🎵T-Pain -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.9/30/1985 N.S. or 9/30/1984 N.S.
Rap Music Performer
Names/Places: RN: Farheem Rashad Najm
Robinson Crusoe -- is 394 in the year 2021 and 395 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1627
General Fictious Character
Misc: according to Daniel Defoe
⛪🎭Angie Dickinson -- is 90 in the year 2021 and 91 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1931
Roman Catholic, TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Kulm, ND; RN:Angeline Brown; Burt Bacharach's ex-wife
Misc: many say b. 1932
TV Shows: Police Woman (as Sgt. Suzanne 'Pepper' Anderson), Pearl, Cassie & Company
🎵Cissy Houston -- is 88 in the year 2021 and 89 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1933 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Gospel Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: RN: Emily Houston, Whitney's mom, Thelma's sis
Misc: in the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame
Group Names: Sweet Inspirations (lead singer of the backup band for Elvis Presley), soloist
⛪🎭🎵Johnny Mathis -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1935
Hall of Famer, Roman Catholic, Movie Actor, Pop Singer, Gay
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco, CA
Misc: his Greatest Hits LP stayed on Billboard's album chart over 560 weeks
Song Titles: Chances Are
Album Titles: Greatest Hits
🎵Jill Corey -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1935
Names/Places: RN:Norma Jean Spearanza
TV Shows: Your Hit Parade
🎭Len Cariou -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1939 N.S.
Actor, Producer, Canadian
TV Shows: Blue Bloods (as Henry Reagan)
Movie Titles: The Four Seasons, About Schmidt, Secret Window, Prisoners
🎭🏆Mickey Winters -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1940
Actress, Model, Playmate, French
Misc: September 1962
✍🎭Ian Ogilvy -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1943 N.S.
Writer, Novelist, Playwright, Actor, English
TV Shows: Return of the Saint, Malibu Shores (as Marc Delacourt)
Movie Titles: Death Becomes Her, The Conqueror Worm, My Life in Ruins, We Still Kill the Old Way
🎭🎵Marilyn McCoo -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1943
Actress, Variety Show Hostess, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Jersey City, NJ; Billy Davis Jr.'s wife
Group Names: The Fifth Dimension (lead)
Song Titles: Up Up and Away, Aquarius (previous titles with the 5th Dimension), It Takes Two (with Billy Davis Jr.)
TV Shows: Solid Gold
🎵Richard Bowden -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1945
Group Names: Pinkard and Bowden
⚖Ehud Olmert -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1945 N.S.
Prime Minister, Lawyer, Israeli
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🎵Sylvia Peterson -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1946
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Chiffons
🎭Rula Lenska -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1947
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, English
Misc: VO5 spokesperson 1970s
🎭Ellen Parker -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1949
Movie Titles: Kramer vs. Kramer, Desperate Hours, Dream Lover, Kennedy
🎭Victoria Tennant -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1950
Actress, Producer, English
Names/Places: Sir Lawrence Olivier's daughter, Steve Martin's wife
TV Shows: The Winds of War, Chiefs
Movie Titles: L.A. Story, All of Me, Flowers in the Attic, Best Seller
✍🎭Vondie Curtis-Hall -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1950
Screenwriter, Actor, Director
TV Shows: Chicago Hope (as Dr. Dennis Hancock)
Movie Titles: Romeo + Juliet, Die Hard 2, Broken Arrow
🏆🏁🏊Catie Ball -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1951 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: RFN:Catherine; aka Catharine Ball Condon and Catharine Northcutt Ball
✍Simon Hawke -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1951
Author, Sci-fi Writer
Book Titles: Romulan Prize, Reluctant Socerer, Wizard of Camelot
🎭John Finn -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1952
TV Shows: EZ Streets (as Captain Geary), Cold Case (as Tom Stillman)
Movie Titles: Catch Me If You Can, Glory, The Hunted
🎵🎸John Lombardo -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1952
Songwriter, Folk Singer, Alternative Rock Musician
Group Names: John and Mary, 10,000 Maniacs
🎵🎸Frank Zincavage -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1952
Alternative Rock Performer
Group Names: Romeo Void
🎵Deborah Allen -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1953
Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Memphis, TN; RN:Lynn Thurmond
🎭Calvin Levels -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1954
Movie Titles: Johnny Suede, Adventures in Babysitting, Hellbound
✍🎭🎵Barry Williams -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1954
Author, TV/Stage Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Singer, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: RN:Barry William Blenkhorn
Book Titles: Growing Up Brady
Song Titles: The Real Greg Brady
Album Titles: The Return of Johnny Bravo
TV Shows: The Brady Bunch (as Greg Brady), The Bradys (as Greg Brady), The Brady Kids (voice), The Brady Bunch Variety Hour
🎵Patrice Rushen -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1954
Songwriter, Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Song Titles: Forget Me Nots
🎭William Christian -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1955
Movie Titles: Nine Lives, The January Man
🏆🏀Robert Reid -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1955
Misc: NOT the Brady Bunch dad; see Robert REED
🎵🎷Basia -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1956
Music Producer, Songwriter, Jazz Singer, Polish
Misc: some say b. 1959
Song Titles: New Day For You, Cruising For Bruising
Album Titles: Time and Tide, London Warsaw New York
⛪🎭Fran Drescher -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1957
