🏆🏁Charles "Red" Farmer -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.10/15/1928 N.S. or 10/15/1932 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: NASCAR; birthdate is disputed, born sometime between 1928 and 1932
🏆🎳Les Zikes -- is 87 in the year 2021 and 88 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1934
Hall of Famer, Bowler
🎭🎵Barry McGuire -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1935
Stage Actor, Songwriter, Gospel Singer, Folk Singer
Names/Places: b. in Oklahoma City
Misc: some say b. 1937
Group Names: The New Christy Minstrels, soloist
Song Titles: Eve of Destruction, Hair
🎭🎵Linda Lavin -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1937 N.S.
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Portland, ME
TV Shows: Barney Miller (as Det. Janice Wentworth), Alice (as Alice Hyatt), Room For Two (as Edie)
🎵🎸Don Stevenson -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1941
Songwriter, Singer, Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Moby Grape
🎭🏆Sharon Clark -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1943 N.S.
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: August 1970; Playboy Playmate of the Year 1971
⚖David Trimble -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1944
🏆⚾James Alvin "Jim" Palmer -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1945 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Baseball Announcer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: 4x Gold Glove, 3-time AL Cy Young Award winner (1973, 1975 and 1976); won 20 or more games 8 times with Baltimore; 1991 comeback attempt at age 45 scrubbed in spring training; Orioles #22 retired.
Sports Teams: Baltimore Orioles (1965-1984)
TV Shows: Monday Night Baseball
🎭Victor Banerjee -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1946
✍🎭Asher Brauner -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1946
Writer, Actor, Producer
TV Shows: BAD Cats
Movie Titles: Merchants of War, Switchblade Sisters, American Eagle
🎵Richard Carpenter -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1946
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Pianist, Adult-Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in New Haven, CT; Karen's brother
Group Names: The Carpenters
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🎭John Getz -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1947
TV Shows: MacGruder & Loud (as Det. Malcolm MacGruder)
Movie Titles: Blood Simple, The Fly, The Social Network, Zodiac
✍🎭Lynn Lowry -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1947
Screenwriter, Actress, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Shivers, The Crazies, Cat People, Talk of the Dead
🎵🎸Chris DeBurgh -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1948
Composer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, Argentine, Irish
Names/Places: RN:Christopher Davidson
Song Titles: The Lady in Red
🎭Katy Manning -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1951
TV Shows: Doctor Who (as Jo)
Movie Titles: The Quest, When Darkness Falls, Evil Never Dies
🏆🎾Roscoe Tanner -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1951
Names/Places: RFN:Leonard III
🎭Larry Miller -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1953
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
Misc: some say b. Nov 13
TV Shows: The Pursuit of Happiness (as Larry), Life's Work (as Jerome Nash), Dilbert (voice)
Movie Titles: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, 10 Things I Hate Anout You, The Nutty Professor (series)
🎵"Tito" Jackson -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1953
Hall of Famer, Guitarist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Gary, IN; RFMN:Toriano Adaryll
Group Names: The Jacksons
🎭Jere Burns -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1954
TV Shows: Dear John (as Kirk Morris), Bob (as Peter), The Mommies (as Tom), Something So Right (as Jack Farrell), Good Morning Miami (as Frank Alfano)
Movie Titles: Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles
🎵🎸Gerry Cott -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1954
Songwriter, New Wave Guitarist, Irish
Group Names: The Boomtown Rats
✍🎭Cathy Ladman -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1955
Writer, Actress, Comedienne
Movie Titles: White Oleander, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, What Planet Are You From, My Fellow Americans
🎭Camilla More -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1957
Names/Places: Carey's twin
🎭Carey More -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1957
Names/Places: Camilla's twin
🎭Mira Nair -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1957
Actress, Producer/Director, India
🏆🏀Ron Anderson -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1958
🎭Kellie Flanagan -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1959
Misc: retired from acting in 1970
TV Shows: The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (as Candice Muir)
Movie Titles: Wild in the Streets
🎭🎮Masako Katsuki -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1959
Actress, Video Game Voice Actress, Japanese
TV Shows: Naruto, Naruto: Shippuden
Movie Titles: Appleseed, The Last: Maruto the Movie
Video Games: Naruto Shippuden (series), Dragon Ball: Xenoverse
✍👑Duchess Sarah -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1959
Names/Places: Duchess of York; aka "Fergie" Ferguison; Prince Andrew's ex-wife
⚛Emeril Lagasse -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1959
🏆🏈Stephone Paige -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1961
NFL Wide Receiver
Sports Teams: Kansas City Chiefs
🎵🎸Mark Reznicek -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1962
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Toadies
🎭Jeffrey Jacquet -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1966
Misc: retired from acting in 1987
TV Shows: Mork & Mindy (as Eugene), Whiz Kids (as Jeremy Saldino)
Movie Titles: Return from Witch Mountain, Wholly Moses!
