🎭Alf -- is 264 in the year 2021 and 265 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1757
TV Actor, Alien Life Form
Misc: Alf star; Space Alien from Melmac; ALF=Alien Life Form
TV Shows: Alf (himself), Alftales (himself)
🏆🏁Wilbur Shaw Jr. -- is 95 in the year 2021 and 96 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1926
🎭🎵🎷Dame Cleo Laine -- is 94 in the year 2021 and 95 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1927
Actress, Jazz Singer, English
🎭Joan Plowright -- is 92 in the year 2021 and 93 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1929
Movie/Stage Actress, English
Names/Places: ex-Lawrence Olivier's wife
Movie Titles: Avalon, Enchanted April, 101 Dalmations
✍🎵Mitchell Torok -- is 92 in the year 2021 and 93 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1929
Author, Songwriter, Guitarist, Country Singer
🎭Jack Hedley -- is 91 in the year 2021 and 92 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1930
Names/Places: RN:Jack Hawkins
Movie Titles: For Your Eyes Only
🏆Jim Beatty -- is 87 in the year 2021 and 88 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1934
Hall of Famer, Track and Field
Misc: ran first sub 4-minute indoor mile
🎭🏆Virginia Gordon -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1936 N.S.
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: January 1959
🏆🏀Leonard R. "Lenny" Wilkens -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1937 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Player, Olympic Athlete
Misc: He was called 'Lefty' as star passing and scoring guard player. Had two Hall Of Fame careers, one as player, one as coach; 7,211 career assists, 5,030 rebounds, 17,772 points; MVP of 1960 NIT as Providence guard; MVP of 1971 All-Star Game; coached Seattle to NBA title in 1979; Coach of Year in 1994 with Atlanta; 9x NBA All-Star, SuperSonics #19 retired
Sports Teams: St. Louis Hawks (1960-1968), Seattle SuperSonics (1968-1972), Cleveland Cavaliers (1972-1974), Portland Trail Blazers (1974-1975), Seattle SuperSonics (coach 1969-1972), Portland Trail Blazers (coach 1974-1976), Seattle SuperSonics (coach 1977-1985), Cleveland Cavaliers (coach 1986-1993), Atlanta Hawks (coach 1993-2000), Toronto Raptors (coach 2000-2003), New York Knicks (coach 2004-2005)
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⛪🎭Jane Alexander -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1939
Protestant, TV/Movie/Stage Actress
Names/Places: b. in Boston, MA; RLN:Quigley
Misc: chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts
✍🎭🎵Jim Post -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1939
Playwright, Actor, Composer, Songwriter, Folk Singer
Group Names: Friend & Lover
✍🎭Susan Harris -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1940
Hall of Famer, Writer, TV Producer
TV Shows: Empty Nest, Nurses, The Golden Palace, Hail to the Chief, It Takes Two, I'm a Big Girl Now, Soap, Benson, Golden Girls
🎵🎸Hank B. Marvin -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1941
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Guitarist, English
Names/Places: RN:Brian Rankin
Group Names: The Shadows
🎭Dennis Franz -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1944
Names/Places: b. Maywood, Ill
TV Shows: Hill Street Blues (as Lt. Norman Buntz), Beverly Hills Buntz (as Lt. Norman Buntz), Chicago Story, Bay City Blues, NYPD Blue (as Det. Andy Sipowicz)
Movie Titles: The Fury, Dressed To Kill, Popeye, Psycho II, Body Double, Die Hard 2
✍Simon Brett -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1945 N.S.
Mystery Writer, English
Misc: created det. Charles Paris
Book Titles: Charles Paris (series)
🎭Tom Fitzsimmons -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1947
TV Shows: The Paper Chase (as Franklin Ford III)
🏆🏈Dave (Football) Foley -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1947
🎭🎵Telma Hopkins -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1948
TV Actress, Adult Contemporary Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Louisville, KY
Group Names: Tony Orlando and Dawn
TV Shows: Bosom Buddies (as Isabelle), Gimme a Break (as Dr. Addy Wilson), A New Kind of Family, Family Matters (as Rachel Crawford), Getting By (as Dolores Dixon), Are We There Yet?, Partners, Lab Rats
🎭Tracy Reed -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1949
TV Shows: Love American Style (rep player), Barefoot in the Park, Knots Landing (as Charlotte Anderson)
Movie Titles: Running Scared, Car Wish, ...All the Marbles
🎭🏆Caitlyn Jenner -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1949 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Actress, Sportscaster, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Names/Places: formerly Bruce Jenner, a male; b. in Mt. Kisco, NY; NN:W.
Misc: as Bruce, won a Decathlon gold medal in '76 Olympics
🏆⚽John (Soccer) McGovern -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1949 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Midfielder, Soccer Manager, Scottish
🎭Annie Potts -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1952
TV/Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: Designing Women (as Mary Jo Shively), Love and War (as Dana Palladino), Dangerous Minds
Movie Titles: Toy Story (as Bo Peep)
🎵Desmond Child -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1953 N.S.
Music Producer, Songwriter
💻Sir William Henry III Gates -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1955
Computer Company Executive
Misc: Microsoft co-founder of an operating system that crashes computers.