Jewish, Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Queens
Misc: some say b. Sep 20 but Fran sez Sep 30
TV Shows: The Nanny (as Fran Fine), Good Morning Miami (as Roberta Diaz), Happily Divorced (as Fran Lovett), Life With Fran (as Fran Reeves)
Movie Titles: Hotel Transylvania, Saturday Night Fever, This is Spinal Tap, American Hot Wax, Dr. Detroit, Cadillac Man, Gorp, UHF, The Beautician and the Beast
🎭Christopher Cass -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1958
🎵Marty Stuart -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1958
Songwriter, Fiddler, Mandolin, Country Singer/Guitarist
Misc: some say b. 1943
Song Titles: Hillbilly Rock
🎭Susan Keith -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1959
Names/Places: James Kiberd's wife
TV Shows: Loving
🎭🏆Deborah Farentino -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1959
TV Actress, Model
Names/Places: RN:Deborah Mullowney
TV Shows: Hooperman (as Susan Smith), N.Y.P.D. Blue (as Robin Wirkus), Earth 2, EZ Streets (as Theresa Conners)
✍🎭Pam Stone -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1959
Writer, TV Actress, Comedienne
TV Shows: Coach (as Judy)
⚖Blanche Lincoln -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1960
🎭🎵Miki Howard -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1960
Actress, Rhythm and Blues Singer
🎭Eric Stoltz -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1961
TV Shows: Chicago Hope (as Dr. Robert Yeats)
Movie Titles: Pulp Fiction, The Butterfly Effect, Some Kind of Wonderful, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Mask, Single White Female
🎭🎵🏆🏁Crystal Bernard -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1961
TV/Movie Actress, Songwriter, Singer, Bassist, Cellist, Keyboardist, Auto Racer
Names/Places: b. Garland, TX; Robyn's sister
Song Titles: Birdhouse in Your Soul (cameo in video of song by They Might Be Giants)
TV Shows: Happy Days (as K.C. Cunningham), It's A Living (as Amy Tompkins), Wings (as Helen Chappell)
Movie Titles: Young Doctors In Love, Welcome to Paradise
🏆🏈George Jamison -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1962
🏆⚾Dave Magadan -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1962
MLB Coach, MLB Infielder
Sports Teams: New York Mets
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🎵Marley Marl -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1962
Music Producer, Rapper
🎵Eddie Montgomery -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1963
🎭Anthony Delon -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1964
Names/Places: Alain's son
🎭🏆Monica Bellucci -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1964
Actress, Model, Italian
Misc: AP says b. 1968
Movie Titles: Malena, The Matrix (series)
🎵🎸Trey Anastasio -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1964
Composer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Phish
🎵🎸Robby Takac -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1964
Alternative Rock Performer
Group Names: the Goo Goo Dolls
🎭Omid Djalili -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1965
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, English
TV Shows: Whoopi (as Nasim)
Movie Titles: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Gladiator, The Mummy, Shaun the Sheep Movie
🎭Lisa Thornhill -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1966
Misc: some sources give b. in 1962
TV Shows: 18 Wheels of Justice, Veronica Mars
Movie Titles: Life or Something Like It, The Family Man
🎭Shanesia Davis-Williams -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1966
TV Shows: Early Edition (as Marissa Clark)
Movie Titles: The Weather Man, With Honors, Chicago Cab
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🎭Andrea Roth -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1967
Actress, Producer, Canadian
TV Shows: RoboCop (as Diana "NeuroBrain"), Rescue Me
Movie Titles: The Collector, War, Dark Places
🏆🏀Mark Randall -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1967
🎭Amy Landecker -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1969 N.S.
Movie Titles: Doctor Strange, A Serious Man, Project Almanac
🎭Silas Weir Mitchell -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1969
TV Shows: Grimm (as Monroe)
Movie Titles: The Whole Ten Yards, The Patriot, Flags of Our Fathers
🎭Tony Hale -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1970
TV Shows: Arrested Development (as Byron Buster Bluth), Rescue Me, Veep (as Gary Walsh)
Movie Titles: Stranger Than Fiction, The Heat
🏆🏀Eric Piatkowski -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1970
🎭Jenna Elfman -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1971
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Dancer
TV Shows: Dharma and Gregg (as Dharma Finkelstein)
Movie Titles: EDtv, Keeping the Faith, Looney Tunes Back in Action
🏆🏈Brentson Buckner -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1971
NFL Coach, NFL Player
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers (1994-1996), Cincinnati Bengals (1997), San Francisco 49ers (1998-2000), Carolina Panthers (2001-2005)
🏆🏈Cedric Saunders -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1972
NFL Executive, NFL Player
Sports Teams: Detroit Lions (Vice President of Football Operation)
🏆🏈Jamal Anderson -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1972
🏆🏈Troy Dumas -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1972
🎭Ashley Hamilton -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1974
Names/Places: Shannen Doherty's ex-hubby, George's son
🏆⚾Jeremy Giambi -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1974
🎭Chris Jackson -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1975 N.S.
TV Shows: Bull (as Chuck Palmer)
🎭Christopher Jackson -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1975 N.S.
Arts Titles: PL: Hamilton (as George Washington), Bronx Brothers, Memphis
TV Shows: Bull, Oz
✍📰Ta-Nehisi Coates -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1975 N.S.
🎭🎵Marion Cotillard -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1975 N.S.
