🎵Robert Gregg "Bob" Koester -- is 89 in the year 2021 and 90 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1932
Hall of Famer, Record Company Owner
Misc: founder and owner of Delmark Records for jazz and blues releases
✍📰Robert Caro -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1935
Book Titles: The Power Broker, The Years of Lyndon Johnson
🏆⚾Jim (Baseball) Perry -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1935
Names/Places: Gaylord's brother
Misc: 1970 AL Cy Young Award winner
Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians
🏆🏈Dick Vermeil -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1936
Football Announcer, NFL Coach
✍🎭Claude LeLouch -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1937
Screenwriter, Actor, Movie Producer/Director, Cinematographer, French
Movie Titles: A Man & A Woman, Cat & Mouse, Bolero
🎵Eddie Holland -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1939
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Misc: of the Holland-Dozier-Holland Motown team
🎵🎸Grace Slick -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1939
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; RLN:Wing
Misc: some say b. 1943
Group Names: Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Starship, soloist
🎭🎵Charles Fox -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1940
Entertainment Music Department, Conductor/Composer
Misc: composer for film and television
🏆Robert Primrose "Bob" Wilson -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1941 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, Soccer Goal Keeper, English
🎵Otis (Rhythm And Blues) Williams -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1941 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: NN:Big Daddy; RLN:Miles
Misc: some say b. 1939
Group Names: The Temptations
🎭Joanna Shimkus -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1943
Actress, Producer, Canadian
Movie Titles: The Uninvited, The Virgin and The Gypsy, The Last Adventure
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🎭Henry Winkler -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1945
TV/Movie Actor, TV Producer/Director, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: Happy Days (as Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli), Night Shift, Monty (as Monty Richardson), Royal Pains (as Eddie R. Lawson)
📰Andrea Mitchell -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1946
🎵🎸Chris (Rock And Roller) Slade -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1946
Rock & Roll Drummer, Welsh (Wales)
Group Names: Manfred Mann, The Firm, AC/DC, Uriah Heep, Gary Numan, Denny Laine, sessionist
🎵🎸Timothy B. Schmidt -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1947
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Bassist, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles
Group Names: The Eagles, Poco, Soloist
🎭Leon Rippy -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1949
TV Shows: Alcatraz, Saving Grace (as Earl), Deadwood (as Tom Nuttall)
Movie Titles: Stargate, The Patriot, Universal Soldier
🎵David Green -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1949
Adult-Pop Bassist, Australian
Misc: b. Nov 30?
Group Names: Air Supply
🎭Louise DuArt -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1950
Actress, Voice Actress, Comedienne, Impressionist, Panelist
Group Names: Kaptain Kool and the Kongs (fictional band for the Krofft series)
TV Shows: Hollywood Squares, The Krofft Supershow (as Nashville), The Krofft Superstar Hour
🏆🏀Phil Chenier -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1950
Basketball Announcer, NBA Guard
Sports Teams: Washington Bullets, Washington Wizards (announcer)
🎭Harry Hamlin -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1951
Names/Places: b. in Pasadena, CA; Laura Johnson's then Nicollette Sheridan's ex-
TV Shows: Master of the Game, Studs Lonigan (star), L.A. Law (as Michael Kuzak)
✍🎭Charles Martin Smith -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1953
Screenwriter, Actor, Director
Movie Titles: Never Cry Wolf, Starman, American Graffiti, The Untouchables, Dolphin Tale (series)
🎵Jeannie Kendall -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1954
Names/Places: RN:Jeannie Kykendall
Misc: AP says b. Nov 30
Group Names: The Kendalls, soloist
🎵T. Graham Brown -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1954
Song Titles: Hell and High Water, Don't Go to Strangers, Darlene
🎭Gina Gallego -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1955
TV Shows: Rituals (as Diandra), Studio 59 (sketch comedy ensemble), Flamingo Road (as Alicia), Rituals, Santa Barbara (as Santana), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (as Mrs. Hernandez)
Movie Titles: Anger Management, Minority Report, Erin Brockovich
🎭Shanna Reed -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1956
Names/Places: Terrence O'Hara's wife
Misc: stage:A Chorus Line; retired from acting in 1999
TV Shows: The Colbys (as Adrienne Cassidy), For Love & Honor, Major Dad (as Polly Cooper MacGillis)
Movie Titles: Alien Avengers
🎭Juliet Stevenson -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1956
TV Shows: One of Us
Movie Titles: Bend It Like Backham, Mona Lisa Smile, Drowning By Numbers, Truly Madly Deeply, Infamous
🎭Kevin Pollak -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1957
Actor, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host, Impressionist
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco
TV Shows: The Drew Carey Show (as Mr. Bell 1995-96)
Movie Titles: L.A. Story, A Few Good Men, Grumpy Old Men, Miami Rhapsody, The Whole Nine Yards, End of Days, Dr. Dolittle 2
🏆⚾Houston Jiménez -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1957 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Baseball Shortstop, Mexican
Names/Places: RN: Alfonso Jiménez González
Misc: in the Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Saraperos de Saltillo
🎭Kim Thompson -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1960
🏆⚾Dave Valle -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1960
Sports Commentator, Baseball Announcer, MLB Catcher
🏆⚾Gerald Perry -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1960
🎭Kristina Wagner -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1962
Names/Places: Jack Wagner's ex-wife; RN:Kristina Kay Crump; aka Kristina Malandro
TV Shows: General Hospital (as Felicia Cummings Jones Shore Jones)
🏆⚾Mark Portugal -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1962
🏆⚾Danny Tartabull -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1962
MLB Outfielder, Puerto Rican
Sports Teams: New York Yankees
🎭Michael Beach -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1963
TV Shows: Third Watch (as Monte "Doc" Parker), ER (as Al Boulet)
Movie Titles: The Abyss, True Romance, Insidious: Chapter 2
🏆⛸Todd Sand -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1963
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater
🎵🎸Jerry De Borg -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1963
Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Group Names: Jesus Jones
🎭Franky G -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1965 N.S.