🎵Eric Benét -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1966
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: pron: beh-NAY'
🏆⚾Carlos García -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1967
MLB Infielder, Venezuelan
🎭Renée Jones -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1968
TV Shows: Days of Our Lives (as Lexie Carter)
🎭Vanessa Marcil -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1968
Actress, TV Hostess
Names/Places: RLN: Ortez; PRON:Mar-CELL; born in Indio, California
Misc: worked with O|+>; some say b. 1968 or 1969 or 1971
TV Shows: General Hospital (as Brenda Barrett), In Concert (hostess 1994-96); Beverly Hills 90210 (as Gina Kincaid), NYPD Blue (as Carmen Olivera 2001), Las Vegas (as Samamtha Jane Marquez)
Movie Titles: The Rock, The Bannen Way
🏆🏈George Koonce -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1968
⚛🎭🎵Patrick Neve -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1968
Engineer, Producer, Singer
🎭Dominic West -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1969
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer/Director, English
TV Shows: The Affair, The Hour, The Wire, The Gambler
Movie Titles: Finding Dory, 300, Chicago, Star Wars: Episode I -The Phantom Menace, The Forgotten
🏆🏈Curtis Cotton -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1969
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🎭🎵Paige Davis -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1969
Actress, TV Hostess, Singer
TV Shows: Trading Spaces
🎵Kimberly Schlapman -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1969
Group Names: Little Big Town
🎭Zak Orth -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1970
TV Shows: Revolution (as Aaron Pittman), Casual (as Drew Meyers)
Movie Titles: Wet Hot American Summer (series)
🎵Ginuwine -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1970 N.S.
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: RN: Elgin Baylor Lumpkin
🏆🏈Bernardo Harris -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1971
🏆🏀Fred Hoiberg -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1972
NBA Coach, NBA Player
🎭Joy Bisco -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1975
Movie Titles: Ghost World, Couples Retreat, Not Another Teen Movie
🎭🏆Natalia Sokolova -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1976
Actress, Model, Playmate, Russian
Misc: April 1999
🎭Devon Gummersall -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1978
TV Shows: Mad Men, The Last Ship (as Jacob Barnes), My So Called Life (as Brian Krakow)
Movie Titles: Low Fidelity
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🎭🎵Jaci Velasquez -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1979
Actress, Singer, Christian/Contemporary Performer
🎭Brandon Jay McLaren -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1980 N.S.
TV Shows: Ransom, Slasher, Chicago Fire, Graceland, The Killing
Movie Titles: Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
🏆Christina Santiago -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1981
Misc: August 2002; Playboy Playmate of the Year 2003
🏆Guo Jingjing -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1981 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, Chinese
🏆🎾Elena Dementieva -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1981
Tennis Player, Russian
🎵Keyshia Cole -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1981
Music Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
🎭🎵Toran Caudell -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1982
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Composer
Names/Places: aka Lane Toran, RN: Lane Toran Caudell
TV Shows: Hey Arnold!, Recess, 7th Heaven (as Rod)
Movie Titles: RePlay
🎭Chris Olivero -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1984
TV Shows: Kyle XY (as Declan McDonough)
Movie Titles: Now You See It..., Seance: The Summoning, By Dawn's Early Light
🏆🏀Arron Afflalo -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1985 N.S.
🏆🥊Anthony Joshua -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1989 N.S.
Boxer, Olympic Athlete, English
🏆🏈Blaine Gabbert -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1989 N.S.
Shane Cody Fogerty -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1991
Names/Places: Julie and John's son
🎭🎮🎵Vincent Martella -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1992
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor, Singer
TV Shows: Everybody Hates Chris (as Greg Wuliger), Phineas and Ferb (as Phineas Flynn), Milo Murphy's Law
Movie Titles: Role Models
Video Games: Disney Infinity (series), Lightning Returns (series)
🎭William Brent -- is 26 in the year 2021 and 27 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1995 N.S.
TV Shows: Lab Rats (as Chase Davenport)
🎭Bailee Madison -- is 22 in the year 2021 and 23 in the year 2022; b.10/15/1999
TV Shows: Good Witch (as Grace Russell)
Movie Titles: Just Go With It, Bridge to Terabithia, Brothers, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
Auden Wyle -- is 16 in the year 2021 and 17 in the year 2022; b.10/15/2005
Names/Places: Tracy and Noah's son
Felix Griffiths -- is 13 in the year 2021 and 14 in the year 2022; b.10/15/2008
Names/Places: Gillian Anderson and Mark's son
Georgia Gracie Slovin -- is 12 in the year 2021 and 13 in the year 2022; b.10/15/2009
Names/Places: Amy Ryan and Eric's daughter
Egypt Daoud Dean Beatz -- is 11 in the year 2021 and 12 in the year 2022; b.10/15/2010
Names/Places: Alicia Keys and Swizz's son
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Lettie Louise Higginson -- is 6 in the year 2021 and 7 in the year 2022; b.10/15/2015 N.S.
