2015 (67)
Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Grand Forks, ND; Liz's daughter
Song Titles: Rose Garden

🎵Andre Harrell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1960 N.S. d.5/8/2020 N.S. (59)
Music Executive
Misc: Babyface, Mary J. Blige

🎵Doug Supernaw -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1960 N.S. d.11/13/2020 N.S. (60)
Songwriter, Country Singer

🏆🏈Craig "Ironhead" Heyward -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1966 N.S. d.5/27/2006 N.S. (39)
NFL Player

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🎵William Billings -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/7/1746 d.9/26/1800 (53)
Composer, American

Daniel Boone -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/22/1734 O.S. or 11/2/1734 N.S. d.9/26/1820 (85)
Hall of Famer, Explorer, Frontiersman, Pioneer
Names/Places: b. in Reading, PA; d. in Missouri
Misc: November 2=N.S.; the raging fave of the mid 1950s; best remembered for helping to establish a passage through the Cumberland Gap in the Appalachian Mountains, opening the route to Kentucky and the west.

✍⚛August Ferdinand Mobius -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/17/1790 N.S. d.9/26/1868 N.S. (77)
Author, Astronomer, Mathematician, German
Misc: best known for his work in analytic geometry and in topology. In the latter field he is especially remembered as one of the discoverers of the Mobius strip.

⚛💰Levi Strauss -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/26/1829 d.9/26/1902 (73)
Inventor, Manufacturer
Misc: Jeans

✍📰Harriet Monroe -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/23/1860 d.9/26/1936 (75)
Poet, Editor
Misc: founder of Poetry Magazine

🎵Bessie Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1894 d.9/26/1937 (43)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Blues Singer, Lesbian
Names/Places: NN:Empress of the Blues
Misc: some say b. 1895

🎵Béla Bartók -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/25/1881 d.9/26/1945 (64)
Composer, Pianist, Hungarian
Song Titles: Concerto for Orchestra

William Strunk Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/1/1869 d.9/26/1946 (77)
Professor
Misc: A grammarian; was a professor of English at Cornell University and author of the The Elements of Style (1918), which, after being revised and enlarged by his former student E. B. White, became a highly influential guide to English usage during the late 20th century.

🎨✍Hugh Lofting -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/14/1886 d.9/26/1947 (61)
Illustrator, Children's Author, English
Book Titles: Dr. Dolittle

💰Lane Bryant -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/1/1879 d.9/26/1951 (71)
Merchant

George Santayana -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/16/1863 d.9/26/1952 (88)
Author, Essayist, Poet, Philosopher, Professor, American, Spanish
Names/Places: d. in Rome
Misc: at Harvard

🏆🎾Ellen Roosevelt -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/20/1868 d.9/26/1954 (86)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

💰Charles E. Wilson -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/18/1890 d.9/26/1961 (71)
Businessperson, Executive
Misc: President of General Motors (1940-53)/Secretary of Defense (1953-57)

🎵Peter Dawson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/31/1882 d.9/26/1961 (79)
Pop Singer, Australian

🎭Ida Moore -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/1/1882 d.9/26/1964 (82)
Actress
TV Shows: RCA Victor Show

🎭🎵Helen Kane -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/4/1903 d.9/26/1966 (63)
Movie/Stage Actress, Vaudevillaness, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RLN:Schroder; NN:Boop Boop a Doop Girl
Misc: Betty Boop copied her

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🎨Gus Edson -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/20/1901 d.9/26/1966 (65)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: The Gumps, Dondi

🎭Charles J. Correll -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1890 d.9/26/1972 (82)
Hall of Famer, TV/Radio Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Peoria, IL; RFN:Andy
Misc: some say b. Feb 2
TV Shows: Calvin & the Colonel (as Calvin), Amos 'n' Andy (co-creator & Andy)

🏆🏁Ralph Lee Earnhardt -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/23/1928 d.9/26/1973 (45)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Names/Places: father of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and grandfather of Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Misc: NASCAR

✍📰Samuel Flagg Bemis -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/20/1891 d.9/26/1973 (81)
Author, Historian

🏆⚾Ernest N. "Ernie" Lombardi -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/6/1908 N.S. d.9/26/1977 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, MLB Catcher
Misc: NL MVP 1938
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Robins (1931), Cincinnati Reds (1932-1941), Boston Braves (1942), New York Giants (1943-1947)

🏆🏁Ralph Baldwin -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/25/1916 d.9/26/1982 (66)
Harness Racer
Misc: set 11 major world records

