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November Birthdays 2014

November 30

Happy Birthday RIP “Mark Twain”(Samuel Langhorne Clemens 1835–1910) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill(1874–1965) Gordon Parks(1912–2006) Richard “Dick” Clark(1929–2012) ; Martin E. Brooks–89 Robert Guillaume(Williams)–87 Sir Ridley Scott–77 Mandel “Mandy” Patinkin–62 “Billy Idol”(William Broad)–59 “Stacey Q” Swain–56 Benjamin Stiller–49 “Clay Aiken”(Clayton Grissom)–36 ; 1982 – Michael Jackson’s second solo album, Thriller is released worldwide. It will become the best-selling record album in history.

November 29

Happy Birthday Jacques René Chirac–82 “Diane Ladd”(Rose Ladnier)–82 Chuck Mangione–74 Suzanne “Suzy” Chaffee–68 Garry Shandling–65 Joel Coen–60 Howard Mandel–59 Cathy Moriarty–54 Thomas Sizemore–53 Andrew McCarthy–52 Donald Cheadle–50 Jonathan Knight–46 Anna Faris–38 ; 1877 – Thomas Alva Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time with the words “Mary Had A Little Lamb” reproduced.

November 28

Happy Birthday RIP Anna Nicole Smith(Vickie Hogan 1967–2007) ; Randy Newman–71 Paul Shaffer–65 Edward Harris–64 Judd Nelson–55 “Jon Stewart”(Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz)–52 Ryan Kwanten–38 Alan Ritchson–30 ; 1925 – The Grand Ole Opry begins broadcasting in Nashville, Tennessee as WSM Barn Dance.

November 27

Happy Birthday RIP Bruce Lee(李小龍 1940–1973) Edward “Eddie” Rabbitt(1941–1998) Johnny “Jimi” Hendrix(1942–1970) James Avery(1945–2013) ; Heidemarie “Jil” Sander–71 William “Bill” Nye–59 William Fichtner–58 Caroline Kennedy–57 Robin Givens–50 Michael Vartan–46 Jaleel White–38 ; 1910 – New York’s Penn Station opened ; 1924 – 1st Macys Thanksgiving Parade in NYC. ; 1978 – In San Francisco, city mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White.

November 26

Happy Birthday RIP Charles Monroe Schulz(1922–2000) Robert Goulet(1933–2007) ; Richard “Rich” Little–76 “Tina Turner”(Anna Mae Bullock)–75 Mark Margolis–75 Adam Harrington–42 Peter Facinelli–41 Natasha Bedingfield–33 ; 1842 – The University of Notre Dame is founded.

November 25

Happy Birthday RIP Ricardo Montalbán y Merino(1920–2009) Giuseppe “Joe” DiMaggio(1914–1999) ; Benjamin Stein–70 John Larroquette Jr–67 Amy Grant–54 William Burke–48 Stacy Lattisaw–48 Jillian Hennessy–46 Christina Applegate–43 Jerry Ferrara–35 ; 1926 – The deadliest November tornado outbreak in U.S. history strikes on Thanksgiving Day. Twenty-seven twisters of great strength are reported in the Midwest, including the strongest November tornado, an estimated F4, that devastates Heber Springs, Arkansas. There are 51 deaths in Arkansas alone, 76 deaths and over 400 injuries in all.

November 24

Happy Birthday RIP Geraldine Fitzgerald(1913–2005) ; William “Billy” Connolly–72 William “Dwight” Schultz–66 Denise Crosby–57 Garret Dillahunt–50 Colin Hanks–37 Katherine Heigl–36 ; 1859 – Charles Darwin publishes “On the Origin of Species”, which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology.

November 23

Happy Birthday RIP “Boris Karloff”(William Pratt 1887–1969) Adolph “Harpo” Marx(1888–1964) Michael Gough(1916–2011) Steve Landesberg(1936–2010) ; Bruce Vilanch–66 Bruce Hornsby–60 Christopher Hardwick–43 Destiny “Miley” Cyrus–22 ; 1889 – The jukebox made its debut, at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.

