✍📰Michael Korda -- is 88 in the year 2021 and 89 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1933
Writer, Novelist, Editor, English
Book Titles: Charmed Lives, Queenie
📰Rona Barrett -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1936
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RLN:Burstein
Misc: Hollywood entertainment gossip
🏆🎾Frederick S. Stolle -- is 83 in the year 2021 and 84 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1938
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Australian
Misc: US Open-1966
🎭Paul Hogan -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1939
Movie Actor, Comedian, TV Talk Show Host, Australian
Names/Places: Linda Kozlowski's hubby
Movie Titles: Crocodile Dundee, Lightning Jack, Flipper
🎵Daddy Dewdrop -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1940 N.S.
Music Producer, Songwriter
Names/Places: RN:Richard or Dick Monda
Misc: wrote for The Groovie Goolies
Song Titles: Chick-a-Boom
🎵Fred Cash -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1940 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soul Singer
Group Names: The Impressions
⛪⚖🎭Jesse Jackson -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1941
Religious Leader, Reverend, Baptist, Politician, Civil Rights Leader, Political Activist, TV Talk Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Greenville, NC
✍⛪🎭🎵🎷Chevy Chase -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1943
Comedy Writer, Protestant, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, TV Talk Show Host, Saxophonist, Jazz Pianist
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RFN:Cornelius Crane
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (as President Ford, Weekend Update anchor, & member 1975-76), The Chevy Chase Show, Community's Pierce Hawthorne
Movie Titles: Foul Play, Caddyshack, National Lampoon's Vacation (series), Fletch
✍R. L. Stine -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1943
Book Titles: Goosebumps
✍🎖💰🎭Dale Dye -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1944
Author, Captain, Businessperson, Actor
🏆🏈Ray Handley -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1944
NFL Coach, NFL Player
🎭🎵Susan Raye -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1944
TV/Movie Actress, Country Singer
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🎵🎸Ray Royer -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1945
Guitarist, Rock & Roll Drummer, British
Group Names: Procol Harum (co-founder)
🎭Lynne Adams -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1946
Movie Titles: Human Trafficking, Hiroshima, Johnny Mnemonic, Shattered Glass
🏆⛸Aleksandr Gorshlov -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1946
Figure Skater, Russian
Misc: holder of the record for the most ice dancing titles. He and his wife hold six titles.
🎵Tony Wilson -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1947
Songwriter, Bass Singer/Basso, Rhythm and Blues Singer, British, Trinidad
Group Names: Hot Chocolate
🎭🎮James Harper -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1948
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Movie Titles: Armadeddon, The Inside, Starcradt II: Wings of Liberty, Diablo II
Video Games: StarCradt II (series)
🎭Sarah Purcell -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1948 N.S.
Actress, TV Hostess, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Richmond, IN; RLN:Pentecost
TV Shows: The Better Sex, Real People, SunUp (San Diego's SunUp weather girl 1960s), Home Show
🎭Sigourney Weaver -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1949
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles or New York City?; RN:Susan Alexander; Doodles' niece, Pat's daughter
Movie Titles: Alien, Aliens, Ghostbusters, Gorillas in the Mist, Dave, Galaxy Quest, The Villiage, Infamous
🎵🎸Hamish Stuart -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1949
Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Bassist, Guitarist, Rock & Roll Singer, Scottish
Group Names: Average White Band
🎵Robert "Kool" Bell -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1950 N.S.
Songwriter, Singer, Bassist, Rhythm and Blues Performer
Group Names: Kool & the Gang
🎭Edward Zwick -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1952
Movie Titles: The Last Samurai, Love and Other Drugs, Defiance, The Siege
🎵Anthony Kenney -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1953
Group Names: The Kentucky Headhunters
🎵Ricky Lee Phelps -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1953
Group Names: Kentucky Headhunters
🎭Michael Dudikoff -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1954
TV/Movie Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Cobra (as Scandal), American Ninja
Movie Titles: American Ninja (series), TRON (1982)
🎭Michel Shane -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1955
Movie Actor, Director
Movie Titles: I Robot
🏆🏁Bill Elliott -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1955
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: holder of the record for the fastest average speed in an automobile race at 197.802 at Daytona; 2-time winner of Daytona 500 (1985,87); NASCAR national champ in 1988; entered 1994 with 39 NASCAR wins.
🎭Roger Wilson -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1956
TV Shows: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Movie Titles: Porky's (series), Blow Out
🎭Stephanie Zimbalist -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1956
Names/Places: b. in Encino, CA or New York City?; Efrem Jr.'s daughter
Misc: some say b. Oct 6
TV Shows: Centennial, Remington Steele (as Laura Holt)
🏆🏁🎿Scott Michael Pellaton -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1956
Misc: holder of the world record for water skiing barefoot. He went 119.36 mph. over 1/4 mile.
🎭James DePaiva -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1957
Names/Places: PRON:De-PIE-vuh; Misty Rowe's, then Kassie Wesley's hubby
TV Shows: One Life to Live (as Max Holden)
🎭Darrell Hammond -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1958
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live
Movie Titles: Scary Movie (series), Epic Movie, Blues Brothers 2000
✍📰💰Steve Coll -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1958
Author, Journalist, Executive
🎭Nick Bakay -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1959
Actor, Voice Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Sabrina The Teenage Witch (as voice of Salem Saberhagen the cat), The King of Queens (as various off-screen characters and announcers), 'Til Death (as Karl), The Angry Beavers (as Norbert Foster Beaver), Sabrina the Animated Series
Movie Titles: Zookeeper
🏆🏈Tony Eason -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1959
Sports Teams: New England Patriots
🏆⚾Mike Morgan -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1959
💰💻Reed Hastings -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1960 N.S.
