⚛Michael "Mike" Collins -- is 91 in the year 2021 and 92 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1930 N.S.
Misc: manned the Apollo 11 command module while Neil Armstrong and Ed Aldrin walked on the moon
🏆Jean Jani -- is 90 in the year 2021 and 91 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1931 N.S.
Misc: July 1957
⛪📰Dan Rather -- is 90 in the year 2021 and 91 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1931
Hall of Famer, Baptist, Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist
Names/Places: b. in Wharton, TX
Misc: What's the frequency Kenneth?, Courage!
TV Shows: CBS Evening News (1981-2005), 60 Minutes (1975-81), 48 Hours, 60 Minutes II
🏆🏒Phil Goyette -- is 88 in the year 2021 and 89 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1933
NHL Center, Canadian
🎭🎮Charles Cioffi -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1935
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: retired from acting in 2008
TV Shows: X-Files (as Chief Blevins)
Movie Titles: Shaft (1971), Klute, Missing
Video Games: Gears of War 2
🎭Peter Wexler -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1936
Set Designer, Costume Designer
🎵Tom Paxton -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1937
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Folk Performer
Song Titles: The Talking Vietnam Pot Luck Blues
🏆🏌Rives McBee -- is 83 in the year 2021 and 84 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1938
🎭Ron Rifkin -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1939 N.S.
TV Shows: Adam's Rib, When Things Were Rotten (as Prince John), One Day at a Time (as Nick Handris), The Winds of War, Falcon Crest (as Dr. Lantry), Trials of Rosie O'Neill (as Ben Meyer)
Movie Titles: The Negotiator, Alias' SD-6 Director Arvin Sloane
🎭Sally Kirkland -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1941
TV Shows: EDtv
Movie Titles: JFK, Bruce Almighty, Valley of the Dolls, The Sting
🎵Bruce Bromberg -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1941
Hall of Famer, Music Producer
Misc: a Grammy award winning producer of blues music.
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🎭🎮Melendy Britt -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1943
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: The New Adventures of Batman, Flash Gordon, She-Ra: Princess of Power, Batgirl, Plasticman (as Penny)
Movie Titles: Being There, Hotel Transylvania 2
Video Games: Fallout 4
🎵"Kinky" Friedman -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1944
Songwriter, Bandleader, Country Singer
Names/Places: FN:Richard, NN:Frank Zappa of Country Music
✍🎭Brian Doyle Murray -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1945
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: Bill's brother; aka spelled Brian Doyle-Murray
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (as SNL News Break anchor & member 1981-82), Bakersfield P.D. (as Sgt. Hampton)
Movie Titles: Groundhog Day, Caddyshack, Wayne's World, As Good as It Gets
🎭Stephen Rea -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1946
Movie Titles: V for Vendetta, Underworld: Awakening, Citizen X, The Crying Game, Michael Collins, The End of the Affair
🎭Andrea Hall-Martin -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1947
Names/Places: aka Andrea Hall Gengler; Deidre's Twin Sister; RLN:Lovell
TV Shows: Days of Our Lives (as Samantha Evans then Hattie Adams)
🎭Deidre Hall -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1947
Names/Places: Andrea's twin sis, Michael Dubelko's wife
Misc: some say b. 1948
TV Shows: Our House (as Jesse Witherspoon), Days of Our Lives (as Dr. Marlena Evans Brady), Krofft SuperShow (as Electrawoman/Mara)
⚖Herman Achille Van Rompuy -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1947
Prime Minister, Belgiumese
Misc: former Belgian politician; The first full-time President of the European Council
🏆🏁🏃Frank Shorter -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1947
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, German
Misc: won gold medal in marathon at 1972 Olympics, 1st U.S. marathoner to win in 64 years.
🎵🎸Russell Ballard -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1947
Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Group Names: Argent, sessionist
🎭Lynne Marta -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1948
Misc: retired from acting in 2004
TV Shows: Once an Eagle, Love American Style
Movie Titles: Footloose, 3 Men and a Little Lady, Joe Kidd
🏆⚾Mickey Rivers -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1948
Misc: holds individual career record for batting average in league championship series: .386 [1976-78]: 22 hits in 57 at-bats in 14 games
Sports Teams: Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees
🎵🎸Bob Siebenberg -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1949
Rock & Roll Drummer
Names/Places: aka Bob C. Benberg
Group Names: Supertramp
🎭Lynda Goodfriend -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1950
TV Actress, Dancer
TV Shows: Happy Days (as Lori Beth Allen Cunningham), Blansky's Beauties (as Sunshine), Who's Watching the Kids?
📰Jane Pauley -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1950
Names/Places: b. in Indianapolis, IN; FN:Margaret; Garry Trudeau's wife
Misc: some say b. 1949
TV Shows: NBC News, Today Show (1976-89), Real Life, Dateline
🏆🏈Nick Saban -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1951 N.S.
College Football Coach
Sports Teams: LSU, University of Alabama
🏆🏀John Lucas -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1953
NBA Coach, NBA Guard
Misc: 6454 assists
Sports Teams: Washington Bullets, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks
🎭Ken Wahl -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1954
Misc: he says b. Oct 31, 1960
TV Shows: Wiseguy (as Vinnie Terranova)
Movie Titles: The Wanderers, Fort Apache The Bronx, Purple Hearts
💰Xavier Roberts -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1955
Misc: designed & created Cabbage Patch Kids
🎵Tony Bowers -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1956
Bassist, Jazz-Blues Performer, English
Group Names: Simply Red
🎭🎵Brian Stokes Mitchell -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1957
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Composer, Singer
TV Shows: Trapper John MD (as Dr. Justin Jackson aka Jackpot), Fresh Prince of Bel Air, James Bond Jr., Mr. Robot (as Scott Knowles)
Movie Titles: Jumping the Broom
🎭🎵Michael DeLorenzo -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1959
Actor, Producer/Director, Musician
TV Shows: Head of the Class (as Alex Torres), New York Undercover (as Det. Eddie Torros)
Movie Titles: A Few Good Men, Alive
🎨✍Jim Benton -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1960 N.S.