November 22

Happy Birthday RIP “Rodney Dangerfield”(Jacob Cohen 1921–2004) ; Robert Vaughn–82 Billie Jean King(Moffit)–71 Jamie Leigh Curtis–56 Mariel Hemingway–53 Stephen Geoffreys–50 Boris Becker–47 Mark Ruffalo–47 Scarlett Johansson–30 ; 1963 – President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas Texas. Suspected gunman Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested.

November 21

Happy Birthday RIP Corinne Griffith(Griffin 1894–1979) Stan Musial(1920–2013) Harold Ramis(1944–2014)  ; Margaret “Marlo” Thomas–77 Goldie Hawn–69 Lorna Luft–62 Colette “Nicollette” Sheridan–51 Björk Guðmundsdóttir–49 Robert “Rib” Hillis–44 “Chris Rockway”(Daniel Vomacka)–35 Jena Malone–30 ; 1877 – Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sounds.

November 20

Happy Birthday RIP Robert F. Kennedy(1925–1968) Franklin Cover(1928–2006) “Richard Dawson”(Colin Emm 1932–2012) ; Richard “Dick” Smothers–75 Joseph Biden Jr–72 Veronica Hamel–71 Joseph Walsh–67 “Bo Derek”(Mary Collins)–58 Joel McHale–43 David O’Donnell–40 ; 1966 – The musical “Cabaret,” with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, opened on Broadway ; 1974 – The United States Department of Justice files its final anti-trust suit against AT&T Corporation. This suit later leads to the breakup of AT&T and its Bell System.

November 19

Happy Birthday RIP Gene Tierney(1920–1991) Thomas Dorsey(1905–1956) ; “Larry King”(Lawrence Zeiger)–81 Richard “Dick” Cavett–78 Robert “Ted” Turner III–76 Richard “Calvin” Klein–72 Robert Beltran–61 Allison Janney–55 Margaret “Meg” Ryan(Hyra)–53 Ann Curry–58 Alicia “Jodie” Foster–52 Jack Dorsey–37 ; 1863 – President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.

November 18

Happy Birthday RIP Louis Daguerre(1787–1851) Imogene Fernandez de Coca(1908–2001) ; Brenda Vaccaro–75 Linda Evans(Evanstad)–72 Kevin Nealon–61 John Parr–60 Kim Wilde(Smith)–54 Owen Wilson–46 Chloë Sevigny–40 Damon Wayans Jr–32 ; 1928 – The first successful sound-synchronized animated cartoon, Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” starring Mickey Mouse, premiered in New York City ; 1963 – The first push-button telephone goes into service.  Mine was of course was a princess phone!

November 17

Happy Birthday RIP “Rock Hudson”(Roy Scherer Jr 1925–1985) ; Gordon Lightfoot–76 Martin Scorsese–72 Mary “Lauren” Hutton–71 Daniel DeVito Jr–70 Lorne Michaels(Lipowitz)–70 “RuPaul”(Andre Charles)–54 Rachel McAdams–36 Clarke Isaac Hanson–34 ; 1973 – President Nixon told an Associated Press managing editors meeting in Orlando, Fla., that “People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook.” #LIAR

November 16

Happy Birthday RIP Oliver Burgess Meredith(1907–1997) ; David Leisure–64 Diana Krall–50 Lisa Bonet(Boney)–47 Martha Plimpton–44 Andrea “Missi” Pyle–42 Margolit “Maggie” Gyllenhaal–37 ; 1914 – The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opens.

November 15

Happy Birthday RIP Georgia O’Keeffe(1887–1986) ; Joseph Wapner–95 Edward Asner–85 Petula Clark–82 Joanna Barnes–80 Samuel Waterston–74 Anni-Frid Lyngstad–69 Alexander O’Neal–61 Margaret Reed–58 Jonathan Lee Miller–42 Sean Murray–37 ; 1926 – The National Broadcasting Co. debuted with a radio network of 24 stations. 