Philanthropist, Internet Company Entrepreneur
Misc: Netflix CEO
TV Shows: House of Cards (produced by Netflix)
🎵🎸Mitch Marine -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1961
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Tripping Daisy
🎭Saundra McClain -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1962
Misc: estimated birth year 1962
TV Shows: Another World, As the World Turns, Third Watch's Mary Proctor
🎭Todd Bryant -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1963
TV Shows: Star Trek STV (as Klaa)
Movie Titles: The Matrix, Daddy's Home, Edward Scissorhands, The Lost World: Jurassic Park
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🎵🎸Steve (Cherry Poppin' Daddies) Perry -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1963
Hall of Famer, Swing Singer, Rock Singer
Group Names: Cherry Poppin' Daddies
🎭Ian Hart -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1964
Movie Titles: Finding Neverland, Michael Collins, Enemy of the State, Harry Potter (series as Lord Voldemort)
🎵CeCe Winans -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1964
Gospel Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
🏆🏈Martin Mayhew -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1965
NFL General Manager, NFL Player
🏆🏁🏊Matthew Nicholas "Matt" Biondi -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1965 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: won 7 medals in 1988 Olympics, including 5 gold (2 individual, 3 relay); has won a total of 11 medals (8 gold, 2 silver and a bronze) in 3 Olympics (1984,88,92).
🎵🎸C. J. Ramone -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1965
Hall of Famer, Punk Rock Bassist
Names/Places: RN:Chris Ward
Group Names: The Ramones
🎭Karyn Parsons -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1966 N.S.
TV Shows: Fresh Prince of Bel Air (as Hilary Banks/Cousin)
Movie Titles: The Ladies Man, Gulliver's Travels, Mixing Nia
🎵Teddy Riley -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1966 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Pop Singer
Misc: creator of the New Jack Swing genre (hip hop beats in the background with crooning singers in the foreground) in the early 1990s.
Group Names: Guy
🎭Ria Pavia -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1967
Movie Titles: Candyman, Son in Law, Freeway, Dream a Little Dream
🎭Emily Procter -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1968
TV Shows: The West Wing (as Ainsley Hayes), CSI Miami (as Calleigh Duquesne)
Movie Titles: Leaving Las Vegas, Big Momma's House 2, Jerry Maguire
🏆🏈Frankie Smith -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1968
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🎭Jeremy Davies -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1969 N.S.
TV Shows: Justified, Lost (as Daniel Faraday)
Movie Titles: Secretary, Saving Private Ryan
🎭Dylan Neal -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1969 N.S.
Actor, Producer, Canadian
TV Shows: Bold and the Beautiful, Pacific Palisades (as Cory Robbins), Port Charles, Dawson's Creek (as Doug), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (as Aaron Jacobs 2003), Cedar Cove (as Jack Griffith)
Movie Titles: Fifty Shades of Grey, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
🎭Anne-Marie Duff -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1970 N.S.
Movie Titles: Suffragette, The Magdalene Sisters, Before I Go to Sleep, Nowhere Boy
🎭Soon-Yi Previn -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1970
Names/Places: Mia Farrow's adopted daughter
Movie Titles: Wild Man Blues, Dennis Pennis R.I.P., Hannah and Her Sisters
✍🎭Matt Damon -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1970
Movie Titles: The Rainmaker, Good Will Hunting, Saving Private Ryan, The Talented Mr. Ripley, All the Pretty Horses, Ocean's Eleven, The Bourne Identity, Stuck on You, The Bourne Supremacy, Ocean's Twelve, The Brothers Grimm, Syriana, The Departed, The Good Shepherd
🎭Robert Kelly -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1970 N.S.
⚖Sadiq Khan -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1970 N.S.
🏆⚾David Doster -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1970
🏆⚾Olmedo Sáenz -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1970 N.S.
MLB Player, Panamaian
🏆⚾Sandy Martínez -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1970
MLB Catcher, Dominican Republican
🎭Alexis Devell -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1971
🏆🏈Nate Miller -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1971
🏆🏈Norman "Boomer" Ellison -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1971 N.S.
NFL Wide Receiver
🏆🏀Monty Williams -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1971
NBA Coach, NBA Player
🏆⚾Willie Adams -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1972
🎭Derek Cheetwood -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1973
Movie Titles: Fratily, U-571, The Postman
🎭Martin Henderson -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1974
Actor, Director, New Zealand
TV Shows: Grey's Anatomy (as Dr. Nathan Riggs)
Movie Titles: Everest, Smokin' Aces, Windtalkers, The Ring, Torque
🏆🏈Rod Manuel -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1974
NFL Defensive End
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🏆🏀Rashard Griffith -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1974
🎭Diana Uribe -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1975
TV Shows: California Dreams (as Lorena Costa), Nash Bridges (as Maria Reynaldo)
Movie Titles: Jackie Brown, City Guys
🎭Laura Vasquez -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1975
TV Shows: Home and Away, The Lost World (as Assai)
Movie Titles: The Beast, The Lost World
🎭🎮🏆Kristanna Loken -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1979
Actress, Video Game Voice Actress, Model
TV Shows: Painkiller Jane, Burn Notice
Movie Titles: In the Name of the King, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, BloodRayne, Bounty Killer
Video Games: Battlestar Galactica, Terminator 3 (series)
🎵Byron Reeder -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1979
Group Names: Mista
🎵Noelle Scaggs -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1979
Songwriter, Soul Singer
Group Names: Fitz and the Tantrums
🎭J. R. Ramirez -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1980 N.S.