Actress, Songwriter, Singer, French
Movie Titles: La Vie en Rose, The Dark Knight Rises, Big Fish, Public Enemies, Midnight in Paris, Rust and Bone, Inception, Contagion
🎵Chris Lucas -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1975 N.S.
Group Names: LoCash
🎭Adita Linares -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1976
Movie Titles: Clueless
🎭Maia Brewton -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1977
TV Shows: Lime Street (as Margaret), Parker Lewis Can't Lose (as Shelly Lewis)
Movie Titles: Skytrackers, Back to the Future, Adventures in Babysitting
🎭Stark Sands -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1978
TV Shows: Minority Report, NYC 22
Movie Titles: Inside Llelyn Davis, Chasing Liberty, Flags of Our Fathers, 11:14
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🎭🏆🥊Candice Michelle -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1978 N.S.
Actress, Wrestler, Model
🎭Mike Damus -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1979
TV Shows: Trust Me (as Tom Fuller), Mad Men (as Barry), "Men, Women and Dogs" (as Royce), Teen Angel
Movie Titles: Beach Pillows
🏆🏈Justin Smith -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1979 N.S.
NFL Defensive End
Sports Teams: San Francisco 49ers (2009-2012)
🎭Toni Trucks -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1980 N.S.
TV Shows: SEAL Team
🏆🎾Martina Hingis -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1980
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Slovakian
Misc: the youngest pro this century to win a Grand Slam singles title at age 16.
✍🎭Cecelia Ahern -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1981 N.S.
Novelist, TV Producer, Icelandian
Book Titles: A Place Called Here, Thanks for the Memories, "P.S., I Love You"
TV Shows: Samantha Who (writer and producer)
🏆Shallan Meiers -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1981
Misc: September 2002
🏆Dominique Moceanu -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1981
Gymnast, Olympic Athlete, American, Romanian
🎭Kieran Culkin -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1982
Names/Places: Macaulay's brother
Movie Titles: The Cider House Rules, The Dangerous Lives of Alter Boys, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Home Alone, Igby Goes Down, Father of the Bride (series)
🎭Lacey Chabert -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1982
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
TV Shows: All My Children (as Bianca Montgomery), Party of Five (as Claudia Salinger), The Wild Thornberrys (as Eliza, voice), Family Guy (first season as Meg Griffin, voice), Transformers: Rescue Bots
Movie Titles: The Pleasure Drivers, Lost in Space, Not Another Teen Movie, Daddy Day Care, Mean Girls
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🎭Ki Hong Lee -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1986 N.S.
Actor, South Korean
Movie Titles: The Maze Runner (series), The Stanford Prison Experiment, Wish Upon
Al Mandel -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1989
Names/Places: Howie & Terri's son
🎭Julian Michael Caiazzo -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1992
Misc: retired from acting in 2000
🎭Ezra Miller -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1992 N.S.
Movie Titles: We Need to Talk About Kevin, Suicide Squad, Perks of Being a Wallflower, City Island, Trainwreck, MAdame Bovary
🎭Anna Jacoby-Heron -- is 27 in the year 2021 and 28 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1994 N.S.
TV Shows: Finding Carter (as Taylor Wilson)
Movie Titles: Contagion
Abrianna Elaine Davidson -- is 22 in the year 2021 and 23 in the year 2022; b.9/30/1999
Names/Places: Tonja Walker and Ed's daughter
🎭🏆Maddie Ziegler -- is 19 in the year 2021 and 20 in the year 2022; b.9/30/2002 N.S.
Actress, Dancer, Model
Sienna-Marie James -- is 16 in the year 2021 and 17 in the year 2022; b.9/30/2005
Names/Places: Steffiana De La Cruz and Kevin's daughter
Fiona Eve Facinelli -- is 15 in the year 2021 and 16 in the year 2022; b.9/30/2006
Names/Places: Jennie Garth and Peter's daughter
Rain Lexon -- is 13 in the year 2021 and 14 in the year 2022; b.9/30/2008
Names/Places: Marisal Nichols and Taron's daughter
Edward Gosselaar -- is 8 in the year 2021 and 9 in the year 2022; b.9/30/2013
Names/Places: Catriona McGinn and Mark Paul's son
Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher -- is 7 in the year 2021 and 8 in the year 2022; b.9/30/2014
Names/Places: Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher's daughter
Hank Roddick -- is 6 in the year 2021 and 7 in the year 2022; b.9/30/2015 N.S.
Names/Places: Brooklyn Decker and Andy's son
Ines Reynolds -- is 5 in the year 2021 and 6 in the year 2022; b.9/30/2016 N.S.
Names/Places: Blake Lively and Ryan's daughter
✍Jelahuddin Rumi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1207 d.12/17/1273 (66)
Misc: Persian poet, sufi mystic
⛪Pope Nicholas IV -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1227 O.S. d.4/4/1292 O.S. (64)
Misc: pope 1288-1292
⚛Claude-François-Dorothée deJouffroy d'Abbans -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1751 d.7/18/1832 (80)
Misc: claimed to be the first inventor of the steamboat
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⚛Antoine Jerome Balard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1802 d.3/30/1876 (73)
Misc: in 1826, he discovered the element bromine, determined its properties, and studied some of its compounds. Later he proved the presence of bromine in sea plants and animals.
