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The Big Datebook for October 12

Last Updated 02-18-2021

🏆🏁Ned Jarrett -- is 89 in the year 2021 and 90 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1932
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Auto Racer
Misc: NASCAR Hall of Famer: 50 Grand National victories; NASCAR Commentator

🎵Sam Moore -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1935 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: MN:David
Group Names: Sam & Dave, soloist (1970-)
Song Titles: Soul Man, I Thank You

🏆⚾Tony Kubek -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1936
Baseball Announcer, MLB Shortstop
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 2009
Sports Teams: New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays (sportscaster)
TV Shows: NBC Sports; Monday Night Baseball (ABC)

🎭Jim MacKrell -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1937 N.S.
Actor, Game Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Little Rock, AR
TV Shows: Celebrity Sweepstakes, General Hospital, Capitol, Generations, The Game Game
Movie Titles: Teen Wolf, Annie Hall, Gremlins

🏆🏈Jerry Hill -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1939
NFL Runningback
Misc: Super Bowl III, V
Sports Teams: Baltimore Colts

🎭Lin Shaye -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1943 N.S.
Movie Actress
Movie Titles: Dumb and Dumber, There's Something About Mary, A Cinderella Story, Ouija, Insidious

🎭Julie Dees -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1947
Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: RN:Julie McWhirter; Rick Dees' wife & assistant
TV Shows: Casper the Friendly Ghost (1980s), Jeannie (1970s), TV Bloopers

📰Chris Wallace -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1947
Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist
Names/Places: Mike's son
Misc: Washington political beat
TV Shows: Today Show (1982), NBC News, Meet the Press moderator (1987-88), Fox News Sunday

John Engler -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1948
Governor
Misc: Governor of Michigan 1991-2003

✍🎭Richard Price -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1949
Novelist, Screenwriter, Actor
Book Titles: The Wanderers, Clockers, Lush Life

🏆🏈Dan Medlin -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1949
NFL Guard
Misc: Super Bowl XI
Sports Teams: Oakland Raiders

🎭🎵🏆Susan Anton -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1950
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Producer, Singer, Beauty Pagent Winner
Names/Places: b. in Yucaipa, CA
Misc: Muriel Cigars; Miss California 1969
TV Shows: Stop Susan Williams (as Susan Williams), Baywatch
Movie Titles: Goldengirl, Cannonball Run II, Spring Fever

🎭🎵Donnie Dacas -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1951
Actor, Music Producer, Pop Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Chicago

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🎭🎵Ronalda Douglas -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1952
Actress, Singer
Misc: retired from acting in 1987
TV Shows: The New Odd Couple, The Secrets of Isis (as Rennie Carol), What's Happening!!! ((various guest spots)

🎭Les Dennis -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1953 N.S.
Comedian, TV Host, English
TV Shows: Family Fortunes (host)

✍🎵Jean Siberry -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1955
Poet, Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer, Canadian

🎵🎸David Vanian -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1956
Punk Rock Singer, English
Names/Places: RN:David Letts
Group Names: The Damned

🎭🎵Hiroyuki Sanada -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1960 N.S.
Actor, Composer, Japanese
TV Shows: Helix, Extant, Lost
Movie Titles: Mr. Holmes

🎭Carlos Bernard -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1962
Actor, Director
TV Shows: 24 (as Tony Almeida)
Movie Titles: Alien Raiders, Your Father's Daughter, 24: Solitary

🎭Deborah Foreman -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1962
Actress
Movie Titles: Valley Girl, Waxwork, My Chauffeur, April Fool's Day

🏆⚾Sid Fernandez -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1962
MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: New York Mets

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🎵🎷Chris Botti -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1962
Composer, Jazz Trumpeter
Names/Places: RN: Christopher Stephen Botti

🎵Claude McKnight -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1962
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Take 6

🎭Jo Ann Willette -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1963
Actress
TV Shows: Just the Ten of Us (as Constance "Connie" Lubbock)
Movie Titles: Real Genius, Welcome to 18, A Nightmare on Elm Street

🏆🏈Michael Zordich -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1963
NFL Player

🎭🎵Tara Newley -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1963
Dancer, Pop Singer
Names/Places: Joan Collins & Anthony's girl

🏆🏒Randy Wood -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1963
NHL Left Wing, American

🏆⚾Luis Polonia -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1964
MLB Outfielder, Dominican Republican

Scott O'Grady -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1965
Misc: ate bugs in Bosnia

🎭Jill Powell -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1965
Actress

🏆🏈Chris Chandler -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1965
NFL Quarterback

🎵🎸Bob Schneider -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1965
Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Ugly Americans

🎭Hugh Jackman -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1968
Movie Actor, Australian
Movie Titles: Prisoners, Les Miserables, Pan, Sword Fish, Kate and Leopold, X2: X-Men United, Van Helsing, X-Men: The Last Stand, Scoop, The Prestige, Happy Feet, Australia, X-Men Origina: Wolverine

🎭Adam Rich -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1968
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: Eight is Enough (as Nicholas Bradford), Code Red, Gun Shy, Dungeons and Dragons
Movie Titles: The Devil and Max Devlin

🏆🏈Leon Lett -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1968
NFL Tackle