Cartoonist, Children's Author
Book Titles: Happy Bunny (series), Dear Dumb Diary (series)
✍🎭Peter Jackson -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1961
Screenwriter, Movie Director, New Zealand
Movie Titles: The Hobbit (trilogy), Lord of the Rings (trilogy), Heavenly Creatures, Forgotten Silver, The Frighteners, King Kong (2005), The Lovely Bones, District 9, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, West of Memphis
🎵🎸Larry Mullen Jr. -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1961
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Drummer, Irish
Group Names: U2
🎭Dermot Mulroney -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1963
Movie Titles: About Schmidt, Living in Oblivion, Insidious Chapter 3, Young Guns, Point of No Return, Kansas City, My Best Friend's Wedding, Where the Money Is, Wedding Date, The Family Stone, Gracie
✍🎭Rob Schneider -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1963
Comedy Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian
Misc: AP says Oct 31 but another source says Oct 30
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (as Richard Laymer aka The Rich-Meister the office bore & reg 1991-94), Men Behaving Badly (as Jamie Coleman)
Movie Titles: Grown Ups, The Waterboy, Big Daddy, Home Alone 2, Deuce Bigalow-Male Gigolo, The Animal, The Hot Chick, The Benchwarmers
🏆⚾Frederick Stanley McGriff -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1963
MLB First Baseman
Misc: All Star MVP 1994
Sports Teams: Atlanta Braves
🎵🎸Johnny Marr -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1963 N.S.
Songwriter, Singer, Rock & Roll Guitarist, English
Names/Places: RN:John Martin Maher
Group Names: The Smiths, Electronic, The The
🎵🎸Mikkey Dee -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1963
Heavy Metal Drummer, Swedish
Misc: his name sounds like a fast food restaraunt
Group Names: The Scorpions, King Diamond, Don Dokken, Motorhead
🎵Darryl Worley -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1964
🎖🎵🎸Annabella Lwin -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1965
Military Leader, Songwriter, New Wave Singer, Burmese
Misc: Wikipedia says b. Oct 31, 1966
Group Names: Bow Wow Wow, soloist
Song Titles: C30, C60, C90, Go!, I Want Candy, W.O.R.K., Go Wild in the Country, Do You Wanna Hold Me?
🏆⚽Denis Irwin -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1965 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Irish
🏆🏀Theodore "Blue" Edwards -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1965 N.S.
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🎭Mike O'Malley -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1966
Actor, Comedian, Producer
TV Shows: Yes Dear (as Jimmy Hughes), Glee (as Burt Hummel)
Movie Titles: Sully, Concussion, Eat Pray Love
🎵🎸Adam Horowitz -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1966
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rap-Rock Performer
Names/Places: aka King Ad-Rock; Ione Skye's hubby
Group Names: The Beastie Boys (lead)
Song Titles: You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Party, Girls, No Sleep Till Brooklyn, Brass Monkey, Girls, Hey Ladies, Paul Revere, She's On It, Sabotage, Intergalactic, Ch-Check It Out
Album Titles: Licensed To Ill, Paul's Botique, Check Your Head, Ill Communication, Hello Nasty, To The 5 Boroughs, The Mix-Up, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
🏆⚾Brian Keyser -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1966
🎭🎵Vanilla Ice -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1967
Movie Actor, Rapper
Names/Places: RN:Robert Matthew Van Winkle
Misc: some say b. 1968 or 1969 but who cares anymore?
Song Titles: Ice Ice Baby
Movie Titles: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cool as Ice
🏆🏀Antonio Davis -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1968
🏆⚾Eddie Taubensee -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1968
🏆🏈Henry John Mills -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1969
🏆🏈Lee Woodall -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1969
🏆⚾Damon Mashore -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1969
MLB Outfielder, Puerto Rican
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🎭🎮Nolan North -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1970
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: very prominent video game voice actor
TV Shows: Angel, Sanjay and Craig
Movie Titles: TMNT, Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief, The SpongeBob Movie, Lego DC Comics (series), Ultimate Avengers (I and II), Star Trek Into Darkness
Video Games: Call of Duty (series), Uncharted (series), EverQuest II, Bungie: Destiny, Assassin's Creed (series), Batman: Arkham (as The Penguin)
Lorena Bobbitt -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1970
Misc: cut off her husband's member
🏆⚾Steve Trachsel -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1970
Names/Places: NN: The Human Rain Delay
🎵Linn Berggren -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1970
Hip-Pop Singer, Swedish
Misc: not b. Oct 21
Group Names: Ace of Base
🎵🎸Rogers Stevens -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1970
Alternative Rock Guitarist
Group Names: Blind Melon
🏆🏈Jamie Asher -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1972
NFL Tight End
🏆🏈Ross Verba -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1973
Misc: Superbowl XXXI
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers
🎵Smokie Norful -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1973
🎭Troy Hartman -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1974 N.S.
TV Shows: Extreme Survival, No Boundaries
🏆🏈Jeff Gooch -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1974
🎭Piper Perabo -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1976
TV Shows: Covert Affairs (as Annie Walker)
Movie Titles: The Prestige, Looper, Coyote Ugly, Cheaper By The Dozen 2, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
🎭Brian Hallisay -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1978
TV Shows: Revenge (as Officer/Detective Ben Hunter)
Movie Titles: American Sniper, Jessabelle
🎨🎭🏆Samaire Armstrong -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1980 N.S.
