On This Day … 30 November [2022]

People (Births) Michael Gwynn Michael Gwynn (30 November 1916 to 29 January 1976) was an English actor. He attended Mayfield College near Mayfield, Sussex. During the Second World War he served in East Africa as a major and was adjutant to the 2nd (Nyasaland) Battalion of the King’s African Rifles. Gwynn is perhaps best remembered… Read More

On This Day … 27 November [2022]

People (Births) People (Deaths) William Fichtner William Edward Fichtner (born 27 November 1956) is an American actor. He is known for his television roles as Sheriff Tom Underlay on Invasion, Alexander Mahone on Prison Break, Carl Hickman on Crossing Lines, and Adam Janikowski on Mom. His film appearances include Heat, Contact, Armageddon, The Perfect Storm,… Read More

On This Day … 25 November [2022]

People (Births) John Larrroquette John Bernard Larroquette (born 25 November 1947) is an American actor. He is known for his starring roles in the NBC military drama series Baa Baa Black Sheep (1976-1978), the NBC sitcom Night Court (1984-1992; for which he received four consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy… Read More

On This Day … 03 November [2022]

People (Births) Charles Bronson Charles Bronson (born Charles Dennis Buchinsky; 03 November 1921 to 30 August 2003) was an American actor. Known for his “granite features and brawny physique,” he gained international fame for his starring roles in action, Western, and war films; initially as a supporting player and later a leading man. A quintessential… Read More

On This Day … 29 October [2022]

People (Deaths) Adolphe Menjou Adolphe Jean Menjou (18 February 1890 to 29 October 1963) was an American actor. His career spanned both silent films and talkies. He appeared in such films as Charlie Chaplin’s A Woman of Paris, where he played the lead role; Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory (1957) with Kirk Douglas; Ernst Lubitsch’s… Read More

Who was Richard Jaeckel?

Introduction Richard Hanley Jaeckel (10 October 1926 to 14 June 1997) was an American actor of film and television. Jaeckel became a well-known character actor in his career, which spanned six decades. He received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his role in the 1971 adaptation of Ken Kesey’s Sometimes a Great Notion. Early… Read More

On This Day … 18 October [2022]

Events People (Births) British Broadcasting Company The British Broadcasting Company Ltd. (BBC) was a short-lived British commercial company formed on 18 October 1922 by British and American electrical companies doing business in the United Kingdom. Licensed by the British General Post Office, their original office was located on the second floor of Magnet House, the… Read More

On This Day … 12 October [2022]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Lock Martin Joseph Lockard “Lock” Martin Jr. (12 October 1916 to 19 January 1959) was an American performer afflicted with giantism, best remembered for essaying the part of the robot Gort in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). Gillo Pontecorvo Gilberto Pontecorvo Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (19 November 1919… Read More