Births/Deaths

 LAST UPDATED APRIL 1, 2014

01-01-1867 - Lew Fields - NYC - d. 7-20-1941

comedian: (Weber and Fields) “The Eveready Hour”; “George Jessel Show”

01-01-1878 - Edwin Franko Goldman - Louisville, KY - d. 2-21-1956

bandmaster: “The Cities Service Concert”; “The Pure Oil Band”

01-01-1879 - E.M. Forster - London, England - d. 6-7-1970

novelist: Many works adapted for radio

01-01-1889 - Alexander Smallens  - St. Petersburg, Russia - d. 11-27-1972

conductor: “Rising Musical Star”

01-01-1889 - Charles Bickford - Cambridge, MA - d. 11-9-1967

actor: “Radio Hall of Fame”

01-01-1889 - Maurice Baron - Lille, France - d. 9-5-1964

conductor of various symphony orchestras for radio

01-01-1895 - Art Gillham - St. Louis, MO - d. 6-6-1961

piano playing vocalist: (Whispering Pianist) Plugged songs to sell sheet music

01-01-1895 - Bernard Schubert - Brooklyn, NY - d. 8-4-1988

writer, producer: “The Falcon”; “Murder and Mr. Malone”

01-01-1897 - Walter Greaza - St. Paul, MN - d. 6-1-1973

actor: “Columbia Workshop”; “Suspense”

01-01-1900 - Xavier Cugat - Tirona, Spain - d. 10-27-1990

bandleader: (King of the Rhumba) “Camel Caravan”

01-01-1904 - George Landen Dann - Brisbane, Australia - d. 6-6-1977

writer: “Funerals for Field Mice”

01-01-1904 - Lou Kosloff - Chicago, IL - d. 2-12-1986

orchestra leader: “Blondie”; “Sad Sack”; “Sherlock Holmes”

01-01-1905 - Dick Aurandt - d. 7-16-1984

orchestra leader: “Voyage of the Scarlet Queen”; “Steve Canyon”

01-01-1905 - Richard Keith - NYC - d. 9-16-1976

actor: Ray Hunt “Myrt and Marge”; Frank W. Brock “Special Investigator”

01-01-1908 - Bob Russell - Passaic, NJ - d. 1-24-1998

singer, songwriter: Helped create “ Name that Tune”

01-01-1909 - Dana Andrews - Collins, MS - d. 12-17-1992

actor: Matt Cevetic “I Was A Communist for the FBI”

01-01-1909 - Frank Kettering - Monmouth, IL - d. 6-09-1973

bass player: (Hoosier Hot Shots) “National Barn Dance”

01-01-1911 - Hank Greenberg - NYC - d. 9-14-1986

baseball great: “Play Ball”; “We the People”; “Philco Radio Time”

01-01-1911 - Leona Ledoux - d. 8-16-1987

actor: Robespierre Higgins “Baby Snooks”; Bumstead Children “Blondie”

01-01-1913 - Norman Rosten - d. 3-7-1995

writer: “Cavalcade of America”; “An American in Russia”

01-01-1915 - Earl Sheldon - NYC - d. 11-14-1977

orchestra leader: “The Bickersons”; “Jack Smith Show”

01-01-1915 - Irv Orton - d. 5-xx-1960

musical director: “Double or Nothing”

01-01-1916 - Earl Wrightson - Baltimore, MD - d. 3-7-1993

singer: “Highways in Melody”; “Getting the Most Out of Life”

01-01-1917 - Shelby Storck - Kansas City, MO - d. 4-5-1969

actor: Speed Robertson “The Air Advs. of Jimmie Allen”

01-01-1917 - Ted Cott - Poughkeepsie, NY - d. 6-12-1973

announcer, emcee: “So You Think You Know Music?”; “Music You Want”

01-01-1919 - Carole Landis - Fairchild, WI - d. 7-5-1948

actor: “Warner Brothers Academy Award”; “Command Performance”

01-01-1922 - Robert De Cormier - Pinelawn, NY

choral director: “Christmas in Vermont with Countrypoint”

01-01-1923 - Milt Jackson - Detroit, MI - d. 10-9-1999

vibraphone: “Modern Jazz Quartet”

01-01-1923 - William Cullerton - Chicago, IL - d. 1-12-2013

host “The Great Outdoors”

01-01-1928 - Helen Westcott - Los Angeles, CA - d. 3-17-1998

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “My Wildest Dream”

01-01-1938 - Norma Jean Nilsson - Hollywood, CA

actor: Kathy Anderson “Father Knows Best”; Cookie Bumstead “Blondie”

01-01-1939 - Ray Bellew - Montreal, Canada - d. 10-10-2006

announcer for CBC radio

01-01-1947 - Neil Munro - Musselburgh, Scotland - d. 7-13-2009

actor: Quentin Nickles “Investigations of Quentin Nickles”

01-02-1865 - William Lyon Phelps - d. 8-21-1943

author, critic, scholar: “Information Please”

01-02-1888 - Tito Schipa - Lecce, Italy - d. 12-16-1965

operatic tenor: “Metropolitan Opera”; “La Rosa Concerts”

01-02-1892 - Artur Rodzinski - Dalmatia, Yugoslavia - d. 11-27-1958

concuctor: “NBC Symphony Orchestra”; “Cleveland Symphony Orchestra”

01-02-1894 - Robert Nathan - NYC - d. 5-25-1985

writer: “CBS Radio Workshop”

01-02-1901 - Hugh Ross Williamson - Romsey, England - d. 1-13-1978

author: “Paul, a Bondslave”

01-02-1904 - Bernardine Flynn - Madison, WI - d. 3-10-1977

actor: Sade Gook “Vic and Sade”; Mathilda Barker “Welcome Valley”

01-02-1904 - James Melton - Moultrie, GA - d. 4-21-1961

singer” “Palmolive Hour”; “Telephone Hour”; “Harvest of Stars”

01-02-1905 - Michael Tippett - London, England - d. 1-8-1998

composer: “Midsummer Marriage”

01-02-1913 - Anna Lee - Ightham, Kent, England - d. 5-14-2004

actor: “Soldiers in Greaspaint”; “Lifebuoy Show”; “Screen Guild Theatre”

01-02-1913 - David Levy - Philadelphia, PA - d. 1-25-2000

producer: “ We the People”

01-02-1915 - Nick Fatool - Milbury, MA - d. 9-26-2000

drummer: (Member of the Big 7 Band) “Pete Kelly’s Blues”

01-02-1917 - Vera Zorina - Berlin, Germany - d. 4-9-2003

ballet dancer: “Duffy’s Tavern”; “I’m An American”

01-02-1918 - Joan Merrill - Baltimore, MD - d. 5-10-1992

singer: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

01-02-1920 - Charles Douglass - Mexico - d. 4-8-2003

radio engineer for the CBS radio network

01-02-1920 - Corny Peeples - Oak Park, IL - d. 11-15-1954

actor: William Snood “Tom Mix”; Bud Fairchild “Stepmother”

01-02-1920 - Isaac Asimov - Petrovich, Russia - d. 4-6-1992

Author: “I, Robot”; “Nightfall”

01-02-1920 - Richard Lewis - NYC - d. 5-25-2009

director, writer: “The Falcon”; “Suspense”

01-02-1923 - Mary Elizabeth Smith - Ft. Worth, TX

associate radio producer: “Wide, Wide World”

01-02-1925 - Larry Harmon - Toledo, OH - d. 7-3-2008

actor: “The Great Gildersleeve”

01-02-1925 - Richard Jessup - d. 10-22-1982

writer: “Tom Corbett, Space Cadet”

01-02-1928 - Howard Caine - Nashville, TN - d. 12-29-1993

actor: “The Brighter Day”; “The Guiding Light”

01-02-1929 - Bob Teague - Milwaukee, WI - d. 3-28-2013

radio newswriter for CBS

01-02-1930 - Julius LaRosa - Brooklyn, NY

singer: “Arthur Godfrey Time”

01-02-1931 - Renee Roy - Buffalo, NY - d. 7-30-2005

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

01-02-1932 - Peter Redgrove - Kingston-on-Thames, England - d. 6-16-2003

writer: “The Nature of Cold Weather”

01-03-1886 - Josephine Hull - Newtonville, MA - d. 3-12-1957

actor: Miss Julia “Miss Julia”; Mrs. Kayden “The O’Neills”

01-03-1891 - Gaston Anderson - d. 5-28-1978

disk jockey: WGWD Gasden, Alabama

01-03-1892 - Marion Davies - Brooklyn, NY - d. 9-25-1961

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “How I Made Up for the Moview”

01-03-1893 - Gilbert Seldes - Alliance, NJ - d. 9-29-1970

writer: “Americans All, Immigrants All”

01-03-1897 - Dorothy Arzner - San Francisco, CA - d. 10-1-1979

film director: “You Were Meant to be a Star”

01-03-1898 - Freddie Rich - Warsaw, Poland - d. 9-8-1956

bandleader: “Friendly Five Footnotes”; “Freddie Rich’s Penthouse Party”

01-03-1898 - John Loder - London, England - d. 12-9-1988

actor, host: “Crime Does Not Pay”; “Silver Theatre”

01-03-1898 - Zasu Pitts - Parsons, KS - d. 6-7-1963

comedian: “Lum and Abner”; “Tommy Riggs and Betty Lou”

01-03-1900 - Cecil Underwood - Vienna, MO - d. 9-27-1976

producer, director: “Fibber McGee and Molly”; “Great Gildersleeve”

01-03-1905 - Anna May Wong - Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA - d. 2-3-1961

actor: “Campbell Playhouse”; “Hollywood Hotel”

01-03-1905 - Ray Milland - Neath, Wales - d. 3-10-1986

actor: Ray McNutley “Meet Mr. McNutley”

01-03-1909 - Victor Borge - Copenhagen, Denmark - d. 12-23-2000

comedian, pianist: “Victor Borge Show”; “Kraft Music Hall”

01-03-1911 - Al Sack - NYC - d. 12-6-1947

orchestra leader: “Beula Show”; “Tony Martin Show”; “Frank Morgan Show”

01-03-1914 - Carl (Henry) Stewart - Alabama - d. 2-4-1993

bass: “The Radio Cowboys”

01-03-1916 - Betty Furness - NYC - d. 4-2-1994

actor: Anne Williams “Casey, Crime Photographer”

01-03-1916 - Maxine Andrews - Minneapolis, MN - d. 10-21-1995

singer: (Andrews Sisters) “Andrews Sisters Revue”

01-03-1917 - Jay Sommers - NYC - d. 9-25-1985

writer: “Lum and Abner”; “Joan Davis Time”; “Alan Young Show”

01-03-1918 - Jesse White - Buffalo, NY - d. 1-8-1997

actor: “Hollywood Radio Theatre”; “Sears Radio Theatre”

01-03-1920 - Lester Bashara - d. 2-19-1990

newscaster: KGFW Kearney, Nebraska

01-03-1923 - Charles Tingwell - Coogee, Australia - d. 5-15-2009

actor: “The Clock”

01-03-1925 - Jill Balcom - London, England - d. 7-18-2009

actress: “Time for Verse”

01-03-1927 - William Boyett - Akron, OH - d. 12-29-2004

actor: Freelance in younger years

01-03-1930 - Marcel Dube - Montreal, Canada

author: “Chambres a louer”

01-03-1942 - John Thaw - West Gorton, England - d. 2-21-2002

actor: “Peter Pan”

01-04-1881 - Norman Field - Montreal, Quebec, Canada - d. 9-11-1956

actor: Glen Hunter “One Man’s Family”

01-04-1889 - Pat Kelly - North Queensland, Australia - d. 12-23-1967

announcer: “Dog Heroes”; “Getting the Most Out of Life”

01-04-1896 - Everett Dirksen - Pekin, IL - d. 9-7-1969

u.s. senator: “Meet the Press”; “American Forum on the Air”

01-04-1905 - Sterling Holloway - Cedartown, GA - d. 11-22-1992

actor: “Railroad Hour”; “U.S. Steel Hour”; “Suspense”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

01-04-1907 - Floyd Christy - NYC - d. 5-21-1962

writer: “The Johnson Family”

01-04-1910 - Ann Jamison - Belfast, Ireland - d. 4-16-1961

singer: “An Evening with Romberg”; “The Packard Hour”

01-04-1911 - Fred Killian - d. 4-25-1994

producer, director: “Those Sensational Years”

01-04-1916 - Lionel Newman - New Haven, CT - d. 2-3-1989

conductor, composer: (Brother of Alfred) “Hollywood Star Time”

01-04-1917 - Jane Wyman - St. Joseph, MO - d. 9-10-2007

actor: “Dreft Star Playhouse”

01-04-1918 - Buddy Baker - Springfield, MO - d. 7-26-2002

musical director: Bob Hope, Eddie Cantor, Jack Benny

01-04-1918 - Palmer Thompson - Patterson, NY - d. 12-15-1969

writer: “David Harding, Counterspy”

01-04-1919 - Al “Jazzbeaux” Collins - NYC - d. 9-30-1997

disc jockey: “Collins on a Cloud”; “Happy Al”

01-04-1920 - Rosalie Crutchley - London, England - d. 7-28-1997

actor: “Advice to a Queen”; “Looking After Ourselves”

01-04-1925 - Johnny Lujack - Connellsville, PA

all-american football player, actor: Himself “Johnny Lujack of Notre Dame”

01-04-1927 - Barbara Rush - Denver, CO

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

01-04-1927 - John Drury - Peoria, IL - d. 11-25-2007

staff announcer: WTMJ Milwaukee, Wisconsin

01-04-1935 - Floyd Patterson - Waco, NC - d. 5-11-2006

boxer: “Life and the World”; “Tops in Sports”

01-04-1936 - David Allen - Birmingham, England

writer: “Cheapside”

01-05-1879 - Jack Norworth - Philadelphia, PA - d. 9-1-1959

songwriter: “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”; “Shine On, Harvest Moon”

01-05-1882 - Herbert Bayard Swope - d. 6-20-1958

editor, journalist: “Information Please”

01-05-1893 - Ace Brigode - Illinois - d. 2-3-1960

bandleader: “White Rose Gasoline Show”; “Jersey Cereal Show”

01-05-1898 - Irene Kuhn - NYC - d. 12-30-1995

commentator: “Irene Kuhn’s Feature Page”

01-05-1901 - George Price - NYC - d. 5-10-1964

actor: “Hildegarde’s Raleigh Room”

01-05-1902 - Eve Sully - NYC - d. 8-7-1990

comedian: appeared with husband Jesse Block on radio

01-05-1910 - Lumpy Brannum - Sandwich, IL - d. 4-19-1987

bass: “Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians”

01-05-1911 - Jean-Pierre Aumont - Paris, France - d. 1-30-2001

actor: “Hallmark Playhouse”; “Philip Morris Playhouse”

01-05-1912 - Frances Blaisdell - d. 3-11-2009

flutist: “Phil Spitalny and His All Girl Orchestra”

01-05-1916 - Alfred Ryder - NYC - d. 4-16-1995

actor: Sammie Goldberg “The Goldbergs”; Carl “Easy Aces”

01-05-1923 - Sam Phillips - Florence, AL - d. 7-30-2003

owner sun records: “Lost and Found Sound”

01-05-1925 - Wolfe Mooris - Portsmouth, England - d. 7-21-1996

actor: “The Hobbit”

01-05-1938 - Lindsay Crosby - California - d. 12-11-1989

actor: “Bing Crosby Show”

01-05-1942 - Susan Odin - d. 10-17-1975

actor: “Elizabeth Sharon Ann Barbour “One Man’s Family”

01-06-1878 - Carl Sandburg - Galesburg, IL - d. 7-22-1967

poet: “Cavalcade of America”; “Columbia Workshop”

01-06-1880 - Tom Mix - Mix Run, PA - d. 10-12-1940

legend: “Tom Mix Ralston Straightshooters” based on his life

01-06-1897 - Billy M. Greene - NYC - d. 8-24-1973

actor: Sheriff McGrath “His Honor, The Barber”

01-06-1903 - Francis L. Sullivan - London, England - d. 11-19-1956

actor: “U.S. Steel Hour”

01-06-1907 - Helen Kleeb - South Bend, WA - d. 12-28-2003

actor: Sarah Tuttle “Dr. Kate”; “Gunsmoke”

01-06-1911 - Joey Adams - Brooklyn, NY - d. 12-2-1999

host: “Rate Your Mate”

01-06-1912 - Danny Thomas - Deerfield, MI - d. 2-6-1991

actor: Amos “Bickersons”; Postman “Fanny Brice Show”

01-06-1913 - John S. Wilson - Elizabeth, NJ - d. 8-27-2002

commentator: “The World of Jazz”

01-06-1913 - Loretta Young - Salt Lake City, UT - d. 8-12-2000

actor: “Family Theatre”; “Four Star Playhouse”

01-06-1913 - Tom Brown - NYC - d. 6-3-1990

actor: “Texaco Star Theatre”; “Suspense”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

01-06-1914 - George Reeves - Woolstock, IA - d. 6-16-1959

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Crime Does Not Pay”

01-06-1915 - Margaret Muse - Dallas, TX - d. 3-6-2006

actor: “Family Theatre”

01-06-1917 - Dan Cubberly - Colorado - d. 10-6-1991

announcer: “Rocky Jordan”; “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”

01-06-1918 - Buddy Weed - Ossining, NY - d. 5-25-1997

musician: “Old Gold Party Time”; “Lanny Ross Show”

01-06-1921 - Robert Weaver - Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada - d. 1-26-2008

editer: “Ten for Wednesday Night”

01-06-1924 - Earl Scruggs - Shelby, NC - d. 3-28-2012

banjoist: (Flatt and Scruggs) “Martha White Biscuit Time”; “Grand Old Opry” s

01-06-1927 - Jack Voorhies - Sheffield, AL - d. 3-4-2008

radio personality: (Voice of the Shoals) Created Luther Appleby and his mule Chilton

01-06-1930 - Rita Lloyd - Brooklyn, NY

actor: “Let’s Pretend”

01-06-1934 - Bobby Lord - Sanford, FL - d. 2-16-2008

country music artist: “Country Music Time”

01-07-1873 - Adolph Zukor - Ricse, Austria-Hungary - d. 6-10-1976

film executive: “Time Capsule”; “Flashback”; “Cavalcade of Stars”

01-07-1887 - H. Leopold Spitalny - Odessa, Ukraine - d. 10-14-1971

conductor: “Goin’ To Town”; “Serenade to America”; “Vest Pocket Varieties”

01-07-1888 - Myrtle Vail Damerel - Joilet, IL - d. 9-18-1978

actor: Myrtle Spear “Myrt and Marge”

01-07-1889 - H. R. Baukhage - La Salle, IL - d. 1-31-1976

commentator: “Four Star News”; “News and Comments”

01-07-1896 - Arnold Ridley - Bath, Somerset, England - d. 3-12-1984

actor: Arthur ‘Doughy’ Hood “The Archers”; Charles Godfrey “Dad’s Army”

01-07-1896 - Marjorie Crossland - d. 11-15-1954

actor: “Myrt and Marge”

01-07-1898 - Art Baker - NYC - d. 8-26-1966

announcer, emcee: “People Are Funny”; “Dinah Shore Show”

01-07-1900 - Malcolm Uren - Hindmarsh, South Australia - d. 7-22-1973

writer: “The Stirling Story”

01-07-1900 - Mary Lewis - Hot Springs, AR - d. 12-31-1941

soprano: “Metropolitan Opera”

01-07-1903 - Alan Napier - Birmingham, England - d. 8-8-1988

actor: “Campbell Playhouse”

01-07-1903 - Betty Hanna - d. 10-25-1976

actor: Deborah Matthews “Ma Perkins”; Luella Hayworth “Step Mother”

01-07-1906 - Betty Bolton - England - d. 4-2-2005

performed on British radio in the 1930s

01-07-1908 - Eliot Daniel - Massachusetts - d. 12-6-1997

music: “Fabulous Dr. Tweddy”; “The King’s Men”; “Rudy Vallee Show”

01-07-1910 - Joe Bigelow - d. 2-20-1976

writer, producer: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

01-07-1913 - Shirley Ross - Omaha, NE - d. 3-9-1975

actor, singer: “Raleigh and Kool Cigarette Program with Tommy Dorsey”

01-07-1922 - Vincent Gardenia - Naples, Italy - d. 12-9-1992

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

01-07-1929 - Terry Moore - Los Angeles, CA

actor: Shirley ‘Bumps’ Smith “Smiths of Hollywood”

01-07-1930 - Douglas Kiker - Griffin, KS - d. 8-14-1991

nbc newsman: “Meet the Press”

01-07-1933 - Lee Evans - The Bronx, NY

pianist: “Voices of Vista”

01-07-1937 - Ron Chudley - Dunedin, New Zealand

writer: “CBC Stage”

01-08-1879 - Emory S. Land - Canon City, CO - d. 11-28-1971

u.s. naval officer: “Information Please”

01-08-1892 - Leeman Bone - Arkansas - d. 7-25-1976

guitarist: “Hoss Hair Pullers”

01-08-1901 - Forman Brown - Otsego, MI - d. 1-10-1996

wrote for CBS radio

01-08-1902 - Alexander Gray - Wrightvilles, PA - d. 10-4-1975

baritone: “Chesterfield Quarter Hour”

01-08-1903 - Roger Bower - NYC - d. 5-17-1979

announcer, emcee: “Can You Top This?”; “Stop Me If You Heard This One”

01-08-1904 - Peter Arno - d. 2-22-1968

panelist: “Stop Me If You Heard This Before”

01-08-1908 - William Hartnell - London, England - d. 4-23-1975

actor: The Doctor “Doctor Who”

01-08-1909 - George D. Crothers - Fort Morgan, CO - d. 11-27-1998

moderator: “Invitation to Learning”

01-08-1909 - Jose Ferrer - Santurce, PR - d. 1-26-1992

actor: Philo Vance “Advs. of Philo Vance”; Minister “We Love and Learn”

01-08-1910 - Dick Jurgens - Sacremento, CA - d. 10-5-1995

orchestra leader: “Summer Spotlight Revue”

01-08-1910 - Fabian Andre - La Crosse, WI - d. 3-30-1960

arranger for dance orchestras on NBC

01-08-1910 - Richard Cromwell - Los Angeles, CA - d. 10-11-1960

actor: Kit Marshall “Those We Love”

01-08-1911 - Butterfly McQueen - Tampa, FL - d. 12-22-1995

actor: Oriole “Beulah”; Butterfly “Jack Benny Program”

01-08-1911 - Virginia Gordon - Missouri - d. 5-xx-1995

actor: (Wife of Gale Gordon) Mrs. Osgood Conklin “Our Miss Brooks”

01-08-1914 - Sam Cowling - Jeffersonville, IN - d. 2-14-1983

singer: (The Three Romeos) “The Breakfast Club”; “Club Matinee”

01-08-1915 - Guy Mauffette - Montreal, Canada - d. 6-29-2005

announcer: Worked with CBC radio, Canada’s French network

01-08-1920 - Robert Gordon Bollard - Buffalo, NY - d. 11-2-1964

coordinaator of radio stations services

01-08-1921 - Guy Bagli - d. 2-21-1971

sportscaster: WALT Tampa, Florida; WTVT Petersburg, Florida

01-08-1923 - Giorgio Tozzi - Chicago, IL

opera singer (bass): “The Chicago Theatre of the Air”

01-08-1923 - Larry Storch - NYC

comedian: “Duffy’s Tavern”

01-08-1926 - Chester Feldman - d. 5-25-1997

producer: “The Henry Morgan Show”

01-08-1926 - Soupy Sales - Franklinton, NC - 10-22-2009

script writer, disc jockey: WHTN Huntington, WV

01-08-1930 - May Wynn - NYC

actor: “Amos ‘n’ Andy Show”

01-08-1933 - Charles Osgood - NYC

reporter: “Osgood File”

01-08-1935 - Elvis Presley - Tupelo, MS - d. 8-16-1977

singer: “Louisiana Hayride”

01-08-1952 - Margaret Fischer - Sydney, Australia

writer: “The Gay Divorecc”

01-09-1879 - Alfred McCann - d. 1-22-1931

host: “McCann Pure Food Hour”

01-09-1886 - Arthur “Bugs” Baer - Philadelphia, PA - d. 5-17-1969

writer: “The Eveready Hour”

01-09-1898 - Gracie Fields - Rochdale, Lancashire, England - d. 9-27-1979

comedian, singer: “Gracie Fields Victory Show”; “Gracie Fields Show”

01-09-1899 - Ted Maxwell - Oakland, CA - d. 7-15-1959

actor: “Captain Ross “Flying Time”; Fred Nino “Masquerade”

01-09-1901 - Chic Young - Chicago, IL - d. 3-14-1973

cartoonist: Creator of Blondie Bumstead nee Boopadoop

01-09-1902 - Rudolf Bing - Vienna, Austria - d. 9-2-1997

manager of the metropolitan opera: “Metropolitan Auditions”

01-09-1908 - Carl Swanson - Utica-Rome, NY - d. 6-22-1994

disk jockey: “Mr. Sunshine”

01-09-1908 - Richard Byron - NYC - d. 12-31-1969

radio comedy writer

01-09-1909 - Patrick Peyton - Carracastle, Ireland - d. 6-3-1992

preacher: (The Rosary Priest) “Family Theatre”

01-09-1913 - Richard Nixon - Yorba Linda, CA - d. 4-22-1994

u.s. president: “Image Minorities”; “Kennedy-Nixon Debates”

01-09-1914 - Gypsy Rose Lee - Seattle, WA - d. 4-26-1970

exotic dancer: “Advs. of Ellery Queen”; “What Makes You Tick?”

01-09-1914 - Ted Berkman - Brooklyn, NY - d. 5-12-2006

reporter for ABC News

01-09-1915 - Anita Louise - NYC - d. 4-25-1970

actor: “Stars Over Hollywood”

01-09-1915 - Fernando Lamas - Buenos Aires, Argentina - d. 10-8-1982

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

01-09-1916 - Vic Mizzy - Brooklyn, NY - d. 10-19-2009

songwriter: “Major Bowes Original Amateur Hour”; “The Fred Allen Show”

01-09-1917 - Jimmy Maxwell - Stockton, CA - d. 7-20-2002

trumpet: “Paul Barron and His Orchestra”; “Guest Star”

01-09-1919 - Rollin Sullivan - Edmonton, KY - d. 9-7-2012

country music artist: (Kentucky Ramblers) “Grand Ole Opry”

01-09-1920 - Betty Roche - Wilmington, DE - d. 2-26-1999

singer: “Duke Ellington and His Orchestra”; “Spotlight Bands”

01-09-1921 - Lister Sinclair - Bombay, India - d. 10-16-2006

writer, actor: “American School of the Air”; “Stage Forty-Seven”

01-09-1921 - Seymour Barab - Chicago, IL

cellist: ABC and CBS Symphony Orchestra

01-09-1939 - Jimmy Boyd - McComb, MS - d.3-7-2009

singer: (I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus) “The Bing Crosby Show”

01-09-1939 - Susannah York - London, England - d. 1-15-2011

actor: BBC Radio 4 “I Had a Misery”

01-09-1942 - John Dunning - Brooklyn, NY

writer: “”On the Air; The Encyclopeida of Old-Time Radio”

01-09-1945 - Paul Burns - Arncliffe, Australia

writer: “Memories Are Made of Fireworks”

01-10-1882 - Olive Higgins Prouty - Worcester, MA - d. 3-24-1974

writer: “Stella Dallas” based on Prouty’s novel without her approvals

01-10-1883 - Francis X. Bushman - Norfolk, VA - d. 8-23-1966

actor: John Fairchild “Step Mother”; Peter Standish “Betty and Bob”

01-10-1893 - John Bonnell - Prince Edward Island, Canada - d. 2-23-1992

preacher: “Our Spiritual Life”; “Your Life Today”

01-10-1896 - Frances Lockridge - d. 2-17-1963

writer: “Mr. and Mrs. North”

01-10-1897 - John P. McEvoy - d. 8-8-1958

writer: “Information Please”

01-10-1899 - Kenneth Casey, Sr. - NYC - d. 8-10-1965

conductor: “Winnie the Wave”

01-10-1899 - Robert Childe - Wyoming, OH - d. 8-26-1980

pianist: “Contended Hour”; “Armour Hour”; “Crazy Water Crystals”

01-10-1904 - Ray Bolger - Dorchester, MA - d. 1-15-1987

singer, dancer: “Ray Bolger Show”

01-10-1905 - Harold Stokes - Nokomis, IL - d. 1-9-1954

orchestra leader: “Climalene Carnival”; “Great Gunns”; “Jamboree”

01-10-1908 - Paul Henreid - Trieste - d. 3-29-1992

actor: “Suspense”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

01-10-1910 - Joe Twerp - Milwaukee, WI - d. 12-15-1980

comedian: “Merrymakers”; “Funfest”; “Sunday Night Hi Jinks”

01-10-1911 - Don Lowe - Hartford, CT - d. 6-1-1991

announcer, emcee: “David Harding, Counterspy”; “The Fat Man”

01-10-1914 - Polly Rowles - Philadelphia, PA - d. 10-7-2001

actor: Nita’s Aunt “Lone Journey”

01-10-1916 - Don Gardiner - NYC - d. 3-27-1977

newscaster: “Monday Morning Headlines”

01-10-1916 - Jack Halloran - Rock Rapids, IA - d. 1-24-1997

singer: “The Breakfast Club with Don MacNeil”

01-10-1917 - Jerry Wexler - The Bronx, NY - d. 8-15-2008

record producer: “Sound Stage”

01-10-1918 - Alan Woods - The Bronx, NY - d. 11-27-2008

writer: “The Abbott and Costello Show”

01-10-1919 - Amzie Strickland - Oklahoma City, OK - d. 7-5-2006

actor: “The Fat Man”; “The Shadow”; “Brownstone Theatre”

01-10-1924 - Max Roach - New Land, NC - d. 8-15-2007

jazz drummer: “Bands for Bonds”; “Jazz Alive”; “Newport Jazz Festival”

01-10-1927 - Gisele Mackenzie - Winnipeg, Canada - d. 9-5-2003

singer: “F.W. Woolworth Hour”; “Mario Lanza Show”; ”Meet Giesele”

01-10-1927 - Johnnie Ray - The Dalles, OR - d. 2-24-1990

singer: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

01-10-1936 - Roger William Brown - New Brunswick, NJ

singer on radio

01-11-1870 - Alice Hegan Rice - Shelbyville, KY - d. 2-10-1942

writer: “Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch” based on her novel

01-11-1886 - George Zucco - Manchester, England - d. 5-28-1960

actor: “Encore Theatre”

01-11-1888 - Charles Previn - Brooklyn, NY - d. 9-22-1973

conductor, pianist: “Sea Romances”; “Silken Strings”

01-11-1890 - Finney Briggs - Castlewood, SD - d. 9-25-1978

actor: “Little Orphan Annie”; “Dari-Dan”; “Ma Perkins”

01-11-1896 - Armina Marshall - d. 7-20-1991

theatre guild supervisor: “The Theatre Guild on the Air”

01-11-1896 - George Houston - Hampton, NJ - d. 11-12-1944

baritone: “Theatre Magazine”

01-11-1899 - Eva Le Gallienne - d. 6-3-1991

actor: “Civic Repertory Theatre”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

01-11-1902 - Charlie Nehlsen - d. 3-30-1980

engineer: Recorded Hindenburg disaster as reported by Herb Morrison

01-11-1905 - Manfred Lee - Brooklyn, NY - d. 4-3-1971

writer: “Advs of Ellery Queen”; “Author, Author”

01-11-1908 - Lionel Stander - The Bronx, NY - d. 11-30-1994

actor: J. Riley Farnsworth “Life of Riley”; Hoolihan “Grapevine Rancho”

01-11-1910 - Betty Miles - Santa Monica, CA - d. 6-9-1992

actor: Millie Anderson “A Day in the Life of Dennis Day”

01-11-1910 - Donald ‘Red’ Barry - Houston, TX - d. 7-17-1980

actor: “All-Star Western Theatre”; “Forecast”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

01-11-1910 - Gene Baker - Portland, OR - d. 8-14-1981

announcer: “Lum and Abner”; “Queen for a Day”

01-11-1910 - Izler Soloman - Minneapolis, MN - d. 12-6-1987

conductor: “Design for Living”; “Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra!

01-11-1910 - Richard Kendrick - Vermillion, SD - d. 2-10-1987

actor: Bill Baker “Portia Faces Life”

01-11-1917 - Carl Caruso - Boston, MA - d. 8-26-2001

announcer, director: “A. L. Alexander’s Goodwill Court”; “The Shadow”

01-11-1923 - Jerome Bixby - Lincoln, NE - d. 4-30-1998

author: “History of Rapture/Trace”

01-11-1923 - Tllfer Chastain - Borden, IN - d. 7-6-1986

singer: Far East Armed Services Network, Japan

01-11-1937 - Chiemi Eri - Tokyo, Japan - d. 2-13-1982

enka singer: “Kohaku Uta Gassen”

01-11-1953 - Joseph Catlett, Jr. - Philadelphia, PA

composed bacdground music for KMAX-FM, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

01-12-1878 - Ferenc Molnar - Budapest, Austria-Hungary - d. 4-1-1952

playwright: Several of his compositions used as theme music

01-12-1887 - Theresa Helburn - NYC - d. 8-18-1959

producer: Was the guiding light of “Theatre Guild on the Air”

01-12-1892 - Ed McConnell - Atlanta, GA - d. 7-24-1954

host, actor: Smilin’ Ed McConnell Show”

01-12-1894 - Georges Carpentier - Lens, France - d. 10-27-1975

boxer: Dempsey vs. Carpentier first boxing match broadcast

01-12-1894 - Tommy Handley - Liverpool, England - d. 1-9-1949

comedian: Minister of Aggravation “It’s That Man Again”; “Radio Radiance”

01-12-1896 - Harry Reser - Piqua, OH - d. 9-27-1965

bandleader: “Cliquot Club Eskimos”

01-12-1902 - Joe E. Lewis - NYC - d. 6-4-1971

comedian: “Midnight to Dawn in New York and London”

01-12-1904 - Eddie De Lange - Long Island City, NY - d. 7-13-1949

musical director: “Honolulu Bound”; “Phil Baker Show”

01-12-1906 - Tex Ritter - Murvaul, TX - d. 1-2-1974

singer: “Lone Star Rangers”; “Grand Ole Opry”

01-12-1908 - Joan Burroughs - Chicago, IL - d. 12-31-1972

actor: (Daughter of Edgar Rice Burroughs) Jane “Tarzan”

01-12-1910 - Luise Rainer - Vienna, Austria or Dusseldorf, Germany

actor: “Linclon Highway”; “Yesterday’s Children”

01-12-1910 - Patsy Kelly - Brooklyn, NY - d. 9-24-1981

comedian: “MGM Musical Comedy Theatre”; “Screen Guild Theatre”

01-12-1911 - Lon Clark - Frost, MN - d. 10-4-1998

actor: Nick Carter “Nick Carter, Master Detective”

01-12-1912 - Sara Berner - Albany, NY - d. 12-19-1969

actor: Mable Flapsaddle “Jack Benny Program”

01-12-1915 - Martin Agronsky - Philadelphia, PA - d. 7-25-1999

newscaster: “The ABC Morning News”

01-12-1916 - Jay McShann - Muskogee, OK - d. 12-7-2006

jazz pianist and bandleader: “Jubilee”; “Jazz Alive”

01-12-1920 - Theodor Uppman - San Jose, CA - d. 5-17-2005

operatic baritone: “Bell Telephone Hour”

01-12-1923 - Ira Hayes - Gila River Indian Reservation, AZ - d. 1-24-1955

raiser of second flag on Iwo Jima:: “Interview programs”

01-12-1925 - Don Atlas - d. 12-28-2005

sportscaster: KLOK San Jose, California

01-12-1926 - Ray Price - Perryville, TX - d. 12-16-2013

singer: “Grand Ole Opry”; “Galaxy of Stars”

01-12-1930 - Glenn Yarbrough - Milwaukee, WI

singer: “Guest Star”

01-13-1882 - Domenico Savino - Tranto, Italy - d. 8-8-1973

composer/conductor: “Evening in Paris”; “La Palina Smoke Dreams”

01-13-1884 - Sophie Tucker - Minsk, Russian Federation - d. 2-9-1966

singer: (The Last of the Red Hot Mammas) “Sophie Tucker and Her Show”

01-13-1885 - Jimmy Monaco - Genoa, Italy - d. 10-17-1945

orchestra leader: WOR Newark, New Jersey

01-13-1895 - Campbell Arnoux - d. 11-1-1966

announcer: Uncle Billy “Uncle Billy”

01-13-1901 - A. B. Guthrie - Bedford, IN - d. 4-26-1991

author, screenwriter: “NBC University Theatre”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

01-13-1903 - Charles Kullman - New Haven, CT - d. 2-8-1983

singer: “The Palmolive Beauty Box Theatre”

01-13-1903 - Kay Francis - Oklahoma City,  Oklahoma Territory - d. 8-26-1968

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

01-13-1909 - Danny Barker - New Orleans, LA - d. 3-13-1994

jazz guitar: “This Is Jazz”

01-13-1910 - Jack Mercer - d. 12-4-1984

actor: Popeye “Popeye the Sailor”

01-13-1913 - Harry Budka - Chicago, IL

composer, arranger, pianist: Hal Kemp, Earl Burnett and Ted Weems bands

01-13-1913 - Jeff Morrow - NYC - d. 12-26-1993

actor: “Electric Theatre”

01-13-1913 - Paul Birch - Alabama - d. 5-24-1969

actor: Radio work in St. Louis under the name of Paul (Lowery) Smith

01-13-1914 - Osa Massen - Copenhagen, Denmark - d. 1-2-2006

actor: “Orson Welles Theatre”; “Columbia Workshop”

01-13-1914 - Stanley Waxman - Ohio - d. 9-27-1998

actor: “Escape”; “Man Called X”; “Tell It Again”; “Presenting Charles Boyer”

01-13-1915 - Mahlon Aldridge - d. 1-21-1986

sportscaster: Missouri

01-13-1918 - Steve Dunne - Northampton, MA - d. 9-2-1977

actor: Sam Spade “Advs. of Sam Spade”

01-13-1919 - Robert Stack - Los Angeles, CA - d. 5-14-2003

actor: “Family Theatre”; “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Screen Guild Theatre”

01-13-1925 - Gwen Verdon - Culver City, Los Angeles, CA - d. 10-18-2000

actor, singer, dancer: “Stagestruck”; “WOR Diamond Jubilee”

01-13-1927 - Delores Hawkins - Brooklyn, NY - d. 1-15-1987

singer: “Nick Kenny’s Children’s Follies”

01-13-1930 - Frances Sternhagen - Washington, D.C.

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

01-13-1931 - Charles Nelson Reilly - The Bronx, NY - d. 5-25-2007

actor: “Visual Radio”

01-14-1863 - R. F. Outcault - Lancaster, OH - d. 9-25-1928

writer: Buster Brown based on Outcalt’s comic strip

01-14-1882 - Hendrick Van Loon - Rotterdam, Holland - d. 3-11-1944

journalist: “Very Truly Yours”; “Information Please”

01-14-1891 - Maurice Black - Queens, NY - d. 1-18-1938

tuba: “The Clicquot Club Eskimos”

01-14-1892 - Hal Roach - Elmira, NY - d. 11-2-1992

film producer, actor: Hollywood Hotel”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

01-14-1894 - Mary “Bubbles” Kelly - Chicago, IL - d. 6-7-1941

actor: (Ex Jack Benny girlfriend) “Honolulu Bound”

01-14-1896 - Seymour Simons - Detroit, MI - d. 2-12-1949

orchestra leader: “Romantic Rhythm”

01-14-1899 - Carlos P. Romulo - Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines - d. 12-15-1985

diplomat: “Information Please”

01-14-1901 - Bebe Daniels - Dallas, TX - d. 3-16-1971

actor: “Life with the Lyons”; “Louella Parsons”

01-14-1904 - George McCoy - d. 12-22-1976

1930’s broadcaster: (Pioneered the radio talk show)

01-14-1906 - William Bendix - NYC - d. 12-14-1964

actor: Chester A. Riley “Life of Riley”

01-14-1908 - Russ Columbo - Camden, NJ - d. 9-2-1934

singer, bandleader: “Russ Columbo Show”

01-14-1909 - Brenda Forbes - London, England - d. 9-11-1996

actor: “Campbell Playhouse”; “Theatre Guild on the Air”

01-14-1909 - Joseph Losey - La Crosse, WI - d. 6-22-1984

director: “Words at War”

01-14-1910 - Spencer Bentley - NYC - d. 11-27-1963

actor: Barry Cameron “Barry Cameron”; Bob “Betty and Bob”

01-14-1911 - David Gothard - Beardstown, IL - d. 8-2-1977

actor: Gil Whitney “Romance of Helen Trent”; Nick Charles “The Thin Man”

01-14-1913 - Mary Rita Stewart - d. 8-19-1995

dancer, singer: (The Three Debutantes) “Irene”

01-14-1914 - Harold Russell - North Sydney, Canada - d. 1-29-2002

world war II hero, actor: “A Salute to the D.A.V.”; “NBC University Theatre”

01-14-1915 - George Ansbro - Brooklyn, NY - d. 11-5-2011

announcer: “Young Widder Brown”; “Waltz Time”

01-14-1915 - Mark Goodson - Sacramento, CA - d. 12-18-1992

producer, director: “Portia Faces Life”; “Stop the Music”

01-14-1917 - Billy Butterfield - Middletown, OH - d. 3-18-1988

bandleader: “The Dixieland Music Shop”; “Eddie Condon”s Jazz Concert”

01-14-1919 - Andy Rooney - Albany, NY - d. 11-4-2011

writer: “Red Skelton Show”; “Arthur Godfrey”

01-14-1920 - George Herman - NYC - d. 2-8-2005

newsman: CBS news writer

01-14-1923 - Shirley (Ione) Cowell - Tulsa, OK - d. 10-29-1997

singer: “The Shirley Cowell Show”

01-14-1929 - Billy Walker - Ralls, TX - d. 5-21-2006

c/w singer: “Columbia’s Country Caravan”, “Country Music Time”

01-14-1930 - Johnny Grande - Philadelphia, PA - d. 6-2-2006

pianist: (Bill Haley and The Comets) “Stars for Defense”

01-14-1931 - Caterina Valente - Paris, France

singer: “Guard Session”

01-14-1934 - Richard Briers - Raynes Park, England

actor: Bertie Wooster “Jeeves”

01-14-1937 - Billy Jo Spears - Beaumont, TX - d. 12-14-2011

country singer: “Louisiana Hayride”

01-14-1938 - Jack Jones - Hollywood, CA

singer: “Steve Lawrence Show”; “Guest Star”; “Stars for Defense”

01-14-1943 - Holland Taylor - Philadelphia, PA

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

01-15-1882 - Henry Burr - St. Stephen, Canada - d. 4-6-1941

singer: “National Barn Dance”; “Uncle Ezra”

01-15-1899 - Goodman Ace - Kansas City, MO - d. 3-25-1982

comedian, writer: “Easy Aces”

01-15-1906 - Sully Mason - Durham, NC - d. 11-27-1970

singer: “Kay Kyser’s Kollege of Musical Knowledge”

01-15-1907 - Stuart (Earl) Churchill - Long Island, KS - d. 3-18-2000

01-15-1909 - Gene Krupa - Chicago, IL - d. 10-16-1973

drummer: “Rhythm Masters”; “Benny Goodman and His Orchestra”

01-15-1909 - Gloria Grafton - Yakima, WA - d. 12-29-1994

actor: Mickey Considine “The Jumbo Fire Chief Program”

01-15-1911 - Cy Feuer - NYC - d. 5-17-2006

music: “Escape”; “Ford Sunday Evening Hour”; “Shorty Bell”

01-15-1911 - Kathleen Wilson - Girard, KS - d. 7-20-2005

actor: Claudia Barbour “One Man’s Family”; I Love a Mystery”

01-15-1913 - Alvin Robinson - Apache, OK

NBC staff announcer

01-15-1913 - Frank Derrick - Maywood, IL - d. 5-26-1999

member of staff orchestra WBBM Chicago, Illinois

01-15-1913 - Lloyd Bridges - San Leandro, CA - d. 3-10-1998

actor: “Suspense”; “Arch Oboler’s Plays”

01-15-1913 - Stephen Courtleigh - NYC - d. 12-15-1967

actor: Lamont Cranston/Shadow “The Shadow”

01-15-1914 - Carlos Ramirez - Tocaim, Colombia - d. 12-11-1986

vocalist: “Grapevine Rancho”

01-15-1915 - Ann Sheperd - Chicago, IL

actor: Betty Fairchild “Jack Armstrong”; Joyce Jordan “Joyce Jordan, Girl Interne”

01-15-1915 - Rod MacLeish - Bryn Mawr, PA - d. 7-1-2006

writer: “Six By Corwin”

01-15-1918 - Jerry Wald - Newark, NJ - d. 9-xx-1973

bandleader: “The Robert Q. Lewis Show”

01-15-1920 - Yvonne King - Ephriam, UT - d. 12-13-2009

singer: (King Sisters) “Horace Heidt and His Brigadiers”

01-15-1922 - Thelma Carpenter - Brooklyn, NY - d. 5-17-1997

singer: “Eddie Cantor Show”

01-15-1923 - Ivor Cutler - Glasgow, Scotland - d. 3-3-2006

poet: BBC’s Home Service

01-15-1928 - Joanne Linville - Bakersfield, CA

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

01-15-1929 - Martin Luther King - Atlanta, GA - d. 4-4-1968

civil right leader: “Monitor”

01-15-1933 - Al Lohman - Sergeant Bluff, IA - d. 10-13-2002

co-host: “Lohman and Barkley”

01-15-1937 - Margaret O’Brien - San Diego, CA

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Suspense”

01-16-1878 - Harry Carey, Sr. - NYC - d. 9-21-1947

actor: “Lincoln Highway”; “Suspense”

01-16-1890 - Lloyd Bacon - San Jose, CA - d. 11-15-1955

film director: “Screen Guild Theatre”; “ Screen Director’s Pla

01-16-1895 - Irene Bordoni - Ajaccio, Corsica, France - d. 3-19-1953

singer: (The Coty Playgirl) “The RKO Hour”

01-16-1895 - John B. Kennedy - Quebec, Canada - d. 7-22-1961

commentator: “Collier’s Hour”; “RCA Magic Key”

01-16-1901 - Sid Silvers - Brooklyn, NY - d. 8-20-1976

actor: Beetle “Phil Baker Show”; “Jack Benny Program”

01-16-1907 - Alexander Knox - Strathroy, Ontario, Canada - d. 4-25-1995

actor: “Document A/777”, BBC

01-16-1907 - John Hiestand - Madison, WI - d. 2-5-1987

announcer: “Amos ‘n’ Andy”; “Cinnamon Bear”; “Feg Murray Show”

01-16-1909 - Ethel Merman - Astoria, NY - d. 2-15-1984

singer” “Ethel Merman Show”; “Home Front Matinee”

01-16-1910 - Dwight Weist - Palo Alto, CA - d. 7-16-1991

actor: Mr. District Attorney “Mr. District Attorney”

01-16-1910 - Jay Hanna “Dizzy” Dean - Lucas, AR - d. 7-17-1974

baseball broadcaster: (Baseball Hall of Fame) “Game of the Day”

01-16-1914 - Don Ettlinger - Detroit, MI - d. 8-6-2000

writer: “Railroad Hour”; “Our Miss Brooks”; “Doctor Fights”

01-16-1914 - Roger Wagner - Le Puy, France - d. 9-17-1992

chorale director: “It’s Time for Johnny Mercer”; “America Sings”

01-16-1916 - Joe McMichael - Minneapolis, MN - d. 2-12-1944

singer: (The Merry Macs) “Bing Crosby Show”; “Fred Allen Show”

01-16-1916 - Norval Taborn - d. 1-23-1990

singer: (The Vagabonds) “The Breakfast Club”

01-16-1917 - Brainerd Duffield - Boston, MA - d. 4-5-1979

writer: “The Ford Theatre”

01-16-1917 - Buddy Lester - Chicago, IL - d. 10-4-2002

comedian: (Brother of Jerry Lester) “Connee Boswell Show”

01-16-1920 - Elliott Reid - NYC - d. 6-21-2013

actor: Biff Bradley “Pepper Young’s Family”

01-16-1922 - Lina Romay - NYC - d. 12-17-2010

latin singer: “The Bing Crosby Show”; “The Dick Haymes Show”

01-16-1923 - Roy Lanham - Corbin, KY - d. 2-14-1991

guitar: “Plantation Boys”

01-16-1924 - Allen Swift - NYC - d. 4-18-2010

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

01-16-1924 - Katy Jurado - Guadalajara, Mexico - d. 7-5-2002

actor: “George Fisher Interviews the Stars”

01-16-1928 - Pilar Lorengar - Zaragoza, Spain - d. 6-2-1996

soprano: “Ondas Infantiles”

01-16-1929 - Popeye the Sailor - d. will live forever

cartoon character: “Popeye”

01-16-1947 - Michale Falconer Anderson - Aberdeen, Scotland

author of radio plays

01-17-1874 - Edna Wallace Hopper - San Francisco, CA - d. 12-14-1959

Gave beauty tips on the networks 1930-1932

01-17-1875 - Minetta Ellen - Cleveland, OH - d. 7-2-1965

actor: Francis ‘Fanny’ Barbour “One Man’s Family”

01-17-1880 - Mack Sennett - Richmond, Quebec, Canada - d. 11-5-1960

king of silent comedy: “Hear It Now”; “Biography In Sound”

01-17-1884 - Noah Beery, Sr. - Kansas City, MO - d. 4-1-1946

actor: “Campbell Playhouse”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

01-17-1891 - Marjorie Gateson - Brooklyn, NY - d. 4-17-1977

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

01-17-1892 - Ernesta Barlow - Philadelphia, PA - d. 11-xx-1981

host: “Commander Mary”

01-17-1899 - Nevil Shute - Ealing, England - d. 1-12-1960

novelist: “Lux Radio Theatre”

01-17-1903 - Warren Hull - Gasport, NY - d. 9-14-1974

actor: Jack Hamilton “Gibson Family”

01-17-1904 - Grant Withers - Pueblo, CO - d. 3-27-1959

actor: “Calling All Cars”; “Screen Guild Theatre”

01-17-1904 - Knox Manning - Worcester, MA - d. 8-26-1980

announcer: “Advs. of Sherlock Holmes”; “Headlines on Parade”

01-17-1904 - Patsy Ruth Miller - d. 7-16-1995

silent film star: “Arthur Godfrey and His Talent Scouts”

01-17-1905 - Peggy Gilbert - Sioux City, IA - d. 2-12-2007

saxophonist: “The Early Girls and the Three Chirps”

01-17-1908 - Marjorie Anderson - Spokane, WA - d. 12-2-1945

actor: Margo Lane “The Shadow”

01-17-1910 - Tex Fletcher - Harrison, NY - d. 3-14-1987

actor: Tex Mason “Songs of the B-Bar-B”

01-17-1914 - Ann Loring - NYC - d. 7-10-2005

actor: “Casey, Crime Photographer”; “X Minus One”

01-17-1914 - Howard Marion-Crawford - England - d. 11-24-1969

actor: Sherlock Holmes “BBC Home Theatre”

01-17-1914 - Irving Brecher - NYC - d. 11-17-2008

writer, producer: “Community Sing”; “The Life of Riley”

01-17-1915 - Hugh Brundage - Montana - d. 3-31-1972

announcer: “Academy Award Theatre”; “Aunt Mary”

01-17-1916 - Ray Forrest - Germany - d. 3-11-1999

staff announcer for NBC

01-17-1917 - Sam Locke - Peabody, MA - d. 9-18-1998

scriptwriter: “Grand Central Station”; “Inner Sanctum Mysteries”

01-17-1919 - Dallas Townsend - NYC - d. 6-1-1995

newscaster: “CBS World News Roundup”; “World Tonight”

01-17-1921 - Herb Ellis - Cleveland, OH

actor: Archie Goodwin “Advs. of Nero Wolfe”

01-17-1922 - Betty White - Oak Park, IL

hostess: “Betty White on Animals”: “The Betty White Show”

01-17-1926 - Moira Shearer - Dunfermine, Scotland - d. 1-31-2006

worked briefly as a radio announcer in the 1980s

01-17-1927 - Eartha Kitt - North, SC - d. 12-25-2008

singer: “Here’s to Veterans”

01-17-1930 - Dick Contino - Fresno, CA

accordionist: “Horace Heidt and His Musical Knights”

01-17-1931 - James Earl Jones - Arkabutla, MS

actor: “We Hold These Truths”

01-17-1933 - Shari Lewis - NYC - d. 8-2-1998

ventruloquist: “No School Today”

01-17-1941 - Clive Elvyn Rice (Clyde Campbell) - Haslemere, Surrey, England

actor: Bobby Benson “Bobby Benson and the B-Bar-B Riders”

01-17-1956 - Steve Harvey - Welch, WV

comdian: “Steve Harvey Morning Show”

01-18-1882 - A. A. Milne - London, England - d. 1-31-1956

author: “Fleischmann’s Yeast Hour”

01-18-1883 - Brad Barker - Hempstead, Long Island, NY - d. 9-29-1951

animal sounds: Sandy “Little Orphan Annie”

01-18-1892 - Oliver Hardy - Harlem, GA - d. 8-7-1957

comedian: “Ruth Lyons Show”

01-18-1896 - Art Kassel - Chicago, IL - d. 2-3-1963

bandleader: “Kassels in the Air”; “Elgin Campus Revue”

01-18-1899 - Lucille Wall - Chicago, IL - d. 7-11-1986

actor: Portia Blake “Portia Faces Life”; Belle Jones “Lorenzo Jones”

01-18-1902 - Helen Lynd - New Jersey - d. 4-1-1992

actor: Miss Duffy “Duffy’s Tavern”

01-18-1904 - Cary Grant - Bristol, England - d. 11-29-1986

actor: Jim Blandings “Mr. and Mrs. Blandings”

01-18-1906 - Ruth Lyon - Bloomington, IL - d. unknown

vocalist: “Romance Melodies”; “Words and Music”

01-18-1910 - Arthur Howard - London, England - d. 6-18-1995

actor: “Whack-O!)

01-18-1912 - Bob Sabin - Illinois - d. 1-15-1959

announcer: “Modern Romances”

01-18-1913 - Danny Kaye - Brooklyn, NY - d. 3-3-1987

comedian: “Danny Kaye Show”

01-18-1914 - Rod O’Connor - Houston, TX - d. 5-5-1964

announcer: “Red Skelton Show”; “Duffy’s Tavern”; “Count of Monte Cristo”

01-18-1915 - Bob Mosher - d. 12-15-1972

writer: “Amos ‘n’ Andy”; “Henry Morgan Show”; “Harry Von Zell Show”

01-18-1915 - Lesley Midgley - Salt Lake City, UT - d. 6-19-2002

producer cbs news: “The Twentieth Century”

01-18-1918 - Peter Hobbs - Etretat, France - d. 1-2-2011

actor: “You Are There”

01-18-1918 - Richard Lane - Sydney, Australia - d. 2-20-2008

writer: “The Remittance Man”

01-18-1920 - Constance Moore - Sioux City, IA - d. 9-16-2005

singer, actor: Gloria Dean “Hollywood Mystery Time”

01-18-1920 - Sid Newman - California - d. 4-10-2001

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

01-18-1932 - Frederick Woods - Swindon, England - d. 2-27-1995

expert on folk music: “Folk on Two”

01-18-1939 - David French - Canada

writer

01-19-1809 - Edgar Allan Poe - Boston, MA - d. 10-7-1849

author: Several of his works adapted for radio

01-19-1866 - Harry Davenport - NYC - d. 8-9-1949

actor: “Screen Guild Theatre”; “Family Theatre”

01-19-1886 - May Day - Isle of Jersey - d. 7-8-1945

Gave beauty talks on KF0X Long Beach, California

01-19-1886 - Samuel Pettengill - Oregon - d. 3-20-1974

conservatice commentator: Weekly 15 minute program on ABC

01-19-1887 - Alexander Woollcott - Phalanx, NJ - d. 1-23-1943

commentator: “Early Bookworm”; “Town Crier”

01-19-1905 - Anne Hummert - Baltimore, MD - d. 7-5-1996

producer: “Backstage Wife”; “American Album of Familiar Music”

01-19-1905 - Oveta Kulp Hobby (Hobbe) - Killeen, TX - d. 8-16-1995

first commanding officer of the wacs: “Meet the Press”

01-19-1906 - Lanny Ross - Seattle, WA - d. 4-25-1988

singer: “Lanny Ross Program”; “Maxwell House Show Boat”

01-19-1908 - Ish Kabibble (Merwyn Bogue) - Erie, PA - d. 6-4-1994

comedian: “Kay Kyser’s Kollege of Musical Knowledge”

01-19-1909 - Hans Hotter - Offenback am Main, Germany - d. 12-6-2003

bass-baritone: “Metropolitan Opera”

01-19-1909 - Merrill E. Joels - Hartford, CT - d. 9-5-2001

actor: “Counterspy”; “Aunt Jenny”; “The Big Story”

01-19-1909 - Norman Barry - St. Louis, MO - d. 12-25-1997

announcer: “Dan Harding’s Wife”

01-19-1910 - Jaime Del Valle - d. 9-16-1981

producer, director: “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”; “Count of Monte Cristo”

01-19-1913 - Edward M. Asherman - d. 7-1-2005

composer/guitarist/singer: Xavier Cugat Orchestra

01-19-1916 - Marion Sweet - d. 7-17-1978

actor: Dragon Lady “Terry and the Pirates”

01-19-1919 - Ray Eberle - Hoosick Falls, NY - d. 8-25-1979

singer: “Glenn Miller and His Orchestra”; “Glenn Miller’s Moonlight Serenade”

01-19-1920 - Ken Nordine - Chicago, IL

announcer: “The Adventures Club”; “The Breakfast Club”

01-19-1922 - Guy Madison - Pumpkin Center, CA - d. 2-6-1996

actor: Wild Bill Hickok “Wild Bill Hickok”

01-19-1927 - Nancy Dickerson - Wauwatosa, WI - d. 10-18-1997

newswoman: “784 Days That Changed America (Watergate Scandal)

01-19-1931 - Robert MacNeil - Montreal, Canada

newscaster: CBC Canada

01-19-1931 - Tippi Hedren - New Ulm, MN

actor: “World’s Fair Holiday”

01-19-1932 - George Mann MacBeth - Lanarkshire, Scotland - d. 2-16-1992

poet, producer: BBC Radio

01-19-1939 - Phil Everly - Chicago, IL - d. 1-3-2014

singer: (The Everly Brothers) “March of Dimes”; “Country Hoedown”

01-20-1878 - Finlay Currie - Edinburgh, Scotland - d. 5-9-1968

actor: John H. Watson “BBC Home Theatre”

01-20-1894 - Harold Gray - Kankakee, IL - d. 5-9-1968

cartoonist: Creater of “Little Orphan Annie”

01-20-1895 - Roscoe Ates - Grange, MS - d. 3-1-1962

stuttering comedian: “Shell Chateau”; “Comedy Stars of Hollywood”

01-20-1896 - George Burns - NYC - d. 3-9-1996

comedian: “Advs. of Gracie”; “George Burns and Gracie Allen Show”

01-20-1896 - Rolfe Sedan - NYC - d. 9-15-1982

actor: “Escape”; “Suspense”; “Mystery in the Air”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

01-20-1898 - Norma Varden - London, England - d. 1-19-1989

actor: “Crime Classics”; “NBC University Theatre”

01-20-1898 - Tudor Owen - Wales, UK - d. 3-13-1979

actor: Jocko Madigan “Pat Novak for Hire”; Editor “Alias Jane Doe”

01-20-1899 - Joseph Buloff - Vilnius, Lithuania - d. 2-27-1985

actor: Barney Glass “House of Glass”

01-20-1900 - Colin Clive - St.-Malo, France - d. 6-26-1937

actor: “Hollywood Hotel”

01-20-1903 - Leon Ames - Portland, IN - d. 10-10-1993

actor: “Earplay”; “Screen Guild Theatre”; “Screen Director’s Playhouse”

01-20-1912 - Paula Stone - NYC - d. 12-23-1997

moderator: “Leave It to the Girls”

01-20-1913 - Joy Hathaway - British Columbia, Canada - d. 11-4-1954

actor: Amanda Dyke Leighton “Amanda of Honeymoon Hill”

01-20-1914 - Roy Plomley - Kingston-upon-Thames, England - d. 5-28-1985

announcer: Desert Island Discs”; “We Beg to Differ”; “One Minute Please”

01-20-1919 - Tony Shryane - St. Austell, England - d. 9-22-2003

BBC radio producer

01-20-1920 - DeForest Kelley - Atlanta, GA - d. 6-11-1999

actor: “Suspense”

01-20-1920 - Derek Bond - Glascow, Scotland - d. 10-15-2006

actor: “A Christmas Carol”

01-20-1921 - Connie Haines - Savannah, GA - d. 9-22-2008

singer: “Abbott and Costello Show”; “Rhapsody in Rhythm”

01-20-1922 - Ray Anthony - Bentleyville, PA

band eader: Band remotes for CBS 1951-1952

01-20-1923 - Slim Whitman - Tampa, FL - d. 6-19-2013

singer: “Louisiana Hayride”

01-20-1926 - Patricia Neal - Packard, KY - d. 8-8-2010

actor: “Hollywood Star Preview”

01-20-1927 - Dawn Lake - Sydney, Australia - d. 1-1-2006

singer: “The Jack Davey Program”

01-21-1867 - John Bratton - Wilmington, DE - d. 2-7-1947

composed “Teddy Bears Picnic” used as theme for “John and Sparky”

01-21-1895 - Muriel ‘Molly’ Pollock - The Bronx, NY - d. 5-25-1971

concert pianist: “Radio-Keith-Orpheum Hour”; “Sonara Hour”

01-21-1896 - J. Carrol Naish - NYC - d. 1-24-1973

actor: Luigi Basco “Life with Luigi”

01-21-1899 - Ernestine Hill - Rockhampton, Australia - d. 8-22-1972

writer: “Santa Clause of Christmas Creek”

01-21-1902 - Smith Ballew - Palestine, TX - d. 5-2-1984

singer: “The Ipana Troubadors”; “Shell Chateau”

01-21-1904 - Allen Prescott - St. Louis, MO - d. 1-27-1978

host: “Wife Saver”; “Prescott Presents”

01-21-1907 - Lydia Johnson - Ramseur, NC - d. 4-11-1979

singer: “The Johnson Family Singers”

01-21-1909 - Sid Raymond - NYC - d. 12-1-2006

actor: “X Minus One”

01-21-1914 - George A. Putnam - Middletown, NY - d. 4-8-1975

announcer: “Can You Top This?”; “Vic and Sade”; “Portia Faces Life”

01-21-1915 - Alan Hewitt - NYC - d. 11-7-1986

actor: Ken Martinson “This is Nora Drake”; Karl Dorn “Romance of Helen Trent”

01-21-1915 - John Dunkel - Springfield, OH - d. 2-22-2001

writer: “Escape”; “Fort Laramie”; “Gunsmoke”

01-21-1915 - Ray Erlenborn - Denver, CO - d. 6-4-2007

sound effects, actor: “Burns and Allen”; “Anderson Family”

01-21-1919 - Jinx Falkenburg McCrary - Barcelona, Spain - d. 8-27-2003

hostess: “Hi! Jinx”; “Tex & Jinx”; “Weekend”

01-21-1919 - Louis Innis - Seymour, IN - d. 8-20-1982

guitar: “Plantation Boys”

01-21-1921 - Charlotte Manson - NYC - d. 12-8-1996

actor: Patsy Bowen “Nick Carter, Master Detective”

01-21-1921 - Manya Starr - NYC - d. 7-26-2000

writer: Allegedly fired by Hummert asking about God, “Who’s will play him?”

01-21-1922 - Paul Scofield - Hurstpierpoint, England - d. 3-19-2008

actor: Kadmos “Dionysos”; “The Troy Trilogy”

01-21-1922 - Telly Savalas - Garden City, NY - d. 1-22-1994

actor: “U.N. Story”

01-21-1924 - Benny Hill - Southampton, England - d. 4-20-1992

comedian: “Educating Archie”

01-21-1925 - Charles Aidman - Frankfort, IN - d. 11-7-1993

acotr: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

01-21-1927 - Milus L. Bradley - Lake Charles, LA

composer, singer, pianist, accordionist

01-21-1937 - Paul Greenberg - Shreveport, LA

commentary: “Sunday Weekend Edition”

01-21-1941 - Placido Domingo - Madrid, Spain

tenor: “The Metropolitan Opera”

01-21-1947 - Jill Eikenberry - New Haven, CT

actor: “We Hold These Truths”

01-22-1872 - Beatrice Fairfax - Washington, D.C. - d. 11-28-1945

writer: “Advice to the Lovelorn”

01-22-1875 - D. W. Griffith - La Grange, KY - d. 7-23-1948

movie producer-director: “Brooklyn Mark Strand Stage and Studio Program”

01-22-1878 - Constance Collier - Windsor, Berkshire, England - d. 4-25-1955

actor: Jessie Atwood “Kate Hopkins, Angel of Mercy”

01-22-1893 - Conrad Veidt - Potsdam, Germany - d. 4-3-1943

actor: “Free World Theatre”; “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Screen Guild Theatre”

01-22-1893 - Fulton Oursler - Baltimore, MD - d. 5-24-1952

writer: “The Greatest Story Ever Told”; “Thatcher Colt Mysteries”

01-22-1894 - Rosa Ponselle - Meriden, CT - d. 5-25-1981

opera soprano: “Atwater Kent Hour”; “Metropolitan Opera”

01-22-1895 - Ethel (Everett) Remey - d. 2-28-1979

actor: Kathleen Norris “By Kathleen Norris”

01-22-1896 - Alice Mock - Oakland, CA - d. 10-12-1972

soprano: “Atwater Kent Hour”

01-22-1897 - Linda Carlon - Stuttgart, Germany - d. 6-xx-1985

actor: Mary Sothern “Life of Mary Sothern”

01-22-1899 - Anne Elstner - Lake Charles, LA - d. 1-29-1981

actor: Stella Dallas “Stella Dallas”; Mary Weston “Wilderness Road”

01-22-1906 - Guy Savage - d. 8-31-1981

announcer: “Play Broadcast”

01-22-1907 - Douglas ‘Wrong-Way’ Corrigan - Galveston, TX - d. 12-9-1995

intrepid pilot: “Believe It or Not”

01-22-1909 - Ann Sothern - Valley City, ND - d. 3-15-2001

actor: Maisie Revere “Maisie”

01-22-1911 - Arnold Robertson - Chicago, IL - d. 7-xx-1969

comedian: Ed Potts “Scattergood Baines”; Dr. Jensen “This Is Nora Drake”

01-22-1913 - Raymond Keast - Bisbee, AZ - d. 10-10-1999

baritone: “Fred Waring Glee Club”; “Norman Luboff Choir”

01-22-1914 - Dick Willard - d. 9-6-2000

announcer, emcee: “The Strange Dr. Weird”; “Take it Easy Time”

01-22-1914 - Joy Hodges - Des Moines, IA - d. 1-19-2003

vocalist; “The Joe Penner Show”

01-22-1916 - Howard Teichmann - Chicago, IL - d. 7-7-1987

writer: “Road of Life”; “Theatre USA”; “Valiant Lady”

01-22-1920 - Herman Alexander Baron - NYC - d. 9-xx-1984

staff composer with NBC 1943-1948

01-22-1920 - William Warfield - West Helena, AR - d. 8-25-2002

bass-baritone singer: “Edgar Bergen Show”; “Beyond Victory”

01-22-1924 - J. J. Johnson - d. 2-4-2001

jazz trombonist: “Arthur Godfrey Show”; “One Night Stand”

01-22-1931 - Jon Cedar - d. 4-14-2011

actor: “Horizons West”

01-22-1932 - Piper Laurie - Detroit, MI

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “NBC Radio Theatre”; “Screen Guild Theatre”

01-22-1934 - Bill Bixby - San Francisco, CA - d. 11-21-1993

actor: “We Hold These Truths”

01-22-1935 - Dave Holland - Raleigh, NC - d. 11-14-2005

author: “From Out of the Past: A Pictorial History of the Lone Ranger”

01-22-1951 - Steve J. Spears - Adelaide, Australia - d. 10-16-2007

writer: “King Richard”; “Maggie’s Ear”

01-23-1884 - George McManus - St. Louis, MO - d. 10-22-1954

“Bringing Up Father” based on his comic strip

01-23-1892 - Eleanor Nash - d. 10-3-1969

beauty and style consultant (Sister of Ogden Nash): “Ask Eleanor Nash”

01-23-1893 - Franklin Pangborn - Newark, NJ - d. 7-20-1958

actor: “Screen Guild Theatre”

01-23-1894 - Clara Acuff Adams - d. 12-31-1950

soprano: KOA Denver, Colorado

01-23-1898 - Randolph Scott - Orange County, VA - d. 3-2-1987

actor: “Academy Award Theatre”; “Campbell Playhouse”

01-23-1899 - Joseph Nathan Kane - NYC - d. 9-22-2002

writer: “Break the Bank”

01-23-1899 - Margaret Carreau - Bedford, PA - d. 4-4-1997

accompanist to John Charles Thomas

01-23-1907 - Dan Duryea - White Plains, NY - d. 6-7-1968

actor: Lou Dana “Man from Homicide”

01-23-1910 - Django Reinhardt - Belgium - d. 5-16-1953

jazz artist: “Djanjo Reinhardt and the Quintet of the Hot Club France”

01-23-1910 - Dorothy Arbuckle - Eldred, IL - d. 11-14-1982

radio journalist

01-23-1913 - Max Smith - Des Moines, IA - d. 7-23-1999

singer: (Member Sportsmen Quartet) “Jack Benny Program”

01-23-1919 - Ernie Kovacs - Trenton, NJ - d. 1-12-1962

announcer, panelist: Monitor, “Where Have You Been?”