Names/Places: KayCee Stroh and Ben's daughter
✍Virgil -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/70BC d.9/21/19BC (50)
Poet, Italian, Roman
Names/Places: or Vergil; RN:Publius Vergilius Maro
Misc: was 51?
⚛Evangelista Torricelli -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1608 N.S. d.10/25/1647 N.S. (39)
Scientist, Inventor, Mathematician, Italian
Misc: invented the barometer
⚛Asaph Hall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1829 N.S. d.11/22/1907 N.S. (78)
Misc: discovered Mars' moons, Phobos and Deimos and calculated their orbits
✍Helen Maria Hunt Jackson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1830 d.8/12/1885 (54)
Author, Poet, American
✍Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1844 d.8/25/1900 (55)
Poet, Philosopher, German
Misc: antisemite who became insane in 1890s; d. in Warsaw
🎨Ralph Albert Blakelock -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1847 d.8/9/1919 (71)
🏆🥊John Lawrence Sullivan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1858 N.S. d.2/2/1918 N.S. (59)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: the last bareknuckle heavyweight champ 1882-92 and the first heavyweight champ of gloved boxing
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⚖Edith Bolling Galt Wilson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1872 N.S. d.12/28/1961 N.S. (89)
Names/Places: Woodrow's wife #2
🎭Jane Darwell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1879 d.8/13/1967 (87)
Names/Places: RN:Patti Woodward
⚛Marie Stopes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1880 d.10/2/1958 (77)
Scientist, Educator, Scottish
Misc: birth control advicate
✍P. G. Wodehouse -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1881 d.2/14/1975 (93)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Humorist, British
Names/Places: RFN:Pelham Grenville
Misc: Jeeves creator
🎭Ina Claire -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1895 d.2/21/1985 (89)
Movie/Stage Actress, Vaudevillaness
🎭Melville Cooper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1896 d.3/29/1973 (76)
Movie Actor, English
🎵Joe Sanders -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1896 d.5/14/1965 (68)
Songwriter, Singer, Pianist, Bandleader
Misc: in team with Carleton Coon
🎭Ransom Sherman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1898 d.11/26/1985 (87)
Comedian, TV Host
TV Shows: Ransom Sherman Show
✍🎭Mervyn Le Roy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1900 d.9/13/1987 (86)
Writer, Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Wizard of Oz, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, Little Women
🏆🥊Louis "Kid" Kaplan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1901 N.S. d.10/26/1970 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
🎭🎵William Edmunson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1902 d.5/28/1979 (76)
Group Names: The Southernaries
🎭Claire Luce -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1903 d.8/31/1989 (85)
Movie/Stage Actress, Dancer
📰Otto Ludwig Bettmann -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1903 d.5/3/1998 (94)
Misc: picture archivist
🏆⚾George "Mule" Haas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1903 N.S. d.6/30/1974 N.S. (70)
✍⚛Sir C. P. Snow -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1905 d.7/1/1980 (74)
Author, Novelist, Chemist, Physicist, English
Names/Places: RN:Charles Percy Snow, aka Baron Snow or Lord Snow
Book Titles: Strangers and Brothers, The Two Cultures
🎵Victoria Spivey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1906 N.S. d.10/3/1976 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Pianist, Blues Singer
🎭Pola Illery -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1908 d.2/15/2012 (103)
Misc: long living silent and early talking film actress
✍📰⚖John Kenneth Galbraith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1908 d.4/29/2006 (97)
Author, Editor, Economist, Diplomat, Educator, Canadian
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🎵🎷Herman Chittson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1908 d.3/8/1967 (58)
Pianist, Jazz Performer
📰Robert Trout -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1909 d.11/14/2000 (91)
Hall of Famer, Newscaster
Misc: b. 1908?
TV Shows: ABC News
📰💰Alicia Patterson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1909 d.7/2/1963 (53)
Publisher, Editor, Businessperson
Misc: Newsday magazine founder
🏆⚾Melvin Harder -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1909 d.10/20/2002 (93)
Misc: team record for the most games, played longer than anyone else for the Tribe, Beemer, Nebr.
Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians (1928-47)
✍🎭Manuel de Fonseca -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1911 d.3/11/1993 (81)
Novelist, Poet, Actor, Portuguese
🎵David Carroll -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1913 d.3/22/2008 (94)
Music Producer, Conductor/Composer, Arranger
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; RN:Nook Schrier
Misc: discovered the Smothers Brothers
Group Names: The Diamonds (producer), The Platters (producer)
Klaus Barbie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1913 d.9/25/1991 (77)
Misc: Nazi war criminal; you'd be a butcher of Lyons too if your surname was that of a doll's!