November 14

Happy Birthday RIP Constance Ockelman(“Veronica Lake” 1922–1973) Edgar McLean Stevenson Jr.(1927–1996) Robert Keith Richey Jr.(“Brian Keith” 1921–1997) ; Peter Norton–71 Prince Charles Philip Mountbatten-Windsor–66 Condoleezza Rice–60 Yiànnis Hryssomàllis–60 Daniel Bernard Sweeney–53 Harland Williams–52 Patrick Warburton–50 Joshua Duhamel–42 Russell Tovey–33 ; 1851 – Herman Melville’s novel “Moby Dick” was published.

November 13

Happy Birthday RIP Gertrude Olmstead(1897–1975) Richard Mulligan(1932–2000) William “Jack” Elam(1920–2003) ; Garry Marshall(Maschiarelli)–80 Joseph Mantegna Jr–67 Frances Conroy–61 Tracy Scoggins–61 Christopher Noth–60 “Whoopi Goldberg”(Caryn Johnson)–59 James Kimmel–47 Steven Zahn–47 Gerard Butler–45 Jordan Bridges–41 Michael Copon–32 Kit Williamson–29 ; 1927 – The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City. ; 1956 – The United States Supreme Court declares Alabama laws requiring segregated buses illegal, thus ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

November 12

Happy Birthday RIP François-Auguste-René Rodin(1840–1917) Grace Kelly(1929–1982) ; Neil Young–69 Megan Mullally–55 Nadia Comăneci–53 Sammy Sosa–46 Craig Parker–44 Harvey Stephens–44 Ryan Gosling–34 Anne Hathaway–32 ; 1936 – In California, the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic. ; 1954 – Ellis Island closed after processing more than 20 million immigrants since opening in New York Harbor in 1892.

November 11

Happy Birthday RIP Jonathan Winters Jr(1925–2013) ; Barbara Levy Boxer–74 Stanley Tucci–54 “Demi Moore”(Demetria Guynes)–52 Calista Flockhart–50 Philip McKeon–50 Carson Kressley–45 Leonardo DiCaprio–40 John “Scoot” McNairy–37 ; 1750 – The F.H.C. Society, also known as the Flat Hat Club, is formed at Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia. It is the first college fraternity to be created. ; 1919 – Woodrow Wilson commemorates the first Armistice Day (Later to be called Veteran’s Day) “Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory.”

November 10

Happy Birthday RIP Richard Burton(Jenkins 1925–1984) Vincent Schiavelli(1948–2005) Roy Scheider(1932–2008) Russell Johnson(1924–2014) ; “Jack Scalia”(Giacomo Tedesco)–64 “Sinbad”(David Adkins)–58 Laura Mackenzie Phillips–55 Thomas Davidson–51 Jonas Åkerlund–49 Tracy Morgan–46 Walton Goggins Jr–43 Ellen Pompeo–45 Heather Matarazzo–32 ; 1775 – The United States Marine Corps is founded at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia by Samuel Nicholas under authority of the Continental Congress. ; 1983 – Bill Gates introduces Windows 1.0

November 9

Happy Birthday RIP Carl Sagan(1934–1996) “Hedy Lamarr”(Hedwig Kiesler 1913–2000) ; Dorrel “Whitey” Herzog–83 Robert David Hall–67 Louis Ferrigno–63 Robert Duncan McNeill–50 Eric Dane–42 Nicholas Lachey–41 ; 1967 – First issue of Rolling Stone Magazine is published.