⚛John Rae -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1813 N.S. d.7/22/1893 N.S. (79)
Explorer, Physician, Surgeon, Scottish
Misc: of the Canadian Arctic
💰🏆William Wrigley Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1861 d.1/26/1932 (70)
Businessperson, Executive, Industrialist, Sports Figure
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
Misc: Wrigley's chewing gum prez & founder; some say b. Sep 3
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs (founder)
⚛Jean-Baptiste Perrin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1870 d.4/17/1942 (71)
Misc: studied the Brownian motion of minute particles suspended in liquids and thereby confirmed the atomic nature of matter; Nobel 1926
🎵Fred Fisher -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1875 d.1/14/1942 (66)
⚛Charles Lanier Lawrance -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1882 d.6/24/1950 (67)
Misc: designed the first successful air-cooled aircraft engine, used on many historic early flights.
⚛Hans Geiger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1882 d.9/24/1945 (62)
🎭Lewis Milestone -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1895 d.9/25/1980 (84)
Movie Director, Russian
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Jolie Gabor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1896 d.4/1/1997 (100)
Names/Places: mother of Magda, Zsa Zsa, & Eva
Misc: b. 1896 or b. 1889 is incorrect according to Zsa Zsa
✍🎭Michael Powell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1905 d.2/19/1990 (84)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Producer/Director, English
🏆⚾Johnny Allen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1905 d.3/29/1959 (53)
Names/Places: RN:John Thomas
Sports Teams: Cleveland 1920s-30s
✍J. I. M. Stewart -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1906 d.11/12/1994 (88)
Mystery Writer, Scottish
Names/Places: RFMN:John Innes Mackintosh; pen name:Michael Innes
Misc: created the character of Inspector John Appleby, a British detective known for his suave humour and literary finesse.
🎭🎵Kenny (Actor) Baker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1912 d.8/10/1985 (72)
Movie Actor, Comedian, Singer
🎵Bill Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1912 d.7/5/1960 (47)
⚖Lester Garfield Maddox -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1915 d.6/25/2003 (87)
⚛Irving B. Kahn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1917 d.1/22/1994 (76)
Misc: the Teleprompter
⚖Chung Hee Park -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1917 d.10/26/1979 (62)
President, Head of State
Misc: South Korea president
🎵🎷"Buddy" Rich -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1917 d.4/2/1987 (69)
Drummer, Bandleader, Jazz Performer
🎭Deborah Kerr -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1921 d.10/16/2007 (86)
TV/Movie Actress, Scottish
Names/Places: RN:Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer
TV Shows: The King & I, From Here to Eternity
🎵🎷Oscar Pettiford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1922 d.9/8/1960 (37)
Composer, Singer, Bassist, Cellist, Jazz Performer
Misc: leading bass bopper
🎵Donald Ibrahim Swann -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1923 d.3/23/1994 (70)
Lyricist, Welsh (Wales)
Misc: with partner Michael Flanders
✍🎭Truman Capote -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1924 d.8/25/1984 (59)
Novelist, Actor, Gay
Names/Places: b. in Monroesville, AL; RN:Truman Streckfus Persons
Misc: his books "Breakfast At Tiffany's" and "In Cold Blood" became movies
Book Titles: Breakfast at Tiffany's, Cold Blood
🏆⚾Robin Evan Roberts -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1926 d.5/6/2010 (83)
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, MLB Pitcher
Misc: won 28 in 1952, 286 in 19 seasons, 1950 World Series
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1948-1961), Baltimore Orioles (1962-1965), Houston Astros (1965-1966), Chicago Cubs (1966)
🏆🏁🏊Abdellatief Abouheif -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1929 N.S. d.4/23/2008 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Egyptian
🏆⚾Johnny Podres -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1932 d.1/13/2008 (75)
Misc: World Series MVP 1955
TV Shows: Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers
🎭Ben Cooper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1933 N.S. d.2/24/2020 N.S. (86)
Movie Titles: Johnny Guitar, The Rose Tattoo, Gunfight at Comanche Creek, Arizona Raiders
🎵Arzell "Z.Z." Hill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1935 d.4/27/1984 (48)
Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
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🏆Phyllis Sherwood -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1937 N.S. d.4/16/2007 N.S. (69)
Misc: August 1963
🎵Frankie Lymon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1942 d.2/28/1968 (25)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Falsetto, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Group Names: Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers (lead)
🎵🎸Dewey Martin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1942 d.1/31/2009 (66)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Drummer, Classic Rock Singer, Canadian
Group Names: Buffalo Springfield
🎵Gus Dudgeon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1942 d.7/21/2002 (59)
Music Producer, Percussionist, British
Misc: produced acts like Elton John, Kiki Dee, the Strawbs, Joan Armatrading and David Bowie
📰Jody Powell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1943 d.9/14/2009 (65)
Names/Places: RFMN:Joseph Lester
Misc: White House News Secretary
🏆⚽Jimmy Johnstone -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1944 d.3/13/2006 (61)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
Names/Places: NN:Jinky; RFMN:James Connolly
🎵🎸Marc Bolan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1947 N.S. d.9/16/1977 N.S. (29)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Bandleader, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: b. in London; RN:Mark Feld; was Toby Tyler & Marc Bowland
Misc: big England star; some say b. 1948
Group Names: T. Rex (lead)
Song Titles: Bang a Gong (Get It On)
🏆🏈Andy Maurer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1948 d.1/10/2016 N.S. (67)
NFL Guard, NFL Tackle
Misc: Minnesota Vikings: Super Bowl IX, Denver Broncos: Super Bowl XII
Sports Teams: Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos
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🎭Jack Wild -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1952 d.3/2/2006 (53)
TV/Movie Actor, English
TV Shows: H.R. Pufinstuf
Movie Titles: Oliver Twist
🎵🎸Bill Rieflin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1960 N.S. d.3/24/2020 N.S. (59)
Alternative Rock Drummer
Group Names: Ministry, Revolting Cocks, King Crimson, R.E.M.