🏆🏁🏊Yasuji Miyazaki -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1916 N.S. d.12/30/1989 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese
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🎵🎷Al Killian -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1916 d.9/5/1950 (33)
🎭Jan Miner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1917 d.2/15/2004 (86)
Actress, Commercial Actress
Misc: Best known for her many decades spent playing "Madge" the manicurist in Palmolive dish-washing liquid commercials.
✍🎭Zoltan Fabri -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1917 d.8/23/1994 (76)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Director, Hungarian
✍📰Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1917 d.2/28/2007 (89)
Author, Historian, Educator
🎵Paul Tanner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1917 d.2/5/2013 (95)
Group Names: Glenn Miller Orchestra
✍🎭Robert Edwin Lee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1918 d.7/8/1994 (75)
Misc: co-wrote hundreds of plays for stage, radio and screen including "Inherit the Wind" and "Auntie Mame."
📰🏆Chris Economaki -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1920 d.9/28/2012 (91)
Journalist, Sports Commentator, Sportscaster
TV Shows: ABC Sports
✍Mario Puzo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1920 d.7/2/1999 (78)
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: some say b. 1921
Movie Titles: The Godfather (series), Earthquake, Superman: The Movie, Superman 2, The Cotton Club, Christopher Columbus: The Discovery
🎭José Quintero -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1924 d.2/26/1999 (74)
✍💰Lido Anthony "Lee" Iacocca -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1924 N.S. d.7/2/2019 N.S. (94)
Names/Places: b. in Allentown, PA
Misc: ex-Chrysler CEO/prez/chairman
🎵McHouston "Mickey" Baker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1925 d.11/27/2012 (87)
Songwriter, Singer, Guitarist
Group Names: Mickey & Sylvia, soloist
🎭Jean Peters -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1926 d.10/13/2000 (73)
Names/Places: b. in Canton, OH; Howard Hughes' wife
Movie Titles: Viva Zapata!, Apache, Deep Waters
✍Ed McBain -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1926 d.7/6/2005 (78)
Novelist, Mystery Writer
✍Evan Hunter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1926 d.7/6/2005 (78)
Writer, Novelist, Screen/Scriptwriter
Book Titles: The Blackboard Jungle
🎭Mark Lenard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1928 d.11/22/1996 (68)
TV Shows: Star Trek (as Ambassador Sarek (Spock's father) & a variety of villians including Romulan Commander), Here Come the Brides (as Aaron), Planet of the Apes
🎭Art James -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1929 N.S. d.3/28/2004 N.S. (74)
Game Show Host
TV Shows: Say When, Fractured Phrases, Pay Cards, Who What or Where, Blank Check, Face the Music, the Magnificent Marble Machine
Movie Titles: Mallrats (played Truth or Dare)
🎵🎷Freddy Cole -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1931 N.S. d.6/27/2020 N.S. (88)
Pianist, Jazz Singer
🎭Peter Haskell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1934 d.4/12/2010 (75)
TV Shows: Rich Man Poor Man, Rituals
✍🎭Robert E. Fuisz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1934 d.6/4/2017 N.S. (82)
Movie Titles: A Christmas Carol (1984, producer)
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📰John Coleman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1934 d.1/20/2018 N.S. (83)
Misc: co-founder of The Weather Channel in 1982
🏆🏁Bobby Morrow -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1935 N.S. d.5/30/2020 N.S. (84)
Sprinter, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Misc: won 3 gold medals at 1956 Olympics (100m, 200m and 4x400m relay).
🏆🏁🏊Shelley Mann -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1937 N.S. d.3/24/2005 N.S. (67)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
🎵Robert Ward -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1938 N.S. d.12/25/2008 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Blues Guitarist, Soul Musician
Group Names: The Falcons
🎵Marv Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1938 d.5/16/1993 (54)
Songwriter, Baritone, Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Misc: created the Motown sound with Berry Gordy Jr.
⚖🎵Fela Anikolapu Kuti -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1938 d.8/2/1997 (58)
Politician, Composer, Singer, Keyboardist, Pianist, Saxophonist, Trumpeter, Bandleader, Nigerian
Misc: Afrobeat creator
🏆🥊Kay Noble -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1940 N.S. d.4/27/2006 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Mary Charlene Noble
Misc: Her career spanned from the 1950s to the 1980s, during which time she was known for her toughness in the ring.
