Guest Author - Tammy Cordani
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 26th.
Today In …
1647 - Alse Young became the first person in U.S. history to be put to death for witchcraft.
1864 - The territory known as Montana was created!
1868 - President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial ended.
1896 - Nicholas II became Russia’s tsar.
Sharing A Birthday Today…
James Arness who starred as Matt Dillon on TV’s “Gunsmoke” was born in 1923.
Zola Budd the South African runner best known for running barefoot was born in 1966.
Helena Bonham Carter who starred in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, “The Wings of the Dove” and “Planet of the Apes” was born in 1966.
Peter Cushing who starred in “Star Wars” as well as a number of horror flicks was born in 1913.
Miles Davis the famed jazz entertainer/bandleader was born in 1926.
Genie Francis who starred on TV’s “General Hospital” was born in 1962.
Bob Goldthwait the actor/comedian who starred in the “Police Academy” movies was born in 1962.
Pam Grier who starred in “Jackie Brown” and “Jawbreaker” was born in 1949.
Al Jolson the legendary singer/entertainer was born in 1886.
Jack Kevorkian the controversial doctor who aided in patient suicide was born in 1928.
Lenny Kravitz the singer/musician behind such songs as “Are You Gonna Go My Way” and “Fly Away” was born in 1964.
Peggy Lee the singer/songwriter who had a number of memorable songs including “Fever” was born in 1920.
Robert Morley who starred in “Marie Antoinette” and “The African Queen” was born in 1908.
Brent Musburger the sports commentator was born in 1939.
Stevie Nicks solo artist and singer with rock band Fleetwood Mac was born in 1948.
Sally Ride the first American female astronaut was born in 1951.
Jay Silverheels best known as Tonto on TV’s “The Lone Ranger” was born in 1919.
Matt Stone one half of the “South Park” creating duo was born in 1971.
Norma Talmadge who starred in “The Dove” and “Camille” was born in 1893.
Philip Michael Thomas best known as Tubbs on TV’s “Miami Vice” was born in 1949.
John Wayne the iconic actor of “True Grit” and “Rio Bravo” was born in 1907.
Hank Williams Jr. who had a number of hit songs including “Family Tradition”, “All My Rowdy Friends” and “There’s A Tear In My Beer” was born in 1949.
We Said Goodbye To…
Eddie Albert who starred on TV’s “Green Acres” passed away in 2005 at the age of 99.
Anne Haney who starred in “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Liar, Liar” passed away in 2004 at the age of 67.
Ida McKinley former First Lady and wife of the 25th U.S. President William McKinley passed away in 1907 at the age of 59.
Top Of The Charts On This Day In…
1962 - “Stranger On The Shore” by Mr. Acker Bilk
1973 - “Frankenstein” by The Edgar Winter Group
1973 - On The Country Charts – “Satin Sheets” by Jeanne Pruett
1984 - “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” by Deniece Williams
1988 - “One More Try” by George Michael
In Print In…
1896 - The first Dow Jones Industrial Average was published.
1994 - Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married.
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