🎭Todd Babcock -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1969
Actor, Director
Movie Titles: Planet of the Apes, Flight of the Living Dead, A Day Without a Mexican, Gods and Monsters

🏆🏈Terry Ray -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1969
NFL Player

🏆⚾José Valentín -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1969
MLB Shortstop, Puerto Rican

🎵Martie Maguire -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1969
Songwriter, Fiddler, Country Singer
Names/Places: RN:Martie Eleanor Erwin and Martie Seidel
Group Names: Dixie Chicks, Courtyard Hounds

🎵Garfield Bright -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1969
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Shai

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🎭Kirk Cameron -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1970
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Panorama City, CA; Candace's brother, Chelsea Noble's hubby
TV Shows: Growing Pains (as Mike Seaver), Kirk
Movie Titles: Fire Proof, Left Behind

🏆🏈Herman Arvie -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1970
NFL Player, Football Offensive Tackle

🏆🏈🏀Charlie Ward -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1970
College Football Player, NBA Guard
Names/Places: b. in Thomasville, GA
Misc: College Football QB and Basketball G; led Florida St. to national football championship in 1993; Heisman Trophy (1993) winner and the first to play for national champs since Tony Dorsett in 1976; also won Sullivan Award as nation's top amateur athlete; 3-year starter for FSU basketball team; not taken in NFL Draft; 1st round pick (26th overall) of NY Knicks in NBA Draft.
Sports Teams: Florida State (football), New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets

🎭🏆Neriah Davis -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1972
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: March 1994

🏆🏈Singor Mobley -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1972
NFL Player, CFL Figure, Football Linebacker, Football Safety

🎵Tony Borowiak -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1972
Singer
Group Names: All 4 One

🎭Marie Wilson -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1974
Actress

🎵Shane McAnally -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1974
Songwriter, Country Singer

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🏆Marion Jones -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1975
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field

🎭Tony Cavalero -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1977 N.S.
Actor, Comedian
Misc: main company member of The Groundlings Theater

🏆🏁🎿Bode Miller -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1977
Skier, Ski Racer, Olympic Athlete

🎭Brendan Griffin -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1979
Actor
Movie Titles: The Wolf of Wall Street, Taking Chance, The Nanny Diaries, Fathers and Daughters

🏆🏈Adrian Wilson -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1979
NFL Safety

🎵Chris Rupp -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1979 N.S.
Country Singer
Group Names: Home Free

🎵🎸Jordan Pundik -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1979
Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: New Found Glory

🎭Brian J. Smith -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1981
Actor
TV Shows: SGU: Stargate Universe (as Matthew Scott), Sense8 (as Will Gorski)

🎭Tom Guiry -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1981 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: The Black Donnellys
Movie Titles: Lassie (1994), The Sandlot, Tigerland, Black Hawk Down, Black Irish, Mystic River, Kings

🎭Lara Trump -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1982 N.S.
TV Producer
Names/Places: Eric Trump's wife

🎭Sammy Winward -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1985 N.S.
Actress, English
TV Shows: Emmerdale

🎭🎵Marcus T. Paulk -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1986
Actor, Dancer, Rapper
Names/Places: RN:Marcus Terrell Paulk
TV Shows: Moesha (as Myles Mitchell)
Movie Titles: Red Tails, Nothing to Lose, Roll Bounce, Another Cinderella Story, Take the Lead

🎭🎵🏆Tyler Blackburn -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1986
Actor, Singer, Model
Names/Places: RN:Tyler Jordon Blackburn
TV Shows: Pretty Little Liars (as Caleb Rivers), Ravenswood
Movie Titles: Peach Plum Pear, Love is All You Need?

🎭Ito Aghayere -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1987 N.S.
Actress

🏆Brittany Brousseau -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1988
Model, Playmate
Misc: May 2015

Alexander James Mill -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1991
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Chris Evert & Andy's son

🎭Josh Hutcherson -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1992
Actor, Producer
Movie Titles: Bridge to Terabithia, Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Hunger Games (series)

Emily Kristina Kershaw -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1993
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Kim & Sammy's girl

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Sadie Pierson -- is 27 in the year 2021 and 28 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1994
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Cassandra Peterson & Mark's girl

🏆🏒Sean Monahan -- is 27 in the year 2021 and 28 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1994 N.S.
NHL Center, Canadian

Tristan River Waite -- is 23 in the year 2021 and 24 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1998
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Natasha Henstridge and Liam's son

🎭🎵Darby Walker -- is 23 in the year 2021 and 24 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1998 N.S.
Actress, Songwriter, Singer
TV Shows: The Event, Girl Meets World

Luke David Armstrong -- is 22 in the year 2021 and 23 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1999
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Kristin and Lance's son

Sage Ariel Henriksen -- is 22 in the year 2021 and 23 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1999
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Jane and Lance's daughter

🎭🎵Ferdia Walsh-Peelo -- is 22 in the year 2021 and 23 in the year 2022; b.10/12/1999 N.S.
Actor, Songwriter, Singer, Irish

Mia Threapleton -- is 21 in the year 2021 and 22 in the year 2022; b.10/12/2000
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Kate Winslet and Jim's daughter