🎭Penny Marshall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1942 N.S. d.12/17/2018 N.S. (76)
TV/Movie Actress, Movie Director
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Rob Reiner's ex-, Garry's sister
Misc: 1961 grad; many say b. 1943 or 1945, unlikely b. in 1945
TV Shows: The Odd Couple (as Myrna Turner), Bob Newhart Show (as Miss Larson), Laverne & Shirley (as Laverne De Fazio), Simpsons (as Miss Botz)
Movie Titles: Big (director), A League Of Their Own (director)
🎵Lance Dickerson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1948 N.S. d.11/10/2003 N.S. (55)
Group Names: Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen
⚛Thomas Joel Bopp -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1949 N.S. d.1/5/2018 N.S. (68)
Misc: co-discoverer with Alan Hale (not the actor) of the comet Hale-Bopp
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🏆⚾Mitchell Page -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1951 d.3/12/2011 (59)
🎭Tanya Roberts -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1955 N.S. d.1/4/2021 N.S. (65)
Misc: some say b. 1954
TV Shows: Charlie's Angels (as Julie Rogers), That 70's Show (as Midge Pinciotti)
Movie Titles: A View to a Kill
🏆Kristine Winder -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/15/1955 d.??/??/2011
Misc: October 1977
⚛Andreas Vesalius -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/31/1514 d.10/15/1564 (49)
Scientist, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: influential Flemish anatomist
✍Robert Herrick -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/24/1591 J-LD d.10/15/1674 J-LD (83)
Author, Poet, English
Book Titles: Hesperides (a book of poems)
🎖⚛Antoine De La Mothe Caddillac -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/5/1658 N.S. d.10/15/1730 N.S. (72)
Military Leader, Explorer, French
Misc: founded Detroit,MI
🎖Tadeusz Kościuszko -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/12/1746 N.S. or 2/4/1746 N.S. d.10/15/1817 N.S. (71)
Revolutionary, Military Leader, Lithuanian, Polish
Misc: As well as battling the Russians at home, he fought in the American War of Independence; some say b. Feb 4
⚛Carl Mosander -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/10/1797 d.10/15/1858 (61)
Chemist, Mineralologist, Swedish
Misc: his work revealed the existence of numerous rare-earth elements with closely similar chemical properties.
✍⚖Andrés Bello -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/29/1781 d.10/15/1865 (83)
Author, Poet, Philosopher, Humanist, Diplomat, Scholar, Educator, Chilean
⚛Sir Daniel Gooch -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/24/1816 d.10/15/1889 (73)
Misc: laid the first successful transatlantic cables
🏆🥊Stanley Ketchel -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/14/1887 d.10/15/1910 (23)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Names/Places: NN:Midnight Assassin
Misc: heavyweight champ 1908-10; b. 1886?
🎭Mata Hari -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/7/1876 d.10/15/1917 (41)
Spy, Dancer, Dutch (Netherlands)
Names/Places: RN:Gertrude Zelle; NN:Agent H1
Misc: German spy executed by firing squad in Paris.
💰Henry Towne -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/24/1844 d.10/15/1924 (80)
Misc: with Linus Yale, founded company based upon Yale's lock invention
⚛Charles Manly -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/24/1876 d.10/15/1927 (51)
Misc: The first modern aircraft engine
⚛💰Herbert Henry Dow -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/26/1866 d.10/15/1930 (64)
Misc: a pioneer in U.S. chemical industry who founded the Dow Chemical Company.
⚖Raymond Poincare -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/20/1860 d.10/15/1934 (74)
Head of State, French
Misc: French statesman and president 1913-20.; As prime minister in 1912, he largely determined the policy that led to France's involvement in World War One.
⚖Pierre Laval -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/28/1883 d.10/15/1945 (62)
Politician, Statesman, French
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Hermann Wilhelm Goering -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/12/1893 d.10/15/1946 (53)
🏆🎾Karl Behr -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/30/1885 d.10/15/1949 (64)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
🎭John Hamilton -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/16/1887 d.10/15/1958 (71)
TV Shows: The Adventures of Superman (as Perry White)
🎭Jack Norton -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/2/1882 N.S. d.10/15/1958 N.S. (76)
Misc: often played a drunk character on stage and in films
🏆🏌Horton Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/22/1908 d.10/15/1963 (55)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: PGA President
✍🎵Cole Porter -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/9/1891 d.10/15/1964 (73)
Dramatist/Playwright, Composer, Composer/Songwriter, Lyricist, Songwriter, Gay
Names/Places: b. in Peru, IN
Misc: 23 broadway musicals
Song Titles: Begin the Begine, Night & Day, You're the Top (and over 1000 other songs)
🎵Carl Hoff -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/25/1905 d.10/15/1965 (60)
Misc: did many 50s TV variety shows
🎨✍Virginia Burton -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/30/1909 d.10/15/1968 (59)
Illustrator, Children's Author
🎭Rod La Rocque -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/29/1898 d.10/15/1969 (70)
Misc: silent screen
🏆Márton Homonnai -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/5/1906 N.S. d.10/15/1969 N.S. (63)
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Hungarian
🎨🎭Paul Terry -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/19/1887 d.10/15/1971 (84)
Animator, Cartoonist, Producer
Misc: Terrytoons; Created Mighty Mouse, Heckle & Jeckle, Tom Terrific, etc.
