100 years after the birth of John Glenn, a historian looks at how he inspired girls to want to go to space – but in line with the sexism of the early space program, he offered little encouragement
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Who has a big birthday in 2021? As the calendar flips, here are some of the famous figures turning 21, 50, 75, and even a fabulous 100 in the new …..
What a year for being born was 1917! Actor Dean Martin, Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and jazz star Thelonius Monk all hit their 100th birthdays this year… and they can’t even crack the top …..
It’s Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday this week. Just as Fitzgerald’s career was taking off, jazz was under attack for its purported connection to drug culture. If she wanted to become a mainstream superstar, she needed to make a choice.
Frank Sinatra is 100 years old today, and Stephen Holden has a terrific notebook that captures so many truths about the man. Holden runs through a recap of all the …..
The US Postal Service has released a handsome stamp for her 100th birthday.
Chuck Jones, the celebrated director of Bugs Bunny, Wile E. Coyote and the Grinch, was born on this week in 1912.