⚖Mahmoud Ahmadinejad -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1956
Head of State, Iranian
Misc: President of Iran 2005-2013
🎵🎸Stephen Morris -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1957
New Wave Drummer, English
Group Names: Joy Division, New Order
🎵Ron Hemby -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1958
Musician, Country Singer
Group Names: The Buffalo Club
🎵🎸William Reid -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1958
Composer, Alternative Rock Singer/Guitarist, Scottish
Group Names: Jesus & Mary Chain
🏆🏀Randy Wittman -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1959
NBA Coach, NBA Guard
🎵Neville Henry -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1959
Group Names: Blow Monkeys
🎭Mark Derwin -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1960
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, IL
TV Shows: Bonnie Hunt Show (as Bill Kirkland), Party of Five (as Dale Depeyster), Life with Bonnie (as Dr. Mark Molloy), The Secret Life of the American Teenager (as George Juergens)
Movie Titles: Accepted, Everest
🏆Erik Thorstvedt -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1962
Soccer Goal Keeper, Norweigan
Misc: a top goalkeeper for England
🎭Daphne Zuniga -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1962 N.S.
Names/Places: some say b. 1963
TV Shows: Melrose Place (as Jo Beth Reynolds)
Movie Titles: The Sure Thing, Gross Anatomy, Fly II, Spaceballs
🎭Lauren Holly -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1963
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Bristol, Pennsylvania; Danny Quinn's and Jim Carrey's ex-wife, Anthony's daughter-in-law
Misc: AP says b. 1963, others say 1966
TV Shows: All My Children (as Julie Chandler), My Two Dads, Picket Fences (as Dep. Maxine Stewart), Chicago Hope (as Dr. Jeremy Hanlon), The Adventures of Chuck and Friends (voice), NCIS (as Director Jenny Shepard), Motive (as Dr. Betty Rogers)
Movie Titles: Dumb and Dumber, What Women Want
🎭Sherri Alexander -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1963
TV Shows: Sex and the City
Movie Titles: The Last Patrol, Layover
🎭🏆Veronica Gamba -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1963
Actress, Model, Playmate, Argentine
Misc: November 1983
🎭Sheryl Underwood -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1963
Comedienne, TV Talk Show Hostess
TV Shows: The Talk
🏆🏒Kevin Dineen -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1963
NHL Coach, NHL Player, Canadian
Misc: played 1984-2002
🎭Griffin O'Neal -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1964
Names/Places: Ryan's son
Movie Titles: April Fool's Day, The Wrath, The Escape Artist, Hadley's Rebellion
🏆⛸Paul Wylie -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1964
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete
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🏆⚾Lenny Harris -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1964
🎭Jami Gertz -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1965
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, IL
TV Shows: Square Pegs (as Muffy Tepperman), Dreams, Sibs (as Lily), Still Standing (as Judy Miller), ER (as Dr. Nina Pomerantz), Keeping Up With The Steins, The Neighbors
Movie Titles: Twister, Sixteen Candles, Crossroads, The Lost Boys, Less Than Zero, Quicksilver
🏆🏈Eric Floyd -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1965
🏆🏈Mark Carrier -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1965
NFL Wide Receiver
Names/Places: distant cousin of Mark Carrier
🎭Chris Bauer -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1966
TV Shows: Third Watch (as Fred Yokas), True Blood (as Andy Bellefleur), The Wire (as Frank Sobotka), Survivor's Remorse (as Jimmy Flaherty), The Deuce (as Bobby Dwyer)
Movie Titles: 8MM
🎭Andy Richter -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1966
Cartoon Voice Actor, Personality
TV Shows: Andy Barker P.I., Late Night With Conan O'Brien (sidekick 1993-2000), Andy Richter Controls The Universe (as himself), Quintuplets (as Bob Chase)
Movie Titles: Madagascar (series)
🏆🏈Steve Atwater -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1966 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Safety
Misc: 2x Super Bowl champ, 8x Pro Bowl
Sports Teams: Denver Broncos (1989-1998), New York Jets
🏆⚾Tim Bogar -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1966
MLB Manager, MLB Coach, MLB Player
🏆⚾Juan Guzmán -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1966
MLB Pitcher, Dominican Republican
🏆🏒Benoit Hogue -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1966
NHL Player, Canadian
Misc: played 1986-2002
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🎭Julia Roberts -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1967
Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: Eric's sister, Emma's aunt, b. in Smyrna, GA; RFMN:Julie Fiona
Misc: the first woman on a G.Q. magazine cover
Movie Titles: Satisfaction, Mystic Pizza, Pretty Woman, Steel Magnolias, Flatliners, Sleeping With the Enemy, Dying Young, Renegades, Hook, The Pelican Brief, I Love Trouble, Ready To Wear, Something To Talk About, Everyone Says I Love You, Michael Collins, My Best Friend's Wedding, Conspiracy Theory, Stepmom, Notting Hill, Runaway Bride, Erin Brockovich, The Mexican, America's Sweethearts, Ocean's Eleven, Full Frontal, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Mona Lisa Smile, Closer, Ocean's Twelve, The Ant Bully, Charlotte's Web, Charlie Wilson's War, Duplicity
🏆🏈James Joseph -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1967
🏆🏈Ernie Mills -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1968
NFL Wide Receiver
🏆🏈Rodney Thomas -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1968
🏆🏈Stan Thomas -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1968
NFL Player, Football Offensive Tackle
🏆🏀Andrés Guibert -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1968
NBA Player, Cuban
