Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tom Poston died 2 years ago

Tom Poston was born as Thomas Gordon Poston on October 17, 1921 in Columbus, Ohio. He acted on The Bob Newhart Show. Mr. Poston died on April 30, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.

Agnes Moorehead died 35 years ago

Agnes Robertson Moorehead was born on December 6, 1900 in Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. She acted as “Endora” in the TV sitcom Bewitched. Ms. Moorehead died on April 30, 1974 in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Alfred Hitchcock died 29 years ago

Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born on August 13, 1899 in Leytonstone, London, England. He directed many movies. Mr. Hitchcock died on April 29, 1980 in Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California.

Ludwig Wittgenstein died 58 years ago

Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein was born on April 26, 1889 in Vienna, Austria. He wrote the book Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. Mr. Wittgenstein died on April 29, 1951 in Cambridge, England.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Rory Calhoun died 10 years ago

Rory Calhoun was born as Francis Timothy McCown Durgin on August 8, 1922 in Los Angeles, California. He acted in the movie The Colossus of Rhodes. Mr. Calhoun died on April 28, 1999 in Burbank, California.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Vicki Sue Robinson died 9 years ago

Vicki Sue Robinson was born on May 31, 1954 in Harlem, New York City, New York. She sang the song Turn the Beat Around. Ms. Robinson died on April 27, 2000 in Wilton, Connecticut.

Al Hirt died 10 years ago

Al Hirt was born as Alois Maxwell Hirt on November 7, 1922 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was a trumpeter. Mr. Hirt died on April 27, 1999 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Carlos Castaneda died 11 years ago

Carlos Castaneda was born on December 25, 1925 in Cajamarca, Peru. He wrote the book Journey to Ixtlan. Mr. Castaneda died on April 27, 1998 in Los Angeles, California.

Karl Pearson died 73 years ago

Karl Pearson was born on March 27, 1857 in Islington, London, England. He was a mathematical statistician. Mr. Karl Pearson died on April 27, 1936 in Coldharbour, Surrey, England.

Alexander Scriabin died 94 years ago

Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin was born on January 6, 1872 in Moscow, Russia. He composed many musical works. Mr. Scriabin died on April 27, 1915 in Moscow, Russia.

Ralph Waldo Emerson died 127 years ago

Ralph Waldo Emerson was born on May 25, 1803 in Boston, Massachusetts. He wrote the essay Self-Reliance. Mr. Emerson died on April 27, 1882 in Concord, Massachusetts.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Lucille Ball died 20 years ago

Lucille Désirée Ball was born on August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, New York. She acted in the TV sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, and Here’s Lucy. Ms. Ball died on April 26, 1989 in Los Angeles, California.

Irene Ryan died 36 years ago

Irene Ryan was born as Irene Noblette on October 17, 1902 in San Francisco, California. She acted as “Granny” in the TV sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies. Ms. Ryan died on April 26, 1973 in New York City, New York.

Gypsy Rose Lee died 39 years ago

Gypsy Rose Lee was born as Rose Louise Hovick on January 8, 1911 in Seattle, Washington. She acted in the movie You Can’t Have Everything. Ms. Lee died on April 26, 1970 in Los Angeles, California.

James White died 63 years ago

James Larkin White was born on July 11, 1882 in Mason County, Texas. He discovered Carlsbad Caverns. Mr. White died on April 26, 1946 in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bobby Pickett died 2 years ago

Bobby Pickett was born as Robert George Pickett on February 11, 1938 in Somerville, Massachusetts. He wrote the song Monster Mash. Mr. Pickett died on April 25, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.

Jane Jacobs died 3 years ago

Jane Jacobs was born as Jane Butzner on May 4, 1916 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She wrote the book The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Ms. Jacobs died on April 25, 2006 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Ginger Rogers died 14 years ago

Ginger Rogers was born as Virginia Katherine McMath on July 16, 1911 in Independence, Missouri. She danced with Fred Astaire to the song Smoke Gets in Your Eyes in the operetta Roberta. Ms. Rogers died on April 25, 1995 in Rancho Mirage, California.

