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Last Updated 02-06-2019

Ernest "Fritz" Hollings -- is 97 in the year 2019 and 98 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1922
Senator

🎭Valentina Cortese -- is 96 in the year 2019 and 97 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1923
Movie Actress, Cameraperson, Italian

✍🎭Michael Roemer -- is 91 in the year 2019 and 92 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1928
Screenwriter, Producer/Director, German

🎭Frederick Wiseman -- is 89 in the year 2019 and 90 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1930
Talent Agent, Director
Misc: Documentary maker

📰🎭Robert Wiseman -- is 89 in the year 2019 and 90 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1930
Editor, Producer/Director

🎭🏆Audrey Daston -- is 89 in the year 2019 and 90 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1930 N.S.
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: March 1959

✍🎭Lewis John Carlino -- is 87 in the year 2019 and 88 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1932
Dramatist/Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker, Director
Movie Titles: The Great Santini, The Mechanic (writer for 1972 and 2011 versions), Mechanic: Resurrection, Seconds

🏆🏁🏊Ford Konno -- is 86 in the year 2019 and 87 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1933 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🎵🎷Sonny Greenwich -- is 83 in the year 2019 and 84 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1936
Jazz Guitarist, Canadian

🎭Frank Langella -- is 81 in the year 2019 and 82 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1938
Movie/Stage Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Bayonne, N.J.
Movie Titles: Dracula, Diary of a Mad Housewife, 12 Chairs, Small Soldiers (as Archer voice), Superman Returns, Starting Out in the Evening

🎭🏆Karen Thompson -- is 77 in the year 2019 and 78 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1942 N.S.
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: August 1961

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🎵"Country" Joe McDonald -- is 77 in the year 2019 and 78 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1942
Composer/Songwriter, Bandleader, Folk Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Country Joe and the Fish (lead)
Song Titles: The 'F' Cheer

🏆🏌Jerilyn Britz -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1943
Golfer

✍🎭Don Novello -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1943
Screen/Scriptwriter, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Ashtabula, OH; aka Lazlo Toth
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (as Father Guido Sarducci, semireg 1977-80), The Smothers Brothers (1975)

💰Ron Perelman -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1943
Businessperson, Philanthropist, Investor

🎭Billie Jean Beanblossom -- is 75 in the year 2019 and 76 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1944
Dancer
TV Shows: The Mickey Mouse Club

🎭Suzy Kendall -- is 75 in the year 2019 and 76 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1944
Actress, English
Names/Places: RN:Frieda Harrison; Dudley Moore's ex-
Misc: retired from acting in 1977
Movie Titles: To Sir With Love, Torso, Up the Junction, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

🎵🏆🥊James Ray "Jimmy" Hart -- is 75 in the year 2019 and 76 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1944 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Composer, Musician, Wrestling Manager

🏆🏁Jacques Ickx -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1945
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, Belgiumese
Misc: Formula One; Sports car racing; Le Mans auto race (6-time winner).

🎵Dee Dee Kennibrew -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1945
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Crystals

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🎵Fred Ferrara -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1945
Musician
Group Names: Brooklyn Bridge

🎵Les Cauchi -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1945
Musician
Group Names: Brooklyn Bridge

✍📰🎭Shelby Steele -- is 73 in the year 2019 and 74 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1946
Author, Columnist, Filmmaker

🎭Rick Hurst -- is 73 in the year 2019 and 74 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1946
Actor
TV Shows: On the Rocks, The Dukes of Hazzard (as Deputy Cletus), Amanda's
Movie Titles: In the Line of Fire, The Karate Kid Part III, Steel Magnolias

🏆🏌Leonard Thompson -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1947
Golfer

Jon Corzine -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1947
Governor

🎵🎸Leon Patillo -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1947
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Santana

🎵🎸Morgan Fisher -- is 69 in the year 2019 and 70 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1950
Composer, Rock & Roll Keyboardist, English
Group Names: Mott The Hopple

🎭Stephanie Faracy -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1952
Movie Actress
TV Shows: The Thorn Birds, Goodnight Beantown (as Valerie), His & Hers, True Colors (as Ellen Freeman)
Movie Titles: Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Temple Grandin, Sideways, The Great Outdoors

🎵Tony Dunmore -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1952
Bassist, British
Group Names: Supercharge

⚖💰Gary Johnson -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1953 N.S.
Politician, Businessperson
Misc: 29th Governor of New Mexico 1995-2003; 2016 Libertarian Presidential candidate

🎵🎸Alpha Blondy -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1953
Composer, Reggae Singer, Ivory Coast

Robert Mendez -- is 65 in the year 2019 and 66 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1954
Senator

⛪🎵F. R. David -- is 65 in the year 2019 and 66 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1954
Jewish, Songwriter, Singer, Tunisian

🏆⚾LaMarr Hoyt -- is 64 in the year 2019 and 65 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1955
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: FN:Dewey
Misc: AL Cy Young Award winner in 1983 (White Sox), All Star MVP 1985 (Padres)
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox, San Diego Padres

Christine Lagarde -- is 63 in the year 2019 and 64 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1956
Government Official
Misc: The Head of the International Monetary Fund

🎭Louise Pitre -- is 62 in the year 2019 and 63 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1957
Stage Actress, Canadian

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🎵Joseph "Grandmaster Flash" Saddler -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1958
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Bandleader, Rapper
Names/Places: RN:Joseph Saddler
Misc: some say b. 1957
Group Names: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Melle Mel & the Furious Five
Song Titles: White Lines

🎭🎵Renn Woods -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1958
Actress, Singer
TV Shows: Roots (as Fanta)

🏆🏒Dave Silk -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1958
NHL Player, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 1980 U.S. Hockey Team

🎭Alexia Robinson -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1960
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Savannah (as Cassie Wheeler)

✍🎭Dave (Comedian) Thompson -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1960 N.S.
Writer, Actor, Comedian, English
TV Shows: Teletubbies (as Tinky Winky)