🏆🏀Thomas B. "Tom" Barlow -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/9/1896 N.S. d.9/26/1983 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Sphas, Philadelphia Warriors

Ruth Stapleton -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/7/1929 d.9/26/1983 (54)
Evangelist
Names/Places: Jimmy Carter's sis

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🏆John Facenda -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/8/1913 d.9/26/1984 (71)
Sportscaster

🎵🎷Shelly Manne -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/11/1920 N.S. d.9/26/1984 N.S. (64)
Jazz Drummer

🎭Hugh Franklin -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/24/1916 d.9/26/1986 (70)
Soap Actor
TV Shows: All My Children (as Dr. Charles Tyler)

🏆🏁🏊Noboru Terada -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/25/1917 N.S. d.9/26/1986 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese

🏆⚽James "Jimmy" Delaney -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/3/1914 N.S. d.9/26/1989 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

Alberto Moravia -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/28/1907 d.9/26/1990 (82)
Novelist, Italian
Names/Places: RLN:Pincherie
Misc: multi-million seller
Book Titles: The Woman in Red

🎵Billy Vaughn -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/12/1919 d.9/26/1991 (72)
Conductor/Composer, Arranger, Singer, Bandleader
Names/Places: RN:Richard
TV Shows: The A. Team (as Hunt Stockwell)

🏆John Pennel -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/25/1940 d.9/26/1993 (53)
Pole Vaulter, Track and Field, American
Misc: American pole-vaulter who was the first to jump more than 5.18 m (17 feet) and was a world-record holder (1963, 1966, 1969).

🎵🎷Betty Carter -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/16/1929 d.9/26/1998 (69)
Jazz Singer
Names/Places: RN:Lillie Mae Jones

🎭Richard Mulligan -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/13/1932 d.9/26/2000 (67)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: Diana, Soap (as Burt Campbell), Reggie (as Reggie Potter), Empty Nest (as Dr. Harry Weston)

🎵🎷Baden Powell -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/6/1936 d.9/26/2000 (64)
Guitarist, Jazz Performer, Brazilian
Misc: a pioneer of bossa nova who was more popular abroad than at home

🎵🎷Nick Fatool -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/2/1915 N.S. d.9/26/2000 N.S. (85)
Jazz Drummer
Group Names: Benny Goodman Orchestra

🎵🎸Robert Palmer -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1949 d.9/26/2003 (54)
Composer/Songwriter, Guitarist, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Names/Places: RFN:Alan
Misc: Weird Al Yankovic parodied one of his songs into "Addicted to Spuds" while John Mammoser did "My Girlfriend is Inflatable" out of another one of his
Group Names: Power Station, soloist
Song Titles: Bad Case of Loving You, Looking For Clues, Some Like It Hot, Get It On Bang a Gong, Addicted To Love, Hyperactive, I Didn't Mean To Turn You On, Simply Irresistible
Album Titles: Clues, Riptide, Heavy Nova

🎭David Jove -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1942 N.S. d.9/26/2004 N.S. (61)
Producer/Director, Canadian
Names/Places: RN: David Sniderman
Misc: specialized in underground and alternative music-themed films.
TV Shows: New Wave Theatre (creator)

Tokyo Rose -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/4/1916 d.9/26/2006 (90)
Names/Places: RN:Iva Ikiko Toguri D'Aquino
Misc: claimed that the Japanese forced her to make broadcasts to servicemen during WWII

🎭Ralph Story -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/19/1920 d.9/26/2006 (86)
TV Host, Game Show Host
TV Shows: Alias Smith & Jones (narrator)

🏆🏌Byron Nelson -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/4/1912 d.9/26/2006 (94)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Names/Places: RFN:John
Misc: learning golf as a caddy, Nelson become one of the greatest golfers ever, once winning eleven tournaments in a row in 1945. He won the Masters twice and the PGA twice.