Fashion Designer, Actress, Model, Japanese
TV Shows: Resurrection, Dirty Sexy Money, The O.C.
Movie Titles: It's a Boy Girl Thing, Just My Luck, Stay Alive, Not Another Teen Movie
🎭Eddie Kaye Thomas -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1980
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Scorpion (as Toby Curtis), American Dad (as Barry)
Movie Titles: American Pie (series), Harold and Kumar (series)
🎵🎸Tay Strathairn -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1980
Folk Performer, Rock & Roll Keyboardist
Group Names: Dawes
🏆⚾Mike Napoli -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1981 N.S.
MLB First Baseman, MLB Catcher
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers
🎵🎸Frank Iero -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1981
Alternative Rock Guitarist
Group Names: My Chemical Romance
🎭Justin Chatwin -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1982 N.S.
TV Shows: American Gothic, Shameless, Weeds
Movie Titles: War of the Worlds, The Invisible
🎭Scott Clifton -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1984
🏆Sasckya Porto -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1984
Model, Playmate, Brazilian
Misc: December 2007
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Liza Miller -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1988
Names/Places: Eli & Taylor's daughter
🎭Vanessa Marano -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1992
TV Shows: Switched at Birth (as Bay Kennish / Daphne Sorrento)
Max G -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1993
Names/Places: RN:Maxwell Gorelick; Lyndie & Kenny's son
🎭Letitia Wright -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1993 N.S.
🎭Mateo Arias -- is 26 in the year 2021 and 27 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1995 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Kickin' It (as Jerry)
Movie Titles: Despicable Me 2
Adam Kopell -- is 24 in the year 2021 and 25 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1997
Names/Places: Catrina and Bernie's son
🎭Sydney Park -- is 24 in the year 2021 and 25 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1997 N.S.
TV Shows: CSI: NY (as Ellie), That's So Raven
🎭Holly Taylor -- is 24 in the year 2021 and 25 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1997 N.S.
Actress, Producer, Dancer, Canadian
TV Shows: The Americans
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🎭Danielle Rose Russell -- is 22 in the year 2021 and 23 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1999 N.S.
TV Shows: Legacies, The Originals
🎵Willow Camille Reign Smith -- is 21 in the year 2021 and 22 in the year 2022; b.10/31/2000
Names/Places: Jada Pinkett and Will's daughter
🎭Ethan Saucedo -- is 20 in the year 2021 and 21 in the year 2022; b.10/31/2001
Names/Places: Rebecca Herbst and Michael's son
Jordan Ezra Hanson -- is 19 in the year 2021 and 20 in the year 2022; b.10/31/2002
Names/Places: Natalie Anne Bryant and Taylor's son
🎭Ryan Scott -- b.10/31/????
🎭Bobby Ellerbee -- b.10/31/???? N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Squidbillies (as The Sheriff, voicist)
Movie Titles: The Taming Of The Shrew
✍🎵Philippe de Vitry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1291 O.S. d.6/9/1361 O.S. (69)
Poet, Composer, French
👑King Ferdinand I Of Portugal -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1345 O.S. d.10/22/1383 O.S. (37)
Misc: ruled 1367-83
🎨Jan Vermeer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1632 d.12/15/1675 (43)
Painter, Dutch (Netherlands)
Names/Places: RN:Jan van der Meer van Delft
⛪Pope Clement XIV -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1705 N.S. d.9/22/1774 N.S. (68)
Misc: pope 1769-1774
🎖⚖James Lovell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1737 d.7/14/1814 (76)
🎖⚖William Paca -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1740 d.10/13/1799 (58)
Revolutionary, Judge, Statesman
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer
🎨Katsushika Hokusai -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1760 d.5/10/1849 (88)
✍📰John Keats -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1795 d.2/23/1821 (25)
Poet, Publisher, English
Theodore Dwight Woolsey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1801 d.7/1/1889 (87)
Misc: Yale Univsity president 1846-71
⚛Benoit Fourneyron -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1802 d.7/31/1867 (64)
Misc: the water turbine
⚛Joseph Wilson Swan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1828 d.5/27/1914 (85)
Scientist, Chemist, Inventor, Physicist, English
Misc: produced an early electric light bulb and invented the dry photographic plate, an important improvement in photography and a step in the development of modern photographic film.
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⚛Adolf Von Bayer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1835 d.8/20/1917 (81)
⚛Otto Sverdrup -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1854 d.11/26/1930 (76)
⚖Andrew Volstead -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1860 d.1/20/1947 (86)
Misc: father of the U.S. dry law
💰Juliette Gordon Low -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1860 N.S. d.1/17/1927 N.S. (66)
Misc: founded the Girl Guides which became the Girl Scouts of America
💰William Gibbs McAdoo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1863 d.2/1/1941 (77)
Misc: U.S. secretary of the treasury (1913-18), a founder and chairman (1914) of the Federal Reserve Board, and director general of the U.S. railroads during and shortly after World War I (1917-19).
🏆🎾Anthony Wilding -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1883 d.5/9/1915 (31)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
🎭🎵Charles King -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1886 d.1/11/1944 (57)
Movie/Stage Actor, Singer
🏆🏒Edouard Cyrille "Newsy" Lalonde -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1887 d.11/21/1970 (83)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, NHL Forward, Canadian
Misc: NHL Rover; played 1904-1927
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Renfrew Creamery Kings, Vancouver Millionaires, Saskatoon Sheiks, New York Americans
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⚖Chiang Kai-Shek -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1887 d.4/5/1975 (87)
Head of State
Names/Places: b. in Chekaing Province
Misc: the first Chinese president
⚛Sir George Hubert Wilkins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1888 d.12/1/1958 (70)
Aviator, Explorer, Australian
Misc: the first to fly over North & South poles; advanced the use of the airplane and pioneered the use of the submarine for polar research.