TV Shows: Manifest
🏆🥊Mike Mizanin -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1980 N.S.
Names/Places: NN: The Miz
💰🎭🎵Nick Cannon -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1980
Entrepreneur, Actor, Comedian, Personality, Music Producer, Rapper
Song Titles: Parents Just Don't Understand
TV Shows: All That, Nick Cannon Show, Wild 'N Out, America's Got Talent
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🎭Cheryl Texiera -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1982 N.S.
TV Shows: Girl Meets World (as Katy Hart)
🎭V. P. Oliver -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1985
Movie Titles: Dark Angel, Little Richard
🏆Eugena Washington -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1985 N.S.
Misc: December 2015 Playmate; Playboy Playmate of the Year 2016
🎭🎵Bruno Mars -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1985
Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Song Titles: Just The Way You Are, Grenade
🎭Max Crumm -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1986
Movie Titles: Easy A, Echoboom, Ornaments, You're The One That I Want
🎭Griffin Frazen -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1987
TV Shows: Grounded For Life (as Jimmy Finnerty)
🎭Ksenia Solo -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1987 N.S.
Actress, Producer, Latvian
TV Shows: Life Unexpected, Lost Girl
Movie Titles: Black Swan, The Factory
🎭Angus T. Jones -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1993 N.S.
TV Shows: Two and a Half Men (as Jake Harper)
Movie Titles: The Rookie, Bringing Down the House, See Spot Run
🎭Molly Quinn -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1993
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Winx Club (series), Castle (as Alexis Castle)
Movie Titles: We're the Millers, A Christmas Carol
Lawrence George Scotti -- is 25 in the year 2021 and 26 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1996
Names/Places: Colleen Dion and Larry's son
🎭🎵Funny Mike -- is 25 in the year 2021 and 26 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1996 N.S.
Names/Places: aka Young 22 and 22 Savage
🎭🎵Young 22 -- is 25 in the year 2021 and 26 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1996 N.S.
Names/Places: aka Funny Mike and 22 Savage
🎭Connor Carmody -- is 24 in the year 2021 and 25 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1997
Movie Titles: Daddy Day Care
🎭🎵🏆Bella Thorne -- is 24 in the year 2021 and 25 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1997 N.S.
Actress, Producer, Singer, Model
TV Shows: Shake It Up! (as CeCe Jones)
Movie Titles: Midnight Sun, The DUFF, Blended, Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day
Henry Van Duzer Lawrence -- is 15 in the year 2021 and 16 in the year 2022; b.10/8/2006
Names/Places: Christa Miller and Bill's daughter
Jagger Maxwell Gross -- is 3 in the year 2021 and 4 in the year 2022; b.10/8/2018 N.S.
Names/Places: Danielle Harris and David Gross' son
🎵Heinrich Schütz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1585 d.11/6/1672 (87)
Composer, Musician, German
Misc: the greatest before J.S. Bach
⚛James Wilson Marshall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1810 d.8/10/1885 (74)
Misc: discovered gold in California
✍📰Edmund Clarence Stedman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1833 d.1/18/1908 (74)
Poet, Critic, Editor
✍📰⚖John Milton Hay -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1838 d.7/1/1905 (66)
Author, Journalist, Statesman, Presidential Aide, Diplomat
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✍💰Edward Albee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1857 N.S. d.3/11/1930 N.S. (72)
Misc: was co-founder and partner with B.F. Keith in a chain of vaudeville theaters
🎵Marie Van Zandt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1858 d.12/31/1919 (61)
Soprano, Opera Singer
🎭Theodore Roberts -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1861 d.12/14/1928 (67)
Movie Titles: 10 Commandments
⚛James Frank Duryea -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1869 d.2/15/1967 (97)
Misc: with his brother, Charles, invented first gasoline auto built and operated in the U.S.
🏆🎾Reginald Doherty -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1875 d.8/21/1919 (43)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
⚛Otto Warburg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1883 d.8/1/1970 (86)
Chemist, Physiologist, German
🎵Richard "Dick" Burnett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1883 N.S. d.1/23/1977 N.S. (93)
Songwriter, Folk Singer
🏆⚾Frank S. "Ping" Bodie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1887 N.S. d.12/17/1961 N.S. (74)
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⚛💰🏆🏁Edward V. "Eddie" Rickenbacker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1890 N.S. d.7/23/1973 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Aviator, Executive, Auto Racer
Misc: "Ace of Aces"; WW1 & WW2 pilot; Eastern Airlines president; Indianapolis 500; Also owned the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
⚛Lowell H. Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1892 d.11/4/1945 (53)
Misc: 1st round-the-world flight
🏆🏈Biff Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1895 d.2/12/1980 (84)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach
Names/Places: RN: Major Lawrence McCeney "Biff" Jones
Sports Teams: Army (player 1915-1916, coach 1926-1929), LSU (coach 1932-1934), Oklahoma (coach 1935-1936), Nebraska (coach 1937-1941)
⚖Juan D. Perón -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1895 d.7/1/1974 (78)
Head of State
Names/Places: Eva (or Evita)'s hubby
Misc: head of Argentina 1946-55, 1973-74
🎭Rouben Mamoulian -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1897 d.12/4/1987 (90)
Movie/Stage Director, Russian
Movie Titles: Mark of Zorro
📰🎭🎵🎷Clarence I Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1898 d.11/6/1965 (67)
Publisher, Director, Arranger, Composer, Singer, Pianist, Bandleader, Jazz Musician
Misc: some say 1893
🏆🏈Bill Hewitt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1909 d.1/14/1947 (37)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive
Misc: Football end (Bears, Eagles), first player to be all-NFL on two different teams, Bay City, Mich.