01-23-1919 - Frances Bay - Mannville, Canada - d. 9-15-2011

actress: “Everybody’s Program”

01-23-1919 - Millard Lampell - d. 10-3-1997

co-founder of the Almanac Singers: “Treasury Star Parade”

01-23-1920 - Jack Coleman - Denver, CO - d. 6-6-1985

singer: (Avon Comedy Four) “Old Fashioned Revival Hour”

01-23-1923 - Florence Halop - Jamaica Estates, NY - d. 7-15-1986

actor: Hotbreath Houlihan “Jimmy Durante Show”; Miss Duffy “Duffy’s Tavern”

01-23-1925 - Bernice Wirsbitzke - Milwaukee, WI - d. 9-14-2006

singer: “Heinie and the Grenadiers”

01-23-1926 - Lyn Osborn - Wichita Falls, TX - d. 8-30-1958

actor: Cadet Happy “Space Patrol”

01-23-1933 - Chita Rivera - Washington, D.C.

singer: “WOR Diamond Jubilee”

01-24-1862 - Edith Wharton - NYC - d. 8-11-1937

author: Many of her stories were adapted for radio.

01-24-1881 - Earl Godwin - Washington, D.C. - d. 9-23-1956

newsman: “Watch the World Go By”

01-24-1883 - Estelle Winwood - Lee, Kent, England - d. 6-20-1984

actor: “Theatre Guild On the Air”

01-24-1889 - Oscar Bradley - London, England - d. 8-31-1948

orchestra leader: “The Phil Baker Show”; “Gulf Screen Guild Theatre”

01-24-1902 - Walter Kiernan - New Haven, CT - d. 1-8-1978

commentator, emcee: “Sparring Partners”; “Weekend”

01-24-1903 - Johnny Anz - d. 10-26-1987

orchestra leader: WESG Elmira, New York

01-24-1904 - Franklyn Baur - Brooklyn, NY - d. 2-24-1950

tenor: “Palmolive Hour”; “Voice of Firestone”

01-24-1909 - Ann Todd - Hartford, Cheshire, England - d. 5-6-1993

actor: Amy Foster “Those We Love”

01-24-1913 - Gwen Bagni - d. 5-13-2001

writer: “Suspense”; “Family Theatre”; “Escape”

01-24-1914 - David Gaines - d. 8-27-2006

sound techncian: Mercury Theatre

01-24-1915 - Evie Juster - d. 6-2-1988

actor: “Amanda of Honeymoon Hill”; “Our Gal Sunday”

01-24-1916 - Jack Brickhouse - Peoria, IL - d. 8-6-1998

sportscaster: Chicago

01-24-1917 - Ernest Borgnine - Hamden, CT - d. 7-8-2012

actor: “Midweek”

01-24-1918 - Oral Roberts - near Ada, OK - d. 12-15-2009

evengelist: “Healing Waters”

01-24-1924 - Mavis Scott - Brisbane, Australia

writer: “The King and the Hard-Boiled Eggs”

01-24-1925 - Maria Tallchief - Fairfax, OK - d. 4-11-2013

dancer: “Image Minorities”

01-24-1925 - Robert M. Cawley - Columbus, OH

child actor who had his own radio show 1934-1936

01-24-1927 - Marvin Kaplin - Brooklyn, NY

actor: Alfred “Meet Millie”

01-24-1941 - Neil Diamond - Brooklyn, NY

singer: “Voices of Vista”

01-24-1949 - John Belushi - Chicago, IL - d. 3-5-1982

comedian: “The National Lampoon Radio Hour”

01-25-1874 - Somerset Maughan - Paris, France - d. 12-16-1965

writer: “ Somerset Maughan Theatre”

01-25-1878 - Ernst Alexanderson - Uppsala, Sweden - d. 5-14-1975

engineer: Possibly first voice ever heard on radio Dec. 24, 1906

01-25-1881 - Emil Judwig - Breslau, Selisia, Germany - d. 9-17-1948

writer: “Information Please”

01-25-1898 - Cecil Secrest - d. unknown

actor: Fred Kent “Home Sweet Home”

01-25-1901 - Mildred Dunnock - Baltimore, MD - d. 7-5-1991

actor: “Theatre Guild On the Air”

01-25-1905 - Portland Hoffa - Portland, OR - d. 12-25-1990

comedian: (Wife of Fred Allen) “Fred Allen Show”

01-25-1908 - Stephane Grapelli - Paris, France - d. 12-1-1997

jazz violinist: “Saturday Night Swing Club”; “Jazz Alive”

01-25-1916 - Les Crutchfield - d. 10-6-1966

writer: “Escape”; “Fort Laramie”; “Gunsmoke”

01-25-1918 - Ernie Harwell - Washington, GA - d. 5-4-2010

baseball broadcaster for the Detroit Tigers

01-25-1919 - Edwin Newman - NYC - d. 8-13-2010

news commentator: “Biography in Sound”; “What Christmas Means to Me”

01-25-1920 - Fred Pinkard - d. 8-3-2004

actor: “Destination Freedom”; “Hello, Sucker”

01-25-1920 - Roy Rowan - Encino, CA - d. 5-10-1998

announcer: “Escape”; “Gunsmoke”; “Rogers of the Gazette”; “Young Love”

01-25-1922 - Raymond Baxter - Essex, England - d. 9-15-2006

broadcaster for the BBC

01-25-1923 - Rusty Draper - d. 3-28-2003

country singer: “Dude Martin’s Radio Ranch”

01-25-1923 - Sally Starr (Alleen Mae Beller) - Kansas City, MO - d. 1-27-2013

actor, host: “Blush Creek Follies”, “Suppertime Jamboree”

01-25-1924 - Speedy West - Springfield, MO - d. 11-15-2003

steel guitarist: “Grand Ole Opry”; “Tennessee Ernie FordShow”

01-25-1938 - Etta James - Los Angeles, CA - d. 1-20-2012

singer: “Jazz Alive”; “The Camel Rock and Roll Dance Party”

01-25-1958 - Linda Smith - Erith, England - d. 2-27-2006

panelist: “Just a Minute”; “I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue”, “The News Quiz”

01-26-1880 - Douglas MacArthur - Little Rock, AR - d. 4-5-1964

general: “Special Broadcast from Tokyo”

01-26-1885 - Hugh Barrett Dobbs - d. 2-20-1944

actor: Captain Dobbsie “Ship of Joy”

01-26-1892 - Guy Robertson - Denver, CO - d. unknown

singing host: “Broadway Varieties”

01-26-1899 - Wyllis Cooper - Pekin, IL - d. 6-22-1955

producer, writer, director: “Lights Out”; “Quiet Please”

01-26-1905 - Margaret Cousins - Munday, TX - d. 7-30-1996

writer: “Holmes Radio Magazine”

01-26-1905 - Maria von Trapp - Vienna, Austria-Hungary - d. 3-28-1987

singer: (Trapp Family Singers) “Christmas Seal Sale”

01-26-1907 - Eddie Ballentine - Chicago, IL - d. 11-14-1995

orchestra leader: “Don McNeill’s Breakfast Club”

01-26-1907 - Rita Ascot - d. 3-6-1988

actor: “Fay “Ma Perkins”; “Chicago Theatre of the Air”

01-26-1913 - Jimmy Van Heusen - Syracuse, NY - d. 2-6-1990

composer: “Amos ‘n’ Andy”; “Frank Sinatra Show”; “Command Performance”

01-26-1913 - William Prince - Nichols, NY - d. 10-8-1996

actor: “Crime Does Not Pay”; “Philco Radio Playhouse”

01-26-1914 - Jack de Manio - Hampstead, England - d. 10-28-1988

announcer: “Today”; “Jack de Manio Precisely”; “Woman’s Hour”

01-26-1914 - Phoebe Ephron - NYC - d. 10-13-1971

author: “Lux RadioTheatre”

01-26-1918 - Vito Scotti - San Francisco, CA - d. 6-5-1996

actor: “Romance”; “Broadway Is My Beat”

01-26-1919 - Jan Bart - Poland - d. 8-12-1971

traveled with Major Bowes for 7 years, had his own radio show

01-26-1922 - Michael Bentine - Watford, Hertfordshie, England - d. 11-26-1996

comedian: “Goon Show”

01-26-1922 - Page Cavanaugh - Cherokee, KS - d. 12-18-2008

singer: (The Page Cavanaugh Trio) “The Jack Paar Show”

01-26-1925 - Joan Leslie - Detroit, MI

actor: “Screen Guild Theatre”

01-26-1927 - Billy Redfield - NYC - d. 8-17-1976

actor: Grayling Dennis “Brighter Day”; Willie Piper “Tales of Willie Piper”

01-26-1927 - Ronnie Hilton - Hull, England - d. 2-21-2001

singer: “Sounds of the Fifties”

01-26-1935 - Bob Uecker - Milwaukee, WI

baseball announcer: “Milwaukee Brewers”

01-26-1937 - Alison Steele - Brooklyn, NY - d. 9-27-1995

disk jockey: “The Nightbird”

01-26-1945 - Marti Caine - Sheffield, Yorkshire, England - d. 11-4-1995

comedian: “The Marti Caine Show”

01-27-1885 - Jerome Kern - NYC - d. 11-11-1945

composer: “Railroad Hour”; “Show Boat”

01-27-1886 - Bessie Beatty - d. 4-6-1947

hostess: Martha Deane

01-27-1888 - Harry “Singin’ Sam” Frankel - Danville, KY - d. 6-12-1948

singer: (The Barbasol Man) “Reminiscin’ with Singin’ Sam”

01-27-1895 - B. G. De Sylva - NYC - d. 7-11-1950

lyricist: “The Railroad Hour”

01-27-1895 - Harry Ruby - NYC - d. 2-23-1974

songwriter: “Thirty Minutes in Hollywood”; “Great Moments to Music”

01-27-1895 - Violet Heming - Leeds, Yorkshire, England - d. 7-4-1981

actor: Connie Wakefield “Right to Happiness”

01-27-1899 - Milton Rettenberg - NYC - d. 12-24-1986

pianist/conductor: “Chesterfield Presents”; “Cities Service Concerts”

01-27-1904 - Frankie Marvin - Butler, Indian Territory, Oklahoma - d. 1-18-1985

actor: “Gene Autry’s Melody Rance”

01-27-1905 - Howard McNear - Los Angeles, CA - d. 1-3-1969

actor: Doctor Charles Adams “Gunsmoke”

01-27-1907 - Theodore Epp - Oklahoma Territory - d. 10-13-1985

preacher: “Back to the Bible”

01-27-1908 - “Hot Lips” Page - Dallas, TX - d. 11-5-1954

jazz trumpeter: “Milt Herth Trio”; “Eddie Condon’s Jazz Concert”

01-27-1911 - Benay Venuta - San Francisco, CA - d. 9-1-1995

singer: “Benay Venuta’s Program”; “Shell Chateau”

01-27-1914 - Alexander Albert Avola - Boston, MA - d. 1-20-2000

guitarist/arranger: Artie Shaw Orchestra; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

01-27-1916 - Merrill Mueller - NYC - d. 11-30-1980

reporter: "NBC Stands By"; "Morning News Roundup"; "The Navy Hour”

01-27-1918 - Irving Cummings - d. 3-26-1996

producer, host: “Lux Radio Theater”; “Gulf Screen Theatre”

01-27-1918 - Skitch Henderson - Birmingham, England - d. 11-1-2005

bandleader: “Philco Radio Time”; “Songs by Sinatra”

01-27-1921 - Donna Reed - Dennison, IA - d. 1-14-1986

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Star and the Story”; “Silver Theatre”

01-27-1924 - Sabu - Mysore, India - d. 12-2-1963

actor: “Confidential Close-Ups”

01-28-1882 - Richard Barrows - Buffalo, NY - d. 8-14-1969

actor: “Death Valley Days”, “Ellery Queen”; “Second Husband”

01-28-1886 - Hidetsugu Yagi - Osaka, Japan - d. 1-19-1976

radio antenna designer

01-28-1887 - Artur Rubinstein - Lodz, Poland, Russian Empire - d. 12-20-1982

pianist: “Information Please”

01-28-1892 - Ernst Lubitsch - Berlin Germany - d. 11-30-1947

film director: Intermission Guest “Lux Radio Theatre”

01-28-1898 - Alwyn E. W. Bach - Springfield, MA - d. 5-14-1993

announcer: “Enna Jettick Melodies”; “Luden’s Orchestra”; “Real Folks”

01-28-1900 - Mahlon Merrick - Farmington, IA - d. 8-7-1969

music: “Jack Benny Program”; “Skippy Hollywood Theatre”

01-28-1904 - Constance Crowder - Chicago, IL - d. 5-30-1994

actor: Jane Webster “Those Websters”; Gert Truitt “The Truitts”

01-28-1904 - Irene Beasley - Whitehaven TN - d. 1-7-1980

actor: Old Dutch Girl “Red Hook 31”; “Grand Slam”

01-28-1907 - Martin Ryerson - NYC - d. 7-7-2003

writer: “Suspense”; “Molle Mystery Theatre”; “Gangbusters”

01-28-1910 - Arnold Moss - Brooklyn, NY - d. 12-15-1989

actor: Philip Cameron “Against the Storm”; Reed Bannister “Big Sister”

01-28-1911 - Donald Briggs - Chicago, IL - d. 2-3-1986

actor: Frank Merriwell “Advs. of Frank Merriwell”

01-28-1911 - William Palmer - d. 6-6-1996

co-creator of the Palmer-Mullin tape deck first used by Bing Crosby

01-28-1912 - Monty Masters - New Haven, CT - d. 12-9-1969

actor, producer: “The Mad Masters”; “Candy Matson”

01-28-1914 - Arthur Gary - NYC - d. 10-31-2005

announcer: “The Amazing Mr. Malone”; “The Colgate Sports Newsreel”

01-28-1914 - Nelson Olmsted - Minneapolis, MN - d. 4-8-1992

actor: Joe Huston “Bachelor’s Children”

01-28-1914 - Tom Neal - Evanston, IL - d. 8-7-1972

actor: “I Am An American”; “The Unexpected”

01-28-1915 - Jud Denaut - Walkerton, IN - d. 4-5-1999

bassist: “Woody Herman and His Orchestra”

01-28-1921 - Alfred Marks - London, England - d. 7-1-1996

actor: “Beginners Please”

01-28-1921 - Jerry Appy - d. 6-24-1990

sportscaster: KXXX Colby, Kansas

01-28-1926 - Randy Armbrister - d. 9-xx-1968

disk jockey: WYVE Whytheville, Virginia

01-28-1929 - Bill Gilliand - Memphis, TN - d. 5-9-2008

announcer: “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”

01-28-1931 - Ezio Flagello - NYC - d. 3-19-2009

opera singer: “The Metropolitan Opera”

01-28-1933 - Myles Wilder - NYC - d. 4-20-2010

writer: “The Whistler”

01-28-1935 - Nicholas Pryor - Baltimore, MD

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

01-28-1937 - Ken Hill - Birmingham, England - d. 1-23-1995

writer: “Night Season”

01-29-1874 - John D. Rockefeller, Jr. - Cleveland, OH - d. 5-11-1960

rich person: “The Collier Hour”

01-29-1874 - Owen Davis - Portland, ME - d. 10-14-1956

writer: “The Gibson Family”; “Pulitzer Prize Plays”

01-29-1880 - W. C. Fields - Philadelphia, PA - d. 12-25-1946

comedian: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

01-29-1885 - Leadbelly (Huddie Leadbetter) - Louisiana - d. 12-6-1949

jazz musician: “Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin street”

01-29-1902 - Florence Rinard - d. 10-18-1984

panelist: “Twenty Questions”

01-29-1911 - Bryan Coleman - London, England - d. 7-4-2005

actor: John H. Watson “BBC Light Programme”

01-29-1913 - Daniel Taradash - Louisville, KY - d. 2-22-2003

film writer: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Cavalcade of America”

01-29-1913 - Joe Parker - Venice, CA - d. 4-28-1970

director: “Sara’s Private Caper”

01-29-1914 - Bonnie Prudden - NYC - d. 12-11-2011

fitness expert: “House Party”

01-29-1915 - Victor Mature - Louisville, KY - d. 8-4-1999

actor: “Hollywood Star Playhouse”

01-29-1916 - Bill Lawrence - Lincoln, NE - d. 3-2-1972

newsman for the ABC network

01-29-1917 - John Raitt - Santa Ana, CA - d. 2-20-2005

actor, singer: “MGM Musical Comedy Theatre”

01-29-1917 - Lloyd Perryman - Ruth, AR - d. 5-31-1977

singer: (Sons of the Pioneers) “The Roy Rogers Show”

01-29-1918 - John Forsythe - Penns Grove, NJ - d. 4-1-2010

actor: “NBC Star Playhouse”; “Best Plays”

01-29-1923 - Martin Ragaway - d. 4-20-1989

writer: “The Abbot and Costello Show”; “The Milton Berle Show”

01-29-1923 - Paddy Chayefsky - The Bronx, NY - d. 8-1-1981

writer: “Theatre Guild On the Air”

01-29-1927 - Don Morrow - Stamford, CT

announcer: “Advs. of Rin Tin Tin”; “The Dizzy Dean Show”

01-29-1927 - Peter Fernandez - NYC - d. 7-15-2010

actor: George Bigelow “The Aldrich Family”; Skip “Right to Happiness”

01-29-1927 - “Little” Jimmie Sizemore

singer with father Asher: “Grand Ole Opry”

01-29-1942 - Robin Morgan - Lake Worth, FL

actor, Former president of NOW: “Cavalcade of America”

01-29-1943 - Tony Blackburn - Guildford, England

disc jockey: “Midday Spin”; “Junior Choice”

01-30-1862 - Walter Damrosch - Breslau, Silesia - d. 12-22-1950

conductor, commentator: “Baulkite Hour”; “Music Appreciation Hour”

01-30-1882 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Hyde Park, NY - d. 4-12-1945

u.s. president: “Fireside Chats”

01-30-1885 - Ida Bailey Allen - Danielson, CT - d. 7-16-1973

homemaker: “Ida Bailey Allen and the Chef”

01-30-1896 - Joseph Gallicchio - Chicago, IL - d. 2-20-1979

orchestra leader: “Amos ‘n’ Andy”; “Music from the Heart of America”

01-30-1907 - Lois Wilson - Iowa - d. 1-8-1983

actor: “Jack Benny Program”

01-30-1911 - Hugh Marlowe - Philadelphia, PA - d. 5-2-1982

actor: Ellery Queen “Advs. of Ellery Queen”; Jim Curtis “Brenda Curtis”

01-30-1914 - David Wayne - Traverse City, MI - d. 2-9-1995

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre” ;” Eternal Light”; “Stars in the Air”

01-30-1914 - John Ireland - Vancouver, Canada - d. 3-21-1992

actor: “MGM Theatre of the Air”; “U.S. Steel Hour”

01-30-1915 - Dorothy Dell - Hattiesburg, MS - d. 6-8-1934

actor: “Stars of Tomorrow”

01-30-1915 - Michael Guido - Lorain, OH - d. 2-21-2009

evangelist: “Seeds from the Sower”

01-30-1922 - Dick Martin - Battle Creek, MI - d. 5-24-2008

writer: “Duffy’s Tavern”

01-30-1925 - Dorothy Malone, Chicago, IL

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

01-30-1928 - Ruth Brown - Portsmouth, VA - d. 11-17-2006

singer: “Newport Jazz Festival”

01-30-1931 - Conrad Binyon - Hollywood, CA

actor: Roscoe ‘Butch’ Gardiner “Mayor of the Town”

01-30-1933 - Louis Rukeyser - NYC - d. 5-2-2006

economic commentator: “Rukeyser’s World”; “College Quiz Bowl”

01-30-1934 - Tammy Grimes - Lynn, MA

hostess, actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”; “Cavalcade of America”

01-30-1937 - Vanessa Redgrave - London, England

actor: Histories “I, Boadicea”

01-30-1950 - Bruce Lidington - Harrow, England - d. 8-5-1996

delighted listeners to Radio 4 serials

01-30-1958 - Sayuri Ishikawa - Kumamoto, Japan

enka singer: “Kohaku Uta Gassen”

01-31-1872 - Rupert Hughes - Lancaster, MO - d. 9-9-1956

writer: (Uncle to Howard Hughes) “The Story of Holly Sloan”

01-31-1872 - Zane Grey - Zanesville, OH - d. 10-23-1939

writer: “Rudy Vallee Hour”

01-31-1887 - Charlies Irwin - Curragh, Ireland - d. 1-12-1969

actor: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

01-31-1892 - Eddie Cantor - NYC - d. 10-10-1964

singer, comedian: (Banjo Eyes) “Eddie Cantor Show”; “Chase & Sanborn Hour”

01-31-1894 - Isham Jones - Coalton, OH - d. 10-19-1956

bandleader: “Isham Jones and His Orchestra”

01-31-1902 - Leo Corday - NYC - d. 11-29-1985

writer of special material: “War Manpower Comn.”

01-31-1902 - Tullulah Bankhead - Huntsville, AL - d. 12-12-1968

actor, hostess: “Johnny Presents”; “Big Show”

01-31-1904 - Cliff Nazarro - New Haven, CT - d. 2-18-1961

actor: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

01-31-1905 - John O’Hara - Pottsville, PA - d. 4-11-1970

author: “Information, Please”; “Eddie Condon’s Jazz Concert”

01-31-1906 - Edith Adams - West Union, IA - d. 3-20-1993

actor: Mrs. Gilman “Those Happy Gilmans”; “Jenny Peabody”

01-31-1908 - Connie Desmond - Ohio - d. 3-3-1983

sportscaster: play-by-play for the Brooklyn Dodgers

01-31-1909 - Walter Coy - Great Falls, MT - d. 12-11-1974

actor: Michael Lanyard/Lone Wolf “Lone Wolf”

01-31-1913 - Maurice Manson - d. 9-25-2002

actor: Reverend McArthur “One Man’s Family”

01-31-1915 - Alan Lomax - Austin, TX - d. 7-19-2002

host, writer: “American School of the Air”; “Cavalcade of America”

01-31-1915 - Bobby Hackett - Providence, RI - d. 6-7-1976

cornetist: “Eddie Condon’s Jazz Concert”

01-31-1915 - Garry Moore - Baltimore, MD - d. 11-28-1993

host, comedian: “Garry Moore Show”; “Camel Caravan”; “Take It or Leave It”

01-31-1917 - Bob Steel - d. 10-9-1994

producer/director: “The Brighter Day”; “Big Town”; “Ellery Queen”

01-31-1917 - Fay Baker - NYC - d. 12-8-1987

actor: “Words at War”

01-31-1919 - Jackie Robinson - Cairo, GA - d. 10-24-1972

sportscaster: (Baseball Hall of Fame) “Jackie Robinson Show”

01-31-1921 - Carol Channing - Seattle, WA

actor-singer: “Stagestruck”; “Arthur Godfrey Show”

01-31-1921 - John Agar - Chicago, IL - d. 4-7-2002

actor: “Big Show”

01-31-1921 - Mario Lanza - Philadelphia, PA - d. 10-7-1959

singer: “Mario Lanza Show”

01-31-1922 - William Sylvester - Oakland, CA - d. 1-15-1995

actor: Jay Gatsby “Gatsby”

01-31-1923 - Joanne Dru - Logan, WV - d. 9-10-1996

actor: (Sister of Peter Marshall) “Lux Radio Theatre”

01-31-1923 - Norman Mailer - Long Branch, NJ - d. 11-10-2007

author: “Highlights of Monitor’s Twenty Great Years”

01-31-1927 - Norman Prescott - Boston, MA - d. 7-2-2005

producer: Boston radio

01-31-1929 - Jean Simmons - London, England - d. 1-22-2010

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “A Christmas Carol”

01-31-1929 - Joe Jack Cain - Philadelphia, PA - d. 2-12-2007

musician for NBC and CBS

02-01-1859 - Victor Herbert - Dublin, Ireland - d. 5-24-1924

composer: Compositions used on many programs

02-01-1891 - Alexander Kipnis - Schitomir, Ukraine - d. 5-14-1978

wagnerian basso profundo: “Outpost Concert Series”; “Metropolitan Opera”

02-01-1894 - James P. Johnson - New Brunswick, NJ - d. 11-17-1955

pianist: “Eddie Condon’s Jazz Concerts”; “This is Jazz”

02-01-1895 - John Ford - Cape Elizabeth, ME - d. 8-31-1973

director: “Screen Director’s Playhouse”

02-01-1901 - Clark Gable - Cadiz, OH - d. 11-16-1960

actor: “So Proudly We Hail”; “Silver Theatre”

02-01-1902 - Langston Hughes - Joplin, Mo - d. 5-22-1967

writer: “America’s Town Meeting of the Air”

02-01-1903 - Donald Thompson - Albia, IA - d. 2-18-1989

actor/announcer: “The Right to Happiness”; “Those Happy Gilmans”

02-01-1904 - S. J. Perelman - NYC - d. 10-17-1979

humorist: “Information, Please”; “Author! Author!”; “Railroad Hour”

02-01-1905 - Joan Morgan - Kent, England - d. 7-22-2004

actor: “21st Precinct”

02-01-1906 - Hildegarde - Adell, WI - d. 7-29-2005

singer, pianist: (The Dear that Made Milwaukee Famous) “Hildegard Program”

02-01-1908 - George Pal - Cegled, Austria-Hungary - d. 5-2-1980

film producer, director: “Bud’s Bandwagon”

02-01-1909 - George Beverly Shea - Winchester, Ontario, Canada - d. 4-16-2013

gospel singer: “Song in the Night”

02-01-1912 - Clete Roberts - Portland, OR - d. 9-30-1984

news correspondent: Covered both World War II and Korea

02-01-1915 - Alan Burgess - Birmingham, England - d. 4-10-1998

author: wrote a series for the BBC on war heroes

02-01-1916 - Helen Walpole - Birmingham, AL - d. 5-26-1992

actor: Sylvia Bardine “Just Plain Bill”; Frances “Lorenzo Jones”

02-01-1920 - Walter Stone - Dunellen, NJ - d. 10-20-1999

comedy writer: “Robert Q. Lewis”

02-01-1922 - Miriam Wolfe - Brooklyn, NY - d. 9-29-2000

actor: Nancy “Witch’s Tale”

02-01-1922 - Renata Tebaldi - Pesaro, Italy - d. 12-19-2004

lyric soprano: “Bell Telephone Hour”; ”Metropolitan Opera

02-01-1924 - Bill Comstock - Rockbridge, OH

singer: (Four Freshmen) “The Four Freshmen”; “Music for Moderns”

02-01-1926 - John Blashill - d. 2-21-2006

disk jockey: KVOE Santa Ana, California

02-01-1926 - Nancy Gates - Dallas, TX

actor: “Masquerade”; “Orson Welles Theatre”

02-01-1926 - Stuart Whitman - San Francisco, CA

actor: “We Hold These Truths”

02-01-1937 - Don Everly - Brownie, KY

singer: (The Everly Brothers) “March of Dimes”; “Country Hoedown”

02-01-1941 - Marian Hailey - Portland, OR

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

02-01-1947 - Jessica Savitch - Wilmington, DE - d. 10-23-1983

co-host: “Teen Center”

02-02-1875 - Fritz Kreisler - Vienna, Austria - d. 1-29-1962

violinist, composer: “Telephone Hour”; “Concert Hall”; “Gospel In Song”

02-02-1877 - Charles Hanson Towne - Louisville, KY - d. 2-28-1949

poet/actor: Quarter hour weekly conversational program on CBS

02-02-1882 - Geoffrey O’Hara - Chatham, Canada - d. 1-31-1967

tenor: “Roxy and His Gang”

02-02-1882 - James Joyce - Dublin, Ireland - d. 1-13-1941

author: “NBC University Theatre”

02-02-1888 - Frank Lloyd - Glasgow, Scotland - d. 8-10-1960

film director: “Screen Guild Theatre”; “Robert Arden Round Table Discussion”

02-02-1888 - Lee Millar - Vancouver, Canada - d. 12-24-1941

actor: (Husband of Verna Felton) Appeared on various radio shows

02-02-1893 - Len Doyle - Toledo, OH - d. 12-6-1959

actor: Harrington “Mr, Distric Attorney”

02-02-1895 - George Halas - Chicago, IL - d. 10-31-1983

football coach: “Tops in Sports”

02-02-1898 - William Costello - Rhode Island - d. 10-9-1971

actor: Freddie Frog “Betty Boop Fables”

02-02-1899 - Benny Rubin - Boston, MA - d. 7-15-1986

comedian: Tout “Jack Benny Program”; “Benny Rubin’s Whirligig Revue”

02-02-1901 - Jascha Heifetz - Vilnius, Lithuania - d. 12-10-1987

classical violinist: “Telephone Hour”; “Soldiers in Greaspaint”; “Concert Hall”

02-02-1905 - Ayn Rand - St. Petersberg, Russia - d. 3-6-1982

author: “Lux Radio Theatre”

02-02-1905 - Jesse Johnson - Cumnock, NC - d. 5-16-1989

singer: “The Johnson Family Singers”

02-02-1908 - Cal Tinney - Pontotoc County, OK - d. 12-2-1993

actor: Binnacle Barnes “Robinson Crusoe, Jr.”

02-02-1909 - Beverly Freeland - Bristow, OK - d. 12-5-1996

singer: “Brezzing Along”; “Heinz Magazine of the Air”

02-02-1909 - Frank Albertson - Fergus Falls, MN - d. 2-29-1964

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

02-02-1909 - Purv Pullen - Philadelphia, PA - d. 10-18-1992

bird and animal imitator: Horatio G. Birdbath “The Spike Jones Show”

02-02-1911 - Everett Freeman - NYC - d. 1-24-1991

writer: “The Baby Snooks Show”; “The Eddie Cantor Show”

02-02-1911 - Jussi Bjorling - Stora Tuna, Sweden - d. 9-9-1960

singer: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

02-02-1912 - Burton Lane - NYC - d. 1-5-1997

composer: “Columbia Presents Corwin”; “Voices of Vista”

02-02-1912 - Stefan Schnabel - Berlin, Germany - d. 3-11-1999

actor: Herbert Yost “Joyce Jordan, M.D.”

02-02-1915 - Frank Telford - d. 5-19-1987

producer: “This Is Our Enemy”

02-02-1918 - Imogen Carpenter - Hot Springs, AR - d. 3-24-1993

actor: “Command Performance”

02-02-1920 - Hughie Green - London, England - d. 5-3-1997

host: “Opportunity Knocks”

02-02-1922 - Norman Marrgraff - Wisconsin - d. 4-30-2006

disk jockey: “Fritz the Plumber”

02-02-1923 - Bonita Granville - Chicago, IL - d. 10-11-1988

actor: “Continental Celebrity Club”; “Stars Over Hollywood”

02-02-1923 - Haleloke Kahuaolapus - Hilo, Hawaii Territory - d. 12-16-2004

singer: “Hawaii Calls”; “Arthur Godfrey Time”

02-02-1927 - Herb Kaplow - Manhattan, NY - d. 7-27-2013

newscaster: “News of the World”

02-02-1936 - Arthur Lyman - Kauai, HI - d. 2-24-2002

vibes: Won talent contest on Honolulu  radio, station KGMB

02-02-1940 - Sir David Jason - London, England

actor: “Week Ending  . . . “; “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”

02-03-1883 - Clarence Mulford - Streator, IL - d. 5-10-1956

creator of Hopalong Cassidy

02-03-1884 - Maude Davis - San Francisco, CA - d. 11-20-1946

vaudevillian: (Clark Sisters) “Eddie Cantor”; “Kate Smith”

02-03-1890 - Charles Correll - Peoria, IL - d. 9-26-1972

actor: Andrew Brown “Amos ‘n’ Andy”

02-03-1890 - Larry MacPhail - Cass City, MI - d. 10-1-1975

baseball executive: “Information, Please”; “Bill Stern Colgate Sports Newsreel”

02-03-1894 - Norman Rockwell - NYC - d. 11-8-1978

artist: “The Breakfast Club”

02-03-1895 - Carl F. Kroenke - San Francisco, CA - d. 9-3-1956

actor: Alec Furguson “Houseboat Hannah”; Dr. Glassman “Ma Perkins”

02-03-1895 - Nick Kenny - Astoria, NY - d. 12-1-1975

columnist, songwriter: Reader of inspirational verse

02-03-1899 - Doris Speed - Manchester, England - d. 11-16-1994

actor: “Remember It All”

02-03-1902 - Lillian Hardin Armstrong - Memphis, TN - d. 8-27-1971

pianist: “New Orleans Creole Jazz Band”

02-03-1903 - Martin Block - Los Angeles, CA - d. 9-19-1967

announcer, disc jockey: “Make-Believe Ballroom”; “Chesterfield Supper Club”

02-03-1907 - James Michener - NYC - d. 10-16-1997

author: “You and the World”

02-03-1907 - Paul Laven - d. 5-1-1950

writer: “The Bob Hope Show”

02-03-1910 - Nelson Case - Long Beach, CA - d. 3-24-1976

announcer: “Hour of Charm”; “New Carnation Contented Hour”

02-03-1913 - Janet Logan - Eldon, MO - d. 10-23-1965

actor: Stella Moore “Girl Alone”; Clara Blake “Romance of Helen Trent”

02-03-1915 - Bill Miller - Brooklyn, NY - d. 7-11-2006

piano, conductor: “Frank Sinatra”; “Jim Hawthorne Show”

02-03-1915 - Helen Hall - d. 2-15-1984

hostess: “One Woman’s New York”

02-03-1916 - Andy White - d. 3-29-1999

writer: “The Great Gildersleeve”, “Fred Waring Show”

02-03-1918 - Gene Baldridge - d. 6-18-1988

disk jockey: WSIP Paintsville, Kentucky

02-03-1918 - Joey Bishop - The Bronx, NY - d. 10-17-2007

actor: “Monitor’s Salute to Jimmy Durante”

02-03-1918 - Stanley Earl Cowan - NYC - d. 12-13-1991

director: “Club Hollywood”

02-03-1919 - Dolly Dawn - Newark, NJ - d. 12-11-2002

bandleader: “Dolly Dawn and Her Dawn Patrol”

02-03-1920 - Russell Arms - Berkely, CA - d. 2-13-2011

singer, actor: “Have Gun, Will Travel”

02-03-1924 - Leslie Stevens - Washington, D.C. - d. 4-24-1998

film director: “Stagestruck”

02-03-1925 - John Fiedler - Platteville, WI - d. 6-25-2005

actor: Homer Brown “The Aldrich Family”

02-03-1926 - Shelley Berman - Chicago, IL

actor: “Family Theatre”

02-03-1928 - Frankie Vaughan - Liverpool, England - d. 9-17-1999

singer: “Al Jolson Centenary”

02-03-1932 - Peggy Ann Garner - Canton, OH - d. 10-16-1984

actor: Esther Smith “Meet Me in St. Louis”

02-03-1933 - Suzan Ball - Jamestown, NY - d. 8-5-1955

actor: Intermission Guest “Lux Radio Theatre”

02-03-1950 - Morgan Fairchild - Dallas, TX

actor: Kate Wakefield “Faces of Love”; “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

02-04-1889 - Walter Catlett - San Francisco, Ca - d. 11-14-1960

actor: “This Is Your F.B.I.”; “Escape”; “Campbell Playhouse”

02-04-1895 - Nigel Bruce - Ensenada, Mexico - d. 10-8-1953

actor: Doctor John H. Watson “Advs. of Sherlock Holmes”

02-04-1898 - Art Balinger - California - d. 1-18-1980

announcer: “Here Comes McBride”; “Mr. and Mrs. North”

02-04-1901 - Tom McKnight - d. 4-22-1963

producer, director, writer: “Beulah Show”; “Gibson Family”

02-04-1902 - Charles A. Lindbergh - Detroit, MI - d. 8-26-1974

aviator: CBS awards program

02-04-1904 - MacKinlay Kantor - Webster City, IA - d. 10-11-1977

writer: “Lest We Forget”; “Author’s Playhouse”

02-04-1905 - Eddie Foy, Jr. - New Rochelle, NY - d. 7-15-1983

vaudevillian: “Starlight Operetta”; “Mitch Miller Show”

02-04-1908 - Jack Fraser - Lawrence, MA - d. 1-1-2000

newscaster: “John Gordon Fraser and the News”, “Monitor”

02-04-1908 - Manny Klein - NYC - d. 5-31-1994

trumpet: “The Ipana Troubadors”

02-04-1909 - Charles Simon - Tettenhall Wood, England - d. 5-16-2002

actor: “Mrs. Dale’s Diary”

02-04-1909 - Robert Coote - London, England - d. 11-26-1982

actor: “Campbell Playhouse”

02-04-1910 - Lansing Hatfield - Franklin, VA - d. 8-22-1954

singer: “Met Opera Auditions of the Air”

02-04-1912 - Byron Nelson - Waxachaie, TX - d. 9-26-2006

golfer: “The Bill Stern Sports Newsreel”

02-04-1912 - Erich Leinsdorf - Vienna, Austria - d. 9-11-1993

conductor: “NBC Symphony Orchestra”; “Pioneers of Music”; “Musicians Off Stage”

02-04-1915 - Ray Evans - Salamanca, NY - d. 2-15-2007

songwriter: “Hollywood Calling-George Fisher Interviews the Stars”

02-04-1916 - Frank Tarloff - Brooklyn, NY - d. 6-25-1999

writer: “Baby Snooks Show”; “Aldrich Family”; “Hardy Family”

02-04-1918 - Ida Lupino - London, England - d. 8-3-1995

panelist, actor: “Hollywood Byline”; “Screen Guild Theatre”

02-04-1921 - Betty Friedan - Peoria, IL - d. 2-4-2006

feminist, author: “Second Sunday”

02-04-1924 - Janet Waldo - Yakima, WA

actor: Corliss Archer “Meet Corliss Archer”; Irene Franklin “One Man’s Family”

02-04-1927 - Dolores Sutton - NYC - d. 5-11-2009

actor, writer: “The Author’s Studio”; “Radio City Playhouse”

02-04-1931 - Marion Ryan - Leeds, England - d. 1-15-1999

pop singer: “Ray Ellington Quarter”

02-04-1934 - Bruce Malmuth - Brooklyn, NY - d. 6-29-2005

director: New York Yankees baseball games

02-04-1935 - Delaney “Ben” Casey - Asheville, NC - d. 11-20-2007

talk show host: “Community Focus”

02-04-1955 - Michael Gow - Sydney, Australia

writer: “The Astronaut’s Wife”

02-05-1884 - Joan Harvey - Bangalore, India - d. 11-5-1965

writer: “The Hidden Valley”

02-05-1893 - Carlton Coon - Rochester, MN - d. 5-4-1932

bandleader: (Coon-Sanders Nighthawks) “Florsheim Frolic”

02-05-1898 - Sidney Fields - Milwaukee, WI - d. 9-28-1975

comic, comedy writer: “Abbott and Costello Show”; “It’s Time to Smile”

02-05-1901 - Arthur Sheekman - Chicago, IL - d. 1-12-1978

writer: “The Marx Brothers”

02-05-1906 - John Carradine - NYC - d. 11-27-1988

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

02-05-1908 - Aleen Leslie - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 2-2-2010

created “A Date with Judy”

02-05-1908 - Bob Dunn - Fort Gibson, OK - d. 5-27-1971

steel guitar: “The Musical Brownies”

02-05-1911 - Bert Wilson - d. 11-5-1955

chicago cubs play-by-play announcer 1944-1955

02-05-1912 - Tex Atchison - Rosine, KY - d. 8-4-1982

singer: (Prairie Ramblers) “Smile-a-While”

02-05-1918 - Bernard Dryer - Bridgeport, CT - d. 2-15-1995

writer,producer: “The Human Adventure”; “Cavalcade of America”

02-05-1918 - Tim Holt - Beverly Hills, CA - d. 2-15-1973

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

02-05-1919 - Red Buttons - NYC - d. 7-13-2006

actor: “Guest Star”; “Friar’s Club Roast”

02-05-1934 - Hank Aaron - Mobile, AL

baseball legend: “Baseball: An Action History”; “Tops In Sports”

02-05-1941 - David Selby - Morgantown, WV

actor: “Empire of the Air”

02-05-1942 - Susan Hill - Scarborough, England

writer: “Miss Lavender Is Dead”

02-06-1878 - Walter B. Pitkin - Ypsilanti, MI - d. 1-25-1953

author: “The Clearing House of Hope”; “We Americans”

02-06-1883 - Bennett Kilpack - Long Melford, England - d. 8-18-1962

actor: Mr. Keen “Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons”; “James Benson “David Harum”

02-06-1888 - Hugh Aspinwall - d. 1-23-1981

tenor, chief announcer: WHT Chicago, Illinois

02-06-1888 - Lucille Gleason - Pasadena, CA - d. 5-18-1947

actor: “Jimmy Gleason’s Diner”

02-06-1889 - Richard Bonelli - Port Byron, NY - d. 6-7-1980

baritone: “Universal Rhythm”

02-06-1895 - Babe Ruth - Baltimore, MD - d. 8-16-1948

baseball legend: “Advs. of Babe Ruth”; “Here’s Babe Ruth”

02-06-1897 - Erna Sack - Spandau-Berlin, Germany - d. 3-2-1972

singer: (The German Nightingale) “General Motors Concerts”

02-06-1899 - Ramon Novarro - Durango, Mexico - d. 10-30-1968

actor: Freelance

02-06-1902 - George Brunis - New Orleans, LA - d. 11-17-1984

trombonist: “This Is Jazz”; “Tennessee Ernie Show”

02-06-1902 - Louis Nizer - London, England - d. 11-10-1994

attorney, author: “Words at War”; “Author Meets the Critics”

02-06-1903 - Claudio Arrau - Chillans, Chile - d. 6-9-1991

classical pianist: “New York Philharmonic”; “Music America Loves Best”

02-06-1911 - John Allen Wolfe - Louisville, KY - d. 6-6-1996

announcer: “Capitol Family Hour”; “Our Gal Sunday”; “Woman of Courage”

02-06-1911 - Ronald “Dutch” Reagan - Tampico, IL - d. 6-5-2004

panelist, actor: “Hollywood Byline”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

02-06-1913 - John Lund - Rochester, NY - d. 5-10-1992

actor: Johnny Dollar “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”; Chaplain Jim “Chaplain Jim”

02-06-1913 - Porter Bourne - d. 8-28-2001

announcer: WXYZ Detroit

02-06-1914 - Thurl Ravenscroft - Norfolk, NE - d. 5-22-2005

singer: (Member Sportsmen Quartet) “Jack Benny Program”

02-06-1916 - Violet Koehler - Wilton, WI - d. 10-4-1973

guitar: (Coon Creek Girls) “WLS National Barn Dance”; “Renfro Valley Barn Dance”

02-06-1917 - Penny Olsen - Milwaukee, WI - d. 8-17-2000

singer: (Wife of Johnny Olsen) “Ladies Be Seated”; “Rumpus Room”

02-06-1917 - Raymond Katz - NYC - d. 3-23-2000

director, creator: “Navy Hour”; “Maisie”; “Woman of the Year”

02-06-1917 - Zsa Zsa Gabor - Budapest, Hungary

actor: Intermission Guest: “Lux Radio Theatre”

02-06-1919 - Joe Graydon - Washington, D.C. - d. 5-19-2001

singer: “Your Hit Parade”

02-06-1926 - Bob Trow - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 11-2-1998

wrote and produced commercials for radio

02-06-1926 - Nancy Overton - NYC - d. 4-5-2009

singer: (The Chordettes)”Stars for Defense”; “Guest Star”

02-06-1927 - Smoky Burgess - Caroleen, NC - d. 9-15-1991

sportscaster: “Sports Report”

02-06-1929 - Keith Waterhouse - Leeds, Yorkshire, England - d. 9-4-2009

author: his book “Billy Liar” adapted for radio

02-06-1933 - Leslie Crowther - Nottingham, England - 9-28-1996

comedian: “Crowther’s Crowd”; “Variety Playhouse”

02-06-1934 - Bryan Cooper - Paris, France

writer: “Operation North Sea”; “The Ragged Edge”

02-06-1943 - Fabian (Forte) - Philadelphia, PA

singer: “NASA Special Report”

02-06-1951 - Kevin Whatley - Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England

actor: “Sherlock Holmes”

02-07-1812 - Charles Dickens - Portsmouth, England - d. 6-9-1870

author: Many of his works adapted for radio

02-07-1866 - George Ade - d. 5-1-1944

humorist: WJZ New York City

02-07-1867 - Laura Ingalls Wilder - Pepin, WI - d. 2-10-1957

author: some her works adapted for radio

02-07-1883 - Eubie Blake - Baltimore, MD - d. 2-12-1983

jazz pianist: “Ragtime”; “White House Jazz Festival”

02-07-1885 - Sinclair Lewis - Sauk Centre, MN - d. 1-10-1951

novelist: “Campbell Playhouse”; “Ford Theatre”; “Cavalcade of America”

02-07-1895 - Irving Aaronson - NYC - d. 5-10-1963

bandleader: “Irving Aaronson and His Orchestra”

02-07-1896 - Earl Burtnett - Harrisburg, PA - d. 1-2-1936

orchestra leader: KHJ Los Angeles, California

02-07-1901 - Bob Stephenson - Washington - d. 9-5-1970

announcer: “Jeff Regan, Investigator”; “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”

02-07-1903 - Graeme Lorimer - Wyncote, PA - d. 9-6-1983

writer: “Maudie’s Diary”

02-07-1908 - Bill Johnstone - Brooklyn, NY - d. 11-1-1996

actor: Lamont Cranston/Shadow “The Shadow”; Sam Young “Pepper Young’s Family”

02-07-1908 - Larry “Buster” Crabbe - Oakland, CA - d. 4-23-1983

actor: “George Jessel Show”; “Hollywood Showcase”

02-07-1914 - George Bassman - NYC - d. 6-26-1997

arranger for Andre Kostelanetz

02-07-1915 - Arthur Kurland - d. 12-24-1992

producer: “Keep ‘Em Rolling”

02-07-1915 - Eddie Bracken - Astoria, NY - d. 11-14-2002

comedian: “Eddie Bracken Show”; Dizzy Stevens “Aldrich Family”

02-07-1918 - Eugene Cines - NYC - d. 3-22-2004

manager of CBS Music Library

02-07-1921 - Wilma Lee Cooper - Valley Head, WV - d. 9-13-2011

bluegrass musician: “Country Style U.S.A.”; “Country Music Time”

02-07-1923 - Jiri Pelikan - Olomouc, Czechoslovakia - d. 6-26-1999

head of the state run radio system who eliminated censorship

02-07-1923 - Keefe Brasselle - Elyria, OH - d. 7-7-1981

actor: “Stars in the Air”

02-07-1924 - Flo Gibson - San Francisco, CA - d. 1-7-2011

actor: “Pat Novak for Hire”

02-07-1924 - Hattie Jacques - Sandgate, Kent, England - d. 10-6-1980

actor: Sophie Tuckshop “It’s That Man Again”; Agatha Dangelbody “Educating Archie”

02-07-1926 - Al Ramsen - NYC - d. 3-12-1984

actor: “Lights Out”; “Suspense”; “The Ford Theatre”

02-07-1936 - Teddy Bart - Johnstown, PA

host: “Teddy Bart’s Roundtable”

02-07-1949 - Susan Boyd - Glasgow, Scotland - d. 6-18-2004

writer: “Another Day”

02-08-1828 - Jules Verne - Nantes, France - d. 3-24-1905

pioneering science fiction writer: Several of his works adapted for radio

02-08-1868 - Evangeline Adams - d. 11-10-1932

astrologist: “Horoscope Talks”

02-08-1878 - Benicia Batione - d. 5-xx-1965

spanish instructor of conversational spanish: KOA Denver, Colorado

02-08-1886 - Charlie Ruggles - Los Angeles, CA - d. 12-23-1970

comedian: “Texaco Star Theatre”; “Suspense”; “This Is My Best”

02-08-1888 - Edith Evans - London, England - d. 10-14-1976

actor: “Kaleidoscope”

02-08-1890 - Irving Kaufman - Syracuse, NY - d. 1-3-1976

singer: “Champion Sparkers”; “Broadway Vanities”

02-08-1891 - Edward Bierstadt - d. 2-3-1970

writer: “The Shadow”; “Empire Builders”

02-08-1892 - Will Aubrey - Lithuania - d. 1-3-1958

actor: (The Bard of the Byways) “Fleischmann’s Yeast Hour”

02-08-1893 - Ed Fitzgerald - Troy, NY - d. 3-22-1982

host: “The Fitzgeralds”

02-08-1894 - King Vidor - Galveston, TX - d. 11-1-1982

film director: “Screen Director’s Playhouse”; “Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood”

02-08-1902 - Lyle Talbot - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 3-3-1996

actor: “Your Hollywood Informer”; “Calling All Cars”; “The Unexpected”

02-08-1904 - Charles Sears - Hoopeston, IL - d. 8-12-1987

tenor: “National Barn Dance”; “Musical Memories”

02-08-1905 - Don Ball - Block Island, RI - d. 1-7-1974

staff announcer for CBS during the 1930s.

02-08-1905 - Henry King - d. 8-8-1974

orchestra leader: “Burns and Allen”

02-08-1905 - Truman Bradley - Sheldon, MO - d. 7-28-1974

announcer: “Easy Aces”; “Red Skelton & Co.”; “Drene Show”

02-08-1907 - Phil Davis - Cincinnati, OH - d. 12-10-1985

musician: “Avalon Time”; “Scramby Amby”

02-08-1907 - Ray Middleton - Chicago, IL - d. 4-10-1984

actor: Abraham Lincoln “Honest Abe”

02-08-1908 - Myron McCormick - Albany, IN - d. 7-30-1962

actor: Christopher Wells “Advs. of Christopher Wells”

02-08-1911 - Judith Allen - NYC - d. 10-5-1996

actor: Margo Lane “The Shadow”

02-08-1912 - Margot Stevenson - NYC - d. 1-2-2011

actor: Margo Lane “The Shadow”

02-08-1913 - Betty Field - Boston, MA - d. 9-13-1973

actor: Mary Aldrich “Aldrich Family”

02-08-1913 - Taylor Grant - Philadelphia, PA - d. 2-24-1998

newscaster: “Headline Edition”

02-08-1915 - George “Doc” Abraham - Wayland, NY - d. 1-27-2005

gardner, host: “The Green Thumb”

02-08-1917 - Robert Dryden - d. 12-16-2003

actor: Doctor West “We Love and Learn”; Sergeant Maggio “Call the Police”

02-08-1919 - Buddy Morrow - New Haven, CT - d. 9-27-2010

bandleader/trombonist: “One Night Stand”; “Army Bandstand”

02-08-1920 - Lana Turner - Wallace, ID - d. 6-29-1995

actor: “Abbott and Costello”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

02-08-1920 - Robert Garnett “Buddy” Blattner - St. Louis, MO - d. 9-4-2009

announcer: teamed with Dizzy Dean on St. Louis Browns radio

02-08-1922 - Morley Meredith - Winnipeg, Canada - d. 2-3-2000

baritone: “Metropolitan Opera”

02-08-1924 - Audrey Meadows - Wu Chang, China - d. 2-3-1996

actor: “The Honeymooners” (TV sound track on radio)

02-08-1925 - Francis Webb - Adelaide, Australia - d. 11-23-1973

writer: “Birthday”

02-08-1925 - Jack Lemmon - Newton, MA - d. 6-27-2001

actor: “Dimension X”; “X Minus One”; Dr. Brent “Road of Life”

02-08-1931 - James Dean - Byron, IN - d. 9-30-1955

actor: “Hallmark Playhouse”

02-08-1941 - Martin Huston - Lexington, KY - d. 8-8-2001

actor: Jeep Allison “My Son Jeep”

02-08-1943 - Jan Needle - Portsmouth, England

wrote radio plays in New Zealand, England and Australia

02-09-1883 - Joseph King - Austin, TX - d. 4-11-1951

announcer: “Mr. and Mrs. North”; “A Report to the Nation”

02-09-1884 - Wilmer Walter - Philadelphia, PA - d. 8-23-1941

actor: David Harum “David Harum”; Andy Agnes “The Gumps”

02-09-1889 - Bob Clark - Janesville, WI - d. 9-xx-1967

organist: “Smilin’ Ed McConnell”

02-09-1891 - Ronald Colman - Richmond, Surrey, England - d. 5-19-1958

actor: William Todhunter Hall “Halls of Ivy”; “Jack Benny Program”

02-09-1892 - Frank W. Asper - Salt Lake City, UT - d. 11-8-1973

organist: “Music and the Spoken Word”

02-09-1892 - Peggy Wood - Brooklyn, NY - d. 3-18-1978

actor: “NBC Present Eugene O’Neill”; “Great Scenes from Great Plays”; “

02-09-1901 - Brian Donlevy - Cleveland, OH - d. 4-5-1972

actor: Steve Mitchell “Dangerous Assignment”

02-09-1901 - Walter Preston - Quincy, IL - d. 8-7-1982

singer: “Philco Hour”

02-09-1902 - Chester A. Lauck - Alleene, AR - d. 2-21-1980

comedian: Columbus ‘Lum’ Edwards “Lum and Abner”

02-09-1902 - Fred Harman, Sr. - St. Joseph, MO - d. 1-2-1982

cartoonist: Creator of Red Ryder

02-09-1904 - Carmen Miranda - Lisbon, Portugal - d. 8-5-1955

singer: “Hello Americans”

02-09-1910 - Peanuts Holland - Norfold, VA - d. 2-7-1979

jazz trumpeter, singer: “One Night Stand”; “Jubilee”; “Yank Swing Session”

02-09-1911 - Harry Kramer - Philadelphia, PA - d. 1-23-1996

announcer: “Alfred Antonini Orchestra”; “Mike and Buff’s Mailbag”

02-09-1912 - Bob Armstrong - Buffalo, NY - d. 4-25-1994

orchestra director: NBC 1942

02-09-1912 - Bob Hannon - Chicago, IL - d. 2-16-1993

singer: “American Melody Hour”; “Waltz Time”

02-09-1913 - Erskine Butterfield - Syracuse, NY - d. 7-11-1961

jazz musician: “Cats ‘n’ Jammers”

02-09-1914 - Bob Hite - Decatur, IN - d. 2-18-2000

announcer: “Challenge of the Yukon”; “Green Hornet”; “Casey, Crime Photographer”

02-09-1914 - Ernest Tubb - Crisp, TX - d. 9-6-1984

singer: (The Texas Troubador) “Grand Ole Opry”

02-09-1914 - Ralph Hermann - Milwaukee, WI - d. 7-28-1994

bandleader: “Herb Oscar Anderson Show”

02-09-1915 - Charlotte Holland - d. 1-13-1997

actor: Nita Bennett “Lone Journey”; Nora Drake “This is Nora Drake”

02-09-1921 - Gene Lyons - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 7-8-1974

actor: Freelance

02-09-1922 - Kathryn Grayson - Winston-Salem, NC - d. 2-17-2010

singer: “Mail Call”

02-09-1923 - Milena Miller - d. 7-20-2001

vocalist: “The Stu Erwin Show”

02-09-1930 - Garner Ted Armstrong - Portland, OR - d. 9-15-2003

preacher: (Son of Herbert W. Armstrong) “Plain Truth”; “The World Tomorrow”

02-09-1937 - Clete Boyer - Cassville, MO - d. 6-4-2007

baseball player: “Tops in Sports”

02-09-1939 - Janet Suzman - Johannesburg, South Africa

actor: “Guest Panelist “Quote...Unquote”

02-09-1949 - Judith Light - Trenton, NJ

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

02-10-1868 - William Allen White - Emporia, KS - d. 1-31-1944

writer: “American Forum of the Air”; “University of Chicago Round Table”

02-10-1872 - Marguerite Wells - Milwaukee, WI - d. 8-12-1959

president of the national league of women’s voters: “Commado Mary”

02-10-1892 - Alan Hale, Sr. - Washington, D.C. - d. 1-22-1950

actor:“Lux Radio Theatre”

02-10-1893 - Bill Tilden - Germantown, PA - d. 6-4-1953

tennis player: “Information Please”

02-10-1893 - Jimmy Durante - NYC - d. 1-29-1980

comedian: (Da Schnozz) Claudius ‘Brainy’ Bowers “Jumbo Fire Chief Program”

02-10-1897 - Judith Anderson - Adelaide, Australia - d. 1-3-1992

actor: Royal Gelatin Hour”

02-10-1899 - Dolph Gobel - Regensburg, Germany - d. 8-xx-1970

organist: “Ethel and Albert”; “Doplh Goebel Trio”

02-10-1900 - Lou Breese - d. 1-11-1969

bandleader: “Invitation to the Fair”

02-10-1902 - Jose Cortes - d. 1-21-1996

fiddle: “The Swift Jewel Cowboys”

02-10-1902 - Stella Adler - NYC - d. 12-21-1992

acting teacher: “Fleischmann’s Yeast Hour”

02-10-1903 - Lewis Allan - NYC - d. 10-30-1986

writer for theatre, radio, television and films

02-10-1905 - Chick Webb - d. 6-16-1939

bandleader: “Chick Webb and His Orhestra”

02-10-1906 - Lon Chaney, Jr. - Oklahoma City,  Oklahoma Territory - d. 7-12-1973

actor: “Pursuit of Happiness”

02-10-1910 - Joyce Grenfell - London, England - d. 11-30-1979

writer, actor: “How”; “A Note with Music”; “We Beg to Differ”

02-10-1913 - James Monks - NYC - d. 10-2-1994

actor: Jim Brandon “The Avenger” I. A. Moto “Mr. I. A. Moto”

02-10-1914 - Larry Adler - Baltimore, MD - d. 8-6-2001

harmonica player: “Forecast”

02-10-1922 - Neva Patterson - Nevada, IA

actor: “Cavalcade of America”

02-10-1927 - Leontyne Price - Laurel, MS

singer: “Metropolitan Opera”

02-10-1929 - Jerry Goldsmith - Los Angeles, CA - d. 7-21-2004

composer, conductor: “Frontier Gentleman”; “Romance”

02-10-1930 - Robert Wagner - Detroit, MI

panelist: “Juke Box Jury”; “Suspense”

02-11-1882 - John H. Mills - Bellfonte, PA - d. 12-8-1967

singer: (Father of the Mills Brothers)  “Mills Brothers Quartette”

02-11-1891 - Paul Ash - Saxony, Germany - d. 7-13-1958

orchestra leader: “The Merry Mad Gang Program”

02-11-1892 - Harry Swan - d. 1-16-1953

animal imitator: “Let’s Pretend”

02-11-1901 - Fritz Blocki - d. 5-14-1972

writer: “Chick Carter, Boy Detective”

02-11-1905 - Liebert Lombardo - London, Canada - d. 6-16-1993

musician: (Guy Lombardo’s Orchestra) “Lady Esther Serenade”

02-11-1906 - James Jewell - d. 8-5-1975

writer, actor director: “The Lone Ranger”

02-11-1907 - Art Millet - Chicago, IL - d. 4-9-1943

announcer: “American Album of Familiar Music”; “Popeye”

02-11-1908 - Hiram Sherman - Boston, MA - d. 4-11-1989

actor: “Les Miserables”; “Mercury Theatre on the Aie”

02-11-1908 - Philip Dunne - NYC - d. 6-2-1992

screenwriter, director: “Lux Radio Theatre”

02-11-1909 - Joseph L. Mankiewicz - Wilkes-Barre, PA - d. 2-5-1993

screenwriter, film director: “Theatre Guild On the Air”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

02-11-1909 - Max Baer - Omaha, NE - d. 11-21-1959

heavyweight boxing champion, actor: Lucky Smith “Lucky Smith”

02-11-1916 - Walter Brown Newman - NYC - d. 10-14-1993

writer: “Escape”; “Gunsmoke”; “On Stage”; “Robers of the Gazette”

02-11-1917 - Sidney Sheldon - Chicago, IL - d. 1-30-2007

writer: “Lux Radio Theatre”

02-11-1919 - Eva Gabor - Budapest, Hungary - d. 7-4-1995

disc jockey: “Little Night Music”

02-11-1920 - Billy Halop - NYC - d. 11-9-76

actor: Bobby Benson “Bobby Benson Adventures”; Dick Kent “Home, Sweet Home”

02-11-1926 - Leslie Nielsen - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada - d. 11-28-2010

actor: “Jive Patrol”

02-11-1928 - Kenneth Johnson - Randolph County, NC

singer: “The Johnson Family Singers”

02-12-1809 - Abraham Lincoln - Hardin County, KY - d. 4-15-1865

u.s. president: Many works on radio dedicated to his life

02-12-1867 - Joe E. Howard - NYC - d. 5-19-1961

singer, composer: “Gay Nineties Revue”

02-12-1880 - John L. Lewis - Lucas, IA - d. 6-11-1969

union leader: “Meet the Press”

02-12-1884 - Alice Roosevelt Longworth - NYC - d. 2-20-1980

daughter of Theodore Roosevelt: “Information, Please”

02-12-1884 - Bessie McCammon - Cincinnati, OH - d. 3-2-1964

actor: Jessie King “Lone Journey”; Olivia McEvoy “Young Widder Brown”

02-12-1888 - Victor Kolar - Budapest, Hungary - d. 1-16-1957

conductor: “Ford Sunday Evening Hour”

02-12-1893 - Omar Bradley - Clark, MO - d. 4-8-1981

general of the army: “What Are We Fighting For?”; “U.S.O. Campaign”

02-12-1898 - Charles Brendler - d. 7-29-1965

music director: “The Navy Hour”

02-12-1898 - Curt Peterson - Albert Lea, MN - d. 4-23-1980

announcer: “Jones and Hare”; “The Pure Oil Band”

02-12-1898 - Roy Harris - Lincoln County, Oklahoma Territory - d. 10-1-1979

composer: “New York Philharmonic”; “Comtemporary Composers Concerts”

02-12-1898 - Wallace Ford - Batton, England - d. 6-11-1966

actor: “Hollywood on the Air”; “Royal Gelatin Hour”

02-12-1899 - Ray Knight - Salem, MA - d. 2-12-1953

actor: Ambrose J. Weems “Cuckoo Hour”; shopkeeper “House in the Country”

02-12-1902 - Tom Waring - Tyrone, PA - d. 12-29-1960

composer: (Brother of Fred) “The Fred Waring Show”

02-12-1903 - Todd Duncan - Danville, IL - d. 2-28-1998

baritone: “NY Philharmonic Symphony”; “First American Opera”

02-12-1904 - Joseph Kearns - Salt Lake City, UT - d. 2-17-1962

actor, host: Melvyn Foster “A Date with Judy”; Man in Black “Suspense”

02-12-1904 - Ted Mack - Greeley, CO - d. 7-12-1976

emcee: “Original Amateur Hour”

02-12-1905 - Harry Bellaver (Belaver) - Hillsboro, IL - d. 8-8-1993

actor: “Cavalcade of America”; “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

02-12-1909 - Barry Wood - New Haven, CT - d. 7-19-1970

singer, host: “Million-Dollar Band”; “Your Hit Parade”

02-12-1910 - Ken Roberts - The Bronx, NY - d. 6-19-2009

actor, announcer: Commissioner Weston “The Shadow”; “Easy Aces”

02-12-1912 - Kylie Tennant - Manly, Australia - d. 2-29-1988

writer: “Tether a Dragon”

02-12-1912 - Stan Kenton - Wichita, KS - d. 8-25-1979

bandleader: “Bob Hope Show”; “Stan Kenton Concerts”

02-12-1914 - Tex Beneke - Fort Worth, TX - d. 5-30-2000

tenor sax, singer, bandleader: “Glenn Miller and His Orchestra”; “Sunset Serenade”

02-12-1915 - Lorne Greene - Ottowa, Canada - d. 9-11-1987

host Western Night: “Sears Radio Theatre”

02-12-1916 - Max Geldray - Amsterdam, Netherlands - d. 12-5-2004

vocalist: “The Goon Show”

02-12-1919 - Forrest Tucker - Plainfield, IN - d. 10-25-1986

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

02-12-1920 - Shirley Yamaguchi - Manchuria, China

actor: “New Edgar Bergen Hour”; “Geroge Fisher Interviews the Stars”

02-12-1923 - Mel Powell - NYC - d. 4-24-1998

pianist, composer: “Jam”; “I Sustain These Wings”; “Grand Roundup”

02-12-1926 - Joe Garagiola - St. Louis, MO

sportscaster

02-12-1927 - Ann Gillis - Little Rock, AR

actor: Judy Foster “A Date with Judy”

02-12-1927 - Bobby Winkler - Chicago, IL - d. 12-28-1989

actor: Newsboy “Big Town”

02-12-1928 - William Edward Olvis - Hollywood, CA - d. 11-27-1998

opera singer: “Metropolitan Opera”

02-12-1929 - Diana Olsson - London, England - d. 10-11-2003

actor: “Phillip O’Dell Mysteries”; “Doomsday Book”

02-13-1877 - Sidney Smith - d. 10-20-1935

comic strip writer: “The Gumps” based on his comic strip

02-13-1900 - Wingy Manone - New Orleans, LA - d. 7-9-1982

orchestra leader: “Saturday Night Swing Club”; “Young Man with a Band”

02-13-1904 - Erwin D. Canham - Auburn, ME - d. 1-3-1982

news commentator: “Christian Science Monitor Views the News”

02-13-1905 - Fred Jeske - Ferguson, MO - d. 11-24-1957

actor: Uncle Remus “Uncle Remus”

02-13-1905 - Michael Durso - Brooklyn, NY - d. 12-25-1975

trombonist: “Eddie Cantor Show”; “Rudy Vallee Show”

02-13-1908 - Lennie Hayton - NYC - d. 4-24-1971

conductor: “Your Hit Parade”; “Ipana Troubadors”

02-13-1908 - Pauline Frederick - Gallitzin, PA - d. 5-9-1990

newscaster: “News of Tomorrow”; “Pauline Frederick News”; “Second Sunday”

02-13-1911 - Jean Muir - NYC - d. 7-23-1996

actor: “Great Plays”; “The Magic Key”

02-13-1912 - Art Rollini - d. 12-31-1993

saxophone: (The Benny Goodman Orchestra) “Let’s Dance”

02-13-1912 - Margaretta Scott - London, England - d. 4-15-2005

actor: “The Merchant of Venice”

02-13-1913 - Frank Phares - d. 12-24-1968

writer: “This Is Your FBI”

02-13-1915 - Lyle Bettger - Philadelphia, PA - d. 9-24-2003

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Family Theatre”

02-13-1916 - Albert Harris - London, England - d. 1-14-2005

conductor, composer: “Four-Star Playhouse”; “NBC University Theatre”

02-13-1916 - James Griffith - Los Angeles, CA - d. 9-17-1993

actor: “Gunsmoke”

02-13-1916 - Ruth Batcheller - d. 7-15-1990

woman’s program on WACE Massachusetts

02-13-1917 - Clara Antonetti - d. 10-27-1995

broadcaster on WTSA Brattleboro, Vermont

02-13-1919 - Joan Edwards - NYC - d. 8-27-1981

singer: “Chesterfield Presents”; “Your Hit Parade”

02-13-1919 - “Tennessee” Ernie Ford - Bristol, TN - d. 10-17-1991

singer: “Tennessee Ernie Ford Show”

02-13-1920 - Eileen Farrell - Willimantic, CT - d. 3-23-2002

singer: “Eileen Farrell Sings”; “Prudential Family Hour”

02-13-1923 - Gene Ames - Malden, MA - d. 4-26-1997

singer,: (Ames Brothers) “Sing It Again”; “Robert Q. Lewis Show”

02-13-1925 - Tom Shanahan - Milwaukee, WI - d. 3-10-2014

disk jockey: “Club 60”; “Gaslight Club”

02-13-1927 - Jim McReynolds - Carfax, VA - d. 12-31-2002

guitarist: (Jim and Jesse) “Grand Ole Opry”

02-13-1928 - Dorothy McGuire - Middleton, OH - d. 9-7-2012

singer: (The McGuire Sisters) “Arthur Godfrey Time”

02-13-1930 - Frank Buxton - Wellesley, MA

author: “Golden Age of Radio”; “KIRO Mystery Playhouse”

02-13-1932 - Susan Oliver - NYC - d. 5-10-1990

actor: “Zero Hour”

02-13-1933 - Kim Novak - Chicago, IL

actor: “Bud’s Bandwagon”

02-14-1884 - Grace Valentine - Springfield, OH - d. 11-12-1964

actor: Minnie Grady “Stella Dallas”

02-14-1890 - John Vincent Lawless Hogan - Phildelphia, PA - d. 12-29-1960

chief laboratory assistant to Lee De Forest, invented single-dial tuning

02-14-1894 - Jack Benny - Chicago, IL - d. 12-26-1974

comedian: “Jack Benny Program”

02-14-1896 - Anson Weeks - Oakland, CA - d. 2-7-1969

bandleader: “Lucky Strike Show”; “Lady Esther Serenade”; “M.J.B. Coffee Program”

02-14-1897 - Victor Lindlahr - d. 1-26-1969

commentator: “Talks on Diet”

02-14-1900 - Eddie Marr - New Jersey - d. 8-25-1987

actor: Press Agent “Jack Carson Show”; “Jack Benny Program”; “I Fly Anything”

02-14-1900 - Jessica Dragonette - Calcutta, India - d. 3-18-1980

singer: (Queen of Radio) “Philco Hour Theatre of Memories”

02-14-1901 - Peggy Allenby - NYC - d. 3-23-1966

actor: Susan Price “David Harun”; Mary Andrews “Archie Andrews”

02-14-1902 - Larry Teich - d. 1-xx-1978

actor. writer: “Billie the Brownie”

02-14-1902 - Stu Erwin - Squaw Valley, CA - d. 12-21-1967

comedian: Fairchild Finnegan “Phone Again Finnegan”

02-14-1904 - Bruce Barrington - d. 11-4-1990

newscaster: WEBQ Harrisburg, Illinois

02-14-1905 - Thelma Ritter - Brooklyn, NY - d. 2-5-1969

actor: “Aldrich Family”; “Big Town “; “McGarry and His Mouse”

02-14-1906 - John Goldwater - NYC - d. 2-20-1999

Created “Archie”

02-14-1907 - Art Hern - Mannington, WV - d. 8-4-1997

actor: Ichabod Mudd “Captain Midnight”; “Richard Stone “Today’s Children”

02-14-1908 - Lonnie Glosson - Judsonia, AR - d. 3-2-2001

country music harmonica player: “Grand Ole Opry”

02-14-1909 - Carlton Moss - Newark, NJ - d. 8-10-1997

writer, creator: “Community Forum”

02-14-1912 - Jack Brooks - Liverpool, England - d. 11-8-1971

composer, lyricist: “Dick Tracy in B Flat”

02-14-1912 - Tyler McVey - Bay City, MI - d. 7-4-2003

actor: Elwood Giddings “One Man’s Family”; Tyler “Glamour Manor”

02-14-1913 - Matt Dennis - Seattle, WA - d. 6-21-2002

singer: “Sextette from Hunger Show”; “Victor Borge Show”

02-14-1913 - Mel Allen - Birmingham, AL - d. 6-16-1996

sportscaster, announcer: “White Owl Sports Smoker”; “Truth or Consequences”

02-14-1915 - Irving Gordon - Brooklyn, NY - d. 12-1-1996

scripted Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s On First” routine

02-14-1915 - Oliver B. Greene - Greenville, SC - d. 7-26-1976

baptist evangelist: “The Gospel Hour”

02-14-1916 - Bill Murtaugh - Chagrin Falls, OH - d. 9-22-2006

CBS sound engineer from 1944 to 1981

02-14-1916 - Eddie Arcaro - Cincinnati, OH - d. 11-14-1997

jockey: “Pabst Blue Ribbon Sport of Kings”; “Tops In Sports”

02-14-1920 - Jack Lesberg - Boston, MA - d. 9-17-2005

jazz bassist: “Eddie Condon’s Jazz Concert”

02-14-1921 - Hugh Downs - Akron, OH

announcer, emcee: “Doctors Today”; “Dave Garroway Show”

02-14-1922 - Murray “The K” Kaufman - NYC - d. 2-22-1982

disc jockey: “A Tribute to Murray the K”

02-14-1923 - Cesare Siepi - Milan, Italy - d. 7-5-2010

opera singer: “Voice of Firestone”; “Metropolitan Opera”

02-14-1925 - Grant Krueger - d. 9-14-2008

musician: “Heinie and His Grenadiers”; “GK and the Executives”

02-14-1926 - Jack Bainter - d. 2-20-1970

disk jockey: KHQ Spokane, Washington

02-14-1927 - Lois Maxwell - Kitchener, Canada - d. 9-29-2007

actor: started career in radio

02-14-1928 - Barbara Marie Cameron - Dayton, OH

singer: “Moon River”; “Dave and Barbara”

02-14-1929 - Bobby Ramsen - NYC

actor: “The Eternal Light”; “Let’s Pretend”; “Dick Tracy”

02-14-1931 - Brian Kelly - Detroit, MI - d. 2-12-2005

actor: Started career doing radio commercials in Detroit

02-14-1931 - Phyllis McGuire - Middletown, OH

singer: (The McGuire Sisters) “Arthur Godfrey Time”

02-14-1934 - Florence Henderson - Dale, IN

singer: “Coke Time with Eddie Fisher”

02-14-1941 - Billy Goodman - d. 2-10-2009

disk jockey: “The Billy Goodman Happening”

02-14-1952 - Anton Lesser

actor: Marcus Didius Falco “Falco”

02-15-1882 - John Barrymore - Philadelphia, PA - d. 5-29-1942

actor: (The Great Profile) “Streamlined Shakespeare”; “Rudy Vallee Show”

02-15-1883 - Sax Rohmer - London, England - d. 6-1-1959

writer: “Fu Manchu detective novels

02-15-1893 - Walter Donaldson - NYC - d. 7-15-1947

songwriter: “Fitch Bandwagon”

02-15-1896 - Arthur Shields - d. 4-27-1970

actor: (Brother of Barry Fitzgerald) “Cavalcade of America”

02-15-1899 - Anthony Gilbert (Lucy Beatrice Malleson) - London, England - d. 12-9-1973

author: “Black Death”

02-15-1899 - Gale Sondergaard - Litchfield, MN - d. 8-14-1985

actor: “Columbia Presents Corwin”

02-15-1905 - Harold Arlen - Buffalo, NY - d. 4-23-1986

composer: “Songs By Arlen”; “Kraft Program”; “Good New of 1940”

02-15-1907 - Cesar Romero - NYC - d. 1-1-1994

actor: “Movietone Radio Theatre”

02-15-1908 - Hartzell Spence - Clarion, IA - d. 5-9-2001

writer: “Cavalcade of America”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

02-15-1908 - Hugh Wedlock, Jr. - d. 12-13-1993

writer: “Jack Benny Program”; “Lum and Abner”; “That’s My Pop”

02-15-1908 - William Janney - NYC - d. 12-22-1992

actor: Gary Haven “We are Always Young”; Howie Wing “Howie Wing”

02-15-1910 - Vladimir Selinsky - Kiev, Russia - d. 9-6-1984

music: “The Doctor Fights”; “The FBI in Peace and War”; “The Electric Theatre”

02-15-1912 - Howard Harris - d. 3-22-1986

writer: “Abbott and Costello Show”; “Amazing Mr. Smith”; “Mr. and Mrs. North”

02-15-1914 - Kevin McCarthy - Seattle, WA - d. 9-11-2010

actor: Richard Lawless “Richard Lawless”

02-15-1914 - Roland Kibbee - Monongahela, PA - d. 8-5-1984

writer: “The Fred Allen Show”

02-15-1916 - Mary Jane Croft - Muncie, IN - d. 8-24-1999

actor: Sandra Martin “Story of Sandra Martin”; Alice Henderson “Beulah”

02-15-1918 - Hank Locklin - Mc Lellan, FL - d. 3-8-2009

played guitar and sang on radio stations across the South as a teenager

02-15-1918 - Jean Hatton - Denver, CO - d. 5-2-2009

assistant to Fulton Lewis, Jr.