November 8

Happy Birthday RIP Abraham Stoker(1847–1912) Esther Rolle(1920–1998) ; Norman Lloyd–100 Morley Safer–83 Bonnie Raitt–65 Mary Hart(Harum)–64 Christie Hefner–62 Alfre Woodard–62 “Chi Chi LaRue”(Larry Paciotti)–55 Leif Garrett(Per Nervik)–53 Gordon Ramsay–48 Parker Posey–46 Gretchen Mol–42 Tara Reid–39 ; 1895 – While experimenting with electricity, Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray.

November 7

Happy Birthday RIP Dana “Plato” Strain(1964–1999) ; “Joni Mitchell”(Roberta Anderson)–71 Earl Boen–69 Judy Tenuta–58 Christopher Knight–57 Pierre David Guetta–47 Michelle Clunie–45 Jason and Jeremy London–42 ; 1910 – The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

November 6

Happy Birthday RIP Charles Henry Dow(1851–1902) ; Sally Field–68 Glenn Frey–66 Maria Shriver–59 Ethan Hawke–44 Rebecca Romijn–42 ; 1860 – Former Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln defeated three other candidates for the U.S. presidency.

November 5

Happy Birthday RIP “Roy Rogers”(Leonard Slye 1911–1998) Vivien Leigh Hartley(1913–1967) Herbert Edelman(1933–1996) ; Elke Sommer(von Schletz)–74 Art Garfunkel–73 Samuel Shepard Rogers–71 Bryan Adams–55 Katherine Matilda Swinton–54 Scott Sowers–51 Tatum O’Neal–51 Armin Shimerman–50 Famke Janssen–50 Samuel Rockwell–46 Samuel “Page” Elliot–38 Paul Kevin Jonas–27 ; 1935 – Parker Brothers began marketing the board game “Monopoly.”

November 4

Happy Birthday RIP William “Will” Rogers(1879–1935) Arthur Carney(1918–2003) Walter Cronkite Jr(1916–2009) ; Doris Roberts(Green)–89 Loretta Swit–77 Laura Bush(Welch)–68 Marjorie “Markie” Post–64 Kathleen Griffin–54 Ralph Macchio–53 Jeffrey Probst–53 Matthew McConaughey–45 Sean Combs–45 Travis Van Winkle–32 ; 1952 – The United States government establishes the National Security Agency, or NSA. ; 2008 – Barack Obama becomes the first man of African-American descent to be elected President of the United States.

November 3

Happy Birthday RIP Charles Bronson(Buchinsky 1921–2003) Michael Evans(1949–2006) ; Michael Dukakis–81 Kenneth Berry–81 Tom Savini–68 Roseanne Barr–62 Kate Capshaw(Kathleen Nail)–61 Dennis Miller–61 “Adam Ant”(Stuart Goddard)–60 Kathy Kinney–60 Hans “Dolph” Lundgren–57 ; 1911 – The Chevrolet Motor Car Co. was founded in Detroit by Louis Chevrolet and William C. Durant.

November 2

Happy Birthday RIP Burton Lancaster(1913–1994) ; “Stefanie Powers”(Stefania Federkiewicz)–72 Kate Linder–67 Kathryn Dawn “k.d.” Lang–53 David Schwimmer–48 Sean Kanan(Perelman)–48 Cornell “Nelly” Haynes Jr–39 Randolph Harrison–37 ; 1920 – In the United States, KDKA of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania starts broadcasting as the first commercial radio station. The first broadcast is the result of the United States presidential election, 1920.

November 1

Happy Birthday RIP Marcia Wallace(1942–2013) ; Barbara Bosson–75 Larry Claxton Flynt Jr.–72 Lyle Lovett–57 Peter Ostrum–57 Rachel Ticotin–56 Timothy Cook–54 Antonia “Toni” Collette–42 Jennifer “Jenny” McCarthy–42 Penn Badgley–28 ; 1512 – Michelangelo’s paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel were first exhibited to the public ; 1604 – William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello is presented for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London. ; 1897 – The first Library of Congress building opens its doors to the public. The Library had been housed in the Congressional Reading Room in the U.S. Capitol.