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears (1932-1936), Philadelphia Eagles (1937-1939), Steagles (1943)
🎭Paulette Dubost -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1910 N.S. d.9/20/2011 N.S. (100)
🎭Kirk Alyn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1910 d.3/14/1999 (88)
Movie Titles: Superman (movie serials, the film's first Superman)
✍John Gardner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1912 d.2/16/2002 (89)
🎭🎵Walter Schumann -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1913 d.8/21/1958 (44)
Group Names: Chorals
Song Titles: Dragnet (dum-dee-dum-dum-DUM)
✍Temple Fielding -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1913 d.5/18/1983 (69)
Misc: wrote guides on travel in Europe
⚛Robert Rowe Gilruth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1913 d.8/17/2000 (86)
Aeronautical, Aviator, Engineer
Misc: developed X-1, the first plane to break the sound barrier
🏆🥊Yvon Robert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1914 N.S. d.7/12/1971 N.S. (56)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: ring name: The Lion
✍📰Bill Vaughan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1915 d.2/25/1977 (61)
Author, Journalist, Columnist
🎭🏆🥊Billy Conn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1917 d.5/29/1993 (75)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Boxer
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⚛Rodney Porter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1917 d.9/7/1985 (67)
Misc: antibody structure determination
🏆⚾Danny Murtaugh -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1917 d.12/2/1976 (59)
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates
🎭Gabriel Dell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1919 d.7/3/1988 (68)
Names/Places: RN:Gabriel Gabe Del Vecchio
TV Shows: Steve Allen Show, Corner Bar
Movie Titles: Bowery Boy (an original), Dead End Kid
🏆🏁Jack McGrath -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1919 d.11/6/1955 (36)
✍Frank Herbert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1920 d.2/11/1986 (65)
Book Titles: Dune
⚖Barry Zorthian -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1920 N.S. d.12/30/2010 N.S. (90)
🎵Irene Dalis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1925 d.12/14/2014 (89)
Mezzo-Soprano, Opera Performer
✍Louise Hay -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1926 N.S. d.8/30/2017 N.S. (90)
Misc: founder of Hay House
Book Titles: You Can Heal Your Life
⚛Cesar Milstein -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1927 d.3/24/2002 (74)
Biochemist, Physiologist, Argentine
Misc: antibody research
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🎭Bill Maynard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1928 N.S. d.3/30/2018 N.S. (89)
Comic Actor, Comedian, English
Names/Places: RN: Walter Frederick George Williams
🎵Pepper Adams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1930 d.9/10/1986 (55)
🎵Toru Takemitsu -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1930 d.2/20/1996 (65)
🏆🏈Franklin Cullen "Pepper" Rodgers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1931 N.S. d.5/14/2020 N.S. (88)
College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: he led the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to an undefeated season in 1952 and later became their head coach
🏆Bill Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1931 d.11/30/2004 (73)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Goal Keeper, Scottish
🎵Pete Drake -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1932 d.7/29/1988 (55)
Music Executive, Music Producer, Music Publisher, Guitarist
Misc: with his Talking Steel guitar and one of the leading Nashville sessionists
🎭Allen Case -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1934 d.8/25/1986 (51)
TV Shows: The Deputy (as Clay McCord), The Legend of Jesse James (as Frank)
🎵Doc Green -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1934 d.3/10/1989 (54)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Drifters
🎭Sue Randall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1935 d.10/26/1984 (49)
TV Shows: Leave It to Beaver (as Miss Landers)
🎭Rogelio Guerra -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1936 N.S. d.2/28/2018 N.S. (81)
🎵Laverne Drake -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1938 d.??/??/1979
Group Names: The Cadillacs
🎵Buzz Clifford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1942 d.1/26/2018 N.S. (75)
Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: RN:Reese Francis Clifford III
Song Titles: Baby Sittin' Boogie
🏆⛸Stephanie Westerfield -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1943 d.2/15/1961 (17)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater
🏆⚾Paul Splittorff -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1946 d.5/25/2011 (64)
🎵🎸Johnny Ramone -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1948 d.9/15/2004 (55)
Hall of Famer, Punk Rock Singer/Guitarist, American
Names/Places: RN:John Cummings
Misc: some say b. 1951
Group Names: The Ramones
🎵Clifford Adams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1952 d.1/12/2015 (62)
Trombonist, Rhythm and Blues Performer
Group Names: Kool & the Gang
🏆🏈Rashaan Salaam -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1974 d.12/5/2016 N.S. (42)
NFL Player, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1994)
Sports Teams: University of Colorado, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Memphis Maniax
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✍Henry Fielding -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/22/1707 d.10/8/1754 (47)
Novelist, Humorist, Satirist, Dramatist, English
Names/Places: NN:Father OF The English Novel
Misc: wrote Tom Jones before the 20th century crooner was even born.
