✍🎭Robert Benton -- is 89 in the year 2021 and 90 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1932 N.S.
Screenwriter, Movie Director
Movie Titles: Kramer vs Kramer
🎭Mylène Demongeot -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1935
🎵Jerry Lee Lewis -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1935
Hall of Famer, Composer, Pianist, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Ferriday, LA; cousin to Mickey Gilley & Jimmy Swaggart; wed 6x's
Song Titles: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On, Great Balls Of Fire, Breathless
⚖Silvio Berlusconi -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1936
Head of State, Italian
Misc: Italian premier
🎵Sherman Holmes -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1939 N.S.
Gospel Singer, Blues Singer, Soul Singer
🎭Robert Gentry -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1940
TV Shows: All My Children, Generations, Bold & the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, Another World, Guiding Light
🏆🏈Mike Eischeid -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1940
Misc: Oakland Raiders Super Bowl II. Minnesota Vikings Super Bowl VIII, IX
Sports Teams: Oakland Raiders (AFL 1966-1969, NFL 1970-1971), Minnesota Vikings (NFL 1972-1974)
🎭Ian McShane -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1942
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer/Director, English
TV Shows: Roots, Bare Essence, Scoop, Deadwood
Movie Titles: Kung Fu Panda, Pirates of the Carribbean: On Stranger Tides
🎵Jean-Luc Ponty -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1942
Composer, Pianist, Violinist, French
Misc: Classical-Jazz; played with Frank Zappa, soloist
🏆🏈David "Dave" Wilcox -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1942 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker
Sports Teams: San Francisco 49ers (1964-1974)
⚛⚖Bill Nelson -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1942
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🏆🏈Vince Tobin -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1943
NFL General Manager, NFL Coach
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears (general manager), Indianapolis Colts (general manager)
💰Lech Walesa -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1943
Labor Leader, Polish
Misc: Solidarity founder & Nobel laureate
🎵Manolo "Manuel" Fernández -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1943
Group Names: Mike & the Runaways, Los Bravos
🎵Mike Post -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1944
Music Producer, Songwriter, Bandleader
Misc: composer of theme songs of The Rockford Files, Hill St. Blues, Magnum P.I., other TV & film scores such as CHiPs, The A-Team, & The Greatest American Hero
🎭Patricia Hodge -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1946
TV Shows: Miranda (as Penny)
Movie Titles: The Elephant Man
🎭Donovan Scott -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1947
TV Shows: Life with Lucy
Movie Titles: Back to the Future Part 2, Popeye, Blast from the Past, Police Academy
🎭Suzanne Lederer -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1948 N.S.
TV Shows: Eischied
🎵🎸Mike Pinera -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1948
Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Blues Image, Iron Butterfly, Alice Cooper, soloist
📰🎭🏆Bryant Gumbel -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1948 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Newscaster, Journalist, TV Host, Sportscaster
Names/Places: Greg's brother; b. in New Orleans, LA; MN:Charles
TV Shows: NBC Sports, Today Show (1980s), Main Street, Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel, The Early Show (CBS), Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
🎵🎸Mark Farner -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1948
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Grand Funk Railroad
🎵🎸John French -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1948
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Captain Beefhart and His Magic Band
🏆⚾Steve Busby -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1949
🎵Alvin Crow -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1950
Group Names: Pleasant Valley Boys
🎭Drake Hogestyn -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1953
TV Shows: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Days of Our Lives (as John Black for over 30 years)
🏆⚾Warren Cromartie -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1953
🎭Cindy Morgan -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1954
TV Shows: Bring 'Em Back Alive, Falcon Crest (as Gabrielle Short)
Movie Titles: TRON, Caddyshack, Empty Sky, TRON 2.0
🏆🎳Marshall Holman -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1954
Hall of Famer, Bowler
🏆⚽Gordon Duffield Smith -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1954
Soccer Player, Scottish
🎭🎵Debbie Shapiro -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1954
Stage Actress, Singer
🎭Mark Mitchell -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1955
🏆🏀Carol Ann Blazejowski -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1956
Hall of Famer, Basketball Figure
⚖🏆🏁🏃Sebastian Newbold Coe -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1956
Politician, Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, French
Misc: won gold medal in 1500m and silver medal in 800m at both 1980 and '84 Olympics; although retired, still holds world records in 800m and 1000m; elected to Parliament as Conservative in 1992.
🎵🎸Suzzy Roche -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1956
Rock & Roll Performer
Group Names: Roches
⛪🎭🎵Andrew "Dice" Clay -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1957 N.S.
