April 20

April 20

Happy Birthday RIP Luther Vandross Jr(1951–2005) ; Hosato “George” Takei(武井 穂郷)–81 Charles “Ryan” O’Neal III–77 Jessica Lange–69 Crispin Glover–54 Andrew Serkis–54 “Carmen Electra”(Tara Patrick)–46 Joseph “Joey” Lawrence Mignogna Jr–42 ; 1916 – The Chicago Cubs play their first game at Weeghman Park (renamed Wrigley Field), defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7–6 in 11 innings

April 19

April 19

Happy Birthday RIP Vera Palmer(“Jayne Mansfield” 1933–1967) Richard Cox(“Dick Sargent” 1930–1994) Dudley Moore(1935–2002) Hugh O’Brian(Krampe 1925–2016) ; Timothy Curry–72 Anne Paloma Ruiz-Picasso y Gilot–69 Ashley Ciminella(“Judd”)–50 James Franco–40 Kate Hudson–39 Hayden Christensen–37 ; 1927 – Mae West is sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play “Sex” ; 1971 – Charles Manson is sentenced to death (later it is commuted to life imprisonment) for conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders

April 18

April 18

Happy Birthday RIP Clarence Darrow(1857–1938) Robert “Bob” Hastings(1925–2014) Barbara Hale(1922–2017) ; Hayley Mills–72 James Woods–71 Frederick “Rick” Moranis–65 Eric Roberts–62 Jane Leeves–57 Eric McCormack–55 Conan O’Brien–55 David Tennant(McDonald)–47 Eli Roth–46 Sean Maguire–42 Melissa Joan Hart–42 Brittany Robertson–28 ; 1923 – Yankee Stadium, “The House that Ruth Built”, opens ; 1924 – Simon & Schuster publishes the first crossword puzzle book

April 17

April 17

Happy Birthday RIP William Holden(Beedle Jr 1918–1981) Donald Kirshner(1934–2011) John Pierpont Morgan(1837–1913) ; Michael Sembello–64 Shaun Bean–59 Elizabeth “Liz” Phair–51 Jennifer Garner-Affleck–46 Victoria Adams-Beckham–44 ; 1937 – Daffy Duck’s first appearance, in Porky’s Duck Hunt ; 1969 – Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy

April 16

April 16

Happy Birthday RIP Sir Charles Chaplin (1889–1977) Enrico “Henry” Mancini(1924–1994) ; Stanley “Bobby” Vinton Jr–83 “Kareem Abdul-Jabbar”(Ferdinand Alcindor Jr)–71 Ellen Barkin–64 Jonathan Cryer–53 Martin Lawrence–53 Peter Billingsley-Michaelsen–46 Lukas Haas–41 ; 1962 – Walter Cronkite takes over as the lead news anchor of the CBS Evening News, during which time he would become “the most trusted man in America”

April 15

April 15

Happy Birthday RIP Elizabeth Montgomery(1933–1995) ; Roy Clark–85 Linda Bloodworth-Thomason–71 Heloise Cruse Evans–67 Emma Thompson–59 Samantha Fox–52 Seth Rogen–36 Emma Watson–28 Margaret “Maisie” Williams–21 ; 1912 – The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 220am Eastern Time about two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Charles Lightoller claimed that the helmsman Robert Hitchens initially panicked and turned the rudder the wrong way and that subsequently Bruce Ismay ordered the boat to continue “Slow Ahead” in the belief that Titanic was unsinkable but this was kept secret for insurance reasons. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. The time is approximately when the ship actually sunk into the ocean https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinking_of_the_RMS_Titanic

April 14

April 14

Happy Birthday RIP Arthur John Gielgud(1904–2000) Rodney Steiger(1925–2002) Johanna “Anne” Sullivan Macy(1866–1936) ; Loretta “Lynn” Webb–86 Julie Christie–78 Peter Rose–77 John Shea–69 Brad “Garrett”(Gerstenfeld)–58 Robert Carlyle–57 Michael Anthony Hall–50 Adrien Brody–45 Sarah Michelle Gellar–41 Claire Coffee–38 ; 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.