Anna Sewell died 131 years ago

Anna Sewell was born on March 30, 1820 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. She wrote the novel Black Beauty. Ms. Sewell died on April 25, 1878 in Old Catton, Norfolk, England.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Estée Lauder died 5 years ago

Estée Lauder was born as Josephine Esther Mentzer on July 1, 1906 in Corona, Queens, New York City, New York. With her husband, she founded the Estée Lauder Companies. Ms. Lauder died on April 24, 2004 in Manhattan, New York City, New York.

Harry McClintock died 52 years ago

Harry McClintock was born on October 8, 1882 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He sang the song Big Rock Candy Mountain. Mr. McClintock died on April 24, 1957.

Willa Cather died 62 years ago

Willa Cather was born on December 7, 1873 near Winchester, Virginia. She wrote the novels O Pioneers! and My Ántonia. Ms. Cather died on April 24, 1947 in New York City, New York.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Harold Arlen died 23 years ago

Harold Arlen was born as Hyman Arluk on February 15, 1905 in Buffalo, New York. He wrote the music to the songs Get Happy, Over the Rainbow, and many others. Mr. Arlen died on April 23, 1986 in New York City, New York.

Buster Crabbe died 26 years ago

Buster Crabbe was born as Clarence Linden Crabbe II on February 7, 1908 in Oakland, California. He acted in Tarzan the Fearless and many other movies. Mr. Crabbe died on April 23, 1983 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

William Shakespeare died 393 years ago

William Shakespeare was born on April 26, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. He wrote the play The Merchant of Venice and many others... or perchance not. Mr. Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616 in Strafford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.

Miguel de Cervantes died 393 years ago

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was born on October 9, 1547 in Alcalá de Henares, Spain. He wrote the novel Don Quixote. Mr. Cervantes died on April 23, 1616 in Madrid, Spain.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Felice Bryant died 6 years ago

Felice Bryant was born as Matilda Genevieve Scaduto on August 7, 1925 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. With her husband Boudleaux Bryant, she wrote the song All I Have to Do is Dream. Ms. Bryant died on April 22, 2003 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Erma Bombeck died 13 years ago

Erma Bombeck was born as Erma Fiste on February 21, 1927 in Dayton, Ohio. She wrote the book The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank. Ms. Bombeck died on April 22, 1996 in San Francisco, California.

Ansel Adams died 25 years ago

Ansel Easton Adams was born on February 20, 1902 in San Francisco, California. He painted Evening, McDonald Lake, Glacier National Park. Mr. Adams died on April 22, 1984 in Carmel, California.

Will Geer died 31 years ago

Will Geer was born as William Aughe Ghere on March 9, 1902 in Frankfort, Indiana. He acted as “Grandpa Walton” in the TV series The Waltons. Mr. Geer died on April 22, 1978 in Los Angeles, California.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Al Wilson died 1 year ago

Al Wilson was born as Allen LaMar Wilson on June 19, 1939 in Meridian, Mississippi. He sang the song Show and Tell. Mr. Wilson died on April 21, 2008 in Fontana, California.

Nina Simone died 6 years ago

Nina Simone was born as Eunice Kathleen Waymon on February 21, 1933 in North Carolina. She sang the song I Put a Spell on You. Ms. Simone died on April 21, 2003 in Carry-le-Rouet, France.

Mark Twain died 99 years ago

Mark Twain was born as Samuel Langhorne Clemens on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri. He wrote the novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Mr. Twain died on April 21, 1910 in Redding, Connecticut.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Cantinflas died 16 years ago

Cantinflas was born as Fortino Mario Alfonso Moreno Reyes on August 12, 1911 in Mexico City, Mexico. He acted in the movie Pepe. Cantinflas died on April 20, 1993 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

David Koresh died 16 years ago

David Koresh was born as Vernon Wayne Howell on August 17, 1959 in Houston, Texas. He was the leader of the Branch Davidians. Mr. Koresh died on April 19, 1993 in Waco, Texas.