Jewish, Movie Actor, Comedian, Producer, Musician
Misc: XXX comedian
TV Shows: Bless This House (as Burt Clayton)
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🏆⚾Craig Lefferts -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1957
🎵🏆⚾Tim Flannery -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1957
Radio Disc Jock, MLB Player
🎵Mari Wilson -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1957
🎵🎸John Payne -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1958
Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Asia
🏆🏀John MacBeth Paxson -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1960
NBA Executive, NBA Guard
Misc: in 1993, he scored a 3-point basket with 4 seconds to go in Game six to give his Bulls their third NBA title
Sports Teams: Chicago Bulls
🏆⚾Rob Deer -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1960
Sports Teams: Milwaukee Brewers
🏆🎾Wendy White -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1960
⚖Julia Gillard -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1961
Prime Minister, Australian
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🎭Roger Bart -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1962 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Desperate Housewives, Episodes
Movie Titles: Harold and Kamar Escape From Guantanano Bay, Hercules, Law Abiding Citizen
🏆🏒Dave Andreychuk -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1963
Hall of Famer, NHL Player, Canadian, Ukrainian
Misc: 1990, 1994-All-Star Game
Sports Teams: New Jersey Devils
🏆🏀Brad Lohaus -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1963
🎵🎸Les Claypool -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1963
Singer, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Primus
🎵🎸John Tempesta -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1963
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: White Zombie
🎭🎮Tom Sizemore -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1964
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: AP says b. 1961
Movie Titles: True Romance, Natural Born Killers, Strange Days, Heat, Saving Private Ryan, Red Planet, Pearl Harbor, Black Hawk Down
Video Games: 24: The Game, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
🎭🏆Julie Peterson -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1964
TV Hostess, Model, Playmate
Misc: February 1987
🏆🏒John Tucker -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1964
NHL Player, Canadian
🏆🏀Hersey R. Hawkins Jr. -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1965
Sports Teams: Philadelphia 76ers (1988-1993), Charlotte Hornets (1993-1995, 2000-2001), Seattle SuperSonics (1995-1999), Chicago Bulls (1999-2000)
🏆🏒Trent Yawney -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1965
NHL Player, Canadian
🎭Jill Whelan -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1966
TV Shows: Friends (1979), The Love Boat (as Vicki Stubing)
🎭Ben Miles -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1966 N.S.
TV Shows: The Crown, Coupling (as Patrick Maitland)
Movie Titles: V for Vendetta, Ninja Assassin, The Wings of the Dove
🏆🏈Ken Norton Jr. -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1966
NFL Coach, NFL Linebacker
🏆🏒Rudy Poeschek -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1966
NHL Player, Canadian
🏆⚾Dave Silvestri -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1967
MLB Infielder, Olympic Athlete
🎵🎸Brad Smith -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1968
Alternative Rock Bassist
Group Names: Blind Melon
🎭🏆Erika Eleniak -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1969
Misc: July 1989
TV Shows: Baywatch (as Shaun)
🎵Devante Swing -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1969
Music Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Rapper
Group Names: Jodeci
🎭Natasha Gregson Wagner -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1970
Names/Places: Natalie Wood and Robert's daughter
Movie Titles: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Two Girls and a Guy, Revenant
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🎭Emily Lloyd -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1970
Misc: e.t. says b. 1971
Movie Titles: A River Runs Through It, Wish You Were Here, In Country, When Saturday Comes
✍🎭Russell Peters -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1970 N.S.
Author, Comedian, Canadian
Book Titles: Call Me Russell
🏆🏈Derrick Oden -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1970
🏆⚾Joseph Hudson -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1970
🎵Brad Cotter -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1970
🎭Rachel Cronin -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1971
TV Shows: Ed (as Shirley Pifko)
Movie Titles: Spook, They Nest
🎭Mackenzie Crook -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1971 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Director, English
TV Shows: Game of Thrones, The Office (UK version)
Movie Titles: Pirates of the Caribbean
🏆🏈Ray Buchanan -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1971
🎵Danick Dupelle -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1973
Country Guitarist, Canadian
Group Names: Emerson Drive
🎭Alexis Cruz -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1974 N.S.
TV Shows: Shark, Touched By An Angel
Movie Titles: Stargate, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, The Brave
🎭Danielle Duclos -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1974
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🎭Andrea Pearson -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1980
🎭Chrissy Metz -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1980 N.S.
TV Shows: This is Us (as Kate Pearson)
🎭Zibby Allen -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1980 N.S.
TV Shows: A.N.T. Farm, Grey's Anatomy, $#*! My Dad Says
🎭Zachary Levi -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1980 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Chuck (as Chuck), Less Than Perfect (as Kipp Stedman)
Movie Titles: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel, Thor: The Dark World
🎵Dallas (Musician) Green -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1980 N.S.
Folk Singer, Canadian
🎭Kelly McCreary -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1981 N.S.
TV Shows: Emily Owens M.D., Grey's Anatomy (as Dr. Maggie Pierce)
Movie Titles: Being Flynn, "Baby, Baby, Baby"
🎵Katie McNeill -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1982
Group Names: 3 of Hearts
🏆🏈Calvin Johnson -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1985
NFL Wide Receiver
Sports Teams: Georgia Tech, Detroit Lions
🎵🎸Josh Farro -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1987
Songwriter, Alternative Rock Guitarist
Group Names: Paramore
Emily Evelyn Chase -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1988
Names/Places: Jayni & Chevy's daughter
🏆🏀Kevin Durant -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1988 N.S.
Sports Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder
🎭Doug Brochu -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1990
TV Shows: ICarly, Sonny with a Chance, So Random!
🏆🏈Cardale Jones -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1992 N.S.
College Football Player
Sports Teams: Ohio State
🎭Clara Mamet -- is 27 in the year 2021 and 28 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1994 N.S.
TV Shows: The Neighbors (as Amber Weaver)
Movie Titles: Night Moves, Two-Bit Waltz
🎭Nicholas Galitzine -- is 27 in the year 2021 and 28 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1994 N.S.
Movie Titles: High Strung, The Beat Beneath My Feet, Handsome Devil
🎵Halsey -- is 27 in the year 2021 and 28 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1994 N.S.
