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July 1:

Born:        Bobby Day [Robert Byrd), Fort Worth Tx, rock vocalist (Rockin' Robin) (1932)

                Jamie Farr Toledo Oh, actor (Klinger-M*A*S*H (1934)

                Karen Black Park Ridge Ill, (5 Easy Pieces, Trilogy of Horror, Pyx) (1942)

                Deborah Harry rocker (Blondie-Heart of Glass) (1945)

Events:     Zip Code goes into use. (1963)

                Medicare goes into effect (1966)

                Ralph Nader announces that rock music may cause impaired hearing. (1969)

                Michael Landon actor (Bonanza), dies at 54 from cancer (1991)

                Karl Malden, actor, dies at 97 (2009)

July 2:

Born:       Brock Peters actor/singer (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird) (1927)

Events:   "Lawrence Welk Show" premiers on ABC (1955)

               Elvis Presley records "Hound Dog" & "Don't Be Cruel" (1956)

               Ernest Hemingway commits suicide. (1961)

               Jose Feliciano has his first New York City appearance at Gerde's Folk City. (1963)

               Glenn "Fireball" Roberts biggest NASCAR money winner, dies in crash (1964)

               Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Bill. (1964)

               Billie Jean King wins her 1st of 6 Wimbeldon single titles (1966)

               Leslie West & Felix Pappalardi form the rock group Mountain (1969)

               Lee Remick actress, dies at 55 from cancer (1991)

               Alan Longmuir, founding member of the Bay City Rollers, dies at 70 (2018)

July 3:

Born:        Michael Cole Madison Wisc, actor (Pete-Mod Squad) (1945)

Events:    The Andy Williams Show" premiers on ABC (later on CBS & NBC) (1958)

               Brian Jones, founder of the Rolling Stones, drowns age 25 (1969)

              Jim Morrison dies from heart failure. (1971)

              John Wayne wins his first Oscar, after 200 films, for playing Rooster Cogburn in True Grit. (1969)

              78,000 attend Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI (1969)

              Brian Wilson performs with The Beach Boys for the first time in 12 years. 74,000 attend in Anaheim stadium (1976)

              Ross Martin actor (Mr Lucky, Wild Wild West), dies at 61 (1981)

              Jim Backus actor (Magoo, Gilligan's Island), dies at 76 of pneumonia (1989)

              Andy Griffith actor, singer (The Andy Griffith Show, Matlock) dies at 86 (2012)

              Noel Neill, actress, best remembered for her role as Lois Lane (1953-1958)  in The Adventures of Superman dies at 95 (2016)

July 4:

Born:     The United States of America (1776)

             Johnny Lee, Missouri, actor (Calhoun-Amos 'n' Andy) (1898)

              Louis Armstrong (1900)

              Mitch Miller Rochester NY, Sing Along with Mitch (Yellow Rose of Tx) (1911)

              Abigail Van Buren and Ann Landers, twin sisters, Dear Abby and Dear Ann Landers, (1918)

              Eva Marie Saint Newark NJ, actress (1924)

              Gina Lollobrigida Subiaco Italy, actress (Trapeze, Falcon Crest) (1927)

              Neil Simon playwright (Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Biloxi Blues) (1927)

              Stephen Boyd actor (Fantastic Voyage, Ben-Hur) (1928)

              Ron Kovic disabled Vietnam Vet (Born on 4th of July) (1946

              Bill Withers (1938)

Events:    LBJ signs Freedom of Information Act (1966)

              Freedom of Information Act goes into effect (1967)

July 5:

Born:        Jamie Robertson guitarist (The Band) (1944)

Events:   The Rolling Stones hold their first United States recording session in Los Angeles. (1965)

              The Doors' "Light My Fire" breaks traditional AM radio format at six minutes and fifty seconds. (1967)

July 6:

Born:       Sebastian Cabot London, actor (Mr French-Family Affair) (1918)

               Bill Haley, Michigan, (& the Comets-Rock Around the Clock)  (1925)

               Della Reese, Detroit, singer/actress (Della Reese Show) (1932)

               Gene Chandler [Eugene Dixon], Chicago, rocker (Duke of Earl) (1937)

               Sylvester Stallone NYC, actor/director (Rocky, Rambo,) (1946)

Events:   William Faulkner, author, dies at 64 (1962)

              Rock group "Jefferson Airplane" forms (1965)

              Roy Rogers dies. (1998)

July 7:

Born:       Carl (Doc) Severinson Arlington Or, bandleader/trumpeter (Tonight Show) (1927)

               Vincent Edwards actor (Dr Ben Casey) (1928)

               Ringo Starr Beatles' drummer/actor (1940)

Events:    Otis Redding records "Respect" (1965)

               Rock group "The Yardbirds" disband (1968)