02-15-1919 - Frank Behrens - Sheboygan, WI - d. 12-15-1986

actor: Billie “Billie the Brownie”; Jack Armstrong “Jack Armstrong”

02-15-1922 - Otis Carney - Chicago, IL - d. 1-1-2006

writer: “Words at War”

02-15-1923 - Keene Curtis - Salt Lake City, UT - d. 10-13-2002

actor: NPR Playhouse “Star Wars”

02-15-1924 - Kingsley Colton - NYC

actor: Buddy Watson “My Son and I”; Hancey Nielsen “Prairie Folks”

02-15-1924 - Toni Arden - Manhattan, NY - d. 5-29-2012

singer: “The Toni Arden Show”; “The Bing Crosby Show”; “One Night Stand”

02-15-1926 - Mary Lee Robb - Chicago, IL - d. 8-28-2006

actor: Marjorie Forrester “Great Gildersleeve”

02-15-1927 - Harvey Korman - Chicago, IL - d. 5-29-2008

started in radio at the age of 12

02-15-1929 - Paul Ferris - Swansea, Wales

radio columnist, script writer

02-15-1931 - Claire Bloom - London, England

actor: “Kaleidoscope”

02-15-1934 - Graham Kennedy - d. 5-25-2005

began career on radio in 1950s as sidekick to Nicky Nicholls

02-16-1884 - Bert Kalmer - NYC - d. 9-17-1947

lyricist: “You Bet Your Life”

02-16-1884 - Joe Smith - NYC - d. 2-22-1981

comedian: (Smith and Dale) “Al Jolson”; “Kate Smith”

02-16-1893 - Jack Doty - Wisconsin - d. 4-13-1935

actor: Captain Hughes “Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy”

02-16-1893 - Katherine Cornell - Berlin, Germany - d. 6-8-1974

actor: “Tribute to Ethel Barrymore”; “Victory Clothing Collection”

02-16-1896 - Alexander Brailowsky - Kiev, Ukriane, Russia - d. 4-25-1976

pianist: “Music America Loves Best”; “New York Philharmonic”

02-16-1900 - Albert Hackett - NYC - d. 3-16-1995

playwright: “Star Spangled Theatre”

02-16-1901 - Chester Morris - NYC - d. 9-11-1979

actor: Boston Blackie “Boston Blackie”; Great Merlini “Great Merlini”

02-16-1902 - Leif Eid - Idaho - d. 3-28-1976

nbc bureau chief: Washington, Ottawa and Paris

02-16-1903 - Edgar Bergen - Chicago, IL - d. 9-30-1978

ventriloquist: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

02-16-1903 - Norman Shelley - d. 8-22-1980

actor: John H. Watson “Corner In Crime, Saturday Night Theatre”

02-16-1904 - George F. Kennan - Milwaukee, WI - d. 3-17-2005

post world war two diplomat: “Meet the Press”

02-16-1904 - James Baskett - Indianapolis, IN - d. 7-9-1948

actor: Gabby Gibson “Amos ‘n’ Andy”

02-16-1905 - Carleton D. Smith - d. 4-27-1984

announcer/executive: “Fireside Chat with FDR”

02-16-1909 - Hugh Beaumont - Lawrence, KS - d. 5-14-1982

actor: Appeared on radio in 1931

02-16-1909 - Jeffrey Lynn - Auburn, MA - d. 11-24-1995

actor: “Keep ‘Em Rolling”; “Gulf Stream Guild Theatre”

02-16-1910 - Jerry Lester - Chicago, IL - d. 3-23-1995

comedian: “The Jerry Lester Show”; “Kraft Music Hall”

02-16-1911 - Hal Porter - Thornbury, Australia - d. 9-29-1984

writer: “The Forger”

02-16-1911 - “Curly” Noland - Tennessee - d. 1-16-1993

bass: “The Swift Jewel Cowboys”

02-16-1912 - Del Sharbutt - Ft. Worth, TX - d. 4-26-2002

announcer: “Hobby Lobby”; “Jack Benny Program”; “Victory Theatre”

02-16-1914 - Jimmy Wakely - Mineola, AR - d. 9-23-1982

country singer: “All-Star Western Theatre”; “Hollywood Barn Dance”

02-16-1915 - Carlotta Dale - Ardmore, PA - d. 12-1-1988

vocalist: “Music for Moderns”; “Rhapsody in Rhythm”

02-16-1915 - Dorothy Lovett - Providence, RI - d. 4-28-1998

actor: Libby Collins “Lux Radio Theatre”

02-16-1915 - Leah Ray - Norfolk, VA - d. 5-27-1999

vocalist: (The Phil Harris Band) “Tommy Riggs and Betty Lou”

02-16-1917 - George Neise - Chicago, IL - d. 4-14-1996

actor: “The Judy Canova Show”; “The Man Called X”

02-16-1918 - Patty Andrews - Mound, MN - d. 1-30-2013

singer (Andrews Sisters) “Andrews Sisters Revue”

02-16-1918 - Win Blake - d. 8-4-2003

disk jockey: WKXL Concord, New Hampshire

02-16-1921 - Frances Rickett - Covington, KY - d. 8-6-2008

writer: “Family Theatre”; “Al Goodman’s Musical Album”

02-16-1921 - Norman Swallow - Eccles, England - d. 12-5-2000

producer: “Speaking Personally”

02-16-1921 - Vera-Ellen - Cincinnati, OH - d. 8-30-1981

actor: “Martin and Lewis Show”; “Tony Awards”; “Bud’s Bandwagon”

02-16-1921 - Wayne Howell - d. 7-8-1993

announcer, disc jockey: “Chamber Music Chamber Society of Lower Basin Street”

02-16-1922 - Robert Campbell - Detroit, MI - d. 5-24-1981

announcer: “Out of the Deep”

02-16-1928 - Desmond Cory - Lancing, Sussex, England - d. 1-xx-2001

Script writer for the BBC

02-16-1932 - Gretchen Wyler - Bartlesville, OK - d. 5-27-2007

singer-actor: “Sounds of Freedom”

02-16-1933 - Rod Trongard - d. 7-16-2005

announcer: Minnesota radio

02-16-1937 - Gary Barkdoll - d. 6-16-2001

disk jockey: WAYZ Waynesboro, Pennsylvania

02-17-1871 - Donald Brian - St. John’s, Canada - d. 12-22-1948

singer, actor: “The Philco Hour”

02-17-1881 - Arthur Judson - d. 1-28-1975

executive: Founder of the Columbia Broadcasting System

02-17-1888 - William Balhatchet - d. 2-3-1971

singer: WHT Chicago, Illinois

02-17-1889 - H. L. Hunt - near Vandalia, IL - d. 11-29-1974

established Facts Forum which produced radio programs

02-17-1897 - Ben Alley - West Virginia - d. 2-8-1970

singer: (the Golden Tenor) “Melody Lane”; “Sweethearts Of the Air”

02-17-1897 - Harry Tugend - Brooklyn, NY - d. 9-11-1989

writer: “The Fred Allen Show”

02-17-1905 - Kuda Bux - Kashmir, India - d. 2-5-1981

magician: “Believe It or Not”

02-17-1906 - Virginia Mansfield - Covington, KY - d. 2-16-2001

singer: “Andy and Virginia”; “Turn Back the Clock”

02-17-1907 - Charlie Spivak - Kiev, Ukraine - d. 3-1-1982

orchestra leader: “Bill Stern Colgate Sports Newsreel”; Million Dollar Band”

02-17-1908 - Staats Cotsworth - Oak Park, IL - d. 4-9-1979

actor: Casey “Casey, Crime Photographer”; David Farrell “Front Page Farrell”

02-17-1908 - Walter “Red” Barber - Columbus, MS - d. 10-22-1992

sportscaster: (The Old Redhead) “Schaefer Star Revue”

02-17-1910 - Marc Lawrence - NYC - d. 11-28-2005

actor: “Let George Do It”; “This Is Your FBI”; “Scout About Town”

02-17-1910 - Mark Hawley - NYC - d. 9-5-1986

announcer: Guy Lombardo’s New Year’s Eve broadcast

02-17-1911 - Orrin Tucker - St. Louis, MO - d. 4-9-2011

bandleader: “Orrin Tucker and His Orchestra”; “One Night Stand”

02-17-1912 - Clifford Evans - Senghenydd, Wales - d. 6-9-1985

Producer and director on Welsh radio

02-17-1914 - Arthur Kennedy - Worcester, MA - d. 1-5-1990

actor: “Best Plays”

02-17-1914 - Larry Douglas - Philadelphia, PA - d. 9-15-1996

actor, singer: “Here’s to Romance”

02-17-1914 - Wayne Morris - Los Angeles, CA - d. 9-14-1959

actor: “Radio Reader’s Digest”; “NBC university Theatre of the Air”

02-17-1915 - Norman Thomson - Massachusetts - d. 2-3-2000

actor: (Founding member of “Meercury Theatre) “The War of the Worlds”

02-17-1919 - Kathleen Freeman - Chicago, IL - d. 8-24-2001

actor: California Artists Radio Theatre”

02-17-1921 - Ken Platt - Lancashire, England - d. 10-2-1998

comedian: “Fanfare”; “Worker’s Playtime”; “Hit the Road”

02-17-1923 - Buddy De Franco - Camden, NJ

bandleader: “Glenn Miller Orchestra”

02-17-1924 - Margaret Truman - Independence, MO - d. 1-29-2008

coloratura: “The Big Show”; “The Railroad Hour”; “Authors in the News”

02-17-1924 - Mel Welles - NYC - d. 8-19-2005

worked as a radio disc jockey before moving to Hollywood in the 1950s

02-17-1925 - Hal Holbrook - Cleveland, OH

actor: Grayling Dennis “Brighter Day”

02-17-1929 - Patricia Routledge - Birkenhead, Cheshire, England

actor: “Saturday Play”

02-17-1941 - Gene Pitney - Hartford, CT - d. 4-5-2006

singer: “Voices of Vista”

02-17-1948 - Blanquita Cullum - Ventura, CA

talk show host: “BQ View”; “Live from the Capitol”

02-17-1949 - Don Scardino - NYC

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

02-17-1962 - Lou Diamond Phillips - Subic Bay Naval Station, Philippines

actor: “Twilight Zone”

02-18-1890 - Adolphe Menjou - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 10-29-1963

host: “Texaco Star Theatre”; “Eternal Light”; “Hallmark Playhouse”

02-18-1890 - Edward Arnold - NYC - d. 4-26-1956

actor: President “Mr. President”

02-18-1892 - Wendell Willkie - Elwood, IN - d. 10-8-1944

presidential candidate: “Information, Please”

02-18-1893 - Bruce Kamman - Cincinnati, OH - 10-18-1969

actor: August Kaltenmeyer “Kaltenmeyer’s Kindergarten”

02-18-1894 - Andres Segovia - Linares, Spain - d. 6-2-1987

classical guitarist: “The Magic Key”; “Theatre U.S.A.”; “Concert Hall”

02-18-1900 - Zeno Klinker - d. 1-22-1985

writer: “Edgar Bergen/.Charlie McCarthy Show”

02-18-1901 - Wayne King - Savannah, IL - d. 7-16-1985

bandleader: (The Waltz King) “Lady Esther Serenade”

02-18-1903 - George Givot - Ekatarinaslav, Russia - d. 6-7-1984

dialectitian: (Greek Ambassador of Good Will) “George Givot Show)

02-18-1903 - Jacques Fray - Paris, France - d. 1-20-1963

pianist, disc jockey: “Fray and Braggiotti”

02-18-1905 - Queenie Leonard - London, England - d. 1-17-2002

actor: “NBC University Theatre”

02-18-1907 - Billy de Wolf -  Wollaston, MA - d. 3-5-1974

actor: “Ginny Simms Show”; “Philco Radio Playhouse”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

02-18-1907 - Griffing Bancroft - d. 2-5-1999

newscaster: “The Big News of 1957”

02-18-1907 - L. A. “Speed” Riggs - Silverdale, NC - d. 2-1-1987

tobacco auctioneer: “Jack Benny Program”; “Kay Kyser Show”

02-18-1907 - Oscar Brodney - Boston, MA - d. 2-12-2008

comedy writer: “Log Cabin Jamboree”; “The Wonder Show”s

02-18-1912 - Earl George - Donora, PA - d. 1-30-2004

actor: “Curtain Time”; “Girl Alone”; “Mortimer Gooch”

02-18-1914 - Pee Wee King - Abrams, WI - d. 3-7-2000

singer, songwriter, accordionist: “Grand Ole Opry”; “Pee Wee King Show”

02-18-1917 - Jack Slattery - Missouri - d. 10-29-1979

announcer: “House Party”; “You Bet Your Life”

02-18-1917 - Jose Curbelo - Havana, Cuba - d. 9-21-2012

pianist: Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra

02-18-1919 - Jack Palance - Lattimer Mines, PA - d. 11-10-2006

actor: “Bud’s Bandwagon”

02-18-1920 - Bill Cullen - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 7-7-1990

host, announcer: “Winner Take All”; “Arthur Godfrey Show”

02-18-1920 - Howard Rodman - New York - d. 12-5-1985

writer: “The American School of the Air”

02-18-1921 - Lucille Audrey Ball- Wheeling, WV - d. 8-11-1945

singer: (The Steele Sisters) “Horace Heidt”; “The Musical Steelmakers”

02-18-1922 - Allan Melvin - Kansas City, MO - d. 1-17-2008

actor: “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts”; “Arthur Godfrey Time”

02-18-1922 - Ruth Dean Rickaby - d. 10-26-1973

actor: “The Lone Ranger”

02-18-1924 - Sam Rolfe - NYC - d. 7-10-1993

writer, creator: “Suspense”; “Have Gun, Will Travel”

02-18-1925 - George Kennedy - NYC

actor: “Suspense”; “Hollywood Radio Theatre”

02-18-1930 - John Patton, Jr. - Garland City, AR - d. 4-18-2005

tenor: Hosted a popular radio program in Los Angeles

02-18-1931 - Ned Sherrin - Somerset, England - d. 10-1-2007

broadcaster; producer: “Loose Ends”; “Counterpoint”

02-18-1933 - Mary Ure - Glasgow, Scotland - d. 4-3-1975

actor: Won the Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award for Radio Drama acting in 1954.

02-18-1944 - George American Horse

actor: “We Hold These Truths”

02-18-1944 - Michael Riordan - Montreal, Canada

writer: “The Other Cheek”

02-18-1951 - Mark Higgins - Milwaukee, WI

actor: Santa Claus “Billie the Brownie”

02-19-1893 - Cedric Hardwicke - Stourbridge, England - d. 8-6-1964

actor: Sherlock Holmes “BBC Home Theatre”; Winston Churchill “These Four Men”

02-19-1895 - Louie Calhern - NYC - d. 5-12-1956

actor: “Radio Reader’s Digest”

02-19-1896 - Eddie Jackson - d. 7-16-1980

comic: “Jimmy Durante Show”; “Mail Call”; “Big Show”

02-19-1899 - Carl Matthews - Oklahoma Territory - d. 5-3-1959

actor: “The Cuckoo Hour”

02-19-1901 - William Post, Jr. - Montclair, NJ - d. 9-26-1989

actor: John Perry “John’s Other Wife”

02-19-1902 - Eddie Peabody - Reading, MA - d. 11-7-70

banjoist: (The Banjo King) “National Barn Dance”

02-19-1902 - Kay Boyle - St. Paul, MN - d. 12-27-1992

writer: “NBC Presents: Short Story”

02-19-1910 - Lionel Clouser - Shamokin, PA - d. 10-17-1942

musician: “The Bob Crosby Show”

02-19-1911 - Merle Oberon - Tasmania, Australia - d. 11-23-1979

actor: “Orson Welles Theatre”; “Stars Over Hollywood”

02-19-1912 - Saul Chaplin - Brooklyn, NY - d. 11-15-1997

composer

02-19-1913 - Jack Leonard - NYC - d. 6-17-1988

singer: (Tommy Dorsey’s Band) “Meet the Music”

02-19-1915 - Dick Emery - London, England - d. 1-2-1983

comedian: “Educating Archie”

02-19-1915 - Fred Freiberger - NYC - d. 3-2-2003

writer: “Suspense”; “Family Theatre”

02-19-1917 - John Fenton Murray - Lincoln, NE - d. 7-24-1996

comedy writer: “Red Skelton  Show”

02-19-1918 - Fay McKenzie - Hollywood, CA

actor: “Blue Ribbon Town”

02-19-1921 - Chris Gampel - Montreal, Canada - d. 5-8-2008

actor: “The Eternal Light”; “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

02-19-1922 - Sandy Becker - NYC - d. 4-9-1996

actor, announcer: Jerry Malone “Young Dr. Malone”; “Backstage Wife”

02-19-1924 - Lee Marvin - NYC - d. 8-29-1987

actor: “Dragnet”

02-19-1937 - Lee Harding - Australia

author: Several of his works adapted for radio

02-20-1874 - Mary Garden - Aberdeen, Scotland - d. 1-3-1967

singer: “The Metropolitan Opera”

02-20-1888 - Muriel Starr - Montreal, Canada - d. 4-19-1950

actor: Susan Leighton “Amanda of Honeymoon Hill”

02-20-1890 - “Prince” Michael Romanoff - Lithuania - d. 9-1-1971

restaurant owner: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

02-20-1893 - Russel Crouse - Findlay, OH - d. 4-3-1966

panelist: “Information, Please”; “Transatlantic Quiz”

02-20-1898 - Amedeo De Filippi - Ariano, Italy - d. 6-15-1990

orchestrator: Judson Radio Program Company

02-20-1900 - Paul Conlan - Frankfort,IN - d. 2-26-1980

writer, director: “Abbott and Costello Show”; “The Signal Carnival”

02-20-1906 - Gale Gordon - NYC - d. 6-30-1995

actor: Mayor LaTrivia “Fibber McGee and Molly”; Osgood Conklin “Our Miss Brooks”

02-20-1906 - Jack Jackson - Horsley, England - d. 1-15-1978

disc jockey: “Record Round-Up”; “Rooftop Rendezvous”; “Cabaret Crusie”

02-20-1906 - Richard Himber - Newark, NJ - d. 12-11-1966

bandleader: “Studebaker Champions”; “Your Hit Parade”

02-20-1907 - Nadine Conner - Compton, CA - d. 3-1-2003

singer: “Show Boat”; “Kraft Music Hall”; “Bell Telephone Hour”

02-20-1911 - Paul Tripp - NYC - d. 8-29-2002

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

02-20-1913 - Tommy Henrich - Massillon, OH - d. 12-1-2009

sportscaster: “Tommy Henrich Show”

02-20-1914 - Dick Post - St. Louis, MO - d. 3-11-45

announcer: “Scattergood Baines”; “Tony Wons”

02-20-1914 - John Charles Daly - Johannesburg, South Africa - d. 2-25-1991

newscaster, emcee: “What’s My Line”; “CBS Is There”; “Columbia Workshop”

02-20-1920 - Frank Muir - Ramsgate, England - d. 1-2-1998

comedy writer: “Take It from Here”; “Bedtime with Braden”

02-20-1925 - Robert Altman - Kansas City, MO - d. 11-20-2006

writer: “A Man Called X”

02-20-1928 - Elroy Face - Stephentown, NY

pitcher: “Tops In Sports, The Elroy Face Story”

02-20-1929 - Amanda Blake - Buffalo, NY - d. 8-16-1989

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Escape”

02-20-1937 - Nancy Wilson - Chillicothe, OH

singer: “Here’s to Veterans”; “Spots for the National Guard”

02-21-1880 - Frank Orth - Philadelphia, PA - d. 3-17-1962

actor: Inspector Faraday “Boston Blackie”

02-21-1881 - Dr. Jonah B. Wise - Cincinnati, OH - d. 2-1-1959

preacher: “Message of Israel”

02-21-1889 - Russell Bankson - d. 12-2-1975

news commentator: KHQ Spokane, Washington

02-21-1893 - Ernest Whitman - Fort Smith, AR - d. 8-5-1954

actor: Bill Jackson “Beulah”; Roustabout “Circus Days”

02-21-1901 - Reginald Kirby - England - d. 5-25-1972

writer: “Road to Tokyo”

02-21-1903 - Roland MacLane - d. 2-26-1984

writer: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”; “My Friend Irma”

02-21-1907 - W. H. Auden - York, England - d. 9-29-1973

writer: “Columbia Workshop”

02-21-1909 - Ray Hedge - d. 7-11-1994

actor: Clarence Tiffingtuffer “Myrt and Marge”

02-21-1915 - Ann Sheridan - Dallas, TX - d. 1-21-1967

actor: (The Oomph Girl) “Smiths of Hollywood”; “Stars in the Air”

02-21-1916 - Norman Jolley - Adel, IA - d. 8-13-2002

actor: Dr. Milingro “Space Patrol”

02-21-1917 - Al “Red” Benson - d. 6-19-1966

quizmaster: “Take A Number”

02-21-1920 - Shirley Bell - Chicago, IL - d. 1-12-2010

actor: Little Orphan Annie “Little Orphan Annie”; Patsy Donovan “Captain Midnight”

02-21-1929 - James Beck - Islington, North London, England - d. 8-6-1973

actor: Private Joe Walker “Dad’s Army”

02-21-1933 - Nina Simone - Tyron, NC - d. 4-21-2003

singer: “Voices of Vista”

02-21-1938 - Wolfman Jack - Brooklyn, NY - d. 7-1-1995

disc jockey: Mexican Border Radio”

02-22-1732 - George Washington - Pope’s Creek Estate, VA - d. 12-14-1799

u.s. president: Many works on radio dedicated to his life

02-22-1872 - John Shaw Neilson - Penola, South Australia - d. 5-12-1942

poet: “The Pathfinder” based on Nelison’s life story

02-22-1879 - Philip F. Lord - San Francisco, CA - d. 11-25-1968

actor: Pop Gunn “Great Gunns”; Frazier Mitchell “Mary Marlin”

02-22-1889 - Carl Balcomb - d. 9-26-1977

host: “Poet’s Corner”

02-22-1890 - Enid Markey - Dillon, CO - d. 11-15-1981

actor: Lillian Burke “Woman of Courage”

02-22-1891 - George Jeske - Utah - d. 10-28-1951

writer: “Truth or Consequences”

02-22-1892 - Edna St. Vincent Millay - Rockland, ME - d. 10-19-1950

author: “Against the Storm”

02-22-1897 - Alonzo Deen Cole - St. Paul, MN - d. 4-7-1971

writer, producer, director: “Casey, Crime Photographer”

02-22-1900 - Stuart V. Dawson - Springfield, IL - d. 10-4-1958

announcer: “Backstage Wife”

02-22-1901 - Bess Johnson - d. 1-3-1975

actor: Bess Johnson “Story of Bess Johnson”; Lady Esther “Lady Esther Serenade

02-22-1905 - Jean Colbert - d. 9-5-1995

actor: “Young Dr. Malone”; “Portia Faces Life”

02-22-1905 - Robert Weede - Baltimore, MD - d. 7-9-1972

singer: “Great Moments in Music”; “For America We Sing”

02-22-1907 - Robert Young - Chicago, IL - d. 7-21-1998

actor: Jim Anderson “Father Knows Best”; Doug Adams “Passport for Adams”

02-22-1907 - Sheldon Leonard - NYC - d. 1-10-1997

comedian: Tout “Jack Benny Program”; Joe Crunchmiller “Judy Canova Show”

02-22-1908 - John Mills - North Elmham, England - d. 4-22-2005

actor: “A Christmas Carol”; “Charlie Chaplin”

02-22-1910 - Gene Hamilton - Toledo, OH - d. 11-23-2000

announcer: “Voice of Firestone”; “Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street”

02-22-1911 - Vaughn Taylor - Boston, MA - d. 4-26-1983

actor: “National Travel Club”; “There is No Night”

02-22-1912 - Buddy Tate - Sherman, TX - d. 2-10-2001

jazz saxphonist: “Jubilee”; “One Night Stand”

02-22-1915 - Jesse Ashlock - Walker County, TX - d. 8-9-1976

fiddle: “The Musical Brownies”

02-22-1915 - Jules Munshin - NYC - d. 2-19-1970

actor: “MGM Musical Comedy Theatre”

02-22-1917 - Tom Braden - Greene, IA - d. 4-3-2009

commentator: “Confrontation”

02-22-1918 - Don Pardo - Westfield, MA

newscaster, announcer: “NBC News”; “Magnificent Montague”

02-22-1918 - Sid Abel - Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada - d. 2-7-2000

sportscaster: “Play By Play Detroit Red Wings”

02-22-1920 - Giulietta Masina - San Girogio di Piano, Italy - d. 3-23-1994

actor: Pallina “Terzoglio”

02-22-1922 - Newt Arnold - Palo Alto, CA - d. 2-12-2000

actor: “Railroad Hour”; “This Is Your FBI”

02-22-1925 - Stratford Johns - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa - d. 1-29-2002

actor: Pennington “Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile”

02-22-1926 - Kenneth Williams - Islington, England - d. 4-15-1988

actor:  the Snide “Hancock’s Half Hour”

02-22-1929 - James Hong - Minneapolis, MN

actor: “We Hold These Truths”

02-22-1932 - Ted Kennedy - Brookline, MA - d. 8-25-2009

u.s. senator: “Meet the Press”

02-22-1948 - Miyako Harumi - Kyoto, Japan

enka singer: “Kohaku Uta Gassen”

02-23-1851 - Frederick Warde - Deddingnton, England - d. 2-7-1935

actor, lecturer: WMC Memphis, Tennessee

02-23-1883 - Victor Fleming - Pasasena, CA - d. 1-6-1949

film director: “Gulf Screen Theatre”

02-23-1886 - Rae Eleanor Ball - d. 3-6-1967

violinist: CBS Network

02-23-1892 - Kathleen Harrison - Blackburn, England - d. 12-6-1995

actor: “”Meet the Huggetts”

02-23-1899 - Norman Taurog - Chicago, IL - d. 4-7-1981

film director: “Biography in Sound”; “Bud’s Bandwagon”

02-23-1904 - William L. Shirer - Chicago, IL - d. 12-28-1993

news analyst: “CBS European News”; “W.L. Shirer: News and Comments”

02-23-1905 - Emil Baffa - Pennsylvania - d. 11-12-1973

conducted his orchestra for NBC

02-23-1909 - Anthony Ross - NYC - d. 10-26-1955

actor: Danny Clover “Broadway Is My Beat”; Broadway Columnist “Mr. Broadway”

02-23-1912 - Thomas L. Thomas - Maesteg, South Wales - d. 4-17-1983

singer: “Manhattan Merry-Go-Round”; “Voice of Firestone”

02-23-1913 - Jon Hall - Fresno, CA - d. 12-13-1979

actor: “Texaco Star Theatre”; “Silver Theatre”; “Screen Guild Theatre”

02-23-1914 - Pat Flower - Kent, England - d. 9-2-1977

writer: “Love Returns to Umbrizi”

02-23-1915 - Paul Tibbets - Quincy, IL - d. 11-1-2007

on 8-6-1945 dropped Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan: “Morning Edition”

02-23-1917 - John Brooks - Houlton, ME - d. 11-13-1999

composer, arranger, pianist: “Chicago Theatre of the Air”

02-23-1918 - Linwood McCarthy - Norfolk, VA - d. 11-23-2002

actor: “Son of Erin”

02-23-1925 - Niels Robinson - d. 1-18-1994

actor: “Coast-to-Coast on a Bus”

02-23-1926 - Isabel Bigley - The Bronx, NY - d. 9-30-2006

singer: “Music for America”; “Heartbeat of Broadway”; “Let Freedom Sing”

02-23-1927 - Régine Crespin - Marseille, France - d. 7-5-2007

operatic soprano: “Voices”

02-23-1935 - Gerrianne Raphael - NYC

actor: “Let’s Pretend”

02-23-1943 - Jada Rowland - NYC

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

02-24-1876 - Victor Moore - Hammonton, NJ - d. 7-23-1962

comedian: (The Lothario of the Lumbago Set) “Jimmy Durante Show”

02-24-1885 - Bert Lytell - NYC - d. 9-28-1954

actor: Jimmy Valentine “Alias Jimmy Valentine”; Jeb Stuart “Roses and Drums”

02-24-1885 - Chester Nimitz - Fredericksburg, TX - d. 2-20-1966

admiral of the navy: “Navy Day Program”; “We the People”; “This is the Navy”

02-24-1889 - Boyd Bunch - Chamois, MO - d. 2-8-1969

pianist, arranger: “Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians”

02-24-1890 - Marjorie Main - Acton, IN - d. 4-10-1975

actor: “Columbia Presents Corwin”

02-24-1891 - Joe Laurie, Jr. - Moscow, Russia - d. 4-29-1954

comedian: “Can You Top This”

02-24-1895 - May Singhi Breen - NYC - d. 12-19-1970

singer: (The Ukulele Lady) “Sweethearts of the Air”

02-24-1904 - Tim Graham - Kansas - d. 1-14-1979

actor: “Plays for Americans”

02-24-1906 - Dora Johnson - Kenosha, WI - d. 12-18-1989

actor: Evey Perkins Fitz “Ma Perkins”

02-24-1914 - Zachary Scott - Austin, TX - d. 10-3-1965

actor: “Suspense”; “Encore Theatre”; “U.S. Steel Hour”; “Screen Guild Theatre”

02-24-1916 - Willie Gilbert - Cleveland, OH - d. 12-2-1980

writer: “Tom Corbett, Space Cadet”

02-24-1917 - Peggy Wall - Spokane, WA

actor: Blue Howard “Betty and Bob”; Lois Colton “Romance of Helen Trent”

02-24-1919 - Betty Marsden - Liverpool, England - d. 7-19-1998

actor: Daphne Whitehigh, Buttercup Gruntfuttock, et al “Round the Horne”

02-24-1921 - Abe Vigoda - NYC

actor: “You Are There”

02-24-1922 - Steven Hill - Seattle, WA

actor: “Treasury Salute”; “Up For Parole”

02-24-1923 - David Soyer - Philadelphia, PA - d. 2-25-2010

cellist: “NBC Symphony Orchestra”; “Guauner Quartet”

02-24-1923 - Fred Steiner - NYC - d. 6-23-2011

music: “On Stage”; “This Is Yor FBI”, “Suspense”

02-24-1924 - Talat Mahmood - Lucknow, India - d. 5-9-1998

singer: “The Frank Sinatra of India) “All India Radio”

02-24-1931 - Barry Oakley - Melbourne, Australia

writer: “Eugene Flockhart’s Desk”; “The Great God Mogadon”

02-24-1943 - George Harrison - Liverpool, England - d. 11-29-2001

singer: (The Beatles) “Here We Go Again”

02-24-1943 - Richard Carleton - Bowral, Australia - d. 5-7-2006

correspondent for 2GB radio

02-24-1946 - Barry Bostwick - San Mateo, CA

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

02-25-1879 - Frank McIntyre - Ann Arbor, MI - d. 6-8-1949

actor: Captain Barney “Maxwell House Showboat”; Captain Henry “Showboat”

02-25-1895 - George Schuyler - Providence, RI - d. 8-31-1977

host: “The Negro World”

02-25-1896 - John Parrish - Lindenhurst, NY - d. 4-18-1988

actor: “Alias Jimmy Valentine”; “Life Can Be Beautiful”

02-25-1896 - Victor Bay - Lodz, Poland - d. 10-12-1988

orchestra leader on the CBS network

02-25-1899 - Wini Shaw - San Francisco, CA - d. 5-2-1982

actor: Air Trailers “Good News of 1935 and In Caliente”

02-25-1901 - Zeppo Marx - NYC  - d. 11-30-1979

comedian: (Marx Brothers) “American Review”

02-25-1904 - Adelle Davis - Lizton, IN - d. 5-31-1974

nutritionist, author: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy”

02-25-1904 - Marion Claire - Chicago, IL - d. 2-24-1988

singer: “Chicago Theatre of the Air”

02-25-1904 - Warren Parker - Alton, IL - d. 7-31-1976

actor: Jesus Christ “The Greatest Story Ever Told”

02-25-1906 - Warren Hymer - NYC - d. 3-25-1948

actor: “Screen Guild Theatre”

02-25-1908 - George Duning - Richmond, IN - d. 2-27-2000

composer: “Bud’s Bandwagon”

02-25-1909 - Berkley Mather - Gloucester, North Wales - d. 4-7-1996

author: “Bird’s Eye View”; “Southern Channel”

02-25-1912 - David Roberts - Jacksonville, FL - d. 12-24-1996

NBC staff announcer

02-25-1912 - Richard Wattis - Wednesbury, England - d. 2-1-1975

actor: “Brothers In Law”

02-25-1912 - Wally Ausley - d. 12-19-1994

play-by-play for the North Carolina State Wolfpack

02-25-1913 - Jim Backus - Cleveland, OH - d. 7-3-1989

comedian: Hubert Updike “Alan Young Show”; Chester Fenwick “Sad Sack”

02-25-1914 - John Arlott - Basingstoke, England - d. 12-14-1991

BBC radio cricket commentator

02-25-1914 - Mamie Delzell - Georgetown County, SC - d. 3-16-2010

host: Town Crier “Hello Ladies”

02-25-1915 - Brenda Joyce - Excelsior Springs, MO - d. 7-13-2009

actor: “Good News of 1940”; “Stars Over Hollywood”; “AmericanShowcase”

02-25-1917 - Michael Morris - Russia - d. 6-20-2003

writer: “Mr. and Mrs. North”; “Hollywood Story”

02-25-1918 - Bobby Riggs - Los Angeles, CA - d. 10-25-1995

overbearing tennis player: “National Guard Show”

02-25-1921 - Andy Pafko - Boyceville, WI

baseball player: “Quiz Kids”

02-25-1921 - John Wainwright - d. 9-xx-1995

writer: “Death in a Sleeping City”

02-25-1921 - Patricia Ryan - London, England - d. 2-15-1949

actor: Amy March “Little Women”; Claudia Naughton “Claudia and David”

02-25-1925 - Lisa Kirk - Charleroi, PA - d. 11-11-1990

vocalist: “The Henry Morgan Show”

02-25-1927 - Dickie Jones - Snyder, TX

actor: Henry Aldrich “The Aldrich Family”

02-25-1928 - Larry Gelbart - Chicago, IL - d. 9-11-2009

writer: “Bob Hope Show”; “Duffy’s Tavern”; “Jack Parr Show”

02-25-1932 - Faron Young - Shreveport, LA - d. 12-10-1996

country singer: “Grand Ole Opry”; “Country Style U.S.A.”

02-25-1937 - Bob Schieffer - Austin, TX

news correspondent: “CBS News Twentieth Century Roundup”

02-25-1938 - Diane Baker - Hollywood, CA

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

02-25-1940 - Ron Santo - Seattle, WA - d. 12-2-2010

color commentator for the Chicago Cubs

02-25-1951 - Don Poier - d. 1-21-2005

sports announcer

02-26-1875 - Emma Dunn - Cheshire, England - d. 12-14-1966

actor: “The Eveready Hour”

02-26-1887 - William Frawley - Burlington, IA - d. 3-3-1966

comedian: Fred Mertz “I Love Lucy”, “Hallmark Playhouse”; “Hollywood Hotel”

02-26-1888 - William Lynn - Providence, RI - d. 1-5-1952

actor: Casper Milquestoast “The Timid Soul”; Mac “Tillie the Toiler”

02-26-1891 - Alan Bridge - Pennsylvania - d. 12-27-1957

actor: “The Eddie Bracken Show”

02-26-1891 - Josef Bonime - Vilna, Poland - d. 11-8-1959

conductor: “Death Valley Days”; “Echoes of New York”

02-26-1898 - Fiddlin’ Sid Harkreader - Wilson County, TN - d. 3-19-1988

fiddler: “Grand Ole Opry”

02-26-1900 - Jean Negulesco - Craiova, Rumaina - d. 7-18-1993

film director, screenwriter: “Screen Director’s Playhouse”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

02-26-1903 - Donald Baker - Ontario, Canada - d. 6-26-1989

organist: WOR Newark, New Jersey

02-26-1906 - Madeleine Carroll - West Bromwich, England - d. 10-2-1987

actor: “The Circle”; “NBC Radio Theatre”; “Stage Door Canteen”

02-26-1907 - Hal Fimberg - d. 4-6-1974

writer, director, producer: “Abbott and Costello”; “Spike Jones”

02-26-1911 - Warren M. Lewis - d. 3-28-1997

producer: “Silver Theatre”; “Stars Over Hollywood”

02-26-1912 - Dane Clark - Brooklyn, NY - d. 9-11-1998

actor: Perry ‘Quiz’ Quisinberry “Passport for Adams

02-26-1914 - Robert Alda - NYC - d. 5-3-1986

singer: “Rudy Vallee Presents the Drene Show”

02-26-1914 - Roy Maypole - d. 7-4-1976

creator, writer: “Heart’s Desire”; “Stepmother”

02-26-1915 - Eddie Gallaher - Washington, D.C. - d. 11-26-2003

disc jockey: “Moon Dial”; “On a Sunday Afternoon”

02-26-1916 - Dick Dunham - NYC - d. 11-24-1989

announcer: “Strange Romance of Evelyn Winters”

02-26-1916 - Jackie Gleason - Brooklyn, NY - d. 6-24-1987

comedian: “Jackie Gleason-Les Tremayne Show”

02-26-1916 - Peter Brough - West London, England - d. 6-3-1999

ventriloquist: “Educating Archie”; “Navy Mixture”

02-26-1918 - Theodore Sturgeon - Staten Island, NY - d. 5-12-1985

science fiction writer: “Beyond Tomorrow”; “X Minus One”; “Future Tense”

02-26-1919 - Mason Adams - NYC - d. 4-26-2005

actor: Larry ‘Pepper’ Young “Pepper Young’s Family” Ned Scott “Jones and I”

02-26-1920 - Antony Kearey - London, England - d. 9-16-1997

producer: “The Shetland Wildcat”

02-26-1920 - Michael Pate - Sydney, Australia - d. 9-1-2008

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

02-26-1920 - Tony Randall - Tulsa, OK - d. 5-17-2004

actor: Reggie York “I Love A Mystery”

02-26-1921 - Betty Hutton - Battle Creek, MI - d. 3-11-2007

singer: “Radio Almanac”; “Radio Hall of Fame”; “U.S. Steel Hour”

02-26-1921 - Clarice Blackburn - San Francisco, CA - d. 8-5-1995

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

02-26-1922 - Margaret Leighton - Barnt Green, England - d. 1-13-1976

actor: “Variety Playhouse”; “Pocket Theatre”

02-26-1926 - David Frankham - Kent, England

actor: Andy Barbour “One Man’s Family”

02-26-1928 - Fats Domino - New Orleans, LA

singer: “Guest Star”

02-26-1928 - John Ewart - Melbourne, Australia - d. 3-8-1994

actor: “Snow White”

02-26-1932 - Johnny Cash - Kingsland, AR - d. 9-12-2003

singer: “Grand Ole Opry”; “Louisiana Hayride”

02-26-1933 - Godfrey Cambridge - NYC - d. 11-29-1976

actor: “Voices of Vista”

02-27-1873 - Enrico Caruso - Naples, Italy - d. 8-2-1921

tenor: On 12-13-1910 made experimental broadcast with Lee DeForest

02-27-1880 - Georgia Burke - Atlanta, GA - d. 11-28-1985

actor: Lily “When A Girl Marries”

02-27-1888 - Lotte Lehmann - Perleberg, Prussia, Germany - d. 10-24-1976

soprano: “Command Performance”; “Concert Hall”; “Here’s to Veterans”

02-27-1891 - David Sarnoff - Minsk, Russia - d. 12-12-1971

executive: National Broadcasting Company”

02-27-1891 - Rubey Cowan - Brooklyn, NY - d. 7-28-1957

head of radio talent for NBC

02-27-1892 - William Demarest - St. Paul, MN - d. 12-28-1983

actor: Mr. Cobb “Cobbs”; “Eddie Bracken Show”

02-27-1893 - Maurice Spitalny - Tetieff, Russia - d. 10-28-1986

conductor: Music director for KDKA Pittsburgh

02-27-1894 - Frank Munn - The Bronx, NY - d. 10-1-1953

singer (The Golden Voice of Radio) Paul Oliver “Palmolive Hour”

02-27-1894 - Upton Close - Kelso, WA - d. 11-14-1960

commentator: “Events and Trends of the Week”; “Close-Ups of the :News”

02-27-1897 - Marian Anderson - South Philadelphia, PA - d. 4-8-1993

singer: “Ford Evening Sunday Hour”; “Telephone Hour”; “New World A’ Coming”

02-27-1899 - Ian Keith - Boston, MA - d. 3-26-1960

actor “The O’Neill Cycle”

02-27-1902 - Gene Sarazen - Harrison, NY - d. 5-13-1999

golf legend: “Tops in Sports”

02-27-1902 - Joe Tarto - d. 8-24-1976

musician: “The Ipana Troubadors”

02-27-1902 - John Steinbeck - Salinas, CA - d. 12-20-1968

novelist: “Radio Hall of Fame”; “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Screen Director’s Playhouse”

02-27-1903 - Reginald Gardiner - Wimbledon, Surrey, England - d. 7-7-1980

actor: “Document A/777”

02-27-1904 - Elisabeth Welch - NYC - d. 7-15-2003

actress, singer: “Soft Lights and Sweet Music”

02-27-1905 - Franchot Tone - Niagara Falls, NY - d. 9-18-1968

actor: “Arch Oboler Plays”; “Free Company”; “Knickerbocker Playhouse”

02-27-1907 - Kenneth Horne - England - d. 2-14-1969

comedian: “Round the Horne”; “Ack Ack Beer Beer”; “Beyond Our Ken”

02-27-1907 - Mildred Bailey - Tekoa, WA - d. 12-12-1951

singer: (Rockin’ Chair Lady) “Mildred Bailey Show”; “Camel Caravan”

02-27-1909 - Carl Frank - Weehawken, NJ - d. 9-23-1972

actor: Jerry Malone “Young Dr. Malone”; Bob Drake “Betty and Bob”

02-27-1910 - Joan Bennett - Palisades, NJ - d. 12-7-1990

actor: “Ford Theatre”; “MGM Theatre of the Air”; “Skippy Hollywood Theatre”

02-27-1912 - Ralph Camargo - Glendale, CA - d. 1-15-1992

actor: “X-Minus One”; “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”

02-27-1913 - Irwin Shaw - NYC - d. 5-16-1984

author: “Columbia Workshop”;”Studio One”; “The Gumps”

02-27-1914 - S. Carl Mark - NYC - d. 7-4-2000

host: “Mutual Goes Calling”

02-27-1915 - Donald Curtis - Cheney, WA - d. 5-22-1997

actor: Michael Shayne “Michael Shayne”

02-27-1917 - George Mitchell - Falkirk, Scotland - d. 8-27-2002

gospel music: “Cabin in the Cotton”

02-27-1920 - Jose Melis - Havana, Cuba - d. 4-7-2005

bandleader: “Arthur Godfrey”s Talent Scouts”; “Arthur Godfrey Time”

02-27-1921 - E. Jack Neuman - Ohio - d. 1-15-1998

writer: “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”; “Advs. of Sam Spade”; “Escape”

02-27-1923 - Dexter Gordon - Los Angeles, Ca - d. 4-25-1990

saxophonist: “Newport Jazz Festival”;”White House Jazz Festival”

02-27-1927 - Guy Mitchell - Detroit, MI - d. 7-1-1999

singer: “Stars On Parade”; “1957 March of Dimes Galaxy of Stars”

02-27-1927 - Ralph Stanley - Big Spraddle Creek, VA

bluegrass singer: (The Stanley Brothers) “Farm and Fun Program”

02-27-1928 - Jimmie Maddin - d. 9-1-2006

host: “The Nighthawk Bandstand”

02-27-1932 - Dame Elizabeth Taylor - London, England - d. 3-23-2011

actor: “Theatre Guild On the Air”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

02-27-1934 - Ralph Nader - Winsted, CT

consumer advocate: “Meet the Press”

02-27-1954 - Douglas Campbell - Glasgow, Scotland - d. 10-6-2009

actor/director: Saturday Night “Appointment with Venus”

02-28-1879 - Julian Noa - d. 11-26-1958

actor: Perry White “Advs. of Superman”; Judge Scott “The O’Neills”

02-28-1882 - Geraldine Farrar - Melrose, MA - d. 3-11-1967

opera singer: “Packard Hour”; “Metropolitan Opera”

02-28-1893 - Ben Hecht - NYC - d. 4-18-1964

panelist, writer: “Information, Please”; “Jumbo Fire Chief Program”

02-28-1907 - Milton Caniff - Hillsboro, OH - d. 4-3-1988

Creator of “Terry and the Pirates”

02-28-1909 - Olan Soulé - La Harpe, IL - d. 2-1-1994

actor: Sam Ryder “Bachelor’s Children”; Kermit Hubbard “Joan and Kermit”

02-28-1911 - Gene O’Donnell - Iowa - d. 11-22-1993

actor: “ I Want A Divorce”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

02-28-1914 - Jim Boles - Lubbock, TX - d. 5-26-1977

actor: Doc Long “I Love A Mystery”; Fulmer Green “King’s Row”

02-28-1915 - Zero Mostel - Brooklyn, NY - d. 9-8-1977

comedian: “Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street”

02-28-1919 - David Marshall Cox - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 11-16-1998

producer for WNAC Boston Massachusetts

02-28-1922 - Joyce Howard - London, England - d. 11-23-2010

actor: Meg March “Little Women”; Vi Waters “Backstage Wife”

02-28-1924 - Patti Clayton - Detroit, MI

vocalist: “Bouquet for You”; “Waitin’ for Clayton”

02-28-1925 - Jean Carson - Charleston, WV - d. 11-2-2005

actor: “Broadway Is My Beat”; “Frontier Gentleman”

02-28-1928 - Louise Erickson - Oakland, CA

actor: Marjorie Forrester “Great Gildersleeve”; Judy Foster “A Date with Judy”

02-28-1932 - Don Franck - Vancouver, Canada

actor: Archie “Advs. of Nero Wolfe”

02-28-1940 - Gordon Parker - Newcastle, England

writer: “Seance”

02-29-1888 - Tess Sheehan - Ann Arbor, MI - d. 10-29-1972

actor: Dorrie Warren “Wendy Warren and the News”

02-29-1896 - William A. Wellman - Brookline, MA - d. 12-9-1975

film director: “Screen Director’s Playhouse”

02-29-1904 - Jimmy Dorsey - Shenandoah, PA, - d. 6-12-1957

bandleader: “Kraft Music Hall”; “Your Happy Birthday”

02-29-1916 - Dinah Shore - Winchester, TN - d. 2-24-1994

singer: “Eddie Cantor Show”; “Dinah Shore Show”

02-29-1920 - Arthur Franz - Perth Amboy, NJ - d. 6-16-2006

actor: In radio following WWII

02-29-1932 - Malcolm J. Ross-Macdonald - Chipping Sodbury, England

writer: “Kristina’s Winter”; “World from Rough Stones”

02-xx-1881 - Edith Spencer - Omaha, NE - d. 7-10-1952

actor: Aunt Jenny “Aunt Jenny”; Sarah “Main Street Sketches”

03-01-1869 - Edward Bell - near Terre Haute, IN - d. 9-23-1943

commentator WMAQ during the 1920s

03-01-1878 - Dr. Louis K. Anspacher - d. 5-10-1947

lecturer, host: “True Ghost Stories”

03-01-1885 - Lionel Atwill - Croydon, England - d. 4-22-1946

singer: “Eveready Hour”

03-01-1896 - Dimitri Mitropoulos - Athens, Greece - d. 11-2-1960

conductor: “The NBC Symphony Orchestra”

03-01-1896 - George Frame Brown - d. 11-19-1979

actor: Gus “Tony and Gus”

03-01-1902 - Parker Bailey - d. xx-xx-1982

pianist: WTAM Cleveland, Ohio

03-01-1903 - Charlie Lyon - Detroit, MI - d. 5-11-1985

announcer: “Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch”; “Lum and Abner”

03-01-1904 - Glenn Miller - Clarinda, IA - d. 12-15-1944

bandleader: “Moonlight Serenade”; “USO Matinee”

03-01-1904 - Paul Hartman - d. 10-2-1973

actor: “Tony Awards”

03-01-1905 - Doris Hare - Bargoed, Monmouthshire, Wales - d. 5-30-2000

actor, host: “Navy Mixture”

03-01-1906 - Lester Grffith - Illinois - d. 11-20-1991

announcer: “Dan Harding’s Wife”; “Candid Microphone”

03-01-1910 - David Niven - Kirriemuir, Scotland - d. 7-29-1983

actor, panelist: “NBC Radio Theatre”; “Transatlantic Quiz”

03-01-1914 - Aaron Ruben - Chicago, IL - d. 1-30-2010

writer: “The Milton Berle Show”

03-01-1914 - Barrett Deems - Springfield, IL - d. 9-15-1998

jazz drummer: “Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra”; “Louis Armstrong’s All Stars”

03-01-1914 - Gil Doud - Minnesota - d. 12-17-1957

writer, director: “Sam Spade”; “Escape”; “One out of Seven”; “Pat Novak for Hire”

03-01-1915 - Cy Harrice - Chicago, IL - d. 2-14-2007

announcer: “Big Story”; “Cavalcade of America”

03-01-1917 - Cliffie Stone - Stockton, CA - d. 1-19-1998

host: “Hollywood Barn Dance”; “The Cliffie Stone Show”

03-01-1917 - David Dunhill - England - d. 3-20-2005

announcer: “BBC Light Programme”; “Take It From Here”

03-01-1920 - Antony Ellis - England - d. 9-26-1967

creator, writer, director: “Frontier Gentleman”

03-01-1921 - Kenny Baker - Yorkshire, England - d. 12-7-1999

trumpeter: “Let’s Settle for Music”

03-01-1923 - Andrew Faulds - Tanzania, East Africa - d. 5-31-2000

actor: Jet Morgan “Journey Into Space”

03-01-1923 - Peggy Chantier Dick - Philadelphia, PA - d. 11-20-2001

writer: “Edgar Bergen Comedy Hour”

03-01-1927 - Harry Belafonte - NYC

singer, actor: “Imaage Minorities”; “Stagestruck”

03-01-1929 - Eddie Jones - New Jersey - d. 5-31-1997

jazz bassist in the Count Basie band

03-01-1931 - Larry Keith - Brooklyn, NY - d. 7-17-2010

actor: “The Man and His Music”

03-01-1933 - Mary Linn Beller - d. 4-13-2000

actor: Barbara (Babby) “The Brighter Day”

03-01-1946 - Jim Crace - England

writer: “Salateen”; “The Bird Has Flown”

03-02-1890 - Paul De Kruif - Zeeland, MI - d. 2-28-1971

writer: “Men Against Death” based on De Kruif’s book

03-02-1900 - Kurt Weill - Dessau, Germany - d. 4-3-1950

composer: “Der Lindergflug”; “This Is War”

03-02-1902 - Flora Robson - Brighton, England - d. 7-7-1984

actor: BBC Radio “Streets of Pompeii”

03-02-1902 - Moe Berg - NYC - d. 5-29-1972

major league baseball player, world war 2 spy: “Information, Please”

03-02-1904 - Leonard Levinson - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 1-30-1974

writer: “Fibber McGee and Molly”; “Great Gildersleeve”; “Jack Carson Show”

03-02-1904 - Theodor “Dr. Suess” Geisel - Springfield, MA - d. 9-24-1991

children’s book author: “American School On the Air”; “Columbia Workshop”

03-02-1905 - Marc Blitzstein - Philadelphia, PA - d. 1-22-1964

author: “Mercury Theatre On the Air”

03-02-1909 - Mel Ott - Gretna, LA - d. 11-21-1958

sportscaster: Play-by-Play Detroit Tigers; “Babe Ruth Show”

03-02-1909 - Narvin Kimball - d. 3-17-2006

vocal, banjo: (Preservation Hall Jazz Band) “Newport Jazz Festival”

03-02-1913 - Marjorie Weaver - Crossville, TN - d. 10-1-1994

actor: “Sally, Irene and Mary”

03-02-1914 - Martin Ritt - NYC - d. 12-8-1990

film director, teacher: “Coming Home”

03-02-1915 - Cliff Carpenter - San Francisco, CA - d. 1-9-2013

actor: Terry Lee “Terry and the Pirates”; Jerry “County Seat”

03-02-1917 - Desi Arnaz - Santiago, Cuba - d. 12-2-1986

actor, bandleader: Ricky Ricardo “I Love Lucy”; “Bob Hope Show”

03-02-1918 - Elmira Roessler - St. Louis, MO - d. 4-30-1975

actor, singer: Jennifer Davis “Backstage Wife”; Tweetsie Herringbone “Ma Perkins”

03-02-1918 - Michael Rye (Rye Billsbury) - Chicago, IL - d. 9-21-2012

actor: Jack Armstrong “Jack Armstrong, All-American Boy”

03-02-1918 - Rye Billsbury (Michael Rye) - Chicago, IL - d. 9-21-2012

actor: Mark Dillon “Gunsmoke”; J.R. Boone, Jr. “Meet Millie”

03-02-1919 - Jennifer Jones - Tulsa, OK - d. 12-17-2009

actor: “Radio Hall of Fame”

03-02-1919 - Lawrence Eisler - NYC

monologist: “Major Bowes Amateur Hour”

03-02-1921 - John Millett - Woollahra, Australia

writer: “The World Faces Johnny Tripod”

03-02-1923 - Jean Metcalfe - Reigate, England - d. 1-28-2000

announcer, presenter: “Two-Way Family Favourites”

03-02-1933 - Anthea Askey - Golders Green, London, England - d. 2-28-1999

actor: Violet Elizabeth Bott “Just William”

03-02-1949 - Randy Paar - Los Angeles, CA

disc jockey: (Daughter of Jack Paar) “The Jack Paar Show”

03-03-1885 - Marshall Bartholomew - Belleville, IL - d. 4-16-1978

tenor on nbc, connected with the Yale Glee Club

03-03-1890 - Edmund Lowe - San Jose, CA - d. 4-21-1971

actor: Sergeant Quirt “Captain Flagg and Sergeant Quirt”

03-03-1896 - Willie Fung - Canton, China - d. 4-16-1945

actor: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

03-03-1900 - Edna Best - Hove, East Sussex, England - d. 9-18-1974

director: “Sherlock Holmes”; “Silver Theatre”

03-03-1902 - Ruby Dandridge - Memphis, TN  - d. 10-17-1987

actor: Mammy Brown “Gallant Heart”; Geranium “Judy Canova Show”

03-03-1906 - Kenny Sargent - Centralia, IL - d. 12-20-1969

vocalist/saxophonist: “The Camel Caravan”

03-03-1907 - Canada Lee - NYC - d. 5-9-1952

actor: “New World A’ Coming”; “Lest We Forget”; “The Free Company”

03-03-1907 - Donald Novis - Hastings, England - d. 7-23-1966

actor: Matt Mulligan “Jumbo Fire Chief Program”

03-03-1911 - Henry Gladstone - Boston, MA - d. 1-22-1995

announcer: “White Owl Reporter”

03-03-1911 - Jean Harlow - Kansas City, MO - d. 6-7-1937

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

03-03-1913 - Margaret Bonds - Chicago, IL - d. 4-26-1972

composer: “Chicago Women’s Orchestra”

03-03-1914 - Donald Gray - Fort Beaufort, South Africa - d. 4-7-1978

BBC actor from 1947 to 1951

03-03-1915 - John Nelson - Spokane, WA - d. 11-3-1976

emcee: “Bride and Groom”; “Know Your NBC’s”; “Live Like a Millionaire”

03-03-1919 - Enzo Stuarti - Rome, Italy - d. 12-16-2005

operatic singer: “Stars for Defense”

03-03-1920 - James Doohan - Vancouver, Canada - d. 7-20-2005

actor: “You Never Had It So Good”; “The Investigator”

03-03-1920 - Jimmy Edwards - Barns, Surrey, England - d. 7-7-1988

actor: Pa Glum “Take It from Here”

03-03-1921 - Diana Barrymore - NYC - d. 1-25-1960

actor: “Crime Does Not Pay”

03-03-1924 - Barbara Jean Wong - Los Angeles, CA - d. 11-13-1999

actor: Judy Barton “Cinnamon Bear”

03-03-1924 - Cathy Downs - Port Jefferson, Long Island, NY - d. 12-8-1976

actor: “Your Movietown Radio Theatre”; “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Mail Call”

03-03-1930 - Clark Burrows - Los Angeles, CA

singer: (Member of the Hi-Lo’s) “The Rosemary Clooney Show”

03-03-1937 - Bobby Driscoll - Cedar Rapids, IA - d. 3-20-1968 (body found)

actor: “A Day in the Life of Dennis Day”; “Family Theatre”

03-03-1939 - Sam Chu Lin - Mississippi - d. 3-5-2006

newscaster, actor: “Empire of the Air”

03-03-1948 - Byron MacGregor - Alberta, Canada - d. 1-3-1995

CKLW radio newsman, recorded narrative “The Americans”

03-03-1959 - Ira Glass - Baltimore, MD

host: “This American Life”

03-03-1970 - Christopher Cyrill - Melbourne, Australia

writer: “What Withers and What Remains”

03-04-1880 - Channing Pollack - Washington D.C. - d. 8-17-1946

lecturer, author: “America’s Town Mettking of the Air”; “Wake Up America”

03-04-1885 - George Shelton - NYC - d. 2-12-1971

comedian: “Sunday Night Party”; “It Pays to Be Ignorant”

03-04-1888 - David Frederick Smith - Clarksburg, IN - d. 8-14-1976

early radio broadcaster: Creator of “March of Time”

03-04-1888 - Fred Smith - Clarksburg, IN - d. 8-15-1976

announcer: (America’s first Ambassador of the Radio) “Newsacting”

03-04-1888 - Knute Rockne - Voss, Norway - d. 3-31-1931

football coach: “Biography in Sound”

03-04-1892 - Helen Van Tuyl - Iowa - d. 8-22-1964

actor: Ellen Collins “Bachelor’s Children”

03-04-1903 - Harold Berens - Glasgow, Scotland - d. 5-10-1995

actor: “Ignorance Is Bliss”

03-04-1904 - Dorothy Page - Northampton, PA - d. 3-26-1961

vocalist: “Paducah Plantation”

03-04-1904 - Joseph Schmidt - Davideny, Bukovina, Austria-Hungary - d. 11-16-1942

singer: “General Motors Concerts”

03-04-1907 - Edgar Barrier - NYC - d. 6-20-1964

actor: Simon Templar “The Saint”

03-04-1907 - Pat McGeehan - Steelton, PA - d. 1-3-1988

announcer, actor: “Abbott and Costello”; “The Red Skelton Show”

03-04-1908 - Lee Allman - d. 10-8-1989

actor: (Sister of James Jewell) Lenore ‘Casey’ Case “The Green Hornet”

03-04-1909 - Harry Elders - d. 11-25-1993

actor: Dr. Bill Evans “Road of Life”; David Houseman “Stepmother”

03-04-1910 - Miriam Kressyn - Poland - d. 10-28-1996

Was the most popular Yiddish artist on radio of her day

03-04-1911 - Margaret Wood - Great Yarmouth, England - d. 2-9-2002

scripwriter for BBC radio schools

03-04-1913 - John Garfield - NYC - d. 5-21-1952

actor: “Cresta Blanca Hollywood Players”; “Free Company”; “Treasury Star Parade”

03-04-1914 - Ward Kimball - Minneapolis, MN - d. 7-8-2002

disney animator: “Here’s to Veterans”

03-04-1916 - William Alland - Delmare, DE - d. 11-10-1997

actor: “Mercury Theatre”; “Doorway to Life”; “Frontier Gentleman”

03-04-1920 - Alan MacNaughtan - Bearsden, Scotland - d. 8-29-2002

actor: “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”

03-04-1921 - Harry Besse - d. 1-29-1994

disk jockey: KSWI Council Bluffs,Iowa

03-04-1921 - Joan Greenwood - London, England - d. 2-28-1987

actor: “Stagestruck”

03-04-1922 - Martha O’Driscoll - Tulsa, OK - d. 11-3-1998

actor: “Your Blind Date”

03-04-1926 - Fran Warren - The Bronx, NY - d. 3-4-2013

singer: “Spotlight Bands”; “One Night Stand”; “The Big Show”

03-04-1932 - Miriam Makeba - Johannesburg, South Africa - d. 11-10-2008

click singer: “The World of Folk Music”

03-04-1934 - Barbara McNair - Racine, WI - d. 2-4-2007

singer/actor: “America Swings”

03-04-1934 - John Dunn - Glasgow, Scotland - d. 11-28-2004

announcer, newsreader: “Roundabout”; “Housewive’s Choice”; “Breadfast Special”

03-04-1944 - Edwin Drake - Grand Rapids, MI

composer: “Back to God Hour”

03-05-1881 - Toby Gremmer - Bainbridge, GA - d. 9-6-1981

actor: Hermit “The Hermit’s Cave”

03-05-1882 - Eustace Wyatt - Bath, Somerset, England - d. 10-25-1944

actor: Lord Percy “Our Gal Sunday”

03-05-1891 - Chic Johnson - Chicago, IL - d. 2-28-1962

comedian: “Olsen and Johnson”; “Rudy Vallee Show”

03-05-1893 - Dorothy Sands - Cambridge, MA - d. 9-11-1980

actor: Mary Ann Clarke “Barry Cameron”; Margot “Backstage Wife”

03-05-1894 - Henry Daniell - London, England - d. 10-31-1963

actor: “Theatre Guild of the Air”

03-05-1898 - Bud Selvin - d. 7-15-1980

bandleader: “Devoe Redskins”; “Kolster Radio Hour”

03-05-1900 - Martin Magner - Stettin, Germany - d. 1-25-2002

director: “Under Arrest”; “Wooden Fish”

03-05-1900 - Sam Hearn - Jersey City, NJ - d. 10-27-1964

comedian: Schlepperman “Jack Benny Program, Glamour Manor”

03-05-1903 - Minerva Pious - Odessa, Russia - d. 3-16-1979

commedienne: Mrs. Pansy Nussbaum “Fred Allen Show”

03-05-1906 - Aileen Carlyle - San Francisco, CA - d. 5-3-1984

vocalist: “Spike Jones and His City Slickers”

03-05-1906 - Harry Lubin - d. 7-21-1977

music: “Glamour Manor”; “Burns and Allen”; “Blondie”

03-05-1908 - Rex Harrison - Huyton, England - d. 6-2-1990

actor: Rex Saunders “Private Files of Rex Saunders”

03-05-1911 - Joseph Tometty - Ireland - d. 6-7-1995

writer: “The McCooeys”

03-05-1913 - Dick Whittinghill - Montana - d. 1-24-2001

disk jockey: “Did you Whittinghill This Morning?”