🎖⚖💰John Hancock -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/12/1736 J-LD or 1/23/1737 N.S. or 1/12/1737 Ju-1 d.10/8/1793 N.S. (56)
Revolutionary, Statesman, Merchant
Names/Places: b. in Braintree, MA
Misc: the first signer of The Declaration of Independence; the most prominent of the signers
✍Vittorio Alfieri -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/16/1749 N.S. d.10/8/1803 N.S. (54)
Poet, Dramatist, Italian
Names/Places: NN: The Founder of Italian Tragedy
⛪📰Richard Whately -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/1/1787 d.10/8/1863 (76)
Theologian, Economist, British
Misc: rhetorician, logician.
⚖Franklin Pierce -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/23/1804 d.10/8/1869 (64)
Names/Places: b. in Hillsboro, New Hampshire; d. in Concord, New Hampshire.
Misc: 14th U.S. President 1853-1857
⚛Norbert Rillieux -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/17/1806 d.10/8/1894 (88)
Misc: most noted for his invention of the multiple-effect evaporator, an energy-efficient means of evaporating water.
🎭🎵Helen Morgan -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/2/1900 d.10/8/1941 (41)
Stage Actress, Singer
🎵Gus Kahn -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/6/1886 d.10/8/1941 (54)
Lyricist, Songwriter, German
Misc: Tin Pan Alley songs
✍⚖Wendell Lewis Willkie -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/18/1892 d.10/8/1944 (52)
Author, Politician, Attorney/Lawyer
Misc: Republican presidential candidate in 1940, who tried unsuccessfully to unseat President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He subsequently became identified with his famous "One World" concept of international cooperation.
✍Felix Salten -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/6/1869 d.10/8/1945 (76)
Misc: Walt Disney's "Bambi" was based on his novel
Book Titles: Bambi
⚛Leonor Michaelis -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/16/1875 d.10/8/1949 (74)
Chemist, Physician, German
🎭Nigel Bruce -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/4/1895 d.10/8/1953 (58)
Movie Actor, Mexican
Movie Titles: Sherlock Holmes (as Dr. Watson)
🎵Kathleen Ferrier -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/22/1912 d.10/8/1953 (41)
Opera Singer, Folk Singer, English
💰John Hertz -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/10/1879 d.10/8/1961 (82)
Misc: Yellowcab Co.; Hertz Drive-ur-self corp.
✍📰Thomas B. Costain -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1885 d.10/8/1965 (80)
Author, Novelist, Journalist, Editor, Canadian
⚖Clement Richard Attlee -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/3/1883 d.10/8/1967 (84)
Prime Minister, British
Misc: P.M. 1945-51
🎭🎵Eduardo Ciannelli -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/30/1889 d.10/8/1969 (80)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Opera Singer, Italian
⚖Prescott Sheldon Bush -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1895 d.10/8/1972 (77)
Names/Places: George's dad, Dorothy's hubby
🎵🎷Harry Carney -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/1/1910 d.10/8/1974 (64)
Clarinetist, Baritone-sax, Jazz Saxophonist
Misc: Bass clarinet
🎭Karl Swenson -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/23/1908 d.10/8/1978 (70)
Actor, Radio Actor
Misc: Whimsical impractical gadget inventor of the 1930-40's as Lorenzo Jones
TV Shows: Little House on the Prairie (as Lars Hanson)
🎵Jimmy Cross -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/17/1938 N.S. d.10/8/1978 N.S. (39)
Song Titles: I Want My Baby Back
🏆🏁🏊Claire Galligan -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/24/1895 N.S. d.10/8/1978 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
🏆⚾Jim "Junior" Gilliam -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/17/1928 N.S. d.10/8/1978 N.S. (49)
Misc: was an American second and third baseman and coach in Negro League and Major League Baseball who spent his entire major league career with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers. He was named the 1953 National League Rookie of the Year, and was a key member of ten NL championship teams from 1953 to 1978.
🎭Emmaline Henry -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/1/1928 d.10/8/1979 (50)
TV Shows: I'm Dickens-He's Fenster (as Kate Dickens), I Dream of Jeannie (as Amanda Bellows)
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⚛Pearl Kendrick -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/24/1890 d.10/8/1980 (90)
Misc: known for co-developing the first vaccine for whooping cough
🎵🎷Oscar Moore -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/25/1916 d.10/8/1981 (64)
Guitarist, Jazz Performer
Group Names: Nat King Cole's trio
✍⚖🏆Philip Noel-Baker -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/1/1889 d.10/8/1982 (92)
Author, Diplomat, Olympic Athlete, British
🎭Fernando Lamas -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/9/1915 d.10/8/1982 (67)
Movie Actor, Movie Director, Argentine
Names/Places: Arlene Dahl's hubby, Lorenzo's dad
Misc: Billy Crystal became famous for the parody of him on "Saturday Night Live"
🎭Joan Hackett -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/1/1934 d.10/8/1983 (49)
TV Shows: The Defenders
🎭Lucille Hardy Price -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/23/1909 d.10/8/1986 (77)
Names/Places: Mrs. Oliver Hardy
🏆🏌Walter Burkemo -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/9/1918 d.10/8/1986 (67)
🎵Harold Dorman -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/23/1926 d.10/8/1988 (61)
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🎵🎸Barry J. "B. J." Wilson -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/18/1947 d.10/8/1990 (43)
Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Group Names: Procol Harum
🏆🎳Herbert Lange -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/20/1901 d.10/8/1992 (91)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
⚖💰Willy Brandt -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/18/1913 d.10/8/1992 (78)
Politician, Leader, German
Names/Places: FN:Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm
Misc: ex-West German Chancellor
🎭Diana Churchill -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/21/1913 d.10/8/1994 (81)
Movie/Stage Actress, English
✍📰Patric Walker -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/25/1931 d.10/8/1995 (64)
🎭William Prince -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/26/1913 d.10/8/1996 (83)
Names/Places: b. in Nichols, N.Y.