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🎭Raymond Ochoa -- is 20 in the year 2021 and 21 in the year 2022; b.10/12/2001 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Group Names: Ochoa Boyz
Movie Titles: Ice Age: A Mammoth Christnas, Mars Needs Moms, Yogi Bear, A Christmas Carol

🎭Iris Apatow -- is 19 in the year 2021 and 20 in the year 2022; b.10/12/2002 N.S.
Actress
Movie Titles: Sausage Party, Knocked Up, This is 40, Funny People

🎭Darci Lynne Farmer -- is 17 in the year 2021 and 18 in the year 2022; b.10/12/2004 N.S.
Ventriloquist
TV Shows: America's Got Talent (season 12 winner)

Cooper Dominic Zee -- is 16 in the year 2021 and 17 in the year 2022; b.10/12/2005
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Ming Na and Eric's son

Miles Julian Berardi -- is 4 in the year 2021 and 5 in the year 2022; b.10/12/2017 N.S.
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Sarah Berardi and Rich's son; Susan Richardson's grandson

👑King Edward VI Of England -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1537 J-LD d.7/6/1553 J-LD (15)
King
Misc: King of England and Ireland from 1547 to 1553.

🎨Charles Loring Elliott -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1812 d.8/25/1868 (55)
Painter

🏆William Leggett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1848 d.10/28/1925 (77)
Sports Figure
Misc: organized the 1st football game in 1869 with William Gummere

🎖⚛Isaac Newton Lewis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1858 d.11/9/1931 (73)
Army Officer, Inventor
Misc: best known for the Lewis machine gun, widely used in World War I and later.

Elmer Sperry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1860 d.6/16/1930 (69)
Engineer, Inventor
Misc: Electrical; inventor of the gyrocompass.

🏆⚾John Preston "Pete" Hill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1882 d.12/19/1951 (69)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure
Misc: some say b. 1880; was an American outfielder and manager in baseball's Negro Leagues from 1899 to 1925.

🎭Godfrey Tearle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1884 d.6/8/1953 (68)
Movie Actor
Movie Titles: 39 Steps, Mandy, At Dawn We Die

🎭Maurice Cass -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1884 d.6/8/1954 (69)
Actor

Perle Mesta -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1889 d.3/16/1975 (85)
Diplomat, Socialite
Names/Places: NN: The Political Hostess with the Mostest
Misc: Party Giver

🏆🏁🏊George Hodgson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1893 N.S. d.5/1/1983 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Canadian
Misc: considered by many to be the greatest swimmer in Canadian history.

🎭Jane Sherwood Ace -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1900 d.11/11/1974 (74)
Radio Actress, Comedienne
Names/Places: Goodman Ace's wife

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🎵Jimmy Archey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1902 d.11/16/1967 (65)
Trombonist

🎭Josephine Hutchinson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1903 d.6/4/1998 (94)
Actress

Ding Ling -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1904 d.3/4/1986 (81)
Writer, Essayist, Short Story Writer, Civil Rights Leader
Misc: Chinese, women's rights

💰🏆⚾Joe Cronin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1906 d.9/7/1984 (77)
Hall of Famer, Executive, MLB Manager, MLB Shortstop
Names/Places: RFN:Joseph Edward
Misc: AL League president 1959-74; MVP 1930
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates (player 1926-1927), Boston Red Sox (player 1935-1945, manager 1935-1947), Washington Senators (player 1928-1934, manager 1933-1934)

🎭Arthur Space -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1908 d.1/13/1983 (74)
Actor
TV Shows: Lassie (as Doc Weaver)
Movie Titles: National Velvet

✍📰Paul Engle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1908 d.3/22/1991 (82)
Author, Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Literary Critic, Editor, Teacher

Robert Fitzgerald -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1910 d.1/16/1985 (74)
Poet, Translator, Critic

Malcolm Mackenzie Renfrew -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1910 d.10/12/2013 (103)
Chemist
Misc: helped develop Teflon for non-sticking frying pans

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🏆⛸Maribel Yerxa Vinson-Owen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1911 d.2/15/1961 (49)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🏆🎳Chuck O'Donnell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1913 d.3/28/2001 (87)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🎭🎵William Marshall III -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1917 d.6/8/1994 (76)
Movie Actor, Singer

🎖Doris "Dorie" Miller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1919 N.S. d.11/24/1943 N.S. (24)
Naval Officer
Misc: was awarded the Navy Cross for actions in Pearl Harbor attack

🎨Art Clokey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1921 d.1/8/2010 (88)
Animator
Misc: Gumby creator & Claymation inventor & patenter
TV Shows: Gumby, Davey and Goliath

🏆🎾Jaroslav Drobný -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1921 N.S. d.9/13/2001 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Czech

✍💰Jean Nidetch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1923 d.5/4/2015 (91)
Writer, Businessperson, Executive
Names/Places: RLN:Slutsky
Misc: Weight Watchers International founder

🎭Doris Grau -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1924 d.12/30/1995 (71)
Actress
TV Shows: The Simpsons (as Lunch Lady Doris/Lurleen Lumpkin 1992-1996)

🎵Johnny Gregory -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1924 N.S. d.4/23/2020 N.S. (95)
Arranger, Violinist, Bandleader, English
Misc: some say b. in 1928

🎵Guitar Gabriel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1925 d.4/2/1996 (70)
Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN:Robert Lewis Jones, aka Nyles Jones

🎨César Pelli -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1926 N.S. d.7/19/2019 N.S. (92)
Architect, Argentine
Misc: designed some of the world's tallest buildings and other major urban landmarks.

