James Dean

James Dean

He was an American icon of his generation who exemplified rebellious youth and had several great roles before his untimely death at the age of 24.

Yvonne de Carlo

Yvonne De Carlo

Yvonne De Carlo timeline & biography, from her birth in 1922 through her successful movie career and her most famous role as Lily Munster on The Munsters.

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Larry Linville

Larry Linville timeline & biography, from his birth in 1939 to his role as Frank Burns on M*A*S*H to his death from lung cancer in 2000.

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Emily Procter

Emily Procter timeline & biography, from her birth in 1968 through her acting career in movies and tv on shows like CSI: Miami and The West Wing.

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan

Her name has become synonymous with trouble but there’s no denying that Lindsay Lohan has talent. If she can pull herself together and get over her addictions and legal troubles, she could have an amazing career ahead of her.

Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie

He’s a living legend who started out as a member of the Commodores and went on to have a wildly successful solo career with hits like “All Night Long,” “Hello,” “Say You, Say Me,” and the country-inspired “Stuck on You.” Today, he continues to tour and has been honored with many Lifetime Achievement Awards. He should probably receive some kind of award for raising Nicole Richie, too.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal

He’s got a wide range of roles under his belt so far and continues to make interesting acting choices that get him accolades and nominations. His older sister is actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, his dad is a director and his mother is a screenwriter, so Hollywood is in his blood.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

She’s one of the most successful and talented singers of all time with many record breaking songs and albums. She’s also a notorious diva who makes outrageous demands and always wants the camera angle to be just so. You either love or hate Mariah Carey, but you’ve gotta admit there’s nobody else like her.

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Starbucks Coffee Company Timeline

From their first location in 1971 in Seattle to their status as the world’s most recognized coffee shop, Starbucks Coffee Company has come a long way in the past few decades.

H. Richard Hornberger

H. Richard Hornberger

He wrote the book that inspired the M*A*S*H movie and tv series. H. Richard Hornberger based the character of Hawkeye on himself but her never liked Alan Alda in the tv role.

Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford

She was one of the most famous actresses of the early 20th century, from her early days as a contract actress to her famous turn in her middle years in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? with Bette Davis.

However, her legacy was marred when her adoptive daughter Christina wrote Mommie Dearest, a tell-all book about how Crawford was an abusive, alcoholic mother. This book was famously turned into the cult classic film, Mommie Dearest.

Margaret Sanger

Margaret Sanger

She’s the founder of Planned Parenthood and was a champion of women being given access to birth control, but she was also a proponent of eugenics and had some pretty distasteful and racist views on minorities. She felt that “unfit” people should not have children and supported forced sterilization.

Gummy Bears

Gummy Bears

They were invented in Germany in the 1920s and became wildly popular in the U.S. in the 1980s, even spawning a Disney show. Today, gummy bears are just as popular as ever.

Clara Barton

Clara Barton

She refused to accept that women could only perform certain jobs and became the first woman to hold a job in the U.S. Patent Office and one of the first women to hold a government job, period. She then traveled to the front lines during the Civil War to help take care of wounded soldiers and eventually founded the United States Red Cross.

Eminem

Eminem

From his tumultuous childhood in Detroit, troubled relationship with his mother, on-again off-again relationship with Kimberly Scott, substance abuse problems, and record-breaking career as a hip hop artist, Eminem has a lot going on.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

She’s always been one of America’s sweethearts but she challenged that perception when she was arrested for her drunken rant against a police officer after using the “Don’t you know who I am?” line. However, with both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe already under her belt, there’s no denying she’s got talent.

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Candy Corn

You either love candy corn or you hate it. The recipe for candy corn, which is a type of mellow cream candy, has remained the same since the 1800s: water, sugar, corn syrup and fondant. It is thought of as a Halloween candy but has always been available year round.

Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix

From his childhood in the Children of God cult to his presence at River Phoenix’s death outside the Viper Room to his outstanding film career and eccentric ways, Joaquin Phoenix’s life seems like something out of a novel rather than real life.