🏆🏈Frank Minnifield -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1960
NFL Cornerback, USFL Figure
Misc: 4x Pro Bowl; inducted into the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Louisville, Chicago Blitz, Arizona Wranglers, Cleveland Browns

🏆⛸Michael Seibert -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1960
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, Ice Dancer

🏆🏈Irv Eatman -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1961
NFL Player, USFL Figure, Football Offensive Tackle
Misc: 3x All-USFL selection

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🏆🏈Pierce Holt -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1962
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive End, College Football Player
Misc: 1x Pro Bowl and All-Pro; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Angelo State University, San Francisco 49ers (1988-1992), Atlanta Falcons (1993-1995)

🏆🏈Lance Smith -- is 56 in the year 2019 and 57 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1963
NFL Guard

🏆🏁🏊Lina Kačiušytė -- is 56 in the year 2019 and 57 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1963 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Lithuanian

🎵Gerald Collier -- is 56 in the year 2019 and 57 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1963
Pop Singer

🎵🎸Michael Hanson -- is 56 in the year 2019 and 57 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1963
Rock & Roll Drummer, Canadian
Group Names: Glass Tiger

🎭DeDee Pfeiffer -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1964
Actress, Producer
Names/Places: Michelle's sister
Misc: AP says b. 1964
TV Shows: For Your Love (as Sheri Winston), Cybill (as Rachael Blanders); Cybill (as Rachel Blanders)
Movie Titles: Up Close and Personal, Falling Down

🎭Lisa Roberts -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1965
Actress, Producer
Names/Places: aka Losa Roberts Gillan; Julia's sister
Movie Titles: Runaway Bride, Duplicity, Maid in Manhattan, Eat Pray Love

🎭Rawley Valverde -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1966
Actor, Producer
Misc: PRON:Val-VARE-day
Movie Titles: Made in America

🎭🎵Natasha Alexandrova -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1966
Actress, Disco Singer, Russian
Names/Places: NN:The Russian Madonna

🎵Brian Flynn -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1966
Country Singer
Group Names: Flynnville Train

🏆🏈Andy Heck -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1967
NFL Tackle, Football Offensive Lineman
Sports Teams: Seattle Seahawks

🎭Morris Chestnut -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1969
TV/Movie Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Rosewood (as Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr.), V (as Visitor Ryan)
Movie Titles: Like Mike, Kick-Ass 2, The Call, Like Mike, Boyz in the Hood, Out All Night, The Best Man, Ladder 49

🎨🎭Mr. Lawrence -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1969 N.S.
Illustrator, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: RN: Douglas Lawrence Osowski
Song Titles: The Food Album (album art creator, album by "Weird Al" Yankovic)
TV Shows: Rocko's Modern Life, Camp Lazlo, SpongeBob SquarePants (as Plankton)

📰Christi Paul -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1969
Newsperson

🏆⚾Roberto Rivera -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1969
MLB Pitcher, Puerto Rican

🏆🏈Kevin Lee -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1971
NFL Wide Receiver

🎵🎷Chris Potter -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1971
Composer, Multi-instrumentalist, Jazz Saxophonist

🏆🏒Bobby Holík -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1971
NHL Player, Czech Republican

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🏆🏈Barron Miles -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1972
NFL Player, CFL Figure, Football Coach, Canadian

🎭Jimi Mistry -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1973
Actor, English
TV Shows: EastEnders, Coronation Street
Movie Titles: The Guru, East is East, Blood Diamond, Exam, West is West, Ella Enchanted, The Truth About Love

🏆🏈Justin Armour -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1973
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🏈Mercury Hayes -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1973
NFL Wide Receiver, CFL Figure

🎭Kenichi Ebina -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1974 N.S.
Dancer, Japanese

🏆🏈Johnie Church -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1974
NFL Player

🏆🏀Chris Anstey -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1975
NBA Player

🎭Adam Mastrelli -- is 43 in the year 2019 and 44 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1976
Actor

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🎵Tank -- is 43 in the year 2019 and 44 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1976 N.S.
Rhythm and Blues Singer

🎭Vidya Balan -- is 41 in the year 2019 and 42 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1978 N.S.
Actress, India

💻Jawed Karim -- is 40 in the year 2019 and 41 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1979 N.S.
Internet Company Entrepreneur, East German
Misc: co-founded YouTube with Steve Chen and Chad Hurley

🏆Elin Nordegren -- is 39 in the year 2019 and 40 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1980
Model

🎭Jonas Armstrong -- is 38 in the year 2019 and 39 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1981
Actor, Irish
TV Shows: Robin Hood (star, BBC One), Ripper Street (as Nathaniel)
Movie Titles: Edge of Tomorrow, Walking with the Enemy

🎭💻🎮Eden Riegel -- is 38 in the year 2019 and 39 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1981
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Internet Video Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: Iron Man, Sailor Moon R, Stitch!, Bleach, All My Children, Imaginary Bitches (web series), Youthful Daze (as Natalie Cardin), The Lion Guard (as Kiara)
Movie Titles: Year One, The Lion Guard, Sailor Moon (series), Tiger and Bunny (series), The Prince of Egypt, American Pie
Video Games: Final Fantasy XV, Dead or Alive (series), Saints Row (series), Persona (series), Shin Megami Tensei (series)

🎭Ashley Gorrell -- is 35 in the year 2019 and 36 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1984
Actress
TV Shows: Second Noah (as Hannah)
Movie Titles: Thunder in Paradise, Mail to the Chief

🎭Kady Riklis -- is 34 in the year 2019 and 35 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1985
Actress
Names/Places: aka Kady Zadora; Pia Zadora's and Meshulam Riklis's daughter
Movie Titles: 30 Days to Die, Movin' In, Career Virgin

🎭Colin Morgan -- is 33 in the year 2019 and 34 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1986 N.S.
Actor, Northern Ireland
TV Shows: Humans (as Leo Elster), Merlin (as Merlin, BBC)
Movie Titles: Legend, Testament of Youth, Parked

🏆🏀Glen Davis -- is 33 in the year 2019 and 34 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1986 N.S.
NBA Player
Names/Places: NN:Big Baby