🏆🏁Hans Liebold -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1926 d.10/3/2009 (82)
Auto Racer, German
Misc: holder of the record for the highest average lap speed for an automobile at 250.958 at Nardo, Italy.

🎭Antonia Rey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1927 N.S. d.2/21/2019 N.S. (91)
Actress, Cuban
Movie Titles: Jacob's Ladder, Hair, Only You, The Changeling

🎵Nappy Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1929 d.9/20/2008 (78)
Gospel Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer

✍🎭Dick Gregory -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1932 d.8/19/2017 N.S. (84)
Author, Vegetarian, Political Activist, Actor, Comedian

🎭🎵Luciano Pavarotti -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1935 d.9/6/2007 (71)
Movie Actor, Tenor, Opera Singer, Italian
Names/Places: b. in Modena

🎵Melvin Franklin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1942 N.S. d.2/23/1995 N.S. (52)
Hall of Famer, Bass Singer/Basso, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: RN:David English
Group Names: The Temptations

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🎭🎵🏆Daliah Lavi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1942 N.S. d.5/3/2017 N.S. (74)
Movie Actress, Singer, Model, Palestinian
Movie Titles: Casino Royale

🏆🥊Dusty Rhodes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1945 d.6/11/2015 (69)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Virgil Riley Runnels Jr.; aka "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
Misc: Wrestling trainer, worked for WWE

🎵Carmelo Esteban "Steve" Martin Caro -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1948 N.S. d.1/14/2020 N.S. (71)
Musician
Group Names: The Left Banke

🎵🎸Richard "Rick" Parfitt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1948 d.12/24/2016 N.S. (68)
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: RN:Richard Harrison
Group Names: Status Quo

🏆⚾Glenn Beckert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1949 N.S. d.4/12/2020 N.S. (70)
MLB Player
Misc: 4x All Star, Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs (1965-1973)

🎵Ali-Ollie Woodson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1951 N.S. d.5/30/2010 N.S. (58)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Temptations

🎵🎸Pat Dinizio -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1955 d.12/12/2017 N.S. (62)
Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer
Group Names: Smithereens

🏆Lane Clyde Frost -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1963 N.S. d.7/30/1989 N.S. (25)
Hall of Famer, Sports Figure
Misc: Bull rider

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🎭Jonathan Crombie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1966 d.4/15/2015 (48)
Actor, Canadian
TV Shows: Anne of Green Gables (as Gilbert Blythe)

🏆🥊Jimmy Garcia -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1971 d.5/19/1995 (23)
Boxer, Colombian

🎨Piero Della Francesca -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1415 O.S. d.10/12/1492 O.S.
Artist, Italian
Misc: a painter of the Early Renaissance

👑Emperor Maximilian II -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/31/1527 d.10/12/1576 (49)
King, German
Misc: Holy Roman Emperor 1564-

🎖⚖John Eager Howard -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/4/1752 d.10/12/1827 (75)
Revolutionary, Senator

🎨Ando Hiroshige -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1797 d.10/12/1858
Painter, Japanese

Roger Brooke Taney -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/17/1777 d.10/12/1864 (87)
Supreme Court Chief Justice
Misc: held spot 1836-64

🎖Robert E. Lee -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1807 d.10/12/1870 (63)
Hall of Famer, General
Names/Places: b. in Stratford, VA; MN:Edward; d. in Lexington, Virginia
Misc: Commander in Chief of the Confederate armies

John Fries Frazer -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/8/1812 d.10/12/1872 (60)
Scientist, Naturalist

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/20/1826 d.10/12/1887 (61)
Novelist, Essayist, Poet, Children's Author, English

📰Joseph Moses Levy -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/15/1812 d.10/12/1888 (75)
Journalist, English
Misc: founder of the London newspaper "Daily Telegraph."

Oskar Baumann -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/25/1864 d.10/12/1899 (35)
Explorer, Austrian

Lewis Boss -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/26/1846 d.10/12/1912 (65)
Astronomer
Misc: star catalog compiler

Edith Cavell -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/4/1865 N.S. d.10/12/1915 N.S. (49)
Nurse, English
Misc: English nurse who became a popular heroine of World War I and was executed for assisting Allied soldiers to escape from German-occupied Belgium.

