✍🎭Philip Kaufman -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1936
Movie Titles: Raiders of the Lost Ark (series), The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Right Stuff
🏆🏁Howard Augustine "Humpy" Wheeler Jr. -- is 83 in the year 2021 and 84 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1938 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: past president and general manager of NASCAR's Charlotte Motor Speedway.
🎵Eric Budd -- is 83 in the year 2021 and 84 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1938
Group Names: The Fireballs
🎭🏆Jane Holzer -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1940
Actress, Movie Producer, Model
Misc: former Warhol superstar
🎵🏆⚽Pelé -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1940
Hall of Famer, Guitarist, Soccer Player, Brazilian
Names/Places: RN:Edson Arantes do Nascimento
Misc: became a professional soccer player at 16, joining the Santos team of Brazil; Pele' is generally regarded as the greatest player in the history of soccer and is largely responsible for a worldwide resurgence of the sport; led Brazil to 3 World Cup titles (1958,62,70); came to U.S. in 1975 to play for NY Cosmos in NASL; scored 1,281 goals in 22 years.
🏆Sally Duberson -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1942
Misc: January 1965
🎵Barbara Ann Hawkins -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1943
Group Names: Dixie Cups
🎵Pat Lewis -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1947 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Gospel Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Misc: primarily a backing vocalist
📰Brian Ross -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1948
🎵Richie Bull -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1948
Banjoist, Bassist, English
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🎭Wolf Muser -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1950
TV Shows: Santa Barbara, General Hospital
Movie Titles: To Be or Not to Be, One Man's Heroes, Contract Killers
🎭Lisby Larson -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1951
🎭🎵Michael Rupert -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1951
Actor, Director, Composer, Singer
Movie Titles: A Boy and His Dog, Life with Mikey, The Myth of Fingerprints
✍🎭🎵Pauline Black -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1953
Author, Actress, Singer, British
Movie Titles: Funny Man
🎵🎸Danny Krause -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1953
Rock & Roll Keyboardist
Group Names: Paul Revere and the Raiders
✍🎭Ang Lee -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1954
Screenwriter, Producer, Movie Director, Taiwan
🏆Darrell Pace -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1956
Misc: has men's FITA record of 1341 out of 1440 points
🎭🎵Dwight Yoakam -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1956
Actor, Movie Director, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: NN:The California Cowboy
Song Titles: Honky Tonk Man, Guitars Cadillacs, Little Sister, Little Ways, Please Please Baby, Streets of Bakersfield, I Sang Dixie, I Got You, You're The One, Ain't That Lonely Yet, Fast as You
Album Titles: Guitars Cadillacs Etc Etc, Hillbilly Deluxe, Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room, This Time, Gone, Under the Covers, Tomorrow's Sounds Today
🎵🎷Dianne Reeves -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1956
🎭🏆Louann Fernald -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1957
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: June 1979
Martin Luther King III -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1957
Misc: community activist
🎭Nancy Grace -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1958
TV Talk Show Hostess
✍🎭Sam Raimi -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1959 N.S.
Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Xena: Warrior Princess (producer)
Movie Titles: Spider Man (trilogy 2002-2007), Evil Dead (series)
✍🎭🎵Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1959 N.S.
Comedy Writer, Satirist, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Songwriter, Accordionist, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: b. in Lynwood, CA
Misc: Architect (degree); Pop music parodist of the 80s and beyond; no relation to Frankie
Song Titles: King of Suede, I Lost on Jeopardy, One More Minute, Christmas at Ground Zero, Taco Grande, Bedrock Anthem, Achy Breaky Song, Amish Paradise, Gump, White and Nerdy, Foil, Tacky, Smells Like Nirvana, My Bologna, Yoda, Another One Rides the Bus, Eat It, Dare to Be Stupid, Ricky, Fat, Jurassic Park, The Saga Begins, I Love Rocky Road, Word Crimes, Like a Surgeon
Album Titles: Weird Al Yankovic, In 3-D, Dare to Be Stupid, Polka Party!, Even Worse, UHF -Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff, Off the Deep End, Alapalooza, Bad Hair Day, Running With Scissors, Poodle Hat, Straight Outta Lynwood, Alpocalypse, Mandatory Fun
TV Shows: The Weird Al Show
Movie Titles: U.H.F.
🏆🏁🏍Wayne Rainey -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1960
Hall of Famer, Motorcyclist
Misc: former American Grand Prix road racer; AMA Superbike
🏆🏈Mike Tomczak -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1962
Misc: Super Bowl XX
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns
🏆🏈Doug Flutie -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1962
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: won Heisman Trophy with Boston College (1984); 3-time CFL MVP with B.C. Lions (1991) and Calgary (1992-93); led Calgary to Grey Cup title in 1992; 6x CFL's Most Outstanding Player, 6x CFL All-Star
Sports Teams: Boston College, New Jersey Generals (USFL 1985), Chicago Bears (NFL 1986), New England Patriots (NFL 1987-1989), BC Lions (CFL 1990-1991), Calgary Stampeders (CFL 1992-1995), Toronto Argonauts (CFL 1996-1997), Buffalo Bills (NFL 1998-2000), San Diego Chargers (NFL 2001-2004), New England Patriots (NFL 2005)
🎭🏆Katherine Hushaw -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1963
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: October 1986
🎨Lincoln Peirce -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1963 N.S.