03-05-1920 - Virginia Christine - Stanton, IA - d. 7-24-1996

actor: “Confession”; “Gunsmoke”

03-05-1921 - Milt Kamen - Hurleyville, NY - d. 2-24-1977

satirist: “Voices of Vista”; “Here’s to Veterans”

03-05-1922 - Robert Burr - Jersey City, NJ - d. 5-13-2000

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

03-05-1924 - Myrna Dell - Los Angeles, CA - d. 4-11-2011

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

03-05-1925 - Lucy Gilman - Chicago, IL - d. 11-23-2006

actor: “(Sister of Toni Gilman) “I Love A Mystery”; Welcome Valley”

03-05-1925 - Nora Dugon - Northern Ireland

writer: “Can’t You Hear Me Talking to You?”

03-05-1927 - Jack Cassidy - NYC - d. 12-12-1976

singer, actor: “Stars for Defense”; “Cue Magazine Salutes ASCAP”

03-05-1927 - Rachel Gurney - Eton, England - d. 11-24-2001

actor: BBC Home Service; Emma Woodhouse “Emma”

03-05-1936 - Dean Stockwell - North Hollywood, CA

actor: “Hallmark Hall of Fame”

03-06-1882 - Guy Kibbee - El Paso, TX - d. 5-24-1956

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

03-06-1885 - Ring Lardner - Niles, MI - d. 9-27-1933

writer: “Hallmark Hall of Fame”; “NBC Presents: Short Story”

03-06-1900 - Jay C. Flippen - Little Rock, AR - d. 2-3-1971

actor: Sergeant “Rookies”

03-06-1904 - Hugh Williams - Bexhill-on-Sea, England - d. 12-7-1969

actor: “Theatre Guild On the Air”

03-06-1905 - Adelaide Hawley - d. 12-21-1998

consultant on women’s issues: “Adelaide Hawley Show”

03-06-1905 - Bob Wills - Limestone County, TX - d. 5-13-1975

western singer: (Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys) “Rexall Rhythm Round-Up”

03-06-1906 - Lou Costello - Paterson, NJ - d. 3-3-1959

comedian: “Chase & Sanborn Hour”; “Abbott and Costello Show”

03-06-1909 - Floyd Holmes - Glasgow, KY - d. 1-1-1970

singer: (Prairie Ramblers) “Smile-a-While”

03-06-1913 - Ella Logan - Glasgow, Scotlans - d. 5-1-1969

singer: “The Chase and Sanborn Hour”; “Kraft Music Hall”

03-06-1914 - Kiril Kondrashin - Moscow, Russia - d. 3-7-1981

conductor: “Van Cliburn Concert”

03-06-1916 - Red Callender - Richmond, VA - d. 3-8-1992

jazz bass player: “Jubilee”; “One Night Stand”

03-06-1916 - Rochelle Hudson - Oklahoma City, OK - d. 1-17-1972

actor: “Hollywood Hotel”

03-06-1916 - Virginia Gregg - Harrisburg, IL - d. 9-15-1986

actor: Helen Asher “Richard Diamond, Private Detective”

03-06-1917 - Frankie Howerd - York, England - d. 4-19-1992

comedian: “Frankie Howerd Show”

03-06-1918 - Roger Price - Charleston, WV - d. 10-31-1990

writer, actor: “The Comedy Writers Show”

03-06-1923 - Ed McMahon - Detroit, MI - d. 6-23-2009

actor-announcer: Monitor”

03-06-1923 - Lori March - Los Angeles, CA - d. 3-19-2013

actor: “X-1”; “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

03-06-1927 - William J. Bell - Chicago, IL - d. 4-29-2005

writer: “The Guiding Light”

03-06-1930 - Lorin Maazel - Paris, France

conductor: “NBC Summer Symphony”

03-06-1934 - Art Blaske - d. 8-25-1997

disk jockey: KFAM St. Cloud, Minnesota

03-06-1935 - Leonard Radic - Melbourne, Australia

writer: “A Clean Sweep”; “Ground Rules”

03-06-1942 - David Cleve - England - d. 9-16-2005

actor: “Out of School”

03-07-1878 - Percy Hemus - Auckland, New Zealand - d. 12-22-1943

actor: Dr. Winslow “Road of Life”; Old Wrangler “Tom Mix”

03-07-1880 - Sidney Scott Booth - Birmingham, England - d. 3-5-1946

radio performer

03-07-1882 - James Wesley Fincher - Arkansas - d. 8-17-1951

country music: “Crazy Water Crystals Barn Dance”

03-07-1886 - Ray Largay - Wisconsin - d. 9-28-1974

actor: Mr. Farnum “Ma Perkins”; Frederick Nelson “Young Widder Brown”

03-07-1889 - Lula Vollmer - Keyser, NC - d. 5-2-1955

writer: “Moonshine and Honeysuckle”

03-07-1890 - George H. Shackley - Quincy, MA - d. 10-25-1959

conductor/composer: “Ava Maria Hour”; “Homemaker’s Exchange”

03-07-1905 - Ruth Freed Akst - Vancouver, Canada - d. 8-7-1989

composer/violinist lead singing and instrumental trio on radio

03-07-1906 - Edward Mabley - Binghampton, NY - d. 12-16-1984

writer: “The American School of the Air”

03-07-1906 - Louis Pelletier - NYC - d. 2-11-2000

writer: “The FBI in Peace and War”

03-07-1907 - George Beck - NYC - d. 10-6-1999

screenwriter: “Good News of 1939”; “Harold Lloyd Comedy Theatre”

03-07-1913 - Smokey Montgomery - Rinard, IA - d. 6-6-2001

banjo picker: (Member of the Light Crust Dough Boys) “Columbia’s Country Caravan”

03-07-1916 - Vivian Smolen - d. 6-11-2006

actor: Laurel Grosvenor “Stella Dallas”; Sunday Brinthrope “Our Gal Sunday”

03-07-1917 - Hubert Bisping - d. 7-26-1992

newscaster: KUTA Salt Lake City, Utah

03-07-1921 - Elanor Summerfield - London, England - d. 7-13-2001

actor: “Many a Slip”

03-07-1923 - Arthur Julian - Memphis, TN - d. 1-30-1995

writer: “The Beulah Show”

03-07-1925 - Rene Gagnon - Manchester, NH - d. 10-12-1979

raiser of second flag on Iwo Jima:: “Interview programs”

03-07-1925 - Richard Vernon - Reading, England - d. 12-4-1997

actor: Slartibartfast “Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”

03-07-1929 - Marion Marlowe - St. Louis, MO - d. 3-24-2012

singer: “Arthur Godfrey Time”

03-07-1934 - Willard Scott - Alexandria, VA

disc jockey: (The Joy Boys)

03-07-1937 - Anne Kristen - Scotland - d. 8-7-1996

actor: “Carver”

03-08-1841 - Oliver Wendell Holmes - Boston, MA - d. 3-6-1935

On his 90th birthday he delivered a short radio speech

03-08-1889 - Rosario Bourdon - Montreal, Canada - d. 4-24-1961

conductor: “Cities Service Concert”; “Great Personalities”

03-08-1891 - Sam Jaffe - NYC - d. 3-24-1984

actor: “Fannie Hurst Presents”; “New World A-Coming”; “Cavalcade of America”

03-08-1893 - Victor Arden - Wenona, IL - d. 7-31-1962

pianist and orchestra director with various radio appearances

03-08-1899 - Gladys Thornton - Madison. Fl - d. 9-2-1964

actor: Aunt Addie “My Son and I”; Mrs. Tasek “The O’Neills”

03-08-1902 - Louise Beavers - Cincinnati, OH - d. 10-26-1962

actor: Beulah “Beulah”; “Screen Guild Theatre”

03-08-1906 - Franklyn MacCormack - Waterloo, IA - d. 6-12-1971

announcer: “Caroline’s Golden Store”; “Jack Armstrong”

03-08-1909 - Anthony Donato - Prague, NE - d. 10-29-1990

composer: “Surprise Serenade”

03-08-1909 - Claire Trevor - NYC - d. 4-8-2000

actor: Lorelei Kilbourne “ Big Town”, Theresa Travers “Results, Inc.”

03-08-1910 - Victor Wolfson - NYC - d. 5-23-1990

author of radio plays

03-08-1911 - Eunice Hanger - Mount Chalmers, Australia - d. 10-16-1972

writer: “From the Diary of a Bush Schoolmaster”

03-08-1911 - Heinie Beau - Calvary, WI - d. 4-19-1987

composer/arranger: composed for radio, televison and movies

03-08-1912 - David Friedkin - d. 10-15-1976

writer: “Bold Venture”; “Broadway Is My Beat”; “The Front Page”

03-08-1918 - Alan Hale, Jr. - Los Angeles, CA - d. 1-2-1990

actor: “Smiths of Hollywood”

03-08-1918 - Sam Donahue - Detroit, MI - d. 3-22-1974

saxaphonist, bandleader: dance band remotes

03-08-1919 - Mavor Moore - Toronto, Canada - d. 12-18-2006

actor: Nero Wolfe “Advs. of Nero Wolfe”; “The Crusoe Boys”

03-08-1921 - Cyd Charisse - Amarillo, TX - d. 6-17-2008

actor, dancer: Guest: “Spike Jones Show”

03-08-1922 - Al Gionfriddo - Dysart, PA - d. 3-14-2003

sportscaster: KONG Visalia, CA

03-08-1924 - Sean McClory - Dublin, Ireland - d. 12-10-2003

actor: “Favorite Story”; “NBC University Theatre”

03-08-1928 - Judy Johnson - Norfolk, VA

singer: “Stars for Defense”; “Broadway in Review”

03-08-1929 - Betty Carter - d. 9-26-1998

jazz vocalist: “Jazz Alive”

03-08-1943 - Lynn Redgrave - London, England - d. 5-2-2010

actor: “Artist Descending a Staircase”; “Vile Bodies”

03-09-1893 - Ara Gerald - Sydney, Australia - d. 4-2-1957

actor: Countess Florenza “Our Gal Sunday”

03-09-1901 - Oscar Race - d. 10-9-1981

pianist: (Race and Ballin) WOR Newark, New Jersey

03-09-1902 - Robert St. John - Chicago, IL - d. 2-6-2003

newscaster: 1943-46, NBC, weekdays at 10 a.m.

03-09-1902 - Will Geer - Franfort, IN - d. 4-22-1978

actor: Penny “Bright Horizon”

03-09-1906 - Samuel Rodetsky - Russia - d. 3-26-2000

pianist: “NBC Symphony Orchestra”

03-09-1909 - Victor Seydel - d. 8-7-1973

director: “Counterspy”

03-09-1911 - Leopold Proser - d. 2-xx-1981

writer: “The Columbia Workshop”

03-09-1912 - Ned Le Fevre - Indiana - d. 6-10-1966

actor: Ned Holden “The Guiding Light”; Jonathan Kegg “A Life in Your Hands”

03-09-1912 - Ray Darby - Edmonton, Canada - d. 1-22-1982

radio script writer: “American School of the Air”

03-09-1914 - Fred Clark - Lincoln, CA - d. 12-5-1968

actor: “This Is Your FBI”; “Amos ‘n’ Andy Show”

03-09-1918 - Marguerite Chapman - Chatham, NY - d. 8-30-1999

actor: “Family Theatre”; “Silver Theatre”; “Screen Guild Theatre”

03-09-1918 - Mickey Spillane - Brooklyn NY - d. 7-17-2006

writer: “That Hammer Guy” based on his novels

03-09-1920 - Jerry Byrd - Lima, OH - d. 4-11-2005

steel guitarist: “Country Music Time”; “March of Dimes”

03-09-1921 - Carl Betz - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 1-18-1978

disk jockey: WCAE Pittsburgh

03-09-1926 - Joe Franklin - NYC - d. 1-31-1998

disc jockey: “Joe Franklin’s Memory Lane”; “Main Street Memories”

03-09-1932 - Keely Smith - Norfolk, VA

singer: “Guard Session”; “Here’s to Veterans”

03-09-1934 - Joyce Van Patten - Queens, NY

actor: Daisy “Reg’lar Fellers”

03-10-1882 - Lewis J. Valentine - Brooklyn, NY - d. 12-16-1946

nyc police commissioner: “Gangbusters”

03-10-1886 - Clarence Adler - d. 12-24-1969

pianist: Member of the New York Trio

03-10-1888 - Barry Fitzgerald - Dublin, Ireland - d. 1-4-1961

actor: Bernard Fitz “His Honor, the Barber”

03-10-1898 - Bert Bacharach - Philadelphia, PA - d. 9-15-1983

columnist: “Letters to Your Serviceman”; “Men’s Corner”

03-10-1898 - Cy Kendall - St. Louis, MO - d. 7-22-1953

actor: Captain Tracy “Tarzan”; Fred Thompson “One Man’s Family”; “Escape”

03-10-1900 - Peter de Rose - NYC - d. 4-23-1953

pianist, singer: “Sweethearts of the Air”

03-10-1900 - Sherman Billingsley - Enid, Oklahoma Territory - d. 10-4-1966

owner stork club: “Bing Crosby Show”

03-10-1903 - Claire Boothe Luce - NYC - d. 10-9-1987

correspondent: “University of Chicago Round Table”; “Wake Up America”

03-10-1903 - Leon Bismark “Bix” Beiderbecke - Davenport, IA - d. 8-7-1931

jazz musician: “Band Remotes”

03-10-1905 - Richard Haydn - London, England - d. 4-25-1985

actor: Professor Lemuel Carp “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

03-10-1909 - Bob Taplinger - Philadelphia, PA - d. 11-24-1975

head of publicity CBS: Credited with idea of Gracie Allen”s lost brother

03-10-1911 - Warner Anderson - Brooklyn, NY - d. 8-26-1976

actor: Patrick Ryan “Terry and the Pirates”

03-10-1915 - Ranald MacDougall - Schenectady, NY - d. 12-12-1973

writer: “The Man Behind the Gun”; “Passport for Adams”; “There Was a Woman”

03-10-1918 - Gloria Stewart - d. 2-16-1994

actor: (Wife of James Stewart) “Lux Radio Theatre”

03-10-1918 - Heywood Hale Braun - NYC - d. 9-5-2001

cbs sports commentator: “Biography In Sound”

03-10-1918 - Laddie Seaman - Reading, PA - d. 1-19-1942

actor: Scoop Ward “News of Youth”; Biff Bradley “Pepper Young’s Family”

03-10-1918 - Pamela Mason - Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, England - d. 6-29-1996

actor: “James Mason and Pamela Mason Show”

03-10-1919 - Lorna Thayer - Boston, MA - d. 6-4-2005

actor: “The Hallmark Hall of Fame”

03-10-1919 - Marion Hutton - Battle Creek, MI - d. 1-10-1987

singer: (Sister of Betty), (Glenn Miller Orchestra) “Moonlight Serenade”

03-10-1920 - Kenneth C. Burns (Jethro) - Georgia - d. 2-4-1989

comedic singer: (Homer and Jethro) “WLS National Barn Dance”

03-10-1923 - Kenny Bowers - Jersey City, NJ

actor: “The Silver Summer Revue”

03-10-1924 - Wally Stott (Angela Morley) - Leeds, England - d. 1-14-2009

conductor, composer, arranger: “The Goon Show”

03-10-1927 - Dick Alarie - d. 3-24-2000

sortscaster: WPCT Putnam, Connecticut

03-11-1862 - Frank Burt - NYC - d. 4-3-1964

writer: “The Six Shooter”; “The Unexpected”; “Hollywood Star Playhouse”

03-11-1887 - Raoul Walsh - NYC - d. 12-31-1980

film director: “Jack Benny Program”

03-11-1897 - Florence Belshaw - d. 4-13-1976

pianist: KFAB Lincoln, Nebraska

03-11-1898 - Dorothy Gish - Massillon, OH - d. 6-4-1968

actor: Texaco Star Playhouse”; “U.S. Steel Hour”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

03-11-1900 - Andy Sannella - Brooklyn, NY - d. 12-10-1962

bandleader: “Campbell Soup Orchestra”; “Gillette Community Sing”

03-11-1903 - Dorothy Schiff - NYC- d. 8-30-1989

owner of several radio stations in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and San Francisco

03-11-1903 - Lawrence Welk - Strasburg, ND - d. 5-17-1992

bandleader: “Lawrence Welk Orchestra”

03-11-1907 - Jessie Matthews - London, England - d. 8-19-1981

actor: Mrs. Mary Dale “The Dale’s”

03-11-1907 - Walter Alden Richards - Springfield, IL - d. 5-23-1988

editor, writer: “Cavalcade of America”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

03-11-1909 - Karl Tunberg - Spokane, WA - d. 4-4-1992

film writer: “Lux Radio Theatre”

03-11-1909 - Phil Leslie - St. Louis, MO - d. 9-23-1988

writer: “Fibber McGee and Molly”

03-11-1909 - Ramona - Lockland, OH - d. 12-14-1972

singer, pianist: “Kraft Music Hall”; “Paul Whiteman’s Musical Varities”

03-11-1912 - Jerry Seelen - d. 9-12-1981

songwriter: “Drene Time”

03-11-1915 - Dan Donaldson - St. Louis, MO - d. 12-1-1991

announcer: “Kitty Keene, Inc.”; “Ma Perkins”

03-11-1918 - Grace McTernan - d. 11-6-1995

soprano: “Your America”

03-11-1919 - Mercer Ellington - Washington, D.C. - d. 2-8-1996

bandleader: (Son of Duke Ellington) “Genius of Duke”

03-11-1921 - Eloise McElhone - d. 7-1-1974

panelist: “Leave It to the Girls”

03-11-1922 - Vinnette Carroll - NYC - d. 11-5-2002

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

03-11-1923 - Terence Alexander - London England - d. 5-28-2009

actor: The Toff “John Creasey Novels”

03-11-1930 - Lana Morris - Ruislip, England - d. 5-27-1998

actor: “The Forces Show”

03-11-1934 - Dilys Laye - London, England - d. 2-13-2009

actor: “One Corpse Too Many”

03-11-1934 - Sam Donaldson - El Paso, TX

talk show host: “Live in America”

03-11-1952 - Douglas Adams - Cambridge, England - d. 5-11-2001

writer: “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”

03-12-1888 - Hall Johnson - Athens, GA - d. 4-30-1970

choral director: (Hall Johnson Choir) “Paducah Plantation”; “Show Boat”

03-12-1889 - Josephine Lawrence - Newark, NJ - d. 2-22-1978

writer of kids programs” “The Man on the Moon”

03-12-1890 - Lou Clayton - Brooklyn, NY - d. 9-12-1950

partner: “The Jimmy Durante Show”

03-12-1893 - Gene Morgan - Racine, WI - d. 8-13-1940

actor: Rex Marvin “Myrt and Marge”; Bill Taylor “All My Children”

03-12-1899 - Amparo Iturbi - Valencia, Spain - d. 4-22-1969

concert Pianist: (Jose’s sister) “Concert Hall”

03-12-1900 - Harlow Wilcox - Omaha, NE - d. 9-24-1960

announcer: “Fibber McGee and Molly Show”; “Suspense”; “Amos ‘n’ Andy”

03-12-1900 - Zora Layman - Hutchinson, KS - d. 11-2-1981

singer: “Luther-Layman Singer”

03-12-1905 - Milton Merlin - California - d. 10-29-1996

writer: “The Halls of Ivy”; “The Man Called X”; “Presenting Charles Boyer”

03-12-1908 - Eugene Conley - Lynn, MA - d. 12-18-1981

operatic tenor: “NBC Presents Gene Conley”; “Voice of Firestone”

03-12-1908 - William Lally - New York - d. 8-20-1956

actor: “The NBC University Theatre”

03-12-1910 - R. Dale Butts - Lamasco, KY - d. 1-30-1990

staff arranger for NBC Chicago

03-12-1910 - Robert Denton - d. 1-30-1990

announcer: “Dimension X”; “The Robert Merrill Show”

03-12-1910 - Tony Galento - Orange, NJ - d. 7-22-1979

boxer, actor: “Edgar Bergan/Charlie McCarthy Show”

03-12-1912 - Paul Weston - Springfield, MA - d. 9-20-1996

conductor: “Chesterfield Supper Club”; “Paul Weston Orchestra”

03-12-1913 - Agathe von Trapp - Pola, Istria, Austria - d. 12-28-2010

singer: (Trapp Family Singers) “Christmas Seal Sale”

03-12-1914 - Loretta Poynton - Jackson, MI - d. 12-7-1991

actor: Betty Fairfield “Jack Armstrong”; Ruth Morrow “Flying Time”

03-12-1914 - Shuichi Fujikura - Tokyo, Japan - d. 1-11-2008

emcee: “Niju-no-Tobira”

03-12-1916 - Jeanette Eymann - d. 4-5-1997

secretary, sometime actor: “The Jack Benny Program”

03-12-1916 - Mandel Kramer - Cleveland, OH - d. 1-29-1989

actor: Johnny Dollar “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”

03-12-1917 - Georgia Ellis - d. 3-30-1988

actor: Miss Kitty Russell “Gunsmoke”

03-12-1917 - Googie Withers - Karachi, British India - d. 7-15-2011

actor: “Theatre Royale”

03-12-1917 - Millard Kaufman - Baltimore, MD - d. 3-14-2009

writer: “Escape”; “Romance”; “Suspense”

03-12-1919 - Frank Campanella - NYC - d. 12-20-2006

actor: “21st Precinct”; “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”

03-12-1921 - Earl Nightingale - d. 3-25-1989

actor, announcer: Sky King “Sky King”

03-12-1921 - Gordon MacRae - East Orange, NJ - d. 1-24-1986

singer: “Texaco Star Theatre”; “Railroad Hour”

03-12-1923 - Walter Schirra - Hackensack, NJ - d. 5-3-2007

astronaut: “Meet the Press”

03-12-1924 - Betty Barclay - Macon, GA - d. 6-16-2000

singer: (Sammy Kaye Band) “So You Want to Lead a Band”

03-12-1926 - Gwen Cherrell - Leicester, England

actor, writer: “The Primal Scene, as it were...”

03-12-1928 - Edward Albee - Washington D.C.

writer: “Earplay”

03-13-1873 - Nellie Revell - Springfield, IL - d. 8-12-1958

commentator: “Neighbor Nell”; “Meet the Artist”

03-13-1878 - Katherine Emmett - San Francisco, CA - d. 6-6-1960

actor: Agatha Anthone “The Romance of Helen Trent”

03-13-1892 - Janet Flanner - Indianapolis, IN - d. 11-7-1978

reporter: “Listen, The Women”

03-13-1896 - Leona Powers - Salida, CO - d. 1-7-1970

actor: Mrs. Bixby “My Son Jeep”; Mr.s. Brown “Aldrich Family”

03-13-1898 - Donald MacDonald - Denison, TX - d. 12-9-1959

actor: Willie the Weep “Big Town”

03-13-1898 - Henry Hathaway - Sacramento, CA - d. 2-11-1985

film director: “Screen Director’s Playhouse”

03-13-1900 - George Kondolf - d. 12-25-1985

producer: “Theatre Guild on the Air”

03-13-1900 - Harry W. Flannery - Greensburg, PA - d. 3-10-1975

newscaster: Foreign correspondent in Berlin for CBS during WWII

03-13-1903 - Charles D. Livingstone - d. 7-28-1986

producer, director: “Lone Ranger”; “Green Hornet”; “Challenge of the Yukon”

03-13-1905 - Dick Wells - d. 2-28-1968

announcer: “Ma Perkins”; “Painted Dreams”; “Right to Happiness”

03-13-1905 - Louis Roen - Marengo, WI - d. 2-15-1993

announcer: “Today’s Children”; “The Breakfast Club”

03-13-1907 - Frank Wilcox - DeSoto, MO - d. 3-3-1974

actor: Father “Central City”

03-13-1907 - Grady Cole - d. 7-16-1979

announcer: “The Johnson Family Singers”

03-13-1908 - Paul Stewart - NYC - d. 2-17-1986

actor: Gyp Mendoza “Life Can Be Beautiful”; Richard Rogue “Rogue’s Gallery”

03-13-1909 - Herbert Kline - Davenport, IA - d. 2-5-1999

worked for a loyalist radio station in Madrid during the Spanish revolution

03-13-1910 - Frank Gabrielson - New York - d. 1-24-1980

writer: “The Cavalcade of America”

03-13-1910 - Sammy Kaye - Lakewood, OH - d. 6-2-1987

bandleader: (Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye) “Sunday Serenade”

03-13-1911 - James T. Quirk - d. 1-18-1969

announcer, station program director Philadelphia, PA

03-13-1911 - L. Ron Hubbard - Tilden, NE - d. 1-24-1986

science fiction writer: “Dimension X”

03-13-1913 - Harold J. Stone - NYC - d. 11-18-2005

actor: Sergeant Waters “21st Precinct”

03-13-1913 - Rolf McPherson - Providence, RI - d. 5-21-2009

preacher: KFSG Los Angeles

03-13-1914 - Bob Haggart - NYC - d. 12-3-1998

bass: “The Bob Crosby Show”; “Eddie Condon’s Jazz Concerts”

03-13-1914 - Bob Weiskopf - Chicago, IL - d. 2-20-2001

writer: “The Fred Allen Show”

03-13-1914 - Glen Gordon - NYC - d. 9-16-1977

actor: Dr. Fu Manchu “The Shadow of Fu Manchu”

03-13-1918 - Ina Ray Hutton - Chicago, IL - d. 2-19-1984

bandleader: “Spotlight Bands”

03-13-1919 - William Ormond Mitchell - Weyburn, Canada - d. 2-25-1998

radio dramatist: “Jake and the Kid”

03-13-1920 - Bill Allbaugh - d. 4-4-1985

sportscaster: KASI Ames, Iowa

03-14-1869 - Algernon Blackwood - d. 12-10-1951

author: “Escape”

03-14-1879 - Albert Einstein - Ulm, Germany - d. 4-18-1955

physicist: “The Quick and the Dead”

03-14-1886 - Harvey Hays - d. 6-xx-1964

actor: “Tom Mix”

03-14-1891 - Dr. Dolphe Martin - Poland - d. 10-3-1974

conductor: “Tydol Jubilee (Music on the Air)

03-14-1900 - Bernie Cummins - Akron, OH - d. 9-22-1986

bandleader: “Coca-Cola Spotlight Bands Program”; “Fitch Bandwagon”

03-14-1912 - Les Brown - Reinerton, PA - d. 1-4-2001

bandleader: (Les Brown and His Band of Renown) “Bob Hope Show”

03-14-1913 - Jay Barney - Chicago, IL - d. 5-19-1985

actor: Bugsy O’Toole “The Romance of Helen Trent”

03-14-1918 - Dennis Patrick - Philadelphia, PA - d. 10-13-2002

actor: “Shakespeare Festival”

03-14-1919 - Harry Caray - St. Louis, MO - d. 2-18-1998

baseball announcer: St. Louis Cardinals; Chicago Cubs

03-14-1919 - Luther Henderson - Kansas City, MO - d. 7-29-2003

arranger: “Cue Magazine Salutes ASCAP”

03-14-1922 - Les Baxter - Mexia, TX - d. 1-15-1996

arranger/conductor: “Bob Hope Show”; “California Melodies”; “Swingtime”

03-14-1925 - Sonny Cohn - Chicago, IL - d. 11-7-2006

trumpeter: Count Basie Orchestra

03-14-1933 - Sir Michael Caine - London, England

actor: “Wednesday Night” CBC

03-14-1934 - Eugene Cernan - Chicago, IL

astronaut: “The Space Story”; “NASA Special Report”

03-14-1940 - Rita Tushingham - Liverpool, England

actor: “Mistress of Novices”

03-14-1948 - Billy Crystal - NYC

comedian: “The National Lampoon Radio Hour”

03-15-1874 - Harold Ickes - Frankstown, PA - d. 2-3-1952

secretary of interior: “Information Please”

03-15-1877 - Montague Love - Portsmouth, England - d. 5-17-1943

actor: “Screen Guild Theatre”; “Suspense”

03-15-1889 - Billy Jones - NYC - d. 11-23-1940

singer: (The Happiness Boys)

03-15-1892 - Paul Wing - Peoria, IL - d. 2-12-1957

producer: “Story Man for Children”

03-15-1898 - Everett Mitchell - Austin, IL - d. 11-9-1990

annnouncer, host: “National Farm and Home Hour”; “Voice of the Farm”

03-15-1901 - Madeleine Pierce - Philadelphia, PA - d. 10-8-1983

actor: Wiki “Just Plain Bill”; Rudy Cameron “When A Girl Marries”

03-15-1904 - George Brent - Dublin, Ireland - d. 5-26-1979

actor, moderator: “Doctor Fights”; “Leave It to the Girls”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

03-15-1904 - Pat O’Malley - Burnley, Lancashire, England - d. 3-1-1985

actor: “Cavalcade of America”;”Lux Radio Theatre”

03-15-1904 - Verree Teasdale - Spokane, WA - d. 2-17-1987

actor: (Wife of Adolph Menjou) “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

03-15-1905 - Margaret Webster - NYC - d. 11-13-1972

stage actor, director: “Information Please”

03-15-1905 - Nat Perrin - New York - d. 5-9-1998

writer: “The Marx Brothers”

03-15-1907 - Jimmy McPartland - Chicago, IL - d. 3-13-1991

jazz artist: “Doctor Jazz”; “Town Hall Concert”

03-15-1908 - Roland Varno (Varnoux) - Utrecht, Netherlands - d. 5-24-1996

character actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “You Were There”

03-15-1909 - John Roeburt - d. 5-22-1972

writer: “Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator”; “Inner Sanctum Mysteries”

03-15-1910 - Ben Larson - Salt Lake City, UT - d. 3-18-1989

producer/director: “Eddy Duchin and his Orchestra”; “One of the Finest”

03-15-1910 - Nick Stewart - NYC - d. 12-18-2000

actor: “Hollywood Newsreel of the Air”

03-15-1911 - Abraham A. Albayalde - d. 2-23-1994

newscaster: KTOH Lihue, Hawaii

03-15-1913 - Macdonald Carey - Sioux City, IA - d. 3-21-1994

actor: Jonathan Hillary “Just Plain Bill “; Lee Markham “Woman in White”

03-15-1915 - David Schoenbrun - NYC - d. 5-23-1988

news correspondent: CBS News, Paris; “CBS Radio Workshop”

03-15-1915 - Johnny Frazer - Los Angeles, CA - d. 5-11-1945 Died in WWII

announcer: “Brenthouse”; “The Bob Hope Show”; “The Kool Show”

03-15-1916 - Frank Coghlan, Jr. - New Haven, CT - d. 9-7-2009

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Doctor Christian”

03-15-1916 - Harry James - Albany, GA - d. 7-5-1983

bandleader: “Spotlight Bands”; “Call for Music”

03-15-1919 - Lawrence Tierney - Brooklyn, NY - d. 2-26-2002

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

03-15-1919 - Merv Baldrica - d. 4-25-2006

sportscaster: WMIQ Iron Mountain, Michigan

03-15-1921 - Madelyn Pugh - Indianapolis, IN - d. 4-20-2011

writer: “My Favorite Husband”

03-15-1927 - Carl Smith - Maynardville, TN - d. 1-16-2010

country singer: “Grand Ole Opry”; “Cas Walker’s Radio Show”

03-15-1932 - Ray Aparicio - d. 1-12-2006

disk jockey: KBUC Corona, California

03-15-1939 - Robert (Thomas) Nye - London, England

writer: “Sisters”

03-16-1859 - Alexander Popov - Turinsk District, Russia - d. 1-13-1906

One of three claimants for inventor of radio (along with Marconi and de Forest)

03-16-1883 - Ernie Hare - Norfolk, VA - d. 3-9-1939

singer: (The Happiness Boys)

03-16-1885 - Rev. Dr. William L. Stidger - Moundsville, WV - d. 8-7-1949

pastor: “Getting the Most Out of Life”

03-16-1886 - Howard Pierce - d. 1-4-1973

Owned a piece of the Lone Ranger

03-16-1889 - Elsie Janis - Columbus, OH - d. 2-27-1956

First female announcer on network radio

03-16-1891 - Phil M. Donnelly - Lebanon, MO - d. 9-12-1961

governor missouri: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

03-16-1892 - James C. Petrillo - Chicago, IL - d. 10-23-1984

union leader” Head of the American Federation of Musicians

03-16-1893 - Isobel Elson - Cambridge, England - d. 1-12-1981

actor: Jessie Hughes “Young Dr. Malone”

03-16-1894 - Elizabeth Lennox - Ionia, MI - d. 5-3-1992

singer: “Lucky Strike Dance Orchestra”; “American Album of Familiar Music”

03-16-1896 - Arthur Hale - d. 10-17-1971

announcer, newscaster: “Confidentially Yours”; “The Richfield Reporter”

03-16-1897 - Conrad Nagel - Keokuk, IA - d. 2-24-1970

actor, emcee: “Silver Theatre”; “Passing Parade”

03-16-1897 - M. Barnard Eldershaw - Darlington, Australia - d. 9-20-1956

writer: “The Watch on the Headland”

03-16-1901 - Edward Pawley - Kansas City, KS - d. 1-27-1988

actor: Steve Wilson “Big Town”

03-16-1906 - Arch Presby - Canada - d. 3-8-1987

announcer, emcee: “Smilin’ Ed and His Buster Brown Gang”

03-16-1906 - Henny Youngman - London, England - d. 2-24-1998

comedian: (Take my wife, please) “Kate Smith Hour”; “Radio Hall of Fame”

03-16-1908 - Robert Rossen - NYC - d. 2-18-1966

film director: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Screen Director’s Playhouse”

03-16-1916 - Mercedes McCambridge - Joliet, IL - d. 3-2-2004

actor: Sunny Richards “I Love A Mystery”; Martha Ellis Bryant “Defense Attorney”

03-16-1916 - Walter Reed - Fort Ward, Bainbridge Island, WA - d. 8-20-2001

actor: “The Bombadier”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

03-16-1920 - Leo McKern - Sydney, Australia - d. 7-23-2002

actor: Horace Rumpole “Rumpole of the Bailey”

03-16-1920 - Wolf Rilla - Berlin, Germany - d. 10-19-2005

writer for the BBC

03-16-1924 - Beryl Davis  Plymouth, England - d. 10-28-2011

vocalist: “Your Hit Parade”; “Jubilee”

03-16-1925 - Lane Nakano - Los Angeles, CA - d. 4-28-2005

actor: “The Big Show”

03-16-1926 - Jerry Lewis - Newark, NJ

comedian: “Martin and Lewis Show”

03-16-1927 - Dick Beals - Detroit, MI - d. 5-29-2012

actor: Dan Reid “Lone Ranger”

03-16-1927 - Olga San Juan - Brooklyn, NY - d. 1-3-2009

actor: “Frank Morgan Show”; “G.I. Journal”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

03-16-1927 - Ruby Braff - Boston, MA - d. 2-9-2003

performer: “Jazz from Storyville”

03-16-1929 - Betty Johnson - Guilford County, NC

singer: “The Johnson Family Singers”

03-16-1936 - Harry Kalas - Naperville, IL - d. 4-13-2009

sportscaster: Philadelphia Phillies

03-17-1877 - Edwin M. Whitney - Parma Center, NY - d. 6-5-1957

actor: Captain Jimmy Norton “Harbor Lights”; Judge Whipple “Real Folks”

03-17-1879 - Sid Grauman - Indianapolis, IN - d. 3-5-1950

theatre owner: Intermission Guest “Lux Radio Theatre”

03-17-1884 - Frank Buck - Gainesville, TX - d. 2-25-1950

wild animal hunter: “Bring ‘em Back Alive”

03-17-1891 - Tim Healy - Sydney, Australia - d. 10-12-1947

commentator: “Calling All Stamp Collectors”; “Captain Tim Helay Spy Stories”

03-17-1896 - Billy Artzt - Philadelphia, PA - d. 10-29-1949

orchestra leader: “Blondie”; “Myrt and Marge”; “Shirley Temple Time”

03-17-1901 - Alfred Newman - New Haven, CT - d. 2-17-1970

composer, conductor: “Hollywood Star Time”; “Radio Hall of Fame”; “Silver Theatre”

03-17-1902 - Bobby Jones - d. 12-18-1971

renowned golfer, did a 15 minute show on golf

03-17-1902 - Jimmy Grier - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 6-4-1959

orchestra leader: “Woodbury Soap Show”

03-17-1905 - Lisa Sergio - Florence, Italy - d. 6-22-1989

news and music commentator: “Let’s Talk it Over”; “One Woman’s Opinion”

03-17-1905 - Meredith C. Beckman - d. 4-28-1980

tenor: KMOX St. Louis, Missouri

03-17-1906 - Michael O’Shea - Hartford, CT - d. 12-3-1973

actor: “Textron Theatre”; “Radio Reader’s Digest”; “Philip Morris Playhouse”

03-17-1910 - Molly Weir - Glasgow, Scotland - d. 12-1-2004

actor: Tattie McIntosh “It’s That Man Again”; Aggie “Life with the Lyons”

03-17-1910 - Pat McVey - Fort Wayne, IN - d. 7-6-1973

actor: “Cavalcade of America”

03-17-1914 - Sammy Baugh - Temple, TX - d. 12-17-2008

football great: “Bill Stern Colgate Sports Newsreel”

03-17-1915 - Joel Cranston - Iowa - d. 9-21-1977

actor: “Fort Laramie”; “Gunsmoke”; “Escape”; “Have Gun, Will Travel”

03-17-1916 - Karl Weber - Columbus Junction, IA - d. 7-30-1990

actor: Ray Matson “Dr. Six Gun”; Phil Stanley “When a Girl Marries”

03-17-1916 - Mollie Hardwick - Manchester, England - d. 12-13-2003

author: “Madam, Will You Walk”; “Casting the Ruins”

03-17-1917 - Lily May Ledford - Kentucky - d. 7-14-1985

fiddle, banjo, singer: (Coon Creek Girls) “WLS National Barn Dance”

03-17-1918 - Bill Felton - Greenland, MI - d. 1-20-2005

newscaster, disc jockey: “Valley Varieties”; “Recreation Room”

03-17-1919 - Marx B. Loeb - d. 8-9-1991

director: “Suspense”; “Romance”

03-17-1919 - Nat “King” Cole - Montgomery, AL - d. 2-15-1965

singer: “King Cole Trio Time”

03-17-1922 - Irene Buri-Nelson - d. 7-7-2006

host: WLIP Kenosha, Wisconsin “Around Town”

03-17-1926 - Pat Connell - Great Falls, MT

announcer: “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”

03-17-1927 - Betty Allen - Campbell, OH - d. 6-22-2009

singer: “National Music League”; “Tin Pan Alley”

03-17-1927 - Patrick Allen - Nyasaland - d. 7-28-2006

narrator: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

03-17-1930 - Grover C. Mitchell - Whatley, AL - d. 8-6-2003

trombonist: “Count Basie and His Orchestra”; “Bring Back the Bands”

03-17-1938 - Zola Taylor - Los Angeles, CA - d. 4-30-2007

singer: (The Platters) “Camel Rock and Roll Dance Party”

03-17-1946 - Budge Threlkeld - Pueblo, CO - d. 6-11-2005

actor: “High Street”

03-18-1860 - William Jennings Bryan - Salem, IL - d. 7-26-1925

lawyer: Scopes Monkey trial

03-18-1869 - Neville Chamberlain - Birmingham, England - d. 11-9-1940

inept british prime minister: “peace for our time”

03-18-1884 - Bernard Cronin - London, England p d. 6-9-1968

writer: “Stampede”

03-18-1886 - Edward Everett Horton - Brooklyn, NY - d. 9-30-1970

actor, host: “Shell Chateau”; “Kraft Music Hall”

03-18-1889 - Gene Byrnes - NYC - d. 7-26-1974

comic strip cartoonist: “Reg’lar Fellers” based on his comic strip

03-18-1893 - George Olsen - Portland, OR - d. 3-18-1971

bandleader: “Jack Benny Program”; “Royal Gelatin Revue”

03-18-1893 - Jean Goldkette - Patras, Greece - d. 3-24-1962

bandleader: “The Studebaker Champion Program”

03-18-1894 - Stuart Buchanan - d. 2-4-1974

actor, producer, director: “Goofy “Mickey Mouse Theatre of the Air”

03-18-1902 - Doris Dalton - Sharon, MA - d. 9-16-1984

actor: Voice of Romance “Romance”; “One Foot in Heaven”

03-18-1905 - Robert Donat - Manchester, England - d. 6-9-1958

actor, poetry reader: “Justice”; “Monte Carlo”; “Reader of Poetry”; U.S. Steel Hour”

03-18-1909 - Samson De Brier - China - d. 4-1-1995

host: “Gangplank”

03-18-1911 - Audrey Marsh - NYC - d. 12-13-2009

actor: Esther “ Harve and Esther”

03-18-1911 - Deane Kincaide - Houston, TX - d. 8-14-1992

saxophonist: “The Bob Crosby Show”

03-18-1911 - Rex Koury - London, England - d. 5-29-2006

orgainst, composere: “Gunsmoke”; “Abbott and Costello’s Kid Show”

03-18-1911 - Smiley Burnette - Summum, IL - d. 2-16-1967

host, comedian: “Smiley Burnette Show”; “Hollywood Hotel”

03-18-1912 - Art Gilmore - Tacoma, WA - d. 9-25-2010

announcer: “Dr. Christian”; “Amos ‘n’ Andy”

03-18-1914 - Ben Gage - Chicago, IL - d. 4-28-1978

actor: Jimmy Gale “Modern Cinderella”

03-18-1916 - Jody Gilbert - Fort Worth, TX - d. 2-3-1979

actor: Rosa “Life with Luigi”

03-18-1926 - Margery Manners - Coventry, England - d. 4-27-1997

singer: “Big Bill Campbell and His Rocky Mountain Rhythm”; “Worker’s Playtime”

03-18-1926 - Peter Graves -Minneapolis, MN - d. 3-14-2010

actor: “Arthur Hopkins Presents”

03-18-1930 - Peter Kenna - Balmain, Australia - d. 11-29-1987

writer: “A Hard God”

03-18-1932 - Frank Nagai - Tokyo, Japan - d. 10-27-2008

singer: “Kohaku Uta Gassen”

03-18-1940 - Phil Harper - Raised in Chicago, IL - d. 10-11-2004

actor: Harry Nile “The Adventures of Harry Nile”

03-18-1953 - Milwaukee Braves - Boston, MA - d. 10-1-1965

Only franchise in the history of sport never to have had a losing season

03-19-1883 - Louis Hector - d. 10-xx-1968

actor: Sherlock Holmes “Advs. of Sherlock Holmes”

03-19-1889 - George L. “Doc” Rockwell - Providence, RI - d. 3-3-1978

comedian: “Camel Pleasure Hour”

03-19-1890 - Gayne Whitman - Chicago, IL - d. 8-31-1958

actor, announcer: Frank Chandler “Chandu the Magician”; “Cavalcade of America”

03-19-1891 - Earl Warren - Los Angeles, CA - d. 7-9-1974

governor, supreme court justice: “Edgar bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

03-19-1892 - James Van Fleet - Coytesville, NJ - d. 9-24-1992

4 star army general: “A Tribute to Jack Benny”

03-19-1900 - Frank Chapman - d. 7-26-1966

singer: “The Voice of Firestone”

03-19-1906 - Pat Adelman - d. 12-9-1982

sportscaster: Austin, Texas

03-19-1907 - Kent Smith - NYC - d. 4-23-1985

actor: “NBC University Theatre of the Air”;”Radio Reader’s Digest”

03-19-1909 - Louis Hayward - Johannesburg, South Africa - d. 2-21-1985

actor: “Screen Guild Theatre”; “Harold Lloyd Comedy Theatre”; “This Is My Best”

03-19-1912 - Russ Case - Hamburg, IA - d. 10-10-1964

orchestra leader: “On a Sunday Afternoon”; “Peggy Lee Show”; “Your Hit Parade”

03-19-1915 - Patricia Morison - NYC

actor: “Family Theatre”; “Railroad Hour”

03-19-1916 - Eric Christmas - London, England - d. 7-22-2000

actor: “CBC Wednesday Night”

03-19-1916 - Irving Wallace - Chicago, IL - d. 6-29-1990

writer: “Have Gun, Will Travel”

03-19-1919 - Alfred Apaka - Honolulu, HI - d. 1-30-1960

vocalist: “Hawaii Calls”

03-19-1920 - Tige Andrews - Brooklyn, NY - d. 1-27-2007

actor: “Hollywood Radio Theatre”

03-19-1923 - Gordon Connell - Berkeley, CA

actor: Billy Sherwood “Hawthorne House”

03-19-1923 - Pamela Britton - Milwaukee, WI - d. 6-18-1974

actor: “Luncheon at Sardi’s”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

03-19-1927 - Richie Ashburn - Tilden, NE - d. 9-9-1997

sportscaster: “Philadelphia Phillies Play by Play”

03-19-1928 - Henry Maddox - Boaz, AL - d. 6-11-1974

“The Maddox Brothers and Rose”

03-19-1930 - Joan Fox - Ottawa, Canada - d. 3-5-2009

film reviewer: “The Arts This Week”

03-19-1933 - Phyllis Newman - Jersey City, NJ

actor: “NBC Radio Theatre”; “Tonight at 9:30”

03-20-1828 - Henrik Ibsen - Skien, Norway - d. 5-23-1906

playwright: Many of his works adapted for radio

03-20-1890 - Gigli Beniamino - Recanti, Italy - d. 11-30-1957

operatic tenor: “Atwater Kent Hour”

03-20-1890 - Lauritz Melchior - Copenhagen, Denmark - d. 3-18-1973

singer: “Magic Key”; “Metropolitan Opera”; “Voice of Firestone”

03-20-1903 - Edgar Buchanan - Humansville, MO - d. 4-4-1979

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

03-20-1903 - Sarah Burton - London, England - d. 12-24-1994

actor: Mrs. Bixby “Mrs. Miniver”; Lisa “Against the Storm”

03-20-1904 - Bob Chester - Detroit, MI - d. 11-5-1975

bandleader: “Bob Chester and His Orchestra”

03-20-1906 - Ozzie Nelson - Jersey City, NJ - d. 6-3-1975

actor: “Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet”

03-20-1908 - Frank Stanton - Muskegon, MI - d. 12-24-2006

president of cbs 1946-1971

03-20-1908 - Kermit Murdock - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 2-11-1981

actor: Rod Buchanan “Whisper Men”

03-20-1908 - Michael Redgrave - Bristol, England - d. 3-21-1985

actor: Horatio Hornblower “Horatio Hornblower”

03-20-1908 - Stuart Metz - Buffalo, NY - d. 1-5-1994

announcer: “Pepper Young’s Family”; “Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons”

03-20-1909 - Doris C. Frankel - Manhattan, NY - d. 2-3-1994

writer: “Ma Perkins”; “Romance of Helen Trent”

03-20-1913 - Judith Evelyn - Seneca, SD - d. 5-7-1967

actor: Grace Marshall “Helpmate”; Kay Miniver “Mrs. Miniver”

03-20-1913 - Kenny Gardner - Lakeview, IA - d. 7-26-2002

singer: “Guy Lombardo Show”; “Lombardoland U.S.A.”; “Your Hit Parade”

03-20-1914 - Lawson Zerbe - Portland, OR - d. 8-18-1992

actor: Frank Merriwell “Advs. of Frank Merriwell” Pepper Young “Pepper Young’s Family”

03-20-1914 - Wendell Corey - Dracut, MA - d. 11-8-1968

actor: Detective Dan McGarry “McGarry and His Mouse”

03-20-1915 - Sviatoslav Richter - Zhitomir,Russia - d. 8-1-1997

classical pianist: “Boston Symphony Orchestra”

03-20-1918 - Jack Barry - Lindenhurst, NY - d. 5-2-1984

actor: “It’s the Barrys”

03-20-1918 - Marian McPartland - Stough, England - d. 8-20-2013

jazz pianist: “Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz”

03-20-1918 - Mort Lachman - Seattle, WA - d. 3-18-2009

gag writer” “The Bob Hope Show”

03-20-1921 - Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Cotton Plant, AR - d. 10-9-1973

singer: “Jubilee”

03-20-1922 - Carl Reiner - The Bronx, NY

comedian: “The Curse”; “Sounds of Freedom”; “Here’s to Veterans”

03-20-1922 - Jack Kruschen - Winnipeg, Canada - d. 4-2-2002

actor: Sergeant Muggowen “ Broadway is My Beat”

03-20-1922 - Ray Goulding - Lowell, MA - d. 3-24-1990

comedian: “Bob and Ray Show”

03-20-1924 - Philip Abbott - Lincoln, NE - d. 2-23-1998

actor: “Family Theatre”

03-20-1931 - Karen Steele - Honolulu, HI - d. 3-12-1988

actor: “Let George Do It”; “Douglas of the World”; “Rogers of the Gazette”

03-20-1933 - Pasquale Borgomeo - Naples, Italy - d. 7-2-2009

Director of Vatican Radio

03-20-1937 - Izumi Yukimura - Tokyo, Japan

enka singer: “Kohaku Uta Gassen”

03-20-1950 - Linda Aronson - London, England

worter: “Reginka’s Lesson”

03-21-1867 - Florenz Ziegfeld - Chicago, IL - d. 7-22-1932

showman: “Ed Sullivan Show”; “Ziegfeld Follies of the Air”

03-21-1869 - Vivia Ogden - Ohio - d. 12-22-1952

actor: Mrs. Manners “John’s Other Wife”; Annie “Orphans of Divorce”

03-21-1893 - Aileen Stanley - d. 3-24-1982

vocalist: (The Victrola Girl) “RCA Thesaurus Music Hall Varieties”

03-21-1893 - Sidney Franklin - San Francisco, CA - d. 5-18-1972

film producer, director: “Academy Awards Program”; “Screen Guild Theatre”

03-21-1903 - Mark Hellinger - NYC - d. 12-21-1947

broadway, hollywood producer: “Jack Benny Program”; “Post Toasties Time”

03-21-1903 - Nan Boardman - NYC - d. 9-9-1984

actor: “The Modern Adventures of Casanova”

03-21-1906 - Helen Deutsch - NYC - d. 3-15-1992

writer: “Forecast”: “Gulf Screen Guild Theatre”, “Lux Radio Theatre”

03-21-1908 - Vincent Pelletier - Minneapolis, MN - d. 2-25-1994

actor: Victor Powell “This is Life”; Robin “Calling All Detectives”

03-21-1911 - Brad Crawford - Tarentum, PA - d. 2-17-1981

actor: “Amanda of Honeymoon Hill”; “Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons”

03-21-1911 - Henny Backus - Philadelphia, PA - d. 12-9-2004

actor: “Romance”

03-21-1912 - Henry Gibson - NYC - d. 5-29-2003

director, writer: “Burns and Allen”; “Junior Miss”

03-21-1912 - Suzanne Kaaren - Brooklyn, NY - d. 8-27-2004

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

03-21-1915 - Dude Martin (John Steven McSwain) - Plainsburg, CA - d. 2-11-1991

bandleader/singer: “Round-up”

03-21-1915 - Hank D’Amico - Rochester, NY - d. 12-3-1965

clairinetist: “Rumpus Room”; “Saturday Senior Swing”

03-21-1918 - Cliff Norton - Chicago, IL - d. 1-25-2003

actor: Connie the coolie “Terry and the Pirates”; “American Novels”

03-21-1919 - Lois Collier - Salley, SC - d. 10-27-1999

actor: Carol Chandler “Dear John”

03-21-1922 - Bonnie Papple - St. Paul, MN - d. 2-11-2010

singer: “The Gateway to Hollywood”

03-21-1926 - Virginia Weidler - Eagle Rock, CA - d. 7-1-1968

actor: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

03-21-1932 - Tommy Bernard - Los Angeles, CA

actor: David Nelson “Ozzie and Harriet Show”

03-21-1943 - Vivian Stanshall - Shillingford, England - d. 3-5-1995

pop musician: “Viv Stanshall’s Radio Flashes”

03-21-1959 - Tobsha Learner - England

writer: “Lionheart”

03-22-1886 - Chico Marx - NYC - d. 10-11-1961

comedian: Emmanuel Revelli “Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel”

03-22-1886 - Thomas J. Cowan - Newark, NJ - d. 11-11-1969

announcer: First voice heard over WJZ

03-22-1887 - William Royale - Rochester, NY - d. 8-9-1940

actor: “Jack Benny Program”; “Eddie Cantor Show”

03-22-1891 - Parks Johnson - Sheffield, AL - d. 10-4-1970

emcee, interviewer: “Vox Pox”

03-22-1892 - Charlie Poole - Randolph County, NC - d. 5-21-1931

country music: “Charlie Poole and his North Carolina Ramblers”

03-22-1893 - Tito Vuolo - Italy - d. 9-14-1962

actor: Uncle Carlo “The Goldbergs”

03-22-1895 - Joseph Schildkraut - Vienna, Austria - d. 1-21-1964

actor: “Intrigue”; “Best Plays”; “Columbia Workshop”; “Hollywood Hotel”

03-22-1899 - Douglas Stanbury - Canada - d. 12-6-1980

baritone: “Roxy’s Gang”; “Kraft Music Hall”

03-22-1904 - Bob Elson - Chicago, IL - d. 3-10-1981

sportscaster, interviewer: White Sox, “Bob Elson Aboard the 20th Century”

03-22-1905 - Don Dowd - Philadelphia, PA - d. 2-21-1977

annoouncer: “Moon River”; “Don McNeill’s Breakfast Club”

03-22-1906 - Miff Campbell - Indianapolis, IN - d. 4-2-1995

singer: (The Ink Spots) “Four Ink Spots”; “Jubilee”; “Ink Spots”

03-22-1907 - Bernice Claire - Oakland, CA - d. 1-17-2003

vocalist: “Waltz Time”

03-22-1910 - Bob Kendrick - d. 5-11-1998

fiddle, clarinet, sax, mandolin: “Bob Skyles and His Skyrockets”

03-22-1912 - Karl Malden - Chicago, IL - d. 7-1-2009

actor: “Theatre Guild On the Air”; “Our Gal Sunday”; “Aldrich Family”

03-22-1913 - James Westerfield - Nashville, TN - d. 9-20-1971

actor: “Mystery Theatre”; “Gunsmoke”, “Have Gun,Will Travel”

03-22-1914 - Antonio Alfonso - d. 1-22-1987

sportscaster: WIAC San Jose, Puerto Rico

03-22-1916 - George Wyle - NYC - d. 5-3-2003

songwriter: “Alan Young”

03-22-1917 - Virginia Grey - Los Angeles, CA - d. 7-31-2004

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

03-22-1918 - Fred Crane - New Orleans, LA - d. 8-21-2008

actor: “Doctor Christian”

03-22-1920 - Ross Martin - Grodek, Poland - d. 7-3-1981

actor: Soap Opera “Janice Grey”

03-22-1924 - Bill Wendell - NYC - d. 4-14-1999

announcer: “Ten Troubled Years”; “Biography In Sound”

03-22-1927 - Karl Hardman - Pittsuburgh, PA - d. 9-22-2007

actor: Louie the Garbage Man, Roquefort O. Lafarge “Cordie and Company”

03-22-1931 - Tedd Seelye - Lum, MI - d. 6-27-2010

annoncer, actor: “Unshackled”

03-22-1931 - William Shatner - Montreal, Canada

actor: “The Curse”; “No Love Lost”; “The Secretariat”

03-22-1933 - J.P. McCarthy - NYC - d. 8-16-1995

One of the Great Voices of the Great Lakes at WJR Detroit

03-22-1937 - Andy Badale - Brooklyn, NY

composer of radio commercials

03-22-1946 - Jonathan James-Moore - d. 11-20-2005

produced comedy series for BBC radio

03-22-1955 - Veleka Gray - New Orleans, LA

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

03-22-1962 - Trish Cooke - Bradford, West Yorkshire, England

writer: “We Expect Respect”

03-23-1874 - Fiddlin’ John Carson - Cobb County, GA - d. 12-11-1949

fiddler: Made debut on station WSB Atlanta, Georgia

03-23-1891 - Dr. M.R. DeHaan - Zeeland, MI - d. 12-13-1965

evengelist: “Radio Bible Class”

03-23-1892 - Nadea Dragonette Loftus - d. 10-23-1982

Sister and business manager of Jessica Dragonette

03-23-1893 - Arnold Johnson - Chicago, IL - d. 7-25-1975

bandleader: “The Majestic Theatre Hour”; “True Story Time”

03-23-1898 - David Newell - Chicago, IL - d. 9-26-1986

outdoorsman: “Fishing and Hunting Club of the Air”

03-23-1899 - Peggy Paige - Ashville, NC - d. 8-26-1974

actor: Sassy “Grits and Gravy”; Nancy “Main Street Sketches”

03-23-1905 - Joan Crawford - San Antonio, TX - d. 5-10-1977

actor: “Arch Oboler’s Plays”; “Everyman’s Theatre”; “Screen Guild Theatre”

03-23-1906 - Richard L. Evans - Salt Lake City, UT - d. 11-1-1971

announcer: “Music and the Spoken Word” (Mormon Tabernacle Choir)

03-23-1908 - Charles E. Claggett - Jefferson City, MO - d. 1-8-1998

writer/director: “Tom Mix”; “The Inside Story”; “Public Hero Number One”

03-23-1910 - Akira Kurosawa, Tokyo, Japan - d. 9-6-1998

film director: NHK Tokyo, Japan

03-23-1910 - Paula Winslowe - Grafton, ND - d. 3-7-1996

actor: Peg Riley “Life of Riley”; Jill “Joe E. Brown Show”

03-23-1911 - Herbert Rudley - Philadelphia, PA - d. 9-9-2006

actor: “Helen Hayes Theatre”; “Great Plays”; “Hollywood Radio Theatre”

03-23-1912 - Francis DeSales - Philadelphia, PA - d. 9-25-1988

actor: Bill Weigand “Mr. and Mrs. North”; Parris Mitchell “King’s Row”

03-23-1915 - Louis Quinn - Chicago, IL - d. 9-15-1988

actor: “Studio One”

03-23-1917 - Josef Locke - Londonderry, Northern Ireland - d. 10-15-1999

actor: “Variety Fanfare”

03-23-1917 - Oscar Shumsky - Philadelphia, PA - d. 7-24-2000

violinist: “Voice of Firestone”

03-23-1920 - Alfred Palca - Manhattan, NY - d. 6-18-1998

writer: Wrote for NBC radio while still in college

03-23-1920 - Maurice Marsac - La Croix, France - d. 5-6-2007

actor: French Teacher “Our Miss Brooks”

03-23-1926 - Martha Wright - Seattle, WA

actor: “Stars for Defense”

03-23-1938 - Christopher Glenn - NYC - d. 10-17-2006

news correspondent: “World News Roundup”; “The World Tonight”

03-23-1957 - Amanda Plummer - NYC

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

03-24-1867 - Harry Neville - Launceston, Tasmania - d. 1-25-1945

actor: “Sherlock Holmes”; “John’s Other Wife”

03-24-1885 - Joseph Granby - Boston, MA - d. 9-22-1965

actor: Mead Connors “We Are Always Young”

03-24-1892 - Roy Harvey - Monroe County, WV - d. 7-11-1958

guitarist: “Charlie Poole and his North Carolina Ramblers”

03-24-1893 - Jane Seymour - Hamilton, Canada - d. 1-30-1956

actor: Mrs. Brown “Claudia and David”

03-24-1895 - Paul Specht - d. 4-11-1954

bandleader: Made very first broadcast of dance Music 9-20-1920 WWJ Detroit

03-24-1902 - Sir Lancelot - Cumuto, Trinidad, West Indies - d. 3-12-2001

calypso singer: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy”

03-24-1902 - Thomas E. Dewey - Owosso, MI - d. 3-16-1971

presidential candidate: “Jack Benny Program”; “Racketbusters Roundtable”

03-24-1906 - Julian Funt - d. 4-8-1980

writer: “Young Doctor Malone”

03-24-1907 - Martin Kosleck - Barkotzen, Germany - d. 1-16-1994

actor: “Treasury Star Parade”

03-24-1910 - John V. Ambrose - d. 11-7-1995

sportscaster: WTAG Worcester, Massachusetts

03-24-1910 - Richard Conte - Jersey City, NJ - d. 4-15-1975

actor: “Theatre Guild On the Air”; “Hallmark Playhouse”; “Hollywood Star Playhouse”

03-24-1911 - Enrique Jorda - San Sebastian, Spain - d-.3-22-1996

conductor: “San Francisco Symphony Orchestra”

03-24-1915 - Bill Bivens - Wadesboro, NC - d. 1-15-1984

announcer: “Fred Waring Show”; “Vox Pox”

03-24-1916 - David M. Bohme - Poland - d. 1-6-2004

on staff of WLS and WGN radio

03-24-1918 - Bill Aya - d. 10-28-1985

sportscaster: KEVE Seattle, Washington

03-24-1925 - Duncan Wood - Bristol, England - d. 1-11-1997

producer: “Hancock’s Half Hour”

03-24-1928 - Sue Bennett - Indianapolis, IN - d. 5-8-2001

vocalist: “Your Hit Parade”

03-24-1928 - Vanessa Brown - Vienna, Austria - d. 5-21-1999

panelist: “Quiz Kids”

03-25-1867 - Arturo Toscanini - Parma, Italy - d. 1-16-1957

conductor: “NBC Symphony Orchestra”

03-25-1887 - Raymond Gram Swing - Cortland, NY - d. 12-22-1968

commentator: “Voice of America”

03-25-1892 - Andy Clyde - Blaingowrie, Scotland - d. 5-18-1967

actor: California Carlson “Hopalong Cassidy”

03-25-1897 - John Laurie - Dumfries, Scotland - d. 6-23-1980

actor: James Fraser “Dad’s Army”

03-25-1899 - Bella Spewack - Bucharest, Romania - d. 4-27-1990

writer: “The Radio Guild”

03-25-1901 - Ed Begley - Hartford, CT - d. 4-28-1970

actor: Walt Levinson “Richard Diamond, Private Detective”

03-25-1901 - John Earl Fetzer - Decatur, IN - d. 2-21-1991

broadcast pioneer: “WKZO Fiftieth Anniversary Broadcast”

03-25-1903 - Binnie Barnes - London, England - d. 7-27-1998

panelist: “Leave It to the Girls”; “Breakfast with Binnie and Mike”

03-25-1903 - Frankie Carle - Providence, RI - d. 3-7-2001

bandleader, pianist: “Pot o’ Gold”; “Treasure Chest”

03-25-1905 - George Burt Cole - South Portland, ME - d. 12-xx-1980

composer, arranger for CBS 1941-1956

03-25-1906 - Jean Sablon - Nogent-sur-Marne, France - d. 2-24-1994

baritone/composer: (French Troubadour) “Shell Chateau”; Magic Key of RCA”

03-25-1906 - Margaret Daum - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 2-23-1977

singer: “American Album of Familiar Music”

03-25-1908 - David Lean - Croydon, Surrey, England - d. 4-16-1991

screenwriter, film director: “Lux Radio Theatre”

03-25-1908 - Philip Reed - NYC - d. 12-21-1996

actor: Ross Barrington “Society Girl”; Brian Wells “David Harum”

03-25-1909 - Frank James Damico - Jersey City, NJ

aranger: “Texaco Radio”

03-25-1909 - Jay Blackton - NYC - d. 1-8-1994

composer, conductor, pianist: “Stu Erwin Show”; “Broadway Showtime”

03-25-1910 - Jack Carlton - Philadelphia, PA - d. 1-17-1991

staff singer, actor, announcer: WCAU Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

03-25-1913 - Prescott Robinson - Montreal, Canada - d. 5-19-1999

newscaster: “Eight O’Clock Morning News on Mutual”

03-25-1914 - Forrest Bartlett - d. 7-3-2006

newscaster: KGER Long Beach, California

03-25-1914 - Robert Rounseville - Attleboro, MA - d. 8-6-1974

singer: “The Voice of Firestone”

03-25-1916 - Jean Rogers - Belmont, MA - d. 2-24-1991

actor: Elaine Dascomb “Those We Love”

03-25-1917 - Don Gibson - Waynesburg, PA - d. 10-xx-1987

actor: “New World A’ Coming”

03-25-1919 - Jeanne Cagney - NYC - d. 12-7-1984

actor: (Sister of James Cagney) “Movietone Radio Theatre”; “Suspense”

03-25-1920 - Howard Cosell - Winston-Salem, NC - d. 3-23-1995

sportscaster: “Speaking of Sports”

03-25-1921 - Nancy Kelly - Lowell, MA - d. 1-15-1995

actor: “Cavalcade of America”; “Free Company”; “Suspense”

03-25-1924 - Harold Neal - Michigan - d. 2-27-1980

announcer: “Challenge of the Yukon”; “Green Hornet”; “Lone Ranger”

03-25-1925 - Len Dressler - d. 10-16-2005

voice of the Jolly Green Giant

03-25-1926 - Paul Leder - Springfield, MA - d. 4-8-1996

singer: “Molly Goldberg Show”

03-25-1940 - Anita Bryant - Barnsdall, OK

singer: “Guard Session”; “Let’s Go To Town”

03-25-1948 - Bonnie Bedelia - New York, NY

actor: “Empire of the Air”

03-25-1964 - Greg Smith - Bay Springs, MS

talk show host: “On a Roll”

03-25-1965 - Sarah Jessica Parker - Nelsonville, OH

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

03-26-1894 - Will Wright - San Francisco, CA - d. 6-19-1962

actor: Ed Kremer “Fibber McGee and Molly”; George Honeywell “My Little Margie”

03-26-1900 - Creighton Allen - Macon, MS - d. 7-18-1969

pianist for NBC in 1935

03-26-1907 - Clarence Stroud - Kaufman, TX - d. 8-15-1973

actor: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

03-26-1907 - Claude Stroud - Kaufman, TX - d. 10-16-1985

actor: “Edgar Bergen/Chaarlie McCarthy Show”

03-26-1907 - Leigh Harline - Salt Lake City, UT - d. 12-10-1969

music: “Eddie Bracken Show”; “Ford Festival of American Music”

03-26-1907 - Phil Rapp - d. 1-23-1996

creator, writer, director: “The Bickersons”; “Baby Snooks”; “Old Gold Time”

03-26-1908 - Hank Sylvern - Brooklyn, NY - d. 7-4-1964

orchestra leader: “Beyond Tomorrow”

03-26-1911 - Hank Booream - St. Paul, MN - d. 6-9-2006

director: “March of Time”; “Burns and Allen”; “Screen Guild Theatre”

03-26-1911 - Tennessee Williams - Columbus, TN - d. 2-25-1983

author: “Drama Critics Award”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

03-26-1912 - Al Sloey - d. 12-15-1975

singer: (Riders of the Purple Sage) “Roy Rogers Show”; “Hollywood Barn Dance”

03-26-1915 - Flip Phillips - Brooklyn, NY - d. 8-17-2001

jazz saxophonist: “Woody Herman Show”; “Saturday Night Swing Session”

03-26-1916 - Sterling Hayden - Montclair, NJ - d. 5-23-1986

actor: “We the People”

03-26-1916 - Vic Schoen - Brooklyn, NY - d. 1-5-2000

music: “The Andrews Sisters”

03-26-1918 - William Hardcastle - Newcastle, England - d. 11-10-1975

newscaster: “The World At One”

03-26-1920 - Junior Blizzard - d. 2-2-2005

disk jockey: WMJM Cordele, Georgia

03-26-1923 - Bob Elliott - Boston, MA

comedian: “Bob and Ray Show”; “Back Bay Matinee”

03-26-1923 - Charles Wheeler  Bremen, Germany - d-. 7-4-2008

news correspondent: “Transatlantic Call”; “A Tribute to Alistair”

03-26-1924 - Jean M. Brooks - Brighton, England - d. 1-3-2003

writer: “Gregory of the Outback”; “Opal Witch”

03-26-1924 - Marcia Van Dyck - Grants Pass, OR

actor: Marcia Barry “It’s the Barrys”

03-26-1925 - Barry Letts - Leicester, England - d. 10-11-2009

actor/director: “The Paradise of Death”; “The Ghosts of N-Space”

03-26-1928 - Carole Carr - London, England - d. 1-8-1997

singer, actress: “Calling All Forces”

03-26-1928 - Patsy Lee - Berkeley, CA

singer: “Don McNeill’s Breakfast Club”

03-26-1931 - Leonard Nimoy - Boston, MA

actor: L.A. Theatre Works “War of the Worlds”

03-27-1892 - Ferde Grofé - NYC - d. 4-3-1972

conductor, composer: (The Grand Canyon Suite) “Florsheim Frolic”

03-27-1892 - Thorne Smith - Annapolis, MD - d. 6-21-1934

writer: “Advs. of Topper” based on his book

03-27-1895 - William W. Chaplin - NYC - d. 8-18-1978

newsman: White House correspondent for NBC

03-27-1899 - Gloria Swanson - Chicago, IL - d. 4-4-1983

panelist: “Hollywood Byline”; “Suspense”

03-27-1902 - Sidney Buchman - Duluth, MN - d. 8-23-1975

movie writer: “Lux Radio Theatre”

03-27-1904 - Hal Kemp - Marion, AL - d. 12-21-1940

bandleader: “Phil Baker Show”; “Lady Esther Serenade”; “Gulf Gas Program”

