Born Ralph Pierre LaCock, television personality, singer, and actor Peter Marshall was born in 1926 in Huntington, West Virginia. He is best known as the host of the television game show Hollywood Squares. Marshall has a cameo role in the film Annie in 1982. He won two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show Host.
Actor Warren Beatty (born as Henry Warren Beatty) was born in 1937 in Richmond Virginia. He has been nominated for 14 Academy Awards and won the Best Director Award for Reds (1981). Beatty has 18 Golden Globe nominations and has won the award six times. His career began in television, making appearances on Studio One and Playhouse 90. Beatty’s film debut came in Splendor in the Grass (1961) playing opposite Natalie Wood. Other notable films include Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Heaven Can Wait (1978), and Bulworth (1998).
Basketball player, Jerry Lucas was born in 1940 in Middletown, Ohio. After leading his high school to back-to-back state championships, Lucas played college basketball at Ohio State, which made it to the NCAA finals in 1961 and 1962. In the NBA, Lucas played for the Cincinnati Royals, the San Francisco Warriors, and the New York Knicks. With the Knicks, he won an NBA championship. He was a seven-time NBA all-star and was the NBA Rookie of the Year in 1964. Lucas now works as a memory education expert.
Born in 1945, Eric Clapton is an English, singer, musician, and songwriter. He is the only musician to be enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times – once as a solo performer, and as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream. Rolling Stone magazine named him number two on the list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Clapton is the recipient of 17 Grammy Awards. Two of his most popular recordings are Layla and Crossroads.
An assassination attempt as made on the life of President Ronald Reagan in 1981, just 69 days into his presidency. After leaving the Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C. Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley, Jr. Reagan suffered internal bleeding and a punctured lung, but fully recovered. Press Secretary James Brady was left paralyzed by the attack.
Larry Moskal began his career as a Social Studies teacher in 1971. He graduated from the University of Buffalo with degrees in history and education. Larry taught Social Studies for the Ken-Ton School system, a suburban school system north of Buffalo, New York until 2005, and then taught and was the Dean of Students at San Miguel High School in Tucson. At Ken-Ton, he pioneered several online courses for high school students. In the 1980s, he spent three years teaching in Colombia, South America and spent four years at Lewiston-Porter High School. He currently is the PowerSchool Administrator for San Miguel accomplishing his work over the Internet.