#652 U Thant / Ann Sothern – 22 January 1909

U Thant


U Thant (January 22, 1909 – November 25, 1974) was a Burmese diplomat and the third Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1961 to 1971.

Ann Sothern

Ann Sothern

Ann Sothern (January 22, 1909 – March 15, 2001) was an American stage, radio, film and television actress whose career spanned six decades. Sothern began her career in the late 1920s in bit parts in films. In 1930, she made her Broadway stage debut and soon worked her way up to starring roles. In 1939, MGM cast her as Maisie Ravier, a brash yet lovable Brooklyn showgirl. The character proved to be popular and spawned a successful film series (Congo Maisie, Gold Rush Maisie, Up Goes Maisie, etc.) and a network radio series (The Adventures of Maisie). In 1953, Sothern moved into television as the star of her own sitcom Private Secretary. The series aired for five seasons on CBS and earned Sothern three Primetime Emmy Award nominations. In 1958, she starred in another sitcom for CBS, The Ann Sothern Show which aired for three seasons. From 1965 to 1966, Sothern provided the voice of Gladys Crabtree, the titular character in the sitcom My Mother the Car. Sothern earned her first and only Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film The Whales of August.


On this day:
The National Conservation Commission released its final report. President Roosevelt endorsed it as “one of the most fundamentally important documents ever laid before the American people”.

Also born on this day:
Jack Carney was an Australian rules footballer
Anthony Hawtrey was an English actor and theatre director.
Warren Hunt was the inaugural Bishop of Repton.
C. A. Trypanis was a Greek classicist, literary critic and translator.
Eric Aldwinckle was a Canadian war artist, designer and illustrator.
Walter Bradshaw was an Australian born English cricketer.
Martha Norelius was a Swedish-born American competition swimmer and Olympic gold medalist.
Benny LaPresta was an American football running back.

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