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Book Titles: Big Nate (comic strip and books)
✍Gordon Korman -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1963 N.S.
Children's Author, Canadian
Book Titles: Dive (series), Swindle (series), Monday Night Football Club (series), A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag, The Twinkie Squad, No More Dead Dogs
🏆🏈Brent Williams -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1964
🎵🎸Robert Trujillo -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1964
Hall of Famer, Heavy Metal Bassist
Group Names: Infectious Grooves, Black Label Society, Metalicca
🏆⚾Al Leiter -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1965
Sports Teams: Toronto Blue Jays
🎭Yvonne Perry -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1966
Movie Titles: Ten 'til Noon, UnCivil Liberties
🎵David Thomas -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1966
Group Names: Take 6
🎵🎸Brian Nevin -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1966 N.S.
Rock & Roll Performer
Group Names: Big Head Todd and the Monsters
🎵🎸Dale Crover -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1967
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Nirvana
🏆🏈Kendall Gammon -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1968
🏆🏈Kevin Henry -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1968
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🎵Junior Bryant -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1968
Group Names: Ricochet
🎭Jon Huertas -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1969
Actor, Producer, American, Puerto Rican
TV Shows: Sabrina the Teenage Witch (as Brad), Castle (as Javier Esposito)
Movie Titles: The Objective, Right at Your Door, Reparation
🎭🏆Brooke Theiss -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1969
Misc: Maxie doll model
TV Shows: Just the Ten of Us (as Wendy Lubbock) Beverly Hills 90210 (as Leslie Sumner in 1993)
Movie Titles: Catwoman, A Nightmare on Elm Street (1988), Quicksand
🏆🏈Reggie Barnes -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1969
⚛📰Dr. Sanjay Gupta -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1969 N.S.
Misc: medical reporter
🎭Steve Wilder -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1970
TV Shows: Melrose Place (as Alex Bustian), Days of Our Lives
Movie Titles: Iron Man 3, The Nice Guys, Josh Kirby...Time Warrior, The Journey: Absolution
🎵Eric Gibson -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1970 N.S.
Group Names: The Gibson Brothers
🏆🏈Alai Kalaniuvalu -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1971
🎭Kate del Castillo -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1972 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, Mexican
Movie Titles: The Book of Life
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🏆🏈Daryl Price -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1972
NFL Defensive End
🏆🏈Patrise Alexander -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1972
🏆⚽Tiffeny Milbrett -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1972 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Forward, American
🎵Jimmy Wayne -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1972
Songwriter, Country Singer
🎭Vivian Bang -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1973
TV Shows: Sullivan and Son
Movie Titles: Yes Man, Our Time is Up, Little Black Book
🏆🏈Blaine McElmurry -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1973
🏆🏈Shawn Wooden -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1973
🎭Kaleena Kiff -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1974
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: Wally's daughter
TV Shows: Love Sidney (as Patti Morgan), New Leave It to Beaver (as Kelly Cleaver), Pole Position
Movie Titles: Jaws: The Revenge, Oliver and Company
🎵🎸Eric Bass -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1974
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Shinedown
🎭Boti Bliss -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1975
TV Shows: CSI: Miami (as Maxine Valera)
Movie Titles: Bundy, Dorm Daze, Bubble Boy
🏆🏀Keith Van Horn -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1975
🎭🏆Cat Deeley -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1976
TV Hostess, Model, English
TV Shows: So You Think You Can Dance
🎭Ryan Reynolds -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1976
TV Shows: Two Guys a Girl and a Pizza Place (as Michael "Berg" Bergen)
Movie Titles: National Lampoon's Van Wilder, The Amityville Horror, Definitely Maybe, The Proposal, Buried
🎭Saycon Sengbloh -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1977 N.S.
TV Shows: In The Dark
🎭Sarah Laine -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1982
Actress, Producer, Costume Designer
Names/Places: aka Sarah D'Laine
Movie Titles: American Pie 2, Mermaids, Flight of the Living Dead
🎭🎮Bradley Pierce -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1982
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Video Game Voice Actor
Movie Titles: Beauty and the Beast, Jumanji, The Borrowers, Porco Rosso
Video Games: Kingdom Hearts (series), The LEGO Movie Videogame, American Wasteland
🎵🎸Matthew Shultz -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1983
Alternative Rock Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Cage the Elephant
Song Titles: Ain't No Rest for the Wicked, In One Ear
🎭Jessica Dunphy -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1984
✍🎭Meghan McCain -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1984 N.S.
Author, Political Activist, Personality
TV Shows: The View
🏆🏈Lorenzo Williams -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1984
NFL Player, Football Defensive Tackle
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✍🎭Masiela Lusha -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1985
Author, Humanitarian, Actress, Producer, Albanian
TV Shows: George Lopez Show (as Carmen Consuelo Lopez)
🏆Candice Cassidy -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1985
Misc: June 2009
🎵Miguel Pimentel -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1985 N.S.
