🏆⚽Joseph Gryzik -- is 94 in the year 2021 and 95 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1927
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Polish
⚖Adlai Stevenson III -- is 91 in the year 2021 and 92 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1930
💰🎭Helmut Huber -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1937 N.S.
Businessperson, Restaurateur, TV Producer, Austrian
Names/Places: Susan Lucci's hubby
TV Shows: Dancing with the Stars (producer)
✍🎭Peter Coyote -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1941
Author, Screenwriter, Actor, Director, Narrator
Movie Titles: Patch Adams
🎵🎸George Bellamy -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1941 N.S.
Music Producer, Rhythm Guitarist, Country Musician, Rock & Roll Musician, English
Group Names: The Tornados
🏆🏒Dallas Smith -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1941
NHL Defensive, Canadian
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins, New York Rangers
🎵🎷Cecil Bridgewater -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1942
Composer, Jazz Trumpeter
Misc: hard bop jazz
🎵🎸Alan Cartwright -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1945
Rock & Roll Bassist, English
Group Names: Procol Harum
🎭Chris Tarrant -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1946 N.S.
Game Show Host, English
TV Shows: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
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✍🎭Charles Dance -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1946 N.S.
Screenwriter, Actor, Movie Director, English
TV Shows: Game of Thrones
Movie Titles: The Imitation Game, Alien 3, Ghostbusters (2016), Gosford Park, The Last Action Hero
🎭🎵Ben Vereen -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1946
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Variety Show Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Miami, FL
Misc: stage: Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Pippin
TV Shows: Roots (as Chicken George), Webster (as Uncle Philip Long), Tenspeed & Brownshoe (as EL Tenspeed Turner), Ben Vereen Comin (as At Ya), Star Trek The Next Generation (as Dr. La Forge), The Fresh Prince (as his real father)
🏆🏒"Pistol" Pete Mahovlich -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1946 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NHL Executive, NHL Coach, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1965-1982; b. 1948?
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings (NHL), Montreal Canadiens (NHL), Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL), Pittsburgh Hornets (AHL), Montreal Voyageurs (AHL), Adirondack Red Wings (AHL), Fort Worth Wings (CHL), Toledo Goaldiggers (IHL, player and coach), Colorado Rangers (AHL, coach), Denver Rangrs (IHL, coach), Fort Worth Fire (CHL, coach), Cape Breton Oilers (AHL, coach)
⚛Gerhard Ertl -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1946
Chemist, Physicist, Professor, German
🏆⚾Gene Tenace -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1946
Misc: hit four homers and drove in nine homers in the 1972 World Series; World Series MVP in 1972
Sports Teams: Oakland Athletics
🏆⚾Roger Metzger -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1947 N.S.
Misc: Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Houston Astros
🎵Cyril Neville -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1948
Percussionist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Meters, The Neville Brothers
🎭🎵Tom Lucas -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1949
TV Host, Producer, Personality, Radio Disc Jock, Canadian
Names/Places: b. Montreal
✍🎭🎵Jessica Harper -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1949 N.S.
Author, Actress, Producer, Composer, Singer
TV Shows: Aspen, Little Women, It's Garry Shandling's Show (as Phoebe Bass)
Movie Titles: My Favorite Year, Pennies From Heaven
✍Nora Roberts -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1950
Book Titles: The Heart's Victory, Carolina Moon, Montana Sky, In Death (series as pseud. J.D. Robb), Angels Fall, Born in Ice
✍🎭🎵🎸David Lee Roth -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1953
Hall of Famer, Author, Actor, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in Bloomington, IN
Misc: some say b. 1955, but Valerie Bertilelli corrected the year as b. 1953
Group Names: Van Halen (lead 1978-1984, 2012-2015), soloist
Song Titles: You Really Got Me, Runnin' With The Devil, Dance the Night Away, Beautiful Girls, Oh Pretty Woman, Happy Trails, Dancing in the Street, Jump, I'll Wait, Panama, Hot For Teacher (previous titles with Van Halen), California Girls, Just a Gigolo, Yankee Rose, Goin' Crazy, That's Life, Just Like Paradise
Album Titles: Van Halen, Van Halen II, Women and Children First, Fair Warning, Diver Down, 1984, A Different Kind of Truth (previous titles with Van Halen), Eat 'Em and Smile, Skyscraper, A Little Ain't Enough
🏆🏀Gus Williams -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1953
Misc: SuperSonics retired #1
Sports Teams: Golden State Warriors, Seattle SuperSonics, Washington Bullets, Atlanta Hawks
🎵🎸James "Midge" Ure -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1953 N.S.