🏆⛸Meryl Davis -- is 32 in the year 2019 and 33 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1987
Ice Dancer, Olympic Athlete, Skater

🏆⚾Dallas Keuchel -- is 31 in the year 2019 and 32 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1988 N.S.
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Kid Keuchey
Misc: 4x Gold Glove, AL Cy Young Award (2015)

🏆🏈Jason Pierre-Paul -- is 30 in the year 2019 and 31 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1989 N.S.
NFL Defensive

🏆⚽Jack Wilshere -- is 27 in the year 2019 and 28 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1992 N.S.
Soccer Player, English

🎭William Valdés -- is 25 in the year 2019 and 26 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1994 N.S.
Actor, Cuban

Connor Calabro -- is 24 in the year 2019 and 25 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1995
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Elizabeth Pryor and Thomas's girl

🎵Jessica Jarrell -- is 24 in the year 2019 and 25 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1995 N.S.
Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Song Titles: Armageddon

🎵🎸Noah Sierota -- is 23 in the year 2019 and 24 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1996 N.S.
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Echosmith

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Austin Cohen -- is 22 in the year 2019 and 23 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1997
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Paula Zahn and Richard's son

🎵Diamond White -- is 20 in the year 2019 and 21 in the year 2020; b.1/1/1999 N.S.
Rhythm and Blues Singer

Oscar David Melendez -- is 13 in the year 2019 and 14 in the year 2020; b.1/1/2006
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Susanna Keller and John's son

Novelee Reign Baltierra -- is 4 in the year 2019 and 5 in the year 2020; b.1/1/2015 N.S.
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Catelynn Lowell and Tyler's daughter

🎭LaToya Howlett -- b.1/1/????
Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1997
TV Shows: Dangerous Minds (as Alvina Edwards)

🎭Neal Johnson -- b.1/1/???? N.S.
Personality
TV Shows: Zoom (1973)

Pope Alexander VI -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1431 d.8/18/1503 (72)
Pope
Misc: pope 1492-death

✍👑⚖Prince Lorenzo de' Medici -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1449 d.4/9/1492 (43)
Poet, Prince, Head of State, Italian
Names/Places: aka Lorenzo the Magnificent
Misc: Floretine ruler

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✍⛪⚖Huldrych (Or Ulrich?) Zwingli -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1484 d.10/11/1531 (47)
Humanist, Theologian, Preacher, Politician, Social Reformer

✍🎖James Edward Oglethorpe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/22/1696 J-LD or 1/1/1697 N.S. d.6/30/1785 N.S. (88)
Author, General, English
Misc: Georgia colonizer; Savannah city founder

🎨🎖⚛⚖Paul Revere -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1734 J-LD or 1/1/1735 N.S. d.5/10/1818 N.S. (83)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Engraver, Revolutionary, Inventor, Statesman
Names/Places: b. in Boston; d. in Boston
Misc: Silversmith; Political; New England Patriot; False Teeth, Eye Glasses, Picture Frames, Surgical Tools, warned the colonists "The British Are Coming!"

🎖"Mad" Anthony Wayne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1745 d.12/15/1796 (51)
Revolutionary, General

🎖⚛Betsy Ross -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1752 d.1/30/1836 (84)
Revolutionary, Inventor
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia; RN:Elizabeth Griscom
Misc: Flagmaker (1776); legend has it that she sewed the first stars and stripes flag of the United States for George Washington during the Revolution.

🎖Tacy Richardson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1754 d.6/18/1807 (53)
Revolutionary

Maria Edgeworth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1768 N.S. d.5/22/1849 N.S. (81)
Novelist, English

Charles Ellet -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1810 d.6/21/1862 (52)
Engineer
Misc: built the first wire-cable suspension bridge in America.

🏆🥊Tom Hyer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1819 d.6/26/1864 (45)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

Ludovic Halévy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1834 N.S. d.5/7/1908 N.S. (74)
Author, Playwright, French

Marie Louise de la Ramée -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1839 N.S. d.1/25/1908 N.S. (69)
Writer, English
Names/Places: aka Ouida

Benjamin Holt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1849 d.12/5/1920 (71)
Inventor
Misc: The Tractor

Sir James George Frazer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1854 d.5/7/1941 (87)
Anthropologist, British
Misc: The Golden Bough

🏆⚾Tim Keefe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1857 d.4/23/1933 (76)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Smiling Tim and Sir Timothy
Misc: 2x NL wins leader, 3x NL ERA leader
Sports Teams: Troy Trojans (1880-1882), New York Metropolitans (1883-1884), New York Giants (1885-1889), New York Giants (PL 1890), New York Giants (1891), Philadelphia Phillies (1891-1893)

M. J. Owens -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1859 d.12/27/1923 (64)
Inventor
Misc: an inventor of machines that could automate the production of glass bottles.

🎭Snitz Edwards -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1862 d.5/1/1937 (75)
Actor, Hungarian
Misc: stage: Phantom of the Opera

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🏆Pierre de Coubertin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1863 d.9/2/1937 (74)
Sports Figure, French
Misc: founder & president of the modern International Olympic Committee 1896-1925

🎨📰Alfred Stieglitz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1864 d.7/13/1946 (82)
Photographer, Editor
Names/Places: NN: The Father of Modern Photography

🎭🎵Lewis "Lew" Fields -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1867 d.7/20/1941 (74)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Singer
Names/Places: Dorothy's father
Misc: of (Joseph) Weber & Fields

🏆🥊Young Griffo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1871 d.12/10/1927 (56)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Australian
Names/Places: RN:Albert Griffiths

🎵Fred Gaisberg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1873 d.9/2/1951 (78)
Music Producer

🎵Edwin Goldman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1878 d.2/21/1956 (78)
Composer, Bandleader

🎭William Fox -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1879 d.5/8/1952 (73)
Movie Producer, Hungarian
Misc: founder of the Fox Film Corp.