🎵Caitlin Cary -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1968
Musician, Country Singer
Group Names: Whiskeytown
🎵Geno Leonardo -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1969
Group Names: Filter
🎵🎸Ben Harper -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1969
Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Rock & Roll Singer
🏆🏀John Coker -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1971
🏆🏈Calvin Jackson -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1972
🏆🏈Terrell Davis -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1972
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback, College Football Player
Misc: 2x Super Bowl champ, Super Bowl XXXII MVP, 3x Pro Bowl
Sports Teams: Denver Broncos (1995-2011)
🎵Brad Paisley -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1972
Song Titles: He Didn't Have to Be, We Danced, I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song), Mud on the Tires, When I Get Where I'm Going, The World, She's Everything, Ticks, Online, Letter to Me, I'm Still a Guy, Waitin' on a Woman, Start a Band, Then, Water, Anything Like Me, Old Alabama
Album Titles: Mud on the Tires, Time Well Wasted, 5th Gear, Play, American Saturday Night, This is Country Music, Wheelhouse, Moonshine in the Trunk
🎭🏆Dayanara Torres -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1974
Actress, Beauty Pagent Winner, Puerto Rican
🏆🏈Henri Crockett -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1974
🎭🎵Leaf Phoenix -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1974
TV/Movie Actor, Producer, Musician, Puerto Rican
Names/Places: River's brother; MN:Joaquin
TV Shows: Morningstar/Eveningstar
Movie Titles: 8MM, Gladiator, The Villiage, Ladder 49, I Walk The Line, Reservation Road, Two Lovers
🎭Zoie Palmer -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1977 N.S.
Actress, Canadian, English
TV Shows: Lost Girl (as Dr. Lauren Lewis), Dark Matter (as The Android)
Movie Titles: Devil, Patch Town
🎭🏆Gwendoline Christie -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1978 N.S.
Actress, Model, English
TV Shows: Game of Thrones (as Brienne of Tarth)
Movie Titles: Star Wars (series)
🎵Justin Guarini -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1978
TV Shows: American Idol (runner-up 2002)
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🎵Brett Deenen -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1979
Songwriter, Folk Singer
🎵🎸Dave Tirio -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1979
Rock & Roll Performer
Group Names: Plain White T's
🎭Charlie Semine -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1980 N.S.
TV Shows: Mercy, The Following, Smash, BrainDead (as Anthony Onofrio)
🏆⚾Nate McLouth -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1981 N.S.
Misc: Gold Glove; active as of 2015
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals
🎭Matt Smith -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1982 N.S.
Actor, Director, English
TV Shows: Doctor Who (as the 11th incarnation of The Doctor 2010-2015)
Movie Titles: Terminator Genisys, Womb, Christopher and His Kind
🎭Kyle Sabihy -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1983 N.S.
TV Shows: Mobsters
Movie Titles: Analyze This, Never Back Down, Analyze That, Wicked
🎭Joe Thomas -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1983 N.S.
TV Shows: Fresh Meat, The Inbetweeners
Movie Titles: The Inbetweeners (series)
🎭Finn Wittrock -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1984 N.S.
TV Shows: American Horror Story
Movie Titles: Unbroken, Noah, The Big Short
🏆Amanda Paige -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1984
Misc: October 2005
🎭Troian Bellisario -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1985
TV Shows: Pretty Little Liars
Movie Titles: Martyrs, Consent, Sister Cities
🎵Frank Ocean -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1987
Rhythm and Blues Singer, Rap Music Performer
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🎭Devon Murray -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1988 N.S.
Movie Titles: Harry Potter (series as Seamus)
🎭Lexi Ainsworth -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1992 N.S.
🎭Laine MacNeil -- is 25 in the year 2021 and 26 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1996 N.S.
Movie Titles: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series)
🏆🏒Jack Eichel -- is 25 in the year 2021 and 26 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1996 N.S.
NHL Center, American
🎭Sierra McCormick -- is 24 in the year 2021 and 25 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1997 N.S.
TV Shows: A.N.T. Farm (as Olive Doyle), Supernatural (as Lillith)
🎭Nolan Gould -- is 23 in the year 2021 and 24 in the year 2022; b.10/28/1998
TV Shows: Modern Family (as Luke Dunphy)
Movie Titles: Friends With Benefits, The To Do List, Montana
Aidan Samuel Ledingham -- is 20 in the year 2021 and 21 in the year 2022; b.10/28/2001
Names/Places: Adrianna and David's son
James Wilke Broderick -- is 19 in the year 2021 and 20 in the year 2022; b.10/28/2002
Names/Places: Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew's son
Samantha Lee Martin -- is 19 in the year 2021 and 20 in the year 2022; b.10/28/2002
Names/Places: Lauralee Bell and Scott's daughter
Matilda Rose Ledger -- is 16 in the year 2021 and 17 in the year 2022; b.10/28/2005
Names/Places: Michelle Williams and Heath's daughter
Francesca Nora Bateman -- is 15 in the year 2021 and 16 in the year 2022; b.10/28/2006
Names/Places: Amanda Anka and Jason's daughter
👑King Henry III Of Holy Roman & Germany -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1016 J+CD d.10/5/1056 J+CD (39)
Misc: ruled 1046-56
🎨Canaletto -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1697 N.S. d.4/19/1768 N.S. (70)
Names/Places: RN:Giovanni Antonio Canale
💰Eliphalet Remington -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1793 N.S. d.8/12/1861 N.S. (67)
Misc: with his dad manufactured the famous Remington Rifles; b. Oct 27?