Names/Places: RN: Ashley Nicolette Frangipane
Hana Loggins -- is 24 in the year 2021 and 25 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1997
Names/Places: Julia and Kenny's daughter
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Prince Juan Urdangarin Of Spain -- is 22 in the year 2021 and 23 in the year 2022; b.9/29/1999
Names/Places: Princess Cristiana and Inaki Urgandarin's son
Kit Foster -- is 20 in the year 2021 and 21 in the year 2022; b.9/29/2001
Names/Places: Jodie's son
Lola Hack -- is 19 in the year 2021 and 20 in the year 2022; b.9/29/2002
Names/Places: Kate Moss and Jefferson's daughter
Spike Myers -- is 10 in the year 2021 and 11 in the year 2022; b.9/29/2011
Names/Places: Kelly Tisdale and Mike's son
Ella Jack Silverman -- is 4 in the year 2021 and 5 in the year 2022; b.9/29/2017 N.S.
Names/Places: Jennifer Finnigan and Jonathan's son
🎖Pompey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/106BC d.9/28/48BC (57)
Names/Places: RN:Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus
Misc: one of the great statesman and generals of the late Roman Republic
🎨Il Tintoretto -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1518 d.5/31/1594 (75)
Names/Places: RN:Jacopo Robusti
✍Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1547 O.S. or 10/9/1547 N.S. d.4/22/1616 N.S. (68)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Spanish
Book Titles: Don Quixote (creator), The Man Of LaMancha
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🎖⚛Lord Robert Clive -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1725 d.11/22/1774 (49)
Soldier, Explorer, English
Misc: founded the British empire in India
🎖Viscount Horatio Nelson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1758 N.S. d.10/21/1805 N.S. (47)
Naval Officer, British
Names/Places: b. in Burnham Thorpe; aka:Lord
Misc: English admiral
⚛Charles-François Sturm -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1803 N.S. d.12/15/1855 N.S. (52)
Misc: his work resulted in Sturm's theorem, an important contribution to the theory of equations.
✍📰Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1810 N.S. d.11/12/1865 N.S. (55)
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Biographer, English
Names/Places: aka Mrs. Gaskell
📰🎭Billy Wilkerson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1890 N.S. d.9/2/1962 N.S. (71)
Publisher, Entertainment Figure
Names/Places: RN: William Richard Wilkerson
Misc: Hollywood Reporter founder
⚛Joseph B. Rhine -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1895 d.2/20/1980 (84)
Misc: ESP Extra Sensory Perception
✍📰Herbert Agar -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1897 d.11/24/1980 (83)
Author, Journalist, Economist
⚛Enrico Fermi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1901 N.S. d.11/28/1954 N.S. (53)
Scientist, Physicist, Italian
Misc: co-founder of the A-Bomb; first nuclear reactor; gone fission/fermium (Nobel-1938)
⚖Miguel Aleman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1902 d.5/14/1983 (80)
Head of State, Mexican
Misc: Mexico President 1946-52
⚛Gaylord Harnwell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1903 d.4/18/1982 (78)
Misc: President of the University of Pennsylvania
🎭Greer Garson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1904 N.S. d.4/6/1996 N.S. (91)
Movie Actress, Irish
Misc: some say b. 1903, 1908 or 1912 but the hospital spokeswoman said b. 1903
Movie Titles: Mrs. Parkingon, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Madame Curie, Sunrise At Campobello
🎭Ted DeCorsia -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1905 d.4/11/1973 (67)
Misc: some say b. in 1903 or 1904
TV Shows: Steve Canyon, Rawhide
Movie Titles: The Killing, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Lady of Shanghai, The Naked City
🏆🥊Fidel LaBarga -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1905 d.10/3/1981 (76)
Hall of Famer, Sports Writer, Boxer
🎭🎵🏆⚾Gene Autry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1907 d.10/2/1998 (91)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist, MLB Owner
Names/Places: b. in Tioga Springs, TX; FN:Orvon
Misc: radio: Gene Autry's Melody Ranch (1940-1956); Singing Cowboy Legend; former Calif. Angels & Golden West Broadcasters owner; has five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for radio, TV, movies, records and live performances; in Country HoF since 1969
Sports Teams: California Angels (owner 1961-1998)
Song Titles: Back in the Saddle Again, Frosty the Snowman, Here Comes Santa Claus, Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
TV Shows: The Gene Autry Show
📰Richard Harkness -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1907 d.2/16/1977 (69)
Misc: NBC News
🎵Bill Boyd -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1910 d.12/7/1977 (67)
🎭Michelangelo Antonioni -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1912 d.7/30/2007 (94)
Movie Director, Italian
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🎭Stanley Kramer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1913 d.2/19/2001 (87)
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Movie Titles: High Noon, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Inherit the Wind, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Judgment at Nuremberg, Ship of Fools, On the Beach
🎭Ann Nagel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1915 d.7/6/1966 (50)
🎭Trevor Howard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1916 d.1/7/1988 (71)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, English
Misc: over 80 films
Movie Titles: Mutiny On The Bounty, Superman, Gandhi
🎭Doris Singleton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1919 d.6/26/2012 (92)
🎭Peter Arne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1920 N.S. d.8/1/1983 N.S. (62)
⚛Peter Mitchell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1920 d.4/10/1992 (71)
Biochemist, Chemist, British
🎵🎸Francis "Franny" Beecher -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1921 d.2/24/2014 (92)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: The Comets (lead guitar player for backing band for Bill Haley)
🎭Lizabeth Scott -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1922 d.1/31/2015 (92)
Names/Places: RN:Emma Matso
🎭William A. Fraker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1923 d.5/31/2010 (86)
Filmmaker, Movie Producer/Director, Cinematographer, Choreographer
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🏆🏈"Bum" Phillips -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1923 N.S. d.10/18/2013 N.S. (90)
Football Announcer, NFL Coach, NFL Player
TV Shows: Houston Oilers, New Orleans Saints
🎭Steve Forrest -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1925 d.5/18/2013 (87)
Names/Places: RN:William Forrest Andrews; Dana Andrews' brother
TV Shows: The Baron (as John The Baron Mannering), S.W.A.T. (as Lt. Dan Hondo Harrelson), Dallas (as Ben Stivers/Wes Parmalee)
⚛Paul MacCready -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1925 N.S. d.8/28/2007 N.S. (81)
Misc: aerodynamicist who headed a team that designed and built both the first man-powered aircraft and the first solar-powered aircraft capable of sustained flights.
