Sesame Street in History

Events in Film & TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1929-11-30 Joan Ganz Cooney, founder of the Children's Television Workshop (Sesame Street), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1931-04-13 Jon Stone, co-creator of Sesame Street (d. 1997)
  • 1933-12-26 Caroll Spinney, American puppeteer (Big Bird on Sesame Street), born in Waltham, Massachusetts

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1936-09-24 Jim Henson, muppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show), born in Greenville, Mississippi (d. 1990)

Muppeteer Jim Henson
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Jim Henson
  • 1937-02-08 Joe Raposa, composer/songwriter (Sesame Street)
  • 1944-05-25 Frank Oz, Hereford England, American muppetteer (Grover-Sesame Street, Muppet Show)
  • 1956-04-12 Doris EHP Baaten, Dutch actress (Sesame Street, Fien)
  • 1960-10-17 Kevin Clash, puppeteer (Elmo on Sesame Street), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1989-02-05 Joe Raposa, composer/songwriter (Sesame Street), dies at 51

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1990-05-16 Jim Henson, puppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show), dies at 53

Muppeteer Jim Henson
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Jim Henson