Today in History for 29th September 2018

Historical Events

1953 – Milton Berle Show premieres
1955 – Arthur Millers “View From The Bridge” premieres in NYC
1957 – NY Giants play and lose their last game at Polo Grounds (9-1 to Pitts)
1958 – “Texan” debuts on CBS-TV
1979 – “Lonesome Loser” by Little River Band peaks at #6
1996 – “Delicate Balance” closes at Plymouth Theater NYC

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Famous Birthdays

1746 – Ernst Ludwig Gerber, composer
1794 – William Michael Rooke, composer
1866 – Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian historian and statesman, born in Chełm, Congress Poland (d. 1934)
1939 – Molly Haskell, American film critic
1944 – Torben Jensen, Danish actor (Taxa, Hayfever, Watch Me Fly, Guldregn)
1948 – Theo Jörgensmann, German jazz clarinetist

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Famous Deaths

1964 – Robert Burton, American actor (The Big Heat, Compulsion, A Man Called Peter), dies from cancer at 69
1970 – Edward Everett Horton, American actor and narrator (Bulwinkle Show), dies at 84
1992 – Paul Jabara, singer/actor (Last Dance), dies of AIDS at 44
1996 – Shūsaku Endō, Japanese writer (Sea and Poison, Silence), dies at 73
1998 – Tom Bradley, Mayor of Los Angeles (D-1973-93), dies at 80
2005 – Austin Leslie, American chef, the “Godfather of Fried Chicken” (b. 1934)

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