DEAD: ON THIS DATE Carl Perkins (aged 65) American musician (Blue Suede Shoes) Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998)was an American singer-songwriter who recorded most notably at the Sun Studio, in Memphis, beginning in 1954. Amongst his best-known songs are ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, ‘Matchbox’ and ‘Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby’.Continue reading DEAD: Carl Perkins
DEAD: ON THIS DATE Hedy Lamarr (aged 85)Austrian-American actressHedy Lamarr (born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, November 9, 1914 – January 19, 2000) was an Austrian-born American film actress DEATH: Lamarr died in Casselberry, Florida, on January 19, 2000, of heart disease, aged 85. Her son Anthony Loder spread her ashes in Austria’s Vienna Woods in accordance with her last wishes.
DEAD: ON THIS DATE Bam Bam Bigelow (aged 45) American professional wrestler Scott Charles Bigelow (September 1, 1961 – January 19, 2007) was an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Bam Bam Bigelow. Recognizable by his close to 400 pounds (180 kg)frame and the distinctive flame tattoo that spanned most of hisContinue reading DEAD: Bam Bam Bigelow
DEAD: ON THIS DATE Curly Howard (aged 48) American comedian (Three Stooges) Jerome Lester Horwitz (October 22, 1903 – January 18, 1952), known professionally as Curly Howard, was an American vaudevillian actor and comedian. He was best known as a member of the American farce comedy team the Three Stooges, which also featured his elderContinue reading DEAD: Curly Howard
DEAD: ON THIS DATE Rutherford B. Hayes (aged 70)19th President of the United States Rutherford Birchard Hayes (October 4, 1822 – January 17, 1893) was the 19th president of the United States from 1877 to 1881, having served also as an American representative and governor of Ohio. Hayes was a lawyer and staunch abolitionist who defended refugee slaves in court proceedings in the antebellum years.Continue reading DEAD: Rutherford B. Hayes
DEAD: ON THIS DATE Johnny Otis (aged 90)American singer, musician, composer, and record producer Johnny Otis (born Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes; December 28, 1921 – January 17, 2012) was an American singer, musician, composer, arranger, bandleader, talent scout, disc jockey, record producer, television show host, artist, author, journalist, minister, and impresario. He was a seminal influence on American R&B and rock and roll.Continue reading DEAD: Johnny Otis
DEAD: ON THIS DATE Russell Johnson (aged 89)American actor (Gilligan’s Island) Russell David Johnson (November 10, 1924 – January 16, 2014) was an American actor, best known for his role as Professor Roy Hinkley in Gilligan’s Island. He was also known as Marshal Gib Scott in Black Saddle. DEATH: In 1982, Johnson married Constance “Connie” Dane. He published his memoirs, Here on Gilligan’s Isle, inContinue reading DEAD: Russell Johnson