Names/Places: RN:Frank Gonzales
TV Shows: Power, Smith, Johnny Zero
Movie Titles: Saw (series), The Italian Job (2003), Dead Man Down
🎭Dominique Jennings -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1965
🏆🏀Kevin Edwards -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1965
🎭🎵Charnele Brown -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1965
Actress, Producer, Singer
TV Shows: A Different World (as Kim Reese)
🎭🎵🎸Gavin Rossdale -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1965
Actor, Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer/Guitarist, English
Group Names: Bush
🏆🏈Ty Detmer -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1967
NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1990)
Sports Teams: Brigham Young University, Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons
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🎭Jack Plotnick -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1968
Movie Titles: Rubber, Meet the Fockers, Down with Love, Gods and Monsters
🏆Melissa Deanne Holliday -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1969
Misc: January 1995
🎵Snow -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1969
Names/Places: RN:Darren O'Brien
Song Titles: Informer
🎭Billy (Actor) Brown -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1970 N.S.
TV Shows: How to Get Away with Murder (as Nate Lahey)
Movie Titles: Star Trek (2009), Cloverfield
🎭Nia Long -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1970
TV Shows: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (as Lisa), Third Watch (as Sasha Monroe), Uncle Buck (as Alexis)
Movie Titles: Friday, Boiler Room, Are We There Yet?, The Best Man, Big Momma's House
🎭Ben Bailey -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1970
Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host, Producer
TV Shows: Cash Cab
🏆🏈Dino Philyaw -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1970
🏆🏈Kevin Johnson -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1970
🏆🏒Patrice Tardif -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1970
NHL Player, Canadian
🏆🏈Henry Ford -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1971
🏆🏈Trevor Wilmot -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1972
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🏆🏈Ellis Johnson -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1973
🎭🏆🥊Adam Joseph Copeland -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1973 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Actor, Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: ring name: Edge
🏆⚾Marco Scutaro -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1975 N.S.
MLB Infielder, Venezuelan
Misc: NL LCS MVP 2012
Sports Teams: San Francisco Giants
🏆🏀Maurice Taylor -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1976
🎵Kassidy Osborn -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1976
Group Names: SheDaisy
🎭🎵Matthew J. Morrison -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1978
Actor, Producer, Dancer, Songwriter, Singer
TV Shows: Glee (as Will Schuester)
Movie Titles: Music and Lyrics, Dan in Real Life, What To Expect When You're Expecting
🎭Sarah Carter -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1980 N.S.
Actress, Producer/Director, Canadian
TV Shows: Rogue (as Harper), Falling Skies (as Maggie)
Movie Titles: Final Destination 2, The Vow, DOA: Dead or Alive
🎭Fiona Douruf -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1981 N.S.
TV Shows: When We Rise
Movie Titles: Manhattan
🎭Shaun Sipos -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1981 N.S.
Actor, Director, Canadian
TV Shows: Melrose Place, Complete Savages (as Jack Savage), The Vampire Diaries, Life Unexpected, Maybe It's Me
Movie Titles: Final Destination 2, Texas Chainsaw 3D, Rampage, The Remaining
🎭Steve Peacocke -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1981 N.S.
TV Shows: Home and Away
Movie Titles: Me Before You, Hercules, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
💰🏆Ivanka Trump -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1981
Names/Places: Ivana and Donald's daughter
🎭🏆Clémence Poésy -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1982 N.S.
Actress, Model, French
TV Shows: The Tunnel (as Elise)
Movie Titles: In Bruges, Harry Potter (film series), 127 Hours
🎭Tasso Feldman -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1983 N.S.
TV Shows: The Resident
🎭🏆Eva Marcille -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1984 N.S.
Jake D. S. DeVito -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1987
Names/Places: MN:Daniel Sebastian; Danny DeVito & Rhea Perlman's son
🎭Jessica Leigh Falbom -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1987
🎭Janel Parrish -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1988
TV Shows: Pretty Little Liars (as Mona Vanderwaal)
Movie Titles: Bratz, Celeste and Jesee Forever, Triple Dog
🎨✍🏆Ashley Graham -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1988 N.S.
Designer, Author, Model
🏆⚾Joe Panik -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1990 N.S.
MLB Second Baseman
Misc: 1x Gold Glove
Sports Teams: San Francisco Giants
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🎭🎵Tequan Richmond -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1992
Names/Places: aka T-Rich
TV Shows: Everybody Hates Chris (as Drew Rock)
Movie Titles: Ray, Blue Caprice
🏆🏈Marcus Mariota -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1993 N.S.
NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (2014)
Sports Teams: Oregon (college)
🎭Kennedy McMann -- is 25 in the year 2021 and 26 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1996 N.S.