🏆🥊Les Darcy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1895 d.5/24/1917 (21)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Australian
Names/Places: RFMN:James Leslie
🏆🏈Pete Henry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1897 d.2/7/1952 (54)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Tackle
Misc: outstanding punts and dropkicks put him in NFL record books; in the Pro and College Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Canton Bulldogs (player 1920-1926, coach 1926), New York Giants (player 1927), Pottsville Maroons (player 1927-1928, coach 1928), Washington and Jefferson (coach 1942, 1945)
🎭🎵🎷Ethel Waters -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1900 d.9/1/1977 (76)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne, Vaudevillaness, Gospel Singer, Blues Singer, Jazz Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chester, PA; NN:Sweet Mama Stringbean
Misc: Beulah star; Not born in 1896; d. 9-9?
Song Titles: Stormy Weather, Dinah, Heat Wave, A Hundred Years From Today, Am I Blue?
Movie Titles: Cabin in the Sky, Pinky, The Member of the Wedding
🏆⚾🏈Cal Hubbard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1900 d.10/17/1977 (76)
Hall of Famer, MLB Player, MLB Umpire, NFL Tackle
Misc: in the Pro Football, College Football and Baseball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1927-1928), Green Bay Packers (1929-1933, 1935), New York Giants (1936), Pittsburgh Pirates (1936)
🎭Eduard Franz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1902 d.2/10/1983 (80)
TV Shows: Zorro (as Senor Gregorio Verdugo)
🏆🏁Wilbur Shaw Sr. -- Birth 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
🎭Cully Richards -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1908 d.6/17/1978 (69)
🎭Sheila Bromley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1911 d.7/23/2003 (91)
TV Shows: I Married Joan (as Janet), Hank
✍⛪🎭🎵Dale Evans -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1912 d.2/7/2001 (88)
Writer, Evangelist, Movie Actress, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Uvale, TX; RN:Frances Octavia Butts Smith; Roy Rogers's wife, NN:The Queen of The West
Song Titles: Happy Trails To You (songwriter)
TV Shows: The Roy Rogers Show
⚛Joe Carcione -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1914 d.8/2/1988 (73)
Misc: The Green Grocer
🏆⚾Ken Keltner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1916 d.12/12/1991 (75)
📰William Hardy McNeill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1917 d.7/8/2016 N.S. (98)
Misc: whose book "The Rise of the West" covering the entire span of recorded human history, had a major effect on historical theory.
Book Titles: The Rise of the West
⚖Griffin Bell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1918 d.1/5/2009 (90)
Misc: Attorney General
🎭John Sylvester White -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1919 d.9/11/1988 (68)
TV Shows: Welcome Back Kotter (as V.P. Michael Woodman)
✍🏆🏁🏇Dick Francis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1920 d.2/14/2010 (89)
Author, Jockey, Welsh (Wales)
🎭Barbara Bel Geddes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1922 d.8/8/2005 (82)
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RLN:Geddes Lewis
TV Shows: Dallas (as Eleanor "Miss Ellie" Southworth Ewing Farlow)
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🏆Robert Turner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1922 d.3/23/1995 (72)
Misc: winner of the first All-American Soap Box Derby
👑Norodom Sihanouk -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1922 d.10/15/2012 (89)
Misc: ruled 1941-55
🏆⚾Dee Fondy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1924 d.8/19/1999 (74)
🎭Shirley Dinsdale -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1926 d.5/9/1999 (72)
🎭Jimmy Savile -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1926 N.S. d.10/29/2011 N.S. (84)
TV Host, English
TV Shows: Jim'll Fix It (host)
🏆🏈Robert "Red" Miller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1927 N.S. d.9/27/2017 N.S. (89)
NFL Coach, USFL Figure
Sports Teams: Denver Broncos (NFL), Denver Gold (USFL)
✍Andrew Sarris -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1928 d.6/20/2012 (83)
Misc: the critic that made Steven Spielberg a star
🎭Norman Beaton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1934 d.12/13/1994 (60)
TV Actor, British
TV Shows: Desmonds (star)
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🎵Ray Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1934 d.11/29/1979 (45)
Singer, Guitarist, Pianist
Misc: some say b. 1938
Song Titles: Rockin' Little Angel
🎭James Mathers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1936 d.7/11/2014 N.S. (77)
Movie Titles: Me and You and Everyone We Know, The Darkness, Voyager
✍⛪🎭Michael Landon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1936 d.7/1/1991 (54)
Hall of Famer, Screen/Scriptwriter, Jewish, TV/Movie Actor, TV Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Forest Hills, NY; RN:Eugene Maurice Orowitz
Misc: NOT b.1937
TV Shows: Bonanza (as Little Joe Cartwright), Little House on the Prarie (as Charles Ingalls), Highway to Heaven (as Jonathan Smith), Us (Pilot)
Movie Titles: Legend of Tom Dooley, I Was a Teenage Werewolf
🎵🎸John Guerin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1939 d.1/5/2004 (64)
Composer, Rock & Roll Drummer
Misc: widely recorded drummer with artists from Frank Sinatra to Frank Zappa and Thelonious Monk
Group Names: The Byrds
🎭David Ogden Stiers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1942 N.S. d.3/3/2018 N.S. (75)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Gay
Names/Places: b. in Peoria, IL
TV Shows: Doc, M*A*S*H (as Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester), North & South, Two Guys and a Girl (as Mr. Bauer)
Movie Titles: Beauty & the Beast (as Cogsworth the timepeace), Pocahontas (as Gov. John Ratcliffe & Wiggins), Mighty Aphrodite, Everyone Says I Love You
🏆⚾Dave McNally -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1942 d.12/1/2002 (60)
🏆🏈Brian Piccolo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1943 N.S. d.6/16/1970 N.S. (26)
Misc: the football player whose story became the award winning television movie "Brian's Song".
