...Sad news to report...

Gary Marron recently passed away - he was a big Ginger fan who was ever present on FB posts regarding GR... he will be missed. Rest in peace, fellow Gingerologist...

This Day in GINGEROLOGY - March 17th


1880: Winifred Harris, who starred with Ginger in the film “Honor Among Lovers” (as Party Guest), was born in Bedminster, Bristol, England.

1899: Jay Eaton, who starred with Ginger in the films “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Diner), “Upperworld” (as Jewelry Salesman), “Twenty Million Sweethearts” (as Hotel Desk Clerk), “Top Hat” (as Guest Leaving Elevator), “Carefree” (as Man at Country Club), and “The Major and The Minor” (as Man coming Out of Elevator), was born in Union, New Jersey.

2010: Ginger is Star of the Month on TCM, which aired “42nd Street”, “Gold Diggers of 1933”, and “Professional Sweetheart”.


Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):

March 22, 2018 @ 4:00 P.M. Shall We Dance
March 26, 2018 @ 7:30 A.M. Rafter Romance

Next GingerFilm(s) (on FXM Retro - all times Eastern) - NOTE - the FXM Retro site is kinda 'cryptic' as far as specific times, so please check local listings for 'specific times':

...No Films Scheduled...


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Other July 16th Birthdays and Historic Events...

Well, of course, Friday is July 16th, Ginger Rogers' 99th Birthday...of course G-ology will have what will hopefully be a HONKIN' post for that occasion... but before then, here are some 'other' birthdays which occur on July 16th, along with some historical events which have taken place on the same date (from The World Almanac.com):

1486: Andrea del Sarto, painter (near Florence, Italy; died 1530)
1723: Sir Joshua Reynolds, portrait painter (Plympton, Devon, England; died 1792)
1796: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, landscape painter (France; died 1875)
1821: Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science (near Concord, NH; died 1910)
1872: Roald Amundsen, polar explorer (near Oslo, Norway; disappeared 1928)
1907: Barbara Stanwyck, actress (Brooklyn, NY; died 1990)
1911: Ginger Rogers, dancer/actress (Independence, MO; died 1995)
1915: Barnard Hughes, actor (Bedford Hills, NY)
1942: Margaret Court Smith, tennis champion (Australia)
1943: Jimmy Johnson, football coach (Port Arthur, TX)
1947: Alexis Herman, former labor secretary (Mobile, AL)
1948: Ruben Blades, singer/actor (Panama City, Panama).
1948: Pinchas Zukerman, violinist (Tel Aviv, Israel)
1963: Phoebe Cates, actress (New York, NY)
1967: Will Ferrell, actor (Irvine, CA)
1968: Barry Sanders, football player (Wichita, KS)

This Day in History:
1790: Pres. George Washington signs legislation naming the District of Columbia as the permanent capital of the United States.
1918: In Russia, Czar Nicholas II and his family are executed by a firing squad on the order of the Bolsheviks.
1945: The first atomic bomb, produced at Los Alamos, NM, is tested in an explosion at a desert site in Alamogordo, NM.
1969: Apollo 11, the mission to land the first men on the Moon, is launched.
1988: At the U.S. Olympic Trials in Indianapolis, Florence Griffith Joyner runs the 100 meters in a record-smashing 10.49 seconds.
1999: John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and his sister-in-law Lauren Bessette die in a plane crash off Martha's Vineyard, MA, in a private plane piloted by Kennedy.


...A few things that 'jump out' at me on these lists... one, I did NOT know that Ginger shared the same birthday with Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science... pretty cool, considering that Ginger was arguably the most famous practicing Christian Scientist ever...

...also, ol' George Washington declares DC as the Nation's Capital... the significance of that is, Ginger is a direct descendant of Mr. Washington...

...Ginger and Barbara Stanwyck shared the same birthday - THAT'S pretty cool - Juliette at "Some Parade" is a big Stanwyck fan, if memory serves...

...Apollo 11 was launched - THAT'S a pretty significant event in history, no?

...AND, the first atomic bomb was dropped in testing in Alamogordo, NM... appropriate for the 'bombshell's birthday', no?

Well, that's all I've got... if there are any other birthdays or events which occurred on 7/16, please feel free to add to the list!

Until Friday :-) ...

KIG in the SOG!!!


  1. funny that I never noticed that Ginger and Barbara shared the same bday!!! I love both and I'll be talking about them on my blog on their bday =)

  2. oh btw, one of my favorite singers, Jo Stafford, passed away on July 16, 2008 at the age of 90...so that's another event to remember (a sad one,though)

  3. I'm going to be having a Babswyck fest. on the 16th, but I might just slip in a Ginger film too ;D Great post!

  4. ReNa - Wow - didn't know that about Jo Stafford... not all that familiar with her, but the few times I have heard her, she is GREAT!!! I really need to 'beef up' my 'big Band' stuff... I have a 'mega-box' of BB tunes, and need to sort thru it again...

    Sophie: Great to hear you are into Miss Stanwyck as well as Ginger! I really think it is pretty cool they have the same birthday... TCM showed a lot of Barbara's movies on the 16th, but NO Ginger... hmmm... well, that is ok, I guess - at least Barbara got some deserved airplay! But NEXT year, Ginger's 100th, they BETTER get the VKM films rolling! :-]


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