Mountain Dew

Mountain Dew

It is named after moonshine and started out as a lithium-infused lemon soda to be used as a whisky mixer. The company has always played up the hillbilly origins of its name, with a hillbilly for a spokesperson and slogans like “It’ll Tickle Your Innards” and “Dewin It Country Cool”.

Nicholas Perricone

Dr. Nicholas Perricone

Dr. Nicholas Perricone timeline, from his birth in 1948 through his successful career as a celebrity dermatologist with many books under his belt.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

He’s one of the most beloved yet controversial figures of all time. He won the world’s heart with his big smile and moonwalk but his strange behavior and allegations against him made people wonder what he was really all about. Whatever you think of him, you can’t deny that he has played a huge part in the popular culture of the last several decades.

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash

Look up the word “legend” in the dictionary and you’ll find Johnny Cash. From his birth in Arkansas in 1932 through his amazing recording career and marriage to June Carter Cash, he lived life to the fullest right up to the very end.

Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus

She was one of the most controversial photographers of the 20th century with her photos of oddballs and fringe members of society but her work stands the test of time and she is considered by many to one of the greats.

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Allan Arbus

He’s best known for playing Dr. Sydney Freedman on M*A*S*H, but Allan Arbus was also a photographer whose first wife was legendary photographer Diane Arbus.

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Tallulah Bankhead

She was one of Hollywood’s original bad girls and bon vivants. She loved booze, cocaine, pills, witty banter, and sex, sleeping with every man and woman in Hollywood that would have her. Censors couldn’t keep up with her and it’s likely that most of today’s young Hollywood stars couldn’t either.

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Tobey Maguire

Tobey Maguire has played a wide variety of roles in his career so far, in movies like Spiderman, Wonder Boys, Seabiscuit, and The Great Gatsby.

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Clue Board Game

Clue Board Game timeline & history, from its creation in 1943 through its popularity through the decades and various current incarnations.

Luke Wilson

Luke Wilson

From his birth in 1971 in Dallas with Owen Wilson as an older brother to his successful career as an actor in many different types of movies, Luke Wilson is unlike any other actor in Hollywood.

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Anjelica Huston

From her birth in 1951 into Hollywood royalty to father John Huston through her stellar acting career and 17-year relationship with Jack Nicholson, Anjelica Huston has lived life to the fullest.

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Annie Proulx

She didn’t publish her first book until she was 55, but she’s had an amazing career since then, winning the Pulitzer Prize and many other awards for fiction. Her short story “Brokeback Mountain” was turned into one of the most talked about movies of all time.

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New Orleans

From its founding in 1718 through its development over the centuries and the disaster of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is an American city with a rich history.

jamie dornan

Jamie Dornan

He’s set to play Christian Grey in the upcoming film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey but what was he up to before he was blasted into the mainstream?

Amelia Warner

Amelia Warner

She’s the wife of 50 Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan, but she’s a talented actor and singer in her own right performing under the name Slow Moving Millie.

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Telly Savalas

Who loves ya, baby? He is best remembered as the lollipop sucking detective Kojak but his movie and tv career spanned many successful decades.

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Beer

Since its origins around 4300 B.C., beer has seen many variations but the basic premises stay the same. It’s something you can always count on … a nice, cold beer at the end of a long day.

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

Known as the First Lady of Civil Rights and the mother of the freedom movement, Rosa Parks changed history when she refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger.

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Wolf Blitzer

From his birth in Augsburg, Germany to his successful career as a CNN news anchor and journalist, Wolf Blitzer is one of the most recognized faces of American news.

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Lionel Barrymore

He’s part of the notorious Barrymore family and is often remembered for his role as the villainous Mr. Potter in It’s a Wonderful Life, but he had many great roles throughout his career.

1918 Spanish Flu

1918 Spanish Flu

It is estimated that between 50 and 100 million people died worldwide during the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic. It was a devastating global event that reminds us that a pandemic can happen at any time and change life as we know it forever.

Dolores Costello

Dolores Costello

Nicknamed the Goddess of the Silver Screen, Dolores Costello led a charmed life for many years as Hollywood’s silent film sweetheart until the heavy studio makeup destroyed her skin. She was married to John Barrymore and is Drew Barrymore’s grandmother.