🏆🏒William Wadsworth "Bill" Wirtz -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/5/1929 N.S. d.9/26/2007 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, NHL Owner
Misc: was the chief executive officer and controlling shareholder of the family-owned Wirtz Corporation
Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks (owned for 41 years)

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🎵Randy Van Horne -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/10/1924 d.9/26/2007 (83)
Singer, Musician
Misc: one of the busiest vocal group contractors of the space age pop era

🎵Patrick Bourque -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/27/1977 d.9/26/2007 N.S. (29)
Country Bassist
Group Names: Emerson Drive

⛪💰🎭🏆🏁Paul Newman -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/26/1925 d.9/26/2008 (83)
Christian Scientist, Businessperson, Movie Actor, Movie Director, Auto Racer
Names/Places: b. in Cleveland; MN:L.; Joanne Woodward's hubby
Misc: Salad dressing, popcorn, salsa, & spaghetti sauce maker
Movie Titles: The Sting, The Color of Money, Hudsucker Proxy, Message in a Bottle, Where the Money Is, Road to Perdition, Cars

🏆🏈Alfred Oglesby -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/27/1967 d.9/26/2009 N.S. (42)
NFL Defensive End

🎭Gloria Stuart -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/4/1910 d.9/26/2010 (100)
Actress
Movie Titles: Titanic

🎭Johnny K. Lewis -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/29/1983 d.9/26/2012 (28)
Actor
TV Shows: Quintuplets (as Pearce Chase)

🏆🏒John Joseph "Jack" Kirrane Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/20/1928 N.S. d.9/26/2016 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete

✍🎭🎵Barry Dennen -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1938 N.S. d.9/26/2017 N.S. (79)
Writer, Actor, Singer, NO JOB ASSOCIATED
Arts Titles: PL: Jesus Christ Superstar
Movie Titles: Jesus Christ Superstar, Fiddler on the Roof, The Kentucky Fried Movie, The Shining, Ragtime, Trading Places, Titanic, Shock Treatment

Jacques René Chirac -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/29/1932 N.S. d.9/26/2019 N.S. (86)
Politician, French
Misc: political leader

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🏆⚾Jay Johnstone -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/20/1945 N.S. d.9/26/2020 N.S. (74)
MLB Player
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers

🎵Jimmy Winston -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/20/1945 N.S. d.9/26/2020 N.S. (75)
Organist, English
Names/Places: RN:James Langwith
Group Names: The Small Faces
TV Shows: Doctor Who

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In 1892, John Philip Sousa and his newly formed band performed “Liberty Bell March” publicly for the first time, at the Stillman Music Hall in Plainfield, New Jersey. It also became the theme song for “Monty Pythonʹs Flying Circus” because the show wanted a catchy melody and also because they had no money left to spend on theme music, and that song was in the public domain.

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In 1937, The radio drama “The Shadow,” starring Orson Welles, premiered on the Mutual Broadcasting System.

In 1941, “Superman” animation adventure by Max Fleischer debut, then by Famous Studios on 9-18-42.

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In 1957, “The Lux Show Starring Rosemary Clooney”, TV Variety; debut on NBC.

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In 1969, The Beatlesʹ last studio album, “Abbey Road,” was released in the United Kingdom. It topped the charts there and in America. They recorded it after “Let It Be”.

In 1969, The TV game shows “Personality”, “Eye Guess”, and “You Donʹt Say”, last aired on NBC.

In 1969, When a widower with three sons marries a widow with three daughters, the result of the merger is a conglomerate family on Paramount Televisionʹs “The Brady Bunch” TV sitcom that debut on ABC. In the premiere episode, “The Honeymoon,” the wedding day festivities progress smoothly except for the family pets, a cat and a dog, which donʹt go along with the idea of peaceful coexistence. After the chaos they cause, Mike and Carol start their marriage disciplining their children before leaving on their honeymoon. “Weird Al” Yankovic sang about the “Brady Bunch” in 1984 as he parodied “The Safety Dance” made by Men Without Hats. The series has enjoyed a cult revival over the past few years, with a musical and two feature-length movies.

In 1969, “Get Smart”, TV Comedy, moved to CBS.

In 1969, “Jimmy Durante Present The Lennon Sisters Hour”, TV Variety; debut on ABC.

In 1970, R.C., “Neanderthal Man” by Hotlegs peaked at #22 on the pop singles chart.

In 1970, R.C., “Rubber Duckie” by Ernie (Jim Henson) peaked at #16 on the pop singles chart.

In 1971, Deep Purple were at number one in the United Kingdom album chart for the first time with “Fireball.” They repeated the success seven months later with “Machine Head.”

In 1973, Wilt Chamberlain jumped from the National Basketball Associationʹs Los Angeles Lakers to the San Diego Conquistadors of the American Basketball Association; Wilt would become a player-coach with a reputed salary of $600,000 a year.

In 1973, “Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice”, TV Comedy, debut on ABC.

In 1974, John Lennon releases what will be his last album of new material for nearly six years. “Walls and Bridges” climbed up to number one.