Levi Coffin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1798 d.9/16/1877 (78)
Social Reformer, Abolitionist
⚛💰Horace Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1808 d.1/15/1893 (84)
Inventor, Businessperson, Manufacturer
Misc: Smith and Wesson revolvers with Daniel Baird Wesson
✍Ivan Turgenev -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1818 O.S. or 11/9/1818 N.S. d.8/22/1883
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Poet, Russian
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🎨Homer Dodge Martin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1836 d.2/12/1897 (60)
🎨Moses Ezekiel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1844 d.3/27/1917 (72)
✍⚛Georges Auguste Escoffier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1846 d.2/12/1935 (88)
Author, Chef, Inventor, French
Names/Places: NN: The King of Chefs & The Chef of Kings
💰James Walter Thompson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1847 d.10/16/1928 (80)
Misc: was the namesake of the JWT advertising agency and a pioneer of many advertising techniques.
🏆⚽Arthur Wharton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1865 d.12/13/1930 (65)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player
🎭Herb Butterfield -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1895 d.5/2/1957 (61)
⚛Clyde Pangborn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1895 d.3/29/1958 (62)
Names/Places: NN:Upside Down Pangborn
Misc: the first to fly nonstop across the Pacific Ocean from Tokyo to Washington with Hugh Herndon Jr. in 1931
🎭🎵John Boles -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1895 d.2/27/1969 (73)
Movie Actor, Baritone, Opera Singer
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🎵Howard Hanson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1896 d.2/16/1981 (84)
🎭Elsa Lanchester -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1902 d.12/26/1986 (84)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, English
Names/Places: b. in London; RLN:Sullivan; Charles Laughton's wife
TV Shows: John Forsythe Show (as Miss Margaret Culver), Nanny & the Professor (as Aunt Henrietta)
Movie Titles: The Bride of Frankenstein
✍Evelyn Arthur Waugh -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1903 d.4/10/1966 (62)
Author, Novelist, Satirist, English
Misc: was really a MAN
Book Titles: Brideshead Revisited, Scoop
✍📰John R. Chamberlain -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1903 d.4/9/1995 (91)
Author, Literary Critic, Columnist, Educator
🎨🎭Edith Head -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1907 d.10/24/1981 (73)
Fashion Designer, Costume Designer
🎭Lew Parker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1907 d.10/27/1972 (64)
TV Shows: That Girl (as Lou Marie)
🎨Francis Bacon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1909 d.4/28/1992 (82)
🎭Peter Glenville -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1913 d.6/3/1996 (82)
🎭Dody Goodman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1914 d.6/21/2008 (93)
TV/Movie Actress, Comedienne
Names/Places: b. in Columbus, OH
TV Shows: Jack Paar Show (as Martha Shumway & regular), Liar's Club (panelist), Mary Hartman Mary Hartman (as Martha Shumway), Diff'rent Strokes (as Aunt Sophia)
⚛⛪Dr. Jonas Edward Salk -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1914 d.6/23/1995 (80)
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Lee's brother
Misc: Medical researcher developed polio vaccine, founded his institute for Biological studies in La Jolla, CA
🎵🎷Willard Harris -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1916 d.8/21/1973 (56)
Names/Places: aka Bill Harris
🎭Jack Soo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1917 d.1/11/1979 (61)
Names/Places: RN:Goro Suzuki
TV Shows: Barney Miller (as Det. Nick Yemana)
🏆⚾Joe Page -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1917 d.4/21/1980 (62)
Names/Places: NN:The Fireman and The Gay Reliever
🎭Bernhard Wicki -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1919 d.12/29/1999 (80)
Actor, Director, Swiss
Movie Titles: The Longest Day (WWII epic)
🏆🏌Peggy Kirk Bell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1921 N.S. d.11/23/2016 N.S. (95)
Hall of Famer, Golfer, American
🎵Chico O'Farrill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1921 d.6/27/2001 (79)
Arranger, Composer, Cuban
🏆🏀Aleksandar Nikolić -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1924 N.S. d.3/12/2000 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Coach, Basketball Player, Serbian
Names/Places: NN: The Father of Yugoslav Basketball
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🎨Leonard Starr -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1925 d.6/30/2015 (89)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Little Orphan Annie
⚖🏆⚾Bowie Kent Kuhn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1926 d.3/15/2007 (80)
Hall of Famer, Lawyer, MLB Executive
Names/Places: Jim Bowie's descendant
Misc: the 5th MLB Commissioner 1969-83
🏆⚽Lawrie Reilly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1928 d.7/22/2013 (84)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
📰Bruce Morton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1930 d.9/5/2014 (83)
Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist
Misc: of CBS
🎵Harold Battiste -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1931 d.6/19/2015 N.S. (83)
Teacher, Music Producer, Arranger, Composer, Bandleader
Misc: producer of funky R&B tunes
Song Titles: You Send Me (Sam Cooke), You Talk Too Much (Joe Jones), Ya Ya (Lee Dorsey), I Got You Babe (Sonny and Cher)
🎭🏆Suzy Parker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1933 d.5/3/2003 (69)
Movie Actress, Model
🎭Alan Clarke -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1935 d.7/24/1990 (54)
🏆🏈Herman Ike Boone -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1935 N.S. d.12/18/2019 N.S. (0)
High School Football Coach
Misc: he coached the 1971 T. C. Williams High School football team to a 13-0 season, state championship, and national championship runner-up. That season was the basis for the 2000 film Remember the Titans, where Boone was portrayed by Denzel Washington.