Songwriter, Guitarist, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer, New Wave Singer, Scottish
Group Names: Thin Lizzy, Ultravox (lead), soloist
🏆⚽Paul Sturrock -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1956 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Soccer Coach, Scottish
✍🎭J. Eddie Peck -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1958
Writer, Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Days of Our Lives, Young & the Restless, All My Children
🎭🏆Karen Kopins -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1958
Movie Titles: Once Bitten, Creator, Jake Speed, Troop Beverly Hills
🎵Tanya Tucker -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1958
Names/Places: b. in Seminole, TX
Song Titles: Delta Dawn, What's Your Mama's Name?, Blood Red and Goin' Down, Lizzie and the Rainman, Strong Enough to Bend
🎭Bradley Whitford -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1959
TV Shows: The West Wing (as Josh Lyman)
✍🎭Julia Sweeney -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1959
Author, TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (as Pat and other characters), Maybe It's Me (as Mary Stage)
Movie Titles: Pulp Fiction, Monsters University, It's Pat, Stuart Little
🏆⚾Terry Clark -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1960
🎵🎸Eric Lee Martin -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1960
Musician, Rock Singer
Group Names: Mr. Big
🎵Al Connelly -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1960
Group Names: Glass Tiger
🎭🎵Jodi Benson -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1961
Stage Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Soprano
Movie Titles: Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Hawaiian Vacation, The Little Mermaid (as Ariel)
🎭🎵Martin Kemp -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1961 N.S.
Actor, Personality, Bassist, English
Group Names: Spandau Ballet
🎭Cate Wadsworth Duddy -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1962 N.S.
TV Shows: Zoom (1974-1975)
🎵🎸Jim Glennie -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1963
Bassist, Modern Rock Singer, English
Group Names: James
🏆🏒Mike Donnelly -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1963
NHL Player, American
🎭Marisol Rodríguez -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1965 N.S.
🏆🏈Brett Perriman -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1965
NFL Wide Receiver
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🎭🎵Rebecca Pidgeon -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1965
Actress, Songwriter, Singer, American, British
✍🎭Bai Ling -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1966
Writer, TV/Movie Actress, Producer, American, Chinese
TV Shows: Entourage, Lost
Movie Titles: The Crow, Red Corner, Crank: High Voltage, Anna and the King, Wild Wild West, Southland Tales, Three...Extremes
🏆🏈Darren Carrington -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1966
🏆⚽Tony Adams -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1966
Hall of Famer, Soccer Defender, Soccer Manager, English
🏆🏀Derrick McKey -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1966
🏆🏈Willie Davis -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1967
🎵🎸Mike Malinin -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1967
Alternative Rock Performer
Group Names: Goo Goo Dolls
🏆🏈L. B. Williams -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1968
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🎭Joelle Carter -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1969 N.S.
TV Shows: Justified (as Ava Crowder)
Movie Titles: High Fidelity, American Pie 2, Jessabelle
🎭Manu Bennett -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1969 N.S.
Actor, New Zealand
TV Shows: Arrow, Sparticus
Movie Titles: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Sinbad, The Minotaur The Marine and The Condemned
🎭Wendi McLendon-Covey -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1969
Group Names: The Groundlings (comedy group member in 2002)
TV Shows: Reno 911!, The Goldbergs (as Beverly Goldberg)
Movie Titles: Bridesmaids, Blended
🏆🏈Brett Favre -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1969 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback
Misc: 11x Pro Bowl, 3x NFL MVP, 5x NFC Player of the Year, 12x NFC Offensive Player of the Week, the first quarterback to throw over 70,000 yards, complete over 6,000 passes, and have over 500 touchdowns in his career; Packers #4 retired
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers (1992-2007), Atlanta Falcons (1991), New York Jets (2008), Minnesota Vikings (2009-2010)
🏆🏈Glenn Foley -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1970
🏆🏒Alexei Zhitnik -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1970
NHL Player, Russian, Ukrainian
🏆🏈Corey Louchiey -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1971
🏆🏈Hunter Goodwin -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1972
NFL Tight End
🎵🎸Dean Roland -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1972
Rhythm Guitarist, Alternative Rock Performer
Group Names: Collective Soul
🎭🏆🥊Mario Lopez -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1973
Actor, TV Host, Producer, Wrestler
TV Shows: Extra, The X Factor, Saved By the Bell (as A.C. Slater), Bold & The Beautiful (as Dr. Christian Ramirez)
🏆🏈John Mobley -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1973
🏆🏒Jeff Shantz -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1973
NHL Center, Canadian
🏆🏒Chris Pronger -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1974
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1993-2011
Sports Teams: Hartford Whalers, St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, Anaheim Ducks, Philadelphia Flyers, Arizona Coyotes
🏆🏁Dale Earnhardt Jr. -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1974
🏆⚾Plácido Polanco -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1975
MLB Player, Dominican Republican
Misc: 2x All-Star, 3x Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, AL LCS MVP 2006
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers
🏆🏒Shane Doan -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1976
NHL Forward, Canadian
🎭Jodi Lyn O'Keefe -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1978
TV Shows: Nash Bridges (as Cassidy Bridges)
Movie Titles: She's All That, Whatever It Takes
🎭🎵Mya -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1979 N.S.
Names/Places: RN: Mya Harrison
Movie Titles: Dirty Dancing Havana Nights
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🎭Dan Stevens -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1982
Actor, Producer, English
TV Shows: Downtown Abbey
Movie Titles: Beauty and the Beast, The Guest
🎵Lzzy Hale -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1983 N.S.
Group Names: Halestorm
🏆⚾Troy Tulowitzki -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1984 N.S.
Misc: 5x All-Star, 2x Gold Glove, 2x Silver Slugger; turned an unassisted triple play in 2007; active as of 2015
Sports Teams: Colorado Rockies, Toronto Blue Jays
🎵Cherie -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1984 N.S.
Rhythm and Blues Singer
🎭Lucy Griffiths -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1986 N.S.