Benny Hill died 17 years ago

Benny Hill was born as Alfred Hawthorne Hill on January 21, 1924 in Southampton, England. He acted in the British TV comedy show The Benny Hill Show. Mr. Hill died on April 19, 1992 in Teddington, London, England.

Daphne du Maurier died 20 years ago

Daphne du Maurier was born on May 13, 1907 in London, England. She wrote the novel Rebecca. Ms. du Maurier died on April 19, 1989 in Cornwall, England.

Charles Darwin died 127 years ago

Charles Robert Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. He wrote the book On the Origin of Species. Mr. Darwin died on April 19, 1882 in Downe, Kent, England.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Thor Heyerdahl died 7 years ago

Thor Heyerdahl was born on October 6, 1914 in Larvik, Norway. He is known for his Kon-Tiki expedition. Mr. Heyerdahl died on April 18, 2002 in Colla Micheri, Italy.

Albert Einstein died 54 years ago

Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm. He is known for the mass-energy equivalence equation. Mr. Einstein died on April 18, 1955 in Princeton, New Jersey.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Kitty Carlisle died 2 years ago

Kitty Carlisle was born as Catherine Conn on September 3, 1910 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She had been on the TV game show To Tell the Truth. Ms. Carlisle died on April 17, 2007 in New York City, New York.

Linda McCartney died 11 years ago

Linda Louise McCartney was born on September 24, 1941 in New York City, New York. She had been married to Paul McCartney. Mrs. McCartney died on April 17, 1998 in Tucson, Arizona.

Benjamin Franklin died 219 years ago

Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts. He improved the glass harmonica. He published Poor Richard’s Almanack. Mr. Franklin died on April 17, 1790 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Arthur English died 14 years ago

Arthur English was born as Arthur Leslie Norman English on May 9, 1919 in Aldershot, Hampshire, England. He acted as “Mr. Harman” in the British sitcom Are You Being Served? Mr. English died on April 16, 1995 in Paddington, London, England.

Edna Ferber died 41 years ago

Edna Ferber was born on August 15, 1885 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She wrote the novels American Beauty and Giant. Ms. Ferber died on April 16, 1968 in New York City, New York.

Alexis de Tocqueville died 150 years ago

Alex de Tocqueville was born as Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville on July 29, 1805 in Paris, France. He wrote the book Democracy in America. Mr. de Tocqueville died on April 16, 1859 in Cannes, France.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Greta Garbo died 19 years ago

Greta Garbo was born as Greta Lovisa Gustafsson on September 18, 1905 in Stockholm, Sweden. She acted in the movie Grand Hotel. Ms. Garbo died on April 15, 1990 in New York City, New York.

Jean-Paul Sartre died 29 years ago

Jean-Paul Sartre was born as Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre on June 21, 1905 in Paris, France. He wrote the book Being and Nothingness. Mr. Sartre died on April 15, 1980 in Paris, France.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Don Ho died 2 years ago

Don Ho was born as Donald Tai Loy Ho on August 13, 1930 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mr. Ho died on April 14, 2007 in Waikiki, Hawaii.

Phil Katz died 9 years ago

Phillip Walter Katz was born on November 3, 1962. He created the PKZIP computer program. Mr. Katz died on April 14, 2000 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Anthony Newley died 10 years ago

Anthony George Newley was born on September 24, 1931 in London, England. He co-wrote the songs What Kind of Fool Am I?, The Candy Man, and Pure Imagination. Mr. Newley died on April 14, 1999 in Jensen Beach, Florida.

Ellen Corby died 10 years ago

Ellen Corby was born as Ellen Hansen on June 3, 1911 in Racine, Wisconsin. She acted as “Grandma Esther Walton” in the TV series The Waltons. Ms. Corby died on April 14, 1999 in Woodland Hills, California.