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🎵Charlie Daniels -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1936 N.S. d.7/6/2020 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Fiddler, Country Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Charlie Daniels Band
Song Titles: Robot Romp, Uneasy Rider, The Devil Went Down to Georgia, Mississippi, In America, The Legend of Wooley Swamp, Still in Saigon, Drinkin' My Baby Goodbye, Uneasy Rider '88, Simple Man, This Ain't No Rag It's a Flag
🎵Ted Hawkins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1936 d.1/1/1995 (58)
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Blues Performer, Folk Performer
🎵Graham Bond -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1937 N.S. d.5/8/1974 N.S. (36)
Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Saxophonist, English
🎵Curtis Lee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1939 d.1/8/2015 (75)
Songwriter, Pop Singer
🎭Ian Marter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1944 d.10/28/1986 (42)
TV Shows: Dr. Who (as Harry)
🎭Coluche -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1944 d.6/19/1986 (41)
🎵🎸Bob Andy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1944 N.S. d.3/27/2020 N.S. (75)
Songwriter, Pop Singer, Reggae Singer, Jamaican
Names/Places: RN: Keith Anderson
Misc: one of reggae's most influential songwriters
Group Names: Bob and Marcia
⚖Samuel Richard "Sandy" Berger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1945 N.S. d.12/2/2015 N.S. (70)
Misc: U.S. National Security Advisor
🎵Wayne Fontana -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1945 N.S. d.8/6/2020 N.S. (74)
Songwriter, Pop Singer, English
Names/Places: RN:Glyn Geoffrey Ellis
Misc: some say b. 1940
Group Names: Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders (lead), soloist
Song Titles: Game of Love
🏆⚾Sammy Stewart -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1954 N.S. d.3/2/2018 N.S. (63)
Sports Teams: Baltimore Orioles
🎨Edd Gould -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1988 N.S. d.3/25/2012 N.S. (23)
TV Shows: created his Eddsworld web-based flash cartoons.
⚛John Wallis -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/23/1616 J-LD d.10/28/1703 J-LD (86)
Misc: intorduced the infinity math symbol
✍⚛John Locke -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/29/1632 J-LD d.10/28/1704 J-LD (72)
Philosopher, Physician, English
Names/Places: b. in Somerset
🎖Isaac Sears -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/1/1730 d.10/28/1786 (56)
Misc: Patriot leader in New York City before the American War of Independence, who earned the nickname "King Sears" by virtue of his prominent role in inciting and commanding anti-British demonstrations.
🎖⚖Artemas Ward -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/26/1727 d.10/28/1800 (72)
⚖Abigail Smith Adams -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/11/1744 O.S. or 11/22/1744 N.S. d.10/28/1818 (73)
Names/Places: John's wife; John Quincy Adams' mom
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🏆🥊John Carmel Heenan -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/2/1834 d.10/28/1873 (39)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: bareknuckle boxer
⚛Ottmar Mergenthaler -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/11/1854 d.10/28/1899 (45)
Inventor, American, German
Misc: the inventor of the Linotype typesetting machine
⚛📰Cleveland Abbe -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/3/1838 d.10/28/1916 (77)
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: father of the U.S. Weather Bureau, the first meterologist of its kind; it was later renamed the National Weather Service.
Edward Bouchet -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/15/1852 d.10/28/1918 (66)
🏆William Leggett -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/12/1848 d.10/28/1925 (77)
Misc: organized the 1st football game in 1869 with William Gummere
⚛William Hussey -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/10/1862 d.10/28/1926 (64)
Misc: most famous for the discovery and study of close binary stars.
🎭Edward H. Sothern -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1859 d.10/28/1933 (73)
🎭Alice Brady -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/2/1893 d.10/28/1939 (45)
Misc: NOT from the Brady Bunch!!!; some say b. 1892
⛪🎭Kurt Gerron -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/11/1897 d.10/28/1944 (47)
Jewish, Actor, Movie Director, German
Helen Magill White -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/28/1853 d.10/28/1944 (90)
Misc: first U.S. woman to earn a Ph.D.