🎵Miguel -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1985
Rhythm and Blues Singer
🎭Briana Evigan -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1986
Movie Titles: Soroity Row, Stash House, Mother's Day, Burning Bright, The Devil's Carnival, Step Up (series)
🎭Inbar Lavi -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1986 N.S.
TV Shows: Imposters, Prison Break
🎭Emilia Clarke -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1986 N.S.
Misc: some sources say she was born on May 1 in 1987
TV Shows: Game of Thrones (as Daenerys Targaryen)
Movie Titles: Terminator Genisys, Me Before You, Dom Hemingway
🎭Jessica Stroup -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1986
TV Shows: 90210 (as Erin Silver), The Following (as Max Hardy)
Movie Titles: Ted, Prom Night
🎵Allen Branstetter -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1990 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Trumpeter, Soul Musician
Misc: Neo-soul style
Group Names: St. Paul and The Broken Heart
🎭🎵🏆Taylor Spreitler -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1993 N.S.
Actress, Producer, Singer, Model
TV Shows: Melissa and Joey (as Lennox Scanlon), Kevin Can Wait (as Kendra Gable)
Movie Titles: Girl on the Edge, Stalked at 17
🎭Margaret Qualley -- is 27 in the year 2021 and 28 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1994 N.S.
TV Shows: Fosse/Verdon
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🏆Ireland Eliesse Baldwin -- is 26 in the year 2021 and 27 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1995 N.S.
Names/Places: Kim Basinger & Alec's daughter
🎭Zach Callison -- is 24 in the year 2021 and 25 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1997 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Steven Universe (as Steven Universe), Sofia the First, The Legend of Korra
Movie Titles: Justice League: War, Mr. Peabody and Sherman
🎭Amandla Stenberg -- is 23 in the year 2021 and 24 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1998 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: Mr. Robinson (as Halle Foster)
Movie Titles: The Hunger Games, Rio 2, As You Are, Colombiana
Allegra Sky Leguizano -- is 22 in the year 2021 and 23 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1999
Names/Places: Justine Maurer and John's daughter
Vance Alexander Baldwin -- is 20 in the year 2021 and 21 in the year 2022; b.10/23/2001
Names/Places: Chynna Phillips and William's son
Deacon Phillippe -- is 18 in the year 2021 and 19 in the year 2022; b.10/23/2003
Names/Places: Reese Witherspoon and Ryan's son
🎭Sophie Giannamore -- is 18 in the year 2021 and 19 in the year 2022; b.10/23/2003 N.S.
Eddy Angélil -- is 11 in the year 2021 and 12 in the year 2022; b.10/23/2010
Names/Places: Celine Dion and Rene's son
Nelson Angélil -- is 11 in the year 2021 and 12 in the year 2022; b.10/23/2010
Names/Places: Celine Dion and Rene's twin son
⛪👑Saint Ignatius Of Loyola -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1491 J+CD d.7/31/1556 Ju-1 (64)
Missionary, Knight, Spanish
Names/Places: RN:Inigo de Onez y Loyola
Misc: estimated birthdate; Society of Jesuits founder
🎨Jacques Ange Gabriel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1698 N.S. d.1/4/1782 N.S. (83)
👑Emperor Peter II Of Russia -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1715 Ju-1 d.1/29/1730 Ju-1 (14)
Misc: ruled 1727-30
🎖⚖Thomas Pinckney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1750 d.11/2/1828 (78)
Soldier, Politician, Diplomat
Misc: negotiated Pinckney's Treaty (Oct. 27, 1795) with Spain
⚛Samuel Morey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1762 N.S. d.4/17/1843 N.S. (80)
Misc: Rotary steam engine, windmill, water wheel, steam pump, internal combustion engine
✍Pierre Larousse -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1817 d.1/3/1875 (57)
🏆⚾William Ambrose Hulbert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1832 d.4/10/1882 (49)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure, MLB Executive
Misc: one of the founders of the National League, recogized as baseball's first major league.
⚖Adlai Ewing Stevenson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1835 N.S. d.6/14/1914 N.S. (78)
Misc: 23rd U.S. Vice President (under Cleveland)
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🎨✍⚛Francis Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1838 d.4/7/1915 (76)
Artist, Novelist, Engineer
✍Robert Seymour Bridges -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1844 d.4/21/1930 (85)
Misc: poet laureate of England, "The Testament of Beauty".
