Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Today in History

1907 Lewis F. Powell Jr, VA, Supreme Court justice (1972-87)
1926 Edwin "Duke" Snider, Brooklyn Dodgers centerfielder (406 HRs)
1926 Lurleen (Mrs. George) Wallace (Gov-D-Ala)
1928 Adam West [William West Anderson], Walla Walla, WA, actor (Batman, Last Precinct)
1932 Mike Royko, Chicago, IL, journalist (Chicago Daily News)/author (Boss)
1931 Brook Benton, Camden, SC, singer
1933 David McCallum, Glasgow, Scotland, actor (Ilya Kuryakin-Man From UNCLE, "Ducky"-NCIS)
1940 Bill Medley, Santa Ana, CA, rocker (Righteous Bros.)
1940 Paul Williams, singer/composer/actor (Planet of the Apes)
1943 Mama Cass Elliot, Baltimore, MD, singer (Mamas & Papas)
1945 Freda Payne, Detroit, MI, singer
1945 Randolph Mantooth, Sacramento CA, actor (Emergency, Loving)
1948 Jeremy Irons, England, actor (French Lieutenant's Woman)
1948 Michael Cooper, San Francisco, CA, sodomizer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1949 Twiggy Lawson [Leslie Hornby], England, model/actress (Boyfriend)
1950 Joan Lunden, Fair Oaks, CA, news host (Good Morning America)
1952 Nile Rodgers, music producer
1953 Malignant "Chas." Bouffant [FKA Dr. Jazs], San Francisco, CA, loner w/ problems, blogger (Just Another Blog [From L. A.]™, Fire Megan McArdle)
1954 Allan Havey, St. Louis, MO, comedian, actor, TV host (Night After Night)
Some younger people located a bit later:
1958 Lita Ford, musician
1964 Trisha Yearwood, country singer
1965 Cheri Oteri, actress (SNL)
1974 Jimmy Fallon, actor (SNL)
1980 Tegan & Sara, singing/songwriting twins

1881 James A. Garfield,
U. S. president, assassinated
1968 Red Foley, country singer, 58

1796 George Washington's farewell address as president
1846 Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning elope
1848 Bond (US) & Lassell (England) independently discover Hyperion, moon of Saturn
1928 Mickey Mouse's screen debut (Steamboat Willie at Colony Theater NYC)
1934 Bruno Hauptmann arrested for kidnapping the Lindbergh baby
1940 Nazi decree forbids gentile women to work in Jewish homes
1945 Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) sentenced to death in London
1956 1st Int'l. Conference of Black Writers & Artists meets (Sorbonne)
1957 1st underground nuclear explosion (near Las Vegas, NV)
1959 Nikita Krushchev is denied access to Disneyland
1970 Mary Tyler Moore premieres
1982 Streetcars stop running on San Francisco's Market St. after 122 years of service
1985 9,500 die in Mexico City earthquake (magnitude 6.9)

NOTES: M. "Chas." Bouffant attended the same high school (The Lakeside School for Boys) & college (Whitman College) as Adam West (though Mr. West, show-off that he is, graduated from both institutions, unlike The Editor here, who's never graduated from anything past eighth grade) and was born in the same city (San Francisco) as the sodomizer (!) Michael Cooper. (Not the Michael J. Cooper who used to play for the Lakers & coach the Sparks!)


Larry Harmon said...

Happy birthday, Bouff! Hey, Blogger let me comment today....

Larry Harmon said...

Hey, Bouff, what's with the spelling of "Jazs"? I always thought that you were "Dr Jazz"....
P.S. Your avatar with the blonde long-haired guy with polar bear looks uncannily like you.....

M. Bouffant said...

The Editor Speaks:
Well, as The Editor hasn't really used the "Dr. Jazs" moniker for many yrs., we don't give that much of a shit how it's spelled (just as many spell my semi-legal name as "Chaz," rather than the actual, how I like it, abbreviation "Chas.") though there was a song (or maybe it was the title) from a '30s musical called "Hello Central, Get Me Dr. Jazz," so we wanted to differentiate ourself from that. The Mad Meltz came up w/ Dr. Jazs (has a nice Hungarian touch to it) &/or Dr. Jass (original New Orleans Negro-stylee spelling) as well. You know what a literary stylist he is.