April Celebrity Birthdays

April 30

Happy Birthday RIP “Eve Arden”(Eunice Quedens 1908–1990) “Al Lewis”(Alexander Meister 1923–2006) Gary Collins(1938–2012) ; Cloris Leachman–88 Willie Nelson–81 Adrian Pasdar–49 Jeffrey Timmons–41 Johnny Galecki–39 Kirsten Dunst–32 Dianna Agron–28 ; 1900 – Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor

April 29

Happy Birthday RIP Edward “Duke” Ellington(1899–1974) ; Richard Klein–70 Nora Dunn–62 Jerome “Jerry” Seinfeld–60 Leslie Jordan–59 Katherine “Kate” Mulgrew–59 Daniel Day-Lewis–57 Michelle Pfeiffer–56 Eve Plumb–56 Jack Mackenroth–45 Uma Thurman–44 Andre Agassi–44 ; 1968 – The controversial musical Hair, a product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, opens at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, with its song becoming anthems of the anti-Vietnam War movement.

April 28

Happy Birthday RIP Carolyn Jones(1930–1983) Lionel Barrymore(1878–1954) ; Ann-Margret Olsson–73 James “Jay” Leno–64 Mary McDonnell–62 Jorge Garcia–41 Penélope Cruz Sánchez–40 Jessica Alba–33 ; 1932 – A vaccine for yellow fever is announced for use on humans.

April 27

Happy Birthday RIP Hiram Ulysses Grant(1822–1885) Walter Lantz(1899–1994) Jacob “Jack” Klugman(1922–2012) Robert Donner(1931–2006) ; Kemal “Casey” Kasem–82 Kate Pierson–66 Kevin McNally–58 Sheena Easton(Orr)–55 James Duke Mason–22 ; 1981 – Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse.

April 26

Happy Birthday Carol Burnett–81 Jet Li Lian Jie( 李連杰) –51 Kevin George “James” Knipfing–49 Thomas “Tom” Welling–37 Channing Tatum–34 ; 1986 – A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world’s worst nuclear disaster. An explosion and fire in the No. 4 reactor sent radioactivity into the atmosphere; at least 31 people died immediately.

April 25

Happy Birthday RIP Ella Fitzgerald (1917–1996) ; George “Meadowlark” Lemon–82 Alfredo “Al” Pacino–74 Henry “Hank” Azaria–50 Andrew “Andy” Bell–50 Renée Zellweger–45 Jason Wiles–44 ; 1972 – Polaroid Corp. introduced its SX-70 folding camera, which ejected self-developing photographs.

April 24

Happy Birthday Shirley MacLean Beatty–80 Barabra Joan Streisand–72 Richard M. Daley–72 Jean-Paul Gaultier–62 Djimon Hounsou–50 Eric Balfour–37 Kelly Clarkson–32 ; 1800 – The United States Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 USD to purchase “such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress”

April 23

Happy Birthday RIP William Shakespeare(1564–1616) Roy Orbison(1936–1988) Hervé Villechaize(1943–1993) ; Shirley Temple Black(1928–2014) ; Alan Oppenheimer–84 Harvey Lee Yeary(“Lee Majors”)–75 Joyce DeWitt–65 Michael Moore–60 Valerie Bertinelli–54 ; 1635 – The first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School, is founded in Boston, Massachusetts.