🎭Joe Devlin -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/25/1899 d.10/15/1973 (73)
TV Shows: Dick Tracy
📰W. Eugene Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/20/1918 d.10/15/1978 (59)
🎭🎵Gus Cannon -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/12/1883 d.10/15/1979 (96)
Hall of Famer, Comedian, Banjoist, Bandleader, Blues Singer
🏆🎾Lawrence Baker Sr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/20/1890 N.S. d.10/15/1980 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
🎵Bobby Lester -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/13/1930 d.10/15/1980 (50)
Hall of Famer, Singer
Group Names: The Moonglows
🎭Frank DeKova -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/17/1910 d.10/15/1981 (71)
TV Shows: F Troop (as Chief Wild Eagle)
🎭Pat O'Brien -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/11/1899 d.10/15/1983 (83)
Names/Places: b. in Milwaulee, WI; RFMN:William Joseph Jr.
TV Shows: Harrigan & Son (as James Harrigan Sr.)
Movie Titles: Knute Rockne-All American, Some Like It Hot
🎭🎵Ted Steele -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/9/1917 d.10/15/1985 (68)
TV Host, Singer, Pianist, Bandleader
Misc: radio executive
TV Shows: Perry Como Show
🏆🏈Jerry Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/19/1943 d.10/15/1986 (43)
🎵🎷Al Stricklin -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/29/1908 d.10/15/1986 (78)
Hall of Famer, Jazz Pianist, Country Performer
Group Names: Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
🎵Terry Gilkyson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/17/1916 d.10/15/1999 (83)
Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: RFN:Hamilton Henry
Group Names: The Easyriders
✍📰Vincent Canby -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/27/1924 d.10/15/2000 (76)
Movie Critic, Stage Critic, Journalist
Misc: New York Times
⚛Konrad E. Bloch -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/21/1912 d.10/15/2000 (88)
Misc: cholestrol research
🎭Derek Bond -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/26/1920 d.10/15/2006 (86)
🎭Jack Narz -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/13/1922 d.10/15/2008 (85)
Game Show Host, Announcer
Names/Places: Tom Kennedy's older brother; Bill Cullen's brother-in-law
TV Shows: Beat the Clock, Top Dollar, 7 Keys, Now You See It
🎭🎵Edie Adams -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/16/1927 d.10/15/2008 (81)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Kingston, PA; RN:Elizabeth Edith Enke; Ernie Kovac's wife & regular on his TV show
Misc: some say b. in 1929 or '31
TV Shows: The Ernie Kovacs Show
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🏆🏈Chris Mims -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/29/1970 d.10/15/2008 (38)
🏆⚾Tom Tresh -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/20/1938 N.S. d.10/15/2008 N.S. (70)
MLB Shortstop, MLB Outfielder
Misc: Gold Glove, 1962 AL Rookie of the year
Sports Teams: New York Yankees
🎭Johnny Sheffield -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/11/1931 d.10/15/2010 (79)
TV Shows: Tarzan (as Boy)
🎭Betty Driver -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/20/1920 d.10/15/2011 (91)
👑Norodom Sihanouk -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/31/1922 d.10/15/2012 (89)
Misc: ruled 1941-55
✍💰Johannes Peter "Hans" Riegel -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/10/1923 d.10/15/2013 (90)
Misc: made rainbow-colored fruit-flavored teddy-bear shaped gelatin sweets known as gummi bears; owned and operated the Haribo gummi bear company since 1946
🎵🎷Donald "Duck" Bailey -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/26/1933 N.S. d.10/15/2013 N.S. (80)
💰💻🏆🏈🏀⚽Paul Allen -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/21/1953 N.S. d.10/15/2018 N.S. (65)
Philanthropist, Investor, Computer Company Owner, NFL Owner, NBA Owner, Soccer Owner
Misc: Microsoft co-founder
Sports Teams: Portland Trail Blazers (owner), Seattle Seahawks (owner), Seattle Sounders FC (owner)
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🎵David "Dave" Munden -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/2/1943 N.S. d.10/15/2020 N.S. (76)
Group Names: Brian Poole & the Tremeloes
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In 1902, “New Orleans Blues” recorded, first jazz piece written, performed by Jelly Roll Morton.
In 1912, John Schrank, a former New York saloonkeeper, said he was sorry his bullet did not kill former president Theodore Roosevelt.
In 1929, The Mickey Mouse film, “The Jazz Fool”, is completed.
In 1932, The Mickey Mouse film, “Touchdown Mickey” is released.
In 1937, The Mickey Mouse film, “Clock Cleaners” is released. Donald Duck and Goofy also appear.
In 1940, Charles Chaplinʹs first all-talking comedy, “The Great Dictator,” a lampoon of Adolf Hitler, opened at two theaters in New York with Chaplin and his wife, co-star Paulette Goddard, making appearances in both locations. Two decades later, Mel Brooks would make Hitler the subject of parody again with “The Producers”.
