Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Edgar Bergen died 31 years ago

Edgar Bergen was born on February 16, 1903 as Edgar John Bergren in Chicago, Illinois. He was a ventriloquist and the father of actress Candice Bergen. Mr. Bergen died on September 30, 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mary Ford died 32 years ago

Mary Ford was born on July 7, 1924 as Iris Colleen Summers in El Monte, California. Her husband was guitarist Les Paul. She sang the songs How High the Moon and The World is Waiting for the Sunrise. Ms. Ford died on September 30, 1977 in Arcadia, California.

James Dean died 54 years ago

James Byron Dean was born on February 8, 1931 in Marion, Indiana. He acted in the 1955 movie Rebel Without a Cause and in the 1956 movie Giant. Mr. Dean died on September 30, 1955 in Cholame, California.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Charles Addams died 21 years ago

Charles Samuel Addams was born on January 7, 1912 in Westfield, New Jersey. His fictional characters became The Addams Family. Mr. Addams died on September 29, 1988 in New York City, New York.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Harpo Marx died 45 years ago

Harpo Marx was born on November 23, 1888 as Adolph Arthur Marx in New York City, New York. He acted in the 1932 movie Horse Feathers. Mr. Marx died on September 28, 1964 in Los Angeles, California.

Edwin Hubble died 56 years ago

Edwin Powell Hubble was born on November 20, 1889 in Marshfield, Missouri. He was an astronomer. Mr. Hubble died on September 28, 1953 in San Marino, California.

Richard Warren Sears died 95 years ago

Richard Warren Sears was born on December 7, 1863 in Stewartville, Minnesota. He co-founded the department store Sears, Roebuck and Company. Mr. Sears died on September 28, 1914 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Louis Pasteur died 114 years ago

Louis Pasteur was born on December 27, 1822 in Dole, Jura, France. He developed pasteurization. Mr. Pasteur died on September 28, 1895 in Marnes-la-Coquette, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

Herman Melville died 118 years ago

Herman Melville was born on August 1, 1819 in New York City, New York. He wrote the novel Moby-Dick. Mr. Melville died on September 28, 1891 in New York City, New York.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Donald O’Connor died 6 years ago

Donald O’Connor was born on August 28, 1925 as Donald David Dixon Ronald O’Connor in Chicago, Illinois. He acted in the 1950 movie Francis and in the 1952 musical movie Singin’ in the Rain. Mr. O’Connor died on September 27, 2003 in Calabasas, California.

Clara Bow died 44 years ago

Clara Gordon Bow was born on July 29, 1905 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. She acted in the 1927 movie It. Ms. Bow died on September 27, 1965 in West Los Angeles, California.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Paul Newman died 1 year ago

Paul Leonard Newman was born on January 26, 1925 in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He acted in the 1973 movie The Sting. Mr. Newman died on September 26, 2008 in Westport, Connecticut.

Robert Palmer died 6 years ago

Robert Allen Palmer was born on January 19, 1949 in Batley, Yorkshire, England. He wrote and sang the song Simply Irresistible. (View here.) Mr. Palmer died on September 26, 2003 in Paris, France.

Richard Mulligan died 9 years ago

Richard Mulligan was born on November 13, 1932 in New York City, New York. He acted as “Burt Campbell” on the TV sitcom Soap. He acted as “Dr. Harry Weston” on the TV sitcom Empty Nest. Mr. Mulligan died on September 26, 2000 in Los Angeles, California.

Billy Vaughn died 18 years ago

Billy Vaughn was born on April 12, 1919 as Richard Vaughn in Glasgow, Kentucky. He sang the song La Paloma. Mr. Vaughn died on September 26, 1991 in Escondido, California.

George Santayana died 57 years ago

George Santayana was born on December 16, 1863 as Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás in Madrid, Spain. He was a philosopher. Mr. Santayana died on September 26, 1952 in Rome, Italy.

Béla Bartók died 64 years ago

Béla Bartók was born on March 25, 1881 as Béla Viktor János Bartók in Nagyszentmiklós, Austria-Hungary. He was a composer and pianist. Mr. Bartók died on September 26, 1945 in New York City, New York.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Don Adams died 4 years ago

Don Adams was born on April 13, 1923 as Donald James Yarmy in New York City, New York. He acted as “Maxwell Smart” on the TV sitcom Get Smart. Mr. Adams died on September 25, 2005 in Los Angeles, Calfornia.