🏆🏀Charles Henry "Chuck" Cooper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1926 N.S. d.2/5/1984 N.S. (57)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player
🏆⛸Michael McGean -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1927 d.9/24/2011 (83)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater
✍Barbara Mertz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1927 d.8/8/2013 (85)
✍📰🎭Naura Hayden -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1930 d.8/10/2013 N.S. (82)
Writer, Editor, Actress
Names/Places: aka Nora Hayden (as an actress) or Norah Helene Hayden; uses Naura Hayden as an author
✍Colin Dexter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1930 d.3/21/2017 N.S. (86)
Crime Writer, English
Book Titles: Inspector Morse (series)
🎭Eddie Barth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1931 d.2/13/1991 (59)
TV Shows: Shaft, Rich Man Poor Man, Simon & Simon (as Myron Fowler), Mike Hammer (as Ritchie)
🎭Anita Ekberg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1931 d.1/11/2015 (83)
Movie Actress, Swedish
Names/Places: b. in Malmo
Movie Titles: From Russia With Love, War and Peace
⚛James Watson Cronin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1931 N.S. d.8/25/2016 N.S. (84)
🎭Ronnie Dayton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1934 N.S. d.8/27/2005 N.S. (70)
Movie Titles: Pajama Party, Beach Blanket Bingo, How To Stuff a Wild Bikini, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
🎭Arch Whiting -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1936 d.5/7/2007 (70)
TV Shows: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (as Crewman Sparks)
🎭James Frawley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1936 N.S. d.1/22/2019 N.S. (82)
Names/Places: William's son
TV Shows: The Monkees (director)
Movie Titles: The Muppet Movie (director and actor)
🏆⚾Mike McCormick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1938 N.S. d.6/13/2020 N.S. (81)
Misc: NL Cy Young Award winner in 1967
Sports Teams: New York/San Francisco Giants (1956-1962), Baltimore Orioles (1963-1964), Washington Senators (1965-1966), San Francisco Giants (1967-1970), New York Yankees (1970), Kansas City Royals (1971)
🎭Larry Linville -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1939 d.4/10/2000 (60)
TV Shows: M.A.S.H. (as Major Frank Burns), Paper Dolls
🏆⚽James Curran "Jim" Baxter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1939 N.S. d.4/14/2001 N.S. (61)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Midfielder, Scottish
⛪🎭Madeline Kahn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1942 d.12/3/1999 (57)
Jewish, TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne
Names/Places: b. in Boston
TV Shows: Oh Madeline (as Madeline Wayne), Mr. President (as Lois Gullickson), New York News (as Nan Chase), Cosby (as Pauline)
Movie Titles: Blazing Saddles, Paper Moon, High Anxiety, Young Frankenstein, What's Up Doc?, Clue
✍Steve Tesich -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1942 d.7/1/1996 (53)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter
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🎵Tommy Boyce -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1944 d.11/23/1994 (50)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Misc: co-penned The Monkees hits
Group Names: Boyce and Hart
🎵Nick Taylor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1946 d.3/10/2010
Group Names: Bloodrock
🎵🎸Ian Wallace -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1946 d.2/22/2007 (60)
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: King Crimson
🎭Ken Weatherwax -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1955 d.12/7/2014 (59)
TV Shows: The Addams Family (as Pugsley Addams)
✍📰Gwen Ifill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1955 d.11/14/2016 N.S. (61)
Author, Newsperson, Journalist
TV Shows: PBS
🏆🏈Chris Mims -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/29/1970 d.10/15/2008 (38)
👑King Ferdinand VII Of Spain -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/14/1784 N.S. d.9/29/1833 N.S. (48)
Misc: ruled March 1808-1830
⚛Friedrich Mohs -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/29/1773 N.S. d.9/29/1839 N.S. (66)
Scientist, Geologist, Mineralologist, German
🎖⚖Sterling Price -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/14/1809 N.S. d.9/29/1867 N.S. (58)
Names/Places: NN: Old Pap
Misc: US Confederate General during the U.S. Civil War
🎨Winslow Homer -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/24/1836 d.9/29/1910 (74)
⚛Rudolf Diesel -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/18/1858 N.S. d.9/29/1913 N.S. (55)
Engineer, Inventor, German
Misc: of Diesel oil-burning internal combustion engine
⚖Léon Bourgeois -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/21/1851 d.9/29/1925 (74)
⚛Willem Einthoven -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/21/1860 d.9/29/1927 (67)
Scientist, Physiologist, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: invented the electrocardiograph
🏆Raymond C. Ewry -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/14/1873 d.9/29/1937 (63)
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Misc: won 8 gold medals, 1900, 04, & 08 Olympics
