NINTH U.S. PRESIDENT BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1773

William_Henry_Harrison
William Henry Harrison  was the ninth President of the United States and
the first president to die in office. The oldest president elected until Ronald
Reagan in 1980, Harrison died on his 32nd day in office of complications
from pneumonia-the shortest tenure in U.S.presidential history. 

harrison coin main

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in BIRTHDAY,DEATH,ELECTION,HISTORY,POLITICAL and have No Comments

JAMES DEAN WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1931

james dean

James Byron Dean is a cultural icon, best thought of as being like the
title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which
he starred as a troubled  teenager, Jim Stark. The other two roles that
made him a star were as Cal Trask in East of Eden (1955), and the farmer, 
Jett Rink, in Giant (1956). Dean’s continued popularity rests on his work
in only these three films, all leading roles. His premature death in car 
crash in 1955 helped establish his legendary status. He was only 24.

James Dean was the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award for 
Best Actor and remains the only actor to have had two posthumous acting
nominations. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Dean the 18th best
male movie star on their AFI 100 Years…100 Stars list.

james-dean-rebel
East_of_edendvd
GIANT

james_dean_porsche_spyder
James Dean behind the wheel of his Porsche 550 Spyder, the car
he died in

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in AUTO RACING,Awards,CLASSIC CARS,CLASSIC COVER,DEATH,HISTORY,MOVIES and have No Comments