Actress, Dutch (Netherlands)
TV Shows: Nancy Drew
🏆🏀Devin Booker -- is 25 in the year 2021 and 26 in the year 2022; b.10/30/1996 N.S.
Beatrice Milly McCartney -- is 18 in the year 2021 and 19 in the year 2022; b.10/30/2003
Names/Places: Heather Mills and Paul's daughter
Mekhi Thira Souratha -- is 14 in the year 2021 and 15 in the year 2022; b.10/30/2007
Names/Places: Mekhi Phifer and Oni's son
⚛⚖Christopher Columbus -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1451 O.S. d.5/20/1506 O.S. (54)
Explorer, Navigator, Colonist, Italian
Names/Places: born in the Republic of Genoa; RN:Cristoforo Colombo
Misc: discoverer of America; died in poverty in Spain; Encyclopedia Brittanica gives b. Aug 26, 1451 and d. May 21, 1506
🎨⚛Sir Christopher Wren -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/20/1632 J-LD or 10/30/1632 N.S. d.2/25/1723 Ju-1 (90) or 3/8/1723 N.S. (90)
Architect, Astronomer, Mathematician, English
Misc: 52 London Churches; greatest English architect of his time, built many of the cathedrals in London
👑King George II Of Great Britian -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1683 O.S. or 11/10/1683 N.S. d.10/25/1760 (76)
Misc: rules 1727-60
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🎖⚖John Adams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1735 N.S. or 10/19/1735 J-LD d.7/4/1826 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Revolutionary, President/Vice President, Attorney/Lawyer, American
Names/Places: b. in Braintree, MA; John Quincy Adams' dad
Misc: the first U.S. Vice President; 2nd U.S. President (1797-1801); Declaration of Independence signer
🎨Angelica Kauffmann -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1741 N.S. d.11/5/1807 N.S. (66)
Misc: Neoclassical painter
⚖Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/19/1748 J-LD or 10/30/1748 N.S. d.9/6/1782 N.S. (33)
Names/Places: RN: Martha Wayles; Thomas's wife
✍Richard Brinsley Sheridan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1751 J-LD d.7/7/1816 N.S. (64)
Poet, Satirist, Playwright, Irish
Misc: the birth date is presumed to be from the Julian Calendar with the new year on March 25 and the death date is presumed to be from the Gregorian Calendar
Elizabeth Comstock -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1815 d.8/3/1891 (75)
Social Reformer, Abolitionist, English
✍Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1821 Ju-1 or 11/11/1821 N.S. d.2/9/1881 N.S. (59)
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Russian
🎨Alfred Sisley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1839 d.1/29/1899 (59)
⚛📰William Graham Sumner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1840 d.4/12/1910 (69)
Scientist, Sociologist, Economist
🏆⚾Ed Delahanty -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1867 d.7/2/1903 (35)
Hall of Famer, MLB Left Fielder, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Big Ed
Misc: hit four home runs in one game in 1896
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Quakers (1888-1889), Cleveland Infants (1890), Philadelphia Phillies (1891-1901), Washington Senators (1902-1903)
⚛Louis Winslow Austin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1867 d.6/27/1932 (64)
Misc: known for research on long-range radio transmissions.
✍Irma Von Starkloff Rombauer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1877 d.10/14/1962 (84)
Book Titles: The Joy of Cooking
🎖William Frederick "Bull" Halsey Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1882 N.S. d.8/16/1959 N.S. (76)
Misc: 5 star admiral WW2 commanded U.S. 3rd Fleet on Pacific
Song Titles: Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey (referenced and honored in this song by Paul and Linda McCartney)
✍Ezra Loomis Pound -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1885 d.11/1/1972 (87)
Names/Places: b. in Hailey, ID
Misc: indicted for treason for his pro-Fascist Italy radio broadcasts; mentally unstable to stand trial
✍Zoe Akins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1886 d.10/29/1958 (71)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Poet
🎖Clifton Clowers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1891 d.8/15/1994 (102)
Misc: celebrated in the hit song Wolverton Mountain, really exists
⚛Calvin Goddard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1891 d.2/22/1955 (63)
🏆Charles Atlas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1894 d.12/24/1972 (78)
Body Builder, Exerciser, Italian
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn, NY; RN:Angelo Siciliano
Misc: d. Dec 23?
✍🎭Ruth Gordon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1896 d.8/28/1985 (88)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne
Names/Places: b. in Wollaston, MA; LN:Jones
Movie Titles: Harold and Maude, Rosemary's Baby, Adam's Rib
🏆⚾Bill Terry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1898 d.1/9/1989 (90)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: NN:Memphis Bill
Misc: 3x All-Star; bat .400 in 1930; Giants #3 retired
Sports Teams: New York Giants (player 1923-1936, manager 1932-1941)
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⚛Ragnar A. Granit -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1900 d.3/31/1990 (89)
Physician, Physiologist, Finnish
🎭Renzo Cesana -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1907 d.11/8/1970 (63)
TV/Movie Actor, TV Host, Italian
📰Albert Rice Leventhal -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1907 d.1/6/1976 (68)
Book Titles: Little Golden Books (developer)
🎵Patsy Montana -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1908 d.5/3/1996 (87)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Yodeler, Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Names/Places: RN:Ruby Blevins; NN:Queen of Country Western Music
Song Titles: I Want To Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart
🏆🥊Danny McShain -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1912 N.S. d.7/14/1992 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
🎭Ruth Hussey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1914 d.4/19/2005 (90)
Names/Places: b. in Providence, RI; RMLN:Carol O'Rourke
Misc: some say b. 1913 or 1915
🏆🎳Marion Ladewig -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1914 d.4/16/2010 (95)
Misc: named Woman Bowler of the Year 9 times, (1950-54,57-59,63).