In 1975, The 1974 movie “The Return of the Pink Panther” opened in movie theaters in Germany.

In 1975, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” movie premiered in Westwood, California, and became a cult classic. It has grossed $150 million thru September 1995. Letʹs do the Time Warp again with the Sweet Transvestite!

In 1976, “The Big Event”, TV Series, assorted movies and specials; debut on NBC.

In 1977, Nobody will believe that Maude has seen a flying saucer or that the writers have completely run out of ideas.

In 1978, “Iʹve Always Been Crazy” album by Waylon Jennings was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1979, The Clash release their first U.S. single, a remake of The Bobby Fuller Fourʹs “I Fought The Law.”

In 1981, Bruce Dickinson, later of the group Samson, joined the also heavy-metal group Iron Maiden, which replaced Paul DiʹAnno with Bruce.

In 1981, Disneyʹs TV show moves to CBS, making it the first prime-time series to have appeared on all three major networks. The show is renamed “Walt Disney”.

In 1981, Prince finally finds as much success with audiences as with critics, years before he changed his name into a stupid unpronoucable symbol, as the title cut of his new album “Controversy” eneters the soul chart. It peaks at number three. Meanwhile on the pop charts, the single and album hit #70 and #21 respectively.

In 1981, R.C., “Breaking Away” by Balance peaked at #22 on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, R.C., “In Your Letter” by REO Speedwagon peaked at #20 on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, Hall and Oatesʹ “Private Eyes” LP enters the chart. The platinum album contains two number one hits: “Private Eyes” and “I Canʹt Go For That.”

In 1981, The Go-Goʹs “Beauty and the Beat” enters the LP chart. The double platinum album hit number one for six weeks and contains the hits “Our Lips Are Sealed” and “We Got The Beat.”

In 1981, The Kinksʹ “Give The People What They Want” enters the LP chart.

In 1982, “At the Movies with Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert” began airing in syndication

In 1982, “Gloria”, TV Comedy; debut on CBS. It starred Sally Struthers. Coincidentally, a hit song titled “Gloria,” which had nothing to do with the series of the same name and sung by Laura Branigan, was just hitting the pop charts.

In 1982, “Knight Rider”, TV Adventure starring David Hasselhoff, debut on NBC. Too old for dem Dukes? Upgrade with the Hoff!

In 1982, “Matt Houston”, TV Crime Drama; debut on ABC.

In 1982, “Ripleyʹs Believe It Or Not Number Two”, TV Magazine; debut on ABC.

In 1983, Colonel Potter, Sergeant Klinger, and Father Mulcahy somehow find themselves working together at the same veteranʹs hospital on the debut of the canʹt-miss sitcom “AfterM*A*S*H.”

In 1984, Liz Taylor starred in the season opener of the TV soap, “Hotel” this night. Despite incredibly biting bits from John Belushi on NBCʹs “Saturday Night Live” regarding her plumpness at the time, viewers were quite amazed when Ms. Taylor appeared in a gown — with a 24-inch waistline. Definitely no more “I followed Liz Taylor to McDonaldʹs to watch the numbers change,” from Joan Rivers.

In 1984, “Itʹs Your Move”, TV Comedy; debut on NBC.

In 1985, “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe” by Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagnerʹs opens to rave reviews on Broadway.

In 1986, Bobby (Patrick Duffy) returns to prime-time soap “Dallas”. The episode, from Southfork Ranch, had Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) returning from the dead — in the shower, no less! Pam Ewing (Victoria Principal) was a bit perplexed. So were the viewers. This scene wiped out all of the previous season! Wish David Tanny would himself wake up and realize that this whole website was nothing but a dream!

In 1986, “Crocodile Dundee” starring Paul Hogan opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1986, “Mamaʹs Family” returned to be airing new episodes in syndication.

In 1986, “Press Your Luck”, TV Game Show; last aired on CBS. After that airing, CBS gave the death tile slot of 4pm Eastern, 3pm Central and Pacific time, back to its affiliates the following Monday.

In 1986, The double platinum “Raisin' Hell” by Run-DMC peaked at number three on Billboardʹs Top-200 album chart. It was the first rap album to crack the top 10.

In 1987, R.C., “Fake” by Alexander OʹNeal peaked at #25 on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “I Heard A Rumour” by Bananarama peaked at number four on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “Misfit” by Curiosity Killed The Cat peaked at #42 on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “Never Let Me Down” by David Bowie peaked at #27 on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “Oh Yeah” by Yello peaked at #51 on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “Touch Of Grey” by Grateful Dead peaked at number nine on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, “ALF: The Animated Series” (changing its name to “ALF Tales” in August 1988) began airing on NBC

In 1987, “Jake and The Fatman”, TV Crime Drama; debut on CBS.