Misc: his popularity was due to hundreds of appearances in soap operas.
TV Shows: Aspen, The Mash (costar of 1st hour-long drama with continuing cast)
📰🎭Francis D. Lyon -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/29/1905 d.10/8/1996 (91)
Editor, Movie Director
✍Mignon Eberhart -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/6/1899 d.10/8/1996 (97)
🏆⛸Robin Huntington Lee -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/2/1919 d.10/8/1997 (77)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater
🏆🏀John McLendon -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/5/1915 N.S. d.10/8/1999 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach, Basketball Coach
Misc: in both the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: North Carolina College for Negroes (1941-1952), Hampton Institute (1953-1954), Tennessee State A&I University (1955-1959), Cleveland Pipers (ABL, 1961-1962), Kentucky State (1964-1966), Cleveland State (1967-1969), Denver Rockets (ABA, 1969)
🎭Phyllis Calvert -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/18/1915 d.10/8/2002 (87)
TV Actress, English
🏆🏁🏇John Henry -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/9/1975 d.10/8/2007 (32)
🎭Eileen Herlie -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/8/1918 d.10/8/2008 (90)
TV Shows: All My Children (as Myrtle Fairgate)
🏆🏈Al Davis -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/4/1929 d.10/8/2011 (82)
Hall of Famer, NFL Owner, NFL Executive, NFL General Manager
Misc: the only one in pro football history to be a scout, assistant coach, head coach, GM, league commissioner, and owner; GM-coach of Oakland 1963-66; helped force AFL-NFL merger as AFL commisioner (April-July,1966); returned to Oakland as managing general partner and directed club to 3 Super Bowl wins (1977,81,84); moved Raiders to Los Angeles in 1982 and back to Oakland in 1995.
Sports Teams: The Citadel (1955-1956), Southern California (1957-1959), San Diego Chargers (1960-1962), Oakland Raiders (coach 1963-1965, part owner and General Manager 1966-1971, principal owner 1972-2011)
🎵Roger Williams -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/1/1924 d.10/8/2011 (87)
Pianist, Country Singer
🎵🎸Mikey Welsh -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/20/1971 d.10/8/2011 (40)
Rock & Roll Performer
Group Names: Weezer
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🎵Larry Verne -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/8/1936 d.10/8/2013 (77)
Misc: turned into a construction foreman & assistant set director in motion pictures
Song Titles: Mr. Custer
🏆⚾Andy Pafko -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/25/1921 d.10/8/2013 (92)
MLB Center Fielder
🎵Philip Chevron -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/17/1957 d.10/8/2013 (56)
Group Names: The Pogues
⚛Paul Prudhomme -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/13/1940 d.10/8/2015 N.S. (75)
Misc: Cajun chef; Looks like Dom DeLuise
🎵Jim Diamond -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/28/1951 d.10/8/2015 N.S. (64)
Songwriter, Singer, Scottish
🎭Gary Dubin -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/5/1959 N.S. d.10/8/2016 N.S. (57)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer/Director, Scottish
TV Shows: The Partridge Family (as Punky Lazaar)
Movie Titles: Jaws 2, Cursed, Pump Up the Volume, The Aristocats
🎵Don Ciccone -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/28/1946 N.S. d.10/8/2016 N.S. (70)
Group Names: Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Tommy James and the Shondells, The Critters
✍🎭Merrill M. Meatter -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/16/1926 N.S. d.10/8/2017 N.S. (90)
Misc: collaborated with writer Bob Quigley for over 20 years and co-formed their production company
TV Shows: Hollywood Squares (producer), Gambit (producer), Wacky Races (producer)
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🏆🏈Y. A. Tittle -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/24/1926 d.10/8/2017 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback
Names/Places: RFMN:Yelberton Abraham
Misc: N.Y. Giants MVP '61,'63, 7x Pro Bowl; played 17 years in AFC and NFL; All-Pro 4 times; league MVP with San Francisco (1957) and NY Giants (1962); passed for 28,339 career yards; Giants #14 retired
Sports Teams: Baltimore Colts (1948-1950), San Francisco 49ers (1951-1960), New York Giants (1961-1964)
🎵🎷Grady Tate -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/14/1932 d.10/8/2017 N.S. (85)
Drummer, Jazz Singer
Misc: Hard Bop and Soul-Jazz Style; appearred on hundreds of music albums as an in-demand jazz drummer
🎵Malcolm "Molly" Duncan -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/24/1945 N.S. d.10/8/2019 N.S. (74)
Tenor, Soprano-sax, Rhythm and Blues Musician, Scottish
Group Names: Average White Band, sessionist
🏆🏒Ted Green -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/23/1940 N.S. d.10/8/2019 N.S. (79)
NHL Coach, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Names/Places: RN: Edward Joseph Green; NN: Terrible Ted
🏆⚾Edward Charles "Whitey" Ford -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/21/1928 N.S. d.10/8/2020 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:the Chairman of the Board
Misc: not to be confused with comedian Whitey Ford; he won record 10 World Series games; overall record of 236-106 with a .690 percentage; led AL in wins 3 times; won both Cy Young Award and World Series MVP in 1961 with the New York Yankees; 10x All-Star, 6x World Series champ; Yankees #16 retired
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (1950, 1953-1967)
✍📰Jim Dwyer -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/4/1957 N.S. d.10/8/2020 N.S. (63)
🎵Cyril Reuben -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.10/6/1926 N.S. or 10/8/1926 N.S. d.9/2/1996 N.S. (69)
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In 1905, In the Pacific Coast League, the Oakland Oaks and the Portland Beavers played before a crowd of…one. The home plate umpire fulfilled his duties by announcing the lineups, beginning, “Dear sir…”
In 1927, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were paired up in Hal Roachʹs film “The Second Century” where the duo were seen by moviegoers working together for the first time. No copies of this print exist since they were printed on nitrate film stock.