🎭Hugh Reilly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1915 d.7/17/1998 (82)
TV Shows: Lassie (as Paul Martin), TV Reader's Digest
📰🎭Fred F. Friendly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1915 d.3/3/1998 (82)
Hall of Famer, Newscaster, Journalist, TV Executive
Names/Places: RN:Ferdinand Wachenheimer
Misc: News & Public Affairs moderator; CBS President
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🏆🏀Ben Carnevale -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1915 d.3/25/2008 (92)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Backetball and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: New York University (player 1933-1937), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1944-1946), Navy (1947-1967)
🏆⚾Leon Day -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1916 d.3/13/1995 (78)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure
Misc: a star pitcher in the Negro Leagues who was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame just six days before his death
🏆⚾Bobby Bragan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1917 d.1/21/2010 (92)
MLB Manager, MLB Coach, MLB Shortstop, MLB Catcher
🎭Joan Banks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1918 d.1/18/1998 (79)
TV Shows: Private Secretary (as Sylvia)
🎭Ernest Flatt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1918 N.S. d.6/10/1995 N.S. (76)
Misc: was on many variety TV shows of his era
TV Shows: Garry Moore Show, Carol Burnett Show
🎭Herschel Bernardi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1923 d.5/9/1986 (63)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Commercial Actor
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: Charlie the Tuna, Jolly Green Giant; some sources give b. Oct 20
TV Shows: Peter Gunn (as Lt. Jacoby), The Jetsons, Arnie, Hail to the Chief
Movie Titles: Fiddler on the Roof
🎭🎮William Campbell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1923 N.S. d.4/28/2011 N.S. (87)
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Names/Places: aka: Bill Campbell
TV Shows: Star Trek TOS (as Koloth/Trelaine), Star Trek DS9 (as Koloth/Trelaine), Crime Story (as Det. Indelli)
Movie Titles: The High and the Mighty, The Breaking Point
Video Games: Star Trek (series)
🎭Rickie Layne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1924 d.2/11/2006 (81)
🏆🎳Pat Patterson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1925 d.5/9/1972 (46)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
🎵🎷Teo Macero -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1925 d.2/19/2008 (82)
Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter, Jazz Saxophonist
🏆⚾Joseph Wilbur Adcock -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1927 d.5/3/1999 (71)
MLB Manager, MLB Player
Misc: individual record for total bases in a game : 4 home runs and a double [7/31/54]
Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians; Milwaukee Braves
⚛Daniel Nathans -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1928 d.11/16/1999 (71)
🎵Billy Bowman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1928 d.8/7/1989 (60)
🎭Néstor Almendros -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1930 d.3/4/1992 (61)
Filmmaker, Movie Director, Cinematographer, Spanish
🎵🎷Clifford Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1930 d.6/26/1956 (25)
Trumpeter, Jazz Performer
🎨🎭Dick Gautier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1931 d.1/13/2017 N.S. (85)
Cartoonist, Artist, TV/Stage Actor, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles
TV Shows: Get Smart (as Hymie the CONTROL robot), Liar's Club, When Things Were Rotten (as Robin Hood), Here We Go Again
✍🎭Louis Malle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1932 d.11/23/1995 (63)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Director, French
Names/Places: Candice Bergen's hubby
Movie Titles: My Dinner with Andre, Pretty Baby, Atlantic City
🎭🎵Hamilton Camp -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1934 d.10/2/2005 (70)
Actor, Songwriter, Folk Singer, English
Names/Places: b. in London
TV Shows: He & She, Turn-On, Too Close For Comfort (as Arthur Wainwright), Just Our Luck
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🎭Michael Winner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1935 d.1/21/2013 (77)
Movie Titles: Big Sleep, Death Wish
🎭Ed Lauter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1938 d.10/16/2013 (74)
TV Shows: BJ & the Bear (as Sheriff Cain)
Movie Titles: The Artist
🎭Danny Goldman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1939 N.S. d.4/12/2020 N.S. (80)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: some say b. Apr 7, 1946
TV Shows: The Good Life, Busting Loose, Mike Hammer (as Ozzie the Answer), Smurfs (as Brainy), Robot Chicken (occasionally as a Smurf)
Movie Titles: Young Frankenstein, M*A*S*H
🏆🏈James Michael "Jim" LeClair -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1950 N.S. d.11/4/2019 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
🏆🏁Tony Bettenhausen Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1951 d.2/14/2000 (48)
Names/Places: Tony Sr.'s son
🎭Patrick James Clarke -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1953 N.S. d.7/31/2018 N.S. (64)
Misc: retired from acting in 1996
Movie Titles: The Protector, Infinity
🎭Richard Jeni -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1957 d.3/10/2007 (49)
TV Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Platypus Man (as Richard)
🏆🏈Joe Alton Delaney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1958 d.6/29/1983 (24)
🏆⚽Diego Maradona -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/30/1960 N.S. d.11/25/2020 N.S. (60)
Soccer Player, Argentine
Misc: Soccer F; captain and MVP of 1986 World Cup champion Argentina; also led national team to 1990 World Cup final; consensus Player of Decade in 1980s; led Napoli to 2 Italian League titles (1987,90) and UEFA Cup (1989).