🎵William F. Hooley -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/16/1861 d.10/12/1918 (57)
Bass Singer/Basso

Anatole France -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/16/1844 d.10/12/1924 (80)
Author, Novelist, Poet, Critic, French
Names/Places: RN:Jacques Anatole Francois Thibault

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🎨Edwin Howland Blashfield -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/5/1848 d.10/12/1936 (87)
Painter
Misc: Portraits & Murals

🎭Tom Mix -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/6/1880 d.10/12/1940 (60)
Movie Actor
Misc: a real cowboy

🏆⚽Michael "Mike" Bookie -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/12/1904 N.S. d.10/12/1944 N.S. (40)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Forward

🎖Joseph W. Stilwell -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1883 d.10/12/1946 (63)
General

🎭Leon Errol -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/3/1881 N.S. d.10/12/1951 N.S. (70)
Movie Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan, Dancer, Australian
Movie Titles: Ziegfeld Follies

📰Bernard MacFadden -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/16/1868 d.10/12/1955 (87)
Publisher
Misc: Physical Culture Magazine, True Story Magazine, True Romances, True Detective Mysteries Magazine

🎭Ed Hinton -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/26/1919 d.10/12/1958 (39)
Actor
TV Shows: I Led Three Lives (as special agent Henderson)

🏆🏁🏊Harry Hebner -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/15/1891 N.S. d.10/12/1968 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, American

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🎭🏆⛸Sonja Henie -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/8/1912 d.10/12/1969 (57)
Movie Actress, Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete, Norweigan
Misc: Norweigan world champ 1927-36; Olympic gold medalist 1928,32,& 36; earned $1 million (the first female athlete to do so).

🎭🎵🎸Gene Vincent -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/11/1935 d.10/12/1971 (36)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Composer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Norfolk, VA; RN:Eugene Vincent Craddock
Misc: The Blue Caps band backed him
Song Titles: Be-Bop-A-Lula

Dean Acheson -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/11/1893 d.10/12/1971 (78)
Statesman
Misc: U.S. secretary of state (1949-53) and adviser to four presidents, who became the principal creator of U.S. foreign policy in the Cold War period following World War II, during which he helped to create the Western alliance in opposition to the Soviet Union

Katharine Burr Blodgett -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/10/1898 d.10/12/1979 (81)
Physicist
Misc: the first woman to be awarded a Ph.D. in Physics from University of Cambridge in 1926

🏆🥊Ernie Roth -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/30/1926 N.S. d.10/12/1983 N.S. (57)
Hall of Famer, Wrestling Manager
Names/Places: aka: The Grand Wizard of Wrestling and Wrestling Farouk

🎭Johnny Olsen -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/22/1910 d.10/12/1985 (75)
Announcer
TV Shows: Doorway to Fame, Hold That Note, Keep it in the Family, Play Your Hunch, Jackie Gleason Show, What's My Line?, I've Got a Secret, The Price is Right (Come on down!)

🎵🎸Ricky (New Wave Musician) Wilson -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1953 d.10/12/1985 (32)
Composer, Singer, New Wave Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Athens, GA; Cindy's (also B-52s) brother
Group Names: The B-52's

Alfred M. Landon -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/9/1887 d.10/12/1987 (100)
Politician, Governor
Names/Places: NN:Alf
Misc: Big loser to Franklin Delanor Roosevelt in 1936

🎭Ken Murray -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/14/1903 d.10/12/1988 (85)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host, Vaudevillan, Producer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Don Court
Movie Titles: Bill and Coo, Ken Murray Show, Son Of Flubber, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

🎨🎭Jay Ward -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/21/1920 d.10/12/1989 (69)
Animator, Producer
Misc: animator Tom Sito of California is certain Jay was born Sep 21, though Sep 20 is from some other sources.
TV Shows: The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, George of the Jungle, Dudley Do-Right, Hoppity Hooper, Mr. Peabody, Fractured Fairy Tales, World of Commander McBragg (and many other cartoons)

🎵Carmen Cavallaro -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/6/1913 d.10/12/1989 (76)
Pianist, Bandleader

🎭Aline MacMahon -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/3/1899 d.10/12/1991 (92)
Movie Actress

🎭Regis Toomey -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/13/1898 d.10/12/1991 (93)
TV/Movie Actor
Misc: over 200 films
TV Shows: Mickey Rooney Show (as Mr. Mulligan), Richard Diamond PI (as Lt. McGough), Burke's Law (as Det. Sgt. Les Hart), Petticoat Junction (as Dr. Barton Stuart)

🎭Leon Ames -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/20/1903 d.10/12/1993 (90)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Portland, Ind.
Misc: 50 years in movies; some say b. 1902
TV Shows: Life with Father, Mr. Ed (as Gordon Kirkwood)

🎭David McLean -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/19/1922 d.10/12/1995 (73)
TV/Movie Actor, Commercial Actor
Misc: Marlboro Man in ads

🎭Gary Bond -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/7/1940 d.10/12/1995 (55)
Actor

🏆🎾Jean-René Lacoste -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/2/1904 d.10/12/1996 (92)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, French
Names/Places: NN:Le Crocodile
Misc: alligator shirt designer; one of The Four Musketeers, a French quartet that dominated men's world tennis in 1920s and '30s, winning 8 straight French singles titles (1925-32), 6 Wimbledons in a row (1924-29) and 6 consecutive Davis Cups (1927-32); some say b. 1905

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⛪🎭🎵John Denver -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/31/1943 d.10/12/1997 (53)
Protestant, Movie Actor, Songwriter, Guitarist, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Roswell, N.M.; RN:Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.
Misc: once sang a song about Spiro Agnew
Group Names: Chad Mitchell Trio, soloist
Song Titles: Take Me Home Country Roads, Rocky Mountain High, Sunshine on My Shoulders, Annie's Song, Back Home Again, Thank God I'm a Country Boy, I'm Sorry, Calypso
Album Titles: Rocky Mountain Hugh, Back Home Again, Windsong, Spirit

Matthew Shepard -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/1/1976 d.10/12/1998 (21)
Misc: Crime Victim; University of Wyoming student killed because he was gay.