Walter Pidgeon died 25 years ago

Walter Davis Pidgeon was born on September 23, 1897 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. He acted in the 1961 movie Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Mr. Pidgeon died on September 25, 1984 in Santa Monica, California.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dr. Seuss died 18 years ago

Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1904 as Theodor Seuss Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts. He wrote the book The Cat in the Hat and many others. Mr. Seuss died on September 24, 1991 in San Diego, California.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bob Fosse died 22 years ago

Bob Fosse was born on June 23, 1927 as Robert Louis Fosse in Chicago, Illinois. He was a choreographer and director. He acted in the 1974 musical movie The Little Prince. Mr. Fosse died on September 23, 1987 in Washington, D.C.

Cliff Arquette died 35 years ago

Cliff Arquette was born on December 28, 1905 in Toledo, Ohio. He acted as the comedy character Charley Weaver. Mr. Arquette died on September 23, 1974 in Burbank, California.

Sigmund Freud died 70 years ago

Sigmund Freud was born on May 6, 1856 as Sigismund Schlomo Freud in Freiberg, Moravia, Austria-Hungary. He wrote the book Civilization and Its Discontents. Mr. Freud died on September 23, 1939 in London, England.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Marcel Marceau died 2 years ago

Marcel Marceau was born on March 22, 1923 as Marcel Mangel in Strasbourg, France. He was a mime. Mr. Marceau died on September 22, 2007 in Cahors, Lot, France.

Gordon Jump died 6 years ago

Gordon Alexander Jump was born on April 1, 1932 in Dayton, Ohio. He acted as “Arthur ‘Big Guy’ Carlson” on the TV sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. Mr. Jump died on September 22, 2003 in Los Angeles, California.

Isaac Stern died 8 years ago

Isaac Stern was born on July 21, 1920 in Kremenetz, Ukraine. He was a violinist. Mr. Stern died on September 22, 2001 in New York City, New York.

George C. Scott died 10 years ago

George Campbell Scott was born on October 18, 1927 in Wise, Virginia. He acted in the 1975 movie The Hindenburg. He had been married to actress Colleen Dewhurst. Mr. Scott died on September 22, 1999 in Westlake Village, California.

Dorothy Lamour died 13 years ago

Dorothy Lamour was born on December 10, 1914 as Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton in New Orleans, Louisiana. She acted in the 1952 movie The Greatest Show on Earth. Ms. Lamour died on September 22, 1996 in Los Angeles, California.

Irving Berlin died 20 years ago

Irving Berlin was born on May 11, 1888 in Mogilev. He wrote the song There’s No Business Like Show Business and many more. Mr. Berlin died on September 22, 1989 in New York City, New York.

Dan Rowan died 22 years ago

Dan Rowan was born on July 22, 1922 as Daniel Hale Rowan in Beggs, Oklahoma. He co-hosted the TV comedy show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. Mr. Rowan died on September 22, 1987 in Siesta Key, Florida.

Harry Warren died 28 years ago

Harry Warren was born on December 24, 1893 as Salvatore Antonio Guaragna in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He composed the music to the song I Only Have Eyes for You. Mr. Warren died on September 22, 1981 in Los Angeles, California.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Alice Ghostley died 2 years ago

Alice Ghostley was born on August 14, 1926 as Alice Margaret Ghostley in Eve, Vernon County, Missouri. She acted as “Esmeralda” on the TV sitcom Bewitched. She acted in the 1978 movie Rabbitt Test. She also acted as “Bernice Clifton” on the TV sitcom Designing Women. Ms. Ghostley died on September 21, 2007 in Studio City, California.

Jacqueline Susann died 35 years ago

Jacqueline Susann was born on August 20, 1918 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She wrote the novel Valley of the Dolls. Ms. Susann died on September 21, 1974 in New York City, New York.