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🎖Sir Edward Vernon -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/12/1684 d.10/30/1757 (72)
Naval Officer, Hero, English
Names/Places: NN:Old Grog
⚛Edmund Cartwright -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/24/1743 d.10/30/1823 (80)
Misc: Power Loom
⚛Ormsby Mitchel -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/28/1809 d.10/30/1862 (53)
⚖Sir John Joseph Caldwell Abbott -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/12/1821 d.10/30/1893 (72)
Prime Minister, Attorney/Lawyer, Canadian
Misc: PM of Canada 1891-92
✍💰Jean Henri Dunant -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1828 d.10/30/1910 (82)
Author, Philanthropist, Swiss
Misc: founder of the Red Cross Movement; shared the first Nobel Peace Prize
⚖James Schoolcraft Sherman -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/24/1855 d.10/30/1912 (57)
Misc: 27th U.S. Vice President
🎭Max Linder -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/16/1883 d.10/30/1925 (41)
Actor, Comedian, Director, French, Hungarian
Misc: d. Oct 31?
🏆🏁🏇Sir Barton -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/26/1916 d.10/30/1937 (21)
🏆🏁Wilbur Shaw Sr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/31/1902 d.10/30/1954 (51)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: Indianapolis 500 champ 3x in 1937, 1939, and 1940
✍Dame Rose Macaulay -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1881 d.10/30/1958 (77)
Essayist, Poet, English
🏆🏁🏇War Admiral -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/2/1934 d.10/30/1959 (25)
Misc: Triple Crown winner
📰Arthur Meier Schlesinger -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/27/1888 d.10/30/1965 (77)
🎭Pert Kelton -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/14/1907 d.10/30/1968 (61)
TV Shows: Jackie Gleason Show (the very first Alice in The Honeymooners sketches), Cavalcade of Stars
✍⛪Rose Wilder Lane -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/5/1886 d.10/30/1968 (81)
Author, Novelist, Theologian
Names/Places: Laura Ingalls Wilder's daughter
⚛James Mollison -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/19/1905 d.10/30/1969 (64)
Misc: set many records during the rapid development of aviation in the 1930s
🎵Allen Roth -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/11/1904 d.10/30/1972 (68)
TV Shows: The Milton Berle Show (regular)
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⚛Gustav Hertz -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/22/1887 d.10/30/1975 (88)
Misc: quantum physicist (Nobel 1925)
🏆🥊Lew Jenkins -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/4/1916 d.10/30/1981 (64)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Lillian Carter -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/15/1898 d.10/30/1983 (85)
Names/Places: President Jimmy's mother
🎭June Duprez -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/14/1918 d.10/30/1984 (66)
🎭Mario Gallo -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/22/1923 d.10/30/1984 (61)
TV Shows: Delvecchio (as Tomaso Delvecchio)
🎨🎭🎵Kirby Grant -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/24/1911 d.10/30/1985 (73)
Sculptor, Actor, Singer, Violinist
Names/Places: LN:Hoon Jr.
Misc: some say b. 1914
TV Shows: Sky King (star)
✍📰Joseph John Campbell -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/26/1904 d.10/30/1987 (83)
Author, Mythologist, Scholar
🎵Pedro Vargas -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/29/1906 d.10/30/1989 (83)
Misc: an international star
🎭Harry Lauter -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/19/1914 d.10/30/1990 (76)
Misc: cowboy roles
TV Shows: Waterfront (as Jim Herrick)
⚖William Shea -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/21/1907 d.10/30/1991 (84)
Misc: Shea Stadium was named after him
🎨Joan Mitchell -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/12/1925 d.10/30/1992 (67)
✍Michael J. Musto -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.10/30/1993 (76)
Misc: wrote the Who's On First routine for Abbott and Costello
🎭John (Actor) Young -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/16/1916 d.10/30/1996 (80)
TV Shows: Masquerade Party
Movie Titles: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (as dead body/historian)
✍🎭Samuel Fuller -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/12/1911 d.10/30/1997 (86)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Actor, Movie Director
🏆🏈Clyde "Bulldog" Turner -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/10/1919 N.S. d.10/30/1998 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Center
Misc: 8x All-Pro, 4x NFL champion; Bears #66 retired
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears (1940-1952), New York Titans (coach 1962)
🎭🏆⚾Max Patkin -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/10/1920 d.10/30/1999 (79)
Clown, MLB Player
Names/Places: NN:The Clown Prince of Baseball
✍🎭🎵Steve Allen -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/26/1921 N.S. d.10/30/2000 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Humorist, Movie Actor, Comedian, TV Talk Show Host, Composer, Radio Disc Jock, Musician
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Jayne Meadows' hubby
Misc: wrote over 2,000 songs
TV Shows: What's My Line, I've Got a Secret, Tonight Show (the first Tonight Show Host 1954-57), Rich Man Poor Man
🎵D.J. Jam Master Jay -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/21/1965 d.10/30/2002 (37)
Hall of Famer, Rap Music Performer
Names/Places: RN:Jason Mizell
Group Names: Run-DMC
🎭Peggy Ryan -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/28/1924 d.10/30/2004 (80)
Actress, Vaudevillaness, Dancer
Misc: Donald O'Connor's musicals dancing partner