April 22

Happy Birthday RIP Edward “Eddie” Albert Heimberger(1906–2005) Aaron Spelling(1923–2006) Bettie Page(1923–2008) ; Charlotte Rae Lubotsky–88 Glen Campbell–78 John “Jack” Nicholson–77 John Waters–68 Peter Frampton–64 Catherine Mary Stewart(Nursall)–55 Ryan Stiles–55 Byron Allen Folks–53 Jeffrey Dean Morgan–48 ; 1864 – The U.S. Congress passes the Coinage Act of 1864 that mandates that the inscription In God We Trust be placed on all coins minted as United States currency. ; 1993 – Version 1.0 of the Mosaic web browser is released by NCSA Urbana (core basics of most html browsers today)

April 21

Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth Mary Windsor–88 Charles Grodinsky–79 James Osterberg(“Iggy Pop”)–67 Patti LuPone–65 Anthony Iadanza(“Tony Danza”)–63 Rosalie “Andie” MacDowell–56 Robert Smith–55 John Cameron Mitchell–51 Nicole Sullivan–44 James McAvoy–35 ; 1989 – In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorate Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang.

April 20

Happy Birthday RIP Luther Vandross(1951–2005) ; Hosato “George” Takei(武井 穂郷) –77 Charles “Ryan” O’Neal–73 Jessica Lange–65 Crispin Glover–50 “Carmen Electra”(Tara Patrick)–42 Joseph Lawrence Mignogna–38 ; 1916 – The Chicago Cubs play their first game at Weeghman Park (currently Wrigley Field), defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7–6 in 11 innings.

April 19

Happy Birthday RIP Vera Jayne Palmer(“Jayne Mansfield” 1933–1967) Richard Cox(“Dick Sargent” 1930–1994) Dudley Moore(1935–2002) ; Tim Curry–68 Anne Paloma Ruiz-Picasso y Gilot–65 Ashley Ciminella(“Judd”)–46 James Franco–36 Kate Hudson–35 Hayden Christensen–33 ; 1971 – Charles Manson is sentenced to death (later commuted life imprisonment) for conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders.

April 18

Happy Birthday Barbara Hale–92 Hayley Mills–68 James Woods–67 Frederick “Rick” Moranis–61 Eric Roberts–58 Jane Leeves–53 Eric McCormack–51 Conan O’Brien–51 David Tennant(McDonald)–43 Eli Roth–42 Sean Maguire–38 Melissa Joan Hart–38 ; 1906 – a major earthquake struck San Francisco and set off raging fires. More than 3,000 people died.

April 17

Happy Birthday RIP William Holden(Beedle 1918–1981) Donald Kirshner(1934–2011) John “J. P.” Morgan(1837–1913) ; Michael Sembello–60 Shaun Bean–55 Elizabeth “Liz” Phair–47 Jennifer Garner–42 Victoria Adams-Beckham–39 ; 1937 – Daffy Duck’s first appearance, in Porky’s Duck Hunt ; 1969 – Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy

April 16

Happy Birthday RIP Sir Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977) Enrico “Henry” Mancini(1924–1994) ; Stanley “Bobby” Vinton–79 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar(Ferdinand Alcindor)–67 Ellen Barkin–60 Jonathan Cryer–49 Martin Lawrence–49 Peter Billingsley–43 Lukas Haas–38 ; 1962 – Walter Cronkite succeeded Douglas Edwards as anchorman of “The CBS Evening News.”

April 15

Happy Birthday RIP Elizabeth Montgomery(1933–1995) ; Linda Bloodworth-Thomason–67 Heloise Cruse Evans–63 Emma Thompson–55 Seth Rogen–32 Emma Watson–24 ; 1912 – The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive.

April 14

Happy Birthday RIP Arthur John Gielgud (1904–2000) Rodney Steiger(1925–2002) Johanna “Anne” Sullivan Macy(1866–1936) ; Loretta “Lynn” Webb–82 Julie Christie–73 Peter Rose–73 John Shea–65 Brad “Garrett”(Gerstenfeld)–54 Robert Carlyle–53 Michael Anthony Hall–46 Adrien Brody–41 Sarah Michelle Gellar–37 ; 1828 – Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary ; 1865 – President Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth while attending the comedy “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. He died the next day.