🎭Gilbert Emery -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/11/1875 d.10/28/1945 (70)
🏆🥊Marcel Cerdan -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/22/1916 d.10/28/1949 (33)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, French
🎭Maddy Christians -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1892 d.10/28/1951 (59)
Movie/Stage Actress, Austrian
🏆🏒Bruce Stuart -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/30/1881 d.10/28/1961 (79)
Hall of Famer, NHL Forward, Canadian
Misc: NHL Rover; played 1899-1911
Sports Teams: Quebec Bulldogs, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Wanderers, Portage Lakes Hockey Club, Pittsburgh Professionals, Pittsburgh Victorias
🎵🎷Earl Bostic -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/25/1913 d.10/28/1965 (52)
Arranger, Clarinetist, Flautist, Alto-sax, Jazz Saxophonist
Misc: some say 1920
🎭🎵Jody Edwards -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/19/1895 d.10/28/1967 (72)
Group Names: Butterbeans and Susie
🏆🏒William George "Billy" McGimsie -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/7/1880 N.S. d.10/28/1968 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Sports Teams: Kenora Thistles (possibly 1901-1907)
⚛🎭🏆🥊Georges Carpentier -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/12/1894 d.10/28/1975 (81)
Hall of Famer, Pilot, Actor, Boxer, French
Names/Places: PRON: Car-pont-yay
Misc: a world light-heavyweight champion (1920-22) and a European champion at four weight classes
🎵🎷Oliver Nelson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/4/1932 d.10/28/1975 (43)
Arranger, Composer, Flautist, Pianist, Alto-sax, Bandleader, Jazz Performer
🎨Otto Messner -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/16/1892 d.10/28/1983 (91)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Felix the Cat
🎭Ian Marter -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/28/1944 d.10/28/1986 (42)
TV Shows: Dr. Who (as Harry)
🏆🏁Darell Dieringer -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/1/1926 d.10/28/1989 (63)
Misc: a NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series driver.
🎭🎵Sylvia Fine -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/29/1893 d.10/28/1991 (98)
Producer, Lyricist, Songwriter
Names/Places: Danny Kaye's wife
💰Doris Duke -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/22/1912 d.10/28/1993 (80)
Names/Places: James Buchanan Duke's daughter; NN:The Richest Little Girl in the World
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🎭🎵Morey Amsterdam -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1908 d.10/28/1996 (87)
Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host, Vaudevillan, Panelist, Cellist
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, IL
Misc: vaudeville, radio, Hollywood Square & other game show panel, & nightclubs; performed a record 75 radio programs in one week in 1947; some say b. 1908 as co-star Rose Marie stated in the press, other sources give 1912 and 1914.
TV Shows: Morey Amsterdam Show, Dick Van Dyke (as Buddy Sorrell)
Toni Carabillo -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/26/1926 d.10/28/1997 (71)
Misc: co-founder of NOW
✍James Goldman -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/30/1927 d.10/28/1998 (71)
Book Titles: All the President's Men
✍Ted Hughes -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/17/1930 N.S. d.10/28/1998 N.S. (68)
Misc: poet laureate (1984-1998)
🏆⚾Andújar Cedeño -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/21/1969 d.10/28/2000 N.S. (31)
MLB Shortstop, Dominican Republican
🎭Grigori Chukrai -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/23/1921 d.10/28/2001 (80)
Movie Director, Russian
🎭Lawrence Dobkin -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/20/1919 d.10/28/2002 (83)
Movie Titles: The Ten Commandments, The Sweet Smell of Success
📰Margaret Booth -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/14/1898 d.10/28/2002 (104)
🏆🥊Jimmy McLarnin -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/17/1905 d.10/28/2004 (98)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Canadian, Irish
Misc: a member of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame and the International Boxing Hall of Fame
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🏆Robert William Patrick "Bob" Broeg -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/18/1918 N.S. d.10/28/2005 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Sports Writer
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (coverage)
🏆🥊Trevor Berbick -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1954 d.10/28/2006 (52)
Boxer, Canadian, Jamaican
Misc: the last boxer to fight Muhammad Ali but lost his world heavyweight title to Mike Tyson
🏆🏀Red Auerbach -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/20/1917 d.10/28/2006 (89)
Hall of Famer, NBA Executive, NBA Coach
Names/Places: RN:Arnold Jacob Auerbach
Misc: the winningest coach in NBA history; won 1,037 times (including playoffs) in 20 years; as coach-GM, led Boston to 9 NBA titles, including 8 in a row (1959-66); NBA Coach of the Year award named after him; retired as Celtics' coach in 1966 and as GM in '84; club president.
Sports Teams: Washington Capitols (1946-1950), Tri-Cities Blackhawks (1949-1950), Boston Celtics (1950-1966 coach and president)
🎭🎵Porter Wagoner -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/12/1927 N.S. d.10/28/2007 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in West Plains, MO
Misc: some say b. 1930 or '32; discovered Dolly Parton
Group Names: The Wagonmasters, soloist
Song Titles: Misery Loves Company, The Carroll County Accident, The Cold Hard Facts of Life
TV Shows: The Porter Wagoner Show (1960-80), Ozark Jubilee
🎭James MacArthur -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/8/1937 d.10/28/2010 (72)
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; Helen Hayes' & Charles' adopted son
TV Shows: Hawaii Five-O (as Det. Danny "Dano" Williams)
🎭🎵Billy Mize -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/29/1929 d.10/28/2017 N.S. (88)
TV Host, Songwriter, Guitarist, Bandleader, Country Singer
📰🎭Leanza Cornett -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/10/1971 N.S. d.10/28/2020 N.S. (49)
Misc: Miss America 1993
TV Shows: E.T.
