Good News on This Day in History – May 16

Good News on This Day in History – May 16

Happy 65th Birthday to Debra Winger, the Oscar-winning actress who was born in Ohio to a Jewish meat packer. Her performances in three films—An Officer and a Gentleman, Terms of Endearment, and Shadowlands—earned her 3 Best Actress Academy Award nominations. Over 20 years she also starred in Urban Cowboy, Legal … Read more

Good News on This Day in History – May 12

Good News on This Day in History – May 12

200 years ago today, Florence Nightingale was born. The Englishwoman came to prominence for her pioneering work in nursing, tending injured soldiers in the Crimean War, and laying the foundation for professional nursing. She studied mathematics and became a trailblazer in the field of epidemiology, using statistics to track the … Read more

Good News on This Day in History – May 7

Good News on This Day in History – May 7

180 years ago today, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the iconic Russian composer was born. Famous for his ballets like The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, and The Sleeping Beauty—he also wrote popular classical works including the famous 1812 Overture (the one with the cannon fire often played on Independence Day). … Read more

Good News on This Day in History – April 7

Good News on This Day in History – April 7

On this day 100 years ago, the sitar maestro Ravi Shankar was born. The Indian musician and Hindustani classical composer was perhaps best known as a major influence on The Beatles’ George Harrison. Introduced to Shankar’s music by The Byrds and David Crosby, these artists helped popularize the use of … Read more

Good News on This Day in History – April 2

Good News on This Day in History – April 2

On this day 100 years ago, Jack Webb was born. The actor, screenwriter, director-producer created the iconic police franchise Dragnet, and starred as the Los Angeles detective Sgt. Joe Friday. The series was based on real cases from LAPD police files and featured authentic depictions of cops and their daily … Read more