Burl Ives died 14 years ago

Burl Ives was born as Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives on June 14, 1909 in Hunt City, Illinois. He sang the song A Holly Jolly Christmas. Mr. Ives died on April 14, 1995 in Anacortes, Washington.

Rachel Carson died 45 years ago

Rachel Louise Carson was born on May 27, 1907 in Springdale, Pennsylvania. She wrote the book Silent Spring. Ms. Carson died on April 14, 1964 in Silver Spring, Maryland.

George Frideric Handel died 250 years ago

George Frideric Handel was born on February 23, 1685 in Halle. He composed the Water Music. Mr. Handel died on Apri8l 14, 1759 in London, England.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Cécile Chaminade died 65 years ago

Cécile Chaminade was born as Cécile Louise Stéphanie Chaminade on August 8, 1857 in Paris, France. She composed the Scarf Dance. Ms. Chaminade died on April 13, 1944 in Monte Carlo.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Josephine Baker died 34 years ago

Josephine Baker was born as Freda Josephine McDonald on June 3, 1906 in St. Louis, Missouri. She was an entertainer. Ms. Baker died on April 12, 1975 in Paris, France.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Kurt Vonnegut died 2 years ago

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was born on November 11, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He wrote the novel Breakfast of Champions. Mr. Vonnegut died on April 11, 2007 in New York City, New York.

Roscoe Browne died 2 years ago

Roscoe Lee Browne was born on May 2, 1925 in Woodbury, New Jersey. He acted in the TV sitcom Soap. Mr. Browne died on April 11, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.

June Pointer died 3 years ago

June Antoinette Pointer was born on November 30, 1953 in Oakland, California. She sang in the group The Pointer Sisters. Ms. Pointer died on April 11, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.

Erskine Caldwell died 22 years ago

Erskine Preston Caldwell was born on December 17, 1903 near Moreland, Georgia. He wrote the novel Tobacco Road. Mr. Caldwell died on April 11, 1987 in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

Luther Burbank died 83 years ago

Luther Burbank was born on March 7, 1849 in Lancaster, Massachusetts. He was a botanist and horticulturist who created many new plant varieties. Mr. Burbank died on April 11, 1926 in Santa Rosa, California.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Little Eva died 6 years ago

Little Eva was born as Eva Narcissus Boyd on June 29, 1943 in Belhaven, North Carolina. She sang the song The Loco-Motion. Little Eva died on April 10, 2003 in Kinston, North Carolina.

Natalie Schafer died 18 years ago

Natalie Schafer was born on November 5, 1900 in Red Bank, New Jersey. She acted as “Lovey Howell” in the TV sitcom Gilligan’s Island. Ms. Schafer died on April 10, 1991 in Los Angeles, California.

Linda Creed died 23 years ago

Linda Creed was born on December 6, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She co-wrote the songs You Are Everything, Betcha by Golly Wow!, You Make Me Feel Brand New, The Rubberband Man, and the Greatest Love of All. Ms. Creed died on April 10, 1986 in Ambler, Pennsylvania.

Marjorie Main died 34 years ago

Marjorie Main was born as Mary Tomlinson on February 24, 1890 in Acton, Indiana. She acted as “Ma Kettle” in the Ma and Pa Kettle movie series. Ms. Main died on April 10, 1975 in Los Angeles, California.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Nathaniel Branden born 79 years ago

Nathaniel Branden was born as Nathan Blumenthal on April 9, 1930 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. As an associate of Ayn Rand, he helped to promote the philosophy of Objectivism. With Ayn Rand, he co-wrote the books The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism and Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. He wrote the books The Psychology of Self-Esteem and The Disowned Self.

Brook Benton died 21 years ago

Brook Benton was born as Benjamin Franklin Peay on September 19, 1931 in Lugoff, South Carolina. He sang the song Rainy Night in Georgia. Mr. Benton died on April 9, 1988 in New York City, New York.

