Today’s Birthdays: May 24th

From Those Were The Days (In Part)

1686Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
physicist: developed system for cleaning mercury to keep it from sticking to glass; inventor: alcohol thermometer [1709], mercury thermometer [1714]; created measure of temperature which bears his name [1724]; died Sep 16, 1736

daniel_gabriel_fahrenheit1816Emanuel Leutze
artist: Washington Crossing the Delaware, Washington Rallying the Troops at Monmouth, Columbus Before the Queen; died July 18, 1868



1883Elsa Maxwell
gossip columnist, actress: Our Betters, Elsa Maxwell’s Hotel for Women, The Lady and the Lug; died Nov 1, 1963


1887Mick (Edward) Mannock
WWI flying ace [Great Britain]: 73 hits; killed when his plane was shot down July 26, 1918


1895Samuel I. (Irving) Newhouse
billionaire in communications and publishing industry: newspapers, magazines, TV, cable TV, radio stations; died Aug 29, 1979


1914Lilli Palmer (Lillie Marie Peiser)
actress: Chamber of Horrors, Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Boys from Brazil; died Jan 27, 1986


1938Tommy Chong
comedian: half of comedy team: Cheech and Chong


1941Bob Dylan (Robert Allen Zimmerman)
singer, songwriter


1942Derek Quinn
musician: guitar: group: Freddie and the Dreamers: If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody, I’m Telling You Now, You Were Made for Me, I Understand, Do the Freddie

1943Gary Burghoff
Emmy Award-winning actor: M*A*S*H; Casino, Small Kill

1944Patti LaBelle (Patricia Louise Holte)
singer: Down the Aisle, Lady Marmalade, On My Own, New Attitude

1945Priscilla Beaulieu Presley (Priscilla Ann Wagner)
actress: Dallas, Naked Gun series; mother of Lisa Marie Presley, was married to Elvis Presley; coexecutor of the Elvis Presley estate, Priscilla transformed Graceland into a $50-million business

1946Ellie (Eliseo Delgado) Rodriguez
baseball: catcher: NY Yankees, KC Royals [all-star: 1969], Milwaukee Brewers [all-star: 1972], California Angels, LA Dodgers


1953Alfred Molina
actor: Dead Man, Letter to Brezhnev, Ladyhawke, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Ladies Man, Chocolat, Murder on the Orient Express [TV: 2001]


1955Roseanne Cash
singer: LPs: Right Or Wrong, King’s Record Shop, Interiors, 10 Song Demo; writer: Bodies of Water; daughter of Johnny Cash

1969Rich Robinson
musician: guitar: group: The Black Crowes: LPs: Shake Your Money Maker, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, Amorica, Three Snakes and One Charm


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