July302014

July 30

Happy Birthday RIP Henry Ford(1863–1947) ; Paul Anka–73 David Sanborn–69 Arnold Schwarzenegger–67 Delta Burke–58 Catherine “Kate” Bush–56 Laurence Fishburne–53 Lisa Kudrow–51 Vivica A. Fox–50 Simon Baker–45 Christopher Nolan–44 Michael “Tom” Green–43 Hilary Swank–40 Damon Wayans–32 ; 1965 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare.

July292014
at Chicago Water Tower Landmark

at Chicago Water Tower Landmark

1AM

July 29

Happy Birthday RIP Clara Bow(1905–1965) “Theda Bara” Theodosia Goodman(1885–1955) Peter Jennings(1938–2005) ; Gary “Geddy Lee” Weinrib–61 Ian Roberts–49 Rodney Allen Rippy–46 Richard “Wil” Wheaton–42 Stephen Dorff–41 Allison Mack–33 ; 1914 – Transcontinental telephone service began with the first phone conversation between New York and San Francisco.

July282014
at Carbide & Carbon Building

at Carbide & Carbon Building

12AM

July 28

Happy Birthday RIP Hubert “Rudy” Vallée(1901–1986) Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy(1929–1994) ; Sally Struthers–67 Duncan Dickie Ebersol–67 Georgia Engel–66 Lori Loughlin–50 Robert “Alexis” Arquette–45 Elizabeth Berkley–42 ; 1868 – The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is certified, establishing African American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law

July272014

July 27

Happy Birthday Norman Lear–92 Peggy Fleming–66 Julian McMahon–46 Maya Rudolph–42 Jonathan Rhys Meyers(O’Keefe)–37 Taylor Schilling–30 ; 1940 – Bugs Bunny made his debut in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon “A Wild Hare.”

July262014
at Sedgwick Brown Line Station

at Sedgwick Brown Line Station

5PM
3PM
at Lincoln Park Zoo

at Lincoln Park Zoo

1PM
at St. Michael in Old Town

at St. Michael in Old Town

1PM
at St. Michael in Old Town

at St. Michael in Old Town

11AM

July 26

Happy Birthday RIP George Bernard Shaw(1856–1950) Stanley Kubrick(1928–1999) Vivian Vance(Jones 1909–1979) ; Sir Michael “Mick” Jagger–71 “Helen Mirren”(Ilyena Mironoff)–69 Susan George–64 Dorothy Hamill–58 Nana Visitor(Tucker)–57 Kevin Spacey Fowler–55 Sandra Bullock–50 Jeremy Piven–48 Olivia Williams–46 Chris Pirillo–41 ; 1947 – President Truman signed the National Security Act, creating the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Joint Chiefs of Staff

July252014

July 25

Happy Birthday RIP Brad Renfro(1982–2008) Estelle Getty(Scher-Gettleman 1923–2008) “Jack Gilford”(Jacob Gellman 1908–1990) ; Verdine White–63 Iman Abdulmajid–59 Illeana Douglas(Hesselberg)–49 Matt LeBlanc–47 “Tera Patrick”(Linda Hopkins)–38 ; 1956 – 45 miles south of Nantucket Island, the Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria collides with the MS Stockholm in heavy fog and sinks the next day, killing 51 people

July242014
River view (at Merchandise Mart (CTA station))

River view (at Merchandise Mart (CTA station))

1AM

July 24

Happy Birthday RIP Bella Savitsky Abzug(1920–1998) ; Ruth Buzzi–78 Chris Sarandon–72 Leo Gallagher–68 Robert Hays–67 Linda Carter–63 Gus Van Sant–62 Kristi Dawn Chenoweth–47 Jennifer Lopez–45 Anna Paquin–32 ; 1969 – Apollo 11, the first manned mission to the moon, splashed down safely in the Pacific.

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