In 1933, Boston vs. New York Giants gained 420 yards rushing!
In 1935, “The OʹNeills” debuted this day on CBS. The theme song, “Londonderry Air” opened the 15-minute soap opera. “The OʹNeills” aired Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. In 1936 it moved to daytime where it stayed until 1943, on NBCʹs Red and Blue networks and on CBS, too. One of radioʹs original soaps, it was sponsored appropriately by Silver Dust, Ivory soap and Ivory soap flakes.
In 1942, The “Abbott and Costello Show” debuts on radio.
In 1944, Ozzie and Harriet Nelson made their debut on CBS Radio with “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” show. The broadcast also marked their ninth wedding anniversary of the popular couple. They werenʹt really “Adventures”, but it stuck and they were just that for 22 years between radio and TV. The roles of their two sons were originally played by other actors. But by the time the show moved to ABC-TV eight years later, DAVID and RICKY had taken over the parts, which they filled for the video versionʹs 14 year run.
In 1953, R.C., number one Billboard Pop Hit: “Saint George and the Dragonet,” by Stan Freberg.
In 1953, “Whereʹs Raymond?”, starring Ray Bolger, premiered on ABC (in season two, it is known as “The Ray Milland Show”)
In 1953, The number one Billboard Pop Hit: “Saint George and the Dragonet,” Stan Freberg.
In 1955, On the cover of TV Guide: “George Burns and Gracie Allen”. Other Articles: Wyatt Earp, Ed Murrow, TV Toys
In 1956, “Lawrence Welkʹs Top Tunes and New Talent” debuted on ABC-TV. It was a spin-off of “The Lawrence Welk Show.”
In 1957, Jerry Lee Lewis recorded “Great Balls Of Fire” at the Sun Recording Studio on Union Avenue in Memphis.
In 1958, Gene Barry stars in NBCʹs new Western telling the saga of gambler, saloonkeeper, lawman, and newspaperman “Bat Masterson.” The debut has two different endings, as its true story — with Masterson taking on gambler Big Keel Roberts — is historically recorded with two separate outcomes.
In 1958, “The Kraft Music Hall with Milton Berle”, TV Variety, debut on NBC.
In 1960, TV Guide Listing: 8:30 p.m./ET “Leave It to Beaver” (ABC): Chopper, Beaverʹs houseguest, tells about his divorced parents and his numerous stepbrothers and stepsisters. This sounds like great fun to Beaver, who asks his folks about making a similar arrangement. Beaver: Jerry Mathers. Wally: Tony Dow. Mr. Cleaver: Hugh Beaumont. Mrs. Cleaver: Barbara Billingsley. Chopper: Barry Gordon.
In 1960, “An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May” opens to rave reviews on Broadway at the Saint James Theatre.
In 1966, On the cover of TV Guide: “Jim Nabors of Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.”. Other Articles: That Girl, The Virginian
In 1966, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels released the medley “Devil With A Blue Dress/Good Golly Miss Molly.”
In 1969, “Abbey Road”, the final Beatle album recorded by the Beatles, entered the United Kingdom chart at number one.
In 1970, According to tradition, Doctor Demento made his debut on Pasadena radio station KPPC-FM.
In 1970, “Led Zeppelin III” album by Led Zeppelin was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1971, In a Brady Bunch episode called “The Wheeler-Dealer”, Greg is stuck with a clunker when he buys his first car on his own in “The Wheeler-Dealer” on Paramount Televisionʹs “The Brady Bunch.” Eddie convinces Greg that the old convertible he is trying to get rid of will be easy to fix up. As Greg drives it home he comes to realize that he may have bought a lemon.
In 1971, John Lennon released his megahit “Imagine” in the U.K.
In 1972, “Hec Ramsey”, TV Crime Drama, debut on NBC as part of the NBC Sunday Mystery Movies. What the Hec!