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears
✍🎭🎵John Candy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1950 d.3/4/1994 (43)
Comedy Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Director, Radio Disc Jock, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Toronto, Ontario
Misc: some say b. 1949, '51, or Oct 11
TV Shows: SCTV Network (as Johnny LaRue/many others), Camp Candy
Movie Titles: 1941, Stripes, National Lampoon's Vacation, The Three Amigos!, The Blues Brothers, Home Alone, JFK, Little Shop of Horrors, Summer Rental, Brewster's Millions, The Great Outdoors, Splash, Spaceballs, Planes Trains & Automobiles, Home Alone, JFK, Uncle Buck, Cool Runnings, The Shmenge brothers (as Yosh)
🎨Zaha Hadid -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1950 N.S. d.3/31/2016 N.S. (65)
🎵🎸Doug Bennett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1951 d.10/16/2004 (52)
Rock & Roll Performer
Group Names: Doug and the Slugs
🎵Bernard Edwards -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1952 d.4/18/1996 (43)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Bassist, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Disco Musician
Group Names: Chic, Power Station
🏆🏈Bill Fralic -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1962 N.S. d.12/14/2018 N.S. (56)
Hall of Famer, NFL Guard, College Football Player
Misc: 4x Pro Bowl; in the Collge Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Pittsburth, Atlanta Falcons (1985-1992), Detroit Lions (1993)
🎵🎸Adam Schlesinger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1967 N.S. d.4/1/2020 N.S. (52)
Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Fountains of Wayne
🏆🏀Clifford Rozier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1972 N.S. d.7/6/2018 N.S. (45)
🎖Freddy Kruger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1984 d.9/13/1991 (6)
Misc: Horror movie character; dead forever?
🎨Fra Bartolommeo -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/28/1472 d.10/31/1517 (45)
Architect, Painter, Italian
✍⚖James Logan -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/20/1674 J-LD d.10/31/1751 J-LD (77)
Author, Statesman, Irish
💰Éleuthère Irénée du Pont -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/24/1771 d.10/31/1834 (63)
Industrialist, Manufacturer, French
Misc: Dupont Chemical Co.
🎖Stephen Kearny -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/30/1794 d.10/31/1848 (54)
Misc: U.S. Army officer who conquered New Mexico and helped win California during the Mexican War (1846-48).
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Edward Frederick Sorin -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/6/1814 d.10/31/1893 (79)
Misc: Roman Catholic priest and educator, founder and first president of the University of Notre Dame.
🎨Egon Schiele -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/12/1890 N.S. d.10/31/1918 N.S. (28)
✍🎭Harry Houdini -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/24/1874 d.10/31/1926 (52)
Author, Magician/Illusionist, Hungarian
Names/Places: b. in Budepest; RN:Ehrich Weiss
Misc: Escape Artist; some say b. 1875; d. in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix
🏆⚾José de la Caridad Méndez -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1887 d.10/31/1928 (41)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure, Cuban
Misc: was a Cuban right-handed pitcher and manager in baseball's Negro Leagues.
🎭Robert Woolsey -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/14/1889 d.10/31/1938 (49)
Stage Actor, Comedian
Misc: Half of the (Bert) Wheeler & Woolsey slapstick comedy team of 20-30s
🏆🏒Harvey Pulford -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/22/1875 d.10/31/1940 (65)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: one of the original nine inductees in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1945
Sports Teams: Ottawa Hockey Clyb (possibly 1892-1908)
🎵🎷"Chu" Berry -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/13/1910 d.10/31/1941 (31)
Tenor-sax, Jazz Saxophonist
🎭Max Reinhardt -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/9/1873 d.10/31/1943 (70)
Stage Producer/Director, Austrian
Names/Places: RN:Maximilian Goldmann
🎭Henrietta Crossman -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/2/1861 d.10/31/1944 (83)
🎭Henry Daniell -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/5/1894 d.10/31/1963 (69)
Movie Actor, English
TV Shows: Sherlock Holmes (as Professor Moriarity)
🎭Ramon Novarro -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/6/1899 d.10/31/1968 (69)
Movie Actor, Mexican, Gay
Names/Places: b. in Durango; RLN:Samaniegoes
Misc: some say b. Feb 5
Movie Titles: Ben Hur, Mata Hari
🎵Martin Hale -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/17/1941 d.10/31/1968 (27)
Group Names: Spanky and Our Gang
🎵Tony Pastor -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/26/1907 d.10/31/1969 (62)
Songwriter, Singer, Tenor-sax, Novelty Singer, Bandleader
🏆🏒Bill Durnan -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/22/1916 d.10/31/1972 (56)
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Names/Places: NN:The greatest nearly forgotten player in the history of the NHL
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens (possibly 1944-1950)
🎵Johnny Long -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/12/1916 d.10/31/1972 (56)
Misc: disputed birthdate; wikipedia states b. 1914
🏆⚾Buddy Myer -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/16/1904 d.10/31/1974 (70)
🎭Joseph Calleia -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/14/1897 N.S. d.10/31/1975 N.S. (78)
Movie Titles: Jungle Book, Gilda, Touch Of Evil
🏆🏈George Halas -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/2/1895 d.10/31/1983 (88)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Names/Places: NN:Papa Bear
Misc: 1919 Rose Bowl MVP, NFL co-founder; 8x NFL champ, Bears #7 retired; record 326-151-31; Halas revolutionized American football strategy in the late 1930s when he revived the T formation and added to it the man in motion.
