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Huw Lloyd Langton: February 6, 1951 – December 6, 2012

Huw Lloyd Langton: February 6, 1951 – December 6, 2012

Founding Guitarist for Hawkwind. 2012 was a tough year for Hawkwind… They lost their founding basist John Harrison as well

January 30 2013 | Posted in Celebrity Deaths 2012 | Read More »

Mary Shelley: Born August 30, (1797-1851)

Mary Shelley: Born August 30, (1797-1851)

August 27 2011 | Posted in Authors, Birthdays Past | Read More »

Doug Fieger: Born August 20, (1952-2010)

Doug Fieger: Born August 20, (1952-2010)

Fieger’s hit song in 1979 called “Sharona” was a track about one of Fieger’s real-life girlfriends.

In one of Doug Fieger’s last interviews in January, the singer seemed to be at peace when he spoke to the Detroit News:

“Everybody knows they’re going sooner or later. I don’t know any better than anyone else when I’m going. I’ve had 10 great lives. And I expect to have some more. I don’t feel cheated in any way, shape or form.”

August 20 2011 | Posted in Celebrity Deaths 2010, Musicians | Read More »

Patrick Swayze: Born August 18, (1952-2009)

Patrick Swayze: Born August 18, (1952-2009)

Patrick Swayze: Born August 18, 1952 – september 14, 2009 Patrick Swayze got his first breaks in the mid 1980’s in the films “The Outsiders, Red Dawn and the TV mini-series North & South, but it was 1987’s Dirty Dancing that skyrocketed Swayze’s career which he followed with the 1990 major blockbuster opposite Demi Moore […]

August 18 2011 | Posted in Birthdays Past, Famous Birthdays Today | Read More »

Fess Parker: Born August 16, (1924-2010)

Fess Parker: Born August 16, (1924-2010)

The Star of Daniel Boone and Santa Barbara based winery

August 14 2011 | Posted in August Birthdays, Celebrity Deaths 2010 | Read More »

Whitney Houston: Born August 9th, 1963

Whitney Houston: Born August 9th, 1963

Whitney Houston Album Cover Art Gallery (courtesy of CoverArt.com)

August 8 2011 | Posted in August Birthdays, Birthdays Past, Birthdays This Month!, Celebrity Deaths 2012 | Read More »

Robert Shaw: Born August 9th, 1927 – 1978

Robert Shaw: Born August 9th, 1927 – 1978

Robert Shaw: Born August 9, 1927.  Died August 28, 1978 Here is a collection of Robert Shaw movie posters

August 5 2011 | Posted in August Birthdays, Birthdays Past | Read More »

H.H. Holmes: Born May 16, (1860-1896)

H.H. Holmes: Born May 16, (1860-1896)

Protaganist of the block buster selling book – “The Devil in the White City” H. H. Holmes can best be described by his own words…. “I was born with the devil in me. I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing […]

May 15 2011 | Posted in Birthdays Past, Criminals | Read More »

Max Frische: Born May 15, (1911-1991)

Max Frische: Born May 15, (1911-1991)

Max Frische was one of the greatest of modern day Swiss writers and playwrights. His best works include Man in the Holocene, Homo Faber: a report, and I’m not stiller. Max Frische’s top three quotes: 1. “Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we don’t have to experience it” 2. “Time does […]

May 15 2011 | Posted in Birthdays Past, Writers | Read More »

Richard Avedon: Born May 13, (1923-2004)

Richard Avedon: Born May 13, (1923-2004)

Richard Avedon, spent his career as a photographer for 3 major publications: Harper’s Bazaar Staff photographer (1945-65) Vogue Photographer (1966-90) The New Yorker Photographer (1992-2004)

May 12 2011 | Posted in Birthdays Past, May Birthdays, Photographers | Read More »

Richard P. Feynman: Born May 11, (1918 – 1988)

Richard P. Feynman: Born May 11, (1918 – 1988)

Richard Feynman’s top 10 quotes “Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that’s not why we do it.” “I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.” “You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when […]

May 10 2011 | Posted in Birthdays Past, Famous Birthdays Today, Genius, May Birthdays, Scientists | Read More »

Soren Kierkegaard: Born May 5, (1813 – 1855)

Soren Kierkegaard: Born May 5, (1813 – 1855)

Soren Kierkegaard is best known as the Father of extistentialism – some of his most famous quotes include: “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced”, “Once you label me you negate me” and “People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they […]

May 4 2011 | Posted in Birthdays Past, Famous Birthdays Today, Philosophers, Writers | Read More »

Audrey Hepburn: Born May 4, (1929 – 1993)

Audrey Hepburn: Born May 4, (1929 – 1993)

Audrey Hepburn was once quoted “I’m an introvert… I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky” but her most famous quote is surely “Everything I learned I learned from the movies”

May 4 2011 | Posted in Actors, Birthdays Past, Famous Birthdays Today, May Birthdays | Read More »

Joseph Heller: Born May 1, 1923 – 1999 (76)

Joseph Heller: Born May 1, 1923 – 1999 (76)

May 1 2011 | Posted in Authors, Birthdays Past, May Birthdays | Read More »

Ava Gardner: Born December 24, 1922 – 1990 (67)

Ava Gardner: Born December 24, 1922 – 1990 (67)

                    Ava Gardner Autograph Gallery

May 1 2011 | Posted in Actors, Birthdays Past | Read More »

Phil Harris: Born April 28, (1956 – February 9, 2010)

Phil Harris: Born April 28, (1956 – February 9, 2010)

Passing away around the same time as Michael Jackson, I could not understand how deeply his death affected me…. I guess to me, Phil Harris epitomized the American work ethic and Hard Working and self reliant American small business man or woman. No matter how much our government attempts to stop this drive – there will always be Phil Harris’ that continue to fight and work till the day they die.