In 1942, “Der Fuehrerʹs Face” by Spike Jones entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1948, The Donald Duck film, “Soupʹs On” is released. Huey, Dewey, and Louie also appear.
In 1951, The television comedy “I Love Lucy” starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz premiered on CBS-TV. Lucy, youʹve got some 'splainin' to do. Wacky redhead. Cuban bongo-playing husband. Two grumpy, frumpy neighbors. Nah. Never work. “I Love Lucy” starred Lucille Ball and Cuban musician husband Desi Arnaz. Vivian Vance and William Frawley co-starred as nosy neighbors Fred and Ethel Mertz.
In 1954, “The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin” began airing on ABC
In 1955, “Golfing on The Honeymooners” As usual, Ralph has bitten off a good deal more than he can chew. Heʹs got a golf date with a big shot at the bus company in two days and he doesnʹt know a putt from a potato. Well, first things first: the clothes. Letʹs see, plaid pants, argyle socks, and a floppy Scottish tam with a little ball on top. “How do I look, Norton?” he asks. “Deee-vine!” enthuses his pal. Now itʹs time for the lesson. Norton reads from a manual. Address the ball, it suggests. Norton grabs a club, works his body like a double-jointed hula dancer, salutes, and shouts, “Helloooo, ball.” Hole-in-one humor.
In 1956, On “I Love Lucy,” special guest star Orson Welles drops by the club and levitates our favorite redhead, among other tricks. This day in 1985, Welles accomplishes a more interesting feat. “The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice,” a film noir-themed episode of “Moonlighting,” has Welles as host despite his having been dead for five days.
In 1958, “Moleʹs Adventure” (Japan), the oldest surviving anime television show, made its debut.
In 1959, Fritz The Cat, Comic Strip, X-rated cat, animated in 1970s, debuts.
In 1959, “Rocky And His Friends”, Jay Wardʹs Second series, began airing on TV
In 1960, On the cover of TV Guide: “Carol Burnett and Marion Lorne from The Garry Moore Show”. Other Articles: Boris Karloff, Dobie Gillis
In 1960, “King Leonardo”, TV Cartoon Show, aka The King and Odie; debut on NBC.
In 1966, A 75-year-old man receives ten traffic summonses when he drives on the wrong side of the road four times, commits four hit-and-run offenses, and causes six accidents, all within 20 minutes, in McKinney, Texas.
In 1966, Australia bans Troggsʹ “I Canʹt Control Myself,” as “terribly obscene”.
In 1966, On the cover of TV Guide: “Peter Deuel and Judy Carne of Love on a Rooftop”. Other Articles: William Shatner, Tarzan, Marlo Thomas
In 1966, R.C., “Psychotic Reaction” by Count Five peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.
In 1966, R.C., “Reach Out Iʹll Be There” by Four Tops peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.
In 1967, Jack Kemp, Buffalo vs. Oakland, sacked eleven times!
In 1969, Frank Zappaʹs album  HOT RATS was released including the track “Peaches En Regalia”.
In 1971, In a Brady Bunch episode called “My Sister Benedict Arnold”, Greg feuds with Marcia when she dates his number one school rival; Warren Mulaney beats Greg out for the basketball team and then asks Marcia out for pizza. Marcia isnʹt too impressed with Warren after the date, but continues to see him when Greg orders her not to.
In 1973, “Tomorrow”, TV Talk Show, with Tom Snyder; debut on NBC. Haw-haw-haw-haw-haw-haw-haw! “From those of us working the late shift in Southern California, sweet dreams.” Tom Snyder would use this phrase to close his late-night show. Tom would yuk it up with some of TVʹs most interesting chatter — right after the “Tonight” show. NBC would later add critic, Rona Barrett, to the show. “Tomorrow” ran until January of 1982.
In 1975, “Shaved Fish” album by John Lennon was released
In 1976, RKO owned radio stations ban Rod Stewartʹs “Tonightʹs The Night” single because of “suggestive lyrical content.”
In 1977, R.C., “You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boone peaked at number one on the pop singles chart and stayed there for a chart-torturing ten weeks, and you thought Whitney Houstonʹs 14-week streak of “I Will Always Love You” at number one was that bad.
In 1980, The Cars rack up their third straight platinum album with “Panorama.” Althought the album goes to number five, itʹs considered something of a let-down after the back-to-back smashes of “The Cars” and “Candy-O.” “Touch and Go” from the LP peaks at #11.
In 1981, “Mork and Mindyʹs Baby” When the irrepressible alien (Robin Williams) married his human ally (Pam Dawber) on “Mork And Mindy” and started a family, Mom was a little put out. Their “baby,” after all, hatched from an egg and looked like an old man (in fact, it was Williamsʹ comic idol, Jonathan Winters). But Mindy hung in there: “Iʹm sure with enough time, Iʹll grow to love every hair on his chest.”