🎵🎸Rik L. Rik -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1960 d.6/30/2000 (39)
Punk Rock Singer
Group Names: F-Word
🎵Daron Norwood -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/30/1965 d.7/22/2015 (49)
⚛Henry Meiggs -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/7/1811 d.9/30/1877 (66)
Misc: Railroad builder
🎖💰James Edward Jouett -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/7/1826 d.9/30/1902 (76)
Military Leader, Manufacturer
Misc: said "Damn The Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead!"
⚖George Frisbie Hoar -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/29/1826 d.9/30/1904 (78)
Misc: one of the leading organizers of the Republican Party and a lifelong crusader for good government.
⚖Lord Brikenhead -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/12/1872 d.9/30/1930 (58)
⚖Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/6/1861 d.9/30/1948 (87)
Names/Places: Theodore's wife #2
🏆⚾🏈🏀Lynn Saint John -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/18/1876 N.S. d.9/30/1950 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, College Baseball Coach, College Football Coach, College Basketball Coach
Names/Places: RN:Lynn Wilburn St. John; NN:The Saint
Sports Teams: Ohio State University (basketball coach 1911-1919, baseball coach 1913-1928), Wooster (football coach 1902-1905, basketball coach 1902-1909), Ohio Wesleyan (football coach 1909-1911, basketball coach 1910-1912, baseball coach 1910-1912)
🎭James Dean -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/8/1931 d.9/30/1955 (24)
Names/Places: b. in Marion, IN; RN:James Byron
Misc: still has a cult following
Movie Titles: East of Eden, Giant, Rebel Without a Cause
🏆🏁🏊Carl Johansson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/20/1874 N.S. d.9/30/1957 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, Swedish
Names/Places: RN: Carl Hjalmar August Johansson
🎭Taylor Holmes -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/16/1878 d.9/30/1959 (81)
🎵🎷J. Russel Robinson -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/8/1892 d.9/30/1963 (71)
Group Names: Original Dixieland Jazz Band
🏆⚾Hank Thompson -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/8/1925 d.9/30/1969 (43)
✍🎵Paul Dehn -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/5/1912 d.9/30/1976 (63)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Lyricist, English
Movie Titles: James Bond (film series)
🎵Mary Ford -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/7/1924 d.9/30/1977 (53)
Hall of Famer, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Pasadena, CA; RN:Colleen Summers; duo with Les Paul (hubby)
Group Names: Les Paul and Mary Ford
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🏆⚾Del Pratt -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/10/1888 d.9/30/1977 (89)
🎭Edgar Bergen -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/16/1903 d.9/30/1978 (75)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie/Radio Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host, Vaudevillan, Ventriloquist
Names/Places: RFN:Edgar John; Candice's father; Frances Weston's hubby
Misc: performed with dummies Charlie McCarthy, Effie Klinker, & Mortimer Snerd
TV Shows: Do You Trust Your Wife? (M.C.)
🎵Beryl Booker -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/7/1922 d.9/30/1978 (56)
Misc: a swing pianist of the 1950s
🏆🏀Lloyd R. Leith -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/7/1902 N.S. d.9/30/1979 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Referee
Misc: High School coach; officiated 16 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championships between 1939 and 1955.
🏆🏈Bill George -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/27/1929 d.9/30/1982 (52)
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears (1952-1965), Los Angeles Rams (1966)
🎭William Elliott -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/4/1934 d.9/30/1983 (49)
TV Shows: Bridget Loves Bernie, Adam 12 (as Off. Grant)
📰Roscoe Drummond -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/13/1902 d.9/30/1983 (81)
✍Helen Boylston -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/4/1895 d.9/30/1984 (89)
🎭Simone Signoret -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/25/1921 d.9/30/1985 (64)
Movie Actress, German
Names/Places: RN:Simone Kaminker; Yves Montand's wife
⚛Dr. Charles F. Richter -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/26/1900 N.S. d.9/30/1985 N.S. (85)
Names/Places: b. in Hamilton, Ohio; MN:Francis
Misc: Seismologist; Richter Scale that measures earthquakes
🏆🥊Paul Berlenbach -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/18/1901 d.9/30/1985 (84)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
✍Storm Jameson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/8/1891 d.9/30/1986 (95)
🏆🏁Alvah Robert "Al" Holbert -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/11/1946 d.9/30/1988 (41)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: an American automobile racing driver who was a five-time champion of the IMSA Camel GT series.
