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Chase's Calendar of Events - Errors

The following is a sampling of errors contained in various editions of Chase's Calendar of Events. Additional information on each error correction can be found by clicking on the link at the beginning and/or end of each entry below.


Eddie Albert (actor) - Some editions mistakenly report he was born in "1908."
Correction: Because he was born out of wedlock, his mother altered his birth certificate to read "1908." His son, Edward Albert (also an actor), confirmed this, and the fact that Eddie Albert was actually born in 1906 in Rock Island, Illinois. Consult Eddie Albert's profile for more information.


Barbara Bush (Former First Lady) - Some editions erroneously state she was born in "Rye, NY"
Correction: She was born at Booth Memorial Hospital, in New York City, New York, not Rye, New York, where she was raised. Mrs. Bush specifically addresses this issue in her autobiography and confirms her New York City birth. Visit our biography of Barbara Bush for additional in-depth information.


W.C. Fields (comedian) - Some editions erroneously report "Apr 9, 1879" as his date of birth.
Correction: W.C. Fields was born January 29th, 1880, at Arlington House on the corner of Main and Mill Streets, Darby, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Fields lied about his date of birth (giving "April 9, 1879" as his d.o.b.) in order to get married while still underage. For many years, most reference books reported this erroneous date. Most reference works have now corrected their information. The above birth date has been verified by members of his family on several occasions, and confirmed by various government records. Consult W.C. Fields' profile for more information.


Audrey Hepburn (actress) - Some editions erroneously report "Edda van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston" as her name at birth.
Correction: Members of her family have addressed, at length, the erroneous birth name attributed to her and have confirmed that Audrey Kathleen Ruston is the name on her birth certificate. Consult Audrey Hepburn's profile for more information.


Billie Holiday (singer) - Some editions erroneously report "Eleanora Fagan" as her real name.
Correction: She was actually born Elinore Harris, April 7th, 1915, at 2:30 a.m., at Philadelphia General Hospital, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Visit our profile of Billie Holiday for additional information.


Buddy Holly (singer/songwriter) - Some editions misspell Buddy's middle name "Harden."
Correction: He was actually born Charles Hardin Holley. For additional biographical data, visit our profile of Buddy Holly.


Ethel Merman (actress/singer) - Some editions erroneously report "1909" as her year of birth.
Correction: She was actually born January 16th, 1908, at 359 4th Avenue, in Astoria, Queens, New York. For additional in-depth biographical data, visit our biography of Ethel Merman.


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