Return Today in the History of Pop Culture Return

MAY 10

Performing Artists
1899 Fred Astaire (Nebraska-born Dancer, Actor) Fred Astaire Dance Film
1902 David O. Selznick (Pennsylvania-born Producer) David O. Selznick Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
1908 Max Steiner (Austrian Composer of Film Scores) Max Steiner Composers Film
1909 "Mother" Maybelle Carter (Virginia-born Country Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist) Maybelle Carter Country Muscians
1922 Nancy Walker (Pennsylvania-born Actress) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Actress Television Film Internet Movie Database
1936 Gary Owens (South Dakota-born Broadcaster, Announcer) South Dakota Performing Artists Television Internet Movie Database
1944 Judith Jamison (Pennsylvania-born African-American Dancer, Dance Director, Educator) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Dance African American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1960 Bono (Irish Singer, Lyricist and Political Activist) Irish Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Human Rights
Sports Figures
1930 Pat Summerall (Florida-born Professional Football Player, Sports Announcer) Florida Sports Figures Football Media
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1977 Joan Crawford (Texas-born Actress) Joan Crawford Actress Film
1902 In Minnesota, the St. Paul Saints Minor League Baseball Team Beats the Indianapolis Indians 4-0 in the First American Association Game St. Paul, Minnesota Indianapolis, Indiana Baseball Historic Firsts Major League Baseball Minnesota Historical Society
1921 Michigan Law Makes It Illegal to "Fix" a Sporting Event by Bribing an Athlete Michigan Government Law Economics Sports Crime Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1954 "Rock Around the Clock" Is Released by Bill Haley and the Comets Bill Haley Popular Musicians History Channel

Have an item you would like for us to add? Let us know!

Click Here! E-mail