17th January 1899
Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone, American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era, was borne. 120 years
20th January 1779
David Garrick, English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer, died. 300 years
16th April 1889
Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame during the era of silent film, was born. 130 years.
5th May 1914
Tyrone Power, American actor, singer, and producer, was born. 105 years.
7th May 1919
María Eva Duarte de Perón, second wife of Argentine President Juan Perón and First Lady of Argentina, was born. 100 years.
10th May 1899
Fred Astaire, American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter, was born. 120 years.
16th May 1929
The 1st Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which honored the best films of 1927 and 1928, took place. 90 years
31st May 1819
Walter "Walt" Whitman, American poet, essayist, and journalist, was born. 200 years
22nd June 1969
Judy Garland, American singer, actress, and vaudevillian, renowned for her contralto vocals, died. 50 years.
25th June 2009
American actress Farrah Fawcett, died. 10 years
6th August 1809
Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, one of the most popular British poets, was born. 210 years.
19th September 1839
George Cadbury, third son of John Cadbury, a Quaker who founded Cadbury's cocoa and chocolate company in Britain, was born. 180 years.
22nd October 1844
Sarah Bernhardt, French stage and early film actress; referred to as "the most famous actress the world has ever known", was born. 175 years.
24th November 1929
Georges Benjamin Clemenceau, Prime Minister of France during WWI, died. 90 years.
24th November 1929
Georges Benjamin Clemenceau, Prime Minister of France during WWI, died. 90 years.
14th December 1959
Sir Stanley Spencer CBE RA, one of Britain's most renowned 20th century painters, died. 60 years.
16th December 1899
Sir Noël Peirce Coward was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, was born. 120 years.
16th December 1899
Sir Noel Coward, British playwright, composer, actor and director, was born. 120 years
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