⛪🎭🏆🏀Wilton Norman "Wilt The Stilt" Chamberlain -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/21/1936 N.S. d.10/12/1999 N.S. (63)
Hall of Famer, Protestant, Actor, NBA Coach, NBA Center
Misc: 50.4 pts per game, 100 points/game, 55 rebounds/game, 23,924 rebounds/career, 18 cons/field goals/game, 4029 season point record, .727% field goal, 30.1 avg points, & 31,419 career points, & 1941 record season rebounds; consensus All-America in 1957 and '58 at Kansas; Final Four MVP in 1957; scored 100 points vs. NY Knicks in Hershey, Pa., Mar. 2, 1962; led Philadelphia 76ers (1967) and LA Lakers (1972) to NBA titles. 4x NBA Most Valuable Player (1960, 1966-1968) in Philadelphia, 2x NBA champion (1967, 1972), NBA Finals MVP (1972), 13x NBA All-Star (1960-1969, 1971-1973), NBA All-Star Game MVP (1960), 7x All-NBA First Team (1960-1962, 1964, 1965-1968), 3x All-NBA Second Team (1963, 1966, 1972), 2x NBA All-Defensive First Team (1972-1973), 7x NBA scoring champion (1960-1966), 11x NBA rebounding champion (1960-1963, 1966-1969, 1971-1973); Warriors #13 retired, 76ers #13 retired, Lakers #13 retired
Sports Teams: Harlem Globetrotters (1958-1959), Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors (1959-1965), Philadelphia 76ers (1965-1968), Los Angeles Lakers (1968-1973), San Diego Conquistadors (ABA, coach, 1973-1974)

🎵Frank Frost -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1936 d.10/12/1999 (63)
Blues Performer

🎵Ray Conniff -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/6/1916 d.10/12/2002 (85)
Arranger, Trombonist, Conductor/Bandleader
Misc: of many bands & hit albums in 50s-60s; some say b. Nov 16

💰🏆⚾Joan B. Kroc -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/27/1928 d.10/12/2003 (75)
Restaurateur, MLB Owner
Misc: McDonalds owner
Sports Teams: San Diego Padres (owned)

🏆🏁🏇Willie "Bill" Shoemaker -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/19/1931 N.S. d.10/12/2003 N.S. (72)
Hall of Famer, Jockey
Names/Places: b. in Fabens, Texas
Misc: made 40,350 starts, winning 8,833 races, 6,136 places, 4,987 shows, 1,009 state winners, four Kentucky Derby wins, two Preakness wins, five Belmont Stakes wins, and 11 Triple crown wins; he earned $123,375,524 in 1014 stakes wins; Jockey's Guild Pres, trainer; 3-time Eclipse Award winner as Jockey (1981) and special award recipient (1976,81); oldest jockey to win Kentucky Derby (age 54, aboard Ferdinand in 1986); retired in 1990 to become trainer; paralyzed in 1991 auto accident but continues to train horses; in 1956 he won $2 million.

🏆⚾Johnny Callison -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/12/1939 d.10/12/2006 (67)
MLB Player
Misc: All Star MVP in 1964
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies

🎭Lonny Chapman -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/1/1920 d.10/12/2007 (87)
Actor

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🏆🏈Charles Evans -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/16/1967 d.10/12/2008 N.S. (41)
NFL Fullback

🏆🏈Lenvil Elliott -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/2/1951 d.10/12/2008 N.S. (57)
NFL Runningback
Misc: Super Bowl XVI
Sports Teams: San Francisco '49ers

🏆⚾Kevin Foster -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/13/1969 d.10/12/2008 (39)
MLB Player

🏆🏁🏊Alberto Castagnetti -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1943 N.S. d.10/12/2009 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Italian
Misc: Swimming Coach

🏆🏈Woody Peoples -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/16/1943 d.10/12/2010 (67)
NFL Player
Misc: Super Bowl XV
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Eagles

🎭Pat Breslin -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/17/1931 d.10/12/2011 (80)
Actress
Names/Places: Jackie Cooper's wife
TV Shows: The People's Choice (as Amanda Mandy Peoples Miller)

🎭Peter Hammond -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/15/1923 d.10/12/2011 (87)
Actor, Director, English

Oscar Hijuelos -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/24/1951 d.10/12/2013 (62)
Novelist

Malcolm Mackenzie Renfrew -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/12/1910 d.10/12/2013 (103)
Chemist
Misc: helped develop Teflon for non-sticking frying pans

🎭Joan Leslie -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/26/1925 d.10/12/2015 N.S. (90)
Movie Actress
Movie Titles: Sargent York, High Sierra, Yankee Doodle Dandy

🎵🏆Colleen Farrington -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/5/1936 N.S. d.10/12/2015 N.S. (79)
Singer, Model, Playmate
Names/Places: Diane Lane's mother
Misc: October 1957 Playmate; Nightclub Singer