April 13

Happy Birthday RIP Samuel Beckett(1906–1989) Donald Yarmy(“Don Adams” 1923–2005) ; Lyle Waggoner–79 Paul Sorvino–75 Tony Dow–69 Albert Greene–68 Ronald Perlman–64 William Sadler–64 Robert “Peabo” Bryson–63 Caroline Rhea–50 Richard “Ricky” Schroder–44 ; 1870 – The New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art is founded. ; 1902 – James C. Penney opens his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.

April 12

Happy Birthday RIP Johnnie Collier(“Ann Miller” 1923–2004) Charles Napier(1936–2011) Herbert Khaury(“Tiny Tim” 1932–1996) Thomas Clancy Jr(1947–2013) ; Herbert Hancock–74 Edward O’Neill–68 David Letterman–67 David Cassidy–64 Thomas Noonan–63 Andrés “Andy” García Menéndez–58 Shannen Doherty–43 Nicholas Brendon Schultz–43 Claire Danes–35 Jennifer Morrison–35 ; 1955 – The polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, is declared safe and effective.

April 11

Happy Birthday RIP Oleg Cassini Loiewski(1913–2006) Ethel Kennedy(Skakel)–86 Joel Grey(Katz)–82 Meshach Taylor–67 Michele Scarabelli–59 Lisa Stansfield–48 ; 1976 – The Apple I is created.

April 10

Happy Birthday RIP Joseph Pulitzer(1847–1911) Kevin “Chuck” Connors(1921–1992) Harry Morgan(Bratsberg 1915–2011) ; Carl “Max” von Sydow–85 Michel Shalhoub(عمر الشريف “Omar Sharif”)–81 John Madden–78 Lee Capellaro(“Ving”)–64 Steven Seagal–62 Brian Setzer–55 Katrina Leskanich–54 Charlie Hunnam–34 Michael Pitt–33 Amanda “Mandy” Moore–30 Haley Joel Osment–26 ; 1866 – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh. ; 1912 – The RMS Titanic leaves port in Southampton, England for her only voyage.

April 9

Happy Birthday RIP Avery Schreiber(1935–2002) ; Hugh Hefner–88 Michael Learned–75 Dennis Quaid–60 Marc Jacobs–51 Cynthia Nixon–48 Jennifer Massoli(“Jenna Jameson”)–40 Keshia Knight Pulliam–35 Jonathan Baruchel–32 Leighton Meester–28 Jesse McCartney–27 Kristen Stewart–24 Mary Elle Fanning–16 ; 1867 – Alaska purchase: Passing by a single vote, the United States Senate ratifies a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska.

April 8

Happy Birthday RIP Elizabeth “Betty” Ford(1918–2011) ; Sheldon Greenfield(“Shecky Greene”)–88 Vivienne Westwood(Swire)–73 John Schneider III–54 Jeffrey “Izzy” Isbell–52 Julian Lennon–51 Robin Wright–48 Patricia Arquette–46 ; 1913 – The 17th amendment to the Constitution, providing for the popular election of U.S. senators, was ratified.

April 7

Happy Birthday RIP Ian Richardson(1934–2007) “Billie Holiday”(Elinore Harris 1915–1959) ; James Bumgarner(“Garner”)–86 William “Wayne” Rogers III–81 Jerry Brown–76 Francis Ford Coppola–75 John Oates–65 Kong-sang “Jackie” Chan( 陳港生)–60 Russell Crowe–50 ; 1967 – Film critic Roger Ebert published his very first film review in the Chicago Sun-Times

April 6

Happy Birthday Billy December Williams–77 Merle Haggard–77 John Ratzenberger–67 Patrika Darbo–66 Mary Lucy Henner–62 Paul Rudd–45 Anders Jensen–42 Zachary Braff–39 Candace Cameron–38 ; 1909 – Robert Peary and Matthew Henson reach the North Pole. ; 1947 – The first Tony Awards are presented for theatrical achievement at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City.