E. M. Forster -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1879 d.6/7/1970 (91)
Novelist, English, Gay
Names/Places: b. in London; FN:Edward Morgan
Book Titles: A Passage To India, Howard's End, A Room With A View

Albert Taylor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1879 d.12/11/1961 (82)
Engineer, Physicist
Misc: made important early contributions to the development of radar

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🎭Edie Martin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1880 d.2/22/1964 (84)
Actress, English

📰Roy W. Howard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1883 d.11/20/1964 (81)
Journalist, Publisher

🎵Oscar "Papa" Celestin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1884 d.12/15/1954 (70)
Singer, Trumpeter, Bandleader

📰Charles Seymour -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1885 d.8/11/1963 (78)
Historian, Educator
Misc: Yale president

🎵Frank Stokes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1888 d.12/12/1955 (67)
Hall of Famer, Blues Performer
Misc: considered by many musicologists to be the father of the Memphis blues guitar style.

🎭Tom Dugan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1889 d.3/7/1955 (66)
Actor, Irish

🎭Charles Bickford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1889 d.11/9/1967 (78)
TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: The Virginian (as John Grainger)
Movie Titles: Johnny Belinda

🎭Frank Pettingell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1891 d.2/17/1966 (75)
Actor, English

🏆🏈Harold Gores -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1891 d.6/4/1969 (78)
College Football Coach

🎵🎷Henry Ragas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1891 d.2/18/1919 (28)
Pianist, Jazz Performer
Group Names: Original Dixieland Jazz Band

🎵Artur Rodzinski -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1892 d.11/27/1958 (66)
Conductor, Yugoslav

Susan Ertz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1894 d.4/11/1985 (91)
Author, Novelist, British

Satyendranath Bose -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1894 d.2/4/1974 (80)
Chemist, Mathematician, Physicist

🎭J. Edgar Hoover -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1895 d.5/2/1972 (77)
Movie Actor, Gay
Names/Places: b. in Washington, D.C.; FN:John
Misc: founder and head of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (1924-72) under eight presidents; he cracked down on organized crime in the inter-war years and communist sympathizers in the post-World War II period.

🎵Art Gillham -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1895 d.6/6/1961 (66)
Pianist

🎵Estella "Mama" Yancey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1896 N.S. d.4/19/1986 N.S. (90)
Blues Singer

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🎭Walter Greaza -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1897 d.6/1/1973 (76)
Actor
Names/Places: pron:Grizz-ay
TV Shows: Treasury Men in Action (as the Chief)

📰Catherine Drinker Bowen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1897 d.11/1/1973 (76)
Biographer

🎭William Haines -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1900 d.11/26/1973 (73)
Movie Actor
Misc: d. Dec 26?

🎭Paola Borboni -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1900 N.S. d.4/9/1995 N.S. (95)
Actress, Italian

🎭🎵Xavier Cugat -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1900 d.10/27/1990 (90)
Variety Show Host, Composer, Violinist, Bandleader, Spanish
Names/Places: b. in Barcelona; NN:Coogie; Abbe Laine's, then Charo's hubby; wed 5x's
Misc: Latin bandleader; Rhumba Is My Life
TV Shows: Xavier Cugat Show

🎵🎷Shirley Clay -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1902 d.2/7/1951 (49)
Jazz Trumpeter

🎭Lou Jacobs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1903 d.9/13/1992 (89)
Entertainment Figure
Misc: Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus clown

🏆🥊Newsboy Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1904 d.1/1/1977 (73)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

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🎵Orville Knapp -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1904 d.7/16/1936 (32)
Saxophonist, Bandleader

🎭Nelson Leigh -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1905 d.7/3/1985 (80)
Actor
TV Shows: This is the Life (as Pastor Martin)

🏆🏁Frank Stack -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1906 d.1/5/1987 (81)
Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete, Canadian
Misc: Bronze 1932

🏆🏒Elwin Romnes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1907 N.S. d.7/21/1984 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, NHL Player, Hockey Coach
Misc: played 1927-1940
Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Americans

🏆🏁🏃Kinue Hitoma -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1907 d.8/2/1931 (24)
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Japanese
Misc: 800m runner (Oly-silver-1928)

🎭Bob Russell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1908 d.1/24/1998 (90)
Game Show Host
Misc: Miss America TV Extravaganza co-creator
TV Shows: Name That Tune (co-creator)

✍🎵Eileen Joyce -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1908 d.3/25/1991 (83)
Author, Pianist, Australian

🎭Dana Andrews -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1909 d.12/17/1992 (83)
Actor
Names/Places: FN:Carver
Misc: Major star of 1940s & 50s
Movie Titles: Ike, Battle of the Bulge, Laura

Barry M. Goldwater -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1909 d.5/29/1998 (89)
Senator
Misc: (Sen-R-Az, 1953-65, 69-)/Pres candidate (R) 1964).

✍🎭Russ Bender -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1910 d.8/16/1969 (59)
Writer, Actor
Movie Titles: Amazing Colossal Man, Space Monster

⛪🏆⚾"Hammerin'" Hank Greenberg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1911 d.9/4/1986 (75)
Hall of Famer, Jewish, MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: RFN:Henry Benjamin
Misc: AL MVP 1935, 1940; Tigers #5 retired
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers (1930, 1933-1941, 1945-1946), Pittsburgh Pirates (1947)

Harold "Kim" Philby -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1912 N.S. d.5/11/1988 N.S. (76)
Spy
Misc: master spy

✍📰Eliot Janeway -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1913 d.2/8/1993 (80)
Author, Economist
Misc: Financial writer
Book Titles: Economics of Chaos

James Oliver -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1914 d.12/2/1981 (67)
Zoologist

🎵Alvy West -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1915 d.11/30/2012 (97)
Bandleader

🎭🎵Earl Wrightson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1916 d.3/7/1993 (77)
Stage Actor, TV Host, Singer
TV Shows: Paul Whiteman Show (regular)

🏆🏁🏊Willy den Ouden -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1918 N.S. d.12/6/1997 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Dutch (Netherlands)

🎵Johnny Young -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1918 d.4/18/1974 (56)
Radio Disc Jock, Singer, Harmonicaist, Mandolin, Blues Guitarist

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🎭Carole Landis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1919 d.7/5/1948 (29)
Movie Actress
Names/Places: RN:Frances Lillian Mary Ridste
Movie Titles: Topper Returns, One Million B.C.