🎭Tommy Ford -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/5/1964 N.S. d.10/12/2016 N.S. (52)
Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: aka Thomas Mikal Ford
Misc: sources don't agree on birthdate
TV Shows: Martin (as Tommy Strawn), The Parkers (as Mel Parker), New York Undercover (as Lt. Malcolm Barker)
Movie Titles: Harlem Nights, Across the Tracks, Love Ain't Supposed to Hurt 2: The Wedding

🎵Robert Bateman -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/30/1936 N.S. d.10/12/2016 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer

🎵🎸Gerry McGee -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/17/1937 N.S. d.10/12/2019 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: The Ventures

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

🎭Conchata Ferrell -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/28/1943 N.S. d.10/12/2020 N.S. (77)
TV/Movie Actress
TV Shows: Hot L Baltimore, BJ & the Bear (as Wilhelmina The Fox Johnson), E/R, L.A. Law (as Susan Bloom), Two and a Half Men (as Berta)
Movie Titles: Edward Scissorhands, Erin Brokowich, True Romance

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In 1773, First insane person committed was Zachariah Mallory as he became the first patient of Virginiaʹs Publick Hospital for Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds. They Came To Take Him Away, Ha-Haaa!

In 1792, The first celebration of Columbus Day in America is held in New York City to mark the tricentennial of Christopher Columbusʹ landing.

In 1872, Montreal Foot Ball Club first game playing Quebec City to 0-0 tie.

In 1927, Hermann Gorner of Germany raises 24 men weighing 4,123 lbs on a plank with soles of his feet. What sole he had!

In 1934, The cheeseburger is born at Kaelinʹs Tavern in Louisville, Kentucky.

In 1938, MGMʹs “The Wizard Of Oz” went into production.

In 1942, President Roosevelt delivered one of his so-called “fireside chats” in which he recommended the drafting of 18- and 19-year-old men.

In 1949, Vin Scully, working his first broadcast ever, does the play-by play when Maryland defeats the Boston University at Fenway Park, 14-13. The football assignment marks the start the of a 67 year career in the broadcast booth for the Hall of Fame baseball announcer, who will be remembered as the iconic voice of the Dodgers.

In 1950, “The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show”, TV Comedy, debut on CBS. It was one of the most popular radio shows of its era and became a popular TV show as well.

In 1953, “The Bob Hope Show”, TV Variety; debut on NBC. It replaced Milton Berleʹs Buick-Berle Show one Tuesday a month for two seasons, and in its third season, it alternated with Berle, Dinah Shore, and Martha Raye.

In 1957, The Doctor Seuss Yuletide tale “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” was first published by Random House.

In 1959, R.C., “Poison Ivy” by The Coasters peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart.

In 1959, R.C., “Ski King” by E.C. Beatty peaked at #50 on the pop singles chart.

In 1959, R.C., “The Battle Of Kookamonga” by Homer and Jethro peaked at #14 on the pop singles chart.

In 1962, As part of the rampant Skifflemania spreading across the country, “Lonnie Donnegan and His Skiffle Group” perform on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.”

In 1962, TVʹS “TONIGHT SHOW” JOHNNY CARSONʹs guests include LONNIE DONNEGAN

In 1963, R.C., “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.

In 1963, R.C., “Detroit City Number 2” by Ben Colder (Sheb Wooley) peaked at #90 on the pop singles chart.

In 1963, R.C., “Honolulu Lulu” by Jan and Dean peaked at #11 on the pop singles chart.

In 1963, R.C., “Jenny Brown” by The Smothers Brothers peaked at #84 on the pop singles chart.

In 1963, R.C., “Sugar Shack” by Jimmy Gilmer and Fireballs peaked at number one on the pop singles chart and stayed there for five weeks.

In 1963, Billboard observes hot-rodding songs are the latest teen fad, replacing surfing songs. Foremost among the souped-up tunes is the Beach Boysʹ “Little Deuce Coupe,” #15 on the pop charts. Capitol Records is supplying DJʹs and record retailers with a book of hot-rod terms.

In 1966, Sammy Davis Jr. made a cameo appearance on the “Batman” TV series on ABC-TV.

In 1969, A mysterious phone caller urges DJ Russ Gibb, at Detroit underground radio station WKNR, to listen to the Beatlesʹ “Revolution Number Nine” backwards. He does and listeners think they hear a voice saying, “Turn me on, dead man.” Thus the “Paul is Dead” craze approaches Orson Wellesʹ “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast as a great media hoax.

In 1971, (not 1970 according to other sites) “Jesus Christ Superstar,” the rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, opened at the Mark Hellinger Theater on Broadway. Some folks werenʹt pleased with the musical because of the controversial content of the musical. Before the show opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatre, some 2.5 million copies of the album were sold to the curious. The Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Weber collaboration would become a big hit. “Jesus Christ Superstar” would run on Broadway for 720 shows, and spawn several hit songs, including “I Donʹt Know How to Love Him”, (Helen Reddy) and the title song, “Jesus Christ Superstar” (Murray Head).

In 1972, Pamela Ness of Kansas City, Missouri, set a record for belly dancing by shaking her tummy for 27 continuous hours.

In 1972, TVʹS FLIP WILSON SHOW On Film: PAUL McCARTNEY and WINGS (“MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB”)

In 1973, Elton John gets a gold record for his two record set, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” Itʹs his third straight number one album.