April 5

Happy Birthday RIP Eldred Gregory Peck(1916–2003) Ruth “Bette” Davis(1908–1989) Spencer Tracy(1900–1967) ; Colin Powell–77 Maxwell Gail–71 Åse Agneta Fältskog–64 Thea Gill–44 Pharrell Williams–41 ; 1792 – U.S. President George Washington exercises his authority to veto a bill, the first time this power is used in the United States.

April 4

Happy Birthday RIP Heath Ledger(1979–2008) Anthony Perkins(1932–1992) ; Estelle Nussbaum(“Harris”)–86 Craig T. Nelson–70 Hugo Weaving–54 Graham Walker(“Norton”)–51 David Cross–50 Robert Downey Jr–49 Nancy McKeon–48 James Rodriguez(“Roday”)–38 ; 1850 – The city of Los Angeles was incorporated ; 1968 – Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

April 3

Happy Birthday RIP Marlon Brando(1924–2004) ; Doris Kappelhoff(“Doris Day”)–91 Dame Valerie Jane Morris Goodall–80 Marsha Mason–72 Carson “Wayne” Newton–72 Michael Orlando Cassavitis(“Tony Orlando”)–70 Alexander “Alec” Baldwin III–56 David Hyde Pierce–55 Edward “Eddie” Murphy–53 Jamie Bamber Griffith–41 ; 1860 – The Pony Express began service between St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif. ; 1968 – Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech.

April 2

Happy Birthday RIP Alec Guinness de Cuffe(1914–2000) Marvin Gaye(1939–1984) Christian “Buddy” Ebsen(1908–2003) Ronald Paolillo(1949–2012) Rodney King III(1965–2012) ; Emmylou Harris–67 Christopher Meloni–53 Michael Fassbender–37 Aiden Turner–37 ; 1902 – “Electric Theatre”, the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California ; 1956 – As The World Turns debuts on CBS-TV

April 1

Happy Birthday RIP Leonidas “Lon” Chaney(1883–1930) Gordon Jump(1932–2003) ; “Jane Powell”(Suzanne Bruce)–85 Mary “Debbie” Reynolds–82 Elizabeth “Ali” MacGraw–75 Barry Sonnenfeld–61 Susan Boyle–53 Rachel Maddow–41 Sam Huntington–32 Matt Lanter–31 Hillary Scott–28 ; 1891 – The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois ; 1970 – President Richard Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, requiring the Surgeon General’s warnings on tobacco products and banning cigarette advertisements on television and radio in the United States, starting on January 1, 1971

Famous people that we lost 2012

Famous deaths:

neil armstrong(1930-2012) astronaut, explorer, pilot

ernest borgnine(1917-2012) film actor, theater actor, television actor

ray bradbury(1920-2012) author, poet

chuck brown(1936-2012)guitarist, singer

dick clark(1929-2012) television personality host

don cornelius(1936-2012) television personality, television producer

richard dawson(1932-2012) film actor, television actor, comedian, game show host

phyllis diller(1917-2012) film actress, comedian, pianist

michael clarke duncan(1957-2012) film actor

charles durning(1923-2012) film actor, theater actor

robin gibb(1949-2012) songwriter, singer

andy griffith(1926-2012) actor, talk show host

larry hagman(1931-2012) theater actor, television actor, television producer

marvin hamlisch(1944-2012) songwriter

sherman hemsley(1938-2012) television actor

whitney houston(1963-2012) film actress, singer

etta james(1938-2012) singer

davy jones(1945-2012) television actor, singer

rodney king(1965-2012) sports commentator and victim of LA police brutality

jack klugman(1922-2012) film actor, theater actor, television actor

sally ride(1951-2012) educator, astronaut, physicist

vidal sassoon(1928-2012) entrepreneur

donna summer(1948-2012) songwriter, singer

gore vidal(1925-2012) critic, author, playwright

mike wallace(1918-2012) radio personality, news anchor, journalist

andy williams(1927-2012) singer, television personality