🎭🏆🥊Rocky Graziano -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1919 d.5/22/1990 (71)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Panelist, Boxer
Names/Places: NN:Da Rock; RN:Thomas Rocco Barbella
Misc: World middleweight champ 1940s; some sources give Dec 31, 1921, Jan 1, 1922, and June 7, 1922
TV Shows: Pantotime Quiz (panelist)

J. D. Salinger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1919 d.1/27/2010 (91)
Novelist
Names/Places: RFMN:Jerome David
Book Titles: Catcher in the Rye

🎵Al McKibbon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1919 d.7/29/2005 (86)
Bassist
Group Names: Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis

🏆🏀John Logan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1921 d.9/16/1977 (56)
NBA Coach, NBA Player

🏆🏒Eddie Olson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1922 N.S. d.2/10/1995 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player
Sports Teams: St. Louis Flyers (1946-1951), Cleveland Barons (1951-1955)

🎭Barbara Baxley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1923 d.6/7/1990 (67)
TV/Movie Actress
TV Shows: All that Glitters
Movie Titles: Norma Rae

Daniel Gorenstein -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1923 d.8/26/1992 (69)
Mathematician

Yisrael Galili -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1923 d.3/7/1995 (72)
Inventor
Misc: the man who invented the Galil submachine (or Uzi) gun and helped create Israel's famed Uzi submachine gun; NN:Father of the Rifle

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🎵🎷Milton "Bags" Jackson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1923 N.S. d.10/9/1999 N.S. (76)
Guitarist, Vibraphonist, Jazz Pianist
Group Names: Modern Jazz Quartet

🏆⚾Earl Torgeson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1924 d.11/8/1990 (66)
MLB Player

🎭"Stymie" Beard Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1925 d.1/8/1981 (56)
Movie Actor
Names/Places: RFN:Matthew
Movie Titles: Our Gang (as Stymie 1930-35)

Idi Amin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1926 d.8/16/2003 (77)
Head of State, Uganda
Names/Places: LN:Dada
Misc: Uganda president; the most amazing man that you ever seen; he's the general, the president, the king of the sea!

🏆🏈Doak Walker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1927 d.9/27/1998 (71)
Hall of Famer, NFL Halfback, College Football Player
Misc: won Heisman Trophy as SMU junior in 1948; led Detroit to 2 NFL titles (1952-53); All-Pro 5 times in 6 years; Lions #37 retired
Sports Teams: Southern Methodist University, Detroit Lions (1950-1955)

Reverend Roy James J. Reeb -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1927 d.3/11/1965 (38)
Civil Rights Leader
Misc: white minister from Boston; he died after being beaten by whites during civil rights disturbances in Selma, Ala.

🎭🎵Maurice Bejart -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1927 d.11/22/2007 (80)
Choreographer, Dancer, Opera Director, French, Swiss

Ernest Tidyman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1928 d.7/14/1984 (56)
Novelist, Screenwriter, American, English
Book Titles: Shaft (John Shaft series)
Movie Titles: The French Connection (screenplay), Shaft (screenplay)

🎭Haruo Nakajima -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1929 N.S. d.8/7/2017 N.S. (88)
Actor, Puppet Actor, Japanese
Movie Titles: Godzilla (series 1950s-1970s)

⛪⚖🎭Ty Hardin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1930 N.S. d.8/3/2017 N.S. (87)
Reverend, Politician, TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: RN:Orson Whipple Hungerford II
Misc: some say b. June 1
TV Shows: Bronco (as Bronco Layne), Riptide (1960s)

🎵🎸Gordon Huntley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1930 d.??/??/1985
Rock & Roll Guitarist, British
Misc: a pioneer of country-rock pedal steel in the 1960s and 70s; d. in 1988? No source agrees
Group Names: Matthews Southern Comfort

Peter Barnes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1931 d.7/1/2004 (73)
Dramatist/Playwright, English

🎵Giuseppe Patanè -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1932 N.S. d.5/29/1989 N.S. (57)
Conductor, Italian
Misc: Opera Conductor

✍🎭Joe Orton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1933 d.8/9/1967 (34)
Dramatist/Playwright, Actor, English

🎵Alan Berg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1934 d.6/18/1984 (50)
Radio Disc Jock
Misc: Denver talk show host who was shot to death by two white supremacists who were later convicted.

🎨Bernard Kilban -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1935 d.8/12/1990 (55)
Illustrator
Misc: Cat Books

✍🎭Matthew Robinson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1937 d.8/5/2002 (65)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor
Names/Places: Holly's and Matt's father
Misc: wrote for Sanford And Son and The Cosby Show
TV Shows: Sesame Street (1969-71)

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🎭Bill Fiore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1940 d.10/3/2004 (64)
Actor
Misc: Born on Jan 1, 1940?
TV Shows: The Corner Bar

🏆Willye B. White -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1940 d.2/5/2007 (67)
Olympic Athlete
Misc: Long Jumper, (Olympics-silver-1956).

🎵Marshall Eugene Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1941 N.S. d.5/27/2016 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Bassist
Names/Places: aka: Rock Jones
Group Names: Ohio Players

🏆🏈Billy Lothridge -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1942 N.S. d.2/24/1996 (54)
NFL Player, College Football Player

🎭Stanley Kamel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1943 d.4/8/2008 (65)
TV Actor
TV Shows: Beverly Hills 90210 (as Tony Marchette 1995)

Gail Zappa -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1945 N.S. d.10/7/2015 N.S. (0)
Celebrity Wife
Names/Places: Frank's wife, mother of Dweezel, Moon, Ahmet, and Diva.