🏆🏁🏊Ernst Hoppenberg -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/26/1878 N.S. d.9/29/1937 N.S. (59)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, German
🎵Arre Merikanto -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/29/1893 d.9/29/1958 (65)
Misc: 12-tone music notation engineer
💰Bernard F. Gimbel -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/10/1885 d.9/29/1966 (81)
Misc: Gimbel Brothers Chain Store prez
🎭Ludwig Donath -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/6/1900 d.9/29/1967 (67)
✍Carson McCullers -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/19/1917 d.9/29/1967 (50)
Book Titles: The Member of the Wedding, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
🏆🏁🏊Paul Radmilovic -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/5/1886 N.S. d.9/29/1968 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Welsh (Wales)
🎭Edward Everett Horton -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/18/1886 d.9/29/1970 (84)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Gay
TV Shows: Fractured Fairy Tales (narrator)
🎭🏆⚾Casey Stengel -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/30/1890 d.9/29/1975 (85)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, MLB Manager, MLB Player
Names/Places: NN:The Old Perfessor; b. in Kansas City, Missouri; RFN:Charles Dillon
Misc: managed Yankees to 10 pennants, 7 championships 1949-60; some say b. 1891
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers/Superbas/Robins (1912-1917), Pittsburgh Pirates (1918-1919), Philadelphia Phillies (1920-1921), New York Giants (1921-1923), Boston Braves (1924-1925), Brooklyn Dodgers (manager 1934-1936), Boston Braves (manager 1938-1943), New York Yankees (manager 1949-1960), New York Mets (manager 1962-1965)
💰🏆🏌Clifford Roberts -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/6/1894 d.9/29/1977 (83)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, Golfer
Misc: golf club owner; co-founder of the Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament.
⛪Pope John Paul I -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/17/1912 d.9/29/1978 (65)
Religious Leader, Italian
Names/Places: RN:Albino Luciano
Misc: served 34 days as the 263rd Roman Catholic Pope before he died
🏆⚽William "Bill" Shankly -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/2/1913 N.S. d.9/29/1981 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
Misc: OBE; footballer and manager
🏆⚾Monty Stratton -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/21/1912 d.9/29/1982 (70)
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💰Henry Ford II -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/4/1917 d.9/29/1987 (70)
Names/Places: Henry's grandson
Misc: Automaker; industrialist and head of Ford Motor Company for 34 years (1945-79). He is generally credited with reviving the firm.
🎨Charles Samuel Addams -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/7/1912 d.9/29/1988 (76)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Macabre cartoons, Addams Family
💰🏆⚾August Anheuser Busch Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/28/1899 d.9/29/1989 (90)
Brewer, MLB Owner
Misc: Sportsman; Budwiser beer magnate
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (owner)
🎭🎵Paul Jabara -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/31/1948 d.9/29/1992 (44)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Songwriter, Singer
Song Titles: Last Dance (writer for Donna Summer)
🎭Gordon Douglas -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/15/1907 d.9/29/1993 (85)
TV Shows: Our Gang
🎭Susan Fleetwood -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/21/1944 d.9/29/1995 (51)
⛪⚖Madalyn Murray O'Hair -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/13/1919 d.9/29/1995 (76)
Misc: What a jerk...What a jerk...What a jerk!; Just don't even think about praying for her.
🎭Leslie Crowther -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/6/1933 d.9/29/1996 (63)
Comedian, Game Show Host, English
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🎨Roy Lichtenstein -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/27/1923 d.9/29/1997 (73)
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: pop art painter who painted comic book panels
⚖Thomas "Tom" Bradley -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/29/1917 d.9/29/1998 (80)
Misc: Los Angeles Mayor
🎭Bernadette O'Farrell -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/30/1926 N.S. d.9/29/1999 N.S. (73)
TV Shows: The Adventures of Robin Hood (as Maid Marian)
🎭Gloria Foster -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/15/1933 d.9/29/2001 (67)
Movie Titles: The Matrix Reloaded
⚖Nguyên Văn Thiêu -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/5/1923 d.9/29/2001 (78)
Head of State
Misc: South Vietman president 1967-75
🎵Ellis Larkins -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1923 d.9/29/2002 (79)
Misc: a favorite accompanist of singers from Mildred Bailey to Ella Fitzgerald
🎵Mickey Newbury -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/19/1940 d.9/29/2002 (62)
Names/Places: b. in Houston, TX; RFN:Milton Jr.
Misc: wrote for Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, and others.