Walter Brennan died 35 years ago

Walter Andrew Brennan was born on July 25, 1894 in Lynn, Massachusetts. He was an actor. Mr. Brennan died on September 21, 1974 in Oxnard, California.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

John W. Peterson died 3 years ago

John W. Peterson was born on November 1, 1921 in Lindsborg, Kansas. He wrote many songs, including "Springs of Living Water", "Surely Goodness and Mercy", and "No Room". Mr. Peterson died on September 20, 2006 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Jule Styne died 15 years ago

Jule Styne was born on December 31, 1905 as Julius Kerwin Stein in London, England. He composed the music to the songs Don’t Rain on My Parade, Everything’s Coming up Roses, and People. Mr. Styne died on September 20, 1994 in New York City, New York.

Jim Croce died 36 years ago

Jim Croce was born on January 10, 1943 as James Joseph Croce in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He wrote and sang the songs Bad, Bad Leroy Brown, Time in a Bottle, and I’ll Have to Say I Love You in a Song. Mr. Croce died in a plane crash on September 20, 1973 in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Jean Sibelius died 52 years ago

Jean Sibelius was born as Johan Julius Christian Sibelius on December 8, 1865 in Hämeenlinna. He composed Finlandia. Mr. Sibelius died on September 20, 1957 in Järvenpää, Finland.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Skeeter Davis died 5 years ago

Skeeter Davis was born on December 30, 1931 as Mary Frances Penick in Dry Ridge, Kentucky. She sang the song The End of the World. Ms. Davis died on September 19, 2004 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Orville Redenbacher died 14 years ago

Orville Clarence Redenbacher was born on July 16, 1907 in Brazil, Indiana. He marketed popcorn. Mr. Redenbacher died on September 19, 1995 in Coronado, California.

Red Foley died 41 years ago

Red Foley was born on June 17, 1910 as Clyde Julian Foley in Blue Lick, Kentucky. He was a musician. Mr. Foley died on September 19, 1968 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Jimi Hendrix died 39 years ago

Guitarist Jimi Hendrix was born on November 27, 1942 as Johnny Allen Hendrix in Seattle, Washington. He sang the song Hey Joe. Mr. Hendrix died on September 18, 1970 in London, England.

Frank Morgan died 60 years ago

Frank Morgan was born on June 1, 1890 as Francis Phillip Wuppermann in New York City, New York. He acted as the “wizard” in the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Mr. Morgan died on September 18, 1949 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Frankie Vaughan died 10 years ago

Frankie Vaughan was born on February 3, 1928 as Frank Abelson in Liverpool, England. He sang the song Kisses Sweeter than Wine and many others. Mr. Vaughan died on September 17, 1999 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.

Red Skelton died 12 years ago

Red Skelton was born on July 18, 1913 as Richard Bernard Skelton in Vincennes, Indiana. He was the comedian who created the character Clem Kadiddlehopper. Mr. Skelton died on September 17, 1997 in Palm Springs, California.

Karl Popper died 15 years ago

Karl Raimund Popper was born on July 28, 1902 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. He wrote the 2-volume work The Open Society and Its Enemies and the book The Poverty of Historicism. Mr. Popper died on September 17, 1994 in London, England.

Hugo Winterhalter died 36 years ago

Hugo Winterhalter was born on August 15, 1909 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He was a music arranger, particularly with the song Canadian Sunset. Mr. Winterhalter died on September 17, 1973 in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Mary Travers (of "Peter, Paul and Mary") died today

Mary Allin Travers was born on November 9, 1936 in Louisville, Kentucky. She was part of the singing group Peter, Paul and Mary. Ms. Travers died on September 16, 2009 in Danbury, Connecticut.

Henry Gibson died Monday

Henry Gibson was born on September 21, 1935 as James Bateman in Germantown, Pennsylvania. He was a cast member on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In. Mr. Gibson died on September 14, 2009 in Malibu, California.

