Marlene Dietrich
Marlene Dietrich

Dietrich began entertaining as a singer in cabarets and in musical theater, and she later enjoyed a successful film career. When she appeared on concert stages toward the end of her life, her signature smoky voice and nostalgic songs enchanted audiences.

Born: Decembe...

Charles Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh

The shy American aviator who captured the imagination of the world and became an overnight hero in 1927, Charles Augustus Lindbergh, was born in Detroit, Michigan. His family had come to the United States from Sweden in 1860 and settled in Sauk Center, Minnesota. Lindbergh...

Glenn Miller
Glenn Miller

American jazz composer and trombonist One of the most popular dance bandleaders of the swing era of the 1930’s and 1940’s, Miller established a smooth, lyrical sound that has endured for decades.

Born: March 1, 1904; Clarinda, Iowa

Died: December 1...

Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali

Born in Figueras. Gerona, 11 May 1904. Married Gala Eluard, 1934 (died, 1982). Attended Marist Friars School, Figueras, 1914-18; studied under Juan Nunez at Municipal School of Drawing, Figueras, and at the San Fernando Academy of Fine Arts, Madrid, 1922-26; independent artist i...

Thelma Todd
Thelma Todd

In the dark history of Hollywood the suspicious death of screen star Thelma Todd in 1935 ranks with that of Jean Harlow's husband Paul Bern entry) in 1932 as among Tinseltown's most enduring mysteries. Born the daughter of a corrupt civil servant and an aggressive domineering mo...