03-27-1906 - Pee Wee Russell - Maple Wood, MO - d. 2-15-1969

clarinet: “Eddie Condon’s Jazz Concerts”

03-27-1907 - Mary Treen - St. Louis, MO - d. 7-20-1989

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

03-27-1914 - Budd Schulberg - NYC - d. 8-5-2009

writer: “Free World Theatre”; “The New Theatre”

03-27-1914 - Richard Denning - Poughkeepsie, NY - d. 10-11-1998

actor: George Cooper “My Favorite Husband”; Jerry North “Mr. and Mrs. North”

03-27-1914 - Snooky Lanson - Memphis, TN - d. 7-2-1990

singer: “Snooky Lanson Show”; “Your Hit Parade”

03-27-1915 - Hugh Conover - Washington, D.C. - d. 9-27-1992

announcer: “Amanda of Honeymoon Hill”; “Big Sister”; “Right to Happiness”

03-27-1915 - Robert Lockwood, Jr. - Turkey Scratch, AR - d. 11-21-2006

guiatrist: “KFFA King Biscuit Time”

03-27-1916 - Howard Merrill - NYC - d. 4-20-2002

writer: “Advs. of Leonidas Witherall”; “Leave It to Mike”; “Secret Missions”

03-27-1919 - Robert Homme - Stoughton, WI - d. 5-2-2000

created “Friendly Giant” for radio in Madison, Wisconsin

03-27-1920 - Richard Hayman - Cambridge, MA - d. 2-5-2014

arranger, harmonica player: “Stop the Music”; “Steve Lawrence Show”

03-27-1921 - Fletcher Markle - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - d. 5-22-1991

actor, director, producer: “Columbia Workshop”; “Studio One”

03-27-1921 - Fred Foy - Detroit, MI - d. 12-22-2010

announcer, narrator: “The Lone Ranger”

03-27-1921 - Harold Nicholas - Winston-Salem, NC - d. 7-3-2000

dancer: (The Nicholas Brothers) “Big Broadcast of 1936”; “Ben Bernie Show”

03-27-1924 - Hideko Takamine - Hakodate, Japan - d. 12-28-2010

actor” nhk world radio

03-27-1924 - Sarah Vaughn - Newark, NJ - d. 4-3-1990

singer: “Guest Star”; “Your Rhythm Revue”

03-27-1930 - Bob Larson - Los Angeles, CA - d. 5-1-2002

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

03-27-1930 - Jack Adams - Hobart, OK - d. 6-14-2003

singer in nightclubs and radio

03-27-1940 - Janis Martin - Sutherlin, VA - d. 9-3-2007

rockabilly singer: “Army of Stars”; “Reflections By Starlight”

03-28-1871 - Willem Mengelberg - Utrecht, Netherlands - d. 3-21-1951

composer, conductor: “The New York Philharmonic Orchestra”

03-28-1888 - Jim Harkins - d. 10-24-1970

emcee: “Song Writing Machine Series”

03-28-1890 - Paul Whiteman - Denver, CO - d. 12-29-1967

conductor: “Kraft Music Hall”; “George Burns and Gracie Allen Show”

03-28-1892 - Philip Loeb - Philadelphia, PA - d. 9-1-1955

actor: Jake Goldberg “The Goldbergs”

03-28-1896 - Abram E. Borodkin - Russia - d. 8-25-1978

cellist: NBC and CBS networks

03-28-1896 - Virginia Rea - Louisville, KY - d. xx-xx-1941

singer: Olive Palmer “Palmolive Hour”; “Rubinoff and His Orchestra”

03-28-1897 - Frank Hawks - Marshalltown, IA - d. 8-23-1938

flying ace: “Roads of the Sky”; “Time Flies”

03-28-1902 - Gordon Clifford - Providence, RI - d. 6-11-1968

songwriter: “The Rhythm Boys”

03-28-1903 - Rudolf Serkin - Eger, Bohemia - d. 5-8-1991

pianist: “Concert Hall”; “New York Philharmonic”

03-28-1904 - Day Keene - Illinois - d. 1-9-1969

writer: “Kitty Keene, Incorporated”; “Little Orphan Annie”

03-28-1904 - Jon Dodson - Richland, MO - d. 11-28-1963

singer: (Member of the King’s Men) “Fibber McGee and Molly”; “King’s Men”

03-28-1910 - Jimmy Dodd - Cincinnati, OH - d. 11-10-1964

singer, songwriter: “Lifebuoy Show”; “Command Performance”; “CBS Radio Workshop”

03-28-1912 - Frank Lovejoy - The Bronx, NY - d. 10-2-1962

actor: Randy ‘Lucky’ Stone “Nightbeat”; Bill Weigand “Mr. and Mrs. North”

03-28-1913 - Lucille Fletcher - NYC - d. 8-31-2000

dramatist: “Columbia Workshop”; “Suspense”; “Screen Guild Theatre”

03-28-1915 - Jay Livingston - McDonald, PA - d. 10-17-2001

composer: “Hollywood Calling-George Fisher Interviews”

03-28-1915 - Joel Murcott - d. 2-26-1978

writer, director: “Tales of the Texas Rangers”; “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”

03-28-1917 - Randy Brooks - Sandford, ME - d. 3-21-1967

bandleader: “One Night Stand”; “The Kate Smith Hour”

03-28-1918 - John Heath - Seattle, WA

actor: “Sherlock Holmes”; “Murder is My Hobby”

03-28-1919 - Vic Raschi - West Springfield, MA - d. 10-14-1988

baseball pitcher: “National Guard Show”

03-28-1921 - Dirk Bogarde - London, England - d. 5-8-1999

actor: “A Christmas Carol”

03-28-1922 - Lutrelle F. Palmer - Newport News, VA - d. 9-12-2004

news analyst: “Lu’s Notebook”

03-28-1922 - Paul Bartell - Milwaukee, WI - d. 2-19-2006

announcer, disk jockey: “Blue Baron Show”; “Fox Club”

03-28-1924 - Freddie Bartholomew - London, England - d. 1-23-1992

guest: “Anchors Aweigh”

03-28-1925 - Jerry Walter - Illinois - d. 2-11-1979

actor: Gil Perry “Island Adventure”

03-28-1927 - Marguerite Campbell - Winnipeg, Canada - d. 3-19-2003

singer: “Kay Kyser’s Kollege of Musical Knowledge”

03-29-1867 - Cy Young - Gilmore, OH - d. 11-4-1955

baseball pitching great: “Feature Project: This Game of Baseball”

03-29-1878 - Frank Tinney - Philadelphia, PA - d. 11-28-1940

comedian, monologist: WWJ and WJR Detroit, Michigan

03-29-1888 - Earle Ross - Illinois - d. 5-21-1961

actor: Judge Horace Hooker “Great Gildersleeve”; J. R. Boone, Sr. “Meet Millie”

03-29-1889 - Howard Lindsay - Waterford, NY - d. 2-11-1968

writer, host: “The Ford Theatre”

03-29-1890 - Joe Cook - Evansville, IN - d. 5-16-1959

comedian: “House Party”; “Shell Chateau”

03-29-1891 - Warner Baxter - Columbus, OH - d. 5-7-1951

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

03-29-1898 - Cecil Lewis - Birkenhead, England - d. 1-27-1997

pioneer in British broadcasting instrumental in creation of the BBC

03-29-1899 - Clifford Goldsmith - Aurora, NY - d. 7-11-1971

writer: Created “The Aldrich Family”

03-29-1902 - Onslow Stevens - Los Angeles, CA - d. 1-5-1977

actor: “Great Plays”

03-29-1905 - Philip Ahn - Los Angeles, CA - d. 2-28-1978

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

03-29-1906 - E. Power Biggs - West Cliff, England - d. 3-10-1977

organist: “Organ Program”

03-29-1907 - Abe Lincoln - Lancaster, PA - d. 6-8-2000

trombonist: “Guest Star”

03-29-1908 - Dennis O’Keefe - Fort Madison, IA - d. 8-31-1968

actor: Treasure Agent Larsen “T-Man”

03-29-1912 - Fred Brady - NYC - d. 11-11-1961

actor: Himself “The Fred Brady Show”

03-29-1912 - Nancy Douglass - Bloomington, IL

actor: “My True Story”; “Brave Tomorrow”

03-29-1914 - Kaye Brinker - Seattle, WA - d. 5-11-1991

actor: “Mr. District Attorney”; “Escape”; “Ellery Queen”

03-29-1914 - Phil Foster - NYC - d. 7-8-1985

actor: “What’s With Hubert”; “Baseball Round Table”; “Big Show”

03-29-1916 - Eugene McCarthy - Watkins, MN - d. 12-10-2005

u.s. senator: “Meet the Press”

03-29-1918 - Pearl Bailey - Newport News, VA - d. 8-17-1990

singer: “Kraft Music Hall “; “Tribute to Glenn Miller”

03-29-1919 - Eileen Heckart - Columbus, OH - d. 12-31-2001

actor: “Cloak and Dagger”; “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

03-29-1919 - Robert Enders - Pennsylvania - d. 9-7-2007

producer: “Our Land Be Right”

03-29-1923 - Bob Stanton - White Plains, NY - d. 1-28-1989

vocalist: (Brother of Dick Haymes) “The Sealtest Village Store”

03-29-1923 - Remo Palmieri - The Bronx, NY - d. 2-2-2002

guitartist: “Music ‘Til Midnight”; “Arthur Godfrey Show”

03-29-1924 - Ginger Dinning - Braman, KY

singer: (Dinning Sisters) “Dinning Sisters-Songs”; “WLS National Barn Dance”

03-29-1924 - Jackie Vernon - NYC - d. 11-10-1987

comedian: “Bill Stern Show”

03-29-1924 - Jean Dinning - Braman, KY - d. 2-22-2011

singer: (Dinning Sisters) “Dinning Sisters-Songs”; “WLS National Barn Dance”

03-29-1943 - Mike Handley - Norfolk VA - d. 4-10-2009

announcer: “The Larry King Show”

03-29-1957 - Marc Reed - Plymouth, WI

disc jockey: WSHS; WKTS; WRST

03-29-1962 - Earl Root - Raised Edina, MN - d. 5-23-2008

disk jockey: “Root of All Evil”

03-30-1858 - DeWolf Hopper - NYC - d. 9-23-1935

host-narrator: (Husband of Hedda Hopper) “Roses and Drums”

03-30-1883 - Jo Davidson - NYC - d. 1-2-1952

sculptor: “Information Please”

03-30-1889 - Herman Bing - Frankfurt, Germany - d. 1-9-1947

tenor: “Gulf Screen Theatre”

03-30-1892 - Ethel Owen, Racine WI - d. 12-28-1990

actor: Siri Allen “Against the Storm”; Clara Noble “Backstage Wife”

03-30-1892 - Floyd Odlum - Union City, MI - d. 6-17-1976

owner of rko studios: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy”

03-30-1893 - Dennis Hoey - London, England - d. 7-25-1960

actor: Edward Welby “Pretty Kitty Kelly”

03-30-1895 - Amos Binkley - d. 10-6-1985

banjoist: (Binkley Brothers Dixie Clodhoppers” WSM Nashville, TN

03-30-1896 - Samson Raphaelson - NYC - d. 7-16-1983

playwright: “Lux Radio Theatre”

03-30-1902 - Ted Heath - Wandsworth, London, England - d. 11-18-1969

bandleader: “Ted Heath and His Orchestra”

03-30-1903 - Van Alstyne Fleming - Kansas - d. 1-19-1988

writer/producer: “Signal Carnival”; “I Want a Divorce”

03-30-1905 - Don Hollenbeck - Lincoln, NE - d. 6-22-1954

news commentator: “CBS Views the Press”; “You Are There”

03-30-1913 - Frankie Laine - Chicago, IL - d. 2-6-2007

singer: “Big Show”; “Philco Radio Time”; “Spotlight Revue”

03-30-1914 - Stu Novins - Boston, MA - d. 11-7-1989

writer: “The City”

03-30-1916 - Will Hare - Elkins, WV - d. 8-31-1997

actor: “Words at War”; “New World A’ Coming”; “Mysterious Traveler”

03-30-1922 - Anne Pitoniak - Westfield, MA - d. 4-22-2007

actor: “Radio City Playhouse”; “Cavalcade of America”; “Magnificent Montague”

03-30-1922 - Turhan Bey - Vienna, Austria - d. 9-30-2012

actor: Francois Tarique “Notorious Tarique”

03-30-1926 - Bill Farrell - Cleveland, OH - d. 6-30-2007

singer: “Bob Hope Show”

03-30-1926 - Jim Shean - d. 7-30-2007

writer: “Bobby Benson”; “Superman”

03-30-1929 - Richard Dysart - Augusta, ME

actor: “We Hold These Truths”

03-30-1930 - John Astin - Baltimore, MD

actor: “Zero Hour”; “Empire of the Air”

03-30-1930 - Pepper Barker - d. 3-15-1998

disk jockey: WCMB Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

03-30-1930 - Peter Marshall - Clarksburg, WV

actor: “Hollywood Radio Theatre”

03-30-1958 - Maurice LaMarche - Toronto, Canada

actor: “Empire of the Air”

03-30-1967 - Fuyumi Sakamoto - Kamitonda, Japan

enka singer: “Kohaku Uta Gassen”

03-31-1870 - James Cox - Jacksonburg, OH - d. 7-15-1957

radio station owner, Cox Broadcasting

03-31-1895 - Josef Cherniavsky - Russia - d. 11-3-1959

composer, conductor: “Musical Camera”

03-31-1896 - Eddie Dunn - Brooklyn, NY - d. 5-5-1951

quizmaster: “True or False”

03-31-1903 - Ralph Atlass - d. 6-20-1979

Chicaco radio pioneer

03-31-1907 - James L. Saphier - d. 4-9-1974

producer: “The Saint”; “Somebody Knows”

03-31-1907 - Ray Arvin - d. 12-28-1977

sportscaster: KORN Fremont, Nebraska; WREN Topeka, Kansas

03-31-1908 - Les Damon - Providence, RI - d. 7-21-1962

actor: Nick Charles “Advs. of the Thin Man”; Michael Waring “The Falcon”

03-31-1908 - Red Norvo - Beardstown, IL - d. 4-6-1999

jazz vibraphonist: “Mildred Bailey Show”; “Woody Herman Show”

03-31-1909 - Earle Graser - Kitchener, Canada - d. 4-9-1941

actor: Lone Ranger “Lone Ranger”

03-31-1915 - Henry Morgan - NYC - d. 5-19-1994

comedian: “Here’s Morgan”; “Henry Morgan Show”

03-31-1916 - Lucille Bliss - NYC - d. 11-8-2012

actor: “Candy Matson”

03-31-1918 - Charles Russell - NYC - d. 1-18-1985

actor: Johnny Dollar “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”

03-31-1921 - Peggy Rea - Los Angles, CA - d. 2-5-2011

actor: “Gunsmoke”

03-31-1922 - Richard Kiley - Chicago, IL - d. 3-5-1999

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

03-31-1923 - Thomas Arim - d. 1-28-2003

disk jockey: “Birthday Party”

03-31-1928 - Lefty Frizzell - Corsicana, TX - d. 7-19-1975

singer: “Grand Ole Opry”; “Louisana Hayride”; “Big D Jamboree”

03-31-1929 - Gene Puerling - Milwaukee, WI - d. 3-25-2008

singer: (Member of the Hi-Lo’s) “The Rosemary Clooney Show”

03-31-1933 - Anita Carter - Maces Springs, VA - d. 7-29-1999

singer: (Carter Sisters) “Country Music Time”; “Grand Ole Opry”

03-31-1934 - Shirley Jones - Clarleroi, PA

singer-actor: “Calling All Hearts”; “Stars for Defense”

03-31-1945 - Myfanwy Talog - Caerwys, Clwyd, Wales - d. 3-11-1995

actor: “Dark Encounter”

04-01-1883 - Jules Verne Allen - Ellis, TX - d. 3-19-1942

cowboy singer: Known as “Lonsome Luke”

04-01-1884 - Laurette Taylor - NYC - d. 12-7-1946

actor: “The Everedy Hour”

04-01-1886 - Wallace Beery - Kansas City, MO - d. 4-15-1949

host: “Shell Chateau”

04-01-1889 - Rev. Dr. Leslie Moss - Minneapolis, MN - d. 4-2-1949

preacher: “At Home in the World”; “This World of Ours”

04-01-1891 - Harold True - Hornell, NY - d. 2-15-1973

announcer/narrator: “The Lone Ranger”

04-01-1893 - Linton Wells - Louisville, KY - d. 1-31-1976

writer: “The Magic Key”

04-01-1895 - Alberta Hunter - Memphis, TN - d. 10-17-1984

blues singer: “Jazz at the Simthsonian”

04-01-1895 - Franklin Babcock - New York - d. 11-17-1962

newscaster: KTRH Houston, Texas

04-01-1904 - Sid Field - Birmingham, England - d. 2-3-1950

comedian: Freelance

04-01-1907 - Stanley Joseloff - d. 10-1-1989

writer: “The Eddie Cantor Show”

04-01-1908 - Bob Nolan - New Brunswick, Canada - d. 6-16-1980

singer: (Sons of the Pioneers) “The Roy Rogers Show”

04-01-1909 - Eddy Duchin - Cambridge, MA - d. 2-9-1951

bandleader: (The Ten Magic Fingers of Radio) “Lasalle Style Show”

04-01-1909 - Fiddlin’ Hank Warren - Mount Airy, NC - d. 12-17-1997

country, bluegrass: “Briarhoppers”

04-01-1910 - Edmund Beloin - Bristol CT - d. 5-26-1992

writer: “The Jack Benny Program”

04-01-1911 - Maurice Tarplin - Boston, MA - d. 5-12-1975

actor: Mysterious Traveler “Mysterious Traveler”; Inspector Faraday “Boston Blackie”

04-01-1912 - Lou Merrill - Canada - d. 4-7-1963

actor: Thomas Hyland “Crime Classics”; Aaron Saul “Point Sublime”

04-01-1914 - Philip Yordan - Chicago, IL - d. 3-24-2003

screenwriter: “Lux Radio Theatre”

04-01-1915 - Bob Dwan - San Francisco, CA - d. 1-21-2005

director: “You Bet Your Life”

04-01-1917 - Leon Janney - Ogden, UT - d. 10-28-1980

actor: Danny Stratford “Life of Mary Sothern”; Richard Parker “Parker Family”

04-01-1917 - Mel Shavelson - NYC - d. 8-8-2007

writer: “The Bob Hope Show”

04-01-1917 - “Wee” Bonnie Baker - Orange, TX - d. 8-11-1990

singer: “Your Hit Parade”

04-01-1920 - Art Lund - Salt Lake City, UT - d. 5-31-1990

singer, actor: “Benny Goodman and His Orchestra”; “Land’s Best Bands”; “Jubilee”

04-01-1921 - Charles Peck - d. 7-23-1996

screenwriter: “Lux Radio Theatre”

04-01-1922 - Sonny King - Brooklyn, NY - d. 2-3-2006

singer: “Arthur Godrey’s Talent Scouts”

04-01-1922 - William Manchester - Attleboro, MA - d. 6-1-2004

author, historian: “Meet the Press”; “Biography in Sound”

04-01-1923 - Bobby Jordan - NYC - d. 9-10-1965

actor: (The Dead End Kids) “Texaco Star Playhouse”; “Wheatenaville Sketches”

04-01-1925 - Ernest Kinoy - NYC

nbc staff writer

04-01-1926 - Jack Grimes - NYC - d. 3-10-2009

actor: Archie Andrews “Archie Andrews”; Homer Brown “Aldrich Family”

04-01-1927 - Bob Arbogast - Bellingham, WA - d. 3-21-2009

host: “Same Time, Same Station”

04-01-1928 - Bob Strasen - Strasbourg, France - d. 2-28-1994

singer: (Member of the Hi-Lo’s) “The Rosemary Clooney Show”

04-01-1929 - Jane Powell - Portland, OR

singer: Judy Foster “A Date with Judy”; “Chase & Sanborn Hour”; “Stars of Tomorrow”

04-01-1931 - George Baker - Varna, Bulgaria - d. 10-7-2011

actor: “Saturday Night Theatre”

04-01-1932 - Debbie Reynolds - El Paso, TX

actor: “Stars Over Hollywood”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

04-01-1934 - Don Hastings - Brooklyn, NY

actor: “Theatre Guild On the Air”; “Studio One”; “Radio City Playhouse”

04-01-1937 - Jordan Charney

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

04-02-1840 - Emile Zola - Paris, France - d. 9-28-1902

author: Several of his works were adapted for radio

04-02-1864 - Dr. Frank H. Vizetelly - d. 12-20-1938

etymologist: Education talks on words; coach for CBS announcers

04-02-1878 - Leo Curley - NYC - d. 4-11-1960

actor: Ed Jackson “Backstage Wife”; Mike Shaw “Tom Mix”

04-02-1884 - Charles M. Courboin - Antwerp, Belgium - d. 4-13-1973

organ virtuoso: weekly half hour concert broadcast on NBC Red in 1940

04-02-1892 - Marjorie Child Husted - d. 12-23-1986

First radio voice of Betty Crocker

04-02-1905 - Annemarie Ewing - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 10-23-1981

pianist: “Young Man with a Band”

04-02-1907 - Luke Appling - High Point, NC - d. 1-3-1991

baseball great: “Tops in Sport”; “Dimension X”

04-02-1908 - Buddy Ebsen - Belleville, IL - d. 7-6-2003

actor: “Hollywood Hotel”

04-02-1911 - Bill Days - St. Louis, MO - d. 5-6-2002

singer: (Member Sportsmen Quartet) “Jack Benny Program”

04-02-1913 - Fran Carlon - Indianapolis, IN - d. 10-4-1993

actor: Lorelei Kilbourne “Big Town”; Bunny Mitchell “Story of Mary Marlin”

04-02-1914 - Alec Guinness - London, England - d. 8-5-2000

actor: “Kaleidoscope”

04-02-1915 - Frederick Cole - Hingham, MA - d. 12-20-1964

announcer: “Double or Nothing”; “Ethel and Albert”

04-02-1916 - Gary Stevens - d. 5-17-2004

broadcast executive: Produced 20 Questions

04-02-1917 - Gertrude Warner - Hartford, CT - d. 1-26-1986

actor: Margo Lane “The Shadow”; Christy Allen “Against the Storm”

04-02-1919 - Tom Hubbard - d. 6-4-1974

actor: Sergeant Cadet Stripes “Starr of Space

04-02-1920 - Jack Webb - Santa Monica, CA - d. 12-23-1982

actor: Joe Friday “Dragnet”; Pete Kelly “Pete Kelly’s Blues”

04-02-1923 - Gloria Henry - New Orleans, LA

actor: “CBS Radio Workshop”

04-02-1928 - Rita Gam - Pittsburgh, PA

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

04-02-1934 - Brian Glover - Sheffield, England - d. 7-24-1997

actor: George Hackett “An American Werewolf in London”; “Quote...Unquote”

04-02-1950 - Rob George - Mannum, Australia

writer: Mainly for Australian radio

04-02-1954 - Bonnie Erbe - NYC

lawyer and legal affairs corresposdent for Mutual and NBC

04-03-1783 - Washington Irving - NYC - d. 11-28-1859

author: Several of his works adapted for radio

04-03-1892 - Lt. Gen. Hubert R. Harmon - Chester, PA - d. 2-22-1957

u.s. air force general: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

04-03-1893 - Leslie Howard - London, England - d. 6-1-1943

actor: “Leslie Howard Theatre”; “Streamlined Shakespeare”

04-03-1894 - Dooley Wilson - Tyler, TX - d. 5-30-1953

actor: “Theatre of Romance”; “New World A-Coming”; “Jubilee”

04-03-1895 - Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco - Florence, Italy - d. 3-16-1968

composer: “Fourteen August”; God and Uranium Were On Our Side”

04-03-1895 - Zez Confrey - Peru, IL - d. 11-22-1971

pianist, composer: “The Hour Of St. Francis”

04-03-1898 - Bob Barron - Shell, WY - d. 4-22-1958

actor: “Tom Mix”; “Mary Marlin”; “Little Orphan Annie”

04-03-1898 - George Jessel - NYC - d. 5-24-1981

comedian, emcee: (Toastmaster General of the U.S.A.) “Hollywood Calling”

04-03-1904 - Peter Van Steeden - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - d. 1-3-1990

bandleader: “Town Hall Tonight”; “Mr. District Attorney”

04-03-1906 - Iron Eyes Cody - Oklahoma Territory - d. 1-4-1999

actor: “Straight Arrow Pow-Wow

04-03-1909 - Jerry Cooper - Bay Minette, AL

singer: “Krueger’s Musical Toast”; “Vocal Varieties”

04-03-1913 - Mel Tolkin - Odessa, Russia - d. 11-26-2007

comedy writer: wrote jokes for Bob Hope

04-03-1914 - George Sopkin - Chicago, IL - d. 10-18-2008

cellist: Fine Arts Quartet

04-03-1918 - Sixten Ehrling - Malmo Skane Ian, Sweden - d. 2-13-2005

conductor: “Metropolitan Opera”

04-03-1920 - Stan Freeman - Waterbury, CT - d. 1-13-2001

pianist, composer: “Piano Playhouse”; “All Night on NBC”

04-03-1921 - George Bauer - d. 6-16-2004

announcer, newscaster: “Chicago Theatre of the Air”

04-03-1921 - Jan Sterling - NYC - d. 3-26-2004

actor: “Screen Director’s Playhouse”; “U.S. Steel Hour”

04-03-1921 - Leonard Sues - El Paso, TX - d. 10-24-1971

music: “The Eddie Cantor Show”

04-03-1923 - Elon Packard - d. 12-18-1977

writer: “The Bing Crosby Show”

04-03-1924 - Doris Day - Cincinnati, OH

singer, actor: “Your Hit Parade”; “Bob Hope Show”; “Doris Day Show”

04-03-1924 - Marlon Brando - Omaha, NE - d. 7-1-2004

actor: “Streetcar Named Desire”; “As Easy as A.B.C.”

04-03-1924 - Peter Hawkins - London, England - d. 7-8-2006

actor: Frankie Mouse “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”

04-03-1925 - Jan Merlin - NYC

actor: Roger Manning “Tom Corbett, Space Cadet”

04-03-1926 - Andrew Keir - Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland - d. 10-5-1997

actor: title role in “The Quartermass Memoirs”

04-03-1938 - Jeff Barry - Brooklyn, NY

actor: Himself “It’s the Barrys”

04-03-1943 - Patricia Johnson - Sydney, Australia

writer: “Cat’s Whisker to Transister”

04-04-1859 - Willfred Moore - d. 7-14-1939

writer: “Air Advs. of Jimmy Allen”; “Howie Wing”; “Captain Midnight”

04-04-1875 - Pierre Monteux - d. 7-1-1964

conductor: “The NBC Symphony Orchestra”

04-04-1889 - Dorothy Gordon - Odessa, Russia - d. 5-11-1970

moderator: “Dorothy Gordon’s Youth Forum”

04-04-1894 - Ed East - Bloomington, IN - d. 1-18-1952

actor, writer, pianist, composer: “The Ed East and Polly Show”

04-04-1895 - Arthur Murray - NYC - d. 3-3-1991

dance master: “Natural Bridge Dancing Class”

04-04-1896 - Robert Sherwood - New Rochelle, NY - d. 11-14-1955

playwright: “Free Company”; “Cavalcade of America”; “Screen Guild Theatre”

04-04-1897 - Albert Bagdasarian - d. 8-15-1968

newscaster: WNBZ Saranac Lake, New York

04-04-1897 - Erno Balogh - Budapest, Hungary - d. 6-2-1989

pianist: WEAF New York City

04-04-1900 - Chester Renier - d. 7-13-1965

producer, director: “Mother and Dad”

04-04-1901 - Gay Seabrook - Seattle, WA - d. 4-18-1970

actor: Susabelle “Joe Penner Show”

04-04-1902 - Bernice Berwin - Bay Area, CA - d. 5-22-2002

actor: Hazel Barbour “One Man’s Family”

04-04-1904 - John Brown - Hull, England - d. 5-16-1957

actor: Digby “Digger” O’Dell “Life of Riley”; Melvyn Foster “A Date with Judy”

04-04-1904 - Martin Wolfson - NYC - d. 9-12-1973

actor: Second Brother “Into the Light”

04-04-1906 - Bea Benaderet - NYC - d. 10-13-1968

comedian: Gertrude Gearshift “Jack Benny Program”

04-04-1906 - John Cameron Swayze - Wichita, KS - d. 8-15-1995

host. panelist: “Monitor”; “Who Said That?”

04-04-1906 - Johnnie Athaide - d. 5-10-1988

tenor: KGB San Diego, California

04-04-1907 - Bob Venables - Woodstock, IL - d. 7-30-1985

announcer: “The Whistler”

04-04-1908 - Ernestine Gilbreth Carey - NYC - d. 11-4-2006

writer: (Cheaper By the Dozen) “Lux Radio Theatre”

04-04-1908 - Ted McMichael - Marshalltown, IA - d. 2-27-2001

singer: (The Merry Macs) “Bing Crosby Show”; “Fred Allen Show”

04-04-1912 - Charles Cliff - Asheville, NC - d. 4-30-2000

orchestra leader: NBC, CBS and MBS

04-04-1914 - Frances Langford - Lakeland, FL - d. 7-11-2005

singer, actor: Blanche Bickerson “Bickersons”; “Bob Hope Show”

04-04-1914 - Richard Coogan - Short Hills, NJ - d. 3-12-2014

actor: Robbie Hughes “Young Dr. Malone”; Abie Levy “Abie’s Irish Rose”

04-04-1914 - Rosemary Lane - Indianola, IA - d. 11-25-1974

singer: (The Lane Sisters) “Fred Waring Show”; “Your Hollywood Parade”

04-04-1922 - Elmer Bernstein - NYC - d. 8-18-2004

composer: “Coming Home”; “Memos to a New Millenium”

04-04-1932 - Anthony Perkins - NYC - d. 9-12-1992

actor: “Guest Star”; “Listening to Music with Tony Perkins”

04-04-1938 - Susan Luckey

actor: Elizabeth Barbour/Jane Barbour “One Man’s Family”

04-04-1943 - Paulette Jiles - Salem, MO

author: “My Mother’s Quilt”; “Money and Blankets”

04-05-1894 - Bradbury Foote - Fairfield, IA - d. 12-14-1995

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Suspense”

04-05-1898 - Everett Crosby - Roslyn, WA - d. 7-13-1966

brother and manager of Bing Crosby

04-05-1900 - Spencer Tracy - Milwaukee, WI - d. 6-10-1967

actor: “Good News of 1938”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

04-05-1901 - Melvyn Douglas - Macon, GA - d. 8-4-1981

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

04-05-1905 - William Andrews - Oakland, CA - d. 5-2-1985

announcer: “One Man’s Family”

04-05-1908 - Bette Davis - Lowell, MA - d. 10-6-1989

actor: “Cresta Blanca Hollywood Players”; “Prudential Family Hour of Stars”

04-05-1910 - Jim Alderman - d. 12-5-1992

newscaster: Dallas, Texas

04-05-1911 - Gordon Jones - Alden, IA - d. 6-20-1963

actor: Pete Thompson “Meet Mr. McNutley”

04-05-1911 - Martin Denny - NYC - d. 3-2-2005

orchestra leader: Live radio show for Alaskan Air Force Command Radio

04-05-1912 - John Le Mesurier - Bedford, England - d. 11-15-1983

actor: Sergeant Arthur Wilson “Dad’s Army”

04-05-1913 - Anne Scott-James - London, England - d. 5-13-2009

journalist: “My Word”

04-05-1914 - Eric Roberts - Winchmore Hill, England

author: “The Manadrins Cat”

04-05-1916 - Gregory Peck - Lo Jolla, CA - d. 6-12-2003

actor: “Doctor Fights”; “Sealtest Variety Hour”

04-05-1917 - Robert Bloch - Chicago, IL - d. 9-23-1994

writer: “Stay Tuned for Terror”

04-05-1919 - Ted Liss - d. 3-3-1992

actor: “Destination Freedom”

04-05-1921 - Barney Beck - d. 1-30-2007

sound effects: “The Shadow”; “I Love A Mystery”; “Bob and Ray”

04-05-1922 - Gale Storm - Bloomington, TX - d. 6-27-2009

actor: Margie Albright “My Little Margie”

04-05-1924 - Lee Stevens - Baltimore, MD

announcer: “Big Sister”

04-05-1926 - Stan Levy - d. 4-19-2005

jazz drummer: “Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra”

04-05-1928 - Michael Bryant - London, England - d. 4-25-2002

character actor: “Bequest to the Nation”

04-05-1929 - Nigel Hawthorne - Coventry, England - d. 12-26-2001

actor: Acted for his college radio station at the University of Cape Town

04-06-1883 - Vernon Dalhart - Jefferson, TX - d. 9-14-1948

singer, composer: “Barbasol Ben”

04-06-1884 - Walter Huston - Toronto, Canada - d. 4-7-1950

actor: “Theatre Guild On the Air”; “Cavalcade of America”

04-06-1887 - Max Montesole - London, England - d. 9-17-1942

author of several radio plays

04-06-1892 - Lowell Thomas - Woodington, OH - d. 8-29-1981

newscaster, commentator: “Lowell Thomas and the News”; “Man with a Question”

04-06-1895 - Dudley Nichols - Wapakoneta, OH - d. 1-4-1960

screenwiriter: “Cavalcade of America”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

04-06-1903 - Charles R. Jackson - d. 9-21-1968

writer: “The Columbia Workshop”; “Sweet River”

04-06-1903 - Mickey Cochrane - Bridgewater, MA - d. 6-28-1962

sportscaster: (Member Baseball Hall of Fame) “Mickey Cochrane”

04-06-1908 - Bernard Dougall - Salt Lake City, UT - d. 9-24-1972

writer: “The Falcon”; “Mr. President”; “Show Boat”

04-06-1909 - Denver Darling - Cumberland County, IL - d. 4-27-1981

country music artist: “Right to Happiness, as commercial spokesman”

04-06-1913 - Don Fedderson - Beresford, SD - d. 12-18-1994

a vice president of palo alto radio station

04-06-1913 - Martha Lipton - NYC - d. 11-28-2006

opera singer: “Music from the House of Squibb”; “Great Days We Honor”

04-06-1913 - Todd Russell - Middleborough, England - d. 4-xx-1974

host: “Double or Nothing”; “Strike It Rich”

04-06-1919 - Paula Kelly - d. 4-12-1992

vocalist: (Modernaires) “Club Fifteen”

04-06-1922 - Dorothy Donegan - Chicago, IL - d. 5-19-1998

jazz pianist: “Jubilee”; “Radio Hall of Fame”

04-06-1924 - Mimi Benzell - Bridgeport, CT - d. 12-23-1970

singer: “Jack Pearl and Mimi Benzell”; “Railroad Hour”

04-06-1927 - Gerry Mulligan - NYC - d. 1-20-1996

jazz saxophonist: “Sound of Jazz”; “White House Jazz Festival”; “Voice of Vista”

04-06-1929 - Andre Previn - Berlin, Germany

pianist: “Songs by Sinatra”

04-06-1934 - David Doyle - Wisconsin - d. 9-29-2008

program host: “Growing Older, A New Perspective”

04-06-1938 - Roy Thinnes - Chicago, IL

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

04-07-1878 - Bert Swor - Paris, TN - d. 11-30-1943

comedian: “Modern Mistrels”; “Bicycle Party”

04-07-1893 - Irene Castle - New Rochelle, NY - d. 1-25-1969

actor: Best Dressed Woman “Life of Irene Castle”; “Twenty Questions”

04-07-1895 - Bert Wheeler - Paterson, NJ - d. 1-18-1968

comedian: “Frank Sinatra Show”; “New Old Gold Show”

04-07-1897 - Royal Foster - d. 10-1-1971

writer: “Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy”; “Ken Murray”

04-07-1897 - Walter Winchell - NYC - d. 2-20-1972

news-gossip caster: “Lucky Strike Dance Hour”; “Jergens Journal”

04-07-1899 - Robert Casadesus - Paris, France - d. 9-19-1972

pianist: “Telephone Hour”; “Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra”

04-07-1900 - Maria “Gamby” Gambarelli - La Spezia, Italy - d. 2-4-1990

ballerina, singer: “Roxy’s Gang”; “Dance with Gamby”

04-07-1901 - Gavin Gordon - Chicora, MS - d. 4-7-1983

actor: Doctor Norfolk “Brenthouse”

04-07-1905 - Murray Bolen - Minnesota - d. 10-22-1995

producer, director: “Father Knows Best”; “Mayor of the Town”; “Railroad Hour”

04-07-1908 - Percy Faith - Toronto, Canada - d. 2-9-1976

conductor: “Carnation Contented Hour”; “Pause That Refreshes on the Air”

04-07-1908 - Walt Framer - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 6-21-1988

producer, director: “Break the Bank”; “Strike It Rich”

04-07-1915 - Billie Holliday - Baltimore, MD - d. 7-17-1959

singer: “Artie Shaw Band”

04-07-1915 - Fred B. Cole - Hingham, MA - d. 12-6-2007

voice of the big bands

04-07-1915 - Stanley Adams - NYC - d. 4-27-1977

writer: “My Friend Irma”

04-07-1916 - Anthony Caruso - Frankfort, IN - d. 4-4-2003

actor: “This Is Your FBI”

04-07-1916 - Roy “Whitey” Grant - Shelby, NC - d. 9-17-2010

country, bluegrass: “Briarhoppers”

04-07-1918 - Peanuts Hucko - Syracuse, NY - d. 6-19-2003

jazz clarinetist: “Swing Shift”; “I Sustain These Wings”; “Doctor Jazz”

04-07-1919 - Ralph Flanagan - Lorain, OH - d. 12-30-1995

bandleader: “Chesterfield’s ABC of Music”; “Let’s Go Show”

04-07-1928 - James Garner - Norman, OK

spokesman: Financial Freedom

04-07-1934 - Ian Richardson - Edinburgh, Scotland - d. 2-9-2007

actor: Richard II and Bolingbroke “Richard II”

04-07-1942 - Joel Dorn - Yeadon, PA - d. 12-17-2007

disk jockey: WHAT-FM Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

04-07-1943 - Frank Gallacher - Glasgow, Scotland - d. 2-23-2009

actor: “Antarctic Journey”

04-08-1881 - Arthur B. Allen - Gowanda, NY - d. 8-25-1947

actor: “Snow Village Sketches”; “Kate Smith Show”; Stebbens Boys”

04-08-1882 - Lulu McConnell - Kansas City, MO - d. 10-9-1962

comedian: “It Pays to Be Ignorant”

04-08-1887 - Walter Connolly - Cincinnati, OH - d. 5-28-1940

actor: Charlie Chan “Charlie Chan”

04-08-1888 - Thornton Fisher - Cincinnati, OH - d. 8-13-1975

sports reporter: “The Briggs Sports Review”

04-08-1889 - Adrian Boult - Chester, England - d. 2-23-1983

writer: “Advs. of Ellery Queen”; “Casebook of Gregory Hood”; “Sherlock Holmes”

04-08-1896 - Yip Harburg - NYC - d. 3-5-1981

lyricist: “Columbia Presents Corwin”

04-08-1900 - Bert “Mad Russian” Gordon - NYC - d. 11-30-1974

comedian: “Eddie Cantor Show”; Yasha “Duffy’s Tavern”

04-08-1905 - Ilka Chase - NYC - d. 2-15-1978

panelist, hostess, actor: “Leave It to the Girls”; “Luncheon at the Waldorf”

04-08-1906 - Max Afford - Parkside, Australia - d. 11-2-1954

writer: “Murder’s Not for Middle Age”

04-08-1908 - Tito Guizar - Guadalajara, Mexico - d. 12-25-1999

vocalist: (Isham Jones Band) “Duffy’s Tavern”; “Hollywood Showcase”

04-08-1911 - Ichiro Fujiyama - Tokyo, Japan - d. 7-21-1993

enka singer: “Kohaku Uta Gassen”

04-08-1912 - Sonja Henie - Kristiania, Norway - d. 10-12-1969

skater, actor: “Hollywood Hotel”; “Bill Ster’s Colgate Sports Newsreel”; “Shell Show”

04-08-1915 - Carlyle Austin - d. 10-30-1985

sportscaster: KEVR Seattle, Washington

04-08-1915 - Fred Flowerday - d. 4-6-1989

director: “The Lone Ranger”; “The Green Hornet”; “Challenge of the Yukon”

04-08-1915 - R. Norwood Smith - San Francisco, CA - d. 8-24-1999

singer: “Norwood Smith Sings”

04-08-1916 - Carl Cotner - Indiana - d. 11-14-1986

steel guitar: “Gene Aurty’s Melody Ranch”

04-08-1919 - Virginia O’Brien - Los Angles, CA - d. 1-23-2001

actor: “Blue Ribbon Town”

04-08-1921 - Franco Corelli - Ancona, Italy - d. 10-29-2003

operatic tenor: “Gala Performance”

04-08-1922 - Carmen McRae - NYC - d. 11-10-1994

jazz singer: “Woolworth Hour”; “Newport Jazz Festival”

04-08-1923 - Jimmie Osborne - Winchester, KY - d. 12-26-1958

singer: “WLS Barn Dance”; “WLW Midwestern Hayride”

04-08-1928 - Eric Porter - London, England - d. 5-15-1995

actor: “Landscape”

04-08-1930 - Dorothy Tutin - London, England - d. 8-6-2001

actor: “Before the Party”

04-08-1937 - Bernelda Wheeler - Saskatchewan, Canada - d. 9-11-2005

worked as a disc jockey in Churchill, Manitoba

04-08-1941 - Peggy Lennon - Los Angeles, CA

singer: (The Lennon Sisters) “Music on Deck”; “Voices of Vista”; “Guest Star”

04-09-1883 - Frank King - Cashton, WI - d. 6-24-1969

cartoonist: Created Gasoline Alley comic strip

04-09-1889 - Efrem Zimbalist, Sr. - Rostov-on-Don, Russia - d. 2-22-1985

violinist: “The Magic Key”

04-09-1892 - Mary Pickford - Toronto, Canada - d. 5-29-1979

actor: “Mary Pickford Dramas”; “Parties at Pickfair”

04-09-1895 - Frank H. Anderson, Jr. - Minneapolis, MN - d. 1-4-1952

pianist/singer: had his own program for 8 years

04-09-1897 - John B. Gambling - Norwich, England - d. 11-21-1974

host: “Your Personal Program”; “John B. Gambling Club”; “Rambling with Gambling”

04-09-1898 - Paul Robeson - Princeton, NJ - d. 1-23-1976

singer: “Pursuit of Happiness”

04-09-1900 - Allen Jenkins - NYC - d. 7-20-1974

actor: “Harold Lloyd Comedy Theatre”; “Hollywood Hotel”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

04-09-1903 - Ward Bond - Benkelman, NB - d. 11-5-1960

actor: “Screen Director’s Playhouse”

04-09-1904 - Joseph “Sharkey” Bonamo - New Orleans, LA - d. 3-27-1972

conductor: (Sharkey Bonamo and His Sharks of Rhythm) “Saturday Night Swing Club”

04-09-1904 - Mickey Alpert - d. 9-22-1965

orchestra leader: “Amalgamated Broadcasting System Inaugural Program”

04-09-1905 - Brewster Morgan - d. 12-26-1960

director: “Columbia Workshop”; “Men Against Death”; “Report to the Nation”

04-09-1905 - James Fulbright - Summer, MO - d. 2-9-1995

u.s. senator: “Information Please”

04-09-1906 - Antal Dorati - Budapest, Austria-Hungary - d. 11-13-1988

conductor”; “CBS Symphony Orchestra”

04-09-1908 - Parke Levy - Philadelphia, PA - d. 3-8-1993

creator, writer, director: “Joe Penner”; “My Friend Irma”

04-09-1910 - Alan Melville - Berwick-upon-Tweed, England - d. 12-24-1983

scriptwriter: “BBC Radio Newsreel”; “London Column”

04-09-1911 - Jim Bannon - Kansas City, MO - d. 7-28-1984

announcer, narrator: “Joe Penner Show”; “Eddie Bracken Show”

04-09-1913 - Fay Helm - Bakersfield, CA - d. 9-27-2003

actor: “Shell Chateau”; “Cavalcade of America”

04-09-1913 - George Lowther - NYC - d. 4-28-1975

narrator, writer: “Advs. of Superman”; “Terry and the Pirates”

04-09-1914 - Frank Bingham - Athens, OH - d. 8-21-1988

announcer: “Straight Arrow”; “Phantom Pilot”

04-09-1916 - Ann Morrison - Sioux City, IA - d. 4-18-1978

actor: “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”; “Escape”

04-09-1916 - Bill Leonard - NYC - d. 10-23-1994

interviewer: “This Is New York”; “In Town Today”

04-09-1916 - Julian Dash - Charleston, SC - d. 2-25-1974

saxophonist: “Erskine Hawkins and His Orchestra”

04-09-1916 - Louise Larabee - Bremerton, WA - d. 3-30-1988

actor: “Calvacade of America”; “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

04-09-1920 - Art Van Damme - Norway, MI - d. 2-15-2010

jazz accordionist: (Art Van Damme Quintet) “Dave Garroway Show”

04-09-1921 - Frankie Thomas, Jr. - NYC - d. 5-11-2006

actor: Tom Corbett “Tom Corbett, Space Cadet”

04-09-1928 - Ginny Gibson - St. Louis, MO - d. 4-25-2013

vocalist: (The Eddie Safranski Orchestra)

04-09-1930 - John Bartholomew Tucker

host (communicator) “Monitor”

04-10-1827 - Lew Wallace - Brookville, IN - d. 2-15-1905

author: Several of his works adapted for radio

04-10-1868 - George Arliss - London, England - d. 2-5-1946

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

04-10-1885 - Sigmund Spaeth - Philadelphia, PA - d. 11-11-1965

commentator: “Tune Detective”; “Fun in Print”

04-10-1890 - Grace Wilson - Owosso, MI - d. 6-8-1962

singer: (The Girl with a Million Friends) “National Barn Dance”

04-10-1894 - Haven MacQuarrie - Boston, MA - d. 8-4-1953

emcee: “Do You Want to be an Actor”

04-10-1897 - Eric Knight - Menston, England - d. 1-13-1943

writer: “Everyman’s Theatre”

04-10-1897 - Fred Hall - NYC - d. 10-8-1964

composer, performer: (Hall and Fields) “Old Man of the Mountain”

04-10-1902 - Mark Warnow - Monastrischt, Russia - d. 10-17-1949

conductor: “We, the People”; “Your Hit Parade”

04-10-1905 - Paul “Heezie” Trietsch - Muncie, IN - d. 4-27-1980

musician-singer: “National Barn Dance”; “Uncle Ezra”

04-10-1906 - Lilie Darvas - Budapest, Hungary - d. 7-23-1974

actor: Madame Sophie: We Love and Learn/As the Twig is Bent”

04-10-1910 - Peg La Centra - Boston, MA - d. 6-1-1996

singer, actor: “Court of Human Relations”; “For Men Only”; “Gulden Melodies”

04-10-1911 - Victor Lombardo - London, Canada - d. 1-22-1994

musician: (Guy Lombardo’s Orchestra) “Lady Esther Serenade”

04-10-1913 - Henry “Butch” Stone - NYC - d. 5-19-2009

vocalist: (Les Brown and His Band of Renown) “One Night Stand”

04-10-1915 - Harry (Henry) Morgan - Detroit, MI - d. 12-7-2011

actor: “Mystery in the Air”

04-10-1917 - Morty Corb - San Antonio, TX - d. 1-11-1996

bass player: “Guest Star”

04-10-1919 - Bruce Buell - Santa Ana, CA - d. 4-23-1996

annoucer: “California Caravan”; “Mystery is My Hobby”

04-10-1921 - Chuck Connors - Brooklyn, NY - d. 11-10-1992

actor: “Family Theatre”

04-10-1922 - Marian Richman - California - d. 2-24-1956

actor: “Tell It Again”

04-10-1927 - Sidney Appleman - Chicago, IL - d. 8-25-1994

string bassist: Clyde McCoy’s Band

04-10-1933 - Poncie Ponce - Maui, HI

singer, ukulele: Hawaiin radio

04-11-1880 - Bernardino Molinari - Rome, Italy - d. 12-25-1952

conductor: “NBC Symphony Orchestra”

04-11-1893 - Dean Acheson - Middletown, CT - d. 10-12-1971

u.s secretary of state: “Building the Peace”; “The United Nations Today”

04-11-1893 - Lou Holtz - San Francisco, CA - d. 9-22-1980

comedian: “Fleischmann Hour”; “Kraft Music Hall”

04-11-1893 - Pat Flanagan - Clinton, IA - d. 7-2-1963

sportscaster, announcer: CBS Network, WBBM in Chicago

04-11-1902 - Carroll Carroll - NYC - d. 2-5-1991

writer: “Over Here”; “Guest Star”

04-11-1902 - Quentin Reynolds - NYC - d. 3-17-1965

author: “Britain Speaks”; “Quentin Reynolds”; “Keep ‘Em Rolling”

04-11-1904 - Paul McGrath - Chicago, IL - d. 4-13-1978

actor, host: Host “Inner Sanctum Mysteries”; Robert Allison “My Son Jeep”

04-11-1907 - Paul Douglas - Philadelphia, PA - d. 9-11-1959

announcer, sportscaster, actor: Lawyer Feldman “Meyer the Buyer”

04-11-1908 - Leo Rosten - Lodz, Poland - d. 2-19-1997

writer: “Conversation”; “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Four Star Playhouse”

04-11-1909 - Sylvia Picker - NYC - d. 9-25-1981

actor: Suzy “Box 13”

04-11-1910 - Jim Britt - San Francisco, CA - d. 12-31-1980

sports commentator: “Dateline Boston”

04-11-1911 - Bob Dixon - Stamford, CT - d. 8-22-1998

announcer: Edward R. Murrow: created the phrase “Listen to Murrow tomorrow”

04-11-1911 - Robert Saudek - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 3-13-1997

television producer: Established the Museum of Television and Radio

04-11-1912 - John Larkin - Oakland, CA - d. 1-29-1965

actor: Perry Mason “Perry Mason”; “Dimension X; “ Ford Theatre”

04-11-1913 - Bob LeMond - Hale Center, TX - d. 1-6-2008

announcer: “Romance of the Ranchos”; “Sweeny and March Show”

04-11-1913 - Millie Good - Mt. Carmel, IL - d. 5-3-1993

singer: (Girls of the Golden West) “National Barn Dance”

04-11-1921 - Dorothy Shay - Jacksonville, FL - d. 10-22-1978

singer: (Park Avenue Hillbilly) “The Spike Jones Show”

04-11-1921 - Toni Darnay - Chicago, IL - d. 1-5-1983

actor: Evelyn Winters “Strange Romance of Evelyn Winters”

04-12-1898 - Lily Pons - Draguignan, France - d. 2-13-1976

singer: “Telephone Hour”; “Voice of Firestone”

04-12-1902 - John White - d. 11-26-1992

country/western singer: Lonesome Cowboy “Death Valley Days”

04-12-1904 - Berlyn Baylor - d. 7-6-1969

leader of the Troubadours for WLBN Little Rock, Arkansas

04-12-1904 - Frankie Masters - Saint Marys, WV - d. 1-29-1991

music: “Edgar A. Guest”

04-12-1905 - Audrey Call - Alton, IL - d. 6-3-2001

violinist: “Fibber McGee and Molly”

04-12-1907 - Hubert Fincher - Waldo, AR - d. 10-29-1979

country music: “Crazy Water Crystals Barn Dance”

04-12-1907 - Ivan Ditmars - Olympia, WA - d. 9-10-1997

music: “Advs. of Frank Race”; “Dr. Christian”; “Escape”

04-12-1908 - Robert L. Scott - Waynesboro, GA - d. 2-27-2006

wwII fighter pilot, author: “Mail Call”; “Hop Harrigan”

04-12-1911 - Joseph Blazak - d. 12-4-1993

newscaster: KGFJ Los Angeles, California

04-12-1912 - Herbert B. Mills - Picqua, OH - d. 4-12-1989

singer: (The Mills Brothers) “Mills Brothers Quartette”

04-12-1914 - Ken Williams - Canada - d. 2-16-1984

actor: Brian Wells “David Harum”

04-12-1918 - Helen Forrest - Atlantic City, NJ - d. 7-11-1999

singer: “Artie Shaw and His Orchestra”; “Harry James and His Orchestra”

04-12-1919 - Ann Miller - Chireno, TX - d. 1-22-2004

dancer, actor: “Forecast”; “Hollywood Hotel”

04-12-1919 - Cy Bahakel - Birmingham, AL - d. 4-20-2006

newscaster: WJRD Tuscaloosa, AL

04-12-1919 - Ivor Barry - South Wales, UK - d. 12-12-2006

actor: “Sears Radio Theatre”

04-12-1920 - Anita Ellis - Montreal, Canada

singer: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy”; “Jack Carson Show” “Red Skelton Show”

04-12-1921 - Peter R. Brooke - Berlin, Germany - d. 4-14-1999

writer: “Secret Mission”

04-12-1926 - Jane Withers - Atlanta, GA

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

04-12-1930 - Bob Bartter - d. 10-22-1976

disk jockey: KNEX McPherson, Kansas

04-12-1930 - Johnny Antonelli - Rochester, NY

baseball pitcher: “Bill Stern Sports News”

04-12-1931 - Betty Clooney - Maysville, KY - d. 8-6-1976

singer: (The Clooney Sisters) “Moon River”

04-12-1935 - Gene Weed - Dallas, TX - d. 8-5-1999

disk jockey: “Shivaree”

04-12-1940 - Jack Hibberd - Warracknabeal, Australia

writer: “A Stretch of the Imagination”

04-13-1886 - Willie Howard - Paramus, NY - d. 1-14-1949

comedian: (Howard Brothers) “Folies De Paris”; “The Royal Vagabonds”

04-13-1887 - Christian Rubb - Austria - d. 4-14-1956

actor: (Voice of Geppetto) “Lux Radio Theatre”

04-13-1889 - Herbert Yardley - Washington, IN - d. 8-7-1958

writer: “Stories of the Black Chambers”

04-13-1890 - Gene Rodemich - St. Louis, MO - d. 2-27-1934

orchestra leader/singer: “Manhattan Merry-Go-Round”

04-13-1899 - Larry Keating - St.Paul, MN - d. 8-26-1963

actor, emcee: “Murder Will Out”; “Scramby Amby”; “This Is Your FBI”

04-13-1902 - Bob Stanley - Lancut, Poland - d. unknown

orchestra leader: “Music Without Words”; “Benay Venura Program”

04-13-1902 - Godfrey Kenton - London, England - d. 4-27-1998

actor: “Waiting for Godot”; “Paradise Lost”

04-13-1905 - Eddie Dooley - Brooklyn, NY - d. 1-25-1982

sports commentary: “Dooley’s Football Forecast”

04-13-1906 - Bud Freeman - Chicago, IL - d. 3-15-1991

tenor sax player: “Camel Caravan”; “Fats Waller Jam School”; “Doctor Jazz”

04-13-1906 - Samuel Beckett - Dublin, Ireland - d. 12-22-1989

writer: “All That Fall”

04-13-1907 - Harold E. Stassen - West St. Paul, MN - d. 3-4-2001

presidential candidate: “Meet the Press”; “The People’s Platform”

04-13-1912  - Roy Winsor - Chicago, IL - d. 5-31-1987

director, writer: “Vic and Sade”; “Sky King”

04-13-1913 - Dave Albritton - d. 5-14-1994

disk jockey: Dayton, Ohio

04-13-1916 - Phyllis Fraser Cerf Wagner - Kansas City, MO - d. 11-25-2006

writer of radio soap operas

04-13-1918 - Brad Ansley - d. 1-23-1992

sportscaster: WIOD Miami Florida

04-13-1919 - Howard Keel - Gillespie, IL - d. 11-7-2004

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

04-13-1919 - Phil Tonken - Hartford, CT - d. 2-4-2000

announcer/newscaster: “Your Supper”; “Radio Newsreel”

04-13-1923 - Don Adams - NYC - d. 9-25-2005

comedian: “Kraft Music Hall”; “A Salute to Humble Howard”

04-13-1932 - Jack Danon - St. Louis, MO - d. 8-12-1996

singer: “Fibber McGee and Molly”

04-13-1951 - Peter Davison - London, England

actor: Eric Brown “King Street Junior”; “Change at Oglethorpe”

04-14-1889 - Dick Richards - Detroit, MI - d. 5-28-1951

Owned radio stations WJR (Detroit), WGAR (Cleveland), KMPC (Los Angeles)

04-14-1898 - Lee Tracy - Atlanta, GA - d. 10-18-1968

actor: Martin Kane “Martin Kane, Private Detective”

04-14-1903 - Lloyd Amoo - d. 7-15-1973

newscaster: KRMC Jamestown, North Dakota

04-14-1904 - John Gielgud - London, England - d. 5-21-2000

actor: Sherlock Holmes “Sherlock Holmes”; “Theatre Guild On the Air”

04-14-1905 - Bob Stanton - Minneapolis, MN - d. 6-17-1977

nbc staff announcer: “Bob Stanton Sports”

04-14-1913 - John Howard - Cleveland, OH - d. 2-19-1995

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Hollywood Hotel”

04-14-1914 - Arnold Perl - d. 12-11-1971

writer: “The Big Story”; “I Fly Anything”; “The Amazing Mr. Tutt”

04-14-1914 - John Hubbard - East Chicago, IN - d. 11-6-1988

actor: Willie Faye “Phil Harris/Alice Faye Show”

04-14-1915 - Richard Hart - Providence, RI - d. 1-2-1951

actor: “Family Theatre”

04-14-1916 - Emerson Buckley - NYC - d. 11-17-1989

conductor: “Two Thousand Plus”; “Murder By Experts”

04-14-1917 - Valerie Hobson - Larne, Ireland - d. 11-13-1998

actor: Guest Contestant “One Minute Please”

04-14-1918 - Mary Healy - New Orleans, LA

actor: Jack Benny Program”; “Texaco Town”; “Ford Show”; “Lum and Abner”

04-14-1919 - Dennis Ballant - d. 5-10-1970

disk jockey: WJAG Norfolk, Virginia

04-14-1924 - Shorty Rogers - Great Barrington, MA - d. 11-7-1994

jazz trumpeter: “Army Bandstand”; “Here’s to Veterans”

04-14-1926 - Gloria Jean - Buffalo, NY

singer: “The Bob Hope Show”

04-14-1929 - Ray Mathew - Leichhardt, Australia - d. 5-27-2002

writer: “The Medea of Euripides”

04-14-1940 - Patsy Bruder - Brooklyn, NY

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

04-15-1898 - Marian Jordan - Peoria, IL - d. 4-7-1961

commedienne: “Fibber McGee and Molly”; “Kaltenmeyer’s Kindergarten”

04-15-1900 - Eddie Garr - Philadelphia, PA - d. 9-3-1956

actor: (Father of Teri Garr) “Fleischmann’s Yeast Hour”

04-15-1907 - Casper Reardon - Little Falls, NY - d. 3-9-1941

jazz harpist: “Camel Caravan”; “Kraft Music Hall”

04-15-1907 - Theodore Granick - Brooklyn, NY - d. 9-21-1970

moderator: “American Forum of the Air”

04-15-1909 - Dave Driscoll - Maplewood, NJ - d. 5-8-1981

news and sport commentator for the mutual network

04-15-1909 - Gordon Bambrick - d. 7-16-1977

announcer: “Reading Is Fun”

04-15-1910 - Eddie Mayo - Holyoke, MA - d. 11-27-2006

major league baseball player: “World Series Preview”

04-15-1915 - Hans Conried - Baltimore, MD - d. 1-5-1982

actor: Professor Kropotkin “My Friend Irma”; Schultz “Life with Luigi”

04-15-1918 - Hilda Simms - Minneapolis, MN - d. 2-6-1994

actor: “New World A’ Coming”

04-15-1918 - John Baragrey - Haleyville, AL - d. 8-4-1975

actor: “X Minus One”; “There Is No Night”; “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

04-15-1919 - Jerry Marshall - Far Rockaway, NY - d. 10-13-2010

disk jockey: “Music Hall”; “Make-Believe Ballroom”; “Record Room”

04-15-1921 - Art Ford - NYC - d. 4-23-2006

emcee, disk jockey: “Monitor”

04-15-1928 - Jimmy Ogg - Los Angeles, CA - d. 7-1-1986

actor: “Smilin’ Ed’s Buster Brown Gang”

04-15-1931 - Florian Zabach - Chicago, IL - d. 2-25-2006

violinist: “Arthur Godfrey and His Talent Scouts”; “Here’s to Veterans”

04-15-1933 - Roy Clark - Meherrin, VA

country/western singer: “Town and Country Time”

04-16-1887 - Mark Smith - NYC - d. 5-9-1944

actor: Jiggs “Bringing Up Father”; “Uria Calwalder “Show Boat”

04-16-1889 - Charles Chaplin - London, England - d. 12-25-1977

actor: “Dodge Brothers Hour”

04-16-1895 - Mischa Mischakoff - Proskourov, Russia - d. 2-1-1981

violinist: “NBC Symphony Orchestra”; “NBC String Trio”

04-16-1897 - Milton J. Cross - NYC - d. 1-3-1975

announcer, commentator: (The Voice of the Met) “General Motors Concerts”

04-16-1904 - Fifi D’Orsay - Montreal, Quebec, Canada - d. 12-2-1983

singer: “Folies De Paris”; “This Is Your Life”

04-16-1909 - Dick Wynn - d. 8-24-1996

announcer: “Count of Monte  Cristo”; “The Lone Wolf”

04-16-1911 - Frank Vass - Greenville, SC - d. 4-5-1988

singer: (The Vass Family) “The Lady Next Door”; “Kraft Phoenix Program”

04-16-1913 - Les Tremayne - London, England - d. 12-19-2003

actor: Nick Charles “Advs. of the Thin Man”; Michael Waring “The Falcon”

04-16-1914 - John Hodiak - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 10-19-1955

actor: L’il Abner “L’il Abner”; Butch Cavendish “Lone Ranger”

04-16-1915 - Joan Alexander - St. Paul, MN - d. 5-21-2009

actor: Lois Lane “Advs. of Superman”; Ellen Deering “Philo Vance”

04-16-1917 - Jean Holloway - d. 11-11-1989

writer: “Hallmark Playhouse”; “Mayor of the Town”; “Mr. President”

04-16-1918 - Spike Milligan - Ahmednagar, India - d. 2-27-2002

comedian: Eccles the Idiot, Miss Minnie Bannister, Count Moriarty “Goon Show”

04-16-1920 - Barry Nelson - San Francisco, CA - d. 4-7-2007

actor: “Duffy’s Tavern”; “Treasury Salute”; “Monitor”

04-16-1921 - Peter Ustinov - London, England - d. 3-28-2004

actor: “Freedom Forum”; “Mitch Miller Show”; “In Any Direction”

04-16-1924 - Henry Mancini - Cleveland, OH - d. 6-14-1994

orchestra leader: “Family Theatre”; “Voices of Vista”

04-16-1927 - Edie Adams - Kingston, PA-d. 10-15-2008

singer, actor: “Stewart Foster Show”

04-16-1930 - Herbie Mann - NYC - d. 7-1-2003

jazz flutist: “Voices of Vista”; “Sounds of Freedom”

04-16-1933 - Ike Pappas - NYC - d. 8-31-2008

newscaster: “World News Roundup”; “CBS News”

04-16-1935 - Bobby Vinton - Canonsburg, PA

singer: “Christmas Seal Campaign”

04-16-1939 - Donald MacCormick - Scotland - d. 7-12-2009

host: “London News Direct”

04-16-1944 - Shoji Tabuchi - Daishoji, Japan

violinist, vocalist: “Grand Old Opry”

04-17-1897 - Thornton Wilder - Madison, WI - d. 12-7-1975

writer: “This Is My Best”

04-17-1898 - Howard Claney - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 4-30-1980

announcer: “American Album of Familiar Music”; “NBC Symphony”

04-17-1901 - Marie Blizard - d. 10-20-1991

writer: Network radio

04-17-1903 - Gregor Piatigorsky - Yekaterinoslav, Russia - d. 8-6-1976

cellist: “Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra”; “The Pause that Refreshes  . .  On the Air”

04-17-1905 - Arthur Lake - Corbin, KY - d. 1-10-1987

actor: (Brother of Florence Lake) Dagwood Bumstead “Blondie”

04-17-1905 - Phillip Cohan - Meriden, CT - d. 11-27-1999

director: “Kate Smith”; “Music from Hollywood”; “Chesterfield Program”

04-17-1909 - Rex Rienits - Dubbo, Australia - d. 4-30-1971

author: “A Matter of Life or Else”

04-17-1910 - Ivan Goff - Perth, Australia - d. 9-23-1999

screenwriter: “Lux Radio Theatre”

04-17-1911 - Alvin C. W. Bahnsen - d. 12-xx-1985

newscaster: WWRL New York

04-17-1911 - George Seaton - South Bend, IN - d. 7-28-1979

actor, film director: Lone Ranger “The Lone Ranger”; “Screen Director’s Playhouse”

04-17-1913 - Harry Clark - Providence, RI - d. 2-28-1956

newscaster, announcer: “CBS News”; “Backstage Wife”; “Columbia Workshop”

04-17-1913 - Richard Travis - Carlsbad, NM - d. 7-11-1989

announcer and sportscaster

04-17-1913 - Walter Ducloux - Lucerne, Switzerland - d. 1-25-1997

conductor: “NBC Symphony Orchestra”

04-17-1915 - Joe Foss - Sioux Falls, SD - d. 1-1-2003

south dakota governor: “Tops in Sports”

04-17-1918 - Anne Shirley - NYC - d. 7-4-1993

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

04-17-1918 - John Hess - Chicago, IL - d. 4-15-2004

writer: “The Human Adventure”

04-17-1918 - William Holden - O’Fallon, IL - d. 11-16-1981

actor: “Hour of Mystery”; “Smiths of San Fernando”; “So Proudly We Hail”

04-17-1920 - Arnold Yarrow - London, England

author: “After Moscow

04-17-1923 - Harry Reasoner - Dakota City, IA - d. 8-6-1991

reporter: CBS News Washington

04-17-1923 - Lindsay Anderson - South India - d. 8-30-1994

film director: First person to udder the “F” word on the BBC

04-17-1923 - Lon McCallister - Los Angeles, CA - d. 6-11-2005

actor: “Screen Guild Theatre”; “Cavalcade of America”; “Family Theatre”

04-17-1925 - Blaine Walsh - Oconto, WI - d. 9-5-1985

sportscaster: Milwaukee Braves

04-17-1926 - Joan Loring (Dellie Ellis) - Hong Kong, China

actor: Judy Foster “A Date with Judy”

04-17-1927 - Graziella Sciutti - Turin, Italy - d. 4-9-2001

operatic soprano: “Meetropolitan Opera”

04-17-1928 - Don West - Fredonia, KS - d. 8-13-2004

announcer, writer, newsman: Clifton, Arizona

04-18-1857 - Clarence Darrow - Kinsman, OH - d. 3-13-1938

lawyer: “ Scopes “Monkey” trial, WGN Chicago”

04-18-1880 - Donald Crisp - Aberfeldy, Scotland - d. 5-25-1974

actor: Jonathan Trimble “Jonathan Trimble, Esquire”

04-18-1882 - Leopold Stokowski - London, England - d. 9-13-1977

conductor: “NBC Symphony/Symphony of the Air”

04-18-1887 - Bill Hay - Dumfires, Scotland - d. 10-12-1978

announcer: “Amos ‘n’ Andy”

04-18-1889 - Gene Carroll - Chicago, IL - d. 3-5-1972

comedian: Lena, the maid “Fibber McGee and Molly”

04-18-1902 - Harry Owens - O’Neil, NE - d. 12-12-1986

bandleader: “Hawaii Calls”; “Sweet Leilani Time”; Harry Owens and His Orchestra”

04-18-1904 - Pigmeat Markham - Durhan, N - d. 12-13-1981

comedian: (“order in the court ‘ cuz here come da judge) “Jubilee”

04-18-1907 - Miklos Rozsa - Budapest, Hungary - d. 7-27-1995

composer: “Lux Radio Theatre”

04-18-1907 - Stephen Longstreet - NYC - d. 2-20-2002

screenwriter: “Lux Radio Theatre”

04-18-1908 - Irra Petina - Petrograd, Russia - d. 1-19-2000

singer: “The Railroad Hour”

04-18-1911 - Louis Vittes - d. 4-21-1969

writer: “Advs. of The Thin Man”; “Affairs of Peter Salem”; “The Lone Wolf”

04-18-1912 - Al Hodge - Ravenna, OH - d. 3-19-1979

actor: Britt Reid/Green Hornet “Green Hornet”; “Columbia Workshop”

04-18-1912 - Fred De Denise - NYC

drummer: “Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra”

04-18-1912 - Wendy Barrie - Hong Kong, China - d. 2-2-1978

hostess, actor: “Detect and Collect”; “Jack Haley Show”; “Star for a Night”

04-18-1914 - Ben Bezoff - d. 12-30-1979

newscaster: WKY Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; KMYR Denver, Colorado

04-18-1918 - Page Gilman - San Francisco, CA - d. 6-1-2006

actor: Jack Barbour “One Man’s Family”; “Memory Lane”

04-18-1918 - Tony Mottola - Kearney, NJ - d. 8-9-2004

jazz guitarist: “Gordon MacRae Gulf Spray Show”; “Burl Ives Sings”

04-18-1921 - Jay L. McMullen - Minneapolis, MN - d. 3-18-1992

news commentator: “Babies: C.O.D.”