TV Shows: Robin Hood (as Lady Marian), True Blood (as Nora Gainesborough), Preacher (as Emily)
Movie Titles: Winter's Tale, Uncanny, The Numbers Station
🏆⚾Andrew McCutchen -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1986 N.S.
MLB Center Fielder
Misc: NL MVP 2013, 5x All-Star, Gold Glove, 3x Silver Slugger; active as of 2015
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates
🎭Rose McIver -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1988
Actress, Commercial Actress, Producer, New Zealand
TV Shows: iZombie (as Olivia Moore)
Movie Titles: The Lovely Bones, The Piano
🎭Jacob Williams -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1988 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Football U (mini-series), Wild 'N Out, America's Got Talent (semi-finalist)
🎭Matthew Meese -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1988 N.S.
Group Names: Divine Comedy (sketch group)
TV Shows: Studio C
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🎭Aimee Teegarden -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1989
TV Shows: Notorious (as Ella Benjamin), Friday Night Lights (as Julie Taylor)
Movie Titles: Rings, Star-Crossed, Prom, Scream 4
🏆🏈Geno Smith -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1990 N.S.
🏆⚾Kolten Wong -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1990 N.S.
Misc: Gold Glove Award 2019
🎭🎵🏆Lali Espósito -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1991 N.S.
Actress, Dancer, Songwriter, Pop Singer, Model, Argentine
Group Names: TeenAngels
TV Shows: Solamente Vos, Casi Angeles
Movie Titles: La Pelea De Mi Vida
🏆🏀Michael Carter-Williams -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1991 N.S.
Shayne Murphy -- is 27 in the year 2021 and 28 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1994
Names/Places: Nicole & Eddie's son
Nicolas Van Damme -- is 26 in the year 2021 and 27 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1995
Names/Places: Darcy LaPier & Jean-Claude's son
Zachary James Osmond -- is 24 in the year 2021 and 25 in the year 2022; b.10/10/1997
Names/Places: Michelle Larson and Jimmy's son
Jack Douglas Savant -- is 21 in the year 2021 and 22 in the year 2022; b.10/10/2000
Names/Places: Laura Leighton and Doug's son
🎭Maggie Elizabeth Jones -- is 18 in the year 2021 and 19 in the year 2022; b.10/10/2003 N.S.
Hattie Margaret McDermott -- is 10 in the year 2021 and 11 in the year 2022; b.10/10/2011
Names/Places: Tori Spelling and Dean's daughter
Nash Dylan Kirkpatrick -- is 4 in the year 2021 and 5 in the year 2022; b.10/10/2017 N.S.
Names/Places: Karly and Chris's son
🎨Jean-Antoine Watteau -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1684 N.S. d.7/18/1721 N.S. (36)
Misc: baptized Oct 10 (no record of actual birthdate)
⚛Nikolas Bernoulli -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1687 O.S. or 10/21/1687 N.S. d.11/29/1759 N.S. (72)
⚛Henry Cavendish -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1731 N.S. d.2/24/1810 N.S. (78)
Chemist, Physicist, French
Names/Places: b. France, raised in England
Misc: discovered the element of hydrogen
🎨Benjamin West -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1738 d.3/11/1820 (81)
Painter, American, English
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⚛💰Pierre Chouteau -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1758 N.S. d.7/10/1849 N.S. (90)
Pioneer, Fur Trader
Names/Places: b. in New Orleans, Louisiana (was New France when he was born); NN: The Father of Oklahoma
⚛Benjamin Wright -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1770 d.8/24/1842 (71)
Misc: directed the construction of the Erie Canal. Because he trained so many engineers on that project, Wright has been called the "father of American engineering."
✍📰🎵George Pope Morris -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1802 d.7/6/1864 (61)
Poet, Journalist, Editor, Songwriter
🎵Giuseppe Verdi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1813 d.1/27/1901 (87)
Names/Places: b. in Le Roncole
Misc: of operas, Rigoletto, La Traviata, Otello; some say b. Oct 9
👑Queen Isabella II Of Spain -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1830 d.4/9/1904 (73)
Misc: ruled 1833-68
🎖Nathan E. Cook -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1885 d.9/10/1992 (106)
Misc: the last surviving U.S. veteran of the Spanish-American War of 1898
⚛Earle Dickson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1892 d.9/21/1961 (68)
Misc: invented Band Aid
🎭Lester Lonergan Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1893 d.12/23/1959 (66)
TV Shows: The Growing Paynes
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🏆🏀Louis Wilke -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1896 N.S. d.2/28/1962 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Coach
Misc: Basketball Administrator; served as chairman of the AAU Basketball Committee for seven terms, and an executive board member of the U.S. Olympic Committee from 1956-1960.