⚛William Fairbank -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/24/1917 d.9/30/1989 (72)
✍📰🎵Virgil Thomson -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/25/1896 d.9/30/1989 (92)
Author, Music Critic, Journalist, Composer, Musician
✍Patrick White -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/28/1912 d.9/30/1990 (78)
Misc: 1973 Nobel for "Happy Valley"
Book Titles: Happy Valley
🎭George Kirby -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/8/1924 d.9/30/1995 (71)
Misc: does impressions ranging from John Wayne to Pearl Bailey impressions
✍📰Frances Lear -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/14/1923 d.9/30/1996 (73)
Names/Places: Norman's ex-
🎭Marius Goring -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/23/1912 d.9/30/1998 (86)
TV Shows: Holocaust
🏆⚾Dan Quisenberry -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/7/1953 d.9/30/1998 (45)
🎵Connie Eaton -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/1/1950 d.9/30/1999 N.S. (49)
Misc: singer of the first half of the 1970s
Song Titles: Hit the Road Jack (with Dave Peel), It Takes Two (with Dave Peel), Sing a Happy Song
🏆🏈Justin Strzelczyk -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/18/1968 d.9/30/2004 N.S. (36)
🎭Isabel Bigley -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/23/1926 d.9/30/2006 (80)
🏆⚾Ed Brinkman -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/8/1941 d.9/30/2008 (66)
Misc: Gold Glove
⚛Pavel Popovich -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/5/1930 d.9/30/2009 (78)
Misc: piloted the Vostok 4 spacecraft, launched Aug. 12, 1962. He and Andriyan G. Nikolayev, who was launched a day earlier in Vostok 3, became the first two men to be in space simultaneously.
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✍🎭Stephen J. Cannell -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/5/1941 d.9/30/2010 (69)
Writer, TV Producer
Misc: AP says b. 1941
TV Shows: The Rockford Files (producer)
🎵Marvin Tarplin -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/13/1941 N.S. d.9/30/2011 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: aka Marv Tarplin
Group Names: The Miracles (the backing group for Smokey Robinson)
🏆⛸Barbara Ann Scott -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/9/1928 d.9/30/2012 (84)
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete, Canadian
✍⚛⚖Barry Commoner -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/28/1917 d.9/30/2012 (95)
Author, Biologist, Ecologist, Politician
🎭🎵Ramblin' Tommy Scott -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/24/1917 d.9/30/2013 (96)
Comedian, Ventriloquist, Songwriter, Pianist, Country Singer, Country Singer/Guitarist
Misc: also a recreational vehicle innovator
🏆🥊Mike Towell -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/12/1991 N.S. d.9/30/2016 N.S. (25)
✍🎵Oscar Brand -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/7/1920 d.9/30/2016 N.S. (96)
Author, Songwriter, Folk Singer, Canadian
🎵Rodney Lynn "Rod" Temperton -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/9/1949 N.S. d.9/30/2016 N.S. (66)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Musician, Rhythm and Blues Keyboardist, English
Misc: date of death between late September and early October 2016
Group Names: Heatwave (main songwriter)
Song Titles: Off the Wall, Rock With You Thriller (the previous three titles as songwriter for Michael Jackson), Give Me the Night (wrote for George Benson), Baby Come to Me (wrote for Patti Austin and James Ingram)
🎭Elizabeth Baur -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/1/1947 d.9/30/2017 N.S. (69)
TV Shows: Lancer (as Teresa O'Brien), Ironside (as Fran Belding)
Movie Titles: The Boston Strangler, The Return of Ironside
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⛪💰🎭Monty Hall -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/25/1921 N.S. d.9/30/2017 N.S. (96)
Jewish, Philanthropist, Radio Actor, Game Show Host, TV Producer, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Winnipeg; RN:Monte Halparin
TV Shows: Who Am I?, Let's Make A Deal (M.C./Boss)
🏆🏈Joseph Henry "Joe" Tiller -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/7/1942 N.S. d.9/30/2017 N.S. (74)
College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: one of the innovators of the spread offense
Sports Teams: University of Wyoming (football coach), Purdue University (football coach)
🎵Tom Paley -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1928 d.9/30/2017 N.S. (89)
Banjoist, Fiddler, Guitarist, Folk Performer
Group Names: New Lost City Ramblers
✍🎭Marshall Efron -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1938 N.S. d.9/30/2019 N.S. (81)
Author, Humorist, Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: "Marshall Efron's Illustrated, Simplified and Painless Sunday School", The Great American Dream Machine
Movie Titles: City Island, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Robots, THX 1138, Horton Hears a Who!
🎵Jessye Norman -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/15/1945 N.S. d.9/30/2019 N.S. (74)
🎭Archie Lyndhurst -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/4/2000 N.S. d.9/30/2020 N.S. (19)
TV Shows: So Awkward
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In 1791, The opera “The Magic Flute” (Die Zauberflote), a singspiel by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, premiered at the Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna. That same year, Mozart died. In 1986, Falco recorded “Rock Me, Amadeus!”
In 1930, First heard on NBC-Blue Radio this day, “Death Valley Days” became one of radioʹs biggest hits. The 30-minute, Western-adventure series starred Tim Daniel Frawley as the Old Ranger, Harvey Hays as the Old Prospector, John White as the Lone Cowboy, Edwin Bruce as Bobby Keen, Robert Haag as Sheriff Mark Chase and Olyn Landick as Cassandra Drinkwater.
In 1933, The Mickey Mouse film, “The Steeple-Chase” is released.