Sheb Wooley died 6 years ago

Sheb Wooley was born on April 10, 1921 as Shelby F. Wooley in Erick, Oklahoma. He was a singer and songwriter. He wrote and sang the song The Purple People Eater. Mr. Wooley died on September 16, 2003 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Jean Piaget died 29 years ago

Jean Piaget was born on August 9, 1896 as Jean William Fritz Piaget in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He developed a theory of cognitive development. Mr. Piaget died on September 16, 1980 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Maria Callas died 32 years ago

Maria Callas was born on December 2, 1923 as Sophia Cecelia Kalos in New York City, New York. She was an opera singer. Ms. Callas died on September 16, 1977 in Paris, France.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Richard Wright died 1 year ago

Richard William Wright was born on July 28, 1943 in Hatch End, Middlesex, England. He was a keyboardist and founding member of the English rock band Pink Floyd. Mr. Wright died on September 15, 2008 in London, England.

Brett Somers died 2 years ago

Brett Somers was born on July 11, 1924 as Audrey Johnston in Halcomb, New Brunswick, Canada. She had been a panelist on the TV game show Match Game. Ms. Somers died on September 15, 2007 in Westport, Connecticut.

Rafael Méndez died 28 years ago

Rafael Méndez was born on March 26, 1906 in Michoacán, Mexico. He was a solo trumpeter. Mr. Méndez died on September 15, 1981 in Encino, California.

Harold Bennett died 28 years ago

Harold Bennett was born on September 17, 1899 in Hastings, East Sussex, England. He acted as “Young Mr. Grace” on the British TV sitcom Are You Being Served? Mr. Bennett died on September 15, 1981 in London, England.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Patrick Swayze died today.

Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas. He acted in the 1990 movie Ghost. Mr. Swayze died on September 14, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

Mickey Hargitay died 3 years ago

Mickey Hargitay was born on January 6, 1926 as Miklós Hargitay in Budapest, Hungary. He had been married to actress Jayne Mansfield. He was named “Mr. Universe” in 1955. Mr. Hargitay died on September 14, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.

Garrett Hardin died 6 years ago

Garrett James Hardin was born on April 21, 1915 in Dallas, Texas. He wrote the article The Tragedy of the Commons. Mr. Hardin died on September 14, 2003 in Santa Barbara, California.

Beah Richards died 9 years ago

Beah Richards was born on July 12, 1920 as Beulah Richardson in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She acted in the 1967 movie Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and on the TV sitcom Designing Women. Ms. Richards died on September 14, 2000 in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Juliet Prowse died 13 years ago

Juliet Anne Prowse was born on September 25, 1936 in Bombay, India. She danced in the 1960 movie Can-Can. Ms. Prowse died on September 14, 1996 in Los Angeles, California.

Perez Prado died 20 years ago

Perez Prado was born on December 11, 1916 as Dámaso Pérez Prado in Matanzas, Cuba. He was a bandleader. Mr. Prado died on September 14, 1989 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Janet Gaynor died 25 years ago

Janet Gaynor was born on October 6, 1906 as Laura Augusta Gainor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She acted in the 1937 movie A Star is Born. Ms. Gaynor died on September 14, 1984 in Palm Springs, California.

Grace Kelly died 27 years ago

Grace Kelly was born on November 12, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She acted in the 1956 movie High Society. Ms. Kelly died on September 14, 1982 in Monaco.

Isadora Duncan died 82 years ago

Isadora Duncan was born on May 26, 1877 as Angela Isadora Duncan in San Francisco, California. She was a dancer. Ms. Duncan died on September 14, 1927 in Nice, France.

James Fenimore Cooper died 158 years ago

James Fenimore Cooper was born on September 15, 1789 in Burlington, New Jersey. He wrote the novel The Last of the Mohicans. Mr. Cooper died on September 14, 1851 in Cooperstown, New York.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Dorothy McGuire died 8 years ago

Dorothy Hackett McGuire was born on June 14, 1916 in Omaha, Nebraska. She acted in the 1960 movie Swiss Family Robinson. Ms. McGuire died on September 13, 2001 in Santa Monica, California.

Emmanuel Chabrier died 115 years ago

Emmanuel Chabrier was born on January 18, 1841 in Ambert, France. He composed España, rapsodie pour orchestre. Mr. Chabrier died on September 13, 1894 in Paris, France.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Johnny Cash died 6 years ago

Johnny Cash was born on February 26, 1932 as J.R. Cash in Kingsland, Arkansas. He wrote and sang the song I Walk the Line. Mr. Cash died on September 12, 2003 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Raymond Burr died 16 years ago

Raymond Burr was born on May 21, 1917 as Raymond William Stacey Burr in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. He acted in the TV drama series Perry Mason and Ironside. Mr. Burr died on September 12, 1993 in Healdsburg, California.

