September 30th

Angie Dickinson is 84 today.

Chances are Johnny Mathis is 80.

But here’s the scary one. Greg Brady (Barry Williams) is 61.

Die ZauberflöteThe Magic Flute — premiered in Vienna 224 years ago tonight; libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder, music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. That night Mozart conducted the orchestra, Schikaneder played Papageno. Mozart died less than 10 weeks later at age 35.

James Dean was killed 60 years ago today at the junction of California Highways 41 and 46. He was 24.