In 1933, The theme song was “Hail, Hail, the Gangʹs All Here” and it opened the “National Barn Dance”, a half-hour country music and comedy show and originally heard on WLS, Chicago, since 1924, moved to the NBC-Blue Network. “National Barn Dance” was broadcast from the Eighth Street Theater in Chicago, where the stage was transformed into a hayloft every Saturday night. The host was Joe Kelly. Uncle Ezra was played by Pat Barrett whose was known to say, “Give me a toot on the tooter, Tommy”, as he started dancing. A few of the other “Barn Dance” characters were Arkie, the Arkansas Woodchopper; Pokey Martin; the Hoosier Hotshots; the Prairie Ramblers; cowgirl, Patsy Montana; Pat Buttram; Lulu Belle and the Cumberland Road Runners. Gene Autry and Red Foley were heard early in their careers on “National Barn Dance”. Although there were plenty of sponsors (Alka Seltzer, One-A-Day vitamins, Phillips Milk of Magnesia), the “National Barn Dance” was one of the few radio shows to charge admission!
In 1935, “Calling all cars…” “The Adventures of Dick Tracy” came to radio for the first time on the Mutual Radio Network. Based on the comic strip created by Chester Gould, the 15-minute adventure show was heard Monday thru Friday at 5:45 p.m. — brought to you by Quaker Puffed Wheat and Quaker Puffed Rice.
In 1939, The first televised football game is broadcast by New York station W2XBS: Fordham vs Waynesburg.
In 1939, “Captain Midnight” was heard on radio for the first time on Mutual. The Captain flew his single-engine plane all over the place, fighting crime. Talk about a popular show: Ovaltine dropped its sponsorship of “Little Orphan Annie” to climb on board with “Captain Midnight”. The show was also sponsored by Skelly Oil.
In 1947, TV viewers in New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Schenectady, New York, get the chance to witness the first televised World Series game (New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers). Approximately four million people tune in.
In 1950, The Grand Ole Opry was first televised by Nashville station WSM. WSM-AM had been broadcasting the Opry on radio since 1925.
In 1951, “Thank you and may God bless.” “The Red Skelton Show” TV Variety show debuted on NBC-TV (almost ten years to the day after Red made his radio debut). Americaʹs 'Clown Prince of Comedy' was a hit for years on radio and an even bigger one on TV with characters like The Mean Wittle Kid (“I dood it!”), Clem Kadiddlehopper, Sheriff Deadeye, Cauliflower McPugg, Willie Lump-Lump, San Fernando Red, Bolivar Shagnasty and Freddie the Freeloader. Later, he would move to CBS-TV. Overall, “The Red Skelton Show” remained a fixture on U.S. television for 20 years.
In 1955, “The Ray Milland Show”, TV Comedy; last aired on CBS.
In 1955, “Topper”, TV Comedy; last aired on CBS.
In 1958, “The Rifleman”, TV Western Drama; debut on ABC. CHUCK CONNORS starts a five-season run as rancher Lucas McCain. Johnny Crawford plays McCainʹs son Mark…and during the early '60s will launch a successful teen-idol singing career with “CINDYʹS BIRTHDAY” and “RUMORS”
In 1959, “The Charley Weaver Show”, TV Variety; debut on ABC.
In 1960, The first animated series in prime time, “The Flintstones” debut on ABC-TV with their unique stone-age capers. Yabba Dabba Doo! In The Flintstones episode titled “THE FLINTSTONE FLYER”, Barney builds “The Barney Copter,” which Fred renames “The Flintstone Flyer,” and which the boys use to go bowling instead of to the opera with their wives.
In 1961, On the cover of TV Guide: “Carol Burnett”. Other Articles: Mickey Spillane
In 1962, KMEX TV channel 34 in Los Angeles, California (Univision) begins broadcasting as one of the first spanish-language stations in America at a time when there were very few TV stations with a UHF tuner.
In 1962, “The Real McCoys”, TV Comedy; moved to CBS.
In 1962, The Mets finish their inaugural season with 120 losses, a 20th-century record when the team drops a 5-1 decision to the Cubs at Wrigley Field. In his last career at-bat, New York catcher Joe Pignatano hits into an eighth-inning triple play with Richie Ashburn and Sammy Drake on base, both who are also appearing in their last major league game.
In 1963, “The Andy Griffith Show” This series was at its down-home best when it focused on the sweet relationship between Sheriff Taylor (Griffith) and Opie (Ron Howard), a bond endearingly explored in “Opie the Birdman.” After accidentally killing a mother bird with his slingshot, Opie dutifully raises her three nestlings until they are big enough to fly. After releasing them, Opie sadly notes how empty their cage looks. “It sure does,” answers his proud and knowing pa as he watches the birds swoop skyward, “but donʹt the trees seem nice and full?” And arenʹt our lives nicer and fuller for having dallied in Mayberry?
In 1963, “Word For Word”, TV Game Show; debut on NBC.
In 1965, Gilliganʹs Island episode #39. “The Little Dictator”. guest: Nehemiah Persoff (Pancho Hernando Gonzales Enrico Rodriguez) The exiled president of a revolution-torn country visits the island.
In 1967, On TVʹs “David Frost Show,” John Lennon and Paul McCartney espouse the Maharishi Mahesh Yogiʹs doctrines of transcendental meditation.
