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This Date in MSTory

BORN ON THIS DATE
1550: Edward De Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, whose image Servo used for his role model action figure in a host segment in episode 421- MONSTER A GO-GO.
1908: Giorgio Ferroni a.k.a. Calvin Jackson Padget, director and screenwriter for the movie in episode 504- SECRET AGENT SUPER DRAGON.
1913: Jimmy Lennon Sr., who played the ring announcer in the movie in episode 616- RACKET GIRLS.
1916: Russell Garcia, who composed the musical score for the movie in episode 520- RADAR SECRET SERVICE.
1916: Giulio Coltellacci, costume designer for the movie in episode 502- HERCULES.
1930: Ronald Stein, score composer for the movies seen in episodes 311- IT CONQUERED THE WORLD, 418- ATTACK OF THE THE EYE CREATURES, 509- THE GIRL IN LOVERS LANE, 511- GUNSLINGER, 806- THE UNDEAD, 808- THE SHE-CREATURE and THE DAY THE WORLD ENDED (riffed by fans in Sci-fi Channel’s “MST3K: The Home Game”).
1935: Lee H. Katzin, director of the TV movie “The Stranger,” which was seen as episode 305- STRANDED IN SPACE.
1939: Dario De Grassi, who played Lawrence’s assistant in the movie ARGOMAN THE FANTASTIC SUPERMAN, which was riffed during 2017’s “Watch Out For Snakes” live tour.
1940: Mikiko Tsubouchi, who played Mrs. Ishikawa in the movie in episode 316- GAMERA VS. ZIGRA.*
1941: Donald Pilon, who played Dr. Matwick in the movie in episode K16- CITY ON FIRE.*
1945: Franklin D. Roosevelt (age 63), American President, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 410- HERCULES AGAINST THE MOON MEN.
1945: Hugo Astar, who appeared in the movie in episode 303- THE POD PEOPLE.*
1945: Roger Hampton, who played a water & power man in the movie in episode 1201- MAC AND ME.
1950: Larry Kemp, sound editor for the movie in episode K19- HANGAR 18.*
1957: Vince Gill, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 610- THE VIOLENT YEARS.*
1976: Jade Calegory, who played Eric Cruise in the movie in episode 1201- MAC AND ME.*

DIED ON THIS DATE
1878: William M. “Boss” Tweed (age 55; pneumonia), who was mentioned in a host segment in episode K17- TIME OF THE APES.
1945: Franklin D. Roosevelt (age 63), American President, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 410- HERCULES AGAINST THE MOON MEN.
1962: Urho Somersalmi (age 73), who played Vainamoinen in the movie in episode 422- THE DAY THE EARTH FROZE.
1981: Boxing champ Joe Louis (age 66), seen hitting little Johnny up for cash in the JOHNNY AT THE FAIR short, seen in episode 419- THE REBEL SET.
1990: Emile Lavigne (age 76), make-up artist for the movie in episode 419- THE REBEL SET and also WORLD WITHOUT END, riffed in MST3K’s first live show.
2001: Normand Houle (age 76), art director for the movie in episode 815- AGENT FOR H.A.R.M.
2010: Peter Haskell (age 75), who played Doug Collins in the movie in episode K15- SUPERDOME.
2019: John McEnery (age 75), who played U-boat Captain Von Schoenvorts in the movie in episode 1107- THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT.

EVENTS ON THIS DATE
1989: The video seen in episode 519- OUTLAW (OF GOR) is reviewed in Variety.
1996: Jim and Trace present a robot puppet at Planet Hollywood in Los Angeles to promote the upcoming release of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE MOVIE.

This Date in MSTory is written and compiled by Christopher Cornell, Brian Henry and Steve Finley with assistance by Tim Brown, Gordon Lawyer and many other Satellite News commenters.



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