⛪🎭Helen Hayes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1900 d.3/17/1993 (92)
Roman Catholic, TV/Movie/Stage/Radio Actress
Names/Places: b. in Washington, DC; Charles MacArthur's widow; James MacArthur's mother; LN:Brown; NN:The First Lady of the American Theater
TV Shows: The Snoop Sisters (as Ernesta Snoop)
🎨Alberto Giacometti -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1901 N.S. d.1/11/1966 N.S. (64)
Painter, Sculptor, Swiss
Frederick Douglass Patterson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1901 d.4/26/1988 (86)
Misc: United Negro College Fund founder
🎵🎷Freddy "Posey" Jenkins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1906 N.S. d.7/12/1978 N.S. (71)
Group Names: Duke Ellington band
🎵Johnny Green -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1908 d.5/15/1989 (80)
Conductor/Composer, Arranger, Musician
Misc: musical themes; MGM Musical Director; won Oscars for West Side Story, Oliver, Easter Parade and An American In Paris
Movie Titles: West Side Story, Oliver, Easter Parade, An American In Paris
🎭Florida Friebus -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1909 d.5/27/1988 (78)
TV Shows: Dobie Gillis (mother), Bob Newhart Show (patient)
🎭David Pressman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1913 d.8/29/2011 (97)
Actor, Director, Russian
🎭🎵Johnny Downs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1913 d.6/6/1994 (80)
Movie Actor, Vaudevillan, Dancer, Singer
Misc: hosted "Magic Key" kid show on KOGO (now KGTV) in San Diego, also first celebrity D.T. saw at age 10
Movie Titles: Our Gang (1920s)
🎵Ivory Joe Hunter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1914 N.S. d.11/8/1974 N.S. (60)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Pianist, Blues Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Country Singer
Names/Places: Dave's son
Misc: some say 1911
🏆🏒Bill Chadwick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1915 d.10/24/2009 (94)
Hall of Famer, Sports Announcer, Hockey Figure
Names/Places: RFMN:William Leroy; NN:The Big Whistle
Misc: Hockey referee; vision in one eye, developed hand signals to signify penalties.
Sports Teams: New York Rangers (broadcaster)
🎵🎷Harry Edison -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1915 d.7/27/1999 (83)
🎭Ilona Ference -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1917 d.6/12/1996 (78)
🏆🥊Ike Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1917 d.9/5/1994 (76)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: one of the greatest lightweight boxers with a record of 123-25-5
🎵🎷Thelonious Monk -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1917 d.2/17/1982 (64)
Composer, Bandleader, Jazz Singer, Jazz Pianist
Misc: A Be Bop developer
⚖Yigol Alton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1918 d.2/29/1980 (61)
Misc: former Israeli foreign minister who had played an important role in the Jewish state's fight for independence
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🎭Janos Prohaska -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1919 d.3/13/1974 (54)
Misc: animal impersonator
TV Shows: Andy Williams Show
🏆🏒Edgar Louis "Beaver" Laprade -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1919 N.S. d.4/28/2014 N.S. (94)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1945-1955
Sports Teams: New York Rangers (NHL), Port Arthur Bearcats (TBSHL)
🎵George Rhodes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1919 d.12/25/1985 (66)
Misc: with Sammy Davis Jr. on his shows
🎭Noah Keen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1920 N.S. d.3/24/2019 N.S. (98)
TV Shows: Arrest & Trial
🏆🏈Frank "Frankie" Sinkwich -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1920 N.S. d.10/22/1990 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1942); Georgia Bulldogs #42 retired
Sports Teams: University of Georgia, Detroit Lions (1943-1944), New York Yankees (1946-1947), Baltimore Colts (1947)
🎵Monk Montgomery -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1921 d.5/20/1982 (60)
🎵Julius Watkins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1921 d.4/4/1977 (55)
Misc: French Hornist (not a hornist of French origin)
🎭Nicholas Parsons -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1923 N.S. d.1/28/2020 N.S. (96)
Actor, Personality, English
TV Shows: Benny Hill Show
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🎵Louis Gottlieb -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1923 d.7/11/1996 (72)
Bassist, Folk Musician
Group Names: The Limeliters
✍🎭James Clavell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1924 d.9/7/1994 (69)
Novelist, Screen/Scriptwriter, Producer/Director, Australian
Misc: d. Sep 6?
Book Titles: The Fly, Great Escape, Shogun, Noble House
✍🎭Edward D. "Ed" Wood Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1924 N.S. d.12/10/1978 N.S. (54)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Plan 9 From Outer Space, Bride of the Monster, Glen or Glenda (acted too), Night of the Ghouls, Jail Bait: Director's Cut
🎭Margaret Gwenver -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1926 d.10/18/2010 (84)
TV Shows: Guiding Light
🎭Richard Jaeckel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1926 d.6/14/1997 (70)
TV Shows: Banyon, Firehouse, Salvage I, At Ease, Spencer (as Lt. Martin Quirk), Baywatch (as Lt. Ben Edwards)
Movie Titles: Walking Tall, Sands of Iwo Jima, The Dirty Dozen
🏆🎳Bill Tucker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1926 N.S. d.11/9/2018 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
🎵Oscar Brown Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1926 d.5/29/2005 (78)
🎭Dana Elcar -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1927 d.6/6/2005 (77)
TV Shows: Baretta, Baa Baa Black Sheep, MacGyver (as Peter Thornton)
⚛Hazel Johnson-Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1927 N.S. d.8/5/2011 N.S. (83)
🎵🎷Edward Joseph "Ed" Blackwell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1929 N.S. d.10/7/1992 N.S. (62)
Teacher, Jazz Drummer
✍🎭Harold Pinter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1930 d.12/24/2008 (78)
Dramatist/Playwright, Actor, Director, English
Names/Places: b. in London
🎭Daniel Massey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1933 d.3/25/1998 (64)
Names/Places: Raymond's son
🎭Bert Kramer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1934 d.6/20/2001 (66)
🏆🏒Joe Don Looney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1942 d.9/24/1988 (45)
🎵Jerry LaCroix -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1943 d.5/7/2014 N.S. (70)
Singer, Harmonicaist, Saxophonist
Misc: Gulf Coast Music Hall of Famer
Group Names: Rare Earth, Edgar Winter's White Trash Band, Blood Sweat and Tears, soloist
🎵Denis D'Ell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1943 d.7/6/2005 (61)
Guitarist, Harmonicaist, Pianist, Pop Singer
Group Names: The Honeycombs
🎭🎵John Prine -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1946 N.S. d.4/7/2020 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Misc: in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
Song Titles: Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian
Album Titles: German Afternoons
TV Shows: The Texas Wheelers (theme song singer)
🎭Gary Beach -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1947 N.S. d.7/17/2018 N.S. (70)
Movie Titles: The Producers (also in the stage production)
🎭🎵Thomas J. Aguilar -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1951 d.5/7/1993 (41)
TV/Stage Actor, Stage Director, Choreographer, Dancer, Singer
Misc: stage: A Chorus Line
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🎵Kirsty MacColl -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1959 N.S. d.12/18/2000 N.S. (41)
Songwriter, Singer, English
📰Daniel Pearl -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1963 d.2/1/2002 (38)
Misc: was a journalist with American and Israeli citizenship. He was kidnapped by Pakistani militants and later murdered by Al-Qaeda in Pakistan.