TV Shows: Hawaii Five-O (as Jenny Sherman, Steve's secretary)
🏆🏁🏊Tetsuo Hamuro -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/7/1917 N.S. d.10/30/2005 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese
🏆⚾Alphonse Al López -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/20/1908 N.S. d.10/30/2005 N.S. (97)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Catcher
Misc: A.L. manager of year 1959
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Robins/Dodgers (1928, 1930-1935), Boston Bees (1936-1940), Pittsburgh Pirates (1940-1946), Cleveland Indians (1947), Cleveland Indians (manager, 1951-1956), Chicago White Sox (manager, 1957-1965, 1968-1969)
⚖Peter Hoagland -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/17/1941 d.10/30/2007 (65)
🎭🎵Robert Goulet -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/26/1933 d.10/30/2007 (73)
Names/Places: b. in Lawrence, Mass.; RN:Robert Gerard Goulet; Carol Lawrence's ex-hubby, Vera Novak's wife (also his business manager)
🎭Clark Howat -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/22/1918 d.10/30/2009 (91)
✍⚛Claude Levi-Strauss -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/28/1908 d.10/30/2009 (100)
Writer, Anthropologist, Ethnologist, Belgiumese
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🎵🎸Norton Buffalo -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/28/1951 d.10/30/2009 (58)
Harmonicaist, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: The Steve Miller Band
🏆🥊Édouard Carpentier -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/17/1926 O.S. d.10/30/2010 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian, French
Names/Places: Edouard Ignacz Weiczorkiewicz
✍⚛Michael Palmer -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/9/1942 d.10/30/2013 (71)
Misc: Medical thriller novelist
🎵Peter Haycock -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/4/1951 d.10/30/2013 N.S. (62)
Songwriter, Singer, Guitarist, English
Misc: film score composer
Group Names: Climax Blues Band, Electric Light Orchestra
🎵🎷Frank Wess -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/4/1922 d.10/30/2013 (91)
🎭Nathaniel Marston -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/9/1975 d.10/30/2015 N.S. (40)
🏆🏀Melvin Joe "Mel" Daniels -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/20/1944 N.S. d.10/30/2015 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Player
Misc: ABA Rookie of the Year (1968); 2x ABA Most Valuable Player (1969, 1971); 3x ABA champion (Indiana Pacers, 1970, 1972, 1973); 7x ABA All-Star.
🏆⚾Norman Leroy "Norm" Siebern -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/26/1933 N.S. d.10/30/2015 N.S. (82)
Misc: Gold Glove
🎭Don Marshall -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/2/1936 d.10/30/2016 N.S. (80)
TV Shows: Land of the Giants (as Dan Erickson)
Movie Titles: Terminal Island, The Thing with Two Heads, Uptown Saturday Night
🏆🏈John Hicks -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/21/1951 d.10/30/2016 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker, College Football Player
Names/Places: aka John Charles Hicks Jr.
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame; was a runner-up in the vote for the Heisman Trophy
Sports Teams: Ohio State, New York Giants (1974-1977)
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🎨James Galanos -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/20/1924 d.10/30/2016 N.S. (92)
🎭🎵Tammy Grimes -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/30/1934 d.10/30/2016 N.S. (82)
Stage Actress, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Lynn, Mass.; Christopher Plummer's wife, Amanda's mom
Misc: some say b. 1936
✍🎭María Irene Fornés -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/14/1930 N.S. d.10/30/2018 N.S. (88)
Playwright, Director, Cuban
Misc: avant garde artist
🎭Jane Actman -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/6/1949 N.S. d.10/30/2018 N.S. (69)
Misc: retired from acting in 1979
TV Shows: Room 222 (as Bonnie/Yvonne), Paul Lynde Show (as Barbara Simms Dickerson)
Movie Titles: Last of the Mohicans, Black Beauty
James Joseph "Whitey" Bulger Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/3/1929 N.S. d.10/30/2018 N.S. (89)
Misc: organized crume boss and FBI informant who led the Winter Hill Gang in the Winter Hill neighborhood of Somerville, Massachusetts.
✍Bernard Slade -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/2/1930 N.S. d.10/30/2019 N.S. (89)
Screenwriter, Playwright, Canadian
TV Shows: The Flying Nun, The Partridge Family
Movie Titles: Same Time Next Year, Tribute, Romantic comedy
🏆🏈Herbert Allen "Herb" Adderley -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/8/1939 N.S. d.10/30/2020 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, NFL Cornerback
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl, 4x First-Team All-Pro, 5x NFL champ, 3x Super Bowl champ; defensive cornerback and kickoff-return specialist; in the Packers Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers (1961-1969), Dallas Cowboys (1970-1972)
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In 1739, England declares war on Spain: War of Jenkinʹs Ear [Old Style Date = October 19].
In 1873, P T Barnumʹs circus, “Greatest Show on Earth,” debuts (New York City).
In 1893, The icon for 97-pound weaklings everywhere, who are tired of getting sand kicked in their faces at the beach, was born — bodybuilder Charles Atlas (Angelo Siciliano). He died on December 24, 1972.
In 1894, Daniel M. Cooper of Rochester, New York patented the time clock on this day. Timecards were inserted into the machine. The time clock would then stamp the time on the card — to record the actual time (assuming the time clock was set correctly) employees started and ended work.