💰Marquis M. Converse -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1861 d.??/??/1931
Misc: founded Converse Rubber Shoe Company to make basketball shoes
⚛Frederick Lanchester -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1868 d.3/8/1946 (77)
Misc: built the first British gasoline automobile
🏆🏈John William Heisman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1869 d.10/3/1936 (66)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: The Heisman Trophy established in his name (1935); The first athletic director of NY's downtown athletic club; 36-year coach; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Brown (football player, 1887-1889), Penn (football player, 1890-1891), Oberlin (football coach, 1892), Buchtel (football coach, 1893-1894), Oberlin (football coach, 1894), Auburn (football coach, 1895-1899), Clemson (football coach, 1900-1903), Georgia Tech (football coach, 1904-1919), Penn (football coach, 1920-1922), Washington & Jefferson (football coach, 1923), Rice (football coach, 1924-1927), Georgia Tech (basketball coach, 1908-1909), Georgia Tech (basketball coach, 1912-1914), Buchtel (baseball coach, 1894), Clemson (baseball coach, 1899-1904), Georgia Tech (baseball coach, 1904-1917)
⚛William Coolidge -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1873 d.2/3/1975 (101)
Chemist, Engineer, Inventor
Misc: his improvement of tungsten filaments was essential in the development of the modern incandescent lamp bulb and the X-ray tube.
🎭Seymour Felix -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1892 d.3/16/1961 (68)
🎭"Gummo" Marx -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1892 d.4/21/1977 (84)
Movie Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan
Names/Places: RFN:Milton; The Marx Brothers with Groucho, Harpo, Zeppo, & Chico
Misc: Criminal Investigator, Theatrical Agent
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🏆🏁🏊Isabella "Belle" Mary Moore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1894 N.S. d.3/7/1975 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Scottish
Names/Places: aka Belle Cameron
⚛Bernt Balchen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1899 d.10/17/1973 (73)
🎵Mo Jaffe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1901 d.12/2/1972 (71)
Songwriter, Novelty Singer, Bandleader
📰🏆Samuel Harold "Sam" Lacy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1903 N.S. d.5/8/2003 N.S. (99)
Hall of Famer, Editor, Columnist, Sports Commentator, Sports Writer
🏆🥊Maurice Tillet -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1903 N.S. d.9/4/1954 N.S. (50)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Russian
Names/Places: NN:The French Angel
🏆🏌Harvey Penick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1904 d.4/2/1995 (90)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: premier golf instructor and author of one the best-selling sports book of all time, "Harvey Penick's Little Red Book."
Book Titles: Harvey Penick's Little Red Book
🏆🏁🏊Gertrude Ederle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1905 N.S. d.11/30/2003 N.S. (98)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: the youngest person to break a non-mechanical world record by swimming the 880 yard freestyle in 13:19, and first woman to swim the English Channel (6 August 1926); won 3 medals in 1924 Olympics.
⚛Felix Bloch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1905 d.9/10/1983 (77)
Misc: nuclear physicist (Nobel 1952)
🎭Hayden Rorke -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1910 d.8/19/1987 (76)
TV Actor, Gay
TV Shows: Mr. Adams & Eve (as Steve), No Time for Sergeants, I Dream of Jeannie (as Dr. Alfred Bellows)
✍Martha Rountree -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1911 d.8/23/1999 (87)
Misc: co-creator and first moderator of Meet the Press 1945-53
TV Shows: Meet the Press, Keep Posted, The Big Issue, Press Conference
🏆🏒Gordon Arthur "Gordie" Drillon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1913 N.S. d.9/23/1986 N.S. (72)
Hall of Famer, NHL Right Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1935-1950
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Montreal Canadiens (NHL), Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets (EHL), Syracuse Stars (IAHL), Valleyfield Braves (QPHL), Saint John Beavers (MSHL)
📰Jess Gorkin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1913 d.2/1/1985 (71)
Misc: of Parade Magazine
🏆🏈Frank "Bruiser" Kinard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1914 N.S. d.9/7/1985 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, NFL Tackle, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL 1938-1944), Brooklyn Tigers (NFL 1938-1944), New York Yankees (AAFC 1946-1947), Ole Miss (as player 1930s, administrator 1971-1973, as line coach 1948-1970)
🎭Robert Bray -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1917 d.3/7/1983 (65)
TV Shows: Lassie (as Corey Stuart)
🎭James Daly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1918 d.7/3/1978 (59)
Names/Places: b. in Wisconsin Rapids, WI; Hope Newell's hubby, Tyne & Timothy's dad
TV Shows: Studio One, Omnibus, Medical Center (as Dr. Paul Lochner)
🎭Peggy Moran -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1918 d.10/24/2002 (84)
Names/Places: RN:Marie Jeanette Moran; NN:The Queen of Scream
🎭Augusta Dabney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1918 N.S. d.2/4/2008 N.S. (89)
Names/Places: William Prince's wife
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🎨Paul Rudolph -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1918 d.8/8/1997 (78)
Misc: one of the most prominent to emerge after WWII
🎨Bob Montana -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1920 N.S. d.1/4/1975 N.S. (54)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
⚖Frank Rizzo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1920 d.7/16/1991 (70)
Misc: Mayor of Philadelphia
🎭Coleen Gray -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1922 d.8/3/2015 N.S. (92)
Movie Titles: Nightmare Alley, Kiss of Death, The Killing
🏆⚾Ewell Blackwell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1922 d.10/29/1996 (74)
Names/Places: NN:The Whip
🎭Frank Sutton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1923 d.6/28/1974 (50)
TV Shows: Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (as Sgt. Vince Carter), The Jim Nabors Hour
🎭Nanni Loy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1925 d.8/21/1995 (69)
Movie Director, Italian
⛪🎭🏆🎾Johnny Carson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1925 N.S. d.1/23/2005 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Protestant, Comedian, TV Talk Show Host, Producer, Tennis Player
Names/Places: b. in Corning, IA
TV Shows: Who Do You Trust, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (host 1962-92)
🏆🏒Fred Shero -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1925 N.S. d.11/24/1990 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, NHL Coach, NHL Player, Canadian
Names/Places: NN:The Fog
Misc: spent most of his playing career (1947-1958) in the minor leagues, though played for the New York Rangers of the NHL
Sports Teams: New York Rangers
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🏆Dezső Gyarmati -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1927 N.S. d.8/18/2013 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Hungarian
Misc: water polo player, one of five men to win three Olympic gold medals in Water Polo.