🏆⚾Steve Olin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1965 d.3/22/1993 (27)
Misc: killed in a boating accident during the 1993 spring training season in Florida, Portland, Ore.
Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians (1989-1992)
🏆🏈Frank Wainwright -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1967 d.4/5/2016 N.S. (48)
NFL Tight End
🏆🏀Yinka Dare -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1972 d.1/9/2004 N.S. (31)
NBA Center, Nigerian
🏆⚾Brian Powell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1973 d.10/5/2009 (35)
🎭Sarah Danielle Goldberg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/10/1974 d.9/27/2014 (39)
TV Shows: Beverly Hills 90210, 7th Heaven, Judging Amy
🎨Pieter The Younger Bruegel -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1564 or ??/??/1565 d.10/10/1638
Painter, Dutch (Netherlands)
🎖⚖Carter Braxton -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/10/1736 d.10/10/1797 (61)
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer
⚖William Henry Seward -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/16/1801 d.10/10/1872 (71)
Statesman, Political Activist
Misc: Secretary of State (1861-69, bought Alaska at 2 cents per acre)
⛪Cardinal John McCloskey -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/10/1810 d.10/10/1885 (75)
Misc: Second archbishop of New York, who was the first American churchman to be appointed cardinal.
💰Jack Daniel -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/5/1850 d.10/10/1911 (61)
Misc: an American distiller and the founder of Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey distillery.
💰Adolphus Busch -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/10/1839 d.10/10/1913 (74)
Misc: Beer empire founder
⚛Elijah McCoy -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/2/1844 d.10/10/1929 (85)
Misc: black held over 50 patents
🏆🏁Ted Horn -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/27/1910 d.10/10/1948 (38)
Misc: holds record for most consecutive national titles [three, 1946-48]
🏆🏀William A. Reid -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/26/1893 N.S. d.10/10/1955 N.S. (62)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Colgate University (coach 1919-1928)
✍🎭🎵Eddie Cantor -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/31/1892 d.10/10/1964 (72)
Writer, Radio Actor, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host, Vaudevillan, Pop Crooner
Names/Places: b. in New York City; NN:Rolling Banjo Eyes; RN:Isidore Edward Iskowitz
TV Shows: Colgate Comedy Hour
🏆⚽Fred Beardsworth -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1899 d.10/10/1964
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
🏆🏀Frank William "Menty" Keaney -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/5/1886 N.S. d.10/10/1967 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Misc: the architect of modern "run and shoot" basketball and the inventor of the fast break.
Sports Teams: Rhode Island State College (coach 1920-1948)
⚖Edouard Daladier -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/18/1884 d.10/10/1970 (86)
⚛Sir Cyril Burt -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/3/1883 d.10/10/1971 (88)
🎨Austin Eugene Briggs -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/8/1908 d.10/10/1973 (65)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Artist, Illustrator
Misc: Flash Gordon, Jungle Jim
🎭William "Billy" Thomas Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/12/1931 d.10/10/1980 (49)
Movie Titles: Our Gang (as Buckwheat)
🏆🏒Cy Wentworth -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/24/1905 d.10/10/1982 (77)
NHL Player, Canadian
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🎭Sir Ralph Richardson -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/19/1902 d.10/10/1983 (80)
Movie/Stage Actor, Movie Director, English
Movie Titles: David Copperfield, Dr. Zhivago
⚖Kurt Debus -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/29/1908 d.10/10/1983 (74)
Misc: director of NASA's Cape Canaveral
🎭Yul Brynner -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/11/1920 d.10/10/1985 (65)
Movie/Stage Actor, Director, Russian
Names/Places: RN:Youl Bryner then Taidje Khan
Misc: stage: The King and I (as the King of Siam for 4628 performances); some say b. 1915, 1917, or 1922
Movie Titles: The Magnificent Seven, Anastasia, The Ten Commandments
✍🎭Orson Welles -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/6/1915 d.10/10/1985 (70)
Hall of Famer, Author, TV/Movie/Stage/Radio Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Kenosha, WI; FN:George; d. in Los Angeles
Misc: radio:War of the Worlds
TV Shows: The Name of the Game (narrator), Night Gallery (narrator), Shogun (narrator), Magnum P.I. (voice of Robin Masters)
Movie Titles: Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons
Hal Mason -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/15/1917 d.10/10/1986 (69)
Misc: Advertising Executive who created the Pillsbury Doughboy, Mr. Clean, the Hamm's Bear, and other animated characters.