🎵Bella Bellow -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1945 d.12/10/1973 (28)
Singer

🎵Sonny Okosun -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1947 d.5/24/2008 (61)
Composer, Singer/Guitarist, Nigeran

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🎵Steve Ripley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1950 N.S. d.1/3/2019 N.S. (69)
Country Singer
Group Names: The Tractors

🎭Michael David Morrison -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1960 d.2/18/1993 (33)
Actor

🏆🏈Harry Galbreath -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1965 d.7/27/2010 (45)
NFL Player

🏆🏈Derrick Thomas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1967 d.2/8/2000 (33)
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker
Misc: Pro and College Football Halls of Fame, 9x Pro Bowl, 7x First Team All-AFC; Chiefs #58 retired
Sports Teams: Kansas City Chiefs (1989-1999)

🎭🎮Verne Troyer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1969 N.S. d.4/21/2018 N.S. (49)
Actor, Comedian, Stuntman, Director, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: regular guest at Hef's mansion parties for the past few years, "Jack of All Trades" Napoleon
TV Shows: Boston Public (occasional)
Movie Titles: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Men in Black, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Austin Powers (movie series as Mini-Me)
Video Games: Let It Die

🏆🏈Kevin Mitchell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1971 d.4/29/2007 (36)
NFL Player

👑King Louis XII Of France -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/27/1462 d.1/1/1515 (52)
King, French
Misc: reigned 1498-1515

Samuel Sewall -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/28/1652 J-LD d.1/1/1730 J-LD (77)
Supreme Court Chief Justice, Jurist, British

Johann I Bernoulli -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/27/1667 O.S. or 8/6/1667 N.S. d.1/1/1748 N.S.
Mathematician, Swiss
Names/Places: RFN:Jean
Misc: investigated the then new mathematical calculus, which he applied to the measurement of curves, to differential equations, and to mechanical problems.

Edward Holyoke -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/26/1689 N.S. d.1/1/1769 N.S. (79)
Clergyman, Educator
Misc: 9th president of Harvard College, who liberalized and strengthened its academic program.

🎵Johann Christian Bach -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/5/1735 N.S. d.1/1/1782 N.S. (46)
Composer, German
Names/Places: NN:The English Bach; Johann Sebastian's son
Misc: He composed operas in the Italian style but also played organ like his dad.

🎖Arthur Middleton -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/26/1742 d.1/1/1787 (44)
Revolutionary
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer

🎨Francesco Guardi -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/5/1712 N.S. d.1/1/1793 N.S. (80)
Painter, Italian

Martin Klaproth -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/1/1743 d.1/1/1817 (73)
Chemist, German
Names/Places: b. Wernigerode, Brandenburg; d. Berlin
Misc: German chemist who discovered uranium (1789), zirconium (1789), and cerium (1803). He described them as distinct elements, though he did not obtain them in the pure metallic state.

🎨📰James Barton Longacre -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/11/1794 d.1/1/1869 (74)
Engraver, Portraitist, Publisher

Heinrich Hertz -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1857 d.1/1/1894 (36)
Physicist, German
Misc: the first to broadcast and receive radio waves

⚛📰Alfred Ely Beach -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/1/1826 d.1/1/1896 (69)
Inventor, Publisher
Misc: his "Scientific American" performed signal service in stimulating 19th-century technological innovations, and Beach himself invented a tunnelling shield and the pneumatic tube, among other devices.

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💰Frederick Pabst -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/28/1836 d.1/1/1904 (67)
Businessperson
Misc: President and founder of the Pabst Brewing Company

🏆🎾Mabel Cahill -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/2/1863 d.1/1/1905 (41)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Irish

🏆⚾William "Wee Willie" Keeler -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/3/1872 d.1/1/1923 (50)
Hall of Famer, MLB Right Fielder
Misc: 2962 hits; scored a record 2,065 hits in his first ten years in the majors; known for his seeing eye singles, coined the phrase "hit 'em where they ain't"
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1892-1893), Brooklyn Grooms (1893), Baltimore Orioles (1894-1898), Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1902), New York Highlanders (1903-1909), New York Giants (1910)

🏆🥊Billy Miske -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/12/1894 d.1/1/1924 (29)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🎭Loie Fuller -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/15/1862 d.1/1/1928 (65)
Ballet Dancer

Jakob Wassermann -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/10/1873 d.1/1/1934 (60)
Novelist, German
Book Titles: My Life as a German and Jew

🎨Thomas Tallmadge -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/24/1876 d.1/1/1940 (63)
Architect
Misc: Church designer

🎨Walter Mellor -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/25/1880 d.1/1/1940 (59)
Architect

🎵Charles Hackett -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/4/1889 d.1/1/1942 (52)
Tenor, Opera Singer

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🎭🎵Edna May -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/2/1878 d.1/1/1948 (69)
Actress, Singer

🎭🎵Hank Williams Sr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/17/1923 d.1/1/1953 (29)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RFN:Hiram King

Leonard Bacon -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/26/1887 d.1/1/1954 (66)
Poet

🎨Edward Weston -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/24/1886 d.1/1/1958 (71)
Photographer

🎭🎵David Broekman -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/13/1902 d.1/1/1958 (55)
Panelist, Musician

🎭Margaret Brooke Sullivan -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/16/1911 d.1/1/1960 (48)
Movie/Stage Actress
Names/Places: Henry Fonda's ex-wife
Misc: some say b. in 1896

Jerry Giesler -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/2/1886 d.1/1/1962 (75)
Attorney/Lawyer
Misc: celebrity lawyer

🎭Gertrude Michael -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/1/1911 d.1/1/1965 (53)
Actress
Movie Titles: Cleopatra, Menace, Club Havana

🏆Hannes Kolehmainen -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/9/1889 d.1/1/1966 (76)
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, Finnish

Vincent Auriol -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/25/1884 d.1/1/1966 (81)
Head of State

🎵Moon Mullican -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/29/1909 d.1/1/1967 (57)
Pianist, Bandleader, Country Singer
Names/Places: FN:Aubrey; NN:King of the Hillbilly Piano Players
Misc: Boogie-Woogie style; some say b. Mar 27

🎭Barton MacLane -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/25/1902 d.1/1/1969 (66)
TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: The Outlaws, I Dream of Jeannie (as Gen. Martin Peterson)

