Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Today V

Birthdays:

  • Franz von Suppé, composer, 1819 - May 21, 1895

  • Leopold Stokowski, conductor, 1882 - September 13, 1977

  • Dewey PIGMEAT Markham, comedian, singer, dancer, and actor, April 18, 1904 - December 13, 1981

  • Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, blues musician, 1924

  • Michael MIKE Vickers, guitarist and saxophonist with Manfred Mann, more recently the composer and arranger of music for records, TV shows and films; two of his most familiar TV compositions are Jet Set, the theme music since 1977 for This Week in Baseball (TWIB), and Gathering Crowds, composed under the pseudonym Patrick J. O'Hara Scott, used since 1977 as the closing music for TWIB, 1940

  • Hayley Catherine Rose Vivian Mills, actress, 1946

  • Rick Moranis, comedian, 1954

  • Eric Anthony Roberts, actor, 1956

  • Jane Leeves, actress, 1961

  • Eric McCormack, actor, 1963

  • Conan Christopher O’Brien, comedian and talk show host, 1963

  • David Tennant, actor [The Tenth Doctor], 1971

  • Melissa Joan Hart, actress, 1976

  • José MIGUEL Torres Cabrera, third baseman, 1983



RIP:

  • Ottorino Respighi, composer, July 9, 1879 - April 18, 1936

  • Ernest Taylor ERNIE Pyle, journalist, August 3, 1900 – April 18, 1945

  • Albert Einstein; Yes, that Albert Einstein, March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955

  • Ben Hecht, Hollywood screenwriter, Zionist and human rights activist, February 28, 1894 – April 18, 1964

  • Bernard Edwards, bass player and record producer, both as a member of CHIC and on his own, October 31, 1952 - April 18, 1996

  • Thor Heyerdahl, marine biologist with a great interest in anthropology, who became famous for his Kon-Tiki Expedition in which he sailed by raft 4,300 miles from South America to the Tuamotu Islands, October 6, 1914 – April 18, 2002

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