Sports Teams: Decatur Staleys/Chicago Staleys/Chicago Bears (player and coach 1920-1929), Chicago Bears (coach 1933-1942, 1946-1955, 1958-1967, owner 1920-1983)
⚖Indira Gandhi -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/19/1917 d.10/31/1984 (66)
Names/Places: b. in Allahabad; RLN:Nehru
Misc: Indian Prime Minister (1966-77, 80-84)
✍🎭John Houseman -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/22/1902 d.10/31/1988 (86)
Writer, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Producer, Director, Romanian
Names/Places: RN:Jacques Haussmann
Misc: was the Voice of America head during WWII
TV Shows: Aspen, The Paper Chase (as Prof. Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.), Silver Spoons (as Grandfather Edward Stratton II), The Winds of War
✍🎭Roger Price -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/6/1918 d.10/31/1990 (70)
Author, Writer, Humorist, Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host
TV Shows: Droodles
🎵Carl Belew -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/21/1931 d.10/31/1990 (59)
Songwriter, Country Singer
🎭Joseph Papp -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/22/1921 d.10/31/1991 (70)
Misc: founder of N.Y. Shakespeare Festival, A Chorus Line, Hair, Pirates of Penzance
✍🎭Federico Fellini -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/20/1920 d.10/31/1993 (73)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Producer/Director, Cartoon Director, Italian
Names/Places: b. in Rimini; NN:Il maestro and Il mago (the master and magician); Giulietta Masina's hubby
Movie Titles: La Strada, Le Notti di Cabiria, La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, Fellini Satyricon, I Clown, Roma, Amarcord, Casanova, La Citta delle Donne, Ginger e Fred, L'Intervista, La Voce della Luna
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🎭🎵River Phoenix -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/23/1970 d.10/31/1993 (23)
Vegetarian, TV/Movie Actor, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Madras, OR; MN:Jude; Leaf's brother, has sisters Rainbow, Liberty, & Summer
Misc: some say b. Aug 24 or 1971
TV Shows: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (as Guthrie)
🎵Bob Atcher -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/11/1914 d.10/31/1993 (79)
🎭Rosalind Cash -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/31/1938 d.10/31/1995 (56)
🏆⚾Jim Campbell -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/5/1924 d.10/31/1995 (71)
MLB General Manager
Misc: orchestrated the Detroit Tigers club's world champion seasons of 1968 and 1984
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers
🎵Alan Bush -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/22/1900 d.10/31/1995 (94)
Composer, Pianist, English
🎭Marcel Albert Carne -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/18/1909 d.10/31/1996 (87)
Movie Director, French
🎭Arthur Peterson -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/18/1912 d.10/31/1996 (83)
Soap Actor, TV/Radio Actor
TV Shows: Guiding Light (as Rev. John Ruthledge), Soap (as the senile major)
⚖Bernard J. Dwyer -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/24/1921 d.10/31/1998 (77)
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🏆🏒Milton Kenneth Brink -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/26/1910 N.S. d.10/31/1999 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center
Misc: spent most of his career in the AHA, played five games in the NHL with Chicago
🏆🏁Greg Moore -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/22/1975 d.10/31/1999 (24)
✍Ringold Wilmer Lardner Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/19/1915 d.10/31/2000 (85)
Book Titles: M*A*S*H
🏆🏌Art Wall Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/25/1923 d.10/31/2001 (77)
🎭Raf Vallone -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/17/1916 d.10/31/2002 (86)
Movie Titles: El Cid, 2 Women, Greek Tycoon
Kamato Hongo -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/16/1887 d.10/31/2003 (116)
Misc: held title of World's Oldies Living Person
🎵"Skitch" Henderson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/27/1918 d.10/31/2005 (87)
Composer, Pianist, Bandleader, Conductor
Names/Places: b. in Halstad, MN; RFMN:Lyle Russell Cedric; Faye Emerson's hubby
TV Shows: Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show
⚖P. W. Botha -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/12/1916 d.10/31/2006 (90)
Head of State
Misc: ex-South African prez
🎭John Daly -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/16/1937 d.10/31/2008 (71)
Movie Producer, English
✍📰🎭Studs (Louis) Terkel -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/16/1912 d.10/31/2008 (96)
Author, Journalist, Columnist, TV Host
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: intervier star
TV Shows: Stud's Place (host 1950s)
🏆Maurice Lucas -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/18/1952 d.10/31/2010 (58)
✍⚖Theodore Sorensen -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1928 d.10/31/2010 (82)
Author, Presidential Aide
Misc: under JFK
🎵Liz Anderson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/13/1930 d.10/31/2011 (81)
Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: Lynn's mother
🏆⚾Pascual Pérez -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/17/1957 d.10/31/2012 (55)
MLB Pitcher, Dominican Republican
🎭Charles Herbert -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/23/1948 N.S. d.10/31/2015 N.S. (66)
Misc: child actor of the 1950s and 1960s
Movie Titles: Gunfight at the O.K. Coral, The Fly, The Five Pennies, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, 13 Ghosts
🎭Gregg Palmer -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/25/1927 d.10/31/2015 N.S. (88)
Misc: known primarily for his prolific work in television westerns.