🎭Ian Fleming -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/10/1888 d.1/1/1969 (80)
Movie Actor, Australian
Misc: NOT the James Bond creator
Movie Titles: Dr. Watson (in some films)

🎵Clayton "Pappy" McMichen -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/26/1900 d.1/1/1970 (69)
Fiddler, Country Performer

🎭Jane Morgan -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1880 d.1/1/1972 (91)
Actress
TV Shows: Our Miss Brooks (as Mrs. Margaret Davis)

🎭🎵Maurice Chevalier -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/12/1888 d.1/1/1972 (83)
Movie Actor, Singer, French
Misc: trade mark: straw hat and cane
Song Titles: Thank Heaven For Little Girls
Movie Titles: Gigi

🎨✍Kenneth Patchen -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/13/1911 d.1/1/1972 (60)
Painter, Novelist, Poet

Charles E. Bohlen -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/30/1904 d.1/1/1974 (69)
Diplomat

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🎭Arthur Pierson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/16/1901 d.1/1/1975 (73)
Actor, Norweigan

🏆🏀Ken Loeffler -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/14/1902 d.1/1/1975 (72)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Penn State (player 1920-1924), Geneva College (1928-1934), Yale University (1935-1942), University of Denver (1945-1946), St. Louis Bombers (1946-1948), Providence Steamrollers (1948-1949), La Salle (1949-1955), Texas A&M (1955-1957)

🏆🥊Newsboy Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1904 d.1/1/1977 (73)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆⚾Danny Frisella -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/4/1946 d.1/1/1977 (30)
MLB Pitcher

🎵Roland Hayes -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/3/1887 d.1/1/1977 (89)
Tenor, Opera Singer

🏆⚽Ralph Caraffi -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1901 d.1/1/1978 (76)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Midfielder

Sir Gilbert Roberts -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/18/1899 d.1/1/1978 (78)
Engineer, British
Misc: pioneered new design and construction methods in a series of major bridges including the 3,300-foot (1,006-metre) Firth of Forth highway bridge in Scotland, the seventh longest in the world.

🎵Adolph Deutsch -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/20/1897 d.1/1/1980 (82)
Composer

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⚖💰Pietro Nenni -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/9/1891 d.1/1/1980 (88)
Politician, Leader
Misc: Socialist leader

🏆🏁Mauri Rose -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/26/1906 d.1/1/1981 (74)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: Indianapolis 500

✍🎵Hephzibah Menuhin -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/20/1920 d.1/1/1981 (60)
Writer, Pianist

🎭Margot Grahame -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/20/1911 d.1/1/1982 (70)
Actress, English

🎭Victor Buono -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1938 d.1/1/1982 (43)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Apple Valley, CA; FN:Charles
TV Shows: Backstairs at the White House (as President Taft), The Man from Atlantis (as Mr. Schubert), Batman (as King Tutankhamen), Taxi (as Rev Jim's dad)

Gladys Emerson -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/1/1903 d.1/1/1984 (80)
Chemist, Nutritionist

🎭🎵Alexis Korner -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/19/1928 d.1/1/1984 (55)
Announcer, Songwriter, Mandolin, Pianist, Bandleader, Blues Singer, Blues Guitarist, French
Misc: Bouzoukiist; almost a father figure for many British musicians

🎭Raoul Pene DuBois -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/29/1914 d.1/1/1985 (70)
Set Designer, Costume Designer

🏆🏀Max "Marty" Friedman -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/12/1889 d.1/1/1986 (96)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Misc: player 1910-1927 (played in almost every league in the East)

🏆🏒Bruce Norris -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/19/1924 d.1/1/1986 (61)
Sports Owner, NHL Executive
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings (owned for 35 years)

🎭Gustav Knuth -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/7/1901 d.1/1/1987 (85)
Actor, German

Ramon Castroviejo -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/24/1904 d.1/1/1987 (82)
Surgeon, Spanish

🎭Marcel Hillaire -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/23/1908 d.1/1/1988 (79)
Actor

🎨Patrick Kelly -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/24/1954 d.1/1/1990 (35)
Fashion Designer

🎵Buck Ram -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/21/1907 d.1/1/1991 (83)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: RFN:Samuel
Misc: Music Manager
Group Names: The Penguins (manager), The Platters (manager)
Song Titles: I'll Be Home for Christmas (writer)

🎭M. J. "Mike" Frankovich -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/29/1909 d.1/1/1992 (82)
Film Executive, Movie Producer

🎖⚛💻Grace Murray Hopper -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/9/1906 d.1/1/1992 (85)
Military Leader, Inventor, Mathematician, Computer Software Programmer
Names/Places: NN:the first Lady of Software
Misc: COBOL computer language inventor

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Jean Mayer -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/19/1920 d.1/1/1993 (72)
Scientist, Nutritionist, Physiologist, Educator

🎭Cesar Romero -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/15/1907 d.1/1/1994 (86)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: Hollywood's 1930-40s Latin lover
TV Shows: Passport to Danger (as Steve McQuinn), Falcon Crest (as Peter Stavros), Batman (as The Joker), The Thin Man (as gigolo)

Eugene Paul Wigner -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/17/1902 d.1/1/1995 (92)
Mathematician, Physicist, Hungarian
Misc: played a prominent role in the development of the atomic bomb and nuclear energy

🎵Arthur Rollini -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/13/1912 d.1/1/1995 (82)
Tenor-sax
Group Names: Benny Goodman

🎵Ted Hawkins -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/28/1936 d.1/1/1995 (58)
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Blues Performer, Folk Performer

🎵🎷Jess Stacy -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/11/1904 d.1/1/1995 (90)
Bandleader, Jazz Pianist

Adm. Arleigh A. Burke -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/19/1901 d.1/1/1996 (94)
Presidential Aide
Misc: Chief of Naval Operations

🎭Joan Rice -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1930 d.1/1/1997 (66)
Actress