In 1982, Marvin Gayeʹs “Sexual Healing” enters the black singles chart at #25. Within the month it rockets to the number one spot on the chart and will win a Grammy as Best R&B Male Vocal Performance of the Year.
In 1983, R.C., “Big Log” by Robert Plant peaked at #20 on the pop singles chart.
In 1983, R.C., “Sitting At The Wheel” by Moody Blues peaked at #27 on the pop singles chart.
In 1984, “He Thinks Heʹs Ray Stevens” album by Ray Stevens was released
In 1985, “Moonlighting” Hosted by Orson Welles, who died just five days before it aired, this stylized, mostly black-and-white episode of “Moonlighting” blended the seriesʹ trademark banter and sexual tension with an unusual homage to film noir. In “The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice,” a visit to a once-hot nightspot prompts Maddie and David to dream their own versions of an old, unsolved murder. In Maddieʹs mind, her songbird character falls for Davidʹs horn-blowing charmer, who schemes to kill her husband; his version paints him as the innocent, framed by a conniving woman. In both dreams they make love, something that would remain merely fantasy for the characters for another two years.
In 1987, “Surfing With The Alien” album by Joe Satriani was released
In 1988, Debbie Gibson sings the National Anthem at the Dodgers-Aʹs World Series Game, then watches another Gibson (Kirk) win the game with a home run.
In 1988, Johnny Carson tells his Tonight Show audience “Dan Quayle was asked the other day if he supports sending military aid to the Straits of Hormuz. 'Well, itʹs all right to send it to the straights,' Quayle replied, 'but the gays are on their own.'”
In 1988, R.C., “Forever Young” by Rod Stewart peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.
In 1988, R.C., “Red Red Wine” by UB40 peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.
In 1988, R.C., “Way Out” by J.J. Fad peaked at #61 on the pop singles chart.
In 1988, “The Beany And Cecil Show”, TV Cartoon Show, last aired on ABC due to creative differences between the creators and the network.
In 1989, “An Eight Is Enough Wedding” aired on NBC. The clan reunited for the second and last time (see October 18, 1987 for their first reunion) for Davidʹs second marriage on NBC. Sandy Faison played Abby. Story: When one of the clan announces plans to remarry, there are mixed emotions among some family members who have trouble accepting the new in-law. Also see the award winning eightisenough.com
In 1989, The Los Angeles Kingsʹ Wayne Gretzky, playing against his former team, the Edmonton Oilers, in the Canadian city, broke Gordie Howeʹs all-time NHL scoring record with a late-game goal that raised his career regular season points total to 1,851, including 1,669 when he was with the Oilers. Gretzky retired a decade later with 2,857 regular-season points, one of his many NHL records.
In 1991, Tallest Sand Castle Built at 19.5 feet tall.
In 1992, The Howard Stern radio show begins broadcasting on WLUP-AM, Chicago. The station dropped the show the following August.
In 1993, The largest cookie made was 1,001 square feet in Arcadia, California. Spanned 28 feet and seven inches by 35 feet with three million chocolate chips.
In 1993, “Beverily Hillbillies” Motion Picture opens.
In 1995, Paul and Linda McCartney make guest voice appearances on The Simpsons on Fox. They counsel Lisa Simpson on vegetarianism.
In 1997, “Greatest Hits Volume II” album by Ray Stevens was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1998, Weird Al Yankovic recorded the transvestite “Truck Drivin' Song” for his CD “Running With Scissors”
In 1998, Weird Al Yankovic recorded “My Babyʹs In Love With Eddie Vedder”, and “Albuquerque” for his CD “Running With Scissors”
In 2000, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” began airing on HBO
In 2001, The fourth Mark Twain Prize, the nationʹs top prize for humor, was presented to Whoopi Goldberg during the annual Kennedy Center Celebration of American Humor in Washington, D.C.
In 2002, Musician Ryan Adams jumped into the audience at a show in Nashville to find a fan who had yelled out a request for “Summer of ʹ69,” a Bryan Adams song. Ryan Adams gave the fan $30 as a refund and refused to continue the show until the man left.
In 2003, Steve Bartman, the Cubs fan who deflected a foul ball in Game 6 of the NLCS, releases a statement explaining his actions. During a weepy apology, the 26-year-old human resources company worker asks Chicago fans to redirect their negative energy into positive support for the team during Game 7 of the championship series.
In 2004, The movie “Team America World Police” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.
In 2006, The ninth Mark Twain Prize, the nationʹs top prize for humor, was presented to Neil Simon during the annual Kennedy Center Celebration of American Humor in Washington, D.C.
In 2007, Drew Carey took the mike for the first time as the 36th season of “The Price is Right” began. He took over hosting duties from Bob Barker, who retired in June of 2007.
In 2007, “Samantha Who?” premiered on ABC.
In 2008, “Chocolate News” began airing on Comedy Central