🎵Billy Joe Shaver -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/16/1939 N.S. d.10/28/2020 N.S. (81)
Songwriter, Country Singer
✍⛪Desiderius Erasmus -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.10/27/1469 O.S. or 10/28/1466 O.S. d.7/12/1536 O.S. (66)
Author, Humanist, Religionist, Theologian, Priest, Scholar, Teacher, Dutch (Netherlands)
Names/Places: Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, aka Erasmus of Rotterdam, or simply Erasmus; RN:Gerhard Gerhards
Misc: Britticana says b. Oct 27, 1469, Historyguide.org says b. Oct 28, 1466
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In 1726, The original edition of “Gulliverʹs Travels,” a satirical novel by Jonathan Swift, was first published in London.
In 1886, The Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated by confetti (the first ticker tape parade) in the New York Harbor by President Cleveland in the presence of its sculptor, Frederic Auguste Bartholdi.
In 1913, Krazy Kat, Comic Strip, by Charles Mintz.
In 1923, Fats Henry kicked a 94-yard punt. It was the longest punt in NFL history.
In 1929, The first child is born on an aircraft, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Evans over Miami, Florida.
In 1931, The Mickey Mouse film, “The Beach Party”, is completed. Pluto and Clarabelle Cow also appear.
In 1933, The Mickey Mouse film, “The Pet Store” is released. Minnie Mouse also appears.
In 1938, RCA announces that its television sets will go on sale to the public in April 1939. Initial sales are slow, as there arenʹt any television programs yet.
In 1942, The Alaska Highway, constructed for the purpose of connecting the contiguous United States to Alaska through Canada, was completed at a length of 1,700 miles, running from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Delta Junction, Alaska.
In 1946, Our favorite flying cowboy was heard on ABC Radio for the first time this day. “Sky King”, starring Jack Lester, then Earl Nightingale and, finally, Roy Engel as Sky. Beryl Vaughn played Skyʹs niece, Penny; Jack Bivens was Chipper and Cliff Soubier was the foreman. “Sky King” was sponsored by Mars candy.
In 1948, “Pabst Blue Ribbon Bouts”, TV Sports; debut on CBS.
In 1950, Jack Benny took his well-known radio show [on radio for 20 years] to television as “The Jack Benny Program” TV Comedy debut on CBS. The cast included Jack, Mary, Rochester and the gang. With impeccable timing and a comic persona familiar to millions of Americans from radio and the movies, Jackʹs show will be a hit for more than a decade. There he was with his violin, ancient Maxwell car and his basement vault in living black and white. Eventually, TV audiences got to see Jack Benny, his wife, Mary Livingstone, and his friends, Eddy 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson and Dennis Day.
In 1959, Ralph Wilson of the Buffalo Bills joined the newly-formed American Football League.
In 1962, The Cuban Missile Crisis ended when Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev blinked and announced that all Soviet offensive missiles would be removed from Cuba. Six days earlier, on national television, President John F. Kennedy had demanded the U.S.S.R. remove those missiles from the Caribbean island nation and imposed a naval blockade to prevent any more weapons from reaching Cuba. In response to Krushchevʹs concession, the United States agreed to remove its missiles from Turkey that were pointed toward the Soviet Union.
In 1965, Gilliganʹs Island episode #42. “Quick Before It Sinks”. The Professor thinks that the island is sinking, which causes the Castaways to panic. As it turns out, Gilligan has mistakenly moved the Professorʹs measuring stick, so the panic was a false alarm.
In 1967, R.C., “People Are Strange” by The Doors peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.
In 1969, “Laughing” single by Guess Who was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1971, England becomes sixth nation to have a satellite, Prospero, a Black Knight One satellite carried by a Black Arrow rocket and launched from Woomera, Australia, in orbit.
In 1971, John and Yoko record “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” in New York City.
In 1972, On the cover of TV Guide: “Charlie Brown Special”. Other Articles: Julie Andrews, Jacqueline Scott
In 1972, R.C., “Burning Love” by Elvis Presley peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.
In 1972, R.C., “Midnight Rider” by Joe Cocker peaked at #27 on the pop singles chart.
In 1972, R.C., “The City Of New Orleans” by Arlo Guthrie peaked at #18 on the pop singles chart.
In 1974, “Rhodaʹs Wedding” For the nuptials of Rhoda Morgenstern (Valerie Harper), all her friends from Minneapolis come to town — Mary, Lou, Murray, and the rest. And 51 million viewers turn up, too, by far the largest audience this Mary Tyler Moore Show spin-off ever attracted. But Phyllis forgets to pick up the bride to take her to the ceremony in the Bronx. So plucky Rhoda, already dressed in her gown and veil, does what any determined New Yorker would do. She runs out in the street and tries to hail a cab. And when that fails, Rhoda hops the subway to her momʹs house. Here comes the bride on the D train!