In 1974, “Then Came You”, by Dionne Warwicke (the way she billed herself as with the ʹeʹ at the end) and the Spinners, went solid gold this day by the RIAA. While the editors are pouring over the proper spelling of “Dionne Warwicke”, might we add that due to some superstitious feeling, having to do with astrology, the former Ms. Warwick changed her name for good luck to Warwicke. It apparently worked. That is until she went solo again, upon meeting Barry Manilow in the early '80s. Tunes like, “Iʹll Never Love This Way Again”, “Deja Vu” and hits with Johnny Mathis, Luther Vandross and some friends made it OK to be just Dionne Warwick again. Itʹs the first number one of her career.
In 1976, EMI Records signed Britianʹs most newsworthy punk rock band, The Sex Pistols, in what would be for the company a short-lived, costly association of 2½ months at $60,000.
In 1977, On the cover of TV Guide: “Donny and Marie Osmond”. Other Articles: X-Rated Pay TV, Soap, Hee Haw
In 1977, R.C., “Cat Scratch Fever” by Ted Nugent peaked at #30 on the pop singles chart.
In 1977, R.C., “Little Queen” by Heart peaked at #62 on the pop singles chart.
In 1977, R.C., “On And On” by Stephen Bishop peaked at #11 on the pop singles chart.
In 1977, Billy Joelʹs is breakthrough album, The Stranger, enters the Billboard album chart.
In 1979, Fleetwood Macʹs “Tusk” LP is rush-released by Warner Brothers Records weeks ahead of schedule when songs from the album mysteriously appear on FM radio stations.
In 1980, John and Yoko sign a contract with Geffen Records for the distribution of “Double Fantasy.”
In 1980, Reggae king Bob Marley collapsed on stage during a concert in Pittsburgh, and never performed again. He had brain and lung cancer and died the following May 1.
In 1980, Ten x 08 = 80
In 1982, Cats opened on Broadway, delighting fans from around the world for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
In 1983, R.C., “Donʹt Forget To Dance” by Kinks peaked at #29 on the pop singles chart.
In 1983, R.C., “It Must Be Love” by Madness peaked at #33 on the pop singles chart.
In 1983, R.C., “King Of Pain” by The Police peaked at number three on the pop singles chart; “Weird Al” parodied it into “King Of Suede”.
In 1983, R.C., “Promises, Promises” by Naked Eyes peaked at #11 on the pop singles chart.
In 1983, R.C., “Rockit” by Herbie Hancock peaked at #71 on the pop singles chart.
In 1983, R.C., “True” by Spandau Ballet peaked at number four on the pop singles chart.
In 1984, “Trivia Trap”, TV Game Show; debut on ABC.
In 1987, Chuck Berry was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His biographical movie “Hail, Hail, Rock and Roll” opened the same day.
In 1988, Pink Floydʹs “Dark Side Of The Moon”, after a staggering total of 741 weeks on the Billboard top 200 album chart, finally tumbled off the list, setting a record thatʹs almost untouchable.
In 1988, R.C., “Desire” by U2 peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.
In 1988, R.C., “Donʹt Be Cruel” by Cheap Trick peaked at number four on the pop singles chart. It was a cover of an Elvis Presley song.
In 1988, R.C., “Love Bites” by Def Leppard peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.
In 1988, R.C., “Talkin' Bout A Revolution” by Tracy Chapman peaked at #75 on the pop singles chart.
In 1988, R.C., “Tell That Girl To Shut Up” by Transvision Vamp peaked at #87 on the pop singles chart.
In 1988, “Freddyʹs Nightmares” began airing in syndication
In 1988, “The Munsters Today”, TV Comedy, debut in syndication.
In 1988, The comedy “Empty Nest” premiered on NBC. The show was a spinoff of “The Golden Girls” and starred Richard Mulligan.
In 1993, Howard Stern releases his first book “Private Parts”.
In 1994, On the cover of TV Guide: “Kate Mulgrew Star Trek Voyager”. Other Articles: big Star Trek issue (old and new)
In 1994, R.C., “100% Pure Love” by Crystal Waters peaked at #11 on the pop singles chart.
In 1994, R.C., “All I Wanna Do” by Sheryl Crow peaked at number two on the pop singles chart and stayed there for six weeks.
In 1994, “The Secret World Of Alex Mack” TV Sitcom debut on Nickelodeon.
In 1995, Doctor Demento aired his special 25th Anniversary Show. It aired the early beginnings of his show, highlights from novelty musician interviews, and a countdown of the 25 most requested demented artists of all time. The top ten: 10: Stan Freberg, 9: Cheech and Chong, 8: Shel Silverstein, 7: Spike Jones, 6: Monty Python, 5: Ray Stevens, 4: The Frantics, 3: Frank Zappa, 2: Tom Lehrer, 1: Weird Al Yankovic. It was taped live (where it aired) on KSCA in Los Angeles on September 17.
In 1997, ESPN acquires Classic Sports Network (now ESPN Classic)
In 1997, “Working” TV Sitcom debut on NBC.
In 1999, “Harsh Realm” TV sci-fi series premiered on Fox…and bombed! Also, “Love and Money” TV sitcom premiered on CBS…and bombed! Canʹt these networks get shows that doesnʹt bomb?
In 1999, “Random Acts of Comedy” began airing on Fox Family
In 2000, “Ed” premiered on NBC
In 2080, Ten x 08 = 80