04-18-1922 - Barbara Hale - DeKalb, IL

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Screen Guild Theatre”; “This Is Hollywood”

04-18-1924 - Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown - Vinton, LA - d. 9-10-2005

singer, guitarist: “Newport Jazz Festival”

04-18-1925 - Bob Hastings - Brooklyn, NY

actor: Archie Andrews “Archie Andrews”; Jerry “Sea Hound”

04-18-1929 - Walt Levinsky - New Jersey - d. 12-14-1999

clarinetist: Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra; Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

04-18-1937 - Robert Hooks - Washington, D.C.

actor: “We Hold These Truths”

04-18-1941 - John J. Jackson - d. 3-17-2004

rock-radio personality

04-18-1949 - Larry Albert - Souix Falls, SD

actor: Harry Nile “Advs. of Harry Nile”

04-19-1858 - May Robson - Melbourne, Australia - d. 10-20-1943

actor: Aunt May Webster “Lady of Millions”

04-19-1888 - William Axt - d. 2-12-1959

musical director: “Major Bowes Capitol Family Program”

04-19-1891 - Ralph Jewell - d. 5-10-1964

Played cornet for various bands around Detroit and WXYZ

04-19-1897 - Vivienne Segal - Philadelphia, PA - d. 12-29-1992

actor: “Jantzen Radio Program”

04-19-1900 - George O’Brien - San Francisco, CA - d. 9-23-1985

actor: “Anchors Aweigh”

04-19-1900 - Robert Weenolsen - d. 8-xx-1979

producer, director: “Two Thousand Plus”; “Heritage”; “Exploring the Unknown”

04-19-1907 - Lin Basquette - San Mateo, CA - d. 9-30-1994

actor: “Whatever Became of  . . . “

04-19-1913 - Sylvia Froos - New York - d. 3-28-2004

singer: “Sylvia Froos Show”; “Fred Allen Show”

04-19-1914 - Betty Winkler - Berwick, PA - d. 6-4-2002

actor: Joyce Jordan “Joyce Jordan, M.D.”; Rosemary Levy “Abie’s Irish Rose”

04-19-1915 - Albert Buhrman - Springfield, MO - d. 1-29-1999

organist: “Murder at Midnight”; “Advs. of Sherlock Holmes”

04-19-1920 - Frank Fontaine - Cambridge, MA - d. 8-4-1978

comedian: John L. C. Sivoney “Jack Benny Program”

04-19-1937 - Elinor Donahue - Tacoma, WA

actor: “The Search”

04-19-1942 - Noah Adams - Ashland, KY

host: “All Things Considered”

04-19-1977 - Martin Grams. Jr. - Baltimore, MD

old time radio historian

04-20-1889 - Adolf Hitler - Braunau, Austria - d. 4-30-1945

dictator: Propaganda broadcasts

04-20-1893 - Harold Lloyd - Burchard, NE - d. 3-8-1971

comedian: “Comedy Theatre”

04-20-1897 - Gregory Ratoff - St. Petersburg, Russia - d. 12-14-1960

panelist: “Information, Please”

04-20-1898 - Sidney Lanfield - Chicago, IL - d. 6-20-1972

film director: “Screen Director’s Playhouse”

04-20-1900 - Reed Kennedy - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 8-12-1952

vocalist: “Gulf Headliners”; “The Song Shop”

04-20-1904 - Bruce Cabot - Carlsbad, NM - d. 5-3-1972

actor: “Hallmark Hall of Fame”; “Hollywood on the Air”

04-20-1904 - John Sanford - Harlem, NY - 3-6-2003

screenwriter: “Lux Radio Theatre”

04-20-1908 - Gomer F. Cool - Nevada, MO - d. 3-4-2012

writer: “Rocky Jordan”

04-20-1908 - Lionel Hampton - Louisville, KY - d. 8-31-2002

vibraphone artist: “Jubilee”; “One Night Stand”; “Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra”

04-20-1914 - Betty Lou Gerson - Chattanooga, TN - d. 1-12-1999

actor: Mary Marlin “Story of Mary Marlin”; Charlotte Wilson “The Guiding Light”

04-20-1915 - Evelyn Scott - Brockton, MA - d. 1-31-2002

actor: “Arch Oboler’s Plays”; “The Smiths of Hollywood”

04-20-1923 - Tito Puente - NYC - d. 5-31-2000

percussionist, bandleader: “Manhattan Melodies”

04-20-1924 - Nina Foch - Leyden, The Netherlands - d. 12-5-2008

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Suspense”; “Cavalcade of America”

04-20-1924 - Patricia Peardon - Allendale, NJ - d. 4-22-1993

actor: Mary Aldrich “Aldrich Family”; Joan Worthington “Orphans of Divorce”

04-20-1926 - Elena Verdugo - Hollywood, CA

actor: Millie Bronson “Meet Millie”

04-21-1891 - Dr. Howard W. Haggard - d. 4-22-1959

alcoholism expert: “Devils, Drugs and Doctors”

04-21-1891 - Will Donaldson - Brooklyn, NY - d. 12-16-1954

composer, arranger, musician: “The Wonder Bakers Orchestra”

04-21-1895 - Max Jordan - San Remo, Italy - d. 11-28-1977

correspondent: “NBC News”

04-21-1898 - King Calder - Maryland - d. 6-28-1964

actor: James Anderson “Second Mrs. Burton”; Will Stevenson “Barry Cameron”

04-21-1905 - Ted Osborne - Grand Rapids, MI - d. 2-12-1987

actor: Dr. Carough “Dr. Kildare”; Professor Whiz the Owl “Cinnamon Bear”

04-21-1907 - Beatrice Kay - The Bronx, NY - d. 11-8-1986

singer: “Gaslight Gayeties”; “Beatrice Kay Show”

04-21-1907 - Wade Mainer - Weaversville, NC - d. 9-12-2011

country: (Mainer’s Crazy Mountaineers) “Crazy Water Crystals Barn Dance”

04-21-1911 - Leonard Warren - The Bronx, NY - d. 3-4-1960

singer: “Voice of Firestone”; “Telephone Hour”

04-21-1914 - Norman Panama - Chicago, IL - d. 1-13-2003

writer: “Pepsodent Show starring Bob Hope”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

04-21-1915 - Anthony Quinn - Chihauha, Mexico - d. 6-3-2001

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Your Radio Theatre”

04-21-1916 - Hunter D. Hancock - Uvalde, TX - d. 8-4-2004

disk jockey: Early rhythm and blues rock ‘n’ roll platter spinner

04-21-1919 - Don Cornell - NYC - d. 2-23-2004

singer: “Sammy Kaye’s Sunday Serenade”; “One Night Stand”; “The Big Show”

04-21-1920 - Jim Nabbie - d. 9-12-1992

 lead tenor: (Member of the Ink Spots) “The Four Ink Spots”; “Let’s Go Nightclubbing”

04-21-1921 - Betty Jane Rhodes - Rockford, IL - d. 12-26-2011

vocalist: “Meet Me at Parky’s”; “The Packard Hour”

04-21-1923 - Al Gordon - Akron, OH - d. 5-23-2012

writer: “The Jack Benny Show”

04-21-1923 - John Mortimer - London, England - d. 1-16-2009

author: “Rumpole of the Bailey”

04-21-1923 - Tex Antoine - d. 1-12-1983

announcer: “The Eternal Light”; “Jane Pickens Show”

04-21-1927 - Jose Miguel Agrelot - San Juan, Puerto Rico - d. 1-28-2004

comedian: Torito “The College of Happiness”

04-21-1930 - Alec Gregonzi - London, England - d. 6-4-2006

actor: Fred “Hancock’s Half Hour”

04-21-1930 - Kirby Ayres - d. 11-16-2005

disk jockey: “Bob and Ray Present the CBS Radio Network”

04-21-1932 - Elaine May - Philadelphia, PA

comedian: “Mike Nicholes and Elaine May”; “Monitor”

04-21-1933 - Jim Harmon - Mount Carmel, IL - d. 2-16-2010

author: “The Great Radio Heroes”

04-22-1865 - Hal Brown - d. 10-24-1942

harmonica: “Just Plain Bill”

04-22-1887 - James Norman Hall - Colfax, IA - d. 7-6-1951

writer: “Words at War”

04-22-1900 - Joan Blaine - Fort Dodge, IA - d. 4-19-1949

actor: Joan Houston “Tale of Today”; Mary Marlin “Story of Mary Marlin”

04-22-1902 - John W. Vandercook - London, England - d. 1-6-1963

commentator: “Newsroom of the Air/News of the World”

04-22-1905 - Ed Ludes - d. 7-21-1987

sound effects: “Fibber McGee and Molly” Created the closet effect

04-22-1906 - Eddie Albert - Rock Island, IL - d. 5-26-2005

actor: Walter Mitty “Secret Life of Walter Mitty”; “Eddie Albert Show”

04-22-1907 - Elmer H. Wavering - Quincy, IL - d. 11-20-1998

inventor: With Bill Lear, invented first commerial car radio (Motorola)

04-22-1909 - Bob Waldrop - Eureka, CA - d. 9-25-1963

announcer: “John’s Other Wife”; “Forever Tops”

04-22-1909 - Ralph Byrd - Dayton, OH - d. 8-18-1952

singer, actor: Local and Hollywood radio

04-22-1915 - Dick Dudley - Louisville, KY - d. 2-2-2000

announcer: “Archie Andrews”; “Believe It or Not”

04-22-1916 - Maurice Webster - Gibbon, NE - d. 6-20-2001

announcer: “Scattergood Baines”; “Meet the Missus”; “Surprise Party”

04-22-1916 - Yehudi Menuhin - NYC - d. 3-12-1999

classical violinist: “New York Philharmonic”; “Pause that Refreshes”

04-22-1917 - Glynn Croudace - England

author of about 100 radio plays

04-22-1918 - Mickey Vernon - Marcus Hook, PA - d. 9-24-2008

major league baseball player’ “ Play Ball”

04-22-1920 - Arthur Winograd - NYC - d. 4-22-2010

Founding member of the Julliard String Quartet

04-22-1920 - Hal March - San Francisco, CA - d. 1-19-1970

comedian: Matt Henshaw “December Bride”; Mr. Cook “Too Many Cooks”

04-22-1921 - Candido Camero - Havana, Cuba

drummer: CMQ radio

04-22-1921 - Charlotte Lawrence - California - d. 10-20-1993

actor: Stacy McGill “Advs. of Christopher Wells”; Reba Britten “Just Plain Bill”

04-22-1921 - Vivian Dandridge - Cleveland, OH - d. 10-27-1991

writer: “The Beulah Show”

04-22-1922 - Charlie Mingus - Nogales, AZ - d. 1-5-1979

jazz bass player: “Here’s to Veterans”

04-22-1924 - Bill Simmons - d. 1-24-2005

southern gospel musician: (Light Crust Doughboys)

04-22-1932 - Bill Bircher - d. 12-1-1988

disk jockey: WTNJ Trenton, NJ; WBCB Levittown, PA

04-22-1939 - Jason Miller - NYC - d. 5-13-2001

playwright: “Earplay”

04-22-1942 - Andre Major - Montreal, Canada

author of radio plays

04-22-1949 - Rin-Rin-Tin - d. unknown

dog: Rin-Tin-Tin “Rin-Tin-Tin”

04-23-1564 - William Shakespeare - Stratford-upon-Avon, England - d. 4-23-1616

playwright, poet: Several of his works adapted for radio

04-23-1879 - Talbot Mundy - London, England - d. 8-5-1940

writer: “Jack Armstrong, The All-American Boy”

04-23-1884 - Edwin C. Hill - Aurora, IN - d. 2-12-1957

news commentator: “Human Side of the News”; “Your News Parade”

04-23-1893 - Frank Borzage - Salt Lake City, UT - d. 6-19-1962

film director: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Screen Guild Theatre”

04-23-1895 - Ngaio Marsh - Christchurch, New Zealand - d. 2-18-1982

author: “Final Curtain”

04-23-1898 - Lee Vines - Texas - d. 12-28-1987

announcer: “CBS Radio Workshop”; “Burns and Allen”

04-23-1901 - George Harmon Coxe - Olean, NY - d. 1-30-1984

novelist: “Casey, Crime Photographer” based on his novels

04-23-1910 - Simone Simon - Béthune, Pas-de-Calais, France - d. 2-22-2005

actor: “Inner Sanctum”

04-23-1915 - James F. Fleming - Baraboo, WI - d. 8-10-1996

announcer: “Vic and Sade”; “Get John’s Other Wife”

04-23-1918 - Oliver Treyz - Willewemoe, NY - d. 6-14-1998

director of ABC radio

04-23-1919 - Clifford Kendrick - d. 9-17-1996

drums: “Bob Skyles and His Skyrockets”

04-23-1921 - Janet Blair - Altoona, PA - d. 2-19-2007

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”, “Abbott and Costello”

04-23-1921 - Warren Spahn - Buffalo, NY - d. 11-24-2003

hall of fame pitcher: “Tops in Sports”

04-23-1922 - Jack May - Henley-on-Thames, England - d. 9-19-1997

actor: “The Archers”; “Sherlock Holmes”

04-23-1924 - Norman Painting - Leamington Spa, England - d. 10-29-2009

actor: Phil Archer “The Archers”

04-23-1925 - Elena DaVinci - d. 11-10-2006

host: “Magazine of the Air”

04-23-1928 - Shirley Temple - Santa Monica, CA - d. 2-10-2014

actor: Judy Graves “Junior Miss”

04-23-1931 - Tom Pettit - d. 12-22-1995

nbc reporter: “Meet the Press”

04-23-1932 - Ed Walker - Forrest, IL

co-host: “The Joy Boys of Radio”

04-24-1871 - Blanche Ring - Boston, MA - d. 1-13-1961

actor/singer: “Fight Camp”; “Jumbo”

04-24-1894 - Norman Sweetser - d. 8-28-1980

director: “Just Plain Bill”; “Stella Dallas”

04-24-1905 - Robert Penn Warren - Guthrie, KY - d. 9-15-1989

author: (All the King’s Men) “NBC University Theatre”

04-24-1906 - William “Lord Haw Haw” Joyce - Brooklyn, NY - d. 1-3-1946

propagnadist for Nazi Germany during World War II: Hung for treason

04-24-1907 - John Frank Anders - Upward, NC - d. 12-18-1983

composer, singer: live radio program in Knoxville, Tennessee

04-24-1910 - Albert Zugsmith - Atlantic City, NJ - d. 10-26-1993

film producer/director: “Bud’s Bandwagon”

04-24-1911 - Arval Hogan - Robbinsville, NC - d. 9-12-2003

country, bluegrass: “Briarhoppers”

04-24-1916 - Eldon Shamblin - Weatherford, OK - d. 8-5-1998

guitarist: “Bob Wills and the Texax Playboys”

04-24-1922 - Aaron Bell - Muskogee, OK - d. 7-28-2003

singer: “Steve Lawrence Show”

04-24-1924 - Clement Freud - Berlin, Germany - d. 4-15-2009

panelist: “(Grandson of Sigmund) Just a Minute”

04-24-1926 - Marilyn Erskine - Rochester, NY

actor: Gail Carver “Lora Lawton”; Janey Brown “Young Widder Brown”

04-24-1927 - Dick Kniss - Portland, OR - d. 1-25-2012

bassit: Peter, Paul and Mary

04-24-1928 - Brian Clewer - London, England - d. 4-16-2008

host: “Cynic’s Choice”

04-24-1928 - Ted McKay - Raised in North Avondale, OH - d. 12-22-2005

talk show host: “Party Line”; Created first talk show on WKRC Cincinatti in 1955

04-25-1874 - Guglielmo Marconi - Bologna, Italy - d. 7-20-1937

responsible for the first transtlantic transmission of radio waves in 1901

04-25-1887 - Charles E. Fuller - Los Angeles, CA - d. 3-18-1968

preacher: “Old Fashioned Revival Hour”; “Heart to Heart”

04-25-1899 - Guinn (Big Boy) Williams - Decatur, TX - d. 6-6-1962

actor: “Biography In Sound”

04-25-1900 - Gloria Ann Simpson - Cleveland, OH - d. 10-21-1956

actor: “The NBC University Theatre”

04-25-1904 - Huey Long - Sealy Austin County, TX - d. 6-10-2009

jazz guitarist: The Ink Spots

04-25-1907 - Paula Trueman - NYC - d. 3-23-1994

actor: “Great Plays”; “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

04-25-1908 - Edward R. Murrow - Pole Cat Creek, NC - d. 4-27-1965

newscaster: (This is London) “Edward R. Murrow with the News”

04-25-1909 - Karl Farr - Rochelle, TX - d. 9-20-1961

singer: (Sons of the Pioneers) “The Roy Rogers Show)

04-25-1915 - Cliff Bruner - Houston, TX - d. 8-25-2000

fiddle: “The Musical Brownies”

04-25-1916 - Davy Kaye - London, England - d. 2-3-1998

british comic actor who worked in radio during the war

04-25-1916 - Irving Gaynor Neiman - d. 8-25-1996

began career by writing scripts for NBC

04-25-1918 - Astrid Varnay - Stockholm, Sweden - d. 9-4-2006

operatic soprano: “Metropolitan Opera”; “Operatic Excerpts”

04-25-1918 - Ella Fitzgerald - Newport News, VA - d. 6-15-1996

singer: “Flow Gently, Sweet Rhythm”; “Jubilee”

04-25-1919 - Albert Aley - NYC - d. 1-1-1986

actor: Hop Harrigan “Hop Harrigan”; Bob James “Stella Dallas”

04-25-1921 - Robert Q. Lewis - NYC - d. 12-11-1991

disc jockey, comedian, host: “Arthur Godrey Time”; “Robert Q. Lewis Show”

04-26-1883 - Harry Sothern - London, England - d. 2-22-1957

actor: “Counterspy”; “Kitty Foyle”; “True Story Hour”

04-26-1890 - Edgar Kennedy - Monterey, CA - d. 11-9-48

actor: “Screen Guild Theatre”; “Radio Reader’s Digest”

04-26-1891 - Paul Hoffmann - Western Springs, IL - d. 10-8-1974

foreign aid administrator: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy”

04-26-1893 - Anita Loos - Sisson (now Mt. Shasta), CA - d. 8-18-1981

screenwriter: “Lux Radio Theatre”

04-26-1898 - David Freedman - Botosani, Romania - d. 12-8-1936

gag writer for Eddie Cantor

04-26-1899 - Joseph Fuchs - NYC - d. 3-14-1997

violinist: “Longines Symphonette”

04-26-1905 - A.L. “Albert” Alexander - Winthrop, MA - d. 2-24-1967

moderator: “Goodwill Court/Court of Human Relations”

04-26-1905 - Cecilia Parker - Fort William, Ontario, Canada - d. 7-25-1993

actor: “Good News of 1939”; “Mail Call”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

04-26-1907 - Holland Engle - Wheeling, WV - d. 3-24-1988

announcer, emcee: “Ladies Fair”; “Variety Fair”

04-26-1910 - Grace Coppin - Murray, UT - d. 4-7-1993

actor: Maude “The Life of Riley”

04-26-1912 - John McGovern - d. 7-25-1985

actor: Mike Gallagher “Highway Patrol”; Harold Wilkinson “The O’Neills”

04-26-1914 - H. L. Gold - Montreal, Canada - d. 2-21-1996

writer: “Molle Mystery Theatre”; “X Minus One”

04-26-1914 - “Cheeky” Charlie Chester - Eastbourne, England - d. 6-26-1997

comedian: “Stand Easy”

04-26-1916 - Frances Robinson - Fort Wandsworth, NY - d. 8-16-1971

actor: Helen Asher “Richard Diamond”; Claire ‘Brooksie’ Brooks “Let George Do It”

04-26-1916 - Vic Perrin - Menomonee Falls, WI - d. 7-4-1989

actor: Ross Farnsworth “One Man’s Family”; Sergeant Gorce “Fort Laramie”

04-26-1918 - Helen Burgess - Portland, OR - d. 4-7-1937

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

04-26-1920 - Frankie Scott - Georgia - d. 4-24-2004

performer: “Grand Ole Opry”

04-26-1922 - Eric Sinclair - Burkburnett, TX - d. 1-26-2004

actor: “Alias Jane Doe”

04-26-1922 - Mike Kellin - Hartford, CT - d. 8-26-1983

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

04-26-1923 - Berwyn Ableman - Wisconsin - 2-4-2002

sportscaster and newscaster

04-26-1924 - Harold Jack Bloom - NYC - d. 8-27-1999

writer: “Richard Diamond, Private Detective”

04-26-1927 - Granny Hamner - Richmond, VA - d. 9-12-1993

sportscaster” “Sports Hilites”

04-26-1927 - Jim Brown - d. 11-30-2004

announcer: “Give and Take”

04-26-1933 - Carol Burnett - San Antonio, TX

singer, comedian: “The Carol Burnett-Richard Hayes Show”

04-27-1882 - Herman Bundesen - d. 8-25-1960

health official: “Adventures in Health”

04-27-1892 - Marjorie Mills - Waterville, ME - d. 4-5-1979

columnist: “The Girl from Maine”

04-27-1896 - Rogers Hornsby - Winters, TX - d. 1-5-1963

hall of fame baseball player: “Play Ball”; “Tops in Sports”

04-27-1898 - George McCall - Renton, Scotland - d. 11-28-1952

host: “Man About Hollywood”

04-27-1898 - Ludwig Behelmans - Meran, Austria-Hungary - d. 10-1-1962

author, panelist: “Author, Author”

04-27-1899 - Ned Wever - NYC - d. 5-6-1984

actor: Dick Tracy “Dick Tracy”; Anthony Loring “Young Widder Brown”

04-27-1902 - Harry Stockwell - Kansas City, MO - d. 7-19-1984

singer: “Broadway Matinee”

04-27-1907 - Matty Matlock - Paducah, KY - d. 6-14-1978

jazz musician: (Member of the Big 7 Band) “Pete Kelly’s Blues”

04-27-1914 - Lou Crosby - Lawton, OK - d. 1-27-1984

announcer: “Rise Stevens Show”; “Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch”; “Lum and Abner”

04-27-1918 - Robert Mitchell - Casper, WY - d. 10-13-1992

writer: “The Advs. of Philip Marlowe”

04-27-1919 - Les Kreiter - Seattle, WA - d. 4-14-2009

sportscaster: “Big Five Basketball”

04-27-1923 - Peggy Knudsen - Duluth, MN - d. 7-11-1980

actor: Karen Adams “Woman in White”; Lois “Bill Goodwin Show”

04-27-1927 - Connie Kay - NYC - d. 11-30-1994

jazz drummer: “The Modern Jazz Quartet”; “Guest Star”

04-27-1931 - James Barrett - Detroit, MI - d. 6-4-2006

actor: Dan Reid “The Lone Ranger”; The Green Hornet”

04-27-1932 - Casey Kasem - Detroit, MI

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

04-27-1937 - Sandy Dennis - Hastings, NE - d. 3-1-1992

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

04-28-1874 - Sidney Toler - Warrensburg, MO - d. 2-12-1947

actor: “Southern California WPA Symphony Orchestra”; “It’s Time to Smile”

04-28-1878 - Lionel Barrymore - Philadelphia, PA - d. 11-15-1954

actor: Leonard Gillispie “Dr. Kildare”; Ebenezzer Scrooge “A Christmas Carol”

04-28-1882 - Henry Bellamann - Fulton, MO - d. 6-16-1945

author: “King’s Row” based on his novel

04-28-1892 - Joseph Dunninger - NYC - d. 3-9-1975

mentalist: (Master Mind of Mental Mystery) “Dunninger Show”

04-28-1896 - Edith Evanson - Tacoma, WA - d. 11-29-1980

actor: Helmi “Myrt and Marge”

04-28-1900 - Val Gielgud - London England - d. 11-30-1981

writer: (Brother of John Gielgud) “The Columbia Workshop”

04-28-1905 - Paul Rhymer - Fulton, IL - d. 10-26-1964

writer: “Vic and Sade”

04-28-1907 - Rudy Bundy - Quaker City, OH - d. 8-1-2000

orchestra leader: WHAS Louisville, Kentucky

04-28-1908 - Michael Fitzmaurice - Chicago, IL - d. 8-31-1967

actor: Clark Kent/Superman “Advs. of Superman”; Dick Grosvenor “Stella Dallas”

04-28-1911 - Lee Falk - St. Louis, MO - d. 3-13-1999

writer: “Mandrake the Magician”

04-28-1914 - Esther Allan - Suvalke, Poland - d. 7-21-1985

pianist/organist: All girl band on local radio in Michigan

04-28-1916 - Rena Craig Waxman - Denver, CO - d. 1-26-2003

actor: “School of Charm”

04-28-1917 - Robert Anderson - NYC - d. 2-9-2009

writer: “Cavalcade of America”; “Theatre Guild On the Air”

04-28-1917 - Robert Cornthwaite - St. Helens, OR - d. 7-20-2006

actor: worked in radio in Southern California

04-28-1920 - Nan Merriman - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 7-22-2012

singer: “Serenade to America”; “Music of the New World”

04-28-1922 - Phil Tate - Bramley, England - d. 12-9-2005

host: “Non-Stop Pop”

04-28-1923 - Adele Mara - Highland Park, MI - d. 5-7-2010

actor: “George Fisher Interviews the Stars”

04-28-1924 - Blossom Dearie - East Durham, NY - d. 2-7-2009

singer: “Woody Herman Orchestra”

04-28-1928 - Richard Baer - NYC - d. 2-22-2008

actor: “Campbell Playhouse”

04-28-1929 - Carolyn Jones - Amarillo, TX - d. 8-3-1983

actor: “Dragnet”; “Survivors”

04-28-1938 - Connie Marshall - NYC - d. 5-22-2001

actor: “Hallmark Playhouse”

04-28-1939 - Morton Kondracke - Chicago, IL

commentator: “All Things Considered”

04-29-1863 - William Randolph Hearst - San Francisco, CA - d. 8-14-1951

publisher: Owner of several radio stations

04-29-1870 - Cosmo Hamilton - d. 10-14-1942

lecturer: “Unwritten History”

04-29-1879 - Sir Thomas Beecham - St. Helens, England - d. 3-8-1961

conductor: “Information Please”

04-29-1887 - Robert Cushman Murphy - Brooklyn, NY - d. 3-19-1973

ortinthologist: “Information Please”

04-29-1896 - Harry McNaughton - Surbiton, England - d. 2-26-1967

actor, panelist: Higgins “It’s Higgins. Sir”; “It Pays to Be Ignorant”

04-29-1897 - Charles Seel - NYC - d. 4-19-1980

actor: “Romance”; “Four-Star Playhouse”; “The Halls of Ivy”

04-29-1899 - Duke Ellington - Washington, D.C - d. 5-24-1974

bandleader: “Jubilee”; “Orson Welles Theatre”; “Story of Swing”

04-29-1901 - Emperor Hirohito (Showa) - Tokyo, Japan - d. 1-7-1989

emperor: End of war speech

04-29-1902 - Corey Ford - NYC - d. 7-27-1969

author: “Cloak and Dagger”

04-29-1902 - William Stoess - Cincinnati, OH - d. 9-24-1953

conductor: “Greatest Story Ever Told”; “Radio’s Reader’s Digest”

04-29-1903 - Frank Parker - NYC - d. 1-10-1999

singer: “A & P Gypsies”; “Jack Benny Program”; “Frank Parker Show

04-29-1903 - Richard Leibert - Bethlehem, PA - d. 10-22-1976

organist: “Dick Leibert’s Musical Revue”; “Organ Rhapsody”

04-29-1904 - Russ Morgan - Scranton, PA - d. 8-8-1969

bandleader: (Music in the Morgan Manner) “Russ Morgan Orchestra”

04-29-1908 - Jack Williamson - Bisbee, Arizona Territory - d. 11-10-2006

writer: “Dimension X”; “Future Tense”

04-29-1912 - Ian Martin - Glasgow, Scotland - d. 7-25-1981

actor: Horace Sutton “Young Dr. Malone”; Harry Archer “Meet Corliss Archer”

04-29-1912 - John MacVane - Portland, ME - d. 1-28-1984

newscaster: “United or Not”

04-29-1912 - Richard Carlson - Albert Lea, MN - d. 11-25-1977

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

04-29-1913 - Norman Felton - London, England - d. 6-25-2012

producer, director: “Author’s Playhouse”; “Grand Marquee”

04-29-1914 - Derek Guyler - Wallasey, Merseyside, England - d. 10-8-1999

actor: “It’s That Man Again”

04-29-1915 - Donald F. Mills - Piqua, OH - d. 11-13-1999

singer: (The Mills Brothers) “Mills Brothers Quartette”

04-29-1917 - Celeste Holm - NYC - d. 7-15-2012

actor: “House on Q Street”; “Great Scenes from Great Plays”

04-29-1918 - Tom Rogers - d. 6-25-2005

writer: Wrote for radio in the 1940s

04-29-1925 - Michael Wager - NYC

actor: “And Bravely Walk”; “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

04-29-1933 - Rod McKuen - Oakland, CA

composer: “We Hold These Truths”

04-29-1935 - Lennie Weinrib - NYC - d. 6-28-2006

actor: “Suspense”

04-29-1936 - Zubin Mehta - Bombay, India

conductor: New York Symphony Orchestra

04-29-1946 - Humphrey Carpenter - Oxford, England - d. 1-4-2005

writer, disc jockey: BBC radio

04-30-1870 - Franz Lehar - Romorn, Austria-Hungary - d. 10-24-1948

operetta composer: “Railroad Hour”; “Showtime”

04-30-1886 - Dick Elliott - Boston, MA - d. 12-22-1961

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

04-30-1894 - Vernon Bartlett - Westbury, Wiltshire, England - d. 1-18-1983

lecturer on foreign affairs

04-30-1903 - Fulton Lewis, Jr. - Washington, D.C. - d. 8-21-1966

commentator: “News and Comments”

04-30-1907 - Sidney Harmon - Poughkeepsie, NY - d. 2-29-1988

writer, director: “The Life of Riley”; “Honest Abe”

04-30-1908 - Eve Arden - Mill Valley, CA - d. 11-12-1990

actor: Connie Brooks “Our Miss Brooks”; Libby Collins “Lux Radio Theatre”

04-30-1909 - Bud Linn - Indianapolis, IN - d. 7-31-1968

singer: (The King’s Men) “Kraft Music Hall”; “Fibber McGee and Molly”

04-30-1910 - Al Lewis - NYC - d. 2-3-2006

actor: hosted weekly radio program on WBAI-FM New York

04-30-1911 - Orin Tovrov - Boston, MA - d. 8-16-1980

writer: “The Brighter Day”; “Ma Perkins”; “Manhattan Mother”

04-30-1914 - Vermont Royster - Raleigh, NC - d. 7-22-1996

teacher of journalism: “Spectrum”

04-30-1916 - George Salverson - St. Catherines, Canada - d. 4-9-2005

script writer for the CBC

04-30-1916 - Phil Brown - Cambridge, MA - d. 2-9-2006

actor: “Arch Obolor’s Playes”

04-30-1916 - Robert Shaw - Red Bluff, CA - d. 1-25-1999

choral director: “Radio Hall of Fame”; “American School of the Air”

04-30-1917 - Bea Wain - The Bronx, NY

singer: (The Reverie Girl) “Your Hit Parade”; “Your All-Time Hit Parade”

04-30-1919 - Jack Haskell - Akron, OH - d. 9-26-1998

singer: “Dave Garroway Show”; “Music from the Heart of America”

04-30-1924 - Sonny Day - d. 2-7-2005

singer: (Smokey Mountain Boys) “Grand Ole Opry”

04-30-1925 - Corinne Calvert - Paris, France - d. 6-23-2001

actor: “Martin and Lewis Show”

04-30-1926 - Cloris Leachman - Des Moines, IA

actor: Local radio as a teenager

04-30-1926 - Lou Cioffi - d. 5-2-1998

news reporter: “The Warning Bell”; “Big News of 1957/58”

04-30-1926 - Ward Chase - Chicago, IL - d. 8-22-1996

newscaster: WOKY Milwaukee, Wisconsin

04-30-1938 - Gary Collins - Venice, CA - d. 10-13-2012

actor: “Horizons West”

04-30-1948 - Perry King - Alliance, OH

actor: Han Solo “Star Wars”

05-01-1888 - Anna Appel - Bucharest, Romania - d. 11-19-1963

actor: Mrs. Cohen “Abie’s Irish Rose”

05-01-1888 - M.S. Armstrong - Waverley, Australia - d. 11-18-1973

writer: “Drought”

05-01-1892 - Howard Barlow - Plain City, OH - d. 1-31-1972

conductor: “March of Time”; “Voice of Firestone”

05-01-1906 - Rose Hobart - NYC - d. 8-29-2000

actor: “Nightbeat”

05-01-1906 - “Little” Jackie Heller - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 7-15-1988

singer: “Ben Bernie, The Old Maestro”

05-01-1907 - Kate Smith - Greenville, VA - d. 6-17-1986

singer, emcee: (Songbird of the South) “Kate Smith Revue”; Kate Smith Speaks”

05-01-1912 - Anna Pollak - Manchester, England - d. 11-28-1996

soprano: (English Opera Group) “BBC Third Programme”

05-01-1912 - Stephen Kemalyan - Fresno, CA - d. 3-9-2004

baritone: “Symphony Hour”

05-01-1913 - Louis Nye - Hartford, CT - d. 10-9-2005

comedian: “Louis Nye Show”; “Official Detective”

05-01-1916 - Glenn Ford - Quebec, Canada - d. 8-30-2006

actor: Christopher London “Advs. of Christopher London”

05-01-1918 - Jack Paar - Canton, OH - d. 1-27-2004

comedian: “Jack Paar Show”; “Take It or Leave It”

05-01-1919 - Dan O’Herlihy - Wexford, Ireland - d. 2-17-2005

actor: Nicholas Lacey “One Man’s Family”

05-01-1919 - John Meredyth Lucas - d. 10-19-2002

film director, producer: “Bud’s Bandwagon”

05-01-1922 - Katy Abraham - Wayland, NY - d. 5-25-2005

gardening expert: “The Green Thumb”

05-01-1924 - Art Fleming - The Bronx, NY - d. 4-25-1995

host/announcer: “When Radio Was”

05-01-1924 - Dennis Main Wilson - Dulwich. London, England - d. 1-20-1997

producer: “Goon Show”; “Hancock’s Half Hour”; “Citizen Smith”

05-01-1927 - Bill Byers - Los Angeles, CA - d. 5-1-1996

trombone, arranger: “Count Basie Orchestra”

05-01-1933 - Joan Hackett - NYC - d. 10-8-1983

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

05-02-1878 - Roy Atwill - Syracuse, NY - d. 2-6-1962

actor, comedian, composer: “The Fred Allen Show”; “The Fred Waring Show”

05-02-1885 - Hedda Hopper - Hollidaysburg, PA - d. 2-1-1966

actor, columnist: Portia Brent “Brenthouse”; “Hedda Hopper Show”

05-02-1892 - Bruno Wick - Krefeld, Germany - d. 11-xx-1979

actor: Ming the Merciless “Flash Gordon”; Mr. Fowler “The Goldbergs”

05-02-1895 - Lorenz Hart - NYC - d. 11-22-1943

lyricist: “Jumbo Fire Chief Program”; “Chase and Sanborn Hour”; “Railroad Hour”

05-02-1897 - J. Fred Coots - Brooklyn, NY - d. 4-8-1985

composer, pianist: “Ray Shield’s Revue”

05-02-1898 - Edmund Barclay - Gosford, Australia - d. 8-26-1961

writer: “As Ye Sow”

05-02-1902 - Brian Aherne - King’s Norton, England - d. 2-10-1986

actor: Simon Templar “The Saint”

05-02-1902 - Erin O’Brien-Moore - Los Angeles, CA - d. 5-3-1979

actor: Elsa Banning “Big Sister”

05-02-1903 - Sylvan Levin - Baltimore, MD - d. 8-10-1996

conductor: “Sinfonietta”; “Brownstone Theatre”; “Let’s Go to the Opera”

05-02-1904 - J. Anthony Hughes - NYC - d. 2-11-1970

actor: Bob Drake “Betty and Bob”

05-02-1905 - Sidney Skolsky - NYC - d. 5-3-1983

newspaper columnist: “Songs by Arlen, Stories by Skolsky”; “Bromo Seltzer Program”

05-02-1907 - Pinky Lee - St. Paul, MN - d. 4-3-1993

comedian: “Hoagy Carmichel Show”; “Carefree Carnival”

05-02-1908 - William R. Carter - Philadelphia, PA - d. 3-14-1976

pianist and soloist

05-02-1908 - Wilms Herbert - Chicago, IL - d. 3-5-1951

actor: Sergeant Otis Ludlum “Richard Diamond, Private Detctive”

05-02-1911 - Myron Niesley - d. 11-28-1985

singer: “Carefree Carnival”

05-02-1912 - Arnold Auerebach - Manhattan, NY - d. 10-20-1998

comedy writer: “Fred Allen Show”; “Milton Berle Show”

05-02-1915 - Van Alexander - NYC

bandleader: “The Callihans”; “Fitch Bandwagon”

05-02-1916 - Robert Grapperhaus - d. 12-13-1966

sound effects: “One Man’s Family”; “Fitch Bandwagon”; “Duffy’s Tavern”

05-02-1916 - Two Ton Baker - Chicago, IL - d. 5-4-1975

singer, pianist: “Tip Top Lunch Program”

05-02-1917 - Herman Clebanoff - Chicago, IL - d. 1-13-2004

musician: (Herman Clebanoff and the Ensemble) “Big City Serenade”

05-02-1918 - Frank Milano - d. 12-15-1962

animal sounds: “Bobby Benson and the B-Bar-B Riders”

05-02-1924 - Theodore Bikel - Vienna, Austria

actor: “Eternal Light”; “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

05-02-1925 - Svatopluk Havelka - Vrbice, Czechoslovakia - d. 2-24-2009

composer: member music department Czechoslovakia in Ostrava

05-02-1945 - Leah Garchik - Brooklyn, NY

panelist: “Minds Over Matter”

05-02-1952 - Campbell McComas - Melbourne, Australia - d. 1-8-2005

regular performer on Australia’s ABC radio

05-02-1961 - Lisa Bellear - Melbourne, Australia - d. 7-6-2006

writer: “From a Tribute to Sir Ronald Wilson”

05-03-1874 - Louis Dean - Wilmington, DE - d. 4-8-1933

announcer: “Stoopnagle and Budd”

05-03-1880 - Horace Murphy - Finley, TN - d. 1-20-1975

actor: Buckskin Blodgett “Red Ryder”

05-03-1890 - Nick Dawson - Vineland, NJ - d. 12-28-1957

actor: “Dangerous Paradise”; “Follow the Man”

05-03-1892 - Beulah Bondi - Chicago, IL - d. 1-11-1981

actor: “Free World Theatre”; “NBC University Theatre”

05-03-1897 - Charlie Lung - England - d. 6-22-1974

actor: Paul Sycamore “You Can’t Take It with You”; “Wild Bill Hickok”; “Escape”

05-03-1897 - Larry Puck - d. 10-26-1969

producer: “Arthur Godfrey Time” Was one of Godfrey’s many firings

05-03-1898 - Golda Meir - Kiev, Russia - d. 12-8-1978

israeli prime minister: “Meet the Press”

05-03-1898 - John Roy - d. 5-31-1985

actor: Roy Calvert “Amanda of Honeymoon Hill”

05-03-1899 - George H. Combs - Lee’s Summit, MO - d. 11-29-1977

congressman, commentator: “Now You Decide”; “Spotlight, New York”

05-03-1902 - Jack Larue - NYC - d. 1-11-1984

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

05-03-1902 - Walter Slezak - Vienna,  Austria - d. 4-21-1983

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Best Plays”; “Studio One”; “Columbia Workshop”

05-03-1903 - Bing Crosby - Tacoma, WA - d. 10-14-1977

singer: “Kraft Music Hall”; “Philco Radio Time”

05-03-1905 - James Nusser - Cleveland, OH - d. 6-8-1979

actor: “Gunsmoke”

05-03-1905 - Sebastian Shaw - Holt, England - d. 12-23-1994

actor: “For Elise”

05-03-1905 - William Brown Meloney - NYC - d. 5-4-1971

writer: “Claudia and David”

05-03-1906 - Anna Roosevelt - Hyde Park, NY - d. 12-1-1975

Daughter of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. On her mother’s programs

05-03-1906 - Mary Astor - Quincy, IL  - d. 9-25-1987

actor: Mary Christmas “Merry Life of Mary Christmas”

05-03-1907 - Earl Wilson - Rockford, OH - d. 1-16-1987

columnist: “Earl Wilson’s Broadway Column”

05-03-1907 - Edgar Lustgarten - Manchester, England - d. 12-15-1978

author: “The Burden Mystery”

05-03-1909 - Fort Pearson - Chattanooga, TN - d. 2-19-1989

announcer: “Beat the Band”; “Queen for a Day”; “Hoosier Hot Shots”

05-03-1910 - Curt Massey - Midland, TX - d. 10-21-1991

singer: “Show Boat”; “Curt Massey Show”

05-03-1910 - Norman Corwin - Boston, MA - d. 10-18-2011

writer, director: “Columbia Presents Corwin”; “Twenty-Six by Corwin”

05-03-1911 - Yank Lawson - Trenton, MO - d. 2-18-1995

trumpet: “The Bob Crosby Show”

05-03-1919 - Betty Comden - Brooklyn, NY - d. 11-23-2006

writer, actor: “Revuers”

05-03-1919 - Pete Seeger - NYC - d. 1-27-2014

folk singer, songwriter: “Off the Page”

05-03-1920 - John Lewis - LaGrange, IL - d. 3-29-2001

co-founder of “Modern Jazz Quartet”: :Modern Jazz Quartet”; “Listener’s Digest”

05-03-1920 - Nina Bara - Buenos Aires, Argentina - d. 8-15-1990

actor: Tonga “Space Patrol”

05-03-1921 - Joe Ames - Malden, MA - d. 12-22-2007

singer: (Ames Brothers) “Sing It Again”; “Robert Q. Lewis Show”

05-03-1921 - Sugar Ray Robinson - Detroit, MI - d. 4-12-1989

pugilist: “Destination Freedom”; “Heat It Now”

05-03-1922 - Elizabeth Lawrence - d. 6-11-2000

actor: Francie Brent “Road of Life”

05-03-1924 - Ken Bailey - East Cleveland, OH - d. 3-25-2008

producer: “Morning Midway”; “Breakfast With the Baileys”

05-03-1925 - Rosemary Rice - Montclair, NJ - d. 8-14-2012

actor: Betty Cooper “Archie Andrews”; Jill Malone “Young Doctor Malone”

05-03-1928 - Dave Dudley - Spencer, WI - d. 12-22-2003

country singer: “Dave Dudley Trio”

05-03-1943 - Helen Strohm - San Francisco, CA

actor: Kathy Anderson “Father Knows Best”

05-04-1874 - Frank Conrad - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 12-11-1941

“the father of radio broadcasting” Started radio station KDKA in his garage

05-04-1886 - Earl Lee - Topeka, KS - d. 6-2-1955

actor: Fred Thompson “One Man’s Family”

05-04-1886 - Shelton Brooks - Amesburg, Ontario - d. 9-6-1975

composer, author, pianist: “Cavalcade of Music”

05-04-1895 - Carl Bixby - Worcester, MA - d. 6-29-1978

writer: “Life Can Be Beautiful”; “This Day is Ours”; The Man I Married”

05-04-1896 - Dr. Frank Baxter - Camden, NJ - d. 1-18-1982

actor: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

05-04-1902 - Al Dexter - Jacksonville, TX - d. 1-28-1984

singer, songwriter: (Pistol Packn’ Mama) “Command Performance”

05-04-1902 - Dudley Williamson - Above Discovery, AK - d. 5-2-1948

emcee: “What’s the Name of the Song?”; “Queen for a Day”

05-04-1903 - Elmer Leyden - Davenport, IA - d. 6-30-1973

football player: “One of the Four Horseman” “Information Please”

05-04-1903 - Luther Adler - NYC - d. 12-8-1984

actor: Peter Gentle “Mystery Without Murder”; “Greatest Story Ever Told (1938-39)”

05-04-1904 - Gray Gordon - d. 7-23-1976

bandleader: “The Magic Key of RCA”

05-04-1909 - Ed Max - Georgia - d. 10-17-1980

actor: Mr. Gallagher “Voyage of the Scarlet Queen”

05-04-1909 - Howard Da Silva - Cleveland, OH - d. 2-16-1986

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Forecast”; “Suspense”

05-04-1912 - Louis Brown - Brooklyn, NY - d. 1-7-2007

composer/conductor: “The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Show”

05-04-1913 - Carroll Moore, Jr. - Somerville, MA - d. 2-5-1977

writer: “The Henry Morgan Show”

05-04-1913 - Joe Aleman - d. 1-2-1996

disk jockey: KPRL Paso Robles, California

05-04-1916 - Jean Carroll - Toledo, OH - d. 7-6-1990

comedian: “The Sealtest Village Store”

05-04-1918 - Joel Cohen - NYC - d. 3-13-2009

writer: “Mr. and Mrs. Music”

05-04-1919 - Thomas Madigan - NYC - d. 7-8-2004

writer, director: “The Big Guy”

05-04-1921 - Patsy Garrett - Atlantic City, NJ

singer: “Broadway Matinee”; “Jackie Gleason-Les Tremayne Show”

05-04-1923 - Erik Sykes - Oldham, Lancashire, England - d. 7-4-2012

actor, writer: “Entertaining Archie”

05-04-1923 - Godfrey Quigley - Jerusalem - d. 9-7-1994

producer: “The Kennedys of Castleross”

05-04-1924 - Gene Klaven - Baltimore, MD - d. 4-8-2004

new york morning personalty: “Klaven and Finch”; “Klaven in the Morning”

05-04-1924 - Merrill Mael - d. 10-16-2000

actor: Uncle Fletcher “Vic and Sade”

05-04-1927 - Terry Scott - Watford, England - d. 7-26-1994

actor: “Junior Choice”; “Great Scott, It’s Maynard”; “Hugh and I”

05-04-1929 - Audrey Hepburn - Brussels, Belguim - d. 1-20-1993

actor: “U.N. Story”; “Stagestruck”

05-04-1930 - Gordon Gould - Chicago, IL

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”; “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

05-04-1938 - Gillian Tindall - London, England

author: “A Little Touch of Death”

05-05-1879 - Max Marcin - Posen, Prussia, Germany - d. 3-30-1948

writer, producer, director: “Crime Doctor”; “The FBI in Peace and War”

05-05-1890 - Christopher Morley - Haverford, PA - d. 3-28-1957

author: “Information, Please”; “Hallmark Playhouse”; “Studio One”

05-05-1899 - Freeman F. Gosden - Richmond, VA - d. 12-10-1982

comedian: “Sam ‘n’ Henry”; Amos Jones “Amos ‘n’ Andy”

05-05-1907 - Benny Baker - St. Joseph, MO - d. 9-20-1994

character actor: “Jack Benny Program”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

05-05-1912 - Alice Faye - NYC - d. 5-9-1998

singer, actor: “Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show”

05-05-1912 - Bret Morrison - Chicago, IL - d. 9-25-1978

actor: Lamont Cranston/Shadow “The Shadow”

05-05-1914 - Tyrone Power - Cincinnati, OH - d. 11-15-1958

actor: Dean Edwards “Freedom U.S.A.”

05-05-1915 - Ben Wright - London, England - d. 7-2-1989

actor: Hey Boy “Have Gun, Will Travel”; Nicholas Lacey “One Man’s Family”

05-05-1915 - T. A. G. Hungerford - Perth, Australia - d. 6-19-2011

writer: “Help Me Cut Up the Cat”; “Looking After Bert”

05-05-1918 - Alden Aaroe - d. 7-7-1993

newscaster: Charlottesville, Virginia

05-05-1919 - George London - Montreal, Canada - d. 3-23-1985

singer: “The Voice of Firestone”

05-05-1919 - Seymour Kapetansky - Michigan - d. 2-9-2001

sriter: “Duffy’s Tavern”

05-05-1921 - Sydney Walker - Philadelphia, PA - d. 9-30-1994

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”; “War of the Worlds 1988”

05-05-1921 - Ted Brown - Collingwood, NJ - d. 3-20-2005

announcer, emcee: “Bulldog Drummond”; “Lawrence Welk High Life Revue”

05-05-1925 - Monica Lewis - Chicago, IL

singer: “Jan August’s Revere Camera Show”

05-05-1927 - Pat Carroll - Shrevport, LA

actor: “We Hold These Truths”; “Fifty Years After Fourteen August”

05-05-1929 - Ilene Woods - Portsmouth, NH - d. 7-1-2010

singer: “The Ilene Woods Show”

05-05-1932 - Will Hutchins - Los Angeles, CA

actor: Instrumental in keeping OTR alive in these the latter days

05-05-1935 - Erwin Frankel - Berlin, Germany - d. 12-18-2012

Host: “Jazz ‘n Things”; “Music From Around the World”

05-06-1882 - William E. Scripps - Michigan - d. 6-12-1952

Founded WWJ in Detroit, Michigan

05-06-1899 - Billy Cotton - London, England - d. 3-25-1969

bandleader: “Wakey Wakey!!”

05-06-1900 - Dave Elman - Park River, ND - d. 12-5-1967

emcee: (The Dean of American Hobbyists) “Hobby Lobby”

05-06-1906 - Mathilde Ferror - d. 11-26-1990

writer: “Lorenzo Jones”

05-06-1908 - Parkyakarkus (Harry Einstein) - Boston, MA - d. 11-24-1958

comedian: “Eddie Cantor Show”; “Al Jolson Show”; “Meet Me at Parkys”

05-06-1910 - Alice Reinheart - San Francisco, CA - d. 6-10-1993

actor: Anne Williams “Casey, Crime Photographer”; Jean Abbott “Abbott Mysteries”

05-06-1911 - Artie Bland - d. 3-4-2002

disk jockey: KWBU Corpus Christi, Texas

05-06-1911 - Frank Nelson - Denver, CO - d. 9-12-1986

actor, comedian: Anthony J. Lyon “Jeff Regan”; nemisis “Jack Benny Program”

05-06-1912 - Bill Quinn - NYC - d. 4-29-1994

actor: Guy Aldis “Against the Storm”; Tom Davis “When a Girl Marries”

05-06-1913 - Carmen Cavallaro - NYC - d. 10-12-1989

bandleader: (The Poet of the Piano) “Schaeffer Revue”; “Tums Tune Time”

05-06-1913 - Douglas Stewart - Eltham, New Zealand - d. 2-14-1985

writer: “The Fire On the Snow”

05-06-1913 - Stewart Granger - London, England - d. 8-16-1993

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Screen Guild Theatre”

05-06-1914 - Arline Blackburn - NYC - d. 12-17-1994

actor: Kitty Kelly “Pretty Kitty Kelly”; Eileen Turner “The O’Neills”

05-06-1914 - Ken Englund - Chicago, IL - d. 8-10-1993

writer: “Three Sheets to the Wind”

05-06-1915 - Orson Welles - Kenosha, WI - d. 10-10-1985

actor: Lamont Cranston/Shadow “The Shadow”; “Mercury Theatre on the Air”

05-06-1917 - Bob Murphy - Bismarck, ND - d. 10-25-1959

announcer: “The Breakfast Club”

05-06-1926 - Marguarite Piazza - New Orleans, LA - d. 8-2-2012

singer: “Music For Half An Hour”; “The WOR Opera Concert”

05-06-1928 - Doreen Clarke - Middleton, England

writer: “Oh, The Apple Tree”; “The Name of Your Uncle”

05-06-1941 - Ghena Dimitrova - Sofia, Bulgaria - d. 7-11-2005

operatic soprano: “Metropolitan Opera”

05-06-1945 - Richard Eyer - Santa Monica, CA

actor: Bobby “My Friend Irma”

05-07-1840 - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - St. Petersburg, Russia - d. 11-6-1893

composer: Many of his compositions were used as themes

05-07-1884 - Gloria Gordon - d. 11-21-1962

actor: (Mother of Gale Gordon) Mrs. O’Reilly “My Friend Irma”

05-07-1885 - George “Gabby” Hayes - Wellsville, NY - d. 2-9-1969

actor: “Andrews Sisters’ Eight-to-the-Bar Ranch”; “Roy Rogers Show”

05-07-1890 - Billy House - Mankato, MN - d. 9-23-1961

actor, comedian: “Al Pearce and His Gang”; “The Laugh Liner”

05-07-1892 - Archibald MacLeish - Glencoe, IL - d. 4-20-1982

writer: “Columbia Workshop”

05-07-1895 - Thomas Darcy, Jr. - Vancouver, WA - d. 5-19-1968

conducted the United States Army Band on CBS during the 1938 season

05-07-1896 - Gale Binkley - d. 4-24-1979

banjoist: (Binkley Brothers Dixie Clodhoppers” WSM Nashville, TN

05-07-1900 - Ralph Truman - London, England - d. 10-15-1977

actor: John H Watson “BBC Home Theatre”

05-07-1901 - Gary Cooper - Helena, MT - d. 5-14-1961

actor: “Family Theatre”; “Screen Guild Theatre”; ‘Lux Radio Theatre”

05-07-1903 - Samuel Herbert Herman - Bronxwood, NY - d. 4-23-1995

xylophone player: Staff musician for NBC

05-07-1905 - George E. Stoll - Minneapolis, MN - d. 1-18-1985

orchestra: “Jack Oakie’s College”; “Bing Crosby Show”; “Eddie Cantor Show”

05-07-1906 - Irving Reis - NYC - d. 7-3-1953

director: “The Free Company”; “Columbia Workshop”; “Brave New World”

05-07-1906 - Jack Johnstone - Vineland, NJ - d. 11-16-1991

writer, producer, director: “Buck Rogers”; “CBS Radio Workshop”; “Six Shooter”

05-07-1908 - Edmund MacDonald - Massachusetts - d. 9-2-1951

actor: Tommy Hughes “Big Town”; Inspector Burke “Murder Will Out”   s

05-07-1915 - Win Elliot - Chelsea, MA - d. 9-17-1998

sportscaster, emcee: “Fish Pond”; “County Fair”; “Quick as a Flash”

05-07-1919 - Eva Peron - Los Toldos, Argentina - d. 7-26-1952

actor, hostess: “Radio Argentina”; “Radio Belgrano”

05-07-1921 - Gale Robbins - Chicago, IL - d. 2-12-1980

singer: “Ben Bernie, the Old Maestro”; “The Hoagy Carmichael Show”

05-07-1923 - Anne Baxter - Michigan City, IN - d. 12-12-1985

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

05-07-1927 - Jim Lowe - Springfield, MO

disc jockey, host: (King of Trivia) WNEW New York

05-07-1931 - Teresa Brewer - Toledo, OH - d. 10-17-2007

singer: “Steve Allen Show”; “Major Bowes Amatuer Hour”

05-08-1884 - Harry S Truman - Lamar, MO - d. 12-26-1972

u.s. president: “Milestones on the Road to Peace”; “World Food Crisis”

05-08-1887 - William P. Adams - Tiffin, OH - d. 9-29-1972

actor, announcer: Uncle Henry “Collier’s Hour”; Uncle Bill “Let’s Pretend”

05-08-1895 - Bishop Fulton J. Sheen - El Paso, IL - d. 12-10-1979

preacher: “Catholic Hour”

05-08-1897 - Milton Charles - San Jose, CA - d. 11-1-1991

organist: “Amos and Andy”; “The Road of Life”; “Ma Perkins”

05-08-1897 - Philip La Follette - Madison, WI - d. 8-18-1965

governor of wisconsin: “Wake Up America”

05-08-1899 - Arthur Q. Bryan - Brooklyn, NY - d. 11-30-1959

actor: George ‘Doc’ Gamble “Fibber McGee and Molly”

05-08-1901 - Katherine Raht - Chattanooga, TN - d. 12-2-1983

actor: Alice Aldrich “Aldrich Family”; Margaret Allen “Against the Storm”

05-08-1905 - Red Nichols - Ogden, UT - d. 6-28-1965

music: (Red Nichols and His Five Pennies) “Bob Hope Show”; “Ipana Troubadors”

05-08-1908 - Cecil Broadhurst - Winnipeg, Canada - d. 12-16-1981

actor, singer, writer: “The Vanishing Island”

05-08-1908 - Ted Corday - d. 7-23-1966

director: “A Brighter Tomorrow”; “The Brighter Day”

05-08-1909 - Gustavo Agrait - d. 10-18-1998

sportscaster: WIPR San Juan, Puerto Rico

05-08-1910 - Mary Lou Williams - Atlanta, GA - d. 5-28-1981

jazz pianist, composer: “Mildred Bailey Show”; “Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy”

05-08-1910 - Nathan Van Cleave - Bayfield, WI - d. 7-2-1970

music: “The Man Behind the Gun”; “This Is Your FBI”

05-08-1913 - Sid James - Newcastle, Natal, South Africa - d. 4-26-1976

comedian: “Hancock’s Half Hour”

05-08-1914 - Carmen Matthews - Philadelphia, PA - d. 8-31-1995

actor: “There Is No Light”; “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

05-08-1915 - John Archer (Ralph Bowman) - Lincoln, NE - d. 12-5-1999

actor: Lamont Cranston/Shadow “The Shadow”; “Gateway to Hollywood”

05-08-1915 - Nan Wynn - Wheeling, WV - d. 3-21-1971

singer: “Ceiling Unlimited”

05-08-1919 - Lex Barker - Rye, NY - d. 5-11-1973

actor: “MGM Theatre of the Air”

05-08-1921 - Sy Shaffer - d. 12-1-2005

trombonist: Arthur Godfrey time

05-08-1922 - Lew Anderson - Kirkman, IA - d. 5-14-2006

musician: (The Honey Dreamers) “Airtime”; “The Bobby Doyle Show”

05-08-1926 - Don Rickles - NYC

announcer: “NBC University Theatre of the Air”

05-08-1928 - Benny Martin - Sparta, TN - d. 3-12-2001

country singer: “Country Music Time”

05-08-1928 - John Bennett - London, England - d. 4-11-2005

actor: “John Bennett Programme”

05-08-1929 - Miyoshi Umeki - Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan - d. 8-28-2007

singer: “Arthur Godfrey and His Friends”

05-08-1929 - Wendy Drew

actor: Ellen Brown “Young Widder Brown”

05-08-1934 - Ron Lackman - NYC

actor: Bud “Pepper Young’s Family”

05-08-1940 - Ricky Nelson - Teaneck, NJ - d. 12-31-1985

actor: “Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet”

05-09-1860 - James M. Barrie - Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland - d. 6-19-1937

author: Some of his works adapted for radio

05-09-1895 - Richard Barthelmass - NYC - d. 8-17-1963

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

05-09-1898 - Edith Meiser - Detroit, MI - d. 9-26-1993

writer: “Life and Love of Dr. Susan”; “The Shadow”; “Sherlock Holmes”

05-09-1901 - Fuzzy Knight - Fairmont, WV - d. 2-23-1976

actor: “Screen Guild Theatre”

05-09-1908 - Joan Kinmont - Port Lincoln, Australia - d. 8-17-1985

writer: “Firelight”

05-09-1908 - Leonard Sillman - Detroit, MI - d. 1-12-1982

producer: “New Faces of 1948”

05-09-1909 - Don Messer - Tweedside, New Brunswick, Canada - d. 7-16-1972

fiddle: “Don Messer and His Islanders”

05-09-1911 - Harry Simeone - Newark, NJ - d. 2-22-2005

arranger, choral director: “The Fred Waring Show”; “Columbia Presents Corwin”

05-09-1912 - George T. Simon - NYC - d. 2-13-2001

jazz critic

05-09-1912 - Rupert Pray - d. 2-5-1973

writer: “Forever Ernest”

05-09-1914 - Carlo Maria Giulini - Barletta, Italy - d. 6-14-2005

conductor, musical director: “Chicago Symphony”; “Los Angeles Symphony”

05-09-1914 - Hank Snow - Liverpool, Novia Scotia, Canada - d. 12-20-1999

country singer: “Grand Ole Opry”

05-09-1915 - Hal Goodman - d. 9-3-1997

comic writer: “Sweeney and March Show”; “Rochester Show”

05-09-1918 - Mike Wallace - Brookline, MA - d. 4-7-2012

announcer, actor: “Spike Jones Show”; Flamond “Crime Files of Flamond”

05-09-1919 - Arthur English - Aldershot, Hampshire, England - d. 4-16-1995

comedian: “Variety Bandbox”

05-09-1919 - Eddie Manson - d. 7-12-1996

harmonica player: “They Shall Be Heard”

05-09-1920 - Frank Perdue - d. 3-31-2005

commercial spokesperson for Perdue Farms

05-09-1920 - Paul D. Brown - North Vernon, IN

disk jockey: “Ports o’ Call”

05-09-1920 - William Tenn (Phil Klass) - London, England - d. 2-7-2010

science fiction writer: Works adapted for “X Minus One”; “Dimension X”

05-09-1923 - Byron Kane - Vermont - d. 4-10-1984

actor: “Gunsmoke”; “Broadway is My Beat”; “Escape”

05-09-1923 - Connie Russell - NYC - d. 12-18-1990

vocalist: “The Dave Garroway Show”

05-09-1923 - Johnny Grant - Goldsboro, NC - d. 1-9-2008

emcee: (Honorary Mayor of Hollywood) “Jubilee”

05-09-1930 - Joan Sims - Laindon, Essex, England - d. 6-28-2001

actor: “Round the Horne”; “Stop Messing About”

05-09-1936 - Glenda Jackson - Cheshire, England

actor: Stevie Smith “Stevie”; Guest Panelist “Quote...Unquote”

05-09-1946 - Candice Bergen - Beverly Hills, CA

actor: (Daughter of Edgar Bergen) “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

05-09-1948 - Tony Strachan - Sydney, Australia

writer: “Harlequin Shuffle”

05-09-1953 - Richard Vernon - Memphis, TN - d. 12-2-2006

opera singer: “The Metropolitan Opera”

05-10-1882 - Thurston Hall - Boston, MA - d. 2-20-1958

actor: Jim Hanvey “The Townsend Murder Mystery”

05-10-1883 - Helen Jerome - London, England - d. xx-xx-1958

writer: “The Cricket on the Hearth”

05-10-1884 - Olga Petrova - Tur Brook, England - d. 11-30-1977

actor, writer: “Mary Margaret McBride”

05-10-1888 - Max Steiner - Vienna, Austria - d. 12-28-1971

composer: “Lux Radio Theatre”

05-10-1889 - Mae Murray - Portsmouth, VA - d. 3-23-1963

actor: “Your Unseen Friend”

05-10-1894 - Dimitri Tiomkin - St. Petersburg, Russia - d. 11-11-1979

composer, conductor: “Last Man Out”; “1947 March of Dimes Campaign”

05-10-1894 - Frank Knight - St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada - d. 10-18-1973

actor, announcer: Dr. Billbert “Arabesque”; “Literary Digest”

05-10-1899 - Fred Astaire - Omaha, NE - d. 6-22-1987

dancer, actor: “Fred Astaire Show”

05-10-1899 - Lois Holmes - Galion, OH - d. 3-12-1986

actor: Jane Waters “Second Mrs. Burton”

05-10-1902 - David O. Selznick - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 6-22-1965

film producer: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Bud’s Bandwagon”

05-10-1907 - Pee Wee Hunt - Mount Healthy, OH - d. 6-22-1979

composer: “The Hoagy Carmichael Show”

05-10-1909 - Maybelle Carter - Nickelsville, VA - d. 10-23-1978

singer: (Queen of Country Music) “Grand Ole Opry”

05-10-1910 - Louis Buck - Bessemer, AL - d. 5-18-1971

announcer: “Grand Ole Opry”; “Sunday Down South”

05-10-1911 - Lee Sullivan - NYC - d. 5-29-1981

singer: “Vest Pocket Varieties”; “Serenade to America”

05-10-1911 - Paul Taubman - Winnipeg, Canada - d. 5-30-1994

organist/pianist: “Perry Mason”; “Mysterious Traveler”; “Family Doctor”

05-10-1911 - Tony LaFrano - NYC - d. 9-12-1961

announcer: “Family Theatre”; “Johnny Modero: Pier 23”

05-10-1914- Frank Martin - Oklahoma - d. 12-22-1994

actor: Hashknife Hartley “Hashknife Hartley”

05-10-1914 - Charles McGraw - NYC - d. 7-30-1980

actor: Ken Thurston “Man Called X”, “Dragnet”; “Suspense”

05-10-1917 - Margo - Mexico City, Mexico - d. 7-17-1985

actor: (Wife of Eddie Albert) “Suspense”; “Free Company”; “Texaco Star Theatre”

05-10-1921 - Nancy Walker - Philadelphia, PA - d. 3-25-1992

actor: “Mail Call”

05-10-1922 - Mary Small - Baltimore, MD - d. 3-1-2007

singer: (Little Miss Bab-O) “Little Miss Bab-O’s Surprise Party”

05-10-1922 - Ric Throssell - Greenmount, Western Australia - d. 4-20-1999

writer: “The Day Before Tomorrow”

05-10-1923 - Herb Carneal - Richmond, VA - d. 4-1-2007

voice of the Minnesota Twins

05-10-1930 - June Knox-Mawer - Wrexham, England - d. 4-19-2006

host: “The Women’s Hour”

05-10-1930 - Pat Summerall - Lake City, FL

cbs sportscaster: “Pat Summerall on Sports”

05-10-1930 - Scott Muni - Wichita, KS - d. 9-28-2004

disc jockey: “Scott Muni’s World of Rock”; “Ticket to Ride”

05-10-1936 - Gary Owens - Mitchell, SD

announcer: “Empire of the Air”

05-10-1937 - Arthur Kopit - NYC

writer: “Earplay”

05-10-1947 - George Taylor Morris - King City, CA - d. 8-1-2009

disk jockey: “Deep Tracks”

05-10-1965 - Catherine Castellani - Solvay, NY

writer: “Girl Friday”

05-11-1884 - Alma Gluck - Lasil, Romania - d. 10-27-1938

opera singer: made one radio appearance in 1929

05-11-1888 - Irving Berlin - Temum, Russia - d. 9-22-1989

composer: “Ed Sullivan Show”; “People’s Platform”

05-11-1889 - Frances Woodbury - New Hampshire - d. 7-27-1956

actor: Stella Field “When a Girl Marries”; Mrs. Arnold “Myrt and Marge”

05-11-1892 - Margaret Rutherford - London, England - d. 5-22-1972

actor: “Wisdon of Miss Marple”; “Theatre Guild On the Air”

05-11-1894 - Martha Graham - Allegheny, PA - d. 4-1-1991

choreographer: Miss Hush on “Truth or Consequences”

05-11-1895 - George Henninger - Binghamton, NY - d. 12-28-1953

musician: “Brenda Curtis”; “Ladies be Seated”; “Modern Romances”

05-11-1895 - Maurice Joachim - d. 11-19-1980

actor: Omar “Omar, the Mystic”; “Unseen Friend “Your Unseen Friend”

05-11-1899 - Forrest Lewis - Knightstown, IN - d. 6-2-1977

actor: Richard Q. Peavey “Great Gildersleeve”; Roy Delfeeno “Vic and Sade”

05-11-1900 - Georgia Fifield - d. 3-6-1985

actor: Mrs. Hipplewater “Frank Watanabe and Honorable Archie”

05-11-1902 - Bidu Sayao - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - d. 3-12-1999

sopranist opera singer: “The Metropolitan Opera”; “The Telephone Hour”

05-11-1907 - Kent Taylor - Nashua, IA - d. 4-11-1987

actor: “Hollywood Hotel”

05-11-1909 - Ocie Stockard - Crafton, TX - d. 4-23-1988

bango: “The Musical Brownies”

05-11-1909 - Pattie Chapin - Atlantic City, NJ

singer: “Ziegfeld Follies of the Air”

05-11-1910 - Johnnie ‘Skat’ Davis - Brazil, IN - d. 11-28-1983

trumpet: “The Fred Waring Show”

05-11-1911 - Phil Silvers - Brooklyn, NY - d. 11-1-1985

comedian: “Phil Silver’s Show”; “Screen Guild Theatre”; “Suspense”

05-11-1912 - Bob Trendler - d. 7-18-2011

pianist, conductor: “Bob Trendler Orchestra”

05-11-1912 - Doodles (Winstead) Weaver - Los Angeles, CA - d. 1-13-1983

comedian: (Brother of Pat Weaver) Professor Feedlebaum “Spike Jones Show”

05-11-1912 - Foster Brooks - Louisville, KY - d. 12-20-2001

disc jockey: “Foster Brooks Show”; “Melody, Inc.”; “Million Dollar Ballroom”

05-11-1913 - John Weigel - Springfield, MO - d. 12-12-2002

announcer: “The Chicago Theatre of the Air”; “Meet the Meeks”

05-11-1913 - Tutti Camaratta - Glen Ridge, NJ - d. 4-13-2005

orchestra leader: “Double Feature”

05-11-1914 - Bob Atcher - Hardin County, KY - d. 10-30-1993

singer: “Faultless Starch Time”; “WLS Barn Dance”

05-11-1915 - Nathan Scott - Salinas, CA - d. 2-27-2010

composer: “The Log of the Black Parrot”; “Mail Call”

05-11-1916 - Peg Lynch - Lincoln, NE

writer, actor: Ethel Arbuckle “Ethel and Albert”; “Couple Next Door”