Anthony Perkins died 17 years ago

Anthony Perkins was born on April 4, 1932 in New York City, New York. He acted in the 1975 movie Mahogany. Mr. Perkins died on September 12, 1992 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Pat Corley died 3 years ago

Pat Corley was born on June 1, 1930 as Cleo Pat Corley in Dallas, Texas. He acted as “Phil” (the bar owner) on the TV sitcom Murphy Brown. Mr. Corley died on September 11, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.

Fred Ebb died 5 years ago

Fred Ebb was born on April 8, 1928 in Manhattan, New York City, New York. He was the lyricist for the musical Cabaret. Mr. Ebb died on September 11, 2004 in New York City, New York.

John Ritter died 6 years ago

John Ritter was born on September 17, 1948 as Jonathan Southworth Ritter in Burbank, California. He was the son of country music singer Tex Ritter... John Ritter acted as “Jack Tripper” on the TV sitcom Three’s Company. He also acted on the TV sitcom 8 Simple Rules. Mr. Ritter died on September 11, 2003 in Burbank, California.

Kim Hunter died 7 years ago

Kim Hunter was born on November 12, 1922 as Janet Cole in Detroit, Michigan. She acted as “Dr. Zira” in the 1968 movie Planet of the Apes and in the 1971 movie Escape from the Planet of the Apes. Ms. Hunter died on September 11, 2002 in New York City, New York.

David Angell died 8 years ago

David Lawrence Angell was born on April 10, 1946 in West Barrington, Rhode Island. He was a co-writer for the TV sitcom Cheers. He co-created the TV sitcom Wings. Mr. Angell died on American Airlines Flight 11 during the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 in New York City, New York.

Jessica Tandy died 15 years ago

Jessica Tandy was born on June 7, 1909 as Jessie Alice Tandy in London, England. She was married to actor Hume Cronyn. She acted in the 1985 movie Cocoon and in the 1991 movie Fried Green Tomatoes. Ms. Tandy died on September 11, 1994 in Easton, Connecticut.

Lorne Greene died 22 years ago

Lorne Greene was born on February 12, 1915 as Lyon Himan “Chaim” Green in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He acted as “Ben Cartwright” on the TV series Bonanza. Mr. Greene died on September 11, 1987 in Santa Monica, California.

David Ricardo died 186 years ago

David Ricardo was born on April 18, 1772 in London, England. He wrote the book On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation. Mr. Ricardo died on September 11, 1823 in Gatcombe Park, Gloucestershire, England.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Jane Wyman died 2 years ago

Jane Wyman was born on January 5, 1917 as Sarah Jane Mayfield in Saint Joseph, Missouri. She was the first wife of Ronald Reagan. She acted in the 1948 movie Johnny Belinda. Ms. Wyman died on September 10, 2007 in Rancho Mirage, California.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Larry Hovis died 6 years ago

Larry Hovis was born on February 20, 1936 in Wapato, Washington. He acted on the TV sitcom Hogan’s Heroes. Mr. Hovis died on September 9, 2003 in Austin, Texas.

Ruth Roman died 10 years ago

Ruth Roman was born on December 22, 1922 as Norma Roman in Lynn, Massachusetts. She acted in the 1956 movie Great Day in the Morning. Ms. Roman died on September 9, 1999 in Laguna Beach, California.

Burgess Meredith died 12 years ago

Burgess Meredith was born on November 16, 1908 as Oliver Burgess Meredith in Cleveland, Ohio. He acted as “The Penguin” on the TV series Batman. Mr. Meredith died on September 9, 1997 in Malibu, California.

Bill Monroe died 13 years ago

Bill Monroe was born on September 13, 1911 as William Smith Monroe near Rosine, Kentucky. He wrote and sang the song Blue Moon of Kentucky. He co-played the song The Ballad of Jed Clampett (the theme song for the TV sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies)... Mr. Monroe died on September 9, 1996 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec died 108 years ago

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrac was born on November 24, 1864 as Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa in Albi, Tarn, France. He was a painter. Mr. Toulouse-Lautrec died on September 9, 1901 in Malrome, France.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Moondog died 10 years ago

Moondog was born on May 26, 1916 as Louis Thomas Hardin in Marysville, Kansas. He was a blind composer and musician. Moondog died on September 8, 1999 in Münster, Germany.