In 1987, “Second Chance” (aka “Boys Will Be Boys”) began airing on Fox. It had nothing to do with the ABC daytime game show of 1977 or its similar reboot, “Press Your Luck.”

In 1988, “Simple Pleasures” album by Bobby McFerrin was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1990, The Motion Picture Association of America announced it has created a new NC-17 rating for movies with adult themes, replacing the X rating. It was meant to bar moviegoers under the age of 17 from certain films without the commercial stigma of the old X rating, but it still is an “X” rating with a new name. The late Gene Siskel and the late Robert Ebert would prefer the Association adopt an “A” rating for mature subject matter that is not a pornographic fest film that the “X” rating represented. Memo to Jack Valenti: Do so in Siskel and Ebertʹs memories.

In 1990, “Andrew Dice Clay” album by Andrew Dice Clay was certified Gold by the RIAA.

In 1990, “Cop Rock”, TV Musical Crime Drama; debut on ABC. Miami Vice meets Fame? Gimme a break! Whoops, thatʹs another show.

In 1990, “Couldnʹt Stand The Weather” album by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1992, Roseanne Arnold gets a star on Hollywoodʹs Walk of Fame.

In 1992, “Weird Al” Yankovic gave a live performance at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida, as part of the Hurricane Relief concert.

In 1994, Around the world in about four minutes, this is “Headline News”, the single released from Weird Al Yankovicʹs four-CD box set “Permanent Record — Al in the Box”. Another MTV hit, the song parodies the Crash Test Dummies “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm”. Poking fun at Americaʹs lust for the tabloids, the song satarizes recent news events.

In 1998, On the cover of TV Guide: “The Women of Ally McBeal: Lisa Nicole Carson, Calista Flockhart, Jane Krakowski”, also, Girl Power! Donny and Marie, Saturday Night Live.

In 1998, “The Weird Al Show” TV childrenʹs show last aired on CBS (according to a Variety article published August 27.)

In 1999, Movie: “Sabrina Down Under”. Sabrina and her British witch friend, Gwen, take a vacation in Sydney, Australia, where Sabrina hopes to meet a world famous oceonographer. While studying the sea life for research, they come across a merman whoʹs washed up on the beach. In an attempt to prevent an incident, Sabrina casts a spell to give the merman legs for 48 hours, so they can consult the oceanographer about polution in the area the mermaids live thatʹs causing them to become sick. Unfortunately, the scientist becomes suspicious of their story and plans to look for himself, forcing the withces to take action to stop the mermaids from becoming tabloid fodder. Meanwhile, Salem has snuck into Sabrinaʹs hotel, posing as a reclusive wealthy guest, and falls in love with another talking cat.

In 1999, “The Saturday Night Live 25th Anniversary Special” was seen on NBC, 12½ months before the actual 25th anniversary in October 2000!

In 2000, Actor Richard Mulligan died at age 67.

In 2001, “Star Trek: Enterprise” began airing on UPN

In 2002, “Good Morning, Miami” began airing on NBC

In 2003, “Hope and Faith” began airing on ABC

In 2006, Weird Al Yankovicʹs album “Straight Outta Lynwood” was released.

In 2008, “The Suite Life on Deck” began airing on Disney Channel

In 2012, “The Neighbors” began airing on ABC

In 2013, “The Crazy Ones” starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar began airing on CBS.

In 2013, “The Michael J. Fox Show” began airing on NBC

The Holiday Almanacs September 26, 2021

What's Today?

Today is Sun Sep the 26 in the year 2021
Jan 1 began on a Fri
This is day 269 of the year
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Julian date = 2459472 O.S.= 9 - 13 - 2021

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Holidays

Sukkot
Feast of North American Martyrs SS. J. de Brebeuf, I. Jogues, A. Daniel, G. Lalemand, C. Garnier, N. Chabanel, R. Goupil and J. Laliande, canonized in 1930.
Feast of SS. Cyprian and Justina, martyrs.
Feast of St. Cosmas and Damian, martyrs.
[USA] Press Sunday
International Priorities Week Ends
National Turn Off Your TV Week Ends
[USA] National Good Neighbor Day
National Coasts Weeks (Day 15)
[USA] Gold Star Mother's Day
Religious Freedom Week Ends
[Khmer Republic] Ceremony of the Dead thru 9-27
[New Zealand] Dominion Day/ Ind Day (1907)
[Sri Lanka] Bandaranaike Day (1959)
[USA] All You Can Eat Day (every month)
[Yemen Arab Republic, Yemen People's Democratic Rep] Revolution Day (1962)
Divali (India).
International Tool Time Day (Home Improvement prem 1991)
Rocky Horror Picture Show/Do The Time Warp/Transvestite Day
Yemen Arab Republic's Proclamation of the Republic Day.