Montgomery Clift

Montgomery Clift

Born in Nebraska in 1920, Montgomery Clift had everything going for him as the handsome it boy of the 1950s. However, his life would take a tragic turn at the age of 36.

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Mahjong

From its invention in the late 1800s to its spread across the world and its current day popularity, mahjong has stood the test of time.

Blythe Danner

Blythe Danner

From her birth in 1943 through her prolific career on film and stage to her role as mother to Gwyneth Paltrow, Blythe Danner has had an amazing life so far.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

From her birth in 1972 to Blythe Danner and Bruce Paltrow to her current incarnation as a superstar actress and lifestyle guru, Gwyneth Paltrow has seen and done a lot.

Bruce Paltrow

Bruce Paltrow

From his birth in 1943 to his directorial achievements with St. Elsewhere and other projects and family life as father of Gwyneth Paltrow and wife of Blythe Danner.

Ang Lee

Ang Lee

From his birth in Taiwan in 1954 to his career directing some of Hollywood’s most celebrated movies like Brokeback Mountain and Life of Pi.

Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood was a child star who grew up to be a successful actress. Her life was fraught with relationship drama and her mysterious death was one of the most widely discussed of the 20th century.

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Frogger

Frogger was one of the quintessential video games of the 80s and it is still fun to play today in all of its new incarnations.

Ethel Barrymore

Ethel Barrymore

From her birth in Philadelphia in 1879 through her acting career to her death from heart disease in 1959, Ethel Barrymore lived a full life.

John Barrymore

John Barrymore

John Barrymore was one of the most talked about and influential actors of his day. He was a tabloid subject and quite eccentric but his performances were stellar.

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Frisbees

From their inception in the early 20th century to their current ubiquitousness in every park in the world, frisbees have played a major role in society’s free time.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

From his birth in Kentucky in 1963 to his current incarnation as an eccentric actor who plays many over-the-top roles.

River Phoenix

River Phoenix

Everyone was shocked when River Phoenix died of a drug overdose outside of the Viper Room in 1993. What’s amazing is that, despite his early death, he made so many great films that will be remembered.

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Gatorade

Almost everyone has heard of Gatorade and most people have tried it. How much do you know about its history?

Haley Joel Osment

Haley Joel Osment

We all loved him in The Sixth Sense, so what’s he been up to since then? Here’s our Haley Joel Osment timeline biography from his birth in 1988 to present.

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore captured our hearts as Gertie in ET when she was just seven years old. We’ve watched her grow up over the years into the successful actress, mother and businesswoman that she is today.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

People either love or hate Los Angeles, but there’s no denying that there’s no other city like it in the world.

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Bariatric Surgery

From the first attempts to do it in the 1950s to modern day techniques, bariatric surgery has always been controversial.

William Faulkner

William Faulkner

William Faulkner was one of the most lauded writers of the 20th century. Most of his works were set in Yoknapatawpha County, a fictional town based on Lafayette County, Mississippi where he was from. He received two Pulitzer Prizes and one Nobel Prize in LIterature.

Rubiks cube

Rubik’s Cube

A history of Rubik’s Cube, from its invention in 1974 by a Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture to its current incarnations.

Douglas Fairbanks Jr

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

A Douglas Fairbanks Jr timeline biography, from his birth in 1909 through his successful film career to his death in 2000.

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Bubonic Plague

A bubonic plague timeline, from a possible epidemic in 430 B.C. through the devastating plague years of the Middle Ages to sporadic present day cases.

Yahtzee

Yahtzee

From its invention in 1954 by a wealthy couple to play aboard their yacht to its popularity through the years, Yahtzee has stood the test of time.

Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger

From his 1979 birth as Heathcliff Andrew Ledger in Perth, Australia to his tragic death of an overdose at the young age of 28, Heath Ledger had a full life for someone so young.

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Seattle

Tracing the history of the illustrious city that saw the birth of grunge, Starbucks, Costco, Amazon, and Microsoft.

Lana Turner

Lana Turner

From her birth in 1921 as Julia Jean Turner through her discovery in a drug store to her career as a Hollywood icon to her death from cancer in 1995.