Alex North died 18 years ago

Alex North was born on December 4, 1910 as Isadore Soifer in Chester, Pennsylvania. He composed the film score for the 1951 movie A Streetcar Named Desire. Mr. North died on September 8, 1991 in Los Angeles, California.

Zero Mostel died 32 years ago

Zero Mostel was born on February 28, 1915 as Samuel Joel Mostel in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He acted as “Tevye” in the Fiddler on the Roof and as “Pseudolus” in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Mr. Mostel died on September 8, 1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Richard Strauss died 60 years ago

Richard George Strauss was born on June 11, 1864 in Munich, Germany. He composed Also sprach Zarathustra. Mr. Strauss died on September 8, 1949 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sergio Endrigo died 4 years ago

Sergio Endrigo was born on June 15, 1933 in Pola. He was a singer and songwriter. Mr. Endrigo died on September 7, 2005 in Rome, Italy.

Jim Keith died 10 years ago

Jim Keith was born on September 22, 1949. He co-wrote the book The Octopus, about the death of reporter Danny Casolaro. Mr. Keith died on September 7, 1999 in Reno, Nevada.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Luciano Pavarotti died 2 years ago

Luciano Pavarotti was born on October 12, 1935 by Modena, Italy. He was one of The Three Tenors. Mr. Pavarotti died on September 6, 2007 in Modena, Italy.

Tom Fogerty died 19 years ago

Tom Fogerty was born on November 9, 1941 in Berkeley, California. He was the guitarist in the rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival. Mr. Fogerty died on September 6, 1990 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Ernest Tubb died 25 years ago

Ernest Dale Tubb was born on February 9, 1914 in Crisp, Texas. He sang the songs Blue Christmas, “Walkin’ the Floor Over You”, and “Waltz Across Texas”. Mr. Tubb died on September 6, 1984 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Justin Wilson died 8 years ago

Justin E. Wilson was born on April 24, 1914 in Roseland, Louisiana. He was a Cajun chef. Mr. Wilson died on September 5, 2001 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Steve Irwin died 3 years ago

Steve Irwin was born on February 22, 1962 as Stephen Robert Irwin in Essendon, Victoria, Australia. He was called "The Crocodile Hunter". Mr. Irwin died on September 4, 2006 on Batt Reef, Queensland, Australia.

Hervé Villechaize died 16 years ago

Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize was born on April 23, 1943 in Paris, France. He acted as “Tattoo” in the TV series Fantasy Island. Mr. Villechaize died on September 4, 1993 in North Hollywood, California.

Dottie West died 18 years ago

Dottie West was born on October 11, 1932 as Dorothy Marie Marsh near McMinnville, Tennessee. She wrote and sang the song Country Sunshine. She also sang the song Last Time I Saw Him. Ms. West died on September 4, 1991 in Tennessee.

Albert Schweitzer died 44 years ago

Albert Schweitzer was born on January 14, 1875 in Kayserzberg, Germany. He was an organist, among other activities. Mr. Schweitzer died on September 4, 1965 in Lambaréné, Gabon, Africa.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

E.E. Cummings died 47 years ago

E.E. Cummings was born on October 14, 1894 as Edward Estlin Cummings in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He wrote poetry. Mr. Cummings died on September 3, 1962 in North Conway, New Hampshire.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Christiaan Barnard died 8 years ago

Christiaan Neethling Barnard was born on November 8, 1922 in Beaufort West, Union of South Africa. He performed the first successful heart transplant. Mr. Barnard died on September 2, 2001 in Paphos, Cyprus.

Bob Denver died 4 years ago

Bob Denver was born on January 9, 1935 as Robert Osbourne Denver in New Rochelle, New York. He acted as “Maynard G. Kregs” in the 1959-63 TV series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis and as “Gilligan” on the TV sitcom Gilligan’s Island. Mr. Denver died on September 2, 2005 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.