               Vivian Leigh, Scarlet in Gone with the Wind, dies at 53 (1967)

                Veronica Lake actress, dies at 58 (1973)

                 Bill Cullen, game show host, dies at 70 of cancer (1990)

                Joe Conley actor (best known as Ike Godfrey on The Waltons) dies at 85 (2013)

                Tab Hunter, actor, singer, teen idol dies at 86 (2018)

July 8:

Born:     Craig Stevens Liberty Mo, actor (Peter Gunn) (1918)

             Jerry Vale singer, In The Misty Moonlight,(1931)

             Steve Lawrence (1935)

             Jai Johanny Johansen, The Allman Brothers Band (1944)

             Kim Darby, N Hollywood, actress (True Grit, Enola Gay, Rich Man Poor Man) (1948)

Events:   US troop withdrawal begins in Vietnam (1969)

              The Everly Brothers start a 13-week summer replacement TV show. (1970)

              James Franciscus, actor, dies at 57 of emphysema (1991)

              Tab Hunter, 1950s Hollywood heartthrob who appeared in “Damn Yankees!" and also made a name for himself in the music industry, dies at 86 (2018)

              Ernest Borgnine (actor, Oscar winner for 1955 movie Marty; played Quinton McHale in the 1962–1966 TV series McHale's Navy) dies at 95 (2012)

July 9:

Born:      Lee Hazelwood Ok, country singer/songwriter (Summer Wine, Jackson) (1929)

              Mitch Mitchell, drummer (Jimi Hendrix Experience) (1946)

Events:     Dick Clark's 1st appearance as host of American Bandstand (1956)

                Howard Duff, actor, dies at 76 of a heart attack (1990)

July 10:

Born:     Fred Gwynne NYC, actor (Car 54 Where Are You, Munsters) (1926)

             Nick Adams, Nanticoke Pa, actor (Johnny Yuma-The Rebel) (1931)

             Ian Whitcomb, England, rocker (You Turn Me On) (1941)

             Arthur Ashe, tennis pro (1968 US Open) (1943)

             Arlo Guthrie (1947)

Events:   Rolling Stones score their first #1, "I Can't Get No Satisfaction" (1965)

              Cher files for divorce from Gregg Allman. (1975)

              Mel Blanc voice of cartoon characters (Bugs Bunny), dies at 81 (1989)

              Gerome Ragal author (Hair), dies at 48 of cancer (1991)

July 11:

Born:      Yul Brynner, actor (King & I, 10 Commandments) (1920)

              Gene Evans Hollbrook Az, actor (My Friend Flicka, Matt Helm, Alamo) (1922)

               Thurston Harris Indianapolis, vocalist (Little Bitty Pretty One) (1931)

               Jeff Hanna, rock vocalist, (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band-Mr Bojangles) (1947)

Events:   Ray Collins actor (Lt. Arthur Tragg - Perry Mason), dies at 75 (1965)

              Kenny Rogers forms First Edition (1967)

              Blind Faith begins a tour of the United States. (1969)

              Rolling Stones release "Honky Tonk Woman" (1969)

              Sir Laurence Olivier, actor, dies at 82 (1989)

              Rob Grill lead singer, bassist and songwriter of power-pop pioneers The Grass Roots dies at age 67 from a head injury after a fall (2011)

July 12:

Born:     Bill Cosby (1937)

             Connie Francis (1938)

             Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac (1943)

             Denise Nicholas Detroit Mich, actress (Room 222, Baby I'm Back) (1944)

Events: Rolling Stones 1st performance (Marquee Club, London) (1962)

             Blacks in Newark, riot, 26 killed, 1500 injured & over 1000 arrested (1967)

             Ted Mack TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72 (1976)

             Minnie Ripperton singer (Lovin' You), dies of cancer at 30 (1979)

             Sherwood Schwartz (creator-writer of "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch" dies at 94 (2011)

July 13:

Born:     Bob Crane Waterbury Ct, actor, (Hogan's Heroes) (1928)

             Roger McGuinn, rocker (Byrds-Turn Turn Turn, Mr Tambourine Man) (1942)

July 14:

Born:      John Chancellor, Chicago Ill, news anchor (NBC) (1927)

Events:   Judy Collin's first New York appearance at Gerde's Folk City. (1964)

              Richard Speck rapes & kills 8 nurses in a Chicago dormitory (1966)

              The Everly Brothers announce their official breakup. (1973)

              Clarence White, guitarist (Byrds), killed by a car (1973)           

July 15:

Born:     Linda Ronstadt (1946)

Events:   George Cleveland actor (Gramps-Lassie), dies at 74 (1957)

              Barry M Goldwater (Sen-R-Az) nominated for president by Republicans (1964)

              Bert Convy actor, dies at 57 (1991)