🎵Sonny Criss -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1927 d.11/19/1977 (50)
Alto-sax, Soprano-sax, Bandleader
🎭Bella Darvi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1929 d.9/10/1971 (41)
Names/Places: RN:Wegier Bayla
🎵Boozoo Chavis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1930 d.5/5/2001 (70)
Misc: one of the pioneers of Zydeco
✍🎭Diana Dors -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1931 d.5/4/1984 (52)
Author, TV Actress, English
Names/Places: Richard Dawson's ex-; RN:Diana "Daisy" Fluck
⚖🏆⚾Jim Bunning -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1931 N.S. d.5/26/2017 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Senator, MLB Pitcher
Misc: 9x All-Star, 3x Strikeout Leader; pitched a perfect game against the Mets in 1965, also pitched for the Tigers, his first team. His perfect game was on Father's Day in 1964; Phillies #14 retired
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers (1955-1963), Philadelphia Phillies (1964-1967), Pittsburgh Pirates (1968-1969), Los Angeles Dodgers (1969), Philadelphia Phillies (1970-1971)
🎭Dimitra Arliss -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1932 d.1/26/2012 (79)
TV Shows: Rich Man Poor Man
🏆Paul Zimmerman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1932 N.S. d.11/1/2018 N.S. (86)
Misc: of Sports Illustrated
🎭Albert Stratton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1937 d.4/26/2011 N.S. (73)
TV Shows: The New Perry Mason (1973, as Paul Drake), Sara
🎵Yvonne Staples -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1937 N.S. d.4/10/2018 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Gospel Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: Roebuck's daughter
Group Names: The Staple Singers
🎭Stanley Anderson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1939 N.S. d.6/24/2018 N.S. (78)
TV Shows: Dangerous Minds (as Bud Bartkus), Seinfeld (as judge in the series finale)
Movie Titles: Spider-Man (2002), Primal Fear, Armageddon, Runaway Jury
🎵Charles "Charlie" Foxx -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1939 N.S. d.9/18/1998 N.S. (58)
Songwriter, Guitarist, Gospel Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Song Titles: Mockingbird (wrote and sang the song with sister Inez Foxx)
🏆⛸Dona Lee Carrier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1940 d.2/15/1961 (20)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater
🎵Ellie Greenwich -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1940 d.8/26/2009 (68)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter, Soul Singer
Group Names: Raindrops
Song Titles: Da Doo Ron Ron (songwriter), Chapel of Love (songwriter)
🎭🎵Jordan Christopher -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1940 d.1/21/1996 (55)
Misc: some say 1938, 1941, or 1942
TV Shows: The Wild Ones
🏆🏈Winston Hill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1941 N.S. d.4/26/2016 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player
Sports Teams: New York Jets, Los Angeles Rams
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✍⚛🎭Michael Crichton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1942 d.11/4/2008 (66)
Novelist, Screen/Scriptwriter, Doctor, Movie Director
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; FN:John; PRON:CRY-TON
Book Titles: The Great Train Robbery, The Terminal Man, Rising Sun, Congo, Jurassic Park
🎭🎮Warren Burton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1944 N.S. d.10/2/2017 N.S. (72)
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Valley of the Dolls
Video Games: Red Faction Guerella, Rango
🎵Preston Shannon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1947 N.S. d.1/22/2018 N.S. (70)
Songwriter, Blues Singer/Guitarist
Misc: electric blues and soul blues
🎵Greg Ridley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1947 d.11/19/2003 N.S. (56)
Group Names: Humble Pie, sessionist
📰John Holliman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1948 d.9/12/1998 (49)
Misc: one of CNN's original Bad Boys of Baghdad
🎵🎸Wurzel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1949 d.7/9/2011 N.S. (61)
Heavy Metal Guitarst, British
Names/Places: RN:Michael Burston
Misc: some say b. Oct 27
Group Names: Motorhead
🎖Edmund Pendleton -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/9/1721 d.10/23/1803 (82)
Misc: Virginia patriot during the American Revolution.