Reminders

Astrological sign: Virgo: The Virgin (8-23 thru 9-22); Symbol: The Virgin. Ruling Planet: Mercury. Element: Earth. Traits: Analytical, discriminating, modest, neat. Body part associated with this sign: The belly. Occupations: Editor, medicine, chemistry, research, accounting.
Astrological sign: Libra: The Balance (9-23 thru 10-22); Ruling Planet: Venus. Element: Air. Traits: Charming, diplomatic, idealistic, indecisive. Body part associated with this sign: Reins. Occupations: Acting, the arts, law and legal activities, politics. The abbreviation of pound (lb.) comes from the word Libra because of the scales she holds.
September comes from the Latin word septem, seven, to indicate the seventh month.
Full Moon: the Harvest Moon and the Barley Moon, also the Wine Moon.
Gems: the sapphire and chrysolite.
Flowers: morning-glory and aster
Meaning: the sentimental meaning of the sapphire is for wisdom, and the morning glory and the aster are for the promise of happiness.
Astrological sign: Libra: The Balance (9-23 thru 10-22); Ruling Planet: Venus. Element: Air. Traits: Charming, diplomatic, idealistic, indecisive. Body part associated with this sign: Reins. Occupations: Acting, the arts, law and legal activities, politics. The abbreviation of pound (lb.) comes from the word Libra because of the scales she holds.
Astrological sign: Virgo: The Virgin (8-23 thru 9-22); Symbol: The Virgin. Ruling Planet: Mercury. Element: Earth. Traits: Analytical, discriminating, modest, neat. Body part associated with this sign: The belly. Occupations: Editor, medicine, chemistry, research, accounting.
Adult Literacy Awareness Month
American Newspaper Month
Baby Safety Month
Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month
National Papaya Month
Board and Care Recognition Month
Bourbon Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Cable Television Month.
Childhood Cancer Month
Children's Books Month
Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
Classical Music Month
Emergency Care Month
Flowers: morning-glory and aster
Full Moon: the Harvest Moon and the Barley Moon.
Gems: the sapphire and chrysolite.
Great American Breakfast Club (Sep 1-Nov 30)
Hand-Craft Soap Month
Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep 15-Oct 15)
Home Improvement Months (not the TV show) (from April-Sep)
Hot Breakfast Month
Hurricane Season Months in the East (June 1-Nov 30)
Hurricane Season Months in the West (June 1-Oct 31)
International Cooperation Learning Month
International Gay Square Dance Month
International Solar Month
International Visitors Month
Jazz Month
Latino Heritage Month
Library Card Sign-Up Month
Marriage Health Month
Meaning: the sentimental meaning of the sapphire is for wisdom, and the morning glory and the aster are for the promise of happiness.
National Alcohol and Drug Treatment Month
National Beach Clean Up Month
National Bed Check Month!
National Chicken Month
National Cholestrol Education and Awareness Month
National Courtesy Month
National Courtesy Month.
National Honey Month
National Ice Cream Sandwich Month
National Literacy Month
National Mind Mapping Month
National Piano Month
National Rice Month
National School Success Month
National Sewing Month
National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
Organic Harvest Month
PTA Membership Enrollment Month
Philatelic Publications Month.
Pleasure Your Mate Month
Potato Bread Month
Project Aware Month
Sea Cadet Month
Self Improvement Month
September comes from the Latin word septem, seven, to indicate the seventh month.
Southern Gospel Music Month
Stop the Violence and Save Our Kids Month
Women of Achievement Month
Women's Health Month!
[Western Europe (not UK)] Daylight Savings Time ends
Festival of Ceres (Roman week-long festival for Ceres, the corn goddess).
Festival of the Greater Eleusian Mysteries (Ancient Greek week- long festival honoring Demeter's - Earth-goddess-mother, goddess of the fruitful earth - departure for the Underworld, confined to married women).
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