In 1974, COVER OF TIME Mary Tyler Moore and Valerie Harper (TVʹs Funny Girls)
In 1977, A bootleg version of the Sex Pistolʹs “Never Mind the Bollocks, Hereʹs the Sex Pistols,” appeared two weeks before the album was due out in stores. It was called “Spunk.”
In 1978, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of Mork and Mindy”. Other Articles: VCRs, Dummy Distaste
In 1978, R.C., “Greased Lightning” by John Travolta peaked at #47 on the pop singles chart.
In 1978, R.C., “Hot Child In The City” by Nick Gilder peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.
In 1978, R.C., “Reminiscing” by Little River Band peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.
In 1978, R.C., “Whenever I Call You Friend” by Kenny Loggins peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.
In 1978, “Baggy Pants and the Nitwits”, TV Cartoon Show; last aired on NBC.
In 1979, “The Associates”, TV Comedy; last aired on ABC.
In 1980, President Jimmy Carter and Republican presidential nominee Ronald Reagan faced off in a nationally broadcast, 90-minute debate in Cleveland, Ohio. Reaganʹs debate is credited with turning a close contest into what would become his landslide victory the following week. In his closing remarks, Reagan delivers a missle to voterʹs wallets with the rhetorical (and often quoted) “Are you better off than you were four years ago?”
In 1980, The “Mickey Mouse Club” turned 25 this day, as Annette Funicello, Cubby OʹBrien, Tommy Cole, Sherry Alberoni and Dickie Dodd joined other Mouseketeers wearing black ears and white shirts on a sound stage in Burbank, California, to celebrate the big event. While weʹre celebrating the “Mickey Mouse Club”, do you remember the five special events each week? There was Fun with Music Day on Monday, Guest Star Day on Tuesday, Anything Can Happen Day on Wednesday, Circus Day on Thursday and Talent Roundup Day on Friday. “Y? Because we LIKE you!”
In 1981, Tony Randall stars in the sitcom “Love, Sidney,” as a middle-aged man helping a single mother raise her child. While the characterʹs homosexuality was hinted at in “Sidney Shore,” threatened boycotts from the likes of Jerry Falwell and Douglas Wildmon prevent the show from dealing with the topic even once. Even after the show is finally pulled in 1983, most involved refuse to “out” Sidney. Various spokesmen for NBC say, “It really wasnʹt about a homosexual character,” affirms one NBC spokesman. “It was about an unusual family where a single man 'lived with' a woman.”
In 1981, Metallica were formed, five months after singer James Hetfield answered an ad in a Los Angeles newspaper placed by drummer Lars Ulrich.
In 1983, “Fantasy”, TV Game Show; last aired on NBC. It was replaced by “The Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour” the following Monday the 31st.
In 1984, Archie Manning, Minnesota vs. Chicago, sacked eleven times!
In 1986, Evangelist Pat Robertson issued a statement that we should stop celebrating Halloween and asked us if he wanted our children acting out satanic rituals by dressing up like witches, monsters, ghosts and devils?
In 1988, Foxʹs “Late Show” with replacement host Arsenio Hall folds. The following year, Arsenio would return with his late-night syndicated show.
In 1989, R.C., Janet Jacksonʹs album “Rhythm Nation 1814” hit number one on the U.S. album chart.
In 1989, R.C., “Doctor Feelgood” by Motley Crue peaked at number six on the pop singles chart.
In 1989, R.C., “Hold On” by Donny Osmond peaked at #73 on the pop singles chart.
In 1989, R.C., “Love In An Elevator” by Aerosmith peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.
In 1989, R.C., “Sewing The Seeds Of Love” by Tears For Fears peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.
In 1989, Central State defeats Lane, 101-0, but play was discontinued with 11:26 remaining in the contest as Lane concedes the game. State QB Henderson Mosley passed for six touchdowns and ran three more in.
In 1992, Lee Jang Rim predicts that today would be the end of the world!
In 1993, Today in Late Show w/ Letterman History: Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson shows Letterman and the LATE SHOW audience her porcine talent when she happily squeals like a pig.
In 1995, “Dumb and Dumber” becomes the second Saturday morning cartoon based on a Jim Carrey film to debut this season. Matt Frewer voices Carrey in this version, while Rob Paulsen takes said task on “The Mask,” launched on ABC in August. (Michael Hall gets the job when CBS launches an “Ace Ventura” toon in January 1996.)
In 1996, Today in Late Show w/ Letterman History: Members of the New York Yankees and their manager, Joe Torre, visit the LATE SHOW after winning their first World Series championship in 15 years. During Torreʹs interview with Letterman, a mischievous band of Bronx Bombers douses the manager and Letterman with bottles of champagne. Also being chased by champagne-wielding Yankees is comedian Don Rickles, who runs into the audience.
In 1996, Actor-comedian Morey Amsterdam at age 87 died of a heart attack in Los Angeles. Heʹs best known for playing Buddy Sorrell on “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”
In 1998, “Iʹm Telling You For The Last Time” album by Jerry Seinfeld was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA
In 2004, Big and Rich receive their first gold single, for “Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)”
In 2016, “Tracey Ullmanʹs Show” began airing on HBO