In 1973, In a Brady Bunch episode called “Peter and the Wolf”, Peter poses as a high school senior so Greg can double-date with him in “Peter and the Wolf” on Paramount Televisionʹs “The Brady Bunch.” Greg has a date with Sandra for Friday night until her cousin Linda comes to visit. He canʹt get his friends for the “blind date” so Greg talks Peter into dating an “older woman.”

In 1974, On the cover of TV Guide: “Valerie Harper of Rhoda”. Other Articles: Thatʹs My Mama, James E.Jones

In 1974, R.C., “Another Saturday Night” by Cat Stevens peaked at number six on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, R.C., “Earache My Eye (Featuring Alice Bowie)” by Cheech and Chong peaked at number nine on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, R.C., “James Dean” by Eagles peaked at #77 on the pop singles chart.

In 1975, The Faces played their final live concert at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, New York. Rod Stewart claimed that the departure of Ronnie Lane had removed the heart from the group.

In 1977, Psychic Romark attempts to drive blindfolded, smashed into cop van.

In 1979, The Beatles “Rarities” LP was released in the U.K.

In 1979, “Tusk” is the twelfth studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released as a double album. It is considered more experimental than their previous albums: partly a consequence of Lindsey Buckinghamʹs sparser songwriting arrangements and the influence of post-punk.

In 1979, “The Hitchhikerʹs Guide to the Galaxy” was published by Douglas Adams.

In 1981, The CBS Cable cultural service is launched. Promising a vast array of highbrow programming including dramas, concerts and nights at the opera, half produced by CBS. Transmitting from the Westar satellite, instead of Satcom I or III means most cable companies will need to install a second satellite dish just to pick up CBS Cable. The channel only reaches an audience of five million, which is considerably lower than advertisers had been promised. The plug is pulled on CBS Cable December 17, 1982, just a few weeks after new CBS president Thomas Wyman takes office.

In 1981, Barbara Mandrell becomes the first act to win consecutive Entertainer of the Year awards from the Country Music Association during its 15th annual show at Nashvilleʹs Grand Ole Opry House. Mandrell, who co-hosts with Mac Davis, also wins Female Vocalist of the Year

In 1982, The Clash open for the Who at Shea Stadium for the first of two New York City shows on what the Who call their “Farewell Tour.”

In 1985, R.C., “A Nite At The Apollo Live! The Way You Do The Things You Do/My Girl” by Daryl Hall and John Oates with David Ruffin and Eddie Kendrick peaked at #20 on the pop singles chart.

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In 1985, R.C., “Born in East L.A.” by Cheech and Chong peaked at #48 on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., “Communication” by Power Station peaked at #34 on the pop singles chart.

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In 1985, R.C., “Oh Shelia” by Ready For The World peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

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In 1999, Rob Reiner received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Holidays

Feast of St. Wilfrid, Bishop of York (A.D. 709).
National Metric Week (Day 3)
National Coming Out Week (Day 3)
Home-Based Business Week (Day 2)
Firefighters Week (Day 2)
[CT, NY, MA] Dictionary Week (Day 3)
[USA] National School Lunch Week (Day 3)
National Newspaper Week (Day 3)
National Pet Peeve Week (Day 3)
National School Lunch Week (Day 3)
National YMCA Teen Week (Day 3)
[USA] Sweetest Week (Day 3)
National Pasta Week (Day 4)
World Wildlife Week (Day 3)
[Bahamas] Discovery Day
[Brazil] Nossa Senhora Aparecida
[Equatorial Guinea] Independence Day (1968)
[Mexico, Latin America] Dia de la Raza/Day of the Race
[Spain] National Day
[Sudan] Republican Anniversary Day
[USA] Traditional Columbus Day (1492)
Day of the Polish Army.
Equatorial Guinea's Independence Day.
Hispanic Day (Canary Islands).
International Moment of Frustration Scream Day.
International Moment of Frustration Scream Day
Pioneers Day (South Dakota)
Proerosa (Greek holiday).
Samoa's National Day
Somali Flag Day
Taxpayer's Action Day
Worker Empowerment Day

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Astrological sign: Libra: The Balance (9-23 thru 10-22); Ruling Planet: Venus. Element: Air. Traits: Charming, diplomatic, idealistic, indecisive. Body part associated with this sign: Reins. Occupations: Acting, the arts, law and legal activities, politics. The abbreviation of pound (lb.) comes from the word Libra because of the scales she holds.
Astrological sign: Scorpio: The Scorpion (10-22 thru 11-21); Ruling Planet: Pluto. Element: Water. Traits: Passionate, intense, secretive, subtle. Body part associated with this sign: Secrets. Occupations: Teaching, work requiring concentration, training animals, psychiatry, surgery, detection.
Flowers: calendula, cosmos and hops
Gems: opal & tourmaline
October's name comes from the Latin word for eight, octo.
The Saxons called October Win Monath - time for making wine.
Full Moon: the Hunters' Moon, and the Blood Moon.
Gems: opal and tourmaline.
Flowers: The hops, calendula and cosmo
Meaning: the sentimental meaning of the opal and the tourmaline is for hope, and the calendula is for constancy.
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