Today in History for 28th September 2021

Historical Events

1920 – 8 White Sox indicted, threw 1919 World Series (Black Sox scandal)
1953 – “Juvenile Jury” TV Children’s last airs on NBC, moved to CBS
1958 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 – “Doctor Kildare” debuts on NBC-TV
1962 – The last airing of “The Tonight Show” prior to Johnny Carson becoming host airs on NBC-TV
1997 – St Louis Cardinals Mark McGwire hits his 58th HR of 1997 (34 with Oak A’s)

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Famous Birthdays

1605 – Ismaël Bullialdus, French astronomer (Astronomia Philolaica) and mathematician, born in Loudun, Vienne, France (d. 1694)
1855 – Thomas Frederick Tout, British historian (Manchester school of historiography), born in London, England (d. 1929)
1924 – Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (8½, La Dolce Vita; Dark Eyes, The Pizza Triangle), born in Fontana Liri, Lazio, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1996)
1945 – Conny Van Dyke, Nassawadox Va, actress (Framed, Hell’s Angels ’69)
1947 – Gillian Rose, philosopher/writer
1975 – Karan Ashley Jackson, Odessa Tx, actress (Aisha-Mighty Power Rangers)

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Famous Deaths

1618 – Gilles van Ledenberg, sec of Utrecht States (1588-1618), suicide at 68
1702 – Robert Spencer 2nd earl of Sunderland, Engl PM (1687-88), dies at 61
1815 – Nicolas Desmarest, French geologist and geographer (Volcanos), dies at 90
1959 – Vincent Richards, American tennis player (US Pro C’ships 1927-28, 30, 33), dies of a heart attack at 56
1994 – Warwick Hutton, artist, dies at 55
2017 – Vann Molyvann, Cambodian architect (New Khmer architecture), dies at 90

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