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."
Visit our list of errors contained in other reference books.
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
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
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.
It is not our intent to denigrate this fine
publication, but merely to point out the above
inaccuracies to prevent further dissemination of
the erroneous data.