🎵Townes Van Zandt -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/7/1944 d.1/1/1997 (52)
Songwriter, Country Singer
Misc: belived to be b. Mar 7, not June 7

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🎵Hagood Hardy -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/26/1937 d.1/1/1997 (59)
Composer, Pianist, Vibes, Canadian

🏆🎾Helen Wills-Moody -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/6/1905 d.1/1/1998 (92)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: LN:Roark; NN:Queen of the Nets
Misc: winner of 7 U.S., 8 British, 4 French women's singles titles; some say b. 1906

🏆🏁Ake Seyffarth -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/15/1919 d.1/1/1998 (78)
Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1948)

📰🎭Gordon Fraser -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/4/1908 d.1/1/2000 (91)
Newscaster, Actor

🎭Ray Walston -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/2/1914 d.1/1/2001 (86)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Director
Names/Places: b. in New Orleans, LA
Misc: stage: The Front Page, South Pacific, Me & Juliet, Damn Yankees
TV Shows: My Favorite Martian (as Uncle Martin), Silver Spoons (as Harry Summers), Picket Fences (as Judge Henry Bone)

🏆John Steadman -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1927 N.S. d.1/1/2001 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Sports Writer
Misc: The Baltimore Sun

🎭Meg Wyllie -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/15/1917 d.1/1/2002 (84)
Actress

✍🎭Julia Phillips -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/7/1944 N.S. d.1/1/2002 N.S. (57)
Author, Producer

🎭🏆Catya Sassoon -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/3/1968 d.1/1/2002 (33)
Actress, Model
Names/Places: Vidal's daughter

💰Joseph Foss -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/17/1915 N.S. d.1/1/2003 N.S. (87)
Leader
Misc: N.R.A. president; the leading fighter ace of the United States Marine Corps during World War II.

🏆🏌Harold Henning -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/3/1934 d.1/1/2004 (69)
Golfer

✍⚖Shirley Chisholm -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/30/1924 d.1/1/2005 (80)
Author, Congressperson
Misc: the first black woman to be elected to the House of Representatives

🎵Brigit Nilsson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/17/1918 d.1/1/2006 (87)
Opera Soprano, Swedish
Names/Places: b. in West Karup
Misc: some say b. 1923

Tillie Olsen -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/14/1912 d.1/1/2007 (94)
Author, Writer
Book Titles: Tell Me a Riddle

🎵Del Reeves -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/14/1932 d.1/1/2007 (74)
Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Misc: some say b. 1933 or b. 1934?

🎭Edmund Purdom -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/19/1924 d.1/1/2009 (84)
Actor, English

🎵🎸Ronald Frank "Ron" Asheton -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/17/1948 d.1/1/2009 (60)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: The Stooges

Claiborne Pell -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/22/1918 d.1/1/2009 (90)
Senator

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🎵Fred Milano -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/22/1939 d.1/1/2012 (72)
Tenor
Group Names: Dion and the Belmonts

🎭🎵Patti Page -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/8/1927 d.1/1/2013 (85)
Hall of Famer, Actress, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Claremore, OK; RN:Clara Ann Fowler; NN:The Singing Rage
Misc: in 1950s TV varieties
Song Titles: All My Love (Bolero), Tennessee Waltz, I Went To Your Wedding, (How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window

🎨🎭🎵Donna Douglas -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/26/1932 d.1/1/2015 (82)
Artist, TV Actress, Gospel Singer, Country Singer
Misc: some say b. in 1933 or 1939; became a real estate agent
TV Shows: The Beverly Hillbillies (as Elly May Clampett)

Mario M. Cuomo -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/15/1932 d.1/1/2015 (82)
Governor
Misc: PRON: KWOH'-moh; N.Y.C. mayor 1982-94

🎭Vilmos Zsigmond -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/16/1930 d.1/1/2016 N.S. (85)
Cinematographer, Hungarian

Dale L. Bumpers -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/12/1925 d.1/1/2016 N.S. (90)
Senator, Governor

Mike Oxley -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/11/1944 N.S. d.1/1/2016 N.S. (71)
Congressperson

🎭🎵Jon Paul Steuer -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/27/1984 d.1/1/2018 N.S. (33)
Actor, Musician
TV Shows: Grace Under Fire (as Quentin)
Movie Titles: Little Giants, Late for Dinner

🎵Robert Mann -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/19/1920 d.1/1/2018 N.S. (97)
Composer, Violinist, Conductor

💰🎵Margaret "Pegi" Young -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/1/1952 N.S. d.1/1/2019 N.S. (66)
Philanthropist, Educator, Environmentalist, Songwriter, Singer
Names/Places: Neil Young's ex-wife

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🎨Bartolomé Esteban Murillo -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.12/??/1617 N.S. or 1/1/1618 N.S. d.4/3/1682 N.S. (64)
Painter, Spanish
Misc: born in late December 1617, baptized Jan 1, 1618

✍⚖Edmund Burke -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.1/1/1729 Ju-1 or 1/12/1729 N.S. or 1/1/1728 J-LD d.7/9/1797 N.S. (68)
Philosopher, Orator, Politician, Statesman, British
Misc: famous Whig (Reflections on the Revolution); the exact year of his birth is a great deal of controversy, with birth years ranging with 1928, 1929 and 1930, and his exact month and day of birth is subject of question compounded by the Julian-Lady Day/Gregorian calendar changeover in 1952.

✍⚖Edmund Burke -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.1/1/1729 Ju-1 or 1/12/1729 N.S. or 1/1/1728 J-LD d.7/9/1797 N.S. (68)
Philosopher, Orator, Politician, Statesman, British
Misc: famous Whig (Reflections on the Revolution); the exact year of his birth is a great deal of controversy, with birth years ranging with 1928, 1929 and 1930, and his exact month and day of birth is subject of question compounded by the Julian-Lady Day/Gregorian calendar changeover in 1952.

🎭Florence Lawrence -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.1/2/1886 or 1/1/1890 d.12/28/1938 (52)
Movie Actress, Canadian
Names/Places: NN:The Biograph Girl
Misc: the movies' first star; no source agrees on date of birth

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