🎨✍Natalie Babbitt -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/28/1932 N.S. d.10/31/2016 N.S. (84)
Illustrator, Writer, Children's Author
Book Titles: Tuck Everlasting
🏆🏈Jack Patera -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1933 N.S. d.10/31/2018 N.S. (85)
NFL Coach, NFL Player
Sports Teams: Seattle Seahawks (the first coach for the team in 1976)
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🏆⚾Willie Lee McCovey -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/10/1938 N.S. d.10/31/2018 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: NN:Stretch; b. in Mobile, Alabama
Misc: 6x All-Star, NL MVP and All Star MVP in 1969; SF Giant #44; led NL in HRs 3 times and RBI twice; 521 career HRs; Giants #44 retired
Sports Teams: San Francisco Giants (1959-1973), San Diego Padres (1974-1976), Oakland Athletics (1976), San Francisco Giants (1977-1980)
🎭🎵Ann Crumb -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/25/1950 N.S. d.10/31/2019 (69)
Names/Places: George's daughter
⛪🎭Sir Sean Connery -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/25/1930 N.S. d.10/31/2020 N.S. (90)
Protestant, Movie Actor, Scottish
Names/Places: b. in Edinburgh; RFN:Thomas
Movie Titles: Great Train Robbery; James Bond: Dr. No, Diamonds are Forever, Thunderball, Goldfinger, From Russia with Love, Untouchables, A Bridge Too Far, Rising Sun, First Knight, Dragonheart, The Rock, The Hunt For Red October, The Longest Day, The Avengers '98, Entrapment, Finding Forrester, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
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In 1908, R.C., “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” hits number one on the pop singles chart by Billy Murray and Haydn Quartet.
In 1936, The Silly Symphony film, “The Country Cousin” is released.
In 1936, Actor-writer-producer-director Michael Landon (Eugene Maurice Orowitz) was born in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. He got his start in films — “I Was a Teenage Werewolf,” “Godʹs Little Acre,” “High School Confidential” — but found his greatest success on TV, in such series as “Bonanza,” “Little House on the Prairie” and “Highway to Heaven.” Posthumously named as a Television Hall of Famer , Landon died of pancreatic and liver cancer on July 1, 1991, at age 54.
In 1938, The day after his “War of the Worlds” broadcast panicked U.S. radio listeners, Orson Welles expresses “deep regret” but also bewilderment that anyone had thought the simulated Martian invasion was real.
In 1942, One of the great wartime radio shows premiered this day, as CBS debuted “Thanks to the Yanks”. The show, starring Bob Hawk, became one of the most popular of the wartime programs.
In 1942, R.C., “White Christmas” hits number one on the pop singles chart by Bing Crosby.
In 1947, The Goofy film, “Foul Hunting” is released.
In 1947, “Too Fat Polka” by Arthur Godfrey entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1950, Actor-comedian John (Franklin) Candy was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A member of the Second City satirical comedy troupe and an Emmy Award-winning writer as well, for SCTV comedy sketches, Candy went on to star in such films as “Class of '44,” “Tunnelvision,” “1941,” “National Lampoonʹs Vacation,” “Splash,” “Spaceballs,” “Uncle Buck,” “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” “Only the Lonely,” “JFK,” and “Wagons East.” He died of a heart attack on March 4, 1994.
In 1952, The Goofy film, “Two Weeksʹ Vacation” is released.
In 1953, NBC televised “Carmen” on “Opera Theatre” — in living color. It was the first major opera televised in anything other than black and white.
In 1960, TVʹS JACK BENNY PROGRAM Jackʹs guest star is MILTON BERLE
In 1964, Gilliganʹs Island episode number six. “President Gilligan.” The castaways decide that they need someone to be the leader on the island, and so they hold elections. As you might imagine, both Mr. Howell and the Skipper imagine themselves to be the natural choice to lead the Castaways in their island society. However, when the votes are counted Gilligan is elected president of the island! Just as we recently learned in Florida, every vote counts!
In 1964, On the cover of TV Guide: “John Astin and Carolyn Jones of The Addams Family”. Other Articles: Gilliganʹs Island, Smothers Bros.
In 1964, R.C., “Baby Love” by The Supremes peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.
In 1964, R.C., “Ride The Wild Surf” by Jan and Dean peaked at #16 on the pop singles chart.
In 1966, Gilliganʹs Island episode #76. “Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow”. Gilligan wakes up with white hair, and thinks he overhears the Professor say that he has a rare disease that has made him age quickly (the disease? “follicular albinism”). When Mrs. Howell attempts to fix the problem by dyeing Gilliganʹs hair brown, the dye causes his hair to fall out. A classic line occurred as the other Castaways tried to act as though they donʹt notice Gilliganʹs baldness…Mrs. Howellʹs famous breakfast order: “I think Iʹll have a hard-bald egg.” Later, the Skipper exhibits the same symptoms. The Professor determines the problems are caused by the crude bleach that Gilligan and the Skipper have been using while washing the castaways clothing.
In 1969, In a Brady Bunch episode called “A Clubhouse Is Not a Home”, Mike and Carol are having difficulty getting their two families adjusted to living in one house, Carolʹs three daughters decide to move out of the Brady house and into the boysʹ clubhouse. When Greg, Peter and Bobby turn them down, the girls picket.
In 1969, READING ABOUT FRANK ZAPPA In a “TIME” magazine article titled 'Mephisto in Hollywood'
In 1970, R.C., “Express Yourself” by Charles Wright and Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.
In 1970, R.C., “Fire And Rain” by James Taylor peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.
In 1970, R.C., “Our House” by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young peaked at #30 on the pop singles chart.
In 1970, R.C., “Weʹve Only Just Begun” by Carpenters peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.
In 1970, R.C., “Woodstock” by Matthews Southern Comfort peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.
In 1970, “The Johnny Cash Show” album by Johnny Cash was released
In 1970, Loretta Lynnʹs signature song “Coal Minerʹs Daughter” first hit the charts
In 1971, “The Johnny Cash Portrait/his Greatest Hits, Vol. 2” album by Johnny Cash was released
In 1972, Curtis Mayfield received a gold record certified by the RIAA for “Freddieʹs Dead” from the flick, “Superfly”. Someone has yet to receive a gold record for the “Kennyʹs Dead” song from “South Park.”
