As some of you know, part of my morning routine is to visit the almanac page on Ref Desk (link above) just to see what historical things happened on this day – births, deaths, inventions, battles…
I found some of today’s entries to be interesting, if not ironic…
1907 John “Duke” Wayne [Marion Michael Morrison] Winterset IA, actor (True Grit)
1919 Jay Silverheels actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger)
1923 James Arness Minneapolis MN, actor (Matt Dillon-Gunsmoke, Thing)
Such are actors from my childhood. Happy Birthday Duke, Jay and Jim!