🎭Irene Mayer Selznick -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/2/1907 d.10/10/1990 (83)
Movie Titles: A Streetcar Named Desire
🎭Joseph Cates -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/10/1924 d.10/10/1990 (66)
📰🎭Nola Dolberg -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/24/1901 d.10/10/1994 (92)
Newscaster, Movie Actress
⚖Sirimavo Bandaranaike -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/17/1916 d.10/10/2000 (84)
Misc: the first woman Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
🏆🥊Eddie Futch -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/9/1911 d.10/10/2001 (90)
Boxer, Boxing Trainer
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🎭🎵Teresa Graves -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/10/1949 d.10/10/2002 (53)
TV Shows: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, Get Christie Love (star)
🎭Victoria Horne Oakie -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/1/1911 d.10/10/2003 (91)
⛪🎭Christopher Reeve -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/25/1952 d.10/10/2004 (52)
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Movie Titles: Superman (I-IV series)
🏆⚾Ken Caminiti -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/21/1963 d.10/10/2004 (41)
MLB Third Baseman
Misc: NL MVP 1996, 3x All-Star, 3x Gold Glove, Silver Slugger
Sports Teams: Houston Astros, San Diego Padres
🏆⚾Larry Jansen -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/16/1920 d.10/10/2009 (89)
Names/Places: RFMN:Lawrence Joseph
Sports Teams: New York Giants
🎵Stephen Gately -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/17/1976 d.10/10/2009 (33)
Pop Singer, Gay
Group Names: Boyzone
🎵Solomon Burke -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/21/1940 d.10/10/2010 (70)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Pop Singer, Soul Singer, Country Singer
Song Titles: If You Need Me, Everybody Needs Somebody To Love, Got To Get You Off My Mind
🎵Dame Joan Sutherland -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/7/1926 d.10/10/2010 (83)
Opera Soprano, Australian
Names/Places: b. in Sydney
🎭Alan Fudge -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/27/1944 d.10/10/2011 (67)
TV Shows: Man From Atlantis, Eischied, Paper Dolls
✍🎭🏆🏈Alex Karras -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/15/1935 N.S. d.10/10/2012 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Author, TV/Movie Actor, Football Announcer, NFL Defensive
Names/Places: b. in Gary, IN; NN: The Mad Duck; Susan Clark's husband
Misc: Detroit Lions terrifying football defensive tackle; a member of the College Football Hall of Fame; four-time NFL Pro Bowler.
Sports Teams: Detroit Lions (1958-1962, 1964-1970)
TV Shows: Centennial, Monday Night Football, Webster (as George Papadapolis)
🎭Stu Gilliam -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/27/1943 d.10/10/2013 (70)
TV Shows: Roll Out
⚛Malcolm Scott Carpenter -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/1/1925 d.10/10/2013 (88)
Misc: Second U.S. astronaut to make an orbital spaceflight. In "Aurora 7" he made the fourth Mercury flight, circling the Earth three times on May 24, 1962. He directed part of the flight by manual control.
🎵🎸Janice Lynn Kuehnemund -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/18/1961 d.10/10/2013 N.S. (51)
Guitarist, Heavy Metal Singer
Group Names: Vixen (lead guitarist)
🎵Cal Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/7/1932 d.10/10/2013 (81)
🏆🏒Valeri Karpov -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/5/1971 d.10/10/2014 (43)
🎵🎸Steve Mackay -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/25/1949 N.S. d.10/10/2015 N.S. (66)
Tenor-sax, Punk Rock Musician
Group Names: The Stooges
✍Robert Schiller -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/8/1918 N.S. d.10/10/2017 N.S. (98)
Names/Places: aka Bob Schiller
TV Shows: I Love Lucy, All in the Family, Make Room for Daddy, The Bob Cummings Show, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, Pete and Gladys, The Ann Sothern Show, The Red Skelton Show, The Carol Burnett Show, The Flip Wilson Show, Maude, Archie Bunker's Place
🏆🏀Morice Frederick "Tex" Winter -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/25/1922 N.S. d.10/10/2018 N.S. (96)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Kansas State (Asst. coach, 1947-1951), Marquette (coach, 1951-1953), Kansas State (coach, 1953-1968), Washington (coach, 1968-1971), Houston Rockets (NBA coach, 1971-1973), Northwestern (coach, 1973-1978), Long Beach State (coach, 1978-1983), Chicago Bulls (Asst. coach, 1985-1998), Los Angeles Lakers (Asst coach, 1999-2008)
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In 1886, Griswold Lorillard wore the first dinner jacket to the Autumn Ball in Tuxedo Park, New York. Thus the name 'tuxedo.' Perhaps he then went to Nashville to introduce it there, but he nixed the idea of modifying the name of his invention with the state he was in that night. He didnʹt want to name his invention…the Tennessee Tuxedo. Boy I tell you, this invention surely didnʹt fail.