🎭Lois Maxwell -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1927 d.9/29/2007 (80)
Movie Titles: James Bond (movie series as Miss Moneypenny in 14 James Bond movies)
✍Douglas Watt -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/20/1914 d.9/29/2009 (95)
Misc: spent nearly six decades covering Broadway theatre
🎨⛪🎭Tony Curtis -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/3/1925 d.9/29/2010 (85)
Artist, Jewish, TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in New York; RN:Bernard Schwartz
TV Shows: McCoy (star), Vega$ (as Philip Roth)
Movie Titles: The Great Race, Some Like It Hot, Trapeeze
⚛Georges Charpak -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1924 d.9/29/2010 (86)
Physicist, French, Polish
Misc: subatomic particle detectors
🎵Sylvia Robinson -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/6/1936 d.9/29/2011 (75)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Misc: NOT the country Sylvia (b. 12-9)
Group Names: Mickey & Sylvia, soloist
📰Arthur Ochs Sulzberger -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/5/1926 d.9/29/2012 (86)
Misc: New York Times chairman
🏆🏈L. C. Greenwood -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/8/1946 d.9/29/2013 N.S. (67)
NFL Defensive End
Misc: member of the "Steel Curtain" of the Pittsburgh Steelers; Super Bowl IX, X, XIII, XIV
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers (1969-1974, 1975-1981), Birmington Americans (1975)
🏆🏀Robert A. "Bob" Kurland -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/23/1924 d.9/29/2013 (88)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player, College Basketball Player, Olympic Athlete
Misc: All-America (1944-46); NCAA Championships (Oklahoma A&M, 1945-46); Helms Foundation Player of the Year (1946); first 2-time Olympic Gold Medal winner (1948, 1952)
Sports Teams: Phillips 66ers (AAU, 1946-1952)
✍⚛Marcella Hazan -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1924 d.9/29/2013 (89)
Author, Chef, Italian
⚛Harold Agnew -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/28/1921 d.9/29/2013 (92)
Misc: helped develop the atom bomb
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🎭London Lee -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/4/1935 N.S. d.9/29/2015 N.S. (80)
Names/Places: RN:Alan Levine
Misc: told his adventures of the "Poor Little Rich Kid"
🎭🎵Pat Woodell -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/12/1944 d.9/29/2015 N.S. (71)
TV Shows: Petticoat Junction (as Bobbie Jo Bradley)
🎵🎷Phil Woods -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/2/1931 d.9/29/2015 N.S. (83)
Clarinetist, Alto-sax, Soprano-sax, Bandleader, Jazz Performer
🎭Larkin Malloy -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/24/1954 d.9/29/2016 N.S. (62)
TV Shows: The Edge of Night, Guiding Light, All My Children, Loving, As the World Turns
Movie Titles: Big Daddy, Tainted Dreams
🎭🎮Ryûji Saikachi -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/27/1928 N.S. d.9/29/2017 N.S. (89)
Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor, Japanese
Misc: prominent voice actor from 1971-2010
TV Shows: Dragon Ball Z (as Dai Kaio)
Movie Titles: Anne of Green Gables, Tokyo Godfathers, Castle in the Sky, Ghost in the Shell (series)
Video Games: Kingdom Hearts (series), Final Fantasy IV
🎵Otis Rush -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/29/1934 N.S. d.9/29/2018 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Drummer, Harmonicaist, Blues Singer/Guitarist
🏆Patricia Anne "Patsy" Elsener -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/22/1929 N.S. d.9/29/2019 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American
🎵🎷🎸Larry Willis -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/20/1942 N.S. d.9/29/2019 N.S. (76)
Composer, Jazz Pianist, Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: "Blood, Sweat and Tears"
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🎭🎵Mac Davis -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/21/1942 N.S. d.9/29/2020 N.S. (78)
Movie/Stage Actor, Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Lubbock, Texas; FN:Morris
Song Titles: Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me, Stop and Smell the Roses, It's Hard to Be Humble, Hooked on Music, Why Don't We All Get Stoned
Album Titles: Stop and Smell the Roses, All the Love in the World, Burnin' Thing, It's Hard to Be Humble
TV Shows: The Mac Davis Show
Movie Titles: North Dallas Forty, The Sting II
🎭🎵Helen Reddy -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/25/1941 N.S. d.9/29/2020 N.S. (78)
Variety Show Hostess, Songwriter, Adult-Pop Singer, Australian
Names/Places: b. in Melbourne
Misc: some say b. 1942
Song Titles: I Am Woman, Delta Dawn, Leave Me Alone, Angie Baby, Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady
TV Shows: The Helen Reddy Show (hostess)
⚛⛪Michael Servetus -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.9/29/1509 or 9/29/1511 d.10/27/1553
Misc: no source agrees on birth year
⚛⛪Michael Servetus -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.9/29/1509 or 9/29/1511 d.10/27/1553
Misc: no source agrees on birth year
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In 1829, Londonʹs reorganized police force, which became known as Scotland Yard, went on duty. The name “Scotland Yard” comes from the location of their first headquarters, near Charing Cross.
In 1907, The foundation stone was laid for the Washington National Cathedral, which wasnʹt fully completed until this date in 1990.
In 1930, “This is Lowell Thomas.” Those words were spoken for the first time, as a young Lowell Thomas made his debut on CBS Radio this day. He replaced Floyd Gibbons on the nightly (6:45 p.m.), 15-minute newscast. Thomas, who started as a reporter for the New York “Daily News” (at age 19), was heard on the radio for the next 46 years.
In 1934, The Mickey Mouse film, “Mickey Plays Papa”, is released. Pluto also appears.