Phil Ochs died 33 years ago

Philip David Ochs was born on December 19, 1940 in El Paso, Texas. He wrote the songs I Ain’t Marching Anymore and The War Is Over. Mr. Ochs died on April 9, 1976 in Far Rockaway, New York.

Frank Lloyd Wright died 50 years ago

Frank Lloyd Wright was born as Frank Lincoln Wright on June 8, 1867 in Richland Center, Wisconsin. He designed the house known as Fallingwater. Mr. Wright died on April 9, 1959 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Laura Lyro died 12 years ago

Laura Lyro was born as Laura Nigro on October 18, 1947 in the Bronx, New York City, New York. She composed the songs Wedding Bell Blues and Stoned Soul Picnic. Ms. Lyro died on April 8, 1997 in Danbury, Connecticut.

Marian Anderson died 16 years ago

Marian Anderson was born on February 27, 1897 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was a singer of European fame. Ms. Anderson died on April 8, 1993 in Portland, Oregon.

J. Fred Coots died 24 years ago

John Frederick Coots was born on May 2, 1895 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He co-wrote the song Santa Claus Is Coming to Town. Mr. Coots died on April 8, 1985 in New York City, New York.

Pablo Picasso died 36 years ago

Pablo Picasso was born as Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso on October 25, 1881 in Málaga, Spain. He co-founded Cubism. Mr. Picasso died on April 8, 1973 in Mougins, France.

Elisha Otis died 148 years ago

Elisha Graves Otis was born on August 3, 1811 in Halifax, Vermont. He founded the Otis Elevator Company. Mr. Otis died on April 8, 1861 in Yonkers, New York.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Henry Ford died 62 years ago

Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863 in Dearborn, Michigan. He founded the Ford Motor Company. Mr. Ford died on April 7, 1947 in Dearborn, Michigan.

P.T. Barnum died 118 years ago

Phineas Taylor Barnum was born on July 5, 1810 in Bethel, Connecticut. He co-created the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Mr. Barnum died on April 7, 1891 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Tammy Wynette died 11 years ago

Tammy Wynette was born as Virginia Wynette Pugh on May 5, 1942 in Itawamba County, Mississippi. She co-wrote the song Stand by Your Man. Ms. Wynette died on April 6, 1998 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Isaac Asimov died 17 years ago

Isaac Asimov was born around January 2, 1920 in Petrovichi, Russia. He wrote the novel Foundation and the short stories I, Robot. He also wrote The Intelligent Man’s Guide to Science and Asimov’s Guide to the Bible. Mr. Asimov died on April 6, 1992 in New York City, New York.

Igor Stravinsky died 38 years ago

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was born on June 17, 1882 in Oranienbaum, Russia. He composed the ballet The Rite of Spring. Mr. Stravinsky died on April 6, 1971 in New York City, New York.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Charlton Heston died 1 year ago

Charlton Heston was born as John Charles Carter on October 4, 1923 in Evanston, Illinois. He acted in the movies Planet of the Apes, The Omega Man, and Soylent Green. Mr. Heston died on April 5, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California.

Gene Pitney died 3 years ago

Gene Pitney was born as Gene Francis Alan Pitney on February 17, 1941 in Hartford, Connecticut. He co-wrote the song Hello Mary Lou. Mr. Pitney died on April 5, 2006 in Cardiff, Wales.

Kurt Cobain died 15 years ago

Kurt Donald Cobain was born on February 20, 1967 in Aberdeen, Washington. He was the lead singer for the band Nirvana. Mr. Cobain died on April 5, 1994 in Seattle, Washington.