              Martin Landau, film icon, best known in TV series Mission Impossible and his Oscar for movie Ed Wood dies at 89. (2017)

July 16:

Born:     Desmond Dekker (1941)

Events:  Last Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus under a canvas tent (1956)

              Cream is formed by Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker. (1966)

             Harry Chapin, singer/song writer, dies at 39, of a heart attack when his car is rear-ended (1981)

             Jon Lord, Deep Purple, dies at 71 (2012)

July 17:

Born:       Donald Sutherland Canada, actor (M*A*S*H, Animal House) (1934)

               Diahann Carrol, Bronx, actress (Julia) (1935)

              Spencer Davis of the Spencer Davis Group (1941)

              Geezer Butler, Black Sabbath (1949)

Events:   Disneyland opens its doors in rural Orange County (1955)

              Billie Holiday blues singer, dies of liver failure at 44 in NYC (1959)

               John Chancellor becomes news anchor of the Today Show (1961)

              Yellow Submarine premieres at London's Pavilion. (1968)

              Walter Cronkite, broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for CBS Evening News from 1962- 1981 dies at age 92. (2009)

July 18:

Born:     Harriet Nelson, Des Moines, IL, actress (Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet) (1909)

             Red Skelton (1913)

             John H Glenn Jr Cambridge Ohio, Col USMC astronaut (Mercury 6, Senator-D-Oh) (1921)

             "Screamin Jay" Hawkins Cleveland, rocker (I Put a Spell on You) (1929)

             Dion (1939)

             Martha Reeves of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (1941)

             Bobby Sherman Santa Monica Calif, singer (Shindig) (1943)

             Danny McCullock, The Animals (1945)

Events:   Bobby Fuller rocker (I Fought the Law), found dead (1966)

              Barbara Pepper actress (Doris Ziffel-Green Acres), dies at 57 (1969)

              Mary Jo Kopechne & Sen Kennedy plunge off Chappaquiddick bridge (1969)

July 19:

Born:     Vikki Carr El Paso Tx, singer (It Must Be Him) (1938)

             Keith Godchaux, ex-Grateful Dead (1948)

Events:  Mary Jo Kopechne dies at 28, in Ted Kennedy's car (1969)

            Clarence White, The Byrds dies. (1973)

           Joe Flynn actor (McHale's Navy), dies at 59 (1974)

           James Garner, TV and movie actor, (Maverick, Rockford Files) dies at 86 (2014)

July 20:

Born:   Diana Rigg Doncaster England, actress (Emma Peel-Avengers) (1938)

           Natalie Wood, actress (1938)

           John Lodge, The Moody Blues (1945)

           Carlos Santana (1947)

           Kim Carnes (1945)

           Kathleen Turner actress (Accidental Tourist, Jewel of Nile) (1954)

Events:   "Do You Believe in Magic" charts as a first hit for The Lovin' Spoonful. (1965)

              Shooting begins on Star Trek 2nd pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before" (1965)

             Jane Asher breaks her engagement on a TV show to Paul McCartney. Paul, on the other hand, was hearing about the engagement for the first time while watching Jane on the show. (1968)

           Iron Butterfly's "In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida" becomes the 1st heavy metal
           song to hit the charts, it comes in at #117 (1968)

           1st men land on Moon, Neil Armstrong & Edwin Aldrin, Apollo 11 (1969)

           Frank Reynolds news anchor (ABC Evening News), dies at 59 (1983)          

July 21:

Born:    Ernest Hemingway (1899)

            Don Knotts, (Barney Fife - The Andy Griffith Show) (1924)

            Cat Stevens [Steve Georgiou] (1948)

             Robin Williams Chicago Ill, comedian (Mork & Mindy) (1952)

Events:   Neil Armstrong steps on the Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT) (1969)

              Dave Garroway TV host (Today Show), dies at 69 (1982)

July 22:

Born:    Thomas Wayne rocker (Tragedy)  (1941)

            Estelle Bennett, The Ronettes (1946)

Events:  Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson to retain heavywieght championship (1963)

             The Beatles release "Introducing the Beatles" (1963)

             Carl Sandburg poet (Abraham Lincoln: The Prairre Years), dies at 89 (1967)

             Jimi Hendrix quits as opening act of the Monkees' tour (1967)

             Hope Summers actress (Clara-Andy Griffith Show), dies at 78 (1979)

             Estelle Getty, actress (Golden Girls) dies at age 84 (2008)

             Dennis Farina, former cop, actor dies at 69 (2013)        

July 23:

Born:     Tony Joe White (1943)

             Dino Danelli, The Rascals (1945)

             David Essex (1947)

Events:  Napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!" (1966)

             Race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 cops killed (1968)