In 1967, R.C., “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison peaked at number ten on the pop singles chart. Ohmygawd! Sheʹs got big brown eyes! Sheʹs cute! Owww!
In 1967, R.C., “Funky Broadway” by Wilson Pickett peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart.
In 1967, “Soul Man”, by Sam and Dave entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1972, R.C., “Buzzy Brown” by Tim Davis peaked at #91 on the pop singles chart.
In 1975, HBO makes a name for itself, and gets a foot in the door of hundreds of thousands of homes, by televising via satellite the “Thrilla in Manila” — the third and final epic clash between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. Because of the time difference, the fight actually took place in Manilla where it was October 1st.
In 1976, “The Nancy Walker Show” makes its debut on ABC, with a gay character as Terry, our heroineʹs secretary and roommate. The show disappears in a poof of smoke a mere three months later.
In 1978, R.C., “Kiss You All Over” by Exile peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.
In 1978, R.C., “Sergeant Pepperʹs Lonely Hearts Club Band/With A Little Help From My Friends” by The Beatles peaked at #71 on the pop singles chart.
In 1978, “The Gambler” album by Kenny Rogers was released
In 1982, “Cheers,” with Ted Danson and Shelly Long, made its debut on NBC-TV. It ran until 1993. It was a sitcom set in a Boston bar.
In 1983, NBC has moved “Knight Rider” to Sunday nights, but producer Glen A. Larson has come up with another slightly askew crimefighter ready to take Michael Knightʹs place on the beat. J.C. Chase, a man of means, with a promising career, and good breeding. A man who has a brilliant future but a past most obscure, from the vast expanses of Africa to the peaks of Tibet, heir to the knowledge of his father and dark mysteries of the Universe. J.C. Chase, the Master of the secrets which have separated man from animal, animal from man. Heʹs teamed with a young female police officer, and a former corporal he met in Vietnam. The trio fights the crime in the concrete jungle, the crime which extends its deadly tentacles upon an attractive but dangerous world, the world of “Manimal.”
In 1984, “Murder, She Wrote”, TV Crime Drama starring Angela Lansbury, debut on CBS. It lasted twelve seasons. For some odd reason people keep dying around mystery writer / widow Jessica Beatrice Fletcher, and all her friends keep being blamed on “Murder, She Wrote.”
In 1984, “Tales from the Darkside” began airing in syndication
In 1985, Howard Stern gets fired from WNBC AM (NY).
In 1985, Kate Bush took her fifth album, “Hounds of Love,” to the top of the United Kingdom chart five years after doing the same with her third album, “Never For Ever.”
In 1985, “The Dick Cavett Show”, TV Talk Show, returned on U.S.A.
In 1987, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” premiered on a Chicago TV station.
In 1988, IBM announces shipment of three millionth PS/2 personal computer.
In 1988, “Heʹs The DJ, Iʹm The Rapper” album by Dj Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince was certified Multi Platinum 2.00 by the RIAA
In 1989, In a TV Guide interview, Arsenio(ooooo) Hall denies widespread rumors that he and heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson are lovers.
In 1989, Ending a 43-year relationship with Major League Baseball, NBC airs its final regular-season Game of the Week. The contest, which features the Blue Jays clinching the American League East title with a 4-3 victory over the Orioles at the SkyDome, is the 981st broadcast of a weekly tradition that began in 1947.
In 1991, “E News Daily”, TV News, debut on E!
In 1991, “The Jerry Springer Show” began airing in syndication
In 1991, “The Montel Williams Show” began airing in syndication
In 1993, George Harrison and David Crosby make guest appearances on the fifth season premiere of the Fox animated comedy series “The Simpsons.” Paul meets Homer backstage at the Grammys.
In 1993, MS DOS 6.2 was released by Microsoft.
In 1994, TV Guide Listing: 9:30 p.m./ET Hangin' With Mr. Cooper (ABC): When Mark (Mark Curry) learns that Nicole is doing a fifth-grade bullyʹs homework, he wants to teach the kid a lesson. But itʹs Geneva who closes the book on the subject.
In 1995, The new cheerleadin', idiot-headbobbin', “I keep it!”, Catholic schoolgirl era of “Saturday Night Live” is ushered in with new cast members Jim Breuer, Will Ferrell, Darrell Hammond, and Cheri Oteri. “The Artist Formerly Known As Prince” bails of his announced live performance, so Blues Traveler fills in.
In 1996, “What The Hell Happened To Me?” album by Adam Sandler was certified Platinum by the RIAA
In 1997, Microsoft released Internet Explorer Four Point Zero.
In 1998, Today in Late Show w/ Letterman History: Kelsey Grammer jokes about his past wild ways when he tells Letterman that, at one time, he thought about opening the…“Kelsey Grammer School for Racing Automobiles…The only way you can really know if a carʹs any good is if youʹve driven it upside down.” Grammer also brings along his “barkless beast,” his basenji, Zen, which he brings out on stage to meet Letterman.
In 1998, “Maggie Winters” starring Faith Ford premiered on CBS
In 1998, “The Secret Lives of Men” TV Sitcom premiered on ABC
In 2001, “Law and Order: Criminal Intent” began airing on NBC
In 2009, “The Middle” began airing on ABC
In 2017, Monty Hall, the long-running host of TVʹs “Letʹs Make a Deal,” died of heart failure at his home in Beverly Hills at the age of 96.