In 1940, “Double or Nothing”, a radio quiz show, was first heard on this day — on the Mutual Radio Network. Each time contestants answered questions correctly, their winnings would double — from $20 to $40 to the big payoff of $80. If they gave an incorrect answer, they were gone! Nobody bet on long how long the show would last. Good thing. It kept going for a dozen years. Among the sponsors: Feen-A-Mint, Chooz breath candy and Campbellʹs soup.
In 1941, Joe Louis knocked out Lou Nova in the sixth round at the Polo Grounds in New York to retain the world heavyweight title.
In 1942, Actress Madeline Kahn was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She made her feature-length film debut in Peter Bogdanovichʹs 1973 comedy, “Whatʹs Up, Doc?” and was nominated for best supporting actress Oscars for both Bogdanovichʹs “Paper Moon” and Mel Brooksʹs “Blazing Saddles.” Her other films include “Young Frankenstein,” “High Anxiety,” “The Cheap Detective,” “History of the World Part I,” “Clue,” “Betsyʹs Wedding,” “Mixed Nuts” and “Nixon.” Kahn won a 1993 Tony Award for her role in “The Sisters Rosensweig” and also starred in TVʹs “Cosby” show. She died of ovarian cancer at age 57 in New York City on December 3, 1999.
In 1946, Mystery fans remember when “The Adventures of Sam Spade” debuted on CBS Radio this Sunday night. (It had aired in the summer of 1946 on ABC on Friday nights.) “The Adventures of Sam Spade”, with Howard Duff playing Spade, became a big hit in the Sunday night radio lineup. And now a word from our sponsor: “Use Wildroot Cream Oil, Charlie…it keeps your hair in trim.”
In 1951, This day marked the first televised color broadcast of a football game between the University of California and University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphiaʹs Franklin Field. California won the Game 35-0. It was broadcast on CBS-TV.
In 1953, The family comedy “Make Room for Daddy,” starring Danny Thomas, premiered on ABC-TV.
In 1955, “Sergeant Preston”, TV Adventure, of The Yukon, radio '47-55, debut on CBS.
In 1956, On the cover of TV Guide: “Jackie Gleason”. Other Articles: Lone Ranger, Pt.3 Elvis, Mickey Mantle
In 1956, R.C., “I Love Mickey” by Mickey Mantle and Teresa Brewer peaked at #87 on the pop singles chart.
In 1956, “Oh! Susanna”, TV Comedy; debut on CBS.
In 1957, “The Paul Winchell Show”, TV Childrens, debut on ABC.
In 1958, R.C., “Itʹs All In The Game” by Tommy Edwards reentered the chart and peaked at number one on the pop singles chart and stayed there for six weeks; it originally peaked at #18 in 1951.
In 1958, R.C., “Summertime Blues” by Eddie Cochran peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart.
In 1958, “Chantilly Lace”…by J-P “the Big Bopper” Richardson…entered the pop music chart.
In 1959, Little Anthony and the Imperials record “Shimmy Shimmy Koko Bop”. Theyʹre cuckoo for koko bops! Cuckoo for koko bops!
In 1959, “Philip Marlowe”, TV Crime Drama; debut on ABC.
In 1959, “The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis”, TV Comedy; debut on CBS.
In 1960, The long-running TV sitcom “My Three Sons” starring Fred MacMurray, debut on ABC. Fred MacMurray, a movie actor, starred, and “My Three Sons” endured so well that CBS bought the successful hit for somewhere between seven and ten million dollars in 1965.
In 1962, On the cover of TV Guide: “Lucille Ball”. Other Articles: Untouchables, Dina Merrill
In 1962, R.C., “Alley Cat” by Bent Fabric and His Piano peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart.
In 1962, R.C., “Green Onions” by Booker T. and The MGʹs peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.
In 1962, R.C., “You Canʹt Judge A Book By The Cover” by Bo Diddley peaked at #48 on the pop singles chart.
In 1962, “My Fair Lady” closed after a 6½ year run on Broadway after 2,715 performances.
In 1962, Canada joined the space age as it launched the Alouette One satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
In 1963, “Mister Ed” With the Los Angeles Dodgers in a slump, manager Leo Durocher gets a helpful dugout phone call from architect “Wilbur Post,” but in fact heʹs getting advice straight from the horseʹs mouth. Mister Edʹs tip works: The Dodgers win. Before you know it, Wilbur (Alan Young) and Mister Ed are at Dodger Stadium, where the golden palomino takes batting practice. Stepping to the plate against Sandy Koufax, Ed hits one to the outfield wall and gallops around the bases. When Johnny Roseboro sees the hard-charging charger round third and head for home, the Dodgersʹ catcher immediately climbs the backstop to avoid him. This could be an inside-the-park homer. Slide, Mister Ed, slide! OK, an ersatz Ed may have been yanked down the third-base line by visible wires, but thereʹs certainly nothing fake about the place “Leo Durocher Meets Mister Ed” has in sitcom-sports history. The episode includes guest appearances by Los Angeles stars SANDY KOUFAX, JOHN ROSEBORO, WILLIE DAVIS, coach LEO DUROCHER and broadcaster VIN SCULLY.
In 1963, “My Favorite Martian”, TV Scifi Comedy starring Ray Walston and Bill Bixby; debut on CBS.
In 1967, While mixing “I Am The Walrus,” Beatle John Lennon decides to turn on BBC radioʹs “The Tragedy Of King Lear” and work it, live, into the mix at the end of the song.