🎨⚛Cullen Whipple -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/4/1801 N.S. d.10/23/1868 N.S. (67)
Misc: patented the screw machine
⚛John Boyd Dunlop -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/5/1840 d.10/23/1921 (81)
Misc: pneumatic tires inventor and patenter 1888
Olympia Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/5/1835 d.10/23/1926 (91)
✍⚛Zane Grey -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/31/1875 d.10/23/1939 (64)
Misc: Western frontier, American West novels
🎭🎵Murray K. Hill -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1865 d.10/23/1942 (77)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan, Singer
Names/Places: stage name of Joseph Tunnicliffe Pope Jr.
🎵Ralph Rainger -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/7/1901 d.10/23/1942 (41)
Misc: composer of popular music principally for films
🎵Ben Bernie -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/30/1891 d.10/23/1943 (52)
Names/Places: NN:The Old Maestro
⚛Charles Barkla -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/7/1877 d.10/23/1944 (67)
Misc: x-ray radiation
✍⚛Ernest Thompson Seton -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/14/1860 d.10/23/1946 (86)
Author, Naturalist, British, Canadian
Misc: founded Boy Scouts of America
⚖🎭🎵🎷Al Jolson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/26/1886 d.10/23/1950 (64)
Mayor, Movie/Stage Actor, Vaudevillan, Jazz Singer, Russian
Names/Places: b. in St. Petersburg; RN:Asa Hesselson then Asa Yoelson; Ruby Keeler's hubby
Misc: some say b. 1866
Movie Titles: The Jazz Singer (1927, the first movie with sound)
🎭Suzanne "Susan" Peters -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/3/1921 N.S. d.10/23/1952 N.S. (31)
Charles Fleischer -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/23/1882 d.10/23/1956 (74)
Names/Places: Max's brother
🎨William Golden -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/31/1911 d.10/23/1959 (48)
Misc: designed the CBS Eye logo
🎭Gage Clark -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/3/1900 d.10/23/1964 (64)
TV Shows: Date With the Angels, Mr. Peepers (as Superintendent Bascom)
📰Frank Mott -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/4/1886 d.10/23/1964 (78)
Journalist, Historian, Educator
🎵David Box -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/11/1943 d.10/23/1964 (21)
Misc: one of Buddy Holly's successors as lead vocalist with The Crickets; d. plane crash
Group Names: The Crickets
✍🎵Jo Swerling -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/18/1897 d.10/23/1964 (67)
Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter, Lyricist, Russian
Misc: stage: Guys & Dolls
✍📰Lester Markel -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/9/1894 d.10/23/1977 (83)
Lecturer, Journalist, Editor, Educator
Misc: New York Times
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🎵"Mother" Maybelle Carter -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/10/1909 d.10/23/1978 (69)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Country Singer
Names/Places: Mother of June, Helen, & Anita
Group Names: The Carter Family
🎵Hoyt Hawkins -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/31/1927 d.10/23/1982 (55)
Hall of Famer, Country Singer
Group Names: the Jordanaires
📰Jessica Savitch -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/2/1948 d.10/23/1983 (35)
Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist
TV Shows: NBC News, Frontline
🎭Oskar Werner -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/13/1922 d.10/23/1984 (61)
Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director, Austrian
Names/Places: RMLN:Josef Bschliessmayer
Movie Titles: Farenehit 451
🎵James Caesar Petrillo -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/16/1892 d.10/23/1984 (92)
Misc: Prez AFM labor leader
🎵🎷Merle Watson -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/8/1949 d.10/23/1985 (36)
Guitarist, Jazz Performer
🎭Lino Ventura -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/14/1919 d.10/23/1986 (67)
Movie Titles: French Detective, Slap, Jig-Saw
⚛Edward A. Doisy -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/13/1893 d.10/23/1986 (92)
Misc: discoverer of vitamin K (Nobel 1943)
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🎭Bill Leonard -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/9/1916 d.10/23/1994 (78)
Names/Places: RFN:William A.
TV Shows: CBS News (president), 60 Minutes (co-creator), Sunday Morning (co-creator)
🎭Robert Lansing -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/5/1928 N.S. d.10/23/1994 N.S. (66)
Names/Places: b. in San Diego; RLN:Howell Brown; Emily McLaughlin's ex-
Misc: some say b. in 1929
TV Shows: 87th Precinct, Twelve O'Clock High (as Brig. Gen. Frank Savage), The Man Who Never Was, Automan, The Equalizer (as Control)
Prince's Son -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/16/1996 d.10/23/1996 (0)
Names/Places: RN: Boy Gregory; Mayte and Prince's son
✍📰Diana Trilling -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/21/1905 d.10/23/1996 (91)
Author, Essayist, Critic, Newsperson
⚛Luther Simjian -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/28/1905 d.10/23/1997 (92)
Misc: invented the TelePrompter, ATM, and 200 other inventions
🏆🥊Rodney Agatupu Anoa'i -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/2/1966 N.S. d.10/23/2000 N.S. (34)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: ring name: Yokozuna
🎵Rusty Kershaw -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/2/1946 d.10/23/2001 (55)
🎭Beulah Quo -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/17/1923 d.10/23/2002 (79)
🎭Marianne Hoppe -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/26/1909 d.10/23/2002 (93)
⚖Richard "Dick" Helms -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/30/1913 N.S. d.10/23/2002 N.S. (89)
Misc: CIA director
✍🎭🎵Adolph Green -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/2/1915 d.10/23/2002 (86)
Dramatist/Playwright, Actor, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: teamed with Betty Comden, they wrote scripts--and often the lyrics--for many Broadway shows and Hollywood film musicals.