April 28 2011 | Posted in April Birthdays, Birthdays Past, Celebrity Deaths 2010 | Read More »

Jill Ireland: Born April 24, (1936-1990)

Jill Ireland: Born April 24, (1936-1990)

Born in London, Jill Ireland was best remembered for her many films with, and long marriage to Hollywood Icon Charles Bronson. Its hard to believe it has been 20 years since she lost her long courageous battle with cancer. Her two books openly dealing with this fight brought a great awareness to the world of the almost epedemic rise of breast cancer.
Jill Ireland Gallery

April 24 2011 | Posted in Actors, Birthdays Past | Read More »

Roy Orbison: Born April 23, (1936-1988)

Roy Orbison: Born April 23, (1936-1988)

We have Roy Orbison’s complete album “Greatest Hits” from 1964 (Orbison was only 28 at the time) and yet the album contains many of his best songs like “only the lonely, fallling, blue bayou, oh pretty woman and crying”

April 19 2011 | Posted in Birthdays Past, iLike, Musicians | Read More »

Herbie Mann: Born April 16, (1930-2003)

Herbie Mann: Born April 16, (1930-2003)

Herbie Mann is almost single-handedly responsible for establishing the flute as a lead instrument in the field of jazz. Listen to Yardbird Suite by Herbie Mann (Herbert Jay Solomon

April 16 2011 | Posted in April Birthdays, Birthdays Past, iLike, Musicians | Read More »

Elizabeth Montgomery: Born April 15, 1933

Elizabeth Montgomery: Born April 15, 1933

See the best Documentary on the life of Elizabeth Montgomery right here at LWT. From her birth into Hollywood royalty as the daughter of Robert Montgomery to her breaking out as an actress in her own right. The Biography Channel documentary available here is a wonderful look at a beautiful, funny and talented actress.

April 15 2011 | Posted in Actors, Birthdays Past | Read More »

Don Adams: Born April 13, (1926 – 2005)

Don Adams: Born April 13, (1926 – 2005)

We found some very funny out-takes of Don Adams with Don Rickles

April 13 2011 | Posted in Actors, Birthdays Past, Famous Birthdays Today | Read More »

Oleg Cassini: Born April 11, (1913 – 2006)

Oleg Cassini: Born April 11, (1913 – 2006)

What a lucky guy! Dated Betty Grable and Lana Turner, Oleg Cassini was also Engaged to Grace Kelly (broken) and ended up Marrying and having a family with Gene Tierney.

April 11 2011 | Posted in April Birthdays, Birthdays Past, Designers | Read More »

Chuck Conners: Born April 10, 1921

Chuck Conners: Born April 10, 1921

The Rifleman, and one time Los Angeles Dodger

April 10 2011 | Posted in Actors, Birthdays Past | Read More »

Dennis Hopper: Born May 17, (1936 -2010)

Dennis Hopper: Born May 17, (1936 -2010)

April 8 2011 | Posted in Actors, Celebrity Deaths 2010, May Birthdays | Read More »

Billie Holiday: Born April 7, 1915-1959

Billie Holiday: Born April 7, 1915-1959

Easy to Love – Billie Holiday

April 7 2011 | Posted in Birthdays Past, iLike, Musicians | Read More »

Bette Davis: Born April 5, 1908

Bette Davis: Born April 5, 1908

Betty Davis was born in Lowell, Ma. (April 5, 1908 – Oct 6, 1989)
Cover Art Gallery of Movie Posters and Magazine Covers

April 5 2011 | Posted in Actors, Birthdays Past | Read More »

Thomas Hobbes: Born April 5, 1588

Thomas Hobbes: Born April 5, 1588

“Leviathan” Thomas Hobbes was an English Philosopher Born in Malmesbury. Labeled an Atheist by the clergy for his belief that all substance is “material” Hobbes actually spent a major portion of his most know work “Leviathan” showing how his philosophy was consistent with Christian Doctrine.