             Vic Morrow (TV Series - Combat) killed during filming of the movie "Twilight Zone" movie at 53 (1982)

July 24:

Born:     Ruth Buzzi Westerly RI, comedienne (Laugh-In) (1936)

Events:  "Like A Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan charts. (1965)

              Casey Stengel resigns as manager of the NY Mets (1965)

              Montgomery Clift actor, dies at 45 (1966)

               Beatles sign a petition in The Times to legalize marijuana (1967)

              Apollo 11 returns to Earth (1969)

              Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in US Army on appeal (1969)

              Peter Sellers, actor (Inspector Closseau - Pink Panther) dies at 54 (1980)

              Sherman Hemsley, actor, (George Jefferson in CBS TV's The Jeffersons) dies at 74 (2012)

July 25:

Born:     Walter Brennan, actor, (Grandpa - The Real McCoys) (1894)

             Jim McCarty, The Yardbirds (1943)

Events:   Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night, " album hits #1 & stays there for 14 weeks (1964)

               Bob Dylan goes electric and is booed at The Newport Folk Festival. (1965)

              "Cheap Thrills" by Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company is released (1968)

              70,000 attend Seattle Pop Festival   (1969)          

              Charlie "Silver Fox" Rich dies. (1995)

July 26:

Born:     Bobby Hebb, Nashville Tn, country singer (Sunny) (1941)

             Brenton Wood ,Shreveport La, rocker (Gimme Little Sign) (1941)

             Darlene Love singer/actress (The Crystals - He's A Rebel) (Lethel Weapon) (1941)

             Dobie Gray Brookshire Tx, singer  (1942)

             Mick Jagger (1943)

Events:   Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa convicted of fraud & conspiracy (1964)

July 27:

Born:     Kennan Wynn NYC, actor (Dr Strangelove, Absent Minded Professor) (1916)

             Norman Lear, TV writer/producer (All in The Family) (1922)

             Chuck Jackson Latta SC, singer (Any Day Now) (1937)

             Bobbie Gentry, singer, (Ode to Billie Jo) (1944)

             Peggy Fleming San Jose Cal, ice figure skater (Olympic-gold-1968) (1948)

Events:   VP Nixon nominated for pres at Republican convention in Chicago (1960)

              Martin Luther King Jr jailed in Albany Georgia (1962)

              Race Riot in Gary Indiana (1968)

              James Mason actor, dies at 75 of a heart attack (1984)

              Bobby Day rocker (Rockin' Robin), dies of cancer at 60 (1990)

              Bob Hope,comedian/actor, an American Icon, dies. (2003)

              David "Kidd" Kraddick, the host of the syndicated show "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning" dies at 53 (2013)

July 28:

Born:     Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis 1st lady (1961-63) (1929)

            Rick Wright, Pink Floyd (1945)

           Jim Davis cartoonist (Garfield) (1945)

           Jonathan Edwards (1946)


              Eileen Brennan, actor (Private Benjamin) dies at 70 (2013)

July 29:

Born:    Robert Fuller Troy NY, actor (Laramie, Wagon Train) (1933)

            Peter Jennings Toronto Canada, news anchor (ABC Evening News) (1938)

Events:  Help, starring the Beatles, premieres. (1965)

             Bob Dylan nearly dies in a motorcycle accident. (1966)

             Mama Cass Elliott (The Mamas & The Papas) dies. (1974)

             Raymond Massey actor, dies of pneumonia in Beverly Hills, Calif at 86 (1983)

             Eugene McDaniels (singer, songwriter known for his hit "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" and the writer of Roberta Flack's #1 hit "Feel Like Makin' Love") dies at 76 (2011)

July 30:

Born:     Ed "Kookie" Byrnes (1938)

             Paul Anka (1941)

             Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austria, body builder, actor, governor of California (1947)

Events:   Elvis makes his debut as a public perfomer. (1954)

              LBJ signs Medicare bill, which went into effect following year (1965)

              Beatles' "Yesterday... & Today," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks (1966)

              "Wild Thing" by The Troggs charts. (1966)

              Race riot in Milwaukee (4 killed) (1967)

July 31:

Born:      Bob Welch rocker (Fleetwood Mac) (1946)

              Gary Lewis, Jerry's son, singer, (Gary Lewis & The Playboys-This Diamond Ring)

Events:    Elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, calls for a black state  (1960)

               Jim Reeves, Country singer.(He'll Have to Go, Four Walls) Plane crash (1964)

               Alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark (1966)

               Charles Whitman wounds 46 & kills 5 from a tower at University of Texas (1966)

               Chet Huntley retires from NBC, ends "Huntley-Brinkley Report" (1970)

               Michael Ansara actor, (TV series Broken Arrow as Cochise, Commander Kang in TV Star Trek dies at 91 (2013)


















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