In 1910, It was 10:10:10 on 10-10-10
In 1920, The Chicago Cardinals play to a 0-0 tie with the Chicago Tigers in their first American Professional Football Association game. The game is held at Cubs Park, later renamed Wrigley Field. The Cardinals would later move to Saint Louis and then Phonenix in the coming decades.
In 1932, Two of radioʹs earliest efforts at soap operas were heard for the first time on this day. “Judy and Jane”, sponsored by Folgers Coffee, and “Betty and Bob”, sponsored by General Mills, had listeners glued to their radios into the early 1940s.
In 1933, Dreft, the first synthetic detergent, went on sale for the first time this day. Ten years later Dreft was the sponsor of “The Dreft Star Playhouse”. Catch a DREFT today?
In 1936, The Mickey Mouse film, “Mickeyʹs Elephant” is released. Pluto also appears.
In 1937, The Mutual Broadcasting System debuted “Thirty Minutes in Hollywood”. 48 sponsors shared the cost of the program that aired in 72 cities nationwide. It was the first mutual co-op. radio show. George Jessel and Norma Talmadge starred. Music was provided by the Tommy Tucker Orchestra.
In 1939, The Donald Duck film, “Officer Duck” is released.
In 1952, The Donald Duck film, “Trick or Treat” is released. Huey, Dewey, and Louie also appear.
In 1952, “The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet”, TV Comedy, debut on ABC. It wasnʹt really an adventure, just like the CBS Late Movie wasnʹt a movie.
In 1953, At 10 a.m., “Winky-Dink And You” becomes the first interactive cartoon and/or video game. If you have a “Winky-Dink” kit you can place the green plastic sheet over your television screen and help create props to help out the showʹs pixie-ish title character and his dog Woofer in their adventures narrated by Jack Barry. The original kit containing a clear screen is available by mail for fifty cents, but a deluxe version is also sold in toy stores for $2.95, which includes a set of crayons and a cleaning cloth. The problem with this show was that kids would just take regular crayons and draw on their TV screens, leading to unhappy mommies. Stations sometimes dropped the show just to avoid those calls.
In 1953, R.C., “Little Blue Riding Hood” Makes The Pop Chart by Stan Freberg with Daws Butler and June Foray; will peak at number nine.
In 1953, R.C., “Saint George And The Dragonet” by Stan Freberg peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.
In 1957, The TV series “Zorro,” starring Guy Williams as the masked hero, debuted on ABC.
In 1958, “77 Sunset Strip” began airing on ABC
In 1958, “Kookie Combs His Hair!” Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and Roger Smith team up as neato-coolo buddy detectives in “77 Sunset Strip”, TV Crime Drama with Edd “Kookie” Byrnes as a scene-stealing teen, debuting as a pilot on ABC. Actor Edd Byrnesʹs character was a homicidal thug named Smiley in the movie pilot of the detective show “77 Sunset Strip”. But his James Dean flair and wavy hair caught on with audiences immediately, so the producers rechristened him Kookie and brought him back as a regular. Kookieʹs hepcat phrases, like “the ginchiest” (the greatest) or “piling up the Zʹs” (sleeping), were adopted by teenagers everywhere, and his trademark gesture — sliding his comb sensuously through his pomaded pompadour — spawned the hit song “Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb” with Connie Stevens.
In 1958, “Man With A Camera”, TV Crime Drama; debut on ABC.
In 1960, R.C., “Mr. Custer” by Larry Verne peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.
In 1960, R.C., “Shoppin' For Clothes” by The Coasters peaked at #83 on the pop singles chart.
In 1960, R.C., “Twistin' U.S.A.” by Danny and The Juniors peaked at #27 on the pop singles chart.
In 1961, Alcoa Premiere (TV Anthology) first went on the air.
In 1961, “Catch 22” was published by Joseph Heller. They originally couldnʹt publish the book because it wasnʹt published before.
In 1962, The BBC banned Bobby “Boris” Pickettʹs hit single “Monster Mash” because the network thought the song was offensive. Although the tune is neither obscene or controversial, itʹs about a horror-movie-star record hop, “Monster Mash,” like many other songs, is banned under a catch-all regulation prohibiting the broadcast of anything deemed “offensive.” It still went on to become a graveyard smash.
In 1962, COVER OF LOOK Jackie Gleason, Lucille Ball, and Jack Paar, all with new prime time series debuting, share the cover of the FALL TV PREVIEW
In 1964, Gilliganʹs Island episode number three. “Voodoo Something To Me”. The Skipper fears that the island is full of 'voodoo' when he thinks that Gilligan has been turned into a monkey.
In 1964, R.C., “Slow Down” by The Beatles peaked at #25 on the pop singles chart.
In 1964, The Shangri-Lasʹ “Leader Of The Pack” is released.
In 1964, NBC-TV aired the opening ceremonies of the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. It was the first live color TV program to be transmitted to the U.S. by satellite.
In 1965, Snoopy jumped on top of his doghouse and dueled with the Red Baron for the first time in the Peanuts comic strip.