April 5 2011 | Posted in Birthdays Past | Read More »

Gregory Peck: Born April 5, 1916

Gregory Peck: Born April 5, 1916

Gregory Peck born In La Jolla, Ca. April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003 Gregory Peck Classic Movie Poster Gallery

April 5 2011 | Posted in Actors, April Birthdays, Birthdays Past | Read More »

Muddy Waters: Born April 4, (1915-1983)

Muddy Waters: Born April 4, (1915-1983)

“Baby Please Don’t Go” Listen to the complete album

April 4 2011 | Posted in April 4, birthdays, Birthdays Past, iLike, Musicians | Read More »

Marlon Brando: Born April 3, (1924-2004)

Marlon Brando: Born April 3, (1924-2004)

Here’s a rare Marlon Brando Screentest for “Rebel without a Cause”

April 2 2011 | Posted in April Birthdays, Birthdays Past | Read More »

Lon Cheney Sr: Born April 1, (1883-1930)

Lon Cheney Sr: Born April 1, (1883-1930)

“The Man of a Thousand Faces” (April 1, 1883 – August 26, 1930)

April 1 2011 | Posted in April Birthdays, Birthdays Past | Read More »

Liz Claiborne: Born March 31, (1929-2007)

Liz Claiborne: Born March 31, (1929-2007)

March 31 2011 | Posted in Birthdays Past, Designers | Read More »

Vincent Van Gogh: Born March 30, (1853-1890)

Vincent Van Gogh: Born March 30, (1853-1890)

March 30 2011 | Posted in Artists, Birthdays Past, March Birthdays | Read More »

Marlin Perkins: Born March 28, (1905-1986)

Marlin Perkins: Born March 28, (1905-1986)

March 28 2011 | Posted in Birthdays Past, Scientists | Read More »

Teddy Pendergrass: Born March 26, (1940-2010)

Teddy Pendergrass: Born March 26, (1940-2010)

Teddy Pendergrass: March 26, 1940 – January 13, 2010 Teddy Pendergrass Official Website

March 26 2011 | Posted in Birthdays Past, Celebrity Deaths 2010, iLike, March Birthdays | Read More »

Steve McQueen: Born March 24, (1930 – 1980)

Steve McQueen: Born March 24, (1930 – 1980)

March 24 2011 | Posted in Birthdays Past, March Birthdays | Read More »

Harry Houdini: Born March 24, (1874-1926)

Harry Houdini: Born March 24, (1874-1926)

March 24 2011 | Posted in Birthdays Past, March Birthdays | Read More »

Anna Nicole Smith: Born November 28, 1967

Anna Nicole Smith: Born November 28, 1967

Recent News: March 22, 2010. The Anna Nicole Smith Estate has just been devastated by a court ruling 100% in her ex son-in laws favor. Surely her child will still be well taken care of as she will probably earn more posthumously in death than she ever earned legitimately in life.

March 22 2011 | Posted in Birthdays Past | Read More »

Fred Rogers: Born March 20, (1928-2003)

Fred Rogers: Born March 20, (1928-2003)

March 19 2011 | Posted in Birthdays Past, Celebrity Deaths 2011, March Birthdays | Read More »

Wyatt Earp: Born March 19, (1848-1929)

Wyatt Earp: Born March 19, (1848-1929)

March 18 2011 | Posted in Birthdays Past, March Birthdays | Read More »

John Updike: Born March 18, (1932-2009)

John Updike: Born March 18, (1932-2009)

Author of “Rabbit Series” and Witches of Eastwick

March 18 2011 | Posted in Birthdays Past, March Birthdays | Read More »

Peter Graves: Born March 18, 1926-2010

Peter Graves: Born March 18, 1926-2010

Recently Passed away at his home in Los Angeles just a few days ago March 14, 2010  Peter Graves who most baby boomers remember from his Mission Impossible TV series kept busy in his later years hosting  Biography on the Biography Chanel.

March 18 2011 | Posted in Celebrity Deaths 2010, March Birthdays | Read More »

James Madison: Born March 16, (1751-1836)

James Madison: Born March 16, (1751-1836)

4th President of the United States and Father of the Constitution

March 15 2011 | Posted in Birthdays Past, March Birthdays | Read More »

Henny Youngman: Born March 16, (1906-1998)

Henny Youngman: Born March 16, (1906-1998)

Take My Wife…. Please!

March 15 2011 | Posted in Birthdays Past, March Birthdays | Read More »

Albert Einstein: Born March 14, (1879-1955)

Albert Einstein: Born March 14, (1879-1955)

March 14 2011 | Posted in Birthdays Past, March Birthdays, Scientists | Read More »

Wally Schirra: Born March 12, (1923-2007)

Wally Schirra: Born March 12, (1923-2007)

March 12 2011 | Posted in Birthdays Past, March Birthdays | Read More »

Gordon MacRae: Born March 12, (1921-1986)

Gordon MacRae: Born March 12, (1921-1986)

March 11 2011 | Posted in Birthdays Past, March Birthdays | Read More »

Lawrence Welk: Born March 11, (1903-1992)

Lawrence Welk: Born March 11, (1903-1992)

March 11 2011 | Posted in Birthdays Past, March Birthdays | Read More »

Kay Nielsen: Born March 12, (1886-1957)

Kay Nielsen: Born March 12, (1886-1957)

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March 11 2011 | Posted in Artists, Birthdays Past, March Birthdays | Read More »

Jack Kerouac: Born March 12, (1922-1969)

Jack Kerouac: Born March 12, (1922-1969)

March 11 2011 | Posted in Authors, Birthdays Past, March Birthdays | Read More »