Sam Walton died 17 years ago

Sam Walton was born as Samuel Moore Walton on March 29, 1918 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. He founded the stores Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club. Mr. Walton died on April 5, 1992 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Molly Picon died 17 years ago

Molly Picon was born as Malka Opiekun on February 28, 1898 in New York City, New York. She was “Yente, the Matchmaker” in the movie Fiddler on the Roof. Ms. Picon died on April 5, 1992 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Vincent Youmans died 63 years ago

Vincent Youmans was born on September 27, 1898 in New York City, New York. He was the lyricist for the musical No, No, Nanette, which featured the song Tea for Two. He was also the lyricist for the songs More Than You Know and Without a Song. Mr. Youmans died on April 5, 1946 in Denver, Colorado.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Larry LaPrise died 13 years ago

Larry LaPrise was born as Roland Lawrence LaPrise on November 11, 1912 in Detroit, Michigan. He wrote the song Hokey Pokey. Mr. LaPrise died on April 4, 1996 in Boise, Idaho.

Alfred M. Butts died 16 years ago

Alfred Mosher Butts was born on April 13, 1899 in Poughkeepsie, New York. He invented the game Scrabble. Mr. Butts died on April 4, 1993 in Rhinebeck, New York.

Gloria Swanson died 26 years ago

Gloria Swanson was born as Gloria May Josephine Swanson on March 27, 1899 in Chicago, Illinois. She was “Norma Desmond” in the movie Sunset Boulevard. Ms. Swanson died on April 4, 1983 in New York City, New York.

Martin Luther King Jr. died 41 years ago

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He said, "I Have a Dream." Mr. King died on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.

John Napier died 392 years ago

John Napier was born in 1550 in Edinburg, Scotland. He invented logarithms and Napier’s bones. Mr. Napier died on April 4, 1617 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Lionel Bart died 10 years ago

Lionel Bart was born as Lionel Begleiter on August 1, 1930 in Stepney, London, England. He wrote the book, music, & lyrics for the musical Oliver! Mr. Bart died on April 3, 1999 in Hammersmith, London, England.

Sarah Vaughan died 19 years ago

Sarah Lois Vaughan was born on March 27, 1924 in Newark, New Jersey. She sang the song Don’t Blame Me. Ms. Vaughan died on April 3, 1990 in Hidden Hills, California.

Ferde Grofé died 37 years ago

Ferde Grofé was born as Ferdinand Rudolph von Ferde Grofé on March 27, 1892 in New York City, New York. He wrote the orchestral Grand Canyon Suite. Mr. Grofé died on April 3, 1972 in Santa Monica, California.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

"He's got the whole world in his hands."

This morning on CNN, Christiane Amanpour said, "He's got the whole world in his hands." She was, of course, talking about U.S. President Barack Obama.

So I guess that the U.S. Constitution - defining the duties of the U.S. President - needs to be modified to include the following:

Article II, Section 2b. The President shall hold the whole world in his hands... and not get tired.

Let's hope that he or she doesn't dribble it too long and miss the basket.

Hannes Alfvén died 14 years ago

Hannes Alfvén was born as Hannes Olof Gösta Alfvén on May 30, 1908 in Norrköping, Sweden. He worked in plasma cosmology and co-proposed the Alfvén-Klein cosmological theory as an alternative to the so-called “Big Bang” theory. Mr. Alfvén died on April 2, 1995 in Djursholm, Sweden.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Jack Keller died 4 years ago

Jack Keller was born on November 11, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He co-wrote the theme song for the TV sitcom Bewitched and many other songs. Mr. Keller died on April 1, 2005 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Marvin Gaye died 25 years ago

Marvin Gaye was born as Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. on April 2, 1939 in Washington, D.C. He sang the songs I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, and Got To Give It Up. Mr. Gaye died on April 1, 1984 in Los Angeles, California.

Scott Joplin died 92 years ago

Scott Joplin was born on November 24, 1868 in Linden, Texas. He wrote the piano compositions the Maple Leaf Rag and The Entertainer. He also wrote the opera Treemonisha. Mr. Joplin died on April 1, 1917 in New York City, New York.