05-11-1919 - John Michael Hayes - Worcester, MA - d. 11-19-2008

writer: “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”; “Twelve Players”; “Sam Spade”

05-11-1921 - Dorothy Warenskjold - San Leandro, CA - d. 12-27-2010

lyric soprano: “The Railroad Hour”; “Voice of Firestone”; “Candy Matson, Yukon2-8209”

05-11-1922 - Eve Boswell - Budapest, Hungary - d. 8-14-1998

singer: “The Eve Bosewell Show”

05-11-1927 - Mort Sahl - Montreal, Canada

comedian: “Mort Sahl Show”

05-11-1930 - Stanley Elkin - NYC - d. 5-31-1995

writer: “Earplay”

05-11-1931 - Marilyn King - Los Angeles, CA - d. 8-8-2013

singer: (The King Sisters) “Horace Heidt and His Brigadiers”

05-12-1881 - Achmed Abdullah - Russia - d. 5-12-1945

screenwriter: “Lux Radio Theatre”

05-12-1891 - Charles A. Bayha - NYC - d. 2-28-1957

composer: “The Radio Aces”

05-12-1892 - John Barclay - Blethingly, Surrey, England - d. 11-21-1978

singer, actor: “Palmolive Beauty Box Theatre”; “Richard Gaylord “The Guiding Light”

05-12-1894 - Leora Thatcher - Logan, UT - d. 3-5-1984

actor: Mrs. Kramer “Right to Happiness”

05-12-1896 - Milton Herman - NYC - d. 1-21-1951

actor: Gargoyle “The Bishop and the Gargoyle”; Italo “Today’s Children”

05-12-1900 - Mildred McAfee - Parkville, MO - d. 9-2-1994

navy’s first female line officer: “Information Please”

05-12-1901 - Harold “Scrappy” Lambert - New Brunswick, NJ - d. 11-30-1987

singer: Mark “Smith Brothers: Trade and Mark”; “Town Hall Tonight”

05-12-1901 - Whitey “Duke” Ford - De Soto, MO - d. 6-20-1986

comedian: (Duke of Paducah) “Grand Ole Opry”; “Plantation Party”

05-12-1902 - Philip Wylie - Beverly, MA - d. 10-25-1971

writer: “This Is War”; “Sportsman’s Club”; “Tomorrow”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

05-12-1903 - Wilfrid Hyde-White - Bourton-on-the-Water, England - d. 5-6-1991

actor: Roland Hamilton-Jones “Men of the Ministry”

05-12-1907 - Kathrine Hepburn - Hartford, CT - d. 6-29-2003

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

05-12-1907 - Leslie Charteris - Singapore - d. 4-14-1993

mystery writer: “The Adventures of the Saint”

05-12-1909 - Margaret Harshaw - Philadelphia, PA - d. 11-7-1997

opera singer: “Radio Hall of Fame”; “Sylvan Opera Condert”

05-12-1910 - Giuletta Simionato - Forli, Italy - d. 5-5-2010

mezzo-soprano:”Metropolitan Opera”

05-12-1910 - Gordon Jenkins - Webster Groves, MO - d. 5-1-1984

conductor, composer: “Everything for the Boys”; “Bob Burns Show”

05-12-1910 - Jack Jenney - Mason City, IA - d. 12-16-1945

trombonist: “The Saturday Night Swing Club”

05-12-1912 - Everett Clarke - d. 9-10-1980

actor: Flamond “Crime Files of Flamond”

05-12-1913 - Ken Peters - d. 1-12-1998

actor: Dan Murray “One Man’s Family”; Olsen “Life with Luigi”

05-12-1914 - Howard K. Smith - Ferriday, LA - d. 2-15-2002

newsman: “World News Today”; “News Roundup”; “Howard K. Smith News”

05-12-1924 - Tony Hancock - Birmingham, England - d. 6-25-1968

comedian: “Hancock’s Half Hour”

05-12-1925 - Yogi Berra - St. Louis, MO

baseball hall of famer: “Feature Project, This Game of Baseball”

05-12-1927 - Suzanne Dalbert - Paris, France - d. 12-31-1970

actor: “George Fisher Interviews the Stars”; “Command Performance”

05-12-1932 - Tom Aaker - d. 9-17-1999

newscaster: Rochester, Minnesota

05-12-1936 - Tom Snyder - Milwaukee, WI - d. 7-29-2007

talk show host: ABC Network

05-12-1937 - George Carlin - NYC - d. 6-22-2008

comedian : Teamed up with Jack Burns on KDAY Los Angeles

05-12-1946 - Michael (Charles) Carson - Wallasey, England

author: BBC Radio

05-13-1842 - Arthur Sullivan - London, England - d. 11-22-1900

composer: (Gilbert and Sullivan) Several of his works were adapted for radio 

05-13-1899 - David Broekman - Leiden, The Netherlands- d. 4-1-1958

conductor: “Mobil Magazine”; “Texaco Star Theatre”

05-13-1907 - Daphne du Maurier - London, England - d. 4-19-1989

author: “Campbell Playhouse”; “Several of her works were adapted for radio

05-13-1907 - Warren Angell - Brooklyn, NY - d. 5-6-2006

singer: “Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians”

05-13-1909 - Ken Darby - Hebron, NE - d. 1-24-1992

singer, choral conductor: (The King’s Men) “Fibber McGee and Molly”

05-13-1911 - Maxine Sullivan - Homestead, PA - d. 4-7-1987

vocalist: “Night Life”

05-13-1912 - Helen Craig - San Antonio, TX - d. 7-20-1986

actor: “Crime Does Not Pay”

05-13-1912 - Phil Alampi - d. 11-4-1992

farm newscaster: ABC, WJZ New York, New York

05-13-1913 - Ruth Doering Reynolds - Chicago, IL - d. 3-18-1999

singer: (Doering Sisters) “Contented Hour”

05-13-1914 - Bill Rose - Fort Dodge, IA

actor: Chuck Ramsey “Captain Midnight”; Shamus “Houseboat Hannah”

05-13-1914 - Joe Louis (The Brown Bomber) - Lafayette, AL - d. 4-12-1981

heavyweight boxing champ: “Fred Allen Show”; “Freedom’s People”

05-13-1928 - Nils-Bertil Dahlander - Gothenburg, Sweden - d. 6-6-2011

composer, drummer: “Thore Ehrling Radio Band”

05-13-1938 - Anna Cropper - Brierfield, England - d. 1-22-2007

actor: “Sherlock Holmes”

05-14-1868 - “Big Bill” Thompson - Boston, MA - d. 3-19-1944

mayor of chicago: “The March of Time”

05-14-1874 - Marie Nelson - Detroit, MI - d. 5-12-1943

actor: Ellen Collins “Bachelor’s Children”

05-14-1885 - Otto Klemperer - Breslau, Germany - d. 7-6-1973

conductor: “George Gershwin Memorial Program”

05-14-1890 - Carlton Brickert - Martinsville, IN - d. 12-23-1943

actor: David Post “Story of Mary Marlin”; Howard Thurston “Thurston the Magician”

05-14-1895 - Lew Lehr - Philadelphia, PA - d. 3-6-1950

comic: “Ben Bernie, The Old Maestro”; “Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One”

05-14-1897 - Sidney Bechet - New Orleans, LA - d. 5-14-1959

soprano sax, composer: “Eddie Condon’s Jazz Concerts”

05-14-1898 - Zutty Singleton - Bunkie, LA - d. 7-14-1975

jazz drummer: “Radio Almanac”;”Just Jazz”; “BBC Jazz Session”

05-14-1902 - Rush Hughes - Jamaica, NY - d. 3-28-1979

host: Pot O’ Gold”

05-14-1905 - Herbert Morrison - d. 1-10-1989

announcer: Hindenburg Disaster; “Call to Arms”; “Good Old Days of Radio”

05-14-1907 - Dick Bentley - Melbourne, Australia - d. 8-27-1995

actor: “Gently, Bentley”; “Navy Mixture”

05-14-1910 - B. S. Pully - Newark, NJ - d. 1-6-1972

comedian: “Command Performance”; “Mail Call”

05-14-1910 - Bill Danch - Hammond, IN - d. 10-6-2004

writer: “Baby Snooks Show”; “Honest Harold”; “Tommy Riggs and Betty Lou”

05-14-1910 - Paul Sutton - Albuquerque, NM - d. 1-31-1970

actor: Sergeant William Preston “Challenge of the Yukon”

05-14-1914 - Foy Willing - Bosque County, TX - d. 7-24-1978

singer: (Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage) “Roy Rogers Show”

05-14-1917 - Norman Luboff - Chicago, IL - d. 9-22-1987

choir director: (The Norman Luboff Choir) “The Railroad Hour”

05-14-1918 - June Duprez - Teddington, England - d. 10-30-1918

actor: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

05-14-1922 - Jackie Rae - Winnipeg, Canada - d. 10-5-2006

singer: “Three Little Rays of Sunshine”

05-14-1925 - Patrice Munsel - Spokane, WA

singer: “Prudential Family Hour”; “Voice of Firestone”

05-14-1925  Tristram Cary - Oxford, England - d. 4-24-2008

musician: “Dr. Who”

05-14-1926 - Eric Morecambe - Lancashire, England - d. 5-28-1984

comedian: “The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Radio Show”

05-14-1936 - Bobby Darin - NYC - d. 12-20-1973

singer: “The Bobby Darin Show”; “Cancer Crusade”; “Vocies of Vista”

05-14-1937 - Lloyd Battista - Cleveland, OH

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

05-14-1945 - Francesca Annis - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

actor: “Saturay Night Theatre”

05-15-1890 - Katherine Anne Porter - Indian Creek, TX - d. 9-18-1980

author: “NBC University Theatre”

05-15-1890 - Menasha Skulnik - Warsaw, Poland - d. 6-4-1970

actor: Mr. Cohen “Abie’s Irish Rose”; Uncle David “The Goldbergs”

05-15-1897 - Jacques Renard - Kiev, Ukraine - d. 1-30-1973

bandleader: “Burns and Allen”; “The Joe Penner Show”; “Stoopnagle and Budd”

05-15-1904 - Clifton Fadiman - Brooklyn, NY - d. 6-20-1999

emcee: “Information, Please”; “Conversation”; “RCA Magic Key”

05-15-1905 - Joseph Cotten - Petersburg, VA - d. 2-6-1994

actor: Matthew Bell “Private Files of Matthew Bell”; “Mercury Theatre on the Air”

05-15-1909 - James Mason - Huddersfield, England - d. 7-27-1984

actor: “James and Pamela Mason Show”; “Studio One”

05-15-1909 - Thomas J. D’Andrea - Chicago, IL - d. 5-14-1987

script writer: Eddie Cantor”

05-15-1910 - Constance Cummings - Seattle, WA - d. 11-23-2005

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

05-15-1910 - Walter Cassel - Council Bluffs, IA - d. 7-2-2000

baritone: “General Motors Concerts”; “Calling America”

05-15-1913 - James Baxter - Yucalpa, CA - d. 12-11-1964

writer of radio scripts

05-15-1915 - Harold Barlow - Boston, MA - d. 2-15-1993

Music plagiarism consultant for radio stations

05-15-1915 - Jack Watson - Thorney, England - d. 7-4-1999

actor: “Biggles”

05-15-1916 - Bill Williams - Brooklyn, NY - d. 9-21-1992

actor: “Eternal Light”; “Screen Guild Theatre”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

05-15-1917 - Wade Barnes - Alliance, OH - d. 2-25-1999

announcer/pianist: WHBC Canton, Ohio

05-15-1918 - Eddy Arnold - Henderson, TN - d. 5-8-2008

singer: (Tennessee Plowboy) “Grand Ole Opry”; “Eddy Arnold Show”

05-15-1918 - Joseph Wiseman - Montreal Canada - d. 10-19-2009

actor: “Crime Does Not Pay”

05-15-1918 - Margaret Lipper - Oliver, PA - d. 1-14-2004

actor: Hazel Toumey “Career of Ann Blair”; Patsy Curtis “Brenda Curtis”

05-15-1923 - Doris Dowling - Detroit, MI - d. 6-18-2004

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

05-15-1926 - Regis J. “Rege” Cordic - Hazelwood, PA - d. 4-16-1999

Replaced Bob Crane on station KNX in Los Angeles, California

05-15-1929 - David Healy - NYC - d. 10-25-1995

actor: “Kismet”; “Finian’s Rainbow”; “The Music Man”

05-15-1936 - Anna Maria Alberghetti - Pesano, Italy

singer: “Here’s to Veterans”

05-16-1880 - Julius Tannen - Chicago, IL - d. 1-3-1965

comedian: (Human Chatterbox) “Goldenrod Revue”; “Seven Star Revue”

05-16-1881 - Henry Harlan Smith - Izard County, AR - d. 10-14-1931

emcee: “Hoss Hair Pullers”

05-16-1882 - Mary Gordon - Glasgow, Scotland - d. 8-23-1963

actor: Mrs. Emmett “Those We Love”; Mrs. Hudson “Sherlock Holmes”

05-16-1886 - Norman Ross - Portland, OR - d. 6-19-1953

announcer: “Your Parlor Playhouse”

05-16-1890 - Kenneth Perkins - d. 6-7-1951

writer: “Hawk Larabee”

05-16-1891 - Richard Tauber - Linz, Austria-Hungary - d. 1-8-1948

opera singer: “General Motors Concert”

05-16-1892 - Osgood Perkins - West Newton, MA - d. 9-21-1937

stage actor: “Flying Red Horse Tavern”

05-16-1904 - Ruth Coleman Bilchick - d. 2-11-1989

singer and pianist on radio

05-16-1905 - Henry Fonda - Grand Island, NE - d. 8-12-1982

actor: “Eyes Aloft”; “Romance”; “Suspense”

05-16-1905 - Saul “Sol” Balsam - d. 10-21-1968

newscaster: WCNW Brooklyn, New York

05-16-1908 - Ed Prough - d. 4-9-1993

announcer: WXYZ Detroit

05-16-1911 - Margaret Sullavan - Norfolk, VA - d. 1-1-1960

actor: “Electric Theatre”; “Hollywood Playhouse”

05-16-1912 - Studs Terkel - The Bronx, NY - d. 10-31-2008

journalist, sometimes actor: “Destination Freedom”; “Ma Perkins”

05-16-1913 - Woody Herman - Milwaukee, WI - d. 10-29-1987

bandleader: (The Thundering Herd) “Wildroot Show”

05-16-1915 - Chuck Cabot - d. 12-27-2007

bandleader: “The Fitch Bandwagon”

05-16-1916 - Adriana Caselotti - Bridgeport, CT - d. 1-19-1997

singer: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

05-16-1916 - Bernard Braden - Vancouver, Canada - d. 2-2-1993

actor: “The Gracie Fields Show”

05-16-1916 - Zeze Macedo - Rio de Janerio, Brazil - d. 10-8-1999

brazilian comic: “Home Sweet Home”

05-16-1919 - Liberace - West Allis, WI - d. 2-4-1987

pianist, singer: “Stars for Defense”

05-16-1922 - Eddie Bert - Yonkers, NY - d. 9-28-2012

trombonist: “Benny Goodman”; “Stan Kenton”; “Red Norvo”

05-16-1922 - Larry Glick - Roxbury, MA - d. 3-26-2009

talk show host: Boston, Massachusetts

05-16-1924 - Frank Mankiewicz - NYC

president National Public Radio

05-16-1925 - Robert Pierpoint - Redondo Beach, CA - d. 10-22-2011

news correspondent: “CBS News”; “Hear It Now”; “Arthur Godrey Time”

05-16-1940 - Keith Miles - Cardiff, Wales

writer: “Just for the Day”; “Athlete”

05-16-1947 - Bob Edwards - Louisville, KY

newscaster: “All Things Considered”, “Morning Edition”; “Bob Edwards Show”

05-17-1878 - Conway Tearle - NYC - d. 10-1-1939

announcer: “Streamlined Shakespeare”

05-17-1883 - Ethel Intropidi - NYC - d. 12-18-1946

actor: Phyllis Welby “Pretty Kitty Kelly”

05-17-1889 - Harriett Gustin - d. 4-6-1975

co-host of a children’s amateur hour on WEEI, Boston, Massachusetts

05-17-1890 - Harry Balogh - d. 8-16-1961

boxing ring announcer during the 1930s and 1940s

05-17-1890 - Philip James - Jersey City, NJ - d. 11-1-1975

conductor, composer: “Bamberger Little Symphony”; “Wellsprings of Music”

05-17-1895 - Gayelord Hauser - Tubingen, Germany - d. 12-26-1984

nutritionist: “Look Younger and Live Longer”

05-17-1896 - Ruth Donnelly - Trenton, NJ - d. 11-17-1982

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

05-17-1897 - Fletcher Wiley - d. 1-26-1966

commentator: “Your Home Front Reporter”

05-17-1902 - Fausto Cleva - Trieste, Italy - d. 8-6-1971

conductor: “NBC Symphony Orchestra”; “Metropolitan Opera Auditions”

05-17-1903 - Artie Auerbach - NYC - d. 10-3-1957

actor: Mr. Kitzel “Jack Benny Program”

05-17-1905 - John Patrick - Louisville, KY - d. 11-7-1995

writer, actor: Cecil “Cecil and Sally”

05-17-1906 - Carl McIntire - Ypsilanti, MI - d. 3-19-2002

evangelist: “Twentieth Century Reformation Hour”

05-17-1906 - John Cannon - Chicago, IL - d. 6-22-2001

announcer, actor: “City Hospital”; “Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy”

05-17-1907 - Horace McMahon - South Norwalk, CT - d. 8-17-1971

actor: “Crime Does Not Pay”

05-17-1907 - Jack Petruzzi - Cleveland, OH - d. 3-1-1967

actor: “Ann Worth, Housewife”; “The Lone Ranger”; “Joe Palooka”

05-17-1908 - Joe Grant - NYC - d. 5-6-2005

writer: “Lux Radio Theatre”

05-17-1911 - Maureen O’Sullivan - Boyle, Ireland - d. 6-23-1998

actor: “Dreft Star Playhouse”; “Family Theatre”

05-17-1912 - Grant Turner - Abilene, TX - d. 10-19-1991

announcer: “Grand Ole Opry”

05-17-1916 - Jameson Brewer - Sentinel Butte, ND - d. 9-11-2003

writer: “The Hardy Family”

05-17-1918 - Birgit Nilsson - Vastra Karup, Skane Ian, Sweden - d. 12-25-2005

singer: “The Metropolitan Opera”

05-17-1920 - Harriet Van Horne - Syracuse, NY - d. 1-15-1998

newspaper columnist: “Advs. of Ellery Queen”

05-17-1923 - Alice Backes - Salt Lake City, UT - d. 3-15-2007

actor: “This Is Your FBI”; “The Whistler”; “Family Theatre”

05-17-1925 - Ira Tucker - Spartanburg, SC - d. 6-24-2008

gospel singer: (The Dixie Hummingbirds) WCAU Philadelphia, PA

05-17-1926 - Tenniel Evans - Nairobi, Kenya - d. 6-10-2009

actor: Leading Seaman Goldstein “The Navy Lark”

05-18-1892 - Ezio Pinza, Rome, Italy - d. 5-9-1957

singer: “Telephone Hour”; “Ezio Pinza’s Children Show”; “Stagestruck”

05-18-1894 - Raymond Paige - Wausau, WI - d. 8-7-1965

conductor: “Hollywood Hotel”; “Musical Americana”; “Stage Door Canteen”

05-18-1897 - Frank Capra - Bisacquino, Sicily - d. 9-3-1991

film director: “Gulf Screen Theatre”; “NBC Theatre”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

05-18-1900 - Joyce Barthelson - d. 12-1-1986

pianist: KGO Oakland, California

05-18-1900 - Lew White - Philadelphia, PA - d. 3-4-1955

organist: “Lucky Strike Dance Orchestra”; “Break the Bank”; “Betty Moore”

05-18-1902 - Meredith Willson - Mason City, IA - d. 6-15-1984

conductor, composer: “Maxwell House Coffee Time”; “Meredith Willson/Music Room”

05-18-1904 - Fred Shields - Kansas City, MO - d. 6-30-1974

actor: Bill Fraser “Tarzan”

05-18-1904 - Jacob K. Javits - NYC - d. 3-7-1986

u.s. senator new york: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

05-18-1907 - Clifford Curzon - London, England - d. 9-2-1982

pianist: “March of Dimes”

05-18-1908 - Alastair McBain - d. 12-9-1980

author: “Cloak and Dagger”

05-18-1908 - Del King - Kansas City, KS - d. 8-22-1964

announcer: “Avalon Time”; “Tommy Dorsey’s Kool Show”

05-18-1908 - Lorene Scott - d. 4-19-1983

actor: Maria Hawkins “Young Widder Brown”

05-18-1908 - Ted Malone - Colorado Springs, CO - d. 10-20-1989

commentator: “Between the Bookends”; “Pilgrimage of Poetry”

05-18-1908 - Tommy Tucker - Souris, ND - d. 7-13-1989

bandleader: “Lucky Strike Show with Walter Winchell”; “George Jessel Show”

05-18-1912 - John Campbell Crosby - Milwaukee, WI - d. 9-7-1991

radio critic: New York Herald Tribune

05-18-1912 - Perry Como - Canonsburg, PA - d. 5-12-2001

singer: “Perry Como Program”; “Chesterfield Supper Club”

05-18-1913 - Charles Trenet - Creteil, France - d. 1-18-2001

singer: “Rudy Vallee Show”; “Discoparade”

05-18-1922 - Kai Winding - Aarhus, Denmark - d. 5-7-1983

musician: “Stan Kenton and His Orchestra”; “One Night Stand”; “Jubilee”

05-18-1923 - Bill Macy - Revere, MA - d. 3-22-2004

actor: “Earplay”

05-18-1924 - Jack Whitaker - Philadelphia, PA

disc jockey, sportscaster: “Jack the Bachelor”; “Sports Shots”

05-18-1931 - Robert Morse - Newton, MA

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

05-18-1932 - Walter Anglin - d. 9-8-2001

disk jockey: WJLD Birmingham, Alabama

05-18-1936 - Joel Kupperman - Chicago, IL

panelist: “Quiz Kids”

05-19-1870 - Wright Kramer - Somerville, MA - d. 11-14-1941

actor: Walter Jamison “Showboat”

05-19-1891 - Graham Harris - Haverhill, MA - d. 9-3-1946

orchestra leader: “There Was a Woman”; “WPA Federal Music Concerts”

05-19-1894 - Henry Busse - Magdeburg, Germany - d. 4-23-1953

orchestra leader: “Fitch Bandwagon”; “Spotlight Bands”

05-19-1895 - Harry Saxe - Montreal, Canada - d. 11-6-1947

actor: Daddy Warbucks “Little Orphan Annie”; Dr. Burr “Mryt and Marge

05-19-1897 - Breta Griem - Wisconsin - d. 4-5-1980

home economist for WTMJ radio

05-19-1898 - Mary Groom - Burry Port, Wales - d. 12-28-1987

contralto: “Hour of Prayer”

05-19-1906 - Bruce Bennett - Tacoma, WA - d. 2-24-2007

actor: “Proudly We Hail”

05-19-1910 - Wayne Nelson - d. 1-21-1985

announcer: “The Camel Caravan”; “The Ted Lewis Show”

05-19-1913 - Beverly Roberts - Brooklyn, NY - d. 7-13-2009

actor: “The John Barrymore Theatre”; “The Falcon”

05-19-1913 - Warren Asher - d. 1-22-1984

disk jockey: WFOR  Hattiesburg, Mississippi

05-19-1917 - John Arnett - Petrograd, Russia - d. 12-21-1999

actor: “Trent’s Last Case”

05-19-1919 - George Auld - Toronto, Canada - d. 1-8-1990

bandleader: “Saturday Night Swing Session”

05-19-1919 - Louisa Vass - Greenville, SC - d. 10-3-2000

singer: (The Vass Family) “The Lady Next Door”; “Kraft Phoenix Program”

05-19-1931 - Eric Davidson - d. 5-20-1996

writer: “Tommy Steele Radio Show”

05-20-1894 - Adela Rogers St. Johns - Los Angeles, CA - d. 8-10-1988

novelist: Commentator on NBC 1936-1937

05-20-1899 - Stan Lomax - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 6-26-1987

sportscaster: “Evening Journal Sports”

05-20-1899 - Virginia Sale - Urbana, IL - d. 8-23-1992

actor: Martha “Those We Love”

05-20-1903 - Bob White - Philadelphia, PA - d. 5-1-1984

actor: Eric Cunningham “Ma Perkins”; Dr. Petrie “Fu Manchu”

05-20-1906 - Lyda Roberti - Warsaw, Poland - d. 3-12-1938

actor, singer: Freelance; Sang with Al Jolson two days before her death

05-20-1906 - Sandra Michael - Denmark - d. 8-22-2003

creator, writer: “Against the Storm”

05-20-1908 - Commander Edward Whitehead - Aldershoot, England - d. 4-16-1978

host: “This is Britain”

05-20-1908 - James Stewart - Indiana, PA - d. 7-2-1997

actor: Britt Ponset “Six Shooter”

05-20-1909 - Jerry Hausner - Cleveland, OH - d. 4-1-1993

actor: “Lum and Abner”; “Silver Theatre”

05-20-1911 - Patricia Dunlap - Bloomington, IL - d. 2-24-2003

actor: Betty Fairfield “Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy”

05-20-1911 - Vet Boswell - Birmingham, AL - d. 11-12-1988

singer: (The Boswell Sisters) “The Boswell Sisters”; “Woodbury Soap Show”

05-20-1912 - Julius Dixon - Barnwell, SC - d. 1-30-2004

host: “Variety Jive”

05-20-1916 - William D. Carey - Hollister, CA - d. 1-27-2004

actor and singer

05-20-1920 - Betty Driver - Leicester, England - d. 10-15-2011

actor: “A Date with Betty”

05-20-1920 - Dorothy Howe (Virginia Vale) - Dallas, TX - d. 9-14-2006

actor: “Gateway to Hollywood”

05-20-1920 - George Gobel - Chicago, IL - d. 2-24-1991

comedian, actor, singer: (Lonesome George) Jimmy “Tom Mix”

05-20-1921 - Joel Kane - Los Angeles County, CA - d. 4-20-1993

writer: “Fibber McGee and Molly”

05-20-1921 - Sheldon Gross - d. 6-19-2009

announcer: WFIL Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

05-20-1923 - Edith Fellows - Boston, MA - d. 6-26-2011

actor: “Screen Guild Theatre”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

05-20-1925 - Vic Ames - Malden, MA - d. 1-23-1978

singer,: (Ames Brothers) “Sing It Again”; “Robert Q. Lewis Show”

05-20-1926 - John Lucarotti - England - d. 11-19-1994

writer: “Doctor Who”

05-20-1926 - Miles Davis - Alton, IL - d. 9-29-1991

sideman: “Billy Eckstien Orchestra”

05-20-1928 - David Hedison - Providence, RI

Worked as a radio announcer early in his career

05-20-1934 - Ken Boyer - Liberty, MO - d. 9-7-1982

baseball player: “Tops in Sports”

05-20-1936 - Anthony Zerbe - Long Beach, CA

actor: “Earplay”

05-20-1941 - Hal Ross - Montreal, Canada

announcer: CJQC Quebec City, Canada

05-21-1894 - Kenyon Nicholson - Crawfordsville, IN - d. 12-19-1986

writer: “Theatre Guild on the Air”

05-21-1901 - Fred Cole - Los Angeles, CA - d. 9-19-1964

writer: “Double or Nothing”

05-21-1901 - Horace Heidt - Alameda, CA - d. 12-1-1986

bandleader: “Horace Heidt Brigadiers”; “Pot o’ Gold”; “Treasure Chest”

05-21-1904 - Robert Montgomery - Beacon, NY - d. 9-27-1981

actor: “Doctor Fights”; “Suspense”; “This Is War”

05-21-1904 - Thomas “Fats” Waller - NYC - d. 12-15-1943

pianist, singer: “Columbia Variety Hour”; “Saturday Night Swing Club”

05-21-1906 - Marie Joan Callahan - Chicago, IL - d. 8-6-1984

assistant director, director, producer and creator

05-21-1912 - Lucille Manners - Newark, NJ

singer: “Cities Service Concert”

05-21-1912 - Scott Bishop - St. Mary’s, KS - d. unknown

author: “Dark Fantasy”; “The Strange Dr. Karnac”

05-21-1912 - Stephen Estaban Kelen - Budapest, Hungary - d. 5-1-2003

writer: “Fifty Years from Farrer”

05-21-1914 - Richard Ellington - West Virginia - d. 12-5-1980

actor/writer: “The Fat Man”; “The Shadow”

05-21-1915 - Kathleen Cordell - Brooklyn, NY - d. 8-19-1997

actor: Marion Burton Sullivan “Second Mrs. Burton”; Monica Brewster “Valiant Lady”

05-21-1916 - Dennis Day - The Bronx, NY - d. 6-22-1988

singer, comedian: “Jack Benny Program”; “Day in the Life of Dennis Day”

05-21-1916 - James B. Reuter - Elizabeth, NJ - d. 12-31-2012

catholic priest author: “Family Theatre”

05-21-1917 - Raymond Burr - New Westminster, Canada - d. 9-12-1993

actor: Lee Quince “Fort Laramie”; Ed Backstrand “Dragnet”

05-21-1918 - Anthony Alfred Ambrose - New Alexandria, PA - d. 3-16-2003

composer/singer: WHJB Greensburg, Pennsylvania

05-21-1918 - Jeanne Bates - Berkeley, CA - d. 11-28-2007

actor: Teddy Lawson “One Man’s Family”; “Gunsmoke”

05-21-1920 - Bill Barber - Hornell, NY - d. 6-18-2007

jazz tuba player: “Claude Thornhill and his Orchestra”

05-21-1920 - James Plunkett - Dublin, Ireland - d. 5-28-2003

writer: “Dublin Fusilier”

05-21-1923 - Dorothy Hewett - Perth, Western Australia - d. 8-25-2002

writer: “Frost at Midnight”

05-21-1923 - Rick Jason - NYC - d. 10-15-2000

actor: “Sears Radio Theatre”

05-22-1859 - Arthur Conan Doyle - Edingurgh, Scotland - d. 7-7-1930

author: Many of his works were adapted for radio

05-22-1879 - Alla Nazimova - Yalta in the Crimea - d. 7-13-1945

actor: “ I’m An American”; “Towards the Century of the Comman Man”

05-22-1898 - Charles Borrelli - Philadelphia, PA - d. 8-26-1984

pianist: “Italian Sunday”

05-22-1903 - Ward Wilson -Trenton, NJ - d. 3-21-1966

actor, announcer: Mr. DeHaven “Aldrich Family”; Beetle “Phil Baker Show”

05-22-1906 - Harry Ritz - Newark, NJ - d. 3-29-1986

comedian: (The Ritz Brothers) “Hollywood Hotel”

05-22-1907 - Laurence Olivier - Dorking, England - d. 7-11-1989

actor: “Biography in Sound”; “Document A/777”; “Hour of Mystery”

05-22-1910 - Johnny Olsen - Windom, MN - d. 10-12-1985

emcee, announcer: “Ladies Be Seated”; “Get Rich Quick”

05-22-1911 - John W. Neher - Shelbyville, IL - d. 3-16-1972

singer, actor: “Fibber McGee and Molly”; “Cavalcade of America”

05-22-1914 - Ken Powell - d. 3-11-1976

announcer: “Chick Carter, Boy Detective”; “Nick Carter, Master Detective”

05-22-1916 - Rupert Davies - Liverpool, England - d. 10-22-1976

actor: “Afternoon Theatre”

05-22-1918 - Herb Arrasmith - d. 6-22-1985

disk jockey: KERN Bakersfield, California

05-22-1923 - Bill Andrick - d. 6-14-1981

disk jockey: WPAR Parkersburg, West Virginia

05-22-1925 - James King - d. 11-20-2005

operatic tenor: “Metropolitan Opera”

05-22-1934 - Peter Nero - Brooklyn, NY

socialite pianist: “Voices of Vista”

05-22-1938 - Susan Strasberg - NYC - d. 1-21-1999

actor: Emily Marriott “Marriage”

05-23-1882 - James Gleason - NYC - d. 4-12-1959

actor: “Jimmy Gleason’s Diner”

05-23-1883 - Douglas Fairbanks - Denver, CO - d. 12-12-1939

commentator: “KHJ Los Angeles 1921”

05-23-1890 - Herbert Marshall - London, England - d. 1-22-1966

actor: Ken Thurston “Man Called X”

05-23-1898 - Frank McHugh - Homestead, PA - d. 9-11-1981

actor: Fairchild Finnegan “Phone Again Finnegan”

05-23-1901 - Arch McDonald - Hot Spring, AR - d. 10-16-1960

sportscaster: Washington Senators and Washington Redskins

05-23-1904 - Leslie Clucas - Chicago, IL - d. 3-31-1973

singer: “Side of the Road”; “Fibber McGee and Molly”; “ National Barn Dance”

05-23-1907 - Carlyne Stevens - Parkhill, Canada - d. 10-1-1961

announcer: “Cavalcade of America”; “Roxy’s Gang”; “Atlantic Family”

05-23-1907 - Kenneth Griffin - Enid, Oklahoma Territory - d. 1-3-1951

actor: Larry Noble “Mary Noble, Backstage Wife”

05-23-1908 - Frederick Thwaites - Balmain, Australia - d. 8-13-1979

writer: “Beyond the Rainbow”

05-23-1910 - Artie Shaw - NYC - d. 12-30-2004

bandleader: “Melody and Madness”; “George Burns and Gracie Allen Show”

05-23-1910 - Benjamin “Scatman” Crothers - Terre Haute, IN - d. 11-26-1986

jazz musician: early radio into the 40s

05-23-1911 - Dorothy Lee - Los Angeles, CA - d. 6-24-1999

singer: “Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians”

05-23-1912 - Betty Astell - London, England - d. 7-27-2005

panelist: “Does the Team Think”

05-23-1912 - John Payne - Roanoke, VA - d. 12-6-1989

actor: “Hollywood Star Preview”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

05-23-1912 - Marius Goring - Newport, Isle of Wight, England - d. 9-30-1998

actor: Sir Percy Blakeney/Scarlet Pimpernel “Scarlet Pimpernel”

05-23-1915 - Helen Carroll - Bloomington, IN - d. 2-21-2011

singer: (The Merry Macs) “Bing Crosby Show”; “New Old Gold Show”

05-23-1917 - Murray McLean - Chicago, IL - d. 4-2-1995

actor: Jimmy Allen “Air Adventures of Jimmy Allen”

05-23-1919 - Betty Garrett - St. Joseph, MO - d. 2-12-2011

singer-actor: “Savings Bond Show”; “Guest Star”; “Showtime”

05-23-1921 - Helen O’Connell - Lima, OH - d. 9-9-1993

singer: (Jimmy Dorsey Band) “Kraft Music Hall”; “Fitch Bandwagon”

05-23-1921 - Humphrey Lyttelton - Windsor, England - d. 4-25-2008

host: “I’m Sorry, I Haven’t A Clue”

05-23-1921 - Ray Lawler - Footscray, Australia

writer: “Summer of the Seventeenth Doll”

05-23-1927 - Gerald Hiken - Milwaukee, WI

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

05-23-1928 - Mary Fickett - Bronxville, NY - d. 9-8-2011

actor: “Cavalcade of America”

05-23-1928 - Rosemary Clooney - Maysville, KY - d. 6-29-2002

singer: “Rosemary Clooney Show”; “On the Sunny Side”

05-23-1953 - Ronald Frame - Glasgow, Scotland

author: “Winter Journey” adapted from his novel of the same name

05-24-1877 - Robert Hood Bowers - Chambersburg, PA - d. 12-29-1941

conductor: (The Home Harmonizers) “Home Harmony Time”

05-24-1878 - Harry Emerson Fosdick - Buffalo, NY - d. 10-5-1969

preacher: “National Vespers”

05-24-1880- Arthur “Doc” Bagley - d. 3-7-1952

father of radio excercise programs

05-24-1883 - Elsa Maxwell - Keokuk, IA - d. 11-1-1963

society mistress: Roma Wine spokesperson for Suspense; “Texaco Star Theatre”

05-24-1886 - Paul Paray - Treport, Normandy, France - d. 10-10-1979

conductor: “New York Philharmonic”

05-24-1896 - Jock MacGregor - d. 2-14-1984

director, actor: “Cisco Kid”; “Gangbusters”

05-24-1901 - Lucien Moraweck - d. 10-20-1973

music: “The City”; “Intrigue”; “Passpoet for Adams”; “Suspense”

05-24-1902 - Wilbur Hatch - Mokena, IL - d. 12-22-1969

conductor: “Our Miss Brooks”; “Gateway to Hollywood”; “Screen Guild Theatre”

05-24-1905 - Joe Lindwurm - d. 2-25-1992

musician: “The Ipana Troubadors”

05-24-1907 - Bill Bouchey - Clare, MI - d. 9-27-1977

actor: Red Albright/Captain Midnight “Captain Midnight”

05-24-1909 - Howard Snyder - d. 4-13-1963

writer: “Jack Benny Program”; “Lum and Abner”; “That’s My Pop”

05-24-1911 - Lilli Palmer - Posen, Germany - d. 1-28-1986

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

05-24-1912 - Rachel Carlay - Brussels, Belgium

singer: “Rudy Vallee Show”; “Manhattan Merry-Go-Round”

05-24-1914 - Vernon (Vern) Carstensen - Clinton, IA - d. 4-23-1999

announcer, actor: “Box 13”; “Damon Runyon Theatre”

05-24-1915 - Harvey Bacal - Quebec, Canada - d. 11-14-1993

musical director and arranger

05-24-1916 - Mike Zimring - Iowa - d. 2-23-2011

actor” “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Calling All Cars”; “Wings of Destine”

05-24-1916 - Tony Barrett - NYC - d. 11-16-1974

actor: Charlie Dyer “This Life is Mine”; Biff Bradley “Pepper Young’s Family”

05-24-1923 - Gene Amole - d. 5-12-2002

newscaster: KDEN Denver, Colorado

05-24-1928 - William Trevor (Cox) - Mitchelstown, Ireland

author of several BBC plays

05-24-1932 - Elaine Malbin - NYC

singer: “Serenade to America”; “Saturday Matinee with Elaine Malbin”

05-24-1941 - Bob Dylan - Duluth, MN

singer: “Folksinger’s Choice”; “Soundstage”

05-25-1877 - Billy Murray - Philadelphia, PA - d. 8-17-1954

singer: “The National Barn Dance”

05-25-1891 - William McNeary - d. 8-26-1934

juvenile radio programming pioneer: “Man in the Moon”

05-25-1892 - Bennett Cerf - NYC - d. 8-27-1971

narrator, panelist: “Biography in Sound”; “What’s My Line?”

05-25-1893 - Ernest V. Stoneman - Monorat, VA - d. 6-14-1968

actor: “Irma dn Ezra”

05-25-1898 - Gene Tunney - NYC - d. 11-7-1978

heavyweight boxing champion: “National Guard Show”; “The Navy is Fit to Fight”

05-25-1905 - Joseph C. Harsch - Toledo, OH - d. 6-3-1998

news commentator: “A Closer Look at the News”; “Emphasis”

05-25-1907 - Barbara Luddy - Helena, MT - d. 4-1-1979

actor: Carol Evans “Road of Life”; Janet Munson Adams “Woman in White”

05-25-1908 - Linda Watkins - Boston, MA - d. 10-31-1976

actor: Dot “Amanda of Honeymoon Hill”; “Big Guy”; “Fat Man”

05-25-1909 - Marion McManus - Galesburg, IL - d. 6-26-2006

singer: “Manhattan Merry-Go-Round”

05-25-1912 - Eddie Maxwell - Detroit. MI - d. 11-21-1999

writer: “The Spike Jones Show”

05-25-1913 - Richard Dimbleby - Richmond onThames, England - d. 12-22-1965

BBC’s first-ever radio news reporter: “Down Your Way”; “Twenty Questions”

05-25-1915 - Betty Ruth Smith - d. 2-1-2008

actor: Helen Trent “Romance of Helen Trent”; Catherine Monroe “Backstage Wife”

05-25-1916 - Ginny Simms - San Antonio, TX - d. 4-4-1994

singer: “Ginny Simms Show”; “Kay Kyser’s Kollege of Musical Knowledge”

05-25-1916 - Kevin O’Morrison - St. Louis, MO

actor: Charlie Wild “Charlie Wild, Private Detective”

05-25-1917 - Jimmy Hamilton - Dillon, SC - d. 9-20-1994

jazz clarinetist: “One Night Stand”; “A Date with the Duke”

05-25-1917 - Steve Cochran - Eureka, CA - d. 6-15-1965

actor: “Voice of the Army”; “Unexpected”; “Screen Director’s Playhouse”

05-25-1918 - Henry Calvin - Dallas, TX - d. 10-6-1975

actor: Joshua Sharpe “Big Guy”

05-25-1919 - Lindsey Nelson - Campbellsville, TN - d. 6-10-1995

sportscaster: “Monitor Preview”; “Biography In Sound”

05-25-1921 - Hal David - NYC - d. 9-1-2012

songwriter: “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head”

05-25-1921 - Kitty Kallen - Philadelphia, PA

singer: “Kitty Kallen Calling”; “Harry James and His Music Makers”

05-25-1923 - Eddie Ryan - Brooklyn, NY

actor: “The Charlotte Greenwood Show”; “Let’s Pretend”

05-25-1925 - Jeanne Crain - Barstow, CA - d. 12-14-2003

actor: “Screen Guild Players”; ”Lux Radio Theatre”; “Hallmark Playhouse”

05-25-1926 - Milt Bernhart - Valpariso, IN - d. 1-22-2004

trombonist: “One Night Stand”

05-25-1927 - William “Rosko” Mercer - NYC - d. 8-1-2000

disc jockey, announcer: CBS Network

05-25-1929 - Beverly Sills - Brooklyn, NY - d. 7-2-2007

singer: “Major Bowes Capitol Family”; “Uncle Bob’s Rainbow House”

05-25-1937 - Mark Shields - Weymouth, MA

journalist; “Look at Today”

05-25-1943 - Leslie Uggams - NYC

singer: “The Peter Lind Hayes Show”

05-26-1884 - Charles Winninger - Athens, WI - d. 1-19-1969

actor: Captain Henry “Show Boat”; Uncle Charlie “Uncle Charlie’s Tent Show”

05-26-1886 - Al Jolson - Srednik, Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire - d. 10-23-1950

singer: (The Jazz Singer) “Shell Chateau”; “Kraft Music Hall”

05-26-1887 - Paul Lukas - Budapest, Austria-Hungary - d. 8-15-1971

actor: Albert Einstein “Quick and the Dead”

05-26-1893 - Edward MacHugh - Dundee, Scotland - d. 2-3-1957

singer: “Gospel Singer”

05-26-1893 - Eugene Goosens - London, England - d. 6-13-1962

conductor: New York Philharmonic

05-26-1895 - Norma Talmadge - Jersey City, NJ - d. 12-24-1957

actor: “Thirty Minutes in Hollywood”

05-26-1903 - Austin Armer - d. 2-11-1984

flutist: KTAB Oakland, California

05-26-1904 - George Formby - Lancashire, England - d. 3-6-1961

singer, actor: “Manitoba Flood Relief Show”

05-26-1905 - Fred MacKaye - Hackettstown, NJ - d. 9-10-1980

actor, director: Monk Rice “Point Sublime”; “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Romance”

05-26-1905 - Margaret Fuller - Butler, PA - d. 1-6-1952

actor: “Attorney At Law”; “Today’s Children”

05-26-1907 - Carleton Young - Westfield, NY - d. 7-11-1971

actor: Dick Grosvenor “Stella Dallas”; Ellery Queen “Advs of Ellery Queen”

05-26-1907 - John Wayne - Winterset, IA - d. 6-11-1979

actor: Dan O’Brien “Three Sheets to the Wind”

05-26-1908 - Robert Morley - Semley, England - d. 6-3-1992

actor: “U.S. Steel Hour”

05-26-1908 - Vera Van - Marion, OH - d. 4-16-1992

singer: “The George Jessel Show”; “The Vicks Open House”

05-26-1909 - Richard Maibaum - NYC - d. 1-4-1991

screen writer: “Lux Radio Theatre”

05-26-1910 - Larry Rhine - San Francisco, CA - d. 10-27-2000

writer: “Duffy’s Tavern”

05-26-1911 - Ben Alexander - Goldfield, NV - d. 7-5-1969

actor: Frank Smith “Dragnet”; Bashful Ben “Great Gildersleeve”

05-26-1912 - Barbara Lee - Denver, CO - d. 11-11-1986

actor: “Big Sister”; “Valiant Lady”; “Our Gal Sunday”

05-26-1913 - Peter Chushing - Kenley, England - d. 8-11-1994

actor: “Aliens in the Mind”

05-26-1914 - Ziggy Elman - Philadelphia, PA - d. 6-25-1968

trumpet: “Benny Goodman Orchestra”, “The Tommy Dorsey Show”

05-26-1915 - Martin Stone - d. 6-7-1998

producer: “Howdy Doody”; “Author Meets the Critic”

05-26-1915 - Ray Austin - NYC - d. 6-24-1998

composer/arranger for many big bands

05-26-1915 - Sam Edwards - Macon, GA - d. 7-28-2004

actor: Tracy Baker “One Man’s Family”; Dexter Franklin “Meet Corliss Archer”

05-26-1915 - Vernon Alley - d. 10-3-2004

musician, disk jockey: San Francisco area

05-26-1918 - John Dall - NYC - d. 1-15-1971

actor: “Cavalcade of America”; “Voice of the Army”

05-26-1920 - Peggy Lee - Jamestown, ND - d. 1-21-2002

singer: “Jimmy Durante Show”; “Chesterfield Supper Club”; “Peggy Lee Show”

05-26-1922 - Andrew (Fraser) Downie - Edingurgh, Scotland - d. 4-15-2009

actor: voice overs

05-26-1922 - William Froug - Brooklyn, NY - d. 8-25-2013

script writer: Jeff Regan

05-26-1923 - James Arness - Minneapolis, MN - d. 6-3-2011

announcer for station WLOL Minneapolis, Minnesota

05-26-1923 - Roy Dotrice - Island of Guernsey, Channel Islands

actor: Sir Gregory Pitkin “Men from the Ministry”

05-26-1924 - Leonard Maguire - Glasgow, Scotland - d. 9-12-1997

actor: “Navigator in the 7th Circle”; “Evening of Scottish Horrors”

05-26-1928  - Eugene Dinovi - Brooklyn, NY

composer, pianist: “Morningside”

05-26-1931 - Chet Norris - Brooklyn, NY

actor: “Tomorrow Calling”; “Cisco Kid”; “ABC Radio Workshop”

05-27-1880 - Joseph C. Grew - Boston, MA - d. 5-25-1965

u.s. ambassador to japan: “Report from Tokyo”; “Cavalcade of America”

05-27-1894 - Dashiell Hammett - St. Mary’s County, MD - d. 1-10-1961

author: “Fat Man”; “Adventures of Sam Spade”

05-27-1902 - Cedric Adams - Magnolia, MN - d. 2-18-1961

commentator: In 1953 filled in for Arthur Godfrey for 13 weeks

05-27-1904 - Marlin Hurt - Du Quoin, IL - d. 3-21-1946

actor: Beulah “Fibber McGee and Molly”; Bill Jackson “Beulah”

05-27-1909 - Dolores Hope - NYC - d. 9-19-2011

actor: (Wife of Bob Hope) “The Lifebuoy Shoe”; “Duffy’s Tavern”

05-27-1910 - Sidney Slon - Chicago, IL - d. 1-21-1995

actor: Solly “The Goldbergs”; Mr. Trent “Valiant Lady”

05-27-1911 - Evelyn Morin - Dunn, IN - d. 9-10-2000

singer: (Morin Sisters) “World of Music”; “Breakfast Club”

05-27-1911 - Herb Meadow - d. 3-1-1995

creator, writer: “Have Gun, Will Travel”

05-27-1911 - Hubert H. Humphrey - Wallace, SD - d. 1-13-1978

politician: “Meet the Press”; “University of Chicago Round Table”

05-27-1911 - Vincent Price - St. Louis, MO - d. 10-25-1993

actor: Simon Templar “The Saint”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

05-27-1912 - John Cheever - Quincy, MA - d. 6-18-1982

writer: “NBC Presents: Short Story”

05-27-1912 - Slammin’ Sammy Snead - Ashwood, VA - d. 5-23-2002

golf legend: “Kraft Music Hall”

05-27-1915 - Frank Crane - d. 7-25-1992

one time president of the Southern California Broadcasters Association

05-27-1915 - Herman Wouk - NYC

writer: “Town Hall Tonight”; “Fred Allen Show”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

05-27-1916 - Analee Whitmore - Price, UT - d. 2-5-2002

panelist: (Wife of Clifton Fadiman) “Information Please”

05-27-1919 - Ray Montgomery - d. 6-4-1998

actor: Noel Chandler “Dear John”

05-27-1920 - Portia Nelson - Brigham City, UT - d. 3-6-2001

jazz singer: “Sunday in New York”

05-27-1921 - Franklin Adams, Jr. - Chicago, IL - 8-9-2006

actor: Skippy “Skippy”; Davy Jones “Davy Jones”

05-27-1921 - Redd Stewart - Ashland City, TN - d. 8-2-2003

lyricist: “Pee Wee King and His Golden West Cowboys”

05-27-1924 - Eric Lander - Rugby, England - d. 10-26-1999

actor: “Violent Shore”

05-27-1925 - Tony Hillerman - Sacred Heart, OK - 10-26-2008

writer: “The Zero Hour”

05-27-1926 - Peter Ling - Croydon, Surrey, England - d. 9-14-2006

adapter: “Casebook of Sherlock Holmes”; “Return of Sherlock Holmes”

05-27-1928 - Jack Baker - d. 4-26-2002

disk jockey: “Sunday Sound Stage”

05-27-1932 - Steve Franken - Brooklyn, NY - d. 8-24-2012

actor: “An American Gallery”

05-27-1934 - Harlan Ellison - Cleveland, OH

writer: “S.F. 68”

05-28-1888 - Jim Thorpe - Prague, Indian Territory - d. 3-28-1953

all around athelete: “Shell Chateau”; “Bill Stern Colgate Sports Newsreel”

05-28-1898 - Andy Kirk - Newport, KY - d. 12-11-1992

bandleader: (Clouds of Joy) “Andy Kirk and His Orchestra”

05-28-1899 - Richard Lane - Rice Lake, WI - d. 9-5-1982

actor: Inspector Faraday “Boston Blackie”

05-28-1902 - “Little” Jack Little - London, England - d. 4-9-1956

singer: (Cheerful Little Earful) “Little Jack Little Show”

05-28-1906 - Phil Regan - Brooklyn, NY - d. 2-11-1996

singer: (The Singing Cop) “George Burns and Gracie Allen Show”

05-28-1907 - Don Becker - Covington, KY - d. 10-18-1991

script writer: “Life Can Be Beautiful”

05-28-1910 - Rachel Kempson - Dartmouth, Devon, England - d. 5-24-2003

actor: “The Archers”; “Tom’s Midnight Garden”

05-28-1911 - Lynn Biggler - d. 10-7-2003

newscaster: KWFT Witchita Falls, Texas

05-28-1912 - Dave Barbour - Flushing, NY - d. 12-11-1965

orchestra leader, composer, actor: “Electric Hour”; “Chesterfield Supper Club”

05-28-1912 - Tom Scott - d. 8-12-1961

folk singer, writer: “American School of the Air”; “Golden Gate Quartet Sings”

05-28-1912 - Violet Dunn - Toronto, Canada - d. 11-14-1982

actor: Peggy O’Neill “The O’Neill’s”

05-28-1918 - Elizabeth Harrower - Alameda, CA - d. 12-10-2003

actor: “NBC University Theatre”

05-28-1918 - Johnny Wayne - Toronto, Canada - d. 7-18-1990

comedian: (Wayne and Shuster) “Army Show”; “March of Time”

05-28-1919 - Frank Middlemass - Stockton-on-Tees, England - d. 9-8-2006

actor: “Too the Manor Born”

05-28-1919 - Ola Masters - Pambula, Australia - d. 9-27-1986

writer: “The Penny Ha’penny Stamp”

05-28-1920 - Gene Levitt - NYC - d. 11-15-1999

writer: “Advs. of Philip Marlowe”

05-28-1922 - Scott McKay - Pleasantville, IA - d. 3-16-1987

actor: John Nelson “Barry Cameron”

05-28-1928 - Billy Roy - Detroit , MI - d. 9-2-2003

actor: “Smilin’ Ed’s Buster Brown Gang”

05-28-1928 - Maynard Ferguson - Montreal, Canada - d. 8-23-2006

trumpeter: “Bud’s Bandwagon”

05-29-1874 - G. K. Chesterton - London, England - d. 6-14-1936

creator: “Advs. of Father Brown”

05-29-1883 - Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe - Canada - d. 6-2-1943

doctor who attended Dionne quintuplets birth: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

05-29-1892 - Mario Chamlee - Los Angeles, CA - d. 11-13-1966

singer: Tony “Tony and Gus”; “Arco Birthday Party”; “Swift Garden Party”

05-29-1894 - Beatrice Lillie - Toronto, Canada - d. 1-20-1989

commedienne: “Beatrice Lillie Show”

05-29-1897 - Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Brno, Czechoslovakia - d. 11-29-1957

“composer: “Contemporary Composers Concerts”; “Railroad Hour”

05-29-1897 - F. Hugh Herbert - Vienna, Austria - d. 5-17-1958

writer: “Meet Corliss Archer”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

05-29-1899 - Don Brodie - Cincinnati, OH - d. 1-8-2001

grouch: “The Grouch Club”

05-29-1902 - Dr. Harry Hagen - New Haven, CT - d. 2-3-1986

emcee: “True or False”; “Bob Emery’s Show”

05-29-1903 - Bob Hope - Eltham, England - d. 7-27-2003

actor, comedian: Taxpayer “Quick and the Dead”; “Bob Hope Show”

05-29-1904 - Saxie Dowell - Raleigh, NC - d. 7-22-1974

saxophonist, vocalist: (Hal Kemp Orchestra) “Music from Hollywood”

05-29-1909 - Bruce Seton - Simla, India - d. 9-27-1969

actor: Flint “Flint of the Flying Squad”

05-29-1909 - Dick Stabile - Newark, NJ - d. 9-25-1980

bandleader: “Martin and Lewis Show”

05-29-1909 - Grace McCarthy - Chapman, KS - 9-16-2010

singer: (Doring Sisters) “Contented Hour”

05-29-1909 - Oliver Wakefield - Mahlabitini, South Africa - d. 6-30-1956

comedian: “The Chesterfield Program”; “Fox Fur Trappers”

05-29-1911 - Vivi Janiss - Nebraska - d. 9-7-1988

actor: (Married to John Larch) Kit Calvert “Aunt Mary”

05-29-1913 - Iris Adrian - Los Angeles, CA - d. 9-17-1994

actor: Abbott and Costello Show”

05-29-1914 - Stacy Keach, Sr. - Milwaukee, WI - d. 2-13-2003

producer-director: “Tales of the Texas Rangers”

05-29-1916 - Forrest Perrin - d. 5-27-2005

host: “Piano Playhouse”

05-29-1917 - John F. Kennedy - Brookline, MA - d. 11-22-1963

u.s. president: “Kennedy-Nixon Debates”; “American Forum of the Air”

05-29-1918 - Herb Shriner - Toledo, OH - d. 2-24-1970

comedian: “Camel Comedy Caravan”; “Herb Shriner Time”

05-29-1918 - Isabel Dean - Aldridge, England - d. 7-27-1997

actor: “The Long Shadow”; “No Name”; “Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair”

05-29-1918 - Kay Lorraine - St. Louis, MO

singer: “Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street”

05-29-1919 - Carol Batdorf - d. 2-7-1995

woman’s program on KVOS Bellingham, Washington

05-29-1923 - Winifred Wolfe - San Francisco, CA - d. 10-27-1981

writer: “Cloak and Dagger”

05-29-1924 - Bob Corley - Macon, GA - d. 11-18-1971

actor: Beulah “Beulah”

05-29-1932 - Rosalyn Borden - Hartford, CT - d. 1-23-2003

singer: (Borden Twins) “The Kiddies Hour”

05-29-1935 - Bryar Martin - Ulverston, Cumbrio, England - d. 3-4-2009

newsreader: BBC Radio 4

05-29-1936 - Arlene McQuade - NYC

actor: Rosalie Goldberg “The Goldbergs”

05-29-1937 - Misora Hibari - Yokohama, Japan - d. 6-24-1989

enka singer: “Kohaku Uta Gassen”

05-30-1888 - James Farley - Crassey Point, NY - d. 6-9-1976

post master general: “Information Please”

05-30-1891 - Ben Bernie - Bayonne, NJ - d. 10-20-1943

bandleader: (The Old Maestro) “Ben Bernie Orchestra”; “Musical Mock Trial”

05-30-1892 - Raymond Clapper - LaCygne, KS - d. 2-1-1944

commentator: (Killed During WWII) “News and Commentary for White Owl Cigars”

05-30-1892 - Russ Brown - Philadelphia, PA - d. 10-19-1964

singer: “Ben Bernie, The Old Maestro”; “The Joe Penner Show”

05-30-1896 - Whispering Jack Smith - The Bronx, NY - d. 5-13-1950

singer: “Whispering Jack Smith”

05-30-1899 - Ruth Perrott - d. 1-6-1996

actor: Prudence Rockbottom “Meet Me at Parky’s”; Dottie Brainfeeble “Vic and Sade”

05-30-1901 - Cornelia Otis Skinner - Chicago, IL - d. 7-9-1979

actor: Mary “Johnny Presents”

05-30-1902 - Stepin Fetchit - Key West, FL - d. 11-19-1985

comedian: “Hollywood Hotel”

05-30-1904 - Carol Goodner - Katonah, NY - d. 11-29-2001

actor: “Keep It Dark”; “Advs. of the Red Feather Man”

05-30-1906 - Norris Goff - Cove, AR - d. 6-7-1978

actor: Abner Peabody “Lum and Abner”

05-30-1908 - Mel Blanc - San Francisco, CA - d. 7-10-1989

actor: Professor Pierre La Blanc “Jack Benny Program”; August Moon “Point Sublime”

05-30-1909 - Benny Goodman - Chicago, IL - d. 6-13-1986

bandleader: (King of Swing) “Camel Caravan”; “Victor Borge Show”

05-30-1911 - Douglas Fowley - NYC - d. 5-21-1998

actor: “Hollywood Hotel”

05-30-1911 - Louise Campbell - Chicago, IL - d. 11-15-1997

actress: “The Star Maker”

05-30-1912 - Jerry D. Lewis - d. 8-7-1996

writer: “This Is Your FBI”

05-30-1912 - Julian Symons - London, England - d. 11-19-1994

crime writer: “Night Driver to Dover”; “Affection Unlimited”

05-30-1913 - Julian Blaustein - NYC - d. 6-20-1995

writer: “Cavalcade of America”

05-30-1913 - Kalman Bloch - NYC - d. 3-12-2009

principal clarinetist” Los Angeles Symphony

05-30-1914 - Bob Sherwood - Indianapolis, IN - d. 1-23-1981

music: “The Eddie Cantor Show”

05-30-1915 - Frank Blair - Yemasse, SC - d. 3-14-1995

newscaster, announcer: “America Looks Ahead”; “Fulton Lewis, Jr.”

05-30-1917 - Peter Leeds - Bayonne, NJ - d. 11-12-1996

actor: Eugor “Rogue’s Gallery”; “Bob Hope Show”; “Stan Freberg Show”

05-30-1920 - Franklin J. Schaffner - Tokyo, Japan - d. 7-2-1989

writer, director: “World Security Workshop”; “The March of Time”

05-30-1921 - Roy Neal - Philadelphia, PA - d. 8-15-2003

actor: “The Lost Continent”

05-30-1923 - Jimmy Lydon - Harrington Park, NJ

actor: Jimmy “Young Love”

05-30-1926 - Christine Jorgenson - The Bronx, NY - d. 5-3-1989

actor: “Whatever Became of....”

05-30-1936 - Keir Dullea - Cleveland, OH

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

05-30-1944 - Meredith MacCrea - Houston, TX - d. 7-14-2000

actor: (Daughter of Gordon and Shelia MacCrea) “Sears Radio Theatre”

05-30-1961 - Ralph Carter - NYC

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

05-31-1819 - Walt Whitman - Long Island, NY - d. 3-26-1892

writer: “Against the Storm”

05-31-1879 - Frances Alda - Christchurch, New Zealand - d. 9-18-1952

soprano: “Atwater Kent Hour”

05-31-1893 - Albert Mitchell - Elsberry, MO - d. 10-4-1954

host: “Answer Man”

05-31-1894 - Fred Allen - Cambridge, MA - d. 3-17-1956

comedian: “Linit Bath Club”; “Town Hall Tonight”; “Fred Allen Show”

05-31-1898 - Norman Vincent Peale - Bowersville, OH - d. 12-24-1993

preacher: “Art of Living”

05-31-1900 - Hugh Studebaker - Ridgeville, IN - d. 5-6-1978

actor: Ichabod Mudd “Captain Midnight”; Silly Watson “Fibber McGee and Molly”

05-31-1901 - Alfredo Antonini - Alessandra, Italy - d. 11-3-1983

conductor: “La Rosa Concerts”; “Treasure Hour of Song”

05-31-1901 - Joe Kelly - Crawfordsville, IN - d. 5-26-1959

emcee, quizmaster: “National Barn Dance”; “Quiz Kids”

05-31-1903 - Abo Hosiosky - Latvia - d. 2-xx-1976

NBC news in partnership with Alex Dreier

05-31-1903 - Blanche Stewart - Pennsylvania - d. 7-25-1952

actor: Brenda “Bob Hope Show”

05-31-1904 - Clifton Utley - Chicago, IL - d. 1-19-1978

newsman: (Father of Garrick) “Comments by Clifton Utley”

05-31-1904 - Jeanne Juvelier - NYC - d. 1-25-1981

actor: Madame Babette “Arnold Grimm’s Daughter”

05-31-1905 - Jeff Sparks - NYC - d. 9-30-1981

announcer: “Ben Bernie and all the Lads”; “Death Valley Days”

05-31-1908 - Don Ameche - Kenosha, WI - d. 12-6-1993

actor, singer: John Bickerson “Bickersons”; Captain Hughes “Jack Armstrong”

05-31-1908 - Jack Costello - Sauk Centre, MN - d. 9-xx-1983

announcer: “Stella Dallas”; “Words at War”

05-31-1912 - Henry M. Jackson - Everett, WA - d. 9-1-1983

u.s. senator washington: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

05-31-1918 - Bill Harrington- Indianapolis, IN

singer, songwriter: “Your Hit Parade”

05-31-1920 - Jeanne Wilson - London, England - d. 12-xx-1996

author, actor: “No Medicine for Murder”

05-31-1921 - Alida Valli - Pola, Istria, Italy - d. 4-22-2006

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood”

05-31-1921 - Howard Reig - NYC - d. 11-10-2008

newscaster, announcer: “The Music Builders”; “The Falcon”

05-31-1922 - Denholm Elliott - London, England - d. 10-6-1992

actor: ‘Michael and His Lost Angel”

05-31-1925 - Bob Aro - d. 5-25-1996

disk jockey: WHLB Virginia, Minnesota

05-31-1931 - Barbara Whiting - Los Angeles, CA - d. 6-9-2004

actor: Judy Graves “Junior Miss”; Mildred “Meet Corliss Archer”

05-31-1938 - Johnny Paycheck - Greenfield, OH - d. 2-18-2003

country singer: “Country Sessions”

05-35-1935 - Hiroshi Wakasugi - NYC - d. 7-21-2009

orchestral conductor: “Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra”

05-xx-1893 - Fanny May Baldridge - Weakley, TN - d. 9-1-1961

actor: “Miracles of Magnolia”; “Ellen Randolph”; “The Man I Married”

05-xx-1931 - Frankie Desmond - d. 6-4-2005

writer for the BBC

06-01-1870 - Frank Cooley - Natchez, MS - d. 7-6-1941

actor: Reverend McArthur/Fred Thompson “One Man’s Family”

06-01-1878 - John Masefield - Ledbury, England - d. 5-12-1967

writer: “Against the Storm”

06-01-1887 - Clive Brook - London, England - d. 11-17-1974

actor: Sherlock Holmes “Sherlock Holmes”

06-01-1888 - Louis Mason - Danville, KY - d. 11-12-1959

actor: Clem Betts “Moonshine and Honeysuckle”

06-01-1890 - Frank Morgan - NYC - d. 9-18-1949

actor: Thaddeus Q. Tweedy “Fabulous Dr. Tweedy”

06-01-1891 - Knowles Entrikin - Moline, IL - d. 12-22-1956

writer: “Bambi”; “Betty and Bob”; “Big Sister”

06-01-1898 - Edgar “Cookie” Fairchild - NYC - d. 2-20-1975

conductor: “Johnny Presents Ginny Simms”; “Eddie Cantor Show”

06-01-1898 - Molly Picon - NYC - d. 4-5-1992

actor: “I Give You My Life”; “Molly Picon’s Parade”

06-01-1900 - Werner Janssen - NYC - d. 9-19-1990

music: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

06-01-1901 - John Van Druten - London, England - d. 12-19-1957

writer: “Radio Guild”; “Chase and Sanborn Hour”; “Theatre Guild On the Air”

06-01-1905 - Robert Newton - Shaftesbury, England - d. 3-25-1956

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

06-01-1908 - Percy Edwards - Suffolk, England - d. 6-7-1996

animal impersonator: a chicken “Ray’s a Laugh”; a dog “Life of Bliss”

06-01-1909 - Ray Heatherton - Jersey City, NJ - d. 8-15-1997

singer, host: “Old Gold Hour”; “Musical Cruise with Spearmint Crew”

06-01-1911 - Erik Rolf - Chicago, IL - d. 5-28-1957

actor: Hans Simon “Joyce Jordan, M.D.”; Thor Nielsen “Prairie Folks”

06-01-1915 - John Randolph - NYC - d. 2-24-2004

actor: “New World A’ Coming”; “A Date with Judy”

06-01-1915 - Johnny Bond - Enville, OK - d. 6-12-1978

singer, comedian: “Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch”; “Hollywood Barn Dance”

06-01-1917 - Donald Dame - Titusville, PA - d. 1-21-1952

singer: “Music for an Hour”; “American Album of Familiar Music”

06-01-1917 - Maggi McNellis - Chicago, IL - d. 5-24-1989

hostess: “Maggi’s Private Wire”; “Leave It to the Girls”

06-01-1917 - Norb Beckers - d. 4-17-1996

disk jockey: WDSG Dyersburg, Tennessee

06-01-1919 - Kathleen Norris - Newark, OH - d. 6-15-2005

writer, announcer: “By Kathleen Norris”; “Bright Horizon”

06-01-1920 - Elaine Kent - NYC

actor: Jo March “Little Women”; Iris Houston “Lora Lawton”

06-01-1920 - Robert Clarke - Oklahoma City, OK - d. 6-11-2005

actor: “Richard Diamond, Private Detective”; “Cavalcade of America”

06-01-1921 - Nelson Riddle - Oradell, NJ - d. 10-7-1985

composer, conductor: “On a Sunday Afternoon”; “Sears Radio Theatre”

06-01-1922 - Joan Caulfield - East Orange, NJ - d. 6-18-1991

actor: “Hallmark Playhouse”; “Great Scenes from Great Plays”

06-01-1922 - Joan Copeland - NYC

actor: “Cavalcade of America”; “Faces Of Love”; “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

06-01-1925 - Richard Erdman - Enid, OK

actor: “Empire of the Air”; “We Hold These Truths”

06-01-1926 - Andy Griffith - Mount Airy, NC - d. 7-3-2012

comedian: “Town and Country”; “Stars for Defense”; “Sears Radio Theatre”

06-01-1926 - Marilyn Monroe - Los Angeles, CA - d. 8-5-1962

actor: “Hollywood Star Playhouse”; “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

06-01-1930 - Edward Woodward - Croydon, Surrey, England - d. 11-16-2009

actor: “Price of Fear”

06-01-1934 - Pat Boone - Jacksonville, FL

singer: “Arthur Godfrey Time”; “Special Delivery: Vietnam”

06-01-1935 - Reverend Ike - Ridgeland, SC - d. 7-28-2009

His weekly radio sermons were carried by hundreds of stations across the U.S.