In 1969, “Aliceʹs Restaurant” album by Arlo Guthrie was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1969, “Letters To Laugh-In”, TV Game Show; debut on NBC.
In 1969, “Love, American Style”, TV Anthology, comedy, debut on ABC.
In 1969, “Sale Of The Century”, TV Game Show; debut on NBC.
In 1970, Gay actor Edward Everett Horton died at the age of eighty-three in Encino, California. Depending on your generation youʹll either recognize Horton from hundreds of 30s comedies on as the narrator of the “Fractured Fairy Tales” segment on “The Bullwinkle Show.”
In 1971, “McMillan And Wife”, TV Crime Drama; debut on NBC.
In 1972, In a Brady Bunch episode called “Pass the Tabu”, Greg is saved from drowning, but bad luck continues to plague the Bradys in the second segment on the Bradysʹ trip to Hawaii, Jan finds the idol and more incidents of bad luck happen. The boys decide to return the idol to the ancient Hawaiian burial grounds.
In 1973, R.C., “Weʹre An American Band” by Grand Funk peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.
In 1975, Howard Cosell graces the cover of TV Guide to promote the launch of his new variety show — the other “Saturday Night Live,” which tapes in the Ed Sullivan Theatre.
In 1975, On “All In The Family,” Archie Bunker saves a womanʹs life using mouth to mouth resuscitation, except sheʹs not a “she,” sheʹs a “he” in drag (“Why donʹt you call me…MISTER?”). Wacky mayhem ensues.
In 1975, “Is It Something I Said?” album by Richard Pryor was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1976, Boy George was expelled from school. Was he wearing too much makeup?
In 1976, “Alice”, TV Comedy; debut on CBS.
In 1977, Muhammad Ali won a unanimous, 15-round decision over Ernie Shavers as Eva Shain became the first female to officiate a heavyweight title boxing match.
In 1977, The Billy Joel album “The Stranger” was released by Columbia Records.
In 1978, “Flying High”, TV General Drama; debut on CBS. The ratings flew too low and CBS ejected itself from the flight.
In 1979, R.C., “Ainʹt That A Shame” by Cheap Trick peaked at #35 on the pop singles chart.
In 1979, R.C., “Bad Case Of Loving You” by Robert Palmer peaked at #14 on the pop singles chart.
In 1979, R.C., “Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)” by Pat Travers peaked at #56 on the pop singles chart.
In 1979, R.C., “Born To Be Alive” by Patrick Hernandez peaked at #16 on the pop singles chart.
In 1979, R.C., “Cruel To Be Kind” by Nick Lowe peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.
In 1979, R.C., “Driverʹs Seat” by Sniff ʹnʹ the Tears peaked at #15 on the pop singles chart.
In 1979, R.C., “Girls Talk” by Dave Edmunds peaked at #65 on the pop singles chart.
In 1979, R.C., “Lonesome Loser” by Little River Band peaked at number six on the pop singles chart.
In 1979, R.C., “Message In A Bottle” by The Police peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.
In 1982, “Hooked On Classics II” album by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1984, R.C., “Cruel Summer” by Bananarama peaked at number nine on the pop singles chart.
In 1984, R.C., “Letʹs Go Crazy” by Prince and The Revolution peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.
In 1985, “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” TV anthology series returned to be airing new episodes on NBC despite the fact that its creator, Hitchcock, died in 1980.
In 1985, “Amazing Stories”, TV Scifi Anthology by Steven Spielberg, debut on NBC.
In 1985, “MacGyver”, TV Adventure starring Richard Dean Anderson, debut on ABC.
In 1986, “Designing Women”, TV Comedy, debut on CBS, and lasted eight seasons.
In 1986, “Please” album by Pet Shop Boys was certified Platinum by the RIAA. So when you went to a record store, did you tell the clerk, “I want to buy the latest Pet Shop Boys album. Please?”
In 1987, “thirtysomething”, TV Comedy/Drama about yuppie life, debut on AB-something.
In 1989, Zsa Zsa Gabor was convicted of slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills while driving without a valid driverʹs license and having an open intoxicant in her Rolls Royce convertible. (As part of her sentence, Gabor ended up serving three days in jail.)
In 1990, R.C., “Dirty Cash (Money Talks)” by Adventures Of Stevie V peaked at #25 on the pop singles chart.
In 1990, R.C., “Jealous” by Gene Loves Jezebel peaked at #68 on the pop singles chart.
In 1990, “Millieʹs Book” written by First Lady Barbara Bush for the presidentʹs dog was a best-selling non-fiction book.
In 1993, “Grace Under Fire”, TV Comedy starring Brett Butler, the comedienne, not the baseball player, debut on ABC.
In 1999, On the “Drew Carey Show”, Drewʹs crew went to the Cleveland Browns opening game. In fact, it was the year the new Browns were born after a four-year abscence in the city when the old team moved to another city.
In 2012, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” returned to be airing new episodes on Nickelodeon.
In 2013, On the last day of the season, Miamiʹs Henderson Alvarez pitches one of baseballʹs most bizarre no-hitters. Alvarez celebrates in the on-deck circle when the Marlins score on a two-out wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Detroit Tigers 1-0.
In 2016, “Mighty Magiswords” began airing on Cartoon Network