He died following a brief illness Oct. 16 1984 at age 84.
In 1923...one of early TV’s most prolific sportscasters Chris Schenkel (below) was born in Biuppus Ind. Although he did playbyplay for ABC TV on college football, Major League Baseball, NBA basketball, golf and tennis tournaments, boxing, auto racing, and the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, he is best remembered today as the voice of Professional Bowling for more than 35 years. He died of emphysema Sept. 11 2005 at age 82.
In 1935...the Benny Goodman Orchestra played a concert that’s considered to be the beginning of the Swing Era. The band’s exhuberant performance was at the Palomar Ballroom in Los Angeles, and was heard by millions coast-to-coast on radio.
In 2003...longtime voice of the Boston Red Sox Ken Coleman died of bacterial meningitis at age 78. Early in his career in Cleveland he called every touchdown scored by football great Jim Brown.
In 2005...the inventor of the Moog Synthesizer, Robert Moog passed away at age 71, four months after being diagnosed with brain cancer. Dr. Moog built his first electronic instrument, a theremin , at the age of 14 and made the MiniMoog, “the first compact, easy-to-use synthesiser” in 1970