Smirnoff Vodka

Smirnoff Vodka

Smirnoff is one of the best-selling vodkas in the world. From its beginnings in Russian in the 1860s, here’s our Smirnoff Vodka timeline.

7 Up

7 Up

7 Up has been a part of American culture for almost 100 years. From its beginnings as a lithium-laced concoction to its current incarnation as we know it, here’s our 7 Up timeline.

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St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated these days with green food and lots of beer. So how did it start? Here’s a St. Patrick’s Day timeline.

Fudge

Fudge

Everyone loves fudge and anyone who says they don’t love fudge is either lying or is an alien. Here’s our fudge timeline so you can see where all that fudginess came from.

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Twister

Everyone born in the 1970s and later has played Twister at some point or another. Here’s a Twister timeline to fill you in on how it all started.

Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper

Everyone loves CNN’s dashing anchorman, Anderson Cooper, but did you know he speaks Vietnamese and is the son of a famous fashion designer?

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Hollywood

Hollywood conjures up so many images and feelings in many of us – movies or actors that we love, childhood dreams of being a star – but how did Hollywood as a place come to be?

Christopher Reeve

Christopher Reeve

Christopher Reeve stole our hearts in his role as Superman. Our hearts broke when he was paralyzed after a horseback riding accident. And when he persevered through his adversity and continued to work despite his limitations, we were inspired because he seemed to be a real life super hero.

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Contact Lenses

Leonardo da Vinci was the first person to think of putting a corrective lens directly on the eye. Since then, contact lenses have become a mainstay of many people’s daily routine.

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Breast Implants

Ever since the first breast reconstruction in 1895, fake boobs have come a long way and become a bigger (if not better) part of society. Here’s our history of breast implants.

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams will always be associated with Heath Ledger but she is an incredibly talented actress who should be viewed in her own right. Here’s our Michelle Williams timeline.

Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield was one of the most beloved sex symbols of the 20th century. When she died in a car accident in 1967, the world was shocked. Today, here daughter Mariska Hargitay carries on the family acting gene.

Candy Land

Candy Land

Since its invention in 1946 by Eleanor Abbott, Candy Land has been enjoyed by millions of children around the world.

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Paris, France

A history of Paris, France in timeline format, from 250 B.C. when the Celtic people settled on the banks of the Seine to present day city and politics.

Sal Mineo

Sal Mineo

Sal Mineo was best known for his role in Rebel Without a Cause. He is also known, unfortunately, for being an actor who died young. Here’s the timeline of his life.

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Teddy Bears

A timeline of the history of teddy bears, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1902 to the present day.

Brooke Burns

Brooke Burns

Our Brooke Burns timeline covers her birth in 1978 through her career and current marriage to director Gavin O’Connor.

Dana Reeve

Dana Reeve

From her birth in 1961 in Teaneck, New Jersey to her marriage to Christopher Reeve to her early death from lung cancer, Dana Reeve lived a full but tragic life.

Dr Pepper

Dr. Pepper

A history of Dr. Pepper in timeline format, from 1885 when Charles Adlerton of Waco, Texas invented it to its present day history.

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Scrabble

A history of Scrabble in timeline format, from the 1930s when Alfred Mosher Butts created the first version under the name Lexico to the present day.

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Monopoly

A history of Monopoly in timeline format, from the first incarnation of the game in 1883 by George S. Parker to the current game and all its variations.

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Bloody Mary

A history of the Bloody Mary in timeline format, from 1926 when Fernand Petiot, a bartender at Harry’s bar in New York, created it to the present day.

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Pepsi

The history of Pepsi in timeline format, from 1898 when Caleb Bradham named his soft drink Pepsi-Cola through the years to the present day Pepsi.

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Tabasco Sauce

A timeline of Tabasco sauce history, from 1870 when Edmund McIlhenny received a patent for his pepper sauce formula to the present day.

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Roulette

The history of roulette in timeline format, from its invention in 1655 by Blaise Pascal to its present day presence in casinos around the world.

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Hula Hoops

A history of the hula hoop in timeline format. From ancient Greece to modern times, hula hooping has stood the test of time!