In 1965, TVʹS “MR. ED” A cross- promotion with CBSʹs mega-hit “THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES”, as IRENE “GRANNY” RYAN and RAYMOND “DRYSDALE” BAILEY are the Guest Stars. Unfortuately the CLAMPETTS never reciprocated, and neither ED nor WILBUR or CAROL ever visited the mansion in BEVERLY HILLS.
In 1966, Gilliganʹs Island episode #73. “Voodoo”. A witch doctor makes voodoo dolls from the Castawaysʹ personal objects, which he has stolen from their huts. Gilligan stumbles upon the hidden voodoo dolls and brings them back to the Castaways. He then fashions a voodoo doll in the likeness of the witch doctor, to fight fire with fire! Even though the Professor was turned into a motionless zombie for a short time, he refuses to acknowledge a scientific acceptance of voodoo.
In 1966, The game Twister was introduced by Milton Bradley. Weird Al sez “Play Twister, by M.B.”
In 1968, The sexy science-fiction spoof “Barbarella,” starring Jane Fonda, was released by Paramount Pictures.
In 1969, In a Brady Bunch episode called “Eenie, Meenie, Mommy, Daddy”, Cindyʹs appearance in a school play causes a family crisis. Cindy has only one ticket for her parentsʹ use and doesnʹt know whether to ask her old mother or her new father.
In 1971, “Upstairs, Downstairs” began airing in the United Kingdom on ITV
In 1973, The day after “Shaft” makes its debut on ABC, James McEachin stars as black detective Harry Tenafly on NBC. The difference? “Tenafly” is not quite so cool — heʹs a family man — and he lives and works in Los Angeles. The result? The same — “Tenafly,” like“ Shaft,” will be canceled the following August.
In 1973, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, accused of accepting bribes, pleaded no contest to one count of federal income tax evasion, and resigned his office. He was fined $10,000, the 1973 price of a pyramid, and placed on three years probation. John Denver sang a short song about him.
In 1974, COVER OF ROLLING STONE Comics RICHARD PRYOR and LILY TOMLIN
In 1978, President Carter signed a bill authorizing the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin; this went down in history as one of the dumbest money ideas ever because it looked and felt too much like a quarter.
In 1978, “Van Halen” album by Van Halen was certified Platinum by the RIAA
In 1978, Steve Perry joined Journey.
In 1979, It was declared Fleetwood Mac day in Los Angeles where a gold star was unveiled on Hollywood Boulevard to commemorate the groupsʹ success. In a related story, fast food fans declared this day “Big Mac Day” as they went to Mickey Dʹs.
In 1979, The motion picture “The Rose,” starring starring Bette Midler and Kris Kristofferson, premieres in Los Angeles. The film is loosely based on the life of singer Janis Joplin.
In 1980, Namco transferred the rights to Midway for the arcade games Pac-Man and Rally-X. Pac-Man would be released in arcades that October 26.
In 1980, “Private Benjamin” starring Goldie Hawn opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.
In 1980, “Speak Up America”, TV Series; last aired on NBC. The Nielsens told them to SHUT UP!
In 1980, Former child actor Billie Thomas, whoʹd played “Buckwheat” in the “Our Gang” comedies, died in Los Angeles at age 49.
In 1981, Laverne and Shirley get their own cartoon, and join the Army for wacky warfare not terribly unlike “Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.” in “Laverne and Shirley in the Army.” The sarge sounds suspiciously like Arnold Horshack!
In 1981, “Oh No” by Commodores entered the Top 40 chart. This song had nothing to do with the Saturday Night Live clay character Mr. Bill.
In 1981, Earth, Wind and Fireʹs “Letʹs Groove” enters the soul chart, where it stays for 22 weeks, peaking at number one and staying there for eleven weeks. On the pop chart, the song makes it to number three.
In 1982, “Nature”, TV Nature, debut on PBS.
In 1983, Tom Monaghan became CEO of the Detroit Tigers, promising that his team will win next yearʹs World Series or the whole season is free.
In 1987, R.C., “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake peaked at number one on the pop singles chart. You know, itʹs the one with Tawny Kitaen in the video.
In 1987, The Columbia Lions set a new record for college football futility, losing their 35th straight game; The Lions would continue to lose, eventually setting a record of 41 straight losses.
In 1992, Cuyahoga County, Ohio declines to prosecute a woman who had registered her cat, Morris, to vote. Talk about getting finicky.
In 1992, Michael Jacksonʹs first TV concert aired on HBO, which paid $20,000,000 for the rights to broadcast his “Dangerous” concert from Bucharest. It was the most watched program in HBOʹs history.
In 1992, On the cover of TV Guide: “Give Up TV for $1 Million?” Other Articles: Hearts Afire, Mad About You.
In 1992, R.C., “Get Ready For This” by 2 Unlimited peaked at #76 on the pop singles chart.
In 1992, R.C., “Jump Around” by House Of Pain peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.
In 2001, President George W. Bush unveiled a list of 22 most-wanted terrorists, including Osama bin Laden.
In 2010, It was 10:10:10 on 10-10-10
In 2010, “Dennis the Menace and Gnasher” began airing on The Hub
In 2010, “Family Game Night” began airing on The Hub
In 2010, “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” began airing on The Hub