In 1918, The Ottoman Empire signed an armistice with the Allies, ending the First World War in the Middle East and bringing about the dismantling of the more than 600-year-old kingdom.
In 1918, The Slovaks agreed to a union with the Czechs under the name of Czechoslovakia.
In 1931, W2XB TV channel one in New York City, New York, (NBC) begins broadcasting. See, there was once a channel one.
In 1938, The H.G. Wells play “The War of the Worlds,” starring Orson Welles, was broadcast on CBS radioʹs “Mercury Theater.” The live drama, which employed fake news reports that interrupted musical selections, panicked some listeners who missed the opening minutes of the broadcast and thus thought its portrayal of a Martian invasion at Princeton, New Jersey, was true — despite several subsequent on-air disclaimers telling them it was a fictional drama. Frightened citizens rushed out of their homes with handkerchiefs covering their mouths to guard against “Martian gas,” clogged telephone lines, caused traffic jams on highways while trying to flee, and checked into local hospitals in shock. A 1975 made-for-TV movie, “The Night That Panicked America,” related the story of Wellesʹ famous 1938 Halloween Eve radio broadcast and the real-life hysteria that ensued.
In 1953, On the cover of TV Guide: “Kukla, Beulah Witch, and Friend”. Other Articles: My Favorite Husband, Jim Backus
In 1955, “Ted Mackʹs Original Amateur Hour”, TV Variety; moved to ABC.
In 1958, Most of us remember the quiz show, “Concentration”, as being on the daytime TV lineup [August 1958-March 1973]. But on this night it appeared on our TV screens at 8:30 p.m. — a temporary replacement for “Twenty-One” which had been canceled suddenly because of the quiz show scandals of the time. Jack Barry was brought over from the “Twenty-One” set to host “Concentration” for its four week nighttime run.
In 1959, “Tic Tac Dough”, TV Game Show; last aired on CBS.
In 1960, The “Walt Disney Presents” TV show features the first “Zorro” episode, “El Bandido”.
In 1962, TVʹS JACK BENNY SHOW Guest star DARLA HOOD joins Jack, Rochester, Dennis Day and Don Wilson in an “OUR GANG” spoof
In 1964, Cassius Clay, 21, won the heavyweight boxing title with his stunning KO of Sonny Liston.
In 1965, On the cover of TV Guide: “Addams Family Celebrate Halloween f/ John Astin and Carolyn Jones”. Other Articles: Get Smart
In 1965, R.C., “Keep On Dancing” by The Gentrys peaked at number four on the pop singles chart.
In 1970, In a Brady Bunch episode called “Call Me Irresponsible”, Greg gets a part-time job at his fatherʹs architectural firm so he can buy a car, Greg plans to have a car in two years and starts collecting gas money for rides in advance from his brothers and sisters. However, he loses some important designs the first day on the job and is fired.
In 1971, John Lennonʹs “Imagine” LP was topped the album chart in the U.S.; it was released to the United Kingdom the same day where it went to number one on the British album charts as well.
In 1973, A New York radio station aired the unedited “Seven Words You Cnnot Say on Television” off Geroge Carlinʹs LP “Class Clown.” A man complained about the offensive words and complained to the FCC. The FCC essentially put the station on “probation” with the threat of considering revoking its license if the station airs any more offensive material.
In 1973, John Lennon releases the “Mind Games” album and the title track as a single. Both become his most popular records in quite some time. The album reaches number nine, the single #18. The same day, Ringo Starrʹs “Ringo” is released.
In 1974, Ali vs. Foreman: “THE RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE”; the battle between 32-year-old Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, a grim young Goliath, was staged with great fanfare in Kinshasa, Zaire. Ali unveiled his rope-a-dope tactic: leaning back, swaying side to side, absorbing Foremanʹs brutal punches. Had Ali lost his mind? By round six, madness looked like genius. Foreman was exhausted; Ali was throwing flurries. In the eighth, an Ali right sent Foreman into a slow, staggering twirl to the canvas. Eight rounds were enough for Muhammad Ali to regain his world heavyweight title in Zaire, Africa.
In 1974, Principal shooting begins on a film version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
In 1975, After finishing fifth in the National League West, the Atlanta Braves made a change.…They fired…the chimpanzee that swept the bases after the fifth inning.
In 1975, With dictator Francisco Franco near death, Prince Juan Carlos assumed power in Spain. (Franco died three weeks later.)
In 1976, Chevy Chase leaves “Saturday Night” to work on a series of comedy specials for NBC.
In 1976, Jane Pauley becomes news co-anchor of the Today Show. She looks strikingly similar to Jane Curtin, who, conincidentally enough, would be a replacement for the departed Chevy Chase to anchor the Weekend Update feature on NBCʹs Saturday Night (retroactively titled Saturday Night Live.)
In 1976, On the cover of TV Guide: “Governor Jimmy Carter and President Gerald Ford”. Other Articles: Jeffersons, Tom Ewell.
In 1976, “Doc”, TV Comedy; last aired on CBS. The Doctor was out!
In 1976, “Mr. T And Tina”, TV Comedy, mercifully, last aired on ABC after bombing for just over a month. Itʹs not to be confused with the Mr. T that was famous in 1983 for the TV series “The ʹAʹ Team.”