06-01-1940 - Rene Auberjonois - New York, NY

actor: “Empire of the Air”

06-02-1879 - Florence Edney - London, England - d. 11-24-1950

actor: Aunt Maizie “Amanda of Honeymoon Hill”

06-02-1884 - Frank Hummert - St. Louis, MO - d. 3-12-1966

producer: “Backstage Wife”; “American Album of Familiar Music”

06-02-1889 - Martha Wentworth - NYC - d. 3-8-1974

actor: Wintergreen Witch “Cinnamon Bear”; Nancy “Witch’s Tale”

06-02-1891 - Joe Schenck - Brooklyn, NY - d. 6-28-1930

singer, comedian, dancer: (Gus Van and Joe Schenck) “The Eveready Hour”

06-02-1896 - Katherine Bacon - Chesterfield, England - d. 1-30-1982

pianist: WOR New York

06-02-1900 - Charles Tazewell - d. 6-26-1972

writer: “The Columbia Workshop”; “Tom Mix”; “Mayor of the Town”

06-02-1901 - Lou Shoobe - d. 7-14-1989

bassist: “The Saturday Night Swing Club”

06-02-1902 - Jimmie Lunceford - Fulton, MO - d. 7-12-1947

bandeader: “Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra”

06-02-1902 - Rosa Rio - New Orleans, LA - d. 5-13-2010

organist: “Rosa Rio Rhythms”; “The Shadow”

06-02-1904 - Johnny Weissmuller - Windber, PA - d. 1-20-1984

actor: Movie Tarzan and Jungle Jim

06-02-1908 - Ben Grauer - Staten Island, NY - d. 5-31-1977

announcer, emcee: “Walter Winchell”; “Information, Please”; “Boston Symphony”

06-02-1909 - Gladys Heen - Minneapolis, MN - d. 11-13-1970

actor: “Gloria Dale”; “Guiding Light”; “Avalon Time”

06-02-1909 - June MacCloy - Sturgis, MI - d. 5-5-2005

vocalist: “Griff Williams and Jimmy Walsh and Their Orchestra”

06-02-1909 - Martin Ashe - Bradford, IL - d. 4-15-1991

actor: “Grand Central Station”

06-02-1913 - Burt Farber - Brooklyn, NY - d. 8-27-2005

orchestra leader: “Curtain Time”

06-02-1913 - Nicholas Saunders - Kiev, Russia - d. 8-16-2006

actor: Sergeant Ross “Martin Kane, Private Eye”

06-02-1915 - Lionel Murton - London, England - d. 9-26-2006

Began career in radio with Montreal Repertory Company

06-02-1915 - Walter Tetley - NYC - d. 9-4-1975

actor: Julius Abbruzio “Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show”; LeRoy Forrester “Great Gildersleeve”

06-02-1919 - Howard Culver - Colorado - d. 8-5-1985

actor: Steve Adams/Straight Arrow “Straight Arrow”; “Free lance”

06-02-1920 - Johnny Speight - London, England - d. 7-5-1998

comedy writer: “Frankie Howerd Show”

06-02-1920 - Toni Gilman - Chicago, IL

actor: (Sister of Lucy Gilman) “Young Widder Brown”

06-02-1921 - Awdrey Hewlett - Maidenhead, England - d. 9-3-1995

writer: “Clever Wife”

06-02-1921 - Bob Arthur - Kansas - d. 3-25-1997

newscaster: “Bob Arthur Show”

06-02-1922 - Gil Stratton, Jr. - Brooklyn, NY - d. 10-11-2008

actor: “Billy Webster “Those Websters”; Jimmy “Life with Luigi”; Freddie “My Little Margie”

06-02-1924 - Peter Hackes - NYC - d. 4-17-1994

newscaster: “News of the World”; “Meet the Press”

06-02-1928 - Bob Amsberry - Boring, OR - d. 11-27-1957

actor: KEX Portland, Oregon

06-02-1929 - Perry Beaumont - d. 6-26-2005

disk jockey: WLOK Lima, Ohio

06-02-1934 - John E. Carter - Chicago, IL - d. 8-21-2009

singer: (The Dells; The Flamingoes) “Camel Rock and Roll Dance Party”

06-02-1941 - Stacy Keach, Jr. - Savannah, GA

actor, narrator: “Twilight Zone”

06-02-1942 - Marie Cheatham - Oklahoma

actor” “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

06-03-1900 - Frank Dailey - Bloomfield, NJ - d. 2-27-1956

bandleader: “Matinee at Meadowbrook”

06-03-1901 - Maurice Evans - Dorchester, England - d. 3-12-1989

actor: “Keep ‘Em Rolling”; “Texaco Star Theatre”

06-03-1904 - Jan Peerce - NYC - d. 12-15-1984

singer: “Music Hall of the Air”; “A & P Gypsies”; “Golden Treasury of Song”

06-03-1905 - Paulette Goddard - Whitestone Landing, Long Island, NY - d. 3-23-1990

actor: “Cresta Blanca Players”

06-03-1906 - Brooke Temple - Niagra Falls, NY - d. 04-1982

actor: Red Ryder “Red Ryder”

06-03-1906 - Josephine Baker - St. Louis, MO - d. 4-12-1975

singer: “Fleischmann’s Yeast Hour”

06-03-1908 - Joey Nash - Brooklyn, NY

singer: “The Capitol Family”; “Notes of Love”

06-03-1911 - Ellen Corby - Racine, WI - d. 4-14-1999

actor: “Bud’s Bandwagon”

06-03-1911 - Jack McCarthy - Pernell, MI - d. 12-17-1977

actor: Britt Reid/Green Hornet “Green Hornet”

06-03-1913 - Lucille Lund - Buckley, WA - d. 2-15-2002

actor: “First Nighter”

06-03-1914 - Roy Glenn - Pittsburg, KS - d. 3-12-1971

actor: “The Beulah Show”

06-03-1915 - Ralph Allinger - d. 10-26-1971

sportscaster: White Plains and Utica, New York

06-03-1916 - Jack Manning - Cincinnati, OH

actor: David Crawford “Young Dr. Malone”

06-03-1917 - Leo Gorcey - NYC - d. 6-2-1969

actor: (The Dead End Kids) “Texaco Star Playhouse”; “Blue Ribbon Town”

06-03-1918 - Patrick Cargill - London, England - d. 5-23-1996

actor: “Brothers in Law”

06-03-1919 - Charles F. McCarthy - d. 7-4-1988

newscaster: “Charles F. McCarthy and the News”

06-03-1922 - Joy Shelton - London, England - d. 1-28-2000

actor: “PC 49”

06-03-1924 - Colleen Dewhurst - Montreal, Canada - d. 8-22-1991

actor: “Will Cather: A Look of Rememberance”

06-03-1924 - Jimmy Rogers - Ruleville, MS - d. 12-19-1997

blues singer: “Stars for Defense”; “Here’s to Veterans”; “Guest Star”

06-03-1924 - Ted Mallie - Brooklyn, NY - d. 1-25-1999

announcer: “I Love A Mystery”; “The Shadow”; “Bill Hickok”

06-03-1925 - Tony Curtis - NYC - d. 9-29-2010

actor: “Hollywood Star Playhouse”; “Stars in the Air”; “Suspense”

06-03-1927 - Boots Randolph - Paducah, KY - d. 7-2-2007

saxophonist: “Grand Ole Opry”

06-03-1933 - Lillian Briggs - Allentown, PA - d 4-11-1998

singer: “The Steve Lawrence Show”

06-03-1942 - Curtis Mayfield - Rosewell, GA - d. 12-26-1999

soul singer, songwriter: “Voices of Vista”

06-04-1881 - Clara Blandick - Hong Kong (on a ship in harbor) - d. 4-15-1962

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Campbell Playhouse”

06-04-1888 - Ivy Litvinov - England - d. 4-14-1977

author: “Information Please”

06-04-1891 - Erno Rapee - Budapest, Hungary - d. 6-26-1945

conductor: “Roxy’s Gang”; “General Motors Concert”

06-04-1900 - Dan Golenpaul - NYC - d. 2-13-1974

producer: “Information, Please”

06-04-1901 - Carlton E. Morse - Jennings, LA - d. 5-24-1993

writer, producer, director: “One Man’s Family”; “I Love A Mystery”

06-04-1906 - Richard Whorf - Winthrop, MA - d. 12-14-1966

actor: “Cavalcade of America”; “Screen Guild Theatre”; “Jack Benny Program”

06-04-1906 - Vinton Haworth (Hayworth) - Washington, D.C. - d. 5-21-1970

actor: Fred Andrews “Archie Andrews”; Michael Shayne “Michael Shayne”

06-04-1907 - Rosalind Russell - Waterbury, CT - d. 11-28-1976

actor: “Four-Star Playhouse”; “Silver Theatre”

06-04-1912 - Jess Barker - Greenville, SC - d. 8-8-2000

announcer, actor: “Guest Star”; “Proudly We Hail”

06-04-1917 - Charles Collingwood - Three Rivers, MI - d. 10-3-1985

newscaster: CBS News UN Correspondent/White House Correspondent

06-04-1917 - Helen Wood - Clarksville, TN - d. 2-8-1988

actor: Elaine Dascomb “Those We Love”

06-04-1919 - Robert Merrill - Brooklyn, NY - d. 10-23-2004

singer: “An Evening with Romberg”; “Robert Merrill Show”

06-04-1920 - Fedoro Barbieri - Trieste, Italy - d. 3-4-2003

opera singer: “Metropolitan Opera”

06-04-1921 - Don Diamond - Brooklyn NY - d. 6-19-2011

actor: “Confession”; “Gunsmoke”; “Escape”; “NBC University Theatre”

06-04-1921 - Harvey Bullock - Oxford, NC - d. 4-24-2006

writer: “Breakfast with Burrows”

06-04-1921 - Tom Bigler - Terentum, PA - d. 3-2-2007

disk jockey: WILK Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

06-04-1923 - Elizabeth Jolley - Birmingham, England - d. 2-13-2007

writer: “Little Lewis Has Had a Lovely Sleep”

06-04-1924 - Dennis Weaver - Joplin, MO - d. 2-24-2006

actor: Look Magazine Commercial “Have Gun, Will Travel”

06-04-1927 - Phil Rammacher - d. 3-6-2003

drums: “The Hoagy Carmichael Show”

06-04-1940 - Lassie (Pal) - North Hollywood, CA - d. xx-xx-1958

actor: “Lassie Show”

06-05-1890 - George Briegel - Scranton, PA - d. 5-12-1968

wrote theme music for radio

06-05-1891 - Prosper Buranelli - d. 6-19-1960

writer: Assistant to Lowell Thomas

06-05-1897 - Woods O. Dreyfus - Wisconsin - d. 10-3-1965

singer, announcer, program director WISN Milwaukee, WI

06-05-1898 - William Boyd - Hendrysburg, OH - d. 9-12-1972

actor: Hopalong Cassidy “Hopalong Cassidy”

06-05-1906 - Margaret Rawlings - Osaka, Japan - d. 5-19-1996

actor: “Gigi”

06-05-1907 - D’Artega - Silao, Mexico - d. 1-20-1998

conductor, composer: “Enna Jettick Melodies”

06-05-1908 - Craig Rice (Georgiana Ann Randolph) - Illinois - d. 8-28-1957

writer: “Murder and Mr. Malone”

06-05-1908 - Edward James - d. 3-6-1995

creator of “Father Knows Best”

06-05-1910 - Herb Vigran - Fort Wayne, IN - d. 11-29-1986

actor: Sad Sack “Sad Sack”; Hector Smith “Father Knows Best”

06-05-1912 - Dan Ocko - d. 8-29-1991

actor: Killer Kane “Buck Rogers of the 25th Century”; “Sergeant Muggin “Inspector Thorne”

06-05-1914 - J. Donald Wilson - d. 1-26-1984

creator, writer, producer: “The Whistler”; “Advs. of Nero Wolfe”; “Dark Venture”

06-05-1915 - Alfred Kazin - Brownsville, NY - d. 6-4-1998

author, teacher, literary critic: “Invitation to Learning”

06-05-1916 - John Raby - NYC - d. 3-16-1957

actor: Jerry Forester “A Brighter Day”; Sinjun Harris “Our Gal Sunday”

06-05-1917 - Frances Burgio - Baltimore, MD

singer, pianist: “Girl with a Million Melodies”

06-05-1920 - Cornelius Ryan - Dublin, Ireland - d. 11-23-1974

d-dat war correspondent, novelist: “Hearing Highlights”

06-05-1922 - Gordon “Specs” Powell - NYC - d. 9-15-2007

jazz drummer: “Music ‘Til Midnight”; “All-Star Sextette”

06-05-1925 - Bill Hayes - Harvey, IL

singer, actor: “Arthur Godfrey Time”

06-05-1928 - Robert Lansing - San Diego, CA - d. 10-23-1994

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

06-05-1940 - David Brudnoy - Minneapolis, MN - d. 12-9-2004

radio personality WBZ Boston, Massachusetts

06-05-1945 - June Gable - NYC

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

06-05-1961 - Mary Kay Bergman - Los Angeles, CA - d. 11-11-1999

voice actor: commercials for radio

06-06-1872 - Arthur H. Adams - Lawrence, New Zealand - d. 3-4-1936

his stage play “Mrs. Pretty and the Premier” was adapted for radio

06-06-1875 - Thomas Mann - Lubeck, Germany - d. 8-12-1955

writer: Had works adapted for “Treasury Star Parade”

06-06-1891 - Ted Lewis - Circleville, OH - d. 8-25-1971

singer: “Texaco Star Theatre”; “Radio Hall of Fame”

06-06-1898 - Walter Abel - St. Paul, MN - d. 3-26-1987

actor: “Columbia Presents Shakespeare”; “Magic Key”; “Voice of the Army”

06-06-1900 - Arthur Askey - Liverpool, England - d. 11-16-1982

comedian: “Band Waggon”; “Music Hall”; “Does the Team Think”

06-06-1901 - Asher Sizemore - Manchester, KY - d. 11-24-1975

singer with son Jimmie: “Grand Ole Opry”

06-06-1901 - Jan Struther - London, England - d. 7-20-1953

author: “Information Please”; “Mrs. Miniver”

06-06-1902 - Paul W. White - Pittsburg, KS - d. 7-9-1955

Organized CBS New Bureau; Vice president of CBS News

06-06-1903 - Bert Lown - d. 11-21-1962

CBS Network executive, also a songwriter

06-06-1905 - John Gart - Russia - d. 9-28-1989

orchestra leader, organ: “Lawyer Tucker”; “Cloak and Dagger”; “Big Town”

06-06-1917 - Maria Montez - Barahona, Dominican Republic - d. 9-7-1951

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

06-06-1918 - Martin Esslin - Budapest, Austria-Hungary - d. 2-24-2002

Head of radio drama for the BBC

06-06-1918 - Peter Donald - Bristol, England - d. 4-30-1979

actor, emcee: Ajax Cassidy “Fred Allen Show”; “Can You Top This?”

06-06-1918 - William Cayton - Chevy Chase, MD - d. 10-4-2003

copywriter: Radio and Television Packagers, Inc.

06-06-1920 - Jan Rubes - Volyne, Czechoslovakia - d. 6-29-2009

opera singer: “Songs of My People”

06-06-1922 - Carol Richards - Harvard, IL - d. 3-16-2007

singer: “New Edgar Bergen Hour”; “Bing Crosby Show”

06-06-1923 - Beverly Styles - Richmond, VA - d. 1-3-2005

violinist, pianist, drummer vocalist

06-06-1926 - James Dukas - Portsmouth, OH

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

06-06-1927 - Alan Seymour - Fremantle, Australia

writer: “Swamp Creature”

06-06-1928 - Rodney D. Wingfield - London, England - d. 7-31-2007

author: “Frost at Christmas”

06-06-1931 - Lloyd Lindroth - d. 6-9-1994

harpist: “Unites States Army Band”

06-06-1932 - Billie Whitelaw - Coventry, Warwickshire, England

actor: Maddy Rooney “All That Fall”

06-06-1940 - Richard Paul - Los Angeles, CA - d. 12-25-1998

actor: “Empire of the Air”

06-07-1887 - Carmela Ponselle - Schenectady, NY - d. 6-13-1977

operatic mezzo-soprano: “The Metropolitan Opera”

06-07-1891 - Alois Havrilla - Pressov, Hungary - d. 12-7-1952

announcer: “Campbell Soup Orchestra”; “Jack Benny Program”

06-07-1893 - Lillian Althouse - d. 1-19-1979

saxophonist: KFI Los Angeles

06-07-1896 - Hope Summers - Mattoon, IL - d. 6-22-1979

actor: Clara “Girl Alone”

06-07-1897 - George Szell - Budapest, Austria-Hungary - d. 7-30-1970

orchestra leader: “NBC Symphony Orchestra”; “New York Philharmonic”

06-07-1897 - Mann Holiner - Brooklyn, NY - d. 10-29-1958

producer, director: “Baby Snooks Show”; “Frank Sinatra Show”; “Jubilee”

06-07-1903 - Glen Gray - Metamora, IL - d. 8-23-1963

bandleader: “Camel Caravan”

06-07-1903 - Joseph Kahn - NYC - d. 9-3-1998

pianist: “Voice of Firestone”; “Story of Mary Marlin”

06-07-1907 - Tom Slater - Parkersburg, WV - d. 11-18-1961

announcer: “Kitty Keen”; “Jack Berch Program”; “For Men Only”

06-07-1908 - Boris Goldovsky - Moscow, Russia - d. 2-15-2001

commentator: “Metropolitan Opera”

06-07-1908 - Clarence Straight - d. 6-21-1988

actor: Rags the Dog “Those We Love”

06-07-1909 - Jessica Tandy - London, England - d. 9-11-1994

actor: Liz Marriott “Marriage”; Mildred Rogers “Of Human Bondage”

06-07-1911 - Stanley Unwin - Pretoria, South Africa - d. 1-12-2002

sound engineer, commentator, actor: “Beyond Our Ken”

06-07-1913 - Tom Collins - Chicago, IL - d. 6-17-1973

actor: Chandu “Chandu the Magician”; Nicholas Lacey “One Man’s Family”

06-07-1917 - Dean Martin - Steubenville, OH - d. 12-25-1995

singer, comedian: “Martin and Lewis Show”

06-07-1917 - Kathleen Hite - d. 2-18-1989

writer: “Sam Spade”; “Escape”; “Gunsmoke”; “Rogers of the Gazette”; “Romamce”

06-07-1919 - Ray Scherer - Fort Wayne, IN - d. 7-1-2000

nbc white house correspondent: “News of the World”; “Army-McCarthy Hearings”

06-07-1924 - Dolores Gray - Chicago, IL - d. 6-26-2002

musical actor: “Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street”; “Jack Smith Show”

06-07-1926 - Dick Williams - Wall Lake, IA

singer: (The Williams Brothers) “Bing Crosby Show”

06-07-1933 - Herb Score - Rosedale, NY - d. 11-11-2008

baseball broadcaster: Cleveland Indians

06-08-1867 - Frank Lloyd Wright - Richland Center, WI - d. 4-9-1959

architect: “Bob Elson on Board the Century”

06-08-1877 - Ralph Locke - NYC - d. 11-28-1954

actor” Papa David Solomon “Life Can Be Beautiful”

06-08-1894 - Charles Frederick Lindsley - Higginsport, OH - d. 10-31-1960

judge: “Noah Webster Says”

06-08-1902 - Elliott Jacoby - NYC - d. 3-28-1977

composer, conductor: “Rudy Vallee Show”; “Maude’s Diary”

06-08-1905 - Ruth Bailey - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 9-30-1989

actor: “First Nighter”; “Kitty Keene, Inc.”; “Guiding Light”

06-08-1907 - Craig McDonnell - Buffalo, NY - d. 11-24-1956

actor: Dinty Moore “Bringing Up Father”; Jolly Rogers “Valiant Lady”

06-08-1907 - Roy Lockwood - Bristol, England - d. 4-25-2002

director: “Valiant Lady”

06-08-1908 - June Meredith - Chicago, IL

actor: Dorothy Wallace Webb “Attorney-at-Law”

06-08-1909 - Leland Frederick Cooley - Oakland, CA - d. 10-27-1998

writer, emcee: “Andre Kostelanetz Program”; “The Shadow”

06-08-1910 - John Campbell, Jr. - Newark, NJ - d. 6-11-1971

writer, host: “Beyond Tomorrow”; “Exploring Tomorrow”

06-08-1913 - Ray Morgan - d. 1-5-1975

announcer: “Counterspy”; “Gangbusters”; “Murder at Midnight”

06-08-1918 - Robert Carroll - North Carolina - d. 11-12-1994

actor: Inspector Mark Sabre “Molle Mystery Theatre”

06-08-1918 - Robert Preston - Newton Highlands, MA - d. 3-21-1987

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Eternal Light”; “Medicine USA”; “Silver Theatre”

06-08-1919 - Monte Hale - Ada, OK - d. 3-29-2009

singing cowboy: “All-Star Western Theatre”

06-08-1921 - Alexis Smith - Penticton, British Columbia, Canada - d. 6-9-1993

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Stars in the Air”; “Screen Guild Theatre”

06-08-1921 - Gordon McLendon - Paris, TX - d. 9-14-1986

Founder of the Liberty Radio Network

06-08-1927 - Jerry Stiller - NYC

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

06-08-1931 - Dana Wynter - Berlin, Germany - d. 5-5-2011

actor: “Black Museum”; “Lives of Harry Lime”

06-08-1933 - Joan Rivers - Brooklyn, NY

comedian: “Voices of Vista”

06-09-1890 - Leslie Banks - West Derby, England - d. 4-21-1952

actor: “Theatre of Romance”

06-09-1891 - Cole Porter - Peru, IN - d. 10-15-1964

composer: Theme for “My Friend Irma”

06-09-1896 - Tonio Selwart - Wartonberg, Bavaria - d. 11-2-2002

actor: “Secret Missions”

06-09-1900 - Fred Waring - Tyrone, PA - d. 7-29-1984

conductor: “Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians”; “Pleasure Time/Victory Tunes”

06-09-1903 - Marcia Davenport - NYC - d. 1-15-1996

auther: “Lux Radio Theatre”

06-09-1905 - Martha Boswell - Kansas City, MO - d. 7-2-1958

singer: (The Boswell Sisters) “The Boswell Sisters”; “Woodbury Soap Show”

06-09-1908 - Joe Biviano - d. 9-4-1992

accordionist: NBC Blue Network

06-09-1908 - Robert Cummings - Joplin, MO - d. 12-1-1990

actor: David Adair “Those We Love”; “Cavalcade of America”

06-09-1910 - George Bryan - NYC - d. 6-27-1969

announcer: “Helen Hayes Theatre”; “Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts”

06-09-1910 - Joseph Julian - St. Marys, PA - d. 3-11-1982

actor: Sandy Matson “Lorenzo Jones”; Archie Goodwin “Advs. of Nero Wolfe”

06-09-1912 - Don Forbes - Camrose, Alberta, Canada - d. 11-28-1995

newscaster, announcer: “The Richfield Reporter”; Ten-Two-Four Ranch”

06-09-1912 - Ingolf Dahl - Hamburg, Germany - d. 8-7-1970

conductor, pianist

06-09-1915 - Les Paul - Waukesha, WI - d. 8-13-2009

guitarist: “Les Paul and Mary Ford Show”; “Rhubarb Red”

06-09-1922 - George Axelrod - NYC - d. 6-21-2003

writer: “Midnight in Manhattan”; “Grand Ole Opry”

06-09-1926 - Mona Freeman - Baltimore, MD

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Suspense”

06-09-1929 - Louise Maheux-Forcier - Montreal, Canada

author: “Neiges et palmiers”

06-09-1929 - Nancy Ashbaugh - Rochester, NY

writer: “The Story of Bill Adams”

06-09-1934 - Dick Orkin - Williamsport, PA

comedian: “Chickenman”; “Tooth Fairy”

06-10-1889 - Sessue Hayakawa - Chiba, Japan - d. 11-23-1973

actor: Freelance NHK Tokyo, Japan

06-10-1891 - Al Dubin - Zurich, Switzerland - d. 2-11-1945

lyricist: “Mutual-Don Lee Dedicatory Program”

06-10-1895 - Hattie McDaniel - Wichita, KS - d. 10-26-1952

actor: Beulah “Beulah”; Mammy “Maxwell House Showboat”

06-10-1897 - Boris Kroyt - d. 11-15-1969

violinist: (Member of the Budapest String Quaratet) “Library of Congress Concert”

06-10-1898 - Dorothy Day - NYC - d. 7-24-1975

actor, writer: “The House Beside the Road”

06-10-1898 - Norman Brokenshire - Murcheson, Ontario, Canada - d. 5-4-1965

announcer: “Music That Satisfies”; “Theatre Guild On the Air”

06-10-1901 - Eric Maschwitz - King’s Norton, England - d. 10-27-1969

writer: “In Town Tonight”; “Good Night Vienna”

06-10-1901 - Fritz Loewe - Vienna, Austria - d. 2-14-1988

composer: “Mitch Miller Show”

06-10-1903 - Clyde Beatty - Bainbridge, OH - d. 7-19-1965

big game hunter: “The Clyde Beatty Show”

06-10-1903 - Ernest Chappell - Syracuse, NY - d. 7-4-1983

announcer: “Fabulous Dr. Tweedy”; “Quiet Please”; “Big Story”

06-10-1909 - Larry LeSueur - NYC - d. 2-5-2003

CBS news correspondent: “This Week in Europe”; “The World Today”

06-10-1910 - Charles O’Connor - Cambridge, MA - d. 3-17-1942

announcer: “Johnny Presents”; “Breezing Along”

06-10-1910 - Julie Haydon - Oak Park, IL - d. 12-24-1994

actor: “Suspense”; “Cavalcade of America”; “Theatre Guild On the Air”

06-10-1911 - Denes Agay - Kiskunfelegyhaza, Hungary - d. 1-24-2007

composer/conductor: “Guest Star”

06-10-1911 - Mary Lansing - Louisiana - d. 9-30-1988

actor: Betty Crane “The Greatest of These”; Julie Collins “The Guiding Light”

06-10-1916 - Bill Waddington - Lancashire, England - d. 9-9-2000

actor: “Ack-Ack, Beer Beer”

06-10-1917 - Meredith Edwards - Denbighshire, Wales - d. 2-8-1999

actor: “The Cruel Sea”

06-10-1918 - Barry Morse - London, England - d. 2-2-2008

actor: “Odyssey of Honor”; “George Orwell: A Radio Biography”

06-10-1919 - Hal Simms - Boston, MA - d. 7-2-2002

announcer: “The Steve Allen Show”; “Stop the Music!”

06-10-1920 - Anne Burr - Boston, MA - d. 2-1-2003

actor: Regina Rawlings “Backstage Wife”; “Nona Marsh “Wendy Warren and the News”

06-10-1921 - Chuck Thompson - Palmer, MA - d. 3-6-2005

sportscaster: Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Colts

06-10-1922 - Judy Garland - Grand Rapids, MN - d. 6-22-1969

singer, actor: Romantic Interest “The Hardy Family”; “Good News of 1938”

06-10-1926 - June Haver - Rock Island, IL - d. 7-4-2005

vocalist: (Fio Rito Orchestra) “Hollywood Hotel”

06-10-1926 - Lionel Jeffries - London, England - d. 2-19-2010

actor: “The Box of Delights”

06-10-1931 - Hal “Harlan” Stone - Whitestone, Long Island, NY - d. 2-21-2007

actor, author: Jughead Jones “Archie Andrews”; “Aw...Relax, Archie! Re-laxx!

06-11-1889 - Wesley Ruggles - Los Angeles, CA - d. 1-8-1972

film director: (Brother of Charlie) “Screen Guild Theatre”

06-11-1899 - Henry Biagini - d. 4-xx-1970

orchestra leader: WXYZ Detroit, Michigan

06-11-1900 - Lawrence Spivak - Brooklyn, NY - d. 3-9-1994

moderator, panelist: “Meet the Press”

06-11-1904 - Allen Roth - St. Louis, MO - d. 10-30-1972

conductor: “Broadway Matinee”; “So You Think You Know Music”

06-11-1905 - Alex Beller - Chicago, IL - d. 4-13-1997

violinist: Ben Pollack , Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Nelson Riddle

06-11-1905 - Harry Marble - Brownville, ME - d. 8-1-1982

newscaster: “CBS News of the World”; “The World Today”

06-11-1906 - Frank Woodruff - Columbia, SC - d. 9-16-1983

director: “Lux Radio Theatre”

06-11-1908 - Katherine Carrington - South or East Orange, NJ - d. 5-2-1953

vocalist: “Evening in Paris”

06-11-1910 - Jacques-Yves Cousteau - Saint Andrew, France - d. 6-25-1997

oceanographer: “The Space Story”

06-11-1911 - Long John Nebel - Chicago, IL - d. 4-10-1978

host: All-night talk show in NYC

06-11-1913 - Rise Stevens - NYC - d. 3-20-2013

singer: “Rise Stevens Show”; “Palmolive Beauty Box Theatre”

06-11-1914 - Dudley Manlove - Oakland, CA - d. 4-17-1996

announcer: “Candy Matson, YU2-8209”

06-11-1914 - Gerald Mohr - NYC - d. 11-9-1968

actor: Philip Marlowe “Advs. of Philip Marlowe”; Jacque Monet “Our Miss Brooks”

06-11-1918 - Jane Bryan - Los Angeles, CA - d. 4-8-2009

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Silver Theatre”

06-11-1919 - Richard Todd - Dublin, Ireland - d. 12-3-2009

singer: “Rinso-Spry Vaudeville Theatre”; “Your Hit Parade”

06-11-1920 - Hazel Scott - Port of Spain, Trinidad - d. 10-2-1981

singer, pianist: “Free World Theatre”; “New World A-Coming”

06-11-1920 - Robert Hutton - Kingston, NY - d. 8-7-1994

actor: “Proudly We Hail”; “NBC University Theatre”

06-11-1932 - Ed Bishop - Brooklyn, NY - d. 6-8-2005

disk jockey on Armed Forces Radio

06-11-1941 - Mike McManus - Springfield, OH

commentator: “Family News in Focus”

06-11-1948 - John Pilkington - Lancashire, England

writer: “Hurdles”

06-12-1884 - William Austin - Georgetown, British Guiana - d. 6-15-1975

actor: Professor of the English Department “Jack Oakie’s College”

06-12-1890 - Junius Matthews - Chicago, IL - d. 1-18-1978

actor: Grandpa Eph “David Harum”; Ling Wee “Gasoline Alley”

06-12-1893 - Evelyn Varden - Adair, Oklahoma Territory - d. 7-11-1958

actor: Dorothy Stewart “This is Nora Drake”; Mother Malone “Young Dr. Malone”

06-12-1893 - Mal Hallett - Boston, MA - d. 11-20-1952

bandleader: “Spotlight Bands”

06-12-1898 - Dick Hartman - Burlington, WV - d. 4-15-1962

country: (Tennessee Ramblers) “Crazy Water Crystals Barn Dance”

06-12-1901 - Ben Welden - Toledo, OH - d. 10-17-1997

character actor: “Family Theatre”; “Railroad Hour”; “Roy Rogers Show”

06-12-1902 - Al Donahue - Dorchester, MA - d. 2-20-1983

bandleader: “Al Donahue and His Orchestra”; “Matinee at Meadbrook”

06-12-1903 - Drue Leyton - Somers, WI - d. 2-8-1997

broadcast from Paris during WWII on “Voice of America”

06-12-1909 - Archie Bleyer - Corona, NY - d. 3-20-1989

conductor: “Arthur Godfrey Time”; “Casey, Crime Photographer”

06-12-1910 - Leon Carr - Allentown, PA - d. 3-27-1976

composer: “Voices of Vista”

06-12-1912 - Janet Fox - Chicago, IL - d. 4-22-2002

actor: “Cavalcade of America”; “The Big Story”

06-12-1914 - Herbert C. Kenny - d. 7-11-1992

singer: (Member of the Ink Spots) “The Four Ink Spots”; “Let’s Go Nightclubbing”

06-12-1914 - Sydna Scott - Chicago, IL - d. 6-23-1996

actor: “Luke Slaughter of Tombstone”

06-12-1914 - William Lundigan - Syracuse, NY - d. 12-20-1975

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; announcer in early radio

06-12-1915 - Priscilla Lane - Indianola, IA - d. 4-4-1995

singer: “Fred Waring Show”

06-12-1915 - Robert Forster - NYC - d. 11-15-2003

announcer: “CBS Radio Workshop”; Gangbusters”; Twenty-First Precinct”

06-12-1915 - Zeke Zarchy - NYC - d. 4-12-2009

lead trumpet: “Benny Goodman Band”; “Artie Show Band”

06-12-1916 - Ivan Tors - Budapest, Hungary - d. 6-4-1983

producer: “Bud’s Bandwagon”

06-12-1917 - Constance Ernst Bessie - NYC - d. 3-19-1985

producer: “Theatre U.S.A.”; “Voice of America”

06-12-1917 - Wendell Barcroft - d. 3-25-1974

newscaster: KGGM Albuquerque, New Mexico

06-12-1919 - Uta Hagen - Gottingen, Germany - d. 1-14-2004

actor: “Big Show”

06-12-1920 - Peter Jones - Wem, Shropshire, England - d. 4-10-2000

actor: narrator “Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”; “In All Directions”

06-12-1924 - Dave Parker - Fresno, CA

actor: Young Good Guys “Lone Ranger”; “Green Hornet”; “Challenge of the Yukon”

06-12-1924 - George Herbert Walker Bush - Milton, MA

u.s. president: Saturday morning presidential broadcasts

06-12-1924 - Howard E. Goldfuss - The Bronx, NY - d. 11-7-2007

judge: “Tell It to the Judge”

06-12-1926 - Bob Pfeiffer - Iowa - d. 4-22-2003

announcer: “Answer Please”; “The Bickersons”

06-12-1927 - Henry Slesar - Brooklyn, NY - d. 4-2-2002

writer: “Voice of the Army”; “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

06-12-1928 - Vic Damone - Brooklyn, NY

singer: “Saturday Night Serenade”; “Stars in Khaki ‘n’ Blue”

06-12-1941 - Chick Corea - Chelsea, MA

keyboardist: “White House Jazz Festival”; “Jazz Alive”

06-13-1873 - Jean Adair - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - d. 5-11-1953

actor: “Radio Guild”; “Theatre Guild On the Air”

06-13-1874 - Major Edward Bowes - San Francisco, CA - d. 6-13-1946

emcee: “Capitol Family”; “Original Amateur Hour”

06-13-1887 - Edward ‘Senator’ Ford - Brooklyn, NY - d. 1-27-1970

panelist: “Can You Top This”

06-13-1890 - Elmer Davis - Aurora, IN - d. 5-18-1958

newscaster: “Elmer Davis and the News”

06-13-1892 - Basil Rathbone - Johannesburg, South Africa - d. 7-21-1967

actor: Sherlock Holmes “Sherlock Holmes”; Inspector Burke “Scotland Yard’s Inspector Burke”

06-13-1893 - Dorothy L. Sayers - Oxford, England - d. 12-17-1957

writer: “He That Should Come: A Nativity Play”

06-13-1894 - Mark Van Doren - Hope, IL - d. 12-10-1972

pulitzer prize winning poet: “NBC University Theatre”; “Invitation to Learning”

06-13-1894 - Tay Garnett - Los Angeles, CA - d. 10-4-1977

film director: “Three Sheets to the Wind”; “Screen Director’s Playhouse”

06-13-1899 - Carlos Chavez - Mexico City, Mexico - d. 8-2-1978

composer, conductor: “Columbia Workshop”; “Sinfonia India”

06-13-1900 - Ian Hunter - Kenilworth, South Africa - d. 9-24-1975

actor: “Hollywood Hotel”; “U.S. Steel Hour”

06-13-1903 - Jack Fulton - Philipsburg, PA - d. 11-13-1993

singer: “Ben Bernie, The Old Maestro”; “The Kraft Music Hall”

06-13-1905 - Doc Cheatham - Nashville, TN - d. 6-2-1997

jazz trumpeter: “Benny Goodman and His Sextet/Orchestra”; “Benny Goodman Quintet”

06-13-1908 - Carl Eastman - NYC - d. 1-16-1970

actor: “Mrs. Miniver”; “Renfrew of the Mounted”

06-13-1909 - Anna Sosenko - NYC - d. 6-9-2000

friend and agent to Hildegard

06-13-1911 - Maurice Copeland - Rector, AR - d. 10-3-1985

actor: Augustus Pendelton “Ma Perkins”; “Curtain Time”; “Hall of Fantasy”

06-13-1912 - Sam Taylor - Chicago, IL - d. 5-26-2000

writer: “Tales ofWillie Piper”

06-13-1913 - Bob Bailey - Toeldo, OH - d. 8-13-1983

actor: Johnny Dollar “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”; George Valentine “Let George Do It”

06-13-1913 - Ralph Edwards - Merino, CO - d. 11-16-2005

host, announcer: “Truth or Consequences”; “This Is Your Life”; “Original Amateur Hour”

06-13-1916 - Mary Wickes - St. Louis, MO - d. 10-22-1995

actor: Louise “Meet Corliss Archer”; Irma Barker “Lorenzo Jones”

06-13-1917 - Elizabeth Reller - Richmond, IN - d. 9-29-1996

actor: Connie Barclay “Doc Barclay’s Daughters”

06-13-1917 - Philip L. Bodner - Waterbury, CT - d. 2-24-2008

saxophonist: Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey orchestras

06-13-1917 - Si Zentner - NYC - d. 2-6-2000

bandleader, trombonist: “Si Zentner and His Orchestra”; “Guard Session”

06-13-1920 - Ben Johnson - Pawnee, OK - d. 4-8-1996

actor: “Francis Burke for Attorney General”

06-13-1923 - Eric Greer Earley - Ireland

writer: “The Custodians”

06-13-1924 - Lee Millar - Oakland, CA - d. 9-21-1980

actor: Bob Regent “Chandu the Magician”; “On Stage”; “NBC Presents: Short Story”

06-13-1926 - Paul Lynde - Mount Vernon, OH - d. 1-10-1982

actor: had guestappearances on radio

06-13-1934 - Marianne Means -Sioux City, IA

commentator: “Spectrum”

06-13-1939 - Tom Cheek - Pensacola, FL - d. 10-9-2005

sports announcer: Original Toronto Blue Jays play-by-play

06-14-1884 - John McCormack - Athone, Ireland - d. 9-16-1945

singer: “The Atwater-Kent Hour”; “The Vince Program”

06-14-1891 - Elaine Sterne Carrington - NYC - d. 5-4-1958

creator-writer: “Pepper Young’s Family”; “Rosemary”; “When a Girl Marries”

06-14-1893 - Joe Forte - England - d. 3-11-1967

actor: Osgood Conklin “Our Miss Brooks”; Horowitz “Life with Luigi”

06-14-1894 - Benny Fields - Milwaukee, WI - d. 8-16-1959

actor: “The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air”

06-14-1894 - George Hall - Brooklyn, NY - d. 2-24-1959

orchestra leader: CBS network

06-14-1895 - Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards - Hannibal, MO - d. 7-17-1971

singer: Jiminy Cricket “Fun and Fancy Free”; “Cliff Edwards, Ukulele Ike”

06-14-1900 - June Walker - Chicago, IL - d. 2-3-1966

actor: (Mother of actor John Kerr) “The Rudy Vallee Show”

06-14-1901 - May Hogan Cambern - Fort Worth, TX - d. 6-25-1988

harpist on radio

06-14-1902 - Carl Esmond - Vienna, Austria-Hungary - d. 12-4-2004

actor: “Mayor of the Town”

06-14-1904 - Karena Shields - d. 9-27-1972

actor: Helen Gregory “Tarzan”

06-14-1905 - Wallace Deuel - d. 5-10-1974

author: “Information Please”

06-14-1906 - Gil Lamb - Minneapolis, MN - d. 11-2-1995

actor: Homer Clinker “The Rudy Vallee Show”

06-14-1906 - Patricia Brox - Winchester, KY - d. 8-27-1988

singer: (Brox Sisters) “A Tribute to Irving Berlin

06-14-1907 - Nappy Lamare - New Orleans, LA - d. 5-19-1988

jazz guitarist: “The Bob Crosby Show”

06-14-1908 - John Scott Trotter - Charlotte, NC - d. 10-29-1975

conductor: “Kraft Music Hall”; “Philco Radio Time”

06-14-1909 - Burl Ives - Hunt Township, IL - d. 4-14-1995

singer: “Columbia County Journal”; “Radio Reader’s Digest”

06-14-1911 - Dan Pursuit - d. 12-25-1999

author: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy”

06-14-1912 - Peggy Ann Wood - Chiswick, England - d. 5-30-1998

actor: “The Cleverest Man at Oxford”

06-14-1913 - Stanley Black - London, England - d. 11-26-2002

conductor: BBC Dance Orchestra

06-14-1914 - Loretta Lee, New Orleans, LA

band vocalist: “Your Hit Parade”; “Hollywood Hotel”

06-14-1914 - Nat Polen - NYC - d. 5-3-1981

actor: Edward McCormick “Indictment” “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

06-14-1915 - Kay Sutton - Irvington, NJ - d. 3-1-1988

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

06-14-1917 - Paul Monash - NYC - d. 1-14-2003

writer: “Molle Mystery Theatre”

06-14-1918 - Jon Arthur - New Kensington, PA - d. 2-24-1982

actor: “Big Jon and Sparkie”; “No School Today”

06-14-1919 - Gene Barry - NYC - d. 12-9-2009

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

06-14-1919 - Sam Wanamaker - Chicago, IL - d. 12-18-1993

actor: Ellis Smith “The Guiding Light”; “Lone Journey”

06-14-1921 - Martha Greenhouse - Omaha, NB - d. 1-5-2013

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”; “The Couple Next Door”; “Suspense”

06-14-1924 - Jack Jones - El Paso, TX

writer: “Jason and the Golden Fleece”

06-14-1925 - George Draper Lewis - d. 1-4-1998

writer: “The Camel Caravan”

06-14-1926 - Dorothy McGuire - Omaha, NE - d. 9-13-2001

actor: “Hotpoint Holiday Hour”; “Theatre Guild on the Air”

06-14-1929 - Cy Coleman - NYC - d. 11-18-2004

jazz pianist, composer: “Cy Coleman at the Piano”; “Voices of Vista”

06-14-1930 - David Leeson - d. 2-25-1971

writer: “Young Doctor Malone”

06-15-1843 - Edvard Grieg - Bergen Norway - d. 9-4-1907

composer: Some of his compositions used as themes

06-15-1861 - Ernestine Schumann-Heink - Prague, Czechoslovkia - d. 11-17-1936

singer: “Enna Jettick Melodies”; “Hoover Sentinels Serenade”

06-15-1872 - Johanna Gadski - Anclam, Poland - d. 2-23-1932

operatic singer: WJZ New York City

06-15-1891 - Mento Everitt - Lakeview, MI - d. 4-22-1952

actor: Jenny Peabody “Jenny Peabody”

06-15-1894 - Leo Cleary - Massachusetts - d. 4-11-1955

actor: Bailiff “His Honor, the Barber”

06-15-1894 - Robert Russell Bennett - Kansas City, MO - d. 8-19-1981

compser: “Symphony in D for the Dodgers”; “Project Twenty”

06-15-1895 - Morty Howard - Brooklyn, NY - d. 2-15-1970

pianist: “The Moylan Sisters”; “Rocking Horse Rhythms”

06-15-1905 - James Robertson Justice - Wigtown, Scotland - d. 7-2-1975

actor: “Star Bill”

06-15-1909 - Joe DeSantis - NYC - d. 8-30-1989

actor: Jim Scott “Under Arrest”; “This Is Nora Drake”

06-15-1909 - Mickey Katz - Cleveland, OH - d. 4-30-1985

clarinetist: (Father of Joel Grey) “Here’s to Veterans”

06-15-1910 - David Rose - London, England - d. 8-23-1990

conductor: “Red Skelton Show”; “David Rose Show”; “Bold Venture”

06-15-1918 - Grace McDonald - Boston, MA - d. 10-30-1999

actor: “Treasury Star Parade”; “Hollywood Personals”

06-15-1918 - Hal Roach, Jr. - Los Angeles, CA - d. 3-29-1972

producer, director: “My Little Margie”

06-15-1918 - Michael Dunn - NYC

singer: “This Is Fort Dix”

06-15-1918 - Richard Derr - Norristown, PA - d. 5-8-1992

actor: “Crime Does Not Pay”

06-15-1919 - Alvin Boretz - NYC - d. 7-22-2010

writer: “American School of the Air”; “The Big Story”; “Treasury Salute”

06-15-1921 - Erroll Garner - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 1-2-1977

jazz muscian: “Jubilee”; “Command Performance”; “Arthur Godfrey Show”

06-15-1921 - Lucille Norman - Lincoln, NE - d. 4-1-1998

singer: “Time, the Place and the Tune”; “Railroad Hour”

06-15-1929 - Nigel Pickering - Pontiac, MO - d. 5-5-2011

guitarist” “The Midwesternaires”

06-15-1947 - Paul Walters - Wheathampstead., England - d. 10-21-2006

producer: “”Wake Up with Wogan”

06-16-1885 - Tom Howard - County Tyrone, Ireland - d. 2-27-1955

comedian: “It Pays to Be Ignorant”; “Sunday Night Party”

06-16-1890 - Bertha Brainard - South Orange, NJ - d. 6-11-1946

manager of the commercial program division of NBC in 1937

06-16-1890 - Stan Laurel - Ulverston, England - d. 2-23-1965

comedian: “Ruth Lyons Show”

06-16-1892 - Al Llewelyn - d. 4-6-1964

comedian, singer: (Brad and Al) Heard over CBS and NBC

06-16-1895 - Murray Leinster - Norfolk, VA - d. 6-8-1975

writer: “Dimension X”

06-16-1898 - Harold McClinton - d. 6-29-1977

producer: “This Is War”

06-16-1899 - Frank X. Capano - Philadelphia, PA - d. 2-10-1956

singer and program director

06-16-1899 - Helen Traubel - St. Louis, MO - d. 7-28-1972

singer: “Grand Ole Opry”; “Telephone Hour”; “Jimmy Durante Show”

06-16-1903 - Louis Raderman - d. 10-30-1974

musician: “The Ipana Troubadors”

06-16-1903 - Ona Munson - Portland, OR - d. 2-11-1955

actor: Lorelei Kilbourne “Big Town”

06-16-1907 - Jack Albertson - Malden, MA - d. 11-25-1981

actor: “Milton Berle Show”; “Phil Harris/Alice Faye Show”; “Cavalcade of America”

06-16-1907 - Joan Winters - Dayton, OH - d. 1-1-2001

actor: Alice Ames “Girl Alone”; Sylvia Bertram “Road of Life”

06-16-1907 - Stuart Allen - NYC - d. 10-xx-1978

baritone: (Richard Himber Orchestra) “The Monday Night Show”

06-16-1908 - Grace Albert - d. 4-9-2003

singer: “The Honeymooners”; “Time Out”; “Cavalcade of America”

06-16-1912 - Ilona Massey - Budapest, Hungary - d. 8-20-1974

actor: Mata Hari-style operative in World War II “Top Secret”; “Screen Guild Theatre”

06-16-1914 - Edward Gruskin - d. 11-15-2005

writer: “Nick Carter, Master Detective”; “Rendezvous in Paris”

06-16-1916 - Stanley Niss - Illinois - d. 7-21-1969

writer, director: “Counterspy”; “Gang Busters”; “Twenty-First Precinct”

06-16-1919 - Al Viola - Brooklyn, NY - d. 2-21-2007

guitarist: “Elgin Thanksgiving Day Greeting to America”

06-16-1919 - Mason Jones - Hamilton, NY - d. 2-18-2009

horn player: Philadelphia Orchestra

06-16-1920 - Amy Sedell - NYC

actor: “Pretty Kitty Kelly”; “Gangbusters”; “Big Sister”

06-16-1924 - Ernie Johnson - Brattleboro, VT - d. 8-12-2011

baseball commentator for the Atlanta Braves nee Milwaukee Braves

06-16-1958 - Mark Lewisohn - London, England

radio news administrator: “The Beeb’s Lost Beetle Tapes”

06-17-1874 - Robert Boice Carson - Rossville, IN - d. 8-22-1941

director of the Apollo Orchestra on KVOO Tulsa, Oklahoma

06-17-1877 - Charles Coburn - Savannah, GA - d. 8-30-1961

actor: “Roses and Drums”; “Song of Liberty”

06-17-1882 - Igor Stravinsky - Oranienbaum, Russia - d. 4-6-1971

composer: “Columbia Work Shop”; “New York Philharmonic”

06-17-1894 - Harold Levey - NYC - d. 6-18-1967

composer, conductor: “Theatre Guild on the Air”

06-17-1897 - Vivian Duncan - Los Angeles, CA - d. 9-19-1986

singer: (Topsy and Eva) “Wireless Vaudeville”

06-17-1899 - Benny Krueger - Newark, NJ - d. 4-29-1967

bandleader: “The Rudy Vallee Show”; “Side Walk Cafe”

06-17-1904 - Ralph Bellamy - Chicago, IL - d. 11-29-1991

actor: “These Are Our Men”

06-17-1905 - Anne Teeman - New York - d. 8-18-1991

actor: Sally Gibson “The Gibson Family”; Joyce “The Goldbergs”

06-17-1905 - Frank Cunkle - Ft. Smith, AR - d. 2-4-1986

arranger: “The Fred Waring Show”

06-17-1910 - Red Foley - Blue Lick, KY - d. 9-19-1968

singer: “National Barn Dance”; “Grand Ole Opry”; “Red Foley Show”

06-17-1913 - Bob Allen - Allendale, OH - d. 4-24-1989

singer: (Hal Kemp Band) “Phil Baker Show”; “Calling America”

06-17-1914 - John Hersey - Tientsin, China - d. 3-24-1993

author: “Bell for Adano”; “Hiroshima”

06-17-1916 - Terry Gilkyson - Mont Clare, PA - d. 10-15-1999

singer, songwriter: “Solitary Singer”; “America Sings”; “Here’s to Veterans”

06-17-1919 - Beryl Reid - Hereford, England - d. 10-13-1996

actor: Monica “Educating Archie”

06-17-1919 - Gene De Paul - NYC - d. 2-27-1988

composer, arranger, pianist: “Bud’s Bandwagon”

06-17-1920 - Aaron “Red” Doff - Washington, D. C. - d. 6-13-1997

actor: “Uncle Whoa Bill”

06-17-1921 - Ben Morris - Oklahoma City, OK - d. 8-18-1982

actor: Pat Novak “Pat Novak for Hire”

06-17-1921 - Earl Hammond - NYC - d. 5-19-2002

actor: “Coounterspy”; “Martin Kane, Private Eye”

06-17-1921 - Tony Scott - Morristown, NJ - d. 3-28-2007

jazz clarinetist: American Armed Forces Radio

06-17-1922 - Jerry Fielding - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 2-17-1980

conductor: “Hardy Family”; “Jack Paar Show”; “You Bet Your Life”

06-17-1923 - Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch - Wausau, WI - d. 1-28-2004

pro football hall of fame, host: “Elroy Hirsch Sports Show”; “Touchdown Tips”

06-17-1924 - Sir Edward Downes - Birmingham, England - d. 7-10-2009

conductor: “BBC Philharmonic”; “Netherlands Radio Philharmonic”

06-18-1885 - Ernie Adams - San Francisco, CA - d. 11-26-1947

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

06-18-1893 - Gladys Gooding - Macon, MO - d. 11-18-1963

organist, singer: organist at Madison Square Garden

06-18-1895 - Castro Darazo - San Jose, Costa Rica - d. 12-28-1981

conductor: “Strand Theatre Concert Orchestra” WSMB New Orleans, Louisiana

06-18-1897 - Alan MacAteer - d. 6-26-1986

actor: Pop, the stage doorman “Backstage Wife”

06-18-1897 - Henry Wadsworth - Maysville, KY - d. 12-5-1974

actor: Alabama Randall “Jane Arden”

06-18-1898 - Carleton Hobbs - Farnborough, England - d. 7-31-1978

actor: Sherlock Holmes “Saturday Night Theatre, Children’s Hour”

06-18-1898 - Francis ‘Dink’ Trout - Beardstown, IL - d. 3-26-1950

actor: Waldo Binney “Life of Riley”; Mr. Anderson “A Day in the Life of Dennis Day”

06-18-1901 - Jimmy Dale - The Bronx, NY - d. 12-17-1982

pianist, arranger: “Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra”

06-18-1902 - Tom Breneman - Waynesboro, PA - d. 4-28-1948

emcee: “Breakfast at Sardi’s/in Hollywood”; “My Secret Ambition”

06-18-1903 - Jeanette MacDonald - Philadelphia, PA - d. 1-14-1965

singer: “Nobody’s Children”; “Vicks Open House”; “Campbell Playhouse”

06-18-1904 - Keye Luke - Canton, China - d. 1-12-1991

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Image Minorities”

06-18-1906 - Kay Kyser - Rocky Mt., NC - d. 7-23-1985

bandleader, emcee: (The Old Perfessor) “Kollege of Musical Knowledge”

06-18-1906 - Ray Bauduc - New Orleans, LA - d. 1-8-1988

drummer, composer: “The Bob Crosby Show”

06-18-1908 - Clayton “Bud” Collyer - NYC - d. 9-8-1969

actor, announcer: Clark Kent/Superman “Advs. of Superman”; “Cavalcade of America”

06-18-1908 - Elmore Vincent - Amarillo, X - d. 3-27-2000

actor: Phineas Peabody “Lum and Abner”

06-18-1910 - Betty Mandeville - Minneapolis, MN - d. 6-14-2001

producer, director: “The FBI in Peace and War”; “Take It or Leave It”

06-18-1910 - Dick Foran - Flemington, NJ - d. 8-10-1979

singer: (The Singing Cowboy) ”George Burns and Gracie Allen Show”

06-18-1910 - Ray McKinley - Fort Worth, TX - d. 5-7-1995

bandleader, vocalist: Co-leader of the Glen Miller Band

06-18-1910 - Russ Hodges - Dayton, TN - d. 4-19-1971

sportscaster: “Giants win the pennant, Giants win the pennant, Giants win the pennant”

06-18-1911 - Babe Russin - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 8-4-1984

tenor sax: “The Ipana Troubadors”

06-18-1913 - Harold Alberghini - d. 7-16-1993

disk jockey and newscaster: Maine

06-18-1913 - Johnnie Neblett - Mississippi - d. 9-15-1946

announcer: “Bargain Counter”; “Tin Pan Alley”

06-18-1913 - Sammy Cahn - NYC - d. 1-15-1993

lyricist: “You Bet Your Life”; “Cue Magazine Salutes ASCAP”; “Monitor”

06-18-1914 - E.G. Marshall - Owatonna, MN - d. 8-25-1998

narrator: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

06-18-1917 - Bill Nimmo - Cincinnati, OH - d. 2-22-2011

commercal spokesperson: Bill the Bartender “Pabst Blue Ribbon Bouts”

06-18-1917 - Richard Boone - Los Angeles, CA - d. 1-10-1981

actor: “Dragnet”

06-18-1917 - Ross Elliott - The Bronx, NY - d. 8-12-1999

actor: “Mercury Theatre”

06-18-1919 - Ed Simmons - d. 5-18-1998

writer, director: “The Martin and Lewis Show”; “The Quiz Kids”

06-18-1919 - Mel Brandt - Brooklyn, NY - d. 3-14-2008

announcer: “Advs. of Frank Merriwell”

06-18-1920 - Ian Carmichael - Hull, Yorkshire, England - d. 2-5-2010

actor: Lord Peter Wimsey “Five Red Herrings” and other Sayers stories

06-18-1922 - Buck Page - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 8-21-2006

guitarist: (Riders of the Purple Sage) “The Roy Rogers Show”

06-18-1925 - Bob Arthur - Aberdeen, WA - d. 10-1-2008

actor: “The Bob Arthur Show”

06-18-1938 - Don “Sugarcane” Harris - Pasadena, CA - d. 11-27-1999

rock violinist: (Squires) “Stars for Defense”

06-18-1942 - Paul McCartney - Liverpool, England

singer: (The Beatles) “Here We Go Again”

06-19-1863 - William A. Brady - San Francisco, CA - d. 1-6-1950

theatrical producer: heard twice weekly on CBS during 1934-1935

06-19-1865 - May Whitty - Liverpool, England - d. 5-29-1948

actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”

06-19-1891 - Mishel Piastro - Kertz, Russia - d. 4-10-1970

violinist, conductor: “Longines Symphonette”; “General Motors Concerts”

06-19-1893 - Frank Banyard - d. 6-4-1971

baritone: WOR Newark, New Jersey

06-19-1894 - Emil Coleman - Odessa, Russia - d. 1-26-1965

orchestra leader: “Penthouse Party”; “Gulf Headliners”

06-19-1897 - Moe Howard - Brooklyn, NY - d. 5-4-1975

original stooge: (Three Stooges) “Whatever Became of . . . .?”

06-19-1899 - Francis Drake “Pat” Ballard - d. 10-26-1960

writer of radio scripts in Troy, Pennsylvania

06-19-1901 - Frederic Tozere - d. 8-5-1972

actor: Stephen Dallas “Stella Dallas”

06-19-1902 - Ed Thorgerson - Elizabeth, NJ - d. 12-22-1997

announcer/sportscaster: “A&P Gypsies”; “The Elgin Football Revue”

06-19-1902 - Guy Lombardo - London, Canada - d. 11-5-1977

bandleader: (The Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven) “Lombardoland USA”

06-19-1903 - Lou Gehrig - NYC - d. 6-2-1941

baseball iron man: “Lux Radio Theatre”

06-19-1908 - Mildred Natwick - Baltimore, MD - d. 10-25-1994

actor: “Starring Boris Karloff”; “Best Plays”; “Campbell Playhouse”

06-19-1909 - Maurice Zimm - Waterloo, IA - d. 11-17-2005

writer: “The Man Who Sang”

06-19-1910 - Virginia Payne - Cincinnati, OH - d. 2-10-1977

actor: Ma Perkins “Ma Perkins”; Kerry Carter “Carters of Elm Street”

06-19-1912 - Jerry Jerome - Brooklyn, NY - d. 11-17-2001

musician: “Eileen Barton Show”; “Mirth and Madness”

06-19-1912 - Martin Gabel - Philadelphia, PA - d. 5-22-1986

actor: John Wayne “Big Sister”; Gregory Hood “Casebook of Gregory Hood”

06-19-1915 - Pat Buttram - Addison, AL - d. 1-8-1994

actor: (Sage of Winston County) “National Barn Dance”

06-19-1917 - Robert Karnes - Kentucky - d. 12-4-1979

announcer: Started his career in his native Kentucky

06-19-1919 - E. S. Madden - Melbourne, Australia

author: Wrote for radio in his native Australia

06-19-1919 - Louis Jourdan - Marseilles, France

actor: “Hallmark Playhouse”; “Screen Guild Theatre”; “U. S. Steel Hour”

06-19-1919 - Pauline Kael - Sonoma County, CA - d. 9-3-2001

film critic: Broadcast for Pacifica radio station

06-19-1920 - Johnny Douglas - London, England - d. 4-20-2003

host: “In the Still of the Night”

06-19-1921 - Buddy Brees - NYC - d. 10-30-1994

singer: “Art Mooney and his Orchestra”; “Bob Chester and his Orchestra”

06-19-1921 - Vernon Jarrett - Saulsbury, TN - d. 5-23-2004

host: “The Vernon Jarrett Report”

06-19-1922 - Gwen Davies - NYC

actor: “Advs. of Helen and Mary”; “Let’s Pretend”

06-19-1923 - Estelle Levy - NYC

actor, singer: “Grand Central Station”; “Rudy Vallee Show”

06-19-1925 - Charlie Drake - South London, England - d. 12-24-2006

comedian: “Jigsaw”

06-19-1925 - Robert Barager - d. 4-17-2004

disk jockey: WNBZ Saranac Lake, New York

06-19-1928 - Barry Took - London, England - d. 3-31-2002

writer, comedian: “Round the Horne”; “We’re In Business”

06-19-1928 - Nancy Marchand - Buffalo, NY - d. 6-18-2000

actor: “Cavalcade of America”; “A Private Space”

06-19-1932 - Pier Angeli - Cagliaru, Saradinia - d. 9-10-1971

actor: “Louella Parsons Show”

06-20-1876 - Raymond Ditmars - New Jersey - d. 5-12-1942

curator bronx zoo: “Adventures in Reading”

06-20-1890 - Effie Palmer - Albany, NY - d. 8-19-1942

actor: Jean Evans “Lonely Woman”; Dodie Black “Scattergood Baines”

06-20-1892 - Katherin Prescott Bemis - d. 5-xx-1974

singer: KOA Denver, Colorado

06-20-1893 - Edwin Wolfe - d. 9-23-1983

actor: Curt Bradley “Pepper Young’s Family”

06-20-1897 - Bob Howard - W. Newton, MA - d. 12-4-1986

pianist-singer: “Calsodent Presents Bob Howard”; “Sing It Again”

06-20-1905 - Lillian Hellman - New Orleans, LA - d. 6-30-1984

author: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Screen Guild Theatre”

06-20-1905 - Matt Crowley - New Haven, CT - d. 3-7-1983

actor: Mark Trail “Mark Trail”; Buck Rogers “Buck Rogers”

06-20-1909 - Errol Flynn - Hobart, Tasmania - d. 10-14-1959

actor: Christopher Casanova “Modern Adventures of Casanova”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

06-20-1911 - Edward Eager - Toledo, OH - d. 10-23-1964

writer: “Jane Pickens Show”

06-20-1911 - Gail Patrick - Birmingham, AL - d. 7-6-1980

actor: “The Dreft Star Playhouse”

06-20-1913 - Al Gallodoro - Birmingham, AL - d. 10-4-2008

jazz saxophonist: “The Paul Whiteman Show”; “The Henry Morgan Show”

06-20-1924 - Audie Murphy - Kingston, TX - d. 5-28-1971

world war II hero, actor: “Cavalcade of America”

06-20-1924 - Billie Lou Watt - St. Louis, MO - d. 9-7-2001

actor: “Land of the Free”; “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

06-20-1924 - Chet Atkins - Luttrell, TN - d. 6-30-2001

guitarist: “Boone County Neighbors”; “Grand Ole Opry”

06-20-1931 - Martin Landau - Brooklyn, NY

actor: “No Love Lost”

06-20-1948 - Tess Brady - Adelaide, Australia

writer: “Anthony”

06-21-1880 - Mary Young - d. 6-23-1971

actor: Lily “Arnold Grimm’s Daughter”

06-21-1882 - William Afsprung - d. 1-15-1976

reader: WLW Cincinnati, Ohio

06-21-1895 - Saul B. Arenson - Lincoln, NE - d. 6-11-1954

lecturer on scientific topics on WLW Cincinnati, Ohio

06-21-1900 - Jack Arthur - Brooklyn, NY - d. 10-1-1980

singer, emcee: “Echoes of New York”; “Family Time”; “Jack Arthur Show”

06-21-1907 - Charles ‘Bud’ Dant - Washington, IN - d. 10-31-1999

music: “A Day in the Life of Dennis Day”; “Glamour Manor”

06-21-1909 - Ted Sherdeman - d. 8-22-1987

producer, director, writer: “Latitude Zero”; “Sad Sack”; “Sears Radio Theatre”

06-21-1910 - Clive Sansom - London, England - d. 3-29-1981

writer: “The Pardoner’s Tale”

06-21-1910 - Montie Montana - Wolf Point, MT - d. 5-20-1998

actor, periennial Rose Parade participant: “All-Star Western Theatre”

06-21-1911 - Irving Fein - Brooklyn, NY - d. 8-10-2012

producer: “Jack Benny Program”

06-21-1911 - Wonderful Smith - Arkadelphia, AR - d. 8-28-2008

comedian: “Red Skelton Show”

06-21-1912 - Mary McCarthy - Seattle, WA - d. 10-25-1989

novelist: “Guest Star Time”

06-21-1916 - Al Brown - Philadelphia, PA - d. 4-12-1989

actor: Og “Og, Son of Fire”

06-21-1921 - Jane Russell - Bemidji, MN - d. 2-28-2011

actor: “Screen Director’s Playhouse”; “The Bob Hope Show”

06-21-1921 - Joan Tetzel - NYC - d. 10-31-1977

actor: Sylvia Field “When a Girl Marries”; Jane Brown “The Goldbergs”

06-21-1921 - Judy Holliday - NYC - d. 6-7-1965

actor: “Big Show”

06-21-1921 - Owen Weingott - Sydney, Australia - d. 10-12-2002

actor: Hercule Poirot “Hercule Peroit”; “Portia Faces Life”

06-21-1922 - Wade Denning - Albermarle, NC - d. 9-17-2007

composer, arranger: “Let’s Go On With the Show”

06-21-1925 - Byron Palmer - Los Angeles, CA - d. 9-30-2009

actor: “Plays for Americans”

06-21-1925 - Desmond Briscoe - Birkenhead, England - d. 12-7-2006

sound technician and effects cooridinator for the BBC Radio

06-21-1925 - Maureen Stapleton - Troy, NY - d. 3-13-2006

actor: “Best Plays”

06-21-1926 - Margaret Potter - Harrow, England - d. 8-26-1998

writer: “Hindleford”; “The Waiting Game”

06-21-1926 - Merle Harmon - Salem IL - d. 4-15-2009

sportscaster: Milwaukee Braves, Milwauke Brewers, Minnesota Twins

06-21-1928 - Rudy Wissler - d. 1-11-2007

actor,singer: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”

06-21-1932 - O. C. Smith - Mansfield, LA - d. 11-23-2001

singer: “Voices of Vista”

06-21-1940 - Mariette Hartley - Weston, CT

actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”

06-22-1887 - Julian Huxley - London, England - d. 2-14-1975

film director: “Information Please”

06-22-1901 - Charlie Agnew - Illinois - d. 10-22-1978

bandleader: “Yeast Foam Program”; “Armandes Face Cream Program”

06-22-1901 - Jack Whiting - Philadelphia, PA - d. 2-15-1961

singer: “MGM Radio Club”

06-22-1901 - Phil Duey - Macy, IN - d. 4-7-1982

singer: “Lucky Strike Dance Orchestra”; “Leo Reisman Orchestra”; “Happy Bakers”

06-22-1903 - Ben Pollack - Chicago, IL - d. 6-7-1971

bandleader: Bib band remotes - became the Bob Crosby Orchestra

06-22-1903 - Glenhall Taylor - d. 12-28-1997

producer, director: “Blondie”; “Sherlock Holmes”; “Dinah Shore Show”; “Ozzie and Harriett”

06-22-1906 - Billy Wilder - Sucha, Austria-Hungary - d. 3-27-2002

screenwriter, film director: “Lady Esther Screen Guild Theatre”; “Lux Radio Theatre”

06-22-1907 - Mike Todd - Minneapolis, MN - d. 3-22-1958

film producer: “Closing the New York World’s Fair”

06-22-1909 - Milton Kaye - Brooklyn, NY - d. 8-14-2006

pianist/arranger: “Roger Kilgore, Public Defender”; “Under Arrest”

06-22-1912 - June Carroll - Detroit, MI - d. 5-16-2004

composer: “New Faces of 1948”

06-22-1914 - Lem Davis - Tampa, FL - d. 1-5-2002

saxophonist, clarinetist: “Jubilee”

06-22-1915 - Robert Soderberg - Ohio - d. 4-9-1996

writer: “Junior Miss”

06-22-1916 - John Craven - NYC - d. 11-24-1995

actor: “Campbell Playhouse”; “Star Spangeled Theatre”

06-22-1916 - Johnny Jacobs - Milwaukee, WI - d. 2-8-1982

announcer: “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”; “Frontier Gentleman”; “Granby’s Green Acres”

06-22-1918 - Julian Anthony - d. 6-xx-1984

newscaster: “News of Tomorrow”

06-22-1919 - Gower Champion - Geneva, IL - d. 8-25-1980

choreographer: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Guest Star”

06-22-1920 - Paul Frees - Chicago, IL - d. 11-2-1986

actor: Jethro Dumont/Green Lama “Green Lama”; Robert Aladdin “Mr. Aladdin”

06-22-1922 - Joe Siracuso - Cleveland, OH - d. 9-5-1997

drummer: “The Spike Jones Show”

06-22-1925 - Basil Beardsley - d. 12-3-1991

disk jockey: WJER Dover, Ohio

06-22-1930 - Roy Drusky - Atlanta, GA - d. 9-24-2004

singer: “Grand Ole Opry”

06-22-1932 - Prunella Scales - Sutton Abinger, Surrey, England

actor: Sybil Fawlty “Fawlty Towers”; Sarah France “After Henry”

06-22-1941 - Ed Bradley - Philadelphia, PA - d. 11-9-2006

newscaster: WBCS New York, New York

06-22-1949 - Meryl Streep - Summit, NJ

actor. “Earplay”

06-23-1876 - Irvin S. Cobb - Paducah, KY - d. 3-10-1944

humorist: “Gulf Show”; “Paducah Plantation”

06-23-1884 - Marley R. Sherris - Toronto, Canada - d. 7-2-1956

announcer: “Midweek Hymn Sing”; “National Vespers”

06-23-1889 - Kajetan Attl - d. 2-13-1976

harpist: KPO, San Francisco, California

06-23-1894 - King Edward VIII - Richmond Park, England - d. 5-28-1972

king, ex-king, duke: Abdication Speech for the “woman” he loved

06-23-1894 - Laurie York Erskine - England - d. 11-30-1976

author: “Renfrew of the Mounted”; “Adventure Story”; “National Children’s Week”

06-23-1895 - Pick Malone - nr. Dallas, TX - d. 1-22-1962

comedian: ”Show Boat”; “Chesterfield Supper Club”

06-23-1905 - Mary Livingstone (Sadye Marks) - Seattle, WA - d. 6-30-1983

comedian: (wife of Jack Benny) “Jack Benny Program”

06-23-1907 - Eddie Pola - NYC - d. 11-3-1995

director: “Blondie”

06-23-1908 - Erik Barnouw - The Netherlands - d. 7-19-2001

radio historian/author: “A Tower of Babel”; “The Golden Web”; “The Image Empire”

06-23-1910 - Edward P. Morgan - Walla Walla, WA - d. 1-27-1993

newscaster: “News and Commentary”

06-23-1910 - Milt Hinton - Vicksburg, MS - d. 12-19-2000

jazz bassist: “Town Hall Con