⚖Mei-Ling Soong "Madame" Chaing -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/5/1898 d.10/23/2003 (105)
Head of State
Names/Places: aka Madame Chiang Kai-Shek
Misc: was a First Lady of the Republic of China
🏆⚽Bill Nicholson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/26/1919 d.10/23/2004 (85)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: wing half and manager
🎨📰George Silk -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/17/1916 d.10/23/2004 (87)
⛪🎭🎵Robert Merrill -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/4/1917 N.S. d.10/23/2004 N.S. (87)
Jewish, Actor, Baritone, Opera Singer
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; RN:Moishe Miller
Misc: The Metropolitan Opera
TV Shows: Your Show of Shows
🎭Linda Day -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/12/1938 d.10/23/2009 (71)
🎭Lou Jacobi -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/28/1913 d.10/23/2009 (95)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Canadian
TV Shows: Ivan the Terrible, Dean Martin Show (regular)
Movie Titles: Arthur, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask, Avalon
🎨Anthony Caro -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/8/1924 d.10/23/2013 (89)
Misc: a pre-eminent artist of the postwar era who created a new language for abstract sculpture in the 1960s with brightly colored, horizontal assemblages of welded steel that seemed choreographed as much as constructed.
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🎵🎸John "Gypie" Mayo -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/24/1951 N.S. d.10/23/2013 N.S. (62)
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Guitarist, English
Group Names: Dr. Feelgood
🎵Jeanne Black -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/25/1937 d.10/23/2014 N.S. (76)
Names/Places: b. in Pomona, CA; RN:Gloria Jeanne
Misc: sang an answer to Jim Reeves' "He'll Have To Go" with her hit "He'll Have To Stay"
Song Titles: He'll Have to Stay
✍📰Frank F. Mankiewicz -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/16/1924 d.10/23/2014 (90)
Writer, Journalist, Columnist
🎭🎵Alvin Stardust -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/27/1942 d.10/23/2014 (72)
Stage Actor, Pop Singer, English
📰⚖Tom Hayden -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/11/1939 N.S. d.10/23/2016 N.S. (76)
Journalist, Politician, Political Activist
Names/Places: Jane Fonda's ex-
Misc: some say b. 1940; 1960s anti-war activist
🎭🎵Pete Burns -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/5/1959 N.S. d.10/23/2016 N.S. (57)
Personality, Songwriter, Hip-Pop Singer, English
Group Names: Dead or Alive
⚛Paul Weitz -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/25/1932 N.S. d.10/23/2017 N.S. (85)
Misc: veteran of Skylab and shuttle missions
🎭James Karen -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/28/1923 N.S. d.10/23/2018 N.S. (94)
TV Shows: Ned and Stacey, The Larry Sanders Show (as network president Sheldon Davidoff), Eight is Enough (as Eliot Randolph), The Powers of Matthew Star
Movie Titles: The China Syndrome, Poltergeist, The Pursuit of Happyness, Wall Street, The Return of the Living Dead
🏆🏈William C. Gorden -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/30/1930 N.S. d.10/23/2020 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Tennessee State (player), Jackson State (coach for football and baseball)
🎭🎵🎸Jerry "Jeff" Walker -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/16/1942 N.S. d.10/23/2020 N.S. (78)
Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country-Rock Performer
Group Names: The Texas Connection
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In 1932, “Fred Allen Show” premieres on radio.
In 1941, The Walt Disney animated feature “Dumbo,” about a young circus elephant who learns how to fly, premiered in New York. It cost $812,000 to make.
In 1942, The Goofy film, “How to Swim” is released.
In 1950, “LIFE” magazine was adorned with a cover picture of Ed Wynn, and the caption, “TV gets top comics.”
In 1950, Singer Al Jolson dies at age 66. Jolson starred in “The Jazz Singer” in 1927, ushering in the era of talking movies.
In 1953, Humphrey Bear, Cartoon Character, first appeared in 'Rugged Bear'; by Walt Disney.
In 1954, R.C., “Sh-Boom” makes the pop chart by Stan Freberg; will peak at #14.
In 1956, Jonathan Winters became a TV star this day. Winters was seen coast to coast in the first color videotaped sequence to be broadcast. The tape originated from WRCA-TV in New York City. The broadcast was developed for NBC network stations.
In 1959, Novelty singer and accordionist “Weird Al” Yankovic is born in Lynnwood, California. Among his parodies are “Like a Surgeon,” a parody of Madonnaʹs “Like a Virgin,” and “Eat It,” a parody of Michael Jacksonʹs “Beat It” that sells more than one million copies and reaches number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 1965, R.C., “Act Naturally” by The Beatles peaked at #47 on the pop singles chart.
In 1965, R.C., “Liar, Liar” by The Castaways peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.