In 1977, “Halloween With The Addams Family” aired.
In 1977, Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears rushed for 205 yards and two touchdowns in a 26-0 triumph over the Green Bay Packers. He had a better season than O.J. Simpson that year.
In 1978, The made-for-TV-animated cartoon movie, “KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park”, starring comic book, heavy-metal, glitter rockers KISS as the heroes trying to foil a mad scientist working in an amusement park, aired on NBC.
In 1978, “Macho Man” single by Village People was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1978, “WKRP in Cincinnati” TV shows traditionally greet holidays with a hug, but not WKRP. In “Turkeys Away,” which was based on a true story, station manager Arthur Carlson (Gordon Jump) announces plans to unveil a secret promotional event, and newsman Les Nessman (Richard Sanders) shows up at the local mall to cover it live. A helicopter comes into view. Mr. Carlson is aboard. So are 20 live turkeys — which, to Lesʹs horror, are hurled to their deaths. “Oh, the humanity,” Les wails, evoking the Hindenberg while fowl balls plummet to the parking lot. Mr. Carlson is shocked. “As God is my witness,” he says, “I thought turkeys could fly.”
In 1978, COVER OF PEOPLE ROBIN WILLIAMS and PAM DAWBER
In 1980, “Itʹs A Living (1980 version)”, TV Comedy, aka Making a Living, debut on ABC. It was a sitcom about waitresses in a tony Los Angeles eatery. The stars are Marian Mercer, Ann Jillian and Susan Sullivan. The show will run for two years on ABC, then return as a syndicated show from 1985 to 1989. Among the new waitresses will be Crystal Bernard in 1986, whoʹll decide sheʹd rather have her own place in a small New England airport and land on “Wings.”
In 1982, R.C., “Athena” by The Who peaked at #28 on the pop singles chart.
In 1982, R.C., “Attack Of The Name Game” by Stacy Lattisaw peaked at #70 on the pop singles chart.
In 1982, R.C., “Get Up And Go” by Go-Goʹs peaked at #50 on the pop singles chart.
In 1982, R.C., “I Get Excited” by Rick Springfield peaked at #32 on the pop singles chart.
In 1982, R.C., “New World Man” by Rush peaked at #21 on the pop singles chart.
In 1982, R.C., “Who Can It Be Now?” by Men At Work peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.
In 1982, Singer Paul Weller announced the breakup of the British band The Jam.
In 1984, Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi, aka Jake and Elwood of The Blues Brothers, hit the two-million dollar sales mark with their LP, “Briefcase Full of Blues”. The album, by Jake and Elwood Blues, is still a hit long after the death of Belushi.
In 1986, The Beastie Boys released their “License To Ill” LP. It became the first rap album to go to number one on the Billboard album chart.
In 1988, Kurt Cobain, lead singer of Seattle future supergroup Nirvana, smashes his very first guitar.
In 1989, On All My Children: Tad Martin dared to look stupid as he proposed to Dixie Cooney while wearing a chicken suit! What the cluck!
In 1989, Smith Dairy at Orrville Ohio, makes largest milk shake (1,575.2 gal).
In 1991, “Seinfeld” In this series that set the TV industry on its ear by boasting, proudly and subversively, that it was “about nothing,” “The Parking Garage” is the ultimate nothing episode. Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer canʹt find their car in a mall parking garage and walk around looking for it. Thatʹs it. But weʹve come to know the idiosyncrasies and neuroses of these characters so well that we enjoy seeing them splash down in the shallow pond of a minor dilemma and sink to the bottom, while arguing about the best stroke to use to get to shore. Itʹs theater of the absurd: “Four Characters in Search of an Exit Ramp.” The whole requires REMarkable writing and acting, and a pact with the audience never to take anything too seriously. Thatʹs not nothing — thatʹs everything.
In 1992, NBC granted David Letterman the right to negotiate with CBS for the contract to air his late night show next year.
In 1993, R.C., “Weird Al” Yankovicʹs album “Alapalooza” peaked at #46 on the Billboard album chart
In 1993, R.C., “What Is Love” by Haddaway peaked at #11 on the pop singles chart. This song is used in a recurring skit on “Saturday Night Live”.
In 1993, “The Paula Poundstone Show” began airing on ABC
In 1993, Meat Loafʹs “Bat Out of Hell II — Back Into Hell” was the number one album in the United States, with Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday) doing a 215-show tour to promote the album.
In 1994, Thomas Nicely reports bug in Intelʹs Pentium-processor on Internet. The Pentium chip didnʹt accurately perform math functions 100% of the time. Pentium Quality is #0.99999345.
In 1995, “High Society” TV sitcom premiered on CBS.
In 2000, Comedian, composer, author and television host Steve Allen, 78, died of an apparent heart attack while napping at the home of his youngest son in Encino, California. A subsequent autopsy performed by the Los Angeles coronerʹs office confirmed that the entertainerʹs death was directly related to the traffic mishap — a ruptured a blood vessel caused Hemopericardium, the collection of blood in the sac surrounding the heart. Less than two hours previously, while en route to his sonʹs home, Allen had been involved in a minor car accident when a Lexus SUV backed out of a driveway into the side of Allenʹs car.
In 2012, Walt Disney Company announced plans to purchase Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. As part of the deal, the company revealed plans to make new live-action Star Wars movies.
In 2015, Character actor Al Molinaro, 96, died in Glendale, California.