In 1973, “ABC Afternoon Playbreak”, TV Anthology, debuts as an occasional series of specials. It pre-empted a 90-minute block of game shows. The series ended after its last special aired in August 1975.
In 1974, The Rolling Stonesʹ “Itʹs Only Rock N' Roll,” their last album with guitarist Mick Taylor, turns gold. Itʹs their fourth straight number one album. I know itʹs only rock and roll, but dagnabbit, I like it!
In 1975, Bob Geldof made his first appearance with the Boomtown Rats.
In 1975, “A.M. America”, TV News, last aired on ABC. It was a flop after nine months. A more successful morning show would premiere three days later on a Monday: “Good Morning America.”
In 1975, “Musical Chairs”, TV Game Show; last aired on CBS.
In 1975, The Queen single “Bohemian Rhapsody” was released in the United Kingdom by EMI Records. The song featured a passage that was clearly inspired by opera.
In 1976, “Cos”, TV Variety; last aired on ABC, about the only thing Bill Cosby bombed at.
In 1980, Bow Wow Wow vocalist Annabella Lwin celebrated her 16th birthday playing a concert at Londonʹs Rainbow Theatre. On stage was a backing vocalist known as Lieutenant Lush, who went on to become Boy George.
In 1980, “Iʹm A Big Girl Now”, TV Comedy; debut on ABC. Itʹs a sitcom starring Danny Thomas and Diana Canova about a dentist and his grown daughter who find that living together is like pulling teeth. Also in the cast is a young comic named Martin Short.
In 1981, First live radio drama in 25 years (Halloween Story on NBC Radio).
In 1981, R.C., “Start Me Up” by Rolling Stones peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.
In 1983, Liverpool group Frankie Goes to Hollywood released their debut single, “Relax,” which was the first release on ZTT Records, the label launched by record producer Trevor Horn in the U.K.
In 1983, Paul McCartney releases “Pipes of Peace” album.
In 1983, The Rolling Stonesʹ “Undercover”/“All The Way Down” 45 was released.
In 1983, Winning contestants on “The Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour” get to blank for the first half, and block for the rest of the show. “Sha Na Na” singer Jon “Bowser” Bauman was a panelist for Gene Rayburnʹs “Match Game” segment, then the two switched places for the “Squares.” Rayburn loathed this version (which lasted less than a year and was replaced by the soap opera “Santa Barbara”), thoroughly disliked his greaser cohost and insisted this edition never be rerun.
In 1983, “Eyes That See In The Dark” album by Kenny Rogers was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA
In 1983, “Greatest Hits” album by Dolly Parton was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1983, “Say Say Say” single by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson was released
In 1984, Novelty act Tiny Tim marries his second wife, 23-year-old Miss Jan, where else but on “The Tonight Show.” This sacred union lasts a whopping 27 days before the two beat the tulips out of one another in a nightclub.
In 1986, For the first time, Universal Studios in Hollywood opened at night — to give fans a scare. Halloween Horror Night included Dracula, the Mummy, King Kong, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Wolfman, and Rick Dees. Scary…and that was just the Dees part!
In 1986, Pink Floyd guitarist Roger Waters filed suit in London to dissolve Pink Floyd and retain the rights to the name. The other members of the band were granted temporariy rights to the name and later full rights.
In 1987, R.C., “Casanova” by Levert peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.
In 1987, R.C., “Learning To Fly” by Pink Floyd peaked at #70 on the pop singles chart.
In 1987, R.C., “Nothingʹs Gonna Stop Us Now” by Samantha Fox peaked at #80 on the pop singles chart.
In 1987, R.C., “Satellite” by Hooters peaked at #61 on the pop singles chart.
In 1987, “Ray Bradbury Theater” TV Sci-fi Anthology debut on USA.
In 1988, At her Halloween party, Debbie Gibson held a seance to contact Liberace and Sid Vicious. Why, I donʹt know. Why couldnʹt she try to contact Elvis and ask him if he really was dead?
In 1988, IBM OS/2 1.1 shipped
In 1990, Jack-O-Lantern Carved From 816-Lb. Pumpkin!
In 1991, “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” began airing on Nickelodeon
In 1992, “X-Men” debut on Fox.
In 1993, “Itsy Bitsy Spider”, TV Cartoon Show, debut on USA.
In 1993, “Off Beat Cinema” began airing in syndication
In 1993, “Problem Child”, TV Cartoon Show based on the movie of the same name, debut on USA.
In 1995, In an even more appalling than usual Halloween episode of “Roseanne,” Rosie receives a Ouija board message from “the dead” — the late Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, that is.
In 1995, In what is Julia Sweeneyʹs *last* public appearance as the character, “Saturday Night Liveʹs” androgynous “Pat” is Hollywoodʹs honorary “Mayor for the Day.”
In 1995, “Here Come The Munsters” aired on Fox.
In 1995, Frank Zappa look-a-likes roamed Manhattan in a promotional stunt for a new Zappa 54-tune compilation album.
In 1996, After 13 weeks atop the Billboard singles chart, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” by Los Del Rio dropped to number four. It tied with Boyz II (to) Menʹs “End of the Road” as the second-longest single atop the Hot-100.
In 2006, Miamiʹs season-opening 108-66 loss to Chicago is the worst loss in NBA history for a defending champion on opening night. The previous low was the Lakersʹ 132-117 defeat by Golden State on October 29, 1982.
In 2017, Wendy Williams passed out during a live broadcast of her syndicated chat show; sheʹd been wearing a Statue of Liberty Halloween costume and told the audience minutes later that sheʹd become overheated in it.