In 1966, “TIGER BEAT” FOR NOVEMBER '66 DINO MARTIN is the featured photo on the cover; Plus: “Scoop: BEACH BOYS Wedding (Billyʹs sister marries Carl); Intimate visit with the ROLLING STONES.”
In 1970, Frank Zappaʹs album  CHUNGAʹS REVENGE was released including the track “Transylvania Boogie”.
In 1970, In a Brady Bunch episode called “The Dropout”, Don Drysdale, ex-Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher, guest stars as himself; Greg, the oldest Brady boy, is obsessed with becoming a big league pitcher and when Don Drysdale encourages him, heʹs ready to give up everything else including school. The Bradys become concerned when his grades start to drop and the h ousehold suffers because of his overconfidence.
In 1971, R.C., “Sweet City Woman” by Stampeders peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart.
In 1971, “Desiderata” by Les Crane entered the Top 40 chart. National Lampoon turned it into “Deteriota” the following year.
In 1971, “Tommy”, Pete Townshendʹs rock opera spends its last week on the LP chart, two and a half years after its release. However, “Tommy” returns in 1972 for a one-night-only London stage performance and again in 1975 with the release of the movie “Tommy.”
In 1976, R.C., “I Only Want To Be With You” by Bay City Rollers peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.
In 1976, R.C., “Still The One” by Orleans peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.
In 1976, R.C., “Thatʹll Be The Day” by Linda Ronstadt peaked at #11 on the pop singles chart.
In 1976, TVʹS “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” Host: STEVE MARTIN; Musical Guest: KINKY FRIEDMAN
In 1978, CBS Records hiked prices of many albums by one dollar this day. Other labels soon joined in. The price of vinyl albums was $8.98, thanks to the increase.
In 1978, “52nd Street” album by Billy Joel was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA. It was his second platinum award this year.
In 1979, Monty Pythonʹs Life of Brian opens in movie theaters.
In 1980, The actorsʹ strike ended as members of the Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA ended a 95-day strike by ratifying a three-year contract with film and television producers.
In 1980, “Angie”, TV Comedy; last aired on ABC.
In 1981, “Card Sharks”, TV Game Show; last aired on NBC, syndicated 1982, 1986, returned to CBS 1986.
In 1982, R.C., “Break It To Me Gently” by Juice Newton peaked at #11 on the pop singles chart.
In 1982, R.C., “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” by Culture Club peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.
In 1982, R.C., “Donʹt Fight It” by Kenny Loggins with Steve Perry peaked at #17 on the pop singles chart.
In 1982, R.C., “Gypsy” by Fleetwood Mac peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.
In 1982, R.C., “Hold On” by Santana peaked at #15 on the pop singles chart.
In 1982, R.C., “I Ran” by A Flock Of Seagulls peaked at number nine on the pop singles chart.
In 1982, R.C., “Sweet Time” by REO Speedwagon peaked at #26 on the pop singles chart.
In 1982, R.C., “Tug Of War” by Paul McCartney peaked at #53 on the pop singles chart.
In 1988, ABC solves its own impossible problem — the writers strike — by reviving “Mission: Impossible” with old scripts and new faces. After his protege is killed, Peter Graves returns as Jim Phelps receiving his missions on self-destructing video discs. Also on the IMF team is electronics expert Grant Collier, played by Phil Morris, son of both actor Greg Morris and his original “M: I” character. Casting nepotism ensues.
In 1997, On “Weird Al” Yankovicʹs 38th birthday, the Bermuda Files moved to www.weirdal.com
In 2004, Singer Ashlee Simpsonʹs “extra help” may have been exposed when a “Saturday Night Live” audience heard her voice — singing the wrong song — while she held a microphone at her waist. Her record company blamed a computer glitch and she blamed her band for the incident, which cut off her planned performance of the song “Autobiography” on the network comedy show. Simpson had performed her hit single “Pieces of Me” without incident earlier in the show. When she came back a second time, her band started playing and the first lines of her singing “Pieces of Me” could be heard again. She looked momentarily confused as the band plowed ahead with the song and the vocal was quickly silenced. Simpson made some exaggerated hopping dance moves, then walked off the stage 35 seconds into the performance. NBC quickly cut to a commercial. “What can I say?” guest host Jude Law said with Simpson standing next to him at the end of the show. “Live TV.” “Exactly,” Simpson said. “I feel so bad. My band started playing the wrong song. I didnʹt know what to do so I thought Iʹd do a hoe-down.”
In 2005, The eighth Mark Twain Prize, the nationʹs top prize for humor, was presented to Steve Martin during the annual Kennedy Center Celebration of American Humor in Washington, D.C.
In 2011, Robin Williams married Susan Schneider.
In 2011, The 14th Mark Twain Prize, the nationʹs top prize for humor, was presented to Will Ferrell during the annual Kennedy Center Celebration of American Humor in Washington, D.C.
In 2016, The 19th Mark Twain Prize, the nationʹs top prize for humor, was presented to Bill Murray during the annual Kennedy Center Celebration of American Humor in Washington, D.C.